The Resurrection – Part 2. The resurrection is so critical to the believer. By one man sin entered the world, and death by sin. Yet the second Adam, Christ, is alive and resides in heaven as the one mediator between God and man. In the Old Testament, Job had hope of a resurrection. Abraham is another individual who trusted in the power of God to raise the dead. Hebrews 11:17-19 (KJV) says ”By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Of whom it was said, That in Isaac shall thy seed be called: Accounting that God was able to raise him up, even from the dead; from whence also he received him in a figure.” In scripture, there are many Old and New Testament individuals who knew and counted on a resurrection. The lesson on 01-12-2003 is part two of a series studying the importance of the resurrection in the life of a believer. It was said of Abraham in Romans 4:20-25 (KJV) “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. And therefore it was imputed to him for righteousness. Now it was not written for his sake alone, that it was imputed to him; But for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead; Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.” God completed the transaction by imputing righteousness unto us by the death of Christ, while ensuring the justification of the believer through the resurrection of Christ.