Even the earth cries out for Jesus to return
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The earth and all of creation cry out for the return of Jesus, do we know it, can we see it, and do we believe it? Romans 8:18-23 we will go verse by verse and see if we can learn anything or see what God wants to tell us and it gets better as we go along.
The first verse reads, “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us” Romans 8:18. We all have difficulties and trials that we go through especially if we are Christians. They say that you never really know the devil until you acknowledge God in your life. He is there you have to acknowledge or ask Him in. We also need to keep in mind that we are in the last days and that things are going to be and get more difficult now then if they had not started yet. That means that things are going to get bumpy on this new adventure we are on and a lot of trials are going to come up in our life and in the world, related to the last days making the trials in our life more extreme, more frequent and more difficult to deal with.
“For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed”Romans 8:19. The Creation waits and cries out as we see in the next verse for the return of God and Jesus, the angles and those believers that have gone before us, all wait for Jesus to straiten out the mess that we have made. What do we do? What can we do other than cry out with nature and the world for the return of Jesus? we can also cry out for the state of afairs that our world is in as Lot did in the times of Sodom and Gomorhha. How encouraging and how enlightening to know that the world feels and knows that we are not living life the way life was made to be lived and that they, the creation, also cry out for a hope yet to come in antisipation for what they know is going to happen when Jesus comes in the clouds for those He loves.
We find in Isaiah 24:5-6 why the world cries out for the return of God, it states
“The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant. Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt.”
In the next verse of our passage, (Romans 8:20-21) we see that the earth was and still is subject to our sinful nature, which it, the world, was “not willing” but because of us, human beings, Jesus put our world in harms way and made it to endure the evil and miss use that we put upon it. We also see that at the return of Jesus the creation itself will be set free from the bondage and corruption it now is enduring. “For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it—in the hope 21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children.” Romans 8:20-21.
Romans 8:22states, “For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now.” Again we see that the whole creation is and has been groaning in labor pains for the return of Jesus to put things back into place as they once were and will be again.
and in our last verse Romans 8:23 we see that it is not only the earth and all of creation that cry out for Jesus to return be we ourselves have an internal longing for what is right and for everything to be made right again in our world. We and our world cry out for the return of Jesus and the redemption of our bodies. And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the first fruits —we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.”
Our world and everything in it cries out for Jesus to return do we believe it and can we see it, can we see the pain that our world is in, the creation? Let us long for the will of God and long with the creation itself as Jesus begins His desent. Let us long with grouns and desire to see our Lord coming in the clouds for those He loves. it is ok the very earth we walk in is doing it why can't we.
Jesus in Luke 19:40 says that “I tell you,” he replied, “if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out” and that for Jesus to come to them. Are we longing for things to be set right in our world and all of nature and in our life, life itself? Can we cry out with the stones the very dirt that we are made from and with a mighty "Come Lord Jesus come and rescue us from this bondage we are in."
18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us. 19 For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it—in the hope 21 that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage of corruption into the glorious freedom of God’s children. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now. 23 And not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the first fruits —we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
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