There’s a part of human nature that loves mysteries. I believe this may explain why TV programmes such as the X-files and Sherlock Holmes attracted millions of viewers. The main focus of this article is to explore the greatest mystery in history.
Although there have been many great and mysterious events such as people surviving deadly earthquakes, car accidents and other puzzling events, none come close to matching the resurrection of Jesus from death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the greatest mystery in history.
What Makes The Resurrection Of Jesus The Greatest Mystery In History?
There are at least two reasons that make the resurrection of Jesus the greatest mystery in history and these are outlined below.
(1) It is yet to be recorded that a person who has been dead for 3 days has raised him/herself back to life. Jesus Christ died and rose again on the third day. Jesus appeared to more than 500 people in various locations on 12 separate occasions after His resurrection. It takes a mighty power to overcome death.
After that Christ appeared to more than 500 of his followers at the same time. Most of them are still living today, but some have died. Then he appeared to James and later to all the apostles. Last of all, he appeared to me. I was different, like a baby born before the normal time. (1 Corinthians 15:6-8)
(2) Scientists have made major medical advancement over the last century and these developments have generally improved our quality of life. However, they are yet to find a cure for death. It is one area that still poses a problem for scientists. Not only did Jesus raise a number of dead people back to life while He was here on earth (such as a man named Lazarus and also Jairus’ daughter both in Israel), He has also overcome death and the hades through His resurrection.
I am the living one. I died, but look—I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and of Hades. (Revelation 1:18)
Jesus holds the keys of death and hades. He can exercise His authority and shut death out of your life at anytime.
The Benefits For You And I
(I) If the Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from death, lives in you, then he who raised Christ from death will also give life to your mortal bodies by the presence of his Spirit in you. (Romans 8:11)
The verse above means that if we put our faith in Jesus, we will also overcome death. It is akin to an unborn child. The baby is inside the mother’s womb, and for that reason whatever she eats is automatically what the baby enjoys. We are hidden in Jesus. So whatever Jesus enjoys, because we are hidden in Him, we’ll also enjoy and that includes victory over death. You’ll not die before your time!
(II) We believe that Jesus died and came back to life. We also believe that, through Jesus, God will bring back those who have died. They will come back with Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 4:14)
Jesus has the keys of death and for that reason he is able to shut out any threats of death in our lives such as sicknesses including those labeled as incurable, suicide thoughts and car accidents etc. If Jesus has overcome man’s biggest foe in death; how much more sicknesses?
(III) Glory belongs to God, whose power is at work in us. By this power He can do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)
Jesus is able to resurrect every dead situation in our lives. That includes restoring broken homes, broken marriages, unemployment, barrenness, sicknesses and financial hardships. Jesus is able to do much more than we ask Him.
All these benefits and many more are accessible today for everybody who puts his/her faith in Jesus Christ. Some people have been victims for too long and many have allowed the devil to have a stronghold in their lives. But this insight can set you free and bring restoration and freedom now! Claim your benefits from the greatest mystery in history- the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Every dead situation in your life that ought to be restored is back to life in Jesus name!