Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Present Suffering and Future Glory

Romans 8:18-28
18 I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19 For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21 that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. 22 We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23 Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 

24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. 26 In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29 For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30 And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified.



Today, if you feeling a bit out of sorts it is okay, just yield to the Spirit. If you are dealing with issues in your body that have come upon you suddenly, it is okay just yield to the Spirit.  If you have been feeling better than you have ever felt, yet been feeling just a tinge of uneasiness in your spirit, it is okay just yield to the Spirit.

Upon rising and going straight into resting before the Father, there was such a huge urge to ask God, about Jesus’ return because for the last couple of days, I have been feeling His nearness in the earth. So the question I innocently posed to the Sovereign Father was, “What is preventing Jesus from returning to the earth right now?”  

The reply I received was “The earth is groaning and is currently shifting and being brought into alignment with the purposes of the Father for this time and season. Not only are these the best of times for many, the days will also reveal to be the worst of times as well.   

On one hand we will be celebrating a victory with rejoicing and singing, and then moments later we will find ourselves humbled and back in a posture of prayer and intercession. This is not done in order to shorten the time for the people of God to enjoy, celebrate and bask in experiences associated with a victory, however it is in response to the seriousness of the times and a great need for true intercession  to go forth in the earth realm. 


Be not fearful for the Father has already revealed this in His word that there will be perilous times in the earth, but as we humble ourselves and yield fully to His Spirit, “the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” In all sincerity we must move into divine alignment and then stay in position in order for real change to take place. Not only are our families and others waiting on us, but all of creation is groaning in expectation of our obedience. 

Be encouraged and know that “all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”


Today, if you desire to know the Lord as your personal savior, please pray the following prayer

Prayer of Salvation

I repent of all of my sins and right now I do confess that Jesus is the Son of God and that He died for the remission of my sins. I believe that Jesus died and was buried and rose again, and is now seated at the right hand of God in Heaven. I receive Him now as Lord of my life and I now commit to serve him for the rest of my days.

It’s in Jesus’ name I do pray, Amen.

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