As the time of summer draws to an end, God seems closer as we witness His creation losing its vigor, and the fall colors beginning to come forth. As we witness this annual phenomenon, we cannot help but think how this time relates to God changing us. As the old man nature begins to lose its vigor, then our true God given colors begin to show. The green on the leaves is only chlorophyll that hides the true color of the leaf. Some leaves are red, some are yellow, while others are rust colored. Whatever the color of the leaf, it cannot show its true color until fall comes, and its usefulness is about spent. The chlorophyll keeps the air sweet, absorbing all the unwanted odors of the summer season. God has promised when we come to the end of the age our old bodies of flesh will have no purpose because no flesh is going to enter into the Kingdom of God. Then what does He promise concerning our old bodies? Paul wrote to the church at Corinth:
"And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly." *** I Corinthians 15:49
We have all born the image of the earthly man, the one God created in the garden made of dust. Now we are about ready to bear the image of the heavenly, or Spiritual man.
"Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption." *** I Corinthians 15:50
The flesh is not going to inherit anything. It will either die, or go through the transformation process. In the Spirit, Paul saw that which the corruptible body cannot inherit. A body of corruption is one that will decay or rot. The incorruptible body will neither die, nor decay. Paul continued:
"Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed." *** I Corinthians 15:51-52
Paul is revealing a mystery hidden from the foundation of the earth. This change will not take place after our death, but while we live. Paul also reveals to us:
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:" *** Romans 1:20
As we witness the change in the trees, the plants, and everything that grows, we can get a glimpse of what God has promised His whole creation at the end of this age.
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