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Date:2018-03-24 23:07
Subject:Denying Ungodliness.


Tit 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 

Tit 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 

Tit 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 

Tit 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 

Tit 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded. 

Tit 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, 

Tit 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. 

Tit 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; 

Tit 2:10 Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things. 

Tit 2:11 For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, 

Tit 2:12 Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; 

Tit 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; 

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Date:2018-03-23 23:13
Subject:Keep Yourselves in the Love of God.


Jud 1:20  But ye, beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost, 

Jud 1:21  Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life. 

Did you think of eternal life today?

If not, why not?

Maybe you said a morning prayer, and perhaps you recited the Lord's Prayer, and in that prayer are the words- 'Thy kingdom come', but did you stop and think about those words or were they said automatically without much thought at all? I ask because we ALL (ME INCLUDED) need to think much more about eternal life than we do. Okay, if you're someone who does think of eternal life a lot, then clearly you don't have to think more about it, but I know personally I need to think more and more about it. I get so caught up in THIS life I neglect to have serious and extensive thoughts about eternal life- the life I'm truly living for- not this world. 

I need KEEP myself in the LOVE of GOD- LOOKING for the MERCY of our LORD JESUS CHRIST- all to ETERNAL LIFE.

Am I looking for the mercy? Am I keeping myself in the love of God? Is eternal life on my mind?

Back when the first century Christ followers lived, they had their "normal" everyday lives to live just like we do today. Yes, millions of things have changed since that time but one thing that hasn't changed is our need of a Savior. 

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Date:2018-03-23 00:01
Subject:God- Who, Created All Things By Jesus Christ.


Eph 3:9  And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ

The Fellowship of the Mystery--

--from the beginning of the world has been hid in God-- who created ALL things by Jesus Christ. 

Yesterday we talked a bit about our Savior being with God from the beginning, and about our Savior being with God throughout the entire Old Testament. We talked about our Savior being a part of every decision made by God the Father. We recognize that when our Savior took on flesh and was the living embodiment of God on earth He was representing His Father, doing the will of the Father, a will HE agreed with in every way. We know that Jesus' death did away with the ceremonial laws and such that were put in place prior to His death which took away all that was there pointing to the ultimate sacrifice. Jesus expounded on the moral law that HE and HIS FATHER enacted on Mount Sinai. Jesus brought to the surface the LOVE in the LAW that had been stripped away for traditions of men. Keeping the law in every point wasn't enough- unless there is LOVE in the law you keep. Jesus said this--

Mat 19:16  And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life? 

Mat 19:17  And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments. 

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Date:2018-03-21 22:48
Subject:Jesus, From the Beginning.


1Co 10:1  Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ignorant, how that all our fathers were under the cloud, and all passed through the sea; 

1Co 10:2  And were all baptized unto Moses in the cloud and in the sea; 

1Co 10:3  And did all eat the same spiritual meat; 

1Co 10:4  And did all drink the same spiritual drink: for they drank of that spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ. 

The spiritual Rock FOLLOWED the people Moses led out of Egypt. Our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST followed the people through the parted sea and into the wilderness. Jesus followed them forty years as they wandered. People want to leave Christ OUT of the Old Testament, but they can't! Jesus was there at the very beginning. 

Col 1:13  Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: 

Col 1:14  In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: 

Col 1:15  Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: 

Col 1:16  For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: 

Col 1:17  And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. 

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Date:2018-03-21 00:29
Subject:We Say We Know Him.


1Jn 2:1  My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: 

1Jn 2:2  And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. 

1Jn 2:3  And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. 

1Jn 2:4  He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. 

1Jn 2:5  But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 

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Date:2018-03-19 23:44
Subject:Ministers of Reconciliation.


2Co 5:18  And  all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and  hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; 

2Co 5:19  To  wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing  their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of  reconciliation.

The ministry of  reconciliation. 

