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The Ultimate Extreme Make Over

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July 26, 2020
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Find out about your heavenly body and much more in this message from Dr. David Jeremiah.

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  • male announcer: For millennia,
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  • humans have looked upinto the sky and wondered
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  • what lies ahead of themin the afterlife.
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  • Our souls innately desirean answer
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  • to what is perhapslife's greatest mystery,
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  • that which awaits uswhen we walk through the door
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  • into the world beyond.
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  • But God doesn't conceal
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  • the details aboutyour eternal resting place.
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  • Look in God's Word
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  • and you'll find a glimpseinto heaven:
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  • streets brighter than gold,God's radiant throne,
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  • and the eternal homeof Jesus Christ.
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  • All the magnificent details
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  • are written in the pagesof Scripture:
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  • what heaven will look like,how your soul will get there,
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  • if you'll be reunitedwith loved ones once you arrive,
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  • and how your bodywill appear for eternity.
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  • That is but just a sliver
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  • of what we can knowabout eternity,
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  • which promises to be a placebeyond your wildest dreams.
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  • All you have to dois open the Bible,
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  • and you'll find that, inside,
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  • God is revealingthe mysteries of heaven.
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  • Now here is your hostand Bible teacher,
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah:History, or at least legend,
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  • tells us that, when a Spanishexplorer named Ponce de Leon
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  • explored what is now Floridain 1513,
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  • he was searching forthe fountain of youth.
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  • Well, we know he didn't find itbecause so many people
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  • are still looking for it today.
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  • There's certainly nothing wrongwith trying to stay vibrant
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  • and healthy, but eventually,time takes its toll
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  • except in one location.
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  • Heaven will be a placewhere our body never wears out,
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  • where there is no sickness,no injury, and no aging.
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  • Today, another mystery of heavenis revealed as we discuss,
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  • "The Ultimate Extreme Makeover."
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  • If you'd like to experiencea complete physical makeover,
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  • then you'll want to hear how youcan have it on today's edition
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  • of "Turning Point."
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  • announcer: We all havequestions about heaven,
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  • and many of us assume thatwe can't know the answers,
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  • but nothing could be furtherfrom the truth.
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  • God's Word is full of detailedinformation about heaven
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  • if we only know where to look.
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  • Inside Dr. Jeremiah's book,
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven,"
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  • Dr. David Jeremiah willlead you through God's Word,
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  • uncovering the answersto your pressing questions
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  • about the world beyond,including,
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  • "If you've lost a child,will you be reunited in heaven?"
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  • "How are our soulstransported to heaven?"
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  • and "Where exactly is itlocated?"
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  • As you read, you'll discoverthat the more you know
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  • about heaven, the moreyou'll live in the reality
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  • that awaits you every day.
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  • female announcer:Thank you for watching
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  • "Revealing the Mysteriesof Heaven,"
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  • here on "Turning Point,"
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  • timeless teaching fromDr. David Jeremiah.
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  • We appreciate your viewershipas Turning Point delivers
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  • the unchanging Word of Godto an ever-changing world.
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  • And now here is Dr. Jeremiahwith his message
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  • The UltimateExtreme Make-Over."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Benjamin Franklin,in his epitaph
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  • wrote of this present body,which he said,
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  • "lies in the grave likethe cover of an old book
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  • with its contents torn out,stripped of its lettering,
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  • but which will appear,once again,
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  • in a new and more eloquentedition, revised,
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  • and corrected by the author."
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  • What a great way to describe
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  • what is gonna happento us someday
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  • when our bodies receive
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  • "The UltimateExtreme Make-Over."
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  • In 1 Corinthians chapter 15,in verse 35,
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  • Paul puts before us a question
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  • which is really the questionfor today's message.
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  • Here's the question:
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  • "But someone will say,'How are the dead raised up?
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  • And with what bodydo they come?'"
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  • "How are the dead raised up,
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  • and with what bodydo they come?"
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  • And in the next several verses,Paul gives us some contrasts
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  • between our current bodiesand the body
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  • that we're going to havesomeday,
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  • and in doing so,he literally outlines for us
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  • all of the various aspects
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  • of the ultimateextreme makeover.
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  • Now, you have your Bibles open,and I want you to notice that,
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  • first of all, the requirementfor a resurrected body,
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  • the requirement for beingresurrected from the dead is
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  • you have to be dead, right?
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  • The requirement for resurrectionis the death of the body.
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  • There's no resurrectionif there's no death.
