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Jesus Raised the third day

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"After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight." Hosea 6:2
"How God anointed

Jesus of Nazareth

with the

Holy Ghost

and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the


; for


was with him.  And we are witnesses of all things which he did both in the land of the


, and in


; whom they slew and

hanged on a tree

:  Him God raised up the

third day

, and shewed him openly;" Acts 10:38-40


marked the hour when


laid down His life, and another earthquake witnessed the moment when He took it up in triumph. He who had vanquished


and the


came forth from the tomb with the tread of a conqueror, amid the reeling of the earth, the flashing of lightning, and the roaring of thunder.

When He shall come to the earth again, He will shake “not the earth only, but also heaven.” “The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage.” “The heavens shall be rolled together as a scroll;” “the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be

burned up.

” But “the Lord will be the hope of His people, and the strength of the children of


.” Hebrews 12:26; Isaiah 24:20; 34:4; 2 Peter 3:10; Joel 3:16.

At the

death of Jesus

the soldiers had beheld the earth wrapped in darkness at midday; but at the


they saw the brightness of the


illuminate the night, and heard the inhabitants of heaven singing with great joy and triumph: Thou hast vanquished


and the

powers of darkness

; Thou hast swallowed up death in victory!

Christ came forth from the tomb


, and the

Roman guard

beheld Him. Their eyes were riveted upon the face of Him whom they had so recently mocked and derided. In this glorified Being they beheld the prisoner whom they had seen in the

judgment hall

, the one for whom they had plaited a crown of thorns. This was the One who had stood unresisting before




, His form lacerated by the cruel scourge. This was He who had been

nailed to the cross

, at whom the




, full of self-satisfaction, had wagged their heads, saying, “He saved others; Himself He cannot save.” Matthew 27:42. This was He who had been laid in Joseph’s new tomb. The




had loosed the captive. Mountains piled upon mountains over His sepulcher could not have prevented Him from coming forth.

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