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“And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.”


And God both raised up the Lord

The phrase “God both raised up the Lord” is a contrast to the idea in verse thirteen that “the body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.” There is more to this life for our bodies. It is designed for eternity. God will raise it up for that purpose.

and will also raise us up by His power.

God will raise our bodies in the resurrection. There are two words for “raise” in this verse. The first occurrence means to raise, whereas the second usage (in this phrase) means to raise out. This intensive form suggests that the future resurrection of the believer’s body will be no less sure than the resurrection of Christ. God has a clear purpose for our bodies.


God has guaranteed an eternal purpose for the body.


One day our bodies, as well as our souls, will go to heaven. We will not be disembodied spirits floating around in heaven, wearing nylon nightgowns! We will recognize people from the earth by their physical bodies. God has guaranteed it.