Passing Over Into The NEW!
I Corinthians 2:9-10
“9 But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [[e]who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed]. 10 Yet to us God has unveiled and revealed them by and through His Spirit, for the [Holy] Spirit searches diligently, exploring and examining everything, even sounding the profound and bottomless things of God [the [f]divine counsels and things hidden and beyond man’s scrutiny].”
“Oh, that You would rend the heavens and that You would come down, that the mountains might quake and flow down at Your presence— 2 As when fire kindles the brushwood and the fire causes the waters to boil—to make Your name known to Your adversaries, that the nations may tremble at Your presence! 3 When You did terrible things which we did not expect, You came down; the mountains quaked at Your presence. 4 For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him. 5 You meet and spare him who joyfully works righteousness (uprightness and justice), [earnestly] remembering You in Your ways. Behold, You were angry, for we sinned; we have long continued in our sins [prolonging Your anger]. And shall we be saved? 6 For we have all become like one who is unclean [ceremonially, like a leper], and all our righteousness (our best deeds of rightness and justice) is like filthy rags or a polluted garment; we all fade like a leaf, and our iniquities, like the wind, take us away [far from God’s favor, hurrying us toward destruction]. 7 And no one calls on Your name and awakens and bestirs himself to take and keep hold of You; for You have hidden Your face from us and have delivered us into the [consuming] power of our iniquities.
8 Yet, O Lord, You are our Father; we are the clay, and You our Potter, and we all are the work of Your hand. 9 Do not be exceedingly angry, O Lord, or [seriously] remember iniquity forever. Behold, consider, we beseech You, we are all Your people. 10 Your holy cities have become a wilderness; Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. 11 Our holy and our beautiful house, [the temple] where our fathers praised You, is burned with fire, and all our pleasant and desirable places are in ruins. 12 Considering these [calamities], will You restrain Yourself, O Lord [and not come to our aid]? Will You keep silent and not command our deliverance but humble and afflict us exceedingly?”
“65 1 I was [ready to be] inquired of by those who asked not; I was [ready to be] found by those who sought Me not. I said, Here I am, here I am [says I Am] to a nation [Israel] that has not called on My name. 2 I have spread out My hands all the day long to a rebellious people, who walk in a way that is not good, after their own thoughts— 3 A people who provoke Me to My face continually, sacrificing [to idols] in gardens and burning incense upon bricks [instead of at God’s prescribed altar]; 4 Who sit among the graves [trying to talk with the dead] and lodge among the secret places [or caves where familiar spirits were thought to dwell]; who eat swine’s flesh, and the broth of abominable and loathsome things is in their vessels; 5 Who say, Keep to yourself; do not come near me, for I am set apart from you [and lest I sanctify you]! These are smoke in My nostrils, a fire that burns all the day. 6 Behold, it is written before Me: I will not keep silence but will repay; yes, I will repay into their bosom 7 Both your own iniquities and the iniquities of your fathers, says the Lord. Because they too burned incense upon the mountains and reviled and blasphemed Me upon the hills, therefore will I measure and stretch out their former doings into their own bosom. 8 Thus says the Lord: As the juice [of the grape] is found in the cluster, and one says, Do not destroy it, for there is a blessing in it, so will I do for My servants’ sake, that I may not destroy them all. 9 And I will bring forth an offspring from Jacob, and from Judah an inheritor of My mountains; My chosen and elect will inherit it, and My servants will dwell there. 10* And [the plain of] Sharon shall be a pasture and fold for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, for My people who seek Me, inquire of Me, and require Me [by right of their necessity and by right of My invitation]. 11 But you who forsake the Lord, who forget and ignore My holy Mount [Zion], who prepare a table for Gad [the Babylonian god of fortune] and who furnish mixed drinks for Meni [the god of destiny]— 12 I will destine you [says the Lord] for the sword, and you shall all bow down to the slaughter, because when I called, you did not answer; when I spoke, you did not listen or obey. But you did what was evil in My eyes, and you chose that in which I did not delight. 13 Therefore thus says the Lord God: *Behold, My servants shall eat, but you shall be hungry; behold, My servants shall drink, but you shall be thirsty; behold, My servants shall rejoice, but you shall be put to shame. 14 Behold, My servants shall sing for joy of heart, but you shall cry out for pain and sorrow of heart and shall wail and howl for anguish, vexation, and breaking of spirit.15 And you will leave your name to My chosen [to those who will use it] for a curse; and the Lord God will slay you, but He will call His servants by another name [as much greater than the former name as the name Israel was greater than the name Jacob]. 