GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 29
GOD’S WORD FOR MARCH 29 ~ ~ Genesis 3:2-3 ~ ~ “And the woman said unto the serpent, We may eat of the fruit of the trees of the garden: But of the fruit of the tree which [is] in the midst of the garden, God has said, You shall not eat of it, neither shall you touch it, lest you die.”
According to the Bible, God created the heavens and the earth in a perfect condition – without disease or death. However, when man did his own will instead of God’s will, death became a reality, just as God had warned.
Biologists have discovered that living cells have a built-in suicide gene. The suicide gene remains dormant until it is necessary for the cell to die. For example, as a tadpole turns into a toad, its tail is no longer needed. As a result, the suicide genes in the tail cells instruct them to die.
In other words, living cells have a gene in them that prevents the death of the cell until its appointed time. Our cells are continually dying, and creating new ones. However, in the case of growth and development, as in the case of the tadpole, the cells don’t produce new ones. That is all programmed into the DNA of each living thing by the Creator.
God told our first parents that the day that they sinned, they would die. It was obviously the curse of sin that created the genetic instructions for cell death, on the very day that they sinned, but God also instructed it to produce new cells where needed, until the time of earthly death of the individual.
Our resurrected bodies will be different. Although possessing some physical traits, they will never die, nor get sick, or even sad. That is the second stage of the New Creation that we became spiritually when we accepted Jesus as our Lord. We have a lot to look forward to!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
2 Corinthians 5: 1-8
For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.
So we are always confident, knowing that while we are at home in the body we are absent from the Lord. For we walk by faith, not by sight. We are confident, yes, well pleased rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord.
So, we can live in peace, knowing that He is in control of every cell of our bodies, controlling the lengths of their lives, and therefore ours, and always in our best interest.
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. ..”
He’s always doing that, but do we always give Him thanks for it, or even notice???
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