Monday, 3 May 2010

Jesus was Resurrected

Jesus was Resurrected
1 Corinthians 15:52…… in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed.
Jesus was not resuscitated, He was resurrected. There is a huge difference. Resuscitation brings the dead body back to the life it left; same body, same defects and the same limitations.
Resurrection raises us up from the dead in a new, transformed body. The resurrected body is able to do things that our old body could not. Jesus was able to hide his identity as on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:15-16). He was also able to enter a locked room as He did in the Upper Room when He appeared to His disciples after He was raised from the dead (John 20:19).
After the Rapture, when every Christian is with Jesus in heaven, our new resurrected bodies will not know sickness or decay. We will live with Jesus for ever.
When I was talking about this on TheWayCM Spanish Podcast, I discovered that the word for resurrection and resuscitation are the same word in Spanish; resuscitation. I was shocked, how misleading is that? This is what motivated me to film and write this week’s Gist. As I said earlier, resuscitation and resurrection are not the same; they are very different.
If I am not raptured before I die then on the sound of the last trumpet, when Jesus comes back for all believers both dead and alive, I want to be resurrected, not resuscitated.
Come Lord Jesus and take us to be with you in new, transformed and glorious bodies just like yours. Amen

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