Ephesians 1:18: “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,”
So, when one gains this spirit of wisdom and revelation about God, their eyes of understanding become enlightened. They will get to the peak of spirituality and know what the hope of His calling is.
Titus 2:13: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;”
It is Jesus Christ in Christians and one day will fulfill rapturing the Christians up in heaven. It is also called “blessed hope” and also called “glorious appearing.” Hope and glory are intertwined here because the glory is up in heaven.
The hope starts with Christ in a believer. When one gets saved in the Lord Jesus Christ and He lives inside the person, that is when one has hope. Jesus Christ is alive in a believer.
Colossians 1:27: “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 3:4: “When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”
A Christian’s hope starts with Christ in us, and that hope is fulfilled when we get raptured to heaven with Him. It ends with Christ taking us up to heaven with Him in glory, face to face.
Why does it say “calling” in Ephesians 1:18? That is because He is calling you home.
Look at 2 Thessalonians 2:3-12, which is about tribulation. Christians will be raptured before the tribulation. Verses 3-12 are for those left behind who did not trust the gospel for their salvation. Look at verse 13, it says, “but we,” which means that Christians are an exception from verses 3-12. Look at verse 14. We see the calling of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Thessalonians 2:14: “Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Now, look at Romans chapter 8. Notice how “the glory,” “the hope,” and “the calling” go all hand in hand with Christ being in a Christian but then completing it at the rapture. That is why the rapture is called “the blessed hope.” The is why Jesus Christ in us is accurately called “the hope.” That means that right now, a Christian is living in hope even if one is depressed.
Romans 8:17-18: “And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.”
“In us,” indicates that the rapture power is inside us now because it is Christ in you.
Romans 8 :19-20: “For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,”
We are in this body of corruption, and we want to be free from it. God says there is this hope that we will be free from it.
Romans 8:21: “Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.”
Romans 8:23: “And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.”
To break free from this body is to be raptured. That is why this hope is about the rapture.
Romans 8:24-25: “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? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.”
“Hope” is tied to Jesus Christ invisibly being in a Christian. Believing by faith without seeing this invisible Christ in us will rapture us up to heaven. It is all based on hope.