- Immediately the Spirit impelled Him to go out into the wilderness. - Mark 1:12
The term impelled (ekballō), in Mark 1:12, means that the Holy Spirit guided and directed Jesus in His earthly ministry. The Father placed the Spirit upon the Son for the purpose of guiding Him. Ultimately, the Spirit guided Christ to the cross to offering Himself as a sacrifice for sins.
- how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? - Hebrews 9:14
Just as the Spirit sustained Christ in His life, He sustained Him in His death. Though dead, Christ had the power to raise Himself from the dead.
- No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father. - John 10:18
However, He was raised by the Father.
- and what is the surpassing greatness of His power toward us who believe. These are in accordance with the working of the strength of His might which He brought about in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, - Ephesians 1:19-20
The Father raised the Son to demonstrate that He was satisfied with the Son’s sacrificial work. As well, the Holy Spirit played a role in the resurrection of Christ.
- who was declared the Son of God with power by the resurrection from the dead, according to the Spirit of holiness, Jesus Christ our Lord, - Romans 1:4
- But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. - Romans 8:11
- For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; - 1 Peter 3:18
Just as the Spirit was the active agent in Creation and in the creation of Christ’s human body, so He was again the agent in the regeneration of Christ’s physical body. As such, it was by the Spirit that Christ’s flesh did not see corruption.
- For You will not abandon my soul to Sheol; Nor will You allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. - Psalm 16:10
As well, He rejoined Christ’s soul and spirit to His body.