Rm 8:14-28 NLT was my reading this morning. I’ve read this thousands of times. It’s highlighted, underlined & worn, but this morning when I read it I got so excited. Let me just share a couple thoughts with you from verses 19-24:
For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who His children really are. (I believe we are living in that day) All creation anticipates the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. And even we Christians, although we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, also groan to be released from pain and suffering. We too wait anxiously for that day when God will give us our full rights as His children, including the new bodies He has promised us. Now that we are saved, we eagerly look forward to this freedom. For if you already have something, you don’t need to hope for it. But if we look forward to something we don’t have yet, we must wait patiently and confidently.
verse 26: And the Holy Spirit helps us.
I know I’m going out on a limb here, but this is not a sweet by and by promise. God wants us to live like this in this age to usher in the return of Christ. I have felt an increase in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit like never before. I have felt I’m giving birth to some pretty intense things. This bears witness in me that we are indeed living in the age Paul was speaking about in these verses.
Please don’t let religious mindsets keep you from allowing the Holy Spirit to reveal truth to your spirit. It’s time to allow Him to do new things in and through us. Stop expecting it to happen in our churches on Sunday mornings. Expect the Holy Spirit to sweep into our homes as we worship. Expect that glorious presence to accompany us into our jobs and markets. Jesus merely passed by and healings manifested. Let that be you.
Kingdom come! Will of God be done in the earth just as it is in Heaven. I surrender every last bit of myself to You, Jesus, my High Priest and the joy of my life.