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ver the past couple of months, we   of Christ, is exceedingly bright – “an in-
               have looked at consequences of   heritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and
        Othe resurrection of Christ which    that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven
        are true for us presently, positionally and   for you” (1Peter 1:3-4, KJV).
        practically. We now move on to think of
        what it means for our future. As far as the   The Glorious Parallel
        world is concerned, the resurrection has   In 1 Corinthians 15, a delightful chaper
        a very solemn implication - it is the proof   on resurrection, Paul draws a parallel be-
        that God will judge it, as Paul brought be-  tween what has come in through Adam,
        fore his audience in Athens. “Because He   and what has come in through Christ. “For
        hath appointed a day, in the which He will   since by man came death, by man came
        judge the world in righteousness by that   also the resurrection of the dead. For as in
        man whom He hath ordained; whereof   Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be
        He hath given assurance unto all men, in   made alive” (1Cor 15:21-22, KJV). We all
        that He hath raised Him from the dead”   became subject to death because of Adam;
        (Acts 17:31, KJV). For believers, however,   but, just as surely, if we die, we will all
        His resurrection has an altogether differ-  experience resurrection, because of Christ.
        ent result. It means that those who die in
        Christ will be resurrected, and all believ-  The Glorious Priority
        ers, whether dead or alive at His return,   In Acts 26:23, Paul states that “Christ
        will be changed, to be like Him. We will   should suffer, and that He should be the
        look at this glorious truth, from a number   first that should rise from the dead, and
        of angles.                           should shew light unto the people, and to
                                             the Gentiles.” He was not the first person
        The Glorious Prospect                ever to be raised, but He was the first to
          Peter wrote, God “hath begotten us again   rise in His own power, and the first never
        unto a lively hope by the resurrection of   to die again. Any previous raisings were
        Jesus Christ from the dead.” This hope,   but a partial and temporary victory over
        which is contingent upon the resurrection   death. His was total, as He rose in a body

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