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Joining for a new year in the assurance to be bought with a price

Though we are already a few weeks in the new year and soon we will be looking at the new civil year we want to look at the older writing about those openings for a “New Year“.

As members of a New Covenant, installed by Jeshua, Jesus Christ, we should remember not only how difficult it must have been for the virgin Miriam (Mary) but also for the community of followers of the Nazarene.

Often we do think we can own the world and can do what we want. We do not like others to intervene in our life. We also find it difficult when we are directed by others. But when we have chosen to follow Christ we get reborn and we do have to start a new year of a new calendar for life.

Having started a new season we do want to ensure all that  the Spirit of God brings love, hope and freedom and that we do have the remembrance soon of the message Miriam (Mary) was to receive about a child given to the world, prophesied about to bring the world in a new system, preparing all those on earth to look forward for a coming Kingdom.

But the new hope given in that renewed world would belong to people who do know they do not belong to themselves but to the one God has provided. To him we should give ourselves and should come to accept him as our offer for our sins, making us worthy to be as a brother or sister of him, a child of God under salvation by the blood of Christ.

The message that came on earth and brought a change in the world, a new beginning, is what we shall remember the coming weeks, leading up to the remembrance that he was born and circumcised, taken up in the community of the Judaic people, the Jews.

Sculpture - head of Jesus Christ

Sculpture – head of Jesus Christ, the Cornerstone (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

We now should become united under Christ, forming a heart of oak, funded in the cornerstone Jeshua, Jesus Christ our only lord and master on earth. Living in this world we do know we may not be of this world, but that does not mean we do have to be stateless. We should be of Christ, forming one strong community of brethren and sisters all wanting to do the Will of God like Jesus only wanted to do the Will of his Father. All wanting to follow and keeping to the Law of Christ: the Law of Love.

In these darker times of the year, the leaves falling down, our roots should bring forth new branches, to prop up those falling to pieces, the doubters and uncertain or indecisive. We do have to stand ready for those with questions, for those who are looking for God, for those who are not feeling so well and for those who have problems. We as brothers and sisters should let them feel they are welcome at our door.

Let us this year work to become more like Christ Jesus and help each other to grow in the lord, in the knowledge that they like we are bought with the same price. We may not wait any longer to give priority to form a loving brotherhood.

Ye are not your own. For ye are bought with a price:
therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

`1 Corinthians 6:19,20`


AT the opening of the new year, what lesson could be more important to us than this one, that we are not our own, but belong to another; that we are not therefore, to seek to please ourselves, but to please Him; nor to seek to serve self, but to serve Him; nor to seek to obey self-will, but on the contrary His will? This means holiness in the most absolute and comprehensive sense of the word (not only separation from sin to righteousness, but separation from “self” to the will of God in Christ).`Z.’97-35` `R2099:4`


All those who love God should come together regularly and as true believers should see themselves as parts of the body of Christ  holding “fast to the Head, from whom the whole body is nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, (and) grows with a growth that is from God” (Colossians 2:19).

Let us all be in union with each other, in union with Christ and in union with God:
John 15:4: Remain in union with me, and I in union with YOU.+ Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, in the same way neither can YOU, unless YOU remain in union with me.+
1 John 2:24: 24 As for YOU, let that which YOU have heard from [the] beginning remain in YOU.+ If that which YOU have heard from [the] beginning remains in YOU, YOU will also abide in union+ with the Son and in union with the Father.+
John 15:4: Remain in union with me, and I in union with YOU.+ Just as the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it remains in the vine, in the same way neither can YOU, unless YOU remain in union with me.+
John 6:56: 56 He that feeds on my flesh and drinks my blood remains in union with me,* and I in union with him.+
1 Corinthians 12:27:27 Now YOU are Christ’s body, and members individually.+
Colossians 2:19:19 whereas he is not holding fast to the head,+ to the one from whom all the body, being supplied and harmoniously joined together+ by means of its joints and ligaments, goes on growing with the growth that God gives.+
1 John 3:24: 24 Moreover, he who observes his commandments remains in union with him, and he in union with such one;+ and by this we gain the knowledge that he is remaining in union with us,+ owing to the spirit+ which he gave us.
John 14:23: 23 In answer Jesus said to him: “If anyone loves me, he will observe+ my word, and my Father will love him, and we shall come to him and make our abode with him.+

Are you making good progress in “holding fast to the head”? Are you being “nourished and knit together” with others as you do so? Don’t make the mistake of looking to blame others; all must pull together as fellows in the same ship – looking to Christ as the Captain.


