“New Year, New Life”
“As for Me, this is My covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants---from this time on and forever,” says the LORD. Isaiah 59:21
This was a message to the BELIEVING Israelites from God, delivered by the Prophet Isaiah, and is very applicable for ANY TRUE BELIEVER today, regardless of their nationality. For Christ brought SALVATION for the Jews and Gentiles. With God there is NO partiality. We are neither Jew nor Gentile for ALL TRUE BELIVERS are the SAME in His sight.
Jesus was the New Covenant, and ONLY by Him, can anybody receive SALVATION, and a RIGHT relationship with Father God. It is through Jesus Christ that we are brought into God’s Holy Family and given the very SPECIAL GIFT of His Holy Spirit, who guides, leads, counsels, and teaches us in and through the Word of the Living God. And as we see in this verse His Spirit will NOT depart from us.
If you are a TRUE BELIEVER, you should have a desire to KNOW God and to FOLLOW His Word. When you begin to grow spiritually, you will learn His Word and Laws and you will want to FOLLOW Him, and be PLEASING to Him. He will, through the work of the Holy Spirit, put His words in your mouth by way of your HEART. The Psalmist says: “Thy Word, have I hidden in my HEART.” And your mouth will confess what is in your HEART.
Then it is up to you to TEACH God’s Word to your children and them to their children. It is the responsibility of EVERY PARENT to “train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. (Proverbs 22:6) And to set an example and be a witness to them, so they might come to a SAVING KNOWLEDGE of Jesus Christ.
If you have not given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you do NOT possess His Spirit and are headed for an eternity in Hell, the place of torment, torture, heartache, pain, agony and despair. But God in His infinite MERCY and GRACE is giving you the opportunity to change your direction, and what an ABSOLUTELY AWESOME way to begin a NEW YEAR with a NEW LIFE. To do this you MUST come before God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and begin a NEW YEAR with a NEW LIFE. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!