SEE, I AM DOING A NEW THING!
ISAIAH 43: 19 – See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.
This is a powerful and loaded promise from God. If you look at this passage closely you would identify 6 distinct parts. I believe that tonight God would open our ears and eyes to receive and see His plans for us in 2014 in Jesus name. We definitely cannot exhaust all that God has for us tonight and as 2014 progresses, we would be fully empowered to receive as much as God has for us based on this passage in Jesus name. We would not have enough time tonight to exhaust all that God has in stock for us in 2014 because we have to pray hard tonight.
Beloved I am excited because I am persuaded that God is prepared for us tonight. Tonight you would not wait on in Him in vain in Jesus name.
The passage says
2. I am doing a new thing!
3. Now it springs up;
4. Do you not perceive it?
5. I am making a way in the wilderness
6. and streams in the wasteland
Beloved, the text that we have been given for the year 2014 is very loaded and I believe with all my heart that everything that God has in stock for us in 2014 shall be fulfilled in our lives in Jesus name.
First, the passage says SEE! Dear brothers and sisters, what are you seeing in 2014? I see joy, peace, promotion, abundance, victory, open doors, health, wealth, and of course I can see holiness, righteousness and joy in the Holy Ghost. Confess whatever you see now. Rise up and say Father, I see … (mention them by name what you) in my life in 2014 in Jesus name.
In 2 kings 2: 10, when Elijah was to depart, Elisha requested for a double portion of his anointing. And he (Elijah) said, Thou hast asked a hard thing: nevertheless, if thou see me when I am taken from thee, it shall be so unto thee; but if not, it shall not be so. Beloved, tonight I am imploring you to see what I am seeing. If and only if you can see, then it shall come to pass. We have a God that is faithful and able to do whatever He promises. In verse 12, Elisha saw and it came to pass that the requested double portion of anointing became his. Tonight, i pray that you would see clearly the blessings that god has in stock for you in Jesus name
In Mark 8:23 – 25, the lord asked the blind man at Bethsaida, “Do you see anything”. Tonight, as we go into 2014, I am asking you in the name of the Lord, Do you see anything? If you are not seeing clearly yet you would cry to God in prayers tonight that God would open your eyes fully. Similarly, we read in Jeremiah 24: 3 -10 that when God asked Jeremiah "What do you see, Jeremiah?” Jeremiah said Lord; I see figs – the good and the bad ones. What does fig represents? It is the fruit from the fig tree. It is described as the healthiest fruit in the world. Figs have so ancient a history with many medicinal usefulness. It is reputed as been useful for lowering high blood pressure; useful for weight loosing; for reducing the growth of some cancer cells; for reducing the progression of a type of diabetes through lowering insulin level; for its richness in calcium that helps the bones; good for eye sight; amongst other health use. Thus, figs represent fruitfulness, health and wealth. Also, figs are identified as one of the seven species of the pomegranate and have been described as ‘God fruits’. As such figs represent ‘Royalty’, and Royalty represents honour, power, authority, relevance, celebration. I pray that you would be relevant in 2014 in Jesus name.
I WILL DO A NEW THING
For there to be a new thing, there must be an old thing. So when a new thing arrives the old become history. No wonder the bible says in 2 Cor. 5: 17 “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new”. Old represent past, while new represents present and possibly the future. Many a times when God is involved, the past associated with old cannot determine your future. That is why it is possible for the jailed to become the saviour of his jailer. It has happened over and over again in the past and in our generation. Acts 16: 16 - 40 gave the account of the imprisonment of Paul and Silas. In verse 26 – 29, we read “Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flew open, and everyone’s chains came loose. The jailer woke up, and when he saw the prison doors open, he drew his sword and was about to kill himself because he thought the prisoners had escaped. But Paul shouted, “Don’t harm yourself! We are all here!” The jailer called for lights, rushed in and fell trembling before Paul and Silas. He then brought them out and asked, “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?”
Tonight, I see violent earthquake from God in operation; I see foundation of prisons shaken; I see prisons doors open; I see escape for everyone that is held captives in Jesus name. I see your enemies trembling before you as from today in Jesus name.
In verse 29, we see the jailers addressing his prisoners as sirs. I pray from tonight, all those that are persecuting and harassing you would come to bow before you in Jesus name. In fact, if you go to verse 36 - 39, we see Paul and Silas dictating their terms for their acceptance of their release from prison. I pray that you would be the one to dictating your terms whenever your interest is concerned.
Again, in Isaiah 42: 9 God said, “See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you." Beloved, in the name of the Lord, I declare that the pain you bear in 2013 has become a former thing; the shame you have experienced in 2013 has become a former thing; the debt you owe in 2013 has become former thing; the rejection you experienced in 2013 has become a former thing in Jesus name.
