The Bible Gives Real Hope

We all hope for many things. Often, this involves hopes for the future, hope that everyday things will improve. But are our hopes realistic? Is there any real basis for them?

The Bibles promises of hope is different. First they come from our creator, the one who gave us life. The bible also explains why things are what they are and shows what the things are what they are, and shows what the solution will be. To believe it’s promises and to hope in them we first have to build our trust in the one who made them. This establishes the evidence to show that they have a real basis, we have to as Acts 17: 11” Now these were more noble-minded than those in Thes·sa·lo·niʹca, for they accepted the word with the greatest eagerness of mind, carefully examining the Scriptures daily to see whether these things were so.” The focus is Carefully examine the scriptures daily. We need to complete our own research and establish the truth for ourselves.

As we do so we will be able to put trust and believe in the hope the Bible offers us.

Among these are:

An end to “suffering, illness and death”

  • Isaiah 25: 8 He will swallow up death forever, And the Sovereign Lord Jehovah will wipe away the tears from all faces. The reproach of his people he will take away from all the earth, For Jehovah himself has spoken it.
  • Isaiah 33: 24 And no resident will say: “I am sick.” The people dwelling in the land will be pardoned for their error.

An End to War and the trauma caused by war

  • Psalm 46: 9 He is bringing an end to wars throughout the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; He burns the military wagons with fire.
  • Psalm 37: 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace.
  • Psalms 37: 28, 29 For Jehovah loves justice, And he will not abandon his loyal ones. ע [Ayin] They will always be guarded; But the descendants of the wicked will be done away with. ע [Ayin] 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

These are just a few bible promises we can hope for with certainty of their fulfilment. To find out much more and see how the Hope the Bible gives can help everyone of us in our lives today, tomorrow and forever.

For more information please follow the link to JW.org and learn more about how we can Enjoy Life Forever Chapter 2 The Bible Gives Hope for the Future.

The Healing of the Nations – What is it?

Revelation 22: 1 “And he showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb2 down the middle of its main street. On both sides of the river were trees of life producing 12 crops of fruit, yielding their fruit each month. And the leaves of the trees were for the healing of the nations.”

The Bible Book of Revelation or Apocolypse is seen as the frightening end to the way humans have lived for thousands of years. With the death of the majority and only a great crowd surviving a war with God’s King and his Kingdom.

And yet – the content highlights that it isn’t that much longer and we will see an end to the things that our original parents brought us, our damaged relationship with God, therefore, sin, death through famine, disease, war, violence and natural disasters. All of these things are assured.

Prophesy fulfilled in our time

Speaking to the educated individual who has been taught question and accepts scepticism has proved the words of the Apostle Peter accurate for the time we live in because they lack understanding, accept what they hear and read in popular culture 2 Peter 3:3 “First of all know this, that in the last day’s ridiculers will come with their ridicule, proceeding according to their own desires4 and saying: “Where is this promised presence of his? Why, from the day our forefathers fell asleep in death, all things are continuing exactly as they were from creation’s beginning.”

It reminded me of an incident linked to building, now a housing estate was built on flat land just outside a town in South West England. Nothing unusual there, however, the farmer who cultivated the land before he was forced to sell told the developer that although it didn’t it the site was prone to flooding.

He was laughed at because there were no recorded floods in over 100 years. But what the farmer knew, because he did it, was that the leat or drain had to be clear 3 times a year. Miss the first and the water table rises, the second and parts of the site become boggy and third pools of water appear, miss 10 and you have floods.

What has prevented God’s Kingdom from acting on our behalf to this date? Simple it wasn’t the prophesied last days – it wasn’t time for the Kingdom to act.

Unknown reality

We are told that God is a myth, cruel, doesn’t care or doesn’t exist, why? because the intellectuals and educated among us think he would make the truth difficult and complex, requiring their cleverness to unravel the mysteries.

But the truth is very simple, humanity is crashing onwards through time to its destruction at the same time we are destroying something we don’t understand – the planet.

How are humans who are discovering so many new things so confident they know what is really going on? We all look at things right now and recognise that there is an unseen hand manipulating events that are now falling into line with Bible Prophesy makes the promised healing of the nations important.

The Water from the Throne

The life-giving and refreshing water coming from the throne is a reason for hope and joy. We are told to drink it, once we have, invite others to partake and see the healing effects.

