And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful. (Revelation 21:5)
Can you imagine that? Talk about a second chance! "And he that sat upon the throne." This is God Almighty himself speaking. Oh! How he loves us. To tell us what will take place in the next creation, is to marvelous for words. Of course, there will be much more. But here, Father God wants us to know that all things, and he means all things, will be made new. Your mind, body, family, purpose for existence; even the world you live in.
Why do you suppose that Father God would do this? Think for a moment. If Adam and Eve had not eaten from the tree of knowledge and had eaten instead from the tree of life; such a world would already exist. Perhaps God did not fail at all when Satan entered the garden of Eden. Could it be that the impossible has happened? That through his creation, God not only has succeeded in fathering an eternal family; but also will make all things new. The impossible made possible all because of Jesus Christ! Praise the Lord!
rust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (Proverbs 3:5 & 6)
As we embark into the global world of music, these Proverbs lend encouragement and Godly guidance.
Some people are always worried. They are always concerned what tomorrow will bring for themselves and others. They never bring themselves into the full rest and peace of God. Their plans are sometimes opposed to the inevitable change that happens to us all. Happiness, contentment and peace of mind seem to be the elusive culprits they can never catch.
On the other hand, there are the, "live and let live people." No substance in their lives, no past, no future, only a present. Processing a free will attitude that opposes responsibilities for themselves and others alike. There is no fear of God, leaving everything to "chance." They have been accustomed to large doses of self.
However, we can see in the above Proverbs a guide; a friend, a counselor suited to take us through what ever this music will bring. To trust in the Lord with all your heart and to allow your understanding to be directed by the knowledge of the Lord; will always produce the journey Father God intended. Praise the Lord!
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. (Revelation 21:
The words, shall wipe away all my tears, are incorporated in the song, "His Mighty Hand." This marvelous Scripture gives insight into our eternal future. It seems to embrace all the heaviness of this life and to reveal in part the bliss, the paradise and the riches of eternal life. But how can this help us in our present life?
I see here the nature of our God and Father. It's brilliance shining in every word. He is compassionate. Touched with our infirmities. Father God knows every tear that you and I have shed. Every sorrow you have endured. Every painful happening that occurred in your whole life; like no one else! Even deeper than our own thoughts; God is there.
When prayers are made, let your heart be lifted, as you think of whom you are speaking to. Through our present tears, sorrows and pain, there is a hand that is not shortened. It's no wonder Jesus advises us to, "pray always!" Praise the Lord!
And when he (Jesus) had opened the seventh seal, there was silence in heaven about the space of half an hour. (Revelation 8:1)
Can you imagine that? In all of heaven a hush that will be measured by time; all of heaven silenced!
In the preceding pages of revelation, it is recorded that there are millions upon millions of Saints that already occupy its domain. Along with myriads of Angels, Father God whom possesses a voice of immeasurable magnitude and our Lord Jesus in all his glory and splendor. Yes, silence for about the space of half an hour. Why would Father God record this future event? Why would he take us into his confidence concerning his intentions?
So many people feel that God will never do anything harsh or unappealing to their personal existence. Life simply goes on. Sure people live and die, but God pretty much leaves things just as they are.
So what did silence all the inhabitants of heaven? Could it be that God actually meant what he's been saying since the beginning of creation? Was he now making good on his word? Words that he has already recorded in the Bible. What do you think? Praise the Lord!
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16)
What a most marvelous, compassionate, loving God our Heavenly Father is. Just think for a moment, that whosoever believeth. Can you imagine that? Who so ever. That's anyone! The liar, the robber, the self pitied failure; all sinners! For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. This is why I say marvelous, compassionate, loving God! For if it had not been for Jesus, we would all still remain lost.
As we celebrate Easter worship service, hearts will be on fire with love and adoration for, "His only begotten Son." The sweetness of everlasting life swallowing up all earthly domains. A childlike innocence, that will settle heart aches and debates. Yes, the new life of Jesus' resurrected power living in you! How glorious; thank you Father God. Have a most blessed and glorious Easter. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder