All of Creation is Waiting
Many individuals who have faith believe that the second coming of Jesus Christ is impending and that it will bring about a positive change in the world. They believe that the current state of the world deviates from God’s intended plan as humans have misused their free will and prioritized their own desires over God’s will.
Many Christians are bundled together and bible study groups, church pews, camps and so on, learning things that we never actually go out into the world and implement. That is not to say that this is the way that every single one of us is. Some are in the field where the great commission called us to be. The Bible boldly declares that all of creation is waiting!
19 For the creation waits with eager longing 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 that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now.
Your neighbourhood is groaning in anticipation of the sons and daughters of the Lord, you do not need to go any further than where you are. Start right there. All of creation is groaning, labouring for what the Lord has put in you as an individual. I am not here to tell you that you will singlehandedly turn the world up-side-down, no!
I am here to tell you that when you let the light within you shine onto the world, you make it a brighter place. No matter how small light may seem, it will always brighten a dark place. If more and more sons and daughters would awaken and take their places, this world would be a whole lot brighter. Some will argue, “Well you do not know my neighbourhood, they are not Christian.”
When more and more sons and daughters arise, the world will have a clearer view of the father. The world had a clearer view of God when and after Christ was among us, as a son/daughter of the Lord, ask yourself “DOES MY SPHERE SEE GOD CLEARER?” Or are they still groaning and waiting for the sons of daughters while you are with them?
Verse 19 tells us that creation awaits the “revealing” of the sons of God. They are not in full view, yet the bible says that light cannot be placed under a basket, but where it can shed light to all. Is your light shining before man? Or are they looking at you and still awaiting the revealing of the sons of God?
It is time they stopped having to check your status and facebook page for them to know that you are a son/daughter of God. They should begin to see the family resemblance. Jesus said when they see him they see his father! There is that family resemblance. When they see you, do they see God?
Creation should not have to wait any longer. Arise sons of God! Arise daughters of God!
Other Scripture references
- Isaiah 11:6-9: “The wolf shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the young goat, and the calf and the lion and the fattened calf together; and a little child shall lead them. The cow and the bear shall graze; their young shall lie down together; and the lion shall eat straw like the ox. The nursing child shall play over the hole of the cobra, and the weaned child shall put his hand on the adder’s den. They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.”
- 1 Corinthians 15:24-28: “Then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom to God the Father after destroying every rule and every authority and power. For he must reign until he has put all his enemies under his feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For “God has put all things in subjection under his feet.” But when it says, “all things are put in subjection,” it is plain that he is excepted who put all things in subjection under him. When all things are subjected to him, then the Son himself will also be subjected to him who put all things in subjection under him, that God may be all in all.”
- Revelation 21:1-4: “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
These verses in the Bible discuss the anticipation of all of creation for the revelation of individuals identified as “children of God” and the end of corruption and suffering in the world. This is when the earth will be filled with understanding of God and God’s presence will be among humanity.
Prayer points from Romans 8:19
- Pray for the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God in the world.
- Pray for the creation to be set free from its bondage to corruption.
- Pray for the freedom of the glory of the children of God to be revealed.
- Pray for the adoption of believers as sons and daughters of God and the redemption of our bodies.
- Pray that the whole creation will come to know and experience the glory of God.
- Pray for the manifestation of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in heaven.
- Pray for the power of God to be revealed in the world through His children.
- Pray for the power of God to break all the chains of corruption, sin and death in our lives and the world.
- Pray for the revelation of the will of God in our lives and the world.
- Pray for the fullness of the Spirit in our lives, so we can manifest the glory of God in the world.
How understanding our role shapes us
Understanding that all of creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God can greatly affect our view of the world and our role in it in several ways:
- Purpose and mission: It reminds us that we have a purpose and mission as children of God, to manifest His glory and bring His kingdom to earth. This understanding gives us a sense of purpose and direction in our lives, and helps us to see the world through the lens of God’s plan and purpose.
- Connection to creation: It reminds us of our connection to all of creation and the responsibility that comes with it. We are not only responsible for ourselves but for the whole of creation. This understanding can inspire us to take care of creation and to live in harmony with it.
- Power of God: It reminds us of the power of God that is available to us as his children, and that we have the potential to bring about change in the world. This understanding can empower us to be agents of change in our communities and in the world.
- Unity and brotherhood: It reminds us of the unity we share with all of creation, that we are all part of God’s family, and we are all waiting for the manifestation of the glory of God. This understanding can inspire us to love and care for one another, regardless of the differences we have.
- Hope: It reminds us that one day the creation will be set free from its bondage to corruption, and that we will be fully redeemed, and that gives us hope in the midst of the suffering and difficulties we face in the world.
Understanding that all of creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons and daughters of God, affects our view of the world by giving us a sense of purpose, mission, and direction, it also helps us to see the world from a different perspective, recognizing the connection we have with the creation, the power that we have as children of God, the unity and brotherhood we share with all of creation and the hope for the future, all of these things can empower us to live out our role in the world in a more meaningful way.
Responsibility as sons and daughters of God
The responsibilities that come with the belief of being a manifest son or daughter of God may vary for each individual and their specific group. Typically, it includes feeling a sense of obligation to live in a way that reflects God’s glory and power, using the perceived gifts and abilities to serve others and contribute to God’s kingdom. It may also include sharing their beliefs with others and being a role model in their faith.