Hope moves us.

By faith he made his home in the Promised Land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. Hebrews 11:9

Abraham lived in tents, he didn’t settle down.

We can become content with what we have and how far we have come.

The call of the Spirit for those who have even reached Canaan is to move on.

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed … (Romans 4 v 18)

“For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God” Hebrews 11:10.

Abraham lived 2,000 years before Christ and we live 2,000 years after Christ. Yet Abraham saw past us to see the same thing that John saw in Revelation 21 – a city coming down from heaven to earth – a God ordained world.

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed … (Romans 4 v 18)

Because of that hope he was content to live in tents, looking for God’s fulfilment. He was believing for it to happen in his lifetime.

“All these people were still living by faith when they died. They did not receive the things promised; they only saw them and welcomed them from a distance… People who say such things show they are looking for a country of their own…they were longing for a better country – a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God.” Hebrews 11:13-16

Faith seizes on a revealed event in the future and lives in anticipation of it.

There is always more of God. The Holy Spirit pioneers with us to receive more of God on our way towards the heavenly home.

Only in heaven will we be able to say we’ve arrived. Until then keep pioneering.

Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed … (Romans 4 v 18)

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