Intro – Here is Bill Shade with today’s “Moment from God’s Word”.
There is a word for the New Year found in the book of Revelation chapter 21. It reads; And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. (vs. 5a)
All things new – isn’t that what each of us would like to see – each of us need to see? Well, the time is coming when those who belong to Jesus will actually see it. He says to John in the same verse, Write this down; for these words are true and faithful.
And what are these things that will be made new? Listen to verses 3, 4: 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. Consider that – the former things gone forever.
But when God makes all things new, He always begins with us personally. Paul writes, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. (2 Cor. 5:17).
So, as we enter a New Year, if you have not yet been made new, why not let it happen today. Verse six of this same passage says, I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely. Come receive that gift of forgiveness and eternal life, and experience being made new in your own life today.
Closing – This is Kile Smith. You have been listening to Bible Teacher and author, Dr. Bill Shade, Director of Advanced Studies for Source of Light Ministries International. Our college-recognized, three-year, Bible Institute curriculum is now available online. We invite you to visit us on the Web at advancedbiblicalstudies.net – that’s advancedbiblicalstudies.net and begin a systematic study of God’s Word today.