Bodily Resurrection of All People Who Ever Lived

Originally written June 6, 2018 from the sermon from June 2, 2018.
(All bible verses in KJV unless otherwise noted.)
(Please read entire article before making your final decision. Proverbs 18:13 "He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him.")
(We do not believe in "one verse theology", so please examine all of the scriptures for the truth. Please pause to pray before you continue reading.)

Some people believe that when we are resurrected, that we will have only a spirit body, not physical flesh and blood.
Others believe that it depends on which resurrection you are in, the first resurrection or the second resurrection.
And yet others believe that all resurrections are in a physical body.
What does the bible really teach? Please read this entire page before making your final decision. If you don't want to read this article in the KJV, just simply read the quoted verses in your own bible of any translation. The truth is still the truth.

Christ The First of the Firstfruits
1 Corinthians 15:20-23 King James Version (KJV)
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.

Did you read the above scriptures in your personal paperback/hardback bible today or just only on this website?
If only online, I encourage you to please open your bible and read these verses both on our website and in your bible. There is power in reading the real bible. Also, did you pray before beginning to read about this specific subject today? If not, I encourage you to take the time now to pray for understanding of truth.

Since Jesus Christ is the first of the firstfruits of resurrections, He is our example. We will be resurrected the same way that He was. Even if you disagree, please keep reading to examine all evidence. But first, let's look at what type of body Jesus had after the resurrection. Many people do not even agree on that. So let's see that the bible really says about it.

John 20:18-29
18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.
21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:
23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.
24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
26 And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.
27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing.
28 And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God.
29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

Luke 24:22-53
22 Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre;
23 And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive.
24 And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not.
25 Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:
26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory?
27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.
28 And they drew nigh unto the village, whither they went: and he made as though he would have gone further.
29 But they constrained him, saying, Abide with us: for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent. And he went in to tarry with them.
30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.
32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.

It's extremely clear that Jesus was raised physically in flesh and blood. He said that spirit doesn't have flesh and bones like he had! Plus, the very fact that there was no body left in his tomb also declares that he physically rose from the dead. Thomas physically touched him. Some people claim that he must have had a spirit body, or at least partly spiritual, because he was able to enter the room while the door was shut/locked, and the fact that he would appear and then vanish out of sight like a spirit. But Jesus also did these same type of things before the crucification as well! Even though he was in the flesh both before and after the resurrection, he was always God (Click for proof). And being God, he could do anything he wanted or needed to do. So doing miracles is not proof that he was not in the flesh. Very clearly, he could always perform miracles. Either way, he very clearly said that he was in the flesh even after the resurrection. That should be the end of that debate, beyond any doubt. Believe the bible over and above anything that any church or denomination or person has ever taught you!

Very Important: His Ascension into Heaven
Acts 1:9-12
9 And when he had spoken these things, while they beheld, he was taken up; and a cloud received him out of their sight.
10 And while they looked stedfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel;
11 Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.
12 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

The people personally witnessed Jesus ascending into Heaven. And yet, they did not report that he left a body behind on the ground, or in the tomb. So not only did he rise from the dead in the flesh, but he also ascended into the sky with his flesh and blood body. If he did not rise into the sky with his body, then the bible would very clearly say that his body fell to the ground and died again, and they had to bury him again! If he did not rise in the flesh, that would have been very significant and would definitely be written. But it was not written, because very clearly he did not leave a body behind on Earth! And if he is our example in both resurrection and our ascension to Heaven, then we do shall rise in both soul and body.

I already know the objection that many will have: Flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom. 1 Cor.15:50
But I am not saying that we will remain flesh and blood all the way up into the sky and into Heaven. I recognize that we must be turned into spirit before we enter Heaven. But that transformation is after we rise from the dead in the flesh, if we die before He returns. And if we are still alive, we still have flesh and bones which also must be transformed/changed into spirit, before we can enter Heaven. Let's read about that transformation.

