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Raised In Victory

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1 Corinthians 15:1-11

Moreover, Brethren (Believers), I (Paul) declare to YOU (Believers) The Gospel, which I (Paul) Preached to YOU (Believers), which also YOU (Believers) Received and in which YOU (Believers) Stand, by which also YOU (Believers) are SAVED, if YOU (Believers) hold fast That Word, which I (Paul) Preached to YOU (Believers), unless YOU (Believers) Believed in vain. For I (Paul) Delivered to YOU (Believers), first of all, that which I (Paul) also Received: that Christ (Jesus Christ) died for Our sins According to The Scriptures, and that He (Jesus Christ) was buried, and that He (Jesus Christ) Rose Again, The Third Day, According to The Scriptures, and that He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by Cephas (Peter), then by The Twelve (Jesus’ Disciples). After that He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by over Five Hundred Brethren (Believers) at Once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have Fallen Asleep. After that He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by James, then by All The Apostles (Jesus’ Disciples). Then last of all He (Jesus Christ) was SEEN by me (Paul) also, as by One Born Out of Due Time. For I (Paul) am The Least of The Apostles (Jesus’ Disciples), who am NOT worthy to be Called an Apostle, because I (Paul) Persecuted The Church of God (God Almighty). But by The Grace of God (God Almighty) I am what I am, and His (God Almighty’s) Grace toward me (Paul) was NOT in vain; but I (Paul) labored more abundantly than They (Jesus’ Disciples) All, yet NOT I (Paul), but The Grace of God (God Almighty) which was with me (Paul). Therefore, whether it was I (Paul) or They (Jesus’ Disciples), so We (Jesus’ Disciples) Preach and so YOU (Believers) Believed.

1 Corinthians 15:12-19

Now if Christ (Jesus Christ) is Preached, that He (Jesus Christ) has been Raised from The Dead, how do some among you (Unbelievers) say, that there is NO Resurrection of The Dead? But if there is NO Resurrection of The Dead, then Christ (Jesus Christ) is NOT Risen. And if Christ (Jesus Christ) is NOT Risen, then Our (Jesus’ Disciples) Preaching is empty and Your (Believers) Faith is also empty. Yes, and We (Jesus’ Disciples) are found False Witnesses of God (God Almighty), because We (Jesus’ Disciples) have Testified of God (God Almighty) that He (God Almighty) Raised Up Christ (Jesus Christ), whom He (God Almighty) did NOT Raise Up, IF in fact, The Dead do NOT Rise. For IF The Dead do NOT Rise, then Christ (Jesus Christ) is NOT Risen. And IF Christ (Jesus Christ) is NOT Risen, Your (Believers) Faith is futile; YOU (Believers) are still in Your (Believers) sins! Then also those (Believers) who have Fallen Asleep in Christ (Jesus Christ) have Perished. IF in this Life ONLY, We (Believers) have Hope in Christ (Jesus Christ), We (Believers) are of All Men, The Most Pitiable.

1 Corinthians 15:20-28

But now Christ (Jesus Christ) IS RISEN from The Dead, and has become The Firstfruits of those (Believers) who have Fallen Asleep. For since by Man (Adam) came Death, by Man (Jesus Christ) also Came The Resurrection of The Dead. For as in Adam, ALL Die, even so in Christ (Jesus Christ) All shall be made Alive. But Each One in His Own Order: Christ (Jesus Christ) The Firstfruits, afterward those (Believers) who are Christ’s at His (Jesus Christ’s) Coming. Then Comes The End, when He (Jesus Christ) Delivers The Kingdom (The Kingdom of God Almighty) to God (God Almighty), The Father, when He (Jesus Christ) puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. For He (Jesus Christ) MUST Reign till He (God Almighty) has put All Enemies under His (Jesus Christ’s) Feet. The Last Enemy that will be Destroyed is Death. For “He (God Almighty) has put All Things under His (Jesus Christ’s) Feet.” But when He (God Almighty) says “All Things are put under Him (Jesus Christ),” it is evident that He (God Almighty) who put All Things under Him (Jesus Christ) is excepted. Now when All Things are made Subject to Him (Jesus Christ), then The Son (Jesus Christ), Himself, will also be Subject to Him (God Almighty), who put All Things under Him (Jesus Christ), that God (God Almighty) may be All, in All.

