Friday, September 2, 2016

AT HOME IN THE BODY - By Floyd Baker

By Floyd Baker

Scripture Reading: II Corinthians 5:6

"Therefore we are always confident, knowing that, whilst  we are at home IN THE BODY, we are absent from the Lord.  (For we walk by faith, not by sight) We are confident, I say,  and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be  present with the Lord." For all of us who have loved ones that  have died, this is a precious passage; and it has brought great  comfort into our lives. We cannot count the many times over  the years when we have heard, or said, "absent from the body  is to be present with the Lord." And to this we again say  Amen.

It is always good to look at our verses in their context, for  it provides a special blessing to us. The apostle Paul opens to  us a look into his own life and thoughts. He begins in II  Corinthians 4:7 by declaring, "But we have this treasure in  EARTHEN VESSELS." He then reveals the sufferings in the  body, and the hope, for the sake of the gospe\. In verse 16, he  refers to the body as "the OunVARD MAN which perishes,  yet the inward man is renewed day by day." In 5:1, he  continues by declaring, "We know that if our EARTHLY  HOUSE of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building  of God, and house not made with hands, eternal in the  heavens." Until then we are "at home in the body," but with  the prayer that we can say, "Wherefore we labour, that,  whether present or absent, we may be accepted of him" (verse

How God Saves Men
Believing Christ DIED, that’s HISTORY.
Believing Christ DIED for YOU SINS and Rose again that’s SALVATION.
Read Romans 1:16, Romans 10:9-10 and 1. Corinthians 15:1-4

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