FROZEN IN TIME
The Bible begins with the creation of "the heaven and the earth", and ends with "a new heaven and a new earth - for the first heaven and earth were passed away", making it clear that our destination is not this world . . . "Great is your reward in heaven." So, how are the dead raised up and with what body?
We are raised a spirit of incorruption, the image of our heavenly body. In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, we shall be changed and the mortal shall put on immortality, and God shall change our "vile body" that it may be fashioned like unto Jesus' glorious body.
Now reading what Jesus says in John 3:11&13, "Verily, verily, I say unto you" - and whenever Jesus says "Verily, Verily" he is about to speak a great truth - "We speak that we do know and testify that we have seen, and no man hath ascended up into heaven but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven." THIS is Jesus talking about himself in heaven; meaning his body which is in heaven awaiting his return.
God that raised up Jesus from the dead shall also quicken your mortal body by his Spirit that dwelleth in you (Rm 12:1); and then we are told that our bodies will be redeemed in Romans 8:23, reading in part, "the redemption of our body", meaning to regain possession of our bodies which art in heaven awaiting our return. "For we know that, if our earthly home were dissolved, we have a building of God, eternat in the heavens: in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven." (2Cor 5:1-3)
We have our heavenly body, our eternal body, frozen in TIME, while we are down here, waiting for us in heaven. For in the resurrection we are as the angels of God in heaven (Mtt 22:3), in heaven our angels do always behold the face of God (Mtt 18:10), frozen, standing on the sea of glass before the throne of God. "And I saw a sea of glass, and them that had gotten the victory over the Beast." (Rev 15:2) NOW HERE IS WISDOM: let him that hath understanding count the number of the Beast - 666 - it is the number of man. (Rev 13:18)
The body is dead because of sin; dead because of following after the lusts of the flesh. Therefore let not sin continue to reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof (Rm 6:12). Instead, labor for the meat which endureth unto everlasting Life: and Jesus will raise you up at the last day (Jn 6:27). "We know that when Jesus shall appear, we shall be like him." (1Jn 3:2)
To Jesus, who abolished death and brought Life to our understanding through the Gospel of God and the Gospel of Souls. Come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innummerable company of angels (Heb 12:22).