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Posted by: Emmanuel John - 01/06/08 @ 9:41AM

The scripture declared that the creation earnestly awaits the revelation of Christ in, and through the sons of God (Romans 8:19-22). The fall of Adam brought severe consequences of destruction and deterioration to the world we live in!

 19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 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. - Romans 8:19-22

It was not only man that suffered the consequencies of the fall, everything in and around us groaned as well according to Romans 8. The whole creation, including man, animals, plants, aquatic creatures, birds, etc (the whole creation) are all under the oppression of the demonic might of Satan; and therefore looking for a savior or saviors! Prophet Obadiah indeed prophesied that in the last days, God will cause saviors to arise out of Mount Zion (the Church) and will turn the Kingdom back to our God.

21 Then saviors shall come to Mount Zion
      To judge the mountains of Esau,
      And the kingdom shall be the LORD’s. - Obadiah 1:21

In the fulness of time, God released the savior of the world, the Lord Jesus Christ, who came and defeated Satan and his host on the cross of Calvary. He came and He took captivity captive, setting the captives free! For he who the Son sets free is free indeed!  For the scripture says, if they had known, they would not have crucified the Lord of Glory, who came and restored many sons (and daughters) to glory!

36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36

But now we do not yet see all things put under him. 9 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels, for the suffering of death crowned with glory and honor, that He, by the grace of God, might taste death for everyone.    
10 For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings. - Hebrews 2:8b-10

The Lord Jesus Christ came and restored the lost glory of man, the glory with which God crowned man in the beginning:

3 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers,
         The moon and the stars, which You have ordained,
 4 What is man that You are mindful of him,
         And the son of man that You visit him?
 5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels,
         And You have crowned him with glory and honor. 
 6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands;
         You have put all things under his feet,
 7 All sheep and oxen—
         Even the beasts of the field,
 8 The birds of the air,
         And the fish of the sea
         That pass through the paths of the seas. 
 9 O LORD, our Lord,
         How excellent is Your name in all the earth! - Psalms 8:3-8

The Lord Jesus Christ has restored the glory of man, but that glory will now only be revealed through us and in us. The whole creature will continue to groan and moan under the oppression of satanic might until there is the rising up of matured sons (and daughters) of God. Christ is indeed 'encapsulated' and 'imprisoned' so to say in every born-again believer, but the 'caged' Christ in us is crying to be revealed to save a dying and deteriorating world. It is the Christ in us that is the HOPE of a glory to be revealed. God want saviors to arise out of Zion! Its time to allow the glory of Christ to be revealed through you and I. Before I go further discussing the topic of discussion for today, Christ in you the Hope of Glory:, let's listen to a message I was privileged to deliver a couple of years ago (08-24-2005) at the Praise Chapel Christian Fellowship in Kansas City, KS, USA. Let's listen, then I will be back to continue this discuss. My prayer is that, Christ will be revealed FULLY in us as we eagerly await His coming!

 Christ in You the Hope of Glory - Emmanuel B. John

 


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