The Messiah - His Resurrection

Resurrection - do you know what it means?
Do you know you're going to experience it one day? 

It means being raised up from being dead - coming back to life again. In order to be resurrected one has to die first. And it's not merely a matter of being declared "clinically dead" and then having been resuscitated. That's not the same thing. There's a distinct difference in what takes place in this instance. 

In the first case, the person is literally and physically dead. There is no life whatsoever. In the second case, the person is brought back to consciousness after brain activity has temporarily ceased, and therefore bodily functioning. It is not "resurrection". No human being has the ability to resurrect another person.

The Messiah, YAHUSHUA (Jesus) was dead; truly dead. He was buried. Yet on the third day (not within moments or even minutes) He was resurrected. He was raised up from death itself. This was a very unique, and quite remarkable, event. It was foretold in the Word of YAHWEH, and even by YAHUSHUA Himself. 

He told his disciples that He would be crucified, would die, and would be buried. Then, on the third day He would be raised up again - in victory over the powers of sin and death. They didn't understand what He was talking about when He told them it would happen. However, afterward they did understand, because they had then witnessed this event firsthand. Their witness is now part of the Scriptural and historical record.

The most important issue related to the resurrection of The Messiah, YAHUSHUA, is what it accomplished. It marks the complete fulfillment of YAHWEH's promises of deliverance from the powers of sin and death. Sin entered the world when Eve refused to follow the instructions of The Elohim (God). It has been a part of the world ever since. Sin is rebellion against, YAHWEH, The Elohim. Ultimately, sin is selfishness.

YAHUSHUA, in being raised up from death itself, demonstrated once and for all that sin and death have absolutely no power over Him. Not only that, they now have no power over us - provided, of course, that we have chosen to truly believe in and trust in YAHWEH's act of redemption. It is this act that was fully completed by means of the atoning death and resurrection of The Messiah, YAHUSHUA (atoning means to make amends or reparation, to pay the price - ransom or redemption -, for a wrong doing).

Do you believe YAHUSHUA did this for you? 
Or are you among those who refuse to believe
who refuse to believe in
The Messiah promised long ago to the nation of Yisra’el?

Death itself could not hold YAHUSHUA in the grave. Death was overcome - defeated totally - by the love of YAHWEH, which was demonstrated clearly in His Son, YAHUSHUA. Sin, acting through those who crucified this innocent human being ended up defeated. Sin was overcome by Love - the Love of YAHWEH - and the forgiveness (pardon) granted by YAHWEH because of His Son's death and resurrection.

The problem of sin, having entered into the world through the rebellion of Eve, was resolved - once and forever - through the substitutionary (one takes the place of another) atoning death, and resurrection, of The Messiah, The Anointed One, The Promised One of YAHWEH - YAHUSHUA of Nazareth.. Without His resurrection this would not have been accomplished.

There's something else you should understand about this resurrection. If you fail to comprehend this you tend to miss the whole point of the concept of resurrection. As stated above, no human being has the power of resurrection. Only YAHWEH, The Creator and sustainer of life, has the ability to resurrect someone. He may act through a human being to accomplish this type of event, but it's not the human being doing it.

This is vitally important because of the confusion that exists about the resurrection of "The Son of God". As The Son of God The Messiah is seen by some as "being God". And this is indeed true - in a very unique manner. Yet in His human life and form he was "fully human", meaning He had temporarily set aside His divine abilities. Indeed, He proclaims in several places that everything He did was done "in the name of The Father", YAHWEH, and by His authority and ability. YAHUSHUA did nothing by Himself - in his human form and existence. The Father actually accomplished everything He did! (I know it doesn't appear to be so, but it is the Truth, confirmed by Scripture itself.

The truth is, He willingly allowed Himself to be murdered, trusting in His Father, YAHWEH, to raise Him up on the third day as He had promised to do. In His fully human state He surrendered his entire life - in trust - into the hands of YAHWEH. It was YAHWEH who raised Him up on the third day.

If you think carefully about this concept you'll understand that we're invited to do exactly the same thing. We are invited to completely trust YAHWEH to raise us up after we have died in order that we, like YAHUSHUA, might live eternally with Him in the kingdom we refer to as Heaven - The Eternal Kingdom! Therein is the essence of faith, of belief - TRUST!

