Standing on trial for believing in the promise that God made to Abraham. Being judged because you think that God is able to raise the dead. Being considered a criminal for holding onto the hope that God has become our salvation.
“Behold, God, my salvation! I will trust and not be afraid, for the Lord God is my Strength and Song; yes He has become my salvation.” Isaiah 12:2
The promise that was made to us, is and has been fulfilled right before our own eyes and yet we still ask, doubt, are unbelieving and without trust in the fact that God is able to raise the dead.
God raises the dead. GOD RAISES THE DEAD. God takes the lifeless, the ones that have breathed their last breath, the ones who have departed from their faith, who are encompassed and taken by sin and arouses them from sleep, recalls and causes them to be alive again.
The ability to believe that God is able to raise the dead is rooted in faith. Abraham considered that God was able to do so and because of that history continued to be written, God's plan continued to unfold, and we stand where we are now because it pleased God to bring us here. Faith is pleasing to God, necessary for relationship and raises the dead.
Why? Why should you think it incredible for God to raise the broken relationship? Why should you think it incredible you to take full participation in the love and hands of God? Why should you think it incredible that you are able to live in unity? Why should you think it incredible for God to move mountains and speak volumes and love you beyond yourself? Why should you think it incredible for miracles to happen? Honestly, why do you feel that way?
NIV Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead?
KJV Why should it be thought a thing incredible with you, that God should raise the dead?
MSG For the life of me, I can't see why it's a criminal offense to believe that God raises the dead.
unfaithful, faithless, (not to be trusted, perfidious)
without trust (in God)
to arouse, cause to rise
to arouse from sleep, to awake
to arouse from the sleep of death, to recall the dead to life
to cause to rise from a seat or bed etc.
to raise up, produce, cause to appear
to cause to appear, bring before the public
to raise up, stir up, against one
to raise up i.e. cause to be born
of buildings, to raise up, construct, erect
one that has breathed his last, lifeless
deceased, departed, one whose soul is in heaven or hell
destitute of life, without life, inanimate
destitute of a life that recognizes and is devoted to God, because given up to trespasses and sins
inactive as respects doing right
destitute of force or power, inactive, inoperative
God is able to raise the dead. Well He is. And He has become our salvation right before our own eyes. Will you not recognize it? Do you not see?