“…and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead” (Romans 1:4).
Not only was the gospel of God promised before through His prophets in the Holy Scriptures and fulfilled according to the flesh in the seed of David, its good tidings of great joy is rooted in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Son of David.
By His miraculous conception in a virgin named Mary, Jesus became the only-begotten Son of God, Emmanuel (Matthew 1:23).
By His holy, obedient life, the Son of David proved Himself to be the Son of God (Hebrews 10:5-10).
By His many miracles—signs (or indicators) of His deity, there is ample evidence for belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God (John 20:30-31).
At His baptism (Matthew 3:16-17) and transfiguration (Matthew 17:1-5) there is historical proof He is God’s beloved Son in whom He is well pleased.
The climactic proof of His deity is His resurrection. He died according to the Scriptures, was buried, then raised according to the Scriptures, and seen by many eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:3-8). Over a span of forty days, He presented Himself alive after His suffering with many infallible proofs (Acts 1:3).
God did not mumble. Clearly, unmistakably, and distinctly He declared our Lord Jesus Christ to be the Son of God with power. Because of His holiness, the grave could not hold Him for more than three days (Acts 2:24). Just as David foresaw (Psalm 16:10), the Son of God’s soul was not left in Hades nor did His body see corruption (Acts 2:27).
He lives. The Spirit of holiness reunited His body and soul. He was dead, but now He is alive forevermore. He now has the keys to Hades and death (Revelation 1:18).
With His resurrection, the Son of God built His church—the eternal kingdom (Daniel 2:44), the house of David (2 Samuel 7:13). Not even the gates of Hades could prevail against Him (Matthew 16:18). The Spirit of holiness saw to that.