Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 5-21-21

1 Corinthians 15:50-57 (TPT) Transformation
50 Now, I tell you this, my brothers and sisters, flesh and blood are not able to inherit God’s kingdom realm, and neither will that which is decaying be able to inherit what is incorruptible.

51 Listen, and I will tell you a divine mystery: not all of us will die, but we will all be transformed. 52 It will happen in an instant [in an atom of time]—in the twinkling of his eye. For when the last trumpet is sounded, the dead will come back to life. We will be indestructible and we will be transformed. 53 For we will discard our mortal “clothes” and slip into a body that is imperishable. What is mortal now will be exchanged for immortality. 54 And when that which is mortal puts on immortality, and what now decays is exchanged for what will never decay, then the Scripture will be fulfilled that says:
Death is swallowed up by a triumphant victory!

55 
So death, tell me, where is your victory?
    Tell me death, where is your sting?
56 It is sin that gives death its sting and the law that gives sin its power. 57 But we thank God [we accept God’s grace] for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.

I love our passage for today; it sums up so many awesome things Jesus has accomplished on our behalf. Christ has done things for us that would be impossible in our humanity. At the cross, Christ defeated Satan, the curse of death, and stripped sin of its power. When we choose to live for Christ, we are free from divine Judgement and enjoy the power of his anointing to take down any sin that comes to rob us. We are more than conquerors through Christ.

Prayer: Lord, thank you for the amazing way you have brought me salvation. Cause me to take every wrong thought captive and learn to follow your lead into victory. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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