God has fulfilled this for us their children, in that He has raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second Psalm: ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’ And that He raised Him from the dead, no more to return to corruption… (Acts 13:33, 34a NKJV)
The TODAY mentioned here by Paul in the quotation of Psalms 2:7 is VERY important because it places a timeframe for the “today” of Jesus when He answered the thief that was crucified next to Him. The TODAY had to do with when Jesus was raised from the dead. Not only that, but twice the fact is revealed here that the phrase “I have begotten you” was a direct reference to Jesus being raised from the dead and NOT to when He was born of Mary in Bethlehem.
What we are seeing is so extraordinary and powerful! Jesus spoke the Word from the cross and all the way into His stay for three days and nights in hell! The Word of God and the power of the Father got Him out, defeated hell, raised up out of that realm of death, and brought Him back into the land of the living. He then picked up His body from the tomb and raised it to immortality and came out of that tomb VICTORIOUS!
Let this WOW you! Listen to this podcast for much more on this mighty subject. Be blessed!
If you have not done so, please listen to and study the previous podcasts to get a clearer understanding of this life-changing teaching. That way you get it in context.
Download the free book that was the basis for most of this study, “The Story of our Great Redemption: Beyond Human Imagination!” That's the link to get the free 194-page book. I've published five different versions on this subject since 1977. The latest 2013 version in Spanish, “Tres Días y Tres Noches en el Corazón de la Tierra” is 290 pages long. Obviously, the Lord taught me a few more things from His Word. That is the most complete version I have published. In its pages are many of the extra things I brought out in these podcasts that were not in previous versions. Get the free "Tres Días..." PDF here. Glory to God!