How are we raised?

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How are the dead raised up?

1Cor 15:35-57
V 35 asks the question, how are the dead raised up? And with what body do they come?
V 36 tells us the body has to die first.
V 37 tells us that the body that is buried is not the one that is raised, it is not the body we will have after being raised.
V38 tells us that “God will give it a body that pleases him”, Give what a body? Give “it” a body, so what is “it”, “it” is Our Spirit which came from the corruptible body, the flesh that died, so then, God is going to give us, when we are raised, a Spiritual body, and also each one his own spiritual body.
V 39-41, God is using as examples of differing bodies, to make comparison, make it clear to us, and lead us into further understanding.
V 42 Once again explaining to help make it clear, the corruptible body rots away, that is not resurrected, what is put into the ground is not what comes of the resurrection, but what comes from the body that rots away, that is incorruptible! And that is what is raised, the Spirit, the Spirit is incorruptible, and incorruptible being no longer of the sin.
Each verse is backing up the other.
V 43 “It is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power”: So then, the flesh is sown, and what is raised is raised with power, with Gods power, and once raised, its own power of being Spirit.
V 44 “It is sown a natural body; it is raised a Spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a Spiritual body” this then hardly needs any explaining as it is self explanatory, other than to make it even more clear, in saying; The flesh body is buried to rot, to corrupt away, what is raised from that flesh body is the Spirit, and also we are being told, there is also a Spiritual body to be had, just as is stated in V 38. We are raised Spirit, from within us.
Now, so far Paul has gone to great lengths, and giving good back up to saying thus; When we die the body we have now Rots away, because it is finished with, the Spirit of us that was within that flesh body is raised, and then God will give that Spirit a heavenly Body, a Spiritual body, and it is different to all the other bodies we know of, and each Spirit gets it’s new body individually,(a Spiritual body of it’s own, and one that pleases God). V 45-49 adds to the Heavenly state and shows the difference to Earthy state.
V 50 Tells us that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God” so the body of the flesh we now have is not the one we hope to have, because it is not a Spirit body.


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Also it goes on to say that “neither doth corruption inherit incorruption”, therefore not all will get the Spiritual Body from God, those of corruption in sins will not get this Spiritual body that pleases God.
V 51 “Behold I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, V 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump:”--- now the previous verses tell us that, even so, we still have to die, but in this case the whole process is very much quicker than normal, but the fact remains we still have to die, the flesh has to die, for the Spirit, in what ever stage of maturity, to be able to pass on to what ever is Gods Pleasing, remember; “Flesh and Blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God”, remember “we are sown a natural body, and raised to a Spirit body”(and this individually)
V 53-54 explains more of what has to happen, “in the twinkling of an eye”.
V 55 explains the outcome of all the above processes. “O death, where is your sting? O grave, where is your victory”?
We can in this life now, attain a feeling such as this, because we know where we are in our Faith in God through Jesus Christ, when we know not to fear death, and for some, even look forward to it, because those ones have peace with God, and have understanding.
There are so many verses in the Scriptures that back all this up, some will not see and understand, but for those who can see the spiritual message in 1 Cor 15, they will see the Spiritual in all the Scriptures, given time.
Remember, God seeks those who are Spiritual, those who worship him in Spirit and truth (John 4:23-24).
I often wonder, how much of the scriptures do some people ignore, but I read this from the founder of an Ecclesia thus; “No man, be he Preacher or Layman, has the Spirit, or anything else to do with it other than resisting it, who does not preach and believe the Gospel Paul preached. The religious world is utterly destitute of the Spirit which belongs to Gods religion; because it is ignorant of the Gospel, and understands not the voices of the prophets”—J. Thomas. Now this man could not lay claim to any Holy Spirit activity in his life, he was not inspired by God, but of his own indignation as to what some were preaching in the Churches that he attended, and a frightful sea voyage, therefore he used philosophy, he has stated the above, and I wonder how much of it he and his Ecclesia members understand it.

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What ever anyone makes of what ever it is they will receive from God other than this life, we need to know what is to happen to us as a result of the death process, but above all we are told in 1 Cor 15, all about the meaning of Death, why it has to happen, and the out come for those who are Spiritual enough to grasp a hold of it.
Therefore, the only out come of death for those who please God, is as 1 Cor 15, which is Spiritual, whatever is given to those ones that is of God, will be given to a Spirit bodied being.
Are the Dead raised and judged to take part as subjects in the Millennium period? The Saints are raised for the purpose, but not of subjects.
Should any of us believe that if we are not to be raised as an Immortal Saint, that we would be raised from the dead to take part in the Millennium? If so, what part of the Gospel tells you that? And what form of Body would you have?
And what therefore of the end of the Millennium period, when Christ Jesus hands the kingdom back to God, after the releasing of the Devil again to sort out the ones having their evil, and then the final battle, and then the Judgment of all those who were not raised at the first resurrection, and also the ones who died during the Millennium, and what does it take for God to be all in all to the saved ones? How can God who is Spirit, be all in anyone, and they not be Spirit bodied. And what of the Spiritual City of Jerusalem that will be seen coming down from the Heaven, with its length and its breadth, and its width being the same measurement as its height, with its construction of precious jewels and stones larger than life beyond imagination, (the whole being is Spiritual)?
The answers are all to be found, and they can be found by seeking the exact Knowledge from God, as written “It is God who gives exact knowledge” to those who seek it of him; God knows there are mistakes in interpretation of parts of the Scriptures/Gospels, and as written, he will give correction, to those that have all in place with him, God knows who are his, and remember, John 4: 23-24.
This Study in response to the Question.
Written in Brotherly love,
Kevin.

How are the dead raised up?

God's word given.