Sunday, November 07, 2021


In the beginning, described in Genesis chapter 1 starting in verse 1, the Lord created the heavens and the earth. They were brand new and in this sense, our God makes new things for the first time.

In another sense, our Lord makes things anew. He takes things that are old and replaces them with the new. An extensive example of this is in Revelation 21 verse 1 - 5.

And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea. 

And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 

And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. 

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. 

Here, heaven and earth are to be replaced by a new heaven and earth.

There is another sense where the Lord makes things new. In Isaiah 43 verse 18 - 19, the scripture says this;

“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. 

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?

I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.

In this sense of God working on new things, our Lord refreshes our lives by encouraging us not to dwell on the past. He makes new ways and streams in areas of our lives that were parched and dry. He brings new opportunities and renews our visions and perceptions so that we don't stagnate but bubble with newness of God's refreshing.

The Lord makes all things new: on the grand scale of heaven and earth and on the small scale with the new things He brings to our lives.

Bless our Lord and God.


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