It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1 Corinthians 15:44

This week we are talking about two main things – what our physical bodies will be like, and what heaven will be like, post-resurrection. These are amazing realities which bring much encouragement and joy to our souls! Before we wrap up the week, however, we want to zero in on one additional area also significantly impacted by the resurrection, and that is our spiritual lives.

As we live and move and have our being (Acts 17:28), we are constantly plagued by our sin nature. It constantly tries to influence us to do things contrary to what the Spirit desires. We know this to be true from Scripture (Galatians 5:17), and we know this from experience. We do not always do the things we want to do (Romans 7:13-25).

And this is where the forgotten blessing comes in! According to 1 Corinthians 15:44, there will come a day when we will only do the things we want to do because we will have a spiritual body, which is to say, we will have a material body completely animated and empowered by the Holy Spirit. The sin nature, with all of its ugly side-effects, will be gone and will no longer hold sway. This means a day is coming when we won’t struggle with jealousy, envy, fear, anger, selfishness, complacency, bitterness, covetousness, comparison, lust, broken relationships, and the like. Indeed, all of the things we battle against in our quest for godliness will be gone as we will finally have the presence of sin removed from our lives. In God’s post-resurrection world, our desire for holiness will be realized, our relationship with Him will be unbroken and uninterrupted, and our relationships with each other will be peaceful and harmonious.

What a day of rejoicing that will be!

Scott Smith
Care Pastor

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