Death And Resurrection in All Things by Asher Intrater
The Scriptures were written by different men all inspired by the Holy Spirit. Thus there are different styles to each book yet the same underlying theme. They address different historical situations in their generations, but all point to the same eternal plan.
The central figure of the entire Scriptures, from Genesis to Revelation, is Yeshua (Jesus), the son of God and the son of David (Romans 1:3-4) Yeshua is revealed in the Law and Prophets as the Angel YHVH, and in the gospels as the Messiah.
The central event of the Scriptures is Yeshua’s death and resurrection. This event is foreshadowed in the Law and Prophets, and comes to pass in the gospels. Yeshua’s death and resurrection was planned and pre-destined before the creation of the world (Revelation 13:8, I Peter 1:20)
Everything in nature and history reflects the theme of death and resurrection.
Astronomy – The cycle of the moon lasts one month, in which the moon seems to die and come back to life. The Hebrew word for moon (chodesh) is the same root as the word for new (chadash). The sun sets every day; the sky turns black, and then comes back to light every morning.
Agriculture – All plant life grows by having a seed fall into the ground and die; then it comes back to life to bear more fruit. All of nature suffers now but will be liberated and restored in the kingdom of God (Romans 8:19-22). The food we eat, when it is an animal product, demands that a living animal had to sacrifice its life so that we can continue to live (Genesis 3:21).
Arts – In movies, literature, painting and all creative arts, we find the theme of the hero being willing to give up his life to save the innocent and then making an exciting come back. Jewish artist, Marc Chagall, did a series of paintings comparing the crucifixion to the Holocaust. Rick Wienecke’s sculpture series, “Fountain of Tears” depicts the same comparison (www.castingseeds.com). Even the witchcraft series, Harry Potter, has the hero sacrificing his life to save