What will you look like after the resurrection?

Chris —  April 18, 2011

If you have truly believed the Gospel, then you can look forward to the resurrection.  Those who have died in Christ will rise in Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18).

So, what will our resurrected bodies look like?

The best way to consider what our resurrected bodies will be like  is to consider what Jesus’ resurrected body was like.  To that end, Pastor Steve Dewitt points out 15 characteristics of Jesus’ resurrected body:

Fifteen Characteristics of Jesus’ Resurrected Body (and ours as well)

He looked like a normal human

He didn’t look like a toad or elephant or an angel. He looked human. So much so that on the road to Emmaus, the two disciples were mystified that he didn’t know the local news. His body shape and appearance were distinctly human.

He was the same gender as his pre-resurrection self

He wasn’t resurrected a woman, but a man. We rightly assume this to be the case for all of us. There is no marriage in the future kingdom but there is sexuality and gender. We retain that as it is part of God’s good creation.

He looked like his pre-resurrection self

When he appeared to the disciples in the locked upper room, nobody said, Who is this guy? They all knew who he was. They didn’t need to see the scars. It was the guy who hadn’t seen him that required that.

He was “touchable”

The famous disciple Thomas said, unless I touch his scars, I will not believe. Jesus appeared to him and he invited him to touch him. Mary clung to him on Easter morning. He says to them, see I am not a ghost. A ghost does not have flesh and bones as I have (Luke 24:39).

He ate

He ate in the upper room, he broke bread with Emmaus road disciples, and he ate fish by the sea of Galilee with the disciples. All of this after his resurrection.

Read the rest here.

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One response to What will you look like after the resurrection?

  1. Wow…I really enjoyed reading this Chris. Good food for thought during this holy week. I appreciate your posts so much. You are a blessing here in “Blog-dom”. God’s continued blessing on your ministry.