The Daily Word of Righteousness

Resurrection, #17

Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. For my flesh is meat indeed, and my blood is drink indeed. He that eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, dwelleth in me, and I in him. As the living Father hath sent me, and I live by the Father: so he that eateth me, even he shall live by me. (John 6:54-57)

Study the above passage. Note the relationship between eating the flesh of Christ and drinking His blood, and being raised at the last day. This is not the general resurrection of the dead in which all who have died are called forth from the grave in order to stand before God and be judged. Rather, this is a special resurrection in which the Lord Jesus personally summons His beloved saint and brother and changes him into His own image.

The promise is not to him who merely has made a profession of salvation but to him or her who is living by the Life of Christ as Christ lives by the Life of the Father.

Our hope is that we shall be clothed with bodily immortality when the seventh trumpet sounds. Will incorruptible life clothe an adamic nature that has not pressed forward from glory to glory until it has been changed into the image of the Lord?

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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. (I Corinthians 15:52,53)

The trumpet must be sounded today. The Christian churches are in deception. The goal of the Divine redemption is not residence in a mansion in Heaven, the goal is to be clothed with the Glory of Christ after our body has been summoned from the grave.

The standard of today's Christianity is woefully below the Bible standard. If we would have a glorious resurrection we must begin to live as have the saints of all time.

Who through faith subdued kingdoms, wrought righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions. Quenched the violence of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, out of weakness were made strong, waxed valiant in fight, turned to flight the armies of the aliens. Women received their dead raised to life again: and others were tortured, not accepting deliverance; that they might obtain a better resurrection: (Hebrews 11:33-35)

May God grant that each of us obtains a "better resurrection." (from Resurrection)