Summary: God is continually doing new things in our lives. With God we find that He has always been creative and creating and as the scripture says Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That means He is still creative and doing new t
“A NEW THING”
God is continually doing new things in our lives. With God we find that He has always been creative and creating and as the scripture says Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. That means He is still creative and doing new things!
Let’s examine a few verses that confirm this.
Isaiah 48:6-8 “You have heard; See all this. And will you not declare it? I have made you hear new things from this time, even hidden things, and you did not know them. They are created now and not from the beginning; And before this day you have not heard them, lest you should say, ‘Of course I knew them.’ Surely you did not hear, surely you did not know; surely from long ago your ear was not opened. For I knew that you would deal very treacherously, and were called a transgressor from the womb.
Isaiah 43:19 Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Isaiah 65:17 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; And the former shall not be remembered or come to mind.
Lamentations 3:22-23 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.
Jeremiah 31:31 “Behold, the days are coming, says the LORD, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah—
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Revelation 5:9 And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, And to open its seals; for You were slain, And have redeemed us to God by Your blood Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,
Isaiah 42:10 Sing unto the LORD a new song, and his praise from the end of the earth, ye that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof.
Revelation 21:5 Then He who sat on the throne said, “Behold, I make all things new.” And He said to me, “Write, for these words are true and faithful.”
Hebrews 10:20 by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh,
Psalms 33:3, 40:3, 96:1, 98:1,144:9, 149:1
We often live in the past though and can sometimes miss what God is doing. In order to enter the new things of God we have to realize three truths that may affect our apprehension of them:
LOOKING BACK PREVENTS US FROM REALISING WHAT IS AHEAD
Numbers 11:5 “We remember the fish which we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic;
Isaiah 43:14-21 Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “For your sake I will send to Babylon, And bring them all down as fugitives—The Chaldeans, who rejoice in their ships. I am the LORD, your Holy One, The Creator of Israel, your King.” Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea And a path through the mighty waters, Who brings forth the chariot and horse, The army and the power (They shall lie down together, they shall not rise; They are extinguished, they are quenched like a wick):“Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness And rivers in the desert. The beast of the field will honor Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I give waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen. This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise.
Living in the past obscures the future!
Its okay to use church history as a basis to prove something is of God BUT we must be careful not to be so tied to the past and trying to make it happen again – that we do it at the expense of a fresh new move of God. If we use that as a basis of evaluation Acts would never have happened. It is an unfinished book….
WHAT WE SEE IN THE NATURAL IS NOT ALWAYS AN INDICATION OF WHATS HAPPENING IN THE SUPERNATURAL
Ezra 3:12 But many of the priests and Levites and heads of the fathers’ houses, old men who had seen the first temple, wept with a loud voice when the foundation of this temple was laid before their eyes. Yet many shouted aloud for joy,