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30.12.2018 Feature Article

Talitha Cumi And Other Amazing Resurrections Of The Dead In The Bible

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The truth is Jesus lives. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth and blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God. Below is a compilation of the amazing miracles of bringing the dead back to life in the Holy Bible.

Resurrection Bible verses
The prophet Elijah resurrects the boy from the dead 3 Sam: 17:22
The Prophet Elisha resurrects a boy from the dead 4 Sam: 4: 34-35
Elisha's bones resurrect a man from the dead 4 Sam: 13: 20-21
Jesus Christ resurrects a boy Lk 7: 14-15
Jesus Christ resurrects the girl Lk 8: 52-56
Jesus Christ resurrects Lazarus In. 11: 38-44
Apostle Peter resurrects a woman Acts 9: 40-41
Apostle Paul resurrects the young man Acts 20: 9-20

The Resurrection of Christ
The Prophet Elisha resurrects a boy from the dead

After this the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, became ill. And his illness was so severe that there was no breath left in him. And she said to Elijah, “What have you against me, O man of God? You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son!”

And he said to her, “Give me your son.” And he took him from her arms and carried him up into the upper chamber where he lodged and laid him on his own bed. And he cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, have you brought calamity even upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by killing her son?”

Then he stretched himself upon the child three times and cried to the Lord, “O Lord my God, let this child's life come into him again.”

And the Lord listened to the voice of Elijah. And the life of the child came into him again, and he revived. And Elijah took the child and brought him down from the upper chamber into the house and delivered him to his mother. And Elijah said, “See, your son lives.” And the woman said to Elijah, “Now I know that you are a man of God and that the word of the Lord in your mouth is the truth.”

Elisha Raises the Shunammite's Son
When the child had grown, he went out one day to his father among the reapers. And he said to his father, “Oh, my head, my head!” The father said to his servant, “Carry him to his mother.”

And when he had lifted him and brought him to his mother, the child sat on her lap till noon, and then he died. And she went up and laid him on the bed of the man of God and shut the door behind him and went out.

Then she called to her husband and said, “Send me one of the servants and one of the donkeys, that I may quickly go to the man of God and come back again.” And he said, “Why will you go to him today? It is neither new moon nor Sabbath.” She said, “All is well.”

Then she saddled the donkey, and she said to her servant, “Urge the animal on; do not slacken the pace for me unless I tell you.” So she set out and came to the man of God at Mount Carmel.

When the man of God saw her coming, he said to Gehazi his servant, “Look, there is the Shunammite. Run at once to meet her and say to her, ‘Is all well with you? Is all well with your husband? Is all well with the child?’” And she answered, “All is well.”

And when she came to the mountain to the man of God, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came to push her away. But the man of God said, “Leave her alone, for she is in bitter distress, and the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me.”

Then she said, “Did I ask my lord for a son? Did I not say, ‘Do not deceive me?’ He said to Gehazi, “Tie up your garment and take my staff in your hand and go. If you meet anyone, do not greet him, and if anyone greets you, do not reply and lay my staff on the face of the child.”

Then the mother of the child said, “As the Lord lives and as you yourself live, I will not leave you.” So he arose and followed her. Gehazi went on ahead and laid the staff on the face of the child, but there was no sound or sign of life. Therefore he returned to meet him and told him, “the child has not awakened.”

When Elisha came into the house, he saw the child lying dead on his bed. So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the Lord. Then he went up and lay on the child, putting his mouth on his mouth, his eyes on his eyes, and his hands on his hands.

And as he stretched himself upon him, the flesh of the child became warm. Then he got up again and walked once back and forth in the house, and went up and stretched himself upon him. The child sneezed seven times, and the child opened his eyes.

Then he summoned Gehazi and said, “Call this Shunammite.” So he called her. And when she came to him, he said, “Pick up your son.” She came and fell at his feet, bowing to the ground. Then she picked up her son and went out.

Elisha's bones resurrect a man from the dead

Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man's body into Elisha's tomb. When the body touched Elisha's bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet.

Jesus Christ resurrects a boy
Soon afterward, he went to a town called Nain, and his disciples and a great crowd went with him. As he drew near to the gate of the town, behold, a man who had died was being carried out, the only son of his mother, and she was a widow, and a considerable crowd from the town was with her. And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her and said to her, “Do not weep.”

Then he came up and touched the bier, and the bearers stood still. And he said, “Young man, I say to you, arise.” And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother. Fear seized them all, and they glorified God, saying, “A great prophet has arisen among us!” and “God has visited his people!” And this report about him spread through the whole of Judea and all the surrounding country.

Jesus Christ resurrects the girl
Now when Jesus returned, a crowd welcomed him, for they were all expecting him. Then a man named Jairus, a synagogue leader, came and fell at Jesus’ feet, pleading with him to come to his house because his only daughter, a girl of about twelve, was dying.

As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years, but no one could heal her. She came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak, and immediately her bleeding stopped.

“Who touched me?” Jesus asked.
When they all denied it, Peter said, “Master, the people are crowding and pressing against you.” But Jesus said, “Someone touched me; I know that power has gone out from me.”

Then the woman, seeing that she could not go unnoticed, came trembling and fell at his feet. In the presence of all the people, she told why she had touched him and how she had been instantly healed. Then he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace.”

While Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus, the synagogue leader. “Your daughter is dead,” he said. “Don’t bother the teacher anymore.”

Hearing this, Jesus said to Jairus, “Don’t be afraid; just believe, and she will be healed.” When he arrived at the house of Jairus, he did not let anyone go in with him except Peter, John and James, and the child’s father and mother. Meanwhile, all the people were wailing and mourning for her. “Stop wailing,” Jesus said. “She is not dead but asleep.”

They laughed at him, knowing that she was dead. But he took her by the hand and said, "Talitha Cumi - My child, get up!” Her spirit returned, and at once she stood up. Then Jesus told them to give her something to eat. Her parents were astonished, but he ordered them not to tell anyone what had happened.

Jesus Christ resurrects Lazarus
Jesus, once more deeply moved, came to the tomb. It was a cave with a stone laid across the entrance. “Take away the stone,” he said. “But, Lord,” said Martha, the sister of the dead man, “by this time there is a bad odor, for he has been there four days.”

Then Jesus said, “Did I not tell you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” So they took away the stone. Then Jesus looked up and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I said this for the benefit of the people standing here, that they may believe that you sent me.”

When he had said this, Jesus called in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out, his hands and feet wrapped with strips of linen and a cloth around his face. Jesus said to them, “Take off the grave clothes and let him go.”

Apostle Peter resurrects a woman
In the city of Joppa, there was a follower named Tabitha (whose Greek name was Dorcas). She was always doing good deeds and kind acts. While Peter was in Lydda, Tabitha became sick and died. Her body was washed and put in a room upstairs.

Since Lydda is near Joppa and the followers in Joppa heard that Peter was in Lydda, they sent two messengers to Peter. They begged him, “Hurry, please come to us!” So Peter got ready and went with them.

When he arrived, they took him to the upstairs room where all the widows stood around Peter, crying. They showed him the shirts and coats Tabitha had made when she was still alive. Peter sent everyone out of the room and kneeled and prayed.

Then he turned to the body and said, “Tabitha, stand up.” She opened her eyes, and when she saw Peter, she sat up. He gave her his hand and helped her up. Then he called the saints and the widows into the room and showed them that Tabitha was alive.

Apostle Paul resurrects the young man
Seated in a window was a young man named Eutychus, who was sinking into a deep sleep as Paul talked on and on. When he was sound asleep, he fell to the ground from the third story and was picked up dead.

Paul went down, threw himself on the young man and put his arms around him. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “He’s alive!” Then he went upstairs again and broke bread and ate. After talking until daylight, he left.

The people took the young man home alive and were greatly comforted.

The Resurrection of Christ
When Jesus Christ died on the cross, one of His secret disciples, a nobleman whose name was Joseph, received permission to remove His body from the cross and bury Him.

Together with another disciple, Nicodemus, they removed the body of Christ from the cross, anointed it with fragrant oil, covered it with a clean sheet and put it in a new grave - in the rock, not far from the place where Christ was crucified.

Immediately there were some women from those who always listened to the preaching of Jesus Christ. They agreed to prepare fragrant ointments and come to wash and anoint the body the day after the holiday. The entrance to the cave of Joseph with Nicodemus was closed with a large stone.

The Jewish leaders, on the other hand, placed a guard in front of the cave and put a seal on the stone so that the disciples would not take His body.

On the night from Saturday to Sunday, our Lord Jesus Christ has risen from the dead. The angel came and rolled away the stone from the grave. The soldiers who were watching the grave were frightened by the shining Angel, they became like dead, and then, waking up, they scattered from fear.

At dawn, the women, the disciples of Jesus Christ, went to wash and anoint their Master’s body with fragrant oils. Who rolled such a heavy stone? - They said among themselves along the road.

Coming closer, they saw that the stone was lying at the open grave and an Angel was sitting on it in glittering clothing and with a face that glittered like lightning.

“Do not be afraid,” he said. - I know you are looking for Jesus crucified. He is not here. He was resurrected, as He told the disciples, on the third day after death. Look where His body lay, and tell His disciples about it.

Women happily went to the students to talk about what they saw and heard. One of them ran to the disciples, whose names were Peter and John, and told them.

They immediately ran to the tomb, but John, younger, ran first and saw only that there was nobody in the cave. When Peter came running, he entered the cave and saw that it was empty, and the canvas and handkerchief, which covered the face of the Savior, lay folded next to it.

Jesus Christ is risen! He died on the cross but was stronger than death, He was resurrected, began to live again. Forty days He came to his disciples, talked with them, taught them.

The disciples did not immediately recognize Him, He was not the same as before, but that was He, Lord Jesus Christ. And after forty days He bid farewell to his disciples, blessed them and ascended, ascended to heaven.

The Resurrection of Christ is the biggest holiday of the year. We remember how the Lord Jesus Christ was resurrected; we know that God is stronger than death, that for all of us there is life after death, that the way to heaven is open to God for us.

Joel Savage
Joel Savage, © 2018

Joel Savage is a Ghanaian-Belgian journalist and author. The accredited press-card holder of the Flemish Journalists Association once contributed regularly to the features column of the Daily Graphic, The Mirror, Ghanaian Times and the Weekly Spectator. The writer currently lives in Belgium., Author column: JoelSavage

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