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With So Much Evil in the World, is there Hope?

We have hope, because God is going to make everything new!

Written by Hope on 07/09/2014
Series: Weekly Devotional
Tags: Devil, Evil, Hope
“Nothing evil will be allowed to enter.” Revelation 21:27a

The Bible teaches us that God loves and cares for His Creation, and that includes us. This love caused Him to offer us Salvation through Jesus Christ. God promises eternal, peaceful life with Him. Our current existence is filled with temptation, sin and evil; but God’s plan includes removing all remainders of evil in His creation. We have hope, because God is going to make everything new!

Evil Won’t Last
In 2 Timothy, Paul says we will have a “difficult” time on earth before Jesus Christ returns: “People will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, and love pleasure rather than God” (II Timothy 3:1-4).

Does this sound familiar? Although it was written about 2,000 years ago, this description of people choosing to live without God is a picture of our world today. People choosing to ignore God’s way, by doing whatever they want, is still the cause of the world’s problems. But evil won’t last. When Jesus returns, things will change.

Perfection Will Come
God has a plan to recreate this fallen universe as “a new heaven and a new earth” (Revelation 21:1). God’s new creation is called “a world filled with God’s righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13), where “no longer will there be a curse upon anything” (Revelation 22:3). God promises to cast away “the devil, who had deceived [people]” (Revelation 20:10), and that “there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain” (Revelation 21:4).

Despite the evil in the world, we must continue to follow God. When we do, we can rejoice in God’s promise of His reward in His new creation. We should continue to have hope. Perfection will come when God creates a new heaven and new earth.

Pray this week:

To thank God for His promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ.

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Believe

Thought For Today: Being Conscious of your Spiritual Heritage The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together (Romans 8.16-17). If you’re born again, you have an inheritance and it was bequeathed to you by the Monarch of the universe— the one who said “The silver is mine, and the gold is mine, saith the LORD of hosts” (Haggai 2:8). All the wealth in this world actually belong to Him: the money, precious stones, minerals, oil and everything that men believe they own all belong to the Lord and you’re His heir. You’re the heir of the sovereign-mega-rich God. He is the fountain of riches. His wealth is limitless, inestimable and unquantifiable. That makes you richer than those on the Forbes’ list! Hallelujah! Your ‘Papa’s’ wealth isn’t subject to the market forces of this world; it isn’t subject to the oil prices or the stability of the world’s currencies. That’s why it’s an insult to God for His kids to be broke or live beggarly lives. What you must learn to do is tap into this limitless wealth by faith through your confessions. Begin to voice out your faith; declare everyday that you’re rich and blessed beyond measure. Meditate on this reality and let the consciousness of your inheritance in God fill your spirit. Get rid of the poverty-talk. Your heavenly Father has bequeathed His enormous wealth to you, and unlike the wills made by men on behalf of their beneficiaries, He isn’t dead—He’s alive and will see to it that nothing deprives you of your inheritance. Praise the Lord! Share your comments here with us. to subscribe to the “Thought for Today” post and receive the notification daily in your mailbox.

 

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