Flesh and blood cannot inherit,
Treasures of the Kingdom of God;
And not solely on your merit,
That decays from where you were flawed.
What decays you cannot receive,
Anything that will not decay;
Without faith, how can you believe?
Since you do not trust and obey.
Let us look back to history,
Why man does kill, cheat and will lie;
For I told you a mystery,
Because not all of us will die.
Because all of us will be changed,
It will happen in an instant;
A split second bodies exchanged,
Glory shining to be brilliant.
This is at the trumpet last sound,
As the dead will come back to life;
As they will become Heaven bound,
No longer with toils or strife.
They will change to live forever,
A new body not to decay;
And a bond that will not sever,
With God that will not stray.
This mortal body must be gone,
So that I can live forever;
With the coming of the new dawn,
For the eternal endeavor.
The Scripture teachings will come true,
How a new body does await;
With a new one for each of you,
A body that will seal your fate.
Death is turned into victory,
But within death, where is your sting?
It will be still a mystery,
Until you hear the angels sing.
But the sting of death has been sin,
The standards of God give sin might;
That you feel when death will begin,
And will end when seeing the light.
Copyright © 2017 Richard Newton Sherrer