16 So [it shall be] that he who invokes a blessing on himself in the land shall do so by saying, May the God of truth and fidelity [the Amen] bless me; and he who takes an oath in the land shall swear by the God of truth and faithfulness to His promises [the Amen], because the former troubles are forgotten and because they are hidden from My eyes. 17 For behold, I create [a]new heavens and a new earth. And the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind. 18 But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a rejoicing and her people a joy.19 And I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in My people; and the sound of weeping will no more be heard in it, nor the cry of distress.20 There shall no more be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who dies prematurely; for the child shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner who dies when only a hundred years old shall be [thought only a child, cut off because he is] accursed. 21 They shall build houses and inhabit them, and they shall plant vineyards and eat the fruit of them. 22 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat [the fruit]. For as the days of a tree, so shall be the days of My people, and My chosen and elect shall long make use of and enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They shall not labor in vain or bring forth [children] for sudden terror or calamity; for they shall be the descendants of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. 24 And it shall be that before they call I will answer; and while they are yet speaking I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the ox; and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy Mount [Zion], says the Lord.
VERSE 10 Rose of Sharon (found in Song of Songs or Song of Solomon is actually has a male connotation but Sharon means straight plain or implied to lead in a straight way or straight plain.) JESUS is referred to as Rose of Sharon mainly because in the NT He is called the Bridegroom and this passage in Song of Solomon is a love story. Psalms 23 relates or captures a picture of Isaiah 65: Verse 10The valley of Achor means- valley of trouble; verse 11 He prepares a table; verses 15-25 relates to verse 6 in Psalms 23
Psalms 23 “1 The Lord is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack. 2 He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters. 3 He refreshes and restores my life (myself); He leads me in the paths of righteousness [uprightness and right standing with Him—not for my earning it, but] for His name’s sake. 4 Yes, though I walk through the [deep, sunless] valley of the shadow of death, I will fear or dread no evil, for You are with me; Your rod [to protect] and Your staff [to guide], they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with [a]oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. 6 Surely or only goodness, mercy, and unfailing love shall follow me all the days of my life, and through the length of my days the house of the Lord [and His presence] shall be my dwelling place.”
ONE MORE TIME:
Isaiah 65:17 “ 17 For behold, I create [a]new heavens and a new earth. And the former things shall not be remembered or come into mind.”
Isaiah 64:4 “. 4 For from of old no one has heard nor perceived by the ear, nor has the eye seen a God besides You, Who works and shows Himself active on behalf of him who [earnestly] waits for Him.”
“3 I have declared from the beginning the former things [which happened in times past to Israel]; they went forth from My mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass [says the Lord]. 4 Because I knew that you were obstinate, and your neck was an iron sinew and your brow was brass, 5 Therefore I have declared things to come to you from of old; before they came to pass I announced them to you, so that you could not say, My idol has done them, and my graven image and my molten image have commanded them. 6 You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known. 7 They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, Behold, I knew them!”
WHAT is all this about and HOW does it relate to Passover?
IN the Exodus, the Hebrews had been in captivity over 400 years and when Moses (their deliverer, the man GOD chose to represent Him at that time) came, EVERYTHING changed!
There was much talk about actually being set free but more than talk. When Moses and Aaron who represent (who were acting as prophet and apostle as well as Priest and King ie. leader with authority FROM God Himself) WHEN they came in to talk to Pharoh, they were met with much opposition. IN fact, for days there were all kinds of calamities that happened and the Israelites bore witness to all of it, in fact Pharoah made it much harder on them because he was angry at Moses. The people were disgruntled but Moses and Aaron were encouraging them to “stay the course” up until the last day of all the hard pressing on and against them…when Moses told the people that the death angel would come but, if their homes were “marked with the blood” of an innocent lamb ( of course representing JESUS) then the death angel would pass them by and we know that it happened that way.
