Incorruption Through Christ
“Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust” – (2 Pet.1:4).
Corruption is in the Bible 75 times as God shows us over and over again that man is very corrupt. Corruption is defined as (decay of the body unto death – to rot) and (the degradation of human life through the power of sins that causes man to become morally degenerate and perverted and depraved).
Because Adam and Eve sinned and became corrupt spiritually, God sentenced them to death and the corruption of their bodies. And because all have sinned and are corrupt, God has sentenced all to death and corruption in the grave. But through the atoning death of Christ and His precious blood and resurrection three days later, we can be born again of the Holy Spirit and resurrect unto eternal life and incorruption. We shall never decay and die or sin again – PTL Jesus. “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. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory” – (I Cor.15:52,54).
Jesus said these end times would be like the days of Noah when the whole earth was wicked and corrupt and that’s the kind of world we have today. God destroyed the earth in Noah’s day with a flood and He will destroy the earth soon with fire – (2 Pet.3:5-10). It is written of Noah’s day – “The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth. And God said unto Noah, the end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth” – (Gen.6:11-13). The end of the world came in the days of Noah with water and it will end again with fire because of the same corruption.
God gave Noah the rainbow sign
No more water, the fire next time.
This whole world is in a state of corruption. It denotes the transient nature of the world – that is, that the world bends toward decay. This world is not in a state of evolution, but in a decaying state of devolution. Or should I say – ‘Devilution’ because the devil is the great corrupter who tempts the world to sin and corruption. The devil was an archangel, a cherub, who sinned against God by pride and was corrupted. He was very wise but now his wisdom is corrupted and he is the evil genius that deceives man the same way he was. “Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground…” – (Ezk.28:17).
Man is so corrupt that he must even corrupt God’s Word. And it’s probably the main thing that the Devil wants to corrupt. “For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ” – (2 Cor. ). This is the entire plan of God’s preachers. We are not to corrupt the Word of God, distort it, change it, or make merchandise of it. We are not to mix our own beliefs and notions with God’s doctrines. We must not add to or diminish from it. We must not water down or shorten and make smoother or compromise the truth of God. We must hold the KJ Bible in our hands and preach the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth as faithful and true witnesses of the Lord Jesus. We must not follow Bible translators as they add to and take way and corrupt God’s Word in their 200 new translations of the Bible. “The words of the Lord are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O Lord, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever” – (Ps.12:6-7). The KJ Bible is that pure, inspired, preserved Word.
It is written in (2 Kings 23:13) “And
the high places that were before Jerusalem, which were on the right hand of the
Mount of Corruption, which Solomon
the King of Israel had builded for Ashtoreth the abomination of the Zidenians,
and Chemosh the abomination of the Moabites, and for
Milcom the abomination of the children of Ammon, did the king defile.” And sin corrupts, and God has
shown us that fornication is the greatest corruptor of all. The ‘Mount of Corruption’
shows us the significance of spiritual fornication of worshipping images.
Solomon loved sex and had 700 wives and 300 concubines and they turned away his
heart after their gods and idol worship. Fornication of the body and
fornication of the soul corrupts a person and a nation more than any other sin.
(Du.4:16) says – “Lest ye corrupt
yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure . . .” Again in (Ro.1:23) “And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible
man . . “
And the final blasphemy of corruptible man is when this whole world worships
the image of the Beast – the image of this vile, corruptible, evil man –
Jesus said in (Mt.7:17,18) “Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.” If the body and soul of man both are corrupt they must produce evil fruit. By God’s grace in His beloved Son on the Tree cross we can be saved and born again in Christ and produce Holy Spirit fruit. Only the Lord Jesus can change a corrupt tree into a good tree by His precious blood on the tree. Jesus Christ is the only hope for corruptible man.
Every person on earth who worships the Beast and his image will perish
in their own corruption in the
Only a blind
Over the last few years we leave seen: visits from call girls, gifts of Rolls Royces, fancy commodes, sweetheart deals for contractors, high-paying lobbyist jobs for children, free vacations for members and their families, various members under criminal investigation, indictment, or federal custody. There is the scandal involving lobbyist Jack Abramoff where self-dealing Congressmen steered hundreds of millions of federal funds for personal benefit. A corrupt congress can never stop a corrupt president from becoming a despot and emperor. It can never stand and defend the Constitution from a president who is bestowing upon himself the powers of a monarch. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
It is written in (Prov.28:1) “The
wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.”
The strength of a nation lies in its citizens. There are two kinds of people: the
wicked cowardly and the righteous bold. Think of the
righteous lions like Moses before Pharaoh; David before the lion, the bear and
the giant; Elijah before Ahab; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego before Nebuchadnezzar;
Daniel before Darius; John the Baptist before Herod; Peter and John before the
Jewish leaders; Stephen before his murderers; and Paul before Caesar.
Centuries later Luther was bold before the Pope and John Knox was bold before Mary,
Queen of Scots. Such men are a nation’s first line of defense – inspiring
fellow citizens and upholding the cause of national righteousness, without
which no free republic can long stand. If congress and Americans would page
through the Bible and pray, we wouldn’t have lecherous Congressmen preying upon
pages. Repentance of sin and faith in Christ is
It is written in (Eph.4:22) – “That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts.” When we’re born again in Christ, we become a new man, a new creature in Christ. This is God’s answer for corruptible man. “Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). Our old corruptible man is crucified with Christ and a new Holy Spirit man is born again. And our new spiritual birth is the promise of eternal life. One day we shall put on ‘incorruption’ – “In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and we shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality” (I Cor.15:52,53). First our soul is saved and made incorruptible and then our body will be changed into a new incorruptible body and then we shall achieve total incorruption. Corruptible man can become incorruptible through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you been saved and born again through Christ? If not, repent of your sins and believe by faith in your heart on Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness and remission of sins. Being born again is a result of true salvation. Born again describes what happens when you’re saved from your sins by the precious blood of Christ. When you’re born again, it’s by believing the incorruptible seed of God’s Word “Being born again not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God which liveth and abideth forever” – (I Pet.1:23). Your corruptible seed came from your fleshly father and your incorruptible seed comes from your heavenly Father when you get saved by His beloved Son. Don’t spurn the grace of God in Christ Jesus.
Corruptible man can become incorruptible through the Lord Jesus Christ.
Pastor Mike Storti
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