Ephesians 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
Isaiah 43:18-19 says, “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 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.”
When you step into your now it is important to not allow your past to be a trajectory for your now. God wants you to raise your expectations past where you were. Your thinking must change.
Mark 2:21-22 says, “No man also seweth a piece of new cloth on an old garment: else the new piece that filled it up taketh away from the old, and the rent is made worse. And no man putteth new wine into old bottles: else the new wine doth burst the bottles, and the wine is spilled, and the bottles will be marred: but new wine must be put into new bottles.”
The new cloth had not yet shrunk, so using the new cloth to patch older clothing would result in a tear as it began to shrink. Similarly, old wineskins had been “stretched to the limit” or become brittle as wine had fermented inside them; using them again, therefore, risked bursting them. His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. The church might be in the mindset that praise and worship come, then the offering, then another song, perhaps the word, then the altar call.
After this pandemic, the Holy Spirit might want to switch up how things are done in the church. He might want us to go out into the parking lot to praise and worship, so His power can hit and people can run to the altar. This is that new and we can’t be so structured that we miss God.
This new wine can’t be put in the old pattern. The songs may change. The giving may change. It might be no organized offering. The bucket might be left in the back of the church, trusting God to supply the ministry’s needs. God want to reset some things in our life so he can reveal some new things to us.
In some cars, there are reset buttons for gas. When they are reset, they reveal how many MPG we are currently getting. When our oil is changed, the oil button is reset and returns to 100%. As we drive over time, that percentage begins to slowly decrease due to use of the engine. Life can be that way and we have to refuel.
God wants to restore, repair, and reheal so we can be reset, but we need to repent. We have made other god’s be before the true living God. God wants us repaired, so we don’t have to repeat some situations. Our repairing can include us renewing our mind to God’s thoughts and promises. When thoughts come that don’t align with the Bible, we have hit the reset button and renewed our minds. This is part of activating the power that works within us.
God wants to repair some relationships as the revealed word comes concerning releasing someone from their past, whether they hurt you intentionally or it was accidentally. It does not matter. Hit the reset button as it may never be deleted from our memory. You forgive, but it may take a while to trust them again. Trust has to be earned. The incident has been recorded in your memory. We can determine if we are going to go to the replay list. Every time we go to the replay list of past hurts with this person, our soulish realm remembers all of the feelings we experienced when they hurt us. We must push past this….to be continued.
Prophetess Lenita Akles is married to Dennis. They have three children and two grandsons. Together they attend Kingdom Place Ministries. Prophetess Lenita Akles works as a Registered Nurse and hospital chaplain.