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. For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of Him who hath subjected the same in hope, Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of GOD. For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now. And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body. (Rom 8:18-23)
All those who are in Christ, forgiven and redeemed by our faith in His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary, are awaiting that expected end. We trust in Him, and are secure in His arms, no matter what we go through in the trials and tribulations of this lost and dying world. We count it all joy, for we know we have the crown of life, given to them that love the Lord. We endure, not because we have any of our own power, but because of Him who loves us, and dwells within. We rejoice, not because we are free to sIn, but because Christ in us, the hope of Glory, has set at liberty to live in and through Him to do His work and accomplish His will.
Until that day comes, while we endure all that this corrupted creation inflicts upon us, we minister to those who are hurting and in need. We are His ambassadors and represent Christ to this world, in love, mercy, and grace. We love one another, that all may know we are His disciples. We disciple one another, in love and in His Word, that we may grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord. We proclaim the Good News, teaching all things He has commanded us, and as we go, we teach all who will hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ, so that those who believe might have life in His Name.
For GOD is not willing that any should perish, but that all would come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. GOD calls you to trust Him and what He has already done for you to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with GOD with forgiveness and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of GOD who is GOD the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.