“Therefore, we are buried with Him by Baptism into Death; that like as Christ was raised from the dead by the Glory of the Father, even so, we also should walk in Newness of Life” (Romans 6:4).
We all love new things: new house, new car, new clothes; for children, new toys and games. All these things make us happy for a season; but there is a greater new, the Newness of Life!
Newness: (Gr. kainotes; from kainos): Renewal, Freshness
The Psalmist declared: “Sing unto the Lord a new song, sing unto the Lord all the earth” (Psalms 96:1). The Prophet rejoined: “Sing unto the Lord a new song, and His praise from the end of the earth, you that go down to the sea, and all that is therein; the isles, and the inhabitants thereof” (Isaiah 48;6).
The Newness of Life brings a new song, a new rejoicing of the heart, an excitement that energizes the soul to pursue new things; to lift our sight, our vision, to higher heights than on the plateau we now dwell.
Isaiah further proclaimed the word of the Lord saying, “It shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before Me, saith the Lord” (Isaiah 66:23).
A new year is upon us, and the Lord says, I do not just want to bring you into a new year; I want to bring you into a new Life!”
The Newness of Life. The Glory of the Father raised Jesus, our Lord, from the dead. Now, just as Christ was raised from the dead, the Father wants us also to walk in the Newness of Life, as the Scriptures reveal. This Life is in Christ, as we live in Him and He in us. This will bring forth the new song, the new vision, a new worship before Him; and we will be lifted to higher heights than we have heretofore known.
The Freshness of Life: There will be a freshness to living with a new vision and new anointing. The Psalmist declared: “But my horn you shall exalt like the horn of the unicorn; I shall be anointed with fresh oil” (Psalms 92:10). Job encouraged himself in his remembrance of those earlier days, declaring: “My glory was fresh in me, and my bow was renewed in my hand” (Job 29:20). As we know, those days were restored to Job in his latter days.
The Renewal of Life: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). The Holy Spirit renews, refreshes, restores, comforts and guides us into all that is new. He directs the way into the new, even the Newness of Life. “Howbeit, when He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth; for He shall not speak of Himself; but whatsoever He shall hear, that shall He speak; and He will show you things to come” (John 16:13).
We have much to look into, to see, to know about all that will be new in the coming days. A new heart, a new vision, a new Life. Embrace the new and see what the Glory of God the Father has planned for you.