Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Perfect Health!

How many brothers and sisters that I know and love are dealing with the corruption of their human body for indeed this corruptible must put on incorruption and as mortals we will one day put on mortality. What a glorious day that will be because the victory that has already been given us in Christ will finally be ours to enjoy!

"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell 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 trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."" (1 Corinthians 15:50–54, NKJV)

"The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." (1 Corinthians 15:56–57, NKJV)

Whoever watches the wind will not plant; whoever looks at the clouds will not reap.—Ecclesiastes 11:41

"That we must be reasonably careful of our bodies we all know; it is one of the plainest of our Christian duties. By the coming of the Son of God in our flesh and by making the body the temple of the Spirit, by the great doctrine of the resurrection, when what is sown in weakness will be raised in glory, the gospel of Christ has glorified the body in a way that even the Greeks had never dreamed of."1

1 Wallis, D. (2001). Take Heart: daily devotions with the church's great preachers (p. 292). Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel Publications.

God is saying to us that in the midst of all of this pain and inconvenience , we must continually be mindful of the final result. One day (and we know not how soon that is) we will put on incorruption and walk in total freedom and health. In that day we will shout out together -

   ""O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?"" (1 Corinthians 15:55, NKJV)  

"Freed In Christ",