20 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.
2 So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid him.”
3 So Peter went out with the other disciple, and they were going toward the tomb. 4 Both of them were running together, but the other disciple outran Peter and reached the tomb first.
5 And stooping to look in, he saw the linen cloths lying there, but he did not go in. 6 Then Simon Peter came, following him, and went into the tomb. He saw the linen cloths lying there, 7 and the face cloth, which had been on Jesus' head, not lying with the linen cloths but folded up in a place by itself.
8 Then the other disciple, who had reached the tomb first, also went in, and he saw and believed; 9 for as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.
10 Then the disciples went back to their homes.
11 But Mary stood weeping outside the tomb, and as she wept she stooped to look into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white, sitting where the body of Jesus had lain, one at the head and one at the feet. 13 They said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?”
She said to them, “They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him.”
14 Having said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing, but she did not know that it was Jesus.
15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?”
Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Mary.”
She turned and said to him in Aramaic, “Teacher!”
17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them,
‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
18 Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”—and that he had said these things to her.
19 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.”
20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples were glad when they saw the Lord.
21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.”
22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
24 Now Thomas, one of the Twelve, called the Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.”
But he said to them, “Unless I see in his hands the mark of the nails, and place my finger into the mark of the nails, and place my hand into his side, I will never believe.”
26 Eight days later, his disciples were inside again, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.”
27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.”
28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!”
29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; 31 but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.
55 “Come, everyone who thirsts,
come to the waters;
and he who has no money,
come, buy and eat!
Come, buy wine and milk
without money and without price.
Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.
Incline your ear, and come to me;
hear, that your soul may live;
and I will make with you an everlasting covenant,
my steadfast, sure love for David.
Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples,
a leader and commander for the peoples.
Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know,
and a nation that did not know you shall run to you,
because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel,
for he has glorified you.
“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
“For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.
“For you shall go out in joy
and be led forth in peace;
the mountains and the hills before you
shall break forth into singing,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Instead of the thorn shall come up the cypress;
instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle;
and it shall make a name for the Lord,
an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.”
Jesus will appear to us every day.
Believe. This IS the work given to mankind.
2 Corinthians 1:10
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us again. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us
1 Timothy 2
3This is good and acceptable in the sight of
God our Savior,
4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
And in reading this Post, you are aware the most precious words we cherish together are :
"My Father and your's." Adopted in Jesus.
For me, I know what I know that I know and know.
All of the Word of God is true.
And my Aunt Clarice died one night and in that dream, it was a phone call from Heaven hearing her Crying out, "ALL OF THIS IS TRUE. Every Word of the Bible is True! Jesus Loves You!" And waking to find she had gone on to Heaven.
This Gift of God is part of us this very day and always.
Abraham had plenty of hum drum days.
Abraham was like us - wait upon the Lord. This is the journey of The Prodigal Son. We are making our souls a garden for Jesus.
We are so crass to believe that Jesus is being a complete overstatement when a Sparrow falls to the Ground. And He is well aware of the Sparrow. He is.
GOD made the UNIVERSE. Time. Gravity. THIS Planet in a desert we call space. Life created going through a void of life.
All Circumstance is HIS.
A dear man in our family WANTED CHILDREN. God gave him a barren wife. He said, Ok. Then his wife was ill a long time. Ok. She passed on. And our dear friend said this is the way God wanted my life.
This is love one another as you love yourself.
This dear man certainly expected his wife to care and respect him. And she knew he was part of her all in her life and into eternity.
What we are doing is Worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. We all have a different journey.
My Grandmother had a miracle of Father God in her 7th decade. Grandmother Bit was given in marriage to a Minister, an Episcopal Priest. How is this possible. Grandmother was given a plot of Spiritual land to cultivate the straight paths of the Lord and she did and did not. God still made her life Shine. I dreamed and saw Grandmother completely fulfilled in Heaven. And her 4 Great-grand children, 3 have her name only for Love.
Take up your cross.
Life will give us this whether we ask God or not. Whether you want this or not. This is the boundaries of life Jesus gives you. These boundaries belong to God. Maybe you are shy. Maybe you are angry. Maybe you have depression. Maybe you are poor. There is not doubt, you have a wilderness to make into a garden and dwell where your soul is your hearth for JESUS.
Each day we progress by
1. Open your heart.
JESUS know every cell I have. Make this a place FOR YOU. LOVE the people I am given.
Fully Expect to be treated with Respect.
Know that a heart has sorrows and joys and no other know completely except Jesus knows that heart. My heart to Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior. Hero. Beloved.
2. Do not expect others to plow your garden, your soul for you. Know Jesus. Know your heart to His. Know His Path for you. Be grateful. All this is True.
3. Find out when your truth is biblically aligned and comes to you. The lady clerk at Sam's said, "Find what GOD has Given to you today."
If we neglect to feel this, know this, have gratitude, for today - we are missing LIFE Abundant. Today.
Jesus did not worry about all people. He says He is not a respecter of persons. But always Know Revelation has a chapter where God mourns the loss of the people who would not Love Him. And He has Sorrow. God has Bought us with HIS BLOOD. AB blood type actually.
Look at the Wonders of God and do not fail. Do not be the 9 lepers who said yeah, that was so yesterday.
You have to look for His mercies to renew each day.
There will be years of hardship. The prayers of Moses say so.
Joshua and YESHUA (Jesus) have a very important part.
Joshua and Yeshua were not showy. They did not live to flaunt themselves.
Joshua was a shepherd for many long years in expectation - exactly like Jesus. The Exodus is about making a hearth in the desert and becoming brave for Jesus. Being grateful and expectant in all circumstances.
Joshua could not get others to follow the LORD and still Joshua did with gratitude and expecting the goodness of God.
Just like... David. Wow David, what a mess. Alleluia Alleluia Alleluia. Just like Grandmother. All people have fallen. I know I am saved by the Gift, the Grace and the Terrible Cost of Jesus' death. In Jesus, I will Live.
If you could see My Grandmother in JESUS.
The Garden is Paradise.
Your Home, our eternal Kingdom with You was given as a free gift of Jesus Christ, King of Kings. To me. To us. A multitude.From every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages.
Salvation belongs to our Father God. You are worth to be King of Kings, sits on the Throne of Heaven.Lamb of God, our Jesus, our Savior!
Help us to please You each day. Guide our hearts, dwell in us, we ask.
We want to come to You, before the throne of God,
and serve You day and night in Your Temple Home
to be daily sheltered with Your Presence.
Jesus is the Bread of Life
Jesus is Living Water and there we will hunger no more, neither thirst anymore;
the sun will not strike us,
nor any scorching heat.
For You, Father God and Jesus the Lamb are in the midst of us
and You will be our Shepherd,
and You will guide our soul, heart, words, work to springs of living water.
Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God. Let us be covered by the Name of Jesus forever and ever! Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †