"2019: The Year of the Revealed Sons"
By Demontae Edmonds
The Lord spoke to me that 2019 is "The Year of the Revealed Sons." The Bible declares in
Romans 8:12, "For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God." Spiritual "sons," in the Kingdom sense, are not limited to men only. "Sons" are not gender based but rather position based. A spiritual son is one who qualifies to receive
the divine inheritance and blessing of a father. In our case, the Father of Lights (James 1:17). Believers who are led by the Spirit of God, pursuing Christ-likeness and maturing in their Kingdom walk, qualify as spiritual sons, whether man or woman.
Sons in Darkness
"As the glory of God arises upon the revealed sons, the light of God shines upon them from Heaven causing them to emerge rapidly."
There are many spiritual sons of the Kingdom who
will be revealed in 2019. Presently many of them sit in darkness. They are not in darkness to satan...this darkness is denoted by one "not yet being revealed". It is a place of spiritual development and of being "processed in private" by the Holy Spirit for
greater usage by God.
In traditional photographic processing, color negative film would be taken into a dark room to be developed into a usable image. Many who have been fervently seeking God feel this way. They love God and are fervent
in prayer, serving the Lord with a pure heart. They have a divine calling upon their lives but feel that they are in obscurity or being under-utilized in ministry. They are only in a "dark room" season waiting for God to reveal Himself through them to the
Also, in the dark room certain chemicals are applied to the photographic media to make it permanent and resistant to certain elements that could erode the image. God does something similar in the wilderness and backside of the desert
seasons in our lives, where He washes away sin, issues of the heart, and false mindsets that could be counterproductive to our spiritual walk. This is the place in God where He deepens our roots in Him so that we not only run the race, but finish the race.
God not only wants revealed sons, but He wants sons who finish well—that we may say like the Apostle Paul said in 2 Timothy 4:7-8, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith..."
Men" were lauded for their great acts as warriors. Their feats were supernatural and made them heroes of their time. Before they were celebrated as David's "Mighty Men," they were numbered with David in the cave of Adullam. 1 Samuel 22:1-2, "David therefore
departed thence, and escaped to the cave Adullam: and when his brethren and all his father's house heard it, they went down thither to him. And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves
unto him; and he became a captain over them..."
The same men who were described as "distressed, in debt and discontent" were developed in the dark room of the cave of Adullam and became mighty men. The story of David's mighty men is an
archetype of how God moves sons who sit waiting in darkness of obscurity and development...to be transformed by God to become revealed sons.
One mark of the revealed sons of God
will be that they operate in a remarkable and notable level of the gifts of the Spirit and the power of God. This will cause them to stand apart from mere motivational speakers and crowd-pleasers. Many will go into churches, communities and nations demonstrating
the reality of Jesus through mighty signs, wonders and miracles. Daniel 11:32, "...but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits." People will say, "This man, this woman, they really KNOW God," due to their great exploits and acts
of revealing Jesus Christ.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit will be coupled with the power and presence of God. Gifts and callings come without repentance (Romans 11:29), but the glory of God doesn't. The presence and glory of God are conditional
upon the minister being in right relationship with God. In past times, we have seen ministers with remarkable gifts who strayed from the straight and narrow path, and even though their gifts remained, they never walked in the presence of God and fruitfulness
they once experienced. Revealed sons will operate in the gifts but increase in God's presence.
Of paramount importance is the level of character that the revealed sons walk in.
The foundation of their ministry will not be their gifting alone, but also integrity, humility and consistency. Due to the levels of power and authority that these sons will walk in, they will gain the attention of both supporters and scoffers. The scoffers
will attempt to find fault, hypocrisy and error with these ministry gifts.
Daniel 6:4, "Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch
as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him."
David's defeat of Goliath and many military victories brought him favor, but also jealousy and suspicion from King Saul. 1 Samuel 18:9, "And Saul eyed David from that
day forward." One reason Saul feared David was the remarkable level of character David possessed. 1 Samuel 18:14-15, "And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the Lord was with him. Wherefore when Saul saw that he behaved himself very wisely,
he was afraid of him."
Functioning as Sons of Light
"God not only wants revealed sons, but He wants sons who finish well..."
Revealed sons are also "sons of light." Those who are
bound by darkness, ignorance and demonic bondage, are set free when encountering these sons. It is one thing to preach, but another to set the captives free. Jesus is the perfect example and prototype of a "son of light." The Bible speaks of Jesus' ministry
in Matthew 4:16-17, "The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, 'Repent: for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.'"
Isaiah 60:1, "Arise, shine; for thy light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon thee."
As the glory of God arises upon the revealed sons, the light of God shines upon them from Heaven causing them to emerge rapidly. Many
will say, "Who are they? And where did they come from?" They said of Jesus, "From whence comes these mighty works?" Those that sit in "darkness" and "gross darkness" who feel dejected, depressed and defeated will move from hopelessness to having their souls
anchored in hope.
Another function of the revealed sons as sons of light is confronting the powers of darkness. The Gadarene demoniac immediately recognized Jesus because of the light that He walked in. Paul disturbed the great darkness
at Ephesus as many repented of their evil works and destroyed occult paraphernalia. Peter's very shadow brought light and life to those bound by demonic oppression and physical ailments. They will not be afraid to confront demonic powers because they will
know that God is with them in a real and living way.
Turning the Hearts of Men Toward God
Each major revival or period of reformation has its own distinct earmark. Azusa Street was earmarked with the
outpouring of the Holy Spirit resulting in the infilling and manifestation of tongues. This was a new revelation to most within Christianity. The 1940s and 50s Voice of Healing era was earmarked by outstanding physical healings and miracles. The Latter Rain
Movement was characterized by a restoration of the prophetic ministry, the prophetic presbytery and the laying on of hands. The next wave of grace of God's blessing will include all of these facets, but will be earmarked by deep deliverances and mass repentance.
Revealed sons will benefit from honoring the past generation of leaders and receiving divine blessing, impartation and wisdom from them. Malachi 4:6, "And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children
to their fathers..." Malachi's prophecy has a two-fold application. An outpouring of God's Spirit causes reconciliation in the natural between biological parents and children. Also, a bonding between spiritual parents and their children. At an even deeper
level one generation of Christian leaders (spiritual fathers and mothers) hearts are knitted to the next emerging generation.
Many moves of God have short-circuited or fell into ill repute because the new generation failed to receive wisdom,
boundaries and correction from forerunners who had already went before them. Revealed sons will be divinely guided to connect with spiritual parents who can help shepherd them along the path they are set to walk.
Father God, we pray that You would send encouragement to Your spiritual sons and daughters who feel like they are sitting in darkness. May You visit through dreams and visions everyone being divinely processed in the cave of Adullam. Lord, we speak a new
mantle of power blankets those who have sought You diligently and fervently. We decree every dormant gift be activated in the life of the Believer who will help to build the Body of Christ and destroy the works of the devil. May the light and glory of God
arise upon us that we may shine forth with a new brilliance in 2019. In the matchless name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
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