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January 7th, 2013

All Things New

“And he who was seated on the throne said, ‘Behold, I am making all things new.’” Revelation 21:5a (ESV)

Is there a more beautiful promise in all of Scripture than this from the lips of our glorious Sovereign? In this verse, we see the fulfillment of God’s glorious plan for the reconciliation of all things in Christ. Indeed, He will make all things new. In the same way that Christ lived, passed away, and received a glorified body, so too will all things in Christ pass away and be resurrected in glorified form. The earth will pass away but also be made new. Heaven will pass away and be made new. Further, the Lord will restore Jerusalem, His beloved city, and make it a place of meeting that joins both heaven and earth, allowing for fellowship between creation and its Creator, Who will now be with us fully as our God.

The whole of Scripture builds to this moment, as you no doubt have seen through this year together. God created and man fell, but the Lord did not turn His back on us. No! In the midst of our depravity and our descent into darkness, the Lord looked down upon us with loving-kindness and sent His only Son to endure the cross and our shame so that we could be made new.

Hear this today, dear friend: in Christ, you are a new creation; the old has passed away. Do not fall victim to the lies of the enemy, for He has no power over you. Do not fall back into the temptation of fleeting sin, for it has no appeal in the light of God’s glorious grace. Do not lose sight of the glorified Jesus, Who provides for you a glimpse of your future reality and that of all things. You are new; may we live like it as we await the completion of that newness in His second-coming.

Chronological Bible Reading Plan: (Day 365:  Revelation 19-22)

Grace and peace,

Jared Richard
Associate Pastor (Online Devotional Guest Author)
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Author Stephen Trammell
Posted Monday, January 7th, 2013 at 1:00 am
Category New, Revelation, Second-coming of Christ.
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