I saw hope in our cities. It looked like a small, fragile child sitting next to a lit candle. For such a small candle, the light it emitted was incredible. Hope is hidden in the darkest places and the enemy is hunting it down to destroy it. The Lord says to us:
My hope is safe. It is hidden in the crevices and deep places in the hearts of men. It is not lost, the hope of nations, of personal vision and dreams; the hope of new life, new breakthrough, the hope of a new beginning, all of this is being incubated in the hearts of men. Today I command hope to come out – to be revealed and to shine forth. I speak to hope this day to shine and illuminate this world! No longer will you be hidden but you will inspire and shine before men. My people, be released from the chaos that reigns on the earth and let hope’s light shine forth. I say that hope is restored, hope is renewed and will no longer be hidden.
As God spoke this word, the child representing hope was now fully grown into a strong man. He has taken the candle, up above the earth. Here the light illuminates what was dark and threatening. The enemy is now hiding in the dark places as hope illuminates the earth.
May the God of hope fill hope with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.