SermonA Season of Change – Part 1

 

Change Is Coming

 

Genesis 1:11-14 (KJV)

11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so. 12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good. 13 And the evening and the morning were the third day. 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night, and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:

Tell somebody, “It’s time for a change.”

Before computers, iPads, cell phones, watches, and even paper and pencil existed, God gave us something to help us keep track of where we are concerning time. If you don’t know where you are, you’ll never be able to determine where you are going.

Seasons let us know when to do what.

Without seasons, we become frustrated, because we do things at the wrong time. Doing things at the right time is crucial, therefore seasons are important.

We cannot know that change is taking place in our lives unless we have a season.

Now God could have caused the sun to shine all the time and the seasons to never change, but if He did that we would never know when to rest

and when to harvest what we’ve planted.

So, He created seasons…

Change is on its way. God is not satisfied with leaving us the way he found us…

I feel like the Lord wants me to tell somebody here this morning…

The season you were in and the season you are in right now is about to change. Something powerful is coming and you are going to want to be ready for it when it does.

Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

It doesn’t matter what you’ve been fighting against. It’s about to fall.

It doesn’t matter who’s been saying what… that’s all going to fall away.

God said, every tongue that rises against you, I will condemn it.

A change is coming. You are about to go through a Season of Change.

Something you were trying to do before, but couldn’t.

Something that you have been wracking your brain over.

Something you have been praying about.

A wall you couldn’t get over.

A situation that you couldn’t change.

The problem that just wouldn’t go away.

The impossibility that has held back the potential in your life and walk with God is about to be possible.

It’s a new season.

I’m saying this because I have a question for you…

Isn’t it about time you find yourself in the season God wants you to be in?

I’m going to break this down for some of us. You’ve been shoveling snow,

but it’s been summertime around here. You’re in the wrong season.

You’ve been working too hard at something that wasn’t in God’s timing.

You’ve been planting a vegetable garden, but it’s too late in the season for that, it’s time to reap a harvest. And if you are busy digging in the dirt when it’s time to pick some fruit… you’re going to miss out on a tremendous blessing in your life.

Your season is messed up.

You’re working hard.

You’ve been doing everything that you know to do.

But it’s been in the wrong season.

And God is about to bring your life into alignment with the season He wants you to be in.

Do you understand what I’m saying?

Change is coming.

Are you ready for the change?

Have you grown tired of the season you have been in?

I don’t like change.

I doubt that many of you in this room like change.

But I will be honest with you today enough to tell you neither do I like where I’ve been at times in my life.

I want God to change some things about me.

See, there might be an attitude that you want to get away from.

There might be somethings in your life that you need to let go of.

It is time for a change.

It is time for a new season. There is a reason to move on. The sun is setting on a few things. The season is changing with a few situations. A new day is on the horizon. Something is about to change in your life.

Now if you are like a lot of people, you don’t like change.

But we need to know that change comes and seasons come and go whether we want them to or not.

Daniel 2:21 (KJV) And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

The best thing that we can do is allow our minds to comprehend that there are some things that are not in our control.

Daniel 2:21 tells us that Seasons are God’s business.

We need to accept that.

Like it or not.

Acknowledge it or not.

Some things God has ordained for His glory that we may not understand…

But in His infinite wisdom and love for us…

He has preordained and ordered them for our benefit.

And these are the seasons of our lives.

If we are prayerful and sensitive to His workings in our lives, He will bring us into a specific season where His will can be done through us and in us.

A season where there is no frustration.

A season where we are reaping in due season.

A season where confusion falls away.

A season where destiny is found.

A season where the purpose is fulfilled.

A season where some things you have been fighting against begin to work alongside you.

Am I talking to anyone yet?

God help us let go of where we’ve been and reach for where you’re taking us.

Change is coming. It’s not just the turning of the trees. It’s not just the temperature change. It’s not just the lowering of the sun on its axis.

