As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness. (Psalm 17:15)
Throughout the word of God, we seem to find treasures and gems of pure light that are sprinkled with the breath taking beauty of enlightenment. I can still remember the first time reading these words, "with thy likeness." The body will catch up with the spirit of God that dwells within. Or is it more than that?
When Jesus rose from the dead, he demonstrated a new fleshly body. In Luke 24:39, the Lord declared, "a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have." Jesus, in his resurrected body, entered the upper room although it was completely locked. He was able to sit down and eat a piece of broiled fish and honeycomb. Just previous to this event, Jesus was having dinner with two other disciples and vanish right before their eyes; possessing this new body, having flesh and bones. He died on the cross three days earlier; His lifeless body laid in a tomb.
Here in Psalm 17, Father God comforts us with these compelling words; "you too shall awake, rise from the dead, with his likeness." Worth the wait? Righteousness is the key. Praise the Lord!
Dr. Thomas Snyder