The New Thing by Pastor Gbenga Folayan
Text: Isaiah 43:18-20
18 Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. 19 Behold, I will do a new
thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and
rivers in the desert. 20 The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give
waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen.
Last Sunday, we considered the theme ‘A NEW BEGINNING’ and we saw what happens to us at the
turning point. We also saw last Tuesday that the final prayer in the Bible is the “Grace of our Lord Jesus
Christ be with you all. Amen”. Further, we realized that the final word in the Bible is AMEN (So let it
be). Therefore, we trust God that His grace will be with all of us in the Name of Jesus.
This message is the third in the series, and we’re bringing out our ‘PS3’:
1 Peter 5:10 says, “But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after that ye have suffered a while, make you PERFECT, STABLISH, STRENGTHEN, SETTLE you”.
From the Scripture above, ‘PS3’ means Perfect, Stablish, Strengthen and Settle. We have come to the
God of all grace, and He will settle us today. I pray that today, somebody will approach the throne of
grace and receive mercy, and the NEW THING that God has apportioned for you will spring forth in the
Name of Jesus.
Let us consider God’s promise to do a new thing in the light of our ‘PS3’ - Perfect, Stablish, Strengthen
PERFECT: This means having no mistake or flaw; having all the qualities required; free from error. This
can refer to your character, personality, work, career, etc. The God of all grace can make us perfect in all
areas. May this be our portion in the Name of Jesus Christ.
Hebrews 5:9 provides, “And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all
them that obey him”. Jesus is able to bring you to perfection because He Himself became perfect in God
When we talk about perfection, a number of things come to mind:
1. We need to be like God. Being like Jesus Crist is the ultimate of perfection. Thus, Matthew 5:48 tells
us, “Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect” (See also Luke 6:40).
Becoming more and more like our Master is a perfect gift from God. May God help us to be more and
more like our Master Jesus.
2. Perfection is a gift from God. James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of
turning”. I am saying to somebody that there is a perfect gift of God coming your way this season, and
God Himself will perfect you in the Mighty Name of Jesus”.
3. We need to behave ourselves wisely. This kind of attitude was exhibited by Joseph, David and Daniel
in their dealings with their respective generations – they all behaved themselves wisely. I pray that in
the name of Jesus you will behave yourself wisely henceforth. Psalms 101:2 states, “I will behave myself
wisely in a perfect way. O when wilt thou come unto me? I will walk within my house with a perfect
4. In our love life, marriage and love for God we must be perfect. 1 John 4:18 provides, “There is no
fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made
perfect in love”. May the God of grace perfect you in your love life in the Name of Jesus.
Something is usually required for perfection. If you see a master who produces a work of perfection, a
lot of things had gone into it. Thus, I say to someone, let patience have its perfect work in your life (See
STABLISH: To be established means to make stable or firm. In the midst of the storms of life, the God of
all grace is your Anchor and will cause you to be stable and established in the Name of Jesus.
When something is established, it means the thing is proven and accepted to be true. It also means God
is setting someone up. May God set you up for a new thing, new initiative, success, glory and honour,
and may the world hear about you in Jesus’ Name.
Note the following as they relate to God establishing us:
1. God has the power to establish you. Romans 16:25 states, “Now to him that is of power to stablish
you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the
mystery, which was kept secret since the world began”.
2. God establishes people in return for something they had done. God can establish you because He
causes you to do something that He wants done; thus, He encourages and empowers you to so. 1
Chronicles 17:12 says, “He shall build me an house, and I will stablish his throne for ever”. May the
Lord establish you forever.
3. Establish means God will keep you from evil. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 assures us, “But the Lord is faithful,
who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil”.
4. When God establishes you, you’re blameless in holiness. 1 Thessalonians 3:13 says, “To the end he
may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our
Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints“. If you’re blameless before God, even your enemies will be at peace
with you. May God establish you in holiness in the Name of Jesus.
