“[Jesus] Himself takes our weaknesses and carries our diseases.” (Matthew 8:17, HCSB)
We are fallen people, with a genetic predisposition to sin. Our very bodies carry the deoxyribonucleic acid of sin, of weaknesses, diseases, imperfections, faults, shortcomings, flaws, failings, omissions of good and commissions of evil. We ‘miss the mark,’ the bulls-eye of God’s perfect will. And this remains true as long as we live on this earth in these bodies.
Our hope lies in the resurrection, at which time the mortal is transformed into the immortal, the perishable becomes imperishable. When this happens, we become free from sin. All trace of sin is destroyed finally.
“Sown in corruption, raised in incorruption; sown in dishonor, raised in glory; sown in weakness, raised in power; sown a natural body, raised a spiritual body.” (1 Corinthians 15:42-44)
“Just as we bear the image of the man made of dust, we will also bear the image of the heavenly man.” (1 Corinthians 15:49)
“The spiritual is not first, but the natural, then the spiritual.” (1 Corinthians 15:46)