Isaiah 43:18-19 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”
Prophecy is God’s intention, not a declared outcome – Often we hear the word of the Lord and automatically think that it’s going to come to pass but it’s often our response to the word that determines the outcome. Many people have received prophetic words but have passed on without seeing the fruit of them in their life experience. A heart of faith needs to rise up and kiss the word of the Lord for a spiritual conception to take place in our spirits, which opens up the possibility of the word becoming a future reality.
God makes a way, where there seems to be no way – God is a way maker. When your back is up against the wall and you think there is no way through, God has a habit of busting our paradigms apart and bursting through into our life circumstances. Never count God out, no matter how difficult your circumstances seem.
Any agenda in the way of God’s plan will be removed – God has a plan and he is not about to let anyone get in the way of it. Throughout the bible we read story after story of enemies coming against Israel and God’s plans for them but every time, even if it was at the last minute, God would intervene and bring deliverance. God said to Joshua, “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life.”
Don’t step into your future based on the disappointments of your past – God says, ‘Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.’ There’s a reason why the rear view mirror in your car is a lot smaller than your front windscreen. Where you are going is more important than where you have been. Where you are going, isn’t where you have been. Shake off the dust of past discouragement and come alive to the new things God has for you in your future.
God is an expert in making all things NEW – His mercies are NEW every morning. He desires us to sing a NEW song unto the Lord. There’s something great about wearing NEW clothes or driving a NEW car. There’s a freshness and excitement to NEW things. As fun as NEW things are in the natural, they don’t even come close to the NEW life you can have in God. He can turn your old, crusty relationship with your spouse into something NEW, fresh and exciting. He can turn your tired and lagging ministry into something NEW and life-giving. Bring to God whatever needs a makeover in your life and let him turn it into something NEW.