The most erroneously interpreted verse of the Bible is Verse 11 of Chapter 8 of the Epistle to Romans by the greatest Evangelist Paul, which reads as under:

Romans Chapter 8

11 But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

What meaning do the words of this verse convey?

Does it convey the meaning that there was a distinct spirit, which was not a part of the Jesus who had died of crucifixion but before resurrection, who was responsible for the Resurrection of Jesus? Why was it not written “But if the Spirit ______that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you…”. Why that “him”?

Secondly, in the phrase “that Spirit of him”, who is this uncapitalised him? Does it refer to God the Father or Jesus the Son?

Luke 23 says this:

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

The spirit that Jesus gave up from the cross, was it the Triune Holy Spirit, or the spirit that gives Life to all humans? According to my understanding he gave up that spirit, which according to John was the ‘light of men’ – which is the life giving spirit, not the Holy Spirit.

The interpretation would be that when any human being makes himself/ herself a temple of the living God and allows the Holy Spirit to dwell in him/her; upon attaining mortality, that human spirit which returns to God upon death, would in due course shall quicken the mortal body because of the close knit communion which the God given human spirit(life) had with the Holy Spirit, while the body was still alive.

But with Jesus it was different. That is why Jesus was divine in the flesh too.

To understand this, one has to advert to John’s gospel. Jesus was given Life, not like every other human being.

John Chapter 5 says this:

26 For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself;

Jesus had a commandment: that Jesus could lay down His life and take it back – at His own will, just like His father. Jesus had Life in Himself. Jesus did NOT NEED THE SPIRIT TO RAISE HIM FROM THE DEAD, HE WAS ENDOWED WITH SELF RESURRECTING POWER. Just like the Father, Jesus had LIFE IN HIMSELF.

This is the point which has not been enunciated well by the evangelist Paul, leading many to believe that it was the Holy Spirit which raised Jesus from the dead.

At John 20 it says as follows:

17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

This verse is a testimony that Jesus self resurrected Himself and had Life in Himself just like God the Father, as he had to ascend after He resurrected Himself.

Jesus resurrected Himself and that’s the superiority of the Gospel of John.

Read chapters 5 and 10 and marvel.

Not for nothing that Jesus in the flesh, loved John more than any of His disciples. John enunciated the divinity of Jesus better than anyone else in the New Testament. If Augur was curious to know the name of the Son of God, as expressed by him in Proverbs 31:4, he should get to know the name of the Son of God from Apostle John.