Monday, February 22, 2010

NEW SHARP THRESHING INSTRUMENTS

NEW SHARP THRESHING INSTRUMENTS…

For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer the Holy One of Israel.
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small and shalt make the hills as chaff.
Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away and the whirlwind shall scatter them: and thou shalt rejoice in the LORD, and shalt glory in the Holy One of Israel. Isaiah 41:13-16.
As we began to pray to understand the mind of God for Agents of Change and for the Abuja conference the Lord brought this scripture to us in a powerful way.
Now, few things stand out in this scripture as we examine it closely. First we are convinced that God is...

PROCESSING A NEW GENERATION!
Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument …
This is a declaration from God himself. And nothing can stand in His way. It is a purpose He has set to achieve with us. In this last days we shall witness the emergence of a new and ultimate generation ‘…a great people and strong: there hath not been ever the like, neither shall be any more after it, even to the years of many generation’. Joel 2:2.
God says I will make you! This is something God has undertaken to do in us by Himself. No man can arrange or organize it. We can only trust Him to do with us and in us according to His good pleasure. New Sharp Threshing Instruments is the theme for the Abuja 2010 Agents of Change Conference. We are trusting God that it will be a time of divine processing in His Presence.
So what is it about this new generation that God is processing? They will be..

…A GENERATION AT THE CUTTING EDGE!

…a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth …
God is not only raising a new generation but a sharp and effective generation! Not like the former generation but a generation that will be at the cutting edge of God’s end time move. A people who will be effective instruments in His hand to execute His counsel. This New Sharp Instruments will be the generation of faithful stewards who will effectively run their course and complete their task! You are one of them!

…A GENERATION THAT WILL DO THE IMPOSSIBLE!
…thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small and shalt make the hills as chaff…The ‘agents of change’ is a network of young men and women who will do the impossible. Mountains signify impossibilities and difficulties yet God says thou shalt thresh mountains! Hallelujah! Whatever has defied the course of the gospel in our generation we shall thresh and scatter them! We will possess the kingdom! Indeed we cannot begin to describe the things that God is about to do with this generation. For ‘eye hath not seen nor ear heard neither has it entered into the heart of man, the things which God has prepared for them that love him. But God has revealed them unto us by his Spirit’
…A GENERATION THAT WILL BE HELPED BY GOD!
Do you feel inadequate for this task? Do you think you are unqualified for this task? In case you do, God is saying to you in verses 13 and 14 ... For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee... Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the LORD, and thy redeemer the Holy One of Israel…and then He says…Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth…Trust me he can do it, He will do it. The Lord will qualify us for these things! And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work!...Our sufficiency is of God! 2Co 9:8;3:5

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