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Jesus Christ is Raised From the Dead!

Jesus Christ is alive in Heaven right now, and can relate to your hurt, pain and longings in ways you can’t even imagine. And while on earth He did everything it would take to meet your true needs and change you forever.

Isa. 52:13-53:12

The prophesy’s overview - 52:13-53:1

The prophesy of Jesus’ life - 53:2-3

The way Jesus came made Him relatable to every one of us – don’t miss this – if you have ever felt despised, rejected, full of sorrow and grief, not esteemed as you think you should be, Jesus can relate (Heb. 4:14-16).

The prophecy of Jesus’ death - 53:4-8

Jesus was rejected and disrespected and felt distress 60 ways in the 6 days between Palm Sunday and His execution on Good Friday.

“Eli, Eli, Lama Sabacthani” – “My God, My God, why have you forsaken Me?”

The question of whether or not Jesus cares for you was settled on the cross!

The prophecy of Jesus’ burial - V. 9

Believers refer to what Jesus was doing in His Spirit on ‘Silent Saturday’ as the Harrowing of Hell. Jesus ‘raided’ Sheol/ Hades, the place all departed spirits were, and brought all believers with Him to Heaven. All unbelievers were left there for the coming day of judgment (Rev. 20:13-15).

Therefore it says, “When He ascended on high He led a host of captives, and He gave gifts to men.” In saying “He ascended,” what does it mean but that He first descended into the lower regions (of) the earth? - Eph. 4:8-9

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which He went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison. - 1 Peter 3:18-19

And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised, and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.    - Matthew 27:52b-53

The prophesy of Jesus’ resurrection and its implications - V. 10-11

God made Him who knew no sin to become sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. - 2 Cor. 5:21

But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. - 1 Cor. 15:20

The prophecy of Christ’s present intercession - V. 12

Jesus’ resurrection was the dawning of eternal life and light to all who repent and believe in Him!

Consequently, He (Jesus) is able to save to the uttermost those who draw near to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. - Hebrews 7:25