The Greek word for hope, “elpis”, means “an anchor rope.” In early times of History, great ships would tie ropes to the helm of the ship, which would be tied onto the ’anchor rock’, which was buried in the ground near the edge of the water. Ships coming ashore would send a forerunner in a small boat with a line from the ship to fasten to the anchor rock so they could then pull the ship to shore with an anchor rope. Jesus is the forerunner of your salvation and has provided everything you need to accomplish His will.
Hebrews 6:14-20 – For when God made the promise to Abraham, since He could swear by no one greater, He swore by Himself, saying, “I WILL SURELY BLESS YOU AND I WILL SURELY MULTIPLY YOU.”And so, having patiently waited, he obtained the promise. For men swear by one greater than themselves, and with them an oath given as confirmation is an end of every dispute. In the same way God, desiring even more to show to the heirs of the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose, interposed with an oath so that by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.
Hope, “an expectation”, is like an Umbilical Cord connecting a child to its mother giving life support. If your hope or your source for life support is not fixed and connected to Jesus, your future is cut off and you won’t get into your God ordained destiny.
Philippians 1:20 – “According to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will not be put to shame in anything, but that with all boldness, Christ will even now, as always, be exalted in my body, whether by life or by death.”
Proverbs23:17-18 – “Do not let your heart envy sinners, but live in the fear of the Lord always, surely (positively) there is a future and your hope will not be cut off.”
John 10:9 – “Jesus said, “I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”
Hosea 2:15 – “I will give her, her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor (trouble) as a door of hope.”