We are not immortal yet – even if we think we are
1 Corinthians 15:51-53 KJ2000 51 Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 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. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
From the above passage of scripture you are probably thinking I am going to talk about the coming of our Lord. Well not exactly.
I mentioned in my previous post here, that I messed up and sinned against my Lord. What lead up to the problem? What happened? How can I learn from the experience?
Now this next part is going to sound strange to many of you who have never experienced what I am about to describe, but I probably spent TOO MUCH time with Jesus yesterday. I bet there are a bunch of you looking puzzled right now after reading that last statement, but let me explain.
When we are transformed into our heavenly bodies – when we enter into the next life with Jesus, we will have a body that can withstand eternal blessings. But, in my opinion, that is not the case in this life. Our bodies just are not designed to withstand constant blessings – it will wear us out.
Yesterday, I woke up very early. As usual I ran to my computer and started worshiping my Lord and studying Scripture. The Lord met with me for hours and hours. I must have spent at least eight hours doing nothing but praying, studying and being blessed. Then after that I continued with other activities that brought even more blessing. I started to feel “blasted” and worn out from all the blessing and my Lord tried to tell me I needed a break. He tried to get me to go do some other responsibilities – go clean my house or enter some customer data into my database. But I didn’t listen. You see I am addicted to His love. I am addicted to the feeling of His presence I feel when I read His Word and Worship Him.
2 Corinthians 5:8 NLT Yes, we are fully confident, and we would rather be away from these earthly bodies, for then we will be at home with the Lord.
1 Corinthians 16:15 KJV 15 I beseech you, brethren, (ye know the house of Stephanas, that it is the firstfruits of Achaia, and that they have addicted themselves to the ministry of the saints,)
But there is a time to worship Him and there is a time to serve Him in daily mundane responsibilities.
Ecclesiastes 3:1,11 NLT 1 For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. … 11 Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.