August 15, 2022     7:28 am
13. Second Week in Advent - Friday
I create new heavens and a new earth
          Behold, I create new heavens and a new earth; and the former shall not be remembered or come to mind   Isaiah 65:17
          Thus God prophesies through the Prophet Isaiah. And again He says: "As the new heavens and the new earth which I will make shall remain before Me," says the LORD, "So shall your descendants and your name remain."- Isa 66:22 And the Apostle Peter, when speaking of the passing of the heavens and the earth at the second coming of the Lord, continues: "Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells." 2 Pet 3:13. And John writes in Rev. 21:1, "And I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away." And St. Paul writes: "The creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God," Rom.8:21. These are the last and abiding things which Christ will bring at His second coming, to give to us, to His beloved Church, to all those who from the beginning of the world to the last hour have believed in Him: a new heaven and a new earth. Then the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. These shall remain, as will the congregation of the redeemed. There righteousness shall dwell. The creation itself shall partake of the glorious liberty of the children of God, of their freedom from the bondage of corruption, and of their glory. There shall be everlasting joy and blessedness. Heaven shall descend to earth, and earth shall rise to heaven, and heaven and earth united shall be our paradise. What great things the gracious God has prepared for us!
          PRAYER: - O my God, You enrapture me. Shall I see, and own, and enjoy, all these things, and forever? Indeed, You say it, and You Faithful and Almighty One will fulfil Your Word. For Jesus' sake graciously grant me Your help, O Lord, that I may always remain in the company and congregation of those to whom You have given these great and wondrous promises, that I, too, may bless Your almighty grace in never-ending rapture. Amen.

First Part : Festival Season
August 15, 2022     7:28 am