Saturday, May 17, 2014

THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD Part 1

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1 Cor 15:21-22

So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man.

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The teaching on the resurrection of the dead reveals that everyone who is in the kingdom of God and has the spirit of Christ will be redeemed in his body into a glorified body. This body will be like the one that Jesus has right now.

Remember that Jesus rose up from the dead after the third day, but His resurrection was the first of its kind to ever happen to any man. He didn’t resurrect with the same old body of flesh that is prone to corruption; He resurrected with the glorified body that can function in heaven and on the earth.

God never made man in the beginning to not be able to naturally interact with the spirit world (heavenly places). We were not given eyes and ears that couldn’t naturally see and hear angels or God Himself ( see Gen 3:10). We were given bodies that could naturally interact with the spirit realm and the physical. This body was not like the ones we have now, it was glorified. That was what we lost when Adam ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. As God told Him, he died the day he ate it (see Gen 2:17); his body stopped existing in the heavenly realm where God operates and death is separation from a realm of existence.

When our bodies have been redeemed, we will be resurrected from that death that happened to mankind in the Garden of Eden, our bodies will start functioning again in the heavenly realms.

You may notice that even though Jesus Christ is currently having a body that his disciples could touch and feel, he physically ascended into heaven and now is seated on the right hand of the throne of heaven. His new body has the capacity to do this; to operate in both the earth and heaven. So even though Jesus is in heaven as a man, He doesn’t grow old nor can He die anymore; this is an attribute of the redeemed body.

Jesus is the first to have the redeemed body and the will of God is that all we who believe will have this same body too at the right time. so even though death came through one man( Adam) the resurrection of the dead has begun through Jesus.

Prayer: Dear heavenly father, I thank you for this day. I ask lord that nothing will hinder me from being raptured. I pray this lord in Jesus glorious name. Amen

By SD Abraham

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