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February 20, 2021 2:00 am
My mom used to saunter into my room to wake me up in the morning with a sweet call to "rise and shine!" One day our Savior will give a call for all His children to do the same! This week and next week we will be considering the resurrection of our bodies. Why is resurrection even necessary? What will our resurrected bodies be like? What capabilities will they possess? Will babies always be babies and the elderly always remain elderly when resurrected? As we begin, know this: the idea of resurrection isn't just a New Testament idea; it began long, long ago!
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Jesus rose from the dead.
The destiny once a year we get to talk about resurrection means that resurrection was just the first fruits were the rest of the harvest.
Easter time is not just a one time event theologian Eric Sauer put it this way, the present age begins with the resurrection of the Redeemer and with resurrection evidence of life cause the most exciting. We all remember the sleepless night before Christmas in anticipation of opening gifts. The following morning.
That is, adults weddings for the birth of a child are often among the most exhilarating. Well, if we take that feeling and magnify the hundredfold get an idea for the resurrection is going to feel.
Skip Heitzig examines this very topic with they hear and connect with Skip weekend division as he continues the message rise and shine.
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What does Paul mean when he says, Jesus rose 1st and now he's the first fruits he needs are simple, although they raised from the dead first there resurrection is completely different than his resurrection because they rose only to die again didn't get raise and glorified permanent bodies. They rose from the dead lived. While I had do it all over again. So they were the exception to the rule. It's appointed an everyman to die once and after this the judgment, they die twice.
That was the exception to the general rule. Jesus was different. She rose in a glorified body not just about the same human body was his body, but glorified, and it was permanent would be forever. Thus he is the firstfruits of that resurrection is point when Jesus got out of the tomb on that Easter morning when he conquered death by resurrection. It wasn't only to prove that he was the Messiah that he was God in human flash that he was unique, etc., etc., though he did all that but he was the firstfruits success Paul so his resurrection. Listen carefully requires our resurrection. If he rose from the dead, bodily. We also will rise from the dead, bodily.
I got a note this week to great note. It was so good I want to read it to you because it's a good question dear Pastor Skip why does God want to resurrect our body if we will have a new body anyway at the rapture, those who are dead in Christ. The decomposing bodies the ashes etc. and they says in parenthesis you you hopefully get the idea. I do, I can picture the decomposition quite well says God will resurrect that pullback together from the four winds, so to speak, and then he says why what's up with that. What is up with that. Why such an emphasis on the resurrection.
Here's what it completes our salvation completes our's are redemption on explain. I'm not saying that we can add anything to it. We can't, it's finished. It's a done deal. Jesus accomplished our salvation on the cross, but you should know and you'll see in a moment that salvation has a past present and future aspect. We have been saved past tense from the penalty of sin, forever, you'll never stand in judgment on Christ price alone.
We call that justification salvation. That's one number two we are being saved, moment by moment from the power of sin, that sanctification salvation is an ongoing process. But one day in the future we will be saved from the very presence of sin altogether. That's glorification salvation.
Thus, the resurrection from the dead is a necessity because of original sin man fell, and God said in the day that you eat thereof, you will surely die and so because God made us body and soul.
He must restore both to bring us back to the original fact resurrection of the body is so certain that when Paul writes about it he writes about it as if it's a done deal as if glorification is is already done this, and what he says. Romans eight verse 30 and those he predestined he also called those he called he also justified and those he justified he also glorified. One necessitates the other and the first will follow up with glorification. It's so certain that he writes about it as if it's Artie a done deal is in the mind of God. It is a done deal will happen.
So Jesus rose from the dead, that doesn't mean once a year we get to talk about resurrection, it means that resurrection was just the firstfruits where the rest of the harvest. Easter time is not just a one time event.
It's an ongoing activity that will culminate in our physical resurrection. So theologian Eric Sauer put it this way, the present age is Easter time. It begins with the resurrection of the Redeemer and it ends with the resurrection of the redeemed. So as the Redeemer so the redeemed as Christ so the Christian can look at verse 23 is this the really good part it. It culminates with change.
I want that, especially the older I get, I want change. Verse 23 but each one in his own order Christ, the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ's at his coming.
Okay, let's speak ahead a little bit. Go to verse 49 and as we have borne the image of the man dust. That's Adam.
