Doing some research on the word, ‘hope’ in the Vine’s Expository Dictionary, I ran across this definition of ‘hope’ referring to ZOE, or eternal life, which is the present possession of those who have been born of the Spirit:
Titus 1:1-3: “Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness, 2 in the hope of eternal life, which God, who cannot lie, promised long ages ago, 3 but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior.”
Titus 3:4-7: “But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, 5 He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, 7 so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.”
If you will notice, Vine states that eternal life, which is ALREADY in the believer’s possession, will come into full manifestation and realization. What you have now, through the new birth, will one day be extended to the physical body in resurrection. The body will put on immortality.
I would encourage you to listen to this audio broadcast, you will begin to discover, or delve deeper into what ‘eternal life’ being your present possession means!