Two Baskets of Figs

Amos 3:7-8

7 “For the Lord God does nothing
without revealing his secret
to his servants the prophets.
8 The lion has roared;
who will not fear?
The Lord God has spoken;
who can but prophesy?”

Amos 5:14-15

14 Seek good, and not evil,
    that you may live;
and so the Lord, the God of hosts, will be with you,
    as you have said.
15 Hate evil, and love good,
    and establish justice in the gate;
it may be that the Lord, the God of hosts,
    will be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.

2019 is the closing year of a decade. A decade. The culmination of a season. This decade has been about contending with yourself for your identity. Your original foundational design. Confronting your own mind with Truth and Light. Much work has happened in this area. A cleansing, cleaning and clearing away of the muck and mire of the mind.

Reflect on this decade...

What has transpired over the last 9 years in your life?
What have you gone through?
Come through?
Matured in?
Overcome?
Waited on?
Waiting in?
Grown in?
Have you failed a test, or tests?
Have you been chastised, corrected, re-directed?
Have you been pruned?
Have you been set on fire?
Has there been a re-ordering?
A fresh start?
An awareness, an awakening?

Have you allowed God to intervene in your life this decade? Or have you been orchestrating? Have you been God this decade or has God been the owner of you?

In 2019, be willing to see beyond where you are and what is currently happening. Position yourself to receive what has been planned since before time. AWAKEN!!!

Jude

Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ.

Galations 6:17

17 From now on let no one make trouble for me, for I bear on my body the scars of Yeshua.

2019 is the culmination of preparation. The last phase of fine tuning and the final stretch (a literal stretch). A completion of the pruning process of the last 9 years. The final sweep of missed cobwebs and dusty shelves.

*If you have been reluctant to release any of your dead or dried up branches in this decade, be prepared for abrupt chopping. LET IT GO!

In 2019 further tests and testing will occur. Tests occur because you have the capacity and ability to pass it! You would not be tested in an area that you are not capable of passing. Expect further growth and stretching. Expect to be uncomfortable in 2019.

2019 Focus

  1. Intimacy and Relationship w/God
  2. Prayer - #1 Individual & #2 Corporate
  3. Relationships - a unifying and dissolving
  4. All fears will be confronted
  5. Further alignment of hearts, eyes, ears and mind

2019 CHOPPING BLOCK

  1. Traditions
  2. Religious Rituals
  3. Religious Principles
  4. Thought Life
  5. Attitudes
  6. Scarred Hearts
  7. Excuses

2019 WILL NOT BE A WASTED YEAR.

2020 is the year of PERFECT ORDER. Ready yourself, consecrate yourself, prepare yourself in 2019. Allow yourself to be further pruned, confronted, corrected, tested and proved in 2019. Let LIGHT overtake all dark areas in your life.

Expect a greater divide between followers of Jesus and the Gospel, and unbelievers.

Finally, let no excuse escape your mouth in 2019. There are NO EXCUSES in 2019! NONE! Consecrate yourself, set yourself aside to God. HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD! Expect growth in every area of your life - inside and out.

BE in 2019!

1 Corinthians 2:14

The natural person does not accept the things of the Spirit of God, for they are folly to him, and he is not able to understand them because they are spiritually discerned.

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

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