Always Abounding

The church at Corinth wanted to know what happened to believers who died before the Lord’s return. The Apostle Paul explained to them that death was the separation of the body from the spirit; the body dies but the spirit lives, and those who died in Christ go to be with the Lord in heaven, and wait for His second coming when our bodies will be re-united with our spirit.

He closes his explanation of the second coming of Christ and the resurrection with these words of admonition to the believers: “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 15:58 (NASB)

Paul lists four admonitions for the believers who are looking for the second coming of the Lord. The first admonition is Be steadfast! The second admonition is Be immovable! The third admonition is to abound in the work of the Lord! The word abound means great quantities or numbers. So, to abound in the work of the Lord means every believer should be involved, working on the things that build the Kingdom of God. If you are sitting in church doing nothing, you are not abounding in the work of the Lord. It’s time to abound in the work of the Lord.

Be Blessed,

Bishop Jemmott

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