Why Did the Lord Jesus Christ Remain on Earth Forty Days in His Resurrected Body?
Matthew 26:36, 38; Luke 22:43-44
4-5-20, Archives of Oswald Chambers -- We cannot learn about Gethsemane through our own personal experiences. We can never fully comprehend Christ’s agony when He prayed in the Garden of Gethsemane. It is the agony of God and man in one Person, coming face to face with sin - not His sin ... the sin of the entire world for all generations. [2 Corinthians 5:21]
It was not over His pending death that Jesus agonized. In fact, He stated very emphatically that He came with the purpose of dying. He was confident of getting through it as the Son of God but agonized over all that sin — Satan could not touch Him. (Hebrews 9:11-15; Luke 4:13).
The agony in Gethsemane was the agony of the Son of God in fulfilling His destiny as the Savior of the world. The veil is pulled back here to reveal all that it cost Him to make it possible for us to become sons of God. Gethsemane and Calvary are the gateway to forgiveness of our sin and eternal life with God. [John 3:16] The Cross of Christ was not only a sign that our Lord had triumphed over sin and the grave; but that He had triumphed to save all repentant humans from punishment and separation from God. Because of what the Lord Jesus Christ went through, every human being has been provided with a way of access into the very presence of God. Source
1 John 4:10, "Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins." [Romans 8:3-4]
Happy Palm Sunday
Collection of beautiful songs of praise for the celebration of the week of the Lord Jesus sacrifice, crucifiction and resurrection.
Non stop playlist here
Apostle Peter Denied the Lord Jesus Christ Three Times and Wept
As the Lord Jesus was being abused and spit on in the interrogation before His crucifixion, the Apostle Peter was asked by some young girls: ‘Thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.’ But he denied, saying, ‘I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest.’ V69 later the girl saw him again and said: ‘This is one of them.’ Peter denied it again. Others said to him, ‘Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.’ But he cursed & swearing said: ‘I know not this Man of Whom ye speak!’ Then he remembered Jesus said he’d deny him and wept.
4-3-20, Surely human weakness and fear caused the Apostle Peter to deny associating with the Lord Jesus Christ; even knowing Him! [Mark 14:66-72] He watched Jesus being falsely accused, beaten, spit upon and insulted (Mark 14:57–66). To Peter’s credit, he didn’t flee the scene as the others did and he repented as he wept (Mark 14:50, 72).
Earlier, Jesus warned His disciples as well as us today, “If the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated Me first.” (John 15:18; Matthew 24:9) Peter quickly found he wasn’t nearly as bold and courageous as he had proclaimed. [Mark 14:30-31]
Jesus revealed to Peter that Satan had asked for permission to sift Peter like wheat (Luke 22:31). Jesus could have easily protected Peter not allowing Satan to sift him, but Jesus had a higher goal. He was equipping Peter to strengthen all disciples (Luke 22:32).
Perhaps because of Peter’s shame of denying the Lord bolstered and encouraged him to do so much better. He then strengthened other disciples, becoming a pillar of the early church in Jerusalem, exhorting and training others to follow and obey the Lord Jesus (Acts 2:1). And an example for all. Acts 2:7-38
Peter’s life gives us all hope for our temporary lapses; that even when our will is contrary to that of God, when we repent - as Peter did - God forgives us. Today, when the Lord Jesus is blasphemed and His name is used in cursing - we can have confidence to speak up:
"Please don't use the name of the Lord Jesus as a curse." (Romans 5:8-10; 1 John 1:9)
PASSOVER One of Two of the Most Important of God’s Feast Days
In 2020 it at sundown on Wednesday, April 8 ending at nightfall on Thursday, April 16, 2020
“And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying… when I see the blood, I will pass over you and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt. And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it forever.” v1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.”
