The Ultimate Hope and Savior of the World

Posted 05 July 2016   Christian Broadcasting Television

Jesus Christ Only TV, is a Christian Internet TV channel, centered on 24/7 Global Evangelism, preaching Christ to the world and the everlasting gospel to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people, Christ being the ultimate hope and savior of the world.

Our main goal, mission and purpose are to unveil or introduce the person of the Lord Jesus Christ to the gentile world, as the only Lord and Savior of all mankind according to the Holy Bible and bring good news of hope to mankind for eternity in Heaven with God, only through His son Jesus Christ.

Hope is the emotional state which promotes the belief in a positive outcome related to events and circumstances in one’s life. Now, Ultimate, means the best or final, in other words you can’t progress any further up, or go any higher, thus the title Jesus being the ultimate Hope and savior of the world, according to the scriptures as we are going to exam below.

The Bible declares unequivocally that Jesus Christ is the Only Hope for all people when it comes to the matters of the afterlife or eternal life. Eternal Life is the life lived after this temporary one on this earth comes to an end.

Jesus declared in the scriptures that ‘no one has seen the father except me’ in the book of John 6:46 46 Not that anyone has seen the Father, except He who is from God; He has seen the Father. 47 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me[g] has everlasting life. 48 I am the bread of life. 49 Your fathers ate the manna in the wilderness, and are dead. 50 This is the bread which comes down from heaven that one may eat of it and not die. 51 I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.”

 

The main mission of Christ on earth was to fulfill prophecy by proving that He was actually the Messiah or the one that the Jews had been waiting for, to redeem them from God’s condemnation due to sin. It is therefore crucial and highly advisable to all human beings to trust in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior, for without Christ, it’ll be Hell for eternity and you don’t want to go that route.

He said in Matthew 5:17Matthew 5:17
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17 “Don’t think that I came to destroy the law or the prophets. I didn’t come to destroy, but to fulfill.

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17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.

During His earthly ministry and in an attempt to proof that He was actually the Messiah or the Christ from God, Jesus requires that we confess Him to others or tell others that He is indeed the Christ, or ‘the sent one’, but most specifically in those days, He was addressing a skeptical Jewish audience who had different expectations of who Chris was going to be, where he was going to come from and how He would arrive, but they had no doubt that He was to come from God and bring good news of redemption.  Matthew 10:32Matthew 10:32
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32 Everyone therefore who confesses me before men, him I will also confess before my Father who is in heaven.

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32 Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.

But His apostles on the other had no doubt whatsoever about who Christ was, because they had been recruited by Him personally to serve in His ministry and during the course of their mission, they witnessed firsthand supernatural miracles that He performed and the words that He spoke in their presence which confirmed the obvious that he was indeed the ultimate Hope and savior (Christ) of the world.

The apostles Peter and Paul for instance as is explained below did most of the preaching and telling with so many words on different occasions that Christ was and is our ultimate Hope and Savior without any doubt whatsoever.

 

1 Timothy 1:11 Timothy 1:1
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Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 1 1 Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and Christ Jesus our hope;

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1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope,

Titus 2:13Titus 2:13
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13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ;

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13 looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

Let’s look at the two scriptures above in detail, which addresses Jesus Christ as the ultimate Hope and Savior of the World. Paul an apostle of Jesus Christ understood the spiritual and scriptural facts of Christ very well, and he helps us understand this whole concept of the Christ being the ultimate hope, in his letters first to Timothy his contemporary and student, then to Titus.

First, Paul seemed to borrow a leaf from the apostle Peter, in his very first sermon after Pentecost in the book of:

Acts 2:29-36Acts 2:29-36
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29 “Brothers, I may tell you freely of the patriarch David, that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, he would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 31 he foreseeing this spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that neither was his soul left in Hades, nor did his flesh see decay. 32 This Jesus God raised up, to which we all are witnesses. 33 Being therefore exalted by the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this, which you now see and hear. 34 For David didn’t ascend into the heavens, but he says himself, ‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit by my right hand, 35 Until I make your enemies a footstool for your feet.”’ 36 “Let all the house of Israel therefore know assuredly that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

