Using a tent analogy, Paul longs for his heavenly home. He also discusses the fully transformational state of salvation.
11. a. We groan in longing for transformation, spiritual and physical, to live forever in the presence of God
b. Most of the time – Yes
12. a. to restore, harmony, to make congruous, to account for
b. allowed us to be born again, not of Adam, but of Christ, a new creation
Once you’ve tasted the “good stuff” you long for it. We will sometimes purchase milk from a local dairy. This is amazing milk, rich, high in fat content, chocolate flavored so it tastes just like melted ice-cream or root beer flavored to taste just like a float. After it, drinking normal skim milk is so pail in comparison (pail… a little dairy cow humor, there) that it just causes you to yearn for the good stuff. The revelation of our heavenly bodies in an eternal home in the presence of God should cause us to moan in comparison with every breath we take in this body.
Paul points out that we are not just hosed down and cleaned up. We are reborn – a new creation. Born into Christ not Adam.