Resurrection is the Father’s amen to Jesus saying ‘It is finished’

Resurrection is the Father’s Amen to our Lord Jesus saying ‘It is finished’ on the cross of Calvary

As Christians, it is wonderful that our Lord’s mighty resurrection on that first Easter Sunday means that we have confirmation that the price for our sin debt has been paid in full and we can rest fully in the blessed assurance that we are now born again with our Lord and will see Him face to face in heaven one day. In the church age, we are able to lean on the finished work of Christ on the Cross

Colossians 2:12 tells us that we were buried with Christ and also raised with Him

‘Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead’

Colossians 2:12

We can therefore truly say with confidence

‘O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?’

1 Cor 15:55

All it takes is to believe in the Easter miracle

‘That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved’

Rom 10:9

Easter Sunday

Happy Easter Sunday! He is Risen! Hallelujah!

Matthew 28:5-6 tells the story of that first Easter morning:

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6 He is not here: for he is risen, as he said

Matthew 28:5-6

Indeed, His resurrection was foretold in the Old Testament:

1 Come, and let us return unto the LORD: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. 2 After two days will he revive us: in the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight

Hosea 6:1-2

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Easter weekend

My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34

Familiar words to Christians as one of the seven things our Lord Jesus Christ said as He hung on that cruel cross of Calvary
Let us now look at Psalm 22. Verse 1 starts:
“My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?”

Yes, exactly the same words! The rest of Psalm 22 goes on to give a graphic description of death by crucifixion and specifically of our Saviour’s death on the cross:

7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, 8 He trusted on the LORD that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him

16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me: they pierced my hands and my feet

18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture

Psalm 22

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Best Friday

I was asked why today is called Good Friday despite our Lord’s death

All history had been leading up to this focal point in history, when our Lord Jesus paid the penalty for our sin on the cruel cross of Calvary and provided the only direct way back to His Father

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me

John 14:6

There had been foreshadowings in the Old Testament, at Passover when the only way to avoid the angel of death was through the blood of sacrifice and when the Lord provided the substitutory ram in the thicket to enable Isaac to escape being sacrificed

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The Bible in Chinese hieroglyphics part 2

In part 1, I showed the creation story in Chinese hieroglyphics with references to Adam and Eve, the garden of Eden and the fall of man through being tempted by Satan to eat from the tree of knowledge of good and evil

In part 2, I’ll be exploring a little more in Genesis. There are stories about a worldwide flood in many ancient civilisations, confirming the story of Noah in the Bible

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The Bible in Chinese hieroglyphics part 1

On Chinese New Year, I thought it would be a good time to look at the presence of the Bible in Chinese hieroglyphics


Sorry it’s a bit small but if you look at the bottom of the graphic above. You’ll see that the glyph for the word ‘blessed’ is made up from the constituent glyphs depicting the words ‘one man’, ‘in a garden’ and ‘with the divine’

Chinese hieroglyphics are ancient, dating back to around 2500BC, pre-dating Buddha by millennia and there is good evidence from the hieroglyphics that before the advent of polytheism in China, the ancient Chinese worshipped one God

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God’s Word is the Truth

At a time when secularism & science are being used to attack Christianity and the Bible, we mustn’t dilute or compromise on God’s Word:

For whosoever shall be ashamed of me and of my words, of him shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he shall come in his own glory, and in his Father’s, and of the holy angels

Luke 9:26

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