He is risen!
I would like to share a few interesting things I have learned about the events after the resurrection.
The most elite Roman guards of that day would have been assigned to the tomb of Jesus because it was considered a priority to the Jews in charge that his body not be stolen. Otherwise, rumors would start that he was alive and people would believe that Jesus was who he said he was and that would've caused a lot of problems for both the Jews and the Romans.
These Roman soldiers would not risk their lives by letting anyone take the body nor would they fall asleep on the job. To do so would mean certain death for them, so it was in their best interest to make sure that Christ's body stayed in the tomb. When the tomb was sealed it would have the imperial seal of
But God.......had other plans.
Another interesting fact is that when people went in to see the empty tomb, they noticed Jesus had taken the time to fold his garments. This would seem to indicate that he wasn't in a rush to get out of there or that people hadn't come to steal his body away because if they did, they certainly wouldn't take the time to fold his garments. Also, maybe He was neat and tidied up after himself. :)
The scriptures state that he appeared to the apostles who were behind closed doors. Scientists have indicated that there are more than the 3 1/2 dimensions (Height, length, depth and time going forward) that we are familiar with and that there are at least 10 or 11 dimensions and possibly more. That may explain how Jesus was able to materialize into the room or disappear or appear to people in other encounters as well .
His resurrected body could be felt and he could participate in activities. Jesus even built a fire on the beach while the apostles were fishing. Then he cooked the fish and ate with them. He fellowshipped with them.
So, because Jesus loved us so much, he sacrificed his life for us. He miraculously rose from the dead 3 days later, with an immortal body and did all the things I mentioned and more. We can expect to have the same immortal bodies as Christ resurrected with. (Awesome!) Life doesn't end on this earth. It is the beginning of an eternal destination and a continuation of what we are here, but so much more enhanced.
All we have to do is to call upon his name and ask him to be our Savior. For anyone who doesn't believe in God - just ask him to show you he is real and he will find a way to do just that.
God loves all of us and he has a plan and a purpose for each of our lives.
Sunday, April 8, 2007
He is Risen!
He is risen!