This is a subsidiary post of The Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
It is also a subsidiary post of The Uniqueness of Christ’s Lordship – A Man Reigns as God.
- Christ Is the Living God
- Jesus Is Alive
- The Living God
- The Living One
- The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
The man reigning as God must be alive; otherwise, how can we worship Him?
Luke 24:5 – “Why do you seek the living One among the dead?”
Acts 25:18, 19 – “…and about a dead man, Jesus, whom Paul asserted to be alive.”
Romans 6:9 – “Christ, having been raised from the dead, is never to die again; death no longer is master over Him.”
1 Corinthians 15:14-19 – Paul is making emphatically clear that Christ must truly be alive from the dead or else the entire Christian enterprise is futile.
2 Timothy 1:10 – “our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel”
Hebrews 5:7 – “In the days of His flesh, He offered up both prayers and supplications with loud crying and tears to the One able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His piety.”
Hebrews 7:16 – “the power of an indestructible life”
Hebrews 11:6 – What is said about God in this verse applies to Christ. That is, we must believe that He is – which means, that He is alive, that He was raised from the dead and not left there.
1 Peter 1:3 – “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His great mercy has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,” – It’s a “living hope” because He’s alive from the dead and He’s a living God in heaven.
Revelation 1:17, 18 – “When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. And He placed His right hand on me, saying, ‘Do not be afraid; I am the first and the last, and the living One; and I was dead, and behold, I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of death and of Hades’.”
Genesis 16:14 – The NASB marginal note on this verse says that “Beer-lahai-roi” means “the well of the living one who sees me.” Jesus is the living one who sees us! (For more, see The Well of the Living One Who Sees Me.)
Deuteronomy 5:26 – This is the first of 27 verses in the Bible which contain the expression “the living God” (15 in the Old Testament and 12 in the New Testament). Each can be considered a foreshadowing of the resurrection of Christ – “the living One” as in (Luke 24:5 and Revelation 1:17-18, both above). See also Christ Is the Living God.