Perception and Preparation!
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The Year of Transformation
January 7-8, 2017
The New Thing: Perception and Preparation!
Isaiah 43:1 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have re-deemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. 2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. 3 For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. I give Egypt as your ransom, Cush and Seba in exchange for you. 4 Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you, I give men in return for you,
peoples in exchange for your life.
5 Fear not, for I am with you; I will bring your offspring from the east, and from the west I will gather you.
Isaiah 43:18 “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. 19 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.
Jer 1:9 Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me, “Behold, I have put my words in your mouth. 10 See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.”
Micah 2:13 He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head
We are living in the best of times and the worst of times where the changes that are happening are paradigmatic and earth-shaking! When we look at history – which is really His Story, we see the hand of God’s diving intervention in a most pivotal way in such times! And right now, we have a chance to witness His unprecedented moves of reformation and transformation in the nations!
There is no doubt He is doing a New Thing! What had happened in UK culminating in the Brexit and in the US producing the shock election results are examples of such divine interven-tions as the church is activated into governmental praying! We must exercise the authority given to us to legislate in the spir-itual realm aligning the earth with heaven!
The question is: What is the New Thing God is doing today? If we cannot perceive it, we are definitely not going to prepare for it and for many, they will miss it!
This is the time to prepare to Build and to plant having cleaned out that which is getting in the way! (Jer 1:9-10).
Listen carefully to this sermon and be prepared to thrive in these turbulent yet exciting times! Amen.
Pastor Chee Kang Seng