Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries

Resurrection Sunday Special.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

And that when He went to the Cross and died for us and was resurrected three days later, that somehow He finished all the work and it was all over.

2CO 8:9, “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich.”

The incarnation is a theological term for the coming of God’s Son into the world as a human being.

The ability of TLJC to reveal God to us and to bring salvation depends upon His being fully God and fully man at the same time.

EXO 33:20, No man can see God and live!
1TI 6:16, He dwells in unapproachable light

God has come near in the person of Jesus,
MAT 1:23, “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which translated means, God with us.

God has taken on a form in which He can be seen, experienced and understood by us as human beings,
JOH 1:14,18.

JOH 1:14, And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us,
JOH 1:18, No man has seen God [the Father] at any time; the only begotten God [God the Son], who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.

Our Lord Jesus Christ lived out His human life by experiencing all the pressures, temptations, and limitations that we experience HEB 2:18; 4:15; 5:2, 7-8.

HEB 4:15, For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin.
HEB 5:2, he can deal gently with the ignorant and misguided, since he himself also is beset with weakness;

As you grow spiritually and begin to understand the gulf that exists between God and man, another amazing truth is that on the throne of God is a man.

That’s weird because in a Jewish household the one who breaks the bread and passes it is the host not a guest.

ZEC 13:6 tells us what they saw
“And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will say, ‘{Those} with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’”

PSA 22:16, “They pierced my hands and my feet.”

You see again they link the recognition of him to the breaking of the bread.
The word startled comes from the Greek word
ptoeo which means to scare, to frighten, to be terrified.

The word frightened is emphobos
which means to be thrown into fear, terrified, in fear, to be alarmed, to be afraid, tremble.

It opens and closes with the first and last words
on the Cross, PSA 22:1, “My God, my God, why hast Thou forsaken me?”

PSA 22:14, “I am poured out like water, And all My bones are out of joint; My heart is like wax; It is melted within Me.”
PSA 22:16, “For dogs have surrounded Me; A band of evildoers has encompassed me; They pierced My hands and My feet.”
PSA 22:17, “I can count all my bones. They look, they stare at Me;”

PSA 22:31, “They will come and will declare His righteousness To a people who will be born, that He has performed {it.} [the Hebrew says It is finished]”

JOH 19:30, “It is finished!”

The Hebrew says that His face was so marred from looking like a man that His appearance was not that of a son of man or He did not look human!

Remember what they did to our Lord three days before His resurrection in
MAT 26:67, Then they spat in His face and beat Him with their fists; and others slapped Him,

MAT 27:30, And they spat on Him, and took the reed and {began} to beat Him on the head.

You see, the question is in Jesus’ resurrection body does He bear scars…and the answer is of course.

ZEC 13:6, “And one will say to him, ‘What are these wounds between your arms?’ Then he will say, ‘{Those} with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.’”
ISA 52:14, Just as there were many who were appalled at him– his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any man and his form marred beyond human likeness– (NIV)
ISA 52:14, They shall stand dumbfounded, speechless in his presence. They shall see my Servant beaten and bloodied, so disfigured one would scarcely know it was a person standing there. So shall he cleanse many nations. (TLB)

If it’s true that His resurrected body will bear the wounds He endured on the cross, than think of what He is going to look like in the eternal state.

ZEC 12:10, “They will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him, as one mourns for an only son, and they will weep bitterly over Him, like the bitter weeping over a first-born.”

The only man made things in heaven for all of eternity will be the scars upon TLJC.

REV 5:6, John saw Him in heaven, And I saw between the throne (with the four living creatures) and the elders a Lamb standing, as if slain,

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