It is a new day of rest from our own labors it is the sabbath of Sabbaths the day of the Lord and a day where there is no more struggle or mixture it is a day to be entered into now by faith.
Here are some examples and changes that we will experience as we move from an old covenant mixture into a new covenant reality.
Old Covenant New Covenant
It was about us ———— It is about Him.
If I will He will— Jesus is the eternal I will
About our obedience————————About our union with Him
Still hungry————Satisfied in Him
futuristic——————It is finished
Looking for revival——We are the revival
Knocking——————— An open door
He revives us——————We are raised up to live in His sight.
Believing God————— Knowing God
Lukewarm— Embracing the fire God Himself
Wowed by signs and wonders————We are the sign and the wonder
Trying to get the church perfected———-To manifesting the perfect one
Going through the fire- Becoming the fire
From being the victim— Being the Victor
From process——————To Provision
From seeking the kingdom—To seeing the kingdom
From celebrity ministries——-To the glorious body of Christ.
From just attending church——————————-To understand we are the church for the purpose of the kingdom of God.
Scott Stimson Sr.
Romans 12:2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Notice in this verse do not and be, the do not has to do with our resistance to the way the world thinks, but our be is to yield to the transforming work of the Holy Spirit.
Secondly we cannot properly discern the stages of His will until ours minds have went through the process from a worm to a butterfly (metamorphosis or transformation) into the intimate knowing of who we are In Christ Jesus.
While God can’t and will not change we will change as we awaken to who we are as sons of God this is our true identity, and then we will find that he makes changes that we through our own will power could never do.
7 areas of change
If we are growing as a person then we are changing
(1) Our minds— we can always improve our thinking by increasing our knowledge wisdom and understanding both spiritually and naturally, most of the time we fill our minds with junk food this causes us to be sick and discouraged.
The world programs us to sleep in order to accomplish it’s will by controlling our minds through TV movies news media, entertainment, religion, sports etc.etc. we are brain washed to be numb to reality.
(2) Our environment—light removes darkness, life swallows up death, pull the curtains back from our soul let light shine in, and surround yourself with peace, joy and a people of a healthy influence.
If we tolerate death and darkness in our surroundings we will have the fruit of death and darkness in our lives.
(3) Our Garments— garments speaks of vision and effort both mentally and emotionally take off self effort, anxiety, codependency and worry.
I found in the church through continued abuse of authority and submission that people become codependent on their leaders to the point they can’t really function without their leaders approval,
it is kind of like spiritual communism with the pastor being a mini dictator, but that is abuse no matter how you slice it, people need to be free to discover their own potential, and not be a slave of a system that lifts up one by putting down another, lets put on the Lord Jesus Christ and his perfect rest.
(4) Seasons– this comes with the understanding of our times, and relationships–ploughing, planting, waiting, nurturing, and harvest if you are in a divine season don’t try to rush it,
if you do you will only frustrate yourself because the season is not going to change because of our impatience.
(5) Geography–most of the time it is our outlook that needs to change not our location, changing locations can be a sign of discontentment Deut. 28:67 says discontentment is a curse under the law, but the good news Jesus took that curse so we can be content and happy.
Changing geography may very well be part of God’s plan for some and they will not be able to stay in one place forever, consider a soldier, a missionary,the Apostle Paul for example;
Even my own life which has been confirmed prophetically many times for years that my home regardless of where my house is located is the body of Christ it is my home, I have had to be mobile flexible and adaptable in order to fulfill that calling.
(6) Plans– plans must be flexible because they are subject to change they are a means to an end not the end, but they are to be guided by integrity and they are to be subject to Godly council.
Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails. Pro.19:21
(7) How we see ourselves— most of the time it is in a false identity rooted in Adam who we are after the flesh, not in Christ which is who we are after the spirit.
Experiences and words of others well meaning or not have shaped how we see ourselves, in this case we need to exchange, vanity for glory, our own way for his way, religion for relationship and remove all the excuses why it cannot be done.
Scott Stimson Sr.
