How To Successfully Usher In And Establish The “New”. Do Not Treat What Is Holy As Common.

With the birthing of “new things” that are happening in this season, we need to be mindful that not everything “new” is God or being brought forth by the hand of God.
2 Samuel 5 is a time where after the death of king Saul, David becomes King over Israel.
In this time in Israel we are seeing by the hand of God a shift of government taking place in His house, from the house of Saul to the House of David.
I have had multiple dreams of this scenario taking place in the body of Christ (even wrote a book on it) over the past several years and again another just two nights ago.
The old government, like Saul, is dead, and a New Government after God’s own heart is coming forth. However there is a clear warning to those who believe they are carrying a “New Thing”.
2 Samuel 6:2 introduces the scenario where David decides he will bring the ark into Jerusalem (as it was not sought in the days of Saul – 1 Chronicles 13:3).
Verse 3 says this : “And they set the ark of God upon a NEW cart and brought it out of the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill; and Uzzah and Ahio, sons of Abinadab, drove the NEW cart.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭6‬:‭3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬ (emphasis mine).
Clearly we see here that NEW did not mean GOD.
See in David’s haste and longing for the ark to be front and centre in His kingdom, (now he was the NEW King and head of a NEW government), he failed to reverence God’s ordained order and didn’t enquire properly of the Lord as to God’s WAY of handling that which is HOLY.
We as believers also must have discernment in this transitional season. Just because new language is coming forth stimulating the desperation place in your heart for something new because you have been so long in Saul’s house dried up to a crisp with no ark (presence) to seek, doesn’t mean it’s God or being brought forth God’s way.
What will mark any ministry that is legitimately bringing forth a “New” thing in this hour is the FEAR OF THE LORD and humility.
Those legitimately heralding and establishing the New will not make it about them, and will not draw attention to themselves and how they are “THE NEW”. This is a sign of present leaven.
We too can make these same vital errors. David waited a LONG time for the prophetic word of Samuel to come to pass. He endured much trial and persecution in his preparation. Now the time had come! He could lead Israel in a way He had longed for, with worship of the Lord and honour for His presence right in the heart of Jerusalem where he would reign. He didn’t want there to be a separation of government and worship.
A very noble mandate. However the “way” he implemented this amazing mandate and assignment lacked reverence.
Many believe in this season they are called to usher in a “New thing”. They like David may have the call burning inside of them and are running forth heralding the “NEW”. However the template must marry with the “ways” of God not just the will of God.
The ark of God was never meant to ride in any wagon and just because it was NEW did not compensate for David’s lack of reverence. The ark was meant to be carried by the levitical priests who wore linen ephods which represented purity, consecration and not working to sweat (arm of the flesh), but “by His Spirit”.
There is His way of executing His will, and when our ways that are not tempered in the fear of the Lord are involved and we go forth building according to our template there is mixture and the Lord has to come and separate what is of the flesh and what is of the spirit. We see this happen at Nachon’s threshing floor.
“And when they came to Nacon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it, for the oxen stumbled and shook it. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Uzzah; and God smote him there for touching the ark, and he died there by the ark of God.”
‭‭2 Samuel‬ ‭6‬:‭6‬-‭7‬ ‭AMPC‬
Note the oxen stumbled at Nachon’s threshing floor. We can see here, that which has been driven and ploughed (oxen) in man’s strength (UZZA) is going to stumble in this hour as the Lord is shaking that which can be shaken.
The threshing floor is where the separation of chaff (the old / the flesh) and the wheat takes place. The chaff can’t come into the next process the wheat goes through in its journey. It must be separated.
In David’s excitement of running with this new mandate, He made the assignment about Him. This parade drew attention to His New Government and the fan fare and hoo ha clearly did not impress God. In fact it displeased the Lord to the point His anger was kindled and a man lost his life.
This New Thing was not being brought forth by God’s hand but by the arm of the flesh and the Lord killed it. UZZA means “strength”. The Lord stretched forth His hand and brought death to man’s strength that treated what was Holy as Common.
I believe we are in a threshing floor time. (Matthew 3:12). The Lord is separating impure motives of the heart like chaff from wheat and bringing the fire to purge and purify.
Blind spots of pride and selfish ambition in the heart are being exposed, the planks of judgement, competition, criticism and jealousy in the eye are being revealed so they can be removed and burned with fire, in order for the lamp to be lit and the whole body to be full of light. Those who are pure in heart will see God.
Let us remember what ever we do FOR GOD must be done in the Fear of the Lord. We must do God’s will God’s way, then what is established will be pure and give Glory to Him.
Anita Alexander