Let’s study the word Resurrection (and related words) using scripture and the dictionary! I love the Holy Word and human words, so combining them to dive deeper into God’s Truth is one of my favorite things to do and I pray that it blesses you, too.
Most of us have lost loved ones to death. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ and the promise of the Resurrection Day have brought me great peace, joy, and hope as I walk on without my son and mom … I pray it brings the same to you in your grief journey.
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Resurrection Day Biblical Word Study
RESURREC’TION, noun s as z. [Latin resurrectus, resurgo; re and surgo, to rise.] A rising again; chiefly, the revival of the dead of the human race, or their return from the grave, particularly at the general judgment. By the resurrection of Christ we have assurance of the future resurrection of men. [American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster, 1828]
RISE, verb intransitive rize. preterit tense rose; participle passive risen; pronoun rose, rizn. To be revived from death. The dead in Christ shall rise first.
Scripture To Study & Thoughts To Ponder
1 Peter 1
3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
4 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
5 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
1 Thessalonians 4
13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:
17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.
18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ was the final victory over death, sin, and the devil. Though we are still living on earth with the devil, sin, and death warring against us we are victorious over all three because of Jesus Christ.
We are comforted by God’s Holy Word of Truth, the only Truth we can be certain of. We shall be with the Lord forever, meeting Him and those who have been dead in the clouds with a shout and trump – what a glorious day that will be!
Though we live on earth without our loved ones who are asleep, we are given hope because of the Resurrection of Christ and the promise of the Resurrection of those who believe that Jesus died and rose again.
We have salvation through faith, by the power of God. We have a Home in heaven, waiting for us.
The same Father who raised Jesus from the dead has blessed us with eternal adoption because of His great mercy. Making us His own – both in life and in death.
1 Thessalonians 5
9 For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ,
10 Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.
11 Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as also ye do.