Assurance of Deliverance
As Christians and living in this world system I believe we should stop and just remind ourselves often of our assurance of deliverance that we possess in our Savior.The secure hope we have in Him.
There are many problems across this world and the media is determined to continually remind us of them.We need to remember they have an agenda also they are presenting and not just the news.The news can be upsetting enough if we allow it,but knowing they are promoting an ideology along with THEIR choice of news can tend to discredit them in my opinion and causes me to (from an old saying)take what they say with a grain of salt.
For that reason is why I believe we need to just stop and remind ourselves of who we are and how important we are to our Savior and God and all He has in store for us and that the problems this world has is just that,"the problems of this world."
"For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.
For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,
Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body."(Romans 8:19-23)
Yes even we that are saved,indwelt of God the Spirit groan within ourselves through the struggles of this life in a cursed creation that longs to be delivered.The deceit of this world system with it's empty and broken promises and the mistakes we make from day to day by putting our trust too much in it's deceptive promises cannot even come close to satisfying these groans within us.The hope this world offers is so uncertain as we see and experience more each day.But within these groans we can have contentment,because of the hope embedded in us and through Christ our strength.
"Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content.
I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need.
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."(Philippians 4:11-13
I Have Learned,I Know How,I Can Do.
Yes just as Paul states we can have this same assurance as had been developed in him.Our strength now through these struggles and our mistakes as we long for this promised deliverance,the redemption of our bodies,the revealing of the sons of God,the deliverance of this creation from the curse and our Savior ruling.
Yes this time is coming and it could be just a catching away of the Church and 7 short years away.The stage is being set,movement behind the curtain,the characters taking their places and the drama of that last 7 years of satan ruling this earth could be about to begin.Then after that the revealing of the sons of God,the curse lifted on the earth and Christ ruling this earth from the throne of David.
Our hope and comfort now is Christ coming for His Church and that could be any moment and then He will take this world back to Himself as He brings it to a head after Satan's ruling it for these past 6000 years.Then Christ will rule this earth with righteousness for a 1000 years.No global warming nor man with his weapons of mass destruction and mass armies are going to destroy this earth of Gods.
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."(Genesis 8:22)
He has other plans for it and we will have a part in it as He rules and reigns.Then the new heaven and new earth and the new Jerusalem and the eternal state for all eternity with our God and Savior.
No let's not let the problems of this world keep us down.They are just what they are "the problems of this world."We are in it but not part of it.We need to remember that.We are His and bought with a price and our purpose is that Christ might be revealed through our lives by the power of His Spirit indwelling us.
We have a much greater hope that this world can never understand or compete with.That hope could be realized this today when He could come in the air for His Church and we go to meet Him.
"For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
Wherefore comfort one another with these words."(1Thessalonians 4:16-18)
"Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."(John 14:1-3)
"Perhaps Today" Christ will come for His Church.Our comfort and hope till He comes for us.
Oh for that first glimpse of His face.