“So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.” Mark 16:19
“And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them, and it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and was carried up into heaven.” Luke 24:50-51
“And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up behold, two men stood by them in white apparel; which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus which is taken up from you in to heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Acts 1:9-11
Jesus Christ traded his earth suit for a super suit, one that could fly!
God promises we can too because…
“If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept.” 1 Corinthians 15:19-20
When I read my Bible, it opens my eyes to truth. The truth that someday God will send His son Jesus Christ back and gather all of us to Him. Later in 1 Corinthians 15 we see Paul explain the differences in an earthly body and a spiritual one made of life quickening spirit. One born when we believe God raised Jesus from the dead. As babes in Christ we are hungry, hungry for truth. Where is that truth, in the Word of God. There it says we’ll strip off this “Earthsuit” and trade it for a new super suit. This is our hope and the anchor of our soul. Not, the news at ten, not Obama care, not welfare, Medicaid and social programs. Not our church congregation, not our family here made of flesh and blood. Our hope is the Return of Jesus Christ. Once we’re born again of God’s spirit, what have we to worry about? Just let the new man, the inner man LIVE, breath, grow and eat of spiritual food. Let it grow and mature to a stature that never gets talked out of God’s Word.
In that day, the day of the Lord, all will be revealed. When I strip away this shabby, flabby earth suit I will see what God in Christ did through me. As will you!
“Behold I shew 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 trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed!” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
CHANGED! CHANGED! CHANGED! God never planned on us keeping this frail, fumbling body.
You may ask, “Well, why should eat right and exercise?”
So you can live long in the Gospel! So you can use this suit for what its meant for.
“And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.” Romans 5:5
The love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the gift of holy spirit. We need this body to walk in the love of God, we need it to operate the gift of holy spirit in our lives and earn rewards upstairs. How many rewards do you want? Then get to walkin’! Kick out fear, kick out error, kick of this fumbling bumbling old man and trade it for something new. Our eternal life starts today, it starts now. Come, let’s enjoy it together!
Here’s a great song, to start your day. http://youtu.be/svRqFGJ-aC0
God bless you today!