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Do we anticipate, "New Bodies?"



Brethren,

Several years ago I read an article about a dying man who did not posses FAITH in The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST."

It's unfortunate, but

like most of humanity, the dying man did not "Believe GOD, nor the report HE has given of the finished work of The Cross of CHRIST, HIS Son."

Sadly, the dying man failed to acknowledge that GOD has accomplished this "amazing work" to "take away" the sin of the world.🌎


Sadly, the man fit right into the SCRIPTURE that's found in 2nd Corrinthians 4:4, and reads like this:


Whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not Believe, lest The LIGHT of The GOSPEL of The GLORY of CHRIST, Who is the image of GOD, should shine on them.


[With that said, "let me share the entire passage with you, so we can get a "better picture," and understand clearly." 2nd Corinthians 4:1-6 presents what GOD wants us to share with everyone who would follow CHRIST, unto Everlasting LIFE, like this: Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have recieved MERCY, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling The WORD of GOD decietfully, but by manifestation of The TRUTH commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of GOD. But even if our GOSPEL is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not Believe, lest The LIGHT of The GOSPEL of The GLORY of CHRIST, Who is the image of GOD, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but CHRIST JESUS The LORD, and ourselves your bondservants for JESUS' sake.

For it is The GOD Who commanded LIGHT to shine out of darkness, Who has shone in our hearts to give The LIGHT of the knowledge of The GLORY of GOD in The FACE of JESUS CHRIST.


[Brethren, like most of humanity, the dying man "did not Believe GOD," nor that The LORD'S finished work of The Cross, could "wash away" his sins. He preferred to Trust in himself,

his good works, which he figured were proof of his own goodness.

Sadly, the dying man did not Believe GOD, nor what Ephesians 2:8-9 assures us of, by saying:


For by GRACE you have been SAVED through FAITH, and that not of yourselves; it is the Gift of GOD, not of works, lest any man should boast.


[And because the dying man, did not Believe GOD; when the time of his death had finally come; "he spoke these words, “I am taking a fearful leap into the dark!”

“Oh, Eternity, Eternity!"

What awaits me after I take my last breath?”


After reading the BIBLE, "all the dying man remembered;" is that "the wages of sin is death." [But sadly,😥 he totally ignored that the Gift of GOD, is Everlasting LIFE, through JESUS CHRIST, our LORD."


[Brethren,

"What great fear" must take hold of the unbelieving world, when faced with taking one's last breath, that "move them" to say such words of despair!"

But contrast that dying man's words, to the "fearless words" of a man who knew, and intimately, "LOVED JESUS CHRIST - The WORD of The LIVING GOD."


2nd Timothy 4:6-8 reveals this Believing man's, WORDS, like this:

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand.

I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the FAITH.

Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of RIGHTEOUSNESS, which The LORD, The RIGHTEOUS JUDGE, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have LOVED HIS appearing.


[Did you catch that?"]

To all of us, "who have LOVED HIS appearing."


[And doesn't that statement, clearly describe, "you and me?"]


Yes?" Well, here's another example of FAITH in the words of a Believing man, who said this," just before falling asleep,

“I go to see The Glories of HEAVEN!"

Earth recedes; HEAVEN is opening; "GOD, is taking me HOME!”


HOME?"


Yes, HEAVEN, is our Eternal HOME."

And because it is, still another, Believer, said, “I will see JESUS," I will see HIM, as HE, is!" I will see HIM, in TRUTH! And I will kiss the scars on HIS hands and feet in HEAVEN.


[And personally," I am anxious to see "The Day," when we finally meet, JESUS!" And I will tell HIM, Who is," The WORD of The LIVING GOD: "LORD, 'I have loved walking in the LIGHT of GOD."

And that, GOD, has given me LIGHT, and bid me to walk in The LIGHT of HIS WORD.

For HIS WORD - "YOU," JESUS CHRIST," are a LIGHT to my path, and a LAMP unto my feet!"

And I am anxious, Beloved, to see "The Day" when we finally meet, "JESUS, our LORD."


And for those, who are not;" I pray, that all would feel secure in their LOVE for, JESUS - The GIVER of LIFE."

And that we could all, Beloved, say; I feel so safe, and so secure, that

"The WORD of The LIVING GOD - JESUS CHRIST,"

Is to death's fatal illness, the cure."


For these were the last words that came from a Martyr about to be burned at the stake: “Blessed be the time that I was born for this day, suffering for The One, Who first suffered for me.

I shall not lose my body in this fire,” he said, “but simply exchange it, for "one better.”


"Exchange it, for one better?"


Yes, absolutely!" Consider 1st Corrinthians 15:39-49 and how The SPIRIT of GOD reveals our "new bodies," by saying: All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds. There are also celestial bodies and terrestrial bodies; but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars; for one star differs from another in glory. So also is the RESURRECTION from the dead. The body is sown in corruption,

it is raised in incorruption. It is sown in dishonor, it is raised in GLORY. It is sown in weakness, it is raised in POWER. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a SPIRITUAL BODY. There is a natural body, and there is a SPIRITUAL BODY.

And so it is written, "The first man Adam became a living being." The last Adam became a LIFE-GIVING SPIRIT.

However, The SPIRITUAL is not first, but the natural, and afterward The SPIRITUAL. The first man was of the earth, made of dust; the second Man is The LORD from HEAVEN. 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.


The HEAVENLY MAN?

"New Bodies!"


Children of GOD, even if physical pain and heartache are a part of our current condition, our HEAVENLY FATHER will give us GRACE to endure, and give us PEACE."

Yes, GRACE, that will manifest itself, as PEACE - SHALOM.

Consider Paul's conversation with GOD, in 2 Corrinthians 12-7-9.

Consider how it reads: And lest I should be exalted above measure by the abundance of revalations, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. Concerning this thing I pleaded with The LORD three times that it might depart from me. And HE said to me, "MY GRACE is sufficient for you, for MY strength is made perfect in weakness." Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that The POWER of CHRIST may rest upon me.


[Brethren,

When we pass through that dark valley of death, and not just, "its shadow;"

We need not fear." Our Great Shepherd, will be with us."

For HE has promised, to always be near.

"And to never leave us, nor forsake us."


Beloved,

Those of us who truly fear GOD, need not fear death, nor anyone, with bad breath!"


"Just a little humor!"

GOD Bless you, Beloved Brethren!"


JESUS

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