Our Heavenly Dwelling

22 For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23 And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. Romans 8:22-25 (NASB) Read verses 24-25 on the site.

As I have grown older as a Christian, and, hopefully, as the Lord has matured me, the more I want freedom from everything that is in any way tinged with The Fall. Of course that includes my own flesh that wants only to have its cravings satiated as well as the World System whose king is Satan. God does use our time here to grow us in humility while uprooting our pride, but I so want to be past this so I can be with my Saviour.

1 For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For indeed in this house we groan, longing to be clothed with our dwelling from heaven, 3 inasmuch as we, having put it on, will not be found naked. 4 For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life. 5 Now He who prepared us for this very purpose is God, who gave to us the Spirit as a pledge. 2 Corinthians 5:1-5 (NASB)   

Like a tent, our earthly bodies, our earthly existence, are fragile and temporary and lowly. None of us know the day or hour of our deaths, however, that day and hour is coming to us all. Even so, Christians have a Heavenly body awaiting them that is not corrupt or inferior in any way. It is an eternal, resurrected, and glorified body from God. It won’t be like a tent, which is temporary, but will be permanent. In Heaven we won’t be like Casper the Friendly Ghost drifting around like a disembodied spirit, but will have a real, eternal, resurrection body. These bodies will be glorious, immortal and perfect. All of this is according to God’s perfect will and by His Sovereign Grace. It is as sure as the fact that all who are genuine believers have the Holy Spirit. In fact, the gift of the Holy Spirit is our guarantee that these things are assured.  View article →