7 Resurrections of the Dead

There are 7 resurrections discussed in the Bible, they are:

  1. Resurrection of Firstfruit – Yeshua, 1 Corinthians 15:20

20But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

  • Yeshua was the first to rise from the dead.

2.  Resurrection from Spiritual Death – Salvation, Ephesians 2:5-6

 5Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  6And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

  • This is the resurrection of our spirits.
  • It occurs when we are born again.
  1. Resurrection from Water Baptism – Sanctification, Romans 6:4

 4Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.

  •  This is the one many overlook.
  • However, it is vital to a victorious life today.

 4.  Resurrection from Dead Works, Ephesians 5:14

14Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

      And Philippians 3:10-11

10That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death; 11If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.

  • These speak of walking in victory,
  • As oppose to being a dead pew sitter.
  1. Early Resurrection, 2 Kings 4:35

 35Then 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.

  •  This is the resurrection to life from the dead
  • This is coming out of first death
  • Similar to what happen to Lazarus
  • This will eventually end in First death

 6.  First Resurrection – Believers, Revelation 20:6

 6Blessed 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.

  • This is what happens to believers
  • At the beginning of the millennium
  • When we receive our glorified bodies

 7.  Resurrection of the Just and the Unjust, Acts 24:15

 15And have hope toward God, which they themselves also allow, that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust.

  • This is what occurs during the millennium
  • When God will judge all the earth.