“Jesus Christ the same yesterday, today, and forever.”(Hebrews 13:8)
So. I am reading a bible plan on my bible app that focuses on Rosh Hashanah, which is the Jewish New Year. The reason I started reading it was because it is titled “A Call to Repentance”. duh I am enjoying learning from it because it rekindled my “fear of the Lord” – reverential awe. Why? Because God IS, and we’d do well to remember that.
The remarkable thing about God that we often miss with everybody talmbout these “new moves of God” is that God is immutable. Immutable means unchanging and not changeable. The requirements that God gave in the past weren’t just for show—they gave man the requirements for walking blameless and holy. What observers of the Law missed though (and what the author points out in subtle ways) is the spirit of the law. The law was designed to make you think about what you do and why you do it: what brought you to this place of sin to begin with?
Soul prospering. Clean hands. Pure heart.
But God knew that our flesh would never get the revelation, and so God gave us Jesus Christ. In Jesus, we become NEW CREATIONS (2 Corinthians 5:17), the same “new” that we misinterpret in Isaiah 43:18-19 when God says, “Behold, I do a new thing!” The new thing isn’t some new wave of revelation (the revelation is still Jesus Christ and the Kingdom of God); it isn’t some new way to worship (God has already outlined what is acceptable worship in His sight) or fasting (same) or praise (ditto); the new thing of which God spoke was the shedding of the blood of Jesus Christ for the remediation of our sins once for all (Hebrews 10:10).
Our job daily is to walk in the newness of life (Romans 7:6) and tell others about the light of world who allows us to walk in the light of life (John 8:12). When we do this, we experience the “new thing” that God said God would do, and in His presence we will find fullness of joy (Psalm 16:18).