Random Gospel Study - Inspiration
of the Holy Spirit
Resurrection of Jesus after three daysJohn 20:1-9
1 Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the tomb.
2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, "They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him."
3 Then Peter and the other disciple set out and went toward the tomb.
4 The two were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
5 He bent down to look in and saw the linen wrappings lying there, but he did not go in.
6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen wrappings lying there,
7 and the cloth that had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen wrappings but rolled up in a place by itself.
8 Then the other disciple, who reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed;
9 for as yet they did not understand the scripture, that he must rise from the dead. (NRSV)
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of Jesus
I had explained to my disciples and apostles that I was destined to suffer and die for the forgiveness of the sins of the world, and that on the third day, I would rise again. I had also told the Jews that if they destroyed this temple I would raise it up in three days, but they did not understand.
It seemed impossible that someone could rise from the dead, but I came proclaiming “I am the resurrection and the life”. To give the whole world a powerful testimony I came back from the dead thereby performing the greatest miracle after my own death.
Those who saw me, believed. Not only did they have a physical confirmation of my resurrection, but their hearts were also open to understand the Holy Scriptures and to strengthen their faith.
By my death and resurrection I accomplished my victory over death, so there is no reason to fear death anymore, since I have proven that I have the power to raise you up after death.
By my death and resurrection I accomplished my victory over sin, since sin is the cause of death. By my grace I overcame sin and its consequences, by forgiving your sins I have given life back to you.
By my death and resurrection I accomplished my victory over Satan. Satan had conquered all human beings and he continues to do so, but my holiness overcame evil, therefore I offer you my holiness to secure your victories against the tempter.
I offer my resurrection and its fruits to you as the greatest reason to increase your faith, believe in me and have everlasting life.
By Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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