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How Your Resurrection Body Will Be Different—Part 2

August 30, 2018

The resurrection body will be imperishable and glorious. How else will it be different from our present bodies?

3. It will be powerful.
“It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power” (1 Cor. 15:43).
Donald Macleod says that the resurrection body is going to have more energy, more physical capability, more stamina, more athleticism, more speed, more coordination, and more durability than it ever had—because we’re not going to need the body less, we’re going to need and use it more.

Think about what this will mean for all of our friends who have physical challenges that have restricted their lives in this world. What will it mean when finally and fully Jesus’ words will come true in all of their fullness? The blind will see, the deaf will hear, and the lame will walk!

4. It will be godly.
“It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body” (1 Cor. 15:44).

We are using the word “godly” here, because the word “spiritual” is often misunderstood. The resurrection body is a physical, “flesh and bones” body. When Paul speaks about a “spiritual body,” he is speaking about a body that is fully responsive to the Holy Spirit. In the resurrection body, you will never feel or think or say, “The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.” Your resurrected body will be as eager to do the will of God as your redeemed spirit!

Here’s what you have to look forward to in the new heaven and new earth—a glorious and powerful body that is adapted to life forever, and that is fully responsive to the Holy Spirit.

Do you feel the limitations of your body? Take heart that your resurrected body will be fully responsive to the Holy Spirit.

The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.

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