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Who rose Jesus from the dead?

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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.

Sue Ramsey

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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.

James Avery

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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.

Sandra McGarrity

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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." 

Ilan Mann

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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 dchisvo@lionmatch.co.zw

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God the father is the one.

Johnny Richardson

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God the Father Almighty. Maker of Heaven and earth.

Deedee

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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.

Marcene

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Jesus was raised from the dead by His Heavenly Father.

Nell

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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 him."

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 presence."

(All verses from the New International Version)

Because of Calvary - I am Blessed!

Rev. Danny Presswood

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The Holy Spirit, "Father, in your hands I commend my Spirit"

Angela Khoury

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Our Heavenly Father, GOD.

Portia Roebuck

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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."

R. Richter

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God rose Jesus from the dead Romans 10:9-10.

bcarolinarob@aol.com

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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.

Darcia Sharp

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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 covenant.

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.

Femi Jacobs

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GOD did, obviously.

Greg Parker

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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!

Debra B.-NC

 

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