Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
The motivation for eagerly anticipating our Savior coming back from heaven, Part 6.
Tuesday, February 27, 2001
The winner believer who lives in his politeuma privileges has the attitude of waiting eagerly or anticipating with patience the Savior, TLJC, coming back from heaven.
Millennium the thousand-year reign of Christ on earth from His second advent to the end of human history, prophesied throughout the OT and in Rev 20.
Even nature itself is in bondage and in slavery to mans sinfulness.
Nature is looking forward to the Second advent which brings the material universe out of that slavery and back to the normal function of perfect environment.
Creation is released from the bondage of mans sinfulness, ROM 8:19-22.
Since the fall of man, God ordained that nature would fight man, GEN 3:17.
If nature doesnt have a soul and is anticipating the Second coming, then as rational creatures with doctrine, we ought to be anticipating deliverance from the curse.
Paul is excited about the analogy between the suffering of nature and the suffering of the mature believer.
When a believer who is positive toward doctrine is advancing to spiritual maturity, there are little spots of undeserved suffering every now and then along the way.
“first fruits” aparchen something that is extremely valuable, to first fruit offerings, here it refers to the activity of the Spirit in time to the mature believer.
Groan pres-act-ind stenazo to groan, to sigh, to express intense inward feelings of heaviness or sorrow.
Huiothesian to become an adult son, to be recognized as the heir of a family.
The redemption of our soul, (when you believe), PSA 34:22 “The Lord redeems the soul of His servants;”
The redemption of the human body, ROM 8:23.