This week we will study Philippians 3. Knowing Christ is the greatest adventure a person can endeavor to take. It is a lifelong quest for knowledge, wisdom, and intimacy with your Savior. Paul knew this. From the time Paul was saved, until his death, he continually sought to get closer to his Lord.
Today watch for Christ’s coming.
5) Watch for Christ’s coming v20-21
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself. V20-21
Finally Paul reminds the Philippians that their conversation (manner of life) is in heaven, that they need to be looking for their Savior and that when He comes, He will take our current bodies and give them glorious bodies.
Do we live our lives like we are citizens of heaven? We are. The Bible calls us ambassadors for Christ. Our home is heaven. God has posted us here temporarily to proclaim his kingdom and glory.
Do we look for the coming of Jesus or do the things of this world so entice us, that we are comfortable here? The next prophetic event on God’s calendar is the rapture. First Thessalonians 4:16-17 states, “16 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: 17 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.” It is imminent. Will we be ready? Do we care?
The bodies that we have today will be changed from vile and corruptible to glorious. No more aches and pains. No blemishes. That in itself is worth looking forward to.
Please review what we have learned this week. Spend part of your weekend meditating on who God is and your part in His plan.
- KNOW CHRIST
- PRESS FORWARD
- BEWARE OF THE ENEMY
- LOOK FOR THE COMING OF CHRIST
- LAY ASIDE SIN
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001