D. God’s 7 Kingdoms; Jesus’ Body Resurrected/Glorified; He’s Alive Updated 3/24/20         

Verses below; all Diagrams in a row without individual verses after each one 

 

Understanding spiritual being (soul and spirit) physical being (body and mind)

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christ’s death - Believers; those who loved Jesus after His death

 

Begin 2nd Heaven 21; Earth 22-26

 

3rd Heaven (First Kingdom) is God’s home, has always been, will always be; is too big to imagine. Here

God; created the universe and all in it, will create Hell, the New Heaven/Earth. New Jerusalem is here.

 

 

 

2nd Heaven (Second Kingdom); Holy Spiritual Kingdom of God, Heaven of Heavens, Paradise

Where God sits on His moveable Throne; has His original Temple on the Heavenly Mount Zion

 

21. On Resurrection Sunday/Easter; Jesus’ spiritual being descends V from the 2nd Heaven with the Holy Spirit. And either in the clouds over earth (where saints’ bodies will be resurrected) or Jesus’ tomb on earth;

the Holy Spirit reunites Jesus’ human spiritual being to His resurrected, glorified spiritual body from tomb

 

 

 

1st Heaven around earth (Third Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over 1st heaven

 

God’s Court: Unholy spiritual beings (satan/demons, unfaithful/unbelievers) can’t enter Holy 2nd Heaven; so all angelic/human spiritual beings judged here. God is judge, 24 angels jury.

 

After Jesus ascends to 2nd Heaven in His gloried body; becomes our Advocate replacing the Lord’s Angel; satan

remains the accuser. Now faithful/believers when they die, their spiritual beings go directly to 2nd Heaven unfaithful/unbelievers when they die, spiritual beings go directly to Hades. Some demons are sent to the Abyss.

 

God’s Rest/Abraham’s Bosom:

This rest not needed after Jesus died for sin; when faithful/believers die, spiritual beings go directly to 2nd Heaven           

-Enoch + Elijah never physically died; remain here in their physical bodies, will return as 2 Prophets/Witnesses

 

 

Earth (Fourth Kingdom); unholy/evil, satan prince over earth

 

22. Jesus’ body had been in His tomb 3 days, but now the tomb was empty. Jesus’ body had been resurrected by the Holy Spirit and glorified; before His body had any decay, as promised by His Father. Jesus is alive!

 

23. Resurrection Sunday Nisan 16, 30 AD, day of Firstfruits (Reshit Katzir); Jesus presented as first fruits

to His Father. He was the firstborn; 1st resurrected from the dead and given an eternal glorified body.

 

24.  Resurrection Sunday; Jesus 1st appeared to 2 women; 2nd Mary Magdalene; 3rd men on Emmaus Road,  Peter

 

25. Later on Resurrection Day; Jesus appeared to some of His disciples; gave them indwelling of Holy Spirit

 

25a. Disciples spiritual beings; 1st after Jesus come into 2nd Kingdom, while they lived on earth; 1st Jew then Gentile

 

26. For 40 days on earth Jesus taught the truths of His grace only to Jews/Israel. 1st  for Jew then Gentile

 

Bottomless Pit God created an intensely hot furnace of torment within a pit located in the depths of earth.

 

xxxxxxxxxxx  Spiritual chasm between God’s Rest/Abraham’s Bosom and Hades; separating them xxxxxxxxxx

 

Hades (Fifth Kingdom) in highest part of pit, least heat of torment; holds spiritual beings of all unfaithful/unbelievers when their physical body dies. As they await White Throne Judgment, then Hell

 

Abyss (Sixth Kingdom) in the lower parts of the pit with severe heat of torment; holds

disruptive demonic spirits (angelic beings who sinned) who will be cast into Hell/Lake of Fire.

