The American Wisdom Series

Pamphlet #4092-

My Note:  Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom.  Ref. Scripture 1Cor. 15:51 & 52

We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.

Scripture:   1 Corinthians 15:45  And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46  Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47  The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48  As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49  And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50  Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51  ¶Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
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.
53  For this corruptible must put on incorruption [Event number 1], and this mortal must put on immortality [Event number 2].
54  So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, (Note: These are two different events.) then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.
58  ¶Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
55  O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
56  The sting of death is sin; and the strength of sin is the law..
57  But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

Event number 1, the change from our flesh and blood body into our spirit body, we will all experience at the end of our life here on earth.

Event number 2 will only happen if we know the Lord and are saved when Christ returns, i.e. the first resurrection. 
at the end of the Millennium, at "The Great White Throne of Judgment" if our works, during those one thousand years, prove us worthy, i.e. the second resurrection.

Death is swallowed up in victory when event number 2 is completed!
For some, at Christ's return,
For others after the Millennium.
For some, sadly, not at all!

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We pray that with the guidance of the Holy Spirit, you accomplish both.

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