The great lesson of I Corinthians chapter fifteen should be fixed in the memory bank of our mind. Let’s read it slowly, “So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption.” “Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.” “And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.” “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (I Corinthians 15:42, 46, 49, 51-52). What a picture of the ending/beginning of a godly life!
Occasionally, I meditate on that which is right before us. What glory it will be to quickly be transformed and glorified with a resurrected body and — at the same moment — caught up to the presence of the Father and the Son. To climb the steppe of the sky and see the city of Heavenly Jerusalem gleaming in the distance will be majestic in itself. But, to enter into the city that Apostle Paul dared not to describe is beyond words. The city will already be primed for the wedding celebration. Saints of old, whom we have celebrated in our singing and preaching, will be milling about in a grand homecoming fashion. Loved ones that have already arrived will be running to meet us. Angels will be singing our welcome chorus. In some indescribable fashion, the Lord of Lords will be welcoming every one of us.
The Bible has promised if we confess Him to a hostile world, He will confess us to His Father. How all of this can be I will not try to figure out, but it will be as He promised. The future of God’s saints is so grand that our words almost sound like daydreaming. The half has never been told, but what I know has me so excited that I’m longing to go home.
Love in the coming MASCHIAGH NAGID – JESUS CHRIST who lives foreverjimmy