Beacon of Hope represents our call as a believer. Merriam-Webster defines “beacons” as a strong light or something that guides or gives hope. You are called to be a beacon of hope. One with a solid foundation (the Word of God) and one moved by the wind (His Spirit) while set aflame by fire (the fire of God).
Isaiah 60:1-5, 8-9 (VOICE) Arise, shine, for your light has broken through! The Eternal One’s brilliance has dawned upon you. See truly; look carefully—darkness blankets the earth; people all over are cloaked in darkness. But God will rise and shine on you; the Eternal’s bright glory will shine on you, a light for all to see. Nations north and south, peoples east and west, will be drawn to your light, will find purpose and direction by your light. In the radiance of your rising, you will enlighten the leaders of nations. Don’t be shy; don’t be doubtful; lift up your eyes and look around. They have gathered all around you, eager to come and be close to you. And your children will come back to this land: your sons from the farthest places of wandering, and your daughters gently carried home. And when you see it, your face will glow; your heart will race and be filled with joy; For great ships will arrive with gifts from across the sea, and the wealth of nations will make their way to you.
Who are these sailing to our ports like clouds through the sky, like doves winging their way home to their window sills? Breezy coastlands will wait expectantly for Me; the ships of Tarshish arrive first to bring your children back from distant lands Carrying in their holds the silver and gold— to honor the name of the Eternal your God, The Holy One of Israel who has made you beautiful.
An article on the US Lighthouse Society called “Lighthouse Lamps Through Time” by Thomas Tag shares, “The early mariner’s warning lights consisted chiefly of open fires and later of fire beacons…They were often unreliable because of the variability between burning well, with lots of flame and therefore light, or burning poorly with little flame or much smoke obscuring the light.” In the same way make sure your oil is fresh (oil of the Holy Spirit) and your flame burning bright!
A word from Elisa Eaton of Waiting in the Wings called “Lighthouse Movement” is connected to this. Among other encouragements, it reminds us that in order to grasp the hidden mysteries of scripture one must be a bold explorer.
My Beloved Bride, I call you forth now to restore My people. Help My people to safe harbor. Emit My Light and mark the danger zones for them. Help those who have gone astray, and guide them safely to shore.
There’s no need for you to be afraid anymore. Walk in the way that I have shown you. I will be there in your midst. There are many dangers on the path home, so I need you to help them to cross over. Share with them the gospel. Be My light in dark waters. Permit Me to share with you hidden meanings of the lesser known truths of gospel. Submit My writings to you with others who are lost and hurting. Remember, I will be with you.
I AM the LORD. I brought you out of Egypt and out of the house of bondage. You will have no other gods before Me. Purify yourself daily in the water of My Word that you may have clean hands and a pure heart. Do not lift your soul up to an idol. Acknowledge Me in all your ways and I will make your path straight. Fear Me, submit to Me. I will be your shelter in the coming storm. I have prepared a place for you. Walk firmly in the things I have taught you and I Myself will be your shelter. Believe Me and trust Me, dear one. I have a plan for you.
A “whisper” called “Let Me tell you about your future.” from the Passion Translation team’s “I Hear His Whisper” is connected to this.
It is nothing like your past. I have shaped you with My hands and prepared you for all that is coming. Set your eyes on Me and I will never disappoint you, and you will not be taken captive by the fear of this age. For I am the God of the Heavens and I see all that is coming, and I know that you will be held fast by My hand.
You have crossed the threshold into a new day, the days of heaven on earth. I will pour out My Spirit upon all peoples and bring to pass all that I have foreordained. The prophets saw only a glimpse, but I dwell in the glory that I have promised you would come, for the intense glory on the horizon will be greater than the former glory. This is not the day to surrender to fear or turn back. Many will, but you will not. I have set My heart upon you and I have promised you that I will finish what I have begun and I will not rest until I make Zion My praise on the earth. What glory lies beyond what your eyes can see!
Difficulties will come, but so will a greater outpouring. The days will grow darker for those who know not My grace and My power, but for you, My chosen one, you will carry My glory and reveal your Father in Heaven. The earth will quake and be broken by the sound of My voice, but your heart will remain at peace, for My covenant of love can never be broken. Sit in My glory until you see as I see. Understanding will fill your heart and the hope within you will expand and overwhelm any fear. I know what is ahead for you—days of light and glory, years of delight and praise. Never, never give in to the despair around you, but fill your heart with revelation light.
Rest in the realm of peace and you will know when I speak and when I move. Don’t be afraid of being alone or going forward while others around you sink back. I have called you through the narrow gate to follow Me. I will be enough for you, even as I sustained My servant Abraham on his journey, I will sustain you and shower you with My love. Promises long forgotten will now be fulfilled. I have never forgotten any promise I have made to you, so rest in the understanding that I am enough and that I know your future and have marked out every step, bringing you closer to Me and deeper into My glory, until finally, you will awake with My likeness.
Psalm 17:15 (TPT) “As for me, because I am innocent I will see Your face until I see you for who you really are. Then I will awaken with your form and be fully satisfied, fulfilled in the revelation of your glory in me!”
The name of the silk in this image is Breath of God. The colors in it are white representing triumph, light blue representing life-giving flow of the Holy Spirit, sky blue representing open heaven, light turquoise representing life-giving flow of the Holy Spirit, gray representing strength, and silver shimmer representing word of God.
Father, thank You for the privilege of being a beacon of hope – of being one who draws others to You and help others see You. Thank You for Your fire and wind that lift and direct us, carrying us above-over-through that which could seek to harm or ensnare us, and for giving us the blessing of showing others the way. May You be glorified in and through us!