What Happens When We Die?

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What-Happens-When-We-Die-960x350So also is the resurrection of the dead.
It is sown a perishable body, it is raised an imperishable body;
it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory;
it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power;
it is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.
If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. So also it is written, “The first man, Adam, became a living soul.” The last Adam became a life-giving spirit.
However, the spiritual is not first, but the natural; then the spiritual.
The first man is from the earth, earthy; the second man is from heaven. As is the earthy, so also are those who are earthy; and as is the heavenly, so also are those who are heavenly. Just as we have borne the image of the earthy, we will also bear the image of the heavenly. 1 Corinthians 15:42-49

What happens when we die? We will be resurrected. We will have a new body that the Bible says is a spiritual body. While that seems a bit contradictory on the surface, notice how the apostle describes this new body in contrast to the old or natural body. This is amazing and exciting and it is the great hope that stems from the gospel of Jesus Christ and his resurrection from the dead.

Am I more like the first man – Adam, or like the second man, Jesus? To what degree to I already bear the image of the heavenly?

God, what a great day You have made. May we walk together as an encouragement to all we meet. Bring about the miraculous and demonstrate Your great power and goodness in me, around me and through me.

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