Pastor Steve Cassell
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1 Corinthians 9:10b
For our sakes, no doubt, this is written: that he that ploweth should plow in hope; and that he that thresheth in hope should be partaker of his hope.

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I am writing today to encourage you to increase your expectancy. Your Father wants you to have a desire to see the things you have been working towards in the Kingdom, come to fruition. Even God Himself has this desire and expectancy. When creation was formed He expected man to rule over it, to increase the garden and to be fruitful and multiply the Godly influence over the whole earth. When Jesus came, He was showing us the laws of seed, time and harvest in the messages He taught and in the life He lived. Even in His death there was a powerful (and universe changing) hope in effect. Jesus knew that if He was “planted” that the plant (the church) would bring forth in multitudes (the changed lives) and would last until the end of the earth (gates of Hell will not prevail). The Father lives from a place of constant and consistent hope in us, His Word and the power of His love. In us because we WILL be conformed into the image of His dear Son, it is predestined according to Eph 1:5 and 11. He has hope in the infallibility and purpose of His Word because He has declared it “will not return unto Him void” in Isaiah 55:11. He has incredible and unwavering hope in the power and effects that His unconditional love will produce in the hearts that receive it because He has adamantly declared that the God-kind of Love will “never fail” in 1 Cor 13:8. Our God is a God of hope, expectancy and persuasion. A Godly person will adopt this way of thinking in all areas of their life. We should expect divine health because of Jesus’ stripes, expect prosperity because of His poverty, expect peace because of His cross, expect joy because of His Spirit in us, expect power because of the name of Jesus and many more great and precious promises. All of these promises that we have planted in our life and activated in the natural by faith, are growing even now! Beloved, today, allow the “God of all Hope” to be the persuasion of your attitude towards His promises and the benefits of Jesus’ great atonement for us. Get your hopes up! And do not let them down again!

Romans 15:13
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

In the Love and Grace of Jesus,
Pastor Steve Cassell

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