So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” 1 Corinthians 15:54
In the modern era, cartoonists have pictured saints in heaven like members of a heavenly choir, wearing floor-length white robes. Unlike earthly choir members, the heavenly ones also have halos and angel wings—and some carry harps. From what source did this notion spring? Certainly not the Bible.
Rather than embracing the speculations of artists (especially artists in the Middle Ages), we should look to the Bible. The Bible makes no mention of us appearing like angels, but we know this: Our mortal, perishable earthly bodies will become immortal, imperishable bodies in the new earth. When the resurrected Jesus appeared to the disciples, He showed them His hands and feet—He retained His earthly form. Likewise, when the two disciples on the Emmaus Road encountered the resurrected Jesus, He appeared as another man to them—a fellow traveler—until their eyes of understanding saw that it was indeed the Risen Savior (Luke 24:13-16).
So get ready for a new, glorified body—resurrected and restored to an immortal body by God Himself!
The human body is formed for immortality…by sinking into death, it does not utterly perish. John Calvin
The Mystery of Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:50-58)