Driven For This New Day

God has provided us with everything pertaining to life and godliness (II Peter 1:2-3). With the very same power that He pulled His Son out of death and seated Him at His right hand, He is reaching through the old in our lives and through everything that resists Him to bring us into the new. The question is: Will we leave anything unappropriated? He has provided everything, but will we receive it?

Our response to His divine power must be to aggressively free ourselves from the old—our old life, our old bonds, and our old ways of thinking. What we have known may have been yesterday’s life-sustaining bread, but we are looking to live in a new day, a new year, a new time. We are looking to enter into His Kingdom, and yesterday’s manna will only bring forth worms.

Throughout the Scriptures, the greatest reference to the new is illustrated by wine. God provides the grapes; we make the wine. We take all that God has given to us and we create the new wine of this new day. On this New Year’s Eve, we set aside the old self, and by our drive and our faith, we become empty vessels that God can fill with the new.

This message titled “Driven For This New Day” came at Monte Sião, Niterói, Brazil. It will be available to hear at Living Word Publications.