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Hope of ages


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Hope of ages

  1. 1. The Hope of AgesWritten by Evelyn PointerI!ustrated by Melissa C. PointerFriday, January 4, 13
  2. 2. HopeHope is the catalyst that pushes us to our goals. It is theforth that we have that sustains us Hebrews 11:1.We know that faith is the substance hoped for the evidenceof things not seen. What is the hope of the ages?When did it began? What meaning it for us in the latterdays?Friday, January 4, 13
  3. 3. The hope of the ages began at the garden of Eden. WhenGod created man he gave then a commandment which theybroke and caused the consequences of death to befall us.Genesis 2:16-17. “And the Lord God commanded the man,saying, of every tree of the garden though mayest freely eat:But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil thou shaltnot eat: for in the day that thou latest there of thou shaltsurely die.”Friday, January 4, 13
  4. 4. Doomed to an eternal death and damnation for sinning againstGod Adam and Eve accepted their fate and yet...there was a ray ofhopeFriday, January 4, 13
  5. 5. The Hopewas theLamb of GodFrom the beginning of his sin manwas brought up to the mercy seat ofGod and was given hope to escapeeternal death and damnation. Godmade a sacrifice on behalf of Adamand Eve for their sins. Genesis 3:15.Friday, January 4, 13
  6. 6. As time passed...Hope was still thereAs we know Adam and Eve had manychildren but only 2 righteous sons andthey had hope in them that therighteous seed would flourish, one livedand the other killed.During the time of the flood whenwickedness flourished God saved only 8souls before he destroyed everythingthat breathed. Even though all of thewicked died and the animals selectedsurvived as well as 8 souls of therighteous evil survived as well, andmultiplied greatly upon the face of theearth.Friday, January 4, 13
  7. 7. HopeYet there was a ray ofhope in Abraham who waslooking for a city whobuilder and makes wasGod. Hebrew 11:10.Genesis 12:19. ThoughAbraham had many sonshe had only one seedwhich would bring aboutthe hope and the ages.Genesis 17:19.Friday, January 4, 13
  8. 8. Through the dark times there washopeIsaac them Jacob who bore the 12 patriarchs,who traveled to Egypt and become slaves untoPharaoh and even still there was a ray of hope.The Lord raised up a delivers. “Come nowtherefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaohthat thou mayest bring forth people thechildren of Israel of out of Egypt” Ex 3:10.Moses and Aaron and Miriam led the childrenof Israel out of Egypt with great signs andwonders. Just as our hope rose and we weredelivered from Egypt, so did wickedness rosealso to try and prevent the children of Israelfrom searching the promise land. Moses andAaron nor Miriam never walked in the landpromised by God and Israel wondered in thewilderness 40 years.Friday, January 4, 13
  9. 9. Waiting for the True HopeThroughout the years as time wenton even until Israel was establishedas a great nations and multiplied asthe sands of the sea and the stars ofheaven. Wickedness continued tomultiply even faster but thereremain with the seed of hope thattraveled down throughout the ages.It travel throughout the judges andthe kings and the prophets as wellas the captivities and rebuilding ofthe templewaiting...waiting..waiting for thatgreat light, that great hope theseed of the gospel.Friday, January 4, 13
  10. 10. “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon hisshoulders: and his none shall be called Wonderful, counsellor, the might God , the everlastingFather, the prince of peace. Of the increase of this government and peace, there shall be no end,upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom to order it and established it with judgementand with justice from henceforth even for even. The zeal of the Lord of has will perform this.Isaiah 9:6-7.Friday, January 4, 13
  11. 11. The desire for the hope of the ages has always been with the seed of the righteous evenwhen they didn’t always understand. Acts 1:6. Even when Jerusalem fell and many Israeliteswere killed and scattered to all nations, kindred and tongue and there numbers decreaseddramatically that say of hope remain within them. For in their darkest hours and enslavedand brought again to Egypt in slave ships. When truth was trodden down, and no shepherdswere found, and strange and mysterious religious abounded upon the earth.Friday, January 4, 13
  12. 12. Hope in SongsThe ray of hope was in them eventhough the could not read or write.These songs war of hope. “Godown moses way down in EgyptLord tell O’ Pharaoh to let mypeople go.”Swing low sweet church come forto cary me home.”“My Lord calls me he calls me inthe thunder, I ain’t got long to stayhere.”Friday, January 4, 13
  13. 13. Our Hope and TodayIn our day we are enlighten notonly by the wisdom of the worldbut the Wisdom of God. We arefed pure truth and we haveshepherds and God; directs us inhis word. We don’t have greatjudges or kings, neither do we havethe beautiful temple made of goldor jewels that was made duringSolomon time yet the ray of hopehas been passed unto us andremains strong and stand fast.Friday, January 4, 13
  14. 14. Yet we have fears, not only for ourselves but our children and families. So we haveprepared them to survive in this world or the next.We know that many of us are weak. Our sons have left us, and we have just a littlestrength. What would we give to have our sons returns? What would we give to have ourchildren healed? We are just a handful of corn on the mountains. We must bend ourbacks to the burdens and bore the infirmities of the weak.We hope for the best for ourselves dwell as our children. What wouldn’t we do to saveourselves? What wouldn’t we do to save our children. We desire the blessing of God morethan anything else. “Bring ye all the tithes unto the store houses, that there may be nextin mine house, and prove me now here with, south the Lord of Hosts, if I will not openyou the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing and there shall not be roomenough to receive it.”The hope of our ancestors in here within our hearts, and the hope of the ages is thebuilding of this church and others like. It is the restoration of the children of Israel. Theraising up of the truth.Friday, January 4, 13
  15. 15. The release of those who are imprisoned and the most important is the ascending ofChrist “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings;that published peace; that bringeth good tiding of good, that published salvation; thatsayeth unto Zion thy Dod reigneth.”Friday, January 4, 13