Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
SundayApril 5, 2015
1Co 15 is a chapter with 58 verses in it which all of us should see how critical it is to understand the reality and the hope of the
Resurrection Sunday of our Lord Jesus Christ.
It all began in the oldest book in the Bible – the first one ever written even before Moses wrote the Pentateuch, which is Genesis,
Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, or the first five books in the Bible.
In JOB 14:1, Job is continuing his dissertation to his three friends who had been judging him because he had been going through a tremendous amount of personal suffering and they said that God was judging him for his sins.
All of us have one thing in common, a woman in this world gave birth to us, PSA 51:5; 58:3.
It has a suffix called “man” – it originated by the phrase “wo” to man and then they finally made it into wo-man or what we call woman.
He said Zo’th -This one or Woh – literally it means I can’t believe my eyes!Woman = Ishshah]
When Adam so her for the first time, he was so overwhelmed by her beauty and symmetry that she cause him to exclaim “the word WOH,” and therefore we get the word woman.
She would be the first one to sin and therefore the first “woe” to the man, resulting in the name “woe-man” or woman.
We are all born physically alive and spiritually dead, therefore, we are born totally depraved with an old sin nature.
Each one of us have an O.S.N., which is the dark side of all of us.
We cause a lot of the trouble in our lives, ourselves.
Every other person in the world that we have contact with also has an O.S.N.
Sometimes we may be the victim and sometimes we may be the villain.
It all spells out one very simple word for each one of us…”trouble.”
PSA 51:5 “Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, And in sin my mother conceived me.”
PSA 58:3 The wicked are estranged from the womb; These who speak lies go astray from birth.
Do you know when you die, life will still go on.
It will only be a short time before you are not even missed.
All of your ambitions, your strivings, to be liked, and to be well thought of, to be complimented, to be patted on the head and be told how wonderful you are, all of this will mean absolutely nothing!
1CO 15:13-14, If there is no resurrection of the dead, not even Christ has been raised; and if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is vain, your faith also is vain.
ECC 2:16 For there is no lasting remembrance of the wise man as with the fool [in death, they are all the same], inasmuch as in the coming days all will be forgotten. And how the wise man and the fool alike die!
ECC 8:10 So then, I have seen the wicked buried, [also] those who used to go in and out from the holy place, and they are soon forgotten in the city where they did thus. This too is futility.
The bottom line is that what we should be concerned about is what God thinks because He is the only who really counts and the only one who will remember you forever and ever.
GEN 5:3 When Adam had lived one hundred and thirty years, he became the father of a son in his own likeness, according to his image,
PSA 31:15 My times are in Thy hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me.
PSA 68:20 God is to us a God of deliverances; And to God the Lord belongs the issues of death.
Even the issues concerning resurrection or who will be resurrected also belongs to the Lord.
JOH 5:28-29, “Do not marvel at this; for an hour is coming, in which all who are in the tombs shall hear His voice, and shall come forth; those who did the good deeds to a resurrection of life, those who committed the evil deeds to a resurrection of judgment.
DAN 12:2 “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting contempt
For the believer, resurrection is a time of blessing, whereas for the unbeliever, it is a time of disgrace and everlasting contempt.
ECC 7:1b the day of one’s death is better than the day of one’s birth.
ECC 8:8a No man has authority to restrain the wind with the wind, or authority over the day of death;
JOB 2:6 “Behold, he is in your power, only spare his life.”
All that he has is in your power Satan to do what you want to him, except you cannot kill him”
He has lost everything he had, his wealth, his children, his health, his friends, everything except his witchy, complaining, and bitter wife.
JOB 2:9, “Do you still hold fast your integrity? Curse God and die!”
Don’t bother other people, they are accountable to the Lord and the Lord has determined how long they are going to live, so let them alone.
JOB 42:17 And Job died, an old man and full of days.
Verse 7 = “It looks like it’s all over for the tree but then it smells water and starts to sprout.”
Some of you may be hopeless or in a hopeless situation, get a little bit of water or the Word of God, Bible doctrine and you will sprout.
Notice the analogy that Job gives between nature and the resurrection of man.
There is hope for man’s body, if it’s cut down or dies that it will sprout or spring up again and it’s new shoots, or new parts of the body, like, the hands, the feet, the arms, the legs, the knees, etc., come to life at the resurrection for the believer.
ECC 3:20 All go to the same place. All came from the dust and all return to the dust.
ECC 12:7 then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
GEN 3:19 “From the ground you were taken; For you are dust, And to dust you shall return.”
How terrible it is to live in this life without the word of God or Bible doctrine, without hope of the resurrection.
“Hide me in the grave or in Sheol (the unseen state), and conceal me until Your wrath is past, and that You would set a definite time and then remember me earnestly [or imprint me, as it were, on your heart]!
One of the greatest of God’s hand at work is man’s resurrection!
PSA 103:12 “As far as the east is from the west, So far has He removed our transgressions from us.”
ISA 43:25 “I, even I, am the one who wipes out your transgressions for My own sake; And I will not remember your sins.
PSA 103:10 “He has not dealt with us according to our sins, Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.”
A redeemer is someone who dies for the sins of the world and therefore this is a reference to TLJC.
Job looks down the corridors of time with the doctrine resident in his soul, and he sees TLJC dying for the sins of the world and then he sees Him in resurrection form.
We need to make application from resurrection in time of disaster.
For resurrection means that our life on this earth is merely the first part of eternal life and our life is extended forever in the presence of God.
Time is just a drop in the bucket compared to eternity and what we do in intense suffering in that short time while on the earth will be reflected in resurrection.
ROM 8:17 And if we are children, we are heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him in order that we may also be glorified with Him.
ACT 14:22 “strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, “Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.”
2TI 2:11-12, If we endure [in suffering for blessing], we shall rule with Him [as mature believers]. If we deny Him [in time by rejecting the PPOG] He will deny us [rewards, escrow blessings]. If we are unfaithful [disbelieving, faithless], He remains faithful, for he cannot deny himself.”
For in resurrection some will have decorations and crowns and rewards, and some will have just a resurrection body
3. The resurrection body can carry on conversations so it must have some system of vocal cords. JOH 20:26.
4. The voice of the resurrection body is recognized as the voice of the person in their human body, JOH 20:16.
5. The resurrection body has flesh and bones, LUK 24:39-40.
6. The resurrection body can also eat food, LUK 24:30,43.
8. The resurrection body is able to appear and disappear, LUK 24:31.
10. The resurrection body will be just like our Lord’s; PHI 3:21 He will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.