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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. …

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The conlusion is like the beginning. The difference? Where we were once naive young royals, then we will be sobered and wise, humbled by redemption and resolute by Christ’s incorruptible resurrection. We will rule like we were intended to rule. Revelation 1:3-8 Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. (4) John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him …

Alpha failure completed on the cross; Omega hope launched with the resurrection

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Alpha – the beginning. God created humanity and told humanity to make more people and to rule over God’s earth. God – man – creation (love God, love people, rule wisely) Alpha failure – the serpent, a member of creation who should be under man’s dominion, tricked humanity with promises about the power of the fruit of creation (specifically the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil). Adam should have taken authority but he foolishly left his role of responsibility and in doing so abdicated his rule under God …