Thursday, February 20, 2014

The glory to come

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Rom 8:18-21

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.

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

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We said earlier (two devotions ago) that the suffering every Christian must suffer is the crucifixion of the flesh. We have a flesh that has not yet been saved and in order for us being a composite of the flesh and the spirit which has already been saved, we need to crucify the flesh in order to let the spirit life flow through. I will not attempt to suggest that crucifying the flesh is a easy process because even though it is not physical crucifixion its requires as much grace. When you crucify the flesh it means you choose not to walk in the flesh, following its desires and craving which are contrary to the leading of the spirit.

Our text tells us that this present suffering is nothing to be compared with the glory that will be revealed in us.

When this old body or flesh has been done away with because of the resurrection of the dead, our new bodies will have the capacity to fully express the nature God has embedded within our spirits.

The message of the kingdom is that we who are in Christ and who do His will shall rule and reign with him, in a glorified body for one thousand years before the new heaven and earth where we will reign in glory. We shall be His administrators on the earth. That is why we are not to be materially minded. We have a coming kingdom, we will inherit the earth and reign in glory.

 

SD Abraham

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