OUR LORD RAISED HIMSELF FROM DEATH
To raise a dead person back to life is a difficult thing . In fact, it is considered a full-strength miracle to be able to raise someone from the dead.
When a person is dead, in order to come back to life, they would be at the mercy of a living person who has some faculties available to restore that person's life. A dead person is by definition incapable of doing anything let alone raising Himself from the Grave.
However, in the book of John chapter 10 verse 18 in the case of our Lord Jesus, He declared that He had the capability of raising Himself from death.
No one takes it [His Life] from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again.
Here, Jesus is emphasizing that His death was in His control and His ressurection was also in His control.
This is a clear illustration of Jesus' singular status and authority. Rather than be incapacitated by death, He was of a kind who could be present and fully able to bring Himself back to life.
Three days after His death on the cross to pay for our sins, Jesus raised Himself from death and showed the world that He was truly able to do what He said.
That is how awesome and wondrous Jesus is.
Bless His name always.
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