God is always moving in a new way. He is always working a new miracle, because each generation is different and each day brings new hope and a fresh blueprint for destiny. Because each year brings new challenges for human-kind, the world needs a fresh touch, a fresh wind, a fresh move of the spirit of God.
The kingdom of God is linear, not circular. This means that God’s kingdom is always advancing forward, building on, but not returning to past experiences or formulas. God’s kingdom doesn’t operate in circular patterns, but moves forward in newness and freshness, as the glory of God saturates the earth more and more.
The Lord has been speaking to me about vision in the last month, and today he showed me that not only is it important to have vision, but to have “present vision,” meaning, to always be looking for God to move in a fresh way, to always be plumbing the depths of God’s nature and personality. Our vision should always be expanding as we establish the King’s territory more and more. If we are still locked into the patterns God led us with in the past, are we still moving with the wind of his spirit?
"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.”
Ask God to deliver you into the newness of his plans for this hour - let his spirit refresh your course and purpose.
In John chapter 5, a crippled man was laid at the pool of Bethesda for nearly forty years. He was waiting to be able to access the pool, where an angel would stir the water and bring healing to the first who stepped into its pool.
When Jesus asked him, “Do you want to be made well?” The man simply complained that nobody was there to help him into the pool. Even though the son of God stood before him, the healer of the nations, ready to help and encounter him, the man was merely focused on the way that God had moved in the past. He still expected the angel to stir the waters, not realizing that God was right in front of him, ready to release a greater blessing upon him, a new blessing!
Ask the Lord to reveal to you his plans; ask him to enlarge your vision, to show you the new way that he is moving among his people. God will always show you, because he reveals his secrets and sacred things to his friends (John 15:15). As God to reveal to you “present vision,” the ever-changing blueprint and pattern of the kingdom.
JESSE SHAMP, author
AMY SHAMP, author