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Study Topic: How Are the Dead Raised Up?

How Are the Dead Raised Up?
With a Shout… at the last Trumpet

How Are the Dead Raised Up?

The chief ambassador to the gentiles, Paul, was known for his preaching, evangelizing, and most notably, his letters to the churches. In a letter to the people of Corinth, Paul addressed a topic we all can get a good grip on or be reminded of (depends on where you are at, at this moment).

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In first Corinthians chapter fifteen, Paul is explaining a lot and in this he drops a lot of things the modern church just isn’t paying attention towards, especially as it pertains to life and death. Paul acknowledges that some people will say or ask, “How are the dead raised up, and with what body do they come back with?”

Logical question for anyone to ask. Paul must have been in the moment or heated remembrance of a conversation as he wrote, because he writes really intensely saying, “You fool, that which you sow is not made alive except it die first.”

In addition, he goes on to say whatever one sows, they don’t sow the body that will be, but instead what they sow bares grain. Asking how are the dead raised up is a question worth monitoring. Later on in the letter, Paul asserts that as we have borne the image of the earthly, we will also bear the image of the heavenly body one day.

…this corruptible human body must put on incorruption, which is spirit, or another way of saying this is that this mortal human body must put on immortality.

Paul reminds us that the human (body) cannot inherit the kingdom of God by any means, because corruption doesn’t inherit incorruption. This is mysterious in a sense, the ambassador acknowledges, as he writes, “we will not all die (sleep), but we will all be changed in one sweeping moment, like in a twinkling of an eye.

It will take place at the last trump or trumpet blast, and at the sound of that last trumpet, the dead will be raised pure and incorruptible, and everyone living at that time will be changed incorruptible.

Paul concludes that this corruptible human body must put on incorruption, which is spirit, or another way of saying this is that this mortal human body must put on immortality. This will take place at the last trumpet, and this is when the Lord of Heaven and Earth, Jesus the Holy Messiah from God, returns.

This spells a few things the modern church isn’t acknowledging fully, and this is that the dead or deceased are still unconscious, unaware, not physically alive in Heaven or on earth, and are awaiting the last trumpet sound when they will be called out of their graves (as Job mentioned in chapter 14 of his writings).

Now this may raise a conundrum with people who visit cemeteries of their love ones or people who talk often to their loved ones and believe their loved ones speak back to them.

The practice of speaking to your loved one can still act as a journaling mechanism to comfort your soul, or perhaps instead of talking to your deceased loved one, you talk to the Lord as you would to them.

Still, the more important thing is to realize what the scripture says about the dead, that they are sleeping. The Lord has everything in control and under control. Praise God.

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Elder Ishe for BibleStudyMinistry.com,  your online, Bible Supplement source!

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