Dear Sisters and Brothers
Dear Sisters and Brothers
I congratulate you for the feast of the resurrection of the Lord, and wish you a blessed and happy life.
Then I want to tell you on this feast day by the power of the resurrection of Christ.
This force was a constant feature and clearly in the history of the Incarnation, in the miraculous birth, in the miraculous resurrection, the miraculous rise and his place at the right hand of the Father, in addition to all the miracles and the power of his speech and its implications.
The power of his resurrection fought the leader of the Jews with a vengeance, in all respects by the sealed tomb with a large boulder, also sealed and armed guards in front featured. The resurrection of Jesus Christ, the Jews fought on through spreading lies and rumors, corruption, torture, harassment and arrest of his disciples, as a punishment because the apostles preached the resurrection of the Lord.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ after his murder by the Jews worried that much. The resurrection was proof of his righteousness, Jesus would indeed have been guilty, and he could not possibly rise again after his death.
And that shows his resurrection the injustice that has inflicted his people through the deceptions and the demand for crucifixion. Therefore the Jews said to the disciples, who proclaimed the resurrection. And the high priest asked them, 28 and said we have not commanded you seriously, that you should not teach in this name? And behold, ye have filled Jerusalem with your doctrine, and intend this man's blood lead over us. (Acts 4.18) (Matthew 27.25 you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and want to lead this man's blood upon us. (Acts 4.18) (Matthew 27.25. (APO 5:28).
The resurrection of Jesus breaks the doctrine of the Sadducees, who do not believe in the resurrection. His resurrection is a proof of his divinity, which he has in himself and he himself was allowed to rise without external influence, which is at a dead never happened before and will never happen.
The Jews challenged Jesus to descend from the cross to make it to him in faith. (Matthew 27: 40-44). But his resurrection from the dead, a much stronger signal was reduced as a descent from the cross. The resurrection was the proof that he died by his own will and not by repression. And his silence was a sign of strength, not weakness.
We believe with all my strength in the resurrection of Christ, as Saint Paul says, to recognize him 10 and the power of his resurrection and the fellowship of his sufferings, his death that I would like (Phi 3:10) (Romans 6.3-5). (Romans 8:17) (Galatians 6:17) Christ was strong in the resurrection, but also strong in his grave, on the cross and in his arrest. We recognize his strength every day in prayer three-Christmas (three Takdisat), as we call it Holy God, Holy Mighty, Holy Living, which will never die. We recognize his strength in the hymn Pascha (Easter), as we say to him: "Yours is the power and glory and blessing."
The Jewish leaders thought they had defeated Christ, in whom they closed the grave with a rock.
But his strength as he lay in the grave was more powerful than all the other forces that were outside of his tomb.
This strength was greater than the power of armed soldiers guarded the grave.
He was stronger than hatred, worn by high priests in their hearts and have defeated their false claim that Jesus, but the power of Jesus was incomparably stronger than the grave, and even more than death and the devil (Satan).
By his death he defeated the devil and saved the entire world.
While Jesus was in the grave, the leaders of the Jews were afraid of him, the Lord, he was the source of their fear.
Although Jesus was buried, he was never a prisoner, his mind going into the lowest places in the ground, and the dead who had died in the hope of redemption,
was able to declare, to bring them back to paradise. (Ephesians 4:9). 9 The fact that he is ascended, what is it, because he's been down into the lower parts of the earth? (1 Peter 3.18-22)
Seeing them, he received the spirit of evil, the right hung next to Jesus on the cross and believed in him as the true God. (Luke 23:43) 43 and Jesus said to him, verily I say: Today you will be with me in paradise. (2 Corinthians 12.4) (Rev. 14.13)
During his trial and crucifixion, Jesus defended not a word, and bore the injustice in silence, which was a proof of his strength, having only a few, and instead defends the pride of many words, in order to prove their innocence and their rights. Jesus Christ was silent and kept his mouth shut. (Isaiah 53:7).
7 Since he was punished and tortured, he did not his mouth like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and as a sheep is dumb before her shearers opened not his mouth. (John 1:29) (Acts 8.32)
If Jesus had broken his silence and defended before the prosecutors, he could convince them of his innocence as he was then convinced the Sadducees and the lawyers. (Matthew 22:34).
34 But the Pharisees heard how he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered.
Jesus convinced the leaders of the Jews by the laws of the Sabbath, so that they could not answer it. (Matthew 12: 2-8).
2 And the Pharisees saw it, they said unto him, Behold, thy disciples do, what not to do fitting on the Sabbath. (2nd Exodus 20.10)
3 and he said unto them, Have ye not read what David did, when he and his companions were hungry? (1 Samuel 21.7) 4 as he went into the house of God and ate the show bread, to eat him but still not lawful for them that were with him, but only for the priests? (3 Exodus 24.9) 5 or have ye not read in the law, how to break the Sabbath the priests in the temple, the Sabbath and are blameless? (4 Exodus 28.9) 6 I say to you that this is the one that is larger than the temple.7 If you but knew what it was, "I am well pleased with the mercy and not sacrifice," you would not have condemned the innocent.(Matthew 9:13) 8 The Son of man is a gentleman of the Sabbath.
The same applied to the payment of taxes of the people to the emperor. (Matthew 22: 15 - 22).
15 Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel how they might entangle him in his speech. 16 And they sent out unto him their disciples with the Herodias. And they said, Master, we know that thou art true, and teach the way of God and you ask for any man: for thou Mayes not the person of men. (John 3.2) 17 Tell us therefore, what you think: Is it right that we give to Caesar the interest, or not?
18 But Jesus perceived their wickedness, he said: Ye hypocrites, what are you trying me? 19 Show me the tribute money! And they brought unto him a penny dare. 20 And he said unto them, whose is this image and superscription? 21 They said unto him, Caesar. And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God! (Luke 23.2) (Romans 13.7) 22 Then they heard it, they marveled, and left him and went away.
"And no one could answer him a word". (Matthew 22: 46).
But with the implementation of the theme of redemption, his silence was more powerful than words. It was not his strength to defend them and to save that which is why he was not any accusation justified, but its goal the salvation of the people to save and to deliver them from their sins.
Jesus was strong when he was arrested.
He went himself to the point where they would arrest him. At the same time, met the soldiers with Judas the traitor.
He stopped them with full force, and said to them: "I am" (John 18: 5)
whom do you seek? 5 They answered him; Jesus of Nazareth. Jesus said to them, I'm it! Judas, who betrayed him, stood with them.
When Jesus spoke to them, they went back and fell to the ground.
His disciples to help him and wanted to defend him, he forbade this, and to Peter, who used his sword, he said, "Put your sword into its sheath" (John 18:11) (Matthew 26: 52)
Jesus gave himself freely and selflessly in the hands of his enemies.
Jesus has given his soul to death as he had predicted. (John 10: 17, 18).
17 Therefore my father loves me, that I lay down my life to which I take it a gain’s. 18 No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment have I received of my Father. (John 5.26)
This is really to the inner strength which we take as an example and learn from it.
We should not worry about the appearance of the external force, but cultivate the inner strength that we sacrifice for others.
For as the Lord said, 13Niemand has greater love than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. (John 10.12) (1 John 3:16) (John 15: 13).
Sacrifice yourself for your sisters and brothers to help them to enter the kingdom of heaven. (James 5: 20).
20 of the must know that anyone who has converted the sinner from the error of his way, has helped a soul from death and cover the multitude of sins. (Psalm 51.15) (Proverbs 10.12) (1 Peter 4.8)
The peace of the Lord is always with you.