What do you think of when you think of the phrase “Heavenly Bodies?” Some of us may think of angels with wings, others may think of spiritual bodies that have glowing light around them and others may even think of these guys:
With all joking aside it is such a blessing to know that when we die we will be given new heavenly bodies that will not perish. This imagery gives such dimension to the gospel. Not only does our heart change when we receive Jesus as our savior but there will one day be a physical transformation. Our old bodies that was formed from dust will be transformed into spiritual bodies that God has prepared for us so we can live with him in eternity. I know this is not a concept that we dwell on often in our lives but it is such a message of hope. God leaves nothing undone even down to the very detail of our bodies. This hope is why Paul ends the chapter with these words:
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 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. (1 Corinthians 15:56-58)
I challenge you to memorize these three verses and be motivated to walk in victory everyday doing the work of the Lord.
By: Chad Wiles