“And I raised up some of your sons for prophets, and some of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not indeed so, O people of Israel?” declares the Lord. “But you made the Nazirites drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.’”
God is raising new.
New leaders are emerging from Juniors where it is increasingly evident that His anointing is strong.
As they hear God’s word and have a level of God’s wisdom and revelation that belies their youth it is imperative to recall the errors of our forefathers in misrepresenting that and denying its power.
Authenticity and relevance is vital in all generations and who better to represent that than those of that cohort.
The Margaret Thatcher spirit of keeping doors of power closed to extend ones own authority must be avoided.
The mindset is over all one of expansion moving in trust and initial frailty into released destiny.
Now is the day more than ever for multi generational needs to be unlocked and met.
The enemies strategy to deny a generation from the pews thwarted.
New planted beside old purely by catering for needs and both loved, cherished and nurtured.
Binary fission at its most powerful in multiplication.
Where there were 12,000 churches within the parishes there are effortlessly 24, 000 and all generations having relevance to express and opportunities to cross pollinate.
God is ready to raise up and expand, it is on the horizon.
His permission has already been given and His anointing is on what He has released.
“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? “
Ours is to know what He is doing and call it forth.
Not a mind set of Que sera sera, what will be will be.
To strip away our agenda and know that it is God’s will that will be on our watch.
There is a need to remember God is always faithful.
He breaks through always with expectation and hope at the core.
He always brings forth good fruits.
We need never hesitate but always respond by stepping up and in.
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
“his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
We dare to have hope in all things every day.
Nothing of God is temporary it is for all time.
Rubble from the old the firm foundation of the new.
There is a need to remember.
God is God whom we can trust.
We need to let His character inform our character.
Our view of things in our past journey can influence our expectation in the natural.
We don’t see things as they are we see them as we are.
Our preferred way of looking at the world.
We have filters which make the picture fit into a frame we have already created.
We exercise personal reject or delete buttons.
We look for a story which confirms what is already in our minds.
This is why it is so imperative that we have sat with God and aligned what our story and minds are saying.
Aligned gives confidence to trust and believe, know and hear.
Faith is raising! Hosanna
The illustration shows expansion, multiplication, reaching out planting multi denominational, multi generational raising new.Spirit lead light pushing back the darkness.
Three Scriptures that come to mind:
“And I raised up some of your sons for prophets, and some of your young men for Nazirites. Is it not indeed so, O people of Israel?” declares the Lord. “But you made the Nazirites drink wine, and commanded the prophets, saying, ‘You shall not prophesy.’”Amos 2:11-12 ESV
“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
“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”Lamentations 3:22-23 ESV
The song Hosanna Paul Baloche https://youtu.be/VMBDWG9tseU