I believe 2019 will be the most powerful year the church has seen in a long time. In fact, I truly believe it's going to be a banner year! In 2019, there will be an extra weight of the glory and grace of God to help people build the things God has placed in their heart. I've never been more excited to be a part of what God is doing than I am right now.
Just recently, I was in a time of prayer, and the Lord was speaking to me about getting the body of Christ ready to start building in 2019. I was on a four-day ministry trip, and I was preaching my fourth service at the same location. During this service, I got up to preach my fourth message, and I charged the people with this, "The same 15 to 20 people are the first ones to the altar every night. They come with their phones ready to record and receive a prophetic word." Then I said, "Have you even thought about stewarding the first three prophetic words that you received during this conference?" When I was done preaching that night, the same 15 to 20 people pushed others out of the way and rushed to the altar. They came with their phones in their hands, ready to record their fourth prophetic word.
The Lord impressed on my heart that for years, people have been sitting on prophetic words and dreams He has placed deep down inside of them. The Holy Spirit has been bringing these dreams, thoughts, purposes and prophetic words to remembrance. Now is the time that people start moving forward and stewarding the things God has given them. In 2019, people will start living their God-given dreams and put their hands to the plow to do everything God has called them to do. Numerous people have stretched their faith and seen in the supernatural; now the people of God are about to see those things manifested in the natural. Your faith and fulfillment of prophetic words are about to manifest right before your eyes.
This will be a year that people align with true apostles and real apostolic companies. Too many people want to receive prophetic words and receive ministry, but they do not fully understand the fear of the Lord. Many do not understand that every prophetic word has a purpose and a process before it comes to pass. People like receiving a prophetic word from God that encourages them, but they lack the apostolic alignment to help push them forward and build on the prophetic words spoken over them. 2019 will be a year where people will start to connect and run with the right group of apostles and apostolic people.
God spoke to me that 2019 is the year of the family. The Lord has been speaking to me about helping every person connected to our ministry family to help them build all that He has placed in their heart. We are to help people steward the prophetic words God has given them. Our mandate in 2019 is to help people move forward in the assignment they have been given and advance the kingdom of God.
2019 is a James 1:22 year. James 1:22a says, "Be doers of the word and not hearers only." The Lord impressed on my heart to challenge people to look at past prophetic words and not just be encouraged by them, but to be challenged to build upon those words. In 2019, we must all, as the body of Christ, move forward with what God has said. True apostolic families will produce more in 2019 than in previous years combined. When people are surrounded by true healthy family, they will start to flourish and begin to build.
I know and believe the first three months of 2019 are going to be explosive for the kingdom of God. As I reflect on 2018, I see that the main words were transition, shift and acceleration. As many transitioned, God shifted His people into the right place, and there is an acceleration to move forward. Now we are called by God to build all that He has placed in our hearts. With the proper apostolic alignment, you will build strong and sturdy for the kingdom of God in 2019.
You will start to see some old church structures and denominations starting to fade and wither away. Now is the time for the kingdom of God, apostolic and prophetic- minded churches, revival hubs and ministries to start to thrive. People are looking for ministers and ministries full of the Spirit of God, the fruit of the Spirit, character and integrity. We are about to see the start of a new era in the modern church. It's going to be a biblically based model! Your next season actually starts now. Insecurity and fear cannot go where God is calling you. 2019 is the time that you are called to live your God-given purpose and dreams with Him. You can and will achieve everything God has called you to do. Now is your time!
Joe Joe Dawson is the founder and apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson, and they have three children, Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawsons live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival. To connect with Joe Joe or for more information, visit joejoedawson.net.
This article originally appeared at joejoedawson.net.
Get Spirit-filled content delivered right to your inbox! Click here to subscribe to our newsletter.
Great Resources to help you excel in 2019! #1 John Eckhardt's "Prayers That..." 6-Book Bundle. Prayer helps you overcome anything life throws at you. Get a FREE Bonus with this bundle. #2 Learn to walk in the fullness of your purpose and destiny by living each day with Holy Spirit. Buy a set of Life in the Spirit, get a second set FREE.