 

Tartarus prison in Abyss, lowest part of pit, worst heat torment; holds vile demons who are chained here and will

be cast into Hell. Includes azazel, other angels who became demons when they married human women

 

 

Hell/Lake of Fire (Seventh Kingdom); created after Christ comes, defeats beast/antichrist/ man of sin

Earth will disappear, all kingdoms in it; but after Hell/Lake of Fire is created it will be eternal

 

 

D. God’s 7 Kingdoms; Jesus’ body is resurrected/glorified, He is Alive!!!     

  Verses

 

Must understand: spiritual being (soul and spirit), physical being (body and mind)

 

Definitions used in this message:

# Faithful; those who followed God before Christ’s death 

# Believers; those who loved Jesus above all things after His death

 

21. On Resurrection Sunday/Easter; Jesus’ spiritual being descends from the 2nd Heaven with the Holy Spirit. And either in the clouds over earth (where saints’ bodies will be resurrected) or in Jesus’ tomb on earth; the Holy Spirit reunites Jesus’ human spiritual being with His resurrected, spiritual glorified body from the tomb.

 

In the early morning of Resurrection Sunday/Easter on Nisan 16, 30 AD; Jesus’ spiritual being along with the Holy Spirit descended down from the 2nd Heaven. And either in the clouds over earth (where saints’ bodies will be resurrected), or in Jesus’ tomb; the Holy Spirit resurrected Jesus body from the dead, and glorified His body (made it an eternal, holy, spiritual body). Then the Holy Spirit reunited Jesus’ holy eternal spiritual being (soul and spirit) which came down from the 2nd Heaven, to His perfect glorified body; which gave Jesus’ glorified spiritual body life.

*But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Ro 8:11 NASB+

*So is it with the resurrection of the dead. What is sown is perishable; what is raised is imperishableIt is sown in dishonor; it is raised in glory. It is sown in weakness; it is raised in power. It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. 1Co 15:42-44 ESV+

 

Jesus spiritual body had the ability to appear anywhere at any time; ability to pass through walls or any other material obstacle. For the doors were locked to the room where some of Jesus disciples, and others who believed in Him were staying; when Jesus suddenly appeared among them.

*On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” Jn 20:19 ESV+

*As they were talking about these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace to you!” But they were startled and frightened and thought they saw a spirit. Lk 24:36-37 ESV+

 

Jesus was not a spirit for He had flesh and bones, and had a body which could eat food.

*See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself. Touch me, and see. For a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see that I have.” Lk 24:39 ESV+

*So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb. And He took it and ate in their presence. Lk 24:42-43 NKJV+

 

Jesus has promised to conform our lowly body to be like Jesus’ glorious body, for our Heavenly Father will bless us with every spiritual blessing in Heaven in Christ. 

*Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, Eph 1:3 NKJV+

*who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Phil 3:21 NKJV+

 

The sinful spiritual beings in Hades will also be reunited with their resurrected body at the White Throne Judgment; but then they will be thrown into Hell, the Lake of Fire.

*Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. Rev 20:14 NASB+

*"If your right hand makes you stumble , cut it off and throw it from you; for it is better for you to lose one of the parts of your body, than for your whole body to go into hell. Matt 5:30 NASB+

 

22. Jesus’ body had been in His tomb 3 days, but now the tomb was empty. Jesus’ body had been resurrected by the Holy Spirit and glorified; before His body had any decay, as promised by His Father. Jesus is alive!

*From that time Jesus began to show His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised up on the third day. Matt 16:21 NASB+

*“The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. Lk 9:22 ESV – Also Lk 18:33, 24:7+46

 

Notice how Jesus counted the 1st day as a full day though part of this day had elapsed; the 2nd day as a full day; and the 3rd as a full day though it would also be part day depending on when Jesus reached his goal.

*And He said to them, "Go and tell that fox, 'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I reach My goal.' Lk 13:32 NASB+

 

Jesus human physical body was resurrected before His body had any decay, as promised by His Father. Jesus is alive!

*The fact that God raised him from the dead, never to decay, is stated in these words: "'I will give you the holy and sure blessings promised to David.' So it is stated elsewhere: "'You will not let your Holy One see decay.' Ac 13:34-35 NIV+

 

The Jewish people believed a body had to be dead for 3 days for the body to be considered completely dead; for after 3 days the body would start decomposing. To make certain His Son’s dead body would be kept from decaying, we believe God allowed the Jewish custom that counted part of a day when an event began, to be counted as a full day; and the next day would be the 2nd day.

