Here we are folks. Whenever in your wildest dreams could you image the extraordinary events that are taking place in our world today?
For the first time ever, we’re seeing a National Call to worship by mainstream media to attend virtual (stay at home and tune in) church services.
The President is telling us he’s tuning in to online worship
We’re also seeing the likes of sold out false teachers like Franklin Graham calling us to worship with him at unimaginable national attendance that would have made Franklin’s father Billy Graham stand in awe.
I invite the reader to first and foremost realize we are at the very end of this age. Find Jesus Christ now because after the Rapture of the true body of Christ, a terrible time is coming upon all the earth known as the Tribulation. Please read links below.
First let’s examine Franklin Graham’s Easter call to worship of which I personally received an email on Good Friday. See full email below. *IMPORTANT NOTE: For the record, Franklin calls me, “friend” in my invitation. For an eternal testimony and as a witness here in this Blog, I am not Franklin’s friend, thank God. Fact stated as in accordance with 2 Corinthians 6:14-18 KJV , and James 4:4 KJV among several other scriptures in addition to links Billy Graham and Franklin Graham exposed in links below. Note also that Dr. Burn’s stunning book, “Billy Graham and his friends” an 800 page book with over 4,000 references completely details all.
As a centerpiece, let’s focus on the scripture Graham gives us to celebrate Easter:
Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said” (Matthew 28:5-6, ESV).
Graham uses the ESV, a perverted Vatican bible translation. Please see links below on why Bible translations matter.
Here is what my KJV Bible reads: Matthew 28:5-6 KJV:
“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. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
Without going into detail regarding the importance of telling us who is speaking to both Mary Magdalene and
Luke 23:55 KJV tells us “They (the Marys) saw where the body of Jesus was laid.” when Jesus was buried and in Matthew 28:6 KJV tells us the same spot now empty where Jesus was laid.
Why “where he lays” is critical to Easter Resurrection Sunday.
If we’re denied the proof scripture of where he lays we are denied the witness of visual proof.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay: The stone was not rolled away to let Jesus out. John 20:19 tells us that Jesus, in His resurrection body, could pass through material barriers. It was rolled away so that others could see in and be persuaded that Jesus Christ was raised from the dead.
i. “The invitation to see the place where he lay is appropriately addressed to the same people who had watched the body being deposited – so there is no possibility of a mistake.” (France)
ii. “Come and see the niche in which he was laid-it is now empty; nor was there any other body in the place, for the tomb was a new one, in which no man had ever been laid, John 19:41; so there could be no deception in the case.” (Clarke)
iii. The fact of the resurrection is clear enough. We must also grapple with the meaning of the resurrection. Simply, Jesus’ resurrection proved that His death was an actual propitiation for sin and that the Father had accepted it as such. The cross was the payment, the resurrection the receipt, proving that the payment was fully accepted.
iv. Those women were later grateful that the angel told them to see the place where they laid Him. It would have – it should have – been enough to merely hear the testimony of the angel. Nevertheless, when they saw it, it gave them ground to stand on even more solid than the testimony of an angel. “One eye-witness is better than twenty ear-witnesses; men will believe what you have seen if they do not believe what you have heard.” (Spurgeon)
· When we see the place where they laid Him, we see that the Father did not forsake Jesus.
· When we see the place where they laid Him, we see that death is conquered.
· When we see the place where they laid Him, we see that we have a living friend in Jesus
As we read this story of the first two people in the world to be confronted with the fact of the empty tomb and the Risen Christ, three imperatives seem to spring out of it.
(i) They are urged to believe. The thing is so staggering that it might seem beyond belief, too good to be true. The angel reminds them of the promise of Jesus, and confronts them with the empty tomb; his every word is a summons to believe. It is still a fact that there are many who feel that the promises of Christ are too good to be true. That hesitation can be dispelled only by taking him as his word.
Spurgeon Commentary: For even the place where he lay is hallowed to you. And, beloved, if there is a place where you have ever had communion with Christ, you will remember it. You might bless the spot of ground where Jesus met with you. Here, tonight, I hope that some of you can see the place where the Lord appeared to you.
Message to me from Franklin Graham
I hope you will join me and my longtime friend Michael W. Smith this Sunday at 10 a.m. ET for a special Easter service on Fox News Channel.
We recorded my message and Michael shared powerful worship music on the East Meadow of Central Park in New York City—a few yards from Samaritan’s Purse Emergency Field Hospital. Because our nation and the world are in crisis, I want to share a message of the unshakable hope found only in Jesus Christ this Sunday. Will you invite your friends and family who don’t know Jesus to watch—and share it with others on social media?
The last several weeks have been some of the darkest moments we’ve ever seen. But in the midst of the fear, anxiety, and uncertainty, remember that like the early witnesses to Christ’s resurrection, we stand before an empty tomb. He’s not dead. He’s alive! Many people today have never heard this life-changing Good News. Let’s share the angel’s message from that first Easter morning with everyone who will listen: “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said” (Matthew 28:5-6, ESV).
Praise God for our risen Savior!
May God bless you with His peace and great joy this season,
P.S. You can watch a preview of the service and find graphics here to share on social media.” END QUOTE/
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