Dutch texts about this subject / Nederlandse teksten over dit gegeven:

  1. Ook behoort gij Uzelf niet toe, want gij werd met een prijs gekocht
  2. Als broeders en zusters samen op weg voor een nieuw jaar
Please do find the verses in different versions:


Find out who are brothers in Christ or what a Brother in or of Christ should be:

  1. Two new encyclopaedic articles
  2. What are Brothers in Christ
  3. Who are the Christadelphians
  4. Rebirth and belonging to a church
  5. Not many coming out with their community name
  6. United people under Christ
  7. Christadelphian people
  8. Christadelphians
  9. Christadelphians or Messianic Christians or Messianic Jews
  10. My faith


  • We Are Complete, Only In Him (
    Under the Old Covenant, men approached God through a priest, while under the New Covenant, we have direct access to the Father through Jesus Christ. Under the Old Covenant, a man’s sin led to his death while under the New Covenant, God is merciful to our unrighteousness. Under the Old Covenant, man could not be cleansed of a consciousness of sin while under the New Covenant, our sins and iniquities are remembered no more, and our guilty consciences are cleansed.
  • DIG for Sunday the 26th of October…..there is only one gospel, there is no other…..Galatians 1 v 6 and 7 (
    The word gospel could be translated as good news, and the grace of Jesus Christ is indeed good news.Anything other than the grace of Jesus Christ is not good news and is therefore not the gospel.
  • To an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, (
    According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
  • Christ In The Book Of Hebrews: “the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus” (
    Jesus came forth from the grave by the power of God.  It was the God who brought peace to all mankind through Christ’s death and resurrection!
  • Jesus is Matchless (
    One could find many illustrations to prove that often personality is greater than the idea. Such is the case with Christianity. The secret of the power of Christianity is not in its ethics. It is not in Christian ideas or philosophy, although Christianity has a philosophical set of ideas. The secret of Christianity is found in a Person, and that Person is the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • “Holiness is the balance between my nature and the law of God as expressed in Jesus Christ.” ~~Oswald Chambers (
    God’s goal for us is that we be holy, just like God is holy. God has given us the power of His Holy Spirit to make it happen.
  • Tuesday, 4 November 2014 : 31st Week of Ordinary Time, Memorial of St. Charles Borromeo, Bishop (First Reading) (
    He humbled Himself by being obedient to death, death on the cross. That is why God exalted Him and gave Him the Name which outshines all names, so that at the Name of Jesus all knees should bend in heaven, on earth and among the dead, and all tongues proclaim that, Christ Jesus is the Lord to the glory of God the Father.
  • Today’s Bible Reading (ephesians 1:1, 3-10) (
    As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity.Who hath predestinated us unto the adoption of children through Jesus Christ unto himself: according to the purpose of his will:
  • People Are Watching (
    As he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and unspotted in his sight in charity.Who hath predestinated us unto the adoption of children through Jesus Christ unto himself: according to the purpose of his will:
  • Christology: twelve grammatical rules (
    Not to speak of Christ in any way that sidelines his human experience.Jesus Christ is truly human.
    Not to speak of Christ as if he were relevant only to some people in some cultures and circumstances. Jesus Christ is present to all people, in all times and places, as their divine-human Prophet, Priest and King. The church trusts and proclaims, but never possesses, this Messiah.

A fact of History or just a fancy Story

A man killed for an other

The previous weeks we looked at the suffering of Jesus and how he came to an end. When he was killed, our story did not end. We got to read that he in a strange way disappeared from the grave in which he was put in.

Christian views on Hell

Certain Christian views on Hell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Three days after the crucifixion, the tomb of Jesus was found empty by his closest friends, who did not know what could have happened. normally his body would be part of the world of the dead, going to become victim of decay. But to the unbelief and surprise Jesus appeared to his followers, who where very much afraid for what went on and for the reprisals of the Romans and locals.

They all had witnessed how Jesus died and knew he was buried. Today there are people who take Jesus to be God, but than they forget that God can not die. Jesus really did. He had given his body, of flesh and blood to his Holy Father, the Only One God, Jehovah. In common with all other men his life came to an end, but unlike other men he returned from Hades (Sheol = hell) were he had stayed for three days. He was not tortured over there, because the hell is just the burial place or grave, where people are place in when they die. there would also not be one reason to put Jesus into a torture place for the sins he might  have done, because Jesus was the only man who could stay without any sin.

Jesus offered himself to his Father who resurrected him out of the dead and made him higher than angels, to which he was lower before. God is and always has been the most High, but now He allowed Jesus to come sit next to Him, to be a mediator between Him (God) and men.

A great miracle and reason for Christianity

For Christians this taking out of death is one of the greatest of all miracles since the creation itself, and could have been accomplished only if Jesus got the full blessing of his Father,  God, the Creator of the universe. The death and resurrection of Jesus marks the central point of God’s master plan for the world.

The bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is the crowning proof of the promises made by God and the reason of existence of Christianity. Everything else that was said or done by Christ and the apostles is secondary in importance to the resurrection. If the resurrection did not take place then Christianity is a false religion. If it did take place, then we got the proof of the Old Testament sayings and have proof of the Messiah ship of the Nazarene Jew Jeshua, Jesus Christ, the son of man and son of God.

In case Jesus would have been God, than God just faked a death and presented a show of His body going out of a grave. As an eternal spirit God has always existed and shall always exist, but is also everywhere at once, and not bounded to any place. But Jesus Christ was bounded to the environment where he preached. He also was tempted, while God can not be tempted. After he died, Jesus was taken out of the boundary where his body was put in the clothes. The guards in front of his grave could take care his body was not been stolen, nor that a living person would be able to roll away the very heave stone on his own.

Charlatan or madman

If all of this is somehow a delusion and if Jesus of Nazareth did not really rise from the dead, then he is either a god who fooled everybody, and let the people suffer for many years before intervening, or he was no different from other great men who are also dead. He is worse than they, in fact, because he is thereby branded as either a charlatan or a madman, since he staked all his claims to be the son of God and being the Way to his Father, and who would come back to the earth after his death.

On the other hand, if the resurrection is really a demonstrable fact of history, then not only are his claims vindicated, but so are God His promises and the promises of Jesus. In case Jesus really died and was taken out of death, we have the proof of the love of God, who is willing to bring an end to the curse brought forward by the first men. In Jesus we can find then the new Adam, or the first one of  the New Creation, the 2° Adam. With Christ Jesus we than can find a new beginning of which all followers of Christ may be part of.

Then we may believe that death is not, after all, the great victor, but is a defeated foe.

“3  Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a living hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that fadeth not away, reserved in Heaven for you, 5 who are kept by the power of God through faith for salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:3-5 KJ21)

Provider of a New Covenant

Jesus had brought his followers hope to life using the true Word, showing them how they could follow in his footsteps and go through the small gate to enter the Kingdom of God. By the work Jesus had done, his death made them free. By his offering they became partakers of the New Covenant with God  by which they received new life which is not like their old life. Also for us, who want to follow Christ Jesus and believe in his resurrection we are not bounded any more to our old birth coming from mortal sperm. In case we face the reality of the Nazarene man having died and being resurrected by the Force of God, we can receive that new birth which comes from God’s living Word, which lives and stays for ever. (James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:23) We can get a new and better life, because Jesus was willing to give himself as a ransom for us all.

“Therefore gird up the loins of your mind; be sober and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.” (1 Peter 1:13 KJ21)

“By Him ye believe in God, who raised Him up from the dead and gave Him glory, that your faith and hope might be in God.” (1 Peter 1:21 KJ21)

Seeing the son, lower than the Father

In case you have doubts about the death and resurrection of Christ, think what reasons the whole parade would have been useful for. If Jesus is God, why did God wait such a long time before taking steps to save the world. And why did He not say directly who He really was when He would have been here on earth as Jesus. Plus how could all those people see and touch Jesus when he would have been God, because God Himself told the world that they could not see Him and live.

“And He said, “Thou canst not see My face, for there shall no man see Me and live.”” (Exodus 33:20 KJ21)

When we take Jesus to be God, we minimise his suffering, his death and his resurrection. Though as followers of Christ, being Christian, we should follow the teachings of our master and believe his words.  He never claimed to be God and always told others to recognise the Hand of his father in the works he did. Jesus also was fully aware that his Father, God was mightier than him.

“Then answered Jesus and said unto them, “Verily, verily I say unto you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He seeth the Father do; for what things soever He doeth, these also doeth the Son likewise.” (John 5:19 KJ21)

“Ye have heard how I said unto you, ‘I go away and come again unto you.’ If ye loved Me, ye would rejoice because I said, ‘I go unto the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.” (John 14:28 KJ21)

Worshipping the Right One

Jesus often spoke to his Father, whom he worshipped and told us also to pray to Him like he prayed to his Father, who is the Master or Head of Christ.

“But I would have you know that the head of every man is Christ, and the head of the woman is the man, and the head of Christ is God.” (1 Corinthians 11:3 KJ21)

“And when all things shall be subdued unto Him, then shall the Son Himself also be subject unto Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.” (1 Corinthians 15:28 KJ21)

As Christians we should believe the words of Christ and be believers because we trust the proclamation that Christ is alive, risen from the dead.

Smoke and mirrors

We have to face it — if Jesus did not really died and there’s no resurrection for Christ, everything the apostles told us is smoke and mirrors, and everything we have staked our life on is smoke and mirrors.

