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Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC the pastor who obeyed Christ command in Luke 22:36
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, unless otherwise noted, is from the ACP/King James Version. The words in red are those of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those of God the Father and God the Holy Ghost and the words in this sickly EPA greenish color are of satan.
Saturday, January 14, 2012
A point to ponder and then back to the series. Jesus had a very special relationship with the Apostle Paul, there is no doubt of that. But how special? Paul, it seems, is the one Christ allowed to elaborate and clarify things He said and did while here.
Let me give you an example.
First, think what time I am talking about when I say: "Those who are dead will come back to life and be with Christ and those who are alive at that time, will never die but be with the Lord."
Now read this from Paul's letters to the Thessalonians:
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep (dead), that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope, for if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus (died as Born Again Christians) will God bring with Him.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first, then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-17
Now read the account of Lazarus as recorded and testified to by the Apostle John:
John Chapter Eleven
1 Now a certain man was sick, named Lazarus, of Bethany, the town of Mary and her sister Martha. 2 (It was that Mary which anointed the Lord with ointment, and wiped His feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was sick.) (Matthew 26:7, Mark 14:3 and John 12:3)
3 Therefore his(Lazarus) sisters(Mary & Martha) sent unto Him, saying, "Lord, behold, he whom Thou lovest is sick." 4 When Jesus heard that, He said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.
5 Now Jesus loved Martha, and her sister, and Lazarus. 6 When He had heard therefore that he was sick, He abode two days still in the same place where He was. 7 Then after that saith He to His disciples, Let us go into Judaea again. 8 His disciples say unto Him, "Master, the Jews of late sought to stone Thee; and goest Thou thither again?"
9 Jesus answered, Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbleth not, because he seeth the light of this world. 10 But if a man walk in the night, he stumbleth, because there is no light in him. 11 These things said He:
and after that He saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep. 12 Then said His disciples, "Lord, if he sleep, he shall do well." 13 Howbeit Jesus spake of his death: but they thought that He had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.
14 Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead. 15 And I am glad for your sakes that I was not there, to the intent ye may believe; nevertheless let us go unto him.
16 Then said Thomas, which is called Didymus, unto his fellow disciples, "Let us also go, that we may die with Him(Jesus).
17 Then when Jesus came, He found that he had lain in the grave four days already. 18 Now Bethany was nigh unto Jerusalem, about fifteen furlongs off: 19 And many of the Jews came to Martha and Mary, to comfort them concerning their brother.
20 Then Martha, as soon as she heard that Jesus was coming, went and met Him: but Mary sat still in the house. 21 Then said Martha unto Jesus, "Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died. 22 But I know, that even now, whatsoever Thou wilt ask of God, God will give it Thee." 23 Jesus saith unto her, Thy brother shall rise again. 24 Martha saith unto Him, "I know that he shall rise again in the resurrection at the last day."
25 Jesus said unto her, I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? 27 She saith unto him, "Yea, Lord: I believe that Thou art the Christ, the Son of God, which should come into the world.
28 And when she had so said, she went her way, and called Mary her sister secretly, saying, "The Master is come, and calleth for thee." 29 As soon as she heard that, she arose quickly, and came unto Him. 30 Now Jesus was not yet come into the town, but was in that place where Martha met Him. 31 The Jews then which were with her in the house, and comforted her, when they saw Mary, that she rose up hastily and went out, followed her, saying, "She goeth unto the grave to weep there."
32 Then when Mary was come where Jesus was, and saw Him, she fell down at His feet, saying unto Him, "Lord, if Thou hadst been here, my brother had not died." 33 When Jesus therefore saw her weeping, and the Jews also weeping which came with her, He groaned in the Spirit, and was troubled, 34 and said, Where have ye laid him?
They said unto Him, Lord, "come and see". 35 Jesus wept.
36 Then said the Jews, "Behold how He loved him!" 37 And some of them said, "Could not this Man, which opened the eyes of the blind, have caused that even this man should not have died?"
38 Jesus therefore again groaning in Himself cometh to the grave. It was a cave, and a stone lay upon it. 39 Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto Him, "Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days."
40 Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?
41 Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up His eyes, and said, Father, I thank Thee that Thou hast heard Me. 42 And I knew that Thou hearest Me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that Thou hast sent Me.
43 And when He thus had spoken, He cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth!. 44 And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go. 45 Then many of the Jews which came to Mary, and had seen the things which Jesus did, believed on Him. (John 11:1-45 ACP/KJV)
Now, let us pay particular attention to verses 25 and 26, 25 Jesus said unto her, I am the Resurrection, and the Life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this? Does not those two verses sound like a shortened version of Paul's exhortations in his letter to the Thessalonians? Yes, it does. The reason, or at the very least one of the reasons Christ called Lazarus forth from the grave after being dead four days was as a clear example of the resurrection and, I am convinced, the rapture of the church. Those who died as Born Again Christians are raised from the dead at rapture and those who are alive and have given their lives to Christ never die but are translated, as was Enoch, at the moment of rapture.
Nai erchomai kurios Iesous.
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