Now when you read the following accounts of these events from Scripture you'll perhaps have a better perspective on the why's and wherefore's of what took place.

The passages below are from Scripture For Seekers, a new edition of Scripture now available on this website in PDF form for FREE. Please see the PDF itself for all of the unique formatting provided there and the extensive notes that help clarify the text.

May YAHWEH open your eyes, your mind, and your heart to see what is truly here.

The Resurrection Accounts

John 20.1-18Now the first of the Special Sabbath Miryam Magdalene went to the tomb early, being still dark, and saw the stone having been taken away from the tomb. 2 Therefore she ran and came to Shim’on Peter and to the other disciple whom YAHUSHUA loved. And she said to them, “They have taken away The Master from the tomb. And we do not understand where they have laid Him.” 3 Peter therefore and the other disciple went out. And they were going to the tomb. 4 Now they both ran together yet the other disciple ran more quickly than Peter and arrived first at the tomb. 5 And he, bending over, looked at the linen cloths laid out. But he did not go in. 6 Then Shim’on Peter came, accompanying him. And he entered into the tomb. And he looked at the linen cloths laid out, 7 and the towel that had been around His head, not laid out with the linen cloths, but wrapped together in one separate place by itself. 8 Then the other student, who had come to the tomb first, entered also. And he saw. And he believed. 9 Indeed they did not yet understand The Scripture that He must be raised up from being dead. 10 Then the students departed once more by themselves. 11 But Miryam stood outside weeping beside the tomb. Then, as she was weeping, leaned over into the tomb. 12 And she observed two messengers in white sitting one by the head and the other by the feet where the body of YAHUSHUA had laid. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Master and I do not understand where they have laid Him.” 14 And having said this she turned back around and saw YAHUSHUA standing. But she did not recognize that it was YAHUSHUA. 15 YAHUSHUA said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, thinking that He was the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him and I will take Him away.” 16 YAHUSHUA said to her, “Miryam!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, T eacher). 17 YAHUSHUA said to her, “Do not touch Me! Indeed I have not yet ascended to My Father. Now, go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am going up to My Father and your Father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim!.’ ” 18 Miryam Magdalene went and told the students that she had seen The Master and He had spoken these things to her.

Matthew 27.62-66:  Now on the next day, which was after the Day of Preparation, the chief priests and the Pharisees came together before Pilate 63 saying, “Master, we remember that that deceiver, still being alive, said, ‘After three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore order that the tomb be rendered secure until the third day lest His students come by night and steal Him, and say to the people, “He has been raised up out of being dead.’ Then the last deception will be worse than the first.” 65 Then Pilate said to them, “You have a guard. Go! Render it as secure as you know how.” 66 So they went and rendered the tomb secure, sealing the stone along with a guard.

Matthew 28.1-14:  Now late on the day of The Sabbath, as it was beginning to dawn into the first day of the Special Sabbath Miryam Magdalene and the other Miryam came to watch the tomb. 2 And behold! A great earthquake happened. Indeed a messenger of YAHWEH descended from Heaven, rolled the stone away from the door, and sat upon it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing white like snow. 4 And because of the fear of him the guards shook and became as though dead. 5 But the messenger responded, saying to the women, “Do not be afraid! Indeed, I understand that you seek YAHUSHUA who was crucified. 6 He is not here. Indeed He has been raised up just as He said. Come here! See the place where The Master laid! 7 Also go quickly and tell His students that He has been raised up out of being dead! And behold! He is going before you Into The Galil. There you will see Him. Behold! I have told you.” 8 And having gone out from the tomb quickly, with fear and great joy, they ran to bring word to His students. 9 Now as they went to tell His disciples, behold! YAHUSHUA met them saying, “Rejoice!” And they approached and grabbed Him by the feet and worshiped Him. 10 Then YAHUSHUA said to them, “Do not be afraid! Go and tell My brothers to go into The Galilee and there they will see Me!” 11 Now as they were going, behold! a guard went into the city and reported to the chief priests all the things that had happened. 12 And having assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers 13 saying, “Say that, “’His students came at night and stole Him while we slept.’ 14 And if this comes to the governor’s ears we will appease him and render you secure.”