To be reconciled- 



past tense: reconciled; past  participle: reconciled  RESTORE FRIENDLY RELATIONS BETWEEN. "she  wanted to be reconciled  with her father"

    "a       landscape in which inner and outer vision were reconciled"

From  <https://www.google.com/search?q=reconciled+definition&oq=reconciled+definition&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l5.12797j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8>  

We are to be  MINISTERS of reconciliation.

God has reconciled  US to Himself through our Savior and we need to be ministers of this  reconciliation. We need to offer this reconciliation to others. 

God IN Christ  reconciled the WORLD to HIMSELF.

Our sins will NOT  kill us!

Sin kills. Sin  separates us from God, and God is life, eternal life. Without God there is NO  eternal life. The only way our sins will not kill us is if they are forgiven.  Reconciliation has to be made through our Savior. Every single sin needs to be  forgiven and we have a Savior who DIED so He could forgive ALL our sins.  

  Without RECONCILIATION we will not have life. 

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Date:2018-03-18 23:47
Subject:Joy In God.


Rom 5:10  For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. 

Rom 5:11  And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. 

When we were enemies. Enemies of God. What constitute being an enemy of God? We are all enemies of God until we are redeemed by Him because sin rules us and sin separates us from God, and that separation makes us enemies of God. Redemption reconciles us with God. Redemption through the death of God's only begotten Son. We are SAVED by the life of our Savior- the fact He was born into humanity, raised to give His message to the world, and subjected Himself to dying on the cross so His Father could raise Him from the dead. Raised from the dead our Savior longs to redeem us from our sins, He longs to save us! Our Savior wants us to JOY IN GOD through HIM. Joy because we've received atonement, we are at one with God, no longer separated by sin, no longer enemies! 

We must JOY IN GOD through our SAVIOR!

Redemption, salvation, reconciliation, and atonement ...all through Jesus Christ our Lord and we can JOY IN GOD through Him. 

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Date:2018-03-17 19:21
Subject:The Precious Blood.


1Pe 1:18  Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 

1Pe 1:19  But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot


I think we're all familiar with the idea of redeeming coupons, yes? You clip a coupon from a paper, or you download the coupon on your phone and when you go to the checkout you give the coupon or input your phone info to get your savings. You give something and get something in return, that's how redeeming coupons work.

With our Savior, He gave His life and in return we get eternal life, we are redeemed. 

A 25 cents off coupon saves me 25 cents, NOTHING compared to my Savior giving His life for my life.

A life for a life.

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Date:2018-03-17 00:04
Subject:Jesus' Joy- Eternal Salvation for Us.


Heb 12:2  Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. 

The joy set before Jesus. What was the joy set before Jesus?

Heb 5:9  And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him


What JOY! Jesus could endure the cross, Jesus could despise the shame because after all He suffered He sat down at the right hand of the throne of God- the AUTHOR of ETERNAL SALVATION.

Had Jesus NOT endured the cross He would NOT have become the Author of Eternal Salvation. 

Jesus looked BEYOND the suffering. No one can say He didn't suffer, that He didn't feel pain. Jesus felt every single bit of the pain given to Him. Jesus didn’t live in a magical bubble that made Him feel the horrors of the world less than others. Jesus wasn't given super-human flesh that could bleed yet feel no hurt. If Jesus suffered to obtain Eternal Salvation for us, why do we believe we shouldn't suffer? Did Jesus complain about His suffering? Did our Savior say these words--

Luk 22:41  And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled down, and prayed, 

Luk 22:42  Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. 

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Date:2018-03-15 22:57
Subject:Suffering For His Sake.


Php 1:28  And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God. 

Php 1:29  For unto you it is given in the behalf of Christ, not only to believe on him, but also to suffer for his sake; 

Php 1:30  Having the same conflict which ye saw in me, and now hear to be in me

Terrified by our adversaries- they view our terror as evidence of our not holding fast to salvation in our Savior. We know that we will be confronted by our adversaries, flesh and spiritual adversaries. And we know how terrifying it can be when we are under attack. As we fight the very real Christian fight, the spiritual fight, we feel the pain, the horror of the viciousness of Satan. We have to realize as we suffer that it is for our Savior, to believe on Him, suffering for Him. 

