Sunday, March 18, 2012
Passover Meditation #26 for the Lenten Season 2012
~ ~ ~ The Door of the Cross ~ ~ ~
living and believing into ME+
shall not ever die,
Do you believe this ?
John 11:26 Green's Greek Interlinear
We all know Christians who have died and have seen their lifeless body of clay at a funeral. We have witnessed those lifeless forms, so dearly beloved, being lowered into the ground and buried.
Didn't they die ?
NOT IF THEY WERE TRUE CHRISTIANS.
They simply left this location, leaving behind their vessels of clay which had CONTAINED and limited them to this earth, just like JESUS left HIS+ tired Body on the Cross. A company of angels escorted them (Luke 16:22) through this demon-infested atmosphere and into the Presence of The LORD in the Heavenlies.
They didn't die.
They merely shed their lifeless, under-the-curse Adamic, earthly form .... but only for a season... just like JESUS left His+ Adamic Body for a short season. Of course, their season is longer than 3 days and 3 nights, but nonetheless, it is only for a season ... if they did not die in their sins, without JESUS, without hope.
Then, BEHOLD! Their earthly body will come forth out of the grave --- be it in ocean, earth, or ashes, it matters not to The LORD of Creation --- INTACT, HEALTHY, STRONG, BEAUTIFUL, and GLORIFIED like unto His+ Body !
For our citizenship
is in Heaven,
we also wait
for a SAVIOR+,
The LORD JESUS CHRIST,
WHO+ will transform
our body of humiliation,
for it to be conformed
to His+ Glorious Body,
according to the working
of His+ Power,
even to subject all things
Philippians 3: 20, 21
When does this glorious event occur ?
As HE+ is returning to earth
with His+ Heavenly Armies
with the Company of Saints in Heaven,
the Saints' glorified bodies
will suddenly arise,
with their living spirits and souls.
In a moment, a twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet... this change will occur.
After that --- also in a moment -- we who are "alive" yet upon this earth will be transformed and join the resurrected Saints and Our LORD ,
meeting HIM+ in the air as HE+ is returning to reclaim this earth from satan.
HE+ will destroy the darkness that covers the earth with the brightness of His+ Appearing.
What manner of CHRISTIANS then ought we to be ?