2019: The Year of EXPANSION

Shyju Mathew

"Experience the Word of God, in the power of the Spirit."

January 1, 2019

Isaiah 54: 1-4 “Sing, O childless woman, you who have never given birth! Break into loud and joyful song, O Jerusalem, you who have never been in labor. For the desolate woman now has more children than the woman who lives with her husband,” says the LORD.“Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities. “Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth and the sorrows of widowhood.

Last year, the Lord promised a year to CROSSOVER. Every day of 2018 was a time of crossover. We crossed over many seas, many battles, many Jordans, many dangerous locations. But God is faithful. Here we are, breathing, alive and 2019 is going to be even better! Though the enemy tried, he could not stop you in 2018, and he will certainly not be able to stop you in 2019! Though the past year was not easy, nor was the enemy weak: Because the Lord was with us, so we have crossed over!

In order for us to thrive, we must first survive. If you survived through your night, through that valley, the Lord God has a promised Word for you: To the childless woman, to that woman who could not understand why she could not bear fruit, yet would not deny God, for that man, that woman, that child who remained through the night, the Lord shouts, START SINGING! Break into loud and joyful song, for our GOD declares the forsaken will have more fruit than even those who are married!

For the desolate woman who is alone, logically, you would need a man to give birth. Yet God says, I am the God who made the virgin to give birth. In 2019, people will look at you and see nothing different physically or visibly different from 2018 but God says, GET READY to START COUNTING your children. You are going to supernaturally give birth, so celebrate by faith what God is about to do for YOU in 2019!

People will declare you crazy to believe what God is saying. Ignore them. Instead, declare, “My God has never failed me and He is about to bless me in 2019, miracles that I could not carry, by the Hand of the Lord, He shall do it!”

START making space for the EXPANSION God is about to bring to you and your family!

In order for growth to occur, space must be prepared. We often buy our children’s shoes one size bigger, to leave space for growth. We might place our fish in a large aquarium in order to make space for their capacity to manifest. What SPACE do you need to make for what GOD wants to EXPAND in your life and in your CITY?
The world may look at you as desolate, rejected, or alone. Tell them they are wrong. We have a speaking God and our God is telling the barren, the cramped, that in 2019, the God we serve is the One who will fill our space!

Our God demands that we start preparing our space, not by sight nor experience, but by faith in our God. There is an anointing that is coming upon you, for enlargement, for expansion, according to the command of the Lord.

EXPAND. It is the Lord’s delight and duty to fill your FAITH SPACE!

The Lord promises, if you make space for HIS blessing, He will fill it according to your faith!

In the beginning, when God created the heaven and the earth, the earth was formless and void.The Lord commanded life but started first by making space. The Lord shifted the waters and made the land and the seas. God our Creator, before He filled the earth, created the space. The air He created, He filled with the birds. The land He created, He filled with the beasts. Before God multiplied, He first made the space to be filled.

If you wish to walk with God, think not like your friend or your uncle or the world. Think like God. You were created in His likeness, so expand your space!

In 2019, the Voice of God decrees you will soon be bursting at the seams, so prepare your space, that He may fill it! Your current capacity will not be able to hold all the blessings God has planned for you and your household.

In 2019, you will be bursting at the seams!

O desolate one, your season of shame is over. Don’t be afraid. That devil that fought you or your spouse will no more be your reality. God will remove the shame and the sorrow and the pain and the embarrassment your family endured in 2018.

Pray: Lord Jesus, I receive this anointing for expansion upon my family, and my children and my children’s children in the Name of Jesus.

2019: The YEAR to BUILD

When your friend sees you begin to build, they may ask, “Why expand? What is all this for?”

Tell them to come back when you are finished.

The God who started this EXPANSION will SOON FILL IT.


Friend, your enemy will fight you when you start to build. They fought Noah. They fought Nehemiah. If you build, they will fight you, too, and talk against you and try to kill the dream that God has put inside you.

What shall you do when the DREAM-KILLERS arrive?


Refuse their OPINION and listen to the VOICE of your LORD.

If GOD is for me, who can come against me?

Those demons who fought you for so long, despite your prayers and tears, must leave at the VOICE of GOD. Every knee shall bow and every tongue shall confess that our GOD is ALIVE!

That FEELING for GROWTH is of GOD.

From time to time, God will stir a feeling inside you for growth, expansion, and dominion. The sons of the prophet came to the prophet and declared, “This place is too small” ( 2 Kings 6:1). This feeling for expansion is not discontent in what we have, or lack of gratitude for what God has given us thus far, but rather, an understanding, that our God is all about EXPANSION!

God placed Adam on the earth He created and put everything under his feet. Beloved, wealth is not wrong. Adam stood upon every treasure God had created. Wealth is not wrong. It is running after riches that is wrong. Seek first the Kingdom of God and ALL else will be added.

Listen to the VOICE of God. In 2019, pay attention to the restlessness in your spirit. It is the will of God to bring you out to a GREATER space! God has a plan to BLESS YOU!

Listen ATTENTIVELY TO THE VOICE OF GOD. Excel in strength as you adhere to the WORD of God!

In 2019, it is the WILL of GOD to bring you to EXPANSION.
May those who have an ear in the SPIRIT hear what the SPIRIT is saying!

Lay the axe to your IFS, your MAYBES, your DOUBTS and your FEARS Trust in the GOODNESS of your GOD and confess: EXPANSION is my portion in 2019!

Today is a new day, a new start, a new chapter, a new beginning. This is your opportunity to ALIGN with GOD! Your experience, your college degree, your skills may not have taken you far, but the VOICE of GOD will take you far away. For it is not by might nor by power but by the SPIRIT says the Lord.

Consider the ARK of GOD. Hebrews 9:4 reveals that “inside the Ark were a gold jar containing manna, Aaron’s staff that sprouted leaves, and the stone tablets of the covenant.” God promises in 2019, that if we focus on carrying His Presence, He will do the rest!

In 2019, as you pursue the Presence of the Lord, you will begin to receive His manna. Manna had to be eaten the same day and if not consumed, would be devoured by rot. God has promised, if we pursue His presence, the preserving grace of God will keep you from all shame in the MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS.

Like Aaron’s rod, which continually bloomed in the Ark of God, despite its use and age, the moment the stick went into the Ark, it budded and flowered again! Some of you may hear this Word of Expansion and feel too old. Your spirit is not weak. Before the Presence of Jesus, it is not time to RETIRE, but rather, BEGIN your next chapter with God at your side!

The tablets of the covenant is a lamp under our feet. God promises this year to direct His children WHERE to expand and show them HOW to expand and teach them WHEN to expand. Every step along the way, the Lord will lead if we will fervently seek His Presence this year!

Beloved, hear that this year of EXPANSION is not for everybody, but for those who will see. If you can SEE it, God will make it HAPPEN. Do you have EYES in the SPIRIT to SEE what the SPIRIT is doing in this generation? Ten spies saw only the obstructions, yet two generals of God, Caleb and Joshua, saw the detailed BLUEPRINTS of God’s HAND upon the Promise Land for HIs people!

Who, like the Priests of Israel, will carry HIS PRESENCE throughout the day? Will you lay aside all other concerns, dreams and plans and SEEK HIM above ALL ELSE?

 In 2019, EXPANSION is our MANDATE! Pull up those stakes, stretch out your tent and PREPARE to see the GLORY of our GOD!

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