THE MYSTERY OF OUR CHANGE
-1ST Corinthians 15:51-53 states, … Behold, I show you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but
we shall all be changed, 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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal
must put on immortality …
According to Ray Prinzing:
-"Now, Paul spoke of our change also as threefold, "in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, IN ( Greek is
in not at ) the last trump." In a moment has dealt with substance, our being changed in the atoms to be of His own substance.
Next we find that "in the twinkling of an eye" is concerned with condition, while "in the last trump" refers to time. Reading
this verse superficially, we might be inclined to believe that the bodily change of God's people will take place in a split
second, or in the time it takes to wink the eye. This may have its application, too, but as we have already stated, there
is a being changed by degrees, from glory to glory, so that being changed is not just some drastic one-moment event, it is
a process with a climax, the speed of the climax still to be revealed with the happening." ( Whispers Of The Mysteries,
Ray Prinzing )
-This is the mystery of our change. IT IS A PROCESS WITH A CLIMAX! It is a total and complete change that involves
our spirit, soul, and body. It is FULL AND COMPLETE REDEMPTION! It is a gradual change from glory to glory that will have
a sudden and climactic conclusion. This process takes place in three stages. They are: justification, sanctification, and
glorification. Our spirit is reborn as a result of believing on the Lord Jesus Christ, our soul is being transformed, and
our bodies shall be changed.
-This process remains a mystery to many due to the fact that they do not understand that salvation is a process!
Most Christians have been taught that they are completely saved the moment that they walk an aisle to ask Jesus to forgive
them. They are then taught to “hang on” and wait for a rapture that will cause them to go sailing through the
clouds into eternal bliss while God pounds the earth with His wrath. This is very carnal teaching and causes many to remain
as spiritual infants in Christ.
-Ask the Father to reveal to you the mystery of your change. 2nd Corinthians 3:18 states, …
But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, ARE CHANGED into the same image from glory to glory,
even as by the Spirit of the Lord … WHAT A CHANGE! WHAT A PROCESS! WHAT A CLIMAX! We are being brought through God’s
three great love feasts. They are:
1. PASSOVER … THE SALVATION OF OUR SPIRIT
2. PENTECOST … THE SALVATION OF OUR SOUL
3. TABERNACLES … THE SALVATION OF OUR BODY
-THANK GOD FOR OUR CHANGE!-