Summary: When God resurrected His Son Jesus Christ from the dead, it was the greatest resurrection of all time.
Topic: The Greatest Resurrection of all time
In the bible, there are true factual stories about how God had raised some people from the dead. For example:
In I Kings 17:17-24, we see how God had raised the dead son of the widow woman of Zarephath back to live again through the prophet Elijah.
In II Kings 4: 1-37, we see how God had raised the dead son of the Shunammite woman back to life again through another prophet by the name of Elisha.
In II Kings 13:14-21, we see how God raised a dead man back to life again when he was cast into the tomb of the prophet Elisha, and when the dead man touch the bones of the prophet Elisha, he was miraculously brought back to life again.
In St. Luke 7:15, we see how Jesus had raised the dead son of the widow woman in Nain back to life again.
In St John 11:1-45, we see how Jesus had raised Lazarus, who had been dead for four days, back to life again.
In Matthew 27: 52-54, we see how the bodies of the old testament saints had risen from the dead when Jesus Christ was crucified and died upon the cross.
In Acts 9: 36-42, we see how God had used Peter to raised a dead woman whose name was Dorcas back to life again
Yes, throughout the bible we see and read that God had raised many individuals who had died back to life again. But yet the greatest resurrection of all time is when God raised His own son, Jesus Christ our Lord, back to life again. His resurrection surpasses all other resurrection that is found in the Word of God because there is saving power, healing power, salvation power, forgiveness power Now a question is being asked: What makes the resurrection of Jesus Christ the greatest of all time?
Well, first of all, the reason why Jesus Christ resurrection is the greatest of all time is because everyone that God had raised from the dead, with the exception of Jesus Christ, had died again, and did not rise back to life again. But Jesus Christ is a different story because in Revelation 1:18, the Lord Jesus Christ says, “I am he that liveth and was dead, and behold I am alive for evermore, Amen; have the key of hell and of death. Yes, Jesus Christ died and rose from the dead just like the rest of the people whom God had raised from the dead in the bible, but the difference is that Jesus is alive for evermore. He did not, will not, and can not die anymore because He has the power over death and hell. He conquered death and hell when He rose from the dead with all power in his hands. That is why in Colossians 1:18 where it is says, that Jesus Christ is the “first fruits from the dead” because Jesus Christ is the first and only person in the bible who died, and was raised from the dead, and was to never die anymore.
Secondly, the reason why the resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest of all time is because when Jesus Christ rose from the dead, He fulfilled his own prophecy. You see, in Psalm 16:10 it prophesied about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. It says, “For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” Jesus Christ is the Holy One in Psalms 16:10 who did not see corruption. You see, when a person dies, his body decomposes and starts to smell after 4 days. In other words, that dead person body becomes corrupted. But Jesus Christ body did not see corruption because His body was raised from the dead in three days instead of four days.
Jesus also prophesied about his death and resurrection from the dead in the New Testament when He told his disciples in Matthew 16:21 that “He was going to suffer many things of the elders and the chief priests, and scribes and be killed and be raised again the third day.”
Also Jesus told the Jews who challenged his authority for cleansing out the temple of the money exchangers who were hindering the people from worshipping the Lord and cheating people out of their money and they demanded that he show them a sign. And Jesus said to them in St. John 2:19, “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.”
And in St. John 2:20-22 it says, “Then said the Jews, Forty and six years was this temple in building and wilt thou rear it up in three days? But he spake of the temple of his body. When therefore he was risen from the dead. His disciples remembered that he said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.”