1 FOR WE know that if the tent which is our earthly home is destroyed (dissolved), we have from God a building, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 Corinthians 5:1 [AMP]
Today will be another shorter post as most of my time today was spent studying the ‘words’ of this verse to understand what is the ‘tent’ and what is the ‘house not made with hands’. Although there are several different schools of thought, the one that resonated with me most was that the earthly tent is our outer nature or earthly body. The building from God is the heavenly body we will receive when the earthly body is dead. What is interesting is that Paul used the condition ‘if the tent is destroyed’ we ‘have from God a building’ giving the impression that it is immediate.
There are more verses that follow 1 – 10 that expound on this aspect Paul is dwelling on in regard to this ‘momentary affliction’ he has that may ultimately result in the death of his body, so he seems to be having an inside voice and wrestle that is making it out into his letter.
More to come…