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Men & Women named jn Acts - List of those raised from Dead

Volume 4, Number 23
Created Date: July 8, 2017
Posted Date: July 8, 2017

Believe in Acts, Part 7 - The Three women in Acts 1 - 9:

In the first nine chapters of Acts the Apostle Peter stands out prominently as God’s representative to the Jews in the Pentecostal church in Jerusalem. Many men are mentioned by name in these chapters while only three women are named. None of the women preached the Gospel of the Kingdom and only four men are named as doing so:

•Peter is named 12 times in the first nine chapters of Acts as having preached, judged, used to the heal the sick and blessed people with the Holy Spirit,

•John is never mentioned alone but is named as being associated with Peter seven times in chapters 2 through 8,

•Stephen, one of the seven men chosen to handle the common treasury (chapter 6) preached God’s message to the Jews in chapters 6 & 7 before being stoned to death by unbelieving Jews,

•Philip, also one of the seven chosen with Stephen (chapter 6), proclaimed Christ in Samaria and to the Ethiopian Eunuch in Acts 8.

•The Pharisee Saul’s name (later named the Apostle Paul) appears 13 times in chapters 7 through 9. He preached in Damascus as well as in Jerusalem after the Lord Jesus Christ saved him on the road to Damascus. Two believing Jewish men are named as being used by God to minister to and introduce Saul:

oAnanias of Damascus, was sent by the Lord and used to restore Saul’s eyesight and minister to him after Saul’s encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ,

oBarnabas introduced and spoke for Saul to the Apostles in Jerusalem as they had been afraid of him because they didn’t believe he was a Disciple, Acts 9:2727 But Barnabas took him, and brought him to the apostles, and declared unto them how he had seen the Lord in the way, and that he had spoken to him, and how he had preached boldly at Damascus in the name of Jesus.

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Unnamed women are mentioned four times as being believers in the Jewish church in Jerusalem (Acts 1:1414 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

, 5:14, 8:12, 9:2). The first woman named in Acts is Mary, the mother of Jesus, who was with Jesus’ brethren witnessing Christ’s ascension into heaven, Acts 1:14. The second is Sapphira, wife of Ananias, they having withheld a portion of their possessions, which were required to be sold with the proceeds going to the common Pentecostal church treasury. Sapphira lied to Peter, as her husband Ananias had done and she, like her husband, was struck dead, Acts 5:1 - 111 But a certain man named Ananias, with Sapphira his wife, sold a possession,

2 And kept back part of the price, his wife also being privy to it, and brought a certain part, and laid it at the apostles' feet.

3 But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?

4 Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.

5 And Ananias hearing these words fell down, and gave up the ghost: and great fear came on all them that heard these things.

6 And the young men arose, wound him up, and carried him out, and buried him.

7 And it was about the space of three hours after, when his wife, not knowing what was done, came in.

8 And Peter answered unto her, Tell me whether ye sold the land for so much? And she said, Yea, for so much.

9 Then Peter said unto her, How is it that ye have agreed together to tempt the Spirit of the Lord? behold, the feet of them which have buried thy husband are at the door, and shall carry thee out.

10 Then fell she down straightway at his feet, and yielded up the ghost: and the young men came in, and found her dead, and, carrying her forth, buried her by her husband.

11 And great fear came upon all the church, and upon as many as heard these things.

. The third woman mentioned by name is Tabitha, by interpretation called Dorcas, a believer who lived in Joppa, described as a woman who did good works and deeds, Acts 9:3636 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

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Jesus’ mother Mary - After Jesus ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives, about 120 of His disciples returned to Jerusalem where Peter addressed them, Acts 1:12 - 1612 Then returned they unto Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is from Jerusalem a sabbath day's journey.

13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

15 And in those days Peter stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said, (the number of names together were about an hundred and twenty,)

16 Men and brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, which the Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas, which was guide to them that took Jesus.

. “These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.” Acts 1:14. The brethren here were Jesus’ half-brothers; James, Joses, Juda and Simon, Mary’s sons. (Mary also had daughters, Matthew 13:5555 Is not this the carpenter's son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas?

; Mark 6:33 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

; 1 Corinthians 9:55 Have we not power to lead about a sister, a wife, as well as other apostles, and as the brethren of the Lord, and Cephas?

; Galatians 1:1919 But other of the apostles saw I none, save James the Lord's brother.

.) I believe the reason the Holy Spirit inspired Luke, the author of Acts, to include the fact Mary and her sons were among this group of Disciples is because there was a time during Jesus’ ministry when Mary and His half-brothers appeared not to have understood or believed in Him as Israel’s Messiah, as evidenced both by prophesy, Psalms 69:88 I am become a stranger unto my brethren, and an alien unto my mother's children.

, as well as the Gospel records, Matthew 12:46 - 5046 While he yet talked to the people, behold, his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him.

47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee.

48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren?

49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!

50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.

, 13:54 - 58; Mark 3:2121 And when his friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on him: for they said, He is beside himself.

, 31 - 35, 6:4; John 7:3 - 53 His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judaea, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest.

