The idea of newness is marvelously filled with hope and expectation or each of us. Some think that clinging to the past is the way to security and comfort. But the dynamic of Truth reveals that in so much as we live in the past, we are dead to the present and to the promise of the future So each of us in this hour should heed the words of Ezekiel (18:31,32):
“Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed against me and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! Why will you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, says the Lord God: so turn and live!”
A transgression is of the past. It is over. Through grace, God forgives all of the past we will cast away from us. We do not need to carry any burden of guild or fear from the past to the present. Get a new heart and a new spirit! Allow God to give you this gift of newness right here and right now. Why face the dead past when the pleasure of the Lord is in living to the full NOW with expectant joy for an eternal future of abundant life? Turn from the past to this moment of oneness with the Christ and LIVE.
This is our prayer with you, that you most completely realize the magnificence of living in the Christ spirit as a healthy, happy, wealthy, whole human being for every moment of the rest of your eternity.
Thank you, Father, for making it so!
Frank and Margaret Pounders
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