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A NEW THING IN YOU
Out with the old. In with the everchanging new.
"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17)
While attending a conference on the Holy Spirit, the Lord spoke to me saying, "I am doing a new thing in you." I wasn't sure what the Lord meant by "a new thing". Later, He expanded the words into the following message:
Do not look for a mighty wind
or tongues of fire.
My disciples only looked to Me,
gave Me all praise and worship.
They were obedient,
returned to Jerusalem
with great joy...and waited.
My promise was to send the Holy Spirit,
to be the baptizer that they and you too
might receive the power
to be My witnesses.
I still ask you to wait,
expecting the Holy Spirit
to come into each life open to Me.
I will come as promised.
Take care of your business at hand.
I am doing a new thing in you.
God is creating continuously, in you and me, even as you read this!
God's compassions truly are "...new every morning"! And we can agree with the prophet Jeremiah, "Great is Your faithfulness!" (Lamentations 3:23)
Isaiah continues his words from the Lord to us, "You shall be called by a new name, which the mouth of the Lord will name. You shall also be a crown of glory in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God." (Isaiah 62:2,3) I'm not sure what being "a crown of glory...and a royal diadem" might be, but it sounds exciting and something to look forward to in His revealing time!
The apostle Paul continues this same theme when we "...have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him..." (Colossians 3:10) The potential is limitless for our growth in the Spirit as we look to Jesus, the perfecter of our faith!
Again, Paul accents the fact that being in Christ makes us a new creation. "...old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new." (2 Corinthians 5:17) Abiding in Jesus will not only produce fruit in our lives, but will bring His fullness of joy! (John 15:11) Halleluia!
Jesus said, "...you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit..." to "...receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you..." (Acts 1:5,8)
Are you ready for the adventure of becoming something new?