(2 July 2011)
"The Resurrection and the Return of Jesus"
The above link contains a wonderful true story that we all need to be
reminded of from time to time. I pray that you will take the time to
read it and carefully consider the incredible importance of the message
it contains, i.e., that without the resurrection of Jesus then there is
no basis at all for believing that He will return, or indeed that we
will come back from the grave, or avoid it altogether if we are numbered
among those who are alive and remain when He returns.
This message has to potential to lift your understanding and faith in
Jesus to new levels. If you know an unbeliever who believes Jesus was
just another founder of a religion, like Buddha or Mohhamad, this
message will provide the knowledge you will need to counter that
argument. No, he claimed to be perfect and familiar with heaven as one
would be of there own home, and He claimed to fulfill all of the law and
to have seen the fall of Lucifer.
No, Jesus is not just another good and moral founder of a religion. He
is either q lir, or a madman, or indeed spoke the truth and is the Son
of the living God who came to be a substitutionaru sacrifice for the
sins of the world, including those you commit as well as mine.
Proving that He actually existed, was crucified and was buried are
easier to prove than the claim that His followers made that He rose from
If His body were found in the grave, we would know that with certainty. The Jewish
Leaders who sentenced Him to death probably expected to find His body,
and would have shouted that fact far and wide. It would have proven them
right, that He was just a madman, a blasphemer, and one doing Satan's
work on earth.
No, His body was not in the tomb. Many testified to seeing Him after the
resurrection and they were honest people with nothing to gain by lying.
As a matter of fact, many were killed by the people in power because
they would not stop telling people that Jesus was who He claimed to be
and proved it by rising back to life after death and burial.
We in turn can be assured that when He said he would go to prepare a
place for us and that He would return for us someday, that He was
telling the truth and is capable of doing precisely what He said. Be
encouraged and know beyond any doubt that He will return, and may in
fact be planning to so very soon!