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Time with God - July 20

Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Isaiah 65:17-19

“For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come to mind. But be glad and rejoice forever in that which I create; for behold, I create Jerusalem to be a joy, and her people to be a gladness. I will rejoice in Jerusalem and be glad in my people; no more shall be heard in it the sound of weeping and the cry of distress.”

Things will one day be the way they were before the Fall!

God said the same thing to Isaiah as he said later to the Apostle John in greater detail: “Behold, I am making all things new” and “No longer will there be anything accursed” (see Revelation 21:5 and 22:3).

The world will no longer be a place of grieving, pain, and tears. Instead, it will be a place to “be glad and rejoice forever”. Everything about life in that day will bring joy, happiness, and peace. Things will be the way God designed them to be in the first place, before the sin of the first man and woman brought brokenness and fallenness into every facet of life.

Today God is encouraging us to look into the future. Our hope is not in this world and this life. God will destroy this fallen world one day and create a new heaven and a new earth, where things are right. I can’t wait!

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