Mark 16.1-8:  And The Special Sabbath having passed, Miryam Magdalene, Miryam the mother of Ya'akob, and Salome bought spices in order that they might come and anoint Him. 2 Very early in the morning on the first of the Special Sabbath they came to the tomb at the rising of the sun. 3 And they said among themselves, “Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?” 4 Then, having looked up, they saw that the stone was rolled away. Indeed it was very large. 5 And having entered into the tomb, they saw a young man clothed in a long white robe sitting on the right side. And they were utterly astonished! 6 Then he said to them, “Do not be utterly astonished! You seek YAHUSHUA of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has been raised up! He is not here. Behold! The place where they had laid Him. 7 Moreover, go! Tell His students, even Peter, that He is going ahead of you into The Galil! There you will see Him, just as He told you.” 8 And they went out without delay and ran away from the tomb. Then they had trembling and bewilderment. And they said absolutely nothing to anyone because they were in awe.

Luke 24.1-11:   Then on the first of the Special Sabbath, very early in the morning, they and some others with them, came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 Then they found the stone having been rolled away from the tomb. 3 And they entered, not finding the body of The Master, YAHUSHUA. 4 And it happened, as they were greatly perplexed concerning this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 Then, becoming frightened, and bowing their faces toward the ground, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but rather, has been raised up! Remember how He spoke to you while still in The Galil 7 saying, “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of offenders and be crucified and the third day be raised up.’ ” 8 And they remembered His words. 9 And they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now it was Miryam Magdalene, Yoanna, Miryam, the mother of Ya'akob, and the others with them who told these things to the ambassadors. 11 And their words appeared to them as if an incredible story. And they did not believe them.

He Appears to His Followers After The Resurrection

John 20.14-21.25:  And having said this, she turned back around and observed YAHUSHUA standingyet did not recognize that it was YAHUSHUA. 15 YAHUSHUA said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, thinking that He was the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him and I will take Him away.” 16 YAHUSHUA said to her, “Miryam!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 17 YAHUSHUA said to her, “Do not touch Me! Indeed, I have not yet ascended to My Father. Now, go to My brothers and say to them, ‘I am going up to My Father and your Father, and to My Elohim and your Elohim!.’ ” 18 Miryam Magdalene went and told the students that she had seen The Master and He had spoken these things to her. 19 Then, being evening that same day, being the first of the Special Sabbath, and the doors having been shut where the students were assembled because of the fear of the Yisra’elite leaders, YAHUSHUA came and stood in the middle, and said to them, “Peace to you!” 20 And having said this, He showed them His hands and His side. Therefore the students rejoiced, having seen The Master. 21 Therefore YAHUSHUA said to them once more, “Peace to you! Just as The Father has sent Me, I also am sending you.” 22 And having said this, He breathed upon them, and said to them, “Receive the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH! 23 Anyone whose offenses you might forgive, they are forgiven for them. Anyone’s whose sins you retain, they are retained.” 24 Now Ta’om, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when YAHUSHUA came. 25 The other students therefore said to him, “We have seen The Master!” But he said to them, “Unless I might see in His hands the scar of the nails, and might put my finger into the scar of the nails, and might put my hand into His side, I will not believe!” 26 And after eight days His students were once more inside, and Ta’om with them. YAHUSHUA came, the doors being shut, and was standing in the middle. And He said, “Peace to you!” 27 Then He said to Ta’om, “Bring your finger here, and see My hands! And bring your hand and put it into My side! Do not be disbelieving, but rather, trusting.” 28 And Ta’om responded and said to Him, “My Master and my Elohim!” 29  YAHUSHUA said to him, “Ta’om, because you have seen Me you have believed. Happy are those who have not seen yet have believed.” 30 And YAHUSHUA truly did many other miracles in the presence of His students which are not written in this scroll. 31 But these are written in order that you might believe that YAHUSHUA is The Messiah, The Son of YAHWEH, and that trusting you might have Life by means of His name. 

