Hope (Attitude)

Hope is the pillar of mental health. (Ps 42:11)

Hope is the second of a threesome of immovable pillars. (1Co 13:13)

Hope is the enabler of longsuffering, which is one of the fruits of the Spirit. (Ps 71:14, Gal 5:22)

Hope is our helmet that protects our mind. (1Th 5:8)

Hope is an anchor for our soul. (Heb 6:17-19)

We hope in God's mercy. (Ps 33:18,19)

We are saved by hope. (Ro 8:24 compare Heb 11:1)

Fulfilled prophecy gives us hope in the future.

Fulfilled prophecy gives us hope in the future. (Am 3:7, Jn 14:28,29, Jn 13:18,19, Ro 15:4)


Examples: Prophecies of the nations. (Da 2:1-49)

Babylon, Medo-Persia, Greece, Rome, Europe, Jesus' eternal kingdom.

Examples: The 70 weeks (490 years) prophecy. (Da 9:24-27)

The exact prediction of Jesus' baptism and death, and the rejection of the gospel by the Jewish leaders.

69 weeks (483 years, 457 BC - 27 AD, note that there was no year 0) plus 1 week (7 years, 28 AD - 34 AD)

Note: The day-to-year principle is the key to unlock prophetic time. (Nu 14:34, Eze 4:6)

Examples: The 1,260 days (years) prophecy. (Da 7:25, Da 12:7, Rev 11:2,3, Rev 12:6,14, Rev 13:5)

The great tribulation of God's people in the dark ages.

1,260 years (538 AD - 1798 AD)


Examples: Prophecies of Jesus first coming. (Lk 24:27)

Over 50 fulfilled prophecies, including the following 25:

Jesus was born of a virgin. (Isa 7:14 => Mt 1:23, Lk 1:26-31)

Jesus was born in Bethlehem. (Mic 5:2 => Lk 2:4-7)

Jesus escaped the slaughter of the infants. (Jer 31:15 => Mt 2:16-18)

Jesus fled to Egypt. (Hos 11:1 => Mt 2:14,15)

Jesus had a Galilean ministry. (Isa 9:1,2 => Mt 4:12-16)

Jesus entered Jerusalem on a young donkey. (Zec 9:9 => Mt 21:1-5)

Jesus entered the temple. (Mal 3:1 => Mt 21:12)

Jesus performed healing miracles. (Ps 146:8, Isa 29:18,19 => Mk 8:22-26)

Jesus spoke in parables. (Ps 78:2 => Lk 8:9,10)

Jesus calmed the sea. (Ps 89:8,9 => Mt 8:23-27)

Jesus was hated in spite of His innocence. (Ps 35:19, Ps 69:4 => Jn 15:24,25)

Jesus was rejected by His own people (the Jews). (Isa 53:3 => Jn 1:11, Lk 23:18-21)

Jesus died for our sins. (Isa 53:8 => Mt 20:28)

Jesus was betrayed for 30 pieces of silver and the money was used to buy a potter's field. (Zec 11:12,13 => Mt 26:14,15, Mt 27:5,7)

Jesus was forsaken by His disciples. (Zec 13:7 => Mt 26:31,56, Mk 14:50)

Jesus was crucified. (Ps 22:14-16, Isa 49:16, Zec 12:10, Zec 13:6 => Lk 23:33, Jn 20:27)

Jesus was counted as a criminal. (Isa 53:9,12 => Mk 15:27,28, Lk 23:33)

Jesus' garments were gambled. (Ps 22:18 => Mt 27:35, Jn 19:24)

Jesus cried out, "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?" (Ps 22:1 => Mt 27:46)

Jesus prayed for His enemies. (Ps 109:3-5 => Lk 23:34)

Jesus' bones were not broken. (Ex 12:43,46, Nu 9:12, Ps 34:20 => Jn 19:32-36)

Jesus' side was pierced. (Zec 12:10 => Jn 19:34)

Jesus was buried with the rich. (Isa 53:9 => Mt 27:57-60)

Jesus was resurrected. (Ps 16:10, Ps 49:15 => Mk 16:4-6, Ac 2:29-32)

Jesus ascended to heaven. (Ps 68:18, Ps 110:1 => Mk 16:15,16,19, Lk 24:50-52, Ac 1:8-11)

Trusting God (faith) gives us hope in all God's promises.

Trusting God (faith) gives us hope in all God's promises. (Ps 119:114, Isa 46:9,10, Ro 4:19-21, 2Pe 1:4)

All God's promises are fulfilled in Jesus. (2Co 1:18-20)

Jesus is our greatest Hope.

Jesus is our greatest Hope. (Col 1:27, Ps 71:5, Joel 3:16, 1Ti 1:1, Tit 2:13, 1Pe 1:3,4)

We are to believe that, through Jesus, all our sins are forgiven. (Isa 44:22,23, Lk 5:19-25, Jn 1:29, Ro 8:1, Col 2:12,13, 1Pe 2:24, 1Jn 1:7, 1Jn 2:12)

We are to believe that, through Jesus, all our sins are forgotten. (Ps 79:8,9, Isa 38:17, Isa 43:18,25, Jer 31:34, Eze 33:16, Php 3:13,14, Heb 10:17-20)

We are to believe that, through Jesus, we have an abundant life. (Jn 10:10)

We are to believe that, through Jesus, we have eternal life. (Jn 14:6, Jn 11:25,26, 1Co 15:55-57, 1Jn 5:13)

We are to believe Jesus will never leave us or forsake us. (Isa 46:3,4, Mt 28:20, Heb 13:5,6)

We are to believe Jesus will finish the transforming work He began in us. (Php 1:6, Ro 8:29, 2Co 3:18, Gal 5:5, Heb 12:2)

We are to believe Jesus will return to take us to Heaven. (Jn 14:1-3, Mt 25:31,34, Ac 1:11)

We are to believe by Jesus' resurrection that He can raise us from the dead. (1Co 15:3-8, 1Co 15:19-23, 1Th 4:14-18)

Anyone who does not have Jesus, has no hope. (Jn 3:36, Eph 2:12, Jn 15:5, Ac 4:12, 1Jn 5:12)

We look forward to eternal life in Heaven.

