Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ, by the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ, our hope. 1 Timothy 1:1.

Today your LORD (יהוה) God (אלהים) says:

Prophets of hope. A prophet is a person of hope and he speaks hope to My people. For I reveal My plans to the prophets and I know the plans I have for you, plans for your peace and prosperity (shalom) and not for evil, plans to give you a future and a hope. For in hope you were saved—the hope of eternal life starting now in this world and continuing on to endless day in My Kingdom of light. Hope of all good things in Me.

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13.

How great is the goodness I have stored up for you and I want to send showers of blessings on you now, which I have reserved for you in Christ in Heaven since the foundation of the world.

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love. Ephesians 1:3-4.

The prophetic utterance brings hope for vindication, reconciliation, victory, and change.

And that is the story of the prodigal son for both the father and his wayward son. It is a story of hope fulfilled for both.

The loving father in his stand for goodness and integrity and his unwavering position waiting for the repentance of his son, was vindicated when his son repented (returned to his right mind) and came home with humility to acknowledge his father’s stand. And that was when reconciliation took place. And the father rejoiced and celebrated in the victory of his son’s return, sacrificing the fatted calf, and the change that took place in his life—for he who was dead came to life again, and he who was lost was now found.

And likewise for the son, in repenting and returning he was given the robe of righteousness and put back in his position of sonship (born again), his vindication was from the father in forgiveness and love. He was reconciled with the father as if he had never sinned. He had the victory over sin and death, he went from absolute lack to having everything the father had at his disposal (signet ring), and he was a changed man. He was grateful and never wandered out of the father’s house again.

Both the father’s hope and the son’s hope were fulfilled.

Prophetic utterance edifies, exhorts, and encourages. It is a message of faith, love, and hope. Edifies: that is faith. Faith builds you up, I spoke out in faith and framed the world and the entire universe that surrounds it. Faith comes by hearing and hearing My Word. And a prophet has the spirit of faith—you believe in your heart and speak with your mouth and things come to pass.

Because the Word of the LORD was made to me a reproach and a derision daily. Then I said, “I will not make mention of Him, nor speak anymore in His name.” But His Word was in my heart like a burning fire shut up in my bones; I was weary of holding it back. Jeremiah 20:8-9.

On the road to Emmaus on the day I raised My Son from the dead, Jesus came and walked with two disciples whose hearts had grown cold in doubt and unbelief, and as He revealed Himself in the Words of Moses, the prophets and all scriptures heir hearts began to burn with faith and then they recognized Him in the breaking of the bread. And what did they do? Ran at record speed back to the disciples and shared the good news of the resurrection that burned in their hearts.

Exhorts: that is love. The prophet, knowing My love as manifested in the life, death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, is impelled by that love to persuade others to know this wondrous love and take the opportunity it offers for forgiveness and salvation. Just as I sent forth Paul to open the eyes of unbelievers so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the dominion of Satan to My Kingdom, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and an inheritance among those who have been sanctified by faith in Me. Acts 26:18. My heart of love is poured into My prophets by the gift of My Holy Spirit and they too desire that all men be saved and come to know the truth that will set them free and given them the blessed assurance of a beautiful life now and forever.

For the love of Christ impels us, once we have come to the conviction that one died for all; therefore, all have died. He indeed died for all, so that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.

Encourage: that is hope. A future and a hope. It is trust in My Word that it will come to pass if you stand on it and act on it no matter what the opposition. Hope is a confident expectation of good things to come for those who do My Word. Faith in My love gives you hope in My Word. For faith is the assurance of (title deed to) things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.

I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in His Word do I hope. Psalm 130:5.

A prophet has a spirit of faith (you believe and so you speak), a spirit of love (desires all to be saved and come to know the truth), and a spirit of hope (for a future and a hope that goes beyond the veil into the Holy of holies, My throne of grace).

Christ Jesus is your hope. 1 Timothy 1:1. All My magnificent promises, as many as they are, are “YES” to you in Him. He is My Word in action from the aleph to the tav. In  Him alone is eternal life for in Him alone you are released from your sins and made a kingdom, priests unto Me. And you can all prophesy, for I have given to you all the living water of My Spirit to drink, poured out upon you by Jesus, your hope.

The word translated as “hope” in Hebrew is the word “Tikvah (תִּקְוָה).” The literal meaning of the word “Tikvah” is “cord.” Yes, a cord. The first time the word is used in the Bible, which is significant, it is translated “cord” and it is a red cord hung in a window that was the hope of a better future for Rahab of Jericho and her family. Joshua 2:18, 21. She had hidden the Israelites who came to spy out Jericho before they attacked, risking her own life, and in return she asked that the Israelites would spare her and her family and take them into the nation of Israel as one of their own. The men of Israel agreed, but only if she hung a red cord in the window of her home so the army of Israel would know to save those in that house. Joshua 2:1-21. And that red cord in the window saved her and her family from being destroyed with the other citizens of Jericho when Joshua and God’s covenant people leveled the city walls with a shout!

She had put her hope in Me, the great LORD God of Israel, and her faith gave her boldness and a hope expressed in the red cord that was before her eyes and Mine day and night until her deliverance came. Joshua 2:21. And by her faith, hope, and love in Me, I put her in My covenant line of the descendants of Abraham from whom My Son Jesus took flesh. Matthew 1:5.

After that first time the word “Tikvah” is used in the Bible, from then on in all its occurrences, it is translated “hope.” And it became the name of the national anthem of Israel, Ha Tikvah, “The Hope.”

Do you see? The red cord. That line of precious blood, the blood of a Lamb slain since the foundation of the world, is what gives you hope even when dead in your sins and trespasses you have a future and a hope in the blood of Christ Jesus, who saves you from the wrath to come by His blood which has made propitiation for your sins and paid your ransom of the eternal life due for the eternal life you murdered in Adam’s treason.

We who have taken refuge would have strong encouragement to take hold of the hope set before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us, having become a high priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 6:18-20.

That blood red cord attaches you to the anchor of your soul which is embedded deeply behind the veil right in the Holy of holies, My throne of grace, anchoring you to the everlasting rock.

“Trust in the LORD forever, For in God the LORD, we have an everlasting Rock. Isaiah 26:4.

Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come; You have given commandment to save me, for You are my rock and my fortress. Psalm 71:3.

And I also have hold of that red cord so that I pull you, draw you, back to Me.

How do you keep hold of that cord in the valley of trouble? You sing praise and the valley of trouble becomes a door of hope. Prophesy in song. The key of David.

“Then I will give her vineyards from there, and the valley of Achor [trouble] as a door of hope. And she will sing there as in the days of her youth, as in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt. Hosea 2:15.

For You are my hope; O Lord [Adonai] LORD [Yahweh], You are my confidence from my youth. By You I have been sustained from my birth; You are He who took me from my mother’s womb;

My praise is continually of You. Psalm 71:5-6.

And the more the enemy comes against you, the more you hope and add upon your praises more and more.

But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more. Psalm 71:14.

I love you. You have a future and a Tikvah. Hang onto it and prophesy so that others can get ahold of the hope too. Anchored together to your everlasting rock no storm can take you away from your secure refuge. There is no snatching out of My hand. Come with confidence to receive mercy and find grace just when you need it, and come also to hear My Words so you can be a prophet of hope in the darkness that is covering the earth and veiling people’s eyes from the light by giving them the light of hope that the red cord hung in the windows of their souls will bring. Open the windows and let the light shine in. It will remove the darkness and sin. Let the light shine in and My glory will win! For when light comes darkness must flee. And Christ Jesus, the light that enlightens every man, is your hope. Tikvah.