Matthew 27:52 - 53
ESV - 52 The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised. 53 And coming out of the tombs after his resurrection they went into the holy city and appeared to many.
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Matthew 27:50-53 records, "And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the...
In reference to the above scripture, Matthew 27:52, "The tombs opened,and the bodies of many holy people, entered the holy city and appeared to a number of people." I think they were the proof of Jesus' power over life and death. Jesus was always giving signs to the Jews. This sign, they should have understood. Leviticus 19:9, "When you reap the harvest of your land, you will not reap to the very edges of the field, nor will you gather the cleanings of the harvest; nor will you strip your vineyard bare, nor pick up the fallen grapes." Leviticus 23:10, "When you enter the country which I am giving you and reap the harvest there, you will bring the priest the first sheaf of your harvest, and He will present it together, with a gesture of offering for you to be acceptable." 1Corinthians 15:20, "In fact, however, Christ has been raised from the dead, as the first fruit, of all who have fallen asleep." These are an offering that Jesus brought to God,fulfilling the law. Jesus fulfilled every jot and tittle of the Law. They were the "first fruits" of the promise of resurrection. This is the first resurrection. There are two more to come. In reference to Ezekiel 37, I believe that is speaking of the rebirth of Israel, the restoration of the nation.
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