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  • In fact, Paul, I think,
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  • is havin' a little funwith the Corinthians
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  • when he writes, in verse 36,
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  • "Foolish one," he says,"Foolish one,
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  • what you sow is not made aliveunless it dies."
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  • I think Paul's kind ofchiding them a little bit
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  • and saying, "You know,don't be silly.
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  • You can't have a resurrectionif you don't die."
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  • The first observationis so obvious
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  • that he makes a little rebuke
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  • for his readersfor not understanding it.
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  • In essence, he's saying,
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  • "Don't be ignorantor foolish about this.
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  • There isn't really anything thatyou can do about resurrection
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  • until, first of all, you die."
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  • John 12:24, says this:"Most assuredly, I say to you,
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  • unless a grain of wheat fallsinto the ground and dies,
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  • it remains alone,
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  • but if it dies,it produces much grain."
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  • Paul's just layingthe foundation here
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  • for all of us who have
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  • such a hard timeeven talking about death.
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  • I mean, it'ssuch a terrible word,
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  • we call it the D-word.
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  • He says you shouldn't beafraid of death,
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  • you should embrace it
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  • because if youdon't have death,
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  • you can't havea resurrected body.
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  • If it were somehow possiblefor anyone in this room
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  • to live forever without dying,
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  • they would have to live foreverin the body they now possess.
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  • What a horrible thoughtthat would be.
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  • So much as we disliketalking about death,
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  • Paul reminds us that,without it,
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  • there is no resurrection.
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  • Now, the second thing
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  • he's gonna teach usin this passage
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  • is that the resultof resurrection
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  • is a different kind of body.
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  • Notice in verses 37 and 38,
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  • as you look downat your Bibles
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  • here in 1 Corinthians 15.
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  • He says, "What you sow,
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  • you do not sowthat body that shall be,
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  • but mere grain--
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  • perhaps wheator some other grain.
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  • But God gives it a bodyas he pleases,
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  • to each seed its own body."
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  • Now, he is saying that the bodythat comes out of the grave
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  • is different from the bodythat would enter the grave.
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  • He's saying,using this illustration,
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  • if you put a kernel of corninto the ground
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  • in order for it to grow,
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  • what comes out of the groundis not the kernel.
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  • It's a green stalkthat looks very different.
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  • It's a part of the kernel.
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  • It represents the kernel,but it's not the same.
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  • And Paul is saying to us,men and women,
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  • that, when we dieand our bodies are buried,
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  • and they go into the ground,on the day of resurrection,
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  • they're gonna comeout of the ground different
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  • than when they went in.
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  • We're not gonna have
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  • the same kind of bodythat was buried.
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  • That's the whole purposeof his discussion
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  • here with the Corinthians.
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  • The body that emergesfrom the seed that dies
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  • is different from the bodythat was planted.
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  • Now, we're allpretty well acquainted
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  • with the kind of bodiesthat we now occupy.
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  • One of the most depressingthoughts
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  • that's communicatedto me routinely
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  • when I go to work outevery day
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  • is the constant reminderfrom everybody there
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  • that, the older you get,you have to work twice as hard
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  • to maintain the same levelof fitness
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  • as you used to getearlier in life.
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  • Does that depressanybody else but me?
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  • I mean, here it is,when your life is so busy
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  • and you need moreand more time,
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  • you gotta take moreand more of that time
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  • just to stay even,just so you don't fall behind.
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  • And, you know, we're allinto that to some degree,
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  • and relatively we should be
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  • because this is the templewhich God has given us,
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  • and we're supposedto take care of it,
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  • but how many will agreethat taking care of this temple
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  • is gettin' to bea full-time job?
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  • Can I get a witness?
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  • Well, the apostle is gonna giveus some encouragement here
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  • in a broad outlinein 1 Corinthians
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  • that answers the very questionthat he poses:
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  • What kind of bodyshall we have?
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  • He describesfour different qualities
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  • of our resurrection body,
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  • and he contrasts itwith the body we currently have.
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  • So notice letter A:
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  • our new bodieswill be indestructible.
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  • Our new bodieswill be indestructible.
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  • Verse 42, says it this way:
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  • "So is the resurrectionof the dead.
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  • The body is sown--"
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  • and when you see the word"sown" here, it means buried.
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  • "The body is buriedin corruption,
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  • it is raised in incorruption."
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  • "The body is buriedin corruption,
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  • it is raised in incorruption."
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  • Now, friends,there's only been one body
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  • in the historyof the universe,
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  • in the history of timeas we know it--
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  • there's only been one body
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  • that has not been subjectto corruption,
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  • and that was the bodyof the Lord Jesus.
