Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"WE SHALL ALL BE CHANGED"


"We shall all be changed" (1 Corinthians 15:41)

It is truly a comfort for believers in the Lord Jesus Christ to know that death is not the end. After death comes the Judgment (Hebrews 9:27), but we have nothing to fear at Judgment. We have already been judged in Christ and found not guilty. Christ justified us on the cross by His blood and righteousness. We know that death is just the sowing of a seed, our corruptible physical bodies which will be raised as incorruptible spiritual bodies. We know this is so for three reasons:

(1). Christ our Savior is risen from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:20-22). His resurrection from the dead insures our resurrection to be made like Him.

(2). The Word of God tells us so (1 Corinthians 15:50-53). This is no pipe-dream or wishful thought. It is the hope and certainty for all who know and love Christ.

(3). We have already experienced a foretaste of the glory of this great change in our new birth – our spiritual resurrection from the dead (Ephesians 1:16-20). The same power of God that raised Christ from the dead has raised us from the dead already in our new birth and will raise us from the dead in glory.

All this comforts our hearts and assures us that “we shall all be changed,” and thank God for His grace and power to change us in glory to be perfectly conformed to the image of Christ.


By Bill Parker

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