Fulfillment of Prophecy
Psalm 16:9-11 God will not abandon His soul to death
Isaiah 53:10-11 If He sacrifices His life, He will prolong His days
Jonah 1:17 Three days in the belly of the fish
(Matt. 12:39-40; 16:4; Lu. 11:29)
Psalm 16:9-11 Therefore my heart is glad and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will dwell securely. For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is
fullness of joy; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever.
Isaiah 53:10-11 But the Lord was pleased To crush Him, putting Him to grief; If He would render Himself as a guilt offering, He will see His offspring, He will prolong His days, And the good pleasure of the Lord will prosper in His hand. As a result of the anguish of His soul, He will see it and be satisfied; By His knowledge the Righteous One, My Servant, will justify the many, As He will bear their iniquities.
Jonah 1:17 And the Lord appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.
The Teaching of Jesus
Matt. 16:21, 17:9, 22-23; 20:17-19
Mark 8:31, 9:31, 10:34
Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day.
He repeatedly taught that He would rise from the dead on the third day.
The Eyewitness Accounts
Mary (and other women): Mark 16:9-10; John 20:13-18
Disciples in The Upper Room: Matt. 28:8-17; John 20:19-29;
Disciples on the road to Emmaus: Mk. 16:12; Luke 24:13-35
Peter, Thomas, Nathanael, James, John and two others: John 21:1-12
The Assembled Disciples at His Ascension: Acts 1:3-9
Peter and the Twelve: 1 Cor. 15:5
To more than 500: 1 Cor. 15:6
James: 1 Cor. 15:7
Saul / Paul: Acts 9:3-7; 1 Cor. 15:8
The Divine Power of Life over Death
Besides Jesus, there are nine other biblical accounts of resurrection
John 11:4 Jesus said regarding Lazarus, “This sickness is not to end
in death, but for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be
glorified by it.”
Mt. 10:28 Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the
soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
Heb 2:14-15 Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He
Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He
might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.
The Life-Giving God
Genesis 2:7 Then the Lord God formed man of dust from the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living being.
Job 33:4 The Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
John 5:21 For just as the Father raises the dead and gives
them life, even so the Son also gives life to whom
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who hears My word, and believes Him who sent Me, has eternal life, and does not come into judgment, but has passed out of death into life.”