“Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth, I tell you of them.” Isaiah 42:9 KJV
The month of May will forever hold a place in our collective heart. As a nation and as a tribe, we came to be on the 20th May, 2018. Not by the will of man but by the design of God Almighty. God brought us all together, both those present and those yet to join for something peculiar and unusual. Like David said, we literally “ran through a troop and leaped over a wall’ (Psalm 18:29). StrongNation is not designed for the quiet life, we are the ‘The Joshua generation’, we are destined for more.
Our index scripture says the past has happened just like God said it would be. This gives us confidence that new things are about to show up. Guess what? No surprises because God will reveal them to us before they manifest. We have twenty-two irrefutable prophecies to hold on to, they give an insight to what we should expect (Isaiah 60:1-22). The trick is to be of good courage and avoid distractions.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:10 KJV
Ephesians 2:10, says we, StrongNation are God’s workmanship, or if the NLT is your preferred version, “God’s Masterpiece”. As mind blowing as this might be, we believe and “all things are possible unto him that believe” (Mark 9:23). So, like the concluding part of that verse implies, we will walk in the path that God has already ordained for us. Though they are new to us, he has already ordained and pre-planned them from the foundation of the world. We have twelve months of experiencing God’s faithfulness under our belt and we know Him better.
“Therefore, we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” Romans 6:4 KJV
The past is gone, the Old man is dead, gone and buried. StrongNation has resurrected with Christ. Just like the resurrected Lord, it’s time we started walking in that Newness of Life and serve in Newness of Spirit (Romans 6:4, Romans 7:6).
The three days, 5th to 7th July, 2019 are no ordinary days to us. We see a deep spiritual significance attached. For us, these three days mark another wonderful milestone; a shedding of skin and we look forward to the next chapter in this exciting journey because HE MAKES ALL THINGS NEW.
Revd Dr. ‘Femi Idowu
Lead Pastor, NCC StrongNation