Sunday, March 31, 2024

When JESUS resurrected

 Matthew 28:2-4

King James Version

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:

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, 

and became as dead men.

We know what happened after JESUS died.

We also know how He was buried.

We know He prophesied He will rise on the third day.

Mark 9:31

King James Version

31 For he taught his disciples, and said unto them, 

The Son of man is delivered into the hands of men, 

and they shall kill him; 

and after that he is killed, 

he shall rise the third day.

What happened during the Resurrection?

Remember, guards were put in place at the tomb.

There are varying accounts, but we know these when JESUS resurrected:

1. The angel of the Lord "rolled back the stone from the door".

2. The Resurrection happened after the sabbath.

3. Three women saw two angels in the tomb, but no JESUS.

4. The women were tasked to announce that JESUS was risen.

5. Mary Magdalene was first to see, and talk to JESUS.

All four gospels attest to it:

Matthew 28:1

King James Version

28 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.

Matthew 28:5-8

King James Version

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, 

Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, 

which was crucified.

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.

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre 

with fear and great joy; 

and did run to bring his disciples word.

Mark 16:1-10

King James Version

16 And when the sabbath was past, 

Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James

and Salome, had bought sweet spices, 

that they might come and anoint him.

2 And very early in the morning the first day of the week, 

they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

3 And they said among themselves, 

Who shall roll us away the stone 

from the door of the sepulchre?

4 And when they looked, 

they saw that the stone was rolled away: 

for it was very great.

5 And entering into the sepulchre, 

they saw a young man sitting on the right side, 

clothed in a long white garment; 

and they were affrighted.

6 And he saith unto them, 

Be not affrighted: 

Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: 

he is risen; he is not here: 

behold the place where they laid him.

7 But go your way, 

tell his disciples and Peter 

that he goeth before you into Galilee: 

there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.

8 And they went out quickly, 

and fled from the sepulchre; 

for they trembled and were amazed: 

neither said they any thing to any man; 

for they were afraid.

9 Now when Jesus was risen early 

the first day of the week, 

he appeared first to Mary Magdalene

out of whom he had cast seven devils.

10 And she went and told them 

that had been with him, 

as they mourned and wept.

Luke 24:1-10

King James Version

24 Now upon the first day of the week, 

very early in the morning, 

they came unto the sepulchre, 

bringing the spices which they had prepared, 

and certain others with them.

2 And they found the stone rolled away 

from the sepulchre.

3 And they entered in, 

and found not the body of the Lord Jesus.

4 And it came to pass, 

as they were much perplexed thereabout,

 behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:

5 And as they were afraid, 

and bowed down their faces to the earth, 

they said unto them, 

Why seek ye the living among the dead?

6 He is not here, but is risen: 

remember how he spake unto you 

when he was yet in Galilee,

7 Saying, 

The Son of man must be delivered 

into the hands of sinful men, 

and be crucified, 

and the third day rise again.

8 And they remembered his words,

9 And returned from the sepulchre, 

and told all these things unto the eleven*, 

and to all the rest.

10 It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna

and Mary the mother of James, 

and other women that were with them, 

which told these things unto the apostles.

John 20:1-18

King James Version

20 The first day of the week 

cometh Mary Magdalene early, 

when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, 

and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, 

and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved

and saith unto them, 

They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, 

and we know not where they have laid him.

3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, 

and came to the sepulchre.

4 So they ran both together: 

and the other disciple did outrun Peter, 

and came first to the sepulchre.

5 And he stooping down, and looking in, 

saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, 

and went into the sepulchre, 

and seeth the linen clothes lie,

7 And the napkin, that was about his head, 

not lying with the linen clothes, 

but wrapped together in a place by itself.

8 Then went in also that other disciple, 

which came first to the sepulchre, 

and he saw, and believed.

9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, 

that he must rise again from the dead.

10 Then the disciples went away again 

unto their own home.

11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: 

and as she wept, she stooped down, 

and looked into the sepulchre,

12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, 

the one at the head, and the other at the feet, 

where the body of Jesus had lain.

13 And they say unto her, 

Woman, why weepest thou? 

She saith unto them, 

Because they have taken away my Lord,

 and I know not where they have laid him.

14 And when she had thus said, 

she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, 

and knew not that it was Jesus.

15 Jesus saith unto her, 

Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? 

She, supposing him to be the gardener, 

saith unto him, 

Sir, if thou have borne him hence, 

tell me where thou hast laid him, 

and I will take him away.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. 

She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni

which is to say, Master.

17 Jesus saith unto her, 

Touch me not; 

for I am not yet ascended to my Father: 

but go to my brethren, and say unto them, 

I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; 

and to my God, and your God.

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples 

that she had seen the Lord, 

and that he had spoken these things unto her.

What happened when JESUS showed Himself to His apostles?

Click here for that post.


In Luke's gospel, the three women told 11 apostles that JESUS had risen.

Why only 11?

Judas had betrayed CHRIST.

What became of him?

These verses tell us.

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When JESUS resurrected

 Matthew 28:2-4 King James Version 2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake:  for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven,  and came ...