Day 3 - Behold, I Do A New Thing!

Dear Seeker,

This is our cry…Rend the Heavens Oh Lord and Come Down….Come meet us as we wait upon you as we seek your face during this time.

This week our focus is REMEMBERING What God has spoken to us…we are calling to mind our prophetic words, our dreams and visions…NOT just to ponder what could have been BUT to PRESS INTO WHAT IS YET TO BE!

TODAY, God is saying, Behold, I am doing a NEW THING!

Scripture: Isaiah 43:15-21

God is doing a new thing in this hour. This new thing is bigger than we can imagine; it’s meant to impact individuals, the Church, the nation and the world all at the same time. 

We are in a ‘karios’ moment however this ‘moment’ must be realized, seized upon, otherwise it will pass us by.

Will We Recognize our Kairos Moment? Dutch Sheets says; “Kairos moments are moments of grace to recognize what God is doing. If the Church doesn’t steward the kairos moments correctly, we don’t get the fullness….Kairos is not a guaranteed time, it’s an opportune time.” - GiveHim15 4-23-19

God says, Behold, "Do not remember the former things, Nor consider the things of old. 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.” - Is. 43:18-9 AMP

  • Remember = ‘call to mind’  H2142 (BDB)  zakar  / to remember, recall, call to mind.

Do not remember the former things: As Isaiah writes prophetically to Israel, they were mired in the desperate circumstances of captivity and exile. God wants to put their eyes on the new work He will do, so it begins with a reminder to not remember the former things. If they (we) are stuck in the failure and sin and discouragement of the past, they (we) will never go forward to the new thing God has for them (us).

It is a fascinating - and instructive - switch between Is 43:16-17 and Is. 43:18. In Is. 43:16-17, Israel is told to look to the past by remembering the great things God did for them at the Red Sea. But in Is .43:18, they are told, Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. This shows us that there is a sense in which we must remember the past, in terms of God’s great work on our behalf. There is also a sense in which we must forsake and forget the past, with all its discouragement and defeat, and move on to what God has for us in the future.”- David Guzik Commentary

  • Now = ‘at this time’ H6258  (Strong) From H6256; at this time, henceforth, now, straightway.

  • Spring = ‘bring forth’ H6779  (Strong) tsâmach /A primitive root; to sprout;(cause to, make to) bud (forth), (cause to, make to) grow (again, up), (cause to) spring (forth, up).

  • Know it ‘preceive’ H3045   (Strong) yâda‛ / A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, acknowledge, be aware, comprehend, consider, declare, be diligent, (can, cause to) discern, discover, perceive, understand, have [understanding].

  • Even = ‘furthermore’ H637 (BDB) ‘aph / so much the more, indeed

I Will… 

Make A Way = transform into, constitute, fashion, work, bring to pass.

A ROADWAY = a road (as trodden); figuratively a course of life or mode of action.

IN The…Wilderness = an unpleasant place, fleshly speaking

AND Rivers = refreshing, figuratively, prosperity:From H5102 nâhar to sparkle, be cheerful; be lightened.

IN The…Dessert = waste, wilderness, desert, desolate place.

Many of us are in the place called transition - between the ‘NOW and NOT YET’.  Recently during a Sunday message my son, Josiah shared this poem Threshold Moments. I believe it speaks to where many of us are at in life.

Threshold moments are equally beautiful and terrifying

They have the capacity to make or break the vision

As you stand on the cusp of everything you dare hoped for

You survey the land that now lies before you

Your eyes tracing the intricate shapes that settle on the horizon

Too good to imagine. 

This is what has been stirring for so long

This has been the cry of your heart for years

hidden deep down but now here it is 

the first glimpse of dream turned reality within reach 

right before your very eyes 

so nearly there

and as you stand here at the threshold of everything you’ve ever dared dreamed about 

with that cocktail of excitement and fear rising in equal measure 

that other voice kicks in 

the one that gently tells you 

to take a step back from the threshold 

it whispers to you that passing through that door will have its cost 

or its too good to be true 

or even worse 

that what lies before you is all mirage 

you’d be foolish to walk through 

it will disappear as soon as you enter 

it is better to survey the land from the doorway 

distance yourself from it just in case 

stand at the threshold just watching 

it is better to quietly let the dream die now 

before sacrifices are made 

bridges are burned 

and there is no safe way back

threshold moments have power 

many see them as the end of a very long journey 

they finally glimpse what their hearts have longed for 

but they stop 

exhausted 

they find themselves settling at the doorway to what they have longed for 

never actually crossing through and taking hold of it 

tired and exhausted 

they find contentment in the reasoning that they have made it this far 

they can see it in the distance 

but the truth is these threshold moments are just the start of the adventure 

they are only just the beginning 

so step in 

take courage 

and move forward 

you have been called for such a time as this


ACTION

  • Read Psalms 105: 7-15 / God’s covenant with Abraham, we see how God removed roadblocks and conquered enemies to bring His word to pass. He is still doing into TODAY on Your behalf!

I hear the Spirit of the Lord saying…PUT ME IN REMEMBRANCE says the Lord! Isaiah 46:26

  • Take your prophetic word(s), your scriptural promises, dreams, visions and claim their fulfillmen

  • Claim: to demand by or as by virtue of a right; demand as a right or as due

  • Take time to wait in God’s presence, listen to the song Won’t Stop Now and let your heart be encouraged!

Your Presence is an Open Door, We want You, Lord. Like Never Before. So Come Now, Lord, Like Never Before!

God’s promises are yes and amen…CHOOSE to BELIEVE His PROMISES over your life!

Longing for More Of His Presence,

Sharon