The Resurrected Body

Php 3:21 Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself.

The Bible makes it explicitly clear that the body of the christian will be like the body of Jesus’ resurrected body.  We have already noted in my earlier post the the body of Jesus was at times recognizable and at other times it was unrecognizable.  Scripture records that prior to the Crucifixion Jesus body is described as flesh and blood (Heb 2:14,  Phil 2:7)  but after the resurrection he is described  as flesh and bones. (Lu 24:39)  Our life will not depend upon the blood of Adam that carried the sin disease but upon the blood of Jesus that washes away sin.  Since the life is in the blood (Lev 17:11), our life will be in the blood of Jesus.

Another difference will be that our present body is temporal and our future body will be eternal.  The flesh and blood body that we presently have cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither does corruption inherit incorruption. (I Cor 15:50) and we all shall be changed. (v. 51)  This transformation is already underway in our sanctification.  We are His workmanship; we are His Temple; and God is preparing us as His eternal dwelling place.

Since our bodies will be like His then it follows that the description of Jesus’ body and our resurrected body will be alike.  Here are a few more things that is true about Jesus’ resurrected body.  He was touchable and even asked Thomas to handle Him and see.  He could become invisible, which he did on at least two or more occasions.  He could eat such as at the sea side but it wasn’t required for sustenance.  He could suddenly appear in a room with closed doors.  He ascended into heaven and we will also be caught up and meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  This corruptible must put onincorruption and this mortal must put on immortality.

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