FIRSTFRUITS is the Second Most Important of God's Feast Days
When the Lord Jesus, the Messiah Arose from the Dead
Many call it Resurrection Sunday or 'Easter'
3-28-20, *-- The Lord’s Holy Day of PASSOVER is one of two MOST important Holy day of all the Lord’s annual holy days. This study is to explain the parallels of the first PASSOVER in 1528 BC , the Lord Jesus dying, resurrecting and ascending in 30 AD and the end time events of 2020 AD. Prior to that first Passover, there was no Jewish nation. The Hebrews were slaves to cruel Egyptian taskmasters who cried out to the one true God for help. God’s ears are always open to the cries and prayers of “the righteous” [Psalm 34:15] He listened and set in place a new calendar year [Exodus 12:1-2] for the Jewish people with the first of His “holy days” being PASSOVER. Almighty God sent Moses to Pharaoh demanding the release the Hebrew slaves and he refused; the chronology of events of the rescue of the Hebrews with the future ‘rescue’ of sinners when the Lord Jesus was God’s lamb:
- On the 10th of Abib, every Hebrew family was to select a lamb for a sacrifice to God to be without “spot or blemish;” a perfect specimen. [Exodus 12:3-5; Joshua 1:11, 4:19] It is the same day the Messiah Jesus Christ triumphantly rode on a donkey into Jerusalem. [Mark 11:9-11]
- The lambs were examined for three days to be certain it had no defects. [Exodus 12:6] For three days Jesus was examined in six trials resulting in Pilate declaring His innocence. [John 18:12-14; Matthew 26:57; Luke 22:63, 23:4]
- On the evening of Abib 14 each household was to kill their lamb as a sacrifice to God, and they were not to break the lamb’s bones [Exodus 12:6, 9]. When Jesus was crucified no bones were broken. [John 1:29, 19:36]
- The 10th and final Egyptian plague was that every first born man & beast in Egypt would die, but not the Hebrews. They were told to spread the blood of the lamb to their door posts and death would ‘passover’ them. [Exodus 12:7, 13] The Lord Jesus as mankind’s ‘passover lamb’ Who shed HIS blood so all who repent trusting in Him will never die spending eternity with God. [John 11:26]
- After Pharaoh’s first born son died [Exodus 12:30] he demanded the Hebrews leave Egypt [Exodus 12:31-33]; they were set FREE from their bondage and lived. On 14th of Abib, Israel’s Hebrews left Egypt; crossed the Red Sea rejoicing as they were a FREE people having a NATION.
The parallel between the killing of the Hebrew passover lamb to free the Jews from Egypt and the crucifixion of the Messiah Lord Jesus Christ the Savior to free all mankind from the slavery of sin is unmistakable and undeniable.
The Lord Jesus arose from the dead and is the ‘Firstfruit’ of resurrections of the dead. In Leviticus 23:10-11 we see that a Jewish priest was to take a “sheaf” [not one, but many] “of the firstfruits of your harvest lift it into the air and wave it.” Surely that ‘sheaf’ typifies the resurrection of all true believers who will resurrect in the likeness of Christ’s resurrection [1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Romans 6:5]. The inspired Word twice explicitly refers to the Lord as the “firstfruits” of the resurrection. [1 Corinthians 15:20-23] It would be grammatically and scripturally incorrect to label anything as “firstfruit” unless there are more “fruits” to be gathered. This is the third spring feast also know as 'Easter.'
The current world’s tribulations mirror the Lord Jesus’ prophecy of end time events. [Luke 21:11] Scoffers and scorners say, ‘Oh but there’s been wars and rumors of wars for centuries, plagues of locusts, earthquakes and pestilences. All things go on as before!’ [2 Peter 3:4] Not like the current horrors of the world including the panic and hysteria of the pestilence of Corona virus; this is a new phenomenon. The increase of locust ; earthquakes  and pestilence  cannot be denied. The Lord Jesus said that all of these things would be “the beginning of sorrow.” [Mark 13:8] Not the end… “beginning”… and they are here – now.
This year’s anniversary of the Lord Jesus’ resurrection is Sunday, April 12, 2020. Is it just one more “coincidence” that the days of the week for this Passover and Firstfruit [Easter Resurrection Sunday, 4-12-20] come in the ‘likeness’ [ exact same order] as they did the week Christ was crucified and arose in 30 A.D.?
Many faithful believers are now obediently and faithfully sounding the trumpet of warning [Ezekiel 33:6], please add me to the list.
