Philippians 1:6, “…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.”

Have you ever started something and didn’t finish it?  Maybe you made a new year’s resolution and didn’t make it even three weeks!  However, did you know that God promises to finish and carry out on to completion your salvation?  Meaning, when you were born again in your soul and spirit your body remained the same and God is promising in the above verse to complete in your body what He did in your soul and spirit.

You will one day be given a brand new resurrected body just like the one Jesus had after His resurrection.  Your new body will be forever perfect and unified with your inner self.  Paul gives great insight and depth in 1 Corinthians 15 to the promise of a new body and specifically in verse 49 he writes, “And just as we have borne the likeness of the earthly man, so shall we bear the likeness of the man from heaven.”  Therefore, on the day of the resurrection we will be just like Jesus in our new bodies!

As a result, be encouraged to know that God will finish what He started.  You will not always carry around this “body of death” that has sickness, weakness, and earthly impulses to sin.  However, on the day Jesus’ returns all believers will be given a new body.  Until that day think of your salvation as Paul said in 2 Corinthians 4:7, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all- surpassing power is from God and not from us.”

Thus, your new inner nature is the treasure in the jar of clay of your earthly body.  And one day when Christ comes you will be given a new body- made perfect and for all eternity!  Thus, Jesus is not only going to finish what He started in you- He is going to finish what he started with Adam and Eve.  He will create a perfect human race that will spend eternity with Him in loving fellowship!


Reflection

Are you confident that Jesus will one day give you a new body?

Action

  1. Rejoice in the work of Jesus that purchased for you salvation, from the inside out.
  2. Trust and be confident in God that one day you will forever be changed in your body.
  3. Fight the good fight of faith!

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