Revelation 21

Revelation 21:5 Everything New #168

Happy 2017! I hope you had a great time ringing in the New Year.

I love reading verses about the NEW that the Lord is doing. One of my favorites is Isaiah 43:18-19, but read how powerful Revelation 21:5 is, which says, The one sitting on the throne said, “I am making everything new.” He said, “Write this: ‘These words are faithful and true.'”

Revelation 21 captures the new heaven, new earth and new Jerusalem. The talk of all the “new” follows Revelation 21:4 which says, “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will not exist any more–or mourning, or crying, or pain, for the former things have ceased to exist.”

You might have ended 2016 with many tears, but God wants to wipe them away. Just as when he spoke these words, God is still “the one sitting on the throne.”He declared that he is “making everything new.” His desire is to redeem the tears, the pain, the hurt and the loss. God ends verse 5 by telling John to “write.” God wanted this promise written down because the words he speaks are absolutely always faithful and true.

God loves to make all things new: new life, new healing, new joys, new families and new love. He will make everything new. I hope you approach the new year with high expectations of God restoring everything in your life including healing your heart, your body, your mind and ultimately answering the desires of your heart and your long-awaited prayers.

PS. In honor of 2017, I am hosting a giveaway over on instagram for 2 copies of my book, In Due Time, so I hope you hop over to enter. I also have a coupon code going on for newyear10 for 10% off.

Revelation 21

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12 Comments
  • ellesees.net
    Posted at 11:17h, 02 January Reply

    I am hoping for the best things for this new year! Happy new year to you and may 2017 be your best yet!!!

  • Kay
    Posted at 21:06h, 02 January Reply

    I absolutely love Revelation. Such incredibly verses there about how mighty our God is. Love the verse that you shared!

  • Alyssa
    Posted at 21:27h, 02 January Reply

    I love this, so encouraging! Happy New Year to you too. I love how everywhere in the bible can relate back to the gospel in some way., it’s so amazing.

  • Jelli
    Posted at 09:10h, 03 January Reply

    What a beautifully encouraging word for this new year. Praying that these words bring health and life to the downtrodden who come upon them. Thanks for sharing and may you and your family be blessed this year, Caroline.

  • Shalimar V.
    Posted at 09:20h, 03 January Reply

    As the ball dropped on 2016 and we began 2017, I set a few goals for myself – and one was not living in the past and not waiting for the future but living the day with God. I am going to write down in a journal every day something “good” that happened, that way I can focus on the good God is giving me.

    I love your posts Caroline, they always lift me up!

  • Patricia
    Posted at 09:25h, 03 January Reply

    This is a beautiful reminder. Happy New Year to you!

  • Jennifer DeFrates/Heaven not Harvard
    Posted at 19:19h, 03 January Reply

    Soinds like we both ended a rough year seeking Him and found reasons to hope.

  • marie
    Posted at 20:53h, 03 January Reply

    I’m so thankful for the true, faithful words of God!

  • Scott LaPierre
    Posted at 21:22h, 03 January Reply

    Good thoughts Caroline! Reminded me of two other verses:
    1. Galatians 6:15 says in Christ Jesus…we’re a new creation.
    2 Corinthians 5:17 says if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.

    It doesn’t say you’re kind of a new creation…kind of old and kind of new…old things have kind of passed away, but are kind of still here. It doesn’t say some things have become new, but some things haven’t.

  • LauraOinAK
    Posted at 22:22h, 03 January Reply

    Great Scripture for the start of a new year on earth. And, I am grateful that we can brush off the old and start fresh every day.

  • Tara
    Posted at 23:28h, 03 January Reply

    God can do anything in 2017. I do hope this is a great year for you when you see answers to your prayers!

  • Beka
    Posted at 05:37h, 04 January Reply

    Thank you for the encouragement. God does make all things new- My life is a testament to that and it sounds like yours is too. Happy new year! 🙂

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