*Excerpted and adapted from emailed Bible Study from Pastor F. M. Riley, firstname.lastname@example.org
 First Passover date: https://www.biblicalcalendarproof.com/Timeline/PassoverDate
 Locusts 2020: https://www.businessinsider.com/desert-locust-plague-devastates-africa-photos-history-2020-2?op=1
 Earthquakes: https://www.usgs.gov/faqs/why-are-we-having-so-many-earthquakes-has-naturally-occurring-earthquake-activity-been?qt-news_science_products=0#qt-news_science_products
 Plague of Covid-19: https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2020/02/coronavirus-plague-predicted-in-2020-by-buddhist-monk-100-years-ago/
Happy Resurrection Sunday - 'Easter'
His apostles watched as He was taken up into heaven the same way He'll return to earth: Acts 1:3, 9-11
Messiah Savior Jesus Christ
Triumphantly is Greeted on "Palm Sunday'
As He Entered Jerusalem ...
With God's Approval They Killed Him ...
Then He Arose From Death
From the beginning God made it clear that sin will lead to death and only a perfect sinless sacrifice can save mankind from their sin. Christ was made in the likeness of the flesh of sin yet He was without spot or blemish; He gave Himself to save mankind from their sin.
Ancient Paintings of Jesus Christ Resurrection
Jesus Ascended to Heaven While Apostles Watched
2012, * -- Christ's Resurrection is one of the basic beliefs of the Christian faith; His triumph over death is fundamental and all the paintings depict the empty tomb. Christ remained here on earth until the Ascension. Christ is shown unclothed, since the shroud covered Him was left in the tomb.
“The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. 2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid Him. 3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre. 4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. 5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, 7 And the napkin, that was about His head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself. 8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed. 9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that He must rise again from the dead.
John 20:1-17; Matthew 16:1-15; Mark 16:1-11; Luke 24:1-12
Handel's Messiah Chorus Was Composed for Resurrection of Jesus - Not His Birth
Messiah is an English-language oratorio composed in 1741 by George Frederic Handel, with a scriptural text compiled by Charles Jennens from the King James Bible, and from the version of the Psalms included with the Book of Common Prayer.
It was first performed in Dublin on 13 April 1742 and received its London premiere nearly a year later.
The text begins in Part I with prophecies by Isaiah and others, and moves to the annunciation to the shepherds, the only "scene" taken from the Gospels.
In Part II, Handel concentrates on the Passion of Jesus crucifixion and ends with the "Hallelujah" chorus of His resurrection.
In Part III the chorus he covers the resurrection of the dead Christ and His glorification in heaven.
The Anniversary of Jesus' Resurrection
[aka Easter] Gives Us Hope
Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live."
3-31-18, * -- We celebrate the anniversary of Resurrection of our Lord Jesus on Sunday [aka Easter] on a different date every year; very weird. It is not about brightly bunnies, colored eggs, wearing pastels, or enjoying a big meal, although it could include these. Easter is about the death and Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
For some, Easter will be a great day, spent surrounded by family and friends. But for others, it will be a sad day, because Easter is a reminder of a loved one who has died and is now desperately missed.
Death seems so cruel, so harsh, and so final. That is what the disciples were feeling when they saw their Lord, whom they had left everything to follow, hanging on the cross. They were devastated. Death had crushed them. But if they would have gone back in their memories, they would have recalled an important event and statement Jesus had made.
They would have remembered Jesus standing at the tomb of His close friend, Lazarus; that Jesus did something completely unexpected: He wept (John 11:35). Jesus wept, because He knew that death was not part of God’s original plan. Humanity was not meant to grow old, to suffer with disease, or to die. But because of the sin of Adam and Eve, sin entered the human race, and death followed with it. And death spread to all of us.
* Excerpted and adapted full original message from Greg Laurie here:
he that believeth in Me, though he were dead,
yet shall he live:" John 11:25
Series: Resurrection of Jesus #7 [final]
HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY!
Jesus Christ Arose from the Dead!
Series: Resurrection of Jesus Christ
#6 Jesus Was Born to Die
ministered unto, but to minister and to give
His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45
4-14-17, John D. Morris, Ph.D. -- Especially as noted in the Gospel of John, Christ identified many reasons why He had been born. Consider the following sampling of verses and references. First and foremost, Christ came to redeem those who would repent and believe,
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
But under that umbrella of redemption come many other aspects.
