25 Who [hos] was delivered [paradidomi] for [dia] our [hemon] offences [paraptoma], and [kai] was raised again [egeiro]
for [dia] our [hemon] justification [dikaiosis].
25 who was
delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. ESV
Four things occurred in the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.
First there is the judgment of sin. This occurred while He was hanging on the Cross, beginning and noon on Passover day, and lasting for three hours. The day turned dark and judgment was executed against Christ, in our behalf. This paid the price of sin.
When the judgment was over, He declared it was finished and that made way of the second event, which was His physical death. That occurred and then He was taken to the grave where he laid for three days and three nights, after the pattern of Jonah.
Then after the three days, He arose, the third event. This is the victory over death.
And then the fourth event which came a little later, He ascended, and this is the ultimate victory and the fulfillment of Gods promise to us that we too, will ascend into heaven and forever be with the Lord.
But the resurrection and ascension could not take place until sin and death and been cleared out of the way.
The cross was where the payment occurred, and the resurrection was the completion of that victory over death and the resulting justification of us.
The punishment was part of the work, and the resurrection was the completion of that work, for Jesus Christ had to rise up again in order to complete His work on the Cross.
This proves His power and authority over death.
In order for His work to be complete and correct, it had to be acceptable to the Father, who authored the entire plan. And the resurrection is proof that the Father approved and accepted as complete, the entire work of Christ.
Nothing and no one else, has that acceptance, or proof, or work.
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