Creation is waiting for us because creation is in obedience to the word of God. Creation does not argue with nor rebel against God. Creation hears the word of the Lord and obeys without question. Psalm 33:8-9 says, “Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.” Creation is modeling for us what obedience looks like and what obedience produces. Jesus said it this way, “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them… Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin” (Matthew 6:26, 28). Obedience to God produces rest.
Romans 8:19 says, “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” Creation is waiting for us, for people, for believers, to obey God. Our manifestation as sons of God is our obedience to the voice and word of God. When we the people of God obey the word and voice of God, creation will rejoice with us, for creation is already in obedience to God. Everything we are wanting as a generation is available to us, but we must obey the voice and word of God for it to manifest. There are no shortcuts.
The reason believers do not obey God is twofold. One they do not see God as an authority they are to obey, or they are in rebellion to His authority; two they do not know God. Many people have said a prayer, but do not know God. For if you knew Him you would gladly obey Him. Jesus said in Matthew 7:21-23 “Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” Lawlessness is disobedience to the voice and word of God. My friends, obedience to God is the manifestion of the kingdom of God on earth. Our obedience to His voice and His word is what we are waiting for.