Sunday, 12 April 2020
Above: On back of door in Tomb of Jesus
The reason why God commands all men everywhere to repent is….
Because he hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead. Acts 17:31KJV
We can have assurance that the day of judgement will take place and that Jesus will judge the earth - because of the resurrection.
And I saw the dead, small and great, stand before God; and the books were opened: and another book was opened, which is the book of life: and the dead were judged out of those things which were written in the books, according to their works.
The Garden Tomb is believed by many to be the garden and sepulchre of Joseph of Arimathea, and therefore a possible site of the resurrection of Jesus.
So should we then try and convince an unbelieving world of the resurrection?
God’s Word is very clear about Jesus Christ resurrection appearances below:
CHRIST’S RESURRECTION APPEARANCES
1.Mary John 20:10-18
2.Mary and women Matthew 28:1-10
3.Peter 1 Corinthians 15:5
4.Two disciples Luke 24:13-35
5.Ten apostles Luke 24:36-49, John 20:19-23
6.Eleven apostles John 20:24-31
7.Seven apostles John 21
8.All apostles Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 16:14-18
9.500 brethren 1 Corinthians 15:6
10.James 1 Corinthians 15:7
11.All apostles Acts 1:4-8
12.Paul Acts 9:1-9, 1 Corinthians 15:8
Jesus Christ is the Lamb of God - who was beaten and bruised for our transgressions, willingly giving up His life to conquer the grave for us! He then rose from the dead, because it was not possible that death could hold him.
Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it. Acts 2:24KJV
Above:Tomb of Jesus
When sinners repent and believe the gospel, the eyes of their understanding are enlightened. They pass from darkness into light, from death to life.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.
We then become a new creation in Christ with a brand new heart and new desires.
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
2 Corinthians 5:17KJV
It is through the power of the gospel that the world will appreciate the miracle of the risen Christ who is the resurrection, also have assurance that God has appointed a day in which He will judge the world in righteousness.
So celebrate the resurrection by sharing the good news of the gospel with someone today.
With blessing in Christ.
David & Gay
Wednesday, 1 April 2020
There are no words to describe the anguish being felt by those who are suffering today, our heart and prayers have and will go out to them and all the emergency services and those actively working on the front line. There are plagues, illness, crime, death etc. Perhaps you have been asking the question “WHY”?
God created man perfect, and he lived in a perfect world without suffering. The Bible tells us that God cursed the earth because of Adam’s sin. When sin came into the world, death and misery came with it.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Sadly, many use the issue of suffering as an excuse to reject any thought of God, when existence of suffering is the very reason we should accept Him and repent today for no one is guaranteed tomorrow. To understand why there is suffering we must read His word, the Holy Bible.
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:
How can we know that the Bible is true? Simply read and study the prophecies of: Matthew 24, Luke 21, and 2 Timothy 3. When people repent from their sins, believe Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, fully trust, have faith in Him alone, whatever life brings only Jesus Christ can be relied on.
And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the
is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel. kingdom of God
When people receive the message of the Holy Bible they can say that all sufferings are temporal for those who have sincerely repented and believed the gospel of Jesus Christ, and are now awaiting on the new heaven and a new earth where there will be no sorrow and pain for God will wipe away all tears, and make all things new.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
And he that sat upon the throne said, Behold, I make all things new. And he said unto me, Write: for these words are true and faithful.
With Blessing in Christ,
David & Gay