Against Hope, Believing in Hope

(As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Who against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations, according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be.

Romans 4:17-18

The language of God, which is the language of faith, is very amazing. And today in this special Destiny edition, I want us to examine a few things closely. Abraham’s body is dead, and Sarah’s womb is dead; but God says “I have made thee a father of many nations.” The question is, how? Take note, God is not saying, I am going to make you, but that He has made him already. This is factually speaking, ridiculous. But that is where the job comes in. And this is so relevant to the fulfillment of your destiny and mine.

How did Abraham handle this? Look right into the Scripture again, the Word says “…against hope believed in hope that he might become…” So this is something you do to become in the flesh (bring to manifestation) what God has already made of you by destiny. What does the Bible mean by against hope? Hope is a feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen. Now Abraham had no feeling of expectation to be fruitful anymore. It was a closed case. He accepted his fate. Everything from a natural standpoint made even the thought of it laughable. But when God spoke, he had hope against his hopelessness. The Word became the only basis for his hope against the total hopelessness which was his situation.

This is exactly how you must fulfill your destiny. From the standpoint of human reasoning, fulfilling your purpose, maturing into Christhood, attaining perfection might be something you have no feeling of expectation for; a very hopeless call based on your situation, who you are, where you are, what you have done in the past etc. But like Abraham, you only need to believe in hope against hope. Faith happens in the heart not in your brains. If only you can do it, then you will inevitably become. You have probably risen and fallen a thousand times in the past. It really doesn’t matter. “Yea, you shall be holden up: for God is able to make you stand” (Romans 14:4).

Just Do It

  • Believe in the Word and care nothing about how it will come to pass. Close your eyes to the hopelessness you see all around you.
  • Believe you are a Christ; perfect, full of Divine life with total dominion over all things.


  1. Father in the Name of JESUS, I curse every spirit of fear, doubt and unbelief to die in my life, in the Name of JESUS.
  2. Heavenly Father, against hope, help me to believe in hope.       



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