January 5, 2021
Written by Tasha Ann Miller
Can you imagine this new day? At a first glance the world seems to be going down under with all aboard. In a Titanic trance it seems to be a replay of the scenes of fear and frantic uproar after icebergs of issues have hit us hard. There is a new day coming seems like a fallible ploy of words in our present realities. Therefore, it argues for more impact the fact that we can’t even understand in our minds the new day that is coming. That’s God – the creator of classic surprise which is himself.
The prophet Joel prophesied of a new day in chapter 2 of the Old Testament. This proverbial new day is real and it relates to the hope and expectation at the beginning of each new year. Though, we might not always get all we want in the new year; the courage of hope to envision it brings so much boldness to our actions. It is why there is perhaps a shift today in modern thinking from the truth of the real ‘new day’ which believers in Jesus Christ know as the time when they will physically dwell with Christ.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Let us demonstrate more of the truth of the glorious ‘new day’ in our daily living. Challenging our day to day living with the truth of God’s word is what creates the path we walk on. Oftentimes, there is so much vying for our attention in the world, that we sometimes forget to preach the truth so that all men can be saved.
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand;
This new day is coming whether we perceive it or not- whether we can imagine or hold our faith to the end. It is prophesied repeatedly as the Promised Land or the promise of children more than the grains of sand that Abraham did not receive but was only told of. It is a glorious new day unable to be defined or described by the human mind as John in Revelation struggled to comprehend and write what his limited human frame could contain from that spiritual explosion. The thrill like the rush of a movie climaxing is that we believers know will spring our spines with anticipation and awakened to the full rush of zealous living as we await this new day.
The prophet Joel was tantalizingly descriptive with one of the most colorful shades of dark and light in the culmination and preceding happenings of the what the day will include. At the offset of those who are not anticipating or those who are not believers in Jesus Christ it is a dark day – a very dark day. Today’s present realities seems to mirror in shadow what extreme darkness is yet to come. We have been living in this old day so long everything seems to get warped with the mindset. I challenge you today especially unbelievers in Christ to consider the thought of a new day- an unfathomable utopia. As believers we will continue to press towards the mark of the higher calling through the smog of this clammy old day we temporarily reside in.
Can you imagine the new day coming? Try
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