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29 “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, 31 he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.
34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:
‘The LORD said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’
36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”

The main statement in the scriptures above by the Apostle Peter that day, sealed the deal, and finally put to an end any argument and debate about who really Jesus Christ was in the eyes of the Jews and the skeptic gentiles who had gathered from all over the world in Jerusalem that morning.  Peter had the faith, confidence and the backbone to declare with such boldness about the accounts of the resurrection of Jesus from the grave, that had been witnessed by many among the audience, and remember also that Peter was speaking to a people who just like him before, had not only denied Jesus, but also doubted Him, like Thomas who had insisted on hard evidence, including feeling the holes in his hands before he could believe, but at this divinely ordained time, Peter could not deny it, due to the overwhelming evidence presented by God through His sovereignty in the resurrection of Christ. The evidence on that day of Pentecost was clear, irresistible, tangible, irrevocable, authentic and witnessed by them all, especially after the filling of the Holy Spirit, where God manifested His presence through the outpouring of His Spirit.  This was a fulfillment of prophecy by Jesus when he had told His disciples not to leave Jerusalem until they had been with power from on high.

In the accounts of Christ getting ready to depart and go to the cross to fulfill His mission of liberating mankind from sin, one of His disciples, Thomas, apparently remained so doubtful than all the rest. From the time he heard that Jesus was preparing to go and die and be crucified, he offered suggestions to his fellow disciples that they probably ought to join Jesus and go and die with Him, instead of witness and allow Christ to die alone,  perhaps his  motivation was purely out of loyalty to Christ more than anything, even though he was a disciple, he exhibited some serious doubts as well, just like a regular guy on the street.

Jesus taught and prophesied about the things that had to take place on His way to Calvary. It’s now plain and evident from the scriptures that (Thomas) struggled greatly with the issues of believing by faith without any concrete form of physical evidence that would be required in order to confirm and prove prophecy, which doesn’t work that way in the Kingdom of God. God expects us to believe Him and His Word by simple and total Faith, as if we had physical evidence, for without faith, it’s impossible to please God.

When Jesus was resurrected and appeared to the eleven in a room, the Bible says that the doors were shut and locked, and this account remains perhaps one of the most significant miracle of faith ever to been witnessed directly by a naked human eye, beside the transfiguration, when Jesus came in the form of the Spirit inside their closed room and stood right in their midst physically, and said ‘peace be unto you’:- imagine that transformation right in their sight, from Spirit to flesh.

John 20:26John 20:26
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26 After eight days again his disciples were inside, and Thomas was with them. Jesus came, the doors being locked, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace be to you.”

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26 And after eight days His disciples were again inside, and Thomas with them. Jesus came, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, “Peace to you!”

It’s important to remember that the Jews had been waiting for a messiah, who was going to come and establish His kingdom on earth in a physical form, instead of a spiritual form. The Jews had been watching the horizon very keenly to see the exact time the messiah would arrive. So when Jesus came on the scene and began to identify Himself as the Christ who was to come, and the messiah who had been promised by God the almighty and prophesied by His prophets, it wasn’t easy for them to swallow that idea, for their minds were set that the messiah who was to come, had to have real political power and symbolism if anything, they had a very different picture altogether, of the kind of a King they were expecting and had anticipated for, who was going to establish his kingdom on earth physically and rule them like an earthly king would, thus, their refusal to accept Jesus as the Christ, firstly, due to the nature and means by which he had appeared,(born in a manger), secondly, due to the way He had presented Himself to them, thirdly, of  how He was proclaiming the Word of God with authority and power, and fourthly, how He was identifying Himself as the only Son of God.

They simply could NOT find enough faith to believe in Him, nor did they want to accept what they were seeing. But, there were other Jews in Israel who had the faith to believe that Jesus was the messiah or the Christ, and were also ready to accept and wholly embrace Him without any doubts or reservations.

We find in the scriptures Andrew informing his brother Peter, the good news that they had finally found the ultimate messiah, translated, the blessed Hope, the Christ or the anointed one, in:

John 1:41John 1:41
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41 He first found his own brother, Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah!” and “Christ” both mean “Anointed One”.).

