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Why Did God Had To Keep Jesus For Three Days In The Grave Before Raising Up?

I have been wondering why did Jesus had to stayed for three days in the grave before raising up.

Is there any bible versus to support such reason or did He just did it because His prophet earlier prophesied?

Please help.

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Hi.

God wanted us(mere dust)to understand that he truly is master,father and giver of life.

so that those of us who face persecution,even to the point of death(in the faith) to forever know that even if we die:he can and will raise one up from the dead.

THANK GOD!

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@poster,

You might want to pick up Rev Chris Okotie's book - The Last Outcast. He explained the reasons there very articulately. I'm not sure I can do justice to it here and so will just have you pick up the book yourself.

Let me give you a hint however, the 3 nights has to do with the 3 men that are primarily involved in the destiny of mankind - Adam, Jesus and the AntiChrist. A lot is explained in that book on how a man's connection to one or the other of these 3 men determines their destiny. One of the best books ever written in my opinion.

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Thanks so far for your contributions. I was curious to know. Please don't mis understand me, I was only curious as a Bible student to know what came across my mind.

It we read bible we will things that God has to wait for three days before that is done. I was thinking whether if it has any connection to Trinity.

Good to hear that Bible didn't say anything to that effect except otherwise let us know.

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Correction, Jesus was never in the grave for three days, I wonder why christians propagate this falsehood.

JESUS WAS IN A CAVE FROM FRIDAY EVENING AROUND 9:00PM TO AROUND 4:00 AM SUNDAY MORNING, because jewish custom forbids crucifixion on their holy day, sabbath (Saturday). That was why the death of the three convicts had to be accelerated by breaking their legs, ( curiously they did not break Jesus's Legs).

So in effect he "died" for about 30 HOURS (one and a quarter days) and not three days (72 hours)

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I've heard something along the lines of a dead body starts decomposing after 3 days (might be wrong but I think that was what I heard anyway) and that being the reason Lazarus was raised up after he'd been dead 4 days to show the world that though decomposition of the body had started, Jesus still had power over death.

And for Jesus rising on the 3rd day, not sure if the same can be applied. But then the bible says his body did not see corruption , Though he might have been obtaining victories for us from the agents of hell; since I've heard/perhaps read he initially descended into hell before ascending into heaven. And may God forgive me if I am wrong ,

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