02/01/11

Resurrection and Jesus' wounds

Luke 24:39 - See my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye behold me having.


One of the many things that has the understanding of many Church's astray, is the understanding of Resurrection.

People believe after resurrection we will come back in the same body as we live in. Today's message is one such scripture that leads them to think that way.

We see in today's message Jesus shows the wounds on his hands and his feet to Thomas who struggled to believe Jesus resurrected. So did Jesus come in the same body which He did before death? The scripture points to that since the proof is the wounds that were on Jesusí hands and feet.

But people forget that Jesus was scourged not only by the Jews 30+ times but was also scourged by the Romans 1000+ times. He was mocked, abused and tortured for those 5 days from His arrest in the Garden of Gethsemane to His death on the cross. During that period He was crowned with a crown of thorns which pierced His head. Historians who were witness to this event recorded that Jesus was not recognizable as human being. He was bleeding so badly that after surviving the whipping the Romans believed it was not the will of their gods that He die without being crucified, so they dipped Him in salt water to stop the bleeding.

When Jesus resurrected and appeared to the many people those 40 days He appeared as a normal human with only the wounds on His hands and feet by which He was hung on the crucifix. Secondly no scripture talks of blood. Did the wounds heal that the blood stopped flowing?

Jesus asked His disciples to feel His wounds, which shows His wounds were still deep. Also just after resurrection Jesus was walking with other people and they were not frightened seeing Jesus but behaved normally, not recognizing Jesus.

This one misunderstanding about Resurrection has caused many Churches into wrong understanding of other things like the Rapture and Judgment Day, our mission as a Ministry of the Lord, your reward in Heaven etc...

It is time we realized that very few people really had the understanding on this matter and we need to get back to the book and understand the basics of creation like human beings, spirit being and Heaven.


[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, Your Word was given yet coded so that man whose heart is not right may not understand it and perish. Lord, You have been working in man and setting their hearts right according to your heart. Your Spirit and grace has been flowing abundantly as per your promise. By your grace and your Spirit You are revealing new and wonderful things unto mankind. So that by the light of the Truth many will turn unto You. We ask You Lord to open our minds and your hearts that we may humble ourselves and receive...

This prayer we make in your Mighty Name, Amen.


[ Reference Scripture ]
Luke 24:34-43
34 Saying, The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon.
35 And they told what things were done in the way, and how he was known of them in breaking of bread.
36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.

Acts 20:6-12
6 And we sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread [10th day of the 1st month, five days before the real Passover], and came unto them to Troas in five days, where we tarried seven days.
7 And upon the first day of the week, when we were gathered together to break bread, Paul discoursed with them, intending to depart on the morrow; and prolonged his speech until midnight [celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus].
8 And there were many lights in the upper chamber where we were gathered together.
9 And there sat in the window a certain young man named Eutychus, borne down with deep sleep; and as Paul discoursed yet longer, being borne down by his sleep he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.
10 And Paul went down, and fell on him, and embracing him said, Make ye no ado; for his life is in him.
11 And when he was gone up, and had broken the bread, and eaten, and had talked with them a long while, even till break of day, so he departed.
12 And they brought the lad alive, and were not a little comforted.

Exodus 12:2-11
2 This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
3 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:
4 And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.
5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats:
6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.
7 And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it.
8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire.
11 And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD'S passover.


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