As we begin a new year, we are profoundly comforted by the Lord’s promise to Solomon. That promise is for us too! The most precious words are that God totally renews us through the forgiveness of sins.
None of us knows a thing about God’s eternal truths. They must first be revealed to us. Then we receive the Holy Spirit (who comes to us through the Word). He enables us to believe in God’s Word through the gift of faith. Joseph learned this in a very special way.
You can quietly believe every promise of God. He said that he will restore the things broken by sin-yes, also our sin. He will heal us and remove anxiety from our hearts. Even the dry desert will be watered and bloom.
John the Baptist laid down the law to some people who thought they would be saved by their blood type! The only blood type that matters is Jesus’ innocent blood, poured out for us!
A new church begins with the promise of light. God is the creator of light. It was the first thing God created. In Jesus, he recreates light. Paul urges us to walk in the light in preparation for Jesus’ return.
In rather great detail our Lord describes events in the world that will signal that the end is near. It is quite obvious that most of these things are taking place at the present time. As Jesus said: “Straighten up!”