God has spoken…

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Isaiah 65:17-25

 

 “For behold, I create new heavens and a new earth, and the former things shall not be remembered or come into 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.

 No more shall there be in it an infant who lives but a few days, or an old man who does not fill out his days, for the young man shall die a hundred years old, and the sinner a hundred years old shall be accursed.

 They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit.

 They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

 They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the LORD, and their descendants with them.

 Before they call I will answer; while they are yet speaking I will hear.

 The wolf and the lamb shall graze together; the lion shall eat straw like the ox, and dust shall be the serpent’s food. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain,” says the LORD.

 

As He created us to be in the beginning…   We anticipate what can be; what will be. God has spoken and we believe what he says. This is the hope we hold on to. This is the hope Christ brings. We have been given another name; the name of Christ and with it the promises listed here. As this passage ends, “…thus says the Lord of Hosts, God Almighty.” Let this bring encouragement to the believer. All shall not remain as it is, God has spoken.

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