Originally posted by WhoKnows100
So when you wrote "shows us that Jesus Christ at his resurrection was granted a spirit body with immortality, something only his Father Jehovah had,
before Jesus came to earth to die", we can see here the error in your words. The Word, who existed from the beginning, was made flesh.
Thank you for your commentary WhoKnows. And I realize that many people in Christendom are taught that Jesus was not raised up a spirit creature like
his Father, but was raised up as a mortal flesh and blood person. But Actually I was not the one stating that he was the only one with immortality,
that is what scripture states:
(1 Timothy 6:15, 16) . . .This [manifestation] the happy and only Potentate will show in its own appointed times, [he] the King of those who rule as
kings and Lord of those who rule as lords, 16 the one alone having immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom not one of men has seen or
can see. . . .
This is part of the sacred secret that was kept hidden for long lasting times. Immortality is deathlessness, the impossibility of ever dying. Those
raised to spirit life are given the divine nature, and are given spirit bodies like their Father Jehovah:
(John 4:24) . . .God is a Spirit, . . .
(2 Corinthians 3:17) Now Jehovah is the Spirit; and where the spirit of Jehovah is, there is freedom.
Jehovah is a spirit person. He is not visible to the human eye:
(1 Timothy 1:17) Now to the King of eternity, incorruptible, invisible, [the] only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
When Jesus was raised from the dead he was given the divine nature and a body like Jehovah God's:
Now not one of mankind has ever seen God nor can anyone ever see God. For to see God would mean death, for no one can see God and yet live:
(John 1:18) No man has seen God at any time. . .
(Exodus 33:20) . . .And he added: “You are not able to see my face, because no man may see me and yet live.”
Yet when the anointed congregation, the 144,000 die and are raised to heaven they are given forms like that of Jehovah and then they will be able to
see him face to face:
(1 John 3:2) Beloved ones, now we are children of God, but as yet it has not been made manifest what we shall be. We do know that whenever he is made
manifest we shall be like him, because we shall see him just as he is.
But just to help you understand this important truth about the nature of God and his son, notice what God tells us in scripture by means of a
revelation of the sacred secret:
(1 Corinthians 15:50) . . .However, this I say, brothers, that flesh and blood cannot inherit God’s kingdom, neither does corruption inherit
Flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom. A human body cannot survive outside the earth's atmosphere, how much less could it go to the invisible
spirit realm where Jehovah and the angels live.
Also think about it logically. A human body is subject to corruption. Even if it can live forever, if you were to severe the head off the body it
will die. Also human bodies have human needs such as deficating, eating, sleeping. None of these things exist in the spirit realm where Jehovah God
Jehovah relies on no one for life or sustenance. In fact Jehovah himself sustains all things. And his wonderful light is beyond imagining. No one
can see him and live. And those from the earth that do go to heaven to live with him will NEVER see darkness. For God will be their sun. Yes, God
is literally more brilliant than any star can ever be:
(Revelation 22:5) . . .Also, night will be no more, and they have no need of lamplight nor [do they have] sunlight, because Jehovah God will shed
light upon them, and they will rule as kings forever and ever.
Perhaps your minds eye can be open to this thrilling understanding of Biblical truth. Jesus was not human was he was resurrected.
Now someone brought up the objection that Thomas saw the holes in Jesus' hands and feet where he was crucified. But does this prove that he was
seeing Jesus' literal physical body that he had before he died? Of course not.
Actually if you read the full account you will see that it could not have been the same body for you see Jesus appeared to them in the middle of a
locked room. He materlized in the middle of them from out of nowhere. Also there were several occasions when he met his apostles who knew him
intimately and they did not know it was him, because had obviously assumed a physical form they were not used to seeing. They only realized it was
him when Jesus opened their eyes to let them know it was him.
We who are in human form can only begin to fathom what Jesus looks like now in his glorified spirit body, but those who have been adopted as children
of God, when they go to heaven, if they remain faithful to death, then they will see him as he is: