Bible. Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The anticipation of Messiah' reign
They understood, that in the course of the coming struggle for the freedom of Israel from the Roman occupation, their leader could be killed, but He is able to resurrect Himself to continue the struggle with the occupants and achieve victory over them. All of them witnessed the resurrection of the four-day Lazarus by Jesus and had every reason to believe that the army led by Jesus would be invincible They hoped the time has come when “all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God”, (Isa 52:10) and, finally, “the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High” (Dan 7:27).
The apostles asked the Savior after His resurrection to clarify their perplexity regarding the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy. (Act 1:6-8).
Isaiah's prophecy of the ultimate greatness of the holy mountain of Zion and the holy city of Jerusalem, “for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean” (Isa 52:1):
1Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean. Isa 60, 1. Act 7, 51. Rev 21, 27.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3 For thus saith the LORD, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money. 1Pe 1, 18-19.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the LORD hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem. Isa 40, 1.
10 The LORD hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God. Psa 98, 1-3.
18But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. Dan 7, 27. Rev 7, 12. Rev 11, 15.
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him. Luk 1, 33.
The apostles asked the Savior after His resurrection to clarify their perplexity regarding the fulfillment of Daniel's prophecy: “wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel?” (Act 1:6). The Lord explained to them that at the moment this issue does not directly concern them, and that now their mission is completely different: testify of Him, for which they will soon be given power from Heaven (Act 1:8).
6 When they therefore were come together, they asked of him, saying, Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? Dan 7, 18, 27. Amo 9, 11.
7 And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.
8 But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth. Luk 24, 49. Act 2, 32.
Jesus Christ talks about His Resurrection
24 And he said unto them, This is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many.
25 Verily I say unto you, I will drink no more of the fruit of the vine, until that day that I drink it new in the kingdom of God.
26 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
27 And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered. Zec 13, 7. Mat 26, 31. Jhn 16, 32.
28 But after that I am risen, I will go before you into Galilee. Mar 16, 7.
29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day, even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. Mat 26, 34. Luk 22, 34. Jhn 13, 38.
31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
29 But I say unto you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom.
30 And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives.
31 Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock shall be scattered abroad. Zec 13, 7. Mar 14, 27. Jhn 16, 32.
32 But after I am risen again, I will go before you into Galilee. Mat 28, 16. Mar 14, 28.
33 Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.
34 Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Mar 14, 30. Luk 22, 34. Jhn 13, 38.
35 Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.
External manifestations of the resurrection of Christ
51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; Exo 26, 31. 2Ch 3, 14. Heb 10, 20.
52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,
53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.
5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. Mar 16, 6.
6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Mat 12, 40. Mat 16, 21. Mat 17, 23.
7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you. Mat 26, 32. Mar 14, 28. Jhn 21, 1. Act 1, 3. Act 10, 41. 1Co 15, 5.
1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. Mat 28, 1. Mar 16, 1. Luk 24, 1.
2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.
3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.
4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.
6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, Luk 24, 12.
7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.
8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.
9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead. Psa 15, 10. Isa 53, 11. Jon 2, 1.
The anticipated resurrection of the dead,