22"Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a man attested to you by God with mighty works and wonders and signs that God did through him in your midst, as you yourselves know— 23this Jesus, delivered up according to the definite plan and foreknowledge of God, you crucified and killed by the hands of lawless men. 24 God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it."
18 "No one takes it 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. This charge I have received from my Father."
18For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.
1 Peter 3:18
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
We have looked at the many sightings of Christ after His resurrection from the eyes of many different people. But, did you know that we also have the witness of the Godhead? Each of the three persons of the Godhead, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit were noted to be involved in the resurrection. In Acts 2 we are told, God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it. Christ, Himself, states in John 10, I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. And the Holy Spirit's involvement is given to us in 1 Peter 3, . . . being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit.
It is hard, if not impossible, for us to truly understand the aspect of the Godhead being three separate and unique persons, and yet, together, being one God. It is significant to note that God chose to let us know in His Word that each one of the three persons was involved in the resurrection of Christ. With such a wide array of witnesses how can people deny the resurrection of Christ?
Why do many Bible scholars refuse to acknowledge that Jesus Christ is the the God-man, and not just a wonderful person or a good prophet? The truths of the Bible are often difficult to understand because we are confined to this finite world. Our sins tether us to this earth where, without a saving knowledge of Christ, we will do anything to fight against the truth of the Word.
This same Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are living and active on the behalf of each Christian today. No matter where we are and no matter how alone we may feel, God's army is encamped around us, and we have access to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. No power on earth below or in heaven above can shake or diminish the power of God. Oh, it may not seem that way at this time, but when Christ deems that time is ended, not one being will be spared from His final victory.
Oh death where is your sting? Oh grave, where is your victory?
God Bless You,
All Scripture is from the English Standard Version of the Bible.