FBC E-Blast - April 20, 2015
FBC E-Blast

April 20, 2015

Our Glorious Hope - I Corinthians 15

When we hear the word resurrection, most of us instantly think about Jesus rising from the dead, but His victory over the grave shows what will happen to us aswell. One day every believer who has died is going to experience a bodily resurrection like His, and those who are alive when Christ returns will be changed from mortal to immortal in the twinkling of an eye.

One of the first questions that spring to our minds is, What am I going to look like? I can't answer that specifically, but all I know is, you're going to look as good as the Creator can make you. And that's pretty good! These humble earthly bodies will be transformed into glorious bodies like His - minus the divinity, of course. Paul's writings provide some hints about their characteristics: they are imperishable, glorious, powerful, and spiritual. As such, they will be fit for life in heaven. We'll never again experience sin, sickness, pain, suffering, weakness, exhaustion, or death.

At times people ask me if we'll be recognizable - that is, will we know our loved ones, and will they know us? Consider this: How could such powerful, glorious bodies be limited in this area if they are so much more advanced in every other way? I'm fully convinced that all our senses and mental abilities will be enhanced, not diminished.

A glorious future lies ahead of us, but the joy of a new body and a reunion with loved ones will be surpassed by the thrill of seeing Jesus. He is the One who made all this possible. Out of gratitude, let’s faithfully love and serve Him while we remain on this earth.

Used with permission from In Touch Ministries, Inc.

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