Christology: The Resurrection of Jesus Christ. Part 1
Grace Bible Church
Basic Training in Doctrine


The Person of Christ is unique because of the addition of His perfect humanity to that which from all eternity has been His undiminished Deity.

Our next topic series in Basic Training class is the Resurrection, Ascension, and Session of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The fact that He was truly human forces the world to stand up and take notice of the miracle of the Resurrection.

Exegesis is determining the text’s meaning by examining the original language through the skillful use of its vocabulary, its grammatical expression, and its literary genre and expression.

This use of the original language is combined with its historical setting (isagogics), and its theological scope (categorical), in order to accurately communicate the meaning of the text to the contemporary church.

“highly exalted” is the aor-act-ind of huperupsoo which means to exalt supremely, to exalt to the maximum.

The aorist tense is a constantive aorist which contemplates the action of the verb in its entirety which includes resurrection, ascension, and sesson.

The indicative mood is declarative indicating the reality of the resurrection, ascension, and session of Jesus Christ.

The subject is the intensive pronoun auton which gives great emphasis to the person involved. It denotes TLJC seating at the right hand of the Father after His resurrection and session.

The conjunction kai plus the aor-act-ind of charizomai which means to give freely, to bestow a favor on someone, to give generously.

“Him” is the dative singular intensive pronoun auto emphasizing the uniqueness of the person of Jesus Christ as He is seated at the Right Hand of God the Father.

“the name” is the definite article to plus the accusative singular direct object onoma, which means name in the sense of rank or title or office.

PHI 2:9 Therefore also the God has exalted Him to the maximum, and bestowed on Him the name or rank which is above every name or rank

The Doctrine of Resurrection.

Point 1. Definition.

a. There is resuscitation which means a person returns from the dead in a body of corruption and eventually dies again.

Paul in 2Co 12 was resuscitated from the dead.

During the Tribulation, Elijah and Moses will be resuscitated from the dead.

b. There is resurrection which means a person returns from the dead in a body of incorruption and never dies again.

Resurrection is one of the basic doctrines all believers must understand for spiritual growth, HEB 6:1-2.

Anyone who dies during the Church Age has an interim body in heaven until the resurrection of the Church at the Rapture.

The great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union terminated with the resurrection, ascension and session of the humanity of Christ.

The great power experiment of the Church Age will terminate with the resurrection or Rapture of the Church – the Bride of Christ.

Death is abolished with the possession of the resurrection body.

The sign of our Lord’s strategic victory was His resurrection, ascension and session at the right hand of the Father.

Resurrection terminates each of the Christocentric dispensations, i.e., the great power experiments of the Hypostatic Union and the Church Age.

Point 2. The Sovereignty of God and Physical Death.

The death of the believer is always a matter of the wisdom, integrity , and sovereignty of God.

PSA 68:20

God is to us a God of deliverances; And to God the Lord belong escapes from death.

The death of the believer is always God’s victory.

“The Lord gave;
the Lord takes away. Blessed be the name of the Lord.”

PSA 116:15

“Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints.”

PHI 1:20 “On the basis of my intense concentration and confident expectation [a personal sense of destiny] that I shall not be put to shame in anything,

but with all confidence, Christ shall even now [in time] as always [in eternity] be glorified in my body, whether by life or by death.”

PHI 1:21

For me, living is Christ, likewise dying is profit.

Point 3. The Resurrection of Christ: the Pattern for the First Resurrection.

a. Alpha Company: the resurrection of Christ at the end of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, for He is “the first fruits of them that slept.” Mat 28; Mar 16; Luk 24;
Joh 20‑21; ACT 2:31-34.

b. Bravo Company: the resurrection of the royal family of God at the end of the great power experiment of the Church Age,
JOH 14:1-3; PHI 3:20-21; 1CO 15:51-57; 1TH 4:13-18; 1JO 3:1-2.

c. Charlie Company: the resurrection of the Old Testament believers and Tribulational martyrs at the end of the Tribulation and the Second Advent, DAN 12:13; ISA 26:19-20; MAT 24:31; REV 20:4.

d. Delta Company: the resurrection of the millennial saints at the end of the Millennium.

1. For believers only: resurrection to eternal life. The resurrection body is eternal and permanent, superior to that of angelic creatures, DAN 12:2; JOH 5:24-29; 1CO 15:20-22; REV 20:6; REV 6:13.

2. For unbelievers only: resurrection and cast into the lake of fire forever, MAT 25:41; 1CO 15:24; REV 20:5-15.

a. The direction for the first resurrection: eternal life.

b. The direction for the second resurrection: eternal condemnation and judgment.

a. The first Christocentric dispensation is the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union.

b. The second is the great power experiment of the Church Age.

Point 4. Physical Death is the prerequisite for Resurrection.

a. The Rapture generation of the Church Age.
b. The millennial believers alive at the end of time and human history.

Point 5. The Significance of the Resurrection as the Lord’s Victory.

No distinction is made between winners and losers at the point of receiving resurrection bodies.

Point 6. Resurrection is the Lord’s Victory,
1CO 15:55-56.

“Sin” here, the imputation of Adam’s sin at physical birth, has two results: real spiritual death and subsequent physical death.

This is in compliance with GEN 2:17, in which God warned Adam, “The day you eat from this tree, dying thou shalt die.”

The Mosaic Law defines and reveals personal sin: 1TI 1:8-10.

Point 7. The Grace of God and Resurrection,
1CO 15:57.

Until our Lord went to the cross and achieved the strategic victory of the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, no one could be resurrected.

In the great power experiment of the Hypostatic Union, Jesus Christ died physically on the cross, was resurrected by the omnipotence of God the Father and omnipotence of the Holy Spirit, ascended, and sat at the Father’s right hand.

The positive believer, through PMA of BD, can have control over his life as a function of his own volition.

While the believer has control over whether he is a winner or loser in time, he has no control over two factors: the time, place, and manner of his death, and the time of the Rapture of the Church.

Point 8. Summary of Grace and Resurrection.

When we die, our soul and spirit are absent from the body and face to face with the Lord in a state of perfect happiness until the resurrection occurs.

1CO 15:57

“Thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Point 9. Your Challenge in Application of Resurrection,
1CO 15:58.

The Greek word GINOMAI means to become something you were not before.

To “become stabilized” means you have the right to use your own volition to execute and fulfill the plan of God.

The apposition, “not distracted,” which is translated immovable more clearly defines what it means to become stabilized.

And always abounding in the work of the Lord means “to excel” to be outstanding, to become an invisible hero.

It is called “your toil or labor” because you use your volition during this time on earth.

Point 10. Resurrection and the Omnipotence of God.

Our first birth is natural generation, in which God the Father creates human life and imputes it to the soul at birth.

The second birth is regeneration, by which God the Holy Spirit creates from His omnipotence a human spirit for the imputation of eternal life by God the Father.

The power that sustained the humanity of Christ on the cross and gave Him the enablement, the endurance to bear our sins, is the same power made available to us for the fulfillment of the PPOG.

The power that resurrected Christ from the dead is the same power delegated and made available to every Church Age believer for the fulfillment of the PPOG.

The royal family of God is designed and empowered to glorify God.

His body went into the grave.

His human spirit went into the presence of God the Father in the third heaven.

His human soul went into the first compartment of Hades, Paradise, where all the Old Testament believers resided until the resurrection of Christ.

Paul in 2Co 12 was resuscitated from the dead.

HEB 5:8 Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered.

Jesus Christ called Himself a man, JOH 8:40.

The Bible says that Jesus was a man, PHI 2:7-8.

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