Saturday, March 30, 2024

After JESUS died


Romans 8:38-39

King James Version

38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, 

nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, 

nor things present, nor things to come,

39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, 

shall be able to separate us from the love of God, 

which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

What happened after JESUS died?

What did His disciples do?

How did they react?

What events occurred?

To know all that, we turn to the FOUR gospels:

Matthew 27:50-51

King James Version

50 Jesus, 

when he had cried again with a loud voice, 

yielded up the ghost.

51 And, behold, the veil of the temple 

was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; 

and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

Matthew 27:54-66

King James Version

54 Now when the centurion, 

and they that were with him, watching Jesus, 

saw the earthquake, 

and those things that were done, 

they feared greatly, saying, 

Truly this was the Son of God.

55 And many women were there beholding afar off, 

which followed Jesus from Galilee, 

ministering unto him:

56 Among which was Mary Magdalene

and Mary the mother of James and Joses, 

and the mother of Zebedees children.

57 When the even was come, 

there came a rich man of Arimathaea, 

named Joseph, 

who also himself was Jesus' disciple:

58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. 

Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered.

59 And when Joseph had taken the body, 

he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,

60 And laid it in his own new tomb, 

which he had hewn out in the rock: 

and he rolled a great stone 

to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.

61 And there was Mary Magdalene, 

and the other Mary, 

sitting over against the sepulchre.

62 Now the next day, 

that followed the day of the preparation, 

the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

63 Saying, 

Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, 

while he was yet alive, 

After three days I will rise again.

64 Command therefore 

that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, 

lest his disciples come by night, 

and steal him away, and say unto the people, 

He is risen from the dead: 

so the last error shall be worse than the first.

65 Pilate said unto them, 

Ye have a watch: 

go your way, make it as sure as ye can.

66 So they went, and made the sepulchre sure, 

sealing the stone, and setting a watch.

Mark 15:37-47

King James Version

37 And Jesus cried with a loud voice, 

and gave up the ghost.

38 And the veil of the temple was rent in twain 

from the top to the bottom.

39 And when the centurion, 

which stood over against him, 

saw that he so cried out, 

and gave up the ghost, he said, 

Truly this man was the Son of God.

40 There were also women looking on afar off: 

among whom was Mary Magdalene, 

and Mary the mother of James the less and of Joses, 

and Salome;

41 (Who also, when he was in Galilee, followed him, 

and ministered unto him;) 

and many other women 

which came up with him unto Jerusalem.

42 And now when the even was come, 

because it was the preparation, that is, 

the day before the sabbath,

43 Joseph of Arimathaea

an honourable counsellor, 

which also waited for the kingdom of God, 

came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, 

and craved the body of Jesus.

44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead: 

and calling unto him the centurion, 

he asked him whether he had been any while dead.

45 And when he knew it of the centurion, 

he gave the body to Joseph.

46 And he bought fine linen, 

and took him down, and wrapped him in the linen, 

and laid him in a sepulchre 

which was hewn out of a rock, 

and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.

47 And Mary Magdalene 

and Mary the mother of Joses beheld 

where he was laid.

Luke 23:44-56

King James Version

44 And it was about the sixth hour*, 

and there was a darkness over all the earth 

until the ninth hour.

45 And the sun was darkened, 

and the veil of the temple was rent in the midst.

46 And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, 

he said, 

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and 

having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

47 Now when the centurion saw what was done, 

he glorified God, saying, 

Certainly this was a righteous man.

48 And all the people that came together to that sight, 

beholding the things which were done, 

smote their breasts, and returned.

49 And all his acquaintance, 

and the women that followed him from Galilee, 

stood afar off, beholding these things.

50 And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, 

a counsellor; 

and he was a good man, and a just:

51 (The same had not consented 

to the counsel and deed of them;) 

he was of Arimathaea, a city of the Jews: 

who also himself waited for the kingdom of God.

52 This man went unto Pilate, 

and begged the body of Jesus.

53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in linen, 

and laid it in a sepulchre that was hewn in stone, 

wherein never man before was laid.

54 And that day was the preparation, 

and the sabbath drew on.

55 And the women also, 

which came with him from Galilee, 

followed after, and beheld the sepulchre, 

and how his body was laid.

56 And they returned, 

and prepared spices and ointments; 

and rested the sabbath day 

according to the commandment.

John 19:30-42

King James Version

30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, 

he said, It is finished: 

and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.

31 The Jews therefore, 

because it was the preparation, 

that the bodies should not remain upon the cross 

on the sabbath day, 

(for that sabbath day was an high day,) 

besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, 

and that they might be taken away.

32 Then came the soldiers, 

and brake the legs of the first, 

and of the other which was crucified with him.

33 But when they came to Jesus, 

and saw that he was dead already, 

they brake not his legs:

34 But one of the soldiers with a spear pierced his side, 

and forthwith came there out blood and water.

35 And he that saw it bare record, 

and his record is true: 

and he knoweth that he saith true, 

that ye might believe.

36 For these things were done, 

that the scripture should be fulfilled, 

A bone of him shall not be broken.

37 And again another scripture saith, 

They shall look on him whom they pierced.

38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, 

being a disciple of Jesus, 

but secretly for fear of the Jews

besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: 

and Pilate gave him leave. 

He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus.

39 And there came also Nicodemus

which at the first came to Jesus by night, 

and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, 

about an hundred pound weight.

40 Then took they the body of Jesus, 

and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, 

as the manner of the Jews* is to bury.

41 Now in the place where he was crucified 

there was a garden; 

and in the garden a new sepulchre, 

wherein was never man yet laid.

42 There laid they Jesus therefore 

because of the Jews' preparation day; 

for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Is it any wonder we love GOD?

He gave us JESUS.

Is is any wonder we love JESUS?

He taught us about GOD.

Is it any wonder we love the HOLY SPIRIT?

He teaches us about JESUS.

From the verses above, there is much for me to ponder on.

Starting with His burial.

Related material:

The HIGH PRIEST's burial

*Jewish Traditions for Death, Burial, and Mourning

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