4 For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world.

5 For neither did his brethren believe in him.

. Thus, the mention of Mary and Jesus brethren in Acts 1:14 leads us to understand they ultimately came to understand and believe in Him.

Sapphira the wife of Ananias - The account of Ananias and Sapphira is instructive. The church or assembly of believing Jews and Proselytes described in the first chapters of Acts were a shadow of Israel’s future Kingdom on earth when the Lord Jesus Christ will literally reign as King. The miraculous healings in that church were a taste of the physical health that will be enjoyed some day in the future Kingdom of God. The fact that all believers in that early Acts church sold all they had and pooled the proceeds into a common treasury to be used by all according to their needs points to the future Kingdom on earth when there will be no class or economic distinctions. Some believe Ananias and Sapphira’s only sin was lying about keeping back part of what they sold but that was only part of their problem. The account of the rich young ruler in the Gospels sheds light on their sin and the nature of the future Kingdom of Heaven on earth. He claimed to have kept all the law but when Jesus told him he had to sell all he had, give the proceeds to the poor and follow Him in order to have eternal life, he was sad and left because he was very wealthy, Matthew 19:16 - 2216 And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?

17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.

18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,

19 Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

20 The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

22 But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.

; Mark 10;17 - 22; Luke 18:18 - 2318 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

21 And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

23 And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.

. It is literally true that there will be no rich (compared to poor) in the Kingdom and harder for a rich person to enter the Kingdom of God than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, Matthew 19:23 - 2423 Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.

24 And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

; Mark 10:23 - 2523 And Jesus looked round about, and saith unto his disciples, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

24 And the disciples were astonished at his words. But Jesus answereth again, and saith unto them, Children, how hard is it for them that trust in riches to enter into the kingdom of God!

25 It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

; Luke 18:24 - 2724 And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!

25 For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.

26 And they that heard it said, Who then can be saved?

27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

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That Kingdom is yet future and will not be ushered in until after the rapture when we are taken up, then the Tribulation and then when Christ returns. Not until then will the peoples on earth experience fair, honest, corruption free, yes, perfect, government. Think about the controversy today over capital punishment throughout the world during the age in which we live. Some object to it being imposed on murdering rapists today. Compare this to the case of Ananias and Sapphira - they were summarily dispatched for withholding some of what they sold from the common treasury and then lying about it. Jesus promised Peter and the rest of the twelve that they will sit on 12 thrones judging the 12 Tribes of Israel in the future Kingdom and Peter’s judgment of Ananias and Sapphira is but an example of how they will judge under the perfect administration of the Lord Jesus Christ in the future Kingdom.

Communes and/or Communism have no place today during this dispensation of Grace because there are no perfectly righteous rulers among sinful mankind. Therefore, it is foolishness to try to replicate what happened in the early Pentecostal church described in the first chapters of acts. We don’t sell all we have and put the proceeds into a common treasury, on the contrary, the Apostle Paul has told us to work with our own hands to support ourselves, 1 Thessalonians 4:11 & 1211 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you;

12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

and if we don’t work we should not expect to eat, 2 Thessalonians 3:10 - 1210 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.

11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies.

12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread.

. Our hope (sure expectation) is in heaven. We live and work to support ourselves until the Lord comes for us when we will be raptured and caught up with Him into the heavens where we will spend eternity. And although we really don’t know what it will be like there because we can’t understand a heavenly existence, it will be far better than we can imagine.

Tabitha, by interpretation called Dorcas, is the third woman named in the first nine chapters of Acts: “Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did. And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber. And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them. Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them. But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up. And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive. And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.” Acts 9:36 - 4236 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

36 Now there was at Joppa a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas: this woman was full of good works and almsdeeds which she did.

37 And it came to pass in those days, that she was sick, and died: whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

38 And forasmuch as Lydda was nigh to Joppa, and the disciples had heard that Peter was there, they sent unto him two men, desiring him that he would not delay to come to them.

39 Then Peter arose and went with them. When he was come, they brought him into the upper chamber: and all the widows stood by him weeping, and shewing the coats and garments which Dorcas made, while she was with them.

40 But Peter put them all forth, and kneeled down, and prayed; and turning him to the body said, Tabitha, arise. And she opened her eyes: and when she saw Peter, she sat up.

41 And he gave her his hand, and lifted her up, and when he had called the saints and widows, presented her alive.

42 And it was known throughout all Joppa; and many believed in the Lord.

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The word believed here is the 10th time it is used in Acts.

Eight individuals are recorded in the Bible to have been resurrected from the dead, six men and two women:

•Elijah was used to raise the widow’s son, 1 Kings 17:17 - 2417 And it came to pass after these things, that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him.

18 And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?

19 And he said unto her, Give me thy son. And he took him out of her bosom, and carried him up into a loft, where he abode, and laid him upon his own bed.

20 And he cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?

21 And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child's soul come into him again.

22 And the LORD heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived.

23 And Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother: and Elijah said, See, thy son liveth.

24 And the woman said to Elijah, Now by this I know that thou art a man of God, and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is truth.

