Corruption or Incorruption?

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april WEEK 1Wednesday2

Luke 18:31-39; 19:10 (KJV): Why did Jesus Die? Did He die so we can bask in the glory of our human flesh? Or did He die so our lives can become transformed from fleshly living – corruption to Godly lives inspired by scripture destined for an incorruptible body that will never decay?

31 Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished. 32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on: 33 And they shall scourge him, and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again. 34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken. 35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho, a certain blind man sat by the way side begging: 36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant. 37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me. 

The blind man understood the power that Jesus yielded. He could restore His physical and spiritual eyesight. Mercy came with a price, and he knew it.

39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace:

The disciples did not have the same vision as the blind man. They wanted to keep mercy and inspiration for themselves. We always have two paths on which we can walk every day.  One fulfills our human needs for recognition – now, accolades now, and the other track meets our spiritual needs. To be Jesus to all – to share the mercy we have received with all. To offer them an opportunity to receive the gift of incorruption.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

The lost are those who are were born in a body that will decay and die permanently but need to be raised in a body that is incorruptible and will never die.  Have you ever place a piece of fruit outside on your patio table to eat it. Then you become busy doing other things and forget them out there. The next day the fruit begins to decompose, but you cannot see it. 2 days have passed and the beautiful crisp apple is not dull and slightly spongy. Corruption has set in, and decay is imminent. So, it is with us. At one time humanity was born into a crisp, vibrant relationship with its creator. Sin/corruption set in and the potential to live eternally ceased. But then the cross and the resurrection occurred and turn the clock of decay back. Brothers and sisters are we willing to hold on to that mercy for ourselves or are we willing to share it with the lost? Are we pining after the corruptible things of this world or after the incorruptible things of God? Do we want that same blessing for others or do we want to keep it for ourselves?

Midnight Cry from Alvin Slaughter – YouTube

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