A Better Resurrection
One thing the Word of God constantly puts before man is the fact of an Eternity that awaits every person in this life. If a person has made preparations, then Eternity will be but a joyous and continuous Blessing, but if a person has not mad preparations, then words can never describe what awaits such a person. In the verse that we read in your hearing, the writer of Hebrews recalls some of the great people of the Bible, and while they were not mentioned by name, yet their faith is but altogether apparent. Notice in verse- 35
There have been many Resurrections listed in the Bible, but in every case, except that of the Lord Jesus, who became the First fruits of them that slept, had to die again.
's Son iKi: 17 (Elijah)
2. The great Shunamite Woman's Son 2 Ki: 4 (Elisha)
3. The Ressurection At Elisha's Tomb 2 Ki: 13 (Bones)
4. The Raising of Dorcos (By Simon Peter)
5. The Raising of young Man of Troas (By Paul)
6. The Raising of Janus Daughter (By Jesus)
7. The Raising of The Widows Son of Nain (Jesus)
8. The Raising of Lazarus in Bethany (By Jesus)
Yet, these all had to die again, because they had not obtained "The Better Ressurection." Let us notice together some precious things about "The Better Ressurection"
1: The Place of This Ressurection:
(A) There are some outstanding things about "The Better Ressurection"
(B) Beloved, That means that this Ressurection will take place, somewhere in Jesus' presence. And that's all that is needed to make it a Better Ressurection.
2: The People of This Ressurection:
Jn. 5-28 Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear His voice.
Lk 13-29 "And they shall come from the East, and from the West, and from the North, and from the South, and shall sit down in the Kingdom of God.
(B) Reunions, like never before, laughing, crying with joy, screams of ecstacy. Opened arms moms will reach out for daughters, Dad, with tear filled eyes will take hold of sons.
There will be- those who come in from the North- Which symbolizes "Barrenness of Life":
There will be - Those who come in from the South- which symbolizes the -Fruitfulness of Life:
There will be - those who come in from the West- Which symbolizes the "Sunset of Life:
3: The Perfection of This Ressurection:
Rev. 21-4 "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain, for the former things are passed away.
4: The Pleasure of This Ressurection
Rev. 14-2 "And I heard the voice of harpers harping with their harps:
3 And they sung as it were a new song before the throne,
've always wanted to.
(B) We'll Praise Him in our
Songs Shouting Speech Shamelessness Satisfaction Sinlessness
and in Spirit
5: The Purpose of This Ressurection:
(A) God made man to serve Him, and He will have it to be. If not in this life, there awaits A Better Life for those who Trust in Him. Do You?
Sermon From Evangelist T.D. Burgess