1Cor 15:52 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.
Our attention is now turned to the event that will bring about the receipt of our glorified bodies… the resurrection (which takes place at the return of Christ to the earth at His second coming).
Several truths about the second coming are presented to us:
- The 2nd coming and resurrection of the dead will take place suddenly “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye”
- The bodies of the dead will be called forth from the graves much like the trumpets being blown in the Old Testament times calling soldiers, or townspeople, to gather. It is possible this is literal trumpets being blown by the angels accompanying Christ at His coming. “At the last trump, for the trumpet shall sound”.
- All bodies will be resurrected from the graves and given the ability to exist eternally. (For the saved, their bodies are glorified. For the lost their bodies are enabled to exist eternally in the Lake of Fire.) “The dead shall be raised incorruptible”
- The bodies of the saved will receive additional changes to them: All the effects of sin will be eradicated from the believer’s body, etc. “and we shall be changed”
For the believer, what a wonderful blessing awaits at the 2nd coming of Christ! Let us all be faithful in service waiting for that wonderful day!
May the Lord bless each one of us as we “Think On These Things”.
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