The Berean Expositor
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"What shall the receiving of them (Israel) be, but life from the dead" (Rom. 11: 15).
Resurrection, connected with the Lord's return, is the hope of the believer.
"Every one that seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I
will raise him up at the last day" (John 6: 39, 40, 44, 54; 14: 3; I Thess. 4: 13-18).
"Though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God"
(Job 19: 25, 26).
An out resurrection is revealed as the gate-way to the prize of the high
calling of God in Christ Jesus for the believer.
"If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead (literally, attain unto
the out-resurrection out from among the dead" (Phil. 3: 11).
"Others were tortured, . . . . . that they might obtain a better resurrection" (Heb. 11: 35).
Resurrection power enables the believer to triumph over all circumstances
and render acceptable service to the Lord.
"The exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, . . . . . which He
wrought in Christ when He raised Him from the dead" (Eph. 1: 19-23).
"That I may know Him, and the power of His resurrection" (Phil. 3: 10).
What more can we say then? Here is the means by which we may each one become
more than conquerors in our daily experience until that time when, with the Psalmist, we
can say:
"I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with Thy likeness" (Psa. 17: 15).
To the reader therefore we repeat, hold fast to the fundamental truth of resurrection.
Let not tradition rob you of it, for in losing this you lose your all.
"If the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised . . . . . then they also which are fallen
asleep in Christ ARE PERISHED" (I Cor. 15: 16-18).