". . . HE IS RISEN, AS HE SAID."
The resurrection of Jesus was an astonishing thing to
earthlings; but it was no surprise to angels and Divine Ones.
I think the resurrection idea mostly amazes mankind. We are
experienced with death; we are accustomed with burials; but the
resurrection is not common to our experience.
Isaiah 53 speaks of Jesus' life, death, burial, and resurrection:
". . . the Lord . . . shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days,
and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hands.", vs. 10.
Jesus would resume His work after conquering death, hell and the grave.
The resurrection was a 'gladdening' effect upon HIS followers.
They welcomed His presence all anew. To be with them in physical form
was but for a short, but busy time. Acts 1:3 says that He told of
them of ". . . the kingdom of God:". The part of His resurrection
changes from earth to Heaven, Acts 1:9-11.
The events are:
(1) He is taken up; and the cloud received him out of their
(2) The yet look up steadfastly toward heaven as He went up.
(3) two men with white apparel spoke with them, assuring them that
He shall come (again) as you have seen Him go into heaven.
The resurrection is, to the saint, a blessed hope. Jesus
explains that all will be resurrected: ". . . they that have done good,
unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil to the
resurrection of damnation.", John 5:29.
Doing "good" is receiving Jesus as Saviour, having realized your
sinfulness and being repentive and sorrowful about them, then looking
to Him in faith in His shed blood, you are born again, and you go about
doing good as a result of that life giving experience. "Jesus said unto
her, I am the resurrection, and the life . . . Believest thou this",
What a Lord, what a promise, what an opportunity is
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