Chapter 5 - 3


Romans 8:23, the Apostle Paul speaks of a “groaning” within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY. KJV

The New Living Translation in II Corinthians 5:1 says this REDEMPTION is a NEW BODY that is promised to us when we die: 'For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down--when we die and leave these bodies--we will have a home in heaven, an eternal BODY made for us by God Himself and not by human hands.'

The King James Version says of this verse, '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.'

II CORINTHIANS 5:2-4, the Apostle Paul speaks again of a “groaning”:
'For in this, we "groan", earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being "burdened": not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of LIFE.' KJV

The "burden" referred to here is the "corrupt nature" still in the HEART and MIND of the believer that wars with the REDEEMED SOUL, and our aging physical bodies.

The Living Translation says of these verses: 'We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when we will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will NOT be spirits without bodies, but we will put on a new heavenly BODY.'

Our walk in Christ will lead us to the 2ND REDEMPTION of our earthly bodies to glorious heavenly bodies, where we will live with our Lord and our God forever in His ETERNAL KINGDOM! AMEN AND AMEN!

Rejoice Friend! For the KINGDOM OF GOD IS GIVEN UNTO YOU. Hold onto it with ALL your HEART, MIND and SOUL! Never let it slip from you!

The apostle Paul said in II Timothy 4:6-7, 'For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH: Henceforth there is laid up for me a CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: And not to me only, but unto all them also that LOVE HIS APPEARING.'

The New Living Translation says of these verses, 'As for me, my life has already been poured out as an OFFERING to God. The time of my death is near. I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained FAITHFUL. And now the prize awaits me--THE CROWN OF RIGHTEOUSNESS that the Lord, the righteous judge, will give me on that great day of His return. And the prize is not just for me but all who eagerly look forward to His glorious return.'

Luke 21:27-28 says, 'And then shall they see the SON of MAN coming in a cloud with POWER and GREAT GLORY. And when these things begin to come to pass, then, LOOK UP, and LIFT UP YOUR HEADS; for your REDEMPTION draweth nigh.'


Jesus says in Revelations 22:20-21, "Surely I come quickly". Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus. The GRACE of our LORD JESUS CHRIST; be with you all.' KJV