He Is Not Here-He Has Risen-Just As He Said
Jesus was arrested, tried and found guilty of claiming to be a king. His body was hung on a cross between two thieves. After His death, Jesus’ body was wrapped in linen clothes and placed in a tomb with a large stone rolled across the opening. On the third day, an early Sunday morning, Mary Magdalene and another Mary came to the tomb and found it empty. Sitting on the rolled away stone was an angel of the Lord who told them to not be afraid because Jesus had risen. As the women left to tell the disciples, Jesus Christ met them and showed them His nail pierced hands. (“There had to be a witness – the angel came with the Good News and instructed the women to deliver it”) 5 But 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 [He would]. Come! See the place where He was lying. Matt. 28:5-6 AMP
Why the Resurrection Is Important: The foundation of all Christian doctrine hinges on the truth of the Resurrection. “25 Jesus said to her, “I AM the Resurrection and the Life. Whoever believes in (adheres to, trusts in, relies on) Me [as Savior] will live even if he dies; 26 And everyone who lives and believes in Me [as Savior] will never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26)
After He rose from the dead, His followers knew for certain that He was who He had claimed to be—the Resurrection and the Life, the Savior of the world. When Jesus rose from the dead, He confirmed His identity as the Son of God and His work of Atonement (punishment), Redemption (deliverance), Reconciliation (reunion), and Salvation (recovery). Death could not hold Him and the grave could not keep Him. It was the evidence of ALL POWER causing an earthquake (as He was rising up out of the grave on our behalf). ALL POWER GRANTED A DIVINE RELEASE!!!
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All Power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.
REMINDER: HE IS NOT HERE–HE HAS RISEN–JUST AS HE SAID!!!
Love you and the Blessings of God be upon you
Prophetess Dr. Eleanor Nichols
“A WILLING VESSEL for THE LORD”