This expressive term is used to designate the reception of the candidate into the third or sublime degree of a Master Mason, and alludes both to a part of the ceremony and to our faith in the glorious morn of the resurrection, when our bodies will rise, and become as incorruptible as our souls. — ( Hoseah 6:2 - 1 Corinthians 6:14 - John 11:23 - Job 19:26,27 )

Biblical References

Hoseah 6:2

After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight.

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1 Corinthians 6:14

And God hath both raised up the Lord, and will also raise up us by his own power.

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John 11:23

Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again.

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Job 19:26,27

26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:
27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

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