The Manifestation of the Sons of God!

Romans 8:17-19 (KJV) says, “17And if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be also glorified together. 18For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. 19For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

The greatest title you can have in this life is “child of God”. To know you belong to God, your heavenly Father, is an amazing concept. From having an intimate, personal relationship with God to having a righteous inheritance in Him, a lifestyle as a son or daughter of the Most High God knows no bounds. Your citizenship is not of this world, but it is of heavenly origin, the Kingdom of God! And what is even better about it is that you do not have to wait to die to function in it. You can function as a son or daughter of God NOW because your big brother, Jesus Christ, died, shed His blood and resurrected from the dead, not to bring about division in the family of God, but to share His inheritance with us! As Christ is now, so are we in this world (1 John 4:17). We can have righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Ghost today (Romans 14:17). This an amazing promise, and you can receive and function in it today! 

While there is suffering in this life, it is a setup to encounter and receive the glory of God, insomuch that it is revealed in and through us. It is why all things work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). Sometimes we can be blinded to that truth when we focus more on the battles and struggles of life than the One who has already promised us the victory, but we must take the blinders off and see from a heavenly perspective! 

 The earnest expectation of creation is waiting for the manifestation of children of God! Manifestation comes from the Greek word, “apokalupsis”, which is where we get the word, “Apocalypse” from! The Apocalypse the church should be looking for is not earthquakes in diverse places and a New World Order while earth goes to hell in a hand basket. It is the manifestation of the sons of God! How can expect Jesus to return for the a spotless bride, which is the church, if the bride has not made herself ready? While we preach and declare doom, gloom and despair, we are exposed and humiliated by the world as we live loveless and powerless in not believing the kingdom of God is available now. Jesus said, “Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (Luke 17:21). Jesus did not call us to function in fear, but in faith, knowing not only who He is, but also He is within us! We are joint-heirs with Christ, and we must function in the authority of the kingdom of heaven. This is authority is not a badge of honor, or by using an authoritative tone in our voice. It comes from a place of identity! It is time for the manifestation of the sons of God. Earth is longing for it. Our time demands it. And God is waiting!