Resurrection and How It Works

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Acts 24:15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.

Yehowah can materialize anything that he can imagine and control any element of Creation.

Michael the Archangel was the first created person ever. He was created by Yehowah only. At that time no one else existed. God imagined the first created person in every detail and then materialized him without any memories. Then he gave him holy spirit. God’s spirit, when not materialized into anything, gives the person God’s qualities. Thus the person had his qualities but no memories of his own yet. He became a separate individual taught by God. A separate and distinct person. The first of God’s children, the only begotten, the only one created directly and by God alone.

First it must be understood that only God can send holy spirit. It’s because it gives the one receiving it his qualities. He would not create anyone with the ability to send it, not even the Lord Jesus Christ. It is not even possible. It is Yehowah’s life force we are talking about, not conventional energy. It is the most holy thing to understand. Don’t argue about it. Be thankful that Yehowah is willing to send it to us.

Holy spirit has been called dynamic energy, God’s active force. It is the most powerful force in existence. Yehowah’s limitless power or strength along with holy spirit is what most people don’t understand. If you have enough power you can materialize energy. Even the materialization of the physical universe did not diminish Yehowah’s power. Yehowah is “limitless” in power or strength. It is the nature of God. Only Yehowah is Almighty God, almighty in power.

Before becoming Jesus Christ, Michael the Archangel was God’s Master Worker of Proverbs 8:30. Until John Chapter 5, he was reliant on God’s power backing him to materialize matter.

John 5:21, 25

John 5:21.+ 21 For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive,+ so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.+

John 5:25 25 “Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live.

Note: “and it is now”

Up until that point in time Jesus relied on Yehowah’s power to materialize matter.

Luke 5:17 On one of those days while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the Law who had come out of every village of Galʹi·lee and Ju·deʹa and from Jerusalem were sitting there; and Yehowah’s power was with him to do healing.

Luke 6:19 And all the crowd were seeking to touch him, because power was going out of him and healing them all.

After John Chapter 5, including the resurrection of Lazarus at John Chapter 11, Jesus has enough power to materialize matter himself.

We are in God’s memory

John 5:28 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice+

The memorial tombs are God’s perfect memory.

How will those in Yehowah’s memory hear Jesus voice?

Jesus has been appointed as judge. Our very lives are in his hands.

Jesus prays to Yehowah and informs him he wants to resurrect someone after judging them as righteous. Yehowah imagines the person as the person wishes to be. Then Yehowah imagines the perfect DNA code for that person and gives that information to Jesus. Jesus resurrects the person. Yehowah gives the person holy spirit and restores their memories.

Yehowah is described as “the examiner of hearts,” and Jesus, as the one who “searches the kidneys and hearts.”—Proverbs 17:3; Revelation 2:23.

Jesus understands everything about humans in complete detail, not just the human body. He understands our psychology, our emotions, our intellect, our spirituality and how they all work together and he has been a human and experienced it all personally.

He will judge us and if the judgement is favorable, bring us back to life. We are very much dependent on him for our life at this point.

This is the explanation of John 5:21,25,28,29

Everything is in order and makes logical sense. We are in God’s memory and Jesus has the power to resurrect a person so they are a living being. Yehowah must give the person holy spirit and restore their memories.

People are in God’s memory. That is scriptural. John 5:28

Also, we ask Yehowah only for holy spirit and we ask him alone to send it to us.

If in doubt, read The Father, The Son and holy spirit. Yehowah sent holy spirit at Pentecost in Jesus name. Jesus did not personally send it. That is scriptural.

Mighty God

One of Jesus’ titles is Mighty God or “mighty authority”. He is not Almighty like Yehowah, but Yehowah has made him the most powerful person ever created, able to materialize matter and bring a human body to life physically. A living being. Can you imagine how much Yehowah must trust Jesus with that much power? He trusts him implicitly that it will only be used for resurrecting faithful ones and in cooperation with Yehowah God.

Jesus could literally create a person if he was inclined that way and have that person worship him. However, without holy spirit, the person would not have God’s qualities. The Son of God has no desire to be God and the thought would not even enter his mind.

Jesus Christ is Michael the Archangel who has always been with the Father since he was created and always will be with the Father. He began life in Heaven not on Earth. He is so brilliant. He always loves Yehowah and always prays about things despite being Wisdom personified. He is the perfect example of what a created being should be.

