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January 31 – All things made new

“Behold, I am making all things new.” – Revelation 21:5b                        

Scripture reading: Revelation 21:1-27

New and not new; nothing new under the sun and yet God will make everything new under the SON.  Another month is about to dawn. We are again one day closer to eternity. Are you ready?

Believers, in spite of their sin, struggle and pain, live in the strong confidence that God, in grace, gives new life to all who trust in Christ’s finished work of salvation. Do you share in that trust?

The book of Revelation closes with a picture of eternity. All tears wiped away, death will be no more—no pain or sorrow—for all the former things have passed away. And what is more, true believers shall fully be with our Triune God—body and soul. As Christ dwelt (tabernacled) for a time on earth, we shall enjoy the eternal blessing of the dwelling place of God that is with man.

This is not simply a reunion, but an eternity of fellowship and friendship with God and His people—covenantal fullness! How marvellous! What wonder to behold! Eye-popping glory! Heart thumping wonder! A new Jerusalem (the temple in heaven above) whose description is beyond describing. A new creation, the new heavens and the new earth (Isaiah 65:17) prepared for a prepared people.

Suggestions for prayer

Give praise and thanksgiving for a life to be lived in anticipation of the glory of the life to come.

Rev. Peter Vellenga is presently serving as itinerant preacher waiting upon Lord for continued assignment.

 

 


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