According to the Bible this resurrection from the dead
is very important doctrine to teach in the church. In Heb 6:2 "instruction
about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the
dead, and eternal judgment.
In the Gospel of John our Lord Jesus Christ told
in John 5:20 to 25, "For the Father loves the Son and
shows him all he does. Yes, to your amazement he will show him even
greater things than these. For just as the Father raises the dead
and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased
to give it. Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted
all judgment to the Son, that all may honor the Son just as they honor
the Father. He who does not honor the Son does not honor the Father,
who sent him. I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes
him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has
crossed over from death to life. I tell you the truth, a time is coming
and has now come when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God
and those who hear will live. In John 11:25 "Jesus
said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He
who believes in me will live, even though he dies". The
Bible says in John 1:12 "Yet to all who received him, to those
who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of
God. Now because of our Lord Jesus Christ we can also be the children
of resurrection as in Luke 20:36 "and they can no longer die;
for they are like the angels. They are God's children, since
they are children of the resurrection.
What the angels told to the women when Jesus Christ
got resurrected from the dead?
Mat 28:5 to 8, "The angel said to the women,
"Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who
was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come
and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his
disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead
of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you.
So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy,
and ran to tell his disciples."
In Mark 16:6 "Don't be alarmed," he said. "You
are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen!
He is not here. See the place where they laid him. Mark 16:7 "But
go, tell his disciples and Peter,
In Luke 24:5 & 6, Luke 24:5 "In their fright
the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said
to them, "Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not
here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with
you in Galilee:
Those who knew the Lord Jesus Christ and his
resurrection from the dead only can witness about it to others.
In Acts 1:22 "beginning from John's baptism to the time when
Jesus was taken up from us. For one of these must become a witness
with us of his resurrection."
Is it needed to preach this resurrection today?
The Importance of Preaching this Christís resurrection is very Important
because Satan never likes us to spread this truth to others because
this resurrection of Christ is his defeat. As in Acts 4:2 "They
were greatly disturbed because the apostles were teaching the people
and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead. That
is why the apostles with mush determination stood happily in spite
all the great oppositions testified for the resurrection of God. In
Acts 4:33 "With great power the apostles continued to testify
to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and much grace was upon
King David was a great Prophet and had a great
revelation about the resurrection of our Lord. Apostle Peter quotes
from Acts 2:29 to 38 that brought a great conversion and repentance
of heart in the New Testament times. This "Brothers, I can tell you
confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his
tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had
promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on
his throne. Seeing what was ahead, he spoke of the resurrection of
the Christ, that he was not abandoned to the grave, nor did his body
see decay. God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses
of the fact. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from
the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now
see and hear. For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,
"'The Lord said to my Lord: "Sit at my right hand until I make your
enemies a footstool for your feet. Therefore let all Israel be assured
of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and
Christ. When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and
said to Peter and the other apostles, "Brothers, what shall we do?
The result 3,000 people were added to the church.
Special Teachings of Paul on the resurrection
of Jesus Christ:
1. In Rom 1:4 "and who through the Spirit
of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his
resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
2. Rom 4:17 to 22, "As it is written:
"I have made you a father of many nations." He is our father in
the sight of God, in whom he believed--the God who gives life
to the dead and calls things that are not as though they were.
Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father
of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your
offspring be. Without weakening in his faith, he faced the fact
that his body was as good as dead--since he was about a hundred
years old--and that Sarah's womb was also dead. Yet he did not
waver through unbelief regarding the promise of God, but was strengthened
in his faith and gave glory to God, being fully persuaded that
God had power to do what he had promised. This is why "it was
credited to him as righteousness."
3. Rom 6:5 If we have been united with
him like this in his death, we will certainly also be united with
him in his resurrection.
4. In 1 Cor 15:12 & 13, "But if
it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how
can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
"If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even
Christ has been raised.
5. 1 Cor 15:21 "For since death came
through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes
also through a man.
6. 1 Cor 15:29 "Now if there is no resurrection,
what will those do who are baptized for the dead? If the dead
are not raised at all, why are people baptized for them?
7. 1 Cor 15:42 "So will
it be with the resurrection of the dead. The body
that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable;
8. Phil 3:10 & 11, "I want
to know Christ and the power of his resurrection
and the fellowship of sharing in his sufferings, becoming like
him in his death, and so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection
from the dead.
9. 2 Tim 2:18 "who have wandered away
from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already
taken place, and they destroy the faith of some."
Rev 20:5 & 6, "The rest of
the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended.
This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy are
those who have part in the first resurrection. The second
death has no power over them, but they will be priests of God and
of Christ and will reign with him for a thousand years."
Negative Faiths In Acts 23:8 (The Sadducees say
that there is no resurrection, and that there are neither angels
nor spirits, but the Pharisees acknowledge them all.)
May the Lord help us to understand this resurrection
and get the privilege to take part in the first resurrection.
Your Web-Site Pastor,
Rev. T. Marcus Devasahayam.