Hebrews 6:18-20 -- "Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God's inner sancturary Jesus has already gone there for us."
We often live our lives without experiencing the power of hope because we fail to realize what is available and waiting for us. God sent a message to us about hope. Hebrew 6 tells us that hope is anchoured in eternity, immovable by the events here on earth. This hope is not altered by challenging circumstances. This hope is anchored in a Person -- Jesus Christ.
Because we have Someone in our future directing our lives in the present moment, we do not have to live a life of desperation and hopelessness. When God reveals Himself to His people in the now moment, He is experienced, not from the future, but from eternity. The word "future" is not a word based in an eternal perspective. Eternity is a realm without time -- it has no past, present or future. The arrival of hope in our lives comes from a realm not limited by time and space.
The gift of prophecy is a ministry that imports hope into people's lives. A repeated theme in Paul's ministry was his strengthening and encouraging of the Church. Paul gave us the tools to approach our destiny when he gave us the revelation of our inheritance in Christ. This hope (that we have a destiny in Christ) changes peoples lives because it diverts people away for living a life without an objective into the flow of God's will for their lives. As our hope is in a Person, so is our destiny.