Seeing and Believing (Based on Torah Portion Va'era)

Seeing and Believing (Based on Torah Portion Va'era)

Exodus 5:22-23 - 22So Moses returned to Adonai and said, “Adonai, why have You brought evil on these people? Is this why You sent me? 23Ever since I came to Pharaoh to speak in Your Name, he has brought evil on these people. You have not delivered Your people at all.”

Exodus 6 - 1Adonai said to Moses, “Now you will see what I am going to do to Pharaoh. By way of a strong hand he will let them go, and drive them out of his land.” 2God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am Adonai. 3I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, as El Shaddai. Yet by My Name, Adonai, I made Myself known to them. 4I also established My covenant with them, to give them the land of Canaan, the land of their pilgrimage where they journeyed. 5Furthermore, I have heard the groaning of Bnei-Yisrael, whom the Egyptians are keeping in bondage. So I have remembered My covenant. 6Therefore say to Bnei-Yisrael: I am Adonai, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will deliver you from their bondage, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments. 7I will take you to Myself as a people, and I will be your God. 

Acts 1:6-8 - 6So when they gathered together, they asked Him, “Lord, are You restoring the kingdom to Israel at this time?” 7He said to them, “It is not your place to know the times or seasons which the Father has placed under His own control. 8But you will receive power when the Ruach ha-Kodesh has come upon you; and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, and through all Judah, and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

The Life Of Yeshua Message Series

Part 1: The Miraculous Birth

Things We Know About Yeshua/Jesus' Birth

  1. Virgin Birth

  2. Born in Bethlehem 

  3. From the Line of David

1. Virgin Birth

Matthew 1:18-25 - 18Now the birth of Yeshua the Messiah happened this way. When His mother Miriam was engaged to Joseph but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Ruach ha-Kodesh. 19And Joseph her husband, being a righteous man and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, made up his mind to dismiss her secretly. 20But while he considered these things, behold, an angel of Adonai appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Miriam as your wife, for the Child conceived in her is from the Ruach ha-Kodesh. 21She will give birth to a son; and you shall call His name Yeshua, for He will save His people from their sins.” 22Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by Adonaithrough the prophet, saying, 23“Behold, the virgin shall conceive and give birth to a son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which means “God with us.” 24When Joseph woke up from his sleep, he did as the angel of Adonai commanded him and took Miriam as his wife. 25But he did not know her intimately until she had given birth to a Son. And he called His name Yeshua.

Isaiah 7:14 - Therefore Adonai Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin will conceive. When she is giving birth to a son, she will call his name Immanuel.

2. Born In Bethelehem

Matthew 2:1-6 - 1Now after Yeshua was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, magi from the east came to Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? For we saw His star in the east and have come to worship Him.” 3When King Herod heard, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. 4And when he had called together all the ruling kohanim and Torah scholars, he began to inquire of them where the Messiah was to be born. 5So they told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it has been written by the prophet: 6‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; For out of you shall come a ruler who will shepherd My people Israel.’

Micah 5:1 - But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah— least among the clans of Judah— from you will come out to Me One to be ruler in Israel, One whose goings forth are from of old, from days of eternity.

Jerusalem Talmud Berakoth 5a “… King Messiah is born…he is from the royal palace of Bethlehem.”

Luke 2:1-7 - 1Now it happened in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus to register all the world’s inhabitants. 2This was the first census taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3Everyone was traveling to be registered in his own city. 4Now Joseph also went up from the Galilee, out of the town of Natzeret to Judah, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was from the house and family of David. 5He went to register with Miriam, who was engaged to him and was pregnant. 6But while they were there, the time came for her to give birth— 7and she gave birth to her firstborn son.

3. From The Line Of David

  • A legitimate genealogy from King David

  • A divine appointment or prophetic sanctioning

Jeremiah 22:28-30 - 28Is this man Coniah a despised, shattered pot— a jar with no delight in it? Why are he and his seed cast out into the land they do not know? 29O land, land, land, hear the word of Adonai! 30Thus says Adonai: “Write this man childless, a man who will not prosper in his days. For no man of his seed will prosper, sitting on the throne of David and ruling again in Judah.”

Luke 1:31-33 - 31Behold, you will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and you shall call His name Yeshua. 32He will be great and will be called Ben-ElyonAdonai Elohimwill give Him the throne of David, His father. 33He shall reign over the house of Jacob for all eternity, and His kingdom will be without end.”

 

Part 2: Chanukah and Yeshua

John 10:22-23 ESV - At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the colonnade of Solomon.

John 10:22-23 TLV - Then came Hanukkah; it was winter in Jerusalem.Yeshua was walking in the Temple around Solomon’s Colonnade.

