Guy F. Hester

     In the first two installments of our three part series about some of the new things mentioned in the Bible, we talked about the New Covenant, New Birth, New Creature, New Food and the New Name. In this concluding article we call attention to yet a few other new things.
     New Work. We read in the Bible about the New Work in which the Christian is to engage. This new creature, wearing new clothing, eating new food and wearing a new name is now ready for new employment or new work. He is now really ready to work in his Master’s vineyard. Such a one must work out his or her eternal salvation in the world to come (Philippians 2:12). We cannot afford to forget this, for again, Paul said “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58). A Christian, or a new creature must work to be Christlike for you remember that He said, “I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work” (John 9:4). Yes, there is so much to be done, and much that we as Christians must do if we are to be true followers of our Lord. As we look about us on every hand we see those who are in destitute need of things that are necessary to sustain life. Then there are the sick to be visited, and in almost every community there are those who know the truth and should obey it and with proper encouragement would do so. Such work is enjoined upon Christians.
     New Heaven And New Earth. Then, finally, there is something else new mentioned in the Bible, a New Heaven and a New Earth. Faithful Christians, with great anticipation, “look for new heavens and a new earth. wherein dwelleth righteousness” (2 Peter 3:13). When Jesus comes again in the brightness of his glory this old earth will pass away. John wrote, “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. And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband” (Revelation 21:1-2).
     May God help all of us to so live that we may enjoy that New Jerusalem and be permitted to join in with the singing of the New Song. We read in Revelation 14:3, “And they sung as it were a new song before the throne.” He went on to say that none could learn the new song but those who are “redeemed from the earth.” Then he said, “And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints” (Revelation 15:3).
     These are a few of the New Things Mentioned In The Bible. Just think how wonderful it is to be the beneficiary of the New Covenant which has been sealed with the precious blood of the Son of God. Being “born again” of the New Birth, a New Creature; In Christ feasting upon the New Food for the soul, the word of God. Wearing the New Name, Christian; engaged in the New Work which God has ordained for his children; and in the end enjoy the bliss of that New Heaven which God has prepared for those who love Him and do his will. God has made all of this possible for you at a great sacrifice.—1925 County Highway 59, Haleyville, AL 35565