New Defender's Study Bible Notes
5:2 clothed upon. If our earthly house is “dissolved” (II Corinthians 5:1) before Christ returns, there will be an intermediate period “with the Lord” (II Corinthians 5:8) in which we shall neither wear our present body nor our future resurrection body. It was thus Paul’s earnest desire and, surely ours as well, still to be living when Christ returns, and thus immediately to be “clothed upon” with our resurrection bodies. The latter would thus be put on over our old bodies as it were, and so still be recognizable (as was that of Christ after His resurrection), but with all aspects of their old “mortality” (pain, sin, etc.) immediately “swallowed up of life” (II Corinthians 5:4).