Face of God: Our God of Reconciliatory Hope

He is the God who recovers ALL for us!

  • We worship Him

  • We adore the Face of our God of Reconciliatory Hope.

  • We encounter and experience Him.

  • We are changed forever!

The Reconciliatory “Hopes” of God

God has a new ingredient and tool, a new flavor of Hope that He wants to release to the Body of Christ. And It’s called Reconciliatory Hope.

Reconciliatory Hope – A Hope that Reconciles

  • It fights for reconciliation and peace for all men

  • It builds on the basis of who people are versus who they are not

  • It has appreciation and regard for other human beings.

Through this Reconciliatory Hope;

  • We reconcile with how important a person is to this next step in the journey.

  • We receive Reconciliatory Hope through the understanding of the value and need we have for one another.

  • We obtain Hope and Confidence in the goodness of who a person is and the value that they bring to the table.

  • Our eyes are opened, and we see the treasure in one another and for us to be at ease in building forward.

  • People can be alone, isolated, and have their own sense of individuality that pushes others away.

  • People are to be celebrated in their own respected joyful communities.

Christians are called to be Hope Reformers, bringing forth the value of others.

  • All we have to do is put ‘language' to it, that helps draw hope out.

  • The best part of the people will come forth.

  • People find their instrument and place in the “Symphony” of Hope.

  • It is not just reconciliation that means forgiveness, but it is hope.

  • We have hope and confidence in the goodness of who a person is and the value that they have.

  • Forgiveness happens, but, not only forgiveness, but we start to see the importance of people and knowing that we need them in the future.

Jesus forgave and hoped in people on the cross.

  • He wasn’t just going to forgive them to give them free access to God, but He knew they’re all going to need each other.

  • They are to be partners with God.

  • He had hope in them.

  • He wanted to see them rightly in their positions.

  • He needed to forgive them because they are the ones that He needed to build out His kingdom.

  • If He hadn’t shown people hope in who they were, they’d never be able to step into their God-ordained destinies.

Just one person with Reconciliatory Hope can bring people together.

  • The tribes would come together not only to love and to celebrate, but in purpose and to celebrate.

  • When people get discontent with one another and frustrated, God wants to bring them into this connectedness where they complete one another, where different ones will be able to sit at the table and bring out the beauty of one another.

  • There’s a confidence in God and a sense of a confidence in people to move forward versus feelings of reactivity, negativity, passiveness, fear, and doubt.

Reconciliatory Hope is a Bridge.

  • There might be some people who are discontent towards some group and have some discomfort that need to be healed and updated.

  • There may be some who have no regard – they never saw the value of people – but through reconciliatory hope, their eyes would be opened.

  • God is challenging us not to move out of reaction but to move out of revelation.

  • There’s a revelation to see what He’s done

  • There’s a spirit of thankfulness that will release us into this Reconciliatory Hope.

DEFINITION OF THE GOD OF REDEMPTION:

To redeem, to act as a kinsman, to buy back. The word literally means “one who redeems”, to free from captivity by payment of ransom.  Redemption has in its core understanding the idea of “family”. This is not redemption of those he does not own, but those who are of his family and kin – we are adopted as sons.

SCRIPTURE & BIBLE EXAMPLES OF THE GOD OF REDEMPTION:

  • JESUS is the ultimate Redeemer! (John 3:29…hearts burn come alive)

  • BOAZ was a type of Jesus as a redeemer (Ruth 4:14…“Then the women said to Naomi, “Blessed is the LORD who has not left you without a redeemer today, and may his name become famous in Israel.”)The Lord redeems those who belong to Him.

  • Job 19.25 – “As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives, And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.”He is the Redeemer!

  • Psalm 78:35 – “And they remembered that God was their rock, And the Most High God their Redeemer.”

  • Isaiah 47:4 – “Our Redeemer, the LORD of hosts is His name, The Holy One of Israel.”

  • Jeremiah 50:34 – ““Their Redeemer is strong, the LORD of hosts is His name; He will plead their case So that He may bring rest to the earth, But turmoil to the inhabitants of Babylon.”

  • Psalm 23:3 – “He refreshes, REDEEMS & restores my life.”

  • Nehemiah 9:17 – But You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate. You forgive, REDEEM and restore.

  • Isaiah 42:3 – a bruised reed You will not break. You redeem and restore hearts.

  • Matthew 12:21 – In his name the nations will put their hope (anticipation for good in you because you are able to redeem!)

  • Isaiah 25:8 – The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces; he will remove the disgrace of his people from all the earth. The LORD has spoken.

  • Isaiah 61:2 – bring forth beauty for ashes; comfort and redeem those who mourn.

  • Matthew 18:10 – You are the Redeemer, leaving the 99 and redeeming the 1.

  • Isaiah 61:3 – God who gives joy and hope – and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

  • Jeremiah 29:11-14For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. 12Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. 13You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. 14I will be found by you, declares the LORD, and I will restore your fortunes

  • Isaiah 65:17“ For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.

  • Isaiah 62:2-5 The Gentiles shall see your righteousness, And all kings your glory. You shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the LORD will name. 3 You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God. 4 You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah,[a] and your land Beulah;[b] For the LORD delights in you, And your land shall be married. 5 For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.

  • Revelation 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.”

  • Hosea 6:2 After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence.

  • Psalm 34:22 The LORD redeems his servants; no one will be condemned who takes refuge in him.

  • Psalm 71:23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to you— I, whom you have redeemed.

  • Psalm 130:8 He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.

  • Isaiah 44:22 I have swept away your offenses like a cloud, your sins like the morning mist. Return to me, for I have redeemed you.

  • Isaiah 63:16 You, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name.

  • Titus 2:14 who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.

THE “GOD OF REDEMPTION” IN ALL AREAS OF LIFE

1 John 1:3- what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also

  • You are the Redeemer in all of the seasons of our lives

  • You redeem our vision to be a Hope Business

  • You redeem our ‘Hope in God’

  • You redeem our ‘Hope in People’ – business relationships & people

  • You redeem our ‘Hope in the Next Generation’

  • You redeem our ‘Hope in Prayer’

  • You redeem our ‘Hope for Cities & Nations’

  • You are the Redeemer of tough situations in all of Life

DECREE THE “GOD OF REDEMPTION!”

Is 45:11 – “Ask me of the things that are to come; concerning my sons, and concerning the work of my hands, command ye me.”

Job 22:28- “You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.

  • We declare that we will see your face as the “Redeeming God” in our families, businesses and cities.

  • We declare that we will watch with wonder as you redeem & rescue our cities from depression and hopelessness

  • We declare that you will redeem us and bring us to hope in you for the future.

  • We declare that our cities are Your inheritance and that you will redeem them from the enemy for your eternal purposes.

  • We declare that we will watch with wonder as you redeem & rescue people from depression and hopelessness.

  • We declare that we will see our inheritance come forth in and through people.

  • God, for Your Eternal Purposes; You redeem us from the enemy.

Practical Application

Think about in your own lives. Who will you pray and build with?

Journal about how you encounter the Face of God as Our God of Reconciliatory Hope