Sunday, March 31, 2013 4:04 AM

The Reason for the Resurrection

Sunday, March 31, 2013 4:04 AM
Sunday, March 31, 2013 4:04 AM

There are four reasons why the Resurrection was necessary. The first reason is because of who Jesus is (Jn. 1:4; 5:26). Because He is the Son of God, the God-Man, the Messiah of Israel, God the Father could not leave Him dead. So, because of who He is, He was resurrected.

The second reason Yeshua was resurrected is to fulfill the Davidic Covenant. The Davidic Covenant mentioned four eternal things: an eternal house, an eternal throne, an eternal kingdom, and an eternal descendant. If He had died and never been resurrected, the fourth eternal element would have remained unfulfilled. But because the Davidic Covenant promised an eternal Person, it was necessary for Yeshua to be resurrected so that He could indeed be the fulfillment of that fourth eternal promise. Prophetically, this is given in 1 Chronicles 17:14, and reaffirmed by Psalm 89:29 and 36–37. In Isaiah 9:6–7, the Prophet expounded on this aspect. The New Testament reaffirms the truth (Lk. 1:31–33; Acts 2:24–31). Thus, the second reason for the Resurrection is to fulfill the Davidic Covenant.

The third reason for the Resurrection is so that He could become the source of resurrection life. In order to be the source of resurrection life, He needed to be resurrected Himself (Jn. 10:10; 11:25–26; Col. 3:1–4; 1 Jn. 5:11–12). The reason why we will someday also have resurrection life is because He was resurrected.

The fourth reason for the Resurrection is so that Jesus could become the source of resurrection power. Because He is the source of resurrection power by virtue of His own Resurrection, believers can fulfill their commission (Mat. 28:18; Eph. 1:19–20). Believers now have the power to fulfill that Great Commission, because He is the source of resurrection power.[1]



[1] Fruchtenbaum, A. G. (1983). Vol. 75: The Messianic Bible Study Collection (34). Tustin, CA: Ariel Ministries.

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