Jesus the God-Man IS RISEN!...or Has He? What's the EVIDENCE?
Matthew 28: 1-10...Jesus the Christ has risen from the dead!
Now after the Sabbath, (bled to death on Friday, descended on Saturday, on the 3rd day Sunday)
as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, (Sunday)
Mary (the) Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.
And behold, a severe earthquake HAD occurred,
for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.(neat trick! Spirit Being moving MATTER)
And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.(heavenly glory!)
The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. (passed out?)
The angel said to the women,
“Do not be afraid;
for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.(Jesus the God-Man willingly died in our place!)
He is not here,
for HE HAS RISEN,
just as He said. (prophesied)
Come, see the place where He was lying. (EVIDENCE: only the burial shroud remained!)
Go quickly and tell His disciples that HE HAS RISEN from the DEAD;
and behold, He (Jesus in His new "spirit body")is going ahead of you into Galilee,
there you will SEE Him; (EVIDENCE: lotsa eyewitnesses to the RISEN JESUS!)
behold, I have told you.” (straight fom God's messenger !)
And they (2 Mary's) left the tomb quickly with FEAR (respect for God?) and great JOY
and RAN to report it to His disciples.
And behold, Jesus met (intercepted) them and greeted them. (Hail Mary's!)
And they came up and took hold of His feet (Jesus in His new "spirit body") and WORSHIPPED Him. (as GOD..for the first time!)
Then Jesus *said to them,
“Do not be afraid; ( I am not some "ghost"!)
go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee,
and there they will SEE Me.”
Happy Resurrection Day!
Forget about the easter bunny and spring for a minute.
Remember: today...we as believers choose to celebrate an EMPTY TOMB!!!
Jesus the God-Man IS RISEN!