What does that water do? First, it cleanses us because we drop the false doctrines, religious practices and political affiliations we see God’s Kingdom ruled by Jesus Christ! Then we apply the characteristics that the truth of serving God brings, there are no borders and boundaries, humans did that to control.

Millions of lives are sacrificed to the God of Fortresses and those who send them to their deaths appear to be immune from the consequences of their actions.

However, Daniel 2 : 44 “In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And this kingdom will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it alone will stand forever,

The healing of the nations has started, now is the time to throw off scepticism and begin to build an understanding of bible prophecy, ask the difficult questions because God’s word can stand that scrutiny. Let the Bible – God’s Word answer for itself, don’t confuse religion for truth or doctrine as something based on the bible. That is where the healing begins for each of us.

Jehovah God is drawing those to his word who want better things now and in the future. The choice for us is, do we drink of the water of life and experience the healing of the nations or do rush headlong into the ravine with the rest of the masses.

Choose Life and Live Forever – find out how!

Where is the compassion?

Doesn’t it intrigue you, how one person can order the invasion of a country and thousands take up arms to follow that through?

I wonder how we would feel if we were told by someone we didn’t know to walk into the neighbours property and take it from them by force if necessary and with the ultimate sanction, take their lives?

If you stopped 100 people on the street and asked the question, what response would you get? I’m certain very few would just say yes, not a problem just say when.

War – isn’t the solution

War can be essential but it is never the solution. For example, the war at or of Armageddon isn’t the solution, rather it is the Government that follows in the hands of Jesus. We are ushered into a period of peace that will heal humanity.

So what happens to those in Russia who refuse to follow the political leadership, we know political adversaries are captured, imprisoned and occasionally killed. What of ordinary school teachers, municipal workers, welders and farmers?

In Russia those who stand out as different, who demonstrate true compassion for their neghbour they are labelled extremists, tried as anti-government terrorists, their property is seized, they are frequently imprisoned, they are no longer allowed to work and they are stripped of their human rights.

Compassion – is lacking

A love of life and of humanity means that we look at suffering and feel churned up, many prompted to give money and time to support displaced people thousands of miles away. Yet we continue to watch through the eyes of the media at situations where the ordinary people are caught in the crosshairs of government ego. This Satanic control has led to individuals putting their rights, their country and their fear of death ahead of the lives of others.

Think about Jesus – he felt pity for the crowd, he didn’t raise an army, he healed them, fed them, taught them and asked them to view carefully the options. Then he gave his life voluntarily so that billions could be saved.

Are their many leaders who are willing to save their people by giving their life? They may fight shoulder to shoulder but even when they are all gone no one is better off. Jesus’ legacy improved the lives of his followers and we have the chance to replicate this in our lives today.

Find out more about those prisoners of conscience – those who will not take up arms to further the objectives of the country’s leaders. They are ordinary people who have a deep faith and they exercise it everyday

Imitate the King of god’s kingdom and show real compassion – this world is passing away, we are on the brink of a new start be a part of that start by Choosing Life – Live Forever, how? Study the Bible.

Preach for the Kingdom of the Heavens has drawn near!

Powerful words were spoken by Jesus and the theme of his ministry, the Good News – Gospel of the Kingdom. Matthew 24: 14.

Although the world slips further and deeper into turmoil we have Good News.

Common Needs

The primary needs we think of are:

  1. Food
  2. Clothing
  3. Shelter

However, Jesus made an interesting statement about life and what it really requires to be productive and meaningful Matthew 4: 4 “But he answered: “It is written: ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every word that comes from Jehovah’s mouth.’” In chapter 5 he begins the happiness list with verse 3 “Happy are those conscious of their spiritual need, since the Kingdom of the heavens belongs to them.

So the common needs are physical, emotional and spiritual. The balance of these needs keeps us alive.

Think about it food without exercise is damaging, life without emotional support is lonely and often hollow, life without spiritual things is lacking “Hope”. Hope is the product of Faith because we see the meaning of things that have yet to unfold and understand the meaning.

The Kingdom Manifesto

Jesus made it clear as the empowered ruler of that kingdom his government heal the sick, feed the starving, housed the homeless, provided equality, equity and justice. Things other rulers have desired.

