What did NOT happen?

9-1Much was documented, therefore known, but what did NOT happen on the very first Easter Sunday is what is most interesting. Powerful men were conspiring to kill the Son of God, meanwhile, God himself was acting to save the world from itself, once and for all.  What did NOT happen at the cross of Jesus? Jesus was NOT put to death, Jesus laid down His life. Matthew 20:28.  Jesus was NOT disgraced by being crucified, Jesus was glorified. The eternal Godhead; Father God, Jesus the Son, the Holy Spirit did NOT die as God cannot die, He is immutable.  James 1:17.  Jesus gave up His spirit, and His lifeless body died and it was paced in a tomb. John 19:30, Colossians 1:17, Mark 15:37.  Jesus, the second person of the Godhead, went to be with the Father, as did the thief who believed. Luke 23:43.  17966130_1377589275597175_5118048379088690072_oThe women and the disciples did NOT believe that Jesus was resurrected by sight.  They believed the way we believe, by the testimony of the Father, Son, Holy Spirit. Jesus was NOT alive back in the day, Jesus is alive now, He has never not been alive. During the last supper, Jesus breaks bread and gives it to the Apostles saying “This is my body which is given for you”.  On Good Friday Jesus is lifted up on a cross, and His precious, innocent blood pours out for all who acknowledge Him as their Savior.  66ab99df1b31383ab2c3694e150b787dBefore the final meal, Jesus humbles himself and washed the feel of His disciples and gives His friends, not servants,  a new commandment “to love one another as I have loved you.”  Joseph of Arimathea, a member of the Sanhedrin and secret follower of Jesus, who had not consented to his condemnation, went to Pilate to request the body of Jesus (Luke 23:50–52). Another secret follower of Jesus and member of the Sanhedrin named Nicodemus brought about a hundred-pound weight mixture of spices and helped wrap the body of Jesus (John 19:39–40). Pilate asked confirmation from the centurion of whether Jesus was dead (Mark 15:44). A soldier pierced the side of Jesus with a lance causing blood and water to flow out (John 19:34), and the centurion informed Pilate that Jesus was dead (Mark 15:45).  Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb”.  “He is not here; he has risen, just as he said……….”.(Matt. 28:6) On the third day, which is now known as Easter Sunday (or Pascha), Jesus rose from the dead.

 

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