The Word: Revelations 21: 5 (KJV)

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.

Dig Deeper:

Isaiah 43: 18 – 19  (KJV)

18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 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.

Think about it

Still on Vision, Planning, Strategies, goals

One of God’s word to us in 2018 is that he will do a new thing. I attended an RCCG Pastor’s retreat end of the week. The theme was: A NEW THING.
Every now and then God decides to change the status quo and he does a new thing, something different from what we already are used to. 

The children of Israel were in captivity for 430yrs, God decides it’s time to bring them out he called Moses and said he’s heard the cry of his people (Exodus 3: 7 – 9). That was the beginning of a new thing.

Malachi was the last prophet we know in the old testament. For about 400yrs we had the dark ages when God was largely silent. Then suddenly John the Baptist started preaching in the wilderness, baptising everyone (Matthew 3: 1 – 3) It was the beginning of a new visitation. A new beginning

Jesus had died and risen. He was about ascending to the father but he told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they are endued with power. (Act 1: 4 – 8). It was a new beginning. The start of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit as promised by prophet Joel.

The disciple were preaching about him everywhere. God was getting ready to extend the gospel to the gentiles, because salvation was from the Jews. Peter was in the house of someone called Simon, a tanner by the seaside. God showed Peter a Vision and instructed him to follow the men sent by Cornelius. That was a new beginning. An unveiling of the gospel to the gentiles.

There are many new beginning in the scriptures. However every new beginning is activated in the place of prayers. Without prayers there can be no new thing or next level. Prayer is the cooking pot where a new is cooked before being unveiled.

What New things are we to expect?

1 – New Spirit – Ezekiel 11: 19, Ezekiel 36: 26, Ezekiel 18: 31, Romans 6: 4, Romans 7: 6, 2 Corinthians 5: 17, 2 Corinthians 5: 17, Galatians 6: 15, Colossians 3: 10, Ephesians 4: 24,  
2 – New Covenant – Jeremiah 31: 31, 1 Cor 11: 25, Matthew 26: 28, Luke 22: 20, Hebrews 9: 15
3 – New Commandment – Isaiah 62: 2, 1 John 2: 8
4 – New Name – Revelations 2:17
5 – New wine – Proverbs 3: 10, Luke 5: 38, Isaiah 65: 8, Joel 3: 18
6 – New Song – Psalm 33: 3, Psalm 40: 3, Psalm 96: 1, Psalm 98: 1, Rev 14: 3, Psalm 149: 1, Rev 5: 9 
7 – New blessings – Leviticus 26: 10, Isaiah 43: 18-19, Isaiah 42: 9, Revelations 21: 5
8 – New Miracles – Numbers 16: 30

and eventually:

9 – New heavens and earth – Revelations 21: 1, Isaiah 62: 23, Isaiah 65: 17, 2 Peter 3: 13

God wants to do a new thing, but spiritually new things are birthed in the place of prayers.

Until there is travail, Zion cannot give birth……. 

Our memory verse for January 2018
Habakkuk 2: 2

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Let’s take a few moment to learn our memory verse for this month by heart. It can be memorised in 2 lines:
Line 1:  And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision,
Line 2and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

Once you say it a few times it will stick.

Prayer focus: Our prayers for the next level project: 
We are praying for harvest of miracles in our churches…… 
On Grace: 
Masterlife Workbook: The Church is embarking on weeks of discipleship workbook study: Masterlife now on the 2nd workbook: The Disciple’s personality