UNCOMMON GRACE TO BEHOLD AND LAY HOLD OF THE NEW!
Recently, the Lord spoke to me a simple phrase, “Uncommon Grace.” When I asked Him what He meant, He said, “I am giving uncommon grace to behold and lay hold of the new that is upon you.” Holy Spirit then led me to these verses:
“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 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 43:18-19 KJV)
“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.” (Revelation 21:5 KJV)
We are in a year of new beginnings – the Hebraic year of 5778, and the Roman calendar year of 2018. Double portion of the new – uncommon grace! In addition, we are in the decade of Ayin (70) which is synonymous with “seeing.” What I heard the Holy Spirit saying is, “Can you believe and perceive the new?”
To behold is to perceive by any of the senses; to discern, discover, have regard for, pay attention to, cherish. Perception is key to the reality we experience, and our perception is filtered by our heart condition and what our mind believes.
Isaiah 43:18-19 tells us not to remember the former things, the earlier times. This is so important to walk in the new. Our mind compartmentalizes our experiences, making connections to other memories. This is good to build our faith, but not so good when we perceive our current reality through the lens of yesterday! Those verses also tell us not to consider, or give heed to, the past things. BEHOLD – see, perceive look! “I will do a new thing!” To do, in Strong’s Concordance, means to produce, to make or prepare. It also means to put in order, appoint, ordain and institute! To ordain and appoint a NEW thing!
Holy Spirit brought to mind many verses in the New Testament about our being new, with a strong emphasis on the word “new.”
“Therefore if any man [be] in Christ, [he is] a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV)
“and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.” (Ephesians 4:24 NKJV)
“and have put on the new [man] who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him,” (Colossians 3:10 NKJV)
I felt compelled to look up the word new, since Holy Spirit was emphasizing it strongly to me. I’ve always thought it as remade, restored to what it was before. But Holy Spirit said “No, it is NEW, as in brand new!” New in the New Testament is the word kainos, which means recently made, fresh, as respects substance of a new kind, unprecedented, uncommon, unheard of, out of the ordinary; unusual, remarkable! Uncommon! That is the word the Lord said to me about the grace to lay hold of the new. And it is substance; faith is the substance of things hoped for (those new things that are upon us) and is the evidence of that which is not seen (Heb. 11:1). The new will be made manifest because of our faith. Can you believe and receive?
There is fresh grace, uncommon grace, and favor NOW! Walk in it for Kingdom purposes and it will keep flowing. Keep it for yourself and you block the flow. Keep believing and walking in this new and uncommon grace and it will manifest in uncommon assignments and uncommon favor! Expect the new; follow the unction of the Holy Spirit as He leads to new connections for new lands and new assignments.
This uncommon grace is bringing divine influence for us to perceive in a new way and receive a new framework of thinking, shifting to Kingdom thinking; now faith, child-like in wonder at what God is doing in our midst! “Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein.” (Mark 10:15 KJV)
There is uncommon grace for new hearing! “And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” (Isaiah 30:21 KJV). Expect it; listen, and step out!
There is uncommon grace to perceive and receive angelic help. They are bringing tools and strategies to help us to fulfill our new assignments!
There is uncommon grace to break strongholds, those places where treasures have been blocked by the enemy because we have flesh and soul hooks. There is uncommon grace to see the hooks! Once we see, we are free! Uncommon grace to see! The Lord is sending uncommon grace to perceive the lies where we were deceived by wrong teaching or soulish and fleshly desires and taken off track by the enemy. Uncommon grace is upon us to break old alignments and be re-aligned to God’s purposes!
Uncommon grace is upon us to bring activation of the dreams that we have forgotten or left behind because of hope deferred. NOW faith is stirring!
Uncommon grace is here to receive new revelation. If you hear the WORD and think “I’ve heard it before,” you aren’t hearing it with faith. There is uncommon grace to experience fresh revelation of the Word of God as active…alive…fresh and new right now! Receive revelation from the eternal realm and bring it into the earth realm. You are seated with Christ in heavenly places; uncommon grace is upon us to behold, receive, and bring it to earth!
WARNING. Holy Spirit quickened this verse to me and said it is a warning against unbelief: “And it shall come to pass at that time, [that] I will search Jerusalem with candles, and punish the men that are settled on their lees: that say in their heart, The LORD will not do good, neither will he do evil.” (Zephaniah 1:12 KJV)
Settled, according to Strongs Concordance, means to become dense. Lees means dregs, old settlings! When our hearts do not believe that the Lord is moving in our lives, we turn to other things and become dense, settled and lukewarm. Jesus strongly warns of being lukewarm in Revelation 3:14-22.
I am hearing that there is uncommon grace to overcome complacency and unbelief; to break up the lees. Grace is the divine influence of Holy Spirit upon our hearts. Believe and receive this uncommon grace to see our true heart condition, and be empowered to break out of the old and move into the new!
We are NEW creatures in Christ, old things are passed away, BEHOLD, all things are become new! (2 Corinthians 5:17) Behold; can you see? God is doing a new thing; see by the Spirit of the LIVING God, using all your senses with a lens of faith. Do we believe?
“Beware therefore, lest that come upon you, which is spoken of in the prophets; Behold, ye despisers, and wonder, and perish: for I work a work in your days, a work which ye shall in no wise believe, though a man declare it unto you.” (Acts 13:40-41 KJV)
The Kingdom will not be manifest in our lives by using our own reasoning, based on natural thinking. Our culture prides itself on being smart, having higher reasoning, in the age of enlightenment. What does this really mean – man is his own god, idolizing reason. God is outside of time and our human reasoning. He wants to do new things – more than we could ask or even imagine in our own reasoning. This uncommon grace allows us to see the foolishness of relying on our own thinking, and to perceive and lay hold of Kingdom truth!
“For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”” (1 Corinthians 1:19 NKJV)
Uncommon grace is upon us for uncommon faith and uncommon living! I hear the Lord saying,
“There is uncommon grace to seek My face and receive strength to press forward as you run this race. I am doing a new thing; will you hear and embrace My outpouring of uncommon grace? Lay your plans on the altar, keep not a trace. My presence will become the base, My Kingdom will enter time and fill all space. Will you move with Me in this uncommon grace?”
“Will you see and will you know? I will lead you, will you go? I am blessing, making all things new. Will you perceive as common the grace I am giving to you? Embrace this grace and you will know, there is nothing common about it; in ME you will flow. Behold and lay hold, come into the new; as I have spoken, so it will be unto you.”