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Candice Simmons: "Treasured One, This Is Your Year of Renewed Hope!"

Candice Simmons, Wichita, KS
Mar 17, 2024


God is happy, He loves you, and He's for you! If that were all I told you, that would be enough. But I have more!

The Year of Renewed Hope

Just the other day, I heard Him say, "This is a year of renewed hope, so let hope arise and your enemies be scattered!"

The Scripture this is based on is Psalm 68:1 and actually reads, "God! Arise with awesome power, and every one of Your enemies will scatter in fear!" (TPT).

I felt like Holy Spirit was saying that God and hope are synonymous.

In times of trouble, I often see myself like Leah of Star Wars, leaning into R2-D2 and saying on repeat, "Obi-Wan Kenobi, you are my only hope!" And immediately I think to myself, "God, You are my only hope!" I have it on repeat in my heart, just like it was in the movie, only I'm repeating, "God, You are my only hope!"

God is truly our hope, our only hope!

Romans 15:13 says that God is "the fountain of hope."

So remember that this year He is renewing your hope!

His Treasured One

And I heard the Father say, "No matter what happens, remember that you are My treasured one – don't ever forget it!"

Zephaniah 3:17 (TPT) says that He takes such delight in you and will soothe you with His love. You are His treasured one. The footnote for this verse says that you are sealed (or engraved) with His love. You are His, and His name is engraved over your heart.*

"'They will be Mine,' says YAHWEH, Commander of Angel-Armies. 'And on the day when I make up My treasured possession, I will show them mercy, just as a compassionate father is gentle with his faithful son.'" (Malachi 3:17 TPT)* (Photo via Pixabay)

Power That Comes from Loving Him

"The more you love Me, the more My power will be released in and through you this year to win every battle!"

John 14:15 in The Passion Translation says, "Loving Me empowers you to obey My commands."

One of the ways David expressed his love and reverence for God was by inquiring of Him or praying. In other words, seeking His face – His permission – especially before going to war (see 1 Samuel 23:1–4; 1 Samuel 30:8; 2 Samuel 2:1). This is evidence that David recognized God and that God alone could help him defeat his enemies. And he knew that without God's help, he and his men would be consumed by their enemies.

Jeremiah 33:3 in The Passion Translation says, "Cry out to Me and I will answer you. I will reveal to you great things, guarded secrets that you never could have known."

"... the One who began this gracious work in you will faithfully continue the process of maturing you until the unveiling of our Lord Jesus Christ!" (Philippians 1:6 TPT)

From Paupers to Princes

You are going to be surprised at the people God uses the most this year. And don't look now! It may even be you! And I prophesy that it will be you!

Psalm 113:8 says, "He turns paupers into princes and seats them on their royal thrones of honor" (TPT).

The warning here is to not judge people prematurely. If you honor others, you will not have to go back and apologize later.

Wait on Me! I'm Running You into Your Destiny

Don't panic and judge your circumstances too quickly. This year there are going to be times when you will think that the enemy is running you into devastation and destruction. But the Lord says, "Stop and look to Me, and you will find that I'm actually running you into your destiny instead. Only wait on Me!" (Photo via Unsplash)

Romans 8:28 says, "Every detail of our lives is continually woven together for good" (TPT).

Remember Jacob, when Esau was coming to meet him. He was fearful of what Esau would do to him, but this was the time when he ran into his destiny and the camp of angels on his way. And remember our Lord Jesus who was crucified. The enemy's plan set Christ up to bring salvation to the whole earth. And so, your destiny is secure in Christ, and no matter what, your destiny is secure in Him this year and forever.

Remember that this year, no matter what happens, you are His treasured one, and He will be the one who gently holds out compassion to you and calls you into His arms of safety.

* The minor prophets are yet to be published in The Passion Translation, and the final rendering of these verses may vary slightly from what was quoted here.

(Used by Permission via The Passion Translation.)


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Candice Simmons
Stairway Ministries
The Passion Translation


Brian and Candice Simmons have been described as true pioneers in ministry. As a spiritual father and mother, their teaching and spiritual gifts have opened doors in many nations to take the message of authentic awakening and revival to many. For the last 40 years they have labored together to present Christ in His fullness wherever God sends them. Dr. Simmons is currently working as the lead translator of The Passion Translation.


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