Things to Come!
Many people live like enemies of the cross of Christ. I have often told you about them, and it makes me cry to tell you about them now. In the end, they will be destroyed. They do whatever their bodies want, they are proud of their shameful acts, and they think only about earthly things. But our homeland is in heaven, and we are waiting for our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, to come from heaven. By His power to rule all things, He will change our simple bodies and make them like His own glorious body.--------Philippians 3:18-21
These are words of encouragement for the believers, taken from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the believers in Philippi. While they give ENCOURAGEMENT to the BELIEVER, they also should be a WARNING to the UNBELIEVER.
Let’s look at the FATE of the UNBELIEVER, Paul tells the BELIEVERS that MANY people are living like ENEMIES of the cross of Christ, because of their SINFUL life-style and their rejection of SALVATION, which was provided to them through the death of Christ on the cross. They do whatever their bodies want and they have NO shame for the ungodly acts that they perform. Their minds are ONLY on earthly things. In the end they will be DESTROYED.
But the BELIEVER is a citizen of Heaven, their homeland, and we, who are BELIEVERS, are ANXIOUSLY awaiting the ARRIVAL of our Lord Jesus Christ, to come from Heaven and to take us home. The day and time we do NOT know, but we know that it is COMING SOON! And when it happens MANY will be LEFT BEHIND to suffer through the TRIBULATION period, a time of misery all over the ENTIRE world. The only way then to become a believer is at the HIGH RISK of being beheaded.
Through the POWER of Jesus Christ, the believers SIMPLE, LOWLY, HUMBLE bodies will be transformed into bodies like unto that of Christ’s own GLORIOUS BODY. Something that EVERY believer is looking forward too. NO more, bad hair days, nor wrinkles, no bags under the eyes, no blemishes or moles, no weight problems, or physical infirmities or anything, just a PERFECT GLORIFED BODY!! HALLELUJAH!!! What a time that will be, but the VERY BEST PART of it ALL will be when we see the ONE WHO DIED for US ALL.
Now, which category do you fall into: BELIEVER or UNBELIEVER, if you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you are an UNBELIEVER, but you have the opportunity NOW to change your category from UNBELIEVER to BELIEVER by: CONFESSING your sins to God and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU and is ALIVE in Heaven making intercession for you before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION and become a BELIEVER, awaiting the return of the Lord Jesus Christ, and receiving the NEW and IMPROVED GLORIFIED body. Do it NOW, while you STILL can. He’s WAITING and COMING SOON!!!