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August 12, 2022

Resurrection

Mark 16:1 And when the Sabbath was past, Mary the Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might come and anoint Him. 2 And very early on the first day of the week, they came to the tomb as the sun rose. 3 And they said to one another, Who will roll away the stone for us from the door of the tomb? 4 And when they looked up, they saw that the stone had been rolled away, for it was extremely large. 5 And when they entered into the tomb, they saw a young man sitting on the right, clothed in a white robe, and they were alarmed. 6 And he said to them, Do not be alarmed. You are seeking Jesus the Nazarene, who has been crucified. He has been raised; He is not here. Behold the place where they laid Him. 7 But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you into Galilee. There you will see Him, even as He told you.

In 16:1-8 the resurrection of the Lord Jesus was discovered by three women--Mary the Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome (v. 1). The Slave-Savior's resurrection is proof that God is satisfied with what He accomplished through His death. It is also a confirmation of the effectiveness of His redeeming and life-imparting death (Acts 2:24; 3:15). According to verse 7, the angel said to the women, "But go, tell His disciples and Peter that He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him, even as He told you." In the angel's message to the three women who discovered the resurrection of the Slave-Savior, the phrase "and Peter" is inserted only in Mark's record. This is probably due to Peter's influence on the contents of this Gospel. In verse 7 the angel said that the Lord Jesus was going before the disciples into Galilee. Just as the Slave-Savior began His ministry from Galilee of the Gentiles (Matt. 4:12- 17), not from Jerusalem, the holy city of the Jewish religion, so also after His resurrection He would still go to Galilee, not to Jerusalem. This strongly indicates that the resurrected Slave-Savior abandoned Judaism and was initiating a new era for God's economy of the New Testament. (c) Living Stream Ministry.

Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the Bible and Words of Ministry from Witness Lee, Life-study of Mark, pp. 435-436. Both are published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA. Please visit us at www.emanna.com. Send comments to: comment@emanna.com.

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