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“who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.”

 

who raised Him from the dead
 
God vindicates His power to save our soul by the resurrection:
“And you killed the Prince of life, whom God raised from the dead, of which we are witnesses,” (Acts 3:15).
“Let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole,” (Acts 4:10).
“The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. And we are His witnesses to these things, and so also is the Holy Spirit whom God has given to those who obey Him,” (Acts 5:30).
“Him God raised up on the third day, and showed Him openly, not to all the people, but to witnesses chosen before by God, even to us who ate and drank with Him after He arose from the dead. And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins,” (Acts 10:40).
“and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come,” (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
The resurrection authenticates the payment of our sins by Jesus on the cross. His resurrection trumpets the victory over sin.
“So when this corruptible has put on incorruption [resurrection], and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written:
‘Death is swallowed up in victory.
O Death, where is your sting?
O Hades, where is your victory?’” (1 Corinthians 15:54).
We can confidently stand before God assured that our sins are forgiven because of the resurrection.
The word “from” means out from. Jesus rose out from the state of death.
PRINCIPLE:
The resurrection of Jesus from the dead assures our salvation.
APPLICATION:
Many people today believe Jesus did not bodily rise from the dead. They preach that His ideals continue today but He Himself is dead and buried, a physical person of the past. These people are not faithful to the teaching of the passage from 1 Peter.
Where we have the death of Christ, we have the resurrection of Christ. Christ dying for our sins is inadequate, if, at the end of it all, it simply plops us into the grave. The death of Christ without the resurrection of Christ is a half gospel.
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