Throughout the gospels, I see how Jesus has taught about the spiritual resurrection of the living and the spiritual reincarnation of the dead. In Luke 20:27-38, the Sadducees, who did not believe in either one, tested Jesus by posing a hypothetical question to Him which they apparently believed would disprove the concept of an afterlife. Jesus answered their hypothetical question by refuting their assumption that resurrection meant “soul sleep” until Judgment Day. Jesus did this by telling the Sadducees about the resurrection of the living out from the dead, and of the living spirits of all those who have not yet attained to that. The passage is as follows…
“Some of the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to Jesus with a question. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and have children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers. The first one married a woman and died childless. The second and then the third married her, and in the same way the seven died, leaving no children. Finally, the woman died too. Now then, at the resurrection whose wife will she be, since the seven were married to her?'”
“Jesus replied, ‘The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in that age and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. But in the account of the bush, even Moses showed that the dead rise, for he calls the Lord ‘the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.'”(Luke 20:27-38)
Now, the Sadducees (mockingly) wanted to know which brother would be married to the woman when their corpses are resurrected at the Last Judgment. The Sadducees argument assumes the Persian (and even the present day “Christian”) understanding of resurrection – something that seems to resemble “The Dawn of the Dead.” Jesus corrected them though by telling them that even the bodily dead are ALIVE in the spirit world (and awaiting a physical rebirth); that God is “not the God of the dead, but of the living.” He also explained that there is A RESURRECTION TO BE ATTAINED TO (to be considered “worthy of”) and that those who attain to this resurrection CAN NO LONGER DIE (as they’ve been completely alighted from the wheel of death and rebirth).
Listen, beloved, I tell you a mystery: We will NOT all sleep (as many teach), but we WILL all be changed (1 Corinthians 15:51). The traditional concept of resurrection involves souls sleeping until the time of the end. That type of bodily resurrection is REFUTED by very many passages of scripture though (of course, I’m not going to try to get into all of those here). It is shown over and over and over again in the scriptures that there IS A SPIRITUAL RESURRECTION OF THE LIVING unto the place (the 5th dimension and upward) where DEATH IS NO LONGER EXPERIENCED and that this needs to be “attained to” (Philippians 3:10-11), and it is ALSO shown in the scriptures that THERE IS A SPIRITUAL REINCARNATION for those who die and who are “alive to God” but who are still subject to the PROCESS of birth and death and action and reaction because these people are still on “the wheel of nature” in the 3d and 4d worlds.
I may share more about all of this later, as I have loads of scripture-based things to share with you, now that I’ve been released to share in such a way.