Most of us have wondered from time to time what our heavenly bodies will be like. One of the key passages to understanding the future state of our bodies is found in Philippians 3:20, 21 . It says, But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.
Just imagine, we will have a body just like Jesus had following his resurrection:
His body could pass through locked doors.
John 20:19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you!”
He could be touched.
Luke 24:39 “Look at my hands and my feet. It is I myself! Touch me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
He could talk and communicate with people.
Matthew 28:10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”
He resembled himself.
John 20:18 Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord!” And she told them that he had said these things to her.
He recognized people that he knew before his resurrection.
John 20:15, 16 “Woman,” he said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni!” (which means Teacher).
There is also a wonderfully insightful passage found in Revelation 21:4 . Look at these great promises: He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.
For those of us who have put our faith and trust in Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior of the world, there is great news. The best is yet to come! Our ultimate home and destination is God’s heaven, where He has prepared a perfect place for our glorified bodies to live forever in the majesty of His presence.
God’s Richest Blessings, Dr. Joe