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  • The Psalmist,in Psalm 16:10, said,
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  • "You will not leavemy soul in Sheol,
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  • nor will you allowyour Holy One
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  • to see corruption."
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  • There's only been one bodythat did not see corruption.
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  • Jesus was buried,but on the third day,
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  • he came out of the grave.
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  • His body had not seencorruption.
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  • The first thingthat Paul teaches us
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  • about our new bodies--and this ought
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  • to really encouraged us all.
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  • The first thing he teaches us
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  • is that it is not likeour old body.
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  • Our present bodies wear out.
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  • The body we get, when we getour extreme makeover,
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  • is indestructible.
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  • Can I get a witness?Amen.
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  • I notice the older voicesare louder
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  • than the younger ones.
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  • Okay, number two, verse 43,
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  • our new bodieswill be identifiable.
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  • Now watch this,a careful argument here.
  • 00:11:10.720 --> 00:11:13.322
  • Paul says in verse 43,"Our present bodies
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  • will be sown or buriedin dishonor,
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  • but our new bodieswill be raised in glory."
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  • Paul says that our new bodieswill be raised in glory.
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  • The word, really,is the word "brilliance."
  • 00:11:27.503 --> 00:11:29.905
  • Some people even thinkour new bodies
  • 00:11:29.939 --> 00:11:31.574
  • may have a little glow to them.
  • 00:11:31.607 --> 00:11:33.242
  • I don't know if that's trueor not,
  • 00:11:33.275 --> 00:11:34.577
  • but that's maybe from this word.
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  • It is a glorious bodylike the glorious body
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  • of the risen Savior.
  • 00:11:39.715 --> 00:11:41.083
  • Now, I want you to noticethe key passage
  • 00:11:41.117 --> 00:11:43.486
  • in what our bodiesare going to be like
  • 00:11:43.519 --> 00:11:45.454
  • in all of the New Testament.
  • 00:11:45.488 --> 00:11:46.989
  • It's Philippians chapter 3.
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  • I want us to read thisout loud together.
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  • Maybe we'll just read itfrom the screen so we'll all be
  • 00:11:51.093 --> 00:11:53.295
  • in the same translation,all right?
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  • Here we go.
  • 00:11:55.030 --> 00:11:56.332
  • "For our citizenshipis in heaven,
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  • from which we alsoeagerly wait for the Savior,
  • 00:11:59.368 --> 00:12:02.738
  • the Lord Jesus Christ,
  • 00:12:02.772 --> 00:12:04.840
  • who will transformour lowly body
  • 00:12:04.874 --> 00:12:08.577
  • that it may be conformedto his glorious body,
  • 00:12:08.611 --> 00:12:12.114
  • according to the workingby which he is able
  • 00:12:12.148 --> 00:12:15.117
  • even to subdueall things to himself."
  • 00:12:15.151 --> 00:12:18.287
  • Now, what does that versesay to us
  • 00:12:18.320 --> 00:12:20.156
  • about the kind of bodythat we're gonna have?
  • 00:12:20.189 --> 00:12:22.591
  • Our bodyis going to be transformed
  • 00:12:22.625 --> 00:12:25.928
  • so that it is like
  • 00:12:25.961 --> 00:12:27.263
  • the glorious bodyof the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:12:27.296 --> 00:12:30.466
  • Now, go back to1 Corinthians 15,
  • 00:12:30.499 --> 00:12:32.268
  • and notice it says,"Our body is sown in dishonor,
  • 00:12:32.301 --> 00:12:36.605
  • but it is raised in,"what, class?
  • 00:12:36.639 --> 00:12:38.941
  • "It's raised in glory."
  • 00:12:38.974 --> 00:12:40.543
  • The glory that the Lord Jesushad in his glorious body is
  • 00:12:40.576 --> 00:12:45.047
  • the glory we're going to havein our bodies
  • 00:12:45.080 --> 00:12:47.983
  • when we are resurrectedfrom the grave.
  • 00:12:48.017 --> 00:12:50.953
  • Now, when the apostle tells usthat we are raised in glory,
  • 00:12:50.986 --> 00:12:53.923
  • we don't have to doubtwhat he means.
  • 00:12:53.956 --> 00:12:56.358
  • "Glory" is the descriptionof the body of Jesus.
  • 00:12:56.392 --> 00:13:00.129
  • Our new bodieswill be just like,
  • 00:13:00.162 --> 00:13:02.998
  • just like the resurrected bodyof the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:13:03.032 --> 00:13:06.936
  • This is what Johnis talking about
  • 00:13:06.969 --> 00:13:09.438
  • when he writes to usin his first epistle.