1 Corinthians 15:29-34

Otherwise, what will They (Believers) do who are Baptized for The Dead, IF The Dead do NOT Rise at all? Why then are They (Believers) Baptized for The Dead? And why do We (Jesus’ Disciples) Stand in jeopardy every hour? I (Paul) Affirm, by The Boasting in YOU (Believers), which I (Paul) have in Christ Jesus Our Lord, I (Paul) die daily. If, in the manner of men, I (Paul) have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantage is it to me? IF The Dead do NOT Rise, “Let Us (Jesus’ Disciples) eat and drink, for tomorrow We (Jesus’ Disciples) die!” Do NOT be Deceived: “Evil Company Corrupts Good Habits.” Awake to Righteousness, and do NOT sin; for some do NOT have The Knowledge of God (God Almighty). I (Paul) Speak this to your (Unbelievers) shame.

1 Corinthians 15:35-49

But someone will say, “How are The Dead Raised Up? And with what Body do They Come?” Foolish one, what you sow is NOT made alive, unless it dies. And what you sow, you do NOT sow that body that shall be, but mere grain, perhaps wheat or some other grain. But God (God Almighty) Gives it a body as He (God Almighty) Pleases, and to each seed its own body. All flesh is NOT the same flesh, but there is One Kind of Flesh of Men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds. There are also Celestial Bodies and Terrestrial Bodies; but The Glory of The Celestial is One, and The Glory of The Terrestrial is Another. There is One Glory of the Sun, Another Glory of the Moon, and Another Glory of the Stars; for one Star differs from another Star in Glory.

So also is The Resurrection of The Dead. The Body is Sown in corruption, it is Raised in Incorruption. It is Sown in dishonor, it is Raised in Glory. It is Sown in weakness, it is Raised in Power. It is Sown a Natural Body, it is Raised a Spiritual Body. There is a Natural Body, and there is a Spiritual Body. And so it is Written, “The First Man, Adam, became a Living Being.” The Last Adam (Jesus Christ) became a Life-Giving Spirit. However, The Spiritual is NOT First, but The Natural, and afterward The Spiritual. The First Man (Adam) was of the Earth, made of dust; The Second Man is The Lord (Jesus Christ) from Heaven. As was the man (Adam) of dust, so also are those (Believers) who are made of dust; and as is The Heavenly Man (Jesus Christ), so also are those (Believers) who are Heavenly. And as We (Believers) have Borne The Image of the man (Adam) of dust, We (Believers) shall also Bear The Image of The Heavenly Man (Jesus Christ).

1 Corinthians 15:50-58

Now this I (Paul) say, Brethren (Believers), that flesh and blood can NOT Inherit The Kingdom of God (God Almighty); nor does corruption Inherit Incorruption. Behold, I (Paul) tell YOU (Believers) a MYSTERY: We (Believers) shall NOT All Sleep, but We (Believers) Shall All Be Changed, in a moment, in The Twinkling of an Eye, at The Last Trumpet. For The Trumpet will Sound, and The Dead Will Be Raised Incorruptible, and We (Believers) Shall Be Changed. For this corruptible MUST Put On Incorruption, and this mortal MUST Put On Immortality. So when this corruptible has Put On Incorruption, and this mortal has Put On Immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is Written: “Death is Swallowed Up in Victory.” “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?” The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is The Law. But Thanks be to God (God Almighty), who gives Us (Believers) The Victory, through Our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, My Beloved Brethren (Believers), be Steadfast, Immovable, Always Abounding in The Work of The Lord (Jesus Christ), KNOWING that Your (Believers) Labor is NOT in vain, in the Lord (Jesus Christ).

Fellow Believers, Paul hits The Highlights of Our Faith and finishes with what We (Believers) can expect, to be in God Almighty’s Immediate Presence, with Jesus Christ, The Holy Spirit, God Almighty’s Holy Angels, and All the rest of The Children (Fellow Believers) of God Almighty, Forever, for Eternity! Amen.

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