As explained previously, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly man that is Jesus Christ with a look like Jesus Christ, our bodies will be like him. Philippians 321 we mentioned that a couple weeks ago. Paul said he will transform our lowly bodies that they may be like his own glorious body first John chapter 3 we know that when he shall appear, we shall be like him will see him as he is that this answers the question, and here's the question what will our bodies be like when they rise from the dead answer they will be like Jesus body when it rose from the dead their well was Jesus body likely rose from the dead. Glad you asked.
So here's here's the answers number one first.
Our resurrection bodies will be our earthly bodies lower five will be a different one will be a new one will be this one.
When Jesus rose from the dead, the get raise from the dead in a wholly different body than the one he had no it was the same body right.
The tomb was empty, so like his body was still there, decomposing, and he's running around is a phantom. His body that was buried was the body that came out of the grave. They didn't see a phantom or a hallucination or a ghost was him as a very important point. There's a one to one correspondence with the body of Jesus that died and was buried in the one that was raised from the dead. It was him it was that body glorified Jesus predicted it.
John chapter 2, he said destroy this temple and in three days I will raise it up. John gives an editorial comment.
This he spoke, referring to his own body's physical body may bring that up. It's very important because some Christians assume that God will create a new permanent body exiting Hilo out of nothing and give it to them upon death. If that were so, then there's no need for the doctrine of the resurrection, and you can read first Corinthians 15 at your Bibles possess the whole premise, our bodies will be resurrected from the dead. So Jesus described resurrection once again listen to his words.
All who are in the graves. That's descriptive means dead people who get put down in the casket and lowered into the earth. All those who are in the graves will hear his voice and come out. Nothing could be more graphic. It's their bodies resurrected so it's better to refer to that future state. Not as your new body. But as your horrified body is it's going to be your body glorified. So back to the question why does God want to resurrect our body. If we have a new one. The answer is you won't have a new one you'll have this one renewed, made new resurrected glorified and that is full redemption. Romans eight verse 22 we groan inwardly as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. That's when redemption is complete upon resurrection. So number one our resurrection bodies will be our bodies glorified. That was Jesus same body but glorified number two are resurrection bodies will have advanced properties, shall we say, advanced properties in order I mean by that Jesus had advanced properties right hip. Other world capabilities made it was his body but it sure acted different after the resurrection. The before right. For instance, in John chapter 20 verse 19 he could pass through solid walls.
Would that be fun. Disciples were in the upper room made out of stone. Everything in Jerusalem was doors were shut and locked for fear of the Jews and Jesus entered the room. He didn't like that man. She says behold I stand at the door and knock. You didn't have to do that.
He just came in through the walls. Second, he could suddenly appear in one place and quickly go to another place from out of nowhere. He was on the road to Emmaus with the disciples they left departed and then suddenly showed up in the room or the disciples were gathered and says on that occasion when they saw Jesus, they were terrified and they suppose they had seen a spirit to boost and it says this Jesus said to them, handle me, I listen to this handle makers as resurrection body for a spirit does not have flesh and bones like you see that I have. Here's Jesus body glorified resurrected flesh and bones, physical real, but with other world capabilities. Third, it seems that perhaps he was able to change his form because three different occasions in the New Testament. Those who knew him intimately didn't recognize him at first and then they did recognize him.
He revealed himself to them some suppose that's because of the marks left by the crucifixion. Other supposes I do that it's Jesus, but any glorified form. There is a resemblance, but it didn't at first recognize and forth physical part Jesus body after the resurrection could move vertically as well as horizontally right he did what ascended into heaven. Ask chapter 1 verse nine is hanging out of the disciples all of a sudden it's like his body going upward of in the clouds and the disciples were going like that is so utterly cool. I want to do that and they will one day. That's what the angel said don't gaze up into heaven.
That same Jesus who left will come back to psyche left same manner. Physical down touching on the Mount of olives. Now that it becomes important as later on. I'm gonna describe for you your ultimate destination which is new Jerusalem when I tell you how it's constructed this idea of moving vertically has a lot of fun possibilities to so what will your body be like in the resurrection, like Jesus body real physical with other world capabilities. Nepal will describe more precisely what that is like in the verses the following. First Corinthians 15 will save that for next week and answer questions next week. Like while I wait a minute.
