To the Romans Paul Wrote

Discover The Secret Of Immotality

Discover The Secret Of Immortality

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"We groan within ourselves ..."

"Have the firstfruits of the Spirit."

"Earnest expectation... waiting for the redemption of our body."

These two scriptures are speaking of the same experience. The ultimate object in both cases is to change this mortal body into the immortal body and to change this "earthly house" into the "house eternal in the heavens." Please notice that in one verse Paul was "earnestly desiring to be clothed" with his house from heaven, and in the other verse his "earnest expectation" was the "redemption of the body."

The comparison proves that this clothing from heaven takes place at the "redemption of the body." Paul adds the final clarification in 1 Corinthians 15:5 1-53 when he again describes the TIME this change takes place: "...we shall all be changed, In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump... this mortal must put on immortality." In other words, even though death should dissolve this mortal body, Paul makes it very clear that we do not put on the house from heaven (immortality) until the coming of lesus and the redemption of the body. This is also established by the repeated references to the "naked" or "unclothed" state.

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