May 28, 2018
Sin has been in existence for some time now. And it has left its mark on the world. Paul tells us that creation groans because of the presence of sin and that believers long for the day when they will exchange these corrupted, death-prone earthly bodies for heavenly ones. Everything around us is in a constant state of decay, including our bodies, all as a result of sin. But there is a day coming when God will make all things new. In Revelation 21:1-8, John is given yet another glimpse into the future and provided with the reassuring news that God is going to create a new heavens and a new earth. He isn’t going to renovate and rejuvenate. He is going to start from scratch, just as He did at the beginning. The world will get a fresh, new start. And every individual who has placed their faith in His Son, will have received new, glorified bodies, in which they will live for eternity, free from sin, disease and death. All that was associated with the old world and mankind’s old way of life – including tears, sorrow, pain and death – will be eliminated, never to be seen or experienced again. He will make all things new.