Pastor Miguel Linares.
Rom 8:22-25 KJ2000 For we know that the whole creation groans and travails in pain together until now. 23 And not only they, but ourselves also, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, that is, the redemption of our body. 24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for? 25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.
The Apostle Paul is talking here that we as much as the creation are groaning because we are eager to receive the redemption of our body, because nowadays our souls is being redeemed but our body not yet.
Rom 8:18-21 KJ2000 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 creation waits for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who has subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creation itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
Let´s notice that the creation is eager for the manifestation of the sons of God, but also in the same way we are also eager for this, now can we imagine the greatness of the glory that we are expecting at the point that says that all the suffering of this present time are not worthy to be compare with it; the apostles of the first time were so eager to see this that we are going to live, we have an amazing privilege to live in this time, so we have to be aware of this.
We can´t be oppressed because of the sufferings that we might be suffering now, because there is coming an amazing blessing that God has prepared for us, let´s notice that the whole creation was submitted to vanity but not willingly and that is the reason why the creation is eager for the manifestation of the sons of God.
2Co 5:1-4 KJ2000 For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3 If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. 4 For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
If we know that this body is kind of a jail for our soul, because it limits us, and it has corruption, but we must remember that even if this body sleeps, we have a building of God up there, a house not made with hands. Even the disease that might being suffering right now will not defeat us, because let´s remember that we have hope in God and we don´t die only sleep.
Joh 14:1-3 KJ2000 Let not your heart be troubled: you believe in God, believe also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there you may be also.
We have hope, let not your heart be troubled, only let´s believe in God. Doctors could probable told you that you only have 6 months of life, but God could think otherwise, and He is powerful to change that. Don´t forget that death has no power upon us because our Lord Jesus Christ defeated it.
From the humbleness to the Glory
From the humble body to the body of Glory
Php 3:20-21 KJ2000 For our citizenship is in heaven; from which also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: 21 Who shall change our humble body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working by which he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
We came from the house of the Father and we will return to it, there are people who are so focused in the way they look, in the shape of their body and they forget about the most important which is their heavenly body, because let´s remember that in heaven there is no place for flesh nor blood.
Don’t be scare of death, this evil entity has no power upon us.
1Co 15:51-52 KJ2000 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
A primary word; “else”, that is, different (in many applications): – more, one (another), (an-, some an-) other (-s, -wise).
We shall not al sleept, but we shall all be changed and the sound of the trumpet, if the creation is eager for that transformation; are we?
The Holy Spirit wishes us, but we need to stay focus, don´t let ourselves be distracted, but to be eager to be changed into His Image!
1Co 15:50-54 KJ2000 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
We need to believe in God´s words,
The hope of His coming.
1Th 4:13-17 KJ2000 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them who are asleep, that you sorrow not, even as others who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not precede them who are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
No matter what happen to us, because we are of God, we are his property, because He bought us.
1Jn 2:28 KJ2000 And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming.
Let´s remain in Him, so when he be manifested we will not be ashamed, but be rewarded by Him, let´s seek to be worthy of scape of the things that are coming for this world which are terrible.
1Jn 3:1-3 KJ2000 Behold, what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called the children of God: therefore the world knows us not, because it knew him not. 2 Beloved, now are we the children of God, and it does not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. 3 And every man that has this hope in him purifies himself, even as he is pure.
The Lord has loved us so much that not only gave His only Son but also gave us the right to be called His children, and not only but we will be like Him, because we shall see Him as He is, that must be our goal, we must search to reach the height of the perfect man.