Summary: Creation itself is groaning, and is in labor right now. The birth pains of the revealing of the sons of God are upon us.
Romans 8:17 and if children, then heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together. 18. For I consider 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 eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.
Creation itself is groaning, and is in labor right now. The birth pains of the revealing of the sons of God are upon us.
20. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21. because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23. And not only they, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
The sons of God haven’t truly made themselves known; we are at the beginning stages where we are beginning to manifest ourselves. The truth is, at this time we don’t fully know who we are, but we will! This planet is waiting for the sons of God to rise up to the place where we have been called! We see it in bits and pieces. The Word of God declares we only know in part, but the time is coming and is coming soon for the greater revelation to take place.
1 Corinthians 13:12 For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
There is something to consider while we are discussing this. Certain nations and organizations are claiming to be in an all out attempt to save our planet. Many billions are being spent and before its over if certain ones get their way even trillions will be siphoned off to supposedly correct a man made problem. Yet this is not what God has called us, His body to do. This can never be corrected until the sons of glory are revealed. We are not at this time called to save this planet, we are called to go into all the Earth and make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:19.)
Can you imagine how much would be accomplished if we would be obedient and just do what the Lord has commissioned us to do? If all of those billions that are being spent on the supposed salvation of our planet were spent towards the Gospel and the salvation of souls, how much would be done?
The time is coming however when the true sons will be revealed even as the Word of God says. Creation itself is groaning in anticipation of this very thing. In the mean time we have to keep our priorities straight in order to accomplish what God has preordained for us to accomplish. We as Christians must not get caught up in the idolatry of worshiping the creation instead of the Creator of all things.
Romans 1:25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.