ISAIAH 43:19 Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth; do you not perceive and know it, and will you not give heed to it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.
New -c) fresh, to rebuild, renew, repair.
What new thing is He talking about? What new and fresh way did He send to rebuild, renew and repair? In Zechariah 3:9 He says, “I will remove the iniquity and guilt of this land in a single day.” He is talking about the true Lamb of God who died and rose again for our sins.
Israel had been taught how to live by the Laws that were given to Moses. Now He puts all of it together in the manifestation of His Son. They should have been able to say, “this is just what we have been waiting for.” But most rejected Him at the end of His life, though He died for them.
When the spear was plunged into his side, blood and water flowed out, John 19:34. This was the beginning of the river of His Spirit.
Ezekiel 47:1-8 tells about the river that comes out of the right side of the temple in a trickle at first and then flows until it becomes a river.
Ezekiel 47:12 tells of the fruit from the tree that grows on the banks of this river. They bring forth new fruit every month and their leaf is for healing. This is a prophecy telling about the River of Life flowing out from the throne of God and of the Lamb.
Revelation 22:02 Through the middle of the broad way of the city; also on either side of the River, the tree of life with its twelve varieties of fruit, yielding each month its fresh crop; and the leaves of the tree were for healing and the restoration of the nations.
03. There shall no longer exist there anything accursed — detestable, foul, offensive, impure, hateful or horrible. But the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it, and His servants shall worship Him — pay divine honors to Him and do Him holy service.
04. They shall see His Face, and His name shall be on their foreheads.
14. Blessed are those who cleanse their garments that they may have the authority and right to (approach) the tree of life and to enter in through the gates to the city.
When Adam and Eve sinned they knew they were naked. They were naked before God because they had sinned and caused them to run away and hide from God. That is what sin does. It causes a separation from God. Then Satan has an opportunity to hurt you. We know their sin caused a separation for all of mankind who were created in God’s image.
So the Lord is doing a new thing for us by making a way for us to be forgiven of all our sins and to draw near to Him. 1John 1:8-9
He will do away with the old again just like He did when Jesus came the first time.
Isaiah 65:17 For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind.
18. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. He will come back again with His rewards and recompense. All will reap what they have sewn. He is just giving us what we want. He will make it a beautiful place that our minds just cannot fathom for those who love Him.
SUBJECT — HIS SPIRIT — DAVID WILKERSON
Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is unity. Where he abides there is rest, peace, unspeakable joy and victory over the spirit of the world.