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The Mystery…Are You Rehearsing? – April 1, 2024

Monday, April 1

Devotional written by Rrachel Fitzpatrick, Outreach Director

 

THE MYSTERY… ARE YOU REHEARSING?

I declare to you, brothers and sisters, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God, nor does the perishable inherit the imperishable. Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.”
1 Corinthians 15:50-52

Read Galatians 5:22-23

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In his letter, Paul shared a divine mystery. God’s people didn’t know this, but it was revealed through Jesus Christ’s resurrection. 

Do you know the mystery? Though every living being was made like the first person, Adam, not every living being will die. Some people will be here on this earth when Jesus returns. Those people will not die a natural death but will instead be transformed. Let’s think on that word: transformed. Our perishable bodies will become imperishable bodies. Mortality will be transformed to immortality. 

That mystery is divulged so you might live in the hope of hearing the trumpet sound and be ready for divine transformation. 

Today, why not rehearse for that final day? The well-known passage from Galatians is a great start. Read through it and ask yourself, am I practicing the Fruit of the Spirit? Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control are all expressions of the divine nature that we will fully inhabit in those resurrected bodies. 

As we experience God’s supernatural work in us through the Holy Spirit, it is a foretaste of what we will be when we see Him face to face. The resurrection of Jesus Christ revealed the mystery of what we shall be as well as part of the plan for that final day. 

Reflection: You may be part of that great revealed mystery—the one who never tastes death physically but is transformed. Are you practicing daily, knowing the best is yet to come?

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