Resurrection In The Bible

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Introduction The Old Testament announced beforehand the message of the resurrection, and this message is the mercy and the grace of YHWH to save us from our sins. The New Testament was written having the resurrection of Christ as the foundation of its message. The prophecies concerning the last days, which the prophet Joel wrote, would begin to be fulfilled at the resurrection. The resurrection shows Christ’s power over death, allowing us to have a new life, an eternal one, with God in His kingdom. Christ’s accession marks the end of the times beginning, by God pouring his spirit over His people.
The Old Testament Gospel
The letters of Paul help when understanding the connection between the Old Testament and the New Testament; for example,
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Joseph was a member of the council, and probably was a rich man. Nicodemus brought the myrrh and aloes, and together with Joseph bound the body with linen and the mixture of myrrh and aloe, Nicodemus was a member of the Sanhedrin and had received a visit from Jesus to discuss about the kingdom of God. By bounding the body of Christ, Nicodemus and Joseph of Arimathea were fulfilling the prophecy of the prophet Isaiah . Not coincidentally myrrh was also the gift that the Jesus received when He was born, predicting His death.
Mary Magdalene, Mary mother of James and Joseph, and the “mother of the sons of Zebedee” who had followed Christ during his ministry, followed Joseph to this tomb and saw where the body of Christ had been laid. The women planned to bring more spices and balms to put in the body of Christ on Sunday, because was approaching the time of the Sabbath, so they would return to see Jesus’ body when the Sabbath ended. The women would be soon the first group to witness the Christ resurrected.
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Mary Magdalene went to tell the others who were with Christ during his ministry that she saw the Christ alive. Jesus appeared to some women that were with Mary Magdalene, and two of His followers who were going to Emmaus, a city that was near Jerusalem where He ate with them. Christ also appears just to Peter, to Peter and the six apostles, to the disciples without Thomas’s presence, and then with Thomas present. The Jews after seeing that the Jesus body was not at the tomb anymore bribed the guards for them to tell the people that the followers of Christ stolen the body. However, all the Jesus’ appearances to his followers, including his appearance to the five hundred people, served as testimony that Jesus Christ really

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