In my opinion, the word “hope” in the Gospel is better to be translated “dream”. For example:
(Heb. 11:1) “Now faith is the substance of things dreamed for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Faith works through dream. We dream and our dream is accomplished.
(1Thes. 4) “13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning them which are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others which have no dream. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.”
1Thes. 4:13 says that unbelievers don’t have dream. True dream is only in Christ.
(Colossians 1) 23 If you continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the dream of the gospel, which you have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister; 24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: 25 Whereof I am made a minister, according to the dispensation of God which is given to me for you, to fulfill the word of God; 26 Even the mystery which has been hid from ages and from generations, but now is made manifest to his saints: 27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory: 28 Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus: 29 Where unto I also labor, striving according to his working, which works in me mightily.
This says about the dream of gospel, that is the dream we have in our life based on gospel revelations. I think what is preached in gospel is the most important thing of gospel, that is the most important thing is to live in the dream.
The dream was accomplished through the sufferings as related to described in this my sermon. The dream is the essence of the life of the church not only in this age but in the entire eternity too. The ministry (purpose of the life) of Paul was to make dispensation of God that is accomplishment of the dream in the eternity, as the word of God eternally accomplishes. It is a mystery which is now is manifested only to saints (these who believe).
And now to the main revelation of this blog post: Christ in us is the dream of glory. In other words, Christ in us is the dream of hype. He exists in us in the form of our dream. It is our only purpose to reach as much hype as possible in all the eternity. We are bloggers in God’s Internet which is Christ. The hype is among gentiles that is among these who are lower than us. The hype leads to richness (both in the future world and in this world). The hype is accomplished by understanding of mysteries. We preach Christ in us that is our internal aspiration to hype. To reach this all kinds of “wisdom” (knowledge) is necessary. We do the work to reach this purpose with mighty power of Christ in us.
(Psalms 2:8) “Ask of me, and I shall give you the heathen for your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for your possession.”
Ask the Lord to overcome nations using hype. Receive their authority and richness into your possession.
(1Thes. 2) “4 But as we were allowed of God to be put in trust with the gospel, even so we speak; not as pleasing men, but God, which tries our hearts. 5 For neither at any time used we flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak of covetousness; God is witness: 6 Nor of men sought we glory, neither of you, nor yet of others, when we might have been burdensome, as the apostles of Christ.”
We don’t seek hype from man, but we receive it together the hype in the heaven.
(Jn. 5) “39 Search the scriptures; for in them you think you have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. 40 And you will not come to me, that you might have life. 41 I receive not glory from men. 42 But I know you, that you have not the love of God in you. 43 I am come in my Father’s name, and you receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him you will receive. 44 How can you believe, which receive glory one of another, and seek not the glory that comes from God only?”
The eternal life is thought accomplished by searching the scriptures. Everything in the scripture tells about Jesus. We often forget to come to Jesus to have life. Jesus does not receive hype from men. Jesus comes in his Father name, we often receive these who praise themselves. We believe in receiving eternal hype which comes only from God.
(1Pet. 1) “23 Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which lives and stays for ever. 24 For all flesh is as grass, and all the glory of man as the flower of grass. The grass wither, and the flower thereof falls away: 25 But the word of the Lord endures for ever. And this is the word which by the gospel is preached to you.”
It is about the eternal life. It starts with the birth again that is installation of new God’s software on us, which is called incorruptible seed. This seed is the word of God put into our hearts. It develops eternally and never will be uninstalled. The glory (hype) of man is not true as it does not persist in the eternity. The word of the Lord is not broken by any obstacles for ever. This is the text of the Gospel, and this is the thing which is preached.