2019: A Year of Discovery, Release and Turning

From the outset, I believe the Lord is encouraging us to focus on His perspective. The Bible says that our Father’s heart and intent toward us is good (see Jer. 29:11). God is for you; He is not against you. He is with you; you are not alone. Your Father knows the path that you take and He has prepared His provision for you ahead of time.

Perhaps you have some challenges ahead as you face 2019. As you stand on the brink of your new year, don’t look at circumstances ahead as a problem to solve. Look beyond them; see a gift from your heavenly Father to unwrap.

Here are 3 prophetic words for 2019 to meditate on as you stand on the threshold of a new year:

Prophetic Word #1: A Year of Discovery

“Discovery” means something is already waiting—it already exists and is awaiting you. 2019 is going to be a year characterized by discovery of the “more” God has made available for you. Discoveries lead to breakthroughs, inventions and innovations. Discovery leads to progress.

During a season of discovery, you may find that you are out of your comfort zone. You may feel as though you have marched “off the map” like explorers of old, but God knows your location and there is something of great value your Father has prepared for you to discover.

When I visited the historic goldfields of Victoria, I was reminded that gold cannot be created; gold can only be discovered. People have tried over the centuries to discover some secret formula to create gold—to no avail. The amount of gold on the earth is limited. But the amount of gold in Heaven is endless.

Gold represents that which is eternal. Gold is seen in the streets and building materials of Heaven! Gold is compared to that which is most valuable: Scripture, your faith, wisdom; gold is found in God’s intimate presence, the place of His glory and holiness.

Discovery means that in 2019, God has more revelation for you. He has made heavenly resources and encounters available to you.

Your Father cares for your needs, great and small. He is immensely practical. As 2019 dawns, place every physical need in the hand of your King. Hear your Father say, “I am the source of all you need. I am releasing you from the fear of lack of supply!” (see Psalm 23:1).

Prophetic Word #2: A Year of Release

“Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it?” (Isaiah 43:18-19 NKJV)

2019 is a year of release from past pain and limitations that have held you back.

In Genesis 26, Isaac was on his own voyage of discovery. Isaac’s servants discovered water in the land, only to have the wells contended for by locals (just as gold in the earth is limited, so is groundwater). Isaac could have camped in that place of dispute—he could have continued to contest for his rights—but he chose to release it and move on.

Isaac was able to release and move on because He trusted God: “And he moved from there and dug another well, and they did not quarrel over it. So he called its name Rehoboth, saying, ‘For now the Lord has made room for us, and we shall be fruitful in the land'” (Gen. 26:22 NKJV).

It’s time to release the past! God has new wells of replenishment, favor and supply for you to discover. 2019 is a year in which you will know, “God has made room for me here.” He is opening new wells of opportunity and provision.

As you start 2019, forgive and bless those who have wounded you. Be released from the unkindness of those who have not believed in you. Declare, “My God, You are sufficient for me! You are my Father and You are also the Righteous Judge! I ask You to move on my behalf. I praise You now, that You are working on my behalf to bring restoration.”

Prophetic Word #3: A Year of a Turning Point

A “turning point” is a moment or season in time when a significant change takes place—one that leads to new and greater things. In Deuteronomy, we learn of a time in which the Israelites were doing a lot of “turning,” yet they were not making progress; they were not discovering new horizons, but that was set to change.

“Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness of the way of the Red Sea, as the Lord spoke to me, and we skirted Mount Seir for many days. And the Lord spoke to me, saying: ‘You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward.'” (Deut. 2:1-3 NKJV)

“You have circled this mountain long enough…” (Duet. 2:3 NASB)

The big picture was that the Israelites had been traveling in the wilderness for 38 years. But in verse 1, Moses describes it as “many days.” Both for the short and the longer term, the nation had been stuck in a holding pattern.

Anticipate that the areas which have frustrated you for a long period of time are being resolved. As you come around “the mountain” for the last time, you discover a horizon that wasn’t available to you before. Trials of the past are bearing fruit. Your discernment and insight have been clarified and sharpened. And in 2019, Jesus will be the only explanation for what people see taking place in and through you.

Prophetic Activation for the New Year

If this word has resonated with you, I encourage you to take time to pray about and meditate on these words (especially the Scriptures) along with other things the Lord is speaking to you. The 3 words can be considered separately, over 3 days or 3 weeks.

Bible references for your “Year of Discovery”: Be inspired by those who went on a voyage of discovery in Scripture, including Abraham (Gen. 12:1) and Naomi and Ruth (Ruth 1).

Gold references: First mention of gold (awaiting discovery) is in Genesis 2:11. Gold in Heaven (Rev. 21:18,21). Gold compared to God (Ps. 19:10); gold compared to faith (1 Pet. 1:7); gold compared to wisdom (Prov. 3:14). Gold in God’s intimate presence (Exodus 25; 1 Kings 6).

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