God’s will was paramount even in judgment (John 5:30) as well as resurrection “this is the will of Him that sent Me, that everyone which seeth the Son, and believeth on Him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6:40).
Many aspects of Christ’s work are to be realized in this life, for He said: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).
“I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd
giveth His life for the sheep” (John 10:11).
This was the reason Jesus came; to die for His sheep.
Excerpted full original message here: http://www.icr.org/article/18044
Series: Resurrection of Jesus Christ
#5 Music Written to Proclaim He Arose!
Glorious Music "Messiah" Oratorio
'Handel's Messiah' Was Composed Commemorating the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ - Not His Birth
- Only the first portion of the work was about the birth of Jesus
- The second act covers Jesus crucifixion and death
- The third focused on His resurrection
Therefore, the piece was originally conceived as a work for Easter.
Hear the 'Chorus' Here
Bach's 'PASSION' Here
Series: Resurrection of Jesus Christ
#4 Proof Jesus Was Crucified on Thursday
SOLVING THE THREE DAY THREE NIGHT MYSTERY
Some may argue that this view doesn't permit three full days and three full nights in the tomb; but that's not what scripture says. It simply says 3 days and 3 nights. Trying to move His death to Wednesday to allow three full days, we violate the Passover Lamb prophecy. The women wouldn't have waited until Sunday morning to prepare the Lord's body, because they could have done it on Friday.
Full original message here: https://gracethrufaith.com/topical-studies/holidays-and-holy-days/solving-the-three-day-three-night-mystery/
Series: Resurrection of Jesus Christ
#3 Proof Jesus Arose from Death
"Ye men of Athens. . . . in all things ye are too superstitious" (Acts 17:22). "God that made the world and all things therein . . . is Lord of heaven and earth. . . . He hath appointed a day, in the which He will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He hath given assurance unto all men, in that He hath raised Him from the dead" (Acts 17:24,31).
The first evidence the disciples had for the resurrection was that of the empty tomb. As Peter and John entered the tomb, they saw an amazing thing. The heavy wrappings of linen clothes which Joseph and Nicodemus had wound around the body of Jesus (John 19:39-40) were still there, just as they had been, but the body had vanished out of them and the grave clothes had, as it were, collapsed inward on themselves. No wonder the record says that when John entered the tomb, "he saw, and believed!" (John 20:8). Christ had returned to life, in such a remarkable form that it could simply pass through the linen wrappings and enter henceforth into the power of an endless life!
Not only was the tomb empty, but the disciples and more than five hundred others actually saw the resurrected Lord. On at least ten separate occasions after He left the tomb He was seen in the following order:
- To Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18; Mark 16:9)
- To the other women (Matthew 28:8-10)
- To Peter (Luke 24:34; 1 Corinthians 15:5)
- To the two on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35; Mark 16:12)
- To ten of the disciples (Luke 24:36-43; John 20:19-29)
- To all eleven disciples, eight days later (John 20:24-29)
- To seven disciples by the Sea of Tiberias (John 21:1-23)
- To five hundred followers (1 Corinthians 15:6)
- To James (1 Corinthians 15:7)
- To the eleven, at the ascension (Acts 1:3-12)
THE WITNESS OF THE APOSTLES
The Foundation of Christianity
Without the resurrection , it is quite certain there could be no Christian church. We realize that there is no possibility that the apostles could have continued as teachers of the Messiah Jesus Christ's doctrines and precepts without the death of and bodily resurrection of their Master. Clearly, others could not have been persuaded to follow them, without their assurance that Christ was alive. They went forth everywhere proclaiming His resurrection, regardless of their persecution & martyrdom, causing multitudes to become believers in their Living Lord.
Until that day, when He "[makes] all things new" (Revelation 21:5), His promise of forgiveness, salvation, resurrection and eternal life is available on an individual basis to every person who repents of their sin, believes and accept Him as their Lord.
to God by the death of His Son, much more, being
reconciled, we shall be saved by His life" (Romans 5:10).
