I once pondered upon the sojourn of the Israelites. And a particular portion of their history that I find intriguing was a portion recorded in the book of Exodus
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,
This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
I thought to myself, this is remarkable. God was giving them a fresh start, that was neither influenced by their past nor with reference to it. As far as God was concerned, their corporate reality started on this day, which shall be for them, the day of their beginning. All that had happened prior is mere history, the stuff of moonlight.
This is a pattern I saw also in Genesis. In the very first Chapter of the accounts of scriptures,
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.
And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Imagine all that has happened encapsulated in the second verse, yet when God starts to give an account of this new earth and heaven he was making, he started counting post-let there-be-light.
I hope that our hearts are being open to the issue that the scriptures are pointing to. Our lives in God aren’t a function of our past account. There is a reality in God called TODAY, the day from which everything gets its bearing. It’s a day of encounter. It’s a day of new beginnings. It’s a day stemming solely from the thus saith of the Lord.
Beloved, behold, God is doing a new thing. Do you see it? It is springing forth. New Beginnings my dear, new beginnings.