1ST CORINTHIANS 6:14 (13 OF 28)

by Harley Howard

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1st Corinthians 6:14 (13 of 28)
Series: The Epistle of 1 Corinthians
Harley Howard

14 And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

The emphasis in the here and now should NOT be that we live for the here and now. That is, that this body, which belongs to the Lord, should not be used for this age, to indulge in things for which it was not designed for, that is, the purposes of God. If we plainly recognize that the body is not for wickedness but for the Lord, then obviously we will submit unto Him and allow His purposes to dominate what we do with it.

The future state of the believer indeed also has present implications as to what we do with this body, which is God's property. One day we will be raised up from this earth and our vile bodies shall be fashioned like unto His glorious body. Therefore, we should be using this body for the glory of God right now. Or as John said in his first epistle in chapter 3, "And every man which has this hope in Him (Christ) purifieth himself as He (Christ) is pure."

One day, the same power from the same and only God, who raised up Christ from the dead, will indeed raise us up by the same power.

Because Christ is risen so we also shall one day be resurrected from the grave and from these bodies.

1st Corinthians 15:12-23
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also w ...

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