Jesus, the Resurrection, and the Old Testament

The genuineness of Jesus’ resurrection was the final witness to all the other signs and wonders as performed by Him.

 

The topic of resurrection is found in both the Old and New Testaments.

 

Jesus is the center of apostolic preaching, especially his resurrection.

 

Acts 2:24 (KJV)
(24) Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.

 

This verse speaks of Jesus when He rose from the dead. The chains of death could not hold Jesus in their grasp. In Acts 2:29-32, Paul speaks of the patriarch, David. God tells David his seed will bring forth the Messiah. Jesus Christ would fulfill the Davidic Covenant. He speaks of the resurrection of Christ (v. 31). His soul would not be left in hell. Neither would His body see corruption. Paul states that this has been witnessed by the apostles and disciples.

 

The thing, which the agency of God brings about, is a new or spiritual birth, a resurrection from spiritual death, the inducing of a new and holy life.

Christ speaks of the Old Testament Scriptures after His resurrection. He says “all things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the Psalms concerning me.” Luke 24:44

 

 

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