Paul writes,

"He will transform these humble bodies of ours into the likeness of his glorious body by means of that power by which he is able to subject all things to himself."
— Philippians 3:21

Our current body is brought into conformity with Christ's resurrected body, which has overcome death, and which is now in a state of glory, and this process of transformation is done by the same power through which the entire creation was subjected to Him.

If the power that subjected the entire creation to Him, is the same power that will change our current bodies into bodies that have a glory like His, then although this is no small thing for us, it is easy for Him. For we are only a small portion of the entire creation that He has brought into subjection.

In addition the "subjection of all things" took place at the creation, for "all things have been created through him and for him" (Colossians 1:16). So although for us the transformation of our body is a future event, it is not a future event for God. The process has already been worked out, secured and proven, and Christ has passed through this and made it a reality for us. The only thing standing between us and a glorious body like Christ's, is for us to take the same journey that Christ did to receive His glorious body, death.

From our perspective death has total power for it is the end of our mortal body. But from God's perspective, death no longer has any power because beyond it is resurrection and a body of glory that death cannot touch.

© 2011, VoiceWind. . .Greg Loveless. All rights reserved.

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