I Will Do a New Thing
Scripture: Isaiah 43:1-3, 19
But now thus saith the Lord that created thee, O Jacob, and he that formed thee, O Israel, Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine.2 When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.3 For I am the Lord thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee.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
We serve a Living and Mighty God. Before He does anything, He speaks and when He speaks, He knows who He is speaking to. He knows your name. First, let’s establish that God knows your name. He says in Jeremiah 1:4 Then the words of the Lord came unto me, saying “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a Prophet unto the nations. There are plenty of examples of God having conversations with his creation and their descendants, God speaks to Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, and the scripture says and they heard the voice of the Lord God walking in the cool of the day. And the Lord God called unto to Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou. He speaks with Cain regarding the whereabouts of this brother Abel. He says to Cain, What have thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. One could surmise that God spoke with Enoch and Elijah when they both were taken from the earth without the sting of death. The First instance I find of God knowing our name and speaking it clearly, was in the Book of Exodus 3:4 Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt.4 And when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I.5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
Moses is commanded to lead the people out of Egypt to the promised land. In order for that to happen, the Lord first must prepare Moses to believe that this task is possible. So He has Moses to do a few things that Moses will believe. First The Lord tells Moses to cast down his staff or Rod and the staff becomes a serpent. The Lord commands Moses to grab it by the tail and it becomes a staff again. Then the Lord commands Moses to place his hand in his bosom and his hand becomes leprous as white as snow, and then the Lord commands him to place it in his bosom a second time and the flesh was his own. The final sign that the Lord commands Moses to do was to take water from the river and pour it upon the dry ground and the water became blood. Now you know the story, Moses leads the Children of Israel out of Egypt toward the Promise land but there is the Red Sea before them and Pharaoh and his army behind them. Moses stretched forth his staff and the sea parted and all the Children of Israel crossed over, not so for Pharaoh’s army. This a new thing
In 2 Samuel Chapter 12 a 2ndson is born to David and Bath-sheba and David called him Solomon (Peace) because the Lord had promised David in 1 Chronicles Chapter 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to thee, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies round about: for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness unto Israel in his days that his son would have rest and peace while he serves as King. But the Lord tells the Prophet Nathan to call him Jedidiah which means “Beloved of Jehovah”
This a new thing, although David was a man after God’s own heart, Solomon was loved and truly blessed by God. When Solomon was given the Throne, he asked of the Lord, Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this thy so great a people. And the speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing. 11And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment; 12Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee. 13And I have also given thee that which thou hast not asked, both riches, and honour: so that there shall not be any among the kings like unto thee all thy days.
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Yes the Lord truly Loved Solomon. David could not build the Lord a temple because he had blood on his hand, so the seed of David which was Solomon build the Lord the temple, for it had to be Holy for God is Holy. It is all about the heart; put others in your heart before your own, think on these things. We all pray prayers of supplication but if we spend more time praying prayers of intercession for others we can be blessed as Solomon.
In 2 Kings 20thChapter, The Lord had sent the Prophet Isaiah to tell Hezekiah to get his house in order for he was to die. And when Hezekiah received the news, he turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, I beseech thee, O Lord, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore. Perhaps Hezekiah wanted more time to do some things. He wasn’t quite ready to go. Yes, he was very sick to the point of death. So he prayed earnestly and wept sorely that the Lord God would give him more time. Not only did the Lord God lengthen his life but he healed him of his sickness, for the Word said.
7 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.
4 And it came to pass, afore Isaiah was gone out into the middle court, that the word of the Lord came to him, saying, 5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the Lord, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the Lord. 6 And I will add unto thy days fifteen years. This a new thing
The Lord knows the prayers you pray, the tears you cry.
In the Book of Daniel 3:14, There were three Hebrew men that would not bow down to King Nebuchadnezzar doctrine but stayed true to the Lord’s ways and doctrine. They were to be thrown into the fiery furnace which was ordered to be heated seven times hotter by the king. You know the story, not a hair on their head was burned because the Son of God was with them. This a new thing
Jesus asked his disciples, whom do men say I am, And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets. 15He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? 16And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. 17And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. 18And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
Mary and Martha sends word to Jesus that Lazarus for whom He love was sick. When Jesus came they cried unto to Him, Lord if thou had been here our brother would not have died. Jesus when at the grave which was a cave asked them to roll away the stone. He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. This a new thing
Jairus rulers of the synagogue besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live. And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
God used many people to reach his people, Moses, David, Solomon, Daniel, Jeremiah, Isaiah, John the Baptist, just to name a few. But none of them could redeem us from eternal damnation, only Jesus. No more burnt offerings, no more sacrificing of animals, Jesus was the final offering, the final sacrifice. The Scripture says that if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature, old things are passed away, all things become new. You are not that same person you were before. Don’t think it, don’t let the devil put it in your head, don’t let friends and family speak it over you, rebuke them, cast down every imagination of such, they are liars. This a new thing
So when it seems like fires are breaking out all around you; people on your job acting a fool; money seems short; spouse and children getting on your nerves; car giving you issues; church folks testing your spirit; don’t worry, God’s grace is sufficient.
Jesus went from the Lamb of sacrifice to the Shepherd of the flock. And as a Good Shepherd, To him the porter openeth; and the sheep hear his voice: and he calleth his own sheep by name, and leadeth them out.
4 And when he putteth forth his own sheep, he goeth before them, and the sheep follow him: for they know his voice.5 And a stranger will they not follow but will flee from him: for they know not the voice of strangers.
Jesus is the Good Shepherd. Follow Him because He knows your name. He will never lead you astray. Jesus knows the way. He says I am the way, the truth, and the light. He is your provider and your protector. Your pastor may not know your name; your spouse or parents may not know or remember your name, but Jesus knows your name and He will never forget you, nor will He forsake you. Do you know him? Can you say, “He knows my name.”
Father God thank you for the insight you have placed in our spirit. We are your sheep and you are our Shepherd. Father God, I pray that nothing me separate me from your love and presence. If there be anything that is not of you in my life or anyone who being a believer in you, we command it to be moved in the Precious name of Jesus and it is so. We believe by faith that whatsoever a thing that we shall ask, then that which we ask will be done, not to glorify ourselves but to Glorify the one that you sent, who came to Glorify You, Father God.
God Bless you and keep you, remembering always Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.