Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:51-58)
Today’s Morsel: I like mystery movies. Sherlock Holmes. Murder She Wrote. I like playing the game called “Clue”. I even like searching through the Bible for mysteries. Even Paul told Timothy that godliness was a mystery. “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory” (1 Timothy 3:16). I believe that one of the reasons that many Christians don’t know that Jesus is God is because they will not search the scripture to find the answer. If it’s a mystery, then you have to search for the answer. Jesus told us: “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me. And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life” (John 5:39-40). Eternal life is in Him. Perhaps that is the reason so many people aren’t 100% committed to God, because they don’t know who He is. I also believe, that if people would search the scripture to know God, death wouldn’t be such a mystery to them, and many wouldn’t fear it. Paul said, “Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 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.” So how are we changed? We will take off this old tabernacle and put on a new one in Heaven. “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” (2 Corinthians 5:1). Have you searched out any mysteries lately? The greatest mystery you will ever solve is to know who Jesus is.
Sing: The Mighty God is Jesus, The Prince of Peace is He. The Everlasting Father, The King Eternally, The Wonderful in Wisdom, by whom all things were made, the fullness of the Godhead in Jesus is displayed.
Thought For Today: The greatest mystery you will ever solve is to know who Jesus is. (Parker)