Matthew 27, Judas hangs himself, Jesus trial, the mocking, the Crucifixion, Jesus death, burial and securing the tomb.

Matthew 27

 

Verse 63 was the verse that finally convinced me that Jesus is risen. The honesty in recording  what the chief priests and Pharisees said suddenly convinced me that the resurrection is true. They too wanted to make sure Jesus was dead for good, and by sealing the grave they wanted to be absolutely sure Jesus would cause no more trouble for them. God works in wonderful ways.

John 20, the resurrection, the Tomb, the strips of clothes, doubting Thomas.

The very honesty in this biblical account was what convinced me that Jesus is really risen, and that changed everything in my life.  Notice also he said “After three days I will rise again”

The Mark account have three women, the Matthew account has only two. The women bought the spices Saturday night after sundown.

Most Bible translations translate “οψε δε σαββατων” (opse de sabbaton) as after the sabbath, at dawn on Sunday, but the word sabbaton is plural, so the best translation in my opinion is “after the sabbaths”, since A.D. 30 had two sabbaths in a row.

The Gospel of John only records only one woman, being the messenger.

At this time Jesus promised “receive the Holy Spirit”. The fulfillment of this promise happened at Pentecost.

As it is said in Matthew 18:

What is done under the Holy Spirit’s guidance has already been done in heaven!