Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Signs of Freedom

In the early days of American aviation pilots did not have  the modern navigational instruments we use today. In the 1920’s, the U.S. Postal Service created a transcontinental air route for mail pilots flying from New York to San Francisco. Pilots made their way across the expanse of the still developing nation looking for large, yellow-painted cement arrows laid out at strategic locations all across the country. Some of these cement arrows were seventy feet long. The pilots looked for these signs on the Earth to tell them which way to turn in order to stay on course.

While the Spirit of God is our primary voice for revelation, Scripture tells us some of His communication will be seen in the creation.  Romans 8:19-22 says, “For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.”

I used to think the groaning of creation was a groan uttered in the expectation of further decay and coming devastation. I now believe it is actually a groaning of anticipation that takes place in the process of transformation. God is expanding the influence of His Kingdom across the Earth setting captives free – even the creation itself. The kingdoms of the world are becoming the Kingdom of our God. This is why the creation groans. At times, the creation can have a better understanding of what is taking place in our world than well-meaning people who are looking at the wrong signs.

Today, as you listen to the voice of the Spirit, also look for the signs of freedom taking place on the Earth.  Look for the signs of God’s redemptive plan unfolding. Look at these signs as indicators of release, not restraint. Follow the signs of freedom. The only place where these signs are clearly visible is from the higher altitude of a Kingdom vision. This line of sight is available to those who realize they are seated with Christ at the right hand of the Father able to observe the unfolding signs on Earth from a Heavenly perspective.

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