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  • He says, "Beloved, now are wethe children of God,
  • 00:13:11.907 --> 00:13:15.544
  • and it is not yet revealedwhat we shall be,
  • 00:13:15.578 --> 00:13:17.580
  • but we know that when heis revealed," what does it say?
  • 00:13:17.613 --> 00:13:20.649
  • "We shall be like him,for we shall see him as he is."
  • 00:13:20.683 --> 00:13:25.688
  • And Paul comes backto this powerful thought
  • 00:13:25.721 --> 00:13:27.990
  • at the end of his teachingin 1 Corinthians.
  • 00:13:28.023 --> 00:13:30.860
  • Notice verse 49of 1 Corinthians 15,
  • 00:13:30.893 --> 00:13:34.029
  • "As we have borne the imageof the man of dust,"
  • 00:13:34.063 --> 00:13:37.566
  • that's our current body,
  • 00:13:37.600 --> 00:13:39.134
  • "we shall also bear the imageof the heavenly Man."
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  • That's Jesus.
  • 00:13:42.204 --> 00:13:43.505
  • Just like we now bear the image
  • 00:13:43.539 --> 00:13:45.007
  • of our current body,the old Adam,
  • 00:13:45.040 --> 00:13:47.643
  • one day, we're gonna bearthe image of Jesus.
  • 00:13:47.676 --> 00:13:49.678
  • We're gonna havea body like Jesus.
  • 00:13:49.712 --> 00:13:52.982
  • I almost call this message"Body by Jesus."
  • 00:13:53.015 --> 00:13:56.485
  • I see all these books out there,"Body by," this person.
  • 00:13:56.518 --> 00:13:59.255
  • One day, we're gonna have"Bodies by Jesus."
  • 00:13:59.288 --> 00:14:01.757
  • I'll tell you, whatever programyou're on,
  • 00:14:01.790 --> 00:14:03.659
  • you can just give it up'cause that's the one.
  • 00:14:03.692 --> 00:14:06.228
  • That's the one.
  • 00:14:06.262 --> 00:14:08.831
  • Now, you say,"Well, Pastor Jeremiah,
  • 00:14:08.864 --> 00:14:10.165
  • that's a greattheological thought,
  • 00:14:10.199 --> 00:14:11.834
  • but what is 'body by Jesus'?
  • 00:14:11.867 --> 00:14:14.136
  • What is the body by Jesus?"
  • 00:14:14.169 --> 00:14:15.804
  • Well, let me tell yahow you find that out.
  • 00:14:15.838 --> 00:14:19.475
  • The only time that wecan observe, as humans,
  • 00:14:19.508 --> 00:14:24.113
  • the body by Jesusis during the 40-day period
  • 00:14:24.146 --> 00:14:27.683
  • betweenthe Resurrection of Jesus
  • 00:14:27.716 --> 00:14:29.885
  • and when he went back to heaven.
  • 00:14:29.919 --> 00:14:31.587
  • And do you remember,toward the end of the Gospels,
  • 00:14:31.620 --> 00:14:33.522
  • we have a number of situations
  • 00:14:33.555 --> 00:14:36.358
  • where Jesus expressed himselfin his resurrection body
  • 00:14:36.392 --> 00:14:40.562
  • after he was resurrectedbefore he went back to heaven?
  • 00:14:40.596 --> 00:14:43.399
  • And so, when we lookat those passages,
  • 00:14:43.432 --> 00:14:45.701
  • we can learn some thingsabout Jesus's body,
  • 00:14:45.734 --> 00:14:49.738
  • and if our body is gonna belike his body,
  • 00:14:49.772 --> 00:14:52.241
  • then we'll know whatour body's gonna be like.
  • 00:14:52.274 --> 00:14:53.842
  • Are you with me?
  • 00:14:53.876 --> 00:14:55.177
  • So let me just give youthree or four things
  • 00:14:55.210 --> 00:14:56.779
  • that I've observedabout the body of Jesus
  • 00:14:56.812 --> 00:14:59.081
  • during the 40 days
  • 00:14:59.114 --> 00:15:00.683
  • between his Resurrectionand his ascension.
  • 00:15:00.716 --> 00:15:03.852
  • Number one, Jesus saidthat his body was real.
  • 00:15:03.886 --> 00:15:09.491
  • He had a real body.This is really important.
  • 00:15:09.525 --> 00:15:12.328
  • Jesus said he had a real body.
