New Thing

Preached at our weekly kneedrill tonight. The Lord downloaded a song for the occasion.
The jist of the preach is from Isaiah 43: 'forget the former things. See I'm doing a new thing."
and Jeremiah 1:10,11 (the almond tree: the most wakeful tree - first to spring to life after winter and the first to bear fruit).
Acts 10 (our cell talk for this week) reminds us of Peter's 'awakening' to the New Kingdom of God... complete with the priesthood of all believers. I believe 614 Vancouver is in the season of 'the new thing' and the almond branch will be planted and bear much fruit.

Here's the words to the song (as soon as I figure out how to post an mp3 you can have a listen!) ;-)

Verse 1
When Moses stood before you on the dirty, holy ground
You spoke to him out of the fire, turned his life right side round.
From shepherd man to freedom fighter – a new nation was found.
Today you look around and say, where are those people now?
Gathered ‘round burning bushes waiting for a sound…

Chorus:
Behold I’m doing a new thing, doing things a new way
Forget the former things (you say)
They were made to pass away
‘Cause I’m doing a new thing, doing things a new way
Stop looking far behind you
Get those old things out of my way

Verse 2
Joshua fought at Jericho – blew the trumpet and the walls fell down
He took the land that was promised -laid before you on the ground
A might warrior strong and true led a generation after you.
Now we look at mighty walls – standing there oh so tall
Sometimes we’re even marching – but those walls they just won’t fall

Verse 3
Peter and Silas, in the prison – Holy Sprit in power given
The Newborn church, sharing, giving, willing, living, lives ablazing
From scared and tight to peace and light, the transformation clear
A new day dawned upon the world – why do we still fear?
Huddled in the upper rooms praying, but no wind or fire near…

Chorus:
Behold I’m doing a new thing, doing things a new way
Forget the former things (you say)
They were made to pass away
‘Cause I’m doing a new thing, doing things a new way
Just take a look ahead of you – I’m there, blazing the way

Behold, a brand new day. Today.

GeneralDanielle Strickland