September 22, 2017 – I Corinthians 15:51

I Corinthians 15:51-52 – But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed.

Speaking of mysteries, our Lord God has given us the leap of faith!  The moment when our God-breath ceases.  Then what.  As I contemplate these verses, the hymn sings in my heart…Great is the Faithfulness, Great is thy Faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be.

When Jesus rose from the dead, He conquered death for us all.  Death is a separation from this life. And then we read these words…For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.  2 Corinthians 5:7-8.

The glory of being present with the Lord for an eternity triumphs over any concerns about death.  A person who walks with Jesus Christ on this earth, will never be separated from the presence of God.  We are changed into bodies that will never die.  There are no further earthly demands for living, simply peace, joy and a ‘forever’ wrapped in God’s Love.

He will swallow up death forever! The Sovereign Lord will wipe away all tears. He will remove forever all insults and mockery against his land and people. The Lord has spoken!  Isaiah 25:8.
 I Corinthians 15:53 – For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.

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