Bible Truth About Resurrection

When a family member or a close friend dies, our pain and grief can be unbearable. We feel very helpless. There’s nothing we can really say or do to bring that person back to life. We are all prisoners of death, whether we are young or healthy. It does not matter if we are influential, or rich, or famous, there is no escaping from death. Death is surely going to come sooner or later for all of us. The reality is, we are all going to die at some point, no matter what we do. But when you’ve just lost all hope, how would you feel if you find out that someone has the power to bring the dead back to life? Yes, you read it right. Think what that will mean for you and the others who have died as a result of disease, accident, old age, or even crime. There is a very powerful Spirit being that can make the dead come back to life again. He has all the power to release us from death! But who is He? In today’s message we are going to teach the Bible truth about resurrection. As always we’ll let the Bible interpret itself and ask for the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit to share with you what the Bible tells us about this crucial topic. You don’t want to miss this eye-opening truth.

The Almighty Father in heaven Yahweh has promised us that the “last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing” (1 Corinthians 15:26). He will not only remove death, but He will also bring those who have already died back to life! He promises that those “powerless in death” will live again (Isaiah 26:19). This is what the Bible calls resurrection. Who will be resurrected? Yahshua Messiah said that “all those in the memorial tombs will hear His voice and come out” (John 5:28-29). The Bible also tells us: “The sea gave up the dead in it, and death and the grave gave up the dead in them” (Revelation 20:13). Yes, billions of people will live again! The apostle Paul also said that both “the righteous and the unrighteous” will be resurrected (Acts 24:15). What does that mean? The “righteous” ones include faithful servants of Almighty Yahweh who lived before Yahshua Messiah came to earth. People like Noah, Abraham, Moses, Esther, Ruth, Sarah, and many other “righteous” men and women in the Bible will be resurrected to life here on earth. What about Yahweh’s faithful servants who die in our time? These people are also “righteous,” so they will be resurrected. The “unrighteous” include billions of people who did not have the opportunity to know the Creator Yahweh. Even though they died, Yahweh has not forgotten them. He will resurrect them, and they will have the opportunity to learn about Him and serve Him during that time.

Does this mean that everyone who has died will be resurrected to life? No! Yahshua Messiah said that some people would not be brought back to life (Revelation 21:8). Who will decide whether a person will be resurrected or not? The Mighty One Yahweh is the final Judge, but He has also given the Savior of mankind, Yahshua, the authority “to be judge of the living and the dead” (Acts 10:42). Anyone who is judged as wicked and unwilling to change will not be resurrected! In the Bible Yahweh inspired the patriarch Job not only to pose this important question but to give us the answer. He asked Creator Yahweh: “If a man dies, shall he live again?” (Job 14:14). This question has intrigued the minds of men from ancient times to our day. Responding to Yahweh, Job says: “All the days of my hard service I will wait, til my change comes. You shall call, and I will answer You; You shall desire the work of Your hands” (Job 14:14-15). Job affirmed on his statement that the dead will live again through a resurrection. Yes, Job knew that the Almighty Father in heaven Yahweh is looking forward to the time when He will resurrect the dead! Other passages in the Old Testament also affirm the resurrection. For example, prophesies of a time yet future when “many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake” (Daniel 12:2). The Savior of mankind Himself, Yahshua, said this: “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” (John 11:25). Therefore, how can anyone say that our life now is all there is to it. People are doing all kinds of perversion and wickedness because they think they have only one life to live and they believe in ignorance that they won’t have a perfect life ahead of them with Yahweh and His coming Kingdom! Our heavenly Father love us so much that He gave us the gift of eternal life by the death of His Own Begotten Son, Yahshua! It is only through Yahshua Messiah that we can experience resurrection from the dead! The Bible says: “For as in Adam all die, even so in Messiah all shall be made alive” (1 Corinthians 15:22).

Let’s delve further into this matter of the resurrection. What is the impact of this teaching? And what lies ahead in terms of who will be resurrected and when? Let’s notice how the apostle John describes the resurrection: “I saw thrones on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge. And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Yahshua and because of the word of Yahweh. They had not worshipped the beast or his image and had not received his mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Messiah a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. “Blessed and holy are those who have part in the first resurrection. The second death has no power over them, but they will be priests of Yahweh and of Messiah and will reign with Him for a thousand years” (Revelation 20:4-6). Notice that some are resurrected at the beginning of the 1,000-year reign of Yahshua—at “the first resurrection.” Those in this resurrection of the faithful will be raised immortal and incorruptible to reign with Yahshua Messiah, never to die from then on. But notice that the use of the term “first resurrection” shows there are more resurrection to follow!

