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Its not about me. The purpose here is to encourage you to STUDY on your own. Not follow the latest doctrinal fads and teachers.

What about the Gentiles in the Mellinial reign?

There is a heretical “two program” doctrine going around that says only Israel will be part of the kingdom during the mellinial reign of Christ. They infer that we will be floating around in heaven somewhere playing harps while Jesus is away for 1000 years. one word: Baaloney. Study.  There is ONE “program”, which includes ALL the saints, one Lord, and one kingdom. We will not be “hid in Christ”. We will reign with him.

Here are a few scriptures. There are many more.  See also my other blog posts “the New Jerusalem” and “our future, kings and priests unto God” “David in the Mellinial reign”

Isaiah 49:6 And he said, It is a light thing that thou shouldest be my servant to raise up the tribes of Jacob, and to restore the preserved of Israel: I will also give thee for a light to the Gentiles, that thou mayest be my salvation unto the end of the earth.

Ez 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.
24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.


Ez 37:24 And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

Matt 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

(Paul ) 1 Cor 6:3 Know ye not that we shall judge angels?

Eph 3:4-8 4 (Paul) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

1 Thess 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

 (John, to US) Revelation was written 25 years after Israel was scattered to the 4 winds.  

Rev 1:4-6 John, to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;
5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first begotten of the dead, and the prince of the kings of the earth. Unto him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,
6 And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 5:8-10 (the congregation of saints at the wedding in heaven) You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals; For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,

And have made us kings and priests to our God;
And we shall reign on the earth.”


” Rev 20:4-6 4 And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.
5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.
6 Blessed and holy is he that hath part in the first resurrection: on such the second death hath no power, but they shall be priests of God and of Christ, and shall reign with him a thousand years.

(One more time) Eph 3:4-8 4 (Paul) Whereby, when ye read, ye may understand my knowledge in the mystery of Christ)
5 Which in other ages was not made known unto the sons of men, as it is now revealed unto his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
6 That the Gentiles should be fellowheirs, and of the same body, and partakers of his promise in Christ by the gospel:

1 Thess 3:13  To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints.

Is Pre tribulation rapture Biblical?

 

 

I see people every day who believe in a pre trib rapture simply because it is what they have been taught, and a pre wrath rapture fits the nature of the Lord and his character. It also fits the model of the Jewish wedding, where the groom calls out his bride with a shout.

But I have saw very few that could prove and defend the pre tribulation rapture with un disputable fact from the scripture. I hope this provides folks with the means to do just that.

My friend, the rapture is the greatest hope and blessing a believer has today.  Our future is so bright, we cannot even imagine what the Lord has in store for us. Our future begins with the  rapture.

The rapture is the Lord’s promise that we will not have to endure what those after the rapture and an unbelieving world will have to go through. Again, in keeping with the Lord’s character, even Israel will be preserved and protected during the first 3.5 years of the tribulation, and in the last half, he will provide shelter to the remnant.

I have not ran across or heard the line of reason as I present here concerning the rapture, but I hope it edifies and strengthens the body of Christ .

Feel free to share this information, verify it with your own study,  teach it in your Bible studies , in witnessing to others,  preach it from your pulpits of all denominations. If you have a question, or comment, or a word, just drop me a line jaedixon@aol.com.

I don’t believe in putting a price on the truth, and this is the greatest encouragement we as a body of believers has today. The Lord has blessed me with a desire to learn and a thirst for the scriptures. The greatest reward is knowing it strengthens and encourages other believers.  It thrills me to encourage, and strengthen people in their faith and hope as believers.   “therefore, comfort each other with these words”.

 

 

Let us begin: Is the pre tribulation rapture Biblical? Sure it is. It makes perfect sense.

 

For those that deny a rapture of the saints, or a pre tribulation rapture, They have a huge logical hurdle they must overcome. They must first explain where all those people in Rev 5:9-10 came from and how they got there before the tribulation begins. The tribulation starts in Rev 6. Go figure. Rev 18 winds up the tribulation.  I first observed this While studying Revelation for one of my previous blogs. I have not saw any information that makes the connection between the saints in heaven in Revelation chapter 5 and the beginning of the tribulation in Chapter six of Revelation.

