Christ’s resurrection is our guarantee of life. He was the first to rise from the dead and never die again. When He rose from the grave He defeated death. In that we have hope of eternal life.
Life through Christ
As we continue to look a some of the Apostle Paul’s “but now” we discover our hope of eternal life.
1Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
We come across another great blessing made known in the Apostle Paul’s “but now’s” This time he reveals our hope of eternal life. It is wonderful to read about these nuggets being revealed to the Apostle Paul.
—1 Corinthians 15:21–22 NKJV “or since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.”
Our curse is death through Adam’s sin. Our own sinful nature leads us down a hopeless path. However, because of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, we now have a brilliantly burning beacon of hope in Christ and through His resurrection the hope of eternal life.
We Belong to Christ
Christ will harvest those that belong to him. Those that are part of the body of Christ will not be left behind but will experience this resurrection of life. He is our hope and guarantee of eternal life. Through him we have a glorious future to look forward to.
Through Christ you are guaranteed eternal life. If you have not yet trusted in Christ, take a moment and place your faith in Christ. As assuredly as Christ was raised so shall you. This is Christ’s pledge to the body of Christ. There is no better insurance against death than Christ!
1Corinthians 15:20-28 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive.
But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.
For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.
We did a 10-part series examining the “but now” of the Apostle Paul. Here is a list of the other articles in the series: