In the course of Saul’s initial encounters after being anointed as Captain over the Lord’s inheritance, he was to meet two men by Rachel’s sepulchre. Rachel was the mother of Benjamin, the patriarch of the tribe that Saul hailed from. Rachel died during childbirth (see Genesis 35 vs. 15-18). The birth of a child is usually good news, but Rachel’s childbirth was marred by her own death. Good news was laced with bad news.
Friend, hear me as I hear the Lord: in 2020, your good news will not be marred with bad news. Your good news will not be interrupted by the hand of the enemy. Your throne will not arrive with mourning and pain; your advancement will not come with hidden troubles that will manifest and make a mess of everything; your blessings will not come with sorrow; your portion will not be wrapped in pain and disgrace.
Rachel got so close to her good news, but was not alive to enjoy it. Hear me again: this year, you will not come close to your good news and not enjoy it. You will not come close to greatness and not step into it. You will not come close to your throne and not sit on it; you will not come close to your crown and not wear it; you will not be counted among those who only saw their Promised Land without stepping into it.
This year, as you come close to your good news, it shall become your reality; as you come close to your open doors, you will step into it; as you come close to your divine portion, it shall enter into your hands; as you come face to face with the opportunities that God has ordained for you, you will take them; as you come close to your throne, you will sit on it; as you approach your crowns, your head will wear them.
It’s not a year of fulfilled expectations that were marred with pain. It’s not a year of good news that will be diluted with bad news.