THE NEW HAS COME.
The old has gone and the new has come. Yesterday’s buds (revelations, being wise in our own eyes, churchianity, christianese, and ‘right’ inspirations) are now withered, and are being pruned away for fruitfulness. Newness is budding on the branches of the Vine.
So what does ’the new’ look like? What does ‘the new’ actually mean? Well, what it doesn’t mean is re-implementing what hasn’t worked in my own strength in the past and applying it again to the present… in my own strength. Yet again. The (supposed) very definition of insanity is to keep doing the same thing over and over again. (This technically should also be the definition of religion.)
In order to let go of the former things, I need to agree that they are done with. Over. Ended. Finished. No more endless cycles of aimless wandering. I need to stop ruminating over them, dwelling in them, fixing my eyes back on them, and trying to appropriate things that Papa did not ask me to appropriate in the first place.
Isaiah 43:18-19 says, ‘Stop dwelling on the past. Don’t even remember these former things. I am doing something brand new, something unheard of. Even now it sprouts and grows and matures. Don’t you perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and open up flowing streams in the desert.’
I know that in this time we are presently living in, the only way I will perceive what He 👆🏻is up to and where He 👆🏻 is going, is to incline my ears to the heart of Him 👆🏻 to receive His counsel. He will tell me about ‘the new’. He will shine light into dark places and bring order to chaotic mess. He is the bread of life, the fresh oil, the living water, and He is where this Kingdom ‘now’ point in history can all be found, and where the mysteries of the new begin.