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 What is the resurrection body?

 

The resurrection body is an immortal physical flesh and bone body. The Bible says there are two types of bodies. There is a natural body and a spiritual body. The natural body is the mortal flesh and blood body, and the spiritual body is the immortal flesh and bone body. (KJV-1Corinthians 15:44, It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body). The word spiritual in this scripture is translated from a Greek word which means supernatural, religious or spiritual. The word body in this scripture is translated from a Greek word which means a physical body. The natural body is carnal minded. (KJV-1Corinthians 2:14, But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned). The spiritual body is spiritual minded or guided by the Spirit of God. (KJV-1Corinthians 2:12, Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God). The natural body is a terrestrial body, and the spiritual body is a celestial body. (KJV-1Corinthians 15:40, There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial  is  one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another). The terrestrial body is earthly or mortal flesh and blood, and the celestial body is heavenly or immortal flesh and bone. You die in your earthly natural body and you are raised from the dead in your spiritual heavenly body. (KJV-1Corinthians 15:49, And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly). The natural earthly body is mortal flesh and blood, and the spiritual body is immortal flesh and bone. Those who are filled with the Spirit of God will be resurrected in a flesh and bone immortal body. (KJV-Romans 8:11, But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you).

Jesus described His resurrected body as a flesh and bone immortal body, not flesh and blood.      (KJV-Luke 24:39, Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have). Christ manifested in a flesh and blood mortal body to shed His blood and die on the cross for our sins. (KJV-John 1:14, And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth) and (KJV-Hebrews 9:22, And almost all things are by the law purged with blood; and without shedding of blood is no remission). When Christ rose from the dead, He put back on His immortal flesh and bone body. (KJV-Romans 6:9, Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him). Christ’s resurrected immortal body is a physical body. (KJV-Luke 24:39-43, Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have 40- And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them hishands and his feet. 41- And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat? 42- And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb. 43- And he took it, and did eat before them). Christ ascended into Heaven in His immortal flesh and bone body. (KJV-Luke 24:50-51, And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them. 51- And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven). The Bible says that a mortal flesh and blood body cannot inherit the Kingdom of God. (KJV-1Corinthians 15:50, Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption).

When God made Adam in His image and likeness, He made Adam with an immortal flesh and bone body. Before the fall, Adam referred to his body as flesh and bone, not flesh and blood.       (KJV-Genesis 2:23, And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man). Adam and Eve became mortal when they disobeyed God. (KJV- Genesis 2:17, But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die). After Adam and Eve disobeyed God, He clothed them with mortal flesh and blood bodies and cast them out of the Garden of Eden. (KJV-Genesis 3:21, Unto Adam also and to his wife did the LORD God make coats of skins, and clothed them) and (KJV-Genesis 3:23,the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken). Adam brought death and mortality into the world when he disobeyed God in the Garden of Eden. (KJV-Romans 5:12, Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned). The Lord Jesus Christ brought eternal life by grace through faith in Him. (KJV-Romans 5:17, For if by one man's offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ ) and (KJV-Ephesians 2:8, For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God).

Christ is the physical body in the Godhead. (KJV-Colossians 2:8-9,  Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. 9- For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily). The word bodily in this scripture is translated from a Greek word which means a physical body. Christ had been seen several times in the Old Testament in His immortal flesh and bone body. Christ was seen in the furnace with the three Hebrew boys. (KJV-Daniel 3:25, He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the   form of the fourth is like the Son of God). The Son of God is also referred to as God’s angel or Angel of the Lord. (KJV-Daniel 3:28, Then  Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God). Christ appeared as the Angle of the Lord to Moses on Mount Sinai. (KJV-Exodus 3:2-4, And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed. 3- And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. 4- And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he said, Here am I). Christ visited Abraham in the Old Testament and ate food with him. (KJV-Genesis 18:1-5, And the LORD appeared unto him in the plains of Mamre: and he sat in the tent door in the heat of the day; 2- And he lift up his eyes and looked, and, lo, three men stood by him: and when he saw them, he ran to meet them from the tent door, and bowed himself toward the ground, 3- And said, My Lord, if now I have found favour in thy sight, pass not away, I pray thee, from thy servant: 4- Let a little water, I pray you, be fetched, and wash your feet, and rest yourselves under the tree: 5- And I will fetch a morsel of bread, and comfort ye your hearts; after that ye shall pass on: for therefore are ye come to your servant. And they said, So do, as thou hast said) and (KJV-Genesis 8:6,  And Abraham hastened into the tent unto Sarah, and said, Make ready quickly three measures of fine meal, knead it, and make cakes upon the hearth. 7- And Abraham ran unto the herd, and fetcht a calf tender and good, and gave it unto a young man; and he hasted to dress it. 8- And he took butter, and milk, and the calf which he had dressed, and set it before them; and he stood by them under the tree, and they did eat). In the New Testament, Christ told his disciples that Abraham was happy to see Him. (KJV-John 8:56-58,  Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad. 57- Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham? 58- Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am).

Believers in Christ wait anxiously for the redemption of their bodies. (KJV-Romans 8:23, And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body). The Apostle Paul said that he would rather be clothed with his house from Heaven, which is the flesh and bone immortal body that is guided by the Spirit of Christ. (KJV-2Corinthians 5:1-3, For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2- For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: 3- If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked). The word house in this scripture is translated from a Greek word which means a dwelling place for the spirit. In the resurrection, believers will get a body fashioned like Christ’s resurrected body. (KJV-Philippians 3:20-21, For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: 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 word fashioned in this scripture is translated from a Greek word which means having the same form as another. In the Kingdom of God, we will eat and drink from the fruit of the vine in our immortal flesh and bone bodies. (KJV-Mark 26:29, But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom).