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

Christian Living

“It Wasn’t Easy,” Cece Winans

“Because Of Who You Are,” Vicki Yohe

“THE RESURRECTION,”  Matthew 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.  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.  3) His Countenance Was Like Lightning, And His Raiment White As Snow:  Daniel 10:6; Revelation 10:1.  4) And For Fear Of Him (The Angel) The Keepers Did Shake, And Became As Dead men.  5) And The Angel Answered And Said Unto The Women, Fear Not Ye:  For I Know That Ye Seek JESUS, WHICH WAS CRUCIFIED.  Revelation 1:17.  6) HE IS NOT HERE:  FOR HE IS RISEN, AS HE SAID, COME, SEE THE PLACE WHERE THE LORD LAY.  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.  Mark 16:7.  8) And They Departed Quickly From The Sepulchre With Fear And Great Joy; AND DID RUN TO BRING HIS DISCIPLES WORD.

Nelson’s Compact Bible Commentary – v1, After The Sabbath:  The Sabbath ended at sundown on Saturday.  The Events Of This Verse Took Place At Dawn On Sunday Morning.  v2, An Earthquake Marked THE DEATH OF THE LORD JESUS (27:51); Here It Evidenced HIS RESURRECTION.  THE TOMB WAS NOT OPENED TO PERMIT CHRIST TO COME OUT, BUT TO ALLOW OTHERS IN SO THEY COULD SEE THAT IT WAS EMPTY.  v3, 4, BRILLIANCE IS A CHARACTERISTIC OF HEAVENLY BEINGS (see 17:2; Daniel 7:9; 10:5, 6; Acts 1:10; Revelation 3:4, 5; 4:4; 6:11; 7:9; 13; 19:14).   v5, 6, HE IS RISEN, AS HE SAID:  FOR JESUS’ PREDICTIONS OF HIS RESURRECTION, see 12:40; 16:21; 17:9; 23; 26:32.  v7, THE LORD JESUS MADE POST-RESURRECTION APPEARANCES FIRST IN JERUSALEM AND JUDEA, THEN IN GALILEE, AND THEN AGAIN IN JERUSALEM.  Both Ch. 28 And John 21 EMPHASIZE THE APPEARANCES IN GALILEE.  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 – v1-8, CHRIST ROSE THE THIRD DAY AFTER HIS DEATH;  THAT WAS THE TIME HE HAD OFTEN SPOKEN OF.  ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK GOD COMMANDED THE LIGHT TO SHINE OUT OF DARKNESS.  ON THIS DAY DID HE WHO IS THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD, SHINE  OUT OF THE DARKNESS OF THE GRAVE; AND THIS DAY IS FROM HENCEFORWARD OFTEN MENTIONED IN THE NEW TESTAMENT, AS THE DAY WHICH CHRISTIANS RELIGIOUSLY OBSERVED IN SOLEMN ASSEMBLIES, TO THE HONOR OF CHRIST.  OUR LORD JESUS COULD HAVE ROLLED BACK THE STONE BY HIS OWN POWER, BUT HE CHOSE TO HAVE IT DONE BY AN ANGEL.  THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST, AS IT IS THE JOY OF HIS FRIENDS, SO IT IS THE TERROR AND CONFUSION OF HIS ENEMIES.  THE ANGEL ENCOURAGED THE WOMEN AGAINST THEIR FEARS.  LET THE SINNERS IN ZION BE AFRAID.  BUT FOR BELIEVERS, HIS RESURRECTION WILL BE YOUR CONSOLATION.  OUR COMMUNION WITH HIM MUST BE SPIRITUAL, BY FAITH IN HIS WORD.  WHEN WE ARE READY TO MAKE THIS WORLD OUR HOME, AND TO SAY, IT IS GOOD TO BE HERE, THEN LET US REMEMBER OUR LORD JESUS IS NOT HERE, HE IS RISEN; THEREFORE LET OUR HEARTS RISE, AND SEEK THE THINGS THAT ARE ABOVE.  HE IS RISEN, AS HE SAID.  LET US NEVER THINK THAT STRANGE WHICH THE WORD OF CHRIST HAS TOLD US TO EXPECT, WHETHER THE SUFFERINGS OF THIS PRESENT TIME, OR THE GLORY THAT IS TO BE REVEALED.  IT MAY HAVE A GOOD EFFECT UPON US, BY FAITH TO VIEW THE PLACE WHERE THE LORD LAY.  GO QUICKLY.  IT WAS GOOD TO BE THERE, BUT THE SERVANTS OF GOD HAVE OTHER WORK APPOINTED.  PUBLIC USEFULNESS MUST BE CHOSEN BEFORE THE PLEASURE OF SECRET COMMUNION WITH GOD.  TELL THE DISCIPLES, THAT THEY MAY BE COMFORTED UNDER THEIR PRESENT SORROWS.  CHRIST KNOWS WHERE HIS DISCIPLES DWELL, AND WILL VISIT THEM.  EVEN TO THOSE AT A DISTANCE FROM THE PLENTY OF THE MEANS OF GRACE, HE WILL GRACIOUSLY MANIFEST HIMSELF.  THE FEAR AND JOY TOGETHER QUICKENED THEIR PACE.  THE DISCIPLES OF CHRIST SHOULD BE FORWARD TO MAKE KNOWN TO EACH OTHER THEIR EXPERIENCES OF COMMUNION WITH THEIR LORD, AND SHOULD TELL OTHERS WHAT GOD HAS DONE FOR THEIR SOULS.  Amen.   

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s