Isaiah 43:18-19, Luke 5:36-39, Ephesians 4:23-24, 2 Peter 1:5
The year 2020 will always be known as a defining moment in all of our lives. It is the year the atmosphere shifted globally including God’s Kingdom. Since the atmosphere determines all other things, then everything has shifted.
We must shift in the way we do things in order to be relevant, saith the Lord.
The year 2021 is our year of New Dimensions in Christ. There are dimensions (levels) in Christ we have not seen before that we are going to see including His second coming. This is what the Lord saith,
that which I have done in the past cannot be compared to what I am about to do in your future so make room (shift) for the NEW
I hear the Word ‘NEW’ in this new season. Again, this is what the Lord is saying;
it is a new season for the virtuous women in Christ to birth new things and men in the Kingdom to name new things.
Isaiah 43:18-19 (AMPC) says, 18 Do not [earnestly] remember the former things; neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
9 This is why the Scriptures say: Things never discovered or heard of before, things beyond our ability to imagine[a]— these are the many things God has in store
for all his lovers.[b] 1 Corinthians 2:9 (TPT)
In the midst of this global pandemic the world has witnessed, God wants you to know, Remember not the formal things or the old things. The past has the capacity to destroy the future. Don’t let your mind stay in the past especially in the areas of personal, national, and or global crisis or success.
Behold, I will do a new thing. Have the faith to see new things in Christ. Be alert and be present, it springs forth. God does not only speak He can do. There shall be a performance and manifestation of the Word of God.
Perceive and know it. Perception is the ability to obtain knowledge through the senses. We are entering into a season where we have to be spiritually and mentally vigilant beyond just the flesh.
Give Heed to them. In this new season, be careful what you give attention to. Give attention to the Word of God more than any other thing.
I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. The world is going to experience new forms of wilderness and desert kind of things but I will make a way for my people, saith the Lord. Isaiah 51:3
God wants the Church/believer to remember The NEW covenant He has with you through Christ. What is this new covenant? This is His covenant of grace and power in Christ and through the operations of the Holy Spirit. It is in this covenant that He will do all the above and more. Let us see this covenant;
36 Then Jesus gave them this illustration: “No one tears a piece of cloth from a new garment and uses it to patch an old garment. For then the new garment would be ruined, and the new patch wouldn’t even match the old garment. 37 “And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. For the new wine would burst the wineskins, spilling the wine and ruining the skins. 38 New wine must be stored in new wineskins. Luke 5:36-39
The new garment is our new covenant in Christ. The new wine is the Holy Spirit of God and the new wineskin is us as believers in Christ.
We are entering into a season under our covenant in Christ where the Holy Spirit (new wine) will play a major role in manifesting the new things God is doing. The Holy Spirit (new wine) will play a major role in transforming us into true righteousness and holiness.
“But God now unveils these profound realities to us by the Spirit.[c] Yes, he has revealed to us his inmost heart and deepest mysteries through the Holy Spirit, who constantly explores all things.” I Corinthians 2:10 (TPT)
This transformation can only be made possible when you shift (change) from the formal ways of life.
In Ephesians 4:23-24, You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
Putting off your formal way of life and old self will require putting on a new mindset, attitude, and character in the order of Christ. The role again of the Holy Spirit is to facilitate this only if we make room for Him.
Putting off your formal way of life and old self will require The believer to do more to add more to your life. 2 Peter 1:5 writes: “So don’t lose a minute in building on what you’ve been given, complementing your basic faith with good character, spiritual understanding, alert discipline, passionate patience, reverent wonder, warm friendliness, and generous love, each dimension fitting into and developing the others. With these qualities active and growing in your lives, no grass will grow under your feet, no day will pass without its reward as you mature in your experience of our Master Jesus.
We must do more to add more to areas of our walk with the Lord that has the capacity to grow into new dimensions. Be active in areas such as faith, character, spiritual understanding, discipline, passion, steadfastness, and love. The church must live in the spirit of love to love God, His Word, and Church. Amen