The concept of resurrection

Question: I am looking for an ascended master description on what resurrection means and entails. Some religions have scriptures referring to resurrection as the renewal of our physical bodies being recreated and brought back to life in a perfected human form. As in: “So would it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable”. I have also read that resurrection equates to crystallization of the light body and such things. Does resurrection equate with ascension, or is it different?


Answer from the Ascended Master Jesus through Kim Michaels. This answer was given during the 2020 Webinar – Increasing Your Christ Discernment.

The resurrection is not the same as the ascension. But the resurrection that I talked about 2 000 years ago, was not a bodily resurrection. There are unfortunately, some misunderstandings of this, even in the scriptures. And there are many Christians who have built this erroneous concept that at some point in the future, when the second coming of Christ occurs, then all those who are good Christians will be raised incorruptible in their physical bodies. And they will then live in the heaven realm, in physical bodies like they have today, but they have been perfected so they don’t get old and they don’t have diseases.

This is an unrealistic scenario. As we have said before, in the spiritual realm, why could you possibly need a physical body? You need a physical body, only in the material realm, because your physical body is made out of the energies that make up the material realm. That is why you need a physical body. In the spiritual realm, you have no need for physical body whatsoever. You do have a light body.

You can say that you are reborn into an ascended body. But that is not actually the same as the physical resurrection that so many Christians think about. In a sense, you could say that, there can be a certain form of resurrection. You have what we have told you that, after my ascension, I was allowed to take on a physical body and live in Kashmir for some years. And you can say that—you can express it different ways, because words are really not adequate—but you can say that I resurrected my body into a higher level. You could also say that I manifested a new body. It is really a matter of how you define these words.

Resurrection really is not that important of a concept, when you have the teachings about the ascension. You are focusing on ascending, which does not mean that your physical body ascends. It does not, as we have explained, mean that your four lower bodies or your three higher bodies ascend.

We realize that in previous dispensations, such as the Summit Lighthouse and the I AM Movement, there was a concept of a physical ascension, where the physical body was raised up. And there was the sense that your soul ascended, meaning your three higher bodies—your emotional, mental, and identity bodies—became perfected, so that they could ascend. But these were teachings that were given for that level of consciousness. And what we give today is a higher level of consciousness for the Aquarian Age, where we have given you the teachings that you do not take the physical body with you, you do not take the emotional, mental, or identity bodies with you. It is only the Conscious You, the man who descended from heaven, that will ascend back to heaven.

 

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