TOPIC: NEW BODY IS GIVEN AT RESURRECTION
TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:35-50
Ignorance about the divine operation of life after death makes many to still wonder how resurrection will be. Due to this Ignorance, some ask: how are the dead raised up and with what body? Many fail to learn from how things planted into the earth grow. Read again Paul's lecture on the type of bodies different seeds and plants come up with as they germinate, which is a kind of resurrection (vs. 35 - 46).
The seeds sown are like the present human bodies, natural and corrupt, but raised as spiritual bodies. Jesus as Man died with the physical body but raised as a spiritual body at resurrection (vs. 45 - 48). God gives new bodies to different classes of resurrected seeds. He gave us the first man, Adam, and afterwards gave us the new Adam - Christ.
In the same way, after we have finished with our physical bodies, God will give us a new and spiritual body (vs. 45 - 49). The body given at resurrection, being spiritual, lives forever and man will stand to give account of how he used the physical. Those who harbour the thought that after death, there is no judgment should have a rethink.
Are you waiting for your new and glorious body at resurrection?
Guide me, Oh Jehovah, to use my present body in righteousness and holiness as I anticipate the resurrection of the saints, in Jesus name, Amen.