We'll Leave This Pain-Filled Body Behind in an Instant
Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 1 John 3:2
We’ve never seen man as we were created to be. If we saw Adam right as he came off God’s assembly line, we’d know just how thousands of years of sin have marred mankind.
I read in a scientific journal that even the most brilliant person will use less than two-fifths of one percent of his brain capacity. Two-fifths of one percent! That’s 0.0040! The incredible ability God put into the human being has been dampened and disfigured by sin.
Hardly anyone reading this doesn't feel a pain somewhere right now. We're all going through the process of aging. From the crown of our head to the soles of our feet, deterioration is taking place.
Have you ever wished to sing or serve or pray or just worship better than you do? One of these days, all of the limitations of earth will fall away. There’ll be no more weakness, sighing, crying, dying, or pain. Every child of God will have the perfection God planned for us from the beginning:
… and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality…. then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:52-54
Can you take this in? One day that decaying process will be reversed in an instant. “…in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible…” (1 Corinthians 15:52). Instantly we’ll go from corruption to incorruption. One day, we will be like Jesus.
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