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Free from Pain

cellIn Heaven, all are given new and recognizable heavenly bodies. These bodies are not the same as our earthly bodies but are recognizable to our Christian friends and families just the same. They are not burdensome like the old ones but free from pain and tears, illness and stress. We are told in Philippians 3.21 that Jesus Christ, "will transform our lowly bodies so that they may be like his glorious body." Jesus gives his children heavenly bodies because they are part of Heaven just as those invited to the King's banquet are given and expected to wear a brand new banquet robe because they are part of the banquet.✞

Identifying One Another

ComputerAll Christians are given heavenly bodies after they die and are personally recognized and cherished by Christ in Heaven. In a society where individuals are known through their number such as a SIN number in Canada, its refreshing to know that we mean more to God. He knows us individually and personally.

Personally Recognized

To a computer, I am just another number.
To Jesus, I am an object of his
fathomless love.
I'm just a small number, computers can trace.
But Jesus knows my heartaches,
my name, my face."

"Recognizable Heavenly Bodies"
by Ron Meacock © 2017

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