30.04.2016 REPLACEMENT

The Lord is a Lord of new things: Apocalypse 21: 5 ” And the one who was seated on the throne said, “See, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Every time when god speakes about  or promises something, he wants to do some new thing, may it be for the people of Israel or for some individual person, but it is important, that our Lord does not repeat the same thing and does not use the same way to perform something. He always searches for new strategies for our lifes. Thatfore, when his favourit apostle John had been on the island of Pathmos, his friend brougt an revelation to him, that is considered the most important revelation –  the book of Apocalypse.

But as John was to finish  writing down, the Lord spoke: “Write this, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

We must not remain in our old habits, but have to renew our way of thinkink, not singing always the same songs and speake the same words. When there is no renewal, everyone of us will have to carry a lot of weight without any benefit, an unbearable big weight.

We have to look ahead, to be able to receive new strategics from God, at home, between our friends, in the church. As every food has a time to be eaten and afterwards it gets wrotten and can even  do harm to our health when we eat it, so it is with the food for our soul – god gives us new nourishments for our lifes.

Vamos prepare the ground – our hearts – to get the blessing. Not only one harvest will cherish us, god wants us to renew our lifes on and on. Let us throw away all the old, wrotten things and thoughts and make place for the new things the Lord provides for us !!

(You may listen to the song in Portuguese – it speakes: Lord, make me new!)

Read also in the Bible: Apocalypse 21:5  and   John 3:21-24