Intimations in the Old Testament
Established by the Resurrection
The Eternal Inheritance
Demonstrations of Immortality
1. Intimations in the Old
ABRAHAM'S ASSURANCE: Hebrews 11:10 Abraham was
confidently looking forward to a city with eternal foundations, a city designed
and built by God.
MOSES AT THE BUSH: Exodus 3:6 I am the God of
your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.” When
Moses heard this, he covered his face because he was afraid to look at God.
Matthew 22:31-32 “But
now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead—haven’t you ever
read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had
died, God said, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and
the God of Jacob.’ So he is the God of the living, not the dead.”
DAVID'S COMFORT: 2 Samuel 12:23 But why should I fast when he is dead? Can I bring
him back again? I will go to him one day, but he cannot return to me.”
IMPLIED IN TWO TRANSLATIONS: Genesis 5:24 walking in close fellowship with God.
Then one day he disappeared, because God took him.
2 Kings 2:11 As they
were walking along and talking, suddenly a chariot of fire appeared, drawn by
horses of fire. It drove between the two men, separating them, and Elijah was
carried by a whirlwind into heaven.
2. Established by the
1 Corinthians 15:12
But tell me this—since we preach that Christ rose from the dead, why are some
of you saying there will be no resurrection of the dead?
1 Corinthians 15:52-53
It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is
blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live
forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our
dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal
bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.
2 Timothy 1:10 And now
he has made all of this plain to us by the appearing of Christ Jesus, our
Savior. He broke the power of death and illuminated the way to life and
immortality through the Good News.
3. The Eternal Inheritance
Romans 2:7 He will
give eternal life to those who keep on doing good, seeking after the glory and
honor and immortality that God offers.
Hebrews 9:15 That is
why he is the one who mediates a new covenant between God and people, so that
all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them.
For Christ died to set them free from the penalty of the sins they had
committed under that first covenant.
4. Demonstrations of
Luke 9:30-31 Suddenly,
two men, Moses and Elijah, appeared and began talking with
Jesus. 31 They were glorious to see. And they were speaking about his
exodus from this world, which was about to be fulfilled in Jerusalem.
1 Corinthians 15:20
But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great
harvest of all who have died.
Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
Scripture is from the New Living Bible
courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
Arranged and modified by HKM 11/04/2010