Butterflies Are Free To Fly
clearer. Jesus is saying he’s alive, that this was his actual physical body, not a spirit; and
to prove it, he ate meat with them.
Matthew 28:5 “And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I
know that ye seek Jesus, 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
Matthew 28:10 “Then said Jesus unto them, Be not afraid: go tell my brethren that
they go into Galilee, and there shall they see me….16 Then the eleven disciples went
away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. 17 And when they
saw him, they worshipped him.”
A resurrected body would not need to “go before” anyone else to any place. It would
just appear there spontaneously. Nor would it need to tell anyone to go someplace to see
Mark 15:43 “Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for
the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.
44 And Pilate marvelled if he were already dead.”
The synonym for “marvel” is “wonder” – Pilate wondered how Jesus could be dead,
because he had only been on the cross for three hours, and crucifixions normally would
take a lot longer than that to kill someone. “The Romans used crucifixion as a prolonged,
agonizing, humiliating death…. It is possible to survive crucifixion, if not prolonged, and
Mark 16:1 “And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother
of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.”
today is a common medical treatment for the wounds of a body that is still alive.
Mark 16:9 “Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, he appeared
first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom he had cast seven devils. 10 And she went and told
them that she had been with him, as they mourned and wept. 11 And they, when they had
heard that he was alive, and had been seen of her, believed not. 12 After that he appeared