What Happens to Your Body When You Get Saved 1 Cor. 6:15 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO
When you get saved, your spirit comes to life – you are born again [Jn 3:3-8] – and the Spirit of God dwells in you [1 Cor 6:19-20] – but that’s not all – something spiritual and miraculous happens to your body. What happens to your body when you get saved is this:
Your body is circumcised from your spirit and soul – Col 2:11-13 – this is called spiritual circumcision whereby the body of the sins of the flesh is put off.
Your body is crucified with Christ – Rom 6:6 – Paul calls this body “our old man” – this is the process whereby the body of sin is destroyed – we are dead to sin [Rom 6:2, 7] – this body is buried with him in baptism [Rom 6:4].
Your body is quickened by the Spirit – Rom 8:10-11; Col 2:12-13 – when you get saved your body is quickened by the Spirit – it’s alive but it awaits its redemption at which time it will be glorified [Rom 8:23-24; 2 Cor 5:2-5] – this is our new man that we put on [Eph 4:22-24] – we are new creatures in Christ 2 Cor 5:17 – now this is a very fine and interesting point – your body is the dwelling place of your spirit and your soul – when you are saved your body also becomes the dwelling place of the Lord [Col 1:27] – but your body is not your flesh [Rom 8:8] – your flesh is the natural material of which your body is made – after we are saved we still have flesh – it doesn’t change and must die a natural death or be changed at the rapture [1 Cor 15:50-55] – therefore we are instructed to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit [Rom 8:1, 4; Gal 5:16] – that’s why Paul said, “For me to live is Christ, and to die is gain,” [Phil 1:21] – he said, “I die daily,” [1 Cor 15:31] in order to keep his flesh in subjection.
Your body is made a member of Christ – 1 Cor 6:15; 1 Cor 12:12-27 – now as a member of Christ’s body, God wants to use your body for a specific function – he sets the members in the body as it pleases him [1 Cor 12:18] – he may want you to be a preacher or a missionary, he may want you to be a professional, or he may want you to be a nurse or a doctor – whatever the case, he wants you to be a witness, sowing the seed of the word of God and reaping when there is a harvest – that’s why Paul said in 1 Cor 6:13-20 that it is so important for us to flee fornication – in fornication you make a member of Christ one body with a harlot.
Your body is raptured when Christ returns – 1 Thes 4:13-18; Phil 3:21 – if you die before the Lord returns, your “body” will be laid to rest and if you are alive when he returns, your body will be changed – the dead in Christ are raised incorruptible and those alive in Christ are changed into immortality – our “vile body” will be “fashioned like unto his glorious body” – and in these glorified bodies we will live with the Lord for ever.
Conclusion: You are bought with a price therefore glorify God in your BODY and your spirit which are God’s – dear saints there is little in our bodies that we do to glorify God – this must change!!