The same day came to him the Sadducees, which say that there is no resurrection, and asked him. (Matthew 22:23)


The resurrection is a major theme of New Testament teaching. Of the thirteen sermons in the book of Acts, eleven stress or imply the resurrection. To understand the power of the resurrection, we first have to understand how God made us. We consist of three parts—spirit, soul, and body [simple_tooltip content=’Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.’](1 Thess. 5:23)[/simple_tooltip]. A fallen human being is spiritually dead (separated from God), and their soul is darkened by sin. A born-again believer is spiritually alive (reunited with God), and their soul is being transformed by the light of God’s Word. Spirit and soul are immortal, so the believer will die physically and their spirit/soul will go to heaven; while the unbeliever will die physically and go to hell.

The bodies of both the believer and the unbeliever are mortal. At death, every person’s body goes through the decomposition process and returns to its original elements. At the resurrection, all departed spirit/souls will be called forth from either heaven or hell. God will supernaturally raise, reassemble, and unite the material elements of their bodies with their spirit/souls. Thus they will be completely reconstituted by God—spirit, soul, and body. Everyone will be resurrected, some to eternal life with God in heaven, and some to eternal damnation in the lake of fire.

The hope of the believer is the resurrection unto eternal life with God. Their natural, earthly, corrupt body will be raised and fashioned into a heavenly, glorious, immortal body. This is the completion of everything that has been purchased for us by the blood of Jesus. The transformation from this physical condition to our glorified bodies will be a huge difference, but the power of God can accomplish it easily.

If the Lord can work the miracle of resurrection, then surely He can heal your body and free you from other bondages. As you pray for your miracle today, let the hope of the resurrection build your faith.