Alive in God’s Perfect and Limitless Memory

Resurrection Note: To God people are alive even though dead because he can see their memories.

To him they are as good as alive.

Mark 12:27 He is a God, not of the dead, but of the living. You are very much mistaken

Living memories. He actually remembers their animated life. He can actually see them as if they are still alive. Although they are not self-aware because they do not presently have life.

They will receive new life and Yehowah will restore their memories. That’s how they can resume living. Nothing about them is lost. Everything they ever experienced and that is stored away in their memory, is restored. Even everything from their senses. They are self aware again. They are truly alive again.

At death brain cells are no longer energized. God must memorize everything about the person including their memories to keep the memories alive as it were.

New World Translation Psalms 146:4 His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground; On that very day his thoughts perish.

The most astounding thing that no human will ever fathom is that Yehowah remembered every detail of Jesus’ life including the eons of memories he had accumulated in his prehuman existence as Michael the Archangel in Heaven.

Romans 10:9 For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

The following is a sacred secret

  • John 5:21 The Lord Jesus Christ, the Master Worker of Proverbs 8:30, can resurrect people – bring them back to life physically, using his own power that he has been given, but without memories.
  • John 5:28, Mark 12:27 We are in Yehowah’s memory. He remembers everything about us including everything we have stored in our memory. Everything that makes us, us. Even everything we have ever perceived with our senses. Living memories. It’s as if we are still alive but we are not self-aware. Nothing is lost. That’s why when Yehowah restores our memories we are truly alive again!
  • We need holy spirit from Yehowah to have his qualities

Yehowah and Jesus work together to recreate us. Isn’t it wonderful?

They will ask me if I understand what has just happened. I will say Jesus has resurrected me and Yehowah God has restored my memories and given me holy spirit. Then I will tell them my name that only I know. “My name is __________”.

Jesus said “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Exercise faith in God; exercise faith also in me. (John 14:1)

Romans 10:9 For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and exercise faith in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

Thank Yehowah for the understanding of these scriptural truths and for clearing up John Chapter 5. May the name of Yehowah be blessed forever. Amen.

Jesus Christ is the Holy One Of God

John 6:69 We have believed and come to know that you are the Holy One of God.

Insight on the Scriptures Volume 1 Page 349 Body

The physical body of Jesus Christ was not allowed to decay into dust as did the bodies of Moses and David, men who were used to foreshadow Christ. (De 34:5, 6; Ac 13:35, 36; 2:27, 31) When his disciples went to the tomb early on the first day of the week, Jesus’ body had disappeared, and the bandages with which his body had been wrapped were left in the tomb, his body doubtless having been disintegrated without passing through the process of decaying.—Joh 20:2-9; Lu 24:3-6.

The Watchtower—Study Edition | November 2014

Jesus’ body had been placed in a tomb carved into a rock mass that was sealed with a large stone. That was where the Jewish religious leaders wanted Jesus to remain forever—lifeless in that tomb. But Yehowah had a totally different thought. When Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to the tomb on the third day, they found the stone rolled away and an angel sitting on it. The angel urged the women to look inside and see that the tomb was empty. “He is not here,” said the angel, “for he was raised up.” (Matt. 28:1-6) Jesus was alive!

Jesus did not immediately return to Heaven

Events of the next 40 days left no doubt that Jesus had been resurrected. Summarizing the evidence, the apostle Paul wrote to the Corinthians: “Among the first things I handed on to you was what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures; and that he was buried, yes, that he was raised up on the third day according to the Scriptures; and that he appeared to Ceʹphas, and then to the Twelve. After that he appeared to more than 500 brothers at one time, most of whom are still with us, though some have fallen asleep in death. After that he appeared to James, then to all the apostles. But last of all he appeared also to me as if to one born prematurely.”—1 Cor. 15:3-8.

Jesus returns to Heaven

Acts 1:9 After he had said these things, while they were looking on, he was lifted up and a cloud caught him up from their sight.

After Jesus was resurrected, he entered “into heaven itself, now to appear before the person of God.”—Hebrews 9:24.

Jesus offered the value of his perfect human life as a sacrifice in exchange for our lives.

Jesus, who was a perfect man, did not die for his own sins. He did not commit any sins. He died for our sins. Jesus’ death makes it possible for us to enjoy everlasting life and be blessed by God.—Read 1 Peter 3:18.

