For the hope which is laid up for you in heaven, whereof you heard before in the word of the truth of the gospel
We lift up our desire not to be unclothed by death BUT to be clothed upon by Immortality at His appearing. This hope is the proper inspired posture that our minds and consciousness must adopt concerning all things.
Look at the world lying in the grip and shadow of darkness…look at Adam and be moved to tears at his corruption….then feast your eyes on the man Jesus- First Born from the Dead…Heir to the Throne of God…the faithful and true witness…Alpha and Omega!
Look to Him who was pierced and marred…who was dead But Behold He is alive for ever more!…see in the light of His coming the restoration of all things and the times of refreshing from the Throne of God. See this reality and rest in this Hope O child of God!
For soon, the trumpets will sound and the King of Kings will return in all the splendour of His Glory and Majesty. We who are living will be instantly transformed and caught up unto Him in the clouds….them brethren taken by death will rise up again…then shall we be with the Lord and fulfill all the Oracles of God.
Rest in this Hope. Selah.
I say the preaching of the Gospel is incomplete without the reality of this hope announced. Selah