  • 00:15:12.361 --> 00:15:14.163
  • In Luke 24:39,we read these words:
  • 00:15:14.196 --> 00:15:17.333
  • "Behold my hands and my feet,that it is I myself.
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  • Handle me and see,
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  • for a spirit does not haveflesh and bones
  • 00:15:26.875 --> 00:15:30.245
  • as you see I have."
  • 00:15:30.279 --> 00:15:32.881
  • What I want youto know right now is
  • 00:15:32.915 --> 00:15:34.817
  • you're not gonna havesome spirit body
  • 00:15:34.850 --> 00:15:36.719
  • that floats around forever.
  • 00:15:36.752 --> 00:15:39.288
  • Jesus said you're gonna havea real body.
  • 00:15:39.321 --> 00:15:42.358
  • Did you hear what he said?
  • 00:15:42.391 --> 00:15:43.692
  • He said, "Handle me.
  • 00:15:43.726 --> 00:15:45.127
  • My body is real."
  • 00:15:45.160 --> 00:15:48.030
  • And a "spirit body"is an oxymoron.
  • 00:15:48.063 --> 00:15:51.433
  • There isn't such a thing.
  • 00:15:51.467 --> 00:15:53.335
  • If you have a body,you don't--it's not spirit.
  • 00:15:53.369 --> 00:15:55.838
  • And if you're in the spirit,you're not in the body.
  • 00:15:55.871 --> 00:15:58.607
  • Jesus's body was real,and when we get to heaven,
  • 00:15:58.640 --> 00:16:01.543
  • we're gonna have real bodies,real transformed bodies
  • 00:16:01.577 --> 00:16:06.915
  • like the body of the Lord Jesus
  • 00:16:06.949 --> 00:16:09.518
  • when he was resurrectedfrom the grave.
  • 00:16:09.551 --> 00:16:12.321
  • Jesus said his body was real.
  • 00:16:12.354 --> 00:16:14.123
  • Notice, number two;
  • 00:16:14.156 --> 00:16:16.125
  • this will greatly encouragemany of you;
  • 00:16:16.158 --> 00:16:17.893
  • Jesus ate on two occasions.
  • 00:16:17.926 --> 00:16:20.963
  • I don't know if any questionshave been asked me more is
  • 00:16:20.996 --> 00:16:23.265
  • "Are we gonna eat in heaven?"
  • 00:16:23.298 --> 00:16:27.136
  • And so the thought,when you get to heaven,
  • 00:16:27.169 --> 00:16:28.570
  • "Well, we won't eat."
  • 00:16:28.604 --> 00:16:30.606
  • Eating is not justto keep your body alive,
  • 00:16:30.639 --> 00:16:33.108
  • but it'sa pleasurable experience.
  • 00:16:33.142 --> 00:16:35.310
  • Can I get a witness?
  • 00:16:35.344 --> 00:16:37.479
  • And some of you are already--
  • 00:16:37.513 --> 00:16:38.814
  • your mouthsare starting to salivate,
  • 00:16:38.847 --> 00:16:41.717
  • thinkin' about whatyou're gonna have for dinner.
  • 00:16:41.750 --> 00:16:43.552
  • I mean, I know.
  • 00:16:43.585 --> 00:16:45.421
  • But I want you to noticesome things.
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  • Here again, this is Jesusin his resurrection body.
  • 00:16:46.955 --> 00:16:51.026
  • Luke chapter 24,verses 42 and 43,
  • 00:16:51.060 --> 00:16:54.196
  • "So they gave Jesusa piece of broiled fish
  • 00:16:54.229 --> 00:16:56.999
  • and some honeycomb.
  • 00:16:57.032 --> 00:16:58.767
  • And he took it and heate it in their presence."
  • 00:16:58.801 --> 00:17:06.375
  • John 21:12 and 13,
  • 00:17:06.408 --> 00:17:07.709
  • "Jesus said to them,'Come and eat breakfast.'
  • 00:17:07.743 --> 00:17:09.578
  • Yet none of the disciplesdared ask him, 'Who are you?'
  • 00:17:09.611 --> 00:17:12.014
  • knowing that it was the Lord.
  • 00:17:12.047 --> 00:17:13.348
  • Jesus then came and tookthe bread and gave it to them,
  • 00:17:13.382 --> 00:17:15.684
  • and likewise the fish,"and the assumption is that
  • 00:17:15.717 --> 00:17:17.686
  • he ate breakfastwith his disciples.
  • 00:17:17.719 --> 00:17:21.457
  • All right, so we're gonna havea real body.
