Tuesday, January 17, 2017

a perpetual revelation

The Word for today:
Revelation 14:1-5
mark this: Revelation 14:3
And they sang a new song before the throne...
'New' might be my favorite word. It never gets old.
Some people see the Bible as old. I see everything else but the Bible as old!
The Bible from cover to cover is new. Genesis opens with a new creation. Revelation closes with yet another new creation; even the end of the Bible is a new beginning!
God tells us to forget the old, because he is doing a new thing:
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?
 (Isaiah 43:18-19; see also Isaiah 42:9; 48:6-7)
His mercies are new every morning! (Lamentations 3:23)
Jesus shows us a new and living way. (Hebrews 10:20)
Even I am new!--
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
With a new heart and a new spirit. (Ezekiel 36:26)
So new that the old rules don't even apply!--
Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. (Galatians 6:15)
Someday I will even have a new name (Isaiah 62:2; Revelation 2:17).
In fact, God makes all things new (Revelation 21:5).
And he always will. Heaven isn't going to stand still. History and eternity are a perpetual revelation of God's new and fuller appearance.

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