“Turn you to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope: even today do I declare that I will render double unto you.” (Zech. 9:12)
This is my first scripture I’m gonna study about my word of the year – HOPE. I had a different one in mind, but a friend brought this to me today, and I thought it was the perfect way to start the new year.
To have “prisoner” and “hope” in the same sentence might seem weird to some. But while my rebellion and criminal activity gave me the title “prisoner,” I don’t have to do my time hopeless. Let’s be honest – I could have enrolled in “criminal college” while I was here and learned all I could about being a better criminal. But instead – I decided to enroll in my own personal Bible college and become a better person.
I am nothing without hope! I am a prisoner with hope! I put my hope in nothing less that Jesus blood and righteousness! I am nothing without Jesus blood! And when I am nothing – He is everything! And I can put my hope in Him that His everything is all I need!