Do not remember the former things nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I will do a new thing
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
Behold, the former things have come pass,
And new things I declare;
Before they spring forth I tell you of them.
You have heard; See all this
And will you not declare it?
I have made you hear new things from this time,
Even hidden things, you did not know them.
When God is doing a new thing the old thing is made obsolete so it may be replaced by the new. One of these first installments of the old vanishing and the new coming was when the old covenant was replaced by the new. Jesus delivered that new covenant with His blood at the cross.
In that He says, “A new covenant,”
He has made the first obsolete.
Now what is becoming obsolete and growing old is ready to vanish away.
To prepare to receive the new we are exhorted to repent so that any sin that might try to pollute us may be done away with as we turn back to God. Malice and wickedness confessed, sincerity and truth reclaimed. The old sin or the old which is vanishing away has no role in the new place God has prepared for us to receive. Scaffolding Repentance needed: https://maryellenboyle.com/2020/04/scaffolding-repentance/
1 Cor. 5:7
Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Accepting the free gift of grace brought us believers from our old human nature to receive the divine new nature of Christ. The old nature vanishes away and the new creation of God begins.
By which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
Therefore if any one is in Christ,
he is a new creation; old things have passed away;
Behold, all things are made new.
God brought about the new covenant thru a baby born of a virgin which we celebrate every year at this time. Christmas is a time we give gifts to each other with the firm remembrance of that first delivery brought forth through the birth pangs of Mary. The gift of Christ is the free gift of grace. Given for all mankind for whosoever would believe on Him for everlasting life, freedom from sin and death and be reconciled fully to The Father, thru His Son Jesus, sacrifice at the cross, giving us His righteousness. Robes of Righteousness are ours. https://maryellenboyle.com/2017/01/forgiven-and-robed-in-righteousness
Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us; we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
He never brings forth birth pangs without intending delivery of the new life!
Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord.
“Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God.
The old church system and its ways of denominations, rules, regulations, men’s interpretations, traditions, will be separated out by His Word for its truth. All truth shall remain and all falsehood shook off and done away with. All church that resides in people and their heart motives will be searched out for authenticity and relationship to Jesus. Its all about Jesus! Any covenant breaking pertaining to Jesus as Lord will be judged perfectly according to the Word of God(John 12:48). The church age will vanish away once the Rapture takes place and the restrainer (the church, people indwelled by His Holy Spirit) is taken out of the way. A BEHOLD MOMENT.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work;
only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way.
And then the lawless one will be revealed,
whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming.
Thus once the church is taken out, the Bride is brought or delivered to the Groom and the Wedding begins! The New Millennial Reign will follow. The Old done away and the New delivered in a Behold Moment!
Then He who sat on the throne said,
“Behold, I make all things New” and He said to me,
“Write, for these words are faithful and true!”
“And the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write,
These things says the Amen,
The Faithful and True Witness,
the Beginning of the Creation of God:
When delivery is near the birth pangs often show up in pain and difficulty for the mother and child. Birth itself is such a BEHOLD MIRACULOUS moment in time. The father of lies and death is opposed to any “new life” delivered by God. So as God begins to deliver the new, we expect to see birth pangs and deliverance. Before the delivery of God’s new thing in our future, there will be birth pangs on the people, due to the opposition. It can be painful for those who are about to be delivered. The opposition is due to the conflict between good and evil or life and death. But the One who is faithful and true has a plan and He will deliver it with great zeal. Could this be why in our current age we see so much suffering and pain? Have you not Heard?https://maryellenboyle.com/2017/06/have-you-heard/
Jesus delivered us through the birth pangs of Mary and later with the incredible agony at the cross from all sin and death into Eternal Life with Christ. He will deliver a new thing again in the future. He will deliver us from this world to come and join Him forever at the Wedding and onto the New Millennial Reign. And His zeal will perform it all perfectly and in His perfect timing a BEHOLD moment in time.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever,
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
So know that first come birth pangs and then deliverance of the new life! There is a battle that ensues in the spirit realm between good and evil, death and everlasting life. The battle has already been won by Christ. The outcome is glorious and perfectly planned and unfolded by God according to His perfection! Gods Plans Blossom like a Rose https://maryellenboyle.com/2016/09/gods-plans-blossom-as-a-rose/ God’s Providence is not early or late but perfectly placed and on time just when it is needed. It changes everything! Trust God. He has this all worked out. They might fight against us but these enemies will not prevail against us.
They will fight against you
But they shall not prevail against you
For I Am with you says the Lord,
“to deliver you.”
I pray that Your Christmas celebrations will cause you to be in the Wonder of the Jesus and the Deliverance we received by His work at the cross. A new appreciation of the birth pangs that bring deliverance of the new and the vanishing of the old. Praise and Worship to our God Who has already Overcome the World. A new sense of awe and wonder over God and His Kingdom Come! God bless the body of Christ as we wait in joyful anticipation of His glorious plan to unfold. Merry Christmas one and all. May Your homes be filled with the Everlasting Hope and Presence of Jesus this season and every season of your lives! A message for anyone who has lost a loved one or remembering a loved on at Christmas https://maryellenboyle.com/2016/12/celebrating-birth-and-everlasting-life-at-christmas/ Praise be to the Father, His Son and the Holy Spirit. In God is all our hope and trust. Peace be Yours as we await our Groom. In Jesus Holy Name Above all Names. To Him be the glory forever and ever! Amen.