Find joy and peace with God in the music and songs from this inspiring website. Be blessed and remember to daily abide in the great Good King, Jesus Christ.
For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth: and though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God: whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me. Job 19:25-27.
Our personal identity is preserved in the resurrection, though not the same particles of matter or material substance as went into the grave. The wondrous works of God are a mystery to man. The spirit, the character of man, is returned to God, there to be preserved. In the resurrection every man will have his own character. God in His own time will call forth the dead, giving again the breath of life, and bidding the dry bones live. The same form will come forth, but it will be free from disease and every defect. It lives again bearing the same individuality of features, so that friend will recognize friend. There is no law of God in nature which shows that God gives back the same identical particles of matter which composed the body before death. God shall give the righteous dead a body that will please Him.
Paul illustrates this subject by the kernel of grain sown in the field. The planted kernel decays, but there comes forth a new kernel. The natural substance in the grain that decays is never raised as before, but God giveth it a body as it hath pleased Him. A much finer material will compose the human body, for it is a new creation, a new birth. It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
He [the believer] may die, as Christ died, but the life of the Saviour is in him. His life is hid with Christ in God. “I am come that they might have life,” Jesus said, “and that they might have it more abundantly.” He carries on the great process by which believers are made one with Him in this present life, to be one with Him throughout all eternity….
At the last day He will raise them as a part of Himself…. Christ became one with us in order that we might become one with Him in divinity.
From “Maranatha”, by Ellen White
Listen to how God was with Corrie Ten Boom, and helped her to be a shining light when she and her sister were taken to one of the darkest places of all: the German concentration camp.
No matter how dark and dire your life is the Good King will be with you, and if you hold on tightly to His hand in trust He will use you to bless others where you are.
I asked for strength–
and God gave me difficulties to make me strong.
I asked for wisdom–
and God gave me problems to solve.
I asked for prosperity–
and God gave me brain and brawn to work.
I asked for courage–
and God gave me dangers to overcome.
I asked for love–
and God gave me opportunities.
I received nothing I wanted–
I received everything I needed.
My prayer has been answered.
From The Family Of Michael Job, An Indian Christian Medical Student Who Was Killed In June Of 1999 Because Of His Father’s Evangelistic Activities.
From “Extreme Devotion”, by The Voice Of The Martyrs
(C) 2001, The Voice Of The Martyrs
Published in Nashville, Tennessee, by Thomas Nelson. Thomas Nelson is a registered trademark of Thomas Nelson, Inc.
When we pray and don’t receive the answers we want, let’s remember these words from this Lightbearer in India, and trust that our Good King knows what He is doing.