There are no boundaries in truth the immigration policy is very simple, to become a citizen, learn the rules, accept the direction and leadership of the assigned government, demonstrate you live up to these standards, dedicate your life (swear allegiance to God), show everyone else by getting baptised and never get involved in the affairs of any other country.

This creates a place where there are no wars, it pays to be honest and kind, colour, ethnicity and culture are left at the border along with ego and the desire to get rich. The aim of these people is to share the bounties of life and ensure peace. Not through an absence of conflict based on who is the strongest but based on the determination to live by the golden rule.

La La Land

If you have determined this is impossible and those who believe it living in La La Land then probably your mind is made up that we have no real control over our future. We live and die, becoming fertilizer for future generations.

However, if this is the life you really want then find out why Jesus, his followers and millions of people today have put their trust in God and pray fervently for his “kingdom to come,” his “will to be done, as it is in heaven here on the earth”

To find out more study the bible and look at what the Kingdom of the Heavens has achieved to this time and what it is poised to achieve now. Enjoy Life and Choose Life because it is offered to you personally as the reward for advocating the Kingdom of the heavens.

When you see these things start to occur – lift up your head because your deliverance is near.

To those in the Ukraine and Russia remember human governments create borders but God’s Kingdom is Universal so staking out a plot in someone else’s kingdom inevitably leads to confrontation and those who have chosen God’s Kingdom will only need to stay firm, remain courageous and they will see the salvation of the living God Jehovah.

End of Suffering – When disaster Strikes

Today we live in a world filled with disaster. Some are natural, for example, earthquakes, extreme weather and pandemic. Some are personal, the death of a loved one or failing personal health and still others due to the world we live in.

Whatever the cause they can leave us in denial, with feelings of hopelessness and the belief that life is no longer worth living. They cause dispair.

The Bible

God’s inspired word shows us that however, we feel there is always good grounds for hope. Look at the words of Jeremiah 29: 11 “‘For I well know the thoughts that I am thinking toward you,’ declares Jehovah, ‘thoughts of peace, and not of calamity, to give you a future and a hope.12 And you will call me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.’

A future, peace and hope are assured through God’s Kingdom – we have all prayed for it in the Lords Prayer “Let your Kingdom come!” – these are the promises

Isaiah 65: 19 “And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and exult in my people; No more will there be heard in her the sound of weeping or a cry of distress.”

Psalm 37: 11 But the meek will possess the earth, And they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace. and verse 29 The righteous will possess the earth, And they will live forever on it.

Revelation 11: 18 …and the appointed time came for the dead to be judged and to reward your slaves the prophets and the holy ones and those fearing your name, the small and the great, and to bring to ruin those ruining the earth.

Revelation 21: 3 With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them.4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new.” Also he says: “Write, for these words are faithful and true.”

Isaiah 65: 17 For look! I am creating new heavens and a new earth; And the former things will not be called to mind, Nor will they come up into the heart.

Find out the truth about an end to suffering

To examine these promises in-depth and develop the hope for the future that has been assured review lesson 2 of the Bible study course “Enjoy Life Forever” Lesson 2

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May God bless the spirit you show

Is the Dream Dead?

Martin Luther King Jr said “I still have a dream, a dream deeply rooted in the American dream – one day this nation will rise up and live up to its creed, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream …”

Those words resonated around the world. A man of principle and high moral character his personal belief “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!”

His belief stemmed from a deep-seated focus on the Bible, the Prophets Isaiah and Amos were quote and the words of the Apostle Paul. Have his children seen his dream realized? One has died, and three are now maturely approaching the latter part of their lives. Sadly, the world they see and the country they live in has not responded to the dream positively.

Is His Dream Dead?

The Reverand King was basing his fundamental belief on his desire for God’s Kingdom, the promise he refers to in Isaiah didn’t apply to one country or a world governed by people. Notice how the writer explains at Ecclesiastes 8: 9 “All of this I have seen, and I applied my heart to every work that has been done under the sun, during the time that man has dominated man to his harm.” The reason for the failure Psalm 146: 3 “Do not put your trust in princes Nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation. 4 His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground; On that very day his thoughts perish.”

When leaders die they take their good intentions and great dreams with them.

However, as the Psalmist goes on to explain the Reverand King’s dream is not dead, complete the reading of Psalm 146. Justice for all, righteous government, a power that heals the sick and feeds the hungry. The promises in Isaiah that formed much of the dream are focused on the abundance of opportunity for all.