There is a season of change that is happening right now in the realm of God’s Spirit and in our lives.

Daniel 2:21 (KJV) And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

All I can say to you today is; Get Ready For It.

It’s coming.

Change is on its way.

Something is about to become different.

What it used to look like, isn’t what it’s going to look like any longer.

How it felt in the past, isn’t going to be the way it feels in the future.

The season is changing for you.

In Ex 33 we find Moses trying to lead the Children of Israel away from Egypt and into the Place that God had prepared for them, and Moses says to God…

“Show me your Glory”

In other words, show me your power. Show me your potential. Show me what you are capable of God.

And so, God puts Moses in a cleft of a rock. He puts him in a hole.

See before you can see His glory…

He may have to put you in a hole someplace. He may have to put you somewhere that you are unfamiliar and uncomfortable with.

Someone said, “I don’t like it here in this hole.”
I don’t like where God has me here right now”

“I’m claustrophobic”

But can you imagine being in that hole that God had put him in

and suddenly, he looks up and sees the Glory of God pass over Him.

I don’t know about you, “but God, put me in a hole if you have to.”

“Make me as uncomfortable as you need to”

“But let me see your glory”

“Let me feel your presence.”

See a season had to change for Moses. God had to take him from where he was to a place where he would recognize God’s workings and God’s glory in his life.

And more importantly, Moses had to recognize the strategic moment in time that God had placed Him to understand that a new season was about to happen not only for Him but also for the entire nation of Israel.

There are moments, that happen in our lives and they happen for a purpose.

We cannot wish some things away. We cannot just close our eyes and wait for the storm to end. We need to lean into the winds of adversity in our lives and recognize that there is a gust that is hitting us.

If we look, the clouds begin to break and the sun starts to shine.

You may not understand the season you are in right now but know this.

It’s not permanent.

Change is coming.

The Sun and the moon and the stars are going to move on and things will change in your life. You are going to find yourself in a new season.

A season that makes sense. A season that matches your purpose and God’s vision for your life.

See, Jesus said, “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.”

I’m trying to get you to say some things that could change your destiny and God’s direction for your life.

Something that might be different than what you’ve been saying.

Someone’s been saying, “I’ll always have this problem.’

Someone’s been saying, “Things will never change.”

Someone’s been saying, “It’s not going to get any better.”

But you need to begin to believe God right now, that change is on its way.

It’s a new season.

Things are about to get better.

Things are about to get easier.

Things are about to produce.

Some things you’ve been struggling with in your life, are about to come into alignment.

Greater things come when the seasons change.

Changing seasons prepare us for what is coming. Fall prepares us for winter, which ultimately makes room for Spring and Summer.

Change Is Coming.

It’s time for a new season for someone today.

There is a reason to move on.

The sun is shifting.

The season is changing

A new day is on the horizon.

Something is about to change in your life.

See, when you’ve been in God’s presence, something is supposed to change in your life.

Moses saw God’s glory and goodness. The Bible says His face was lit up, or “shown” with the Glory of God.

See, when you get into His presence something should change in your life.

You may wonder why some people worship the way they do. You may wonder why some people come down to the altar to pray. You may wonder why some people attend church as much as they do.

It’s because they’ve seen His glory. Their lives have been changed by His presence. There is something different about them, and it’s not just a lifestyle change, it’s a holiness change.

See, when Jesus touches your life, there needs to come a change in our life.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (KJV) Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

What’s wrong with you?

You act differently.

You talk differently.

I’m in a new season.

I’m not where I was before.

I was into all kinds of things, but now I am in Christ.

I am a new creature.

But that’s another message.

See, we should expect something that God would want to bring us into something different. We should expect that there should be a change in us.

We should expect that God would be working behind the scenes to bring about a positive change in our lives.

How many of you are ready for a Season of Change?

How many are ready for God to do something different in your life?

Let’s bring our needs to this altar. Let’s step out in faith and begin to walk into a new season.

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