As I began writing this word for 2019, the Lord brought this Scripture to me from 1 Corinthians 2:9: “But as it is written: Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”
We are coming into a year where we are going to experience many God surprises. God is going to intervene in things that we could not accomplish in our own strength.
Change is in the Air
2018 has been an extremely difficult year for many people. I received numerous prayer requests for healing, financial difficulties, turmoil in families, and problems in ministries. On a recent afternoon after reading in Song of Solomon, I saw a picture that my friend posted on Facebook. In this picture she was wearing two watches. She jokingly asked, “Does anyone know what this means prophetically?” She has been through so much trauma in her life and especially the past year—losing loved ones and battling sickness and attacks on her ministry. When I looked at that picture, the Lord told me to send her these Scriptures from Song of Solomon 2:11-13 in The Passion Translation:
“The season has changed, the bondage of your barren winter has ended, and the season of hiding is over and gone. The rains have soaked the earth and left it bright with blossoming flowers. The season for singing and pruning the vines has arrived. I hear the cooing of doves in our land, filling the air with songs to awaken you and guide you forth. Can you not discern this new day of destiny breaking forth around you? The early signs of my purposes and plans are bursting forth. The budding vines of new life are now blooming everywhere. The fragrance of their flowers whispers, ‘There is change in the air.’ Arise, my love, my beautiful companion, and run with me to the higher place. For now is the time to arise and come away with me.”
The Bondage of Your Barren Winter is Coming to an End
As I was writing this to my friend, the Holy Spirit told me to release this word for the Body of Christ for 2019. For many of you who have been going through challenging trials this past year, the bondage of your barren winter is coming to an end. A new day of destiny will burst forth as Jesus is calling you to run into the new level that He has for you. He is restoring life and new growth to the areas that have been desolate and appear to be dead.
Some of you have been through a pruning process and it hasn’t been pleasant. In order to promote new growth, some things must be removed from your life that are not bearing fruit. The Lord has also removed some people from your life so that He could bring you to this higher place and fulfill His plans for your life and ministry.
The Holy Spirit is releasing a heightened sense of discernment in the coming year. It is not a natural discernment, but you will know things by the Spirit. Some of you are going to begin having vivid dreams. As you seek Him for the interpretation, He will reveal to you the meaning of the symbolism and metaphors of the dreams according to His Word. There will be directional dreams as well as warning dreams. Through these dreams He will release the mysteries and secrets of His Kingdom and you will learn to recognize His voice and acknowledge His majesty.
The Importance of Keeping Your Heart Pure
Then the Lord gave me this Scripture from Joshua 3:5, “And Joshua said to the people, ‘Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you.'”
It is important that we keep our hearts pure because God cannot release His glory or share His secrets with someone with a sinful or calloused heart. Don’t allow the enemy to plant seeds of bitterness or create thorny areas in your heart. A defiled heart will not perceive things in the light of God but will misconstrue the truth about others. Be careful what you hear. If you constantly listen to the deception of liars or talebearers, you will also get distorted images about other people. As we come before Him with clean hands and a pure heart, He will be begin to flow through us unhindered. As you open up the gates of your heart, the King of glory will come in.
2019: A Time of Walking in His Authority
2019 will be a time of walking in the authority of Jesus and demonstrating His Kingdom on the earth. Jesus is about to release His glory to a barren and desperate generation. He is looking for those who are not afraid to go into the enemy’s camp and places where others fear to go. He is looking for those who are radical and have no hidden agendas but to do God’s will. They have been chosen to deliver others from the very things that they were set free from, and nothing will derail them from their mission. As we submit to the Lord in the secret place, we will see an open display and experience the demonstration of the power of God in our lives and ministries.
Daniel 2:22, “He reveals profound mysteries beyond man’s understanding. He knows all hidden things, for He is light, and darkness is no obstacle to Him.”
Job 12:22, “He uncovers the deeps out of darkness and brings deep darkness to light.” (To Subscribe to the Elijah List subscribe here.)
Elaine Tavolacci resides in Staten Island, New York. She has been a student of the Word for twenty-nine years. She has a prophetic gift as well as a ministry of encouragement, which teaches the Body of Christ to walk in the fullness of what the Lord has called them to. She teaches others how to be overcomers in every area of their lives and understands the power and authority that Jesus has assigned to them. Her ministry, “A Word in Season,” has been an encouragement to others for nine years. She has learned the transforming power of the Word of God and encourages others that nothing is impossible with God.
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