“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,” Colossians 1:2.
I woke up from a dream where I was digging in the soil and uncovered a gold bracelet that was a bit tarnished and covered over with dirt.
I brushed it off and saw that there was a single gold charm on it and it had the word HOPE engraved on it.
I asked The LORD if pure gold could tarnish and felt to ‘Google’ whether it could and this is what it said.
“Gold alone or pure gold does not combine easily with oxygen so it stays shiny, it does not rust or tarnish, again, that is pure gold. Pure gold or 24 karat gold is too soft to be used in jewelry, so it is usually alloyed with other base metals altering its properties.”
Present Suffering and Future Glory
In other words, there was a mixture in this gold bracelet that I saw in the dream.
I had unearthed something of value in the soil. God has been busy unearthing those whom He has chosen.
We have been buried in much muck and mire but He has brought us forth from the earth and cleaned us up with the precious blood of the Lamb.
He has found the gold in us but the mixture that has been in us has caused a tarnishing in this season, but because He has found us there is HOPE!
He has now given us a Hope and a Future.
We have never been perfect, but He is continuing to purify us. His Hope for us is to be like Him in this season. He is looking for the Manifest Sons!
“I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God,” Romans 8:18-21.
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us,” Romans 5:1-5.
We can glory in the sufferings that we have been through in this past season because the suffering has produced the character of Jesus in us.
This has given or produced HOPE in us and we will not be ashamed of ourselves, because we see that He is making us more like Him in the process and perfecting His love in these imperfect vessels!
He is getting us ready to Pour forth His glory from these vessels, for it is, “Christ in you the Hope of Glory!”
The LORD is Saying….
“In this past season, I have been purifying the sons and daughters of hope!
They have been through the fire and through the flood but have neither drowned nor been burned but have only caught more on fire for me and My presence!
I have been perfecting their Love as they have hoped in Me. And as they have hoped in Me, I have become the hope of glory in them!
The enemy will try and come in this season, but he will find nothing in them that will tarnish or corrupt.
They will now become the Manifest Sons who will speak to the elements. who will say to sickness “GO” and it will go!
They will say to the mountains move and they shall move! They will know their authority and rule from heavenly places!
No weapon formed against them shall prosper!
The world awaits these that have come from the soil of the earth and yet have been set aside and filled with My glory for such a time as this!
They will rush on the cities and run on the walls for great is this company who will carry out My word!
Be amazed O’ heavens and astounded O’ earth for My sons and Daughters have come forth as gold and they are the Hope of My Heart!”
~ by Jo Ellen Stevens
Jo Ellen Stevens of TCIC Ministries is a Prophetic speaker, author, worshiper and intercessor. She has ministered with her husband for 23 years and was a worship leader at the Assembly of God for many years. She is an ordained minister (Restoration Ministries) and works with Restoration Ministries in their Ministry Rooms doing prophetic worship with her husband. She has taught many bible studies and have led many intercessory prayer groups.