…the resurrection of the body, …

the resurrection of the bodyThese earthly bodies we live in are only temporary. One day they will be resurrected when Christ returns to bring us home. 1 Cor 6:14 promises that God will use the same power to raise Jesus’ followers from the dead that he used to raise Christ from the dead. 2 Cor 4:14 adds that they will be raised with Jesus and presented to God on that day.

In 1 Cor. 15:23 Paul writes about the order in which it will happen. Christ is the first of the harvest, then Jesus followers will rise when Jesus returns for us. Are you eagerly awaiting his return?

Acts 24:15 tells us that all people will be resurrected, both the righteous and the unrighteous. Yet John 5:29 tells us that those who have done good will rise to eternal life while those who have done evil will rise to be judged.

I love the beautiful description of what it will be like for those still living when Christ returns. 1 Corinthians 15:51–52 says we will be changed in a moment. These bodies that were bumped and bruised as children, then later on in life have more serious aches and pains, will be redeemed. All of the symptoms of deterioration and decay will gloriously disappear and we will have regenerated bodies that will last forever. And with them comes life face to face with Jesus. Hallelujah!

Romans 8:21 tells us that all creation is looking forward to that glorious day of redemption and restoration.

Enjoy the song “We Shall Rise”

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