Trust your week went well. February is rounding up and a new season is about to unfold. As we prepare for the new season, my prayer for you is that New Things will be an overflowing occurrence in our lives in Jesus name.
God is all about beautiful transformations. He is an active, deeply personal, infinitely caring God who intervenes and transforms us beginning from a heart level!
The Bible has a great deal to say about transformations, divine interventions and many mighty creative acts of our God:
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 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.” Isaiah 43:18-19
It’s a great pleasure to share with you some excerpts of expository teaching on the God of New Things by our mother in the Lord Pastor Mrs. Jumoke Saingbe-
When we say God is a God of New Things it simply means God’s principles of divine involvement or activities in His creation are endless. As a result of this nothing changes the power of God to do new things- not even negative situation or circumstance can prevent or stop His manifestations- in spite of the dire condition prevalent in Haggai 2, God assured his people of a greater glory to come.
God is never lacking in resources of doing new things. It’s a known fact that God is more that the universe and His creations put together. He is far greater than your needs. When the set time for heaven to arise in a situation- the provision made usually outlasts the recipients. A good reference is the call upon Abraham’s life- a new level of God/man relationship was birthed (Gen 12:1-3). Here, the promise of God was not only for Abraham, it was to generation yet to be in existence. There are many examples from the scriptures and indeed from church history/testimonies that would bear this out. Perhaps the most obvious examples, to my mind are the following-
When God Does New Things:
- Prisoners are set free- Act 16:16-40
- Restoration- stolen entitlements are fully restored- 1st Sam 30- Case study of David and the Amalekite in Ziklag.
- Little becomes much and lack is turned to abundance 1st King 17 – Case study of The of Widow Zeraphath
- The timid and fearful receive strength – Act 2- Peter witnessing Jesus Christ with a new light of boldness
- Hope is restored- Luke 7:12-15- The Widow of Nain had an encounter with the Restorer
- God answers your enemies – 1st Sam 1:19 Hannah received a triumphant voice over her Peninnah
With all said the believer has a part to play because relationships require certain level of commitment for great result. Let’s consider a few points on the believer’s part:
- Godly repentance and acknowledgment is essential- Heb. 10:22
- Put on the Ephod-i.e. put on the garment of prayer, the ephod represent spirit of prayer 1st Sam 30:7
- Be ready to yield yourself to Him at all times- Psalm 46:10 – Don’t wrangle yourself out of His plans and purpose. He is perfect in working ALL THINGS out for those who put their trust in him.