I watch the show Judge Judy a lot and she has a lot of wisdom! I believe that I heard her say there are accidents…and conversely she mentioned: “On purposes.” She explains that accidents are not on purpose. They just happen. Conversely we can say that “on purposes” are not accidents.
That said: THE RESURRECTION WAS ON PURPOSE…IT WAS NOT AN ACCIDENT!!!! No way!
On purpose means: intentionally: with intention; in an intentional manner; “he used that word intentionally”; “I did this by choice”
We celebrate Good Friday tomorrow! It is the day to remind us of how much our Lord and Savior loved us and held us in high esteem and regard. “He bought us at a high price…”
Imagine that a man came to your hometown and was performing miracles. People with HIV Aids, mental illnesses, heart trouble, blind, deaf, lame, contagious diseases, people who could not talk…any body that is sick is healed. Dead people are being brought back to life. There is great healing taking place, of all kinds. The rumors begin and you realize that you have to see it for yourself! After all, you’ve heard that:
He can walk on water
He can calm a storm
He commands a tree to stop bearing fruit and it stops
He feeds the masses with a fraction of food and food is leftover
He turns water into wine
He brings the dead back to life
He orders demons to come out of people and they do
He casts out demons
He tells people about themselves when there is no way he could have known
He claims to be the son of God
He has no fear
He prays all of the time
He’s full of love
He keeps telling everyone that will listen that his mission is to die a horrible death to save mankind.
So, you go….and you find out it is true. And you are humbled, so thankful…you feel so loved; yet you’re human.
Yet, time goes by…he leaves your town…goes to another and soon you hear that they’ve accused him of blasphemy and intend to hang him. No one tried to stop it…the Miracle working, Loving Savior…no one tried to stop it. They did not know how…they were afraid…many scattered.
But, please understand…it wasn’t to be stopped…it was necessary…as hard as it was.
Jesus…came on purpose:
The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. John 10: 10
But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself.” John 12: 32
So why would we talk about the resurrection of the miracles?
That’s easy because the death of Jesus did not end the miracles!!! Hallelujah!
Here is proof of the Resurrection and…what he said after He appeared to the the disciples…after He died:
1NOW AFTER the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb.
2And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled the boulder back and sat upon it.
3His appearance was like lightning, and his garments as white as snow.
4And those keeping guard were so frightened at the sight of him that they were agitated and they trembled and became like dead men.
5But the angel said to the women, Do not be alarmed and frightened, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, Who was crucified.
6He is not here; He has risen, as He said [He would do]. Come, see the place where He lay.
7Then go quickly and tell His disciples, He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.
8So they left the tomb hastily with fear and great joy and ran to tell the disciples.
9And as they went, behold, Jesus met them and said, Hail (greetings)! And they went up to Him and clasped His feet and worshiped Him.
10Then Jesus said to them, Do not be alarmed and afraid; go and tell My brethren to go into Galilee, and there they will see Me.
11While they were on their way, behold, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had occurred.
12And when they [the chief priests] had gathered with the elders and had consulted together, they gave a sufficient sum of money to the soldiers,
13And said, Tell people, His disciples came at night and stole Him away while we were sleeping.
14And if the governor hears of it, we will appease him and make you safe and free from trouble and care.
15So they took the money and did as they were instructed; and this story has been current among the Jews to the present day.
16Now the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had directed and made appointment with them.
17And when they saw Him, they fell down and worshiped Him; but some doubted.
18Jesus approached and, [a]breaking the silence, said to them, All authority (all power of rule) in heaven and on earth has been given to Me.
19Go then and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them [b]into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
20Teaching them to observe everything that I have commanded you, and behold, I am with you [c]all the days ([d]perpetually, uniformly, and on every occasion), to the [very] close and consummation of the age. [e]Amen (so let it be)
The Miracles will continue (and they have):
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. John 14: 12
WHEN JESUS LEFT HE LEFT US…ALL BELIEVERS…THE ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF MIRACLES!!!
THE RESURRECTION WAS THE BIRTHDAY OF OUR NEW LIFE IN CHRIST AND THE RELEASE OF MIRACLES!!!!
And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8: 32