 

Jesus was symbolized as the Passover Lamb, gave His physical life to be crucified on Passover/Preparation Day, Friday Nissan 14 as the Passover Lamb was being sacrificed; to atone for our sins. Jesus physically died around 3 PM in the afternoon; about 3 hours before this day would end at sundown. Jewish days ended in late afternoon at sundown; began at sundown and went into night. See Specifics

 

Nisan 10 (Monday) began the week when Jesus was crucified; when Jesus like a Passover Lamb was chosen by the people. 

*Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: 'On the tenth day of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. Ex 12:3 NKJV+

 

Nisan 14 (Friday) was Passover/Preparation Day; when the Passover Lamb was to be sacrificed; all yeast had to be removed from the house before Nisan 15 

“These are the appointed feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the Lord’s Passover. Lev 23:4 ESV+

*Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. Ex 12:5-6 NKJV+

 

Nissan 15 (Saturday); 1st special Sabbath of Feast Unleavened Bread began as the Sabbath for the 1st day of this Feast. Jewish days have twilight, then sundown begins a new day. Passover lambs were killed at twilight on Passover Day (14th); then at sundown Feast of Unleavened Bread Passover Feast (15th) began; and when night came Passover Feast was eaten.

*'On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and another holy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you. Ex 12:16 NASB+

*And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. Lev 23:5-6 ESV+

*They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.

 

Nisan 16; (Sunday), Firstfruits; first day after the regular Sabbath (Sunday) during the 7 days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

*Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priestHe shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. Lev 23:10-11 NKJV+

 

(Mon) The 10th day when Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and was chosen by the people

 

(Fri) The 14th day when Jesus would offer His Supper to replace the Passover Feast, as the day began (sundown to night), and was arrested. When morning came Jesus was tried, crucified, and dead in the tomb before the 1st Sabbath of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (on the 15th day) began at sundown 

 

(Sat) The 15th day was the 1st Sabbath of Feast of Unleavened Bread, began at sundown; when night came the Passover Feast would be eaten as Jesus dead body was lying in His tomb; His human spiritual being in the 2nd Heaven, Kingdom of God, Paradise, with the criminal on the cross (See 3. God’s 7 Kingdoms)

 

(Sun) The 16th day was Sunday, Firstfruits; began at sundown, then night; then as the morning began when sheaves of crops were presented to God; Jesus human spiritual being descended from 2nd Heaven with the Holy Spirit, who reunited His human spiritual being with His resurrected, glorified body from the tomb; and Jesus is presented physically alive, as the firsfruits of all who will physically die, and be resurrected with a glorified spiritual body. See 21.+ 23.

 

Wednesday cannot be Passover Day, the day Jesus was crucified; because Nisan 10 would then be on the Sabbath, and Jesus would have sinned by riding a donkey in Jerusalem

Virtualreligion.net/iho/Sabbath.html 154-10 could not work, nor any animal work

 

We do not believe Thursday was Passover Day; for then the Sabbath would have been the day Jesus walked approximately 15 miles from Ephraim where He was hiding to Bethany. Though it is possible Jesus could have walked to within 500 yards of Bethany on Friday; so on the Sabbath He could have walked into this town. But unlikely as this close to town He would have been exposed to those who plotted to kill Him. 

*Jesus, therefore, six days before the Passover, came to Bethany where Lazarus was, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. So they made Him a supper there, and Martha was serving; but Lazarus was one of those reclining at the table with Him. Jn 12:1-2 NASB+

*So from that day on they planned together to kill Him. Therefore Jesus no longer continued to walk publicly among the Jews, but went away from there to the country near the wilderness, into a city called Ephraim; and there He stayed with the disciples. Jn 11:53-54 NASB+

 

Virtualreligion.net/iho/Sabbath.html 155-21 only walk 500 yards Ex 16:29, Dt 5:14

 

We believe Jesus was crucified on Friday because only on the eve of the Sabbath would the regular offering of lambs start to be sacrificed at 12:30; then after them the Passover Lambs would be offered up. Since Jesus was sacrificed for both of them He was on the cross at this time, and during this time darkness covered the area; for Jesus was replacing the need for any other animal sacrificial offering for our sins. 7 is a number of perfect completion of a work of God; the 10th - 11th - 12th - 13th - 14th - 15th – 16th make 7 days; and God’s plan of salvation was completed.