A World Without Borders

Do you reflect on the words of the Lord’s Prayer? Have you considered just what you are asking for? God’s Kingdom, God’s Will to care for the earth. A powerful request, note what the Apostle Peter said at Acts 10: 34 “At this Peter began to speak, and he said: “Now I truly understand that God is not partial,35 but in every nation the man who fears him and does what is right is acceptable to him.36 He sent out the word to the sons of Israel to declare to them the good news of peace through Jesus Christ—this one is Lord of all.

This isn’t equality, this is justice, this is the identifying mark of Christianity! If we have to rely on the legal system to dictate how we behave towards others we are not demonstrating that we are one of Jesus followers John 13: 35 “By this all will know that you are my disciples—if you have love among yourselves.” John 15: 12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another just as I have loved you.”

Many people have dreamt of something better we have all prayed for or wished for something better, but today, where you are born, determines what opportunities and advantages you have. Some have so much that they could feed a country every year but it piles up in a bank account.

Many years ago I worked with a person who had accumulated wealth and property, two broken marriages and estranged children. By late middle-age they lived in a beautiful property, surrounded by vacant space and work was the only contact with the outside world. Happiness, contentment and companionship were missing. The only reason to get up in the morning was to make more money.

That person determined to get a grip of the reality of life and searched for God.

The Reverand’s dream is dead because it failed to achieve the things he wanted to see in the lifetime of children, but the promises of Gods Kingdom continue to thrill and excite millions around the globe. Why? Because already almost 9 million people live in that dream environment and practice the fundamental requirement they show love. Here are some examples – VideosVideo2, just examples of those who have changed the outcome of their lives today.

Do you share the dream? Would you want to live in a place where justice prevailed and all barriers related to birth, where you live and the colour of your skin has no place then you are seeking God’s Kingdom under the rulership of Jesus Christ? To understand what both Jesus has accomplished already and the dream Reverand Doctor King could see we need to understand who is preventing this from happening, what fight we really have, not with flesh and blood but the spirit of this world and its ruler.

Begin by opening the Bible, ask the hard questions and begin to seek the real answers. Not the tired trite rubbish of the educated elite.

Our lives and our families lives are in our hands, real freedom begins with truth and the Apostle Peter explained where we all stand Acts 10: 34, 35 “And Peter opened his mouth and said “I perceive to a certainty that God is not partial,35 but in every nation he who fears him and practices righteousness is acceptable to him.” Discrimination, segregation and hate start with someone else because there are greater issues at stake than what is going to happen to humanity.

The Bible explains the “Big Picture” – share the dream of a united family of humans serving each other and sharing a real hope for the future.

As we approach MLK jr Day in 2022 discover the truth and embrace true freedom

We’ll post again soon – don’t focus on fiction look for the truth found in God’s Word

End to Suffering – Real Hope

At this time of year, many people are reflecting on the past year and then setting goals for the future or wondering what things will look like? Just what will the New Year bring?

Humanity has suffered during 2021 – the pandemic, more natural disasters and loss of life due to the events, war famine and social unrest plus the personal economic pressures present a short-list, but we have all had additional issues and problems to deal with.

They are the problems of today and yesterday but what of the future?

Bible Prophesy

The Bible is accurate when it describes this period of time we live in – critical times, hard to deal with, the end times or last days because left to human solutions there will be so few of us left. Yet the bible promise is that when we see these times we aren’t to lose our faith, rather we should “stand up!” (Luke 21: 28) because deliverance is at hand.

Jehovah opens the future to us by telling us about the present, even though it was written 2000 years ago and through the Bible, he explained what his Kingdom would achieve for Humanity. Note the words in Revelation 21: 4, 5 “And God himself will be with them.4 And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.”5 And the One seated on the throne said: “Look! I am making all things new”.

Gods Kingdom

Christians have prayed for God’s Kingdom for 2,000, the unfolding of history indicates that the bible record is accurate when it discusses human rulership, the outcomes and the present world conditions. Therefore, through personal research and study, we can establish for ourselves that God’s promises are to be relied upon.

The world is heading for its’ own reckoning so it is time to choose what side we are on. Find out more through a detailed study of the Bible with the assistance of a local Christian who has taken those steps and made the promises of God certain for themselves.

We can really enjoy life forever this is the Real Hope based on faith and understanding just what Jehovah is doing for each of us today.