The Lord Jesus Christ… will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
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Several years ago the television show Extreme Makeover showed us how dramatically we could change our appearance using techniques as simple as a haircut, as rigorous as an exercise routine, and as drastic as cosmetic surgery. Participants were taken for their makeovers and, at the end of the process reunited with their friends and family amid oohs and aahs. Critics, however, were understandably unhappy with the show’s overemphasis on physical beauty.
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Without going to extremes, all of us occasionally need a little “makeover” — a new hairstyle, a fresh outfit, a different brand of makeup, a few pounds off the scale. But remember — the greatest makeover will happen in the twinkling of an eye when we’ll be instantly transformed and glorified at the moment of rapture or resurrection. The mortal will put on immortality, the perishable will become imperishable, and we will be changed to be like the Lord Jesus.
The desire to improve our physique and appearance has created a billion-dollar industry, but God will make us over in the twinkling of an eye. The expense was paid at Calvary, and the changes will be forever.
Our resurrection bodies are not second bodies; rather, they are our present bodies transformed.
By David Jeremiah.