But we also have to be aware that there is an even bigger problem and a very bad sign we do give to those who do not believe in God or who do believe in other gods than our only One God, Jehovah. We would namely give the impression that all the sayings of the Old Testament make no sense at all and that God bends His words. We would be guilty of telling a string of barefaced lies about God, all these affidavits the apostles passed on to us verifying that God raised up Christ — sheer fabrications, if there’s no resurrection.

If corpses can’t be raised, then Christ wasn’t, because he was indeed dead. If Christ is God he could not die and was not dead, so could not have been standing up from death, but if he would have fallen asleep, He just would have woken up and walk out the grave, no matter if it was sealed or closed by one or more heavy stones, because He can go through everything.

And if Christ wasn’t raised, then all we are doing is making wise vesicles, fooling ourselves and wandering about in the dark, as lost as ever. It’s even worse for those who died hoping in Christ and resurrection, because they’re already in their graves and there would be nothing any more.  It all shall be finished and without any prospects. If all we get out of Christ is a little inspiration, like we can enjoy the quotes from special humans or other religious figures, for a few short years, we’re a pretty sorry lot.

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The Women at the Sepulchre (The Angel at the Tomb of Christ) – 1805, Benjamin West (1738–1820)

“12  Now if Christ is preached, that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: 14 and if Christ be not risen, then our preaching is vain, and your faith is also vain. 15 Yea, and we are found to be false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up, if so it be that the dead rise not. 16 For if the dead rise not, then is Christ not raised; 17 and if Christ be not raised, your faith is vain; ye are yet in your sins. 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men most miserable. 20  But now Christ is risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of those who slept. 21 For since by man came death, by Man came also the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive; 23 but every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming.” (1 Corinthians 15:12-23 KJ21)

With the ignominious death of their master, his disciples were utterly confused and afraid for their own lives. There is no possibility that they could have continued as teachers of the Nazarene’s doctrines, and even less that others could have been persuaded to follow them, in those circumstances. The people who had seen and hear about Jesus and his miracles would have joked about him and his followers which would have been fooled all the way long.

A physical body, not a ghost, returned to life

When Jesus appeared to his closest friends he proofed to them that he was not a ghost, while his Father is Ghost. They could see the marks of his wounds.

“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 spoke unto you when He was yet in Galilee, 7 saying, ‘The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified, and the third day rise again.’”” (Luke 24:5-7 KJ21)

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Stigmata, visual signs of his torture. – Groß St. Martin, An Groß St. Martin in Cologne – Photo Frank Vincentz

“19 And He said unto them, “What things?” And they said unto Him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people; 20 and how the chief priests and our rulers delivered him to be condemned to death and have crucified him. 21 But we trusted that it had been he who should have redeemed Israel. And beside all this, today is the third day since these things were done. 22 Yea, and certain women also of our company, who were early at the sepulcher, made us astonished. 23 And when they found not his body, they came saying that they had also seen a vision of angels, who said that he was alive. 24 And certain of those who were with us went to the sepulcher and found it even so as the women had said, but him they saw not.” 25 Then He said unto them, “O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Ought not Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He expounded unto them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.” (Luke 24:19-27 KJ21)

“36  And as they thus spoke, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them and said unto them, “Peace be unto you.” 37 But they were terrified and afraid, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said unto them, “Why are ye troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see Me to have.” 40 And when He had thus spoken, He showed them His hands and His feet. 41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, He said unto them, “Have ye here any meat?” 42 And they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and of a honeycomb. 43 And He took it and ate before them. 44 And He said unto them, “These are the words which I spoke unto you while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and in the Prophets and in the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the Scriptures, 46 and said unto them, “Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And ye are witnesses of these things. 49 And behold, I send the promise of My Father upon you; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem until ye be endued with power from on high.”” (Luke 24:36-49 KJ21)

John his doubts and fears immediately gave way to an amazed faith when he had entered the empty tomb. The collapsed grave clothes yielded no possible interpretation except that the physical body of the crucified Christ had returned to life, in such a remarkable form that it could simply pass through the linen wrappings and enter henceforth into the power of an endless life, like Jesus had foretold should happen! Spirit does not die and therefore cannot be “resurrected”, but they had met and spend many hours with the man from Nazareth.

Pilate was given assurance that Jesus died by the centurion (Mark 15:43-45). The savage spear thrust into his side by the soldier (John 19:34) made certain of his death, “and forthwith came there out blood and water,” evidencing complete collapse of the heart cavity.

Body not taken away

The disciples were hiding in fear of their lives and nothing could have been further from their thoughts than them trying to take away the body of Christ. Furthermore, the tomb had been sealed, a great stone rolled in front of it, and a watch of Roman soldiers set to guard it (Matthew 27:62-66). What is interesting about the witness of the disciples is that it is never presented as conclusive, or even as important. The reason for this is that there was no need for a human witness to the empty tomb at the time at which the gospels were written, because the witness of the whole population of Jerusalem – not to mention pilgrims from all over the known world – was that the tomb was empty. The inhabitants form Jerusalem could witness themselves what happened to the place where Jesus was been buried. In case the grave was not empty and it was not enough clear that the apostles had hidden the body they could not have made so many converts.