5. When God establishes you, your faith is phenomenal. Colossians 2:7 provides, “Rooted and built up in
him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving”. If
you’re established by God, nothing shakes you. May nothing derail your faith in the Name of Jesus
6. When God establishes you, you will prosper beyond measure. This prosperity comes through gifts,
presents and the fruit of your labour. 2 Chronicles 17:5 tells us, “Therefore the LORD stablished the
kingdom in his hand; and all Judah brought to Jehoshaphat presents; and he had riches and honour in
abundance”. When God grants you grace and establishes you, people will give contracts to you as a
present. I say to somebody that men will run to give you presents and your labour will attract favour in
the Name of Jesus.
STRENGTHEN: To strengthen means to make stronger, or more effective. It also means to give strength
1. It is God who will strength you. 2 Samuel 22:33 says, “It is God that girdeth me with strength, and
maketh my way perfect”. (See also Psalms 18:32).
2. Strengthen means God’s hand will be with you. Psalms 89:21 states, “With whom my hand shall be
established: mine arm also shall strengthen him”. God’s hand is one of strength and might.
3. It means God will send you help. Psalms 20:2 provides, “Send thee help from the sanctuary, and
strengthen thee out of Zion”.
4. It means you need to continue waiting on God. You must not step out of God but must continue to
stand with Him. Psalms 27:14 tell us, “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen
thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD”. God wants me to tell someone that He is going to help you.
5. Angels can come to strengthen you. Luke 22:43 says, “And there appeared an angel unto him from
heaven, strengthening him” (See also Daniel 10:18; Isaiah 41:10). I pray that angels will strengthen you
in the Name of Jesus Christ.
SETTLE: To settle means to come to rest; to sort out; to straighten out; to pay in full for something; to
bring struggle to an end. I declare prophetically concerning you that in whatever matter you’re going
through God will give you rest in the Name of Jesus Christ. The word of God to somebody here is, “I will
bring you to a place of rest”. To another person, God is saying, “I will bring you to your rest”. I am saying
to somebody that God will cause your debt to be paid in full, and will bring your struggle to an end in the
Name of Jesus.
Let us consider the following:
1. God will settle you because His word is settled in heaven. Psalms 119:89 declares, "For ever, O LORD,
thy word is settled in heaven". God's word is settled concerning you and He's doing a new thing in your
2. It is an everlasting promise. 1 Chronicles 17:14 provides, “But I will settle him in mine house and in
my kingdom for ever: and his throne shall be established for evermore”. If God said this about one
person, He can say it about you.
3. Things will get better. In God, the latter always surpasses the former, and the new is always better
than the old. Ezekiel 36:11 confirms this as it provides, “And I will multiply upon you man and beast;
and they shall increase and bring fruit: and I will settle you after your old estates, and will do better
unto you than at your beginnings: and ye shall know that I am the LORD”. This will be your testimony in
the Name of Jesus Christ.
The only way God can give you rest from struggle and grant you a new beginning is when you surrender
your life to Jesus Christ. Therefore, receive Him into your life and promise to serve Him for the rest of
In the Name of Jesus, I will have what I say. God is doing a new thing in my life; I shall know that God is
causing rivers to flow in all my desert places. God will cause me to drink and my thirst shall be satisfied.
In God, I shall have no mistakes. In God, there shall be no flaw found in me because God is perfecting
me. I will have the required patience till God perfects me. I will wait till my time in God, and I declare
that this is my set time. I will behave wisely in all areas. My marriage shall be perfect through God’s love.
God is establishing me, I am stable and firm, and cannot be shaken. I am established and rooted in God’s
love, grace, mercy and power. God is setting me up; He will keep me from evil. My faith is increasing in
great measures day by day. I will prosper beyond measure in and through God. Men will run to make a
way for me. I am receiving gifts and presents from home and from abroad. God is sending me help; I will
wait on Him and be fully strengthened. I will complete all my God-given assignments, I will fulfill
purpose. Nothing shall be lost, none shall be missing. In the Name of Jesus, my wife/husband, children,
relatives and I will not miss heaven. God is bringing me to the place of rest. He is bringing me to my rest,
and I will rest in God in Jesus Mighty Name I declare.