Day 253 -FOUNDATION STONES IN A YEAR
Read: Deuteronomy 6: 10-13
Before we tackle all the details found in 1 Corinthians 15, let’s go back to the beginning of our Foundation Stones studies, because each foundational truth is built on the others.
There are two basic ideas that we have been working over: rescue from a lost estate and our establishment in a new estate. It is expressed in the Old Testament, when we see how the people of God came out of a state of bondage in Egypt. And then, ultimately, they came into the land that was promised to them, and that was their establishment in a new estate. And, as we’ve said, Israel’s experience is illustrative of our experience. As Moses put it in Deuteronomy 6: 23, And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore unto our fathers. So, He has brought us out that He might bring us in. And the same thing is true in the spiritual life except that now we’re talking about the reality. He has brought us out from sin and divine condemnation. And He has brought us into the possession of all of the blessings of salvation which are bound up in Jesus Christ.
Glorification, which is another way of stating the resurrection of the dead, is the consummation of our personal salvation. It is, therefore, the last stage in the application of Christ’s work to us. So it is not just about Christ’s resurrection, it is also about our resurrection.
Have you before realised that the doctrine of the resurrection of the body, is the necessary completion of the redemption of the cross of Jesus Christ?
So much still to learn about the glories of Christ. Open my eyes Lord.