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Advent: Hope, Peace, Joy, Love.

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‘Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1

This week, we are going to walk through the focused adoration of Advent. Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love. It is fitting that we focus on Advent as we have just concluded our DBO manual.  Our year-long project concluded with the Fulfillment of God’s promises from the Book of Revelation. As we prepare for Christmas, we not only prepare to celebrate the Nativity, the first coming of Christ. We are also preparing for the last day,  the second coming of Christ. The fulfillment of the scriptures!  This week, we will show you, through our stories, how you can better prepare to celebrate Christmas by reflecting on Advent.

The first week of Advent is Hope. Hope is a radical act! Hope is not just a week in Advent, hope is a lifestyle for today’s warrior! In Romans, Saint Paul tells us to “ wake up because the night is almost gone and to put on the armor of light”! (Romans 13: 11-12 paraphrased) 

My hopes, especially at this time of the year, have certainly changed in my life. I remember Christmas’ “hoping” for a fire truck I had seen in a local market, or the Christmas I was “hoping “  for a Lionel train set I had seen in a catalog. My life’s experiences certainly have changed what I hope for. 

Daily Battle Order: What are you hoping for Kingdom Man? Do you take up your shield of faith every day because those flaming arrows are coming to destroy your hopes and dreams given to you by God Himself. 

It’s time to Wake Up! Put on the armor of light and take action! Be radical! 

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