HE IS RISEN
Matthew 28:6 “He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay…”
“Do you think what this so called King of the Jews said will happen?
“What do you mean?”
“That He will resurrect just as He used to say?”
“Do you too believe in those mere words without any foundation?”
“I was just wondering because something unusual happened yesterday.”
‘What is that?”
“I was standing there at Calvary Hill when Jesus died, there was total darkness thereafter and this has never happened before, can you imagine it was at 3.00pm and then comes darkness?”
The earth trembled, it quaked, and the rocks split. There was something going on down there. The devil, Satan, was celebrating with his dark angels for killing Jesus.
They were happy that it was over now and they could torment mankind forever.
They gathered together, all of them around Satan himself. They were going to make cheers when certainly something happened. This sounded bad. Their party was interrupted by the noise they heard, someone was coming into their party, but this was one was uninvited.
Jesus, was the man, He came and thrust forward to the enemy. He snatched the Keys of the kingdom from Satan; all the other demons could not stand the Light and countenance that was on Jesus. They trembled and fell down, Jesus came out of the tomb. The stone that was laid there could not hinder Him. The third day had come and so He must come out. Behold He is risen!
The soldiers could not do anything at all, they were frightened when they earth shook, and they reported to the authorities what had happened. The authorities decided to cover up this and said that the disciples of Jesus had stolen Jesus’ body. This was a lie, Jesus is risen, He is sitteth at the right hand of God right now.
The enemy thought that this would remain to like that forever, but the truth is that Jesus is risen.
He appeared to Mary, she could not know Him.
“Woman, why are you crying?
What, this voice sounded familiar to her.
“Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have laid Him and I will take Him away.”
This is Jesus. He is risen. She recognizes Jesus as her teacher. She could not mistake that. She was absolutely sure that this was Jesus.
This was confirmed when Jesus told her to go ahead and let the others know that He was risen.
“Simon, Simon, the Lord is risen!”
Peter hears this and with the other disciple they ran toward the tomb. The tomb is empty but the angels confirm this to them that He is surely risen from the death. He had conquered death. Death could not handle Him. The Pharisees thought they had finished Him. The Jews thought that it was now over, but oh, Jesus proved them wrong, He was the savoir of mankind and all prophecy had to be fulfilled!
“This man did great things. I wonder why they had to kill such a good man”
“HE healed my people whom I personally know”
“Yes even the blind man , you remember?”
“Yes, but people are so cruel, how could they do that to Him?”
“We thought that He could become King of Israel and fight for us.”
“Many thought that way, but now He is dead and we have no hope left”
A man appears and starts to converse with this two men on the way. He asks them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?
They don’t know that this is Jesus, the risen King.
He talks to them and expounds the scriptures to them
It gets late and they decided to take Him in. They prepare bread and as He breaks them bread and gives them, they realize it is Jesus!
He is risen. He is not in them tomb!
The devil can lie that He is not, but He is risen. They tried to cover this up that He never rose, but evidence is here, He is risen, the Christ, Jesus our Lord.
He is no longer in the tomb.
If Jesus rose from the dead, then all that had died in your life is coming back to life again! It is resurrection time!
All that you lost and thought dead, will come back to life.
May I put it to you that all is coming back to you. Your marriage, your job, your relationship, your family, and all that you desire to see is coming back to life.
The resurrection time has come and it is time to rejoice.
It is no time to cry but to rejoice since Jesus is alive!
He is risen, He is risen, He is alive!
Come see, the tomb is empty! Let’s celebrate. He lives forevermore!
Jesus Christ is risen!
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Justus, this wonderful! You have captured the whole picture of Jesus' death and resurrection and beyond in this story...I am writing you a seperate email....God bless you....Helen (Mum, to you)