Is there hope for the Church? For nearly 2,000 years the Church has been in existence in fulfillment of the words of Jesus. The church has the powerful media of Word and Sacrament, through which God supernaturally creates and builds faith. As we remain faithful to God’s plan, purposes and power, and in prayer seek wisdom on how to carry out our mission, we can be strong and healthy. God has spoken future history about His Church which overcomes all devices to derail it, and He grants us a glimpse of hope for the Church Universal, Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation.