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The Ultimate Extreme Make Over

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July 16, 2020
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Discover the nature of the believer’s resurrection body.

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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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  • Look in God's Word
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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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  • 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, tells us
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  • that when a Spanish explorernamed Ponce de Leon
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  • explored what is nowFlorida in 1513,
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  • he was searchingfor the fountain of youth.
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  • Well, we know he didn't find it
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  • because so many peopleare still looking for it today.
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  • There's certainly nothing wrong
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  • with trying to stay vibrantand healthy,
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  • 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 UltimateExtreme Make-Over."
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  • If you'd like to experiencea complete physical makeover,
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  • then you'll want to hearhow you can have it
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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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  • female announcer:Thank you for watching
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  • "Revealingthe Mysteries of Heaven,"
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  • here on "Turning Point,"
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  • timeless teachingfrom Dr. David Jeremiah.
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  • the unchanging Word of Godto an ever-changing world.
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  • And now here is Dr. Jeremiah
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  • with 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 usthat, 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.
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  • 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."
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  • Some people even thinkour new bodies
  • 00:11:31.229 --> 00:11:32.864
  • may have a little glow to them.
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  • I don't know if that's trueor not,
  • 00:11:34.566 --> 00:11:35.867
  • 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.
  • 00:11:41.005 --> 00:11:42.373
  • Now, I want you to noticethe key passage
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  • in what our bodiesare going to be like
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  • in all of the New Testament.
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  • 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
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  • in the same translation,all right?
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  • Here we go.
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  • "For our citizenshipis in heaven,
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  • from which we alsoeagerly wait for the Savior,
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  • the Lord Jesus Christ,
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  • who will transformour lowly body
  • 00:12:06.164 --> 00:12:09.868
  • that it may be conformedto his glorious body,
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  • according to the workingby which he is able
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  • even to subdueall things to himself."
  • 00:12:16.441 --> 00:12:19.577
  • Now, what does that versesay to us
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  • about the kind of bodythat we're gonna have?
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  • Our bodyis going to be transformed
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  • so that it is like
  • 00:12:27.252 --> 00:12:28.553
  • the glorious bodyof the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • 00:12:28.586 --> 00:12:31.756
  • Now, go back to1 Corinthians 15,
  • 00:12:31.790 --> 00:12:33.558
  • and notice it says,"Our body is sown in dishonor,
  • 00:12:33.591 --> 00:12:37.896
  • but it is raised in,"what, class?
  • 00:12:37.929 --> 00:12:40.231
  • "It's raised in glory."
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  • The glory that the Lord Jesushad in his glorious body is
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  • the glory we're going to havein our bodies
  • 00:12:46.371 --> 00:12:49.274
  • when we are resurrectedfrom the grave.
  • 00:12:49.307 --> 00:12:52.243
  • Now, when the apostle tells usthat we are raised in glory,
  • 00:12:52.277 --> 00:12:55.213
  • we don't have to doubtwhat he means.
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  • "Glory" is the descriptionof the body of Jesus.
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  • Our new bodieswill be just like,
  • 00:13:01.452 --> 00:13:04.289
  • just like the resurrected bodyof the Lord Jesus Christ.
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  • This is what Johnis talking about
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  • when he writes to usin his first epistle.
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  • He says, "Beloved, now are wethe children of God,
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  • and it is not yet revealedwhat we shall be,
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  • but we know that when heis revealed," what does it say?
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  • "We shall be like him,for we shall see him as he is."
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  • And Paul comes backto this powerful thought
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  • at the end of his teachingin 1 Corinthians.
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  • Notice verse 49of 1 Corinthians 15,
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  • "As we have borne the imageof the man of dust,"
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  • that's our current body,
  • 00:13:38.890 --> 00:13:40.425
  • "we shall also bear the imageof the heavenly Man."
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  • That's Jesus.
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  • Just like we now bear the image
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  • of our current body,the old Adam,
  • 00:13:46.331 --> 00:13:48.933
  • one day, we're gonna bearthe image of Jesus.
  • 00:13:48.967 --> 00:13:50.969
  • We're gonna havea body like Jesus.
