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Does Job 19:26 indicate that the resurrection body will be a body of flesh? (“And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God”)

And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:

PROBLEM: Satan had afflicted Job’s body, and his flesh was rotting away. However, Job expressed his faith in God by saying, “in my flesh I shall see God” (Job 19:26). Does this mean that the resurrection body will be a body of flesh?

Job 19:26

NKJV - 26 And after my skin is destroyed, this I know, That in my flesh I shall see God.

Clarify Share Report Asked December 21 2019 My picture Jack Gutknecht

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
I would say that (in addition to the words of Job cited in the question) an even more explicit indication of the nature of our resurrected and glorified bodies would be the words of Jesus in Luke 24:39 when He appeared to the apostles after His resurrection, and said to them, "Handle me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones, as you see that I have." Since the Bible indicates that we will be like Christ in eternity (1 John 3:2), that says to me that we will have flesh as He does, except that it will be incorruptible, as His is.

December 21 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
Yes, I believe the resurrection body will be a body of flesh.

"Though greedy worms devour my skin,
And gnaw my wasting flesh,
When God shall build my bones again,
He clothes them all afresh." --a hymn

I believe all Christians shall face the Judgment Seat of Christ where we will receive rewards or lack of rewards (2 Corinthians 5:10 --"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each one may receive what is due for what he has done in the body, whether good or evil."). So, you see, I agree with Charles Wesley who wrote this hymn:

"The Judge shall call me from the tomb,
Shall bid the greedy grave restore,
And raise this individual me,
God in the flesh, my God, to see."

How is this possible? Wesley goes on to write:

"In this identic body I, [I think he meant identical]
With eyes of flesh refined, restored,
Shall see that self-same Savior nigh.
See for myself my smiling Lord."

I agree with Wiersbe who said, "It was an affirmation of faith in the resurrection of the human body."

August 26 2023 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

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