Looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus (Titus 2:13). World-wide recession is not an infrequent topic of conversation. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found Him of whom Moses in the Law and also the Prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 And Nathanael said to him, “Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him,” Come and see. In the original text it would appear that these verses actually constitute one sentence. While some of the benefits and implications of our inheritance may have been stated or alluded to previously, let me briefly summarize some of the ways that our hope should affect our daily lives. (5) Both the Jewish saints and the Gentile believers share the same hope and the same inheritance. Hope is a firm assurance regarding things that are unclear and unknown (Romans 8:24-25; Hebrews 11:1, 7). The concept of an inheritance is not a new one in the Book of Ephesians. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God." It is my opinion that in the end times, when things become exceedingly difficult, unbelieving men and women will turn to the antichrist to save them, placing their faith and hope in him, to their own destruction. ( Romans 8:11 ; Ephesians 1:13-14; I Peter 1:3-4). But what does that mean? Romans 5:2 says, “We rejoice in the hope of the glory of God.” The glory of God is not yet manifest in full, even though the heavens declare the glory of God and Jesus himself is the image and reflection of that glory. 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and thus we shall always be with the Lord. Driving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in and to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today (Deuteronomy 4:38). The hope of the gospel sets genuine Christians apart from the rest. 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Who through Him are believers in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God (1 Peter 1:21). Such is the case with our passage. 23 “But an hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for such people the Father seeks to be His worshipers. Thus, it carries no sense of uncertainly as the word often does today. Those that are familiar with him will know that his sole message was Christ in you - the hope of glory. A Lasting Legacy: Choosing A Wife For Isaac (Gen. 24:1-67). Critics have seen the lyrics, "By freedom gained, by truth maintained, thine Empire shall be strong"as ironic – since it was by enslaving and conquering other lands, taking their "freedom," that the Empire was "strong." God’s purpose is that we shall someday stand “holy and blameless before Him” (1:4). So it was for the Levites, and so it was for David: Then the Lord said to Aaron, “You shall have no inheritance in their land, nor own any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the sons of Israel” (Numbers 18:20). 39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect (Hebrews 11:39-40). The blessings of the believer are described in the most summary fashion. I am told that during the civil war, 90% of the casualties were combatants. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling (Ephesians 4:4). All through verses 3-14 Paul has pointed us to the future. "Hope," speaks of … (1) All those who trust in Christ for salvation have an inheritance. 1, which was originally premiered in 1901. And we … This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of heaven” (Genesis 28:10-17). 2 And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, made ready as a bride adorned for her husband. Three of them we have been thinking about for many weeks. Now, in that same country, they cannot bury those who have died of aids fast enough. Hope is a fundamental component of the life of the righteous (Proverbs 23:18). 14 “Your descendants shall also be like the dust of the earth, and you shall spread out to the west and to the east and to the north and to the south; and in you and in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed. 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it (Romans 8:24-25). 15 “And behold, I am with you, and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you.” 16 Then Jacob awoke from his sleep and said, “Surely the LORD is in this place, and I did not know it.” 17 And he was afraid and said, “How awesome is this place! 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Romans 5:1-5). It was the land on which the ladder of his dream was set. In all wisdom and insight 9 He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him 10 with a view to an administration suitable to the fulness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things upon the earth. The Distinctive Biblical Meaning of Hope. Instruct those who are rich in this present world not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy (1 Timothy 6:17). The music to which the words of the refrain "Land of Hope and Glory, &c" below are set is the "trio" theme from Edward Elgar's Pomp and Circumstance March No. Teens cling together in gangs for protection. The Christian’s hope is the “hope of glory,” a hope which enables us to endure the sufferings and groanings of this life with confidence and genuine optimism. … 39 And all these, having gained approval through their faith, did not receive what was promised, 40 because God had provided something better for us, so that apart from us they should not be made perfect (Hebrews 11:1-2, 13, 39). In the final analysis, the church is God’s inheritance, those redeemed people made up of saints from among the Jews and the Gentiles: I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened, so that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints (Ephesians 1:18). In the present, there are various forms of “false hope” being peddled, most of which should be spelled HYPE, not HOPE. (3) This inheritance was purposed by God the Father in eternity past, to display His glory through the salvation of men by the death of His Son. In love 5 He predestined us to adoption as sons through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, 6 to the praise of the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. After a complaint from the National Union of Teachers, the organiser of the Schools Prom, Larry Westland, decided to rewrite part of the lyrics.  