This new year you will reign through the abundant Grace and manifest the Splendor of God’s Glory in your life!
By Riqui Ricón*
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice forever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. (Isa 65.17-19).
Now that you are finishing up a year and about to start a completely new one it is important to remember that God’s plan for your life is to make it completely new.
Only with a completely new life will you be able to see and enjoy these new heavens and this new earth that, promised by God, will, without any doubt, be about to become real.
Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. (john 3.3-6).
The good news is that thanks to the Love God has for you and to Jesus’ death and resurrection you have entered the Spirit’s dimension being born Again as a Child of God.
But because of his great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. (Ephesians 2.4-5 NIV).
So, it is because God’s Love, your Father, that Jesus Christ paid all your sins and paid the consequent eternal death to which you were surely directing to and offered you the gift of the abundant life that only a Child of God can have: Eternal Life!
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (John 10.10).
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Romans 6.23 TLB).
So, you can believe it and you must declare it and shout it out loud:I have all the right to make my life a plentiful and abundant one in Jesus Christ!
And of course you can achieve it, if you start living and acting like you truly believe God, believing His Word, for you have been made just and the just shall live by faith (believing God, believing His Word)
For you have a new life. It was not passed on to you from your parents, for the life they gave you will fade away. This new one will last forever, for it comes from Christ, God’s ever-living Message to men (1 P 1.23 TLB).
Facing a new year will always be exciting if you know the Truth (the Bible): That you are a Child of God, Born Again, and not from a corruptible seed but from the incorruptible one which is God’s Word, which lives and lingers forever.
They shall not labour in vain, nor bring forth for trouble; for they are the seed of the blessed of the Lord, and their offspring with them. And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. (Isa 65.23-24).
So, get ready! Because in this year you will not work in vain, nor will you bring cursing, for you are the linage of the Lord’s blessed and your children along with you. Before you ask God for anything, He will answer, and while you are still talking He will have already listened.
SEE HOW VERY MUCH our heavenly Father loves us, for he allows us to be called his children—think of it—and we really are! But since most people don’t know God, naturally they don’t understand that we are his children. (1 John 3.1 TLB).
In this year that’s starting, God is very interested in you finding out and believing that, through His son, Jesus’ Blood, He has redeemed you from all curse and has bought you so you are lawfully and legitimately His Son. For only in this way can He fulfill His desire spoken in all the Bible: That you live a Plentiful and abundant life.
Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour: (1 P 5.8).
The thief’s purpose is to steal, kill and destroy. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness. (John 10.10 TLB).
It is also important that you remember that now you are not from this world and, therefore, you are at war against it. You have an enemy that, through tricks and lies, will do all the possible to make you believe him and that way fill you up with fear and incredulity to avoid, at all cost, that you believe God.
However, you have nothing to worry about,
And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. (Col 2.13-15).
The good news is that that enemy and all his followers are defeated and die of fear by thinking that you find out and believe who you now are in Jesus Christ.
And in the synagogue there was a man, which had a spirit of an unclean devil, and cried out with a loud voice, Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art; the Holy One of God. (Luke4.33-34).
Para esto apareció el Hijo de Dios, para deshacer las obras del diablo (1 Jn 3.8b).
That’s right, Jesus is in your life to undo all the works of the devil, works of fear, anguish, disease, poverty, bitterness, pain, depression and loneliness. By the New Pact in His Blood you are now a New Creation and the glorious Holy Spirit lives in you and with you to give you a completely New Life, Abundant Life, Eternal Life.
For, behold, I create new heavens and a new earth: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind. But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. (Isa 65.17-19).
So, before finishing this year, get ready to receive a new year. Rejoice! Don’t believe in the devil anymore. You don’t need to be paying any price. The sacrifice of Love that Jesus did for you is complete, perfect and finished. Just like, with your faith, you have received Him as Lord and Savior of your life, in the same way receive the New Life that He already disposed for you.
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; (1 P 2.9).
But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Mat 6.33).
So that, just as sin reigned in death, so also grace might reign through righteousness to bring eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. (Ro 5.21 NIV).
This new year is the year you will reign through the abundant Grace so you achieve great works in God’s Kingdom!
It’ll be a year of Splendor!
Let’s pray out loud:
Dear heavenly Father, thank you so much because I can end this year today in the victory that Jesus Christ won for me. Lord Jesus, thank you for the New Life you have given me to rejoice and be happy for ever. Thanks to what you did for me in that cross, for the New nature I now have and enjoy, I believe and declare that this next year I will not work in vain nor will I give light for cursing for I am linage of the Lord’s blessed and my children along with me. Before I ask you for anything you will answer me, and even as I am still speaking You will have already heard me. I will not listen to voices of discouragement and failure. I will not give a place to incredulity or fear in my life. With Your help, Holy Spirit, I will make of the next year the year I will start reigning through your Abundant Grace. I will make of next year the year of the Splendor of Your Glory inside me. So, I will come out more than a conqueror from every problem, disease or affliction, for I can do ALL in Christ who strengthens me. Therefore, I tie, reprend and cast away from my life disease, poverty, shortage, family conflicts, loneliness, anguish, depression, fear and every work of lies. I am healthy! I am free! I am prosperous! I am joyful! I am a Child of God, Born Again! In Jesus’ name. Amen.
Note of importance:
How do I become a Child of God? How do I establish my relationship with the Almighty?
Simply say this prayer, placing all of your attention and heart into what you’re saying to God:
Lord Jesus, I believe that you are the Son of God. That you came to this world from the Virgin Mary to pay for all of my sins, and I have been a sinner. This is why today I tell you, I accept. I accept your sacrifice on the cross! Yes, I accept Your precious Blood, spilled to the very last drop, out of love for me! I open my heart to you and invite you in, because I want you, oh Lord Jesus, to be my one and only Savior, my God, my King, my Lord. Thank you, God Almighty, for with this simple prayer and declaration of faith I have come from death to Life, I have been displaced from the shadows and into Your marvelous Light. Today I have been Reborn! God I am now Your Child! You are now my Father! I will never again be alone! Never again will I live defeated. In the name of Jesus. Amen.
Ricardo C. Peredo Jaime © 2012
Reading and Meditating on God’s Word.
Do these daily readings and by the end of one year you will have read all the Bible.
December 30 Luke 4.31-44 / Ez 46-47 / Isa 65