Out with the Old, In with the NEW

TheNewBreedMy dad passed away when I was only seven years old. Although I don’t remember much about him, I do have some vague memories of his personality. A couple of them in particular was seeing him throw a television out a 2nd floor window of our Chicago apartment because it was broke and him always driving a new automobile. Years later when I asked my mom about these memories she told me, “your Dad alway had to have new things.”

As I got older I found that I too had a propensity towards obtaining new things. I didn’t like anything old. When my gym shoes got a mark on them I’d tell my parent they we’re ‘worn out.” If my pants had a minor hole in them, I would intentionally ripping them in an attempt to get a new pair of pants. 

As I got older and even to this day I still gravitate towards things that are new. If my car gives me any trouble at all, I’m quick to turn it in and buy a new one. As a matter fact, I do not purchase cars I simply least them and get a new one every 2 to 3 years. Why? Because I like the new. Some people like old things but I do not. I like all my stuff new. I like my new RV, new boat, new house, new MacBook new iPhone new clothes, new shoes and ………….  well, you get the picture.

Others like older type things. Things that need repair and things that have been around for long time. They gravitate to old things. And although I have a tremendous value for nostalgic artifacts and history at large, my desire is simply for the new. 

I’m not satisfied with hearing about what someone did “back in the day.” I don’t like looking backing at ”the good ole days.” Frankly, when I look back at the “good old days,” I find out that they were not as good as the “new days” that I live in.  For example, in the past transportation was typically by horse and buggy or your own two legs. Making a phone call required you to find a payphone. If you’ve ever been in Chicago in the dead of winter and had to make a phone call on an outside payphone, that wasn’t good at all. Today we have planes, automobiles and cell phones that are virtual offices. 

Now pertaining to the Kingdom of God, I love the new covenant. And although in the old covenant there is much for me to learn from, I prefer the new present day truth. 

In the new covenant everything is better and new.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new – Rev 21:5

There is no place better to see this than in the book of Hebrews. In Hebrews we find out that Jesus is better than the angels,better than Moses, better than Aaron and better than Melchizedek. We also see that the new covenant is based on better promises. In the new covenant we have a better sanctuary. In the new covenant we have a better sacrifice. And quite frankly in the new covenant we just have better results.

In the new covenant we have victory and find out that God is no longer agitated with mankind. In the new covenant we have peace with God. In new covenant we have authority over serpents and scorpions. If we make a mistake or sin, it’s already been forgiven. In the new covenant we have authority over demons and cast them out simply through the authority of the name of Jesus. In the new covenant we can take authority over the elements and have dominion over the earth. In the new covenant we have spiritual gifts that we can use to profit and edify. And finally, in the new covenant, I find that I have been made a new creation in Christ Jesus.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature:old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new – II Cor 5:17

So my friend, come to the realization that the old is dead (Hebrews 8:13) and the new is simply better (Hebrews 8:6). If you want to experience the Spirit filled life of the new covenant, let go of that which is old. Cross over from the old into the new. Don’t be like  Lot’s wife and look back to that which is old and dead. If you do you may find yourself stuck and engaging in archaic religious patterns, destiny destroying traditional activities and controlling racial profiling that divides the body. 

When you enter into the new, you must let go of everything that’s old. Old mindsets, old ways and old wineskins. Make the transition today. Renew your mind to the NEW. 

Welcome to the new!!


Apostle Robert Summers is the visionary leader and CEO of Authority of the Believers Ministries Incorporated, The New Breed Equipping Center and Overseer of The United Strategic Advancement Network located in Columbus, Ohio

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