Several looked for Jesus, who was crucified, but could not find him in the grave. The angels had told the wives that he was risen and that they had  to go quickly and tell his disciples that Jesus was risen from the dead. They told them that they would see him. When they and the apostles were going, some of the guard came into the city and reported unto the chief priests all the things that were done. And when they were assembled with the elders and had taken counsel, they gave a large amount of money to the soldiers to say that his disciples came by night and stole him away while they slept.  So they took the money and did as they were taught.

This story was current among Jews from the earliest times, and we have independent evidence of this. For example, Justin quotes a debate in which his opponent refers to Jesus as:

“One Galilean deceiver, whom we crucified, but his disciples stole him by night from the tomb… and now deceive them by asserting that he has risen from the dead and ascended into heaven” (Justin Martyr: Dialogue Against Trypho,108 [c.AD150]).

The story does, in fact, persist to the present day.

Judea in 30 AD was a province subject to revolt and terrorism. It was no place for soldiers to sleep in the open: any soldiers who were not alert were likely to be killed by Zealots. It is thus unlikely that my guard would go to sleep, and inconceivable that they would sleep so soundly that a group of men large enough to carry away a dead body could roll aside the stone over the grave mouth (this itself would be a noisy operation) without at least one of the guard waking up.

More significant still is the condition of the disciples. Before the resurrection they were broken men, afraid and in hiding. Afterwards they were bold preachers of the gospel, who were prepared to turn the world upside down in order to preach the risen Christ. Not only that, but they were almost all put to death for their faith (probably John was the only disciple to die a natural death, and even he was exiled). None of them ever denied their faith in the risen Christ. It would take a group of several men to remove a body from a grave; if the body of Jesus had been stolen all of the men in the group would have known that the resurrection never took place, and at least one of them would have been expected to break down and confess in the face of certain and unpleasant death. If one of the disciples had confessed to stealing the body, we would certainly have known it, because the Roman and Jewish authorities would have ensured that it was reported. That it was not reported shows that it never happened, and that the disciples did not steal the body.

The important point about this explanation is that it would be unnecessary if the body of Jesus was still safely in the tomb. There is only one conclusion that can be drawn: The tomb was empty.

“5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, “Fear ye not, for I know that ye seek Jesus, who 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 sepulcher with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word. 9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, “All hail.” And they came and held Him by the feet and worshiped Him. 10 Then said Jesus unto them, “Be not afraid. Go tell My brethren to go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me.” 11  Now when they were going, behold, some of the guards came into the city and reported 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 a large sum of 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 account is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.” (Matthew 28:5-15 KJ21)

Anyone who wished to find out for themselves could go down to see it; to do so would take only a very short time. Yet Jerusalem was the cradle of the infant church; thousands of people were converted there very soon after the crucifixion.

Believe in Christ Jesus

We may not forget that even in the family of Jesus there where who doubted about Jesus his task. The gospels tell us that James nor any of Jesus’ younger brothers believed in him during his lifetime. It would be very strange that the early church would generate fictitious stories concerning the unbelief of Jesus’ family and they would not have reacted against those stories. We must imagine the grieve the children of Joseph and Mary had with their parents and how they would react if uncertain events happened or unjust stories were told. Though with everything that happened James and his brothers did become active Christian believers following Jesus’ death. James was considered an apostle and eventually rose to the position of leadership of the Jerusalem church. According to the first century Jewish historian Josephus, James was martyred for his faith in Christ in the late 60s CE.

We only can conclude that the truth is that Christ has been raised up, the first in a long legacy of those who are going to leave the cemeteries.  There is a nice symmetry in this: Death initially came by a man, and resurrection from death came by a man. Everybody dies in Adam; everybody comes alive in Christ.  But we have to wait our turn: Christ is first, then those with him at his Coming,” (1 Corinthians 15:12-23 )


Please do read more about this matter in: The Resurrection of Jesus: A fact of History!

