2019 – THE BIG REVEAL
by Jill Smith
In 2019 Hidden Things will be Revealed as we Enter a Season of Great Fruitfulness.
January 2019 will kick start a season of great fruitfulness for many people who have been sending their roots deep down into God during some very challenging winter seasons. Get ready because the fruit of going deeper in reliance on God, not earthly things, is suddenly going to appear. Like the tree in Psalm 1:1-3, there will be a noticeable prospering of their lives and work that will testify that God is their source and that He is blessing them. A refreshing and renewal that has now become a habitation (not a visitation) for them will manifest in longevity, energy and vitality – “their leaf does not wither.”
“Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither – whatever they do prospers.” – Psalm 1:1-3
For these people 2019 and beyond will be A TREE OF LIFE SEASON that continues to unfold and expand, bringing great joy and satisfaction that will strengthen and renew their hearts. An experience of the second part of Proverbs 13:12 will displace former seasons of hope deferred: “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.” Their lives will be like trees absolutely laden with beautiful fruit because this is the season for fruitfulness. In seasons of preparation, waiting and hiddenness the Lord has resourced these people with His Word and Spirit, so now they will be a source of supply for many who are hungry and thirsty for heavenly wisdom and Spirit life.
2019 will be a year of MORE
Whatever people have planted in their lives is about to produce fruit. Whatever they’ve been cultivating, there will be MORE and the FRUIT will multiply. What’s been growing in secret will be revealed, like when a baby is born, or an artwork is finally completed and displayed. This is not something to fear; God is lovingly encouraging His sons and daughters so that we can rejoice in the good fruit, where necessary pull out the weeds, dig over the ground of our hearts and minds, and intentionally plant good seeds for future harvests.
CLARITY will be a by-product of fruit appearing, and this will motivate further sorting and sifting of relationships, allegiances, structures and organisations, churches and movements, communities and nations. There will be a clarifying of where things are at and what is really going on, and choices, decisions and changes will then be able to be made with knowledge and understanding.
From 2019 there will continue to be an increase in DIFFERENTIATION to clear up fogginess and confusion and help people better understand where they belong and what is their place in the scheme of things. There will also be more SPECIALISATION for more effectiveness, and within the Body of Christ, a greater clarity about our particular mandates, missions and assignments will empower people and groups to really go after being and doing their unique part with confidence.
God is going to “make an example” of some people, just like He did with Jesus. The glory of the Lord will be revealed in the earthen vessels of His maturing sons and daughters. There’s a REVEALING aspect to this, too, so be alert to the change of season, ready to stand out and be noticed and distinctive in our Christlikeness. We need to adjust our attitudes to realise God is blessing and anointing us to be examples to others of His generous goodness and grace. There will also be a need to adjust the way we relate to some people as we realise who they are in God and the contribution they can bring into our lives if we will honour their anointing and receive them. The spotlight of God’s favour and presence is coming upon some unlikely Kingdom champions who have been hidden, or sidelined, in the seasons of preparation.
There will be MOVEMENT alongside the sorting and sifting - a TURNING TOWARDS and a TURNING AWAY as the Lord does the BIG REVEAL. There is such a revelation of God’s mercy, goodness and faithfulness coming like a wave that will wash over people, regions and nations and move them from darkness to light.
THERE’S AN INVITATION TO EVERYONE FROM GOD
“Here’s what I want you to do: Buy gold from me, gold that’s been through the refiner’s fire. Then you’ll be rich. Buy your clothes from me, clothes designed in heaven. You’ve gone around half-naked long enough. And buy medicine for your eyes from me so you can really see. The people I love, I call to account – I prod and correct and guide so that they’ll live at their best. Up on your feet then! About face! Run after God! Look at me. I stand at the door. I knock. If you hear me call and open the door, I’ll come right in and sit down to supper with you.” - Rev. 3:18-21
GOD IS DRAWING ALONGSIDE TO COMFORT, AFFIRM AND REPOSITION OVERCOMERS
“Conquerors will sit alongside me at the head table, just as I, having conquered, took the place of honour at the side of my Father. That’s my gift to conquerors!” – Rev. 3:21
As 2019 begins, God is ministering with great love to many who have been through the refiner’s fire in challenging circumstances, relationships, and spiritual warfare. There are overcomers who are coming out of the previous season like gold, and just the realisation of what God has produced in them will be a great comfort and reward. So if that is you, look up, listen to the loving voice of the Lord and know that repositioning in favour with God AND man is here. Now shake off embattled, survival attitudes, let faith rise, and get ready for a season of joyful fruitfulness that will make the preparation process and the wait seem thoroughly worthwhile!
Jill Smith was born in Whangarei, Northland, raised in Auckland, Geelong (Australia), and Palmerston North. Through her father she has iwi connections to Tainui and identifies strongly with New Zealand’s bi-cultural and partnership vision.
She has been married to Don for over 40 years and together they have a lively family who they enjoy heaps - four children, their husbands and wives, and ten brilliant grandchildren.
Jill’s prophetic ministry flows through teaching, preaching, prayer, writing, coaching, counseling, art and church leadership. Currently Don and Jill lead Pukekohe Community Church on the southern border of Auckland, and Jill travels regularly to minister further afield.
Jill is ordained with ACTS Churches New Zealand, connects with prophetic networks within in New Zealand, and relates to other Christian leaders for friendship and support. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org