Desire a better house
Bible Nugget 0227 [2 Cor. 1 v 5-8 (KJV)]
1For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
2For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven:
3If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
4For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life.
5Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit.
6Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst we are at home in the body, we are absent from the Lord:
Man has a spirit and soul which live in a natural body. After the fall of Adam and Eve, sin and death came into effect and part of the curse was that his body will return back to the dust [Gen 3: 19]. As said in Ecclesiastes there is a time to be born and a time to die. No body is spared. Rich and poor, the young and old, everyone will appear before God. Are you prepared to appear before the white throne judgment of God? It will be the greatest mistake to live your life here on earth and not believe there is another life after death.
In the above scripture, corroborated by other we learn that after death here on earth, the spirit and soul returns back to his maker for judgment. God will provide a new body or house for the soul and spirit. Each soul and spirit still carries the weight of unrepented sins. The person who has dies without having repented or made peace with God will be sent to hell, which is the second death. God said in Ezekiel “All souls are mine”. Ezekiel 18:4
4Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.
The person who has lived a life for God here on earth, made peace with his maker, will receive a glorified body which cannot die in hell because God places his approval on it. It’s like a product through an assembly line. Each product receives certification by the manufacturer. The one that does not meet spec get’s rejected. There will be no mismatch. A spirit, soul and earthly body that lived a life of sin here on earth will be rejected and sent to hell. God is not a cruel judge, happily sending men to hell. His throne is established upon righteousness and truth. God has made provision for the salvation of every spirit, soul and body through the death and resurrection of Christ. To the saved, live a life of holiness here on earth asking God to preserve your body, soul and spirit perfect before Him always. Constantly wash your garments with the blood of Jesus, leaving no stain of sin. 1 Thessalonians 5:23
Prayer Nugget 0227
Lord I present myself to you: spirit, soul and body. Wash me clean by your precious blood. Make my body a living sacrifice, wholly acceptable to you. Lord thank you for sanctifying and clothing my spirit and soul with this body. Thank you for the better body I will receive during and after resurrection. Thank you for granting me victory in this life and thank you because it is not only in this life I have hope. Thank you for your presence that gives me confidence and thank you because you live I can face tomorrow. Envelope me with your Holy Spirit. Let me live my life on earth with the consciousness of heaven in Jesus Name. Amen.