  • 00:17:21.490 --> 00:17:23.158
  • We're gonna be able to eat.
  • 00:17:23.192 --> 00:17:24.493
  • Notice the third thing:
  • 00:17:24.526 --> 00:17:26.061
  • Jesus told Thomasto touch his body.
  • 00:17:26.095 --> 00:17:29.998
  • Notice verse 27 of John 20:"Then he said to Thomas,
  • 00:17:30.032 --> 00:17:33.469
  • 'Reach your finger here,and look at my hands,
  • 00:17:33.502 --> 00:17:38.340
  • and reach your hand here,and put it in my side.
  • 00:17:38.373 --> 00:17:41.410
  • Do not be unbelieving,but believing.'"
  • 00:17:41.443 --> 00:17:44.746
  • Once again, I wanna remind youthat our bodies,
  • 00:17:44.780 --> 00:17:47.983
  • after the extreme makeover,are going to be real bodies
  • 00:17:48.016 --> 00:17:51.620
  • like our current bodies,only totally renovated,
  • 00:17:51.653 --> 00:17:56.658
  • resurrected, made over.
  • 00:17:56.692 --> 00:17:59.461
  • We'll be able to eat.
  • 00:17:59.495 --> 00:18:01.396
  • We will have the sense of touch.
  • 00:18:01.430 --> 00:18:02.931
  • We know thatfrom this experience.
  • 00:18:02.965 --> 00:18:05.501
  • Jesus told Marynot to hold on to him.
  • 00:18:05.534 --> 00:18:08.403
  • Do you rememberthat experience?
  • 00:18:08.437 --> 00:18:09.738
  • That happenedin that period of time,
  • 00:18:09.771 --> 00:18:11.206
  • John 20, verse 17.
  • 00:18:11.240 --> 00:18:12.674
  • Jesus said to her,"Do not cling to me
  • 00:18:12.708 --> 00:18:14.476
  • for I have not yet ascendedto my Father."
  • 00:18:14.510 --> 00:18:16.512
  • You can't cling to somethingthat's not touchable.
  • 00:18:16.545 --> 00:18:19.348
  • Jesus told Mary,"Don't hold on to my body
  • 00:18:19.381 --> 00:18:21.783
  • 'cause I haven't yet ascendedto the Father."
  • 00:18:21.817 --> 00:18:23.852
  • So people are always asking me,"In my new body,
  • 00:18:23.886 --> 00:18:29.424
  • will people know me,and will I know others?"
  • 00:18:29.458 --> 00:18:33.562
  • Jesus, in his resurrection body,was real.
  • 00:18:33.595 --> 00:18:36.565
  • His disciples knew who he was.
  • 00:18:36.598 --> 00:18:39.568
  • Listen to this:they knew that this Jesus,
  • 00:18:39.601 --> 00:18:42.237
  • who was with them
  • 00:18:42.271 --> 00:18:43.572
  • after his deathand Resurrection,
  • 00:18:43.605 --> 00:18:45.607
  • was the very same Jesus theyhad known before his death.
  • 00:18:45.641 --> 00:18:50.579
  • They knew thisso deeply in their hearts
  • 00:18:50.612 --> 00:18:54.149
  • that they all wentto their death
  • 00:18:54.183 --> 00:18:56.351
  • proclaiming the realityof his Resurrection
  • 00:18:56.385 --> 00:18:58.720
  • and that he came outof the grave
  • 00:18:58.754 --> 00:19:00.722
  • the same Jesus who had goneinto the grave,
  • 00:19:00.756 --> 00:19:03.125
  • but in his Resurrection body.
  • 00:19:03.158 --> 00:19:04.826
  • He was the real Jesus,the same Jesus
  • 00:19:04.860 --> 00:19:07.229
  • who they knew beforeand they knew now,
  • 00:19:07.262 --> 00:19:10.132
  • and that's the wayit'll be for you.
  • 00:19:10.165 --> 00:19:12.334
  • When you get to heaven,you're gonna know
  • 00:19:12.367 --> 00:19:14.970
  • all the people that youmet down here,
  • 00:19:15.003 --> 00:19:17.005
  • and they're going to know you.
  • 00:19:17.039 --> 00:19:18.540
  • It is unthinkable, to me,
  • 00:19:18.574 --> 00:19:20.108
  • that in heaven we will know lessthan we do here.
  • 00:19:20.142 --> 00:19:24.713
  • 1 Corinthians 13:12, says this:
  • 00:19:24.746 --> 00:19:27.416
  • "For now we see in a mirror,dimly, but then face to face.
