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"Brethren,

1st Corrinthians 15:51-54 reveals, an astonishing secret," a mystery," and GOD'S hidden agenda."


Consider how, it reads: 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. ["Changed?"] Yes, changed, Beloved, into a new BODY!"] 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."


["In VICTORY?"]


Yes, In "VICTORY," for we are more than "conquerors" through CHRIST Who "LOVED" us, and laid down HIS LIFE for our "SALVATION."]


Brethren,

if someone were to ask you, “Who you are?” my guess is that you would tell them a little about yourself, and possibly mention, what you do for a living." You might say, “I’m a school counselor” or “I’m a nurse.”

But that’s not who you are," it’s simply, what you do." But if you really believe, that what you do, is who you are; "who will you be, when you stop doing what you do?"


I know that who we are, is found in our relationship with JESUS CHRIST.

And because we know, who we are, we also know, Whom we have Believed!"

And because we do, this sense of identity drives our behavior." Yes, our identity, of who we are, in CHRIST, drives our "behavior" to "Take up our Cross," and embrace "The WORD" Of The LIVING GOD, as our "BOSS."


Yes, to focus on doing what The LORD, our GOD, sends us to do, in reaching this lost and dying world with The TRUTH of The GOSPEL." You see," it's our FAITH in our LORD'S "finished work" of The Cross, that remitted our sins. Right!"

"Took away our sins!"


And embracing GOD'S TRUTH, has "changed" us to the point, that we are now willing to suffer to GLORIFY our LORD, by taking up our Cross, and brandishing The SWORD."

For we because we Believe HIM, Who is The LIGHT of the world.

We are now, Son's of The LIGHT, though, we were each once, sons of darkness."


Right!"


We were each "unwittingly," children of darkness, because we did the will and desires, of the powers of darkness."

But what an amazing transformation took place," when we embraced "The LIGHT Of GOD," that revealed The WAY of Everlasting LIFE."

We became children of LIGHT, by Trusting in the finished work of The Cross, of CHRIST!""

And our LIFE, has been transformed because of it." Take Matthew, for example. As a tax collector during the reign of the Roman Empire, his LIFE was driven by greed, and the love of money."💰 But everything changed, the day The LORD showed up, and invited him to follow HIM.

Let me share the account with you, from Matthew 9:9-13.

GOD'S WORD reveals it like this: As JESUS passed on from there, HE saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office. And HE said to him, Follow ME." So he arose and followed HIM. Now it happened as JESUS sat at the table in the house, that behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and sat down with HIM and HIS disciples. And when the Pharisees saw it, they said to HIS disciples, "Why does your TEACHER eat with tax collectors and sinners?" When JESUS heard that, HE said to them, "Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. But go and learn what this means: 'I desire MERCY and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the RIGHTEOUS, but sinners, to repentance."


[And weren't we," once, those sinners mentioned here? When we once walked after the powers of darkness?"] Yes, we were, but now we are children of LIGHT." And just as Matthew, had a new identity, as a follower of CHRIST!" Every last "BORN AGAIN," Believer, has a new identity, and is called to worship GOD, by preaching The GOSPEL of HIS Son."

For John 4:23-24 instructs us who know, that our LORD'S Coming, is at The DOOR": But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship The FATHER in SPIRIT and TRUTH; for The FATHER is seeking such to worship HIM. GOD is SPIRIT, and those who worship HIM must worship in SPIRIT and TRUTH."

["Yet, some might say, but that's The FATHER Who is seeking such to worship HIM, not JESUS!"]

Well, doesn't The LORD, JESUS, say: he who has seen ME," has seen The FATHER?"

And isn't JESUS CHRIST, "The WORD" Of GOD?"

Yes?" And isn't GOD'S "WORD," SPIRIT and TRUTH?" The SPIRIT of TRUTH!" Yes?"


Well, by this we know, that The WORD that became flesh, was GOD, manifested in the flesh, to come and SAVE us, from our sins."

Thus, 1st Timothy 3:16 gives us this awesome WORD, saying: And without controversy great is the mystery of Godliness: GOD was manifested in the flesh,

JUSTIFIED in The SPIRIT,

Seen by Angels,

Preached among the Gentiles,

Believed on in the world,

Recieved up in GLORY.


["And so, Brethren,

Our LORD, has left us here, as a LIGHT in the midst of darkness, to do the work of an Evangelist."

Yes, with the amazing privilege, to share HIS story."

You see, our LORD, wants us to make for ourselves "treasures in HEAVEN." Thus, HE says in Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the RIGHTEOUS is a Tree of LIFE; and he who wins Soul's is wise.

Why?"

Because every Soul, Beloved, is precious to GOD."

And GOD, not willing that any should perish, gives us this report, from 1st Corrinthians 1:21, saying: For since, in the Wisdom of GOD, the world through wisdom did not know GOD, it pleased GOD through the foolishness of the message preached to SAVE those who Believe.


[Brethren,

Our LORD, has given us a new identity, that we might know Whom we obey, and call LORD, in that way." For knowing, that JESUS CHRIST, The WORD of The LIVING GOD, of "HIS BODY," is The HEAD." We know, that we are "The BODY Of CHRIST."

And that we will do the work of an Evangelist, and walk in the ways of The LORD, our GOD."

So the next time, that someone asks me, “Who are you?” I’ll respond by saying, “I’m a member of "The BODY Of CHRIST!” What about you?"


JESUS"

OK”

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