Sunday, 17 January 2016

FROM SUFFERING TO GLORY

Romans 8:18-30 NKJV

 18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope;
 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?
 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the  will  of God.
 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.
 29 For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
 30 Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified.


No matter how tough life seems to be, the assurance we can find in the above bible text is "the suffering of this present times, cannot be compared to the glory that awaits us by the time the Son of God, Jesus comes back for the saints" (verse 18-22)

We have been saved, and our hope for getting save can be seen in the fact that, after getting saved, we diligently wait for the coming of the Lord, which will bring glory that awaits us. This is something we have not seen physically but will surely come with the second coming of Jesus Christ. (Verses 24 and 25)

When Jesus was leaving the earth, He knows our weaknesses therefore He promised to send a Comforter, which is the Holy Spirit. In course time, while we wait for this glorious day, the Spirit prays for us and make intercessions for us before the Father. (Verses 26 and 27)

All things will work together for good of those that love God. If you Love God you will appreciate His Love towards you, by sending His only begotten Son to die for you, you will keep His commandments and in hope, you will diligently wait for the second coming of Jesus Christ so as to experience the glory to come.

And finally God has called some people for His purpose. He is currently calling you to His purpose. Take Heed and answer His calls, whom He calls, this He justifies, whom He justifies, this He glorifies.

Endure this suffering, be hopeful, let the Holy spirit take the full control of your life and heed the call of God whenever you are called upon. At the end of it all, you will move from suffering to Glory.

Amen.


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