Unfortunately, some people are only expecting a partial salvation. While they understand that Christ saves souls, they have no hope for their bodies. If that is true concerning you, today’s devotional should fill you with joy! God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
1 Corinthians 15:51-58
1 Corinthians 15:51-58 English Standard Version (ESV)
51 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed. 53 For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality. 54 When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written:
“Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55 “O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?”
56 The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
I Corinthians 15:51-58
“Though this body may be for a while separated from our spirit, unless the Lord shall speedily come, yet it is an integral part of our manhood, and it is to be glorified. Many of the children of God seem to forget the resurrection of the body. They who are already in heaven are not yet perfect, as there is only a part of them there at present. The day of their perfection will be when the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we who are then alive and remain shall be changed. Then our bodies will be no more capable of grief and anguish; better still, they will never become the messengers and the servants of sin, for even this poor flesh shall be purified from all taint and from all possibility of corruption. The body is sown in weakness; it shall be raised in power…. There will be no lameness there, no failing sight, no gathering deafness, no infirmity of the flesh; you shall be clean delivered from all these imperfections, and your body shall be raised in the image of your immortal Lord. There will be no scars of age, no bald heads, no signs and tokens of the work of sin, that sin of your youth, which lies in your bones; but you shall be clean delivered from it all, as though you had passed through a refiner’s fire, for the grave shall be but a fining pot to the bodies of the saints, and they shall be raised like unto his glorious body who is their covenant Head and Lord.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1897), p. 55]