 

1 Thess 3:13 says Jesus returns with all his saints.  The saints have to leave before they can return with him.

.Revelation 5 is rock hard proof of the pre tribulation rapture. In Revelation 5, The saints from the OT, “the elders” (indicates they have been there longer than the assembly) and after the cross up to the rapture are standing in an assembly in revelation chapter 5:9-10. IN HEAVEN. BEFORE the tribulation begins. The removal of the first seal from the scroll in Rev 6 starts the tribulation.

I have had folks tell me “but Revelation is not chronological” Well, generally speaking, it is , and  Revelation 5 and 6 are undeniably chronological. They are  linked together by the scroll with seven seals.

Rev 5:1 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

Jesus receives the scroll in Rev 5:7 And he came and took the book out of the right hand of him that sat upon the throne.

The first seal is removed in Rev 6.

Rev 5:8And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints.

And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;

10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

This is not “Israel” here. It is a mixed multitude of believers from all nations and all races.

These are the OT saints from Matthew 27:52-53 and the NT saints from 1 Thes 4:;17 in this assembly. The first two phases of the first resurrection. The three phases of the First resurrection harvest mirror the Jewish harvest as well as the three major feasts of the Jewish Year. Pesach, Shavout, and Succoth. This is even more confirmation.

Jesus removes the first seal in revelation chapter 6, beginning the tribulation.

6;1And I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals, and I heard, as it were the noise of thunder, one of the four beasts saying, Come and see.

And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer.

And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.

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Rev 19 is the marriage of the Lamb, immediately following this Jesus returns and destroys the antichrist and his army at Armegeddon and sets up his kingdom.

You and I will be kings and priests in the thousand year reign. We have a lot to look forward to. We are not appointed to wrath.

The collective influence of the worlds 3 billion believers is the only thing stopping the beast from rising. Once this body of believers is removed, there will be no restraint.

There will be believers during the tribulation. Billions will come to Christ, but most will be killed for their faith. These will mainly be gentiles since Israel will have 3.5 years of peace and security because of a treaty with the antichrist.

There will be a revival in Israel and across the world, Israel will be overrun in the last half, “Jacobs trouble”. Most all will be killed as martyrs.

A remnant of Israel will survive, probably at Petra across the Jordan river. Israel already has an agreement with Jordan for access to Petra should the need arise. Petra is across the Jordan river.

The remnant will weep, as a mother for her son when they see Jesus coming in clouds of glory with his saints.

Jesus will rescue this remnant and lead them across Jordan back into their homeland.

Paul says in 1 Thes 4:13-17 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Also see my other posts “revelation, a book of blessings” “new Jerusalem” and other associated posts.

God bless!!

 

The wedding narrative in Revelation: Jesus Blesses the Bride and her family:

Revelation contains the story of a wedding. It contains a wedding narrative. The Jewish wedding starts with the groom giving gifts and pronouncing blessings over his bride. The bride also blesses her groom as well.

Are you ready for the marriage supper of the Lamb? This is our future! I’m looking forward to it!

 

2:7  He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God.10 Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer: behold, the devil shall cast some of you into prison, that ye may be tried; and ye shall have tribulation ten days: be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life.

 

11 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.

 

Rev 2:17 To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

 

Rev 2:26 And he that overcometh, and keepeth my works unto the end, to him will I give power over the nations: And he shall rule them with a rod of iron; as the vessels of a potter shall they be broken to shivers: even as I received of my Father.28 And I will give him the morning star.

 

Rev 3:5 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.10 Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.

Rev 3:12 Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out: and I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is new Jerusalem, which cometh down out of heaven from my God: and I will write upon him my new name.

Rev 3:21 To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

rev 12 ;11 And they overcame by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.

 

 

The bride blesses the groom:

Rev 4:11 Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

Rev 5:9-10 And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation;10 And hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth.

12 Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.

13 Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.

rev 7:10 And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.

12 Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

Rev 11:17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Revelation 19: And a voice came out of the throne, saying, Praise our God, all ye his servants, and ye that fear him, both small and great.