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  • I almost call this message"Body by Jesus."
  • 00:13:54.305 --> 00:13:57.775
  • I see all these books out there,"Body by," this person.
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  • One day, we're gonna have"Bodies by Jesus."
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  • I'll tell you, whatever programyou're on,
  • 00:14:03.081 --> 00:14:04.949
  • you can just give it up'cause that's the one.
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  • That's the one.
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  • Now, you say,"Well, Pastor Jeremiah,
  • 00:14:10.154 --> 00:14:11.456
  • that's a greattheological thought,
  • 00:14:11.489 --> 00:14:13.124
  • but what is 'body by Jesus'?
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  • What is the body by Jesus?"
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  • Well, let me tell yahow you find that out.
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  • The only time that wecan observe, as humans,
  • 00:14:20.798 --> 00:14:25.403
  • the body by Jesusis during the 40-day period
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  • betweenthe Resurrection of Jesus
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  • and when he went back to heaven.
  • 00:14:31.209 --> 00:14:32.877
  • And do you remember,toward the end of the Gospels,
  • 00:14:32.911 --> 00:14:34.812
  • we have a number of situations
  • 00:14:34.846 --> 00:14:37.649
  • where Jesus expressed himselfin his resurrection body
  • 00:14:37.682 --> 00:14:41.853
  • after he was resurrectedbefore he went back to heaven?
  • 00:14:41.886 --> 00:14:44.689
  • And so, when we lookat those passages,
  • 00:14:44.722 --> 00:14:46.991
  • we can learn some thingsabout Jesus's body,
  • 00:14:47.025 --> 00:14:51.029
  • and if our body is gonna belike his body,
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  • then we'll know whatour body's gonna be like.
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  • Are you with me?
  • 00:14:55.166 --> 00:14:56.467
  • So let me just give youthree or four things
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  • that I've observedabout the body of Jesus
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  • during the 40 days
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  • between his Resurrectionand his ascension.
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  • Number one, Jesus saidthat his body was real.
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  • He had a real body.This is really important.
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  • Jesus said he had a real body.
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  • In Luke 24:39,we read these words:
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  • "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
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  • as you see I have."
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  • What I want youto know right now
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  • is you're not gonna havesome spirit body
  • 00:15:35.773 --> 00:15:38.009
  • that floats around forever.
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  • Jesus said you're gonna havea real body.
  • 00:15:40.611 --> 00:15:43.648
  • Did you hear what he said?
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  • He said, "Handle me.
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  • My body is real."
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  • And a "spirit body"is an oxymoron.
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  • There isn't such a thing.
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  • If you have a body,you don't--it's not spirit.
  • 00:15:54.659 --> 00:15:57.128
  • And if you're in the spirit,you're not in the body.
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  • Jesus's body was real,and when we get to heaven,
  • 00:15:59.931 --> 00:16:02.834
  • we're gonna have real bodies,real transformed bodies
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  • like the body of the Lord Jesus
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  • when he was resurrectedfrom the grave.
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  • Jesus said his body was real.
  • 00:16:13.644 --> 00:16:15.413
  • Notice, number two;
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  • this will greatly encouragemany of you;
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  • Jesus ate on two occasions.
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  • I don't know if any questionshave been asked me more is
  • 00:16:22.286 --> 00:16:24.555
  • "Are we gonna eat in heaven?"
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  • And so the thought,when you get to heaven,
  • 00:16:28.459 --> 00:16:29.861
  • "Well, we won't eat."
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  • Eating is not justto keep your body alive,
  • 00:16:31.929 --> 00:16:34.399
  • but it'sa pleasurable experience.
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  • Can I get a witness?
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  • And some of you are already--
  • 00:16:38.803 --> 00:16:40.104
  • your mouthsare starting to salivate,
  • 00:16:40.138 --> 00:16:43.007
  • thinkin' about whatyou're gonna have for dinner.
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  • I mean, I know.
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  • But I want you to noticesome things.
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  • Here again, this is Jesusin his resurrection body.
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  • Luke chapter 24,verses 42 and 43,
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  • "So they gave Jesusa piece of broiled fish
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  • and some honeycomb.
