HISTORICAL CORROBORATION OF THE CHRISTIAN EASTER (three)
Numbered with the transgressors fulfilled!
(…continued from part 2…) Isaiah 53:12 reads, “….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.” In Mark 15:28, it quotes thus, “And the scripture was fulfilled, which saith, And he was numbered with the transgressors.” Even the disciples did not believe the reports of Mary Magdalene and the other disciples. Jesus showed up and was cross with them in Mark 16:14, “Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen.” The thing is why would they accord Him the regard of the Master, knowing fully well of the swap that occurred before the crucifixion? Jesus truly, did, rise from the dead!
“…he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth…”
The word ‘numbered’ of Isaiah 53:12 is manah (maw-naw’) in Hebrew. It is defined: 1. (properly) to weigh out 2. (by implication) to allot or constitute officially 3. also to enumerate or enroll.’ And ‘transgressors’ is pasha` (paw-shah’): ‘1. to break away (from just authority), i.e. trespass, apostatize, quarrel.’ Jesus, who never sinned should not be condemned. 2Corinthians 5:21, “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Historical New Testamentary renewal of the Passover, this day, at the Last Supper.
Verse 9, which says, “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;” accords with Matthew 27:57-60, “When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus’ disciple: 58) He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59) And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60) And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed.”
One of the documented facts of His resurrection is the drama of Matthew 28 found in verses 12 to 15; 12) “And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers, 13) Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept. 14) And if this come to the governor’s ears, we will persuade him, and secure you. 15) So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.” This is definitely the part Mohammed’s Allah sold to him to spread through the agency of Islam!
Which of James, John or Peter apostatised from Christianity?
Would Peter, John, James or any other tell Jesus that, “We are Allah’s helpers: We believe in Allah, and do thou bear witness that we are Muslims,” as the Qur’an scripts it? Check it out, you will never find Mohammed’s mention of the biblical utterances of the disciples, especially Paul of Tarsus! They had accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour! They were Christians. So, the huge question will be: who is lying about the crucifixion, Jesus, Bible, Qur’an, Mohammed or Allah?
An adumbration of the ultimate sacrifice!
Why, do you think, God would ask Abraham to sacrifice his son, whom he loved? It was in adumbration of the ultimate sacrifice of His own only begotten Son! Did they kill a lamb? It prefigured the Lamb of God, indubitably. Was the blood effectively utilised? It foreshadows Jesus’ blood of eternal propitiation. Was the meat eaten? When He told them His body must be eaten the seventy run off. At the Last Supper He gave His flesh and blood for spiritual consumption. How many bones were supposed to be broken in the ritual eating of the Passover? How many bones of Jesus got broken despite the vicious beating and cruel excruciating pains that went with the crucifixion? None! Gainsaying do not ask these kind of enlightening questions.
Jesus used a historical phenomenon to asseverate HIS historical eventuality
“And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up:” [John 3:14]. The beholding of the serpent brought instant healing. Believing in the sacrificial undertaking of reconciliation is the healer of man’s sin of his nature. It is impossible for Mohammed’s postulation to be true. If the lamb must be an unblemished one then only the historically sinless Jesus Christ is truly qualified to sail through this substitutionary death for mankind. He is the only person who has trod this sinful world without committing one single sin all through His thirty-three and a half years of His earthly sojourn. Any other substitute would have destroyed the Divine intended soteriological enterprise. Amen! Get born again!!
You can be born again and be transformed into God’s child. Say this prayer of salvation: “Dear heavenly Father, I come to You now in the name of Jesus Christ. I believe in my heart that Jesus is the Son of God. I believe in my heart that Jesus died for my sin. I believe that You raised Him from the dead. I believe that Jesus is LORD and I receive Him as my LORD and my Saviour. I give God all the glory. Amen”. Maintain the new birth by: 1. Praying always (in the name of Jesus) 1Thessalonians 5:17. 2)Read the Bible everyday (Joshua 1:8). 3)Go to Church regularly (Hebrews 10:25). 4. Tell others about Jesus (Mark 16:15).
These two Emmaus bound disciples saw the historical risen Christ
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