Raising people from the dead
I sit up and listen when someone is able to raise people from the dead. Jesus is that someone. Not only is He able to raise people from the dead but Jesus foretold his own crucifixion, resurrection and ascension into heaven. In my books that makes Jesus, together with His Father, the authority on living forever.
Then when Jesus brought his friend Lazarus back to life, he told Lazarus’ sister Mary the following:
I am the resurrection, and the life:
he that believeth in me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live:
And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.
Believest thou this?
I find this easy to believe because when death came knocking on my door, I called upon my Creator and His Son and they heard me. And they answered me. So, yes I am a believer.
ABC Scripture Cards
Last week we finished the free ABC Scripture Card series and you can find all the posts on Free Scripture Cards here and now we’re back looking at the occasions where ‘Living forever’ is mentioned in the Bible.
To find all the posts which have been written on living forever on this blog you can click here. So far I’ve noted all the occasions where the words ‘live forever’ have been mentioned. But that’s not all there is to it, obviously.
Nowadays we tend to think that ‘dead’ is well, yes ‘dead,’ gone, never to come back. There are some occasions mentioned in the news every now and then where people have been declared dead or buried prematurely but apart from that, in today’s news, we don’t really hear stories about people being brought back to life.
People brought back to life
The Jewish Bible mentions how prophet Elijah resurrected the son of of the widow in Zarephath. The Bible also mentions how prophet Elisha resurrected the son of the great Shunammite woman and how a dead man came back to life when he touched Elisha’s bones,
In the Gospels we’re told how Jesus resurrected the widow’s son at Nain, He raised Jairus’ daughter from the dead and also raised his friend Lazarus from the dead after he’d been already buried for four days.
Finally we read in the Gospels how Jesus rose from the dead.
Immediately after Jesus’ crucifixion we hear that
This had been foretold by the prophet Daniel and later also by jesus:
They shall come forth
Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming,
in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice,
And shall come forth; they that have done good,
unto the resurrection of life;
and they that have done evil,
unto the resurrection of damnation
Jesus, like the prophets Elijah and Elisha, raised people from the dead. Jesus spoke about everlasting life. He made at least a dozen references to everlasting life and we’re going to go through them one by one.
I am not the only person who thinks that Jesus and the Father are the authority on everlasting life. Scripture agrees.
Next week we’ll have a look at what Jesus had to say about everlasting life.
ABOUT THIS BLOG – We’re researching the truth of living forever according to GOD’s Holy Word; Sola Scripture. Popular opinion tells us that everyone who ‘believes’ and has ‘faith’ will go to heaven. Is this true? I decided to ask the prophets about the truth of it all.
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