Sunday, September 24, 2006


Rom 8:19

This is merely an outline to help the reader in his study. It is not complete. Be it known to all who read, that it shows only my knowledge f the subject as of today (Nov 10, 1954--updated Jan 25, 1989) and is subject to change without notice.---Marion Fretwell

Manifestation (Apokalupsis-Gr.) is translated APPEARING 1 time, COMING one time, MANIFESTATION once, REVELATION 12 times, and BE REVEALED twice. Literally, it means an UNCOVERING, an IDENTIFICATION, a GLORIFICATION, (not a glorified body).

1-- Consider the estate of Adam in the Garden. He had dominion over animal, fish and foul. Subdue the Earth. Elements at his command. A Sin-free existance. Had eternal life, BUT NOT IMMORTALITY (there is a difference, you know. As soon as Adam sinned, God set in motion a plan that would return man to his original state of dominion and bliss.

2--Adam's sin resulted in his soul being cut off from its supply of God-life (Eternal Life). This is what is called Spiritual Death. Mt 8:22 Try to imagine the cataclysmic change that took place in man at the time of his sin.

3--Not only was he changed in spirit, but his body immediately became laden with sinful tendencies, formerly unknown to him, which in time produced sickness of every sort. Death reigned from Adam to Moses (Rom 5:14) regardless of whether personal sins were imputed or not.

4--In Jesus, the God-Life is again available to fallen man, but not yet in the measure that Adam had it. We can have the "earnest of our inheritance UNTIL THE REDEMPTION of the purchased possesion". Eph 1:14

5--Thus, we see, we have only partial redemption from the fallen state. Enough, to be sure, that we are safe (Jude 1) from the consequences of sin (hell), but not enough that we are able to weild authority over all things. Sinful tendencies, though not eradicated, can be subdued by means of the Spirit of God.

6-- You may ask why God with-holds from us the fulness of His Life (Spirit) so that we must remain so lacking in Power. The answer is one word T-I-M-E. See Eph 1:10 Weymouth brings it out very clearly.

7-- God's time shall come (soon), and then certain events will take place which will bring about a COMPLETE SALVATION (Redemption of the Body) and a restoration to the dominion which belonged to man before he fell. Those who can qualify will participate. See Rev. 17:14

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