The New Beginning

 

The Lord is calling you to new beginnings in all areas of your life: relationship with the Lord, ministry, family, and work.  Beware that Satan wants you to slide backwards and never advance forward.  Proclaim that Satan's work will ultimately fail.

 

“'I have loved you,' says the Lord 'Yet you say, ‘In what way have You loved us?’ ... Even though Edom has said, 'We have been impoverished But we will return and build the desolate places,'”.(Malachi 1: 2, 4)  In the above passage, the Lord declares his love for his people despite their miserable condition; they doubted the Lord's love for them which is the worst thing that can happen to anyone.  "Many waters cannot quench love" (Song of Solomon 8:7). The Lord's love is steadfast in spite of our sins, wanderings, betrayal, and ingratitude.  A new beginning, brings about deliverance from all bondages and all that Satan has done in your life in the past.

Proclaim in faith that the Lord demolishes all that Satan built in your life!

"Behold, I will do a new thing, Now it shall spring forth;" (Isaiah 43:19). The Lord is speaking about a new beginning that will come upon Jerusalem in the future. "'The Lord has forsaken me, And my Lord has forgotten me'. 'Can a woman forget her nursing child, And not have compassion on the son of her womb? Surely they may forget, Yet I will not forget you. See, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands; ... Your destroyers and those who laid you waste shall go away from you.'"(Isaiah 49: 14-17) The Lord never forgot you; for you are inscribed on the palm of his Hands.  He deeply cares about you and will do new things in your life; He will remove all that Satan brought into your life.  If you come to the Lord, He will stop all that works against your thoughts, feelings, and health.

"Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 'This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you.'" (Exodus 12:1, 2) The Lord addresses you while you are in the land of slavery, disgrace, and bitterness telling you He is able to start a new beginning in you marking this beginning as the head of the months.  The blood of Jesus have brought about this new beginning.  As the lamb was slain, the people got out of Egypt ending the authority of Pharaoh (Satan) and enjoying complete freedom.  Satan's efforts will be brought to naught, for nothing stands before the power of the blood "And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb." (Revelations 12:11)

"When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, …  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2: 1, 2, 4) The disciples were praying with one accord for the infilling of the Holy Spirit according to the Lord's promise. "Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high" (Luke 24:49).  When we pray with one accord seeking divine power we will be able to resist sin and the world.  Be humble before the Lord, confess your sins to be cleansed by the blood and seek the infilling of the Holy Spirit for wisdom, love, strength, and guidance.

The Lord called Jeremiah to be a prophet to the nations.  However, he suffered from low self-esteem.  Besides, the king and the people were against him, so he gave in to self-pity and started to blame the Lord. "Why is my pain perpetual And my wound incurable, Which refuses to be healed? Will You surely be to me like an unreliable stream, As waters that fail?" (Jeremiah 15: 18) The Lord told him to refute these evil thoughts; "If you take out the precious from the vile You shall be as My mouth ... And I will make you to this people a fortified bronze wall; And they will fight against you, But they shall not prevail against you; For I am with you to save you And deliver you,” says the Lord" (Jeremiah 15: 19, 20).  Get rid of all self-pity, and grumbling against the Lord and be sure that your life has a great meaning and a great plan from the Lord.  Envision yourself as a fortified city and that even though your enemies might attack you they will surely not be able to overcome you.

In new beginnings, we need the blood of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, and the confidence that in Satan's war against us we are more than conquerors, because the Lord has prepared for us a great plan to walk in, to be always above only going from glory to glory, restoring the years that the locusts have eaten.