The Resurrection of Jesus


I have taken the four Gospels and tried to put them together in one story, this is the result.

At dawn, Mary Magdalene, Mary, and Salome brought spices to the tomb to anoint Jesus’s body

Just prior to this there had been an earthquake and an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, rolled back the stone and was sitting on it.  The angels countenance was as lightening and his raiment, white as snow.

The soldiers who were guarding the tomb shook and became as dead men, they probably fainted dead away.

Also, in Luke we are told – two men – stood by them in shining white garments. Mary, Mary Magdalene, and Salome were afraid and lowered their faces, the angels asked them, “Why are you seeking the living among the dead?” Also, “Don’t be afraid I know you seek Jesus, He is not here, He is risen, just as He said, see where He laid. Go quickly and tell His disciples, he is risen from the dead and goes before you to Galilee, there you will see him: low I have told you.  And they departed from the sepulcher with fear and great joy.  And they did run to the disciples to tell them and not to tell anyone else.

In Luke 24: 7& 8 it says, “The son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again from the dead.  And they remembered His words.

Luke 24: 9 when they got to the disciples and told them these things and to the 11 and all the rest, Mary Magdalene and Joanna (the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, one that had been a follower of Christ and had ministered to Him of her substance.), and Mary, the mother of Jesus and other women that were with them; that told these things to the apostles. And they seemed as idle tales (the one Greek word, idle tales, stated as such, occurs nowhere else in the New Testament,  it is applied strictly to the trifling self idiotic babble of dotage [older age])  Peter rose and ran to the sepulcher, he looked in and saw the linen clothes laid by themselves, he left and wondered in his head what was come to pass, (and that other discipleship outrun Peter and got first to the sepulcher, he stooped down and looked in, but did not go in.)  Then came Simon Peter, following Peter, and went in and saw where the linen clothes laid and the napkin from His head was wrapped (folded) together laying in a place by itself. Then (the other) Peter who was there first, went in and saw and believed, for as yet, they knew not the scriptures that He must rise again from the dead.  Then the disciples went again to their own homes……

Then what?  Leave a comment.

Days in Passing

I have a book titled, “Blessed to be a Blessing,” by Kenneth Copeland. This is truly a fine writing and one that I am intending to put into practice and then some.

I will be putting these referenced verse into my everyday use, some I already do and some I really need to work on.

In the second chapter of the book, titled, “The Fools Dozen,” Pastor Copeland goes thru a list of twelve points, from which we can really learn. He suggest that you allow the Holy Spirit to convict you of any of these points that you have not been paying sufficient heed to over the years of your being a Christian.

Since I don’t want to give away all, I would really encourage you to get in touch with the KCM and acquire this reading for yourselves, however, I will let you in on some of the things that Holy Spirit brought to my attention.

1. I need to get out of debt. I don’t have a lot of debt, and for that I am grateful, but I need to prepare better for the future and lay the ground for not being in debt, ie I have an older car, runs great and I pray the Lord will help me to keep it that way.

2. If I am doing something I don’t want the Lord to see, hear, taste, or think, simple-don’t do those things.

3. For me this goes right back to 2.

4. Don’t speak poorly of anyone, remember what your mother said, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all!”

5. 1 Corinthians 13:11 King James Version (KJV) When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.

I think this speaks quite adequately to mischief. Something that some people just can’t give up.

6. Speak only those things that edify. This one kind of bit me…..I read this and thought of people I know who are constantly saying things to be cute…..instead of thinking I know people who do this, I need to pray for them, are they really doing something wrong? Let me ask you this, are they or you speaking truth?

7. Simple don’t trust yourself, trust in the word of the Lord.

8. Think before you speak…Don’t go to phone (or FB), go to the throne. Our words can be quite cruel, so think before you speak. Once they are out there, no matter how many times you say I am sorry, you can not undo the damage.

