We have just celebrated Jesus’ Resurrection. With that act He demonstrated His authority over life and death,
‘The reason My Father loves Me is that I lay down my life — only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from My Father.’ John 10:17-18
Previously Jesus had raised Jairus’ daughter, the widow of Nain’s son and also Lazarus, from the dead. What is the difference between those people’s post-resurrection bodies and Jesus’ post-resurrection body? They were raised in their natural bodies of flesh, blood and bones and they died a natural death again.
Jesus’ post-resurrection body still looked human like us. He had flesh and bones, but no blood. He still ate but He went through locked doors and appeared and disappeared. With that body He ascended. We know He is at the right hand of His Father and has not aged in 2,000 years. His body is now eternal. It cannot decay.
Why is that important to us? It means we need never fear about our own resurrection. Jesus has the power to do it as is written,
‘…we will all be changed — in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.’ 1 Corinthians 15:52
What will we be like?
‘Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.’ 1 John 3:8
We who belong to Jesus will have eternal post-resurrection bodies like His. We will be with the Bridegroom and the Father eternally with the Holy Spirit still in us.