Christs Physical Body?

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Hi N____,

Thank you for your question. I think you have answered your own question. It was prophesied that Christ’s body would not see corruption:

Psa 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell [ Greek – hades, the grave]; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

So Christ was resurrected before he even began to stink, to use Martha’s words concerning her dead brother Lazarus who had been dead four days before Christ raised him up out of death.

Joh 11:39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.
Luk 24:6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
Luk 24:7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.

Now notice how easy it was for this risen Christ to appear in any form He needed.

Mar 16:12 After that he appeared in another form unto two of them, as they walked, and went into the country.

When Christ wanted to do so, He could simply vanish out of their sight regardless of the form He was in at that time:

Luk 24:30 And it came to pass, as he sat at meat with them, he took bread, and blessed it, and brake, and gave to them.
Luk 24:31 And their eyes were opened, and they knew him; and he vanished out of their sight.

When Christ appeared, He showed Himself in a physical body, but the form of that body depended on the specific needs of each situation. He even appeared later that same evening to His disciples in the bodily form with which they were all familiar:

Luk 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?
Luk 24:33 And they rose up the same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven gathered together, and them that were with them,
Luk 24:34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
Luk 24:35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
Luk 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
Luk 24:37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
Luk 24:38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
Luk 24:39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
Luk 24:40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.

So, yes, you are right. Christ’s physical body was resurrected from the dead, but it could be transformed into spirit in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye. Also, as a spirit He could appear anywhere in any form. Appearing as “flesh and bones” does not mean that He was not a spirit with the ability to appear as flesh and bone.
I hope this all helps to clear this up for you.

Your brother in Christ,
Mike

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