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  • And he took it and heate it in their presence."
  • 00:17:00.091 --> 00:17:07.665
  • John 21:12 and 13,
  • 00:17:07.698 --> 00:17:09.000
  • "Jesus said to them,'Come and eat breakfast.'
  • 00:17:09.033 --> 00:17:10.868
  • Yet none of the disciplesdared ask him, 'Who are you?'
  • 00:17:10.902 --> 00:17:13.304
  • knowing that it was the Lord.
  • 00:17:13.337 --> 00:17:14.639
  • Jesus then came and tookthe bread and gave it to them,
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  • and likewise the fish,"and the assumption is that he
  • 00:17:17.008 --> 00:17:18.976
  • ate breakfastwith his disciples.
  • 00:17:19.010 --> 00:17:22.513
  • All right, so we're gonna havea real body.
  • 00:17:22.547 --> 00:17:24.215
  • We're gonna be able to eat.
  • 00:17:24.248 --> 00:17:25.550
  • Notice the third thing:
  • 00:17:25.583 --> 00:17:27.118
  • Jesus told Thomasto touch his body.
  • 00:17:27.151 --> 00:17:31.055
  • Notice verse 27 of John 20:"Then he said to Thomas,
  • 00:17:31.089 --> 00:17:34.525
  • 'Reach your finger here,and look at my hands,
  • 00:17:34.559 --> 00:17:39.397
  • and reach your hand here,and put it in my side.
  • 00:17:39.430 --> 00:17:42.467
  • Do not be unbelieving,but believing.'"
  • 00:17:42.500 --> 00:17:45.803
  • Once again, I wanna remind youthat our bodies,
  • 00:17:45.837 --> 00:17:49.040
  • after the extreme makeover,are going to be real bodies
  • 00:17:49.073 --> 00:17:52.677
  • like our current bodies,only totally renovated,
  • 00:17:52.710 --> 00:17:57.715
  • resurrected, made over.
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  • We'll be able to eat.
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  • We will have the sense of touch.
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  • We know thatfrom this experience.
  • 00:18:04.021 --> 00:18:06.557
  • Jesus told Marynot to hold on to him.
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  • Do you rememberthat experience?
  • 00:18:09.494 --> 00:18:10.795
  • That happenedin that period of time,
  • 00:18:10.828 --> 00:18:12.263
  • John 20, verse 17.
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  • Jesus said to her,"Do not cling to me
  • 00:18:13.764 --> 00:18:15.533
  • for I have not yet ascendedto my Father."
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  • You can't cling to somethingthat's not touchable.
  • 00:18:17.602 --> 00:18:20.404
  • Jesus told Mary,"Don't hold on to my body
  • 00:18:20.438 --> 00:18:22.840
  • 'cause I haven't yet ascendedto the Father."
  • 00:18:22.874 --> 00:18:24.909
  • So people are always asking me,"In my new body,
  • 00:18:24.942 --> 00:18:30.481
  • will people know me,and will I know others?"
  • 00:18:30.515 --> 00:18:34.619
  • Jesus, in his resurrection body,was real.
  • 00:18:34.652 --> 00:18:37.622
  • His disciples knew who he was.
  • 00:18:37.655 --> 00:18:40.625
  • Listen to this:they knew that this Jesus,
  • 00:18:40.658 --> 00:18:43.294
  • who was with them
  • 00:18:43.327 --> 00:18:44.629
  • after his deathand Resurrection,
  • 00:18:44.662 --> 00:18:46.664
  • was the very same Jesus theyhad known before his death.
  • 00:18:46.697 --> 00:18:51.636
  • They knew thisso deeply in their hearts
  • 00:18:51.669 --> 00:18:55.206
  • that they all wentto their death
  • 00:18:55.239 --> 00:18:57.408
  • proclaiming the realityof his Resurrection
  • 00:18:57.441 --> 00:18:59.777
  • and that he came outof the grave
  • 00:18:59.810 --> 00:19:01.779
  • the same Jesus who had goneinto the grave,
  • 00:19:01.812 --> 00:19:04.182
  • but in his Resurrection body.
