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The redeemed will be “like” the angels in heaven, seeing and serving and praising God. Like the angels in that we are equally deathless, equally glorified and equally eternal.
As far as our bodies go, they too will be resurrected in glorified form. Our bodies to use the words of Paul, “will be raised imperishable” (1 Cor. 15:42). You, not just your soul, will be resurrected. That means that your individuality will be preserved in eternity. You will recognize your loved ones and they will recognize you. Those things that made us unique as individuals in this life will be retained. And when we see our loved ones again their bodies will be in all their glorious potential, but still their bodies. Their personalities will be at their fullest, their wit, their charm, their tenacity, their love still the same only enhanced. “Our Lord’s resurrected body was the same as before His death and yet different! His friends recognized Him and even felt Him; He could eat food and yet He could also walk through (closed) doors, change His appearance, and vanish away.” [Warren Weirsbe. Be Courageous. Luke 14-24. (Wheaton, Illinois: Victor Books, 1989) p. 89]
Our relationship in Heaven will be different than here on earth and….
The second great truth that Jesus shares about the kingdom of heaven is that not everyone is going there.
Verse thirty-five introduces another key point, when He says, “But those who are counted worthy to attain that age, and the resurrection from the dead…. ” Here it is more implied than stated but the principle is - Not everyone will be resurrected into everlasting life in heaven. If some are to be counted worthy then it follows that some will not. This verse emphasizes that Jesus is talking to those who are saved, not all those who die. Notice that verse says, the “resurrection from the dead” not “resurrection of the dead.” That may not seem such a significant difference but how great a distinction those two prepositions make. Everyone will experience the “resurrection of the dead” man was created an eternal being and will spend eternity some where. “Resurrection from among the dead” refers only to those who are raised to eternal life.
In proving that the resurrection from the dead was a biblical idea, there were any number of clear Old Testament texts that Jesus could have cited which spoke of the resurrection. The prophet Isaiah said, (26:19) “Your dead shall live; Together with my dead body they shall arise. Awake and sing, you who dwell in dust; For your dew is like the dew of herbs,”
The prophet Daniel said (12:2), “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, Some to everlasting life, Some to shame and everlasting contempt.”
Perhaps some of better remembered lines concerning the resurrection were uttered by Job (19:25-27) where he stated; “For I know that my Redeemer lives, And He shall stand at last on the earth; (26) And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God, (27) Whom I shall see for myself, And my eyes shall behold, and not another. How my heart yearns within me!”
But since the Sadducees only accepted as binding the first five books of the Old Testament Jesus appealed the words of Moses the author of the first five books of the Old Testament (Exodus 3:6). In verse thirty-seven Jesus said, “But even Moses showed in the burning
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