For while we were yet weak, in due season Christ died for the ungodly. Rom. 5,6
Mat. 28:1 - 8
1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 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. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. 6 "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7 "Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you." 8 And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples.
Here both Jesus‘ enemies and Jesus‘ friends got their lives’ experience. Something they never ever could have thought of. A heavenly being descends from heaven, among them, and the dead is resurrected. He lives!
In our days there is much talk about, that the preaching must be current
and talk into our situation today etc. But the way this is done, appears
frequently, to be that one withdraws more and more from Gods words
testimony, and speaks instead about everyday situations, which people
are meant to "recognize."
Does what happens here, say anything current about and unto Jesus’
enemies and opponents? e.g. they who sat as armed guards, to prevent His
In The Scripture on the other hand, it is always given a reason for this
- "Do not be afraid!" as here: "He is not here (in the grave), for He
do not be afraid! And Jesus Himself, when He uses it: "It
do not be afraid!" And: "Take
sins are forgiven!"
and the like.
One can often hear preached: “Jesus is no longer on the cross, He has
Such is the way of the devil in his seduction, and as we are seeing clearly enough by Jesus‘ temptation in the desert, he is by no means afraid of using the Word of God for this act. If we really believe that, we most certainly have reason to be more careful.
Those who were seeking the crucified here, got message about His
left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy."
Your Jesus, He whom you have taken your refuge to, and whom you saw was crucified and sacrificed - He has risen.
Yes but now, can
say that he is
Jesus? I, properly speaking, do not know how my condition really is.
I was personally asked once: "When Jesus now already has paid for all sins of the world, how can I then (and on the whole; anyone) perish?" By that you choose something else!
"He is going ahead
of you into Galilee, there you will
(mind you this;
says the angel here, and repeats with that Jesus‘ promise unto them,
which we are reading in chapter. 26:32: "But after I have been raised, I
will go ahead of you to Galilee."
See this in our coherence - what a Gospel (good message)! There does not
exist words which can express it, when we get a glimpse of this.
For what is the Scriptures/His promise unto
That He has gone ahead of us, has forced open
barriers, and paved the way for us straight into the Holy place, before
the throne of God. There we
see Him, and we will be like Him.
(1 John 3:2).
Holy Bible, New American