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Expectations

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Title: Expectations Text: Application: There may be difficulty because of sin but you can lean on the assurance of your salvation and know the Holy Spirit will be your guide.

Romans 8:18–27 NKJV
18 For I consider 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 creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. 26 Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
Romans 8:19–25 NKJV
19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. 20 For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; 21 because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. 22 For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now. 23 Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

1. Suffering is just for the moment. (18)

Romans 8:18 NKJV
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
2 Corinthians 4:17 NKJV
For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,
Rom 8:
1 Peter 1:6–7 NKJV
In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ,
1 Peter 4:13–14 NKJV
but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy. If you are reproached for the name of Christ, blessed are you, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. On their part He is blasphemed, but on your part He is glorified.
1 Peter 5:9 NKJV
Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.
Give thanks to God, Jesus did not have to die for Us
Colossians 1:12 NKJV
giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

2. Glorification will happen in All believers lives. (18)

Romans 8:18 NKJV
For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
2 Peter 3:13 NKJV
Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.
Colossians 3:24 NKJV
knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for you serve the Lord Christ.
2 Peter 3
Matthew 25:34 NKJV
Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

3. Creation yearns for Redemption. (19-22)

Romans 8:19–22 NKJV
For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now.
Earnest expectation- tippy toe awaiting
Revealing of sons of God
Colossians 3:4 NKJV
When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.
Isaiah 55:12 NKJV
“For you shall go out with joy, And be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
awaiting- 19
unwilling-20
expecting-21-22

4. Believers yearns for Adoption. (23)

Romans 8:23 NKJV
Not only that, but we also who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for the adoption, the redemption of our body.
2 Corinthians 5:5 NKJV
Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
Ephesians 1:4 NKJV
just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,
Ephesians 1:14 NKJV
who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory.
2 Cor
2 Corinthians 5:2 NKJV
For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven,
Philippians 3:20 NKJV
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,

5. Faith is Key (24-25)

Romans 8:24–25 NKJV
For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.
2 Corinthians 5:7 NKJV
For we walk by faith, not by sight.
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Hebrews 11:1 NKJV
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

6. We have Help. (26-27)

Romans 8:26–27 NKJV
Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
John 14:16 NKJV
And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—
John 14:
1 John 5:14 NKJV
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
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