Our New Spiritual Body
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.1 Corinthians 15:42-44
Our new spiritual body will be imperishable, glorified, and spiritual. We will discuss these three attributes of our eternal body, and we will look at Jesus’ body after his arose from the grave. In Heaven we will have a perfect body with a pure heart and mind, and for all eternity.
Imperishable: Our new bodies will not be subject to sickness, disease, or death. Our bodies will never age or cause any aches mentally or physically, it will be perfect in every way, because God is perfect and Heaven is perfect. Our new body will have a mind filled with perfect love for the Father, the Son, and for each other.
Glory: Our bodies will bring glory to God because there will be no temptation and no sinful thoughts. We will be perfectly sinless with a heart filled with perfect love. We will experience life with no temptations and with perfect love, which we can only imagine. For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12) When we see the Father and the Son face to face, we will know fully, as we are known fully. Does this imply that we know the Father and the Son as they know us? If so then I think our brains must be more powerful.
Power: Our bodies will not be frail like our earthly bodies, but durable and not prone to injury; no scratches, pulled muscles, or headaches. Our brains will probably be more powerful in their understanding and memory. The more we understand the Father and the Son the more our hearts will desire to glorify them.
Spiritual: Our new spiritual body will grave things of the Spirit just as our earthly body graves things of the earth. The difference is that on earth Satan is the prince of the air while in Heaven the Father and the Son fill the air with their divine glory. Therefore our body will crave the spiritual glory of God, and we will continue to be fed through the Holy Spirit. And we will have perfect communications with the Father and the Son through the Spirit.
When Jesus arose from the grave he had a body; he talked to his apostles and he ate with them. They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.” (Luke 24:37-39)
A spiritual body has flesh and bones, and our new body is imperishable, glorified, and powerful. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. (Romans 8:18)
Today: Keep a vision of your Heavenly life, living on the new earth in your perfect never aging body; living in the love and glory of the Father and the Son. A life more fulfilling than we can ever imagine.
Prayer: Lord put eternity and your love in my heart, and let the Spirit guide me to bring eternal life to others. In Jesus name, Amen