My buddy and colleague Bob Hartley, to whom I often refer, has many marvelous revelatory encounters with God. (I have my moments too!) When he shares these experiences, they are often confirmed to people by very specific insights into their lives and the lives of people they know through prophetic words of wisdom and knowledge. This dynamic gives people "a reason to believe" that Bob may indeed have heard the heart of God through his encounters. I have been with him on many occasions in which he has received divine revelations like this from the Holy Spirit to share with others. On numerous occasions in 2014, Bob has heard the Lord say that this is a season for us to declare Psalm 67 - A Message of Hope for the World.
1 May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face to shine upon us, Selah 2 that your way may be known on earth, your saving power among all nations. 3 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! 4 Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah 5 Let the peoples praise you, O God; let all the peoples praise you! 6 The earth has yielded its increase; God, our God, shall bless us. 7 God shall bless us; let all the ends of the earth fear him!
God is like an incomparable many-faceted gem. He has many "faces" to His nature that He wants us to come to "see" and discern. He has faces we have forgotten, faces we have overlooked and many faces we've never seen before. One of the open secrets of spiritual life in Christ is to welcome these "faces of God" to shine down upon us. Encoded in these faces are the knowledge of His ways for us to live by in this world. These ways of God have the power to transform human lives and even whole cities and nations and make them glad through the joy of Jesus. Oh Lord...cause Your face to shine on us that we might know Your brilliant ways and become conduits of Your joyful presence in this world.
A VOICE OF HOPE
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