Jesus is not merely Lord over the living. He is also Lord over the dead! He has authority to reverse the power of death and to give life again. Raising this man from the dead is another commercial of what Jesus will do in the end. He himself would be raised from the dead for our justification, and in the end he will raise all men—the righteous to heaven and the wicked to hell. The people declare that Jesus is a prophet. He is that, but he’s so much more! They declare that “God has visited his people”—by which they mean a miracle has been done. But their words were truer than they knew. God was with them.
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