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Emanna for 10/15/2018

Christ Changing His Form in Resurrection

Bible Verses

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ...Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that He was buried, and that He has been raised on the third day according to the Scriptures; 15:45b ...the last Adam became a life-giving Spirit.

Words of Ministry

The Bible says that Christ went into death for three days, but He did not remain there. On the third day He resurrected spiritually and physically.... Socrates died; Karl Marx died; and Mohammed, Buddha, and Confucius all died. But Jesus Christ is alive! His tomb is an empty tomb, and He lives within the spirits of millions of people today. In nature we can see the principle of resurrection every day. When a grain of wheat is planted into the ground, apparently it dies. Actually, what dies is only the outer shell. Soon the wheat germ germinates, and the wheat life comes out in a better and more glorious form. A caterpillar goes through its cocoon stage. Apparently, it dies and ceases from all outward activity; but the life within the creature continues to operate, and in a short time it emerges in full splendor and glory as a butterfly. Similarly, in His resurrection Christ was not only made alive but was also changed to another form. The Bible says that He was changed to a life-giving Spirit. When He was on earth, He was in the flesh. In resurrection He became the Spirit. The flesh was His form before His resurrection, and the Spirit is His form after His resurrection. Paul the apostle tells us that the first form, the flesh, was "in dishonor," "in weakness," and "earthy," but that the second form, the life-giving Spirit, is "in glory," "in power," and "heavenly."

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from "Christ is Spirit and Life" pp. 1- 2. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA (Repeat 11/19/97) Please visit us at www.emanna.com Comments to: comment@emanna.com.