Men and Women of Steel

Think of the possibilities . . .

You can walk through walls.

You can collide with a train and not suffer a scratch.

You can race to other parts of the universe in only a moment.

You can swim to the most extreme ocean depths and never get tired.

These sound like the capabilities of some kind of superhero.  But the Bible tells us they are exactly the kinds of things we can look forward to in our resurrected bodies.

“…raised imperishable, …raised in glory, …raised in power.” (1 Corinthians 15:42-43)

Jesus, in His resurrected body, appeared in a locked room without entering through a door (John 20:19-20), and the Bible says, “we shall be like him” (1 John 3:2) (More to come on our impending entry into extra dimensional realms in a future post).

We’ll be able to enjoy delicious cuisine (Revelation 19:9, John 21:12-14). The Lord will provide swank white garments for us to wear (Revelation 19:14).  And we’ll no longer need oxygen to live.

Think of the possibilities . . .

Perhaps most striking of all, as pointed out in 1 Corinthians 15:44, we’ll be given “spiritual bodies.”  This intrigues me.  Will we take on some kind of ghostly quality?

Personally, I don’t think so.  Jesus made it a point to show that His disciples could physically touch Him after He rose from the dead.  Certainly, spiritual bodies will enable us to inhabit the environment of heaven, but they will also need to function on Earth as well (more to come on that also).

I think the message here is that my “flesh”, also known as my “sin nature”, will be gone.  Right now a battle rages inside between my flesh and the Holy Spirit’s influence in my life (Romans 7:14-24, 8:5-10).  It’s a constant struggle, and unfortunately I choose to follow the persuasions of my flesh far too often.

I don’t know about you, but just about every undesirable thing in my life has come as the result of sin, mine or someone else’s.

But in my spiritual body, the flesh will be gone.  The temptation to sin will be eliminated.  I’ll enjoy pure, unfiltered, high-octane fuel from the Spirit of God every moment, performing every action in righteousness, every decision in holiness, every triumph in power, and every venture in glory!

Think of the possibilities . . .

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