I am coming in a way that i was not expected and the wise among you will not recognize the form in which I will appear, there are those who have faithfully kept my word and walked in purity of heart that I will reveal myself in and they shall come out of no where with fire in their bones they shall speak truth that shall pull back the deceitfulness of men’s hearts and I will be glorified says the Lord.
Speak out against the corruption in high places but speak as one with a voice of mercy for those who have been held captive by her shame.
There will be those whose foundation will be shook as they wonder and question why did not the Lord protect it, and there will be those who have blessed me for their prosperity who will curse me because of their anguish of soul but I will remain faithful.
There are those who have trusted in the sight of their eyes and have look to their political and religious leaders to deliver them and to give them answers but the day will come when men will once again break down those images and come to me with a pure heart for I alone am the one to deliver.
I have been waiting in line I have been on the outside of my own house my spirit grieves while my wife dances with demons this is the hour I will appear to bring her to my heart and rescue her from her deception and all will know that you are mine says the Lord.
Many have cried unto me as they have been buried in information from those who don’t know me even my own have been wrapped in the grave clothes of ancient spirits who have placed themselves in authority over nations and kingdoms and people they have controlled the nations that men have bowed down to and trusted in their strength rather than in mine, but I am God and I will show myself strong.
There will be a shaking in the high places of government and that which has been called free will no longer be called free, but my people will shine bright in strength they shall do great wonders and miracles.
Those who have trusted in their own riches and the riches of others will be disappointed in the god of mammon there will come in this day men who have longed to be wealthy who shall abandon their wealth and walk away from it in disgust shaking their hands saying we will have it no more.
I will remove the sorcery from the land and those who have used it to rule the world there will be those who will bring their drugs and their incantations in large number shall they come into the streets of their cities and burn them in large piles as they celebrate my liberty that I have given them.
There will be those who have judged and stood as a god who will be humbled before all, this is not a day to hold men’s person in admiration lest you be deceived, but when I appear I will be the admiration that cannot be turned away from for I am the only true God and my love shall shine brightly throughout the land.
There will be those in large number who gather into stadiums to watch their teams and I will show up among them that the game cannot go on, for my wind will appear in places where I am not welcome and I will not ask for permission to do these things for even in the colleges and universities I will expose the lie as my people shake off the filthy garments that have been placed upon them in my name.
The world and it current control will not stand in this day even as I purify the soul of my church the ancient work and the religious order will crumble as men cry out with great pain as their gods are gone and what they had given and pledged their life for is now forever disappeared.
This is not a time to look to the arm of flesh to deliver you nor is it a time for you to look to your images and old traditions to support you but this is my time and it is high time to awake from the present order of things for my wind shall separate the wheat from the chaff, the precious from the vial and the vanity of men will fade as my beauty does appear within you.
This is a day to rejoice for you that have waited for truth to appear and have not and could not find a way out of your bondage this is a day to be glad for those who have been overcome with sadness and disappointment because of the injustice done by others, this is your time to stand up and proclaim with a loud voice our God reigns.
Scott Stimson Sr.
There will come a mighty move of the Holy Spirit that will sweep away the refuge of lies and bring a release of the power of God that will change the course of history.
Before this happens there will come change in the church especially in the west, there will be a wind that will come from the east and it will come with a mighty force within this wind will come great persecution from unexpected places and people, there will be an alluring of the principalities that have dominated the world and deceived the church.
Where there has been the invasion of new age occult teaching there will be a purging first within the body of Christ and then there will be great deliverance that shall come from the throne of praise, there will be multitudes of books media materials and philosophies of men that will be burned and discarded there will be great edifices where people have worshipped with a vail over their face that will be abandoned and walked away from, I will change the face of my own says the Lord and the world will not recognize her from her past.
For those who have been given the secrets of the kingdom and responded to the joyful sound of liberation, your revelation shall be matched by your demonstration there will be those who in chains will come to you to be set free, but many will seek to do you harm but my power shall rise up within to defeat the aggressors you will not gather as you once did for your own pleasure nor will you be fighting with your sword as you now do for you shall know that It is really me and apart from me you can do nothing.
