GROANING FOR THE FUTURE GLORY, HISTORY’S PAINFUL WAITING FOR THE FUTURE
Charles e Whisnant, June 17, 2012 #122
FOR: as we have said its carries on Paul’s chain of logic.
THE EARNEST EXPECTATION 603 apokaradokia Anxious longing. WAITING FOR THE EXTREME SOUL MAKEOVER.
OF THE CREATURE or CREATION 2937 ktisis
WAITETH or Anxious longing 553 apekdechomai
Intensifier…to expect fully. To look (wait) for constantly (marked by careful unrelenting attention) and patiently.
Paul personifies creation as leaning forward eagerly in anticipation of the great day in which God will fully redeem it too. Galatians 5:5, Philippians 3:20 and Hebrews 9:28
THE MANIFESTATION 602 Revelation
Paul says he is waiting eagerly, for the revelation, i.e. conveys the idea of “taking the lid off” and removing the cover and exposing to open view that which was not there before. Making manifest what is yet to come.
OF THE SONS 5207 OF GOD,
The Hebrew used this word “sons” to reflect the character of another. Sons who reflect the character of their Heavenly Father.
FOR THE CREATION WAS (IS) SUBJECT 5293
All creation is placed under in an orderly fashion. There is a firm control of all things in this world. A bird will always be a bird.
TO VANITY 3153 mataiotes (empty, no purpose,
There is going to be emptiness, vanity, nonsense, nothingness, purposelessness, and meaninglessness. Psalms 4:2, 26:4; 31:6; 38:12; 39:5, 40:4, Proverbs 22:8,
BUT BY REASON OF HIM WHO HATH SUBJECTED THE SAME IN HOPE
Where is there hope? God in His great mercy and grace had already given the promise of redemption by a Redeemer through the Seed of a woman. Genesis 3:15 tells us.
BECAUSE THE CREATURE ITSELF ALSO SHALL BE DELIVERED (21)
Means not only will it be set free but it will be seen as set free. The idea here is one of being born again as such. John 8:32,36. Isaiah 44:3-4., Zechariah 14:9-11
FROM THE BONDAGE OF CORRUPTION
INTO THE GLORIOUS LIBERTY 1657
Free, at liberty, capable of movement, exempt from obligation, or liability.
OF THE CHILDREN 5043 OF GOD.