Nuggets – Raised Us Up Together

“And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” (Ephesians 2:6)

The Bible clearly identifies the resurrection of Christ as central to the Christian message, just as crucial as the atoning death of Christ. “If Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins” (1 Corinthians 15:17). And just as surely as Christ is raised, we who have put our faith in Him shall be raised.

What kind of body will we have then? “We shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2). In His resurrection body, He could appear and disappear (John 20:19), pass through closed doors (v. 26), be felt by others (Matthew 28:9John 20:27), eat food (Luke 24:42, 43), and He eventually rose into heaven (Acts 1:9).

Paul, who has been dead nearly 2,000 years, asserted: “We look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body” (Philippians 3:20-21). How can a person long since dead, whose spirit has been in God’s presence, receive once again a body? This, of course, is a miracle, for the physical elements that once made up Paul’s earthly body have long ago changed their form, and even while he was alive were continually being replaced. No, God will not restore a prior body to the dead but will present them with a new “glorious” body, fit for the eternal environment and service of heaven. Paul could only write of it by analogy, comparing the difference between the old and the new bodies to the difference between a seed and a plant, to different kinds of living things, and to different kinds of celestial bodies. “So also is the resurrection of the dead.” It is sown in corruption, dishonor, weakness, as a natural body, but it is raised in incorruption, glory, and power, as a spiritual body (1 Corinthians 15:37-44). JDM

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1 Response to Nuggets – Raised Us Up Together

  1. Doug Mc Clintock says:

    What a blessed hope we have when we are a child of the King !
    When Jesus comes back again for the second time the dead in Christ will rise first to receive their heavenly bodies ! Our future is indeed so bright !
    It can’t get any better than this, to be like Him !
    2 Cor r : 6 – 8
    1Cor 15 : 51-53
    But when will Jesus come back again ?
    The signs of the times make it clear that it will be sooner than later !
    This world is in a state of extreme shock over Putin’s invasion of Ukraine ! (Is Putin the Man of Sin)
    Life for many is not precious anymore, our world population is 8 billion so lets kill a few million to give us more room ! Wickedness is at its extreme high so get your life’s details ready to go !

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