Pristine Grace

We Shall Bear His Image
1 Corinthians 15:48-49
by Henry Mahan

"As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly"  - 1 Corinthians 15:48-49

      As was Adam's body, so are the bodies of those who descend from Adam. They are houses of clay which rise out of the earth, are maintained by the things of the earth and will return to the earth. As in Christ's spiritual body after His resurrection (in which He now lives in heaven and in which He will come again), so will be the resurrected bodies of all believers (Acts 1:9-11; 1 John 3:2). As we have bourne the image, frailty and mortality of our representative, Adam, having a body subject to sin, infirmity and death, so we shall one day bear the image of our Representative, Christ Jesus, having a spiritual body created in righteousness and true holiness (Romans 5:17-19).