Bodies of His Glory

20 … a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself (Philippians 3).

When Jesus became a human being, it was a permanent transformation from pure spirit to pure humanity.  Thus, He is as much human in heaven now as He ever was human on earth then.  So then, the miracle of His incarnation in the past is the promise of the future miracle of our transformation from corrupt humanity to pure humanity.    The five wounds he bore on Calvary, marks which are yet visible, are pointers to that promise for all those who still await the redemption of their bodies (Romans 8:23).

When Adam was created, he was shaped from dirt to become a physical being, yet was not truly alive until the Godhead breathed into him the breath of life.  For those of us who have been born-again, it is just the opposite.  New life in Christ indeed has already been breathed into us, and yet we all (including those already gone before us) still wait for that final exertion of power to transform our physical bodies into conformity with “the body of His glory.”  Only then will the process of full redemption be complete.  Come quickly, Lord Jesus!

Lord, we thank You for this amazing promise!  Help us This Day to live in the hope of its fulfillment at any moment.  Amen.