"First Fruits of the Spirit"

June 16, 2015

“First Fruits of the Spirit”

Blessings folk!

We have seen that creation is moaning and groaning awaiting the revealing of the sons of God.

We are part of creation.

Rom 8:23
And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body.

We groan within ourselves.
Awaiting our adoption as sons.
But...wait...I thought we were already adopted?
We are.
But, we will be with the Lord forever.
The adoption has yet to be fully consummated with us in His Presence for eternity.

Notice something else about believers.
We have the first fruits of the Spirit.
Interesting phrase.
The Spirit that is in us…the Most High God Himself… is but the beginning of what we will be in glory.

There is a struggle...a moaning...a groaning between the Spirit and this body of flesh.

We eagerly await our adoption.
We eagerly await the redemption of our body.
Then, no longer will there be the struggle.

Meanwhile, we aggressively wait empowered by the first fruits of the Spirit.