Well, that is what we will investigate. CALLS for Rule Britannia and Land of Hope and Glory to be axed from Last Night of the Proms have resurfaced with critics branding the songs 'crudely jingoistic' - but do … Paul assumes that his readers will understand the terms and concepts he refers to, both from his own teaching in the past28 and that of others. It sets us apart from unbelievers, who have no hope: 11 Therefore remember, that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “Uncircumcision” by the so-called “Circumcision,” which is performed in the flesh by human hands—12 remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world (Ephesians 2:11-12). This inheritance, shared by believing Jews and Gentiles, is the inheritance of the promised blessings of God, culminating (coming to a head) in the salvation which was accomplished by the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ: And for this reason He [Christ] is the mediator of a new covenant, in order that since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance (Hebrews 9:15). (5) Our inheritance is a sure and certain hope. Save Thy people, and bless Thine inheritance; Be their shepherd also, and carry them forever (Psalm 28:9). And so this generation wants to have what we waited for because they are skeptical about the future. 15 having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked (Acts 24:15). The Christian that is maturing in the faith proceeds from the glory of justification through the many stages of sanctification.. until we finally arrive at our heavenly glorification - spirit, soul and body, when at last we shall be with the Lord Jesus forevermore. 12 And he had a dream, and behold, a ladder was set on the earth with its top reaching to heaven; and behold, the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. (2) Verses 11-14 describe one inheritance (verses 11 and 14) in Christ, shared by both Jews and Gentiles, which is the basis of the believer’s hope. Hence the sayings, “God deserves all the glory” and “The glory belongs to God.” The Good News - Home. For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one also hope for what he sees? A Righteousness by Faith #27: What is ‘hope in the glory of God’? Christ is in our spirit as a seed of life, full of hope. See Ephesians 3:3. By its growing we will be transformed metabolically to the image of Christ, God’s firstborn Son. For we through the Spirit, by faith, are waiting for the hope of righteousness (Galatians 5:5). (2) The Christian’s inheritance is the believer’s unseen hope, looked for by faith. Paul’s summary includes the work of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Does your hope end at the grave, or does it extend beyond it into eternity? Happy New Year: Past, Present, and Future Perspectives, 4. 1 Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. But you will notice that attached to, "Christ in you," is the phrase, "The hope of glory." Retirement accounts run dry and the banking system seems to teeter on the brink of disaster. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance (Psalm 33:12). At the conclusion of World War I, a period of optimism swept the country. 1 Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stan… The lyrics were reputedly inspired by mining magnate and politician Cecil Rhodes, who has been attacked by some historians as a ruthless imperialist and white supremacist. If Jesus was God, why did He say "The Father is greater than I" in John 14:28. Culture; Land of Hope and Glory lyrics: The meaning and origins of the song, and the controversy over the Last Night of the Proms explained The … Romans 5:2, KJV: "By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory … And we boast in the hope of the glory of God." - the message always revolved around the risen Lord and how His life can be seen through you today. Giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in light (Colossians 1:12). 1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away, and there is no longer any sea. It makes reference to the "might" of the British Empire, and Britain's 'power' and has lyrics such as: "Land of Hope and Glory, Mother of the Free, Do you feel that you have to cram all of your expectations and aspirations into the present, or that you have an eternal hope, in Christ? We are ONE with Him through His Spirit, and what we call Christian growth is nothing more than the impact of Christ in us upon every aspect of our lives. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me (Psalm 16:5-6). For whatever was written in earlier times was written for our instruction, that through perseverance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope (Romans 15:4). Constantly bearing in mind your work of faith and labor of love and steadfastness of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the presence of our God and Father (1 Thessalonians 1:3). 