21:1 After these things YAHUSHUA Himself appeared again to the students at The Sea of Tiberias. Now He appeared in this way2 There were at the same place Shim’on Peter, Ta’om, called the Twin, Nathana’el, of Cana in The Galil, the sons of Zabdiy, and two other of His students. 3 Shim’on Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We are going with you also.” They went out and immediately got into the boat. And that night they caught nothing. 4 Now morning having already arrived, YAHUSHUA was standing on the shore. However, the students did not recognize that it was YAHUSHUA. 5 Then YAHUSHUA said to them, “Little children, do you have any food?” They responded to Him, “No.” 6 Then He said to them, “Throw the net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” So they threw it, and now they were not able to draw it in because of the large number of fish. 7 Therefore that disciple whom YAHUSHUA loved said to Peter, “It is The Master!” Now Shim’on Peter, having heard that it was The Master, wrapped tightly his outer garment (because he was naked) and threw himself into the sea. 8 But the other students came in the boat (Indeed they were not far from land, but rather, about two hundred cubits.), dragging the net with the fish. 9 Then, as soon as they had climbed out onto the land, they saw a bed of coals laid out, and fish resting on it, also bread. 10 YAHUSHUA said to them, “Bring some of the fish which you have just caught.” 11 Shim’on Peter went up and dragged the net onto the land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty three. And as many as there were, the net was not broken. 12 YAHUSHUA said to them, “Come! Eat breakfast!” Yet none of the students dared ask Him, “Who are You?”, understanding that it was The Master. 13 YAHUSHUA then came and took the bread and gave it to them, and likewise the fish. 14 This is already the third time YAHUSHUA has appeared to His students, having been raised from being dead. 15 Then, when they had eaten, YAHUSHUA said to Shim’on Peter, “Shim’on, son of Yonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Master! You understand that I love You.” He said to him, “Feed My little lambs.” 16 He said to him again a second time, “Shim’on, son of Yonah, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Master! You understand that I love You.” 17 He said to him, He said to him the third time, “Shim’on, son of Yonah, do you love Me?” Peter was distressed because He had said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?” And he said to Him, “Master, You understand all things. You know that I love You.” YAHUSHUA said to him, “Feed My sheep. 18 Most assuredly I say to you, when you were younger you girded yourself and walked about wherever you desired. But when you have become old you will extend your hands and another will gird you and carry you where you do not desire.” 19 This He spoke, indicating by what death he might honor YAHWEH. And having spoken this, He said to him, “Accompany Me!” 20 Then Peter, having turned around, saw the student whom YAHUSHUA loved accompanying, who also had leaned upon His chest at the supper, who also said, “Master, who is the one who is betraying You?”. 21 Peter, seeing this one, said to YAHUSHUA, “Then Master, what about this one?” 22 YAHUSHUA said to him, “If I desire that he remain until I come, what is is to you? You accompany Me!” 23 Therefore this saying went out among the brothers that this student would not die. Yet YAHUSHUA did not say to him that he would not die, but rather, “If I desire that he remain until I come, what is it to you?” 24 This is the student who testifies concerning these things, and has written these things. And we  understand that his testimony is true. 25 Now there are also many other things that YAHUSHUA did, which if they might be written one by one, I imagine that not even the world could contain the scrolls that might be written. Amen.

Matthew 28.16-20:  Then the eleven disciples traveled into The Galil, onto the mountain which YAHUSHUA had appointed for them. 17 And seeing Him, they worshiped Him. But some doubted. 18 Then YAHUSHUA approached and spoke to them saying, “All authority has been given to Me in Heaven and on earth. 19 Go, therefore, and make students of all the nations, baptizing them into the name of The Father and of The Son and the set apart Divine Nature of YAHWEH, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have instructed you! And behold! I am with you every day even until the end of the age. Amen.

