The fact that Jesus did rise is realization of all prophecy contained in Old Testament and New Testament Doctrine. Christ Appears to HIS Disciples John 19:23. John 20:20 Appearances of Christ, After HIS Resurrection, To Ten, Thomas was Absent The fact that Jesus did rise is realization of all prophecy contained in Old Testament and New Testament Doctrine. The disciples were selected men, called of Jesus Christ to follow him and do HIS will.
Joesph of Arimathaea, being a close friend of Jesus, in secret, was kind enough to bury body of HIS Lord, giving him due honor; but upon investigation after three days, body of Lord disappeared.
The doctrine of resurrection is powerful in souls of believers. It works changes in lives of individuals, transforming them with greater visions for life and service.
Let your mind think on April 9, A.D. and place is Jerusalem now this is to my understanding. I will be sharing from Gospel of According to St. John.
The Gospel of John was written at Ephesus after St. John's release from Isle of Patmos, about A.D. 97. Apostle John whom Jesus loved, from his call till our Lord's Ascension, was never voluntarily absent from His Master's side: standing at cross when all rest were scattered.
Christ Appears to HIS Disciples (John 19:23)
The resurrection is a fact which Jesus Christ/Yeshua himself establishes here with his presence in midst of those who, knowing of his death just three days previous, have been praying and mourning because of extreme wickedness of those who were responsible for his crucifixion. Death had robbed them of their best friend; but news reached them that Master had spoken to Mary in garden near sepulchre. Mary Magdalene bore word to disciples that she had seen Lord, and that he had conversed with her, giving her words which she bore to them.
Then same day at evening, being first day of week, when doors where shut where disciples were assembled for fear of Jews, came Jesus and stood in midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. (John 20:19 Sacred Seasons, The Sabbatical Seasons, The Lord's Day Observed From First By The Christian Church).
While reviewing Luke 24:36 it shared on record Appearances of Christ After HIS Resurrection, To Ten and Thomas was Absent.
Then were disciples glad, for presence of Lord brought joy to seeker's soul. They rejoiced in realization of their hope. They saw Lord, him whom Prophet Isaiah said was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquites, chastisement of peace was upon him, and with his stripes we are healed.
And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were disciples glad, when they saw Lord. (John 20:20 Appearances of Christ, After HIS Resurrection, To Ten, Thomas was Absent).
Jesus had come to earth to perform a mission. Jesus came freely and willingly, HIS Mission is in accordance with will of God. The Father has work to be done, a schedule by which it must be done, and he had sent HIS Son to do it.
Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. (John 20:21 Apostles Instructions).
The Holy Ghost is a divine preparation whom God gives through HIS Son Jesus Christ, and HE is not only preparation for service, but HE is power.
And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye Holy Ghost: (John 20:22 Holy Spirit Given).
The Apostles were to go forth and enter upon their work with interest of himself. They had power now, and time for results is at hand.
Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained. (John 20:23 Apostles Remit Sins).
Thomas was also called Didymus was not present at this time. He did not believe when they told him Master had appeared and then said "Except I shall see in his hands print of nails, and put my finger into print of nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe."