Predictions About Christ’s Death and Resurrection

Throughout the Gospel, Christ is telling the Disciples about his death and resurrection. I found one site online that discusses one good prophecy that is made in the Old Testament on the topic. The site is ligonier.org.

If you have a chance, go to Isaiah 53 and read it, or go online and read it. I started reading Isaiah 53 and immediately realized that it is talking about Christ. There is “…he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrow.” Jesus carries our sins for us. (Isaiah:53 5) “ But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that made us whole, and with his stripes we are healed.”

The website ligonier.org covers verses pointing to the resurrection. “Isaiah 53 tells us that the Suffering Servant will ‘divide the spoil’, ‘see his offspring’ and ‘be satisfied when His sacrifice has brought righteousness to many.’” The prior verses from, what I can see and according to ligonier.org, comes after the death of Christ. To fulfill this prophecy, God’s Servant must rise to life to see and share the fruit of his label. After his resurrection, Christ spends forty days on earth. I found a site called jesusalive.cc by Steve Shirley. Steve’s article is about what Christ’ purpose on earth was during the forty days. Acts1:2-3 Christ gave commandments to the apostles (through the Holy Spirit), He needed to present himself as being alive, and Christ needed to speak of things pertaining to the Kingdom of God.

Jesus made many prophecies about his death and resurrection. It distresses the disciples, but at times they are fairly silent on the matter. What Jesus is predicting is unbelievable. The disciples needed to take it on faith. Jesus started to show his disciples “…that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed on the third day and be raised.” Matthew 16:21 Peter gets upset at this news. In Matthew 16:22-23 it says, “As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, ‘The Son of man is to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.’ And they were greatly distressed.”

Christ’s death is hard to read about. However, Christ got mad at Peter for getting upset. He wants the disciples to believe that he will “be raised”.

Prayer – Prayers of thanks to God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit

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