Jesus Resurrection Body
Next Previous Index Tellout Home

Jesus Resurrection Body
Page 38

Mary Magdalene

Mary MagdaleneThe resurrected body will be a spiritual body and will be identifiable though perhaps not immediately. Jesus resurrection body was clearly different from his earthly body when he met Mary Magdalene in the garden by the tomb. Jesus told Mary in John 20.17, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father." Later, when Jesus' body had become "fixed," he walked through a wooden door to greet his disciples! In John 20.26 we read, "A week later his disciples were in the house again, and Thomas was with them. Though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, 'Peace be with you!'" Jesus molecules were somehow able to miraculously pass through a solid panel but his skin was firm enough to be touched. He offered the touch of the wounds in his hands and side to 'Doubting Thomas' as proof of his identity.

Garden Tomb

Jesus and Mary at the Garden TombAnother example of Jesus' new body occurred when Mary Magdalene, one of his closest friends during his ministry, didn't recognize him in their garden tomb meeting. John 20.14-15 explains, "At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, 'Woman, why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?' Thinking he was the gardener, she said, 'Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.'"

Spoke Her Name

Mary MagdaleneMary Magdalene only recognized Jesus when he spoke her name. She twisted around and said in the Aramaic language which was the simple Greek language of Palestine and the language Jesus and the disciples would have normally used, "Rabboni" meaning "Teacher." Jesus resurrection body had not yet been formed so he whispered in John 20.17, "Do not hold on to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father. Go instead to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'"

"Jesus Resurrection Body"
by Ron Meacock © 2019

^Top Page Next Previous