Behold, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 AMPC
I’ve heard this in my spirit for a few years now, but felt it needed to be repeated. It wasn’t a reprimand or a word voiced in anger, but rather a loving warning to the body of Christ, ministers, prophets and priests alike. If this resonates with your spirit, then alright, go ahead and share it. Either way, I’m simply being obedient and posting this.
The definition of the word ‘new’ from dictionary.com is as follows: unfamiliar or strange; having but lately come to a place, position, status, etc.; coming or occurring afresh; further; additional.
The definition that caught my breath was ‘having but lately come to a place, position, status,’ as if the Holy Spirits residence and power within us has been hidden for this moment in history.
So many people are looking for revival to come as it did of old, but I hear the Lord say, “Stop looking back. New means new! It’s not coming like it did in the upper room. It will not be compared with previous moves of my Spirit. That was a ‘than’ encounter and outpouring. I’m doing a totally new thing.”
I’ve personally experienced some pretty awesome encounters with God through His Holy Spirit, but God let me know that this pales in comparison to what He has in store for those who love Him. I’m not talking about people who say the words but their actions don’t follow through. I’m talking about those who have been crying out for more so deep within. The Lord says to get ready to experience the power of the Holy Spirit in a greater way than you could ever imagined. Signs, wonders and miracles will follow you everywhere you go. You will look different and the essence of the Holy Spirit will permeate your being.
“What I’m about to do is going to take your breath away! When I open the windows of heaven and pour out My blessing in the earth, it will literally bury you alive. You will say to Me, “STOP! I CAN’T TAKE ANYMORE!” to which I will respond, “Breathe child, let Me show you how to operate under this anointing. Let Me show you how to operate with this much power. Do not fear what I am doing in the earth.”
Then He said, “Do you remember the saying, ‘Go big or go home?’ If my people don’t move with me in this, I will take them home. Not because I don’t love them, but because this is going to happen with or without them. I will make my people aware of the power they contain and nothing will stop what I have to accomplish in the earth.”
Get ready! It’s coming, it’s coming, it’s coming. Get on your face before the altar and cry out until the rain begins to fall. Be ready for the new!