A Glorious Body 1Corinthians 15
35 But someone will say, “How are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?” 36 Foolish one, what you sow is not made alive unless it dies. 37 And what you sow, you do not sow that body that shall be, but mere grain—perhaps wheat or some other grain. 38 But God gives it a body as He pleases, and to each seed its own body.
39 All flesh is not the same flesh, but there is one kind [f]of flesh of men, another flesh of animals, another of fish, and another of birds.
Good Morning. I believe it is correct to say that we all wonder what kind of body we will have when we are resurrected. Here in our text we see that the body that God will give us will be pleasing to Him! Analyzing verses 36&37 we see that first one must die to be made alive eternally. Looking at bare grain and comparing it to the resurrected body we find that the seed died that was planted (sown)and changed to a different body when fully mature. So our bodies in the resurrection will take on a whole new look as Jesus did on the MT. of Transfiguration (Matthew 17:1&2). A grain of corn does not look the same as when the seed is planted and when a corn stalk sprouts from it. Another example is found in verse 39 which gives us another idea of our bodily traits in the resurrection. Here we find that different bodies are made different to be able to adapt to the environment in which they live in. A bird does not do very well living in the environment of the fish and vice versa! The flesh of men cannot survive in either environment. So our resurrected bodies will be adapted to heaven and made for that environment! Tomorrow we will continue to share more about what our bodies will be like in heaven. Stay tuned.
Love in Christ, Terry June 20, 2021