All Things New

March 7, 2017

All Things New

Many standard religious writers preach against new things thinking that God is always the same. He may be the same in speaking of being consistent and dependable, but according to the scriptures he also does new things.

It may be true that we should not seek the new just because it is fashionable, but indeed we should seek the new.

The worst hell that there could be would be to reach a state where there are no new challenges, where we just rest in some type of eternal perfection forever. If such a thing were to happen our life would dissolve and we would disappear into non existence. Eternal life is only attained by a willingness to encounter eternal challenges.

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.” Revelation 21:5

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the days of old. Behold, I will do a NEW thing; now it shall spring forth….” (Isa 43:18-19)

We shall live in a new heaven, a new earth and a new city, but this is just the beginning. Everything will be new, improved and different when compared with today. These words are “true and faithful,” meaning we can depend on them coming to pass

And he said unto me, It is done. 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. Revelation 21:6

In this new world all the good things that bring joy and happiness will be abundant and readily available. Money will no longer be necessary, for all the needs of humanity will be readily available and any services needed will be done by volunteers.

He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son. Revelation 21:7

If we overcome all things concerning the lower nature then we can qualify to live in this new heaven and new earth.

Meaning of the Word New

“And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new.”

The word “new” here is translated from the Greek KAINOS which means “new – especially in freshness.”

Here are a couple other scriptures where new is translated from KAINOS:

“they put new wine into new (KAINOS) bottles, and both are preserved.” Matt 29:17

“And laid it in his own new (KAINOS) tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock” Matt 27:60

“And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying, What thing is this? what new (KAINOS) doctrine is this?” Mark 1:27

The other scripture being from the Old Testament is translated from the Hebrew:

“Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the days of old. Behold, I will do a NEW thing; now it shall spring forth….” (Isa 43:18-19)

Here the word new is from CHADASH which is similar in meaning. Strong Concordance gives the literal meaning as, “new:—fresh, new thing.”

Here are a couple other places where CHADASH is used:

Now there arose up a new (CHADASH) king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.” Exodus 1:8

“When thou buildest a new (CHADASH) house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof,” Deut 22:8

“When a man hath taken a new (CHADASH) wife, he shall not go out to war,” Deut 24:5

Obviously the word “new” here implies that God is a lot like us in that he likes to do new things and just not repeat the same things over and over.

Copyright by J J Dewey

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