As you have just read above, clearly, the Bible tells us there is another resurrection 1,000 years after the first. In the second resurrection, others will have the opportunity to receive salvation. These people will be called to understand Yahweh’s truth and His plan during a period sometimes referred to as the “great white throne” judgement (Revelation 20:11). This time of judgement is further described like this: “And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before Yahweh, and books were opened, And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books” (Revelation 20:12). Those resurrected in this group have never completely understood the truth of Heavenly Father Yahweh. Consider that the majority of all people who have ever lived have never heard Yahweh’s truth! Rather than condemn such people to eternal suffering in a fiery hell, the Elohim of the Bible is much more comforting and encouraging. Those brought to a temporary, physical life again in this resurrection (Ezekiel 37:1-14) will, for the first time, have their minds opened to the truth of Yahweh’s plan. They will have the opportunity to decide whether they will accept and follow Yahweh’s instruction or not. After coming to see the truth, these people that belongs in the second resurrection group will be judged according to their response to their new understanding. Many will accept that truth, repent and receive Yahweh’s gift of eternal life—joining those made immortal in the first resurrection.

And finally, there’s the third resurrection indicated in the Bible. Those that belong to this group are the incorrigibly wicked who refuse to accept Heavenly Father Yahweh and His way of life. They will be resurrected just before final destruction in the lake of fire. Yahshua Messiah explained that these people would deliberately and knowingly despise Yahweh’s truth and spiritual understanding. They are people who still deliberately rejected Yahweh’s way of life after they have been “once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become partakers of the Holy Spirit” (Hebrews 6:4-6) These few are people who were once forgiven and converted but later chose to reject the Holy Spirit and priceless knowledge Heavenly Father Yahweh gave to them. These individuals, Yahshua Messiah said, will not be forgiven “either in this age or in the age to come” (Matthew 12:31-32). Yet “all who are in the graves will hear Yahshua’s voice and come forth” (John 5:28-29). Even those who will not be forgiven are to be resurrected from the dead. Because these people “trampled the Son of Yahweh under foot…treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and…insulted the Spirit of grace,” for them “no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgement and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of Yahweh” (Hebrews 10:26-29). As we saw earlier, Yahweh has revealed that the ultimate fate of the incorrigibly wicked is to be burned up! The Bible says: “For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up, says the Master of host, “That will leave them neither root nor branch” (Malachi 4:1). This will be the end for those few who stubbornly have or will have refused to repent of their self-willed rebellion in spite of all the opportunities made available to them by Almighty Yahweh. They will be destroyed in the lake of fire, dying in “the second death,” from which there will be no resurrection (Revelation 20:15; 21:8). The death itself and hades (grave) will be destroyed in this fire (Revelation 20:14). That is because the judgement of Yahweh will then be complete. Those who are saved will never again have to fear death. The apostle Paul’s writings will have then come to pass: “The last enemy that will be destroyed is death” (1 Corinthians 15:26).

In closing, you have just been faithfully and truthfully presented the Bible truth about resurrection. We can have faith in the resurrection because Yahshua Messiah was brought back to life by Heavenly Father Yahweh after three days in the tomb (1 Corinthians 15:3-6) when He died as a mortal being on earth more than 2,000 years ago! He was the first person to be resurrected to life in heaven. The apostle Peter explains that Yahshua “was put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit” (1 Peter 3:18). The following biblical accounts recorded Yahshua Messiah resurrected dead people: Yahshua resurrected Lazarus (John 11:1-44). Yahshua had resurrected a little girl (Mark 5:22-24, 35-42). Yahshua resurrected the dead using power from Yahweh (John 11:41-44). Many witnesses saw Yahshua resurrected the dead. Even Yahshua’s enemies knew that He could do that (John 12:9-11). The Bible plainly and clearly tells us that Heavenly Father Yahweh has all the power to remove death forever! He will even bring those who have already died back to life! (Isaiah 25:8; 26:19). Therefore, don’t let anyone deceive you to the man-made concept of the immortality of the soul. Its origins is from pagan philosophy and tradition rather than the Bible! Also, Yahshua Messiah did not tell His disciples they should expect to dwell in heaven. He spoke instead of a Kingdom belonging to Yahweh in heaven that is soon to be established on the earth at His second-coming. Yahshua Messiah speaks repeatedly of His return to establish the Kingdom of Yahweh on earth! (Micah 4:1-2; Micah 4:13). He will return to earth and establish His Kingdom here—not in heaven! In what is commonly called the Master’s Prayer, Yahshua Messiah instructs His followers to pray to their heavenly Father, “Your Kingdom come” on earth (Matthew 6:10; Luke 11:2). That Kingdom of Yahweh is the real goal of every true Christian (Matthew 6:33). We are to pray for its arrival on earth. We hope this message has enlightened you on Bible truth about resurrection. We pray that the Holy Spirit convict your heart of this truth. Please consider sharing this humble website and this message to all the people that you love and care about. Our warm greetings to all our readers everywhere, especially to our dear brethren of the same faith all over the world. May Almighty Yahweh and Savior Yahshua always bless you and keep you. Shalom, Halleluyah!