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It is our belief in Christ Chapel that it is up to the Church to pray God’s will into the earth because Jesus says: “I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give unto thee the keys of the Kingdom of heaven”. (Matthew 16:18-19). Jesus has given us the authority to release His will on earth through prayer.
Isaiah 43: 18,19
Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.(ESV)
See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.(NIV)
Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.(KJV)
“Listen carefully, I am about to do a new thing, now it will spring forth; Will you not be aware of it? I will even put a road in the wilderness, rivers in the desert”.(amp.)
What to observe in all these translations is that even though some say I am about to do or I am doing, one thing that is common is that they say Now it is starting. So, it is not a question of something in the future or a question of something that is about to happen. It is something that already has started- that God is doing something, He is re-aligning something, He is setting His people up for great things.
The amplified says ‘Do you not perceive it’? ‘Are you not alert in the spirit to sense this? Child of God, things are no longer ordinary; they are no longer going the way of the routine, the normal or the status quo. If you want to remain that way you are going to miss out on God and miss out on destiny.
Your position therefore should be that if this is what God is saying; I am not going to miss out on this, the waters cannot be stirred and you will just lay in the pouch comfortable in your comfort zone and not be moved.
Do you not know it? Are you just going to stay and watch or you are going to press in?
God is doing something new, he is setting things up. One of the things said about restoration is that God will stir people’s heart towards you. Guess what? As He is stirring people’s heart towards you so also he will stir your own heart towards things.
God is doing something new and it is going to affect everything about you–financial, emotional, spirit, soul and body; even the restoration you are going to experience will be something new in your life. It will be like God has done something new with you because like we said about restoration, not that God just returns you back to statuesque, he takes you beyond it.