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Candice Simmons:
"2019: A Time to Laugh and Rejoice!"

The Number Twenty and Nineteen

As I prayed about this year I thought of the number 2019. The number twenty is a combination of five times four. Five is the number of grace and four the number of dominion. This is a year of grace for dominion over our lives and problems.

Twenty is the number of redemption. What was lost in the last season will be regained in this one. Twenty can also represent completion, sufficiency, or the perfect waiting period. Jacob waited twenty years to gain possession of his wives, his property and his freedom from his father-in-law, Laban (Genesis 31:38-41). The children of Israel waited twenty years to be freed from Jabin, king of Canaan, when Deborah and Barak freed the people from bondage (Judges 4-5). And, the Ark of the Covenant sat for twenty years at Kiriath Jearim before it was moved again. Things that we've been waiting for will suddenly come to pass.

Nineteen is often called the number of surrender or faith. When new opportunities are about to knock on your door, you will see the number nineteen everywhere.

A Time to Laugh and Rejoice

This year, I actually woke up on New Year's Day laughing. I said to myself, "This is going to be a great year!"

We (my husband, Brian, and I) have been working on the Book of Genesis right now, so the very first thing that came to my mind was the story of Abraham and Sarah... (Read More)