Job 14:14 If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come. 15 Thou shalt call, and I will answer thee: thou wilt have a desire to the work of thine hands.
I Corinthians 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 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.
My change. That’s what Job called it. The book of Job is the oldest book in the Bible written during the time of the patriarchs. These were the children of Seth, of Noah. They were those who heard the Word passed down from generation to generation. Job said that even though skin worms would eat his body in his flesh he’d see God. He didn’t understand it all, but by his own life he was writing a book of the Bible as he lived by faith. He walked with God and was blessed. He had surety that one of these days he’d have a new body not of this earth. It would be a change.
Apostle Paul was called unto the third heaven. He saw what was being prepared and what was coming. Paul had a good understanding. Though he didn’t know it all, he had a good glimpse. God is not finished with us. It’s needful for us to be here to shine the light of Jesus. It’s wonderful to be saved. Comparing life after salvation to life before it, this is a wonderful life. We’ve been freed. It would be sad to know this wonderful life and not know there was more. The Sadducees thought death was it. Many religions today believe that. If you’ve made the change, the truth is wonderful. Job knew God had made him right and he looked for the Messiah to come. The incentive to keep on is the change that is still to come.
If you are born again, you didn’t receive a residual salvation off others. You’re saved if you, as an individual, came to the place that you realized you were lost and needed a Savior. You heard about Jesus, that he died on Calvary and rose again. When you accepted him as Savior you were born again. Nicodemus was a big church goer in his day but Jesus told him ye must be born again. That means old things are passed away and all things are new. We don’t belong to our old life anymore. Set your feet down and claim who you are. Say no to the devil and move on for the change. It’s still the straight and narrow way; it always has been and always will be. If we stay on that road, in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, we’ll be changed. The world will finally leave us alone.
Our old body will leave us alone. The longer we live in this body, the worse it gets. We can all see the changes of time. The wear and tear is like the life of an old car. There’s just so much that medicine and technology can do. That’s why there’s coming a change for the saved. When we were young we didn’t fully appreciate what a change is coming. As we age, we appreciate it more and more. The best that we’ve ever felt in our life won’t compare with what is to come.
Job was ready to wait for it. It will be worth the wait. Physically it gets worse with time. Spiritually it gets better. That’s why we see so many on their death bed praise the Lord. They are ready to go and ready for the change. If we keep on following the Lord he’ll get us through. Job called it MY change. I can’t wait to see all of you in a glorified body, but I’ll have one too. The change is coming soon because it won’t be long until the trumpet sounds. It will gather the saved home. Jesus will appear. The graves of the dead in Christ will open up. Then this old clay will burst open and we’ll get our change. There is nothing like being born of the Spirit of God. To be part of a coming change you must first be part of the change of being born again.
Establish yourself. Be God’s people. Before we know it the trumpet will sound. Let’s be a people of change.