Jesus personalized Bodily Resurrection from the dead to prove himself the FIRST FRUITS of resurrection, not the sole possessor of it.
That’s the power of example. No white men had traversed the continent east to west before
Lewis and Clark pioneered the concept. And, sure enough, as they descended the Missouri River on their return trip, up the Missouri came the first mountain men. No human had flown non-stop across the Atlantic until 1927 when Charles Lindbergh flew the Spirit of St. Louis into Paris. No human had catapulted into space and returned to tell the story before Yuri Gagarin in April, 1961.
Once an idea is actualized, others replicate it. Thus, Jesus offered the most powerful argument of bodily resurrection of all believers by his OWN conquest of death. Think of Francis Bacon saying that a testimony is like an arrow shot from a long bow: its force depends on the strength of the hand that draws it. When God’s hand drew back the bow that SHOT Jesus alive from the tomb he awakened all humanity in history, for all time, to the promise of bodily resurrection for every believer in Christ. The War is Won. End Part II