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And Came Out Of The Graves

Updated on March 10, 2012

This hub is not about the latest zombie movie or book. It is more about something that fascinated me when I read it before, and I thought I would share my simple thoughts it with you. I am sure most of you read this scripture before.

When Jesus died on the cross and rose again simultaneously other things were going on, supernatural things. Within those 3 unforgetable days the following supernatural events took place.

Matthew 27

51And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent;

52And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose,

53And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many.

"Can you picture some of these things in your mind? It is so fascinating. How did this affect the on lookers and the unbelievers? First an earthquake and then dead bodies wander into the city? Can you imagine the looks on the faces of the city folks? I'm guessing, bewildered and complete shock! What happen to these people? though it is mind boggling it is not unbelievable to me. It is so powerful and awesome".

Commentary from Matthew Henry from

The rending of the veil signified that Christ, by his death, opened a way to God. We have an open way through Christ to the throne of grace, or mercy-seat now, and to the throne of glory hereafter. When we duly consider Christ's death, our hard and rocky hearts should be rent; the heart, and not the garments. That heart is harder than a rock that will not yield, that will not melt, where Jesus Christ is plainly set forth crucified. The graves were opened, and many bodies of saints which slept, arose. To whom they appeared, in what manner, and how they disappeared, we are not told; and we must not desire to be wise above what is written. The dreadful appearances of God in his providence, sometimes work strangely for the conviction and awakening of sinners. This was expressed in the terror that fell upon the centurion and the Roman soldiers. We may reflect with comfort on the abundant testimonies given to the character of Jesus; and, seeking to give no just cause of offence, we may leave it to the Lord to clear our characters, if we live to Him. Let us, with an eye of faith, behold Christ and him crucified, and be affected with that great love wherewith he loved us. But his friends could give no more than a look; they beheld him, but could not help him. Never were the horrid nature and effects of sin so tremendously displayed, as on that day when the beloved Son of the Father hung upon the cross, suffering for sin, the Just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. Let us yield ourselves willingly to his service.


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      brotheryochanan 7 years ago

      And 2532 the graves 3419 were opened 455 ; and 2532 many 4183 bodies 4983 of the saints 40 which 3588 slept 2837 arose 1453

      graves is actually tombs or sepulchres.

      bodies is actually flesh and blood bodies.

      slept is a term for deceased.

      When jesus was buried he rose and preached a gospel to the saints (persecuted and killed for their belief in him or whatever, but, people who found favor with jesus and he raised them) Jesus went to the sepulchers because being bigger than a grave these tombs would have air for the risen body to breathe while it waited for christ to come out first (as the first fruit - this is the pattern) and they went home to their families to live out the rest of their lives and die again.

      God scriptures, amazing that the bible or any book would have seeming outlandish things to say in a book of truths about god but it is all true, the veil that rent by itself without apparent hands.. marvellous. God is always more amazing than he was yesterday.

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Quill, How are you? Thank you for reading and yes Matthew Henry seems to be a great writer.

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks for stopping by Quill,it is always a pleasure.

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      "Quill" 7 years ago

      Hi Sky... Matthew Henry is a great writer and a man with n=much insight. You have done very well here.

      Blessings and Hugs

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      Thanks samsons1 and fred allen, thank you for your feedback. It is exciting to think about what's to come.

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      fred allen 7 years ago from Myrtle Beach SC

      I love Matthew Henry. I refer to this same resource often. I am grateful to you for bringing this account into focus. I took small bites and chewed slowly as I read this account. What I got is a refreshing taste of what is yet to come for all of God's faithful! Delicious!

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      Sam 7 years ago from Tennessee

      voted up & beautiful! Well written, informative and concise...