“Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.”
Hope you all celebrated this new year with great joy and hope. Yes, we must always hope for something. Hope is the one which can make you to move forward. A person who doesn’t hope or expect will surely not get anything. So, I encourage each one of you to expect greater things from our lord Jesus Christ. And Isaiah 43:19 says that the lord wants to do or give new things, new blessings, new healing, new anointing in your life. All that you need to do is to expect or hope those things to happen in your life right now. Not a month later or a year later but expect it “now”. Yes, “now it shall spring forth”.
Many of you may be in a miserable situation hoping something from god for quite a long time and you may ask me that I waited for such a long time but nothing happened so far. So how do you say that it can happen “now”? For people like you I would like to say, just forget the past according to Isaiah 43:18 and hope for the new things for this year. And I am here to encourage you all with the word of god to renew your faith and show you with examples from the scripture in the coming week.
But today I would like to explain the promise by taking YOU as the real example. For this lets read 2 Corinthians 5:17 which says “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” From this verse we clearly understand that whoever (whosoever) accepts Jesus as his saviour he becomes a new creature or a new whole person. The old is gone and everything becomes new.
When a person wants to accept Christ as his saviour, he first confesses his sin, admits that he wants to be a child of god and welcomes Jesus into his heart and surrenders his life completely in his (Jesus) hands. This is what we call “salvation”. Imagine of a person accepting Christ and getting saved at the age of 30yrs or a person at 60yrs of age or whatever may be the age. Does it take Jesus 30yrs of time for a 30yr old and 60yrs of time for a 60yr old to wash away all of his sins? The answer is a straight no because salvation is instant. Salvation is to become a child of Jesus “now”. All the past sins of a man are erased then and there or casted into the deep sea (Micah 7:19) It doesn’t take days, months or years of time to be born again. And I am sure we all never took any effort to get saved. That is the power of his blood. He bought us with his precious blood on the cross. The lord almighty gave his best, the only son Jesus for our salvation. If god in his mercy can provide us the precious salvation in such a simple way, then how much more he can fulfil our hearts desire (romans 8:31). The things that you are expecting are as instant as your salvation. when the devil tells you that nothing good is going to happen then quote romans 8:31 and rebuke him in Jesus name. keep your faith on the promise and say now it shall spring forth.
God bless you all. Amen.