For we know that if the earthly tent which is our house is torn down, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves;
I consider it right, as long as I am in this earthly dwelling, to stir you up by way of reminder,
‘How much more those who dwell in houses of clay,
Whose foundation is in the dust,
Who are crushed before the moth!
But when Christ appeared as a high priest of the good things to come, He entered through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation;
For Christ did not enter a holy place made with hands, a mere copy of the true one, but into heaven itself, now to appear in the presence of God for us;
By the sweat of your face
You will eat bread,
Till you return to the ground,
Because from it you were taken;
For you are dust,
And to dust you shall return.”
“As for me, I know that my Redeemer lives,
And at the last He will take His stand on the earth.
“You lift me up to the wind and cause me to ride;
And You dissolve me in a storm.
Then my enemies will turn back in the day when I call;
This I know, that God is for me.
“We heard Him say, ‘I will destroy this temple made with hands, and in three days I will build another made without hands.’”
In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.
For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, God’s building.
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
For indeed while we are in this tent, we groan, being burdened, because we do not want to be unclothed but to be clothed, so that what is mortal will be swallowed up by life.
and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ;
For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day.
for he was looking for the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God.
to obtain an inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you,
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,
Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is.
We know that we have passed out of death into life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love abides in death.
We will know by this that we are of the truth, and will assure our heart before Him
We know that we are of God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.