Here we see not only that God the Father raises Jesus through the Holy Spirit, but our resurrection will be parallel to the resurrection of Jesus — God the Father will raise us through the Spirit.
Firstfruits is an agricultural metaphor that points to the initial quality of the harvest. This thought is reinforced in verse The resurrection is not only a future event for believers. Those who believe in Christ have already been raised to life with him. Christians are people who have already been raised with Christ.
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Currently on view at: Pieter Lastman Dutch, about - And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow. And for fear of him the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men. The use of light and shade, saturated colors, and bold gestures dramatically capture the drama of the Resurrection , so vividly recorded in the Bible. Famous as the teacher of Rembrandt, Pieter Lastman brought a direct, emotional conviction to religious themes in his native Amsterdam in the early s.
In The Resurrection, Lastman emphasized the expressive power of the miracle taking place, contrasting divine light with the doom of the unredeemed. An angel gently lifts the heavy lid from the tomb as Christ ascends to heaven surrounded by putti.
The resurrection of Jesus or resurrection of Christ is the Christian religious belief that, after being put to death, Jesus rose again from the dead: as the Nicene. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a gift from God and fulfillment of His promise. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans ). Because eternal death is not what God wants for us, He provided a way of atonement.
Bright light from Christ's halo illuminates the standing angel and throws into shadow the standing soldier with upraised arms, outlining his bright red costume. On this morning of mornings, they were greeted by an open sepulchre, the covering stone having been rolled away, and two angels who declared:.
As bidden by the angels, Mary Magdalene looked into the tomb, but it seems that all that registered in her mind was that the body of the Lord was gone. Peter and John left, but Mary remained behind, still in mourning.
She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him. She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
One word from His living lips changed her agonized grief into ecstatic joy. She turned, and saw the Lord. And so this blessed woman became the first mortal to see and speak to the resurrected Christ.
Beyond these confirmed witnesses in Jerusalem, we have the incomparable ministry of the risen Lord to ancient inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere. In the land Bountiful, He descended from heaven and invited the assembled throng, some 2,, to come forward one by one until they had all gone forth, thrusting their hands into His side and feeling the prints of the nails in His hands and in His feet.
Blessed be the name of the Most High God! And they did fall down at the feet of Jesus, and did worship him.
I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. The Savior is not dependent on food or water or oxygen or any other substance or power or person for life. Physical death will be temporary, and even spiritual death has an end, in that all come back into the presence of God, at least temporarily, to be judged. We can have ultimate trust and confidence in His power to overcome all else and grant us everlasting life.
In the words of Elder Neal A. Now there are only personal predicaments, and from these too we may be rescued by following the teachings of him who rescued us from general extinction. Having satisfied the demands of justice, Christ now steps into the place of justice; or we might say He is justice, just as He is love.
No injustice in mortality is permanent, even death, for He restores life again. No injury, disability, betrayal, or abuse goes uncompensated in the end because of His ultimate justice and mercy.
By the same token, we are all accountable to Him for our lives, our choices, and our actions, even our thoughts. Because He redeemed us from the Fall, our lives are in reality His. Consider for a moment the significance of the Resurrection in resolving once and for all the true identity of Jesus of Nazareth and the great philosophical contests and questions of life. If Jesus was in fact literally resurrected, it necessarily follows that He is a divine being.