 Acts 2:22-36; 3:13-18; 4:10-12, 33; 5:29-32; 10:37-43; 13:27-37; 17:23, 30-32; 23:6; 24:14-16; 25:19; 26:68, 22-23
Excerpted and adapted full original article here
- Arnold, T. 1854. Sermons on Christian Life, Its Fears and Its Close , 6th ed. London, UK: 324.
- Greenleaf, S. 1874. The Testimony of the Evangelists. New York, NY: 28.
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Jesus is OUR 'Passover' Lamb
John the Baptist said as Jesus approached,
"Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the
sins of the world!" John 1:29;1:36
February 2013, Dr Henry M. Morris Ph.D. Evidence for Creation -- As he spoke to two of His followers, John the Baptist was, in effect, telling them that they should henceforth leave him to follow Jesus.
"And the two disciples heard him speak,
and they followed Jesus" (John 1:37).
On the previous day, when John had first seen Jesus coming, his comments in John 1:29 is the first use of the word "lamb" in the New Testament and it is significant that it refers to the Lord Jesus as the One great sacrifice for our sins.
He is called "the Lamb" 30 more times in the New Testament, the final time no longer viewing Him on the altar, but on His eternal throne (Revelation 22:3). Yet, even on His throne as our King, He is still the Lamb, and we can never ever forget that He once died for us that we might live with Him.
In ancient Egypt, what was the first Jewish 'Passover' God told the Israelites to place the shed blood of a spotless lamb on the doorpost of each home and said, "When I see the blood, I will pass over you" (Exodus 12:13). And all the Jews were spared.
In fulfillment of the ancient sacrifices and types, the once-for-all Lamb of God came.
"Christ our Passover is sacrificed
even for us." I Corinthians 5:7
the Resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on Sunday, April 16, 2017
Series: Resurrection of Jesus Christ
#1, Palm Sunday
4-9-17, Palm Sunday in Egypt -- Today millions of Christians in Egypt gathered in their ancient churches to celebrate Palm Sunday. This Christian holiday is the commemoration of the triumphal entrance of the Lord Jesus into Jerusalem before His crucifixion and resurrection that Christian's celebrate on what's traditionally called 'EASTER.'
Jesus Triumphal Entry
Zechariah 9:9-13; Matthew 21:1-11; Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-40
Jesus commanded to be given a colt [donkey]; and as He rode into Jerusalem the people cast their garments on Him and in the path with palm branches. They who followed, cried, saying, "Hosanna; Blessed is He that comes in the name of the Lord: Blessed be the kingdom of our father David, that comes in the name of the Lord: Hosanna in the highest." Mark 11:6-11
“They will kill you, and you will be hated by all nations because of My name” …“an hour is coming for everyone who kills you to think that he is offering service to God.” Matthew 24:9; John 16:2.
However, God knows of His children's suffering and we know that all of His prophecies and promises will be fulfilled. The persecuted are strengthened, encouraged and their faith is increased despite affliction. Every time wicked Islamic terrorist martyrs a Christian, people watching the forgiveness and testimony of his or her family brings dozens more converts to Christ.
We know that someday, soon and very soon, the Blessed Hope of the Lord Jesus will avenge and rescue the perishing.
Mardi Gras Originally is a Christian Celebration of the Coming of Resurrection Sunday [aka Easter]
- On Feb 25, 2017 in New Orleans a 25 yr Neilson Rizzuto was driving a pickup truck hitting two cars before plowing into the Mardi Gras parade marchers injuring 25 - the youngest a three year old child. Authorities say he was drunk; photo and arrest given.
- Three days later another Mardi Gras Parade: On Feb 28, 2017 in Gulf Shores Alabama an unidentified 73 yr old man ran over a bunch of marchers. Twelve students in the band were injured - three critical. Report by Pensacola News here | CBS News video here
2017 "Lent" begins March 1st | What is Lent?
Catholics and many Protestant Christians Celebrate what's called 'Lent' the beginning of the annual Easter Season: Lent begins on what's called "Ash Wednesday" the Christian religious celebration of the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ on what's called "Easter." It's a 40-day fast, so will run up until the Thursday before Easter Sunday, this year April 16, 2017.
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