Jesus as he is today

He is alive and happy with Yehowah God in Heaven. This picture depicts the relationship of a Loving Father with His Son. God wants you to remember Jesus this way.

If you have further questions about the beliefs of Yehowah’s Witnesses, you can read more about us on our website, contact one of our offices, attend a meeting at a Kingdom Hall near you, or speak to one of the Witnesses in your area.

Faith, holy spirit and power

faith – without it, you cannot please Yehowah well

holy spirit – nothing is impossible with faith, but right now some things are not scriptural, like gifts of the spirit

1 Corinthians 13:8 Love never fails. But if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away with; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away with.

at this time, holy spirit gives us Yehowah’s qualities, predominantly, love

power – some things required Yehowah’s power, even for Jesus when he was on Earth and we know he had holy spirit. I believe it must only apply to the materialization of matter and physical cures.

Luke 5:17 On one of those days while he was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the Law who had come out of every village of Galʹi·lee and Ju·deʹa and from Jerusalem were sitting there; and Yehowah’s power was with him to do healing.

Mark 9:29 He said to them: “This kind can come out only by prayer.”

As of John Chapter 5 this no longer applies to Jesus, he has been given enough power to materialize matter and resurrect people.

Faith in the 21st century

We disciples could do the things Jesus and the disciples in the 1st century did with holy spirit and faith and even materialize things with prayer to Yehowah, it’s just not scriptural right now. Holy spirit helps us have God’s qualities and also recalls things to our minds to do Yehowah’s will. (1 Timothy 2: 3,4) It guides us and helps us in many ways. We also have assistance from Yehowah, Jesus and the angels.

1 Corinthians 13:13 Now, however, these three remain: faith, hope, love; but the greatest of these is love.

Did Jesus really resurrect people?

Jesus resurrected Lazarus, who had been dead for four days

The Bible clearly says that Jesus raised dead people to life. Those accounts are not mythical; they are set in real places at specific times. For example, during the summer of the year 31 C.E., a large crowd traveled with Jesus from Capernaum to Nain. On arriving, they encountered another crowd. You can trust the account of the resurrection that happened next because it is recorded in God’s Word, the Bible, and because it took place before all those witnesses.—Read Luke 7:11-15.

Jesus also resurrected his friend Lazarus, who had been dead for four days. You can believe the report of what Jesus did that day because it too was observed by many witnesses.—Read John 11:39-45.

Why did Jesus resurrect people?

Jesus resurrected people because he was moved by compassion. He also did so to show that his Father, the Creator of life, had given him power over death.—Read John 5:21, 28, 29.

The resurrections that Jesus performed give us confidence in his promises about the future. He will resurrect a great many people, including unrighteous people who knew nothing about the true God. They will be given an opportunity to know and love Yehowah God.—Read Acts 24:15.

How was Lazarus Resurrected?

Normally, God’s power would be required to materialize matter. Jesus prayed and Yehowah’s power was there for him. Just as Jesus prayed and then materialized food, just as God’s power was there for him to do healing.

So the Master Worker has always done. So it was with the creation of Adam and Eve. But now Jesus is able to materialize and bring a body to life himself, using the power he has been given.

Because while on Earth, he spoke the words at John 5:25,26 “Most truly I say to you, the hour is coming, and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who have paid attention will live. 26 For just as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted also the Son to have life in himself.

From this moment on in the scriptures(John 5:21;5:25), Jesus would be bringing humans back to life.

It is scriptural. Jesus himself resurrected Lazarus. True, Jesus prayed beforehand but Jesus resurrected Lazarus and then Yehowah gave Lazarus holy spirit and restored his memories. John 5:21; John 5:25,26; John 5:28 all in order, all scripturally sound.

John 11:43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Lazʹa·rus, come out!”

People are in God’s memory.

God’s memory is called “the memorial tombs“.

John 5:28 28 Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice+ Jesus can bring a person back to life

John 5:21.+ 21 For just as the Father raises the dead up and makes them alive,+ so the Son also makes alive whomever he wants to.+

They are in God’s memory and Jesus resurrects them. Both scriptures are true.

Jesus prayed to Yehowah and then resurrected Lazarus. Jesus performed the resurrection.

John 11:43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice: “Lazʹa·rus, come out!”


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