His Glorious Body – Our Future Hope

“Jesus’ body on the cross shed blood profusely; his body contained the perfect redeeming blood (Hebrews 2:14, I Peter 1:18–19), as Judas said I have betrayed the innocent blood– Matthew 27:4, but something amazing happened when he was raised from the sepulcher. His followers thought that if he was ever to be raised, then he would become a spirit (as in ghostly looking) because when they first saw him, they supposed that they had seen a spirit– Luke 24:37. Things have not changed much as most people nowadays suppose that anyone raised from the dead is a ghostly spirit. Now notice what Jesus was missing as well as what he still had when he presented himself to his disciples proving that he was not simply a spirit, Behold my hands and my feet {where the spikes passed through}, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have– Luke 24:39. Yes, he was a spiritual being, but one without any blood and still having flesh and bones and in this form he was raised in the likeness and image of God. Jesus was in the express image of his {God’s} person– Hebrews 1:3, just as we will be with our new bodies. Even now in grace we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones– Ephesians 5:30, but we have no part in his blood, for he has none, his blood was shed for our eternal redemption (Ephesians 1:7, 2:13, and I Peter 1:18-19). There is a natural body, and there is {or there will be} a spiritual body {with flesh and bones}- I Corinthians 15:44, perfect – eternal – heavenly – Christ-like in every detail ― fashioned like unto his glorious body– Philippians 3:21, awakened perfectly in his likeness! As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness– Psalms 17:15.” ~LMJ~

Relations – but Not Family!

“We, modern man or better yet I should say, we Adamic man, are related to a dinosaur ― indeed, we certainly are! We, Adamic man, are related to a chimpanzee ― indeed, we certainly are! We, Adamic man, are related to Lucy ― indeed, we certainly are! We, Adamic man, are related to a worm ― indeed, we certainly are! We, Adamic man, are related to a one celled organism ― indeed, we certainly are, but BUT – BUT only because we all have the same Creator Who used the same basic elements or as science likes to say, ‘DNA reveals the building blocks of life.’ DNA is claimed to be the building blocks of all of life, although from a biblical viewpoint DNA is to be understood as the identifying code that links all individuals and all species’ bodily parts to their Creator. When we are born again, we become more than the fallen kind in Adam’s image (Genesis 5:3); through faith we become born of God as His children and freed from the impulse of the fallen nature to always reject truth with a new divine nature– II Peter 1:4, That which is born of the flesh is flesh {this is the fallen nature}; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit {this is the spiritual nature}- John 3:6. For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit– Romans 8:5. The truth is, no other living thing was created in God’s image, likeness, or His similitude; not a dinosaur, not a chimpanzee, not Lucy, not a worm, not a one celled organism. This is the one difference that most of science overlooks and is the most important founding conclusion of all logical and biblical reasoning, and man’s most basic premise for separating himself out from everything else created or discovered in the entire universe from the smallest microorganism to the largest living entity. And we should separate ourselves out and above any other kind of species because God has (See, the entire Bible)! Thou madest him {man} to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou hast put all things under his feet: All sheep and oxen, yea, and the beasts of the field; The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas– Psalms 8:6-8.” ~LMJ~