6 And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.

7 Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come, and his wife hath made herself ready.

8 And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.

9 And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.

 

Rev 19:11 And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.

12 His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.

13 And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.

14 And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean.

20 And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone.

21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh.

20:And I saw thrones, and they sat upon them, and judgment was given unto them: and I saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in their hands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

5 But the rest of the dead lived not again until the thousand years were finished. This is the first resurrection.  (this is third part, The tribulation saints. The first was Matt 27;52-53 OT saints, second part was 1 Thess 4:15-17, NT saints see my first resurrection post in this blog)

 

 

1000 years later: The New Jerusalem, the home of the OT saints, friends of the bridegroom, and the Lamb’s wife comes down to earth:

 

Rev 21  And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.

2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

3 And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God.

4 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.

5 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.

6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely.

7 He that overcometh shall inherit all things; and I will be his God, and he shall be my son.

And there came unto me one of the seven angels which had the seven vials full of the seven last plagues, and talked with me, saying, Come hither, I will shew thee the bride, the Lamb’s wife.

10 And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and shewed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God,

 

This is the Tabernacle of God. Our home is in the holy of holies in this tabernacle. The holy of holies is a perfect cube.  Our beautiful heavenly home. God bless!!

 

King David in the Mellinial reign

Throughout the past century, the common tradition is that anytime David is mentioned in the Bible in prophecy, it is a metaphor for Jesus, or an allegory pointing to Jesus. This is not true.

In Ez 34:24 and Ez 37:24, David is mentioned as a king and a prince. And Jesus mentions himself and David in the same sentence.

Understanding David’s role in the kingdom gives us a blueprint of sorts for understanding our role in the kingdom as well. We will also be kings and priests unto God, and reign on the earth (Rev 5:9-10)  9And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. 10You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth.”  “every nation” tells us these are not just Jews, but all believers.

 

In the melliniel reign of Christ,  David will have his own throne. He will be a prince king under the Lord Jesus. The apostles also will sit on thrones ruling the 12 tribes of Israel. SO WILL WE, Ruling over the gentile nations as kings and priests unto God. Our home? the New Jerusalem, the tabernacle of God in the heavenlies. David and the OT saints in the most holy place, NT saints in the Holy of Holies. (Rev 21:7-9)

God also promises to rebuild David’s tabernacle in Bethlehem. See Amos 9:11, Ezekial 34:23-27, Matthew 19:28.

 

Read what Jesus tells his disciples: Matthew 19:28 And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, you also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
We also will rule with King Jesus as kings and priests unto God in the melliniel reign of Christ. (says no seminary). See Revelation 5:9-10

Amos 9:11 In that day will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up its breaches; and I will raise up its ruins, and I will rebuild it as in the days of old:
Ez 34:23 And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd.

Ez 37:24 And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.And David my servant shall be king over them; and they all shall have one shepherd: they shall also walk in my judgments, and observe my statutes, and do them.

25 And they shall dwell in the land that I have given unto Jacob my servant, wherein your fathers have dwelt; and they shall dwell therein, even they, and their children, and their children’s children for ever: and my servant David shall be their prince for ever.

26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore.

27 My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. (revelation 21).

 

Also see my other blog post “our future, kings and priests unto God”  and “the New Jerusalem” in this same blog. God bless!

 

Answering Catholicism

Many people are confused about the Catholic religion. Many accept it as just another variation, or denominational variance of sorts from Christianity. It is nothing of the sort. It is a completely different religion.  A totally different animal.

The Catholic religion prays to Mary, the mother of Jesus. She is viewed as a mediator between man and Christ. They also pray to the saints.

A few of the many problems with Catholicism is that Mary, and the saints, are DEAD. And they have been for 2000 years. Ecc 9:5 says: For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

The dead have no regard to the living. Mary, and the saints, do not hear the Catholic prayer. Why pray to the dead, when one can pray directly to the living Lord Jesus?

In closing, and this will set the Catholics hair on fire, but it is undeniable. The Bible calls talking to the dead witchcraft. Necromancy.  It is evil and abomination to God.

