A New Birth
- II Corinthians 5:17 “Therefore, if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”
- Isaiah 43:19 “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.”
- John 3:3 “Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
- Romans 12:2 (NIV) “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will.”
A New Vision
- Inspiration: A divine influence on a person, believed to qualify him or her to receive and communicate sacred revelation.
- II Kings 7:3 “Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, Why stay here until we die?
- Infectious skin disease
- Creates nerve deadness, inability to feel
- Damage to ears, lips, fingers, toes
- Spiritual: Inability to hear, speak, serve, go
- II Kings 7:4 If we say, We’ll go into the city – the famine is there, and we will die. If we stay here, we will die. So, let’s go over to the camp of the Syrians and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die.”
- “The Lord caused the Syrians to hear the noise of chariots, horses, and a great army…”
- “We’re not doing right. This is a day of good news and we’re keeping it to ourselves.”
- Hear the Word of the Lord
- Move forward in Faith
- Refocus your life for others
- Do what God tells you to do
A New Season
- Galatians 6:9 “And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season (Gr: Kairos) we shall reap, if we faint not. (10) As we have therefore opportunity, (Gr: Kairos) let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.”
- Due season (God’s Time) can come at any opportunity (God’s Time) to do good!