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Resurrection of Jesus after three days
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.
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.
Received by: Joseph
of Jesus and Mary
Received by: Joseph of Jesus and Mary