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I can see clearly now
 
It is written,

” For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

Romans 8:19

I wrote about how Jesus being raptured “proves” that there is, in fact a rapture.  I was thinking about how plain it is, when you think about it, that Jesus was taken up into heaven and will return to earth in the same way.  Yet, for all my years of walking with God and studying the Bible, both in and out of Bible College, it never dawned on me that scripture was the proof text for the doctrine of the rapture.

This made me realize, that knowing God and understanding His truth is not based upon study but upon revelation.  Until God “reveled” to me, or caused me to see this truth clearly, my mind just didn’t get it.  Now, no one who denies the rapture has any validity in my mind because God has revealed the truth plainly.

Today, I want to share another revelation with you.  This revelation has to do with the manifested (or revealed) sons of God. This scriptural truth has a direct impact on your spiritual life because, in fact, this passage talks about you.

The word manifest is just the old way of saying revealed.  This is like when there are three curtains on a game show. The host asks you, do you choose curtain number one, two, or three.  Each item behind the curtain is hidden until it is “revealed.”  Likewise, we do not see the sons of God yet because they are hidden waiting to be revealed.

What is a son of God?  A son of God, man or woman, is someone who is made in the image and likeness of their Father.  It is someone who has the attributes and nature of God.  Jesus Christ, the last Adam, was the first manifested son of God and he is preeminent above all other sons of God because he was the first born of many brethren.

Whenever someone does something amazing in God, by faith, and miracles happen it is a manifestation of the sons of God.  Whereas Jesus walked fully in son-ship and manifested God’s glory to the world through works he did and words that he spoke, we are still learning how to yield to God’s Holy Spirit. When we yield to God’s Spirit we reveal ourselves to be the sons of God, however briefly, to the world.

The way to view this is, that when God performs miracles through us we are starting to come up to the place where Jesus lived.  We are in fact returning to the place that the first Adam fell from.  All these things that we consider extraordinary are simply the way things were meant to be all along. When Christ came he once again manifested God’s glory to the world which was the original plan for mankind all along.

You, like me, need a revelation to see this.  Like realizing that Jesus was raptured it requires God to illuminate these truths to our minds even though they have been present in the scriptures all along.  We are destined, if we yield to God’s Spirit, to manifest (or reveal) His glory to the world for the express purpose of saving all those who will accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior.  Jesus came to reconcile the world to his Father and we, as His body, are here to finish the job.

So what does this mean for you?  It means that you have been deceived by this world into believing that you are nothing.  It means that you are living way below the potential that God has for you.  It means that if you will lift up your head, even for a moment, and allow God to show you what you are in Him, your life will change forever.

If I could, I would literally want to grab your shoulders and shake you.  I want to wake you up, even if it startles you, to the fact that you are a son of the living God! The power that dwells in you is none other than that of the creator of the heavens and earth and you are living like a vagabond in this world when you are a son of the King! Everything that Jesus did through his Father is available to you if you will dare to believe. Jesus said,

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.”

John 14:12

God does not lie.  These greater works are available to us just like God said if we will join together and become the manifested sons of God.

I have told you the truth.  I have revealed the way, not because I have some ability that you don’t, but because God Himself is showing you plainly who you are.  What is happening right now is that I am manifesting a little bit of God to you and He is giving you revelation.  You need to do something with it.  Stand up and connect with me and others who are willing to let God be Himself.  For the love of God, do something with these truths and defeat the devil in your life and others.

You have been deceived, bamboozle, Shylocked into believing that you cannot overcome the world.  But Jesus said,

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”

John 16:33

And,

“To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.”

Revelation 3:21

This is our destiny and it is fully available to you and me.  We must connect in the Spirit and become the manifested sons of God.  Take hold of the vision and run with it.  Get with your brothers and sisters and share the good news. Realize that the good news goes way beyond salvation. You are going to be changed, in a twinkling of an eye and translated into heaven just as Jesus was.  You shall be changed and receive a glorified body just as He did.  You will literally set foot in a New Heavens and New Earth and live in New Jerusalem where there is no night because the glory of God does lightens it always.  Heaven awaits where you will find love, peace, and rest…forever.  Every tear shall be wiped away and there shall be no more pain or sorrow!  You will be given a new name and share an intimate relationship with Jesus that will never end.

Finally,

“For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.  For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God.”

Romans 8:17,18

Amen.

 

Imagine being in the New Heavens and Earth when you listen to this song.