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•Elisha was used to raise the Shunammite woman’s son, 2 Kings 4:32 - 3732 And when Elisha was come into the house, behold, the child was dead, and laid upon his bed.

33 He went in therefore, and shut the door upon them twain, and prayed unto the LORD.

34 And he went up, and lay upon the child, and put his mouth upon his mouth, and his eyes upon his eyes, and his hands upon his hands: and stretched himself upon the child; and the flesh of the child waxed warm.

35 Then he returned, and walked in the house to and fro; and went up, and stretched himself upon him: and the child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

36 And he called Gehazi, and said, Call this Shunammite. So he called her. And when she was come in unto him, he said, Take up thy son.

37 Then she went in, and fell at his feet, and bowed herself to the ground, and took up her son, and went out.

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•A dead man was raised to life when his body touched the bones of Elisha in Elisha’s grave, 2 Kings 13:20 - 2120 And Elisha died, and they buried him. And the bands of the Moabites invaded the land at the coming in of the year.

21 And it came to pass, as they were burying a man, that, behold, they spied a band of men; and they cast the man into the sepulchre of Elisha: and when the man was let down, and touched the bones of Elisha, he revived, and stood up on his feet.

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•Jesus raised the widow Nain’s son, Luke 7:11 - 1511 And it came to pass the day after, that he went into a city called Nain; and many of his disciples went with him, and much people.

12 Now when he came nigh to the gate of the city, behold, there was a dead man carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow: and much people of the city was with her.

13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said unto her, Weep not.

14 And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

15 And he that was dead sat up, and began to speak. And he delivered him to his mother.

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•Jesus raised Jairus’ 12-year-old daughter, Mark 5:35 - 4235 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?

36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.

37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.

39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.

40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.

41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.

, Luke 8:49 - 5549 While he yet spake, there cometh one from the ruler of the synagogue's house, saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the Master.

50 But when Jesus heard it, he answered him, saying, Fear not: believe only, and she shall be made whole.

51 And when he came into the house, he suffered no man to go in, save Peter, and James, and John, and the father and the mother of the maiden.

52 And all wept, and bewailed her: but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.

53 And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

54 And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.

55 And her spirit came again, and she arose straightway: and he commanded to give her meat.

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•Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, John 11:1 - 441 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha.

2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.)

3 Therefore his sisters sent unto him, saying, Lord, behold, he whom thou lovest is sick.

4 When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus.

6 When he had heard therefore that he was sick, he abode two days still in the same place where he was.

7 Then after that saith he to his disciples, Let us go into Judaea again.

8 His disciples say unto him, Master, the Jews of late sought to stone thee; and goest thou thither again?

9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world.

10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him.

11 These things said he: and after that he saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.

12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well.

13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.

14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.

15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.

16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellowdisciples, Let us also go, that we may die with him.

17 Then when Jesus came, he found that he had lain in the grave four days already.

18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off:

19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.

20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met him: but Mary sat still in the house.

21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever thou wilt ask of God, God will give it thee.

23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

24 Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day.

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:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

27 She saith unto him, Yea, Lord: I believe that thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.

28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, The Master is come, and calleth for thee.

29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto him.

30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met him.

31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, She goeth unto the grave to weep there.

32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw him, she fell down at his feet, saying unto him, Lord, if thou hadst been here, my brother had not died.

33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, he groaned in the spirit, and was troubled.

34 And said, Where have ye laid him? They said unto him, Lord, come and see.

35 Jesus wept.

36 Then said the Jews, Behold how he loved him!

37 And some of them said, Could not this man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?

38 Jesus therefore again groaning in himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it.

39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days.

40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

42 And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me.

43 And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth.

44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

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•Peter was used to raise Tabitha, interpreted Dorcas, Acts 9:36 - 42,

•Paul was used to raise Eutychus, Acts 20:7 - 127 And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.

8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber, where they were gathered together.

9 And there sat in a window a certain young man named Eutychus, being fallen into a deep sleep: and as Paul was long preaching, he sunk down with sleep, and fell down from the third loft, and was taken up dead.

10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Trouble not yourselves; for his life is in him.

11 When he therefore was come up again, and had broken bread, and eaten, and talked a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.

12 And they brought the young man alive, and were not a little comforted.

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All the eight above named individuals apparently died subsequently. There was also another resurrection of many saints after Christ arose from the dead. They appeared to many in Jerusalem, Matthew 27:52 & 5352 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

, which fact indicates they witnessed Jesus Christ’s finished work to others but we are not informed what happened to them after that. We do know for a fact that the Lord Jesus Christ arose victorious over sin, ascended into heaven as Lord of Lords where He waits until His enemies become His footstool, Luke 20:4343 Till I make thine enemies thy footstool.

; Acts 2:3535 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.

; Hebrews 1:1313 But to which of the angels said he at any time, Sit on my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool?

, 10:13, and then returns as King of Kings for eternity. Belief in Him and His finished work is the only thing that can save anyone today into heaven or for those going through the future Tribulation, into that future Kingdom.


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