TUESDAY August 14, 2018
The Image of the Heavenly Man
As was the man of dust, so also are those who are made of dust; and as is the heavenly Man, so also are those who are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the man of dust, we shall also
bear the image of the heavenly Man.
I Corinthians 15:48-49
Paul explained to the Corinthian believers about the first man Adam and how he sinned, but Christ came to take away sin. To those who are born again, there is given an incredible promise. As we were of Adam, now we are going to become like Jesus Christ Himself. One of these days we are going to be just like Him––I love it! We will be known as He is known, and we will be able to recognize everybody in heaven (1 Corinthians 13:12).
A Christian who believes in Jesus Christ will die in Jesus Christ, and they will one day receive a heavenly body. They will be with the Lord in heaven. Imagine our new bodies in heaven; we shall be able to see the Apostles: Paul, Peter, James and all the martyrs of the first century Church. They are all there in eternity. It must be incredible when you first enter in the gates of heaven and see all the billions and billions of people in eternity, before the presence of the Lord.
We know in the Last Days, before Christ returns, things will grow worse and worse (2 Timothy 3:1-5), but in heaven it is going to be incredible.
We have an amazing hope to share with other people––a hope that is laid up in heaven for us. It is written in the word of truth––the Gospel (Colossians 1:5). At this time, we need to focus on the Author and Finisher of our faith––Jesus Christ (Hebrews 12:2).
Bless God that there is in us resurrection life, and that there awaits us a resurrection morn!
~J. J. Bonar~
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