Summary: To magnify our great Lord for His attribute of renewing things!!!
HAPPY NEW YEAR OF RENEWAL – PART 2
Continuing with series on “God of renewal”, now in the concluding part of the series, let’s focus on these subjects…
God can not only renew an individual’s fortunes, a family, a nation but He can renew the whole wide world, as the following Scripture portion testifies in relation to the Millennial Kingdom of Christ which shall follow the imminent Church rapture and the subsequent 7 years of fiery tribulation…
Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, at the RENEWAL of all things, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
Tired of moral corruption and escalating violence all around, with our supposed problem solvers (political leaders) themselves having pending criminal charges against them?
Some tell-tale pics below…
ACTION: Display of pictures of
a) Recent Connecticut massacre
b) Public protest over Gang rape in Delhi
c) Politicians caught in camera watching porn inside the Assembly house of
Do not our hearts bleed to see the plight of innocent victims of violence and corruption? At the onset of this New Year, for those of us desperately wanting to breathe “pure air” free of moral corruption, there is BAD NEWS to start with. It would get WORSE before it would become better. The World would plumb further the depths of ethical bankruptcy. Remember the TIMING of eventual Divine judgment on sinful Canaanites who were having sexual relationship with even animals before God purged that Land (Leviticus 18:23-27).
“In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet REACHED ITS FULL MEASURE.”-Genesis 15:16
It was only when sin of the decadent Canaanite nations had “RIPENED” that the good Lord moved the Israelites from Egypt, whose population had grown in the intervening period (their stay in Egypt) to fill the entire Land of Canaan.
When the sin of this decaying World would reach its FULL MEASURE, the Master would come to purge it off its sin and set-up His righteous Kingdom. Let these words REALLY come alive when we utter them even as most of us ritualistically and mechanically parrot what is popularly known in the Christian parlance as the Lord’s prayer:
“MAY YOUR KINGDOM COME. MAY YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN”.
For better understanding of the sequence of the soon-to-occur Prophetical events, you may have a look at this Graph…
ACTION: Graph showing chronological sequence of events from Church Rapture onwards till the establishment of New Heavens and New Earth
COME LORD JESUS AND TAKE OVER SOON THE ROTTING WORLD AND RENEW IT IN THE WAY, YOU ONLY CAN.
Moral renewal aside, hey, there is going is to be physical renewal of our once Green Planet once again…
The all encompassing “oxygen tent” in the clouds which was there before the Flood (no wonder with extra-supply of oxygen to their bodies life-expectancy in the Pre-flood times was 900-Genesis 5) but was destroyed subsequently (Genesis 7:11) with the onset of the Flood (human life span decreased after the Flood) SHALL MIRACULOUSLY RETURN. No wonder, the life-expectancy in the Millennium, when we would be ruling with Christ shall once again go up…
“No longer will babies die when only a few days old. No longer will adults die before they have lived a full life. No longer will people be considered old at one hundred....” Isaiah 65:20
I can stand-up and testify personally from roof-tops nay mountain –tops on the benefits of breathing more oxygen. Due to severe sinus problem from childhood (untreated because of no noticeable debilitating effects in active, sports-filled Childhood), I developed hyper-tension and Diabetes problems by the time I was into my early thirties’. If Diamonds are forever then so are some life-style diseases like hyper-tension and diabetes. Now can you believe it? After undergoing sinus operation in 2004 and subsequently reducing weight, I bid goodbye to both diabetes and hypertension… nothing quite like good ole O2 really!!!
SPIRITUAL AND UNIVERSAL
Man is only a spirit living inside a tent (1 Cor 5:1/2 Peter 1:3) so more than perishable physical bodies or temporary financial setbacks, one needs tobe more concerned about the ever-lasting spirit. Good News for all spiritual back-sliders with a capital “G” is that ONLY IF WE LET HIM, the great re-generating God can regenerate us in our fallen spiritual condition also ANYTIME.
Now of the all the soul-stirring visions which came to God’s Prophets from time to time in OT days, if there is one vision that makes tears flow copiously from my eyes every single time I read it, it is that of barren, dry bones coming to life in the Book of “Mr. Meticulous” Prophet Ezekiel (Chapter 37).