THE EXPECTATION OF THE RIGHTEOUS

“So Peter invited the men to stay for the night. The next day he went with them, accompanied by some of the brothers from Joppa. They arrived in Caesarea the following day. Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends.”

Acts of the Apostles 10:23-24 NLT

When Cornelius sent his messengers to Peter, it took between four and five days for the journey. Remember there was no mobile phones, no internet, no GPS, nothing that would tell him how far they had gone, if they had arrived at Joppa, nothing. Yet the Bible records that when PETER and the messengers arrived, Cornelius was waiting for them and had called together his relatives and close friends. He was believed what the angel spoke to him in the dream and was fully persuaded and expectant that the servants would return with PETER. Imagine how he was able to keep all his relatives and friends together and waiting for the arrival of PETER and his servants. What did he say to them to convince them to stay, what was going on in his own heart? But in all these things, he was assured that his expectation would not be cut off.

“Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality–faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].”

‭‭HEBREWS‬ ‭11:1‬ ‭AMP‬‬

“Surely there is a future [and a reward], And your hope and expectation will not be cut off.”

‭‭PROVERBS‬ ‭23:18‬ ‭AMP‬‬

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