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February 12, 2022 7:00 pm
"...we ourselves groan within ourselves..."
Above the Bible lower known comes to you under the direction of Elder Lucero Bradley Junior will and in Junior inviting you to stay tune for another message of God's sovereign grace and in a in a in and in a and anniversary month for our broadcasters. We completed 69 years on the air. I encourage you to write some of the snow that you're listening and mention the colander to the station, of which the broadcast comes to you for listening on the podcast are one of the websites. Let us know so that we can focus our attention in the places where we get the greatest response will appreciate it if you can help the support of the program and if you requested, we will send you a message on CD that's related to this theme of the month theme being help in trouble. Address your letter to the Baptist Bible Auerbach 17 oh 37, Cincinnati, OH 45217. I read Romans chapter 8 verse 23 Romans eight verse 23 and not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption with the redemption of the body are subject roaming now glory to come. Let's go back to verse 15 and get some of the contracts, for you have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, father, as we go through this. Let's pause here and think about the depth of meaning we unworthy sinners by nature can say, Abba, father, my father, what an amazing display of grace. Verse 16 the Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are the children of the children, then errors of God and joint heirs with Christ. Hello how rich not only been rescued and saved been made joint heirs with Christ continues, if so be that we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together where I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Verse 19 or the earnest expectation of the creature waited for the manifestation of the sons of the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in because the creature itself shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
We know that the whole creation groans and providers in pain together until now.
Not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption with the redemption of our body first then we know that the creation groan that was perfect. When God created. Genesis chapter 1 verse 10.
And God called the dry land Earth and the gathering together of the waters called the sea and God saw it was good specifically states after each second act of creation. It was good. And here in a general way, referring all that which God had gone before God sought and it was now says she created grass firms, fruit trees, the sun, the moon fish and found cattle and creeping things beast of the earth and then man and in each instance, it was good.
God created to perfection verse 31 God saw everything that he had made, and behold it was very good and evening in the morning were the sixth day hard for us in this world that is under the curse of sin to envision what it was like for a man and woman who were innocent. They were not glorified estrangement of the but they were not sinful and their bodies were perfect, no sickness, no pain in their living in a perfect place. The beautiful garden of Eden all mama's existence and loss.
What a great display of the power of God, who spoke and six times in that first chapter the book of Genesis is says and it was so. God ordered wasn't any hesitation of any delay and it was so justice he commanded that it should be. Ultimately, Shannon Brown occurs.
Second appeal to be convincing her if she would just think of that forbidden fruit that she would go to a higher level. God was trying to hold her back. God was trying to deny she had everything that any could ever have hoped for, but she yielded that temptation of the fruit to her husband, and he with his eyes open that she was actually to see she really believes that line she thought things were going to be even improve. He willingly violated God's love Genesis chapter 3 verse 17 and on to Adam he said, this is God's word to Adam because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree which I commanded the saying that, except not enough curse is the ground for thy sake in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of my life forms also and thistles shall it bring forth to the and that eat the herb of the field. Now my job to do before the fall. He was to care for the garden.
But think of. There were no forms there were no fish there were no insects to devour the plants only, was in a beautiful situation, but now the curse comes because of his rebellion is discreetly dispersed 19 in the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread to allow return under the ground forth out of it wast thou taken for dust thou art an introduction, thou shalt return what a terrible change from the beautiful garden of Eden to now, the earth coming under a curse because of sin.
Chapter 1 verse 23 therefore the Lord God sent him forth from the garden of Eden to till the ground from whence he was taken, so he drove out the man and he placed at the east gate of the garden of Eden cherubim and a flaming sword which turned every way to keep the way of the tree of life on a terrible site but a dramatic change from living in a paradise on this earth beautiful place where everything he needed was available but now because of sin, driven out. Leaving this beautiful place that God had given him do it with an as is driven out there is a flaming shoulder put the entrance so he cannot enter again now tells us in this passage in the capital groans that since the condemnation came judgment came because of Adam's sin that even the creation itself is described as growing, groaning, even edging childbirth because it speaks of the travail.
Now woman who was in travail in childbirth. She suffered great pain but it's with the positive that something good is going to happen when the pain had subsided, is going to be a child controlled creation groans as in childbirth but looking to a future time when the creation shall once more be without any effects of the curse.
Romans 821 because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption in the glorious liberty of the children of God, the very earth itself will be delivered from the bondage of corruption. For we know that the whole creation groans and travail live in pain together until now. You see the parallel is to a woman who is in travail in great pain, giving birth to a child. But even as the earth groans.
Yet there is the anticipation that a better day lies ahead God finish creation's declaration monument was good it was beautiful.
It was peaceful today. It's groaning there is suffering is disease and death is even the fury of the elements hurricane seven tornadoes volcanoes things are in, in comparison to that passage seen in the garden of the Paul speaks using the word vanity bondage correction correction or decay and pain all of that referring to this present condition in which we find this earth upon which we live.
One day the suffering and the drama we barn as it were, creation delivered and become again a glorious creation. So the creation groans check with consider the fact that we grow from one standpoint. All humanity groans is talking here specifically about the growing that is done by God's people, but there is groaning throughout the earth.
