Monday, October 18, 2010

Groaning

“For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us….” We shall see holiness and we shall be fully whole, integral, healed, restored…  “For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God…”  All of creation waits to see what wholeness and integrity, healing and restoration looks like.  It waits to be seen by eyes of discernment; to be heard by ears that are truly listening; to be touched by hands that preserve, protect and produce goodness.  “For the creation was subjected to futility…” It has lost its dignity and fruitfullness.  It has become barren, sorrowful and joyless.  “…not willingly, but because of him who subjected it…” It was given to man, from the dawn of creation, to subdue and tend it, care for it and honor it, multiply and reproduce it’s goodness; but man became subject to sin.  Therefore this present creation has become subject to our sins.  “…in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God…”  And those who become children of God become free.  They are free from subjection to sinfullness.  They are free to return to holiness.  They are free to respond to creation in righteousness.  They are free to do right and liberate their sphere of influence in creation from subjection to man’s sinfulness.  “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains childbirth until now…”  Creation has been in pain.  It has sorrowfully groaned and longed, waited, sighed and faded.  It has been waiting for you, son and daughter of God to become known and freely give God’s graces to creation.  “And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies…”  Our own created bodies grown - they are part of creation.  They wait for the fullness of redemption.  They wait for bodily resurrection.  They wait for complete return to wholeness with the Spirit of the Living God.  All of creation groans and waits for a baptism of Eternal Life.  “For in this hope we were saved….”  We received this call to perfect holiness; we took up this cross of serving the rights and needy cries of others because He promised to raise us up and restore all things for eternity.  We give our whole being to restoration because we have the hope of being restored eternally.  “Now hope that is seen is not hope.  For who hopes for what he sees?”  We do what we do for creation in total trust.  Our only guarantee that God will keep His promise is the Spirit that He gave us - this Spirit that groans for full eternity.  “But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” And He who promised is faithful.  So we trust.  And we obtain holiness.  And we walk in it.  And we invest ourselves wholly in the restoration of all things in our sphere of infuence.  We revive creation from its deadness.  We speak to it the gospel of eternal life.  We suffer and lose much in trust of what we will gain.  And what we will gain is so much more.  It cannot compare to our losses Today.  This is our hope and for this personal restoration, we wait… .patiently. Romans 8:18-25.
Creation also waits…  .on you.  It groans for your revelation as a son and daughter of God.  It longs for you to reveal Eternal Life.  Live, Today!  Look for and purify all created treasure…. .bring to it the words of Eternal Life… 

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