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1 Corinthians 15:44 – A pneumatic body

04-03-2020 - Posted by Andre Piet

It is sown a soulish body; it is roused a spiritual body. If there is a soulish body, there is a spiritual also.

Opposite to a “soulish body” that is sown (read: buried) is a “spiritual body” that is resurrected. “Spiritual” does not mean immaterial. It is also still a body. When Jesus Christ suddenly appeared in the midst of his disciples on the evening of his resurrection, a spirit was initially thought to be seen. But Jesus answered them, “Perceive My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and perceive, for a spirit has not flesh and bones according as you behold Me having” (Luke 24:39). . Demonstratively, Jesus then ate a piece of fried fish in their presence.

Just as the current body is soulish and is powered by ‘blood’, the body that is raised is spiritual. The Greek word used for this is ‘pneumatikos’ from which our word ‘pneumatic’ is derived. This corruptible body is soulish and ‘bloody’, but the imperishable body is pneumatic. Where the mind wants to be, there is the body. Hence Christ just appeared somewhere in the middle and sometimes suddenly disappeared again. The pneumatic body is not bound by material limits and restrictions. Unimaginable!