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In the twinkling of an eye

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 (1 Cor. 15:52 KJV)

In the twinkling of an eye showing a man with a bright torch in a starry night

One of these days, in a flash, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet shall sound from heaven, what we have been reading in scriptures will become a reality before our very eyes. The dead in Christ shall rise from the dead, and those who are alive in Christ will be changed. What a day that will be!

The scripture emphasizes that the change will occur so quickly and suddenly “in the twinkling of an eye.” It will be faster than the time it takes to blink! What change is the Lord talking about here? The Apostle Paul says:

Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself (Phil. 3:21 KJV)

Believers who died in Christ and those who will be alive will suddenly become transformed into the fullness of Christlikeness. A heavenly or glorious body will completely replace the old natural body which we now have. The best example to describe this magnificent experience is the transfiguration of Jesus on the Mount. He outward looks, including His body, suddenly changed from the natural to the glorious. Can you imagine having the glorious body of Jesus in the resurrection? The glory of God is our hope in Christianity. It far supersedes any of the many struggles and difficulties we are going through right now. This hope must be our focus as we look forward to that day when we shall see Jesus’s face and become as He is. Keep your heads up high for glorious things are awaiting you in Christ!

MEDITATE

What is the meaning of incorruptible in our scripture above? ( 1 Cor. 15:42-44).

APPLY THE WORD

The Apostle John gives us a very practical application of the devotional above “and every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure” (1 Jn. 3:3 KJV).

PRAY

Thank the Lord for the blessing of your salvation and the great hope of His glory that is reserved for us.

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