Turning sorrow into joy

Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths. Genesis 3:7

21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them. Genesis 3:21.

We know that if the tent that we live in on earth is torn down, we have a building from God. It’s a house that isn’t handmade, which is eternal and located in heaven. We groan while we live in this residence. We really want to dress ourselves with our building from heaven— since we assume that when we take off this tent, we won’t find out that we are naked. Yes, while we are in this tent we groan, because we are weighed down. We want to be dressed not undressed, so that what is dying can be swallowed up by life. Now the one who prepared us for this very thing is God, and God gave us the Spirit as a down payment for our home.

So we are always confident, because we know that while we are living in the body, we are away from our home with the Lord. We live by faith and not by sight. We are confident, and we would prefer to leave the body and to be at home with the Lord. So our goal is to be acceptable to him, whether we are at home or away from home. 10 We all must appear before Christ in court so that each person can be paid back for the things that were done while in the body, whether they were good or bad. 2 Corinthians 5:1-10

All readings from: http://www.biblegateway.com

See the spiritual significance? Adam and Eve were naked and ashamed, so they tried to cover themselves.

The Lord covers their nakedness with skins. Blood was spilt. Atonement was made. Mercy was given. The first Gospel.

Then, that message is lovingly affirmed for us in the first few verses of 2 Corinthians 5. Although we must stand in the court of our Great King, to receive what we will receive for what we have done in the body, whether good or bad; we remain covered in our new bodies. Corruption ends when we are finally dressed in incorruption. Mercy, grace, forgiveness, acceptance in the Beloved. These are ours forever, if we remain in Him.

Glory to God.

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About tellthetruth1

The blog site is up and running. Please feel free to visit if you want to know the Lord. I treasure His Scriptures and pray you do, also. I've been a Christian since October 2009. The Lord saved me that month and has led me through many things in life. The one thing I adore Him for is bringing me the Light of Salvation and for forgiving me my wickedness.
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