John 11:25 (NLT)
Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life. Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.
When Lazarus was resurrected by Jesus, he came forth with his grave clothes on, because, without it, he would be naked.
After Jesus resurrected, the cloth used to wrap His body was still in the grave (John 20:5-7) because He did not need it anymore. He now had a glorified body that didn’t need a cloth to be clothed.
Jesus’ disciples found it a little difficult to recognize Him because the body he resurrected with was different from the one he died with. He resurrected with the glorified body. This glorified body cannot be killed. It does not need doors to come into a building, but can be made to pass through a wall. These glorious bodies are what will reveal our true nature as sons of God (Rom 8:19). This body of flesh is greatly limiting us from walking in our sonship.
The redemption of the body will usher us into the hope of our calling. This is when these vile bodies of ours will be changed into glorious bodies like the one Jesus has right now. This is when we will rule all things with the Lord (see 1 Cor 6:2-3) and be rewarded according to our work here on earth (Rom 2:6, 1 Cor :12-15).
Jesus did not only die to save us from our sins, He resurrected to usher into our lives of the greatest power ever known in all of creation. This is the same power that will cause us to resurrect the way He did.
Go into today remembering that anyone who believes in the Lord Jesus will not only resurrect with the glorious body but will have abundant life here on earth because Jesus is the resurrection and the Life.