INCORRUPTIBILITY [29a]

What’s the point of this Christian “religion”?  If I write this “off the top of my head”, without referring to scripture, I might get into strife, but here goes.

This corruptible must put on incorruption. This mortal must put on immortality.

His body did not see corruption, the sinless one became perfect. [ he learned obedience through what he suffered.]

We are to be in the process of storing up incorruptibility. “You are storing up for yourself…”.

Even though it says the Spirit of life gives life to our mortal bodies, it is difficult to say for certain that it is this very action that provides the basis for our resurrection as immortal beings, although some or all of this reality may be transferred to “the heavenlies”.

The “storing up” may be more “in the heavenlies” with Christ, than actual redemptive transformation in the first instance. New creations, but “in” Christ. Meaning that “our lives are hid with God in Christ, when Christ who is our life appears, we also will appear with him in glory” The “rapture”, the “taking up” of the faithful, will involve the actual transformation of the person into the new being. Not withstanding that “if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation”. The old has gone, the new is come.

“Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom”. It is the spiritual reality that inherits, when that spiritual reality is turned into actual spiritual substance. We cannot say that this is happening now, although the spiritual reality IS. [“faith is the substance of things unseen…]

That which is of Christ is incorruptible, and as we allow that which is of Christ, to become that which is of us, our incorruptible heavenly status grows in him. Our earthly bodies are to be redeemed, not from within but from without, [we wait to be clothed with our heavenly dwelling] from the heavenly reality that waits to be merged with this “seed” that is “sown”.

“Eternal life” is a process which is transforming our future, even as the earthly pattern of it is presently being transformed now on earth.

The incorruptible body is a product of the spiritual realities we are, through Christ, presently building, as we act in accordance with his will, as directed by the Spirit.

So if you are in Christ, your present activities as him in you, are generating the spiritual reality that will become your future existence in him. [you died, and your life is hid with God in Christ].

We know that when he appears, we will be like him, for we will see him as he is. Born again, into eternal life, working with the guaranteed processes of incorruptibility, to become incorruptible. Death is overpowered in us, even as it was in him. The NEW CREATURE in Christ, finally revealed. To dwell in a new creation. “The creation itself will be liberated…”. We should look to not being corrupted by worldly processes, and instead to build up our incorruptibility as we reside in him,  even as he is himself incorruptible.

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