Matthew 10: 7-8

(7)  And as ye go, preach saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand.

(8)  Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils:  freely ye have received, freely give.


1.  As you go , preach

2.  Say the kingdom of heaven is at hand

3.  Heal the sick

4.  Cleanse the lepers

5.  Raise the dead

6.  Cast out devils

7.  Freely you have received, freely give




    Jesus is life.  Jesus is the God of the living and not of the dead.  Jesus said he came that we might have life.


John 10: 10

(10)  The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and kill, and to destroy:  I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.



1.  I am come that they might have life - life - life.

2.  and that they might have it more abundantly.


    Life is the opposite of death.  Jesus said He did not come to destroy men's life but to save them.  He wants us to live and be alive.  And His command was to raise the dead, which He did Himself.


Mark 5:  38-43

(38)  And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and then 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 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, Tal'i-tha 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.

(43)  And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.


1.  He took the young woman by the hand

2.  And said to her Tal't-tha cumi

3.  Which being interpreted is "Young woman, I say to you, Arise."


 Jesus raised this young girl from the dead in her own home.


Luke 7: 11-16

(11)  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.



1.  And He came and touched the bier

2.  They who carried him stood still


 Jesus stopped a funeral procession;  

He got between this dead young man and the cemetery.


3.  Jesus said,  Young man, I say to you, arise. 

4.  He who was dead sat up, and began to speak.


He that was dead sat up.





    Jesus stopped this funeral procession and got between this young man and the cemetery. He raised this young man from the dead.  Jesus is our safety.  He not only got between this young man and the cemetery, but does so for all of us.  Jesus is bigger than the graveyard.  Jesus is bigger than hell.  He has overcome death, hell and the grave.  He desires for all His people to have life.  



John 11: 38-44

(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. 


     Martha said to Jesus, "Lord if you had been here my brother would not have died." Martha looks back to the past and would have liked for Jesus to be present when her brother died so that He could have kept him alive.

    Jesus said unto her, "Your brother shall rise again."  Martha said to Jesus, "I know he shall rise in the resurrection at the last day."  Martha has already looked to the past, now she turns her attention toward the future and the last day.  But Jesus said:


John 11: 25-26

(25)  Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life:  he that believeth in me, through he were dead, yet shall he live:

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


    Jesus said, "I am the resurrection and the life."  You don't have to wait for the resurrection at the last day I am the Resurrection.  I am the Life right now.  He who believes in me, though he were dead, yet he shall live.  Jesus is not only speaking of Lazarus being dead, but also believers who have died and Jesus gives the promise that they will live again.  There will be a day when all the graves will be opened. 

    Jesus further said, "Whosoever lives and believes in Me shall never die."  "Shall never die!"  Then He asked, "Do you believe this?"

    Jesus cried with a loud voice, "Lazarus come forth!"  And he who was dead came forth.  he was bound hand and foot with grave clothes, with his face still covered by a napkin.

Jesus said, "Loose him and let him go." 


Let's review: 

1.  He raised the young woman from the dead in her home.

2.  He stopped the funeral procession and raised the widow of Nain's son from the dead.

3.  He went into the cemetery and raised Lazarus from the dead.


   He then tried death for Himself and He tasted death for every man, woman and child, so that we might live and not die.

    He took nails in His hands and in His feet, stripes on His back at the whipping tree, a crown of thorns on His head, a spear in His side, He died and He was buried, then He descended into hell.

    BUT, hell couldn't hold Him; the grave couldn't keep Him.  Jesus arose and revived from the dead.  He showed Himself alive to His disciples for 40 days then He ascended to heaven where He is seated on the throne and pours out that same power by which He raised the dead, and that same power also keeps us alive.


Matthew 27: 52-53

(52)  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.


1.  The graves were opened.

2.  Many bodies of the saints who slept arose.

3.  They came out of the grave after His resurrection.

4.  They went into the holy city and appeared to many.











John 14: 12

(12)  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because i go unto my Father.




    The dead-raising Gospel of Jesus Christ is very powerful for the salvation of many souls.  Jesus connected His work with the work of His disciples.  "Verily, verily" (or truly, truly) Jesus said.  I like the words Jesus says, "I say to you."  This is a word from God for each of us.  This is Jesus speaking to His disciples. 

    Jesus said, "He who believes in Me."  This is the qualification:  He who believes in me."  believing in Jesus and His work is the key.

    We must believe in Jesus and also believe in His works.  One of His works was raising the dead.  Jesus said greater works would the disciples do because he was going back to the Father.  Of course this meant that he would baptize His people with the Holy Ghost.  He would give them Holy Ghost miracle power.  This is the same power that raised Jesus from the dead.




The bible is plain about this power.


 Romans 4: 17

(17)  (As it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.  


1.  God is God.

2.  He quickens the dead.

The word quickens means to make alive.  God makes the dead alive.

3.  He calls those things that be not as though they were. 


    It is a fact that God makes alive which is dead. He tells us this in His Word.  He gives life, but not only life, but eternal life, so that every man, woman, boy or girl can live forever.  The secret is this:  they must receive Jesus Christ as Savior.


Ephesians 2: 1 

(1)  And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins;


    A person who is not saved is considered to be dead in trespasses and sins - dead to God but alive to sin.  When a person is saved a change takes place, they then become alive to God and dead to sin.


  Before:  Dead to God - Alive to Sin

  After:  Alive to God - Dead to Sin



Jesus makes a person who is dead in sin to be alive

and gives them eternal life.