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QUESTION 76   What does it mean in Rev. 21:5, “Behold I make all things new? .”
ANSWER: The world is certainly aware that all things need to be made new. We hear much about the New World Order.  They are seeking to do it with any help of God.  A repeat of Genesis 11: and the tower of Babel.
    God has had this in mind ever since Adam sinned.  Adam brought a curse upon earth that has corrupted all things, including man.
    First, God is making new men.  He speaks about a new man in Eph. 4:24, And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. This happens by a new birth, John 3:7, “Ye must be born again.”  This birth happens when we realize that we are lost guilty sinners and repent of our sins and trust Christ and His sacrificial death for forgiveness. He forgives  and gives us eternal life.
   Secondly, He has formed a new creation in Christ and puts the born again believers  in it. 2 Cor. 5:17 Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.  It is also called the body of Christ (the church) Eph. 2:14-16,  Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain  one new man, so making peace;  And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:   This new man here is the church.
    Thirdly, He has made a new Jerusalem for these new men to be in forever. John sees it coming down from heaven in Rev 21:2,   And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband
     Fourthly, He is going to make a new heaven and a new earth. Rev 21:1  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
    The old heavens and earth will be a purged earth by fire. 2 Peter 10  But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up. V.12  Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat? V.13  Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
    No more pollution of any kind.  All the wicked will have been cast into the lake of fire (Rev 20:15
    Dear Reader, you will be among  them, unless you have repented of your sins and turn to the Saviour trusting Him only for forgiveness of sins.  Turn to Him today. Jesus said, “Repent or perish.” Luke 13:3     
    Why wait tomorrow might be too late                                                                                                                        

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