Emanna for 07/14/2019
The Creation Waiting To Be Freed
Rom 8:19 For the anxious watching of the creation eagerly awaits the revelation of the sons of God. (21) In hope that the creation itself will also be freed from the slavery of corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. (22) For we know that the whole creation groans together and travails in pain together until now.
Words of Ministry
We need to notice two other words, "slavery" and "corruption." In the entire universe there is nothing except vanity and corruption. This corruption is a kind of bondage, a slavery that binds the whole creation. Creation has been made subject to vanity in the hope that it will be freed from the slavery of corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. One day the children of God will be glorified, brought into glory. With that glory there will be freedom, and that freedom will be a kingdom, sphere, or realm. The whole glory will be a kingdom, a sphere, into which we will be brought. When we are brought into that freedom or kingdom of glory, creation will be delivered from vanity, corruption, and slavery. This is the reason that the entire creation is awaiting that time. We have very much to do with the creation, for the future destiny of the creation rests upon us. If we mature slowly, the creation will blame us and murmur against us. It will say, "Dear children of God, you are growing too slowly. We are waiting for the time of your maturity, the time when you will enter into glory, the time when we will be freed from vanity, corruption, and slavery." We must be faithful to the creation and not disappoint it.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee. Life-study of Romans, pp. 227. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. (Repeat 5/27/98) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: email@example.com.