Several accounts may be found in both the Old and New Testaments of the Bible of those who were brought back from death, such as:
- The widow of Zarapheth’s son (1 Kings 17:22; cf. Heb. 11:35a);
- The son of the Shunammite woman (2 Kings 4:35);
- Jairus’ daughter (Matt. 9:25);
- Lazarus (John 11:1-54);
- The reappearing saints (Matt. 27:50-53);
- Tabitha (Acts 9:36-43); and
- Eutychus (Acts 20:7-12).
All of these would later again experience physical death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ was unique: He rose from the grave never to die again:
“And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption, He has spoken thus: I will give you the sure mercies of David.'” – Acts 13:34 (NKJV).
“Also there were many priests, because they were prevented by death from continuing. But He, because He continues forever, has an unchangeable priesthood. Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them.” – Hebrews 7:23-25
After Jesus rose again, He ascended to heaven to be seated at God’s right hand (Mark 16:19).
Jesus is our living Savior!