Incorruption Meaning for Christians
Incorrupt Bodies of Saints Bible Promise
Most of us are aware of the awesome event of the Resurrection of our
But, many do not know of a strange event that occurred at the time of
the death, then Resurrection of Jesus.
Let's look into this strange occurrence, shall we?
50 Jesus, when He had cried again with a loud voice,
yielded up the ghost.
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain
from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks
Now ... This is saying that at the death of Jesus, the stones that
enclosed the sepulchres were knocked down and/or broken.
It appears that other stones to other graves or burial tombs were
removed or "rent" by an earthquake as well according to the next
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of
the Saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after His [Jesus']
resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
That is three days after His death when the rocks were rent.
Biblical Incorruption Meaning
Incorrupt Bodies of Saints Bible Miracle
Perhaps it was just as Jesus' stone was rolled away. But, wait. It is written that an Angel from Heaven, moved our Lord's stone away:
And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the Angel of
the Lord descended from Heaven, and came and rolled back the
stone from the door, and sat upon it.
We must remember that the burial procedure of the Israelites is
different than modern day ... Unlike today where most bury those who
pass from this realm to the next in the ground, they buried their
dead in sepulchers and had a large stone cover the tomb.
We are told that the bodies of Saints exited the
tombs and appeared unto many after the resurrection of
Now, let's try and get a visual of this extraordinary story of the incorrupt bodies of Saints Bible verse event ... Are we to imagine decomposed bodies exited these tombs after many years of being in there and walked around like zombies or maybe in the linen that they are wrapped in at death making them appear as a mummy? Nehhhhhhhhh sounds more like a horror movie ...
Incorruption Meaning Today
Incorrupt Bodies of Saints Bible Blessing
Sooooooo ... That doesn't seem like what occurred.
Did they have a physical body or like Jesus, a different body as He
Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not
yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them,
I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
But, later told Thomas to stick his fingers into His wounds.
Then saith He to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger,
and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my
side: and be not faithless, but believing.
Hmmmmmm, I wonder. Now, there is also the Lazarus theory ... This theory suggests that
these Saints were brought back to life, just as Lazarus was.
43 And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud
voice, Lazarus, come forth.
44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot
with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus
saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.
Were these Saints brought back to life as Lazarus was? Hmmmmmm, Interesting. What did these people see? Were these Saints in spirit form or humans in physical form? Another question ... Since these were Saints of the past, how were they recognized as being those past Saints by modern day people? Cameras were not invented yet.
Incorruption Meaning is Exciting
Incorrupt Bodies of Saints Bible Explanation
Maybe statues were made of the Saints and they recognized them, huh?
Nehhhhhhh, just does not sit well.
How do we explain how these people who saw these bodies of past Saints, knew it was past Saints? Some suggest that they were recently deceased Saints and that is how they were recognized. Like John the Baptist, who had recently had his head removed at king Herod's command.
Still others believe that these were Saints who were resurrected as
the first fruits of Jesus at His own Resurrection. But, it seems they
would have ascended with Him when He rose to Heaven, but we know they
were not there ...
He alone ascended.
And when He had spoken these things, while they beheld, He
was taken up; and a cloud received Him out of their sight.
Incorruption Meaning Insight
And what about this Scripture which shares that no man ascended to
Heaven ... Only Jesus.
And no man hath ascended up to Heaven, but He that came
down from Heaven, even the Son of man [Jesus] which is in
No, these Saints were not spoken of again after the Incorrupt bodies of Saints event. We know only that they showed up and were seen of many. Which brings up the Samuel theory; Maybe these Saints were in spirit form, but appeared to many and had the appearance of human form. Saul had Samuel brought up from His rest by a woman with a familiar
spirit (a spirit that acts as an assistant to a witch or wizard) ...
1 Samuel 28:7-20
7 Then said Saul unto his servants, Seek me a woman that
hath a familiar spirit, that I may go to her, and enquire of her. And
his servants said to him, Behold, there is a woman that hath a
familiar spirit at Endor.
8 And Saul disguised himself, and put on other raiment,
and he went, and two men with him, and they came to the woman by
night: and he said, I pray thee, divine unto me by the familiar
spirit, and bring me him up, whom I shall name unto thee.
9 And the woman said unto him, Behold, thou knowest what
Saul hath done, how he hath cut off those that have familiar spirits,
and the wizards, out of the land: wherefore then layest thou a snare
for my life, to cause me to die?
10 And Saul sware to her by the Lord, saying, As the Lord
liveth, there shall no punishment happen to thee for this thing.
11 Then said the woman, Whom shall I bring up unto thee?
And he said, Bring me up Samuel.
12 And when the woman saw Samuel, she cried with a loud
voice: and the woman spake to Saul, saying, Why hast thou deceived
me? for thou art Saul.
13 And the king said unto her, Be not afraid: for what
sawest thou? And the woman said unto Saul, I saw gods ascending out
of the earth.
14 And he said unto her, What form is he of? And she said,
An old man cometh up; and he is covered with a mantle. And Saul
perceived that it was Samuel, and he stooped with his face to the
ground, and bowed himself.
15 And Samuel said to Saul, Why hast thou disquieted me,
to bring me up? And Saul answered, I am sore distressed; for the
Philistines make war against me, and God is departed from me, and
answereth me no more, neither by prophets, nor by dreams: therefore I
have called thee, that thou mayest make known unto me what I shall do.
16 Then said Samuel, Wherefore then dost thou ask of me,
seeing the Lord is departed from thee, and is become thine enemy?
17 And the Lord hath done to him, as he spake by me: for
the Lord hath rent the kingdom out of thine hand, and given it to thy
neighbour, even to David:
18 Because thou obeyedst not the voice of the Lord, nor
executedst his fierce wrath upon Amalek, therefore hath the Lord done
this thing unto thee this day.
19 Moreover the Lord will also deliver Israel with thee
into the hand of the Philistines: and to morrow shalt thou and thy
sons be with me: the Lord also shall deliver the host of Israel into
the hand of the Philistines.
20 Then Saul fell straightway all along on the earth, and
was sore afraid, because of the words of Samuel: and there was no
strength in him; for he had eaten no bread all the day, nor all the
Incorruption Meaning Bible trivia ... Were these bodies the souls of these Saints that appeared unto many and then returned to bodies of the Saints? Learn more of this by reading the Abraham's Bosom study.
As you can see ... There are too many Incorruption Meaning possibilities to properly assess this event without more information which is not available in the Bible. Someone would only be giving a theory to attempt to explain this accurately. Unless God found it necessary to explain it to them. This happens at times, we read something and are unable to explain it to ourselves, because the Bible does not give further details. Perhaps this Incorruption story is to be yet another Mystery of God pondered on for years to come.
Despite the reasoning for the Bible not sharing much more about the particulars of these incorrupt bodies of the Saints or what happened to these Saints after they appeared. Let us never allow the inability to reason out something that we read in God's Word ... Shake our Faith, as the earthquake did the tombs of these Saints.
We are not God ... We are to carry on in Faith.