The Bible cites many people who rose from death. Who were they?
Who witnessed them? Dappled minds want to know!
Who: Widow of Zaraphath’s son
Situation: Elijah layed on top of him praying 3 times.
Elijah says: “See, your son is alive.”
Witnesses: Widow, Elijah, the son
Reference: 1 Kings 17:17-24
Who: Woman of Shunam’s son
Situation: Elisha stretched out on the boy and prayed.
“The flesh of the child became warm”
Elisha says: “Take up your son,
Witnesses: Woman of Shunam, her husband, Elisha, Elisha’s servant, the son
Reference: 2 Kings 4:8-37
Who: A dead man
Situation: The men burryiing the dead man see a band of Moabites and toss him into Elisha’s grave. Upon touching Elisha’s bones the man sprang back to life.
Witnesses: The grave diggers
Reference: 2 Kings 13:14-21
Who: Jairus’ daughter
Situation: Jairus, a synagogue official sends for Jesus. Jesus commands the girl to awaken and helps her up by the hand.
Jairus says: “My daughter has just died; but come and lay your hand on her and she will live.”
Jesus says: “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.”
“My child, get up!”
Witnesses: Jairus, Jesus, Peter, John, James, daughter
Reference: Luke 8:40-55, Matthew 9:23-26
Who: Son of the widow from Nain
Situation: Jesus sees a funeral procession carrying the corpse of the son. He commands the young man to arise.
Jesus says: “Don’t cry.”, “Young man, I say to you, arise,”
Witnesses: Widow of Nain, mourners, Jesus, the son
Reference: Luke 7:11-17
Situation: 3 days after Lazarus’ death. Jesus commands his to come out of his tomb.
Martha says: “Lord, if you had been here, my brother would not have died. Even now, I know that whatever you ask of God, God will give you.”
Jesus says: “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in me shall live even if he dies, he shall live.”
“Lazarus, come forth.”
Witnesses: Mary, Martha, Jesus, mourners
Reference: John 11:1-43
Situation: Three days after His crucifixion.
Who: Deceased saints
Situation: After Christ’s resurrection
“and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, and came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.”
Reference: Matthew 27:52-53
Who: Tabitha (Dorcas) of Joppa, a disciple
Situation: Peter got down on his knees and prayed.
Peter says: “Tabitha, get up.”
Witnesses: Tabitha, believers, widows, Peter
Reference: Acts 9:36-43
Situation: Fell asleep and out the window to his death listening to Paul’s preaching.
Witnesses: People listening to Paul’s preaching
Reference: Acts 20:9-10
Who: Will you?
Situation: The second coming of Christ
Witnesses: The faithful believers, God, Jesus, angels
References: What is the power of the resurrection?
“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25,26)