Preceding articles:

After the Sabbath after Passover, the resurrection of Jesus Christ

Hebraic Roots Bible Book of The Acts of the Apostles Chapter 2


Please do find additional literature:

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  2. An unblemished and spotless lamb foreknown
  3. The wrong hero
  4. A god between many gods
  5. History of the acceptance of a three-in-one God
  6. Preexistence in the Divine purpose and Trinity
  7. Altered to fit a Trinity
  8. Attributes to God
  9. Hashem השם, Hebrew for “the Name”
  10. A Jewish Theocracy
  11. Promise of Comforter
  12. Promises, God’s
  13. God does not change
  14. God’s salvation
  15. Trusting, Faith, calling and Ascribing to Jehovah #3 Voice of God #3 A voice to be taken Seriously
  16. A promise given in the Garden of Eden
  17. Written to recognise the Promised One
  18. Christ begotten through the power of the Holy Spirit
  19. Do not be afraid. Good news because a Saviour has been born
  20. About a man who changed history of humankind
  21. Who was Jesus?
  22. No Other Name (But Jesus)
  23. Yahushua, Yehoshua, Yeshua, Jehoshua of Jeshua > Lord or Yahuwah, Yeshua or Yahushua + Jezus, Yeshua, Yahushua
  24. The Beginning of the life of Jesus Christ
  25. Jesus begotten Son of God #4 Promised Prophet and Saviour
  26. Jesus begotten Son of God #6 Anointed Son of God, Adam and Abraham
  27. Jesus begotten Son of God #10 Coming down spirit or flesh seed of Eve
  28. Jesus begotten Son of God #11 Existence and Genesis Raising up
  29. Jesus begotten Son of God #13 Pre-existence excluding virginal birth of the Only One Transposed
  30. Jesus begotten Son of God #16 Prophet to be heard
  31. Jesus begotten Son of God #17 Adam, Eve, Mary and Christianity’s central figure
  32. Jesus begotten Son of God #18 Believing in inhuman or human person
  33. Jesus begotten Son of God #19 Compromising fact
  34. Jesus begotten Son of God #20 Before and After
  35. Man’s plans prevailed by God’s purpose
  36. He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.
  37. Christmas, Saturnalia and the birth of Jesus
  38. On the Nature of Christ
  39. Jesus spitting image of his father
  40. Yeshua a man with a special personality
  41. A man with an outstanding personality
  42. On the Nature of Christ
  43. Mission son of God perceived as failure
  44. 2 Corinthians 5:19 – God in Christ
  45. How do trinitarians equate divine nature
  46. Self inflicted misery #3 A man given to suffer for us
  47. The meek one riding on an ass
  48. Jesus and His God
  49. Was Jesus Religious
  50. How is it that Christ pleased God so perfectly?
  51. For the Will of Him who is greater than Jesus
  52. Slave for people and God
  53. Apple of Gods eye
  54. Servant of his Father
  55. What did Jesus sing?
  56. What Jesus sang
  57. 14-15 Nisan and Easter
  58. A Holy week in remembrance of the Blood of life
  59. A Messiah to die
  60. Dying or not
  61. Swedish theologian finds historical proof Jesus did not die on a cross
  62. Impaled until death overtook him
  63. An unblemished and spotless lamb foreknown
  64. Crucifixion for suffering
  65. Why 20 Nations Are Defending the Crucifix in Europe
  66. In the death of Christ, the son of God, is glorification
  67. Grave, tomb, sepulchre – graf, begraafplaats, rustplaats, sepulcrum
  68. Decomposition, decay – vergaan, afsterven, ontbinding
  69. Self inflicted misery #6 Paying by death
  70. Jesus three days in hell
  71. Jesus and the fallen angels in hell
  72. Ressurection of Jesus Christ
  73. Jesus is risen
  74. Risen With Him
  75. Immortality, eternality – onsterfelijkheid, eeuwigheid
  76. The redemption of man by Christ Jesus
  77. One Mediator between God and man
  78. Christ having glory
  79. Christ’s coming
  80. Our relationship with God, Jesus and each other
  81. God demonstrates his own love
  82. 1 Corinthians 15 Hope in action
  83. Not bounded by labels but liberated in Christ
  84. Secret or public return of Jesus
  85. Certainty in a troubled world
  86. Concerning gospelfaith
  87. Breathing to teach
  88. Why believing the Bible
  89. Let us become nothing, and Christ everything