There is groaning because of sin because of Adam's sin, that there came to be sickness trouble disruptions in human relationships. Heartbreaks certainly we would have to say that with the covert that has caused so much trouble so much sickness so much pain so much that around the world have been a tremendous amount of groaning during the time of this pandemic. Groaning, because of conflicts conflicts between individual conflicts in marriage conflicts among friends, warrants, rumors of wars, disappointments find people many times, groaning and yet I've grown because of some of the problems and difficulties of life, but the growing that he speaks of in this text is unique because we grown in anticipation of something wonderful people today groaning in the midst of life's miseries, but they have no bright have no hope. Some believe that when they die they go back to the earth, but the axiom that there is no life after death. Others have strange notions about what might be up there, but for God's children. There is wonderful anticipation. This groaning is not the kind of groaning that Elijah Tierney said, addressing the dead. That was a groaning of despair because Jezebel was after him. She wanted to kill Emily get out there in the wilderness and lays down the juniper tree floor just take me on.
He was anticipating and then one of the leaders want to get out of his misery. It isn't the record to show that that wicked woman and it's not like Jonah.
Jonah said that decision be there but he was angry he was angry and upset because things weren't going in life. Patrick's tradition now possible for people to get in that frame of mind very easily with troubled difficulties of life be groaning to the porch. I don't care whether I live or not the man I'm done through that I'm fed up with life. Life dumped me in difficult blow registered but we do wrong for many reasons. One, because we are a part of this fallen human race. Job 14 1/ma'am, it is born of a woman is a few days and follow-up from as justify God's children are not exempt because a person has been born of the Holy Spirit because their hair in a joint heir with Jesus Christ. They have been promised perfect have been promised to rise above the difficulties encountered by others in life. Yes, man is a few days and full of trouble.
So we do grown because were part of the human race and we grown because of what is in us.
Although born of the Holy Spirit, the Adam nature still there. Paul said in Romans 724. All wretched man that I am who shall deliver me from this body.
Here was a man that had unique experiences transformed on the road to Damascus, but of the third heaven able to see things and commitment write about a close fellowship and communion with the Savior called to be a breach of the gospel and fill the role of the greatest of their paths and yet he had a conflict with evil human nature will wretched man that I wasn't exalted in pride he wasn't lowering in the position that he occupied, Richard man, who shall deliver me and we not all been there many a time, oh wretched sinner that I am Lord and it might be that I would never have another evil thought another evil desire that I would never be influenced by private vainglory that I would do anything that is pleasing in thy sight will wretched man that I am so weak we grown because we still struggle with sin and grown because what is around us not report what is around us. Second Timothy 313 says, but evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived and thinking about of Dragon speak that text today. Even women seducers Alexa workers works seems that there's hardly a day goes by what somebody is shot and killed on the streets of our city and then when you read about what occurs on many of the major cities around the country to see this constant violence see our home country moving in a direction on many issues that are vitally contrary to the word of God and equation you grown grown because of you, cry out pole Lord have mercy illness Paris blesses them to continue to enjoy the liberty and freedom that we have freedom of worship. So, what is around us. We may sometimes be found groaning and the cause of suffering. Verse 14 says for as many as are led by the spirit of God. They are the sons of God, for he is not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but have received the spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, father, that spirit of adoption is already been given from the standpoint of your position are adopted a part of the but the ultimate adoption is the revenge of the monthly patch when it will all be complete but even now cry, Abba, father, the spirit itself bears witness with our spirit if we are children of God will how marvelous is an been born of the spirit, the spirit of God dwelling in you gives you testimony that you are a child of God goes on to say, and if children and parents of God and joint heirs with Christ even solely we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together. Some of the mistaken idea that if a person becomes a Christian and faithfully follows Christ that I am able to overcome all the hardships live on a higher plane that every ship shall be healed. Everything will be bright. But Jesus ever promised. If you follow me to learn on what suffrage, if you're never persecuted. If you never opposed to cleavages not walking that club stickies so we suffer with him, that we may be glorified together. Then the text again for I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us, we might sit down sometime and start thinking through our sufferings. So Lord wanted have to go through this trial or this situation was so difficult it was so painful it might've been a sickness that you endured. It might've been a sickness of a loved one and observing their suffering brought you great pain but he says the suffering of this present time are not worthy to be compared to what's coming.
As bad as they are as difficult as Stacy as we sometimes outlaw some words to describe the agony that fell in the darkest hours of suffering, yet when you compare what Texaco no comparison to be made, not worthy to be compared to that glory shall be revealed in us groaning down. Lori, so what groaning does not mean is that were not murmuring were not complaining. Murmuring is pretty condemning Scripture murmuring means we do not have a thankful heart. We do not recognize the sovereignty of God is not claim is promising in this very chapter Romans eight when you get verse 28. It's where he says we know that all things work together for good to them that love God them who are the called according to his and I understand from the human perspective that text can be challenging but had people come to the mission of particular note that really mean all things well that's what a check.
I say let me tell you about this and they tell me about some horrendous thing they experienced or heard about you tell me how is that worked out.
I think God had given me insight the situation. I keep all I can tell you this is what God says this is his promise is in his hand. You may live to see the good come out of your truck washing may not be displayed until after your goal but that's the comfort we have. So there's no place for murmuring or complaining. But balance in humble submission, even in the dose difficult of times we encounter will and and and and and and and according to our text in Romans chapter 8 in the time of grooming we can all relate to that. How wonderful to anticipate that there is glory, and all that is on the basis of God's wonderful sovereign saving hope. The two writers next week at the same time.
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