Summary: This is a prophetic sermon to beleivers all over the world to get ready for the new thing that God wants to do in their lives.
BEHOLD I WILL DO A NEW THING : Isaiah 43:18-19
BEHOLD I WILL DO A NEW THING
The Lord wants to give us a new personality to enable to be all that He wants us to be. Samuel told Saul that he would be changed into a another man when the Spirit of the Lord comes upon him.Jacob the deceiver was changed into Israel a prince with God and man.God wants us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.Often we want God to change others and to change circumstances.But God wants to change us first and then we will experience a corresponding change in others and in our circumstances.A little child may find it difficult to lift a big chair .But the same child when it grows and becomes an adult will find it easy to lift the same chair because it has now grown bigger and stronger than the chair.Similarly when God transforms us and strengthens us we become bigger than our problems and can tackle it easily.
The Lord wants to lift us to a new level of piety .He wants to remove the stony heart from us and give us a new heart and put a new spirit within us.The stony heart prevents the seed of the word of God from producing fruit in our life. The new heart and new spirit helps us to obey the commandments of God and do His will.
The Lord wants to give us new principles to follow in line with the new things He wants to do. Apostle Peter was told not to consider things unclean when God has cleansed them.Peter had to change his principles in obedience to the ways of God.This helped the spread of the Gospel to the Gentiles.Jesus belonged to the tribe of Judah and according to the Law of Moses he could not be a priest which was reserved for the tribe of Levi.But Jesus became a priest according to the will of God which superseded the laws of Moses.Jesus warned us that we can make the word of God of none effect by our tradition.When God does a new thing He may supersede our traditions and practices and principles and we should be prepared to sacrifice our cherished principles if they contradict what God wants to do.
The Lord wants to give us new pursuits.He wants us to seek and pursue the heavenly blessings and eternal rewards.Often we seek only the things of this world and the desires and the longings of our heart are only after earthly blessings.God wants to put new longings and pursuits in our hearts.The disciples tried all night to catch fish and caught nothing.But Jesus told them to cast their net again and immediately they caught a multitude of fishes.The disciples were amazed at this miracle and probably started dreaming about a very prosperous career in fishing with the blessings of Jesus.But Jesus changed their pursuits and told them that they would now start catching men.God wants to do a new thing in our lives and give us new pursuits in our lives.
The Lord wants us to experience new provisions in our life.He wants us to have a strong unwavering faith that we will receive what we petition Him.He wants us to realize that if God would love us so much that He would sacrifice His Son for us surely He would provide everything else that we need.God wants us to reach a new level of faith that would cause us to receive His provisions .
The Lord wants to give us a new popularity and a new reputation. Especially in the lives of those who have faced much shame and ridicule and humiliation God wants to bring new blessings and honour in their lives. He will change their reputation from being known as forsaken and desolate people. Instead they will be called people whom God has blessed. They will be called by a new name which reflects their new elevation.
The Lord wants to fill us with new power.He wants His children to live a life of divine power.He wants to fill us with new wine .But we must become a new wineskin before God would pour out His new wine into our lives. He will not pour out His new wine if we remain an old wineskin because it would destroy our life.Let us become new wineskins and receive the new wine that God wants to pour out in our lives.