1 Corinthians 15
1 Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
2 By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.
3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures;
4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:
(In this verse, Paul is teaching that Jesus' death and resurrection is our example for our resurrection.)
5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep (died).
7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.
8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. (Paul was born too late to be one of the 12 original disciples.)
9 For I am the least of the apostles, that am not meet to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God.
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am: and his grace which was bestowed upon me was not in vain; but I laboured more abundantly than they all: yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
11 Therefore whether it were I or they, so we preach, and so ye believed.
12 Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead (including His flesh; His flesh was not in the tomb), how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen:
14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.
15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.
16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:
17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.
18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.
20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ's at his coming.
24 Then cometh the end, when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father; when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
27 For he hath put all things under his feet. But when he saith all things are put under him, it is manifest that he is excepted, which did put all things under him.
28 And when all things shall be subdued unto him, then shall the Son also himself be subject unto him that put all things under him, that God may be all in all.
29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
(Paul is not saying that baptism for the dead is acceptable. Because it is not. But he is just declaring his point that if these people are doing such things, what's the point unless there is the hope of a future resurrection, in comparison to immediate rewards in Heaven or hell, or no reward at all.)
30 And why stand we in jeopardy every hour?
31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.
32 If after the manner of men I have fought with beasts at Ephesus, what advantageth it me, if the dead rise not? let us eat and drink; for to morrow we die.
33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.
35 But some man will say, How are the dead raised up? and with what body do they come?
36 Thou fool, that which thou sowest is not quickened, except it die:
37 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:
38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
(Paul uses the analogy of the human body as a seed planted into the ground. Let's think about that. When we plant a seed, we wait and wait until the new plant finally pops up out of the ground, which is a form of resurrection. If we planted a watermelon seed, it will be a watermelon plant that comes up. If we planted a pepper seed, it will be a pepper plant that comes up. We planted something physical and something physical also came up. You cannot have the physical plant without planting the physical seed. If we planted a physical seed, we will receive a physical plant. If we planted a physical body, we will also receive a new physical body despite the process of decay.)
39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds.
40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory.
42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.
(Here is seems clear that we will receive a spiritual body as well. And I am not denying that. But both the soul and body are tied together in the grave, and both will come forth. Please finish reading the entire article because I am going to show you other verses that makes this much more clear.)
45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
47 The first man is of the earth, earthy; the second man is the Lord from heaven.
48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly.
49 And as we have borne the image of the earthy, we shall also bear the image of the heavenly.
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.
51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed,
(The Greek word for "changed" here is Strong's #236 which can also be translated as "exchange, barter, trade or transform". How can you trade/barter for something if you have nothing to trade with? How can you change if you have no body to change from. You first need to have a fleshly body before you can exchange it for a spirit body. You have to have something to change. The new spirit body must first begin with a physical body. And that physical body will be transformed and changed.)
52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.
53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.
("Put on" is the analogy of putting on clothes. Your soul is not putting on soul. It is your physical body that is putting on the new spiritual body. But that cannot be done unless you have a physical body to begin with. People who have been cremated or dead for 6,000 years do not even have ashes any more. Jesus must give them, and all the dead, a new physical body which must be clothed with the new spirit body. I will prove this even more solid later this this article!)
54 So when this corruptible shall have put on incorruption, and this mortal shall have put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written, Death is swallowed up in victory.

1 Thes.4:13-17
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent (rise before) them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.

Notice what is missing from the above scriptures: Any mention of our flesh and blood physical bodies laying/falling on the ground. If this is a resurrection of the soul only, and not flesh, then it would say that the bodies of the saints fell on the ground, because that would be a huge occurrence! Can you imagine the souls of the saints going upward toward Heaven, but the flesh falling upon the ground? That would be so significant that the bible would mention it! But it does not mention it, because it's not going to happen that way! Whether we are alive or dead/sleeping when Christ returns, we will have a physical body that will be transformed into spirit within a twinkle/wink of an eye. If we are dead, even our dead bodies will awake for the resurrection. It's very clear that it calls the dead in the grave "asleep/sleeping", which means that the dead body will awake. But now, let's look at some verses that will definitely settle the issue without any doubt!

