Thursday, November 23, 2006

Two guarantees

There are two guarantees in life. And no, I'm not talking about death and taxes!

Jesus said to her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live. (John 11:25)

All kinds of things happen to a person, but there are two things in particular that we are guaranteed. Death... and Life.

First off, death. It's guaranteed that this body we live in will die. Can't get around that one. It's mortal, it's corruptible. These eyes, these hands, these ears, this heart, this liver, these legs, these feet, this skin, these knees, these mortal parts, this temporary tent... will not go on forever.

But that's alright... because of that other guarantee.

From 1 Cor 15 - Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God. The dead will be raised incorruptible. This corruption must put on incorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.

The thing is, even though we're living in a mortal body, we already have Eternal Life. Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life." John said, "God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life."

We have life!

If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. (Col 3:1-4)

Jesus came to give us Life - which is Himself!

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