For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. ROMANS 8:19 KJV
We have been looking at the concept that identity is destiny.
You are who you are called and destined to be.
This covers general matters of identity i.e. identity shared as sons and daughters of God and as the seed of Abraham.
It also covers specific things relating to your personal calling in the Lord.
This verse here in Romans tells us that creation itself waits with expectation for the manifestation of the sons of God. The word “manifestation” is apokalupsis in the Greek. This is, of course, the word from which we get the word apocalypse and it means an unveiling or a revelation.
Creation groans, waiting for the sons of God to be revealed and come forth.
The phrase “sons of God” is interesting because it means the progeny of God. As the law of procreation goes, beings must produce after their kind. You are a human because your father and mother are humans. However, the children of God are born from above. Our Father is Yahweh God.
This means your DNA spiritually speaking is leadership, regal and dominion.
It’s so important to emphasise this as it means your status as a leader is not about your personal performance or skillset. You are a leader because you are the seed of Almighty God and of Abraham.
Of course, leadership skills and acumen can be obtained but that is not our starting point as leaders; God’s calling and purpose is.
2 Peter 1:4 tells us we are partakers i.e. sharers in the divine nature. Leadership and dominion are woven into our very being. You must see yourself as a leader. You must see yourself in training to be a leader.
If you have a leadership role at present it is itself training for the next level you will go to.
Everything is process in leadership. Everything is progression.
From this verse in Romans chapter 8, we see that creation itself waits for us to come to a certain level as sons and daughters of God.
As the Passion Translation puts it:
The entire universe is standing on tiptoe, yearning to see the unveiling of God’s glorious sons and daughters! ROMANS 8:19 TPT
Being unveiled as the chosen leaders of God’s creation is what the cosmos longs for.
We could say it like this: Creation awaits you coming into your destiny.
As Christians, we are not here to make up the numbers or be the devil’s punchbag. We are here to enforce the Lordship of Jesus Christ, subdue this planet and make His enemies His footstool.
We are here to lead the nations.
We do this by prayer, proclamation and worship – in the power of the Holy Spirit and the authority of the Name of Jesus, along with the help of Christ’s angelic army.
We have all the tools and weaponry we require. It’s time we put away childish things and took our place as mature sons.
Creation is groaning as it waits for us to get our act together.
Jesus said that the sons of God are those who make peace (Matthew 5:9). God’s people are thus the leaders who bring peace to a troubled planet and are called the sons of God as a result. This is the revealing of God’s sons!
Peace is the objective for every true leader. It is said of Messiah Jesus that He is the Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6) and that of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end (Isaiah 9:7).
1 Timothy 2:1-4 shows us the importance of peace. These verses tell us to pray for kings and all that are in authority i.e. leaders in order that we may live a quiet and peaceable life. Peace is the product of goid leadership
As a leader you are called to bring peace to situations. Peace is more than the absence of conflict; it is prosperity, plenty, safety and happiness.
The world needs leaders who will bring peace to this earth. Creation groans for such leaders, who will be revealed to be sons of God. Of course, this means the coming of God’s Kingdom and His will being done on earth as it is in heaven. Peace is the atmosphere and culture of heaven.
We could compare this verse on the revealing of the sons of God with Isaiah chapter 60. It is vital that we arise, shine and let the glory of the Lord be risen upon us.
God wants to reveal His sons and daughters as leaders of the nations.
It is interesting to see how much revelation plays a part in the experiences of leaders in the Bible:
Revelation was in the Garden of Eden, when God spoke intimately to Adam and Eve. It was by revelation that Noah built a boat, and Abram left Ur. It was a revelation that drew the father of our faith to Mount Moriah. From his agonized offering of Isaac, we all gain revelation into the Lamb of God. By revelation, Joseph was promoted to Pharaoh’s right hand; Moses received the Law, drafted the tabernacle and built the Ark of the Covenant; Joshua conquered Jericho; Gideon defeated the Amalekites; Samuel anointed the king; Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal; and Daniel ruled in Babylon. By revelation, wise men from Persia, along with Anna, Simeon, and John, all recognized Jesus when no one else did. By divine revelation, Paul turned his missionary focus from Asia to Macedonia. Over and over again, the epochal moments of Scripture were the direct result of divine revelation.
DEAN BRIGGS, Ekklesia Rising
Revelation of who you are and what you are to do on earth is vital to you being a leader, just as it was to these and other biblical leaders.
Functioning in revelation knowledge is vital for leaders because God reveals His purpose to those who lead.
The revelation of your identity is the prophetic discovery of your destiny.
Your identity and destiny are what creation is groaning to have brought into full manifestation.
This wonderful statement by Cesar Castellanos sums up our study here:
You must see yourself as a leader of multitudes. You are the hope of your city, your country, and your nation.
Seeing yourself as God’s answer to your generation is essential if you are to impact the world for Christ.