Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Your Heavenly Body

'The most beautiful system [The Universe] could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being' - Isaac Newton

Ever wonder what your heavenly body will be like? The Bible gives us three answers to the questions. 'How are the dead raised? With what kind of body will they come?' First, it speaks of anatomy:'...Men have one kind of flesh, animals have another, birds another, fish another.' (1 Corinthians 15:35 NIV)

Just as fish are designed to handle the pressures of the ocean and birds are designed to fly, your heavenly body will be custom-made for eternity. (Imagine travelling not merely at the speed of light, but the speed of thought!) Next it speaks of astronomy: The sun has one kind of splendour, the moon another and the stars another; star differs from star in splendour. So will it be with the resurrection of the dead...' (1 Corinthians 15:41 NIV) There will be degrees of honour and differences of reward when we get to Heaven. Your service now  is what determines your status then 'God' will give to each person according to what he has done.' (Romans 2:6 NIV) Finally, it speaks of agriculture....'it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power.' (1Corinthians 15:43 NIV) It's said the old Saxon word for cemetery means 'God's acre.' How wonderful; Christians don't get buried, they get planted!

There's a Bulletin Board in the Mayo Clinic which reads:
'Cancer is limited: it cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot erode faith, it cannot eat away peace, it cannot destroy confidence, it cannot kill friendship, it cannot shut out memories, it cannot silence courage, it cannot invade the soul, it cannot reduce eternal life, it cannot quench the spirit and it cannot lesson the power of the resurrection.

This information, given to me by a friend, was taken from:


stonepost said...

Chez, I hope you are doing fine and treating life nicely! Wonderful and uplifting post today!
I have a little problem with "status" in God's Kingdom. We struggle so hard with equality here on Earth I would hope for a chance at equality in Heaven, that God loves each of us the same and bestows upon us not what we "deserve" but His love, unequivically.

Starry said...

I love the Mayo sign!

Nice to think about how whole and well we all shall be when we get 'there'.

have a great day.

artistdeb said...

Thanks for sharing Cheryl.

diane b said...

I hope this gives you strength to power on.

Chez said...

StonePost my belief 'love is all there is' and your belief are one and the same. Somehow, although I am unsure how, being of 'service' in some way or another is important.
I have missed my blog and friends. Exhaustion set in today and I took a 'raincheck' on lunch with my breast cancer group.
Back to normal soon. Hayd is 'over' car hunting. Think he will just make a decision and hang the consequences

Chez said...

Starry I too love the Mayo clinic sign.
Definitely expect to 'hear' from me just as you do now my friend. It's a deal!

Chez said...

You're welcome Deb. Thought of you as I posted this one!

Chez said...

Diane b there is definitely 'more' or I would have been long gone.
Do hope that weather you recently experienced in Qld is now gone for good.

River said...

Hi. I meant to come over sooner and have a look around. I've had a bit of a scroll down and have to say I love your house. I'll be back for a longer look another day.

Chez said...

Welcome River. Look forward to getting to know you better.