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, 4 just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him. Ours is not an age of optimism, but rather one of pessimism and despair. The glory of this mystery "is Christ in you, the hope of glory." Therefore, gird your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:13). 20 “Our fathers worshiped in this mountain, and you people say that in Jerusalem is the place where men ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, an hour is coming when neither in this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, shall you worship the Father. And then there are the diseases, like aids, which no longer pose a threat for a small minority, or for those whose lifestyle is immoral. Part of the reason for premarital sex is that there is no sense of certainty that there is a future. The people of God’s inheritance are also the people of Christ’s inheritance: “‘Ask of Me, and I will surely give the nations as Thine inheritance, And the very ends of the earth as Thy possession’” (Psalm 2:8). Christ in you is the hope ofthis glory. He is the One who will return to this earth, to judge the wicked and to eternally bless His own. Everything else in this text is a means to that end. Needless to say, this optimism did not last long. Premarital sex is now becoming the norm, and those who remain pure feel the same kind of social stigma that the immoral once felt. in 1971. (4) Verses 13 and 14 focus on the inheritance of the Gentiles, who have listened to the gospel and believed in Christ. The confidence and joy we have as a result of our inheritance sets us apart from all others. Nonetheless, it’s certainly a high ranking and only those who are deserving of it can receive it. (4) Our inheritance is a future blessing, one which is to be fully realized at the second coming of Christ when He establishes His kingdom on earth. Hope is a firm assurance regarding things that are unclear and unknown (Romans 8:24-25; Hebrews 11:1, 7). It is not always the case, but there are times when an analysis of the structure of a text can greatly enhance our understanding of its meaning and message. Five Steps to Exulting in the Hope of the Glory of God. God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ by Stephen Wellum. When Jacob had deceived his father and sinfully obtained his blessing, he fled from his brother Esau, leaving the land of his inheritance. Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. Not returning evil for evil, or insult for insult, but giving a blessing instead; for you were called for the very purpose that you might inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9). Christ came to earth and also now lives in those who believe. I often wish we bore in mind more carefully the real significance of the good old Anglo-Saxon word "hope." Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful (Hebrews 10:23). Jacob’s dream caused him to view this land differently. “ 47 Jesus saw Nathanael coming to Him, and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom is no guile!” 48 Nathanael said to Him, “How do You know me?” Jesus answered and said to him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” 49 Nathanael answered Him, “Rabbi, You are the Son of God; You are the King of Israel.” 50 Jesus answered and said to him, “Because I said to you that I saw you under the fig tree, do you believe? (3) Verses 11 and 12 focus on the inheritance of the Jews, the “first to hope in Christ.”. Interestingly, this is the one place in Paul's letters he … The hope which we have in Christ also sets the true believer apart from those who are false teachers and religious hucksters. Remember Thy congregation, which Thou hast purchased of old, Which Thou hast redeemed to be the tribe of Thine inheritance; And this Mount Zion, where Thou hast dwelt (Psalm 74:2). Bob is a pastor/teacher and elder at Community Bible Chapel in Richardson, Texas, and has contributed many of his Bible study series for use by the Foundation. A number of observations should be noted from the structure of our text: (1) The text falls into two major divisions, verses 11 and 12, and verses 13 and 14. These are all to be fully realized in the future. The history of Land of Hope and Glory . It certainly ended with onset of World War II. And He will yet deliver us (2 Corinthians 1:9-10). In Him 11 also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, 12 to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. In order that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have strong encouragement, we who have fled for refuge in laying hold of the hope set before us. 13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory. 17 For momentary, light affliction is producing for us an eternal weight of glory far beyond all comparison, 18 while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal (2 Corinthians 4:16-18). Never before have so many found so little to live for. Christ came to earth and also now lives in those who believe. Now, after the coming of Christ, the place is not critical, but the person of our Lord is: 19 The woman said to Him, “Sir, I perceive that You are a prophet. For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers (1 Timothy 4:10). May God give you an assurance of this hope, as you trust in Jesus Christ alone. 15 And indeed if they had been thinking of that country from which they went out, they would have had opportunity to return. Glory is a name that's been used primarily by parents who are considering baby names for girls. The Christian’s hope is the “hope of glory,” a hope which enables us to endure the sufferings and groanings of this life with confidence and genuine optimism. You shall see greater things than these.” 