“For the Sadducee says that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both.” Acts 23:8 & Luke 20:27
Sadducee means “the righteous.”
Amazing because they did not believe in the resurrection, nor in angels (one sent with a heavenly message) nor in the power of the spirit. That is why they were “sad -you- see.”
The Spirit that raised Jesus up out of the grave is called “the Spirit of Holiness.” Romans 1:4
We know that if the same spirit that raised up Jesus dwells in us (and it certainly does) that spirit has quickened, healed and made whole our mortal bodies and placed us in Christ the Righteous One. God even named the “unbelievers” the Righteous.
Now that takes looking at the multitudes with His eyesight! Mercy was for all unbelief.
“Therefore hath the LORD recompensed me according to my righteousness, according to the cleanness of my hands in His eyesight. Psalms 18:24
“For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that He might have mercy upon all.” Romans 11:32
The power of God is Christ and His Holiness. We are holy today, not some day in the sweet by and by or even when I die and go to heaven. I did die with Him and I was raised up into heavenly Christ by the power of the Spirit that made and keeps us joined as ONE!
Now I have seen with JOY thy people in uprightness of heart. There is joy and peace when we believe.
Always-N-Joy in His Perfect Peace … with Love in Light.