All Things New

#28 When There Is No Need to Be New

Posted: Monday, November 28th, 2016
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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?

Devotional

Luke 5:37-38 NASB
And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the new wine will burst the skins, and it will be spilled out and the skins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into fresh wineskins.

Why is resurrection life seldom found in the Church?

In this Laodicean age of self-sufficiency, there is no need to be new.

We are rich and increased of goods and have need of nothing (Rev. 3:17). Laodicea was a New Testament church. A church! The disciples had abandoned Jesus; Peter had denied him. They didn’t believe that He had been resurrected. They were men who discovered they could not follow Jesus faithfully.

We have to desperately need to become new in every way. Humanly, we want new experiences and new revelation, but seldom do we understand our need to be entirely different beings, altogether changed.

“And you do not know that you are wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.  …Buy…eye salve to anoint your eyes that you may see.”
Rev. 3:17-18 NASB

The NEED to BE NEW will open our eyes to the NEW that God has completely provided and lavishly given.

Other Devotionals in All Things New Series

All Things New in the New Year #60 Attached and Detached #59 New Stranger in the World #58 A Deathless Life #57 Losing the Old #56 New as Never Before #55 Christ is All and in All #54 The New Self is Lost in Christ #53 The New Being #52 The New Creation #51 The Things That Are Unseen #50 New Life Rises #49 Raised Anew with Christ #48 A New Heart of Flesh #47 The New Covenant in Christ #46 Renewed in the New #45 The Old Life Must Go #44 Resurrection Life #43 New Seeing of the New Reality #42 We Are New When Born Again #40 New Life Above #41 The New is a Mystery #39 Disciple of the Kingdom #38 Parables of the New #37 The New King #36 The Old and the New #35 New Appearance #34 The New Life Lives in the New Spirit #33 New Garment, New Identity #32 Now is the New #31 The Old Must Go #30 New Wine, New Day #29 We Are Not to Be Old Wineskins
#28 When There Is No Need to Be New (Currently Viewing)
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