Antiquities 12.7.6-7 316-325 - And so Judah and his fellow citizens celebrated the festival of the restoration of the sacrifices of the Temple for eight days, and omitted no sort of pleasure, but everyone feasted upon very rich and splendid sacrifices; and they honoured God, and delighted themselves with psalms of praise and the playing of harps.  Indeed, they were so very glad at the revival of  their customs and, after so long a time, having unexpectedly regained their right to worship, that they made it a law for their posterity that they should keep a festival celebrating the restoration of their Temple worship for eight days. And from that time to this we celebrate this, which we call the Festival of Lights, because, I imagine, beyond our hopes this right was brought to light, lights, and so this name was placed on the festival. 

John 10:22-30 - 22Then came Hanukkah; it was winter in Jerusalem. 23Yeshua was walking in the Temple around Solomon’s Colonnade. 24Then the Judean leaders surrounded Him, saying, “How long will You hold us in suspense? If You are the Messiah, tell us outright!” 25Yeshua answered them, “I told you, but you don’t believe! The works I do in My Father’s name testify concerning Me. 26But you don’t believe, because you are not My sheep. 27My sheep hear My voice. I know them, and they follow Me. 28I give them eternal life! They will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all. And no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30I and the Father are one.

May A Great Miracle Happen Here!

 

Part 3: Yeshua and Shabbat

Matthew 12:1-13 - 1At that time Yeshua went through the grain fields on Shabbat. His disciples became hungry and began to pluck heads of grain and eat them. 2But when the Pharisees saw this, they said to Him, “Look, Your disciples are doing what is not permitted on Shabbat.” 3But He said to them, “Haven’t you read what David did when he became hungry, and those with him? 4How he entered into the house of God, and they ate the showbread, which was not permitted for him to eat, nor for those with him, but only for the kohanim? 5Or haven’t you read in the Torah that on Shabbat the kohanim in the Temple break Shabbat and yet are innocent? 6But I tell you that something greater than the Temple is here. 7If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you wouldn’t have condemned the innocent. 8For the Son of Man is Lord of Shabbat.” 9Leaving from there, He went into their synagogue. 10A man with a withered hand was there. And so that they might accuse Him, they questioned Yeshua, saying, “Is it permitted to heal on Shabbat?” 11He said to them, “What man among you will not grab his sheep and lift it out, if it falls into a pit on Shabbat? 12How much more valuable then is a man than a sheep! Therefore it is permitted to do good on Shabbat.” 13Then He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out and it was restored, as healthy as the other.

Matthew 12:5-6 - 5Or haven’t you read in the Torah that on Shabbat the kohanim in the Temple break Shabbat and yet are innocent? 6But I tell you that something greater than the Temple is here.

Matthew 12:7 - 7If you had known what this means, ‘I desire mercy, not sacrifice,’ you wouldn’t have condemned the innocent.

Hosea 6:6 - For I delight in loyalty and not sacrifice, knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.

Matthew 12:8 - 8For the Son of Man is Lord of Shabbat.”

Mishnah, Sanhedrin 4.5 - If any person saves alive a single life, Judaism considers that he has saved the whole world”

Leviticus 18:5,  - “You shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments; which if a man does, he shall live in them.”

Samuel of Nehardeah - Jewish people can observe Torah law, only if they do not die, acts of healing and saving life must always take place on the Sabbath, in order that the Jewish people can keep the Torah. -

Yeshua, The giver of good gifts, even Eternal Life, to all who will call out, Yeshua save me!

 

Part 4: The Resurrection Life Of Yeshua

  • The rabbis of the Mishnah, Talmud and Midrash insist that the resurrection of the dead is one of judaism’s most fundamental tenets.

  • The rabbis consider this idea so essential that they hold anyone who even suggest that it is not explicitly expressed in scripture to stand completely outside the Jewish community.

The Rabbis emphatically state that to be a Jew means not only to accept the doctrine of the resurrection but also to be certain that this doctrine is authentic to and derives from the premier revelation, that is the written scriptures, that God conveyed to Israel, at Sinai. - Dr Alan Peck

Daniel 12:2-3 - Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.