WHEN the following day came after the death angel came…Pharoah told them to GO! He released them from captivity and the people of Eypt could not wait to see the Israelites leave in fact, so much so they gave them gold, and goods to leave!
Israel did NOT leave “empty handed”.
We have been in a “pressing in and on” us time much like that of the Israelites right before their release from captivity!
I believe we are about to see the greatest “release” the world has ever known as we are in this Kingdom Age! April 17th I awoke in the middle of the night to a mockingbird my favorite little guy singing at night (he sings every day on the telephone pole and jumps up and down for the Lord as he sings praise and the Lord told me a year or so ago his name is Seth, yes! He has a name). Anyway, Seth…was singing at midnight! AND he would not stop. I had been singing before to going to bed too…but his singing awakened me and I knew something was “different”. My heart felt different and I knew GOD must be up to something right now! I got up and looked out the window and saw the most amazing moon with a HUGE bright star nearly at the moon sitting right beside it! I knew this was a sign. I went back to bed and Seth kept singing, he sang me to sleep.
I realized this is the Passover week and this must have something to do with this.
Then the evening of April 18th I heard a message from a revelator who has been “right on” and they shared that they were instructed by the Lord to “ring a bell” and that things were going to shift and the old was gone and new was coming forth!
THIS bore witness in my spirit….in fact, I believe the entire week even while battling through to the end of this oppressive captivity we are going to literally SEE and FEEL all week especially going into Passover and the actual “Resurrection DAY” a whole NEW thing in our lives and on this earth!
THINGS we have never seen. On the morning of the 17th the Lord had taken me to Isaiah 48, then to 63-65 Isaiah 63 is all about JESUS coming forth and what all HE would do…
“Who is this Who comes from Edom, with crimson-stained garments from Bozrah [in Edom]? This One Who is glorious in His apparel, striding triumphantly in the greatness of His might? It is I, [the One] Who speaks in righteousness [proclaiming vindication], mighty to save! 2 Why is Your apparel splashed with red, and Your garments like the one who treads in the winepress? 3 I have trodden the winepress alone, and of the peoples there was no one with Me. I trod them in My anger and trampled them in My wrath; and their lifeblood is sprinkled upon My garments, and I stained all My raiment. 4 For the day of vengeance was in My heart, and My year of redemption [the year of My redeemed] has come. 5 And I looked, but there was no one to help; I was amazed and appalled that there was no one to uphold [truth and right]. So My own arm brought Me victory, and My wrath upheld Me. 6 I trod down the peoples in My anger and made them drink of the cup of My wrath until they were intoxicated, and I spilled their lifeblood upon the earth. 7 I will recount the loving-kindnesses of the Lord and the praiseworthy deeds of the Lord, according to all that the Lord has bestowed on us, and the great goodness to the house of Israel, which He has granted them according to His mercy and according to the multitude of His loving-kindnesses. 8 For He said, Surely they are My people, sons who will not lie [who will not deal falsely with Me]; and so He was to them a Savior [in all their distresses]. 9 In all their affliction He was afflicted, and the [a]Angel of His presence saved them; in His love and in His pity He redeemed them; and He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old. 10 But they rebelled and grieved His Holy Spirit; therefore He turned to become their enemy and Himself fought against them. 11 Then His people [seriously] remembered the days of old, of Moses and his people [and they said], Where is He Who brought [our fathers] up out of the [Red] Sea, with [Moses and the other] shepherds of His flock? Where is He Who put His Holy Spirit within their midst, 12 Who caused His glorious arm to go at the right hand of Moses, dividing the waters before them, to make for Himself an everlasting name, 13 Who led them through the depths, like a horse in the wilderness, so that they did not stumble? 14 Like the cattle that go down into the valley [to find better pasturage, refuge, and rest], the Spirit of the Lord caused them to rest. So did You lead Your people [Lord] to make for Yourself a beautiful and glorious name [to prepare the way for the acknowledgment of Your name by all nations].15 Look down from heaven and see from the dwelling place of Your holiness and Your glory. Where are Your zeal and Your jealousy and Your mighty acts [which you formerly did for Your people]? Your yearning pity and the [multitude of] compassions of Your heart are restrained and withheld from me. 16 For [surely] You are our Father, even though Abraham [our ancestor] does not know us and Israel (Jacob) does not acknowledge us; You, O Lord, are [still] our Father, our Redeemer from everlasting is Your name. 17 O Lord, why have You made us [able] to err from Your ways and hardened our hearts to [reverential] fear of You? Return [to bless us] for Your servants’ sake, the tribes of Your heritage. 18 Your holy people possessed Your sanctuary but a little while; our adversaries have trodden it down.19 We have become [to You] like those over whom You never exercised rule, like those who were not called by Your name.”
