The Final Redemption Of The Body
FINAL COUNTDOWN: 4 DAYS TO GO September 10, 2015
The final redemption of the body
Having spoken on day 5 of the types of glorious bodies we will have, that we at the resurrection will be as the angels of God, being sons of God when our bodies are redeemed fully, the adoption to wit as Paul put it. "And not only they, but we ourselves also, which have the first-fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body" (Romans 8:23). And what is the context of such a verse? With KJV in hand, in v.18-23, and after arguing that by the witness of the Holy Spirit with our own spirit we come to know that we too are heirs of God, jointly heirs with Christ and glorified together, and his glory will be revealed in us. For as creatures we earnestly await being fully manifested as the sons of God (angelic beings), for as yet being subject to vanity are still in the bondage to corruption, groaning within ourselves. And we await to be delivered into the glorious liberty of the children of God (angels), waiting for the adoption finally by the redemption of our bodies.
Could this actually be saying what I understand it is saying? That we have been redeemed spiritually and are going to be completely redeemed physically, for we groan in this body? This is what I am getting at, are we already angels, and are in this physical body as a temporal tabernacle while we live in this lower dimensional level, until in the end we spring out as angelic beings, children/sons of God at the death of our physical bodies of corruption? In reality, for the many years that I have been studying my bible and attending church, we have been told many a thing that are not right and have failed to be taught many things that are. Solid bible based churches even still teach that Genesis 6 does not speak of fallen angelic mating with the daughters of men, and then get the counsel of God all twisted up trying to excuse God's acts of violence by explaining that people were too wicked/utterly evil. These fail to see that God acts are explained because in these cases of 'violence', these beings destroyed had totally corrupted angelic genetics and needed exactly that, and it was not because they were very bad/evil humans.
Can this concept be substantiated, by biblical support, of course? We are told in Ephesians 1:13, 14 that Christians are those who have placed their trust in Jesus after that they had heard the word of truth in the gospel of salvation and that after that they believed were then sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise. How long after? Immediately after. And that now we await the completion of the redemption of the purchased possession (we have been purchased by the blood of the Lamb of God), for such is our inheritance, and the very Spirit is the earnest down payment of that inheritance. Then we are awaiting, says this verse, to make our adoption full or completed, which will be at such a time when we are manifested as the sons of God or angelic beings. This is marvelous but there is more. Paul rhetorically addresses this subject matter in 1 Corinthians 15:35 by asking with what body will we be raised and answers that question in verses 36-38 noting that our present physical body (lower matter) is not the one to be raised but it must first die. Why? Because it is but a tabernacle, a repository to live in temporally till such time that our days are over! And it is God who gives it a body as he pleases. And as Paul argues this, he explains that there are more than one kind of flesh! One kind of the beasts and these are of the earth and return to such (Eccl 3:11-21), but there are bodies of flesh for the heavenly abode (angelic bodies, he calls celestial bodies) and bodies of flesh for the earthly abode that he calls terrestrial bodies.
And in the rest of the same chapter Paul goes to argue that our terrestrial bodies which are physical are limited, being subject to corruption, being weak and bodies of dishonor, and being mortal. This indicates that the new bodies will be the opposite as the ones we have, or at least not be subject to the deficiencies that our present bodies have. Reader and brethren, do not get confused between material or being made of matter, and physical which is also made of matter. There is one higher or greater type of matter that we do not see by our senses and we call it spiritual and another lower or lesser type of matter that we call physical or natural. Think about this and digest it and you will see that it makes sense fully.
And we are told in the bible that God is a Spirit and that is taken at face value for no one of us can even begin to comprehend with our minds the greatness of the complexity of our Immanent and Transcendent Creator. But where there should not be a problem is in believing that God cannot adopt for himself a material body that we can see in heaven as Isaiah, Paul and John testified as to having seen, even if He is not restricted or limited in any sense. And we are told that we have an inward man, and that in our inward man the Christian cannot sin (1 John 3:8, 9) and that we too have an outer/outward man, that is after Adam in whom we could sin but all sins of the outward man were redeemed at the cross.
In addition, as far as witnessing, we have the verse in 2 Peter 1:19, says "we have a more sure word of prophecy; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn and the day star arises in your hearts: Having reviewed this verse in our bible study/class group, the conclusion was that the day star that arises in the hearts is alluding to the very angelic body that resides in us, and will not be made manifest until such time of our resurrection/rapture comes about, and we be in our body glorious in the image of him that created us.
Once again the very concept of post-human and trans-human fail in the very promises that the bible makes about believers, where God will provide the immortality and incorruptibility that man seeks to have and does not need to come about by any biological enhancements or introducing chips into our bodies to change the very nature that we have. Know where this is coming from, the one who hates the human race and pretends, via his deceived human minions, to change humanity in all aspects in which man has been made into the image of God, whom he also hates. This is the ploy of the Devil himself and you ought to be mindful of his devices and I pray that you are and come to receive too the blessings that are in stored for humanity from the very one who created them.