Jesus Tells Us the Meaning of His Resurrection

Bible Summary. Before Jesus’ resurrection from the dead he revealed to the world the meaning and significance of his power of resurrection. Jesus told his followers that his resurrection would be a sign that he had the power to provide everlasting life to all that would believe. Jesus taught the people that the faithful would be saved and resurrected in the last days. Jesus’ intention was and still is is to get our attention that he, the Son of God, has power over death, and if we believe in him we will be saved and given the gift of eternal life. See below for Bible scriptures and commentary concerning Jesus explaining to believers the meaning of his resurrection.

The Resurrection of Jesus Christ

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Jesus Tells Us that the Resurrection Means that He has the Power and Authority Over Our Lives

Before Jesus’ resurrection from the dead he revealed to the world the meaning and significance of his power of resurrection. In the final judgment, it is Jesus’ power over death that results in either we receiving the resurrection of life (eternal life) or the resurrection of damnation (eternal death). In John 5:29 Jesus tells us of the resurrection of life and the resurrection of damnation. Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead proved his power over death.

John 5:29, “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 Tells Us that the Resurrection Means that He Can and Will Give Life to the Dead

Before Jesus rose from the dead, he preached the meaning of his resurrection. He told his followers that his resurrection would be a sign that he had the power to provide everlasting life to all that would believe. In John 6:40 Jesus tells us that he was sent by God so that we may have everlasting life.

John 6:40, “And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.”

Jesus Tells Us that the Resurrection Means Salvation to the Faithful

Even before Jesus died and was resurrected, he identified himself closely with the raising of people from the dead. He taught the people that the faithful would be saved and resurrected in the last days. In John 11:25 Jesus tells us that he is the resurrection and the life.

John 11:25, “Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:”

Jesus Tells Us that the Resurrection Means There is Hope of Eternal Life

Whoever believes in Jesus shall never die. Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead proved his power over death. Jesus’ subsequent death and resurrection further proved his power of resurrection as well as proved his power is final in that it results in life eternal. In John 11:26 Jesus tells us to believe in him and we will never die.

John 11:26, “And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?”

Jesus Shows Us That the Resurrection Means He Has the Power to Overcome Death

Jesus well before his own resurrection told everyone that he had the power to overcome death and he also demonstrated his power by raising people from the dead. His intention was and still is to get our intention that he, the Son of God, has power over death, and if we believe in him we will be saved and given the gift of eternal life. In John 11:43 Jesus, in a loud voice, told Lazarus who was dead to come forth.

John 11:43, “And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.”

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