One of the worst things to feel is the lack of HOPE!
When there is no hope then the devil comes through that door, and starts seeding death.
Death in our circumstance
Death in our lives
God is not the One who is the killer.
Jesus came to bring HOPE, JOY, PEACE, STRENGTH, SALVATION, HEALING, FREEDOM!
John 21:3-9, Simon Peter said, “I’m going fishing.” “We’ll come, too,” they all said. So they went out in the boat, but they caught nothing all night.4 At dawn Jesus was standing on the beach, but the disciples couldn’t see who he was. 5 He called out, “Fellows, have you caught any fish?” “No,” they replied.6 Then he said, “Throw out your net on the right-hand side of the boat, and you’ll get some!” So they did, and they couldn’t haul in the net because there were so many fish in it.7 Then the disciple Jesus loved said to Peter, “It’s the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on his tunic (for he had stripped for work), jumped into the water, and headed to shore. 8 The others stayed with the boat and pulled the loaded net to the shore, for they were only about a hundred yards from shore. 9 When they got there, they found breakfast waiting for them—fish cooking over a charcoal fire, and some bread.
The disciples walked with Jesus for 3 years. They saw Him die a horrific death. After the resurrection they saw him once where He appeared and showed Himself (doubting Thomas experience).
They must have lost HOPE, because Peter said, “I’m going fishing.”
When people lose HOPE, they go back to where they came from. The old lifestyle, the old friends, the old sins, the old fruitless, unfulfilling life they initially left because there was nothing there but a void. Why do people go backwards? Why do people return to where they came from when hope is lost? Because it is familiar, and they can handle and accept what it seems they can control.
TODAY, YOU KNOW YOU HAVE LOST HOPE IF YOU ARE STARTING TO GRAVITATE BACK TO YOUR OLD LIFESTYLE AWAY FROM JESUS!
Do not move another step back. We are going to see Jesus refuel your hope, and faith! You are going to have a fresh fire shut up in your bones.
WE WILL FINISH THESE DEVOTIONS TOMORROW……….
For a truly charismatic, Spirit-filled church experience, Pastor Micheal Spencer invites you to a time of fellowship, worship and incredible spiritual growth at His Tabernacle Family Church every Sunday morning at either 9:00am or 11:00am. Pastors Micheal and Rhonda Spencer are committed to preaching the Word with boldness and conviction, for the purpose of equipping the believers for the work of the Kingdom. We enjoy a culturally diverse congregation, with attenders from all over the world. So, whether you’re looking for a solid, Pentecostal, Bible-believing church in Elmira, a church in Corning, or a church in Ithaca, His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads is the church home you’ve been searching for.
Dr. Micheal Spencer
His Tabernacle Family Church
A House of Grace and Mercy