FOR THE REDEMPTION
LORD our God has secrets known to no one.
are not accountable for them,
we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has
revealed to us,
that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.
an earlier study I have dealt with the creation of God and how Man
was created in God’s own image extending in all dimensions of
creation with God himself willfully contracted to allow freedom of
will for man. The story of generations of Jesus the incarnation
goes right back to Adam and ends as ‘Adam, son of God’.
However during his stay with the Father in the Garden
Eden, Adam misused his freedom and fell into sin. Sin and
disobedience required Adam to be shrunk from the divine realm to
the lower worlds which involved pain and suffering. As a result
the Father blessed his Sons of Adam with death, with hope that one
day He could redeem mankind without violating the freedom of will
given to them, with full status of Sonship.
I reckon that the sufferings of the present critical time cannot
compare with the coming glory to be revealed to us. For the eager
expectation of the creation awaits the revelation of the sons of
God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not voluntarily
but rather on account of the one who subjected it—in
hope-—-because the creation itself will also be set free from
its enslavement to corruption to obtain liberation [consisting] of
the glory for the children of God
we know that the whole creation groans together and travails
together until now, and not only [the creation] but even ourselves
who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves, groan
within ourselves as we await the redemption of our body. (Rom.
Corinthians 15:36-37 That which you sow does not come to life
unless it dies; and that which you sow, you do not sow the body
which is to be, but a bare grain, perhaps of wheat or of something
death itself was given in love till the time of redemption. What
happens to this intermediate period? We really do not have much
revelation in this area. But we are told that
25:2 It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a
matter is the glory of kings.
Corinthians 13:11 -13 When I was a child, I used to speak like a
child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a
man, I did away with childish things. For now we see in a mirror
dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will
know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith,
hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.
we the children of the King search through what is given even
though we see it dimly knowing fully that what is behind all these
is the love of our father.
Jose, CA 95126
the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to
the creation was subjected to frustration,
by its own choice,
by the will of the one who subjected it,
the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay
brought into the freedom and glory
the children of God.
know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of
up to the present time.
we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan
wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship,
redemption of our bodies.
in this hope we were saved.
hope that is seen is no hope at all.
hopes for what they already have?
if we hope for what we do not yet have,
wait for it patiently.