THE SCARS IN THE BODY OF JESUS

No where does scripture teach that Jesus laid aside or put off his resurrected body when he ascended to the Father, nor do the scriptures teach that Jesus’ was glorified in another body.
 
In Acts 3, the apostle Peter spoke of Jesus being “glorified” in view of his resurrection:
 
13 The God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob, the God of our fathers, hath GLORIFIED his Son Jesus; whom ye delivered up, and denied him in the presence of Pilate, when he was determined to let him go.
 
14 But ye denied the Holy One and the Just, and desired a murderer to be granted unto you;
 
15 And killed the Prince of life, WHOM GOD RAISED FROM THE DEAD; whereof we are witnesses. ~ Acts 3:13-15
 
In Revelation 5, the apostle John had a vision of the enthroned Christ bearing the marks of the crucifixion.
 
And I beheld, and, lo, in the midst of the throne and of the four beasts, and in the midst of the elders, stood a Lamb AS IT HAD BEEN BEEN SLAIN, having seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven Spirits of God sent forth into all the earth. ~ Revelation 5:6
 
The Amplified Bible says, “I saw a Lamb (Christ) standing, [bearing scars and wounds] as though it had been slain…”
 
There is absolutely nothing in the New Testament that teaches that Jesus is enthroned in any other body than the one bearing the marks of the crucifixion.
 
The body that was crucified is the body that God prepared for him when he came into the world (Hebrews 10:5). It is the body that God would not allow to see corruption (Acts 2:27). It is the body that God raised from the dead (Luke 24:29). It is the same body by which Jesus repeatedly showed himself alive in to his disciples (Acts 10:41). It is the same body in which the disciples saw him ascend into Heaven. ~ Acts 1:9
 
The body of Jesus is the bread that Christ gave for the life of the world and the bread of fellowship between Christian believers. ~ John 6:51, 1 Corinthians 10:16
 
The resurrected body of Jesus is a glorified body and is the first fruits of the resurrection. That body is not limited, now being resurrected and glorified.
 
Though completely healed, the body of Jesus still bears the scars of the crucifixion as a testimony of God’s grace. In like manner Christ’s spiritual body (the church) also bears permanent scars. Though healed by God’s grace, our scars serve as a witness to the world of God’s love and grace to a broken world in need forgiveness and healing.
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