One in Messiah Congregation קָּהָל אֶחָד בְּמָּשִׁיחַ

Part of the Congregation of Israel עֲדַת יִשְׂרָאֵל


The resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah


 Let’s pray

 Today is March 31, 2013

Yehovah has His own calendar – Today is the 18th day of ha Aviv / Nisan



Last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Starts Tuesday

(ha Aviv 21) the last day of the feast is Wednesday, April  3rd, a Sabbath


Today’s Topic

The resurrection of Yeshua the Messiah

Some people might ask, is Yeshua the Messiah alive today?

Beyond a doubt, this is the most important question in the world to each man, woman and child in the world today; actually for that matter, for every  person who has ever lived or whoever will be born.

On this issue of whether or not Messiah was raised from the dead revolves the truth or falsity of what we believe as well as all mankind’s hope of a future life with God in eternity.

This is why it's so important to know the word of God so you can point out all the witnesses that claim they saw His appearing the many times.

Please read first Corinthians chapter 15, as we did yesterday, very important!

As Paul states:


 [1] Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;
[2] By which also ye are saved, if ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.

[3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures;

[4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

[5] And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:

[6] After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.

[7] After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

[8] And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.


To know Yeshua fulfilled the Torah is vital for every believer in Messiah

Yeshua professes:

Luke.24[44] And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses (Torah), and in the prophets, and in the psalms (all the rest of scripture), concerning Me.


[9] And Yehovah spake unto Moses, saying,
[10] Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:

[11] And he shall wave the sheaf before Yehovah, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

The morrow after the Sabbath is the 1st day of the week, known as SUNDAY

[12] And ye shall offer that day when ye wave the sheaf an he lamb without blemish of the first year for a burnt offering unto Yehovah.
[13] And the meat offering thereof shall be two tenth deals of fine flour mingled with oil, an offering made by fire unto Yehovah for a sweet savour: and the drink offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth part of an hin.

[14] And ye shall eat neither bread, nor parched corn, nor green ears, until the selfsame day that ye have brought an offering unto your God: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

[15] And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven sabbaths shall be complete:
[16] Even unto
the morrow after the seventh sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto Yehovah.

The morrow after the Sabbath is the 1st day of the week, known as SUNDAY

[17] Ye shall bring out of your habitations two wave loaves of two tenth deals: they shall be of fine flour; they shall be baken with leaven; they are the firstfruits unto Yehovah.

[18] And ye shall offer with the bread seven lambs without blemish of the first year, and one young bullock, and two rams: they shall be for a burnt offering unto Yehovah, with their meat offering, and their drink offerings, even an offering made by fire, of sweet savour unto Yehovah.
[19] Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the goats for a sin offering, and two lambs of the first year for a sacrifice of peace offerings.
[20] And the priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits for a wave offering before Yehovah, with the two lambs: they shall be holy to Yehovah for the priest.

[21] And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute for ever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

[22] And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt leave them unto the poor, and to the stranger: I am Yehovah your God.


Paul declares, Yeshua is the firstfruits

1 Cor.15 [20] But now is Messiah risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

[23] But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah's at his coming.

Yeshua was the first to rise from the dead with an incorruptible body


If you think Yeshua rose on Saturday or if you do the firstfruits on Saturday, you throw off the date for the Feast of Week, 50 days, Pentecost which is on the 1st day of the week, known as SUNDAY, and is a Sabbath as it states in Leviticus chapter 23.



Below are some other witnesses that also proved Yeshua rose from the dead


[1] In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.

[2] And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

[3] His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:
[4] And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

[5] And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Yeshua, which was crucified.

[6] He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

[7] And go quickly, and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

[8] And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring his disciples word.

[9] And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Yeshua met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.

[10] Then said Yeshua unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me.

Now Satan tries to get in…

[11] Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
[12] And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,
[13] Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.
[14] And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him, and secure you.
[15] So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day

[16] Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Yeshua had appointed them.

[17] And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted.

[18] And Yeshua came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.

[19] Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

[20] Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.


Mark.16[6] And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Yeshua of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.


Luke.24 [1] Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
[2] And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
[3] And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Yeshua.

[4] And it came to pass, as they were much perplexed thereabout, behold, two men stood by them in shining garments:
[5] And as they were afraid, and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them,

 Why seek ye the living among the dead?
[6] He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,

As we read the Gospels we can easily see these are all independent accounts of the life, ministry, death and resurrection of the Messiah. It simply tells us there was no collusion. There are no contradictions that we have found showing the accounts are actually true to fact. Some of the Gospels have limited information that is why we read all the Gospels to put the whole story together in one picture.

Also remember when you read the Gospels and the letters, they can not contradict Torah or the prophets, known as TaNaK.


Yeshua himself declares:

Rev.1[18] I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Rev.2[8] And unto the angel of the church in Smyrna write; These things saith the first and the last, which was dead, and is alive;


Take this for whatever its worth:

This below, is from a source outside of Scripture, from a Jewish historian, Flavius Josephus - 37 A.D. to about 110 A.D.

In book 18, chapter 3, paragraph 3, we read:

Now there was about this time Yeshua, and wise man, if it be lawful to call him a man, he was a doer wonderful works, a teacher of such men as receive the truth with pleasure. He drew over to him both many of the Jews and many of the Gentiles. He was (the) Messiah; and when Pilate, at the suggestion of the principal men amongst us, had condemned him to the cross, those that loved Him at the first did not forsake Him, for he appeared to them alive again the third day, as the divine prophets had foretold these and 10,000 other wonderful things concerning Him. And the tribe of Christians, so named from Him, is not extinct, at this day.


Other verses

1Cor.15[3] For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Messiah died for our sins according to the scriptures; [4] And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:

2Cor.5[14] For the love of Messiah constraineth us; because we thus judge, that if one died for all, then were all dead:

[15] And that he died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto him which died for them, and rose again.

1Thes.5[10] Who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.


Finally, we shall read the book of Jonah and sing some psalms



Last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread

Starts Tuesday

(ha Aviv 21) the last day of the feast is Wednesday, April  3rd, a Sabbath


Shalom all


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