Notice the saying “I Will”….is an expression for something yet we’re intending:
(As in a desire to visit somewhere; to go to a certain place, but has not happened…yet).
To will something, is in the progression of it, because intention is being stated; setting forth an expectation.
An ‘I Will’….a predetermination. The mind has been set.
So this small phrase seen in the scriptures, is it a message of what a willing mind towards God, is yet to do and become?….And for this theme, it’s to rejoice.
I will…rejoice, although I’ve not yet obtained. So what does the rejoicing lead us into?
Before this can be answered, shouldn’t we be looking into what is the rejoicing in the first place?
Is it possible that we rejoice IN HOPE? Believing in Hope?
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 ~
Who is the father, as our example in faith?
Is it not…Abraham.
Therefore it is of faith, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed; not to that only which is of the law, but to that also which is of the faith of Abraham; who is the father of us all
~ Romans 4:16 ~
Abraham…rejoiced….to see Jesus day! He did see it and was glad!
John chapter 8:
- Then said the Jews unto him, Now we know that thou hast a devil. Abraham is dead, and the prophets; and thou sayest, If a man keep my saying, he shall never taste of death (will not partake of the carnal mind ever again).
- Art thou greater than our father Abraham, which is dead? and the prophets are dead: whom makest thou thyself?
- Jesus answered, If I honour myself, my honour is nothing: it is my Father that honoureth me; of whom ye say, that he is your God:
- Yet ye have not known him; but I know him: and if I should say, I know him not, I shall be a liar like unto you: but I know him, and keep his saying.
- Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
- Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?
- Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I AM.
But Christ as a son over his own house; whose house are we, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.
~ Hebrews 3:6 ~
We rejoice in hope (in the hope).
Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer;
~ Romans 12:12 ~
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
~ Romans 8:24 ~
So then, what would be the hope in reference?
This next verse is how it works.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
~ Hebrews 11:1 ~
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:
~ Colossians 1:27 ~
Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace…
~ 2 Thessalonians 2:16 ~
Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the commandment of God our Saviour, and Lord Jesus Christ, which is our hope;
~ 1 Timothy 1:1 ~
Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;
~ Titus 2:13 ~
Having obtained the mind of Christ by the true and living way, is it not then knowing God, or rather also being known of God; by knowing all that is God, and all that is not God?
For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
~ I Corinthians 13:9, 10 ~
For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
~ I Corinthians 13:12 ~
Hebrews chapter 10:
- Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest (the Holy One) by the blood of Jesus (the testimony of the Word of God, by the Spirit of prophesy),
- By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;
- And having an high priest over the house of God;
- Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.
- Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
- And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
- Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
Christ is our hope. Amen