Two Everythings (Part 14) - Two Resurrections (Bodily and Spiritual)Submitted by Pastor Chad Wagner on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.
For a paperback book in outline form which addresses over 150 difficult verses that Arminians use against Sovereign Grace, check out: Problem Texts for Sovereign Grace: Rooting Arminianism Out of Every Verse. Watch the video of this Bible study on YouTube: Two Everythings (Part 14) - Two Resurrections (Bodily and Spiritual) For a master copy of the outline, click here: Two Everythings To listen to the previous sermon in the series, click here: Part 13 To listen to the next sermon in the series, click here: Part 15 16. Two resurrections A. The physical resurrection of the body i. There shall be a bodily resurrection of all the dead. 1. Act 24:15 - And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. 2. Notice that there shall be A (bodily) RESURRECTION, not two bodily resurrections. 3. This resurrection will be of all the dead, both the just and unjust. ii. This resurrection will be caused by the voice of Jesus Christ. 1. Joh 5:28 - Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, 2. Joh 5:29 - And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation. 3. Notice again that this bodily resurrection happens to ALL THAT ARE IN THE GRAVES. 4. All that are in the graves includes those that have done good and those that have done evil. iii. This resurrection happens on the last day. 1. Joh 6:39 - And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. 2. Joh 6:40 - And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day. 3. Joh 6:44 - No man can come to me, except the Father which hath sent me draw him: and I will raise him up at the last day. 4. Joh 6:54 - Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; and I will raise him up at the last day. 5. Joh 11:24 - Martha saith unto him, I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day. iv. There are not two bodily resurrections which are separated by seven years, 1000 years, or 1007 years as the premillennialists teach. B. The spiritual resurrection of the soul and spirit i. There is also a spiritual resurrection of the soul and spirit that the elect experience in this life which is also caused by the voice of Jesus Christ. 1. Joh 5:25 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. 2. Notice that this is not the bodily resurrection at the last day because Jesus said that it was happening at the time he was speaking and would continue to happen. 3. Notice that this call to the spiritual resurrection is effectual because all the spiritually dead who hear it SHALL LIVE. 4. This call to spiritual life is by the VOICE of Jesus Christ, not by the gospel. 5. This spiritual resurrection happens by the power of Jesus' voice, just like Lazarus' physical resurrection happened (Joh 11:43-44). ii. This spiritual resurrection is also referred to as a quickening. 1. Eph 2:1 - And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2. Quicken v. - 1. a. To give or restore life to; to make alive; to vivify or revive; to animate (as the soul the body). 3. Resurrect v. - 1. a. trans. To raise (a person) from the dead or from the grave; to restore to life or to view again. iii. This spiritual resurrection is also referred to as regeneration. 1. Tit 3:5 - Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; 2. Regeneration n. - 1. a. The action of regenerating; the process or fact of being regenerated; re-creation, re-formation, etc. 2. a. In religious use: The process or fact of being born again in a spiritual sense; the state resulting from this. 3. Regenerate v. - 1. a. trans. In religious use: To cause to be born again in a spiritual sense; to invest with a new and higher spiritual nature. iv. This spiritual resurrection is referred to as being begotten again. 1. 1Pe 1:3 - Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 2. Christ's resurrection was referred to as a begetting. a. Act 13:33 - God hath fulfilled the same unto us their children, in that he hath raised up Jesus again; as it is also written in the second psalm, Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee. b. Act 13:34 - And as concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he said on this wise, I will give you the sure mercies of David. 3. The death and resurrection of Christ by which our sins were forgiven was the means by which we were able to be quickened or begotten again which is why we are said to be quickened together with Christ. 4. Col 2:13 - And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses; v. This spiritual resurrection (being quickened, regenerated, born again, begotten again) is the first resurrection. 1. Rev 20:5 - But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection. 2. Rev 20:6 - Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.