We look forward to eternal life in Heaven. (Jn 5:24, Jn 6:47)

We look forward to the end of sin, suffering, and death. (Rev 21:4,27, Rev 22:1-4)

We look forward to our new homes in a restored paradise. (Heb 13:14)

We look forward to blessings beyond our imaginations. (1Co 2:9)

Through eyes of hope, we see others as they could be in Jesus.

Through eyes of hope, we see others as they could be in Jesus. (Da 4:1-37, Lk 5:4-10, Ac 9:1-16, 2Co 4:18)

This hope promotes patience, longsuffering, and forbearance in dealing with others. (1Co 7:16, Eph 4:1,2, Col 3:12,13)

This hope promotes love, instead of hate. (Mt 5:43,44)

This is how Jesus sees us. (Ro 5:8)

Our hopes transform our mind.

Hope in what is false is folly and vanity. (Mt 7:26,27)

Our mind must hope only in what is true. (Mt 7:24,25, Jn 4:23, Ro 12:2, Eph 4:22-24, Php 4:8)

Our world view must be based on what is revealed in the Bible (the written truth). (Jn 17:17, 1Jn 2:21)

Our world view must be based on what is revealed in the life of Jesus (the Living Truth). (Jn 14:6, 1Jn 2:22)


The life is in the blood. (Lev 17:11 first part)

Our physical heart circulates our blood.

Our mental heart circulates our thoughts. (Pr 4:20-23, Ge 6:5, Pr 23:7 first part, Heb 4:12)

We need to keep our mental heart focused on Jesus. (Mt 14:25-31)

We are to have the mind of Christ. (1Co 2:16 last part, 1Co 2:13,14, 2Co 3:18, 2Co 10:5, Php 2:5, Col 1:9)

Our hopes give us a positive attitude.

Our hopes give us a positive attitude. (Ro 8:28, Php 4:13)

Jesus was never discouraged. (Isa 42:1-4, Mt 19:26)

A positive attitude encourages us to keep trying. (Mt 7:7,8)

A positive attitude encourages us to keep going. (2Co 4:8,9)

A positive attitude encourages us to keep trusting. (Mk 9:23)

Our hopes inspire thankfulness.

Our hopes inspire thankfulness. (Ps 30:11,12, Ps 100:4,5, 2Co 4:15, Eph 5:19,20, Col 3:15 last part, 1Th 5:18)

Thankfulness includes being content with what you already have. (Php 4:11,12, Ex 20:17, Lk 3:14)

Our hopes give us joy.

Our hopes give us joy. (Ps 146:5, Pr 29:18 last part, Isa 61:10, Jn 15:11, Ro 12:12 first part, Gal 5:22 joy, Php 4:4)

Our hopes keep us from sorrow. (Ne 8:10, Isa 61:1 bind up the brokenhearted, 1Th 4:13)

Our hopes give us peace of mind.

Our hopes give us peace of mind. (Isa 26:3, Jer 29:11, Ps 46:10, Gal 5:22 peace, Col 3:15 first part, 2Pe 3:13,14)

Our peace is not disturbed by anxiety. (Ps 23:1-6, Mt 6:25-34, Php 4:6,7, 1Pe 5:7)

Our peace is not disturbed by by stress. (Ps 55:22, Mt 11:28-30, 2Co 13:11, 2Th 3:16)

Our peace is not disturbed by fear (Jos 1:7, 2Ch 32:7,8, Pr 3:24-26 sweet sleep, Isa 35:4, Isa 41:10,13, Isa 54:17, 2Ti 1:7, Heb 13:6, 1Jn 4:18), not even fear of death (Heb 2:14,15).

Our peace is not disturbed by persecution. (Jn 16:33, Mt 5:10-12, Jn 15:18-20, Php 1:29, 2Ti 3:12, Heb 12:3)


Jesus is the Prince of peace. (Isa 9:6, Nu 6:23-26, Ps 29:10,11, Mk 4:39, Jn 14:27)

Those who receive righteouness by faith in Jesus receive true peace and true healing. (Isa 32:17, Isa 57:18-21, Lk 7:48-50)

Our hopes give us patience.

Our hopes give us patience. (Ro 8:25, 1Th 1:3)

Our hopes motivate us to patiently wait on God. (La 3:25,26, Ps 27:14, Ps 37:34, Pr 20:22, Ecc 3:11 first part, Hos 12:6, Gal 5:5, Heb 10:36,37, Jas 5:10,11)

Our hopes strengthen our health.

The gospel hope is good news, which strengthen our health. (Pr 15:30 second part)

The gospel hope is pleasant words, which strengthen our health. (Pr 16:24)

Our hopeful joy strengthens our health. (Pr 17:22, Pr 15:13)

Our hopeful positive attitude boosts our immune system to prevent sickness and disease.

Our hopes affect all our choices.

Our hopes affect all our choices. (Jos 24:15, Ge 2:16,17, Ge 4:6,7, Dt 30:15-19, Rev 22:11,12)




True health surmounts every barrier. (Isa 40:31)