Sunday, May 29, 2016

Day 50 – Present Suffering and Future Glory…



Day 50 –
 Present Suffering 
and Future Glory…
Children of God despite suffering during their life time in a physical body are promised exceptional things as they and all creation awaits the future glory of Father God; “…the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed” (Romans 8:19 More Commentary @ http://biblehub.com/commentaries/romans/8-19.htm ).  As a Believer, the goal is to watch, pray, and persevere with faith in Father God’s ultimate plan for mankind.

Lesson 50: 
Present Suffering, 
Future Glory (Romans 8:18-25)
By Steven J. Cole
“…To persevere in present sufferings with hope, keep your eyes on the future glory that God has promised us… In our text, Paul wants us to understand two certainties and a practical conclusion that flows from them: First, the present time is marked by sufferings because of man’s fall into sin. Second, the future will be marked by glory for believers as God fulfills all His promises to us. The practical conclusion is, if we keep our eyes on the future promised glory, then we can endure present sufferings with perseverance and hope…”– Read More Commentary @ https://bible.org/seriespage/lesson-49-present-suffering-future-glory-romans-818-25 
Present Suffering and Future Glory
18I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. 19For the creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.  20For the 
 creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God22We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time. 23Not only so, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption to sonship, the redemption of our bodies. 24For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? 25But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. 26In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans. 27And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God. 28And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. 29For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 30And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified. Romans 8 NIV @ @ http://biblehub.com/niv/romans/8.htm And at the Variety of Commentaries located @ http://biblehub.com/romans/8-18.htm  Plus at the Variety of Commentaries located @ http://biblehub.com/commentaries/romans/8-18.htm
Affirmations for 
Spiritual Blessings
Verses 18-20 Affirmation – As a Believer despite any sufferings, my Father God blesses me for being his child as the whole creation waits in eager expectation for the children of God to be revealed.    
Verses 21-24 Affirmation – As a Believer my Father God blesses me with the gift of his Spirit as I wait eagerly for my redemption of this physical body adoption; and the official affirmation of my spiritual child of God status.  My Father God blesses me for having faith in the gift of salvation offered via His Holy Son.
Verses 25-27 Affirmation – As a Believer, my Father God sees what I am doing, and He helps me when I am weak. Because I am a Believer and child of Father God, the Spirit himself intercedes in accordance with the will of my Father God.
Verse 28 Affirmation – Because I am a Believer, and a child of Father God all things works for my good because I love him, and I have been called according to his purpose. 
Verse 28 Affirmation – As a Believer I am blessed, and I was predestined to be conformed to the image of my Father God’s Holy Son Jesus Christ who was the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. 
Suffering and Glory
By Tom Ascol
“One of the biblical promises that few people like to claim is one that the Lord Jesus Himself gave to His disciples the night He was betrayed. “In the world,” He said, “you will have tribulation” (John 16:33). Whether claimed or not that is one promise that will be inevitably kept for every person. All you have to do to see it fulfilled is to keep living. The Fall brought disorder into the world and with that comes inevitable hardship and suffering. “Man is born to trouble, as the sparks fly upward” (Job 5:7). 
Christians are not exempt and, therefore, we should not be surprised when a “fiery trial” comes our way, thinking that something strange or unusual is happening to us (1 Peter 4:12). The Bible says a great deal about suffering and when its teaching is taken seriously believers will be equipped to face the inescapable pain that comes from living in a fallen world. Paul’s words in Romans 8:18 provide a redemptive perspective that helps prepare us to think rightly about and persevere confidently through the trials and hardships of life. “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 (Romans 8:18)… Glory and suffering are both integral to Christian discipleship. Recognizing this provides a solid foundation for standing firm through all the vicissitudes of life. By keeping both in view Paul cultivated a healthy emotional life that enabled him to be “sorrowful, yet always rejoicing” at the same time (2 Corinthians 6:10)” …
Read More Commentary @ http://founders.org/fj80/suffering-and-glory/  And at the 
Various Commentaries for John 16:33 @ http://biblehub.com/commentaries/john/16-33.htm
And Finally for 2 Corinthians 6:10 @ http://biblehub.com/commentaries/2_corinthians/6-10.htm

Major Focus and Background for 50 Days of Positive Affirmations 


God is Spirit and His worshipers must worship Him in Spirit and in Truth.
(Translated from John 4:24 NIV)

“Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks. God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.” John 4:24 NIV – Read More Commentary @ http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+4%3A23-24

Realize Your Worth!!! You are A Spiritual and Physical Being Made In God’s Image and You Matter So Live Like You Do!!! Always Remember that Jesus Christ and God Loves You…You are Created in God’s Wonderful Image and You are Wonderfully Made! “God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Read More Commentary @ http://biblehub.com/2_timothy/1-7.htm 

You are a Spiritual Sojourner
Always Remember the Amazing Image Looking Back in Your Mirror Daily IS You, and that Image is Your Gift from An Incredible God: Your Creator and Your Spiritual Father and He Loves You!!! Always Remember Jesus Christ and God Loves You… You are a Winner as A Child of God and Believer so Keep the Faith and Keep Moving as You Embrace Yourself and Others with Love and Forgiveness as We All Coexist in these Physical Bodies… We are All Spiritual Sojourners that Matter!!!  *"Stop living a negative and guilt-ridden life, complaining daily about what you do not have. Instead of complaining, start to live a positive, happy, and fulfilled life praising and thanking GOD for what you have... A Tidbit from My Book: *Embrace Your Spirituality: Remove Negative Habits and Addictions: Live Free...
*Notes –Read More Spiritual Sojourner Informational Tidbits of *Embrace Your Spirituality: Remove Negative Habits and Addictions: Live Free...Book @ https://www.facebook.com/Embrace-Your-Spirituality-Live-Free-127941687362650/timeline/  And More Commentary Also @ http://ibeatmybadhabitandaddiction.blogspot.com/2016/03/you-are-spiritual-sojourner.html

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