Let me give you clearly the heart of the gospel… what is of utmost importance:
The Messiah died for our sins,
fulfilling the prophecies of the Scriptures.
He was buried in a tomb
and was raised from the dead after three days,
as foretold in the Scriptures.
The message we preach is Christ, who has been raised from the dead.
I can almost hear someone saying, “How can the dead come back to life? And what kind of body will they have when they are resurrected?”
Don’t you know that what you sow in the ground doesn’t germinate unless it dies? And what you sow is not the body that will come into being, but the bare seed. When it dies, God gives it a new form, a body to fulfil his purpose, and he sees to it that each seed gets a new body of its own and becomes the plant he designed it to be.
The body is “sown” in decay, but will be raised in immortality. It is “sown” in humiliation, but will be raised in glorification. It is “sown” in weakness but will be raised in power. If there is a physical body, there is also a spiritual body.
The first man [Adam] was from the dust of the earth; the second Man is Yahweh [Jesus], from the realm of heaven. The first one, made from dust, has a race of people just like him, who are also made from dust. The One sent from heaven has a race of heavenly people who are just like him.
Once we carried the likeness of the man of dust, but now let us carry the likeness of the man of heaven. Flesh and blood are not able to inherit God’s kingdom realm, and neither will that which is decaying be able to inherit what is incorruptible.
Not all of us will die, but we will all be transformed. It will happen in an instant —in the twinkling of his eye. For when the last trumpet is sounded, the dead will come back to life. We will be indestructible and we will be transformed. For we will discard our mortal “clothes” and slip into a body that is imperishable. What is mortal now will be exchanged for immortality.
We thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One. So now, beloved ones, stand firm, stable, and enduring. Live your lives with an unshakable confidence.
From 1 Cor 15 TPT