One of the main reasons why Jesus came to earth as the Son of Man is to reveal Who the Father is, for no one knows the Father except the Son.
“All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him” (Matthew 11:27)
“Behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder … ” (Isaiah 29:14a ESV)
Surely, you and I have tasted and seen the wonders of God in our lives. Our experiences may vary qualitatively or quantitatively, yet, they warmed our hearts, changed us and raised our expectancy as these become launching pads for the next ones.
These are our countless stories that we can always revisit and infuse us with courage and strength. But these do not just benefit our own selves if we get to share them to those around us whom God has built as our influential territory. Then, our identity of being blessed become a blessing to others.
“Behold, I will again do WONDERFUL THINGS with this people, with WONDER UPON WONDER … “ (Isaiah 29:14 ESV)
May this year’s wonder not just happen in our own personal lives, but we open ourselves to the leading of God, the Holy Spirit, to be agents of these wonderful things that the Lord our God is about to do!
What do we do when our expectation does not come to fruition no matter how insignificant it may seem? We may be disappointed or frustrated. But one thing that I always get reminded of is that WE REJOICE ALWAYS, PRAY WITHOUT CEASING, IN EVERYTHING GIVE THANKS, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for us” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). We may be disheartened at one point, but we are not to pitch a tent in that downhearted phase. We know for sure that at a designated moment, God will turn things around for our favor and will shower us with the desires of our hearts.
He said, “Behold, I will again do wonderful things with this people, with wonder upon wonder …” (Isaiah 29:14 ESV)
Before the foundation of time, before the beginning began, God already knew that at a designated time, He will give His only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ, to save the world because of L♥️ve, and never to condemn it. He very well know the frailty of mankind if one is being independent of Him and the power and authority of His unique creation if one is connected with Him.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life.” (John 3:16)
“For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11 APMC)
There are a number of people that the Lord wants us to pray for. At times they ask us to pray for them, but more often than not, it is He Who prompts us with His love and compassion over them that it behooves us to put them in our daily prayer list.
“And thesesigns will follow those whobelieve:In My name they will cast out demons;they will speak with new tongues;theywill take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them;they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” (Mark 16:17-18)
You and I are called earthen vessels to carry this GREAT TREASURE in us that the excellence of the power may of God and not of man. WE are cracked pots made of earth and clay so that the transcendent character of this power will be clearly seen as coming from God and not from us.
Our testimonies are evidences that God the Holy Spirit dwells in us Who is the power-source of the Kingdom of God, for everything of Christ that is to be demonstrated through a believer, that’s you and me, is MIRACLE OF GRACE! It is never by our might nor by our power, but by the Spirit of God resident in us.
“Then they said to him, “What must we do, to be doing the works of God?” Jesus answered them, “This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent.” (John 6:28-29 ESV)
By faith, you and I are not defined by our own works. Our works are by-products of who God created us to be. When we believe, welcome and receive Jesus Christ into our lives as Lord, Savior and King, we become new creations in Him. With this new heavenly identity that we have, new life arises that produces new deeds. It is never out of compulsion that we force ourselves to do good works. They are simply produced by abiding in the presence of the One Who made us new. Old things have passed away and the new has come. We become born again, born of God, born not of corruptible seed but of the incorruptible seed of the Word of God and partakers of His divine nature.
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Conrinthians 5:17)
“And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.” (Deuteronomy 31:8)
Have you ever noticed the strong promptings in your heart that are impossible to ignore? They are irresistible that simply lead you to do them even if they don’t make a lot of sense.
Know that the Lord our God is the Omniscient One. He knows all things. He knows the end from the beginning. Nothing is unknown to Him. He gave us His Spirit to abide in us forever to lead and guide us in the way that we should go. Our part is to KNOW Him and TRUST Him for we can only yield and submit our will to the will of Someone we know and Someone Who loves and cares for us.
“Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].” (2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP)
Have you ever wondered why many believers of Jesus Christ have testimonies of deliverance, may it be from drug addiction, sickness and disease, trauma, deception, identity crisis to name a few? It is because, the very moment we believe and receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we become born of God, born anew, born of the Spirit, born from above, born again. We die to our old self when the Blood of Jesus Christ washed us clean, made us holy and blameless before God, and we arise to our new life in Him victorious and more than conquerors because the same Spirit Who raised Him from the dead is living in us, and it is He Who quickens and empowers us to live the new and living way. It is never by our might, not by our power, but by the Spirit of God. It is only possible by grace through faith, not by our works lest we boast.