What if your body is handicapped now or you lose a limb now and what about that cremation idea, and in several subjects like that I hope will get cleared up. Let's finish up today with the verses 24 through 2028 is now the third aspect to resurrection it will be appropriate. If this is future now look what he says. Verse 24 then comes the end. Then comes the end, when Jesus comes back resurrect the body. Verse 23 then comes the end, when he delivers the kingdom of God to the father when he puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. He must reign until he has put all enemies under his feet. The last enemy that will be destroyed is death, for he has put all things under his feet, quoting Psalm eight when he says all things are put under him, it is evident that he who put all things under him is accepted that is the father. Now when all things are made subject to him, then the son himself will also be subject to him.
The father who put all things under him, that God may be all in all their here now is the culmination of everything, when Jesus turns over the restored world to the father very reason that he was sent to recover because of the fall and the cursor came from Adam sin because of the judgment of the tribulation. Trashed the judgment it will be renewed by Christ so we can think ahead would often turn to it.
Revelation chapter 5 is a picture of Jesus is the Lamb taking the scroll the title date of the earth from the father to take it back from Satan the usurper to recover the earth and presented back to the father and how will he do that.
What the Bible tells us exactly in the book of Revelation there be a thousand year millennial peace on earth where there will be no rebellion tolerated Jesus will rule with an iron rod but at the end of that. There will be a rebellion brief rebellion the last insurrection that will be stopped completely stopped and then after that thousand year reign even gets weirder than that. If you think it's weird so far. Hang on his obvious second resurrection, this time for unbelieving dead people they'll be raised up to stand before the white from great white throne judgment and they'll be given the capability in the physical form to withstand eternal punishment forever and ever.
That'll be there resurrection.
Blessed and holy is the one who goes to the first resurrection. The Scripture says the second death has no power over we were raised incorruptible, without the presence of sin, unable to fall, unable to sin without the old nature there is no second death.
But there resurrection takes place a thousand years later. Now, after all that's done that comes the next phase, the eternal state.
This earth is obliterated and so is heaven as God makes a new heaven and a new earth with its new city capital, new Jerusalem, I know we have New Mexico, but this is to be even newer and better than that to be the eternal state.
There's a point we need resurrected body for two reasons. Number one because of original sin to reverse that. We Artie talked about that number two for the future.
The future renewed resurrected millennial earth demands renewed resurrected physical bodies, the eternal state requires eternal bodies. So to complete our redemption and to fit us for the future demands resurrection. The point the whole passage resurrection is been around a long time it's been anticipated a long time and when Jesus rose again from the dead, according to the Scripture. He set in motion an inexorable chain reaction that will include your physical resurrection your body raised made glorified the firstfruits were the harvest now let's suppose, but suppose that everything that I've said this week. In the last few weeks is all hooey is bunk its metaphysical nonsense is an unbeliever would listen to this in golf.
Please listen suppose that's true, if there is no hereafter.
This is all there is.
If there is no hereafter. Nothing matters. You can do anything you want right anyone. Nothing matters but if there is hereafter the nothing else matters.
Follow there is a hereafter of all of this happens to be true. Nothing else matters. And now we understand that the death is no respecter of persons. Everybody will die unless the Lord comes back. First resurrection is a respecter of persons, because there's different resurrections the evil and the just as a man went to his doctor for a checkup and that he called his doctor three days later and the doctor obviously had forgotten sounded like an and so the doctor said you know I'm so sorry, but I have well I got bad news and worsens you expect to hear that maybe you got good news and bad news with Dr. since I got bad news and worse news, here's the bad news you have 24 hours to live 24 hours to live.I sent the time to get my affairs in order. What could possibly be worse than that and the doctor said I was supposed to tell you yesterday, but I forgot half that would be worse. I would be worse.
It's appointed for men to die once and after this comes the judge resurrection is a respecter of persons, and how you live and how you choose today to live. Determine how you die when you're resurrected and where you spend time that resurrected this eternal truth of the gospel the same instant.
There are some who believe that this life is only good so you might as well make the best of what is a good idea to enjoy this life is much as possible is a comforting to know that there's so much more to come. After this life is over. Well, it's only comforting if you believe in the gospel of Christ, because without that eternity is very bleak in the that's just about all the time we have for today if you'd like a copy of today's message from Skip stay with her so will tell you how to order that in just a moment but first, here's an update from the connect will Skip resource Center.
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