1Co 15:35-38 “But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come? Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die: And that which thou sowest, thou sowest not that body that shall be, but bare grain, it may chance of wheat, or of some other grain: But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.”

It is often questioned how the dead can be raised up. When a man experiences the power of God that quickens these mortal bodies, he has experienced that same power that raised up Jesus from the dead (Rom 8:11). The same people that question the resurrection will also wrestle with what sort of body might exist in the resurrection.

Paul says this is a foolish question. It is plainly seen in nature that there is no harvest until the seed sown dies. Once it dies, it is then quickened according to its kind. Yet, what is produced is not the same “body” as what was sown. Although sowing corn is going to produce corn, what springs from the ground does not have the exact same appearance as what went into the ground.

the important thing to focus on here is that God gives it a body that is pleasing to Him. Because it is beyond our understanding does not mean it is beyond our believing. If we have faith that God moved men to write His word, then we must also have faith that God has preserved that word for us.

God’s word says that He raised up Jesus from the dead. His word also says that He will raise up all those that are His at the last day. He has given His children a body according as it has pleased Him, and every seed his own body. The resurrection and the fruit of the resurrection belong to God according to His plan and purpose.

May we experience His quickening presence and look forward with confidence to the resurrection!

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