Who rose Jesus from the dead?
I would like to address your question of who raised Jesus from the dead, with
the answer that God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit each played a
part in the resurrection. Remember that God the Father, Jesus the Son and the
Holy Spirit are actually three in one working unit of the Godhead.
The obvious follow-up question is "Who, within the Trinity, raised Jesus from
the grave?" Here, things become interesting, because at different places, the
Bible ascribes the raising of Jesus to each of the three members of the Trinity:
God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
Let us first start with God. Where we read, "God raised Jesus," we should
certainly take this as a reference to God the Father. This emphasizes a number
of things. First, it is the God to whom Jesus cried, and into whose hands Jesus
committed his Spirit, who raised him from the dead. In Matthew 27:43, we read of
the chief priests mocking Jesus: "He trusts in God; let God deliver him now, if
he desires him. For he said, 'I am the Son of God.'" By the resurrection, Jesus'
claims regarding his relationship as Son to the Father were proved to be true,
and God the Father was proved to be faithful to all who trust in him. Moreover,
Peter could say, "The God of our fathers raised Jesus, whom you killed by
hanging him on a tree" (Acts 5:30), so that the resurrection was a proof that
the Old Testament is fulfilled by the risen Christ.
The second person to raise Jesus from the dead is himself. Jesus' own power as
Second Person of the Godhead. This is in keeping with the power he claimed to
Martha at the tomb of Lazarus: "I am the resurrection and the life" (Jn. 11:25).
Jesus said in John 10:17-18 "I lay down my life that I may take it up again… I
have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This
charge I have received from my Father." Hebrews 7:16 says that Jesus lives for
ever because he possesses "the power of an indestructible life." The point is
that being the ever-living divine Son, the Alpha and Omega, death could not hold
Jesus, and therefore death cannot hold those who belong to Jesus in faith. Also
in Revelation 1:18 Jesus said, "I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold, I
am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death."
Now lastly, the Bible also ascribes Christ's resurrection to the Holy Spirit
raising Jesus from the dead. Romans 1:4 says that Jesus "was declared to be the
Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from
the dead" (Rom. 1:4). Romans 8:11 also says, "If the Spirit of him who raised
Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will
also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you." The
point is made evident right there, that the Spirit's work in our lives is
analogous to his work in raising Jesus from the dead. To be born again by the
Spirit, is to experience a spiritual resurrection.
Every aspect of the Trinity shared the ministry of Jesus life, death,
resurrection and His future return to defeat the antichrist.
Jesus' resurrection is the key to the Christian faith.
1. Just as he promised, Jesus rose from the dead. We can be confident,
therefore, that he will accomplish all he has promised.
2. Jesus' bodily resurrection shows us that the living Christ is ruler of God's
eternal kingdom, not a false prophet or impostor.
3. We can be certain of our resurrection because he was resurrected. Death is
not the end - - there is a future life.
4. The power that brought Jesus back to life is available to us to bring our
spiritually dead selves back to life.
5. The Resurrection is the basis for the church's witness to the world. Jesus is
more than just a human leader; he is the Son of God.
John 10:18 "No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have
power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I
received of my Father."
John 2:19 "Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three
days I will raise it up."
Acts 2:32 "This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses."
Acts 3:15 "And killed the Prince of life, whom God hath raised from the dead;
whereof we are witnesses."
Romans 8:11 "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell
in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal
bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you."
God the Father raised God the Son, and since the bible teaches the trinity, that
is one God in three persons, then we must conclude that Jesus raised Himself
from the dead.
Acts 2:24 states: But God raised Him from the dead, freeing Him from the
agony of death because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on Him.
The answer to who rose Jesus from the dead is in one verse. Romans 8: 11 "And
if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who
raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through
his Spirit, who lives in you."
It was foretold from the foundation of the world. Death could not hold him
down. It was God harvesting the first fruits of the work of redemption from
Adam's sin of death. Through one man Adam sin came into the world and through
the second Adam Jesus the Christ we have internal life. Jesus defeated death
through the power of resurrection which was God's atonement for sin. Sinners who
believe die with him and rise with him. It was an act of God's love.
D. Chisvo firstname.lastname@example.org
God the father is the one.
God the Father Almighty. Maker of Heaven and earth.
Jesus raised himself from dead. He said "I have the power to lay down my life
and to take it up again". Also the bible states that God raised Jesus from the
dead. As Jesus is God this all makes sense. Praise God that he was raised and
made it possible that we can too.
Jesus was raised from the dead by His Heavenly Father.
Some will argue from John 2:19 & 21, and John 10:30 et al, that Jesus raised
Himself up from the dead.
John 2:19-21 "Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it
again in three days… But the temple he had spoken of was his body."
John 10:30 "I and the Father are one."
And with a clear understanding of the Triune Godhead, i.e. the Trinity, that is
technically true. But when you look at the following verses, you see undoubtedly
that it was God the Father who LITERALLY raised Jesus from the dead.
Acts 2:22-24 "Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man
accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you
through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God's
set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to
death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him
from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on
Romans 8:11 "And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living
in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal
bodies through his Spirit, who lives in you."
1 Corinthians 6:14 "By his power God raised the Lord from the dead, and he will
raise us also."
2 Corinthians 4:13-15 "Because we know that the one who raised the Lord Jesus
from the dead will also raise us with Jesus and present us with you in his
(All verses from the New International Version)
Because of Calvary - I am Blessed!
Rev. Danny Presswood
The Holy Spirit, "Father, in your hands I commend my Spirit"
Our Heavenly Father, GOD.
I would like to take a stab at the question who rose Jesus form the dead. My
answer is no-one rose Jesus from the dead. He raised himself from the dead. Joh
10:17-18 "Therefore doth my Father love me, because I lay down my life, that I
might take it again. No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I
have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment
have I received of my Father."
God rose Jesus from the dead Romans 10:9-10.
Act 2:30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an
oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would
raise up Christ to sit on his throne;
Act 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his
soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.
Act 2:32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.
Act 2:33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received
of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye
now see and hear.
God who is a Spirit raised up Christ Jesus in resurrection power and will also
raise us through the power of the Spirit through Christ Jesus.
There are many scriptural passages to buttress the fact that God the Father,
raised His son from the death since He was the one that sent him as a sacrifice
to the world to die i.e.
God the Father raised Jesus from the Death according to Galatians 1:1
God raised Him up according to 1 Peter 1:21 Who by him do believe in God, that
raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might
be in God.
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.
Hebrew 13: 20 - Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord
Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting
Hebrew 11:18, Col 2:12, Ephesians 1:20
1 Thessalonians 1:10 - And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from
the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come.
Knowing who raised Jesus is a condition to be saved according to Romans 10:9 -
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in
thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
Acts 4:10 - Be it known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by
the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from
the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole.
GOD did, obviously.
John 10:18 - No man taketh it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have
power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I
received of my Father. (KJV)
Jesus Took up His Own life again. He is life itself and the Giver of life.
Praise His Holy Name!