The Angel of Hope
On May 19, 2009, I was taken further Into the Yellow House Journey of Hope by the Angel of Hope. During this encounter, the angel took me through a series of many questions, thoughts and circumstances about hope.
First the angel asked me, “Your sincerity has been tested along this journey of hope. Will you compromise?” NO, I will not compromise.
The Angel asked next, “What destroys hope and causes you from keeping the momentum to move forward?” The Spirit nudged me, "The ‘Hagar’ spirit and your sin; the enemy of pride.
The Angel asked Bob, “Will you open the book of the Libraries of Heaven and get all of the content that you can about hoping in God and hoping in who God is in people?” Open the books in the Libraries of heaven? Moving forward in hope amidst the pains, joys, perplexities... All are so good!”
Then the Angel showed up at the end of my bed and showed me “Libraries of content” about “Hoping in God”. He told me not to miss hope. We were to mine out everything we could and teach in “Classes of Hope” because hearts don’t know love and hope. There is so much more material to cover in hope. There is a great invitation into researching hope and feeding others. To know and not do is to not really know at all.
The Angel went on to redefine and communicate “true hope” versus “optimism.” He asked me at one point, “What won the 2008 election?” Hope was the candidate that ran for the office of President, and hope won. Obama was not the candidate; HOPE was the candidate that ran for the office of President. Hope won.
The Angel asked me, “What is your birthright?” HOPE is our birthright from heaven. He told me there are ‘diverse views of paradise’, but the true views only come from hopeful individuals. It was “Hope in God” every time!
The Angel asked Bob, “Can living in HOPE be done passively??” NO! To live in abundantly life is to live in hope. This cannot be done passively. Existence is never enough. We must have hope for something greater – we must hope for that which creates joy for others. This brings hope to the lost and love to the lonely. This is the place where you realize, discover and develop your relationship with Jesus.
“Live in HOPE!” The Angel kept saying, “HOPE, HOPE, HOPE! Don’t die without hope!”
Few have lived in love, even fewer with hope! And now it’s being made available. We need to be excited about hope because there is a momentum for change in hope that we can applaud forever!
The Angel asked, “What is happening right now in your pulpits and universities?” We stuff people full of facts, forget they are human beings, and we forget they need the reality of hope in their hearts. We must fill them with the reality of God’s hope in their lives!
The Angel asked, “What is your unique manifestation of hope?” I thought of a “Hug of Hope”. In one instance, the Angel stood by me as I spoke to crowds of thousands of people. The people were mesmerized by the hope. At the end, all they wanted was a “hug of hope”. They would all line up for hours to have a hug of hope. This was my manifestation of a ministry line, where others would lay hands on them and they’d fall over. It wasn’t about me, Bob Hartley. It was about this reality of HOPE – they just wanted to be hugged, and then they’d become one of these “points of hope”. A lot of the audience were diverse groups, but I really saw the elderly, the highest suicide rate is 60 or older, because they’ve been told they have no value, and they were going to be some of the greatest hope bringers, and so I was able to speak to them in the crowd and give them hope, not necessarily our target audience.
The Angel asked Bob, “What is HOPE IN GOD truly about?”
Hope in God creates a banquet out of life. Most are poor fools starving themselves to death when hope is available. Every opportunity is to set a table to teach on hope through their lives. Every person has an expression of hope and it is manifested uniquely in who they are.
“How will hope take you away from ‘ego’?” Hope turns you toward God and toward others!
“How does Hope celebrates life in God to the fullest?” The fullest dream is unfettered in hope at the smallest sign because it sees the bigger applications.
“Where is hope cultivated?" Hope is not an act for television cameras. Hope is in the silent places and most difficult times.
“What can shake hope? NOTHING! Hope never fears death – hope sees the progression of life and immortality.
“What is the value of hope?” Hope is for the NOW. The real lasting value is the way we’ve hoped and the way we’ve loved.
“What is released through HOPE?”
Supernatural power to release the “riches of God”!
Supernatural power & ability” that changed their broken lives & families too!
Supernatural power & ability” that changes churches & businesses!
Supernatural power & ability” that changes areas!
A Healed & expanded view of life.”
“How does hope overcome the accusation that says, “you are all alone”?” Hope says that you are NEVER alone!
“How does hope overcome the accusation that says, “you are too weak”? Hope says that you are STRONG in God!
“How does hope overcome the accusation that says, “You put your confidence in the wrong place”?
Hope says that “we put our hope in God as our redeemer.
“How does hope overcome the accusation that says, “You are not enough?” Hope says that we are ENOUGH to God and He is enough to us!
“How does hope overcome the accusation that says, “God has sent us to destroy you?” Hope says that God’s nature is to love us – he is for us!” Rom 8:38
“How does hope overcome the accusation that says, “Fear & terror purposing to create hopelessness & withdraw”? Hope says that “our God is greater! Our God is our deliverer!!!”
“How does hope overcome the accusation that says, “Don’t trust in leaders or relationships?” Hope says that “we have hope in God’s ability through our leaders and pray for them!!!”
“How does hope bring a “A WONDROUS VIEW OF ETERNITY”? Titus 1:2 – a faith and knowledge resting on the hope of eternal life, which God, who does not lie, promised before the beginning of time.
“How does hope move “GOD MOVED TO THE CENTER”? Romans 8:24-25 – For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently."
“How does hope bring a “HEALED VIEW OF LIFE’?” Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me
“How does hope bring better plans forth?” Nehemiah 2:12 – “I will surely gather all of you, O Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.
“How does hope bring CONFIDENCE FOR THE FUTURE & PREPARATION FOR LIFE?” Jeremiah 29:11 – For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
“How does hope cause one’s experience of God to GROW EXPONENTIALLY?” 2 Peter 1:2-8…v. 3His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness…
“How does hope cause one to BELIEVE FOR THE PROMISES of God in their lives?”
Hebrews 10:23 – Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
“How does hope cause “CULTURES & OTHER GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATIONS” to be changed?
Matthew 12:21 –21 In his name the nations will put their hope.
“How does hope cause JESUS to be the “CENTER” OF OUR BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT?”
Colossians 1:27 - To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
“How does hope cause “LOVE VS. OFFENSE” to rule in our lives?” 1 Corinthians 13:13 – And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love
“How does hope cause one to have a true ABILITY TO HEAR GOD?” Micah 7:7 – But as for me, I watch in hope for the LORD, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
“How does hope cause INDIVIDUAL IDENTITIES to BLOSSOM?” Ephesians 3:14-15 – For this reason I kneel before the Father, from whom his whole family[a] in heaven and on earth derives its name.
“How does hope cause LEADERSHIP SKILLS to come forth?” Psalm 92:1-2 – 1 It is good to praise the LORD and make music to your name, O Most High, 2 to proclaim your love in the morning and your faithfulness at night.
“How is hope defined?” Hope is a place where we overcome disappointment, wrong perspective and unfulfilled expectations to where we just believe!!
“How does hope become a place where we overcome loss?” See the view of the God of Supply!
“How does hope become a place where we overcome Lack?” Live with a view of ABUNDANCE!
“How does hope become a place where we overcome Offense?” Live with a view of LOVE!
“How does hope become a place where we overcome Fractured identities?” Live with a God given Identity!
These were the questions the Angel of Hope asked me. He said that everyone believes they are ‘hopeful and loving people’. This was not a negative reality, but we have to see where you are really at and fight with hope.