Sunday, April 30, 2017

Daily Fountain 2017 - The Order Of Resurrection






Sunday April 30
Second Sunday After Easter

Bible Reading:     1 Cor. 15: 20 - 28

Topic:         The Order Of Resurrection

Yesterday we saw that the resurrection of the dead is real.

Today, Paul adds another dimension with regard to who will be raised, why and how!

He links the resurrection of the dead to the second coming of Christ.

He distinguishes between those in Adam (all of humanity who inherited Adam's sin nature) and those in Christ.

As long as one remains in that state, he is appointed to die once and after that judgment (Heb. 9: 27)

As for those who are in Christ, Gal. 3: 26 - 27 says they will be raised for eternal dwelling with Jesus when He comes again.

Every Christian has passed through death into life in this life because he has been buried with Jesus and subsequently raised with Him, in order to walk in hope of a bodily resurrection to come (Rom. 6: 3 - 6)

At Jesus' coming, there will be the resurrection of the saints who are asleep in Jesus and then Christians who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord (1 Thess. 4: 13 - 17).

The advise therefore for those expecting a glorious life with Christ in eternity is: "Awake to righteousness and do not sin like those who have no knowledge of God" (1 Cor. 15: 34)

Prayer:

Lord, let Your Church be always conscious of Jesus' second coming, Amen

Memory Verse:   1 Cor. 15: 22

"For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ, shall all be made alive"

Source:     The Daily Fountain
(The Daily Devotional Guide of the Church of Nigeria Anglican Communion)

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