Seek the Truth with all your heart.
Please also see: ‘Jesus Crucifixion’ (and the evidence of His resurrection.)
The timing of Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection:
Full details in the pdf below.
(If this will not open, please go to: ‘Jesus’ Resurrection -- Time in the Tomb,’ where it has been transcribed.)
To have hope in this world and for the one to come, you need to choose and to know Christ Jesus as your Saviour and Lord of your life.’
Jesus dead battered, beaten, torn, shockingly abused body was buried in a tomb, and three days later GOD, through The Holy Spirit, gave Him back life, and He walked out in His new, perfect, immortal body to return to eternal life.
The resurrection of Christ is your only hope, without which you have nothing to look forward to, except for your life to dissolve into eternal non-existence. So repent of your sins and place your trust in Jesus, Whose death paid the penalty for humanity, and Whose resurrection opened the way to eternal life for genuine believers and followers.
Matthew 28:1-7 ‘After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here, He has risen, just as He said. Come and see the place where He ay. Then go quickly and tell His disciples: ‘he has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him.’ Now I have told you.”
Mark 16:1-8 ‘When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. Very early on the first day of the week (Sunday,) just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”
But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed. “Don’t be alarmed,” he said, “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. But go, tell His disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see Him, just as He told you.”
Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.’
Luke 24:1-10 ‘On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men in clothes which glowed like lightning stood beside them. In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here, He has risen! Remember how He told you, while He was still with you in Galilee. The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Then they remembered His words. When they came back from the tomb, they told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.’
24:36-44 ‘While they were still talking about this, Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds? Look at My hands and feet. It is I Myself! Touch Me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones, as you see I have.”
When He had said this, He showed them His hands and feet. And while they still did not believe it because of joy and amazement, He asked them, “Do you have anything to eat?” They gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and He took it and ate it in their presence. He said to them, “This is what I told you while I was still with you: Everything must be fulfilled that is written about Me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets, and the Psalms.”
John 20:1-22 ‘Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we don’t know where they have put Him.!”
So Peter and the other disciple started for the tomb. Both were running but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first. He bent over and looked in at the strips of linen lying there but did not go in. Then Simon Peter, who was behind him, arrived and went into the tomb. He saw the strips of linen lying there, as well as the burial cloth that had been around Jesus’ head. The cloth was folded up by itself, separate from the linen. Finally the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went inside. He saw and believed. (They still did not understand from Scripture that Jesus had to rise from the dead.) ‘Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot.
They asked her, “Woman why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put Him.” At this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. “Woman,” He said, “why are you crying? Who is it you are looking for?” Thinking He was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried Him away, tell me where you have put Him, and I will get Him.”
Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned toward Him and cried out in Aramaic, “Rabboni” (which means Teacher).
Jesus said, “Do not hold onto Me, for I have not yet returned to the FATHER. Go instead to My brothers and tell them, “I am returning to My FATHER and your FATHER, to My GOD and your GOD.”
Mary Magdalene went to the disciples with the news: “I have seen the Lord.” And she told them that He had said these things to her.’
‘On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together with the doors locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After He had said this, He showed them His hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord.
Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the FATHER has sent Me, I am sending you.” And with that He breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
John 21:1-14 ‘Afterward Jesus appeared again to His disciples, by the Sea of Tiberias. It happened this way: Simon peter, Thomas (called Didymus,) Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m going out to fish,” Simon Peter told them, and they said, “We’ll go with you.” So they went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered.
Jesus said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish. Then the disciples whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord.” As soon as Simon Peter heard Him say, “It is the Lord,” he wrapped his outer garment around him (for he had taken it off) and jumped into the water. The other disciples followed in the boat, towing the net full of fish, for they were not far from shore, about a hundred yards. When they landed, they saw a fire of burning coals there with fish on it, and some bread. Jesus said to them, “Bring some of the fish you have just caught.”
Simon Peter climbed aboard and dragged the net ashore. It was full of large fish, 153, but even with so many the net was not torn. Jesus said to them, “come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples dared ask Him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord. Jesus came, took the bread and gave it to them, and did the same with the fish. This was now the third time Jesus appeared to His disciples after He was raised from the dead.’
This was a special occasion because:
1. It was the third time Jesus had appeared to the disciples after His resurrection.
2. He provided a miraculous catch of fish for them.
3. He organised a very enjoyable breakfast on the beach.
Acts 1:3-5 ‘After His suffering, He showed Himself to these men and gave many convincing proofs that he was alive. He appeared to them over a period of forty days and spoke about the kingdom of GOD. On one occasion, while He was eating with them, He gave them the command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift My FATHER promised, which you have heard Me speak about. For John baptised with water, but in a few days you will be baptised with the Holy Spirit.”
Acts 2:32 ‘GOD has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact.’
Acts 13:34-39 ‘GOD raised Him (Jesus) from the dead, never to decay. As GOD has said: “I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.”
So it is also stated elsewhere: ‘You will not let YOUR Holy One see decay.’ Now when David had served GOD’s purpose in His own generation, He fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed. But the One (Jesus) whom GOD raised from the dead did not see decay. Therefore, my friends, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through Him everyone who believe sis set free from every sin, a justification you were not able to obtain under the law of Moses.’
Romans 14:8-9 ‘If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord, So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. For this very reason, Christ died and returned to life so that He might be the Lord of both the dead and the living.’
1 Corinthians 15:3-8 ‘For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that He was buried, that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, He appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep (died.) Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all He appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born.’
1 Corinthians 15:20-28 ‘But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep. For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a Man. For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in turn: Christ, the first-fruits; then, when He comes, those who belong to Him. Then the end will come, when He hands over the kingdom to GOD the FATHER after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power. For He must reign until He has put all His enemies under His feet. The last enemy to be destroyed is death. For He “has put everything under His feet.” Now when it says that “everything” has been put under Him, it is clear that this does not include GOD HIMSELF, WHO put everything under Christ. When HE has done this, then the Son Himself will be made subject to HIM WHO put everything under Him, so that GOD may be all in all.’
Jesus defeated death and resurrection on our behalf, so that through Him, and Him only, we may inherit eternal life - a magnificent gift to every person who loves Jesus and GOD the FATHER.
Some people say that this is rather selective and restrictive. Yes it is, there is only one way to GOD. HE wants HIS family restored, but it has to be on HIS terms not on ours.
People also repeat the old saying that all roads lead to Rome, and maybe they do if Rome is where they want to go; but there is only one road that leads to GOD and eternal life; and Jesus opened that road - He is that road.
Heaven is for people who are genuinely wanting and seeking to be there, and are therefore willing to take the required steps with a submissive, obedient, loving heart.