Jesus' Resurrection

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One of the greatest miracles in the history of the world is the resurrection of Jesus our Savior. Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, all of us will be resurrected. It is a free gift to everyone on earth. In 1 Corinthians 15:20-22 it states:

"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."

With death comes the separation of the spirit and the body. Subsequently, with the resurrection, our bodies and spirits are reunited and we become immortal—never to die again. Since Jesus Christ was resurrected and overcame death, every person who has lived on the earth will be resurrected.

On the topic of the resurrection, John 5:29 instructs, "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."

After the resurrection, awaits our final judgment which will determine our state of existence afterwards.

Jesus' Crucifixion and Incidents prior to His Resurrection

After Jesus was crucified, there was an earthquake which caused the centurion (Roman leader over 100 soldiers) to say, "Truly this was the Son of God" (Matthew 27:54). Then Joseph of Arimathea, a rich man and a disciple of Jesus asked Pilate for the body of Jesus (Matthew 27:58). He and Nicodemus then took the body of Jesus and laid it in the sepulcher.

Resurrection of Jesus

The body of Jesus then laid in the sepulcher for 3 days. After three days, one of the greatest miracles in the history of the world happened—the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

In death, our bodies and spirits are separated. The spirit goes to the spirit world and the body is left lifeless. The resurrection is the reuniting of the spirit and the body. Jesus was the first to be resurrected. Because he overcame death, the rest of us can also be resurrected.

Post-Resurrection Appearances of Jesus

After the resurrection of Jesus, the first person he appeared to was Mary Magdalene (See John 20:11-18 in the Bible):

Next, Jesus walked with two men on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-33).

Following that appearance, the Lord appeared to Simon Peter (Luke 24:34).

Afterward, Jesus showed his resurrected body to His eleven living Apostles (Luke 24:36-39).

Luke 20:29 talks about when Thomas saw the Savior. (This is where the term "doubting Thomas" came from.)

In John, Chapter 21, Jesus appeared to Peter James and John while they were fishing and made them a meal. Then Jesus asked Peter, who had previously denied Him three times, if he loved Him. Peter told Him three times that he loved Him and He told Peter three times to "Feed my Lambs/Sheep."

Jesus was also seen by Paul, during his conversion, in Acts, Chapter 9, and He was also seen of 500 brethren in 1 Corinthians 15:6.

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