Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
Forget the former things, do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
Isaiah 43 14.18f
Yes, God is our Redeemer! His is the Holy One of Israel and of the bride of Jesus, the church. He is the Savior and Guardian, the Father of everyone. There is forgiveness through our Lord Jesus. All our shamefull thoughts and actiions are forgotten, all our failures, guilt, impurity are wiped out. Isn`t that a reason to celebrate this salvation with great joy? But we should not forget, it costed His life to release us from our past. Thanks and Praise to Him!
Especially for people who had been in greatest entanglement, in dark forlornness the encounter with Jesus is an incredible big release. How much they have been tortured by their guilt, could not sleep at night, had bad dreams. People around them have pointed to their miserable situation. What a constant unrest and agony! And suddenly God comes and says: My beloved child, you are free! In the light of my Son Jesus I do not think about your fallen past. Please do the same too! When dreadful thoughts come up look at the cross, claim the purifying blood of Jesus. Cling to it for so long until peace and certainty is in your heart again. Never forget, you are forgiven!
God, our Father He is doing something new with you, something wonderful, something you never have experienced before. You really have become His child, have been reshaped. Do you not perceive it? There is new life in you, new hope, strength, new goals! Jesus!
The church needs a renewal too! It is time for a breakthrough. The Lord wants to pour out His Spirit. Everything will be new! The power of the Lord, the Holy Spirit will come and rule, will renew, will fill us with strength and infinite joy. There will be signs and wonders, water of life will flow on dry land.
Are you ready? He will come, will make everything new! Do you not perceive it?
Oh Jesus, come soon in power and glory! The darkness is on the increase! Please pour out Your Spirit on our dry land!