Why do people tell others they won't suffer?

Yes, we are to count it all Joy- 

Jas_1:2  My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations

Jas 1:3  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 

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Date:2018-03-14 23:01
Subject:Paul- An Example of Suffering.


1Ti 1:12  And I thank Christ Jesus our Lord, who hath enabled me, for that he counted me faithful, putting me into the ministry; 

1Ti 1:13  Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 

1Ti 1:14  And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 

1Ti 1:15  This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 

1Ti 1:16  Howbeit for this cause I obtained mercy, that in me first Jesus Christ might shew forth all longsuffering, for a pattern to them which should hereafter believe on him to life everlasting. 

1Ti 1:17  Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. 

Paul's suffering is a pattern for all of us. 

Paul who assented to killing Christ followers, Paul who once He was shown the Light of the Savior Jesus Christ and the truth was revealed to Him, followed Christ with His whole heart. 

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Date:2018-03-13 22:41
Subject:Is Your Affliction Light?


2Co 4:17  For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory

Did someone who said these words, inspired by the Holy Spirit, say them haphazardly? Were they written without real knowledge of 'light affliction'?

Let's find out-

2Co 11:23  …I am more; in labours more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 

He was in prisons frequently. He faced death often.

2Co 11:24  Of the Jews five times received I forty stripes save one. 

Five times he received thirty-nine whippings.

2Co 11:25  Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 

Three times he was beaten with rods. 

One time he was stoned.

Three times he was in shipwrecks.

One night and one day he was in the water.

2Co 11:26  In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 

He journeyed often.

He was in danger with water.

He was in danger with robbers.

He was in danger by his fellow countrymen.

He was in danger by the heathen.

He was in danger in the city, the wilderness, and in the sea.

He was in danger from false fellow followers. 

2Co 11:27  In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness. 

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Date:2018-03-12 23:10
Subject:We Choose to Love Him.


Rom 1:28  And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient

God does NOT force us to love Him. We must choose to love Him. God will allow people to go the way they choose. Salvation is offered, but not forced. 

Rom 1:21  Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 

When a person doesn't choose to retain the knowledge of God, they still often recognize His reality yet choose not to glorify Him. Knowing God yet willfully choosing to deny Him glory, is it any wonder that God allow their hearts to be darkened? God isn't going to FORCE anyone to love Him! You say you need to be forced?! God says, no. God says, choose me.

Job 21:14  Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. 

Job 21:15  What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him? 

Psa 10:4  The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. 

Joh 3:19  And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. 

Joh 3:20  For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. 

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Date:2018-03-11 23:20
Subject:True Light.


Joh 1:1  In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 

Joh 1:2  The same was in the beginning with God. 

Joh 1:3  All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. 

Joh 1:4  In him was life; and the life was the light of men. 

Joh 1:5  And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. 

Joh 1:6  There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 

Joh 1:7  The same came for a witness, to bear witness of the Light, that all men through him might believe. 

Joh 1:8  He was not that Light, but was sent to bear witness of that Light. 

Joh 1:9  That was the true Light, which lighteth every man that cometh into the world. 

Joh 1:10  He was in the world, and the world was made by him, and the world knew him not. 

Joh 1:11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not. 

Joh 1:12  But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: 

Joh 1:13  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. 

Joh 1:14  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. 

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Date:2018-03-10 23:14
Subject:Our Joy May Be Full.


1Jn 1:1  That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life; 

1Jn 1:2  (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;) 

1Jn 1:3  That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ. 

1Jn 1:4  And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 

Loved unconditionally- this is joy- this is Christ Jesus.

Fellowship with Jesus, fellowship with the Father- is there anything more joyful? 

We can have the knowledge of truth, and that knowledge brings understanding as the Holy Spirit enlightens us.

