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Sunday, March 27 2016

Matthew 28: When Did The Messiah Actually Rise From The Dead?

"And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. He is not here: for He is risen, as He said"

The Messiah was Crucified on the day that He was actually Crucified (see The Crucifixion Of The Messiah; see also David's View From The Cross), and He rose from the dead, after three days and three nights (see Jonah: Three Days And Three Nights), exactly as required and prophesied. To understand when those events actually happened, as recorded in the historic record of the Holy Bible, see the Fact Finder question below.

When the women arrived at the Tomb in the early morning of the first day of the week ("it began to dawn toward the first day of the week"), they found the Tomb already empty. They discovered that it was empty because an angel appeared to them, "rolled back the stone from the door," and showed them that "He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay."

An Empty Tomb

"28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

28:2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

28:3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 28:4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

28:5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 28:6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 28:7 And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

28:8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail.

And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him. 28:10 Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me." (Matthew 28:1-10 KJV)

The unbelieving religious "authorities" had Roman troops posted at the Tomb (see The Sign Cover Up) so that the only way out would be if the Messiah rose from the dead and was able to pass through solid rock. But their attempt to prove that it didn't happen instead became yet another proof that it did happen. Not only were they aware that He was the Son of God ("3:2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him" John 3:2 KJV) before they had Him lynched (see The Night Of The Messiah And The Lynch Mob), they also provided their own proof that He rose from the dead. But even after all of that, they refused the Truth that they then knew and further conspired to cover it up.

"28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

28:12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 28:13 Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 28:14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.

28:15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day." (Matthew 28:11-15 KJV)

The Messiah then met with His disciples in Galilee, as He said that He would, for the prescribed time that He said that He would (see The Passover To Pentecost Connection).

"28:16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

28:17 And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 28:19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 28:20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:16-20 KJV)

Fact Finder: On what day of the week was the Messiah truly Crucified? On what day, three days and three nights later, of the week was the Messiah truly Resurrected?
See The Two Sabbaths Of Passover Week


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This Day In History, March 27

196 BC: Ptolemy V became king of Egypt (see A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids and The Cleopatra Connection).

King James 1512: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived at Florida (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).

1536: Swiss Protestants in Strassbourg and Constance signed the First Helvetic Confession.

1613: The first English child born in Canada - at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland.

1625: King James I, the first king to rule both England and Scotland, died. The King James Bible was named after him. He was succeeded by Charles I.

1802: The Treaty of Amiens was signed in France by Britain, France, Spain and the Batavian Republic, achieving a complete peace in Europe for 14 months during the Napoleonic Wars.

1854: The United Kingdom declared war on Russia, beginning the Crimean War.

1886: In an attempt to stop the genocide of the native-American people, the Apache warrior Geronimo surrendered to the U.S. Army during the "Indian Wars."
When the first settlers came to North America, they referred to the native people as "the Americans." It was only over a century later that they began using the term for themselves - while referring to the native Americans as "Indians" (an erroneous term originated by early explorers who mistakenly thought that they had landed in India).

1910: Archaeological digging near the Temple Mount by Captain Montague Parker (he was searching for items from the Second Temple; see also The Temple Vessel Prophecies Today) set off turmoil from both Muslims and Jews (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism).
Many Jews and Christians believe that despite the destruction of The Temple, the Ark Of The Covenant is safely hidden in a secret tunnel somewhere under the Temple Mount (see A History Of Jerusalem: The Temple Of The LORD). In 1995, another archaeologist noted how the massive stones from the Herodian Temple had been hurled down and smashed onto the street far below, exactly as Jesus Christ said would happen (see What Did Jesus Christ Say About Those Stones?).

1915: Mary Mallon, commonly known as "Typhoid Mary," the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the U.S., was forced into quarantine where she remained for the rest of her life.

1923: Scottish chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar, who invented the thermos flask and cordite (a smokeless gunpowder), died.

1945: Germany launched its last V2 rocket from the Hague in the Netherlands, crashing in Orpington, southeast of London.

1958: Nikita Khrushchev became the leader of the Soviet Union.

1964: The most powerful earthquake on record for North America occurred at Anchorage, Alaska. It measured 8.3 on the Richter Scale.

1968: Yuri Gagarin, 34, Soviet cosmonaut, the first human in space, was killed in a training flight.

The U.S. often sought to overshadow important dates of Russia's pioneer space accomplishments by choosing specific "cover up" dates whenever possible - there are too many for it to have been mere coincidence. Examples: the first U.S. space shuttle launch was deliberately chosen to be on the same date as Russia's putting Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, 20 years earlier and Sally Ride was made the first U.S. woman in space on June 18, 1983 - exactly 20 years to the day after the Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on June 16-19 1963.

"3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it." (Proverbs 3:27 KJV)

Cosmonauts

1977: The worst aviation accident in history killed 582 people in the Canary Islands when two 747 airliners collided on the runway.

1980: Mount St. Helens in Washington state became active after 123 years of inactivity.

1996: Yigal Amir received a life sentence for assassinating Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995 (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).


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