Beloved, just as the lord can make a new thing that would bless, He can also make a new thing that can lead to destruction, because our "God is a consuming fire"(Heb.12:29). In Num.16:30 we read “But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD”. My prayer is that the new things that God would do in your life tonight shall be a blessing unto you and your household in Jesus name. This implies that you must be careful how you deal with the things of God, His assignment and His servants in 2014. The bible says in 2 Chron. 20: 20b Hear me, “O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper”.
NOW IT SPRINGS UP
Spring is perhaps the most important season in a year. It is characterised with period of:
a. Newness – when God said now it springs up it is telling us the beginning of newness – new life. What were once dead or rusty springs forth into life? I decree that every good thing that has been dead around you and in your life receive the life today in Jesus name.
b. Restoration – it means that many things that you used to enjoy but have lost you would get back. If you look around now, you would realise that many trees have shed their leaves and have lost their beauty. But once springs come, they get restored. I pray for the spirit of restoration to come upon you in Jesus name
c. Blossoming – this is the time we also see trees and vegetation at their best. They blossom, they glow. I pray that you would blossom in 2014 in Jesus name.
d. Sunshine/Light – in springs you see us gradually having more sunshine and light. Darkness that is associated with winter gradually disappears. I decree that darkness in your life would receive the light of god tonight in Jesus name. John 1: 4-5 says “In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men. The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it”. No darkness would be able to comprehend the light of God in your life in Jesus name
e. Flowers/fruits – Flowers and fruits come to life in spring. This means fruitfulness. I pray that in 2014 you would be fruitful physically, financially, spiritually and in your career in Jesus name.
f. Growth is associated with spring. Again, you would realise many vegetation that are completely dead in winter grow back with the arrival of spring. I pray that you would grow in 2014 in Jesus name. You would not be stagnant. Everything that has hitherto held you back would give way in Jesus name.
g. Warmth is another feature of spring. Warmth represents freedom. In spring, you find out that you are no longer constrained and hindered by the cold and extreme weather that limits your ability to explore and enjoy. Therefore, I declare that in 2014, nothing shall hinder from becoming what God want you to become in Jesus name.
h. Blue Sky is another feature of spring. This tells me that your finances would be receiving the touch of God this year as well. It means that your account would not be in Red. In 2014 you would have to spend and to spare in Jesus name.
So, when the Lord says now it springs forth, He is saying that in 2014, you are going to blossom, grow, be fruitful, multiply, glow and not be in darkness. So shall it be for you in Jesus name.
We are going to rise up now to pray
1. Beloved – I have shown you the word of the lord concerning 2014 – it is now left for you to exercise your faith. Whatever you see confess it. So, you are going to pray, Father, in 2014, I see joy, promotion, open doors, wealth, health, righteousness and holiness in Jesus name.
2. In Jer. 24:6, the Lord said “My eyes will watch over them for their good, and I will bring them back to this land. I will build them up and not tear them down; I will plant them and not uproot them”. So you are going to pray
a. Father, throughout 2014, watch over me and my household in Jesus name.
b. Father, Bring back and restore all opportunities that I have lost in 2013 and the past in Jesus name.
c. Father, in 2014 build me up and let me not fall in Jesus name
d. Father, let me be planted in you in Jesus name
e. Father, let me not be uprooted from your vineyard, presence, i.e. let me not be sift by the devil. Remember, our lord said in Luke 22:31 to Peter “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat”
3. We read that figs represent royalty. So you are going to pray, Father let me be celebrated in 2014. Let me be relevant. Father, let me be honoured in 2014.
4. We read in Acts 16: 16 – 40 that God sent earthquake on errand to release Paul and Silas in prison. So you are going to pray
a. Father, send your earthquake on errand for my sake and let every prison doors be opened.
b. Father, make my enemies to bow before me. Everyone that has been opposing me, let them come to serve me; let them become my servants. Where I have been rejected let me be celebrated in Jesus name.
c. Father, let me become terror to those that thought they have captured me in Jesus name.
5. In Exodus 14: 13 Moses answered the people, "Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again (NIV).
a. Father, every limitation that has hitherto followed me till date, let me see them no more in 2014 in Jesus name.
b. Father, let 2014 bring me into my promise land in Jesus name.
6. Isaiah 32: 3 “And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken”.
Father in 2014; let my eyes and visions not be dimmed (blurred/closed) in Jesus name.
7. Remember in Mark 8: 23 – 25, the lord did not leave the blind man of Bethsaida alone until he sees perfectly as the Lord desired. So you are going to pray and say, Father, let me see clearly what you see in me.
I proclaim new health to you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new songs for you in Jesus name
I proclaim new joy for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new dreams for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new visions for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new opportunities for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new birth (physical and spiritual) for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new life for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new victory for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new doors for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new breakthrough for you in 2014 in Jesus name
I proclaim new level of success for you in 2014 in Jesus name
Go and prosper in Jesus name
Go and shine
Go and blossom
Go unto victory.
It is well with you.