“It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.”
King James Version (KJV)
Helen's comment on 2013-11-12 04:18:58:
We are now in the process of sowing to the body that will be. Our bodies now are adamic and must be brought down to death. As we deny the Adamic nature to rule us this body in a sense is being brought down to death. When in the resurrection we receive our house from heaven it will be glorious in direct relation to the death that we have walked out here. Remember Jesus said if you try to save your life you will lose it. So as we experience the sufferings of this life which are as a result of our great desire to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings a house is being formed for us in heaven which will clothe our resurrected bodies. The house is the same as the White Robes (righteous deeds of the saints) in Revelation. Press on with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength. Glorious things await us. Faithfulness is required. Jesus did it all so that you can follow Him into what he did. Unless a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abideth alone. He brought us to the waters of baptism to show us that the corrupt nature has to be put to death. As the waters of Noah destroyed corruption upon the earth the waters of baptism destroy corruption in us. It has to be dealt with because corruption will not inherit the Kingdom. Being brought down to death is when we no longer look out for our own interest but we begin to consider the other person's needs, we do not demand our own rights, we suffer ourselves to be defrauded knowing that Jesus will set it all straight. Remember this is a strait gate and a narrow way and few find it. Set your face toward Jerusalem and ask the Spirit to take you all the way to your Golgatha. You will be so glad in the day of the resurrection.