Mark 16.9-20:  Now having been raised up at dawn on the first of The Special Sabbath, He appeared first to Miryam Magdalene, out of whom He had ejected seven unclean natures. 10 This same one went and told those who had been with Him as they were mourning and weeping. 11 And having heard that He was alive and had been looked at closely by her, they disbelieved. 12 Now after that He appeared in a different form to two of them as they were walking, going into the field. 13 And they went off and told the remaining ones. But they did not believe them either. 14 Later He appeared to the eleven as they sat at dinner. And He reproached their disbelief and hard heartedness, because they did not trust those who had looked closely at Him after He had been raised up. And He said to them, “Go into the whole world and proclaim the good news to every creature! 16 He who believes and is baptized will be delivered. But he who disbelieves will be condemned. 17 Now these signs will follow closely those who trust. In My name they will eject unclean natures, they will speak new languages, 18 they will pick up snakes, and if they drink any deadly thing it will by no means harm them, they will lay hands on the sick and they will recover.” 19 Indeed therefore, after The Master had spoken to them, He was taken up into The Heaven and sat down at the right hand of YAHWEH. 20 Then they went out and proclaimed everywhere, The Master working with them and confirming the message through the signs accompanying them. Amen.

Luke 24.13-53:   And behold! Two of them were traveling that same day into a village called Emmaus which was seven miles from Yerushalaim. 14 And they talked with each other about all these things which had happened. 15 And it happened as they conversed and discussed, that YAHUSHUA Himself approached and journeyed with them. 16 But their eyes being restrained, they did not recognize Him. 17 Then He said to them, “What word is this you discuss with one another as you are walking and are looking sad?” 18 Now responding, the one whose name was Cleopas said to Him, “Are You alone a stranger in Yerushalaim, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?” 19 And He said to them, “What sort of things?”Then they said to Him, “The things concerning YAHUSHUA of Nazareth, who was a Prophet, mighty in deed and word in the presence of YAHWEH and all the people, 20 how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him up to be condemned to death and crucified Him. 21 But we were expecting that it was He who was about to redeem Yisra’el. Furthermore, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. 22 Furthermore, even some women from among us astonished us, having gone to the tomb early in the morning. 24:23 And having not found His body, they came saying they had even seen a vision of YAH-messengers who said He is alive. 24 And some of those with us went to the tomb and found it even as the women had said. But Him they did not see.” 25 Then He said to them, “Oh fools and slow of heart to trust in everything that the prophets have spoken! 26 Should not The Messiah have suffered these things and entered into His honor?” 27 And beginning from Moshe and from all the Prophets He thoroughly explained to them by all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself. 28 And they drew near to the village where they were going. And He pretended He was traveling farther. 29 But they compelled Him saying, “Stay with us because it is toward evening and the day is far spent.” And He entered to stay with them. 30 Now it happened as He sat at the table with them that He took the bread, blessed it and broke it and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were thoroughly opened and they recognized Him. But He became invisible to them. 32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us as He talked with us on the road and as He thoroughly opened The Scriptures for us?” 33 And they stood up that very hour, returned to Yerushalaim, and found the eleven gathered together and those with them 34 saying, “The Master has truly been raised up and has been seen by Shim’on!” 35 And they declared the things on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread. 36 Then, as they were speaking, YAHUSHUA Himself stood in the middle of them and said to them, “Shalom to you!” 37 But being terrified and having become afraid, thought they had seen a ghost. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, because a ghost does not have flesh and bones just as you see I have.” 40 And having said this He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 But they, still not believing on account of joy and marveling, He said to them, “Do you have any food here?” 42 Then they gave Him a piece of a roasted fish and some honeycomb. 43 And He took it and ate it in front of them. 44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in The Torah of Moshe and The Prophets and The Psalms concerning Me.” Then He thoroughly opened their minds in order that they might comprehend The Scriptures. 46 And He said to them, “Thus it is written. And thus it was necessary for The Messiah to suffer and to be raised up from being dead on the third day, 24:47 and that repentance and pardon of offenses be proclaimed for the sake of His name into all nations, beginning at Yerushalaim. 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Behold! I am sending The Promise of My Father upon you! But tarry in the city of Yerushalaim until you are endued with miraculous power from on high!” 50 And He led them out as far as Bethany. And He, having lifted up His hands, blessed them. 51 And it came to pass as He was blessing them that He was parted from them and taken up into The Heaven. 52 And they, worshipping Him, returned to Yerushalaim with great joy! 53 And they were continually in The Temple, praising and blessing YAHWEH. Amen.

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