  • William Lane Craig’s case for the resurrection of Jesus (
    Dr. Craig’s famous minimal facts case for the resurrection has been posted at the Christian Apologetics Alliance. He presents 4 facts admitted by the majority of New Testament historians, and then he supplies multiple pieces of evidence for each fact.
  • The Jesus of Faith a myth? ( +
    the term ‘historical Jesus’ as Ehrman will be using it is in contrast to the ‘Jesus of Faith’, that is that when Ehrman is describing an ‘historical Jesus’ he does not mean a Jesus as accepted by most christians: the Son of God, the Messiah, the Christ, capable of performing miracles, uttering true prophecies, or raising others or himself from the dead, or really appearing as a spirit or some such thing to real humans after a resurrection. The sort of Jesus Ehrman is proposing to establish the real existence of is a mortal man like any other who is born, lives his life, and eventually dies and stays dead.
    most or (unlikely) all of them think Jesus was merely a mortal man like any other.
    it may well be that virtually all the experts believe Jesus really existed, but that doesn’t mean they believe in an ‘historical Jesus’ as Ehrman defines it. This is I think a major difficulty for Ehrman’s thesis because on the one hand he wants to stack the deck in favor of the historical existence of Jesus by citing the united front of ‘all New testament scholars’, but to do so he has to include the many, many people – scholars and laymen alike – who are convinced on the evidence that Jesus was a real miracle-worker who could raise the dead, raise himself from the dead, and was if not a god in his own right the son of a god. For most people Jesus was not a failed prophet, a street-corner rabble-rouser, or a social reformer: Jesus was Lord and Savior, the long-promised Messiah, Jesus Christ, Son of God reigning even now in Heaven, coming soon to judge the living and the dead.
    It’s safe to say that a great number of teachers in theological seminaries and divinity schools (and I think many in ‘secular’ colleges and universities) believe that Jesus not only existed, but worked miracles, rose from the dead, and was the son of a god, and communes with believers from his seat in Heaven. Up until now Ehrman has downplayed this fact.
  • Understanding the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (
    The Bible teaches that the resurrection of Jesus was an actual historical event. The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John all record the resurrection as true. These same accounts also record many other miracles performed by Jesus during his life. Although many have offered alternative explanations for the resurrection, few are plausible and all contradict the earliest accounts of Jesus’ life.
    Some have suggested that perhaps Jesus wasn’t really dead and was able to walk out of his tomb after a few days of rest. The greatest difficulty with this opinion is that it fails to account for the thorough nature of Roman crucifixion. Roman soldiers performed thousands of crucifixions every year. They were experts at using crucifixion to kill people. It is simply not plausible that a man could have lived through a Roman crucifixion and had the energy and ability to break out of a sealed tomb a few days later.
  • Jesus Freaks (
    What about being called a Jesus Freak though? Would it embarrass you or make you feel politically incorrect? What actions would it take to make you a Jesus Freak? Would you be considered for one if you are just a nice person or maybe someone who doesn’t hang out with the partiers of the crowd? Do you have to go to church for someone to think you are a Jesus Freak? What if, are you ready for this, you read your Bible in public? Certainly that qualifies you for that title. Is this a label you would wear in secret or would you wear it proudly?
  • The Meaning and Purpose of Our Existence. (
    The New Testament is the fulfillment of the events, characters, laws, sacrificial system (the forgiveness of sin), and promises of the Old Testament. The New Testament also prophesies our future and warns us to be spiritually prepared, warning others, and spreading the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
    God sent His sinless Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth to show His tremendous love for us, teaching us and demonstrating God’s power and might over all through various miracles, healings, and even raising people from the dead. He sent His only begotten (to cause) Son to die on our behalf (the penalty/consequence for sin is the shedding of blood) and rose from the dead to demonstrate His love for us and His power over sin and death.

Voor de Wil van Hem die groter is dan Jezus


Jezus in de tuin van Getsemane – circa 1500, Pedro Berruguete (1450–1504)


“14 En toen de ure kwam, zette hij zich neder, en de twaalf apostelen met hem. 15 En hij zeide tot hen: Ik heb hartelijk verlangd dit Pascha met u te eten, voordat ik lijde; 16 want ik zeg u, dat ik voortaan niet meer daarvan eten zal, totdat het vervuld wordt in het rijk Gods. 17 En hij nam den kelk, dankte, en zeide: Neemt dien en deelt hem onder u; 18 want ik zeg u, dat ik niet drinken zal van het gewas des wijnstoks, totdat het rijk Gods komt. 19 En hij nam het brood, dankte, brak het, en gaf het hun, en zeide: Dit is mijn lichaam, dat voor u gegeven wordt: doet dat tot mijne gedachtenis. 20 Desgelijks [nam hij] na het avondmaal, ook den kelk, en zeide: Deze kelk is het nieuwe verbond in mijn bloed, dat voor u vergoten wordt.” (Lukas 22:14-20 LU)

“6  Dit nu is ons tot een voorbeeld geschied, opdat wij geen lust zouden hebben tot het kwade, gelijk zij er lust toe hadden. 7 Wordt ook geen afgodsdienaars, gelijk sommigen van hen geworden zijn; gelijk er geschreven staat: “Het volk zat neder om te eten en te drinken, en stond op om te spelen”. 8 Laat ons ook geen hoererij bedrijven, gelijk sommigen van hen hoererij bedreven, en er vielen op één dag drie en twintig duizend. 9 En laat ons ook Christus niet verzoeken, gelijk sommigen van hen hem verzochten, en werden door de slangen omgebracht. 10 Murmureert ook niet, gelijk sommigen van hen murmureerden, en werden omgebracht door den verderver. 11 Al deze dingen zijn hun overkomen tot voorbeelden, en het is geschreven ons tot waarschuwing, tot wie het einde der wereld gekomen is.” (1 Corinthiërs 10:6-11 LU)

