Mini Messages

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The Lord Miqweh

Posted by Pastor Dave Johnson on October 2, 2021

The Lord’s people have something to sing about, a Psalm indeed for the heart to be rejoicing in hope: “In thee, O LORD do I put my trust … for thou art my hope, O LORD” (Psalm 71:1, 5). The Psalmist gives us reason to hope in the Lord; his confidence is in his LORD MIQWEH, the trustworthy God of HOPE. He is our LORD, Jehovah, meaning to be and to become IN US our MIQWEH, our HOPE. The Hebrew name of the LORD MIQWEH is defined as HOPE alive in the very person of our LORD. Hope alive in HIM gives unto the Spirit-filled, born-again believer quite an encouraging prospect to “keep on keeping on” as we journey on in our life of faith. The hope that our Lord gives us is not found in the confines of the world’s paltry “wishing for” those things that just need to happen, thinking that those “hope so’s” will finally bring to one his happiness, success, security, or life’s purpose. Miqweh is HIMSELF our hope, who is of Himself giving us the confident expectancy of who He is and what He gives concerning the blessings longed for in life. The Lord’s providential care for His own comes with His expected blessings innumerable, giving us purpose in life to LIVE THE LIFE that He has designed for us. The theology found in his name Miqweh gives us a most confident hope founded upon the authority of HIS WORD. Our hope extends from the Word and the God of HIS WORD. His name MIQWEH is found in His Word, and our hope is found in HIM.

The Word of God tells us “In thee O LORD do I put my trust” (Jeremiah 17:1). The reason: “For thou art my hope” (v. 5). Hope for today, tomorrow, and every day is found in WHO the Lord is as HOPE IN YOU and hope for you. God has a clearly prescribed pathway for hope designed for our lives as found in who the Lord is, being our HOPE. The Psalmist encourages us to “Wait thou only upon God: for my expectation is from him” (Psalm 62:5). Having expectations of hopeful things must first have the preclusion of our hope being FIRST in the Lord. Waiting on our God named HOPE brings HIS HOPEFUL expectations for us. That hope begins at the start of our relationship with Him; God has called us to himself, unto salvation: “Ye are called in one hope of your calling” (Ephesians 4:4). With that same Scripture, Holy Spirit inspiration associates that “one hope” with “ONE SPIRIT” (v. 4). So, the answer to the hopelessness in our world is not necessarily found in what you HAVE or do in life, but WHO you have, coupled with His expectations gifted to us. Our hope is directly connected to, and enhanced in the spiritual dimension of our lives, as the Apostle Paul tells us: “Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost” (Romans 15:13). So, dear child of God, you do have something to sing about, and that song will “keep you keeping on!” “In thee, O LORD do I put my trust … for thou art my hope, O LORD” (Psalm 71:1, 5).