- Religion and Philosophy
And Came Out Of The Graves
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.
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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