Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 11-23-18

November 23, 2018

1 Corinthians 15:20-28 New Living Translation (NLT)

We must all be wise and diligent in getting ready for the Second Coming of Christ.  When Christ returns we will be raised to life the way he has been raised to life.  In our passage today, we are reminded when Christ returns he is coming to destroy every power and source that opposes God’s Kingdom reign; therefore, Christ will bring every opposing spirit under his authority,  Jesus is not only Good News…he is Lord!

1 Corinthians 15:20-28

20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.

21 So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man. 22 Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life. 23 But there is an order to this resurrection: Christ was raised as the first of the harvest; then all who belong to Christ will be raised when he comes back.

24 After that the end will come, when he will turn the Kingdom over to God the Father, having destroyed every ruler and authority and power. 25 For Christ must reign until he humbles all his enemies beneath his feet. 26 And the last enemy to be destroyed is death. 27 For the Scriptures say, “God has put all things under his authority.” (Of course, when it says “all things are under his authority,” that does not include God himself, who gave Christ his authority.) 28 Then, when all things are under his authority, the Son will put himself under God’s authority, so that God, who gave his Son authority over all things, will be utterly supreme over everything everywhere.

Prayer;  Lord, thank you for your Word that produces wisdom.  I look forward to your return.  Holy Spirit, please keep me diligent in my faith walk.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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