I heard, “Your God is doing a new thing!’
Yes, Gleanings from the Book of Galatians.
We saw from our last discussion, as Ishmael, the child born after the flesh, persecuted Isaac, the child born after the Spirit.
The former, typifying the Covenant of The Law, and the latter, the Covenant of Grace.
And so, the apostle says, even so it is now, those under the bondage of the Covenant of The Law, persecute those under the Covenant of the free Grace of God.
“But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now,” Galatians 4:29.
As this was happening in the days of Ishmael and Isaac, there was a verdict drawn by God. The God of the whole earth judged, and made his decision as it pertained the Covenant of The Law and the Covenant of Grace.
We hear this;
“Nevertheless what saith the scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be heir with the son of the freewoman,” Galatians 4:30.
Observe this statement, “Cast out the bondwoman and her son…”
This is God’s verdict, cast out The Law and its works, for by the works of The Law, there shall no flesh be justified before God. The works of The Law have no part in the inheritance.
This is why we hear;
“For there is verily a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and unprofitableness thereof. For The Law made nothing perfect, but the bringing in of a better hope did; by the which we draw nigh unto God,” Hebrews 7:18-19.
The word used above for disannulling is the Greek word athetesis, which means a cancellation. Strong’s Concordance G115.
The Law is terminated. It is cancelled and taken out of the way. It has no part any longer in the Covenant of Grace. Christ is the end of The Law for righteousness to all that believe.
The Law was weak, it profited no one, it never made anyone perfect, but only kept mocking at the weaknesses of the Jews by its incessant demands.
Their consciences were never free from guilt and condemnation, even after trying to fullfil its demands.
But The LORD has declared, cast out the bond-woman and her son; cast out The Law and all its works, and walk away free, beloved of The LORD; for Jesus has already nailed the handwriting of ordinances to the cross.
You are special, you are already an heir, you do not need to fight to be. You already are a possessor of the blessings of the Covenant of Grace. Works have no place in this covenant.
This is why we hear;
“So then, brethren, we are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free,” Galatians 4:31.
We are born from the womb of freedom. Our entire lives are knitted with the blessings of the covenant.
Rejoice! It just a temptation. The covenant of God is already speaking on your behalf.
In an encounter with The LORD, I saw a child of God, this one has being labouring in the vision of God, but it was looking as though she was not making progress.
I saw that she was now in a place where all her efforts in building the vision had failed.
She decided to relinquish the work entirely to God.
As she left and was on her own waiting upon The LORD, I saw The LORD appear, but something strange happened. The LORD totally abandoned her work and was rebuilding something new in the same place.
I saw this child of God come looking with absolute surprise at the speed The LORD had built the vision.
I was led to:
“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,” Isaiah 43:19.
““Yes indeed, it won’t be long now.” GOD ’s Decree. “Things are going to happen so fast your head will swim, one thing fast on the heels of the other. You won’t be able to keep up. Everything will be happening at once — and everywhere you look, blessings! Blessings like wine pouring off the mountains and hills,” Amos 9:13-15 MSG.
Then The LORD said, “Wait My Child, wait patiently My Beloved for My Salvation. I have seen your labour, and I have also seen how much you have desired fruit but have not found.
See, this is what I say, I, even I your God is doing a new thing. I AM doing a whole new work for you My Child. I AM rebuilding the ruined places. Rest in My Love and have confidence in Me.
It won’t be long, you will experience unprecedented growth beyond your imagination. I AM pouring out blessings upon you that you won’t be able to contain.
Watch as things suddenly kick off in a moment. I AM overwhelming you with My Fullness. Blessings upon you like wine pouring off the mountains and hills.”
Blessings in Christ,
~ Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua
Living Hill Christian Church.
Pastor Jahfas Victor Ahua is the founder and lead pastor of Living Hill Christian Church headquartered in Nigeria, which has a vision to restore the earth with the gospel of God’s grace. Called to be a pastor, he functions in the Healing/ Prophetic/ Teaching/ Music and Writing Ministries. He releases Prophetic Words to encourage the body of Christ on the Church’s blog.