The people cast their garments on the donkey and Jesus sat upon him. Many people spread their garments in the path: others cut down branches off the trees, and strawed the way. They that went before, and they that followed, cried:
"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!"
Jesus entered Jerusalem, and the temple: and when He had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, He went out unto Bethany with the twelve [apostles].
The Savior, Jesus Christ’s Resurrection From Death [aka Easter]
3-25-18, * -- Today is the anniversary of the Lord Jesus Christ's entry into Jerusalem where a week later He would be crucified. But the good news is He arose from death. The significance of the Resurrection of Jesus Christ is breathtaking. The witness of the apostles and believers is that - without the resurrection - there could be no Christianity. The crucifixion and shed blood of Jesus Christ would be useless without His resurrection. It was His resurrection that explained His death as a sacrifice for sins for all who would repent and trust Him as their Savior. It was the resurrection which vindicated His teaching: He was no liar.
It is the resurrection that gives us hope of a new, eternal life: as Christ arose, so will we. It is the one fact that the apostles and early church constantly held forth as the proof of their message. It is the oldest traceable doctrine of the early Christian liturgy. Even notable anti-Christian scholars admit that the early church held the resurrection as fact, however much those same scholars hope to show that the church was mistaken or it was a hoax as they stole His body away. However, historical records report that Christ was buried, His tomb was sealed [Matthew 27:65-66] and soldiers posted around it. About dawn of the first day of the new week an earthquake shook the tomb. The guards fell senseless [Matthew 28:4]. An angel rolled back the stone.
Women, on their way to the tomb to anoint His body, wondered how they would roll away the stone. Imagine their surprise when they found it rolled back and His body gone! They supposed it had been removed and laid elsewhere. Weeping, one of them asked a gardener if he knew where the body had been taken; she then recognized the "gardener" as Jesus Himself! [John 20:1-16]
The women rushed back to tell the disciples. Peter and John raced to the tomb. All was as the women had said. An angel assured the men Christ had risen. All arguments against Jesus’ resurrection must take into account the eyewitness testimonies. Jesus appeared several times to His disciples, ate food [Luke 24:41-43] with them [passed through walls (John 20:19 )] and to His brother James [1 Cor 15:7]. The Bible lists a number of appearances, including one to over 500 people at once. Paul said, "And then He appeared to me as if to one born late." [1 Corinthians 15:6-8]
The church of Christ was born and its witness changed lives around the world. And the fact that all but the Apostle John died excruciating martyrs deaths because they refused to deny the Messiah’s life, death and resurrection.
The church has long insisted that the Christian life would be impossible without the resurrection, for through it Christ removed the sting of death from all those who believe in Him.
1 Corinthians 15:1-7
* Excerpted and adapted full original message here
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Isaiah 26:3; Philippines 4:6
7-8-21-21, Israel has only 8000 square miles of land - the Muslims have 5 million. Yet, they also want the Jews land. Of all the nations of the world, the Lord chose the descendants of Jacob [Jews], not Ishmael [Muslims], to be His covenant people - the descendants of Abraham and wife Sarah. (Genesis 17:19-21; Malachi 1:1–5).
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
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