Into The Likeness of Christ
The glory of the resurrection
Something that we fail to realize, but it is clear in the scripture. When we enter that city that is the residence of the Almighty, we will be no longer in these corruptible bodies. We will have been changed in the twinkling of an eye into a form in the likeness of Christ Jesus; the ascended Christ Jesus.
but our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. He will transform the body of our humble condition into the likeness of His glorious body, by the power that enables Him to subject everything to Himself.
Philippians 3:20-21 (HCSB)
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Ecclesiastes 7:8-10 (HCSB)
The end of a matter is better than its beginning ;a patient spirit is better than a proud spirit. Don’t let your spirit rush to be angry, for anger abides in the heart of fools. Don’t say, “Why were the former days better than these?” since it is not wise of you to ask this.
Note from Kip:
Today was culminated in a flourish. The morning presented a unexpected expense for my vehicle which otherwise should have seemingly be under warranty but it wasn’t. Continue reading “These Are The Good Ole Days! – 3/15/18”
Giving up our birthright
Genesis 25:29-34 (HCSB)
Once when Jacob was cooking a stew, Esau came in from the field exhausted. He said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stuff, because I’m exhausted.” That is why he was also named Edom.
Jacob replied, “First sell me your birthright.”
“Look,” said Esau, “I’m about to die, so what good is a birthright to me?”
Jacob said, “Swear to me first.” So he swore to Jacob and sold his birthright to him. Then Jacob gave bread and lentil stew to Esau; he ate, drank, got up, and went away. So Esau despised his birthright.
I’ve always had a bit of contempt for Esau. After all, he sold his birthright to Jacob for some stew. Surely, Jacob wasn’t cooking way far away from the residence where he and his brother lived. Therefore he was already home, but sold his birthright, not out of hunger but out of convenience. He did after all treat his birthright with contempt.
But consider this, how many of us, sell our birthright out of convenience? When it becomes easier, to ‘go along to get along; do we simply ignore the fact that we are home with Christ Jesus, and give the world what they want? We surrender our birthright as children of the King of Kings, for acceptance by the world.
We don’t think too much of the concept of ‘flipping a coin’ into the air and then snatching it in mid-drop, to then slap it on the back side of our other hand. Then uncovering the coin, to see what side is facing up.
Is it heads? Is it tails? Perhaps it is both!
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John 11:25-26 (HCSB)
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live. Everyone who lives and believes in Me will never die — ever. Do you believe this?