Every breath you take is a new breath. You cannot live on old air. God is a God of the new. In Christ you are a new creation, all things have become new.
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The interesting thing about a prophetic word is, it endures. Prophecies written thousands of years ago still apply to your and my life today. For instance, when prophesying to the people of God about their return from exile, the prophet Isaiah used the phrase “new things” several times, saying things like, “Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?” Today, you and I can read these words and receive them personally, for God’s word endures forever.
The gift of prophecy did not cease to exist at the completion of the writing of the Old or New Testaments. Prophecy, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, is still in operation in the Church today for the common good. God gave me a prophetic word several years ago. He said, “I am doing a new thing. I am sifting, sorting, threshing and pressing. What grape in a winepress can withstand the pressing? Each is pressed with each to produce one new pleasing wine.”
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
Perhaps that’s a word for you today. The Lord is sifting his Church. He is threshing us like wheat to remove the dross of compromise, complaint and criticism. The Lord is pressing us into a new form – a new meld – to flow together in harmony, humility and grace for his pleasure. God is doing a new thing in your life. It may be uncomfortable but, in the end, you will be supremely blessed. He will meet your needs, as he has promised. He will guide your steps, as he has promised. If you humble yourself, he will raise you to new heights, as he has promised.
Every breath you take is a new breath. You cannot live on old air. God is a God of the new. In Christ you are a new creation, all things have become new. So, take a fresh new breath and pray, “Lord, whatever it takes, do a new thing in me today.”
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