51 And He said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you shall see the heavens opened, and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man” (John 1:43-51). God’s hope is a “shall.” “Therefore,” he continues, “the whole creation shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the sons of God.”2 [Note: B. Wilberforce, The Hope of Glory, 17.] His purpose, determined in eternity past, is that we should be “holy and blameless before Him” (1:4), and that we should be “adopted as sons” (1:5). 43 The next day He purposed to go forth into Galilee, and He found Philip. The history of Land of Hope and Glory . 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. What is hope? Everything we need is in this seed. All three of these uses are found in the Bible. The best that the world can say is, “Where there’s life, there’s hope.” The Bible assures us that we have hope, even in the face of death. Was Jesus praying to Himself? Our youth culture is well aware of the dangers which lie before us. Find out more about the name Glory at BabyNames.com. While some of the benefits and implications of our inheritance may have been stated or alluded to previously, let me briefly summarize some of the ways that our hope should affect our daily lives. Verse Concepts. A pure individualism that looks only beyond the grave for its hope empties the phrase "kingdom of God" of its meaning and tends inevitably to asceticism. The biblical definition of hope is "confident expectation." To whom God willed to make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27). It became popular among some Christians to hold that the kingdom of God would be ushered in by the church, which would transform society to the point where the Lord would come to establish His reign upon the earth. For the Lord will not abandon His people, Nor will He forsake His inheritance (Psalm 94:14). But Jacob had a most unusual dream just before he left the land of promise: 10 Then Jacob departed from Beersheba and went toward Haran. Bob was born and raised in a Christian home i... More, 4. Not any longer. It is a concept which is introduced early in the first book of the Bible (Genesis), and which is consummated in the last (Revelation). Do you possess this kind of hope? In a small country that I visited in East Africa a few years ago, aids was hardly known. But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it (Romans 8:24-25). Paul’s words in Ephesians 1:11-14 speak of the inheritance of the saints. after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation having also believed, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession. And hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us (Romans 5:5). The Search OF the Savior: Why Jesus Came, Part 2 (Gal. In the epistles of 2 Timothy (chapter 3 and 4), Jude, and 2 Peter there is much said of false teachers. He was to become the mediator between men and God, the one means of access between earth and heaven. Let us seek to sum up what Paul is saying about the characteristics of our inheritance in the text before us, and as described elsewhere in the New Testament. Just as our blessings are summed up “in Christ,” the purposes of God are summed up in Him. Our inheritance is provided by God, promised by His Word, testified to by His Spirit, and believed in by faith. It was a war, they said, which would end all wars. The somber mood of our culture is perhaps most evident in the youth culture. "Land of Hope and Glory" has traditionally been sung by the audience amidst flag-waving at the climax of the Last Night of the BBC Proms. The glory of this mystery "is Christ in you, the hope of glory." If Jesus was God, how could He pray to God? This inheritance, as we have seen, is not a new one, but that for which the saints of old looked forward. 3 And I heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is among men, and He shall dwell among them, and they shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them (Revelation 21:1-3). 24 “God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming He who is called Christ; when that One comes, He will declare all things to us.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am He” (John 4:19-26). (6) The salvation of both groups is “to the praise of His glory” (verses 12 and 14). Christ in you is the hope of glory. The song ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ is based on the trio theme from Elgar’s Pomp And Circumstance March No. Of all the virtues, hope is the most distinctively Christian (it could not, of course, enter definitely into any pagan scheme); and, above all others, it seems to me the testing virtue,—that by the … In fact, the distinctive meaning of hope in Scripture is almost the opposite of our ordinary usage. A hope chest, also called dowry chest, cedar chest, trousseau chest or glory box is a piece of furniture traditionally used to collect items such as clothing and household linen, by unmarried young women in anticipation of married life.. “And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified” (Acts 20:32, note all of verses 22-32).29, “‘To open their eyes so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to God, in order that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me’” (Acts 26:18).3031. Is He your hope? "Christ in you, the hope of glory." 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