21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.
In the end, we will gain the victory. Paul finishes off chapter three before the glorious conclusion of the book in Chapter 4, with a wonderful promise of our future life in heaven, and Jesus all powerful nature. It’s the perfect way to finish off this section which has discussed how we must give our lives, and all we have accomplished, for His service.
First, He will change this vile body so it will be fashioned like His glorious body. Who alive can’t wait for that day?
No more sickness, no more pain. no more heartache over there.
No more sniffles, no more coughs, no more sneezes will I bear.
No more suffering will I face.
No more sadness in that place.
No more hurts that will bring my eyes to tears.
Full of joy, full of love, full of hope all of my days
Songs of praise, Lifting hands, worship all around the place
All is peace forevermore
On that happy, golden shore
I can’t wait to see my Saviors face
This is what awaits us if we have accepted Jesus as our Savior and lived an overcoming life of repentance. Remember, even Jesus said that not everyone who calls Him Lord will enter heaven (Matt 7:21-23), but those that do the Father’s will. God wants us to live the life of an overcomer (see Rev chapters 2 and 3). And repentance (read the Psalms). It’s not enough to ask Him once at an alter and then never change. It’s not enough to tither, or go to church, or do a lot of good deeds. He must be Savior and Lord, Master and King. You say it’s too much! I have to give my life up? It’s too demanding. I’ll have no freedom! I’ll tell you it’s quite the opposite. Free from sin. shame, guilt, fear, doubt, hopelessness. Alive in Him. It’s heaven on earth! When the one who has all power to change your circumstances is Lord, you gain everything. And that brings me to the next promise.
He works this in us by His power. The power that can subdue all things, all troubles, all circumstances, all heartaches, all enemies. There is nothing and no one He hasn’t already defeated. God has put all things under Jesus feet (Eph 1:22). He’s the one who will change our vile bodies into the likeness of His glorious body on the day we enter heaven. What a day that will be!