#2 God’s ‘Coming New’
Posted: Tuesday, November 1st, 2016Print
About All Things New Series
We like the familiar by thinking it's 'all there is.' God is the Creator, exploding with imagination and bursting with plans, unexpected and beyond our dreams. Are we ready? Will we receive the new?
The word ‘new’ is Kainos. It denotes new, of that which is unaccustomed or unused, not new in time (recent), but new as to form or quality, of a different nature from what is contrasted as old (from Vine’s Expository Dictionary).
The NEW, toward which God is inexorably moving, is to bring all things into what has never been, that which is utterly of a different essence. The coming new is a “fresh” bursting of something not like anything of the past, nor having any resemblance to the old.