“Glory To The Lamb Jesus”/Matthew 28, “THE RESURRECTION,” cont’d

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“Be Blessed,” Yolanda Adams

“THE RESURRECTION,” cont’d, Matthew 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.  Revelation 1:17, 18.  

John Gill’s Exposition Of The Bible – v9,  And as they went to tell HIS DISCIPLES  This clause is wanting in the Vulgate Latin, Syriac, Arabic, and Persic versions, and in Beza’s most ancient copy; but it stands in the Ethiopic version, and in Munster’s Hebrew Gospel,  BEHOLD, JESUS MET THEM:  that they might be Confirmed In What The Angel Had Told Them, And Their Fear Might Be Removed, and their joy increased; and also be capable of reporting to the Disciples not only what they had heard from The Angel, But What They Had Seen Themselves; They Being Now Eyewitnesses, As Well As Earwitnesses OF HIS RESURRECTION:  So Souls In The Way Of Their Duty, As These Women Were, OFTENTIMES MEET WITH JESUS, AND HE WITH THEM, As They May Expect, And Indeed Not Otherwise:  SAYING, ALL HAIL:  ALL HEALTH OF SOUL AND BODY, ALL HAPPINESS AND PROSPERITY, BOTH TEMPORAL, SPIRITUAL, AND ETERNAL, ATTEND YOU. The Syriac and Persic versions, and Munster’s Hebrew Gospel Render It, “PEACE BE TO YOU”; which, it is highly probable, WAS THE PHRASE USED BY CHRIST, Since It Was The Common Form Of Salutation Among The Jews, AND WHAT CHRIST MADE USE OF AT OTHER TIMES; see ( John 20:19 John 20:26 ) ,  and they came;  Near Unto HIM, Being Encouraged By The Above SALUTATION, And Knowing WHO HE WAS BY HIS VOICE, HABIT, AND GESTURE:  AND HELD HIM BY THE FEET:  they threw themselves prostrate at HIS FEET, IN TOKE OF REVERENCE AND HUMILITY; AND THEY LAID HOLD OF HIS FEET, That They Might Know, And Be Assured That HE WAS REALLY RISEN, And That It Was Not A Spirit, or a mere phantom and appearance; And They HELD HIM IN AFFECTION TO HIM, And As Desirous Of HIS CONTINUANCE WITH THEM:  AND WORSHIPPED HIM:  With Divine Adoration, Expressing Their Love To HIM; Their Faith And Hope In HIM, OWNING HIM TO BE THEIR LORD AND GOD; HE BEING, BY HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD, DECLARED TO BE THE SON OF GOD,WITH POWER; AND SO THE PROPER OBJECT OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v8-10, Galilee WAS THE APPOINTED LOCATION For JESUS’ RENDEZVOUS WITH HIS DISCIPLES (v. 7; 26:32) AND WAS ALSO THE SETTING OF THE GREAT COMMISSION (vv. 18-20).  

Quest Study Bible – v1-8, SCRIPTURE LINK, Mark and Luke both report on EVENTS SURROUNDING JESUS’ RESURRECTION. Check out Mark 16:1-8 and Luke 24:1-10.

Matthew Henry’s Concise Bible Commentary – v9-10, GOD’S GRACIOUS VISITS USUALLY MEET US IN THE WAY OF DUTY; AND TO THOSE WHO USE WHAT THEY HAVE FOR OTHERS’ BENEFIT, MORE SHALL BE GIVEN.  THIS INTERVIEW WITH CHRIST WAS UNEXPECTED; BUT CHRIST WAS NIGH THEM, AND STILL IS NIGH US IN THE WORD.  THE SALUTATION SPEAKS THE GOOD-WILL OF CHRIST TO MAN.  IT IS THE WILL OF CHRIST THAT HIS PEOPLE SHOULD BE A CHEERFUL, JOYFUL PEOPLE, AND HIS RESURRECTION FURNISHES ABUNDANT MATTER FOR JOY.  BE NOT AFRAID.  CHRIST ROSE FROM THE DEAD, TO SILENCE HIS PEOPLE’S FEARS, AND THERE IS ENOUGH IN THAT TO SILENCE THEM.  THE DISCIPLES HAD JUST BEFORE SHAMEFULLY DESERTED HIM IN HIS SUFFERINGS; BUT TO SHOW THAT HE COULD FORGIVE, AND TO TEACH US TO DO SO, HE CALLS THEM BRETHREN.  NOTWITHSTANDING HIS MAJESTY AND PURITY, AND OUR MEANNESS AND UNWORTHINESS, HE STILL CONDESCENDS TO CALL BELIEVERS HIS BRETHREN.  Amen.         

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