My current body is dying. This morning I will go out and exercise trying to postpone the inevitable, but I am dying. So are you. We are all on a death march where every step takes us closer to the he's grave. Paul says "
"What I am saying, dear brothers and sisters, is that our physical bodies cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. These dying bodies cannot inherit what will last forever."
That's the bad news. The good news is that God has already prepared a replacement. And some people will not even have to die to get it. The word he uses to describe the process is "transformed".
"But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies. "
It won't take long, a blink of an eye only. The transformation will be permanent. Our new bodies will be immortal. Death will be finished.
" Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die, this Scripture will be fulfilled: “Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting? ” For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ."
"So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. "
Thank you Father that my inheritance includes a new immortal body. Thank you for the gift of victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ. Help us to be strong and immovable. Help us to be enthusiastic as we serve you today. Thank you that nothing we do for you is ever useless.