Examining Catholicism in light of the scriptures, how can one avoid the logical conclusion that Catholics are practicing necromancy when they pray to Mary and the saints?

 

Deuteronomy 18:10 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, 11 or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead.

12 Anyone who does these things is detestable to the LORD

Where does the soul and spirit go after death?

Todays tid bit: Where does he soul and spirit go at death?

 

Few seminaries and preachers teach this, or even understand it.

Most don’t really know themselves. Just one reason so many are confused about it. I hope this helps. I have other posts about the first resurrection in this same blog.

 

The short version:

At the cross, Jesus committed his spirit to the Father and breathed his last, (Luke 23:46) , so logically the spirit of a believer also goes to be with the Lord at death.

In revelation, at the opening of the fifth seal, the SOULS of the trib martyrs are seen under the alter in heaven, so logically the soul goes to heaven at death as well

At that point in revelation, We, and the OT saints are already in heaven body, soul and spirit. The tribulation martyrs are resurrected in rev 20, the last harvest of the first resurrection. The olives.

The unbelieving dead from creation to the end of the mellinial reign will not be resurrected until the great white throne judgement. Logically, their soul and spirits are in hell until the final resurrection at the great white throne judgement.

. They will be judged and cast into the lake of fire.
Believers and unbelievers will not stand judgement together at this judgement (Psalms 1:5)

Paul said to live is Christ, to die is gain. The soul and spirit leave the body and go to heaven.

The OT saints were resurrected in matt 27:52-53, the firstfruits of the first resurrection, the barley. “And the graves were opened”.

The NT believers body will be resurrected in 1 Thess 4:15-17. “The dead in Christ shall rise first”
This is the second harvest of the first resurrection. The wheat.

In revelation, at the opening of the fifth seal, the SOULS of the trib martyrs are seen under the alter in heaven, we are already there in heaven, body, soul and spirit.

These martyrs are joined to their new glorified bodies in rev 20:4-6. , the third part of the first resurrection. The olives.

Again, few seminaries and preachers teach this, or even understand it. Study and confirm it to yourself

The resurrection of Jesus Christ. The most verifiable, confirmed event in human history.

1 Peter 3:15  But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear:

 

Job 19;25-27 (Job)25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:26 And though after my skin worms destroy this body, yet in my flesh shall I see God:27 Whom I shall see for myself, and mine eyes shall behold, and not another; though my reins be consumed within me.

Psalms 16:10 (David) For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

 

Psalms 22 My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.  Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people.All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts.10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly.11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.12 Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round.13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint: my heart is like wax; it is melted in the midst of my bowels.15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet.17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.19 But be not thou far from me, O Lord: O my strength, haste thee to help me.20 Deliver my soul from the sword; my darling from the power of the dog.21 Save me from the lion’s mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.22 I will declare thy name unto my brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I praise thee.23 Ye that fear the Lord, praise him; all ye the seed of Jacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Lord that seek him: your heart shall live for ever.27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Lord: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.28 For the kingdom is the Lord‘s: and he is the governor among the nations.29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.

 

Isaiah 53:Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lord revealed?

For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.

 

John 11:25 (Jesus)

Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

 

Matthew 27:52-5351 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

 

Acts 2:22-27 (Peter)

Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

Acts 26:22-26 (Paul)

22 Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come:23 That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.24 And as he thus spake for himself, Festus said with a loud voice, Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad.25 But he said, I am not mad, most noble Festus; but speak forth the words of truth and soberness.26 For the king knoweth of these things, before whom also I speak freely: for I am persuaded that none of these things are hidden from him; for this thing was not done in a corner.27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

 

1 Thess 4:15-17 (Paul)

14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first:17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

I Cor 15:14-19

14 And if Christ be not risen, then is our preaching vain, and your faith is also vain.15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God; because we have testified of God that he raised up Christ: whom he raised not up, if so be that the dead rise not.16 For if the dead rise not, then is not Christ raised:17 And if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins.18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable.

 

Revelation 1:18 (Jesus)  I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Happy Resurrection day! God bless!