a rotting body is put into the ground, but what is raised won’t ever decay. 43 It’s degraded when it’s put into the ground, but it’s raised in glory. It’s weak when it’s put into the ground, but it’s raised in power. 44 It’s a physical body when it’s put into the ground, but it’s raised as a spiritual body. If there’s a physical body, there’s also a spiritual body. 45 So it is also written, The first human, Adam, became a living person, and the last Adam became a spirit that gives life. 46 But the physical body comes first, not the spiritual one—the spiritual body comes afterward. 47 The first human was from the earth made from dust; the second human is from heaven. 48 The nature of the person made of dust is shared by people who are made of dust, and the nature of the heavenly person is shared by heavenly people. 49 We will look like the heavenly person in the same way as we have looked like the person made from dust. (1 Corinthians 15:42b-49, CEB)
This passage is one of the passages that makes people think our bodies are not going with us when we are in the fulfillment of God’s kingdom. Because the first Adam is made of dust and is physical and the second Adam is made of Spirit and is spiritual. That is why the Spirit comes after the physical body. And according to this you can have a physical body and not have the spirit.
But if you have the spirit, you are a part of the second Adam and are going to be in the heavenly realm.
So what is your nature? Is it physical or spiritual? How can you know?
But at the very end there, Paul says we will look like the heavenly person in the same way we have looked like the person made from dust. We will be both physical and spiritual. We will have both natures. We will be in and not of.
So show your spiritual side by going into the world to show light in the place that need it, to share love as you go and make the world a brighter place.
Love People. Love God.