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Title: When Lazarus was resurrected he came out of the tomb in
Post by: DunkingDan on April 24, 2021, 07:46:27 AM
his graveclothes.

 When Christ was resurrected his graveclothes where left folded in the tomb.

Anybody know the significance of this? 
Title: Re: When Lazarus was resurrected he came out of the tomb in
Post by: DunkingDan on April 24, 2021, 06:39:15 PM
his graveclothes.

 When Christ was resurrected his graveclothes where left folded in the tomb.

Anybody know the significance of this?
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Title: Re: When Lazarus was resurrected he came out of the tomb in
Post by: Volbrigade/oU on April 24, 2021, 08:29:01 PM
his graveclothes.

 When Christ was resurrected his graveclothes where left folded in the tomb.

Anybody know the significance of this?
Some quick thoughts — might try to expand on them later:

Lazarus was resurrected into his natural life.  Christ, in essence, reversed or negated whatever killed him.  He had to die again.  Not incidentally — he wasn’t the only one:

“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” (Mt. 27:51-53)

Jesus was resurrected into a new and perfect, supernatural, eternal mode of existence.  One that is, at a minimum, “hyperdimensional” to ours.  E.g., He could appear in a six-sided space (the upper room) with the Disciples, without penetrating any of its sides.

This mode of existence is the destiny of the saved.  The redeemed.  The saints (1 John 3:2).

Jesus had to instruct the onlookers to remove the graveclothes from Lazarus.  He was bound in them.

Jesus cast off His graveclothes.  And then neatly folded the napkin that had covered His face (John 20:7).  A nice touch.  An indication of His calm power over death.  


Title: Re: When Lazarus was resurrected he came out of the tomb in
Post by: DunkingDan on April 25, 2021, 06:15:52 PM
Some quick thoughts — might try to expand on them later:

Lazarus was resurrected into his natural life.  Christ, in essence, reversed or negated whatever killed him.  He had to die again.  Not incidentally — he wasn’t the only one:

“And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit.

51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many.” (Mt. 27:51-53)

Jesus was resurrected into a new and perfect, supernatural, eternal mode of existence.  One that is, at a minimum, “hyperdimensional” to ours.  E.g., He could appear in a six-sided space (the upper room) with the Disciples, without penetrating any of its sides.

This mode of existence is the destiny of the saved.  The redeemed.  The saints (1 John 3:2).

Jesus had to instruct the onlookers to remove the graveclothes from Lazarus.  He was bound in them.

Jesus cast off His graveclothes.  And then neatly folded the napkin that had covered His face (John 20:7).  A nice touch.  An indication of His calm power over death. 
How true and thank you.

Let me share some notes from the Orthodox Study Bible that gave me a perspective I had not thought of


11:39, 40 Though Martha’s faith had increased (vv. 23–27), she still understood neither Christ’s will nor His power. The spices and oils used to anoint a dead body would only hold the stench of decomposition at bay
for a short time (see note at 11:6). Many icons of the raising of Lazarus show bystanders covering their noses, illustrating both the reality of his corrupted flesh and the fact that many did not believe Christ could raise the dead. 11:41, 42 To show His divine will was one with the Father’s, and that His human will was freely subject in every way to the Father’s, Christ prays aloud for the sake of the people. 11:43 See 5:28, 29. Christ calls Lazarus forth, not in the name of the Father, but by His own authority. This shows the people that while Christ came from the Father, He fully possesses divine authority in Himself. 11:44 That Lazarus came out bound in his graveclothes is seen by many Fathers as an indication that he will need them again—that his resurrection continues an earthly life which will again end in death. The Savior’s graveclothes, by contrast, would be left in the tomb (20:5–7). Unlike Lazarus’s, Christ’s Resurrection transfigures human nature; He will never die again. This sign not only prepared the disciples to believe in Christ’s Resurrection, but in the words of the hymn for the day, it also “confirmed the universal resurrection,” proving Christ has the power to fulfill the promise given to Ezekiel that all the dead will one day rise (Ezk 37:1–13).

Nelson, Thomas. The Orthodox Study Bible, eBook (p. 1467). Thomas Nelson. Kindle Edition.

Title: Re: When Lazarus was resurrected he came out of the tomb in
Post by: Volbrigade/oU on April 25, 2021, 09:19:13 PM
Excellent, Dan.

Chuck Missler used to quip that Jesus called Lazarus by name, because if He hadn't, everyone in the tomb would've walked out.  ( ^ ;
Title: Re: When Lazarus was resurrected he came out of the tomb in
Post by: gymvol on April 26, 2021, 02:19:11 PM


Looks like a bromance between Dan and VB/ou
Title: Re: When Lazarus was resurrected he came out of the tomb in
Post by: HK_Vol on April 26, 2021, 06:32:12 PM
Or maybe Jesus kept his room clean while Lazarus' room was always a mess?  :86: