Emanna for 01/18/2020
Rev 21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth passed away.... (5) And He who sits on the throne said, Behold, I make all things new... 2 Cor 5:17 So then if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old things have passed away; behold, they have become new.
Words of Ministry
Whether a person or a thing is new or old depends upon its relationship with God. Only God is new. We are the ones who need the renewing. The heavens and the earth and everything in them need to be renewed, but God is ever fresh and ever new. He is the most ancient One, yet He is the most new One, the most fresh One. Our way of reckoning oldness is...to count by the age. But God's way is to count on the relationship of someone or something to Him. For example, a sister may say, "Lord, this morning I consecrate to You my kitchen and all the utensils, furniture, and appliances in it." If she does this, her kitchen and everything in it will become new. You may have a poor, old car. But if you say, "Lord, this is Your car; take a ride with me," your car immediately becomes a new car. The new heaven and the new earth will be filled with God's blessing because the first heaven and the first earth will have passed away....The new heaven and the new earth will be the old heaven and the old earth renewed. It is the same with us. When we were regenerated, we were renewed. To be renewed means to come back to God and to have something of God put into us. Praise the Lord that in Christ we have come back to God and have received something of God into us! Thus, we are renewed.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Genesis, 1987, pp. 1389-1390. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 8/31/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: firstname.lastname@example.org.