The resurrection is the most important feature of truth to grasp, because without the resurrection, faith is obsolete (Rom. 10:9; 1Cor. 15:17). Before He even went to Jerusalem, Jesus prophesied not just His death, but also His resurrection (Matt. 16:21), and even went so far as to prophesy what He would do after resurrecting (Mark 14:28). Jesus prayed not to die, but died anyway; after He died though, God raised Him to life (Heb. 5:7). After resurrecting, Jesus appeared to a large amount of individuals in varied locations, fulfilling what He prophesied He would do after resurrecting (1Cor. 15:5-8).
The proof of the resurrection is found in a two-fold declaration. First, the stone was rolled away (Matt. 28:2; Mark 16:4; Luke 24:2; Jo. 20:1), which showed Jesus’ body was not in the tomb (Matt. 28:6; Mark 16:6; Luke 16:3; Jo. 10:6). Second, the Angels of the Lord declared Christ had risen (Matt. 28:2; 6; Mark 16:6; Luke 16:4; Jo. 20:12) to Mary and to others (Matt. 28:1; Mark 16:1; Luke 24:10; Jo. 10:1; 6). The proof of Jesus’ Lordship is solidified in His resurrection; because it confirms what He said about whom He is, and validates His other prophesies about the future. If any one of the Roman soldiers guarding the tomb by royal decree (Matt. 27:60; 65; Matt. 28:14), who had been paid off by the chief priests (Matt. 28:12) and assured of their pardoning from the governor (Matt. 28:14), had the truth that contradicted the Messiah-narrative then why remain quiet and not expose it? The exposé of this flaw would have killed the Messiah-narrative within a generation.