In the past couple of years since the COVID-19 pandemic, people are dealing with the effects of great loss. Not only the loss of a loved one but some even lost their financial security. In fact, most of us around the world are working to ‘rise from the ashes,’ so to speak.
But that my friends, has been much easier for some than others. That is to say, for the others, it has been extremely difficult. Because depression and hopelessness have taken over their lives. Oh, but there is peace and hope that is readily available for all who will receive it. Hence, this podcast episode — THE PROMISE: Christ Makes All Things New.
20 “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding “Yes!” And through Christ, our “Amen” (which means “Yes”) ascends to God for his glory.”
Depend on God: Christ makes all things new
Like many of you, I too lost a family member to COVID-19 and it shook me to my core. I also understand how it feels when life in general, throws you a bunch of curve balls. Of course, if I’m being transparent, I got mad at God. Why? Because I didn’t understand why He allowed those ‘curve balls.’ Well, because I am a Christian, I believe what the Holy Bible has to say about troubles.
“The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.”
For that reason, I choose to trust and depend on God, even when I’m mad about those circumstances. In the grand scheme of things, the problems we face in life, pale in comparison to a glorious eternity with Christ.
Trust God’s Word: Christ makes all things new
If you have read this far, you may be thinking, “That’s all good for you but, how do I know if the Bible is true?” Well, the most important place to start is with the life of Jesus Christ. As a whole, the Bible indeed points to Him. If everything the Bible says about Him is false then it also would be false. And Christianity would hinge on a lie.
But let me tell you emphatically, the Holy Bible is the truth. Because Jesus was born, lived, crucified, rose from the dead, and ascended to the right hand of the father.
Simply put, there are ancient non-biblical, non-Christian, and unfriendly texts that affirm Him.
In the final analysis, since what the Bible says about Jesus is true — as far as I am concerned, the entire Bible is true.
Life, Death, and Eternity: Christ makes all things new
Now, whether you choose to believe the Bible or not, there is life after death. With that in mind, you choose where you spend it by the choice you make in life. You either receive Jesus or you don’t. Moreover, only those who receive Him will spend eternity with Him.
As I mentioned above, life in general, throws us curve balls and that unfortunately is the way it is. But Jesus has promised to make all things new.
Thus when Isaiah 43:18-19 New Living Translation says,
18“But forget all that— it is nothing compared to what I am going to do. 19 For I am about to do something new. See, I have already begun! Do you not see it? I will make a pathway through the wilderness. I will create rivers in the dry wasteland,” I believe Jesus.
And when Revelation 21:5 New Living Translation says,
5 “And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true,” I believe Jesus.
So, if you don’t experience it in life, you will, with Him, in eternity.
Of course, if you want to know more, then this podcast episode is for you. Go ahead and use the player at the top of this blog post.
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Then get encouraged by joining Lady V and me in our discussion – THE PROMISE: Christ Makes all Things New.
Scriptures Referenced in Episode Discussion
|Revelation 21:1-8 NLT||2 Corinthians 4:16-18 MSG|
|Colossians 1:15-17 NIV||Romans 8:17 NIV|
|John 3:16||Numbers 6:24-26|
Receive your Free Gift of Salvation – The Gospel of Jesus Christ
If you are reading this, it is not by chance. This is your time to receive the Gift of Salvation through Christ Jesus.
Now, you may be wondering, “Why do I need that?” Oh, I’m so glad you asked. The Bible says, that because
Adam ate fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil — he released sin into the world.
And ultimately, Adam’s sin brought death and death spread to everyone.
No doubt, you may be thinking, “Of course, everyone is going to die.” But, my question to you is “Where will you spend eternity?” Because there is life after death. In fact, when you die you go to one of two places — heaven or hell.
Also, it is important to understand that, Adam’s sin also brought an eternity in hell. But for those who choose not to receive the free gift of eternal life. Thus, you must make that choice before you take your last breath.
“For the sin of this one man, Adam, caused death to rule over many. But even greater is God’s wonderful grace and his gift of righteousness, for all who receive it will live in triumph over sin and death through this one man, Jesus Christ.”
To sum it all up, Romans 6:23 New Living Translation says,
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.”
So, if you are reading this, don’t let another day go by without receiving this life-changing gift.
“8 …“The message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart.” And that message is the very message about faith that we preach:
9 If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
10 For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved.”
Lord Jesus, I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins. I ask You to forgive me. I want to follow You, Jesus. I believe in my heart that God raised you from the dead. By faith, I receive You, Jesus Christ, and your gift of grace. Come into my heart, into my life, and be my Lord and Savior.
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Bible Study Resources
- Holy Bible [NLT, NIV, ESV, NASB, NKJV, KJV]
- Bible App by YouVersion
- NLT Chronological Life Application Study Bible
- Read the Bible Online – Bible Gateway
- Read the Bible and Commentaries Online – Bible Hub
- Read Living by the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible by Howard G. Hendricks
Do you have questions about whether or not Christianity is true? Then check out the following books:
- The Case for Christ: A Journalist’s Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus by Lee Strobel
- Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels by J. Warner Wallace
- Stealing from God: Why Atheists Need God to Make Their Case by Frank Turek
Christ-Centered Grace Ministries
Check out the following grace-based teaching from a Christ-centered perspective:
- Dr. Creflo Dollar – creflodollarministries.org
- Pastor Gregory Dickow – gregorydickow.com
- Pastor Joseph Prince – josephprince.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Let’s do our part:
- Wear a mask or cloth face covering
- Wait six feet or more apart
- Wash hands frequently
- Pray about getting vaccinated and boosted
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