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He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which is translated, the Christ).

Also, in the Bible, the woman of Samaria at the well, had an idea of the Christ or messiah, even though she had been living in sin, according to her conversation with Jesus, in the book of :

John 4:25John 4:25
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25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah comes,” . “When he has come, he will declare to us all things.”

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25 The woman said to Him, “I know that Messiah is coming” (who is called Christ). “When He comes, He will tell us all things.”

This woman of Samaria was describing an idea of Christ to Christ Himself without knowing that He (Jesus) was the one whom she was referring to, the expectation of the ultimate HOPE for salvation could be felt in her tone, and the emptiness in her heart was evident and profound, to which Jesus responded quickly by revealing and introducing Himself as ‘that Christ and  Messiah’, which she had been trying to describe much to her astonishment, and as the one who was to come and who was supposed to know all things.

Finally the Samaritans came to Jesus themselves to find out more details about Him to see if he was indeed the messiah, and when they saw Him and heard everything, they also believed in Him by faith without any hesitation, that indeed he was the Christ, in John 4:40-42John 4:40-42
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40 So when the Samaritans came to him, they begged him to stay with them. He stayed there two days. 41 Many more believed because of his word. 42 They said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of your speaking; for we have heard for ourselves, and know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

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40 So when the Samaritans had come to Him, they urged Him to stay with them; and He stayed there two days. 41 And many more believed because of His own word.
42 Then they said to the woman, “Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world.”

Dear friend, you can clearly see the plan of God about the Christ, and the factual truth of Jesus being the Christ according to the scriptures and according to the will of God, all this are indisputable facts, that are not only valid but also very compelling and wonderful indeed, that are worth not only to ponder about and meditating upon, but also accepting by faith and embracing Jesus Christ Himself as your Lord and savior, and establish a permanent relationship with Him.

Paul, emphasizes on this very point that Jesus Christ is the ultimate hope in his letter to Titus, and that same point had earlier been reinforced by Peter in:

1 Peter 1:31 Peter 1:3
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3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy became our father again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

We have no other hope  and we have no other savior than Jesus Christ ONLY, He is the only ultimate hope  and savior for your eternal  salvation, so, please don’t look elsewhere, hope  and trust Him only, and hope once and for all, and you will never be the same and you will never regret that decision ever for eternity.

Paul had preached in various places declaring Jesus to be the Christ, according to the will of God. –

Acts 18:5Acts 18:5
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5 But when Silas and Timothy came down from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Christ.

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5 When Silas and Timothy had come from Macedonia, Paul was compelled by the Spirit, and testified to the Jews that Jesus is the Christ. And also in Acts 18:28Acts 18:28
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28 for he powerfully refuted the Jews, publicly showing by the Scriptures that Jesus was the Christ.

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28 for he vigorously refuted the Jews publicly, showing from the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

The Bible is very clear that God wants you and I to believe the Lord Jesus Christ as the Christ and our ultimate savior, in:

John 20:30-31John 20:30-31
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30 Therefore Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.

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30 And truly Jesus did many other signs in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in His name.

One other thing that the apostle Paul has done well, is to explain what Jesus Christ has done as the savior of mankind, in his second letter to Timothy, he says in :

2 Timothy 1:82 Timothy 1:8
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8 Therefore don’t be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the Gospel according to the power of God,

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Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me His prisoner, but share with me in the sufferings for the gospel according to the power of God, 9 who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was given to us in Christ Jesus before time began,  10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Jesus Christ, who has abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,

Jesus Christ did not just come to the world for the sake of coming, He came with a purpose, a mission and an objective, to abolish death and bring life through the gospel to all those who will believe, thus, the gospel must be preached to all mankind for the sake of salvation, will you believe it?

Jesus Christ has ascended back to Heaven where he came from, but He is returning soon and we are awaiting  His eminent return with exceeding Joy, great anticipation, and  looking over the sky,(those that have been saved), to see His appearing, as Paul says in:

Philippians 3:20Philippians 3:20
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20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from where we also wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ;

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20 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

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Even so, come, Lord Jesus come.