Advent Devotions—Hope for the widow, orphan and the alien

advent 1The mystery which has been hidden from ages and from generations, but now has been revealed to His saints. To them, God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Col 1:26-27 NKJ)

If you have Christ in your heart and life this morning, you have a hope.  That hope isn’t about the material things of this world; it goes way beyond that.  The hope we have is a Kingdom hope!. The hope that one day soon the Kingdom of God will establish on the earth as it is in heaven.  It’s already here in you and me, and it’s not yet fully established.

The hope that we have needs to be shared.  Judgment comes when we hoard up the blessing and keep the hope to ourselves.  In the Book of Malachi, God warns the people, “Then I will approach you for judgment, and I will be a swift witness against the constant sorcerers; the chronic adulterers; the habitual liars; those who continue cheating wages from their hired laborer, a widow, or an orphan; and those who always reject the immigrant, not fearing Me.”

Over 5,000 people are at our southern border. They have walked for miles; the one word that describes their plight is ‘desesperación,’ hopelessness.  If we will only open our borders, and our hearts, God will meet every need, overcome the fear and the evil, and truly bless this nation. I have a hope, and that hope is in Jesus Christ, the hope of glory.

Published by Terry Threadwell

Dr. Terry Threadwell has thirty five years ministry experience. Author, educator and Director of the Institute of Progressive Pentecostal Studies.

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