 

Virtualreligion.net/iho/Sabbath.html 166 when Passover Lambs sacrificed

 

23. Resurrection Sunday Nisan 16, 30 AD, day of Firstfruits (Reshit Katzir); Jesus presented as first fruits to His Father. He was the firstborn; 1st resurrected from the dead and given an eternal glorified body.

 

First Fruits (or Firstfruits) is held on the 1st day (Sunday) following the 1st regular Sabbath (always on Sat) after the 1st special Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread (there are 2 special Sabbaths; on the first day and 8th day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread)

*'Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the Lord for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. Lev 23:39 NKJV+

 

On Firstfruits God required every man in Israel who grew a crop to bring a sampling, a sheaf from their crop which would later be harvested (here barley because it was the earliest crop). This sheaf was to be given to the priests at the Temple in Jerusalem, who would wave their sheaf before the Lord, so it was accepted on their behalf.

*"Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: 'When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it. Lev 23:10-11 NKJV+

 

Jesus was the first fruits of all who had died, all who will die; first to have His physical body, resurrected from the dead, glorified and reunited with His spiritual being; as a perfect spiritual body. Since Jesus is the firstborn from the dead, He will have first place in everything; for He was before all things and in Him all things are held together. He is the head of the body, His Holy Spiritual Church, which all believers are part of.

*But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1Co 15:20 ESV+

*He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together. He is also head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, so that He Himself will come to have first place in everything. Col 1:17-18 NASB+

 

Jesus was the dough offered as firstfruits, because He is holy; our spiritual being which is joined together with Him in the whole lump, is also holy. Because Jesus is the root which is holy; our spiritually being which is part of the branches that are united with our Savior, is also holy.

*If the dough offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole lump, and if the root is holy, so are the branches. Ro 11:16 ESV+

*At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you. Jn 14:20 NKJV+

 

24. On Resurrection Sunday; Jesus 1st appeared to 2 women; 2nd Mary Magdalene; 3rd 2 men on Emmaus road, Peter

 

Matthew tells us that 2 women came to the tomb of Jesus just before dawn on Sunday morning, as an earthquake signaled the Holy Spirit had given physical life to Jesus once more. An angel had descended from Heaven to roll away the stone from the opening of the tomb; scaring the Roman soldiers guarding Jesus’ tomb so bad that they shook and became like dead men. 

*Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. Matt 28:1-2 NKJV+

*The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. Matt 28:4 NIV+

 

We know Mary Magdalene was not one of the 2 women who first came to the tomb; for she would come later in the early morning after the sun had risen to Jesus tomb. When the stone had already been rolled away from the tomb entrance and the guards were gone.

*When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him. Very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb when the sun had risen. Mk 16:1-2 NASB+

*Looking up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, although it was extremely large. Mk 16:4 NASB+

 

We believe Mark 16:9 where it is stated that Mary Magdalene was the first to see Jesus was not written by Mark, but was added later, maybe when the Bible was being copied. For some of the earliest manuscripts do not include Mk 16:9-20 in them; and most of the Bibles we use have a footnote in them telling us this. And nowhere else in the Bible does it say Mary Magdalene was the 1st to see Jesus after His resurrection, while Matt tells us 2 women saw Jesus, kissed His feet before Mary Magdalene went with John and Peter to the tomb. If one looks farther into these verses they are completely out of context with the Bible (Mk 18:17-18)   if one looks at Mk 16:9-20 where we should hold snakes and drink poison as signs that we are believers.

[Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9-20.] ESV+

*Now when he rose early on the first day of the week, he appeared first to Mary Magdalene, from whom he had cast out seven demons. She went and told those who had been with him, as they mourned and wept. But when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, they would not believe it. Mk 16:9-11

*And these signs shall follow them that believe; Mk 16: ptn 17 KJV

*They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; Mk 16:ptn 18 KJV

 

The angel told the 2 women that went to Jesus tomb while the guards were still there and the stone had not been rolled away; that Jesus had risen, and they were to tell His disciples to go to Galilee. The women hurried away from the tomb and began running to tell Jesus’ disciples.

