(1) Walk Thru The Word:   Romans 15: 813 (ESV)

Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show Gods truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy

Christ served the circumcised to show The truthfulness God’s promises So the Gentiles Also might glorify God for his mercy

8For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God’s truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs, 9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

“Therefore, I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”

10And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

11And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”

12And again Isaiah says, “The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”

13May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

(2) Message map Rom. 15: 813

(The Book of Romans: Session 26)

God Gives Hope To Those Who Trust His Mercy”

HOPE, verb transitive To desire with expectation of good, with a belief that it may be obtained.

  1. A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. hope differs from wish and desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good desired, or the possibility of possessing it. hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy; whereas wish and desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety.

Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well-founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on God’s gracious promises; a scriptural sense.

A well-founded scriptural hope is, in our religion, the source of ineffable happiness

Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God. Psalms 43:5.

God brought the ultimate hope into the world thru the promises He gives His people.

(3) Rom 15: 8

1a) Rom 15: 8 Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show Gods truthfulness, & confirm God promises to the patriarchs

Christ became a servant (an attendant who executes the commands of another) to the circumcised (Jews who were given the Mosaic rite) to show God’s truthfulness  (what   universally real in the divine moral and the physical spheres, in any matter under consideration, and which is revealed to man, in straightforwardness, ). 

God’s “truth, as taught in the Christian religion, involves

(4) Rom 15: 8

1b) Rom 15: 8 8God’s promises to the patriarchs also confirms His truthfulness to the Gentiles

in order to confirm (establish how fully reliable are) the promises (announcements of what is officially sanctioned and fitting) given to the patriarchs, (the male ancestors who were the original receivers of God’s promises through whom He worked to implement and manifest them into the world., )

God only has one plan of salvation, which is “Salvation by Grace: Rom 4:9-12  …9Is this blessing then only for the circumcised, or also for the uncircumcised? For we say that faith was counted to Abraham as righteousness. 10How then was it counted to him? Was it before or after he had been circumcised? It was not after, but before he was circumcised. 11He received the sign of circumcision as a seal of the righteousness that he had by faith while he was still uncircumcised. The purpose was to make him the father of all who believe without being circumcised, so that righteousness would be counted to them as well, 12and to make him the father of the circumcised who are not merely circumcised but who also walk in the footsteps of the faith that our father Abraham had before he was circumcised.

(5) Rom 15: 9-11

Rom 15: 9-11 9Gentiles Participate in The Promises & glorify God for his mercy & Magnify His Name with praise

9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God (magnify and esteem His Name & extol God’s virtues and cause His esteem to rise in the eyes of others) for his mercy. (2 Corinthians 5:19 NLT — For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation.

We publicly esteem God for his mercy.

(GRACE = God’s Riches At Christ Expense.

  1. M-E-R-C-Y is God’s Manifested Exoneration by Repentance through Christ to You)
  2. M-E-R-C-Y is God’s Multiplied Exemption from Retribution by Christ to You)

We glorify God when we

Our Ministry of Reconciliation Requires Glorifying God’s Name

Rom 15: 9- 11

9and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written,

“Therefore, I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name.”

10And again it is said, “Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people.”

11And again, “Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him.”

(6) Rom 15: 12 12The root of Jesse rules the Gentiles & Give Them hope.

12And again Isaiah says, “The root (a descendent) of Jesse will come, even he who arises (rises from death / the dead) to rule ((hold an office to REIGN over them)) the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope.”  (actively wait for God to fulfill the purpose for which He in-births faith thru the power of His love.

Hope also is expectation, trust, confidence that what God has promised He will fulfill or bring to fruition.

(Heb 11:1 — ESV Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.)

Matthew 12:21 — And in his name shall the Gentiles trust.  God promised to the Patriarchs the rulership of the Messiah in Genesis 49:10 (NAS) — “The scepter (mark of ruling authority,) shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler's staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh (the Messiah / the one… Click To Tweet

God promised to the Patriarchs the rulership of the Messiah in Genesis 49:10 (NAS) — “The scepter (mark of ruling authority,) shall not depart from Judah, Nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet, Until Shiloh (the Messiah / the one Who holds the Messianic title) comes, And to him shall be the obedience of the peoples (meaning the people shall obey Him).”  

