"Surprise! This is the Year of the Unusual Rise"
By Ben Lim
I believe that 2019 will be a year of great reward and justice for the people of God. We are seeing an unusual surplus of change and transition taking place, and the Lord is repositioning the world in a quick and accelerated pace.
The Lord is just and the foundation of His throne is justice and righteousness. "Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne; steadfast love and faithfulness go before You" (Psalm 89:14 ESV).
Can Be Shaken
"This phrase, 'Yet once more,' indicates the removal of things that are shaken—that is, things that have been made—in order that the things that cannot be shaken may remain" (Hebrews 12:27 ESV). This
means that everything that our God does is perfect. His throne room rule is perfect and the extension and expansion of His Government is perfect. The Lord is establishing His perfect rule here on this earth. The Lord is shaking and moving
and removing all that should not be so that the truth of His glorious Government can and will be revealed.
The True Sons of God
We are currently seeing the rise and fall of many. Many are rising and
many are falling. However, the ones who are rooted in the love of God and in the purity of the Holy Spirit will remain.
The Lord has been revealing the hearts of many in this hour. The Lord has been proving those who are
truly His. Those who have passed the test and the purging of God's refining fire are moving through into the ushering of the greatest inheritance of the Promise Land!
"For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,
to give strong support to those whose heart is blameless toward Him. You have done foolishly in this, for from now on you will have wars." (2 Chronicles 16:9 ESV)
I believe we are in a season where the Lord is revealing who His
true sons are.
"For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now." (Romans 8:22 ESV)
I believe the Lord is judging all of the systems of
the world that have kept the sons of God in slavery and in bondage and I believe the Lord is raising up a new breed of people who are rising out from the fires. The Lord is releasing His scepter of justice, and there is a great liberation and an emancipation
that is taking place. The captives are being set free!
2019: The Year of Justice
The Lord is about to show up and show off on behalf of those who have gone low in humility and love before
Him. The Lord is about to prove Himself strong for those who have waited upon Him in the secret and in the quiet place. I believe this is a time and year where the Lord will give you more than just "double for your trouble." He is going to
bless you and restore unto you all the enemy has taken from you. This is a year of divine retribution and recompense.
This is a year where the Lord is about to reward His saints and His sons with great oil and fire. The
Lord is about to distinguish His people with such a glory that all of creation has been waiting for. As the Elijah’s rise, the Jezebels and all of their false prophets will fall.
The Lord is Fighting for You
"The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." (Exodus 14:14 ESV)
Because you have kept your mouth silent, the Lord is going to roar on your behalf. Because you have held yourself back,
the Lord is about to pour out His Spirit. Because you have kept your self from moving or acting out in defense, the Lord is about the defend you. "Vengeance is Mine," says the Lord! The Lord is fighting your battles and He is fighting on your behalf! The God
of angel armies is releasing reinforcements to enforce the precious ones who He has endorsed!
"Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, 'Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.'" (Romans
Plunder the Enemy!
"And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians; and when you go, you shall not go empty, but each woman shall ask of her neighbor, and any woman who
lives in her house, for silver and gold jewelry, and for clothing. You shall put them on your sons and on your daughters. So you shall plunder the Egyptians." (Exodus 3:21-22 ESV)
The Lord is giving His righteous ones the opportunity to
plunder the enemy. This word "plunder" in the Hebrew means: "to strip, deliver oneself, snatch away, and to plunder." The Lord wants you to snatch back every single thing that rightfully belongs to you. The Lord wants to deliver all of your assets, completely,
back into your hands! The Lord wants you to recover all that was lost.
The Unusual Rise
"He was oppressed, and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter,
and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth." (Isaiah 53:7)
The Lord is giving great promotion to those who have been mantled in the spirit of meekness. The ones who have sat on the bench, quietly in
the wait, will now be promoted and raised up with great power. They will not be denied. The silent ones will prevail with a spirit of valor. The Gideon’s are arising in this hour, for there is a divine Spirit of triumph that is causing them to rise up
from the valley of death! Giant principalities are falling down because of the rise of these nameless and faceless people. The ones after God's heart will see the greatest battles and victories won!
"And when He had removed him, He raised
up David to be their king, of whom He testified and said, 'I have found in David the son of Jesse a man after My heart, who will do all My will.'" (Acts 13:22 ESV)
The Lord is removing in this hour the Saul’s of religion, control,
manipulation and evil, in Jesus' name. The Lord is raising up these small and insignificant nobodies, like David, to replace them, to bring great justice, order, and recompense to the people of the Lord. They will give all the glory to their God. Suddenly
the Lord will do this, in mass abundance and acceleration. What was once ignored and rejected will soon be absolutely necessary. The Lord is summoning His called out Ekklesia to storm the gates of hell with truth and justice.
"Heaven must receive Him until the time comes for God to restore everything, as He promised long ago through His holy prophets." (Acts 3:21)
I believe the Lord is about to make every wrong thing
right in your life. That is why the warfare has been great. That is why we've been seeing so much change and tumultuous chaos and conflict in our governments. There is a great reformation that is taking place, and the Lord is exposing the things that have
been done in the dark. Righteousness is being revealed. Watch the Lord restore all things back to the original place and design that He had intended. The righteous vindication of the Lord is taking precedence!
The Just Rewards
of the Saints
The other day as our team leaders were gathered together in a time of prayer, one of the intercessors began praying over me. He shared that he saw many crowns all around me. There are crowns of glory that the Lord
is releasing over His people as just rewards, and we will lay them back down at His feet in worship and surrender. The Lord is about to shine bright His glory around His just sons and daughters.
"Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial;
for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him." (James 1:12)
There are just rewards that the Father of Lights is about to give to His people. Keep going, for the righteous
will be rewarded and honored in His sight, with great and unusual favor. He is a great rewarder of those who believe in Him and seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).
2019 is a year for the unusual to rise. The Lord is catching us by surprise, and surely
He has saved the best for last. Continue to stay pure and undefiled, and may the mighty hand of God raise you up.
Ben Lim, Senior Pastor
His Way Life Church
528 Ellsworth St. SW
Albany, OR 97321