*He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples: 'He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.' Now I have told you." So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Matt 28:6-8 NIV+

 

Jesus first appeared to these women after He had risen from the dead, as they were running from the tomb to tell the disciples. Jesus met them, greeted them, and they fell at His feet; touching and holding them to make sure He was alive; and when they knew they began worshipping Him. Jesus told them to tell His brothers to go to Galilee and there they would see Him.

*And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” Matt 28:9-10 ESV+

 

We believe that some of the guards, who left as the women were going, saw the women meeting with Jesus, were even close enough to hear them talking; yet guards tried to avoid them, because Jesus now had a glorified spiritual body which petrified them.

*While they were going, behold, some of the guard went into the city and told the chief priests all that had taken place. Matt 28:11 ESV+

 

Matthew had been a tax collector, knew his way around the Temple grounds in Jerusalem where the chief priests and elders met; also knew his way around the Roman compound where the guards stayed. He either listened in as the guards were telling the chief priests what had happened at the tomb or talking among themselves. About the angel rolling away the stone, that they had seen 2 women at the feet of Jesus, who had arisen from the dead, heard what the angel said, what Jesus had said to the 2 women. The guards probably did not know who the women were, though they may have guessed names of women they had heard about which were incorrect. 

 

Matthew alone tells how these guards were bought off by the chief priests. Since Matthew received this story from the soldiers, He assumed the 2 women the soldiers were talking about were Mary Magdalene and the other Mary for he knew they were going to the tomb early in the morning. Yet it could not have been Mary Magdalene as you will see below for when she went to the tomb there were no Roman guards and the stone had already been rolled away. Then she went back to the disciples before coming to the tomb once again following behind John and Peter, much later in the morning. Yet because the story of Mary Magdalene being first to see Jesus was told by other disciples, Matthew never looked deeper into who the women really were or talked with them about it.

*And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'  "And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble." Matt 28:12-14 NASB+

 

Why is this important; because anytime we do not tell the complete true story as told in the Bible; satan, his demonic hoard will try to twist the truth to deceive us, and those who do not believe. The story, movie, and controversy about Mary Magdalene being married to Jesus, even having a child by Him was bolstered by her being the first Jesus sought out to see after His resurrection as though she was His wife.

Yet just like the unnamed Jewish shepherds were first to see the Baby Jesus, it is no surprise Jesus resurrection would be revealed to 2 unknown Jewish women who loved Him; who we will never know the name of. Just like stories of other women the disciples would not believe; the story these 2 women told the disciples probably was not believed also, just like the shepherds of old were not believed.

*It was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them, who told these things to the apostles. And their words seemed to them like idle tales, and they did not believe them. LK 24:10-11 NKJV+

 

We believe the 2 women saw the guards also; were afraid the guards would follow them and arrest all living in the upper room. They would take a longer different way back to the disciples, and did not meet up with the other women who came to Jesus tomb later. The 2 women were afraid to tell the others what had happened. Just like Mary Magdalene along with other women who followed Jesus and had come later to the tomb, were told by an angel to tell the disciples to meet Jesus in Galilee; yet were not believed by some of the apostles when them the tomb was empty. Not until Peter and John had gone with Mary Magdalene, and seen the empty tomb would any believe that the tomb was empty. Would believe Mary Magdalene who stayed at the tomb after Peter and John had left; had seen the risen Jesus; is why many believed she was the first one to see Jesus after He had been resurrected, for the other 2 women either did not tell the disciples they saw the risen Jesus or the disciples never accepted their story about seeing Jesus alive again. .

*And they went out and fled from the tomb, for trembling and astonishment had seized them, and they said nothing to anyone, for they were afraid. Mk 16:8 ESV+

* Now it was Mary Magdalene and Joanna and Mary the mother of James and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles, but these words seemed to them an idle tale, and they did not believe them. Lk 24: 10-11 ESV+

 

Matthew knew Mary Magdalene and the other Mary had bought spices, were going to the tomb, and he might have assumed these were the two women the soldiers were talking about. He also knew the elders had bought the guards off with money, so they would say the disciples had stolen Jesus’ body; knew these soldiers were smart enough not to say publicly what happened for their own good. This story would only be known if he told about it.

