New Things Will Be Accomplished
Sunday, 18th June 2023
Pastor Kathy Poon
1. 咒詛變為祝福、從「轉向」開始 THE CURSE BECOMES A BLESSING, BEGINNING WITH THE “TURN”
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” (Malachi 4:5-6)
How can the new things be accomplished? A lot of things may be happening in our life that we feel like they are curses. So how can we turn the curses into blessings? First we must turn to the Father, and when we turn, we can see new things start to happen around us.
2. 藉著耶穌基督成為新人TO BECOME A NEW PERSON THROUGH JESUS CHRIST
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity.” (Ephesians 2:14-16)
When we turn to God our Father, we can also see His heart turning to us. Jesus came to break every wall between us and God, so we can be renewed, and we can make peace with Him. Jesus came to open up a way for us to connect with the Father, and at the same time, allow us to reconnect with people around us. When we are willing to make peace with people around us, then the way will be opened for us.
Jesus will break the walls between us and God, also between us and others. We can pray for the blessings of forgiving and forgetting. We learn that we must let go, but it’s not an easy thing to do. We feel pressured and we feel oppressed. It’s not about putting down the burdens, but giving the burdens to God. He will bring down His supernatural interactions with us and allow us to reconcile with Him.
3. 苦難中看到榮耀的命定 TO SEE THE GLORIOUS DESTINY IN THE MIDST OF SUFFERING
“And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” (Romans 5:3-5)
Every time you face great challenges, pain, and trials in your life, it is God leading you into a greater spiritual breakthrough. The darkest night is right before the dawn is coming. We may think that it’s been a difficult journey being Christians, there are many trials and challenges along the ways, we feel tired, we feel hurt, we feel disappointed, and we feel devastated. But do we know that only when we really put ourselves to death then we can receive the resurrected life of Jesus. We must grow into maturity walking on the path of faith. God will raise up environment for us to be trained.
4. 成為神兒女的樣式 TO BECOME THE LIKENESS OF GOD’S CHILDREN
“And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.” (Romans 8:28-29)
In all things, what benefit do we receive? To become conformed to the image of God’s Son. All the things happening in our lives, good things and bad things, are there to make us to be more like Jesus. Our God is not like an idol, who only gives us everything we want, but He wants us to have more. Not only He will fulfil our heart’s desires, but moreover, to be like Jesus, have the image of God. We must turn back to the Father, and to know that when we face challenges in life, it’s time for us to breakthrough!
When we feel like giving up, we must holdfast to God, seek God more. Because this is the time of breakthrough, the time when God’s glory is about to come to our lives. He wants to crown us with His glory, do we know we are the children of God? Do we know God’s plan for us is to prosper us? He does not want to harm us, in our sorrows and shames, God has prepared a crown for us to wear. This is a glorious destiny, and this is from God for us.
5. 滿心相信神所應許的必能作成 TO FULLY BELIEVE THAT GOD WAS ABLE TO DO WHAT HE HAD PROMISED
“In hope, he believed against hope, that he should become the father of many nations, as he had been told, ‘So shall your offspring be.’ He did not weaken in faith when he considered his own body, which was as good as dead (since he was about a hundred years old), or when he considered the barrenness of Sarah’s womb. No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” (Romans 4:18-21)
When we have the image of Jesus, people will want to come close us, they will want to know why we are so joyful. Do we know God’s promises for us? We must hold onto them, God will make everything come to past. The secrete to winning the spiritual battle is to love Jesus. Do we love Jesus? Do we believe the breakthrough is coming? A new anointing, new wine, new blessings are about to come. Let us give it all to God, receive His love, and enter into this new season God is about to give to us.