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Resurrection Promise

JerusalemJesus as God can give life back to those who have died. He is Lord over death. He gives resurrection to Christians who have fallen asleep in Christ. Mark 10.33-34 reads, "'We are going up to Jerusalem,' he (Jesus) said, 'and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.'" Jesus here spoke of his own persecution, death and resurrection.✞

Upcoming Death

Christ on the CrossJesus took the Twelve aside and told them clearly what was going to happen to him. Jesus told them of his own upcoming death on the cross even though he knew that he was in fact Lord over death and had power over it.✞

Town Called Nain

Jesus and the Widow of NainJesus as the Lord over death can be clearly seen in the raising of the widow in the town called Nain. The village of "Nain in Galilee" is about 9 miles south of Nazareth and today is called "Nein" in Israel. We are told by Luke 7.11-13, "Soon afterward, Jesus went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd went along with him. As he approached the town gate, a dead person was being carried out - the only son of his mother, and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the town was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart went out to her and he said, "Don't cry."

Filled with Awe

Jesus at NainThen Jesus went up and did something no other Jew would ever do, that is he touched the coffin bearing a dead person. Those carrying it stood still whether out of surprise or shock at Jesus' action we do not know. Jesus then said in Luke 7.15-16, "Young man, I say to you, get up!" The dead man sat up and began to talk, and Jesus gave him back to his mother. They were all filled with awe and praised God. 'A great prophet has appeared among us,' they said, 'God has come to help his people.' Luke 7.17 then reports that this news about Jesus spread throughout Judea and the surrounding country. Jesus was Lord over the living as well as the dead and gave a son back to a grieving mother.

"Lord over Death"
by Ron Meacock

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