“Behold I am doing a new thing “
A comprehended God is no God at all. He is far too big and always moving.
We are the ones who cultivate ideas and then get stuck in them and make them divine.
Idolatry is when we put our creator in our man made box and make a doctrine and think we understand.
We should always remain overwhelmed, in awe and wonder to draw even near to the doorway.
Taking bite size bits of scripture out of context blurs its meaning.
For example we have all heard the quote
‘Resist the devil and he will flee’
The omitted words preceding these of
‘Submit yourself to the Lord your God”
The conditional part is so relevant to the fullness and power of the verse.
Cherry picking what aspects to dwell in and ignoring the rest causes biased, diluted thinking.
Partial understanding Polarises view points and agreement.
Whole potentials to misconception.
Merging faith and culture, theology and opinions gives us a small, comfortable, insufficient, self satisfied minimal cosmetically pleasing only, desensitised faith and belief.
I believe God is enlightening and making new revelation understood and accessible in new ways right now.
I, as a New Wine, Faith Camp and Spring Harvest regular, have to take pride and joy in the fact that, like as with our church on line, a far wider audience has been encompassed to receiving brilliant teaching and information.
The networking of knowledge and information widening with every share, extended to so many more.
God will not be minimised, made superficial anaesthetised.
Paul worried about this aspect when he detected it in the early church in Acts.
Likewise we have a duty to know what has been or is of displeasure to God and attend to it.
Where we have become stagnant, stuck, too busy being social, too concerned in the facade of cosmetic attraction, too concerned about being contemporary and competitive we may have accidentally partnered more with the enemy.
If we audit and find it is not God from whence our comfort comes.
Not Him we seek to please.
Not Him we give our maximum attention to.
Where we do not have God as our all sufficient, central focus.
We fall short and bow to other things.
If God is revealing our failings with the intention of us being encouraged to see with renewed wisdom, not just drop back into the old like comfortable slippers it is his Gift.
He wants to give the whole, not divided and subdivided and bite sized tasters. The whole banquet is laid before us to be seated at and feasted upon.
The food replenished and made fresh continually, never stale and past the sell by.
There is repetitive filling over a protracted period.
The food becomes a life style a way of living, all that satisfies us, not a momentary being filled on specific occasions in limited situations.
God is who we hunger for not a revival, His presence in whatever way He presents Himself.
He is our one and only desire.
His small voice says this season.
“All I want is you.”
To which we simply respond.
“All I want is You.”
The illustration shows us being continually transformed into the light and likeness of God as He outpours into us.
Receiving the revelation and moving with the Holy Spirit into the new creation that we become in His kingdom.
We too outpouring light to others and pushing back the darkness in the world.
Three Scriptures that come to mind:
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.”Isaiah 43:19 ESV
“While Paul was waiting for them in Athens, his spirit was deeply troubled when he realized that the entire city was full of idols.”Acts 17:16 TPT
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”James 4:7 ESV
The song Prepare the Way. Bethel