Aloha Friday Message – December 31, 2010 – Happy New Aloha Friday, Beloved!


Happy Aloha Friday, the last Aloha Friday of 2010. Here is today’s selection from The List of 52 Verses:

Revelation 21:5 (New International Version, ©2010)
5 He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”

Similar content in scriptures:
Isaiah 43:19 (King James Version)
19. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.

2 Corinthians 5:17 (King James Version)
17. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

In all of these passages, the word for “new” is a word which means “New and improved” rather than “created.” Here is a sample from my bible-study application at home called BibleWorks (BibleWorks for Windows v. 4.0.032c (3549) Copyright © 1998, by BibleWorks, LLC)

New {kahee-nos’}
1) new
a. as respects form
i. recently made, fresh, recent, unused, unworn
b. as respects substance
i. of a new kind, unprecedented, novel, uncommon, unheard of
Another word used in the New Testament which is translated as “new” in the sense of a new beginning.
New {neh’-os} including the comparative neoteros {neh-o’-ter-os}
1) recently born, young, youthful
2) new, not remade

Trustworthy: {al-ay-thee-nos’}
1) that which has not only the name and resemblance, but the real nature corresponding to the name, in every respect corresponding to the idea signified by the name, real, true genuine
a. opposite to what is fictitious, counterfeit, imaginary, simulated or pretended
b. it contrasts realities with their semblances
c. opposite to what is imperfect defective, frail, uncertain
2) true, veracious, sincere

True {pis-tos’}
1) trusty, faithful
a. of persons who show themselves faithful in the transaction of business, the execution of commands, or the discharge of official duties
b. one who kept his plighted faith, worthy of trust
c. that whichcan be relied upon
2) easily persuaded
a. believing, confiding, trusting
b. in the NT one who trusts in God’s promises
i. one who is convinced that Jesus has been raised from the dead
ii. one who has become convinced that Jesus is the Messiah and author of salvation

Beloved, this is THE TRUTH spoken by the true Creator and Savior of all that is seen and unseen. It is so true that it is absolutely incontrovertible, undeniable, indisputable, unquestionable, and irrefutable.

The Kingdom of God is at hand, and we walk in it now; yet God promises he will transform everything He created so that it will become permanent, incorruptible, Holy, and completely reconstituted, totally rebuilt from existing parts, and given an entirely new structure.

That is the Hope which becomes the Light which drives away all darkness and draws us and everyone we meet to God’s perfect integrity, endless mercy, and eternal salvation through Christ our Lord.

So, this year – tomorrow – when you say “HAPPY NEW YEAR,” remember this Aloha Friday Message and resolve to be remade as New, Trustworthy, and True through the transformation of your mind, your heart, your life itself in Christ Jesus.

Nativity Scene

Wishing you a Holy and Blessed Christmas, New Year, and Epiphany

Next week we begin 2011 with a commitment to send shorter messages. We want to share with your our 41st annual Christmas letter and 1st annual Epiphany letter. I think we’ll be moving our holiday greetings to the celebration of Epiphany from here forward. The first edition of that letter will be an account of our trip on The Pride of America as we toured nearly all of the main Hawaiian Islands.

Until then, a hui hou, Hau‘oli Makahiki Hou, and God Bless you!

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever, forever — at your service, Beloved

Chick Todd

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American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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