1 Corinthians 15:51-52 NIV 2011
Listen, I tell you a mystery: We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
Paul ended his letter with words regarding resurrection. John 5:25, “…when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.” He delineated the difference between the natural and the spiritual body. Philippians 3:21, “who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.” Sin causes death but Christ’s death brings believers eternal life. Matthew 24:31, “And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call…” Victory over sin and death come through Christ.
When I think of Paul before he met Christ on the road to Damascus, though I’ve never physically persecuted Christians, there was a time gossip was a daily occurrence. A fellow BSF leader set me straight with these words, “gossip is murdering an individual’s character.” The Lord has led me away from gossip. It was a sin that had taken up much too much of my time. Learning to leave a conversation starting down that path, I pray while departing. Christ has given me victory and eternal life.
Over what sinful behavior will Christ give you victory?