9. Walk in the light of God’s word and not in the darkness of the evil one.

10. If you have made a promise or a pledge, keep it.

11. Speak what you mean and mean what you speak. (Mark 11: 23)

12. If you believe in God, behave that way. And I know that there are some people out there that know of my recent move, that might say, I am not behaving appropriately, and to that I would say, I have gone to the throne and not to the phone.

13. (Bakers dozen) if you espouse to be a Christian, then believe and be a Christian…..Luke 24:25 Then he said unto them, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken……” Don’t pick and choose!

There are some things for you to cogitate on for the day, be a blessing today.

This past Sunday, Easter!

Restoration Day.

Think about it, God devised a plan for each and every one of us. A plan to attain eternal life, with Him, in heaven.
Today is
What an amazing place to spend life eternal? Do you know the streets are paved with gold. Now there may be some of you who are reading this and thinking some different thoughts, but for those of us who love the Triune God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, what could be better?

But I digress…let’s get back to this day, this day of restoration. Thank you Father for this amazing day….this is the day that the Father in heaven prepared for us, to be able to come back to Him. So that we might have a eternal life filled with Glory rather than anguish.

As some of you may know I have moved to Florida, my earthly father is down here and I wanted to be closer to him. Now we may not be living in each others hip pocket, we are still closer in proximity than we were. He has a good life and a wonderful girl friend and I really don’t want to intrude on that, I just want to be a bit closer than an 18 hour drive.

So I moved a whole lot closer…we all know that when we move, we have to find a place to live, a new this and a new that, but for me what is of utmost importance is finding a new church.
Luckily I am blessed with a few friends down here who are already at a great church. So I went there for Easter services. Now let me tell you a little bit about this amazing church…..first of all this church is located at Trinity College here in Florida. With the church being at a college there is space used within the college. When some of the congregation arrive early for church, the classroom atmosphere is torn down and replaced by the church setting. This may not sound like a difficult undertaking, and it is not that difficult to do, but it is time consuming and there is some lifting involved, and incredible attention to even the smallest details. These amazing people change a college classroom into the children’s worship area and the toddlers room and the baby’s room, every Sunday, and they do it with gladness in there hearts.

Easter morning started for me at a 7:00 service outside, 59 degrees, and beautiful, the sun was up, the birds where singing and so were we. Pastor Kevin Stamper lead the service and his lovely wife lead worship, God has blessed this family, and we learned about the day when the stone had been rolled away.
An interesting fact about rolling away, Gil-gal, as spoken of in Joshua chapters 4 and 5, this name means rolled away. The similarities of this two historical events need to be studied. Pastor Kevin, pointed this out to his church, I will be studying this to see what else I can find out..

After this service we had breakfast together, which was wonderful, and then we had the regular service at 10:00. What wonderful preaching and teaching in a very warm and friendly atmosphere.

Easter services can be a bit sad, but we need to keep in mind that if Jesus had not done what he did, where would we be? How does the world work these days, there is such sadness, due to all types of circumstances, some can be restored, and some can not.
One thing we have to remember in the execution of Jesus, is that, “the Pharisees weren’t killing Jesus, they where executing God’s plan,” Pastor Kevin.
Where would we be if this this had not been accomplished? Pastor Kevin spoke to all these issues.

The verses we looked at where primarily Matthew 28: 1-8, and some in Mark 16: 1-8, if you continue in Luke 24: 1-12, and then in John 20: 1-10, you get to see the really big picture, and you can put all the facts side by side…..I need a big piece of paper.

After the teaching Pastor Kevin asked everyone about their walk with the Lord, how is your walk? I accepted Christ into my heart a long time ago, but I am still a work in progress, how about you?

After church, the classrooms where restored and all was put where it was supposed to be put. Yes this is quite an endeavor but as I said before, it is done with a glad heart.

After church, a bunch of us went to lunch, and later on in the day we had an amazing Easter dinner together and then spent the rest of the evening playing boardtype games and enjoying the company of each other.

What a delightful first Sunday in my new home, God bless you all.