Revelation 11:3-15
3 And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth.
4 These are the two olive trees, and the two candlesticks standing before the God of the earth. (This is just symbolism that means that they are full of power of The Holy Ghost & hear directly from God.)
5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceedeth out of their mouth (symbolically), and devoureth their enemies: and if any man will hurt them, he must in this manner be killed (literally).
6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will.
7 And when they shall have finished their testimony, the beast that ascendeth out of the bottomless pit shall make war against them, and shall overcome them, and kill them.
8 And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city (Jerusalem), which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
9 And they of the people and kindreds and tongues and nations shall see their dead bodies three days and an half, and shall not suffer their dead bodies to be put in graves.
10 And they that dwell upon the earth shall rejoice over them, and make merry, and shall send gifts one to another; because these two prophets tormented them that dwelt on the earth.
11 And after three days and an half the spirit of life from God entered into them, and they stood upon their feet; and great fear fell upon them which saw them.
(This is extremely clear! These are human flesh and blood men who died. They will be among those in 1 Thes.4 who "sleep in Jesus". But when the 7th Trumpet, which is the last trumpet, blows, then their flesh and blood bodies will be brought back to life, and they will stand on their feet! These men are among the firstfruits, the 1st resurrection. What happens to them shall happen to us!)
12 And they heard a great voice from heaven saying unto them, Come up hither. And they ascended up to heaven in a cloud; and their enemies beheld them.
13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part of the city fell, and in the earthquake were slain of men seven thousand: and the remnant were affrighted, and gave glory to the God of heaven.
14 The second woe is past; and, behold, the third woe cometh quickly.
15 And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.

But Why?
The big question that everyone has, and that I had before I accepted this truth, is: "Why raise flesh and blood for just a second if it is going to be turned into spirit anyway?"
And the answer to that is that we are human! We are not God. Only God is immortal. 1 Cor. 15 said that "this mortal must put on immortality". We are not like God. His spirit is and always was immortal. Because we are humans, we have started with flesh, and we must raise in the flesh, even as Christ, the Son of Mankind, also was raised in flesh, because even though he was God, he humbled himself in the flesh, mixed with the blood of mankind. And since his body slept 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb, and both soul and body rose from the grave, and his body was transformed before entering Heaven, as flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom, so shall we too, as being mankind, rise in like manner.
God is spirit. (John 4:24) And he is not 6 foot tall. Nor 6 ft 5 inches. Nor 7 foot tall. He exists throughout all of the entire universe. The Earth is His footstool. (Isa.66:1). He is spirit, and He always was spirit, and will forever be spirit unconditionally.

Divine Teaching
For many years, actually for decades, I have known about the teaching that all man will be raised in the flesh, but I never believed it, because no one ever gave me the scriptures for it. But over the past few weeks, Jesus Himself has been teaching me about this. (I don't understand it when people have a problem with me saying that God talks to me. All Christians say that God talks to them! So it's not unusual to hear a Christian say such things. All Christians, and especially all pastors claim to hear from God. If we really are true followers of Jesus, then we better be truly hearing from God, because if we are not, then we have a major problem!)
Anyway, Jesus performed several miracles over the last few weeks, as He always does in this ministry on a regular basis, but these specific miracles were tied into the theme of a physical body rising into the air. not that I really did see a physical body rise in the air, yet, but rather, just the theme/subject matter kept coming up. And it was in a way that could not be denied that Jesus was revealing and teaching. And then after He gave me the verse in Rev.11 about the physical resurrection of the 2 witnesses, I could no longer deny, reject or doubt! It's as clear as day!
I hope that you too will see how clear it is. But if you cannot immediately accept this, I encourage you to fast about it. Sincerely fast about it. I didn't want to accept it either. But the truth is the truth, and Rev. 11 and the example of Jesus as well, are clear. You can try to reject the example of Jesus as being unique since he was God in the flesh. But the example of the 2 witnesses can not be denied. The 2 witnesses are humans like us. They died. They were killed. Their flesh and blood bodies lay in the street for 3.5 days. But their dead bodies came alive and rose up into the air! So why do you still doubt what is so very clear? Why don't you let go of what some church or person or website has taught you? In preference for what is clear in scripture. And if you cannot do so right now, I think that you owe it to yourself and to God to sincerely fast before you take the dangerous chance of totally denying and rejecting scripture and revelation and truth. Evidently, since you have been led to this website, Jesus is trying to teach you. Don't be stubborn. Accept the revelation.

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