The Believer’s Life and Immortality revealed in Christ



(2Ti 1:10)  But is now made manifest by the appearing of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath abolished death, and hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel
One beautiful thing about the Gospel of Jesus Christ is that it leaves no stone un-turned concerning the Spirit, Soul and Body of man. It never leaves us in the dark over what will happen to either of our spirit, soul or body. It sheds its light on every area of our life.
Of such areas it has thrown its light is the area of Life and Immortality. Immortality here being the ability to live forever. Without dying again. From eternity to eternity, just like God. That is one major thing the sacrifice of Jesus secured for us. An everlasting life.
(Joh 3:16)  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Whosoever believes in Him shall have everlasting life. An immortal life. Completely free from the power of death.
Not only will we live forever. Having being freed from the power of death, that immortality we received shall be physically manifested on our bodies. We shall never grow old. No wrinkles, sickness or weakness shall be seen our bodies. Regardless of how many years we have lived. No limitation of any kind. This is what God have always had in mind for us. That we be made in the image of the resurrected Christ (Genesis 1:26, Col.1:14-16)
However, though we have received immortality in our spirits as a now reality, it can only be activated to completely dominate our physical bodies by the second appearance of Jesus Christ to wrap up this age. This is consistent in all the scriptures that talk about immortality when properly studied in context.
(1Co 15:51)  Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
(1Co 15:52)  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.
(1Co 15:53)  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
(1Co 15:54)  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
So at the last trump (the second coming of Christ), our physical bodies being mortal now SHALL put on immortality which is at the moment resident in our spirits. Paul used “shall put on” and not “may put on” to tell you that it is something that is bound to happen.
Of course we must not all die physically before that happens. That is because some of us will be alive at the coming of Christ. I mean some of us as believers not just as in this our generation alone. Whenever Christ appears, whether in this our age or those after us, the believers who are alive at that moment shall be instantly changed to bear immortality in their physical bodies.
Unlike what is making rounds on social networks today, there is no level of knowledge of redemption one needs to attain today and become immortal (never die physically) regardless of how long Jesus tarries. Such statements have no base in the scriptures. If that were to be true, then Paul the apostle, Peter, John, Stephen and so many early Christians will still be alive with us today. That would mean by now Paul would be around 2,000 years old and still very young since he had a very high level of knowledge in the mysteries of Christ. Don’t give room to such nonsense.
While it is true that we must not all die before our bodies will be transformed to become immortal, that is because Jesus can appear at anytime to meet with us and that includes now. Not because we have attained a higher level of knowledge than others and as a result of that, we will no longer have to grow old or die till Jesus comes. Even if He tarries for a thousand more years.
So do we have immortality now in our spirits as believers in Jesus Christ? Yes we do. The Bible is clear on the fact that we have eternal life (immortality) in us at the moment via our faith in Christ.
(1Jn 5:11)  And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son.
(1Jn 5:12)  He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.
(1Jn 5:13)  These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.
Does that mean we can never physically die until the second coming of Christ, regardless of how long it takes especially as a result of some higher knowledge in His finished works?
According to the Bible, the only way immortality can be fully manifested on our bodies is through the second appearing of Christ. If Jesus happens to come again while we are still alive, fine. If He happens to come after we have slept in Him (die physically), still fine. (See and study in context 1 Cor.15, 2 Timothy 1 and even Romans 2)
The belief that a deeper knowledge of redemption realities can cause our bodies to experience total immortality even before the second coming of Christ is simply a myth. The Gospel of Christ has brought Life and Immortality to light for us. So we are no longer in the dark as to how it functions.
By the truth of God’s word, we are now persuaded that regardless of how or where we may sleep (die physically) in this present world. Regardless of whom we may seem to have lost in this life. If we and they believed and received Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we shall all be raised to life. Clothed with immortality and live together forever!
(Rom 8:11)  But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.
Then there will be no more dying, sickness or ageing. Our mortal bodies shall be completely swallowed up in immortality.
(1Co 15:52)  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.
(1Co 15:53)  For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
(1Co 15:54)  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
(1Co 15:55)  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
(1Co 15:56)  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law.
(1Co 15:57)  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Then we will lift our hands in worship to God, proclaiming “Glory to God, our last enemy (death) has been finally destroyed.”
(1Co 15:26)  The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
I hope this blesses you. Life and Immortality has been given to us in Christ.
Glory to God!

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