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Romans 8:14-25 For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. (15) For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!” (16) The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, (17) and if children, then heirs–heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, provided we suffer with him in order that we may also be glorified with him. (18) For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (19) For the creation waits with eager longing 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) that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to corruption and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God. (22) For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together in the pains of childbirth until now. (23) And not only the creation, but we ourselves, who have the firstfruits of the Spirit, groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. (24) For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? (25) But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Now we see the hope that comes through faith. Jesus has conquered the rebellion and been declared the Lord of Heaven and Earth (Mt 28). He then calls on his apprentices to be making more apprentices who are to be immersed in The NAME (who is Father and Son and Holy Spirit). This people who are immersed in God’s ultimate reality (the self-existent I AM) become different. Adopted into the royal family and given a newly created heart, these people still live in a world that is wild and dangerous. However, these do not live like the world in rebellion is the ultimate reality. They have faith (confidence) that Christ is King and that his people will be revealed in fullness when the King of Kings renews the world in victorious judment.

1 Thessalonians 2:12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory.
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