‘…This I know…I shall see God.’ Job 19:26 NKJV
Job ends his creed by saying, ‘After my skin is destroyed, this I know, that in my flesh I shall see God.’ When Christ returns, your body which sleeps in the grave will be replaced with a glorious Christ-like body. And then the promise of God’s Word will be fulfilled: ‘Your dead shall live; together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust…’ (Isaiah 26:19 NKJV) Of all the religions on earth, Christianity is the only one that guarantees the resurrection of your body. And that’s because Christ, our leader, was the only one capable of promising to rise from the dead bodily, and keeping that promise. Rejoice, when they lay you in your grave it will not be the last of you. Paul writes: ‘…I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed – in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality…then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: "Death is swallowed up in victory."’ (1 Corinthians 15:51-54 NKJV) In that day faith will give way to sight. When a little boy’s kite flew so high it went out of sight, a man standing nearby asked him, ‘How do you know it’s still up there, son?’ Tightening his grip on the string, he replied, ‘Because I feel the tug!’ Do you feel something tugging you heavenward?
SoulFood: Ex 13-15, John 1:43-51, Ps 131, Pr 26:7-9
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