  • 00:19:27.449 --> 00:19:33.288
  • Now I know in part, but then Ishall know even as I am known."
  • 00:19:33.322 --> 00:19:39.661
  • We will have a greater senseof recognition in heaven
  • 00:19:39.695 --> 00:19:43.131
  • than we've ever hadhere on this earth.
  • 00:19:43.165 --> 00:19:45.534
  • Well, our new bodieswill be indestructible.
  • 00:19:45.567 --> 00:19:48.503
  • Our new bodieswill be identifiable.
  • 00:19:48.537 --> 00:19:51.440
  • Our new bodies,thirdly, will be incredible;
  • 00:19:51.473 --> 00:19:54.443
  • and I mean that, incredible.
  • 00:19:54.476 --> 00:19:56.211
  • Verse 43b, says,"We will be sown in weakness,
  • 00:19:56.245 --> 00:19:59.948
  • we will be raised in power."
  • 00:19:59.982 --> 00:20:03.118
  • We will be buried in weakness,isn't that true?
  • 00:20:03.151 --> 00:20:05.053
  • When a body is buried,
  • 00:20:05.087 --> 00:20:06.388
  • it's without any strength,without any power,
  • 00:20:06.421 --> 00:20:08.223
  • but when we comeout of the grave,
  • 00:20:08.257 --> 00:20:09.591
  • it will be in power.
  • 00:20:09.625 --> 00:20:11.126
  • In our current bodies,we are limited in our ability
  • 00:20:11.159 --> 00:20:13.962
  • to sustain effort for very long.
  • 00:20:13.996 --> 00:20:15.731
  • Isn't that true?
  • 00:20:15.764 --> 00:20:17.799
  • It gets harder and harderas we get older and older.
  • 00:20:17.833 --> 00:20:20.302
  • We work hard for a few hoursand we're exhausted.
  • 00:20:20.335 --> 00:20:23.438
  • But in our new bodies,
  • 00:20:23.472 --> 00:20:24.773
  • we will have capacitiesand abilities
  • 00:20:24.806 --> 00:20:26.608
  • without any limitation.
  • 00:20:26.642 --> 00:20:29.077
  • Nothing will be
  • 00:20:29.111 --> 00:20:30.412
  • outside the scopeof the possibility for us
  • 00:20:30.445 --> 00:20:32.681
  • in our new body.
  • 00:20:32.714 --> 00:20:34.783
  • On one occasion--listen to this:
  • 00:20:34.816 --> 00:20:36.251
  • On one occasion,Jesus actually entered a room
  • 00:20:36.285 --> 00:20:39.121
  • without going through the door.
  • 00:20:39.154 --> 00:20:41.690
  • He just appearedin the midst of his disciples.
  • 00:20:41.723 --> 00:20:44.026
  • John 20, verse 19, says,"The same day at evening,
  • 00:20:44.059 --> 00:20:47.296
  • being the first day of the week,when the doors were shut
  • 00:20:47.329 --> 00:20:50.799
  • where the discipleswere assembled,
  • 00:20:50.832 --> 00:20:52.601
  • for fear of the Jews,Jesus came stood in their midst,
  • 00:20:52.634 --> 00:20:58.140
  • and said to them,'Peace be with you.'"
  • 00:20:58.173 --> 00:21:01.710
  • In Jesus's resurrection body,
  • 00:21:01.743 --> 00:21:03.045
  • he surmountedthe limitations of this life.
  • 00:21:03.078 --> 00:21:05.380
  • Earth had no power to stop him,
  • 00:21:05.414 --> 00:21:07.049
  • and our bodiesare going to be the same.
  • 00:21:07.082 --> 00:21:08.884
  • Finally, our bodieswill not only be
  • 00:21:08.917 --> 00:21:10.919
  • indestructible and identifiableand incredible,
  • 00:21:10.952 --> 00:21:14.556
  • but notice the fourth thingPaul says in verse 44.
  • 00:21:14.589 --> 00:21:17.192
  • Our new bodies will be infinite.
  • 00:21:17.225 --> 00:21:19.061
  • "It is buried a natural body,it is raised a spiritual body."
  • 00:21:19.094 --> 00:21:24.399
  • There is a natural body,and there is a spiritual body.
  • 00:21:24.433 --> 00:21:28.770
  • Paul goes to great effortto describe the difference
  • 00:21:28.804 --> 00:21:32.274
  • between our earthly bodyand our heavenly body.
