Sown in Dishonour raised in Glory, Sown in Weakness raised in Power
1 Corinthians 15:43 -
It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
When I share with people about creation including the Angelic and Cosmic (physical world) they find some of the facts very difficult to digest, how even the Angels were not made perfect and especially about man who although made exactly like the Angels in spirit but yet made lower than the Angels when he was put into the flesh. When he was son of God he had power over his flesh and his flesh did not restrict him but sin locked him and did not allow him to transfigure.
The one question that comes to their mind is when God created man whom He loved so much why did not He create the best?
One should understand our God is also described as Husband Man meaning God Who nurtures and takes care. He is an evolving God; a God Who loves to make things better and better. The reason He made us what we were and are is only because He wants us to prosper so that we become better. It is like we are made a seed which becomes into a glorious tree one day. Now think of it, where a centimetre big seed is and where is a tree which grows tens of feet and has leaves, flowers and fruits, it also becomes a home for the birds, the animals and source for other trees.
When God created us His image is in us like a tree in a seed, unless the seed dies unto itself and surrenders for to let that image to come out, it will not become that glorious tree. God has given us the choice to love the seed and perish, or to surrender to Him and let the seed be broken so that we are glorified in Him. That seed is our flesh and the tree is that Israel or son of God in us.
In today's message Paul talks of how we were sown in dishonour and raised in glory, sown in weakness and raised in power. What God has set for us is unimaginable to any human mind, even though God revealed this to me yet I cannot imagine, put into picture or digest the things He has set for us in Heaven. Foolish people think of gold and precious stones because they think in the seed, they need to come out of the seed to understand God's plans for us. Our God is not a pauper that His dwelling place is made of gold and earthly stones. All the riches of the world like dust for Him.
We need to understand in our becoming trees even the Angels will be blessed in us. They too are awaiting their promotion through us. It is our marriage in Christ here on earth that will take us unto our heavenly marriage in God the Son and thereafter becoming a part of the Glorious Temple of God the Father whom none have seen other than the Son.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, no eyes have seen or no ears have heard what You have set forth for man. Since these are very precious things, You give them only to mature sons and not to infants. Lord, help us to grow in spirit so that we may mature into sons by moulding ourselves in your image which is in us and which You revealed in Jesus Christ. You came as man to show us what You planted in us and made a way to break free and become that image. Holy Spirit You are our Husband Man, it is You Who nurture and care for us through this process. Be with us and help us surrender unto You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
1 Corinthians 15:42-50
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
1 Corinthians 2:9-11
9 But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God.
11 For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
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