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Tuesday, January 3 2017
A Biography Of Jesus Christ: The Resurrection
"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"
After three days after the Crucifixion (see A Biography Of Jesus Christ: Three Days And Three Nights), the women went to the Tomb in the darkness before the dawn on the first day of the week ("it began to dawn toward the first day of the week"). Upon their arrival, they found the Tomb already empty. How? 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."
"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.
The defiantly unbelieving leaders of the religious council 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.
Fact Finder: On what day of the week was the Messiah actually Crucified? On what day, three days and three nights later, was the Messiah truly Resurrected?
This Day In History, January 3
323: Jin Yuandi, emperor of China's Jin Dynasty, died at age 47 (see also The First Chinese American War).
616: Aethelberht I, king of Kent 560-616, died. He issued the first code extant (i.e. a copy of which is still in existence) of Anglo-Saxon laws.
1322: Philip V of France died and was succeeded by his brother, Charles IV.
1496: Leonardo da Vinci tested his "flying machine."
1521: Martin Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X for his opposing the Roman Catholic leadership of the time, not the core doctrines of the Church of Rome. Luther, and most "Protestant" churches ever since, have maintained most of Rome's false and erroneous anti-Biblical teachings (see also Constantine's Crusades In History And Prophecy).
1543: Portuguese explorer Juan Cabrillo died. He is regarded as "the conqueror of Central America" and "the discoverer of California."
1857: In France, Sebour, the Archbishop of Paris, was assassinated by a priest.
1919: The Soviet army seized Riga, the capital of Latvia, during the Baltic War of Liberation (1918-1920) in which Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania successfully defended their independence against attacks from both Russia and Germany.
1919: Emir Faisal I of Iraq signed an agreement with Jewish leader Chaim Weizmann for the establishment of a Jewish homeland in "Palestine" and an Arab nation in a large part of the Middle East. Both were later created by means of the British Mandate (see A History Of Jerusalem: The British Mandate).
1924: Howard Carter, British Egyptologist, found the sarcophagus of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings near Luxor.
1925: Benito Mussolini declared himself to be the dictator of Italy (see also Is Iniquity Liberal Or Conservative?).
1932: Martial law was declared in Honduras to stop a revolt by banana workers who had been fired by United Fruit Company.
1946: William Joyce, known as "Lord Haw Haw," who broadcast Nazi propaganda (see Presidential Quotes On War, Terrorism, Religion) to Britain during the Second World War (listen to our Sermon The European World Wars), was hanged for treason in London.
1956: Fire damaged the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
1961: U.S. President Eisenhower broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba, two years after communist forces led by Fidel Castro overthrew the Mafia and CIA-supported puppet regime of Fulgencio Batista (after which the people of Cuba went from being ruled by a fascist dictator to being ruled by a communist dictator). Despite the political and economic embargo by the U.S., numerous efforts to overthrow and/or assassinate him, as well as being excommunicated by Pope John XXIII on January 3 1962 (exactly a year after Eisenhower broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba), Fidel Castro remained in power through the Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush, Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. See also When Do Liberals Become Conservatives? and What Did A Father Of Democracy Predict About It?
1967: Jack Ruby (actual name Jacob Rubenstein; the son of Polish-immigrant Jewish parents, he grew up in Chicago where, as a boy, he ran errands for the gangster Al Capone), who shot Lee Harvey Oswald before he could be tried for the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, died of cancer at age 56 while in prison.
1977: Apple Computer was incorporated.
1990: In Panama, President Manuel Noriega surrendered to U.S. forces after spending 10 days under siege at the Vatican embassy.
2004: Flash Airlines Flight 604 crashed into the Red Sea. 148 people were killed, making it the deadliest aviation accident in Egyptian history.