18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Is this your conclusion? Are you willing to base your hope in it? If so, you are in the process of building the confident mind. What do you tend to dwell on more in your life, present sufferings or future glory? As we know, we cannot dwell on the past. We can only live in the now and as it relates to what we expect in the future from God.
We must be convinced of these things if we are ever going to get anywhere in our spiritual lives. If you allow your self to be bogged down so much with "the sufferings of this present time" that you are not convinced God has something better for you, you've not thought long and hard enough about your spiritual life. We must be persuaded that nothing we go thru compares to what God has for us. Paul has been telling us how it all works. We must "reckon" it for ourselves. This is not a rash decision. Strong's Exhaustive Concordance defines "reckon" #3049 as to take an inventory... estimate.... conclude. With all he went thru, Paul personally took the time to weigh the variables involved and has come to this conclusion. You'll not maintain the confident mind if you do not make it a priority to learn these things and put them to practice. If we are honest, Paul's is the only conclusion we can come to.The Apostle makes a controlling statement when it comes to approaching your destiny. He is attesting to what he has done and to what we need to do which is exactly what Christ said, we must count the cost (Luke 14:25-33).
FOR THE CHILD OF GOD THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING BETTER AHEAD. The question is, do you believe it; is this your hope? Then you will mortify your flesh, maintaining the confident mind, while knowing God has it all in hand. This describes the nature of the confident mind- IT'S ALL IN SPITE OF "THE SUFFERINGS"- How much can we take, how far will we go when it comes to trusting God? Notice it doesn't just say "sufferings" but "THE sufferings". These sufferings sharpen us and cleanse us for "the glory which shall be revealed in us." God not only grants us tremendous blessings but prepares us to handle them with maturity thru our sufferings. Wanting to learn the lessons contained within suffering strengthens the confident mind. In general, this statement explains them all.
It also serves to introduce the hope of a significant future event. Unfortunately, it seems it will take more and more "sufferings of this present time" for our people to awaken to this hope. In a later lesson, we will see that this is all God's predestinated plan for us. For the more we suffer for righteousness and the Gospel's sake, the more we will be blessed. We cannot focus on the sufferings. We must determine to do whatever it takes to get where God wants us in our lives. We are to be consistently moving closer to this destination day by day.
On an individual basis, this is the challenge of faith: to maintain a confident mind of knowing your desire is coming to pass, no matter what you must suffer while you wait. Whatever we have to go thru to become what God wants us to be, does not compare to the glory that will result once it happens. Building and managing this mindset is key to reaching your destiny.
There are certain things related to our future yet to be revealed by God. This shouldn't cause frustration or anxiety, but confidence. The word "revealed" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #601 apokalupto which means to take off the cover. Pay close attention to what is to be uncovered as we get a clearer description of "the glory which shall be revealed in us" in following the verses:
19 For the earnest expectation of the creature waiteth for the manifestation of the sons of God. 20 For the creature was made subject to vanity, not willingly, but by reason of him who hath subjected the same in hope, 21 Because the creature itself also shall be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God.
What an amazing passage! This gives a summary of the future for those who assume their position as the true Israelites or sons of God as well as the whole Adamic race. This "earnest expectation" which resides deep within each child of Adam is explained, for our spirits long for "the manifestation of the sons of God." In the mean time, we experience fluctuating levels of frustration along with unfulfillment, depending upon how active we are in pursuing Christ. Regardless, there is a future deliverance from the "corruption" of this age.
Here the usage of "the creature" would be more accurately translated as "the creation." Our context is the whole Adamic creation or race. What we all want deep within is to "be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty". What our race must know is, how are we to live to get there? Not surprisingly, there is only one option. It is like how Christ described the narrow and the broad ways and as Paul has shown us the distinction between walking after the flesh and walking after the Spirit. Here we go deeper into what the real motivations are behind everything our people pursue and do- it all comes down two things, HOPE OR VANITY.
This significant Greek term "in hope" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #1680 to anticipate, usually with pleasure... expectation... or confidence. Hope is what God uses to motivate us in the Christian life. In order to have the confident mindset God wants us to have, we must be loyal to hope which is based on the invisible. The word translated "vanity" is from Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #3155 through the idea of tentative manipulation... unsuccessful search, or else of punishment... folly... to no purpose. If we refuse to live our lives God's way, vanity is the only alternative. Thru external religion and the fleshly society in which we live, the jews have effectively led most of our people to vanity, thinking our frustration is persecution, and our selfish pride is strength.
Here we recognize that God has made the Adamic race subject to the offsetting influences of vanity and hope. Vanity promises everything but leaves you empty. Though hope offers no visible evidence, it can provide everything we could ever ask for or need. Vanity is what we allow to give us a false, worldy confidence. Hope is what contains our future and gives us the opportunity to live in light of it. Our carnal mind is fueled by and always leads us to vanity. Our spiritual mind leads us to the fulfillment of our hope. We indeed have been made subject to vanity and hope by God. We must daily make the choice of which one we will pursue. Are you currently under the rule of vanity or hope? We will either sink further under vanity, or we will be lifted closer to God by hope as we are His heirs. This is the test we must pass continually and it all hinges upon having the confident mind.
