2019 A YEAR OF VISION by BILL BURNS
2019 will be a year of increased vision. Our spiritual light will increase this year, which will increase our ability to see!
Ephesians 5:13 (Amplified) But when anything is exposed and reproved by the light, it is made visible and clear: and where everything is visible and clear there is light.
If we desire to allow God to lead and guide us, then His light upon us will increase and enable us to see into the spirit world. Vision will increase.
Acts 9:10 Now there was a certain disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and to him the Lord said in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”
Damascus: “Silent as the sackcloth weaver”
Ananias: “Whom God has graciously given”
Vision: “A sight divinely granted”
Spiritual Positioning will be necessary if vision is to come to us.
1. Believe that your spiritual vision will increase. Because it is time!
2. Don’t get into sin. 1 John 5:18 We know that whoever is born of God does not sin; but he who has been born of God keeps himself, and the wicked one does not touch him.
3. Walk with God. 1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.
If we do these three things we will be spiritually positioned to receive increased vision!
A Year of Fullness
The nine in 2019 declares that this will be a year of fullness for God’s people.
1 Corinthians 12:
4 There are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit.
5 There are differences of ministries, but the same Lord.
6 And there are diversities of activities, but it is the same God who works all in all.
7 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to each one for the profit of all:
8 for to one is given the word of wisdom through the Spirit, to another the word of knowledge through the same Spirit,
9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healings by the same Spirit,
10 to another the working of miracles, to another prophecy, to another discerning of spirits, to another different kinds of tongues, to another the interpretation of tongues.
Nine Manifestations of The Fruit
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
23 gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.
24 And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
25 If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.
So, 2019 will be a year when we can become more Christ-like. It will be a year when we can grow spiritually if we desire to. The operation of spiritual gifts and fruit will increase this year.
Our part is to believe God and His Word and to resist the devil.
James 4:7-8 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.
A Year of Unexpected Blessings
Unexpected blessings will come to you in this year if you are serving the Lord.
Proverbs 10:6 Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked.
Jesus on the blessings
20 Then He lifted up His eyes toward His disciples, and said: “Blessed are you poor, For yours is the kingdom of God.
21 Blessed are you who hunger now, For you shall be filled. Blessed are you who weep now, For you shall laugh.
22 Blessed are you when men hate you, And when they exclude you, And revile you, and cast out your name as evil, For the Son of Man’s sake.
23 Rejoice in that day and leap for joy! For indeed your reward is great in heaven, For in like manner their fathers did to the prophets.
1 “Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
2 “And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God:
3 “Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
4 “Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground and the increase of your herds, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
5 “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
6 “Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.
7 “The LORD will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before your face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
8 “The LORD will command the blessing on you in your storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God is giving you.
If you are to receive the blessings of this year, you must get over the disappointments of the past. Move past unbelief and establish yourself in a position of faith.
Romans 10:17 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
Faith will enable you to resist Satan
1 Peter 5:9 Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Guard your heart with all diligence
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life.
Small Straws (1.2.19): Protect the things that are precious in your life. Put up a shield against that which the enemy would try to tear down and destroy. Secure your sense of right and wrong, your moral values. This is a time to delineate between the precious and the vile and to defend righteousness. Above all guard your heart with all diligence, says the Lord.
Rise up now and establish yourself in faith. Do this because the Scriptures tell you how to receive from Me!
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.
I will most certainly reward your efforts to establish yourself in faith. Forget the past and move into this new season in and by faith!
The apostle Paul:
Philippians 3:13-14 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Expect to see blessings come from some unusual places and unlikely people.