Isaiah 43: 18-21
“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
20 The wild animals honor me,
the jackals and the owls,
because I provide water in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland,
to give drink to my people, my chosen,
21 the people I formed for myself
that they may proclaim my praise.
God speaks I listen and share with everyone. As I always say…pray about anything you here or read including this blog and message for today.
The scripture above is only to point out what God has said in the past and I feel it’s saying what I feel today.
Much has and is going on in this world and in our lives and I feel the Lord is speaking to us.. I believe God wants us to not dwell…meditate…ponder on the very negative things and or scary things of the past. What good can this produce in our lives? What’s done is done and the only things that can be gleaned is lessons learned and shared only to encourage someone on the victory praise in how we got over our difficulties. The past has its place.
I believe the Lord …is…doing a new thing. I believe this is a season and a time for a fresh anointing of the power of God. It’s a time to empty ourselves out and let God refresh us so that He can bring us up to speed with the new things He is doing.
God is doing a lot of shaking and uncovering on this earth. Strange things are happening….records are being broken…the climate has changed…people are doing things out of the norm. Nobody is escaping the uncovering. People are being exposed and brought down. Rules and laws are being changed.
We are all getting to a point of having to depend on God for everything. We were doing this before…but this has and will be taken to a whole new level. We will have to be very secure in the knowledge of what the word of God says for our provisions and protection.
The new thing is what God will reveal to you and I personally about what we will be doing for Him and the power that’s available for us through His holy Spirit. A new level of faith in God and in His abilities…. A new level of trusting God no matter what…..A new level of manifestations of the power of God that will be used in our everyday lives to promote the gospel of Jesus Christ.
For many these are wilderness times. Loss of lives….loss of health….loss of jobs…loss of homes…loss of financial stability.
I tell you that there are streams of refreshing water in the wastelands of people’s lives. There is refreshing water for all those who have lost so much through the storms of life.
Those who are seasoned will help the weary… those who are salty…will affect others…those who have oil in their lamps now…will share some with others while there is still time…those who walk in the light…will lead others to the light…the light of Jesus Christ.
What is the new thing? God will wake up areas in you that you didn’t even know you had. The new orders from the Lord will be new to you because you have not done these things before. Many will go out on a limb for the Lord. Many will step out in faith. Many of these things are already occurring. God is working right now! The power of the Holy Spirit is in effect in the lives of all who have heard the call and is submitting and committing themselves to the work of the Lord.
You all have been being tested and prepared for this new thing. It has been uncomfortable and the Lord knows that and has sent the comforter to minister to you. For some of you there has been much loss. Do not lean on your understanding of things…but trust the Lord. Again do not dwell on the past.
This is a season to be praying for boldness.
Acts 4:31 After they prayed, the place where they were meeting was shaken. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and spoke the word of God boldly.
Repent if you need to…be clean, sanctified, washed.
Be studied/worded up….Know what the word of God says. Have your sword ready.
Be prayed up always…at all times…24/7
Be holy….God is Holy
Stand on truth
Spread the Good news
Put God first
Be fearless in your pursuit of the cause of the kingdom
Humble yourself always
Give God all the Glory praise and honor…bless the Lord at all times and continually do this
Are you ready for the new thing? Have you been going through a lot of trials the past few years? Then you are probably one of the ones that are ready. God tries us… fries us…restores us… and then uses us. He knows He can trust us because we have remained faithful and steadfast. You have kept the faith! There is a lot of work for us to do. People have been watching us…looking to see how we handled our crisis and troubles. You have been a blessing to the Lord and He has seen your courage. He saw how you waited on Him. God has seen your heart and He smiled.
Jesus will continue to keep you in perfect peace. The river of life is flowing. Enjoy the refreshing water that the Lord allows all who follow Him to drink from. Enjoy the rest He has given to all who are heavy laden.
There will be rewards for all who have been faithful to the Lord. God bless all the faithful servants of the Lord. May He keep you in His loving care!
For those reading this and you are not a Christian…I can tell and I know you can tell that there are unusual things going on this earth. Tomorrow is not promised to anyone. Be sure you know where your soul will go after you die. Be sure you have your facts straight about the God you believe in or if you believe in anything at all. You don’t get another chance after you die. Now is the time to double-check and seek the truth. I believe in Jesus Christ. Write me in the sidebar if you want more info.
Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.