March 8th, 2017
The Whole Creation Groans
Romans 8:20-22 (KJB) 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.
The whole creation literally consists of everything on this earth; including both created things and creatures. Everything not regenerated in spirit at this very moment is groaning and grasping for relief from the pain caused by sin. Sin has been present since the fall of Adam and readily at work in this world. It seems, at times, as if there is no hope or relief available to restore wholeness and completeness to mankind and the entire world.
Spiritual restoration is inevitable.
It is predicted in God’s Word.
It is certainly forthcoming on the spiritual horizon.
This current atmosphere of sin and shame found at work in this world imparts both physical and spiritual pain that ever increases in stature. It is relentless and persistent. It chokes liberty for man and binds him up in certain travail and struggles. It muddles and binds the physical nature of this earth bringing about natural disasters and dilemmas and risks life and limb of mankind and can literally destroy physical elements of this earth in the process.