The diversity of Gods creation
Written by Traveler
In this passage of scripture is revealed a Lot regarding the different types of life that God has created. Now somehow the Apostle Paul had this revealed to him and he only touched on the subject as in giving an explanation regarding what was going to happen in the resurrection but in doing so he pointed out a few facts.
In order to highlight the information in 1 Corinthians chapter 15 it would be better to break it down into smaller pieces.
1Co 15:38 But God giveth it a body as it hath pleased him, and to every seed his own body.
1Co 15:39 All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds. [/quote]
Here Paul is pointing out that each creature reproduces after its own kind and that their bodies are going to be made up differently. Beasts live in the fields, Fish in water and birds in the air. Their bodies are made from the type of flesh that is suited to their environments.
1Co 15:40 There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another.
1Co 15:41 There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. [/quote]
Now it gets interesting, the bodies of the terrestrial are the bodies of life that is found on this earth. The bodies of the celestial are the bodies of those found other than on this earth. And just as one star differs from the other so the bodies will differ so as to live in their different environment.
1Co 15:42 So also is the resurrection of the dead. It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption:
1Co 15:43 It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power:
1Co 15:44 It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body. [/quote]
Now it gets interesting, the comparison is not made between celestial and terrestrial bodies but between our natural bodies and spiritual bodies. At the resurrection we will be given a spiritual body that has some real power. But understand this, A spiritual being is a living being. We are not going to be ghosts. This is pointing to a form of dimensional shift. We are not able to see to well into the spiritual realms even though we know they are there. When we prey we come against powers and principalities in the spiritual realms. Demons and Angles live in this spiritual realms and we are going to be resurrected into spiritual bodies which means that we are going to be operating and functioning in that realm.
1Co 15:45 And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
1Co 15:46 Howbeit that was not first which is spiritual, but that which is natural; and afterward that which is spiritual.
1Co 15:47 The first man is of the earth, earthy: the second man is the Lord from heaven.
1Co 15:48 As is the earthy, such are they also that are earthy: and as is the heavenly, such are they also that are heavenly. [/quote]
And then it just goes on to point out the differences between Adam and Jesus and the display of character traits.
However verse 18 is the interesting part of the next passage
Jas 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Jas 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures.
Jas 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath [/quote]
This points to something special about us in that out of all creation we are a form of firstfruits.