  • 00:21:32.307 --> 00:21:35.410
  • He points to Adam
  • 00:21:35.444 --> 00:21:36.745
  • as the image bearerfor this body.
  • 00:21:36.778 --> 00:21:38.847
  • He points to Christas the image bearer
  • 00:21:38.880 --> 00:21:41.183
  • for our new body.
  • 00:21:41.216 --> 00:21:42.551
  • He says that we are goingto have a spiritual body.
  • 00:21:42.584 --> 00:21:47.422
  • Now, let me just talk with youa moment about that
  • 00:21:47.456 --> 00:21:49.624
  • because this is a matterof great confusion
  • 00:21:49.658 --> 00:21:51.927
  • for a lot of God's people.
  • 00:21:51.960 --> 00:21:53.995
  • What is a spiritual body?
  • 00:21:54.029 --> 00:21:58.066
  • He's not talking aboutan immaterial body.
  • 00:21:58.100 --> 00:22:00.836
  • We already knowthat Jesus was touched.
  • 00:22:00.869 --> 00:22:02.871
  • He was handled.Jesus ate.
  • 00:22:02.904 --> 00:22:05.040
  • Jesus did not have
  • 00:22:05.073 --> 00:22:06.375
  • a, quote, unquote,"spirit body."
  • 00:22:06.408 --> 00:22:09.177
  • He had a material body,
  • 00:22:09.211 --> 00:22:11.012
  • and we're gonna havebodies just like him.
  • 00:22:11.046 --> 00:22:12.581
  • So we're not gonna havespirit bodies
  • 00:22:12.614 --> 00:22:14.549
  • in the sense that we're gonna bekind of spooky,
  • 00:22:14.583 --> 00:22:16.885
  • if you know what I mean.
  • 00:22:16.918 --> 00:22:18.453
  • We're gonna have real bodies.
  • 00:22:18.487 --> 00:22:22.324
  • Paul is talking hereabout a real body
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  • that is no longer controlledby the physical appetites,
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  • but a real body
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  • that is now controlledby the Spirit.
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  • Our new bodies will existon a higher plane,
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  • and our new bodies,
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  • instead of being governedby our appetites,
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  • will be governedby the Holy Spirit.
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  • That's what a spiritual body is.
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  • The basic difference
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  • between a natural bodyand a spiritual body
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  • is that the former body
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  • is suited for lifeon this earth,
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  • and our spiritual bodieswill be suited
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  • for life in heavenfor eternity with God.
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  • The natural bodyis soul-controlled.
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  • The spiritual bodywill be spirit-controlled.
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  • And Paul tells usthat, in our current bodies,
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  • we could not live in heaven.
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  • Verse 50 of chapter 15,says, "This I say, brethren,
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  • that flesh and blood
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  • cannot inheritthe kingdom of God,
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  • nor does corruptioninherit incorruption."
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  • He is saying that, as we are nowin our current bodies,
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  • we couldn't functionin the realm of heaven,
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  • but God is gonna give us new,real bodies
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  • like the ones we have,
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  • only completely made over,transformed,
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  • and no longer governedby our appetites of the flesh,
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  • but governed nowby the appetites of the Spirit.
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  • Do you understandwhy I'm so passionate
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  • about trying to take peopleto heaven with me?
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  • You know what,I don't want anyone to miss
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  • what God has plannedfor his children.
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  • So I'm gonna ask you today,is there any reason
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  • you can think of whyyou wouldn't wanna put
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  • your trust in Jesus Christ?
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  • Ask him to forgive your sinand make a reservation in heaven
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  • that is absolutely as certainas it can be.
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  • male announcer: Dr. Jeremiahwill return in a moment
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  • announcer: And now with onelast word for today's program,
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  • here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Yearsof playing basketball
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  • as a younger man tookits toll on my knees.
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  • I don't know if we'll playbasketball in heaven or not,
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  • but if we do, I'll be readywith brand-new knees.
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  • I hope you're living withthe expectation of receiving
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  • a perfect bodyin heaven as well.
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  • The only way to get to heavenand experience
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  • our ultimate makeover isto trust in Jesus Christ
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  • announcer: Next time on,"Turning Point."
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: For we arehis workmanship created
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  • in Christ Jesus unto good works,that we should walk in them.
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  • No, we're not savedby good works.
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  • We're saved for the purposeof doing good works so that,
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  • after we become Christians,we're to let our light so shine
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  • that men will see our good worksand glorify our Father
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  • who is in heaven.
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  • ♪♪♪
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join us next time forDr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "Heaven's Oscars,"here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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