John 11:25-26 - 25Yeshua said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life! Whoever believes in Me, even if he dies, shall live. 26And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 

Matthew 27:27-31 - 27the governor’s soldiers took Yeshua into the Praetorium and gathered the whole cohort around Him. 28They stripped Him and put a scarlet robe around Him. 29And after braiding a crown of thorns, they placed it on His head and put a staff in His right hand. And falling on their knees before Him, they mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30They spat on Him, and they took the staff and beat Him over and over on the head. 31When they finished mocking Him, they stripped the robe off Him and put His own clothes back on Him. And they led Him away to crucify Him

Matthew 27:35-37 - 35And when they had crucified Him, they divided His clothing among themselves by casting lots. 36And they sat down and kept guard over Him there. 37Over His head they put the charge against Him, which read: “THIS IS YESHUA, THE KING OF THE JEWS.” 

Matthew 27:41-43 - 41Likewise the ruling kohanim, along with the Torah scholars and elders, were also mocking Him. 42“He saved others,” they were saying, “but He can’t save Himself? He’s the King of Israel! Let Him come down now from the stake, and we’ll believe in Him! 43He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now, if He wants Him. For He said, ‘I am Ben-Elohim.’”

Matthew 27:50-54 - 50And Yeshua cried out again with a loud voice and gave up His spirit. 51And behold, the curtain of the Temple was split in two, from top to bottom. And the earth quaked and rocks were split apart. 52And the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the kedoshim who were sleeping were raised to life. 53And coming forth out of the tombs after His resurrection, they went into the holy city and appeared to many. 54Now the centurion, and those with him keeping guard over Yeshua, when they saw the earthquake and what was happening, they became terribly frightened and said, “This really was the Son of God!”

Matthew 28:1-9 - 1Now after Shabbat, as it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Miriam of Magdala and the other Miriam came to look at the tomb. 2And suddenly there was a great earthquake, for an angel of Adonai descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4And those keeping watch were shaken for fear of him and became like dead men. 5But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Yeshua who was crucified. 6He is not here; for He is risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7Go quickly now and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead. And behold, He’s going before you to the Galilee. There you will see Him. See, I have told you!” 8They quickly left the tomb, with fear yet with great joy, and ran to bring news to His disciples. 9And behold, Yeshua met them. “Shalom!” He said. They drew near, grasped his feet, and worshiped Him.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 - 1Now I make known to you, brothers and sisters, the Good News which I proclaimed to you. You also received it, and you took your stand on it. 2and by it you are being saved if you hold firm to the word I proclaimed to you—unless you believed without proper consideration. 3For I also passed on to you first of all what I also received— that Messiah died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5and that He appeared to Kefa, then to the Twelve. 6Then He appeared to over five hundred brothers and sisters at one time— most of them are still alive, though some have died. 7Then He appeared to Jacob, then to all the emissaries, 8and last of all, as to one untimely born, He also appeared to me.

 

Part 4: The Return Of Yeshua

Zechariah 14:1-4,9,17 - 1 Behold, a day of Adonai is coming when your plunder will be divided in your midst. 2 I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to wage war. The city shall be captured, the houses ransacked and the women ravished. Half of the city will be exiled but the remainder of the people will not be cut off from the city. 3Then Adonai will go forth and fight against those nations as He fights in a day of battle. 4 In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives which lies to the east of Jerusalem, and the Mount of Olives will be split in two from east to west, forming a huge valley. Half of the mountain will move toward the north and half of it toward the south. 9Adonai will then be King over all the earth. In that day Adonai will be Echad and His Name Echad. 17Furthermore, if any of the nations on earth do not go up to Jerusalem to worship the King, Adonai-Tzva’ot, they will have no rain.

Revelation19:11-21 - 11Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The One riding on it is called Faithful and True, and He judges and makes war in righteousness. 2His eyes are like a flame of fire, and many royal crowns are on His head. He has a name written that no one knows except Himself. 13He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which He is called is “the Word of God.” 14And the armies of heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, were following Him on white horses. 15From His mouth comes a sharp sword—so that with it He may strike down the nations—and He shall rule them with an iron rod, and He treads the winepress of the furious wrath of Elohei-Tzva’ot. 16On His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, “King of kings, and Lord of lords.” 17Then I saw a single angel standing in the sun, and with a loud voice he cried out to all the birds flying high in the sky, “Come, gather for the great banquet of God

Isaiah 9 - 5For to us a child is born, a son will be given to us, and the government will be upon His shoulder. His Name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God My Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace. 6Of the increase of His government and shalom there will be no end— on the throne of David and over His kingdom— to establish it and uphold it through justice and righteousness from now until forevermore. The zeal of Adonai-Tzva’ot will accomplish this.

Isaiah 2:2-4 - 2 It will come to pass in the last days that the mountain of Adonai’s House will stand firm as head of the mountains and will be exalted above the hills. So all nations will flow to it. 3 Then many peoples will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of Adonai, to the House of the God of Jacob! Then He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths.” For Torah will go forth from Zion and the word of Adonai from Jerusalem. 4 He will judge between the nations and decide for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning knives. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, nor will they learn war any more.

