The Prophet Speaks
“God’s Doing a New Thing!”
By: Pastor Milton Coats
Who’s doing a new thing? God is! God says in Isaiah 42:9 “Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth, I tell you of them”. People of God, we’re coming into a season where the sentiments of Psalm 118:23 will truly be echoed. “This is the Lord's doing; it is marvelous in our eyes”.
In life, you won’t encounter too many people who don’t like new things; new automobiles, new homes, new clothes and the list goes on.
Again, God says the former things are come to pass. God says new things he does declare. God says before they spring forth, He would tell us of them. Amos 3:7 says “Surely the Lord God will do nothing, but he revealeth his secret unto his servants the prophets”. Not only will God share secrets with his servants the prophets, he’ll share them with his friends. In John 15:15 Jesus says “Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you”. I admonish God’s people to press in with prayer and fasting in this season that we might know what God is doing.
In Isaiah 43:18, 19 God repeats what He previously said in Isaiah 42:9, but in addition He says He will make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the deserts.
In II Kings, Chapter 3, God did just that. Three kings, Jehoram, King of Israel, Jehoshaphat, King of Judah and the king of Edom went out to battle against King Mesha, King of Moab. Those three kings got entangled in the wilderness and ran out to water. They sought out the Prophet Elisa for a word from the Lord. The Prophet Elisa called for a minstrel. The minstrel played and the hand of the Lord moved on the Man of God.
Elisa said “Thus saith the Lord, make this valley full of ditches”. “For thus saith the Lord, ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet the valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink both ye, and your beasts”. “And this is but a light thing in the sight of the Lord: he will deliver the Moabites also into your hand”. All these things happened just as the Prophet prophesied. In this season of God doing new things, He will do some supernatural things that will cause people to say “I never saw it on that fashion”.