PRESSING INTO THE KINGDOM (Continued)
Scripture Reading I Corinthians 15:35-45
15:35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
15:36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
15:37 And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare
grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain:
15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the
celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another
glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is
raised in power:
15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural
body, and there is a spiritual body.
15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
There is an occasion in Jesus’ ministry where The Greeks desired to see Him. Two of His disciples came to Him with the Greeks’ message. This occurred when Jesus made His triumphal entry into Jerusalem. The Messiah was on a Divine mission and nothing was about to distract Him. He responded in what many would call an unusual way. Anytime eternal Spirit responds to a request of the flesh, it will appear unusual. Jesus’ focus on His purpose was evident in His response. One of the things He said was, “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die it abideth alone, but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit.” (John 12:24). In the power of His Cross, Jesus would be sown a natural body and raised a spiritual body incorruptible, glorious and all-powerful.
Another profound spiritual truth we learn about our resurrected bodies is from Jesus’ appearance to the disciples after His resurrection. He said, “Behold my hands and feet, that it is I myself: handle me; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.” (Luke 24:39). In this same passage Jesus ate broiled fish and an honeycomb before them. He was moving about in the earth among His disciples doing the same things He did before except in a glorified Body. Two realms were brought together in power and demonstration of the Spirit, and that is precisely what He desires to do through us (His Body). He that hath ears to hear, let him hear what the Spirit is saying in this hour.