Our Resurrection 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 eternal body will be raised in glory, raised in power, and raised a spiritual body. Jesus was the first to be raised from the dead and was seen in a new spiritual body. 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 14:39) He also ate food with them to show he was alive. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, he asked them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” They gave him a piece of broiled fish, and he took it and ate it in their presence. (Luke 24:41-42)
Jesus rose in a spiritual body with flesh and bones, and he appeared in their midst. While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. (Luke 24: 36-37) Christ appeared in their presence and maybe we will have the same capability, which means we don’t need to travel but just appear at our destination.
We will be raised in power which probably means; 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) This verse implies that we will know the God as he knows us. This will require mental understanding far above what we have now.
We will be raised in glory: High honor won by notable achievements through Christ. Our life will be glorious beyond our present understanding; being in the presence of the Father and the Son. Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. (John 17:3) We will also know God fully, and wonder why we didn’t have perfect faith in this life. We live gloriously forever, because we are in the Kingdom with the Father and the Son.
He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. (Revelations 21:4) We will feel perfect in mind and body forever, and we will never be bored in Heaven, but will be blessed with the glory of God flowing through us.
Today live knowing Heaven in your home, and it is your reward for serving Christ. Heaven will be infinitely better than this life.
Prayer: Lord guide me down the narrow road toward the light into Heaven. Let nothing stop me from serving Christ as he leads me down the narrow road. In Jesus name, Amen