Romans 8 11 But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (bring to life) your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwelleth in you. 12 Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. 13 For if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die: but if ye through the Spirit do mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. 14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the (mature) sons of God. January 16, 2011
15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. As Christians, we are God's sons and daughters . We don't live in fear as a slave who fears a harsh or unjust master.
We are the beloved children of the kind and benevolent Heavenly Father. We lovingly call Him &quot; Abba &quot; because we are on intimate terms with Him. &quot;If you have seen Me, you have seen the Father.&quot; Luke 18 15 And they brought unto Him also infants, that He would touch them: but when His disciples saw it , they rebuked them. 16 But Jesus called them unto Him, and said, Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the Kingdom of God.
16 The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children (born ones) of God: 17 And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also glorified together. Joint-heirs do not each get a small portion of an inheritance. They own the entire inheritance together. Maturity or the lack of maturity does not affect our inheritance; The whole family receives the entire inheritance.
John Bill Mary Susie Jethro The whole farm belongs to all of us.
If it is the heritage of Jesus , it's also my heritage. God raised up Jesus from the dead; He shall also raise me up . Jesus walked in the Power of the Holy Ghost, So can I . God loves Jesus , and He loves me . Jesus suffered much before He was glorified, and so shall we suffer much in this world. But the glory we receive is worth it all!
18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Our sufferings here on earth seem tremendous and horrendous. But when compared to the glories of Heaven, the glory of our lives in eternity, There's no comparison .
19 For the earnest expec-tation of the creature waiteth for the manifes-tation of the sons of God. Everybody dreams of a land of peace, prosperity, and justice
20 For the creature (creation) was made subject to vanity (futility, inutility, frustration) , not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope, When Adam sinned, not only man was subjected to the curse, but all of creation . Genesis 3 16 Unto the woman He said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
17 And unto Adam He said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; 18 Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; 19 In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art , and unto dust shalt thou return.
Isaiah 11 1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: 2 And the Spirit of the Lord shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of Wisdom and Under-standing, the Spirit of Counsel and Might, the Spirit of Knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; 3 And shall make Him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and He shall not judge after the sight of His eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of His ears:
4 But with Righteousness shall He judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and He shall smite the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips shall he slay the wicked. 5 And Righteousness shall be the girdle of His loins, and Faithfulness the girdle of His reins. 6 The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.
7 And the cow and the bear shall feed; their young ones shall lie down together: and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. 8 And the sucking child shall play on the hole of the asp, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the cockatrice' (viper) den. 9 They shall not hurt nor destroy in all My holy mountain: for the earth shall be full of the Knowledge of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea. Even the animals will be at peace. There will be no predators and no harm done.
Text : 21 Because the creature (creation) itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. 23 And not only they , but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. No more death and decay; No more thorns and thistles; No more frustration.
We need a clearer vision of our future. We would not cling so tightly to this present world, if we understood the glory of the next. The earth restored to its former beauty and harmony . Wild animals and livestock together in peace.
And what about Heaven !!! Eternity ! Revelation 21 22 And I saw no temple therein: for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are the temple of it. 23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the Light thereof. 25 And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.
27 And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb's book of life. 22 1 And he shewed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God and of the Lamb. 2 In the midst of the street of it, and on either side of the river, was there the tree of life, which bare twelve manner of fruits, and yielded her fruit every month: and the leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. 3 And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and His servants shall serve Him: 4 And they shall see His face; and His Name shall be in their foreheads.
There is coming a day, When no heart aches shall come, No more clouds in the sky, No more tears to dim the eye, All is peace forever more, On that happy golden shore, What a day, glorious day that will be. There'll be no sorrow there, No more burdens to bear, No more sickness, no pain, No more parting over there; And forever I will be, With the One who died for me, What a day, glorious day that will be. What a day that will be, When my Jesus I shall see, And I look upon His face, The One who saved me by His grace; When He takes me by the hand, And leads me through the Promised Land, What a day, glorious day that will be.