Manifested Purpose

“For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God” (Romans 8:19).

Paul spoke about the work of the Holy Spirit which makes us children of God or sons/daughters of God. I believe that the manifestation of God’s people is overtime and at different stages. Manifestation refers to an object, event or actions which shows or demonstrates something. As such, our walk with God is so that our lives will demonstrate his glory. Now the manifestation of the Holy Spirit from the day of Pentecost until now, demonstrates that we are children of God. “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God” (Romans 8:16).

We were born into the earth for a set time to demonstrate God’s glory. God has deposited in us the person of the Holy Spirit to demonstrate his power in the earth. “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). We are in the world but not of the world and we demonstrate the workmanship of Christ. This is why Jesus promised that as we follow him, that we would do, not only the works that he did, but even greater works (John 14:12).

The world is hungry for power and people gravitate towards people who they perceive to have power. “Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you” (Luke 10:19). When the body of Christ understands who we are, the power that we have in Christ Jesus and demonstrate that power to the world, then people will be drawn to Christ. “And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself” (John 12:32).

The church sometimes lives well below our potential because we do not understand what we have at our disposal. We have to come against the spirit of fear and refuse to cower to the enemy’s tactics. Jesus said to Peter, “And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Jesus also promised Peter that he was given the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatever the church binds (disallows) on earth would be bound (disallowed in heaven; and whatever we loose (allow) on the earth would be loosed (allowed) in heaven (Matthew 16:18-19).

A.P.-Y.

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