“The Momentous Effects of the Crucifixion of Christ Jesus!”
And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, He gave up His spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.
When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely He was the Son of God!” Matthew 27:50-54
There were three MOMENTOUS events that took place at the very moment that Jesus gave up His life. And I did say; “that Jesus GAVE UP His life.” NO man TOOK it, but He WILLINGLY GAVE it as a SACRIFICE for ALL mankind.
The earthquake was the result of the earthshaking occurrence of the death of Jesus, and indicates the POWER of God over ALL His creation.
The resurrection of the Saints of God is an indication of Christ’s triumph in death over sin. The bodies of those Saints were NOT raised until the body of Jesus was raised, as He was to be the FIRST of the resurrected into Heaven. This resurrection was a token of the RESURRECTION to come when ALL the Saints will be raised from their graves.