Take it to the Bank
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:13-14
One of my favorite words in all the Bible is the word “hope.” Hope in Scriptures has a deeper meaning than what we use in our modern society today. Instead of “I hope my team will win” or “I hope the weather is good,” hope is a conformable and happy expectation. Not a “maybe” but a for sure. Bible hope is certain. I like to define hope as a confident and happy expectation.
The reason hope is confident is not because of the circumstances, our ability, the resources at hand, or the authority of someone. The reason hope is confident is because the hope is founded upon the Lord Jesus Christ Himself. God is constant. God is stable. God is everlasting and eternal. There is nothing more powerful or greater than God. He is above all, in all, and He can work through all. God is all-powerful, everywhere present, and all-knowing! When God says something – we can count on it! Take it to the bank!
You know the old phrase” take it to the bank.” In other words, the money at the bank is guaranteed. You can count on the check not to bounce. the person issuing the check, or credit is dependable and the money will be there. The same is true for God – we can “take it to the bank” – what the Lord has said He will do. We can place our complete hope in Him.
The “Blessed Hope” is the soon coming time when Jesus returns to the earth and suspends Himself in the clouds above the earth. When He does appear, a trumpet will sound. This loud and distinct trumpet is only heard by believers in Jesus. Only individuals who have placed their faith in Jesus for their eternal salvation and forgiveness of sins will ascend into Heaven “to meet the Lord in the air.” This event is known as the “Rapture.”
Those who have said “no” to Jesus and rejected God’s free gift of eternal life will not hear the trumpet. In fact, they will believe a lie, a delusion as to where all those people disappeared to. Christians are “listening for the trumpet! This encourages and motivates us to tell people about salvation today while they can still trust in Jesus. The Gospel needs to be shared. God can use you to share His Word with others.
Jesus said He is coming back for Christians in the Rapture. We can take it to the bank!
What is your hope in today? Religion cannot get a person into Heaven. Being a “good person” is not good enough for God. God demands perfect for entrance into His Heaven. We are not and cannot be perfect. However, the Perfect God, Jesus died in our place! Our hope is in Him and Him alone.
Are you looking for the blessed hope? If you are not yet saved and the Rapture takes place, instead of the blessed hope, you will experience a terrible nightmare called the Tribulation. Don’t chance it. Don’t wait. Place your faith in Jesus for your salvation.
Together, let’s look forward and for the blessed hope!