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Overcomer: Worth It: Romans 8:18-25

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For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.  For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of him who subjected it—in the hope that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage to decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children. For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now.  Not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies. Now in this hope we were saved, but hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees? Now if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
Romans 8:18-25 (CSB)

1. Pray Through The Present

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed to us.  For the creation eagerly waits with anticipation for God’s sons to be revealed.  For the creation was subjected to futility—not willingly, but because of him who subjected it—in the hope  that the creation itself will also be set free from the bondage to decay into the glorious freedom of God’s children.  For we know that the whole creation has been groaning together with labor pains until now.
Romans 8:18-22 (CSB)

2. Look Forward To The Future

For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory.
2 Corinthians 4:17 (CSB)

And we believers also groan, even though we have the Holy Spirit within us as a foretaste of future glory, for we long for our bodies to be released from sin and suffering. We, too, wait with eager hope for the day when God will give us our full rights as his adopted children, including the new bodies he has promised us.
Romans 8:23 (NLT)

How Can I Get Ready For Heaven?

1) Our Spirit Foreshadows Eternity

2) Our Salvation Will Be Complete

3) Our Sufferings Will End

Not only that, but we ourselves who have the Spirit as the firstfruits—we also groan within ourselves, eagerly waiting for adoption, the redemption of our bodies.
Romans 8:23 (CSB)

4) Our Swag

Now in this hope we were saved, but hope that is seen is not hope, because who hopes for what he sees?  Now if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with patience.
Romans 8:24-25 (CSB)