|Jesus being mummified.|
Bill and Teddy Rogers
3:16 says “For
God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that
whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”
His crucifixion and death on the cross, Jesus was taken down and
His bruised and bloody body cleaned as much as possible. Then,
Joseph of Arimathaea and Nicodemus placed Jesus in the borrowed tomb.
They wrapped His feet, legs, arms and torso with two inch strips of
cloth. (everything but His head).
They used 100 pounds of myrrh
and aloes (a liquid oil) to saturate every inch of the cloth strips.
When this liquid dried, it formed a very hard shell in the perfect
shape of Jesus’ body (See John 19:39).
Note: The Israelis
learned this mummification process from the Egyptians during their
400 plus years of captivity in Egypt.
In accordance with Jewish
burial customs, they laid a burial cloth over Jesus’ head.
When they had finished, they
had a very large round stone rolled over the entrance of the tomb to
DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE TOMB
Jesus lay in the borrowed tomb
for three days and three nights. Sometime after sunset on Saturday
and before sunrise on Sunday, the Holy Spirit raised Jesus from the
Very early on Sunday morning,
just after sunrise, Mary
Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome
went to the tomb so
that they might anoint Jesus’ body.
When they got there, they saw an opened tomb and an angel who told
them that Jesus was no longer there and had risen.
Next, they saw the risen Jesus
who told them to go and tell His disciples to meet Him in Galilee.
So the women hurried away from
the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples.
EMPTY HARDENED SHELL
As soon as they heard that
Jesus had risen, Peter and John ran to the tomb. When they got there
and went into the tomb, they saw the untouched hardened Myrrh and
Aloe covered shell that was empty and the neatly folded head cloth
laid on the bench. For the first time, they understood that Jesus had
actually risen from the dead just as He told them He would.
For all the details, read
Mathew 28, Mark 16, Luke 24 and John 20.
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RESURRECTION
resurrection of Jesus Christ was the beginning of Christianity. If
Christ had not been resurrected, Christianity would not exist today
and we would have “No
having our sins forgiven, of being saved, or of spending eternity in
Corinthians 15:17-20 says
“And if Christ has not
been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then
those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for
this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be
pitied. But Christ
has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who
have fallen asleep.”
– Jesus Is Alive And Well And We Can Be Saved If We Choose To!
WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?
YOU KNOW FOR SURE?
“Jesus said to him, ‘I am the way, and the truth, and the life;
no one comes to the Father but through Me.’”
to spend eternity in Heaven,
you must choose to accept Jesus as your savior and make Him Lord of
your life. There
is no other way!
you have not done this yet but would like to, say the following
prayer. Believe it with all of your heart and
it from your soul. If
you do this, you
will be saved (born again) and
Heaven will be your eternal home.
God in Heaven – I come to you in the name of Jesus. I ask that you
forgive me of all my sins. Cleanse me with your precious blood from
all unrighteousness. With my mouth, I confess the Lord Jesus. In my
heart, I believe that you
raised Him from the dead and He is alive. This very moment, I accept
Jesus Christ as the savior of my soul and I make Him Lord of my Life.
And according to your Word, which cannot lie, I’m washed, I’m
cleansed, I’m forgiven, I’m saved. Praise God – Hallelujah –
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