“Behold, I show you a mystery: We shall not all sleep [die], but we shall all be changed” (I Corinthians 15:51).
The Apostle was given a revelation of the mystery of our transformation, our change from the “corruptible to the incorruptible, and from the mortal to the immortal” (cf. 15:53).
What a wonderful hope we have in Christ Jesus at His appearing. Amazingly, we are living in the time pointed to in the Scriptures in which it is going to happen! Our generation is witness to the fulfillment of so many prophesies spoken of by the Prophets that we should all be living in a joyful expectation of the coming of the LORD.
The Apostle tells us this “change” will happen “in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible and we shall be changed” (15:52).
In a millisecond, in the snap of a finger, as a lightning strike, in an instant, our corruptible, mortal bodies shall be changed to incorruptible, immortal and glorified bodies. What a glorious promise from the Lord!
To the Church at Thessalonica Paul wrote: “For the LORD Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the Archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first. Then, we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the LORD in the air; and so shall we ever be with the LORD” (I Thessalonians 4:16-17).
Job, that righteous man of God, saw this day from afar and declared, “If a man die shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time will I wait till my change come” (Job 14:14).
That is where we are today; and as for me; yes, I will live all the days of my appointed time and earnestly wait, fervently desire and continually look upon the face of My LORD “till my change come.”
Maranatha! Even so, come LORD Jesus!