Has 2017 been a year of joy and hope or has it been one of pain, sorrow and tears? Regardless what it may be, the past carries lessons for us to learn so that history does not repeat itself in our future. Romans 5:3-5, reminds us that we are to “…glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulations produces perseverance ; and perseverance , character; and character hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” What then as we look forward in 2018? Rev Francis shares with us some handles we need to respond correctly to the Prophetic Word. In doing so, then and only then, can we experience the future and hope that God has prepared for us in 2018.