Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Made Like Him

I was listening to a song called "Soon" on my way to work yesterday. In the first verse, there's a line: " When I see Him, I shall be made like Him"... For whatever reason, this reminded me of a recent post concerning Adam & Eve. Eve was made like Adam in that she was flesh of his flesh & bone of his bone. In the same way, those who believe will be made like the "Last Adam", that is, Jesus...

He conquered the grave, rose from the dead & awaits His bride- the church. Our flesh will return to the dust from whence it came, but our spirit will rise at the sound of an ethereal trumpet. We will be changed in the wild, anticipatory twinkling of "Adam's" eye. We shall be changed the very moment we see Him. This is what He's been waiting for... We will finally become who we were meant to be. We will be complete, made like Him, made for Him... I can hardly imagine such a day. I wonder if Jesus, like the first Adam, will look at us & exclaim "AT LAST!"

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is. (1 John 3:2 ESV)

As surely as there are physical bodies, there are spiritual bodies. And our physical bodies will be changed into spiritual bodies. The first man was named Adam... a living person. But Jesus... the last Adam, is a life-giving spirit. (1 Corinthians 15:44-45 CEV)

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