Why I Believe Jesus Christ was Bodily Resurrected #9

The Fulfilment of Old Testament Prophecy and Hope

There are so many Old Testament hopes and prophecies that come together in the resurrection. God promised King David there would always be a Davidic King on the throne: “Your house and your kingdom shall endure for ever before me, your throne shall be established for ever” (2 Samuel 7:16). This failed hope is fulfilled in the resurrection of Jesus, the descendant of David who will rule forever at God’s right hand (Psalm 110:1, Psalm 16, Psalm 132).

The resurrection affirms God’s commitment to his created order which is assumed throughout the Bible.

The resurrection makes Jesus the head of a restored humanity, the new Adam.

The more I read my Bible the more I see how much all the Bible’s hopes centre and are perfectly executed through the death and resurrection of Jesus.

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