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Attempting to obey God and follow Jesus Christ our Lord

Earnest Expectations

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Romans 8:18-30

King James Version (KJV)

18 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.

19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.

20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope,

21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.

22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.

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, to wit, the redemption of our body.

24 For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?

25 But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.

30 Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also called: and whom he called, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.

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5 responses

  1. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    REALLY GOOD STUFF FOR THIS FRIDAY!!!!!!

    August 16, 2013 at 1:09 pm

  2. wonderful ! The real word for pre-destined is FORE ORDAINED ~just a bit of info.

    August 16, 2013 at 8:00 pm

  3. Thanks Sis, before we were formed in our mother’s wombs, He had his plans for us, and knew our beginning and our ending. So glad that He has plans for me! God bless you!

    August 16, 2013 at 8:56 pm

  4. WoW! I really needed that message this morning.
    Thank you, Sis! 😉 God bless your day!

    August 17, 2013 at 10:57 am

    • Thank you Uncle Tree and God bless you as well!

      August 17, 2013 at 11:00 am