When God said in Revelation 21:5, “I am making all things new,” it was an echo of the promises He had made through Isaiah (42:9; 43:19; 48:6) centuries before. When He did make all things new, He would begin with Himself.
God would leave the comforts and privileges of Deity and live as one of us: Jesus of Nazareth would be His name. He would be rejected by those who had the most reason to accept Him. So hostile would be the rejection that this Nazarene would be crucified. From this humble beginning, God re-birthed Himself in the human imagination. For He was raised from the dead and ascended into heaven, continuing a process that would lead to an entirely new creation (Isaiah 65:17; 66:22; Galatians 6:15) with Christ at its center (Colossians 1:18-20).
God became Christ, and thus He will reign forevermore. He is not going back to the way things were before…and neither are we. Truly, God is making all things new. (The Trinity is a way of saying God is not really making all things new, and this is why we must follow Christ and not the Trinity.)
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