  • 00:19:04.215 --> 00:19:05.883
  • He was the real Jesus,the same Jesus
  • 00:19:05.917 --> 00:19:08.286
  • who they knew beforeand they knew now,
  • 00:19:08.319 --> 00:19:11.189
  • and that's the wayit'll be for you.
  • 00:19:11.222 --> 00:19:13.391
  • When you get to heaven,you're gonna know
  • 00:19:13.424 --> 00:19:16.027
  • all the people that youmet down here,
  • 00:19:16.060 --> 00:19:18.062
  • and they're going to know you.
  • 00:19:18.095 --> 00:19:19.597
  • It is unthinkable, to me,
  • 00:19:19.630 --> 00:19:21.165
  • that in heaven we will know lessthan we do here.
  • 00:19:21.199 --> 00:19:25.770
  • 1 Corinthians 13:12, says this:
  • 00:19:25.803 --> 00:19:28.472
  • "For now we see in a mirror,dimly, but then face to face.
  • 00:19:28.506 --> 00:19:34.345
  • Now I know in part, but then Ishall know even as I am known."
  • 00:19:34.378 --> 00:19:40.718
  • We will have a greater senseof recognition in heaven
  • 00:19:40.751 --> 00:19:44.188
  • than we've ever hadhere on this earth.
  • 00:19:44.222 --> 00:19:46.457
  • Well, our new bodieswill be indestructible.
  • 00:19:46.490 --> 00:19:49.427
  • Our new bodieswill be identifiable.
  • 00:19:49.460 --> 00:19:52.363
  • Our new bodies,thirdly, will be incredible;
  • 00:19:52.396 --> 00:19:55.366
  • and I mean that, incredible.
  • 00:19:55.399 --> 00:19:57.134
  • Verse 43b, says,"We will be sown in weakness,
  • 00:19:57.168 --> 00:20:00.871
  • we will be raised in power."
  • 00:20:00.905 --> 00:20:04.041
  • We will be buried in weakness,isn't that true?
  • 00:20:04.075 --> 00:20:05.977
  • When a body is buried,
  • 00:20:06.010 --> 00:20:07.311
  • it's without any strength,without any power,
  • 00:20:07.345 --> 00:20:09.146
  • but when we comeout of the grave,
  • 00:20:09.180 --> 00:20:10.514
  • it will be in power.
  • 00:20:10.548 --> 00:20:12.049
  • In our current bodies,we are limited in our ability
  • 00:20:12.083 --> 00:20:14.885
  • to sustain effort for very long.
  • 00:20:14.919 --> 00:20:16.654
  • Isn't that true?
  • 00:20:16.687 --> 00:20:18.723
  • It gets harder and harderas we get older and older.
  • 00:20:18.756 --> 00:20:21.225
  • We work hard for a few hoursand we're exhausted.
  • 00:20:21.259 --> 00:20:24.362
  • But in our new bodies,
  • 00:20:24.395 --> 00:20:25.696
  • we will have capacitiesand abilities
  • 00:20:25.730 --> 00:20:27.531
  • without any limitation.
  • 00:20:27.565 --> 00:20:30.001
  • Nothing will be
  • 00:20:30.034 --> 00:20:31.335
  • outside the scopeof the possibility for us
  • 00:20:31.369 --> 00:20:33.604
  • in our new body.
  • 00:20:33.638 --> 00:20:35.706
  • On one occasion--listen to this:
  • 00:20:35.740 --> 00:20:37.174
  • On one occasion,Jesus actually entered a room
  • 00:20:37.208 --> 00:20:40.044
  • without going through the door.
  • 00:20:40.077 --> 00:20:42.613
  • He just appearedin the midst of his disciples.
  • 00:20:42.647 --> 00:20:45.016
  • John 20, verse 19, says,"The same day at evening,
  • 00:20:45.049 --> 00:20:48.219
  • being the first day of the week,when the doors were shut
  • 00:20:48.252 --> 00:20:51.722
  • where the discipleswere assembled,
  • 00:20:51.756 --> 00:20:53.524
  • for fear of the Jews,Jesus came stood in their midst,
  • 00:20:53.557 --> 00:20:59.063
  • and said to them,'Peace be with you.'"
