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JESUS' NATURAL BODY WAS RESURRECTED
Resurrection of the body is difficult for us to understand. None of us has ever seen or experienced it. In Bible accounts where the dead were raised, the spirit was restored in the body and the subject became alive again, but those who were raised up were not recipients of immortality. At some subsequent time they suffered a final physical death.
The case of Jesus is different because he would not suffer physical death again. Yet the remarkable truth about his resurrection is that his natural body was raised up. Consider the amazement of Thomas who was reluctant to believe his Lord was risen (John 20:25-29), but after having touched Jesus' nail-scarred hands and his wounded side, exclaimed, "My Lord and my God." Consider also Luke's account of Jesus taking food after his resurrection (Luke 24:36-43) to convince his disciples that his fleshly body had indeed been restored to life.
To strengthen our hope in the resurrection, the Apostle John wrote (I John 3:2), "Beloved, now are we the sons of God and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that when He shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is."
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