Your body is not merely as chunk of meat which will be permanently discarded when you die. If you are born again, your body is the temple of God and will be raised again, like Jesus was raised. Those who claim that there is no bodily resurrection are wrong!
Then answered the Jews and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou doest these things? Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy THIS TEMPLE, and in three days I will raise it up. Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building, and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of THE TEMPLE OF HIS BODY. When therefore he was RISEN FROM THE DEAD, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said (John 2:18-22).
NOTATION: Jesus referred to HIS BODY as the temple. Jesus is the FOUNDATION STONE upon which the TEMPLE OF God is built. Believers in Christ are God’s temple and are said to be built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being THE CHIEF CORNER STONE; In whom ALL THE BUILDING fitly framed together groweth unto an HOLY TEMPLE in the Lord: In whom ye also are BUILT TOGETHER for an habitation of God through the Spirit (Ephesians 2:20-22).
Jesus is the stone the builders rejected and those who follow Jesus are the LIVING STONES of a spiritual house, and a holy priesthood offering up acceptable sacrifices to God by Jesus Christ (1 Peter 2:4-5).
Know ye not that ye are THE TEMPLE OF GOD, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? If any man defile THE TEMPLE OF GOD, him shall God destroy; for THE TEMPLE OF GOD IS HOLY, WHICH TEMPLE YE ARE (1 Corinthians 3:16-17).
Now THE BODY is not for fornication, but FOR THE LORD; and THE LORD FOR THE BODY. And God hath both RAISED UP THE LORD, AND WILL ALSO RAISE UP US BY HIS OWN POWER. Know ye not that YOUR BODIES ARE MEMBERS OF CHRIST? shall I then take THE MEMBERS OF CHRIST, and make them the members of an harlot? God forbid. What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that YOUR BODY IS THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY GHOST which is in you, which ye have of God, and YE ARE NOT YOUR OWN? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God IN YOUR BODY, AND IN YOUR SPIRIT, WHICH ARE GOD’S (1 Corinthians 6:13 b-20).
Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness? And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel? And what agreement hath THE TEMPLE OF GOD with idols? for YE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you. And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty (2 Corinthians 6:14-18).
Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you (2 Corinthians 4:14).
But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (make alive) YOUR MORTAL BODIES by his Spirit that dwelleth in you ( Romans 8:11).
For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven: If so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked. For we that are in this tabernacle do groan, being burdened: not for that we would be unclothed, but clothed upon, that mortality might be swallowed up of life. Now he that hath wrought us for the selfsame thing is God, who also hath given unto us the earnest of the Spirit (2 Corinthians 5:1-5).
And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, THE REDEMPTION OF OUR BODY (Romans 8:23).
In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were SEALED WITH THAT HOLY SPIRIT OF PROMISE, Which is THE EARNEST OF OUR INHERITANCE UNTIL THE REDEMPTION OF THE PURCHASED POSSESSION, unto the praise of his glory.
NOTATION: The purchased possession is a reference to the redemption of our bodies. Remember 2 Corinthians 6:20 says: “For ye are BOUGHT WITH A PRICE: therefore glorify God IN YOUR BODY, and in your spirit, WHICH ARE GOD’S (1 Corinthians 6; 14-20). Our bodies belong to God as much as our spirit does.
For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself (Philippians 3:20-21).
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul AND BODY be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ 1 Thessalonians 5:23) .
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Thanks Mike for another very accurate message. I am so tired of all the junk being passed off as doctrine by today’s Televandals. They seem to have forgotten Paul’s warnings about false prophets and itching ears. It’s so easy to get caught up in the hype of all their foolishness. I know that there are some things that are hard and other things that are a mystery according to Paul, but basically the Word of God is not difficult if we approach it prayerfully with diligence letting it teach us rather than make it fit our ideas. We are living in perilous times. Many of my Christian friends on FB are caught up in all this junk; the pre-trb rapture and the temple and the antichrist, every wind of doctrine coming down the pike. They will defend their beliefs in this junk with a vengeance even over the very truth of real doctrine like Propitiation. I’ve done my best to reprove rebuke and exhort by the Word and the help of the Holy Spirit, but I am considered a nuisance, or worse an aggravation to them. I have been befriended on FB, ignored, tuned out in favor of the sugar coated heresies being preached today using their bland Spiritless NIV which to me is more like a butter knife than a sharp two-edged sword. The bible is only seems to be an addendum to Christianity today rather than the Very Word of God.