|Luke 17:37 |
37 And in response they said to him, "Where, Lord?' And he said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the vultures will be gathered together."4 [Jesus refers to demons as vultures or eagles, fowls, birds, unclean/hateful birds, etc.]
4 And in response they said to him, "Where, Lord?" And he said to them, "Wherever the body is, there the vultures will be gathered together." The disciples assumed the body was taken, and they asked where it was taken; so Christ's answer was about the body, deepening the mystery of the return or appearance or revealing of Christ; but the body is not taken anywhere. The Lord appears, (is seen, is revealed), in a purified believer, joins with the soul of the purified believer, and raises their joined spirit/soul to heaven; but the body remains on earth, and the body is then made alive with Christ living, not the old man of the flesh, who is dead. The body looks the same, but it is an entirely new creature with Christ ruling its every thought, word, and deed. The body has been crucified and dies through tribulation, through suffering, through obedience to the Lord condemning the sins within the believer's flesh, (the Ministry of Condemnation); and the demons, (vultures, unclean and hateful birds), are gathered around all such true seekers — the demons being the source of several supernatural sufferings, trials, and tribulations.