From Pastor Perry

03/05/2016 Matt. 16:21-23

Matthew 16:21–23 (ESV)

Jesus Foretells His Death and Resurrection

21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised. 22 And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him, saying, “Far be it from you, Lord! This shall never happen to you.” 23 But he turned and said to Peter, “Get behind me, Satan! You are a hindrance to me. For you are not setting your mind on the things of God, but on the things of man.”

 

This is the first prediction in Matthew’s Gospel.  Jesus accurately predicted his death, how he would die, and his resurrection… three times.   Once should have been enough, but he predicts it three different times.   Ok, let’s be real… predicting your death is not that hard.  If I wanted to die on a certain day, I can make that happen.  The Lord would not be happy with me for taking matters into my own hands, but never-the-less… it can be done.  I can even see predicting how you will die being in the realms of possibilities.  But the resurrection part… on the third day!   As a pastor, I am often performing a funeral on the third day, though that would be quick.  But… can doctors today save someone who has been dead for three days?  No!  That resurrection on the third day… that is the impossible part... even with today’s medical technology.  Jesus said 21 From that time Jesus began to show his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and on the third day be raised.”  David Koresh in the Waco stand-off (April 19, 1993), made a similar prediction.  He failed.

 

I pray:  Lord, thank You for being willing to suffer and die that I might be forgiven. Lead me to speak Your Word aright. Amen.

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HI this is I Frederick Demond Wilson. I hereby am solemnly here to forebare witnessing of His witness, our Creator.

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Look at the Words say they "fell away". The had it, but lost it. Just like the Bible says your name can be blotted out of the Book of Life.

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