THE next chapter represents His “coming down”! JESUS did and what is the prayer JESUS taught us? “Our Father in Heaven HOLY is Your name, YOUR KINGDOM COME……YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN…” COMING DOWN!!!
HOW, creating a new heaven and earth beloved! Look through the verses and you see, people die old in the Millennial reign of Christ Jesus we are not needed to come and rule and reign WITH Him, HE will be present!
NOW we are being summoned to RULE and REIGN as Priests and Kings as HIS manifested Sons and Daughters!
Genesis 6:3 check it out beloved: “3 Then the Lord said, My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man, for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.”
120 years would have been the “NORMAL” in the beginning times before someone dies. EVEN SO, it has never been His will to see anyone perish here, or eternally! What do you think about that?
GOT to “get out of the box”!!!
This new heaven and earth is coming because of His children DOING His great exploits! Building new things, inventions galore, divine health among His children, peace, love and joy reigning in their hearts…HIS HOLY HABITATION!
This is ruling and reigning WITH Him now!
Revelation 5:9-10 “9 And [now] they sing a new song, saying, You are worthy to take the scroll and to break the seals that are on it, for You were slain (sacrificed), and with Your blood You purchased men unto God from every tribe and language and people and nation. 10 And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth!”
“5 And from Jesus Christ the faithful and trustworthy Witness, the Firstborn of the dead [first to be brought back to life] and the Prince (Ruler) of the kings of the earth. To Him Who [g]ever loves us and has [h]once [for all] loosed and freed us from our sins by His own blood,6 And formed us into a kingdom (a royal race), priests to His God and Father—to Him be the glory and the power and the majesty and the dominion throughout the ages and forever and ever. Amen (so be it).”
Back to Isaiah 48 “3 I have declared from the beginning the former things [which happened in times past to Israel]; they went forth from My mouth and I made them known; then suddenly I did them, and they came to pass [says the Lord]. 4 Because I knew that you were obstinate, and your neck was an iron sinew and your brow was brass, 5 Therefore I have declared things to come to you from of old; before they came to pass I announced them to you, so that you could not say, My idol has done them, and my graven image and my molten image have commanded them. 6 You have heard [these things foretold], now you see this fulfillment. And will you not bear witness to it? I show you specified new things from this time forth, even hidden things [kept in reserve] which you have not known. 7 They are created now [called into being by the prophetic word], and not long ago; and before today you have never heard of them, lest you should say, Behold, I knew them!”
HOLY HABITATION This is what is happening now on the earth! Yes, there is revival as I explained prior to this, revival is to see people coming into the family of God and to see those IN the family be truly delivered and healed. Awakening is training time and many will be trained….for all of this leads to the NOW…HOLY HABITATION!
I Peter 2:4-9 “4 Come to Him [then, to that] Living Stone which men [a]tried and threw away, but which is chosen [and] precious in God’s sight. 5 [Come] and, like living stones, be yourselves built [into] a spiritual house, for a holy (dedicated, consecrated) priesthood, to offer up [those] spiritual sacrifices [that are] acceptable and pleasing to God through Jesus Christ. 6 For thus it stands in Scripture: Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen ([b]honored), precious chief Cornerstone, and he who believes in Him [who adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] shall never be [c]disappointed or put to shame. 7 To you then who believe (who adhere to, trust in, and rely on Him) is the preciousness; but for those who disbelieve [it is true], The [very] Stone which the builders rejected has become the main Cornerstone, 8 And, A Stone that will cause stumbling and a Rock that will give [men] offense; they stumble because they disobey and disbelieve [God’s] Word, as those [who reject Him] were destined (appointed) to do. 9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own [d]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.”
We are to celebrate this season of Passover because THIS YEAR, THIS TIME is DIFFERENT and we are passing over from the OLD into the NEW THING!
Do you not now perceive it, beloved?