The Greek word translated "made subject" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #5293 which is to subordinate... put under... subdue unto. It's like if we were under two generals, "General Vanity" or "General Hope." One or the other is always ruling over you, and your loyalty to one cancels out the rule of the other. Hope always wants you to believe in God, wheras vanity tells you to figure it out on your own or turn to another alternative. Vanity sets you up into thinking you are capable of more than what you actually are in your flesh. Hope points you to God Who can accomplish anything in your life, including the impossible. If you follow General Hope, you are convinced that General Vanity ultimately promises everything yet gives you nothing, though he may show you a lot of physical evidence. We follow General Hope because we know deep within that he will always lead us to "glorious liberty".
Vanity is the broad way of destruction and what motivates us to walk after the flesh. Hope is the narrow road of life because we are only dependant upon God. Call it futility, transientness, worthlessness or emptiness, according to this, if your life is not based "in hope", all is "vanity". We are to live our lives in light of the coming "manifestation of the sons of God" and our being "delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God".
If there is one thing we can agree on it is that the white race is frustrated. Nearly everything about entertainment and politics only seeks to distract us or to dwell upon what we think frustrates us, never providing a permanent remedy. Where does all the frustration for the white race really come from? Don't think for one second it comes from anywhere outside of you, even something as insignificant as an irritating co-worker, or when something doesn't work right. Frustration comes from an absence of hope; it continually slips into our hearts as our hope fades. When we get to pushing things a little too hard or feel we have to help things along, most of the time it always results in frustration. When we lose hope, we come under the subjection of vanity which means there is no purpose in what we are doing that pleases God. Frustration comes when our heart steps away from "the earnest expectation" and becomes focused on protecting our fleshly existence. Only thru establishing and maintaining our hope in God will we maintain and one day fill this God-given sense of expectancy. For God has set up this spiritual training for us to learn how to obey Him inwardly and to understand the nature of righteousness:
18 The wicked worketh a deceitful work: but to him that soweth righteousness shall be a sure reward.
9 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
17 And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.
Does reading these verses convince you where your loyalty must be found? Seeking righteousness keeps the confident mind healthy, filling it with peace, quietness, and assurance, which are essential.
In our spirits we are longing for, "the manifestation" or revelation "of the sons of God." We are an expectant creation as the Adamic race, creating things ourselves to look forward to. Yet this eternal expectation within us will not be satisfied by any number of man-made events. The only way to calm our ever-present sense of spiritual expectancy is thru embracing the rule of God's hope by having a confident mind. We must seek to come to a place where we do not worry, we do not doubt, while at the same time, not seeking fulfillment in this vain world in which we live.
This "earnest expectation" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #603 meaning intense anticipation. All of the stress, tension, and turmoil will all be worth the manifestation of the sons of God. There is much disputing over who the true children of God are in the world, which has confused our people tremendously. Most of our people are living under the false paradigm that the jews are the ancient Israelites of the Old Testament. Others, like the muslims, even black groups, claim to be the children of God because their ancestors were slaves. Most all other non-whites follow some other form of idolatry in which they claim to be some false god's children as well. This is all vanity, every bit of it. For the Scriptures prove that the only ones who can assume their position as the sons of God are the white race, those showing blood in the face, having the Breath of God, particularly Israelites.
This word "manifestation" is Strong's Exhaustive Concordance #602 apokalupsis is revelation from #601 to take off the cover. With all of the lies and anti-white propaganda, many of our people will be shocked and disturbed, when God undeniably removes the full cover off of this truth that the only sons God has, are white. This is something revealed to us only by our Father, even on an individual level, such as we are learning together now. Christ said, "My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me." It is now time to strive for the confident mind.
God's purpose is for us to glorify Him. How do we do this? Paul says we must realize we are subjected "in hope." So the Adamic race has been put under hope, which expresses the furthest extent and deepest intent of the Spirit. The more carnally minded we are, the more vain, arrogant, and the more meaningless our existence. But the more spiritually minded we are, the more hope we have, the more glory we will bring to our Father. Ultimately hope will prevail in our race, but we each must make a choice which way we will go in this life; further down into vanity, or ever-rising higher into hope. God wants us to know how strong we are spiritually.
THE APOSTLE GIVES US A PROPHETIC PREVIEW: THE GLORY THAT SHALL BE REVEALED IN US IS THAT ONLY THE WHITE RACE HAS THE SPIRIT OF GOD AND ARE THEREFORE THE ONLY ONES WHO ARE HIS CHILDREN! IT ALL HINGES UPON HOW SOON OUR PEOPLE BECOME RACIALLY AND SPIRITUALLY AWAKE. Little does the Adamic race know but what we await can only begin to happen within ourselves. The rest have no hope as we have seen throughout the Scriptures in prior studies for resurrection is only thru the Spirit of God.
There is a fine line between how we handle vanity and hope in our personal experience. Vanity has us looking in the mirror seeing more than what's really there causing us to forget about the invisible. Hope is based upon what is not seen, believing it is actually there. These are the mysteries behind what motivates and influences us in our pursuits in this life. The challenge is met by focusing on the glorious outcome, rather than present circumstances. Yet even in that we cannot base our expectation on what we see but in what we believe.
Until this earnest expectation within our race emerges on a much grander scale, will we see this manifestation of the sons of God? Only God knows. Regardless, the key to ending your frustration is to put your hope in God. Vanity is the road to slavery, while hope is the road to glorious liberty. Just as one cannot inhale while he is exhaling, neither can we hope while we are frustrated. The confident mind does whatever is necessary to find and maintain peace.