“He that has an ear to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying to the churches…” -Revelation 2:7
As I spent time with the Lord at the end of 2018 as we were preparing to cross over into the new year, the word of the Lord came to me.
During this divine visitation, the Spirit of the Lord began speaking to me about the coming year. He said that the year 2019 was going to be known as a year of “divine interruptions.”
An interruption is defined as:
- To stop, hinder, or be the cause for breaking the continuity of someone’s course.
- To stop a person in the middle of doing or saying something.
- To interfere with…
There are all kinds of examples throughout Scripture where God “divinely interrupted” someone’s life and began to enact His plans over their own. A few examples of this are:
- Zachariah the priest and his wife Elizabeth (Luke 1:11-17)
- Elizabeth was barren (unable to have children) and was up in age (Zachariah was an older man as well) when her husband unexpectedly received a visitation from an angel who came to tell him that they were going to have a child that they had not planned for.
- Mary, the mother of Jesus (Luke 1:26-38)
- Mary was betrothed (engaged) to be married to a man by the name of Joseph when she unexpectedly receives a visitation from an angel who tells her that she is going to be impregnated by the Holy Spirit (she was a virgin and had never been with a man sexually) in the days to come. On top of that, the child that she will be impregnated with is not just any child, he just so happens to be the Savior of the world (Jesus).
As I sought the Lord concerning how this was going to play out in the coming year, He shared the following things with me.
1.REVELATION: He stated that this was going to be a year of unparalleled revelation. Revelation is to become aware of something that was not previously known. It is vitally important that you pay attention in the coming year to even the most subtle nudges from the Holy Spirit because they will contain clues for the next steps that you are called to take. They will also be the answer to many prayers.
“They were forbidden (restrained) by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.” -Acts 16:6-10
I find it interesting in this passage that the same Spirit that commissioned people to go into all of the world and preach the gospel is now forbidding them to go to certain places to do that very thing. This is strange. The word “forbidden” here is a Greek word “kolyo” which means to hinder, prevent, or forbid. In this passage, the Holy Spirit was restraining them from going into a place where He had not given them the “green light” to go into.
The Lord said to me that He was going to do the same in 2019 in a number of areas in people’s lives. He specifically stated that “there will be opportunities that will come your way that will appear to be extremely lucrative and of God. The Lord says “don’t move” concerning these opportunities.
I was reminded about a specific time in my own life where the Lord had shown me an identical set of wooden double doors that were some ways away in the distance. I knew after having this vision that it meant that after some time had passed that there were going to be two sets of opportunities (“doors”) that I was going to be presented with. The Lord said that one door was from Him, the other opportunity was not from Him. He was showing me this in advance so I would not make the misstep of walking through the door of “opportunity” that was never meant for me. This was in the year 2009. The Lord is saying that this same word that applied to me then applies to many of you now; specifically, in the arena of career placement and job advancement.
Be wise and discerning this year when “opportunities” come knocking on your door.
3. RELEASE: The Lord said that there have been things that have been tied/held up for quite some time that will be released to you in the coming year. “Ready yourself…”
4. RELIEF: The word relief is defined as the alleviation of pain, discomfort, or distress. The Lord said concerning this that there have been many of you that have undergone long seasons of stress and distress. He said that “a season of relief is coming to you.” It will not just be a time of alleviating the pain and discomfort that you have been experiencing, but also relief in the form of help and divine assistance.
There will be some angels that will be sent in a divine form to minister to you…
There will be some come and disguised as humans to minister to you…
Receive your relief in Jesus’ name…
5. REVISIT/RECONSIDER: For some, the Lord is going to interrupt the path that you are currently on because He is giving you an opportunity to revisit/reconsider some decision that you made before in times past that were not in His will. Some of those decisions were in His will but the timing to walk/live it out was off.
Some of you will have the opportunity to go back and get a “do over.” Others will have to walk out their previous decisions. The Lord said for those who will have to reap the consequences of your previous choices, He said it will be hard, but He will be with you during those times.
6. RETIRE: Some will retire from their jobs that they have worked at in 2019. Some will be led to retire…others will be forced to. The Lord said, if/when you are offered a retirement package or early buyout, look hard into it prior to making a decision. The Lord says that some will wonder if it is Him telling them to retire, He said to tell you “It’s Me, time to retire.”
7. RELOCATION: I heard the word “sudden moves”...if you own property and desire to make improvements prior to selling your home, the Lord says to begin making those improvements now because you will not have time to when the time to move comes.
8. REFINANCE: The Lord said that this will also be a time for many of you to refinance some of the assets that you own (i.e.-homes, cars, etc.). Some of you will save money as well as “find” some money as you are “interrupted” to refinance those assets in the year to come.
The last thing that the Lord said to me was to tell you to be mindful of the following things…
- & mistakes
The very thing that could seem bad is something that God caused which has been designed to work together for your good.
May the God of perpetual breakthroughs visit your home this year with “divine interruptions” that set you up for His will to be done in your life, families, ministries, and businesses in Jesus’ name.
I preached this message in its entirety during our church’s new year eve celebration. If you would like to listen to that message, click here: https://youtu.be/bH3qUNsg9f8 (Teaching starts at: 2:05:17)
Warren G. Curry