*And when they had assembled with the elders and consulted together, they gave a large sum of money to the soldiers, and said, "You are to say, 'His disciples came by night and stole Him away while we were asleep.'  "And if this should come to the governor's ears, we will win him over and keep you out of trouble." Matt 28:12-14 NASB+

 

We do not know who these women were but since Matthew only named 2 women, it was likely only 2 women the guards saw. Since later on Mary Magdalene did see Jesus, Matthew thought his story was right and never looked deeper into who the women really were.

 

Jewish law demands there must have 2 witnesses to confirm a story; and these 2 Jewish women confirmed the story Jesus had arisen from the dead and was alive. There were probably at least 2 of the Roman soldiers who were witnesses that saw Jesus alive with the 2 women. Salvation will always be shown to the Jew first then the Gentile. Just like we do not know who the shepherds were who first saw the baby Jesus, nor completely know who the first Gentiles were who saw Jesus were.

*I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 1:16 NIV+

 

Jesus would next appear to Mary Magdalene after she came back to where the disciples were staying, after seeing the empty tomb with other women, when the stone had been rolled away and the Roman soldiers had left. Mary Magdalene finally convinced Peter that she had seen an empty tomb; then a very curious Peter and John ran to the tomb to see if it was empty, with Mary Magdalene following along behind them. John was first to get to the tomb, but Peter was the first to look in the tomb and they would go back home marveling at what happened; John, the other disciple went into the tomb and believed, then went home. Mk 1-8, Lk 24 1-13, Jn 20 1-18; together tell us this 

*But Peter rose and ran to the tomb; stooping and looking in, he saw the linen cloths by themselves; and he went home marveling at what had happened. Lk 24:12 ESV+

*Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, Jn 20:6 ESV+

*Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead. Then the disciples went back to their homes. Jn 20:8-10 ESV

 

Then Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene who had remained after Peter and John had left; as she stood outside the tomb weeping. Mary mistook Jesus for the gardener who took care of the area around the tomb. She asked Jesus where His body was laid; then Jesus called Mary’s name and she recognized Jesus voice, turned and saw her risen Savior.

*But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. Jn 20:11 NLJV+

*Jesus said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?" She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, "Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away." Jesus said to her, "Mary!" She turned and said to Him, "Rabboni!" (which is to say, Teacher). Jn 20:15-16 NKJV+

 

Jesus next appeared to 2 men on the road to Emmaus, who were followers of His; one’s name being Cleopas (Lk 24:18), whose wife Mary was at the cross with Jesus mother (Jn 19:25).

*Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from Jerusalem. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. Lk 24:13-15 NKJV+

*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. 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. Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight. Lk 24:29-31 NKJV+

 

Or Jesus could have next appeared to Peter; the Bible does not tell us, for when the 2 men from Emmaus continued on to where the disciples were staying in Jerusalem; where they found out that Jesus had also appeared to Peter (Simon).

*So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered togethersaying, "The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!" Lk 24:33-34 NKJV+  

 

25. Later on Resurrection Day; Jesus appeared to some of His disciples; gave them indwelling of Holy Spirit

 

Jesus could not baptize us with the Holy Spirit until He gave His life on the cross, endured Hades as a sacrifice for our sins; for only Christ’s sacrifice upon the cross could atone for our sins, could make believers’ spiritual beings perfectly holy, so the Holy Spirit could live within them. After our Father accepted Jesus sacrifice, He glorified Him, gave Him a glorified body; so Jesus could now give believers the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. 

*even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him. You know him, for he dwells with you and will be in you. Jn 14:17 ESV+

*But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified. Jn 7:9 NKJV+

 

25a. Disciples spiritual beings; 1st after Jesus come into 2nd Kingdom, while they lived on earth; 1st Jew then Gentile

 

Jesus was the first fruits, the first to receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit into His human spiritual being. Then on Resurrection Day, late in the afternoon, the next to receive the indwelling of the Holy Spirit were some of Jesus’ disciples and followers. Jesus breathed on them and said “Receive the Holy Spirit.” Though John baptized with water, Jesus never baptized any with water (Jn 4:2), He only baptizes believers with the Holy Spirit.

*Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." And with that he breathed on them and said, "Receive the Holy Spirit. Jn 20:21-22 NIV+

*"I baptized you with water; but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit." Mk 1:8 NASB+

 

When these disciples and followers of Jesus received the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, they were the first ones after Jesus to have their spiritual being come into the 2nd Heaven, the Kingdom of God, while they still physically lived on earth. Since the Holy Spirit is in the Kingdom of God, our spiritual being is likewise in the Kingdom of God when He lives within our hearts, while we physically live on earth. And because our Father and Jesus are one with the Holy Spirit; they likewise come and live in our hearts (moral compass of our spiritual being). 

*Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered them and said, "The kingdom of God does not come with observationnor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." Lk 17:20-21 NKJV+

*for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God and approved by men. Ro 14:17-18 NASB+

* Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is holy, and you are that temple. 1Co 3:16-17 ESV+

 

Jesus was the first fruits, the first to receive the baptism, the anointing of the Holy Spirit with power; which is a different baptism than the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. It is a baptism, an anointing which is given continually to believers after we have received the indwelling of the Spirit. Our Heavenly Father would next give the baptism of the Holy Spirit with power to Jesus disciples: at the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost). He sent divided tongues as of fire, which sat upon each disciple; gave them the power to have the words they spoke translated into the dialect of all who would listen to them at this Feast.  

*"And behold, I am sending forth the promise of My Father upon you; but you are to stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high." Lk 24:49 NASB+

*"But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. Jn 16:7 NASB+

*Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. Ac 2:3-4 NKJV+

 

The 2 different baptisms of the Holy Spirit:

 (1) The indwelling of the Holy Spirit: all our sins, including the original we inherited from Adam are forgiven through Christ’s atoning sacrifice on the cross; so our spiritual being becomes perfectly holy, so the Holy Spirit can live in our spiritual being (soul and spirit).

 (2) Gifts from the Holy Spirit: after we receive the indwelling/Spirit, we continue to receive a different baptisms, anointings of the Holy Spirit. The gifts the Spirit gives us to help complete the work our Father has planned for us to do.

 

In all gifts needed for our salvation it will always be given; to the firstfruits, then first for the Jew, then the Gentile.

*I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 1:16 NIV+

 

We are now one with Christ if we have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit; which makes us part of the body of Christ, His One Holy Invisible Church. We are God’s children, brothers and sisters of Jesus; brothers and sisters through Jesus with all who have the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

*Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit. 1Co 12:3 ESV+

*However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Ro 8:9 NASB+

*But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Ro 8:11 NASB+

 

26. For 40 days on earth Jesus taught the truths of His grace only to Jews/Israel. 1st for Jew then Gentile

 

Jesus remained on earth for 40 days, to strengthen the faith of the disciples; so they would accept Him as the Son of God, yet also the Son of Man, who atoned for their sins upon the cross. So they would spread the gospel that all who would love Jesus above all things would become Children of God when; when Jesus comes to give us glorified bodies in the clouds over earth, take us home to be with Him in the 2nd Heaven. 

*He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. Ac 1:3 ESV+

*For this is the will of my Father, that everyone who looks on the Son and believes in him should have eternal life, and I will raise him up on the last day.Jn 6:40 ESV+

 

Jesus came to bring salvation to the Jews (tribes Judea, Benjamin, and Levi) and the other 10 lost tribes of Israel first. Only when they rejected Jesus, the gospel was then offered to all people both Jews/Israel and Gentiles. 

*These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. Matt 10:5-6 ESV+

*You are sons of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying to Abraham, 'And in your seed all the families of the earth shall be blessed.' To you first, God, having raised up His Servant Jesus, sent Him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from your iniquities." Ac 3:25-26 NKJV+

*I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes: first for the Jew, then for the Gentile. Ro 1:16 NIV+

 

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