We shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52
In a 1923 book, The Resurrection Body, Wilbert W. White compared the resuscitation of Lazarus in John 11 with the resurrection of Jesus. With Lazarus, the stone had to be rolled away to let Lazarus out. With Christ, the stone was rolled away to let people in to see the empty tomb. When Lazarus rose, he struggled to walk in his shroud. Jesus rose out of His shroud. “He sprang in His new, powerful, spiritual body out of the wrappings, thus evidencing Him to be the Son of God,” wrote White. Lazarus died again, but Jesus rose immune from death.
Our resurrection bodies will be like that of Christ, not of Lazarus.
“The resurrection body is not the body reanimated,” wrote White. “It is not a mere return to life in the same corruptible, weak, fleshly, natural body of the grave…. It will be a body perfectly adapted to the new order of nature in which it is to live. It will be an incorruptible body.”
Be encouraged today. We have a great future!
How can we be sure that we shall one day have new bodies like the glorified body of our Savior? We can be sure because the Spirit lives within us. Warren W. Wiersbe
The Mystery of Resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:50-58)