“And the Lord said to Abram…“Lift your eyes now and look from the place where you are—northward, southward, eastward, and westward; for all the land which you see I give to you and your descendants forever.” Genesis 13:14-15

According to the scriptures we understand that our imagination is the womb of our soul. It’s a component God created in us to conceive, and give birth to God’s promises. Our imaginations are powerful because they allow us to see ourselves doing what the Word of God says we can do! It’s as we do the Word, that the Blessing of God will manifest in our lives (James 1:22,25). That may be a manifestation of healing, or a gift of the Spirit, or wisdom and revelation when we need it. If we take a good look at the scriptures, we will come to understand that the positive use of our imagination is what the Bible calls HOPE! Without hope our faith cannot function because faith is the substance of things hoped for! In other words, Faith needs Hope to bring about the desired results we have asked God for.

In the above scripture, Abraham was standing in the Land of Promise (which represents the promises of God in the New Covenant). It was then that God told Abraham to look in every imaginable direction, and whatever he could see would be given to him. Likewise, when we look into the scriptures and see a promise, we can be sure that it belongs to us, because 2 Corinthians 1:20 says, “…all the promises of God in Him (in Christ) are yes, and in Him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.”

So, the question on the table is, “How High Can We Hope?” The answer is simple: If you can see a promise in God’s Word, we know it’s in there because God has already given it to us through Christ. If we allow that promise to be conceived in our imagination until it begins to replace our doubts with faith, our fears with confidence, and our apprehensions with boldness – then JACK YOUR HOPE UP AS HIGH AS YOU CAN GET IT! You’ll never exceed God’s Hope! He is the Most-High God in all things! That’s why David said many times in the Psalms “Hope in God!” That hope led him to defeat Goliath, defeat the Philistines, and finally ascend to the throne of Israel! If he could do that under the Old Covenant, we can certainly expect more under the New Covenant, which is a better Covenant, based on better promises! (Hebrews 8:6)

With Love,

Pastor Tom