Miracles Of The Messiah Message Series

Part 1: Water Into Wine

John 2:1-11 - 1On the third day, there was a wedding at Cana in the Galilee. Yeshua’s mother was there, 2and Yeshua and His disciples were also invited to the wedding. 3When the wine ran out, Yeshua’s mother said to Him, “They don’t have any wine!” 4Yeshua said to her, “Woman, what does this have to do with you and Me? My hour hasn’t come yet.” 5His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever He tells you.” 6Now there were six stone jars, used for the Jewish ritual of purification, each holding two to three measures. 7Yeshua said to them, “Fill the jars with water!” So they filled them up to the top. 8Then He said to them, “Take some water out, and give it to the headwaiter.” And they brought it. 9Now the headwaiter did not know where it had come from, but the servants who had drawn the water knew. As the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, he calls the bridegroom 10and says to him, “Everyone brings out the good wine first, and whenever they are drunk, then the worse. But you’ve reserved the good wine until now!” 11Yeshua did this, the first of the signs, in Cana of the Galilee—He revealed His glory, and His disciples believed in Him.

 

Part 2: The Wealthy Mans Son

John 4:43-54 - 43After the two days, He went on from there into the Galilee. 44Now Yeshua Himself had testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. 45But when He came into the Galilee, they welcomed Him. For they had seen all He had done at the feast in Jerusalem, since they also had gone up to celebrate. 46So He went again to Cana of the Galilee, where He had turned the water into wine. Now there was a nobleman whose son was sick in Capernaum. 47When he heard that Yeshua had come from Judea to the Galilee, he went to Him and begged Him to come down and heal his son; for he was about to die. 48Then Yeshua said to him, “Unless you all see signs and wonders, you’ll never believe!” 49The nobleman said to Him, “Sir, come down before my child dies!” 50Yeshua tells him, “Go! Your son lives!” The man believed the word that Yeshua said to him and started off. 51While on his way down, his servants met him, saying that his son was living. 52So he asked them the hour when the boy began to get better. They said, “The fever left him yesterday at about the seventh hour.” 53Then the father realized that it was the same hour Yeshuasaid to him, “Your son lives!” Now he himself believed, along with his whole household. 54Yeshua did this as the second sign, after He had come again from Judea into the Galilee.

Revelation 21:1-4 - 1Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. 2I also saw the holy city—the New Jerusalem—coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. 3I also heard a loud voice from the throne, saying, “Behold, the dwelling of God is among men, and He shall tabernacle among them. They shall be His people, and God Himself shall be among them and be their God. 4He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more. Nor shall there be mourning or crying or pain any longer, for the former things have passed away.”

 

Part 3: Lunch For 5,000

John 6:1-15 - 1Afterwards, Yeshua went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also known as the Sea of Tiberias. 2A large crowd kept following Him, because they were watching the signs He was performing on the sick. 3Then Yeshua went up the mountainside and sat down there with His disciples. 4Passover, the Jewish feast, was near. 5Lifting up His eyes and seeing a large crowd coming to Him, Yeshua said to Philip, “Where will we buy bread so these may eat?” 6Now Yeshua was saying this to test him, for He knew what He was about to do. 7Philip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii isn’t enough to buy bread for each to get a little bit!” 8One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to Him, 9“There’s a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish—but what’s that for so many?” 10Yeshua said, “Make the people recline.” There was much grass in the area. So the men reclined, about five thousand in number. 11Then Yeshua picked up the loaves. And having given thanks, He distributed bread to everyone who was reclining. He did the same with the fish, as much as they wanted. 12When the people were full, Yeshua said to His disciples, “Gather up the leftovers, so nothing is wasted.” 13So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which were left over by those who had finished eating. 14When the people saw the sign that Yeshua performed, they began to say, “This is most certainly the Prophet who is to come into the world!” 15Realizing that they were about to come and seize Him by force to make Him king, Yeshua withdrew again to the mountain, Himself alone.

Psalm 72:16-19 - 16Let there be abundance of grain in the land. Let it sway on the top of the hills, let its fruit be like Lebanon, and let people of the city flourish like grass of the field. 17May his name endure forever. May his name increase before the sun, and may all nations be blessed by him and call him blessed. 18Blessed be Adonai Elohim, God of Israel, who alone does wonders. 19Blessed be His glorious Name forever. May all the earth be filled with His glory! Amen and Amen!

