“When they had  carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.   “But God raised Him from the dead;  and for many days He appeared to those who came up with Him from Galilee to Jerusalem, the very ones who are now His witnesses to the people.” –  {Acts 13:29-31}

 The reality is death took place, the Savior was murdered, He breathed His last breath and died…. The disciples were told this would happen… and they were “grieved” at hearing from Him that He would die…. BUT they did not hear what He said about rising again, “And while they were gathering together in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men;  and they will kill Him, and He will be raised on the third day.” And they were deeply grieved.” {Mat 17:22-23}. They locked themselves in a room out of “fear”. They were grieved, fearful and FORGETFUL…. THEY Forgot to remember what He said,”…and He will be RAISED on the Third day.” 

 “But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. And 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 perplexed about this, behold, two men suddenly stood near them in dazzling clothing; and asthe women were terrified and bowed their faces to the ground, the mensaid to them, “Why do you seek the living One among the dead? He is not here, but He has [a]risen. Remember how He spoke to you while He was still in Galilee, saying that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.”And they remembered His words, and returned from the tomb and reported all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 Now they were Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James; also the other women with them were telling these things to the apostles.11 But these words appeared [b]to them as nonsense, and they would not believe them. 12 But Peter got up and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he *saw the linen wrappings only; and he went away to his home, marveling at what had happened.” -{Luke 24:1-12}

” And behold, two of them were going that very day to a village named Emmaus, which was [d]about seven miles from Jerusalem. 14 And they were talking with each other about all these things which had taken place. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus Himself approached and began traveling with them. 16 But their eyes were prevented from recognizing Him. 17 And He said to them, “What are these words that you are exchanging with one another as you are walking?” And they stood still, looking sad. 18 One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You [e]the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?” 19 And He said to them, “What things?” And they said to Him, “The things about Jesus the Nazarene, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word in the sight of God and all the people, 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to the sentence of death, and crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going toredeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened. 22 But also some women among us amazed us. When they were at the tomb early in the morning, 23 and did not find His body, they came, saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said that He was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just exactly as the women also had said; but Him they did not see.” 25 And He said to them, “O foolish men and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Was it not necessary for the [f]Christ to suffer these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 Then beginning [g]with Moses and [h]with all the prophets, He explained to them the things concerning Himself in all the Scriptures.

28 And they approached the village where they were going, and He acted as though He were going farther. 29 But they urged Him, saying, “Stay with us, for it is getting toward evening, and the day [i]is now nearly over.” So He went in to stay with them. 30 When He had reclined at the table with them, He took the bread and blessed it, and breaking it, Hebegan giving it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they recognized Him; and He vanished from [j]their sight. 32 They said to one another, “[k]Were not our hearts burning within us while He was speaking to us on the road, while He was [l]explaining the Scriptures to us?” 33 And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, andfound gathered together the eleven and those who were with them,34 saying, “The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon.” 35 Theybegan to relate [m]their experiences on the road and how He was recognized by them in the breaking of the bread.

Other Appearances

36 While they were telling these things, He Himself stood in their midst and *said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were startled and frightened and thought that they were seeing a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts arise in your [n]hearts?39 See My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself; touch Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” 40 And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 While they still [o]could not believe it because of their joy and amazement, He said to them, “Have you anything here to eat?” 42 They gave Him a piece of a broiled fish; 43 and He took it and ate it before them.

44 Now He said to them, “These are My words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things which are written about Me in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then Heopened their [p]minds to understand the Scriptures, 46 and He said to them, “Thus it is written, that the [q]Christ would suffer and rise again from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance [r]for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed [s]in His name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. 48 You are witnesses of these things. ” – {Luke 24:13-48 }

HE CAME TO SAVE THEM FROM SIN, satan, the wrath of God, from the danger of eternal consequences and rescue them for Himself and adopted into His family, a new standing with God, a new name”Christian,” a new beginning… and promises to aid us… His heart displayed for you on the Cross. His sacrifice accepted for you because God raised Him from the dead, that you may have etenal life


“When they had  carried out all that was written concerning Him, they took Him down from the cross and laid Him in a tomb.

  “But God raised Him from the dead;….”

death did not have the final say, sin did not have the final say, satan and his demons did not have the final say, for there was a “BUT GOD….” the ressurection shows us GOD has the final say. take Hope in Him.

THINGS can look bad, we can choose to despair, be afraid, doubt, “BUT GOD…” will fulfil His will and we must hold onto what He has said to us…

Two words that describe the destruction of  death and the resurrection are His Words, “… BUT GOD…”- { Acts 13:29-31}.