Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed. —1 Corinthians 15:51
Paul wrote to the saints at Corinth to encourage them to be faithful to the Lord. Some will be dead and others will be living at the time of Christ’s return. “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye…the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed” (1 Corinthians 15:52).
Child of God, a change is coming! Our physical bodies grow old and infirmity is a reality for many. Eventually, the body will die and return to the dust from which it was created. This is because of the curse of death placed upon mankind in the Garden of Eden. However, that curse is temporary to the saint of God. Jesus conquered death and broke the power of the curse. Praise God!
When Jesus returns, the dead will rise from the grave and all of God’s people of every kindred, tongue, and generation shall be changed. A great and mighty resurrection will occur across the world and ALL of God’s children will receive a glorified body. That which was mortal and corruptible will put on incorruption and immortality.
The change will be instantaneous and glorious. As God will raise the dead, so He will change the living into incorruptible beings that will never die. That which was weak and broken though life and physical death will not only be made strong but will be changed and new.
Our current physical bodies would not be able to withstand the beauty and grandeur of the place that God has prepared for us in Heaven. Hence, God plans to equip us with a physical body that can thrive in the joy of living for eternity in Heaven. These changed bodies, which will be the residence of our eternal spirits, will never again taste of death. God chose not to reveal the exact nature of this change, but this change will far surpass that which we can comprehend in this mortal body.
Be encouraged in life and in the process of death as you walk through the valley yourself or with a loved one. If you are saved and washed in the blood, there is coming a day when you will be changed!