Numbers 27:16-18 - “May Adonai, God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the community 17to go out and come in before them, who will lead them out and bring them out so that the people of Adonai will not be like sheep without a shepherd.” 18Adonai said to Moses, “Take Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom is the Ruach, and lay your hand on him.

Pesachim 54a - The name of Messiah was created before the world was created, as it is written in the chapter discussing the Messiah: “May his name endure forever; his name existed before the sun”

Numbers 10:35-36 - 35Whenever the Ark would set out, Moses would say: “Arise, Adonai! May Your enemies be scattered! May those who hate You flee from before You!” 36Then whenever it came to rest, he would say: “Return, Adonai, to the myriad thousands of Israel!”

Shabbat 116a - “With wisdom she built her house, she carved its seven pillars” (Proverbs 9:1), these are the seven books of the Torah? According to whose opinion? 

It is according to the opinion of Rabbi Yehuda HaNasi, as by his count there are seven books of the Torah: Genesis; Exodus; Leviticus; Numbers until: “And when the Ark traveled”; the portion: “And when the Ark traveled,” which is considered its own book; the remainder of Numbers; and Deuteronomy.

 

Part 4: Wake Up Lazerus

John 11:1-44 - 1Now a man named Lazarus was sick. He was from Bethany, the village of Miriam and her sister Martha. 2This was the same Miriam who anointed the Master with perfume and wiped His feet with her hair. It was her brother Lazarus who was sick. 3So the sisters sent a word to Yeshua, saying, “Master, the one you love is sick!” 4When Yeshua heard this, He said, “This sickness will not end in death. It is for God’s glory, so that Ben-Elohim may be glorified through it.” 5Now Yeshua loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. 6However, when He heard that Lazarus was sick, He stayed where He was for two more days. 17So when Yeshua arrived, He discovered that Lazarus had been in the tomb already for four days. 18Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, 19and many of the Judeans had come to Martha and Miriam to console them about their brother. 20When Martha heard that Yeshua was coming, she went out to meet Him; but Miriam sat in the house. 21Martha said to Yeshua, “Master, if You had been here, my brother wouldn’t have died! 22But I know, even now, that whatever You may ask of God, He will give You.” 23Yeshua said to her, “Your brother will rise again.” 24Martha said to Him, “I know, he will rise again in the resurrection on the last day.” 25Yeshua said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life! Whoever believes in Me, even if he dies, shall live. 26And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” 27She says to Him, “Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Messiah, Ben-Elohim who has come into the world.” 32So when Miriam came to where Yeshua was, she saw Him and fell at His feet, saying to Him, “Master, if You had been here, my brother would not have died!” 33When Yeshua saw her weeping, and the Judeans who came with her weeping, He was deeply troubled in spirit and Himself agitated. 34“Where have you laid him?” He asked. “Come and see, Master,” they tell Him. 35Yeshua wept. 36So the Judeans said, “See how He loved him!” 37But some of them said, “Couldn’t this One, who opened the eyes of the blind man, have also kept this man from dying?” 38So Yeshua, again deeply troubled within Himself, comes to the tomb. It was a cave, and a stone was lying against it. 39Yeshua says, “Roll away the stone!” Martha, the dead man’s sister, said to Him, “Master, by this time he stinks! He’s been dead for four days!” 40Yeshua says to her, “Didn’t I tell you that if you believed, you would see the glory of God? 41So they rolled away the stone. Yeshua lifted up His eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard Me. 42I knew that You always hear Me; but because of this crowd standing around I said it, so that they may believe that You sent Me.” 43And when He had said this, He cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” 44.He who had been dead came out, wrapped in burial clothes binding his hands and feet, with a cloth over his face. And Yeshua tells them, “Cut him loose, and let him go!”

Daniel 12:2-3 - 2Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake—some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those who turn many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever.

Genesis Rabbah 100:7 - The very height of mourning is not till the third day. For three days the spirit wanders about the tomb, wondering if it may return into the body … then it hovers no more, but leaves the body to itself. 

Semachot 8:1 - During the first three days, medical experts return to the cemetery and examine the dead to determine whether they are really dead ... 

John 12:9-11 - 9Now a large crowd of Judeans knew He was there and came, not only for Yeshua but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. 10So the ruling kohanim made plans to kill Lazarus also, 11because on account of him many of the Jewish people were going and putting their trust in Yeshua.

John 12:17-19 - 17So the crowd, which had been with Yeshua when He called Lazarus out of the tomb and raised him from the dead, kept on telling everyone about it. 18It was also for this reason that the crowd came out to meet Him, because they heard that He had performed this sign. 19So the Pharisees said to each other, “You see that you can’t do anything. Look, the whole world has taken off after Him!”