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Date:2018-03-09 23:52
Subject:We Are Warned.


Be Warned.

1Co 4:14  I write not these things to shame you, but as my beloved sons I warn you.

Warned. When we warn someone, what are we doing? If I warn you about something I'm essentially telling you to be cautious, that you are going to encounter something possibly unpleasant. We don't warn people of good things coming their way, we happily tell them something nice is on its way. When we warn we are instantly putting things in a certain light that reveals a bit of dread. If I say, "I'm warning you, you might not like that." I'm giving you advanced notice so I can put you on alert. Warnings serve to ward a person off doing something that might have negative consequences. Warnings also are used to brace a person for something that is inevitable it they are not able to avoid the thing warned about. I might warn a person that it's not pleasant inside an MRI machine, but that doesn't mean I don't want them to get their MRI. I want them to know that they may experience discomfort and to prepare themselves for what's going to happen. 

We are warned that being a follower of Christ will be difficult. 

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Date:2018-03-08 22:25
Subject:Our Joy Might Be Full


Joh 17:11  And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are. 

Joh 17:12  While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled. 

Joh 17:13  And now come I to thee; and these things I speak in the world, that they might have my joy fulfilled in themselves. 

Jesus' joy fulfilled in us!

Joh 15:9  As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love. 

Joh 15:10  If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. 

Joh 15:11  These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. 

Joh 15:12  This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. 

Joh 15:13  Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

Joh 16:21  A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world. 

Joh 16:22  And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you. 

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Date:2018-03-07 22:27
Subject:Repenting In Dust and Ashes, Humbling Ourselves.


Job 42:1  Then Job answered the LORD, and said, 

Job 42:2  I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee. 

Job 42:3  Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. 

Job 42:4  Hear, I beseech thee, and I will speak: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 

Job 42:5  I have heard of thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth thee. 

Job 42:6  Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. 


Ezr 9:6  And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to thee, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head, and our trespass is grown up unto the heavens. 


Psa 51:17  The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. 


Luk 15:18  I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, 

Luk 15:19  And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants. 


1Ti 1:13  Who was before a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and injurious: but I obtained mercy, because I did it ignorantly in unbelief. 

1Ti 1:14  And the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 

1Ti 1:15  This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief. 

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Date:2018-03-07 00:17
Subject:May we fear the Lord and depart from evil.


Job 28:20  Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding? 

Job 28:21  Seeing it is hid from the eyes of all living, and kept close from the fowls of the air. 

Job 28:22  Destruction and death say, We have heard the fame thereof with our ears. 

Job 28:23  God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. 

Job 28:24  For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; 

Job 28:25  To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. 

Job 28:26  When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder: 

Job 28:27  Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out. 

Job 28:28  And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding. 

May we fear the Lord and depart from evil.

Psa 111:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. 

Pro 1:7  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. 

Pro 9:10  The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding. 

Ecc 12:13  Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. 

Psa 34:12  What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good? 

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Date:2018-03-05 21:42
Subject:Job- Looked Forward to the Latter Days Upon the Earth.


Jesus will stand at the latter day upon the earth. 

Job looked towards that day even in all his agony. Job knew his Redeemer lived. Job knew that even though his own body would face death's decay, that he WOULD see God and he would have flesh.

David said this- I shall be SATISFIED WHEN I AWAKE with thy likeness. David would sleep death's long sleep and wake from that long sleep having been given immortality upon waking- changed into the same immortality of his Savior.

These are truths we cannot deny, or rather we can deny them if we choose to but we do so only if we desire to be blind to the truth of our Savior.

When death is no more- only then will mortals put on immortality, only then will the corrupted put in incorruptibility. 

At Christ's return we shall rise to meet Him- if we are alive we will be changed/ if we are dead we will raised incorruptible- changed. This is the HOPE we have and it is found ONLY in our SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD!

Job 19:25  For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: 

Job 19:26  And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: 

Job 19:27  Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me. 

Psa 17:15  As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

1Co 15:53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 

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