Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"A New Body!"

“A New Body!”



For while we are in this tent, we groan and are burdened, because we do not wish to be unclothed but to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.         2 Corinthians 5:4


In the first verse, we see the Apostle Paul telling the believers in Corinth that; if our earthly TENT, or our earthly body, the one made of flesh, is destroyed, we will have a BUILDING from God, an ETERNAL HOUSE in Heaven, NOT built by human hands.   This was his way of saying that MORTALITY will take on IMMORTALITY, and PERISHABLE will take on the IMPERISHABLE, because FLESH and BLOOD cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the PERISHABLE inherit the IMPERISHABLE.   (1 Corinthians 15:50)


In other words we will have a NEW and IMPROVED BODY.  A PERFECT BODY, one that is well constructed.  It caught my attention that Paul used the word TENT to describe our EARTHLY BODY, and He used the word BUILDING to describe our NEW, IMPROVED, HEAVENLY BODY.  When you hear the word TENT, you think of a temporary dwelling place, one that is NOT very sturdy especially when the storms come, and they will definitely come.  Some storms are more FEROCIOUS then others, and may even destroy the tent, but the NEW BUILDING, our ETERNAL HOUSE, will be STRONG and INVINCEIBLE and cannot be destroyed by ANYTHING. 


In our EARTHLY TENT or body, we groan and are burdened by earthly things that come against us just as the storms that batter a small, fragile boat out on a sea, tossing to and fro taking on water, and being dashed against the rocks of life, then destroyed by the ferocity of the storm. 


However, we, who are TRUE BELIEVERS, are PROMISED the NEW, IMPROVED, and STRONG BUILDING, an ETERNAL HOUSE in Heaven, that will never PERISH, because it is IMPERISHABLE, and it will NEVER DIE, because it is IMMORTAL.   Are you looking for such a place?


Let me tell you how you can find it.  You MUST come to God with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him 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 receive His promise of a NEW BODY, a BUILDING, not made with human hands, but one fashioned by God for your NEW HEAVENLY HOME.  Do it NOW while you still can.  He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!

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