TO HOPE AGAINST HOPE, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCE, IS THE BEAUTY OF THE PROCESS OF THE SOUL!!!!!!!
ALL OF HEAVEN IS WAITNG TO SEE YOUR VICTORY!!!!! THERE IS NO VICTORY WITHOUT A BATTLE, NOR TROPHY WITHOUT A COMPETITION (RACE)!!!!
THE ONE WHO IS CROWNED IS THE PERSON WHO HAS FOUGHT AND TRAINED MORE PASSIONATELY THAN OTHERS, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE ODDS WERE AGAINST THEM WINNING!!!!
WHAT INTRIGUES OTHERS IS NOT THAT YOU WON THE BATTLE OR GOT THE TROPHY BUT RATHER THAT YOU WERE THE LEAST QUALIFIED OR THE LESS SKILLED, BUT SOMEHOW WITH CONSISTENT PRACTICE AND COMMITMENT YOU OVERCAME AND STILL HAVE THE PRIZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
THAT IS OUR WALK IN THE LORD JESUS CHRIST!!!!! THAT DAILY WE COMMIT TO A BATTLE THAT IS SOMEHOW LARGER THAN US AND COMPETE IN A RACE WHERE EVERYONE ELSE IS MORE SKILLED!! BUT THE PERSPICACIOUS (CANNY) THING IS YOU WALKED AWAY WITH THE TROPHY!!!! YOU WEAR THE CROWN!!!!!!!!!
THAT IS WHAT HAPPENED WITH FATHER ABRAHAM!!!! THAT IS WHY HE HOPED AGAINST HOPE BECAUSE SOMEHOW IN HIS HEART IN ALL THE FAILURES HE KNEW IN THE END THAT BEAUTY WOULD BLOOM AND ISAAC (LAUGHTER) WOULD COME BY THE LIVING GOD, WHEREBY HE WOULD BE THE VICTOR!!!!! THAT SAINTS IS FAITH!!!!!! THAT IS GRACE!!!!!!! SOMEHOW IN HIS WEAKEST MOMENTS HE WAS STRONG!!!
16 Therefore, [inheriting] the promise is the outcome of faith and depends [entirely] on faith, in order that it might be given as an act of grace (unmerited favor), to make it stable and valid and guaranteed to all his descendants—not only to the devotees and adherents of the Law, but also to those who share the faith of Abraham, who is [thus] the father of us all.
17 As it is written, I have made you the father of many nations. [He was appointed our father] in the sight of God in Whom he believed, Who gives life to the dead and speaks of the nonexistent things that [He has foretold and promised] as if they [already] existed.
18 [For Abraham, human reason for] hope being gone, hoped in faith that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been promised, So [numberless] shall your descendants be.
19 He did not weaken in faith when he considered the [utter] impotence of his own body, which was as good as dead because he was about a hundred years old, or [when he considered] the barrenness of Sarah’s [deadened] womb.
20 No unbelief or distrust made him waver (doubtingly question) concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong and was empowered by faith as he gave praise and glory to God,
21 Fully satisfied and assured that God was able and mighty to keep His word and to do what He had promised.
22 That is why his faith was credited to him as righteousness (right standing with God).
23 But [the words], It was credited to him, were written not for his sake alone,
24 But [they were written] for our sakes too. [Righteousness, standing acceptable to God] will be granted and credited to us also who believe in (trust in, adhere to, and rely on) God, Who raised Jesus our Lord from the dead,
25 Who was betrayed and put to death because of our misdeeds and was raised to secure our justification (our acquittal), [making our account balance and absolving us from all guilt before God]. ROMANS 4:16-25 AMP
GOD CALLS THE LEAST QUALIFIED, THE MOST DESPISED AND THE UNSKILLED!!!!!
HE RAISES UP VICTORS OUT OF THE ASH HEAP AND CAUSES LEPERS TO BE CLEANSED!!!!
HE CROWNS THE WEAKEST, USES THE FOOLISH, CALLS THE LAME, AND RAISES UP KINGS FROM SHEPHERDS!!!!!
HE BRINGS FORTH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL FROM THE MOST HATED, WHILE FORMING PRINCES AND RULERS IN DUNGEONS AND CAVES!!!!!
HE BRINGS INTO AUTHORITY A QUEEN WHO WAS MARKED INITIALLY TO BE KILLED, BUT SOMEHOW THE WEAPON TO DEFEAT HER ENEMY WAS PUT INTO HER HAND!!!!!!
GOD USES THE SMALLEST NATION TO TORMENT THE EVIL ALL AROUND, AS WELL AS JOIN HIMSELF TO THAT WHICH NO MAN CAN TAKE CREDIT!!!!!
OUR GOD, AND OUR SAVIOR (JESUS CHRIST), GO AGAINST ALL THE LOGIC IN THE EARTH, TO SHOW A KINGDOM BY THE POWER OF HOLY SPIRIT THAT IS SEIZED VIOLENTLY AS A PRIZE!!!!!!!!
SAINTS NOW THAT WILL CAUSE ANYONE TO TAKE PAUSE AND CONSIDER THE GREATNESS OF OUR GOD!!!!!!