Hebrews 10:5-7 NIV
Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is written about me in the scroll— I have come to do your will, my God.’”
Easter, or resurrection Sunday if you will… is a reminder of the words of the Prophets, Priests and Kings; That God is supreme, and that every word spoken must come to pass, That Jesus Christ is God in flesh, for the redemption of His people, and no one on the face of the earth is exempt from salvation, except those that reject the Gospel.
God fulfills all His promises as it states in Galatians 4:4; “But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law,”
Before this time, God through the prophets had spoken about the coming Messiah 1400 years BC. Each of them spoke about the coming Christ, who should be a Prophet among His brethren.
1. AS A PROPHET
See Deuteronomy 18:15, 18-20. As a prophet, every word Christ spoke, from the creation of the world to the Revelation of what is to come is True. As a prophet, He teaches us to obey every word of God.
2. AS A PRIEST FOREVER
In Zechariah 6:12-13; as a prophecy, and fulfilled in Hebrews 2:17; 4:14; 5:6… As a Priest, He sacrificed Himself as an atoning offering for us, He Prayed and blessed us.
3. AS A KING
As a coming King, Christ came to gather and rule God’s people. Isaiah 9:6-7 [700 BC]. As a King, He will rule according to the word of God, protecting the helpless, fighting injustices by the sword of His mouth — The Gospel.
Today, As believers, we are privy to the MIRACLES of EASTER, Wrought with divine perfection, And the blessed reassurance Of our Savior’s Resurrection.
- JESUS is the Christ [Messiah] — Mark 14:61-62
- CHRIST’S death was Divine, fueled by envy (Satan) so that the Scriptures will be fulfilled (Genesis 3:15) — Matthew 27:18-19
- JESUS CHRIST is the King of the Jews and of all —Luke 23:38
- JESUS is GOD, He forgave sin and Justified sinners — Luke 23:42-43
- JESUS is the Light of the world, without Him is darkness — Matthew 27:45
- JESUS is thee gateway to GOD the Father — Matthew 27:51
- JESUS CHRIST is the Resurrection and the Life — Matthew 27:52-53; Hebrews 10:16-18
- JESUS CHRIST is the Truth — Matthew 27:54
- JESUS is our Freedom In Christ, every stone of obstacles, guilt, fear, enemy, sickness and loss is rolled away. — Matthew 28:2
- JESUS is Risen — Matthew 28:5-6
- JESUS is Alive — Matthew 28:9-10
- JESUS is Real, the scripture is True — Matthew 28:11-15
And Prophecy was fulfilled in Luke 24…
He Is Risen
24 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them,[a] came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it happened, as they were greatly[b] perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments. 5 Then, as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the earth, they said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? 6 He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee, 7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”
8 And they remembered His words. 9 Then they returned from the tomb and told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. 10 It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. 11 And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. 12 But Peter arose and ran to the tomb; and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths lying[c]by themselves; and he departed, marveling to himself at what had happened.
The Road to Emmaus
13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles[d] from Jerusalem. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them.16 But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
17 And He said to them, “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are sad?”[e]
18 Then the one whose name was Cleopas answered and said to Him, “Are You the only stranger in Jerusalem, and have You not known the things which happened there in these days?”
19 And He said to them, “What things?”
So they said to Him, “The things concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a Prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered Him to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. 21 But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, today is the third day since these things happened. 22 Yes, and certain women of our company, who arrived at the tomb early, astonished us. 23 When they did not find His body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels who said He was alive. 24 And certain of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but Him they did not see.”
25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?”27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
The Disciples’ Eyes Opened
28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.
30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them.31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.[f] 41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.[g]43 And He took it and ate in their presence.
The Scriptures Opened
44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
46 Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise[h] from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem[i] until you are endued with power from on high.”
50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple praising and[j] blessing God. Amen.[k]
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
The Living Word Ministries Inc.
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