April 4th, 2018
Awaiting adoption of Our Body
Romans 8:22-23 (KJB) 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.
Yes, God has given us a down payment, or an earnest of our complete spiritual adoption to come. This spiritual deposit, or the first fruits of His Spirit, will roll into a complete transformation of both our body and soul upon our physical death on this earth. Or if He returns first, every regenerated person will be divinely ushered into the eternal realm in the twinkling of an eye.
Prior to a regenerated man being redeemed, he is patiently enduring while awaiting the final divine process for the adoption of his body. His hope has been placed in this final act of God to come according to His will and timing.