“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5
In two days, a new year will turn the calendar. How can it be 2015? Weren’t we just talking about a major computer crash for Y2K? What about the end of the world on 12-12-12?
Many people like to make new commitments at the beginning of the year. Losing weight tops the list of most people’s “soon to be broken” New Year’s Resolution.
God promises to make all things new. In the verse above, the Apostle John has stepped into the future and viewed events that have not yet happened. In that future, God says he makes all things new.
God keeps his promises. He isn’t fickle like so many of us. We decide on a course of action and a few miles in, we change our mind. God is unchanging. Everything he says is true.
God will make all things new in eternity. He has promised to make something new now. That would be a new YOU.
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” 2 Corinthians 5:17
Once we repent of our sins and believe Christ died for us, we ask Him to make us His very own child. From that moment on, we are completely new.
Sure, your physical features might look the same, but look closer. Isn’t there a new peace in your eyes? Aren’t the lines of stress and grief around your mouth lessened?
The important part of us is within. Our spirit is eternal; the flesh is just a temporary house. The spirit is made alive when Christ saves us.
We have a clean slate. It’s a new beginning filled with new opportunities.
Many of the promises of God can’t be fulfilled as long as we live in the sin-cursed world and our spirit is trapped in sin-cursed flesh.
Here are a few new things we can look forward to:
- “To him that overcometh will I give…a new name” Revelation 2:17”
- “I saw a new heaven and a new earth” Revelation 21:1
- “They sung a new song” Revelation 5:9
As you approach this new year, how will you reflect the new life? If you aren’t a child of God, you can start a new year as a new YOU.