Resurrection Events

The Events of the Resurrection – Matt 28:1-4   Matthew gives a wonderful account of the Morning of the Resurrection.  It says that it was at dawn that Mary Magdalene and the other Mary cam to the tomb.  While they were there a great earthquake happened.  In front of them and angel of the Lord descended from heaven.  Talk about dramatic staging.  The angel came back and rolled back the stone.  He sat upon it as if to say to all who were there.  “What are you going to do about this?”  Remember Jesus had been put to death by the world power at that time and here was heaven resisting political and world power.  His countenance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow.  The glory and purity of God was on this angel.  The guards and people assigned to keep the tomb and impose the power of Rome became like dead men.  No power and authority can defy God.  The angel than said to the women, “Fear not, for I know you seek Jesus who men had crucified.  He knew why they were there.  By the way that phrase, “Fear not is found 365 times in the bible, one for everyday of the week.  It is wonderful that nothing can stop God or His children.  We need to put aside our fear and walk by faith and win our world for Jesus Christ.  Besides we have angels walking with us and we have inside of us the power of the Holy Spirit.  This is winning combination.