Creation Eagerly Waits For…

27 Apr

For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. – Rms 8:19

Have you ever wondered what this verse means?  What relevance does it have to me… in my time?  Who are the sons?  And just what is it that Creation expects?

In the Beginning, Creation’s DNA was established to only function fully as it was originally designed, when it was under the ruler-ship of the sons of God.  Adam and Eve were great stewards and care takers of Creation.  Creation thrived… until… the Fall.

Carving in tree near my prayer trail… as if this tree has a soul longing to communicate to passers-by.

Thereafter, Creation has labored and groaned (Rms 8:22) under the substandard dominion of sin-ravaged mankind.  The liability of sin, left us flailing and grasping… sometimes dismissive of our role… sometimes over-reaching our role… sometimes taking advantage of Creation and sometimes pandering to Creation.  No consistency… without rhyme or Heavenly reason.  You see, it is impossible for sin-ruled man to rule righteously. 

But Creation knows that written deep within its DNA is an indomitable story that someday there would be an emergence of sons of God who truly know their righteousness and their righteous role.  Those mature sons would only “speak as the oracle of God” (I Pet 4:11).  They would have the witness of the Father’s favor upon them (Matt 17:5).  They would adjudicate the affairs of earth and mankind with Godly equity.  Justice and mercy would be held in righteous tension.  Their sin issues will be trumped by the transformation that comes from obtaining a RE-newed mind (Rms 12:2).  And they will know who they are and whose they are… and what their joyful assignment is.

This is the dream and expectation of Creation.  This code is written so indelibly upon its DNA, that it’s impossible to forget.  The code is pressing, contending and ever reaching in anticipation of these sons… even with groans like unto the pains of childbirth (Rms 8:22). 

Does that inspire you?  It does me!  Sometimes on my prayer trail, I speak to Creation.  I applaud it for its groaning and its longing that is helping to bring forth the sons of God.  I can almost hear the responding cheers as all of Creation acknowledges that there are indeed many sons who are currently finding their way out of orphan and servant status… and into the status of righteous ruler-ship under Heaven (Dan 7:27).  Can you feel Creation’s delight and joy as they see the increasing wave of sons emerge upon the earth… sons who know their true identity?  The Spirit realm must reverberate with a mighty chorus of rejoicing from both Heaven and Creation… a resounding exclamation that saturates the atmosphere.  O my!!!

Now, let’s revisit Rms 8:19, in my paraphrase: 

Creation can hardly wait for the sons of God, who are fully confident in their royal identity, to take their rightful place of righteous ruler-ship upon the earth.

Do you feel it?  Can you relate?  Are you numbered among those sons?  Can you hear Creation cheering for you? 
 
Without a doubt, an epic shift is taking place in the body of Christ.  We happen to be alive when current theology is lifting off the onerous ravages of sin and unveiling our Father’s love… and our incredible righteousness… just exactly what is needed to empower the sons to rule well.  We’re being transformed into the satisfaction of Creation’s longing…  and the fulfillment of Father’s dreams. 

You’re a good, good Father!  That’s who You are!

— MLH

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11 Responses to “Creation Eagerly Waits For…”

  1. Terry Rasmussen April 28, 2016 at 8:32 AM #

    Creation waiting to be LOVED again. We all respond to his LOVE.

    • Mark Hendrickson April 28, 2016 at 10:07 PM #

      Terry, you’re right… everyone loves to be loved. Righteous and love fueled authority is what Creation has longed for. We’re learning.

  2. Mel Wild April 28, 2016 at 3:51 PM #

    Good stuff, Mark. As we are healed and made whole (going from glory to glory), knowing who we are and Whose we are, creation rejoices and finds its own liberation. It’s all to His glory! Yay God!

    • Mark Hendrickson April 28, 2016 at 10:12 PM #

      Mel, now more than at any other time in history, it seems like we may be the generation that fulfills Creation’s expectation! Amazing!

      • Mel Wild April 28, 2016 at 11:09 PM #

        Yes, we are truly living in amazing times! 🙂

  3. Karen Sims April 28, 2016 at 4:20 PM #

    Thanks, Mark. God’s creation gives me great assurance daily….I was encouraged by this message. Karen

    • Mark Hendrickson April 28, 2016 at 10:29 PM #

      Karen… and you would have more opportunity than many to hear Creation’s voice through your very own ‘Garden of Eden’. Your love and care for your ‘garden’ is probably more like Adam & Eve’s care of the Garden. And your sharing of your ‘garden’ must make Creation grateful… I know I am!! Thank you!

  4. jbx2@tds.net April 28, 2016 at 6:04 PM #

    Wow , we used to sing a song @ Menominee River Fellowship that sort of goes like this: And all creation straining on tiptoe just to see the sons of God come into their own!!

    Did you ever sing it? No doubt. haha

    blessings & love,

    Jerry & Judy

    • Mark Hendrickson April 28, 2016 at 10:15 PM #

      Jerry & Judy, I don’t know that song. Sounds like a good one. Vineyard had a song back in the 80s/90s that went like “And the earth breaks forth into singing, only at the mention of your name.” Love you, too!

  5. PAUL BELL May 2, 2016 at 9:07 AM #

    Dear Friend of mine. Preach it! I contend that the “Key to prayer is who you know, and the power in that prayer is how well does who you know, know you”. Prayer is about relationship and taking care of each others business.

    • Mark Hendrickson May 2, 2016 at 10:21 AM #

      Amen bro!!! You’re the leader of the pack of radicals… a radical Jesus person. I like that about you. And you’re so right… we ain’t nuthin without abiding in Him! Blessings!!!!

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