Summary: OUR FUTURE GLORIOUS BODY Although we do not know exactly what our new bodies will be like, we know that they will be like His Christ’s glorious body. 1 John 3:2-3
The Resurrected Body
2 Cor. 5:1-5: “For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.” Notice it states the new body our housing is in heaven and from heaven. Why? Because we are changed, made to adjust to a new location. Mankind was made a different species than the angels as far as having a physical covering. God’s purpose is to give us a permanent body to live in. We were made as human creatures to live in a body eternally. We are not just spirit, nor are we animals.
The Following is a list of some of these changes to take place:
I Cor. 15:50-58: Corruption is changed to incorruptibility in reference to these bodies that turn to dust at death. Mortality will put on immortality referring to those still living who are subject to death. Vs.43 Dishonor will be raised in glory. This is referring to being free from aging, scars, and traces of sin. From weakness to power refers to the effects of age , loss of strength and vitality, to a body not subject to these mortal limitations.
I Thess. 4:15-17: There will be a change of nature of the body and it will have full possession of eternal life.
Jude 24: We will be presented faultless (no flaws) before His glorious presence.
Eph.5:27: We will all be holy with no blemishes or defects.
Col.1:22: We will be holy and blameless. Free from guilt and shame.
Rom.8:21: We will no longer be subject to sin and the sinful nature that corrupts.
Rom. 8:29-30: Our body will be conformed to the image of the resurrected Jesus. Our sanctification process will be complete.
Phil 3:21: “who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Rom.8:18: We will be glorified. We now have suffering, but in the end we will have glory.
I Jn.3:2: “When He is revealed to us in His glory, we will become like Him and see Him for who He is.” Our bodies will be similar to His resurrected body (not exactly like His but with many similarities).
1 John 4:2: says that “every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God.” Verse 3 then states “that every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God.” Those who deny that Jesus came in the flesh are of the anti-Christ spirit. This is one of the ways to discern a false teacher from a true one.
OUR FUTURE GLORIOUS BODY
Although we do not know exactly what our new bodies will be like, we know that they will be like His Christ’s glorious body. 1 John 3:2-3 (See Our Lord’s Glorious Body)
Each of our bodies will be different and will differ in glory. 1 Cor 15:35-58
Christ will be glorified in us. 2 Th 1:10-12
We will be glorified together. The present sufferings in this world cannot be compared with the glory which will be revealed in us. Rom 8:16-20
Our glory will be that of our Lord Jesus. 2 Th 2:14-15 (See Our Lord’s Glorious Body)
We will reflect His glory. 2 Cor 3:17-18 (see also Ex 34:29-35 where Moses’ face may have been reflecting God’s glory)
God’s people will be beautiful, sparkling like jewels in a crown. Zec 9:16-17, Mal 3:16-17
The righteous will shine as the sun in His kingdom. Matt 13:43
We will shine like the brightness of the firmament and like the stars. Dan 12:2-3