All Things New
By Fred Pruitt
If "Behold I make all things new" and "I create new heavens and a new earth" are true, then there is nothing that escapes the transformation. "Heavens" and "earth" cover everything.
There comes a moment when we die altogether to this world, and it does not come without a struggle.
When we wake from the sleep of death, it is a wholly new world.
Death has been changed to life. A divine dam has burst, and everything that had the smell of a pig sty has been washed clean in the torrent that came down from the Mountain.
What moments before had looked ugly or degraded or cruel or unfair or unjust now is seen in true light -- all tinged with gold and shining with hidden glory.
The new heavens and the new earth have been eternally cleansed -- which means always -- they always exist in innocence (newness) and cleanliness (all things new), and they are eternal -- which means no beginning, no middle, and no end -- always -- NOW ....
"NOW" permeates all futures and all pasts. Do we understand this???? "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."
Surely this means, and perhaps you have seen it for yourself (you must), that Christ is eternal, and most specifically "eternal" in us. Our God does not live in our definition of time. (And yet the "time" we live in is more "real" than we can possibly imagine. "Time" is an expression of the Living God Who exists "before" Time, and Whose Being & Person permeates and energizes Time.)
The "Son of man" (which is Christ residing in ourselves as we living) comes as a flash of lightning which enlightens simultaneously the entire sky -- "from the east to the west" -- instantaneously Christ has irradiated the WHOLE of the universe with the coming of Himself -- in us.
Whatever may happen to a "physical earth" and heaven, the REAL COMING OF CHRIST IS WITHIN YOU!
If Christ does not come "within you," then whatever He does to this "outer" earth is of no concern of yours. If He comes with 10,000,000 angels and flashing lights and mighty signs and wonders, you won't recognize Him.
He must die and rise within you.
When He does, then you are you, but it is He living in your "you" as "you."
Which makes you totally in your eternal freedom to be completely yourself.
And that means, getting back to what we said previously, that ALL has been irradiated with His own Person. He is "before all things," and "by Him all things consist," and therefore in this kingdom into which we have been translated -- darkness to light -- EVERYTHING IS HOLY, EVERYTHING IS PURE, EVERYTHING IS RIGHTEOUSNESS -- BECAUSE HE IS ALL THOSE "THINGS" AND IN HIM WE LIVE AND MOVE AND HAVE EVERY PARTICLE OF OUR BEING.
If Christ has set you free -- who is it who seeks to bind you????
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)
If you are of the new kingdom, then you have no restraints on you, and there is no one who can lay any sin to your charge, nor accuse you of anything before the highest court in the universe.
Because it is God Who justifieth.
"Behold, I make all things NEW." (You can't make this happen but do you believe God CAN and HAS made it happen in YOU so that ALL-THINGS-NEW IS NOW YOUR VERY REALITY?????)
Just say "Yes."