Yeshua is the Resurrection
Luke 24:1-10 Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2 And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3 And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments: 5 And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek ye the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee, 7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. 8 And they remembered his words, 9 And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles.
There is no body of evidence to the lie that the disciples stole the body of our Lord. You will not find it here on earth. For He is risen, far above all principality and power (Ephesians 1:21, Colosians 2:10). And he reigns now in the Heavens and soon his Dominion shall come to this earth with the most potent and cataclysmic force. Even so Come Lord Yeshua Melek HaOlam.
In fact He already reigns in this world, but in a veiled way. Godless or proud unbelieving men do not recognize His judgment in their lives or nations, they just see events, not understanding that, Yeshua as God's son, the Image of the Invisible dispenses justice even in this world. But the earth is established in mercy so we don't see his judgments immediately, there is a time period before we reap what we sow. Nevertheless Yeshua will physically return to the world to take what is legally his. He will take possession of this world and take possession of his Vineyard and destroy those who would spoil the vines and mistreat his servants.
Matthew 21:41 They say unto him, He will miserably destroy those wicked men, and will let out his vineyard unto other husbandmen, which shall render him the fruits in their seasons.
Meanwhile down here Yeshua is at work. In our lives as believers. And so before He returns in glory he will build his temple, of which you and I are a part of if we have received him, if we are born of His Spirit and obey his commands (John 3:8, 14:15, Romans 8:14). Yes we are that temple, that spiritual house, a house not built with hands. Every stone has been cut and polished and gotten into shape in the quarry of this world. We are worked on individually away from the site of the temple as it were. We are being fashioned through affliction and trials of faith to be brought to perfection through his gracious word. Like Jacob, the things that are against us are secretly for us. He is bringing us to an end of ourselves. Bringing us to the cross, that place of self nullification, Isaac's resting place upon the altar. This is how perfect men are fashioned in the wilderness, that is another exciting story which is made plain in Numbers chapter 33, but I digress. Soon the temple shall be raised in one day, at the ressurection. That is what the Torah teaches us symbolically in Exodus 40:2.
שׁמות מ:ב בְּיֹומ־הַחֹ֥דֶשׁ הָרִאשֹׁ֖ון בְּאֶחָ֣ד לַחֹ֑דֶשׁ תָּקִ֕ים אֶת־מִשְׁכַּ֖ן אֹ֥הֶל מֹועֵֽד׃
Exodus 40:2 On the first day of the first month shalt thou set up the tabernacle of the tent of the congregation.
The tabernacle of the body of Messiah, his people, his church (Kohelleth) will not be raised up until the tabernacle is completed. Or using temple terminology, the resurrection will not occur until every last stone is cut and polished to perfection, and all the various vessels are cast. The casting of the vessels of the temple of Solomon recorded in I Kings 7 is a picture of this.
מלכים א ז:מו בְּכִכַּ֤ר הַיַּרְדֵּן֙ יְצָקָ֣ם הַמֶּ֔לֶךְ בְּמַעֲבֵ֖ה הָאֲדָמָ֑ה בֵּ֥ין סֻכֹּ֖ות וּבֵ֥ין צָרְתָֽן׃
1 Kings 7:46 In the plain of Jordan did the king cast them, in the clay ground between Succoth and Zarthan.
These two places represent two events. Succoth represents the Millennial reign of Messiah, while Zarthan represents the piercing (Zar) of the Serpent/Dragon (Tan) which could either refer to Satan's defeat at the cross during Passover. Or it could refer to his defeat when the New Covenant comes into it's fulness during the future Yom Kippur. (When the Dragon, Leviathan, Satan - the accuser of the brethren is cast out of Heaven in Revelation chapter 12). We still sin, but the New Covenant is defined in Jeremiah 31:31 that we will never sin. We are clean positionally but we still fall in many ways in our corrupt flesh. Spiritually we are accepted but physically we are not made perfect. Yeshua has made atonement in Heaven, but there will be a time when it is brought into absolute perfection and we have a new body. This is perhaps alluded to in Revelation chapter 12 with the birth of the manchild, when a nation (Israel) is born in one day. When believing Israel becomes clothed in glory before the millenium, midway through the tribulation, the time of Jacob's trouble. This is tied to the promise to the over-comers of the church (Kohelleth) of Thyatira (Revelation 2). This is perhaps when our great King Yeshua suddenly comes to His temple. Again this is a topic for another discussion.
In any case the one who will raise the tabernacle/temple is Yeshua himself.
John 11:25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:
Now the Lord of Glory, ('HaMelek HaCavod'), is the Messiah and He is risen and is clothed in his incorruptible Celestial, body. But there were others that have been raised from death, also. And this is the topic of this article. In fact we will be looking at just one individual in particular, a chap named Lazarus and to what his resurrection represents prophetically and it's implication for the return of the king to begin his Kingdom down here after the destruction of the Anti-Christ. The House of Judah and the House of Israel need to pay attention. Here is a clue.
הִנֵּ֣ה מַה־טֹּוב וּמַה־נָּעִ֑ים שֶׁ֖בֶת אַחִ֣ים גַּמ־יָֽחַד
to continue, read The Raising up of Lazarus HaCohen - Part 2