Focus: 2 Corinthians 5:1 - KJV
1. For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
1 Corinthians 15:20-44
The body of the child of God is the temple of the Holy Spirit. He has been baptized to the death of Christ and thereby, he lives to live forever more. This does not negate from physical death on earth for death is the last enemy that will be dealt with. Hence, when the child of God dies physically on earth, he is buried and the corruptible body that housed him while on earth is left to decay. But he resurrects to be with the Lord having another body built for him by God. For God through His Spirit is used to dwelling with him, He puts together another body, the celestial body, to continue with the fusion that they both are used to. God is an incurable lover. If He has you in His embrace He never let go. Stephen was a temple of the Holy Spirit while on earth by his body. When he was to be martyred, he saw and told those around that his lover was already standing with outstretched arms to receive and embrace him on the other side. Of course, the body that bore Stephen on earth was not the one to be embraced but the celestial body which the Lord was going to give to him upon his translation. This fact gives clear encouragement unto us as believers for the Lord will never abandon His lovers. Our labor on earth is never in vain. Our Lover is coming to receive us unto Himself after our time here in this pilgrim’s land. We are in for a greater beauty and bliss than we can ever imagine. When Lazarus got to the bosom of Abraham, it was not the sored unkept body that he bore but the building of God. It is available to us also, if we make it to the end.
That travail is not enough to make you throw in the towel, beloved. Your lover is waiting for you to finish well and strong so that He may introduce you to new things in the new heaven and the new earth. You can only access that if you don’t give up in the battle you are facing. Please never deny God because of your travails. Eyes are yet to see, nor ears heard neither has anyone been able to think of the extent of the loving things the Lord has prepared for those who will love Him to the end. Will you hold the forth?
SOLUTION: What the enemy seeks is to make you deny God. Don’t ever do that. Rather, have faith in God to the end knowing that weeping may endure for the night, joy comes in the morning. And of course, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. Hold on to your faith in Christ, no matter what.
Daddy Lord, the heat is getting fiercer for your children on earth like you foretold. We are committed to standing with you to the very end. But without your help we are not sure we can survive it all. We therefore seek your face to help make this burden light even now in the name of Jesus Christ. You sent help to the Lord Jesus Christ when the burden appeared rather too heavy for Him, please help us to keep on standing to the end in Jesus’ name. That which we must do per time to keep standing, please release upon us on time in Jesus’ name. In the end, let us reign with you with all the benefits you have prepared for your saints being made available to us in Jesus’ name.