Many in this day will stand in shock and disillusionment as their ministries and kingdoms crumble before their eyes those who have ruled as princes shall find themselves serving and those who have been at the bottom will be at the top for I will bring a shaking in the earth that will shift the axis and create what has not been seen for many generations.
There will come in this time a coming together of my people who leave the old camps of idolatry and return to me with all their heart yet some will say we never left you but they will discover the error of their own ways and my mercy will prevail over the old ancient idols that have defiled the sanctuary of my people.
This shall be a returning to me and to my voice not to the voice of the accuser or old law nor to the voice of the deceiver who says all is well peace party and play. I will move in a way that I will surely be sanctified before my whole house and the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdoms of the Lord and of His Christ and he shall reign.
Scott Stimson Sr.
I believe there are principles here that we need.
2 Corinthians 12
J.B. Phillips New Testament
I have real grounds for “boasting”, but I will only hint at them
12 1-10 No, I don’t think it’s really a good thing for me to boast at all, but I will just mention visions and revelations of the Lord himself.
I know a man in Christ who, fourteen years ago, had the experience of being caught up into the third Heaven. I don’t know whether it was an actual physical experience, only God knows that. All I know is that this man was caught up into paradise.
(I repeat, I do not know whether this was a physical happening or not, God alone knows.) This man heard words that cannot, and indeed must not, be translated into human speech.
I am honestly proud of an experience like that, but I have made up my mind not to boast of anything personal, except of what may be called my weaknesses.
If I should want to boast I should certainly be no fool to be proud of my experiences, and I should be speaking nothing but the sober truth. Yet I am not going to do so, for I don’t want anyone to think more highly of me than his experience of me and what he hears of me should warrant.
So tremendous, however, were the revelations that God gave me that, in order to prevent my becoming absurdly conceited, I was given a physical handicap (My add- He did not say sickness we really don’t know what it was)—one of Satan’s angels—to harass me and effectually stop any conceit.
Three times I begged the Lord for it to leave me, but his reply has been, “My grace is enough for you: for where there is weakness, my power is shown the more completely.”
Therefore, I have cheerfully made up my mind to be proud of my weaknesses, because they mean a deeper experience of the power of Christ. I can even enjoy weaknesses, suffering, privations, persecutions and difficulties for Christ’s sake. For my very weakness makes me strong in him.
This boasting is silly, but you made it necessary
11-13 I have made a fool of myself in this “boasting” business, but you forced me to do it. If only you had had a better opinion of me it would have been quite unnecessary.
For I am not really in the least inferior, nobody as I am, to these extra-special messengers. You have had an exhaustive demonstration of the power God gives to a genuine messenger of his in the miracles, signs and works of spiritual power that you saw with your own eyes.
What makes you feel so inferior to other churches? Is it because I have not allowed you to support me financially? My humblest apologies for this great wrong!
What can be your grounds for suspicion of me?
14-15 Now I am all ready to visit you for the third time, and I am still not going to be a burden to you. It is you I want—not your money.
Children don’t have to put by their savings for their parents; parents do that for their children. Consequently I will most gladly spend and be spent for your good, even though it means that the more I love you the less you love me.
16-18 “All right then,” I hear you say, “we agree that he himself had none of our money.” But are you thinking that I nevertheless was rogue enough to catch you by some trick? Just think.
Did I make any profit out of the messengers I sent you? I asked Titus to go, and sent a brother with him. You don’t think Titus made anything out of you, do you? Yet didn’t I act in the same spirit as he, and take the same line as he did?
Remember what I really am, and whose authority I have
19 Are you thinking that I am trying to justify myself in your eyes? Actually I am speaking in Christ before God himself, and my only reason for so doing is to help you in your spiritual life.
20-21 For I must confess that I am afraid that when I come I shall not perhaps find you as I should like to find you, and that you will not find me coming quite as you would like me to come.
I am afraid of finding arguments, jealousy, ill-feeling, divided loyalties, slander, whispering, pride and disharmony. When I come, will God make me feel ashamed of you as I stand among you?
Shall I have to grieve over many who have sinned already and are not yet sorry for the impurity, the immorality and the lustfulness of which they are guilty?