Keep in mind that when God gave these promises in the Old Testament and the New Testament, David either had not been born, and after his reign, there was no throne of David, nor Israel for that matter!

But sometime in the future – perhaps the near future, we will see Rev 5:5 & 22:16 in operation. It may unfold in front of our eyes. 

Revelation 5:5 — Then one of the elders said to me, “Do not weep! Behold, the Lion of the tribe of Judah, the root of David, has triumphed to open the scroll and its seven seals.”

Revelation 22:16 — “I, Jesus, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star.”

(7) Rom 15: 13  God surgically implants hope in the circumcised heart

The circumcised heart Has God’s Hope! 

God’s goal is to circumcise our hearts (inner seat of man’s mind, will, heart, appetites, emotions, passions and moral character )(Deuteronomy  10:16, 30:6 & 8)

Deuteronomy 10:16 — Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.

Deuteronomy 30:6 & 8  — 6And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your offspring, so that you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.   8And you will again obey the voice of the LORD and follow all His commandments I am giving you today.…

The things God has us hope in or the kind of hope God gives us is the hope …

(7) Rom 15: 13

God surgically implants hope in the circumcised heart

The circumcised heart Has God’s Hope! 

God’s goal is to circumcise our hearts (inner seat of man’s mind, will, heart, appetites, emotions, passions and moral character )(Deuteronomy  10:16, 30:6 & 8)

(8) Rom 15: 13

The Holy Spirit Reflects Gods Hope in The Believing Heart He Fills with Joy & Peace

13May the God of hope (Who fills us with the expectation of what is sure/certain) fill you with all joy (to participate in the blessedness which the Lord enjoys) and peace (peace of mind, a sense of wholeness, harmony, concord, a sys that all things are well-ordered and in place. To experience what it means to realize the Lord is leaning toward you.) in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound (overflow / exceed what is needed, be at hand in abundance) in hope.

(9) Let’s Pray that God ReAwakens, ReInvigorates & ReEstablish Us in Our Calls In Christ! 

Hope defined per Webster’s 1828 Dictionary  

HOPE, noun

  1. A desire of some good, accompanied with at least a slight expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable. hope differs from wish and desire in this, that it implies some expectation of obtaining the good desired, or the possibility of possessing it. hope therefore always gives pleasure or joy; whereas wish and desire may produce or be accompanied with pain and anxiety.

The hypocrite’s hope shall perish. Job 8:13.

He wish’ed, but not with hope–

Sweet hope! kind cheat!

He that lives upon hope will die fasting.

  1. Confidence in a future event; the highest degree of well-founded expectation of good; as a hope founded on God’s gracious promises; a scriptural sense.

A well-founded scriptural hope is, in our religion, the source of ineffable happiness.

  1. That which gives hope; he or that which furnishes ground of expectation, or promises desired good. The hope of Israel is the Messiah.

The Lord will be the hope of his people. Joel 3:16.

  1. An opinion or belief not amounting to certainty, but grounded on substantial evidence. The Christian indulges a hope that his sins are pardoned.

HOPE, verb intransitive

  1. To cherish a desire of food, with some expectation of obtaining it, or a belief that it is obtainable.

HOPE for good success.

Be sober and hope to the end. 1 Peter 1:3.

HOPE humbly then, with trembling pinions soar.

  1. To place confidence in; to trust in with confident expectation of good.

Why art thou cast down, O my soul, and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God. Psalms 43:5.

HOPE, verb transitive To desire with expectation of good, or a belief that it may be obtained. But as a transitive verb, it is seldom used, and the phrases in which it is so used are elliptical, for being understood.

Here’s the ultimate Christian – Messianic hope: 2 Timothy 4:8 Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.

Let’s Pray:

God grant us the faith to grow in the hope you provide to those who love and long for the appearing of your coming! 

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