As we know from Scripture, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life" (Prov. 13:12).
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Lost All Hope?
Over the last few years, I think I've met more people who have lost all hope than I ever have before in my life. While things in the natural realm continue to get more complicated for many people, hope deferred seems to be on the rise, even amongst the Body of Christ.
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when the desire is fulfilled, it is a tree of life." (Proverbs 13:12)
So many people have had their dreams crushed by their circumstances, fears and issues of this life. They are feeling as if no one loves them, cares for them or would even miss them if they were gone. All their expectations for anything good in their lives are almost completely lost.
Hopelessness Dispersed by the Presence of Light
These are people whose hopes have been deferred by everything, and they feel as if they are in total darkness; completely alone and cut off. However, it's in these situations that, all of a sudden, hope comes rushing in, in the form of a Man named Jesus Chris! He comes into their presence – some for the first time, and the darkness of that hopelessness is dispersed by the presence and the light of His glory!
Recently one morning, I saw hope deferred in the form of a demonic principality. It was sent to the Church in an attempt to knock down (or out) the people whom God had chosen to be filled with His presence and power to do great exploits for the Kingdom of God.
As this principality went about his way, he would partner with the spirits of insecurity and pride in order to destroy the hopes and futures of those who'd been chosen by the Lord. However, as this enemy tries to come in like a flood, the Holy Spirit is raising a standard against it in this season! (Photo via Unsplash)
Sending Hope Deferred Packing!
There's a fresh wave of hope being restored across the world as the sons and the daughters of God arise in this hour. Men and women sitting in darkness, who have lost all hope, are about to see a great light, and that light is going to send hope deferred packing!
Hope is being restored as the people who belong to Jesus Christ – who are filled with Him, moving with Him, restoring with Him and living with Him – are coming upon the scene. These are people who are carrying with them the ability to crush that spirit of hope deferred and bring fresh hope and life to those who feel as though they have lost it all.
"May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope." (Romans 15:13)
Expectancy will rise – as well as faith – in everyone who will be touched by these sons and daughters. For as they go forth, signs, wonders and miracles will follow in their wake. The broken will be made whole, the lost will be found, the dead will be raised and those who are in bondage will be set free! For they will act and react just as they've seen their heavenly Father act, and will respond in kind.
A Rising Army of Hope Carriers
The army that's rising in this hour isn't just a regular army of soldiers; it's an army of the sons and daughters of God who are known by all, and who recognize each other as well. They will go across this earth, clothed with the glory of God and filled with His Spirit, fulfilling the mandate of Jesus Christ, as they are empowered by the Holy Spirit to fulfill His Word.
Hope is coming to the world as Jesus Christ comes forth in His sons and daughters in this hour. Here we are, Lord. Send us!
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