  • 00:20:59.096 --> 00:21:02.733
  • In Jesus's resurrection body,
  • 00:21:02.767 --> 00:21:04.101
  • he surmountedthe limitations of this life.
  • 00:21:04.135 --> 00:21:06.437
  • Earth had no power to stop him,
  • 00:21:06.470 --> 00:21:08.105
  • and our bodiesare going to be the same.
  • 00:21:08.139 --> 00:21:09.940
  • Finally, our bodieswill not only be
  • 00:21:09.974 --> 00:21:11.976
  • indestructible and identifiableand incredible,
  • 00:21:12.009 --> 00:21:15.613
  • but notice the fourth thingPaul says in verse 44.
  • 00:21:15.646 --> 00:21:18.249
  • Our new bodies will be infinite.
  • 00:21:18.282 --> 00:21:20.284
  • "It is buried a natural body,it is raised a spiritual body."
  • 00:21:20.318 --> 00:21:25.456
  • There is a natural body,and there is a spiritual body.
  • 00:21:25.489 --> 00:21:29.827
  • Paul goes to great effortto describe the difference
  • 00:21:29.860 --> 00:21:33.331
  • between our earthly bodyand our heavenly body.
  • 00:21:33.364 --> 00:21:36.467
  • He points to Adam
  • 00:21:36.500 --> 00:21:37.802
  • as the image bearerfor this body.
  • 00:21:37.835 --> 00:21:39.904
  • He points to Christas the image bearer
  • 00:21:39.937 --> 00:21:42.239
  • for our new body.
  • 00:21:42.273 --> 00:21:43.607
  • He says that we
  • 00:21:43.641 --> 00:21:45.509
  • are going to havea spiritual body.
  • 00:21:45.543 --> 00:21:48.479
  • Now, let me just talk with youa moment about that
  • 00:21:48.512 --> 00:21:50.681
  • because this is a matterof great confusion
  • 00:21:50.715 --> 00:21:52.983
  • for a lot of God's people.
  • 00:21:53.017 --> 00:21:55.052
  • What is a spiritual body?
  • 00:21:55.086 --> 00:21:59.123
  • He's not talking aboutan immaterial body.
  • 00:21:59.156 --> 00:22:01.892
  • We already knowthat Jesus was touched.
  • 00:22:01.926 --> 00:22:03.928
  • He was handled.Jesus ate.
  • 00:22:03.961 --> 00:22:06.097
  • Jesus did not have
  • 00:22:06.130 --> 00:22:07.431
  • a, quote, unquote,"spirit body."
  • 00:22:07.465 --> 00:22:10.234
  • He had a material body,
  • 00:22:10.267 --> 00:22:12.069
  • and we're gonna havebodies just like him.
  • 00:22:12.103 --> 00:22:13.637
  • So we're not gonna havespirit bodies
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  • in the sense that we're gonna bekind of spooky,
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  • if you know what I mean.
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  • We're gonna have real bodies.
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  • 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 usnew, 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
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  • is there any reasonyou can think of
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  • why you wouldn't wanna putyour 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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  • to close today's programright after this.
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  • announcer: And nowwith one last word
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  • for today's program,here is Dr. Jeremiah.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: Years of playingbasketball as a younger man
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  • took its 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 livingwith the expectation
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  • of receiving a perfect bodyin heaven as well.
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  • The only way to get to heaven
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  • and experienceour ultimate makeover
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  • is to trust in Jesus Christfor the forgiveness of our sins.
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  • Dr. Jeremiah: For we arehis workmanship
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  • created in Christ Jesusunto good works
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  • that we should walk in them.
  • 00:26:58.589 --> 00:27:00.524
  • No, we're not savedby good works.
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  • We're saved for the purposeof doing good works
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  • so that after webecome Christians,
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  • we're to let our light so shinethat men will see our good works
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  • and glorify our Father,who is in heaven.
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  • announcer: Thank youfor being with us today.
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  • Join us next timefor Dr. Jeremiah's message,
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  • "Heaven's Oscars,"
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  • here on "Turning Point."
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  • ♪♪♪
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