A Hope That Purifies

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Hope in Yeshua

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“And every man that has this hope in him
purifies himself, even as he is pure.”
(1 John 3:3 TKJV)

I sat in a hospital room with a couple from our fellowship, when she said something that surprised me.

“Brother,” she addressed me, “I’m very excited about what is happening. The Lord is at work.” She went on to say the Lord was with them, and they were trusting Yeshua.

The doctors had been running all kinds of tests on her, trying to figure out what was going on. Sometimes she couldn’t walk or even talk. Sometimes she would even lose her vision temporarily. And then she would be all right again.

I thought to myself, “You’re lying in a hospital bed, and you’re excited?”

But she was. And why could she say this? Because when you’re going through a time of difficulty like that, God is right there with you in a special way.

Maybe it’s just that you’re more aware of how Yeshua is with you, and you are hanging on to Him more tightly. As Yeshua said to the apostle Paul, “My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 TKJV).

We can go through an entire day without a single thought about Heaven. We can even go through an entire week without even thinking about eternal things. But when you’re on your back, the only direction you can look is up.

I think we all need a heavenly perspective. And we need to be reminded of this simple fact: Yeshua the Messiah is coming back, and He’s coming back soon. Are you ready?

The Scripture state, “And every man that has this hope in him (Yeshua) purifies himself, even as he (Yeshua) is pure.” (1 John 3:3 TKJV). If you really believe, therefore, that Yeshua the Messiah could come back at any time, it will affect the way that you live.

Take this with you and share it:

When we have a heavenly perspective,
it changes the way that we live.

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