THE CALL TO HOPE REFORMATION

WHAT IS THE HOPE REFORMATION?

God is bringing forth Hope Centers in Cities and nations, families, businesses, organizations and every arena that will love Him well and hope in Him

Deuteronomy 7:17- “If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I dispossess them?'

  • Habakkuk 1:5– “Look among the nations! Observe! Be astonished! Wonder! Because I am doing something in your days–You would not believe if you were told.”

WHAT IS HOPE?

Hope is one of 3 Immortal Values listed in 1 Corinthians 13:13

1) Hope is an anticipation & belief in the “Goodness of God” in All of Life.

2) Hope enables us to see a very, very, very long way out in confidence in Him!

3) Hope is a “Perspective of Abundant Life.”

WHAT IS A HOPE CENTER?

A ”Hope Center” is more than just a physical location, it s a decision to live out and build out His Presence wherever we live and function.

A “Hope Center” is anywhere that a Hope or a God view is moved into the CENTER & where His Presence is the answer to all situations and circumstances.

HOW IS GOD DOING THIS?

 Through a Hope Reformation that changes the nature of Christianity to a hope-filled radiant view of building with the Father today, not only in the age to come. The Lord is speaking about a change in the nature of Christianity or a new understanding of God coming forth. He is continually revealing that He is unearthing the buried treasure of His nature as the God of HOPE that will change the nature of Christianity from a “despairing” Christianity to a “Hope-filled” Christianity.

DEFINING “REFORMATION”

Reformation is a fundamental (total/complete) change of person or paradigm which transforms worship, politics, society, and basic cultural patterns (i.e. an end to (an evil) by enforcing or introducing a better method or course of action.

DEFINING THE “MARTIN LUTHER REFORMATION”

In the 1500’s Martin Luther revolutionized the body of Christ by reinstating the understanding of God’s love that SECURED the heart with the assurance of eternal salvation, based on faith in His love displayed on the cross, not on our own efforts.   Ephesians 2:5- “…it is by grace you have been saved.”

DEFINING THE HOPE REFORMATION

Today, there is a Hope Reformation coming forth that provides an understanding of the nature of God as the God of Hope that advances the heart into divine destiny. This reformation brings a change in the way we live life with God, seeing Him as the God of Hope & our Inheritance today. Another way of saying this: whereas Luther asked, “How are we saved?” we now ask, “How are we to live?”

  • Romans 15:13– “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

JESUS’S EXAMPLE OF THE HOPE REFORMATION

John 11:23-26

Jesus said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha said to Him, “I know that he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die…”

Is He the God of the now or the God of the future? Martha had hope that He was the resurrection and the life IN THE FUTURE, but did not have hope to believe He could be the resurrection and the life TODAY.

THE HOPE REFORMATION / SCRIPTURE EXAMPLES

Hosea 2:14-15FROM this life being a valley of challenge TO this life being a door of hope!

John 10:10- FROM the thief who comes only to steal and kill and destroy TO Jesus who came that we may have life, and have {it} abundantly.

Isaiah 60 & 61FROM deep darkness covering the earth TO His light shining upon us and through us

Mark 10:30FROM a view of eternal rewards only TO 100 times more in this life

Acts 1 & 2FROM worry and fear about their future and calling TO hope and certainty in God’s power through them that advanced their hearts and gave them hope for the future

Luke 15 (prodigal son)- FROM working with the father being a drudgery TO delight in building with the father

Luke 19 (noble man-fathers business)- FROM burying our talents TOdoing business and building with our Father in this life

John 11FROM eternal security only TO Jesus being the resurrection and the life Today!

John 2 (Now God- water to wine)- FROM waiting for a future time TO“ahead of time” miracles from the “Now” God today!

Jer 32FROM hopelessness in captivity TO seeing today the redeemed lands and promises of tomorrow

GOD’S HOPE REFORMERS

Hope Reformers are those with a 3rd perspective, not that of the world or their own, but God’s Perspective of Hope. This is a view from God that transforms hopelessness and despair to a life filled with hope. Hope Reformers help to establish Hope Centers in all arenas of life, inviting in His presence into daily life.

Jesus example – Isaiah 61:1-4- He came to give beauty for ashes, oil of gladness for the spirit of despair

Scriptural example– Psalm 34:5 / Habakkuk 3:4 / Isaiah 60:1-3

HOW DO WE GET THERE & WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

THE HOPE JOURNEY

The Lord always lays out a pathway for us, as in Jeremiah 6:16

Jeremiah 6:16– “Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is, and walk in it; and you will find rest for your souls.”

The Journey of Hope is a lifestyle of learning to walk and commune with Jesus in all of life, at all times and in every arena.  He is the God of ALL of Life. There are practical steps and applications to help us grow in intimacy and relationship with Him on a day-to-day basis.

HOPE REFORMATION PRACTICAL APPLICATION

What is your part?  Get on the Journey into discovering this Man of Hope!!

Write down an area in your life where you have had hopelessness, then make an agreement to attack that area of hopelessness with true hope in God and His true nature.