“31 Zie, de tijd komt, spreekt de Heer, dat Ik met het huis van Israël en met het huis van Juda een nieuw verbond zal maken: 32 niet gelijk het verbond geweest is, dat Ik met hunne vaderen gemaakt heb, toen Ik hen bij de hand nam om hen uit Egypteland te voeren, welk verbond zij niet gehouden hebben, waarom Ik hen dwingen moest, spreekt de Heer; 33 maar dit zal het verbond zijn, hetwelk Ik met het huis van Israël maken zal na dezen tijd, spreekt de Heer: Ik zal mijn wet in hun hart geven en in hun binnenste schrijven, en zij zullen mijn volk zijn en Ik zal hun God zijn; 34 en zij zullen niet meer de een den ander noch de ene broeder den anderen vermanen, zeggende: Erken den Heer; maar zij zullen mij allen kennen, beiden klein en groot, spreekt de Heer, want Ik zal hun hunne misdaad vergeven en hunne zonde nooit meer gedenken. 35  Dus spreekt de Heer, die de zon tot een licht geeft des daags, en de maan en de sterren naar haren loop tot een licht des nachts; die de zee beweegt, dat hare golven woeden, Heer Zebaôth is zijn naam: 36 Indien deze ordeningen zullen ophouden voor mijn aangezicht, spreekt de Heer, zo zal ook het zaad van Israël ophouden, dat het geen volk meer zal zijn voor mijn aangezicht eeuwiglijk.” (Jeremia 31:31-36 LU)

“15  En daarom is hij ook de Middelaar des nieuwen verbonds, opdat, nu zijn dood geschied is tot verlossing van de overtredingen onder het eerste verbond, degenen, die geroepen zijn, de beloofde eeuwige erfenis ontvangen zouden. 16 Want waar een testament is, daar moet de dood bewezen worden desgenen, die het testament maakte; 17 want een testament wordt vast door den dood, daar het nog geen kracht heeft, wanneer diegene nog leeft, die het gemaakt heeft. 18 Daarom is ook het eerste verbond niet zonder bloed ingewijd. 19 Want toen Mozes alle geboden naar de Wet aan al het volk verkondigd had, nam hij het bloed der kalveren en der bokken, met water en purperen wol en hysop, en besprengde het boek en al het volk, 20 zeggende: “Dit is het bloed des verbonds, hetwelk God u geboden heeft”. 21 En ook de Tabernakel en al het gereedschap van den eredienst besprengde hij desgelijks met bloed. 22 En bijna alle dingen worden met bloed gereinigd naar de Wet, en zonder bloedvergieten geschiedt geen vergeving. 23  Zo moesten nu de voorbeelden der hemelse dingen daarmede gereinigd worden; maar de hemelse dingen zelve moeten betere offers hebben dan gene. 24 Want Christus is niet ingegaan in het heiligdom, dat met handen gemaakt is, dat een tegenbeeld is van het ware, maar in den hemel zelven, om nu te verschijnen voor het aangezicht Gods voor ons. 25 En dit niet, opdat hij zichzelven dikwijls zou offeren, gelijk de hogepriester alle jaren in het heiligdom gaat met vreemd bloed; 26 anders had hij dikwijls moeten lijden van het begin der wereld af; maar nu is hij bij de voleinding der eeuwen éénmaal verschenen, om door zijn eigen offer de zonde te niet te doen. 27 En gelijk het den mensen gezet is éénmaal te sterven, 28 en daarna het oordeel, alzo zal ook Christus, na éénmaal geofferd te zijn om veler zonden weg te nemen, ten tweeden male zonder zonde tot zaligheid verschijnen aan degenen, die op hem wachten.” (Hebreeën 9:15-28 LU)

“1  Want de Wet, die slechts ene schaduw der toekomende goederen heeft, niet het wezen der zaken zelve, kan met dezelfde offers, die men jaar op jaar brengt, nimmer volkomen maken degenen, die daar toetreden; 2 anders had het offeren opgehouden, indien degenen, die den dienst verrichten, geen zonden meer op hun geweten hadden, als zij éénmaal gereinigd zijn. 3 Maar daardoor geschiedt alle jaren ene gedachtenis der zonden. 4 Want het is onmogelijk door het bloed der stieren en der bokken de zonde weg te nemen. 5 Daarom, als hij in de wereld komt, zegt hij: “Offers en gaven hebt Gij niet gewild, maar het lichaam hebt Gij mij toebereid; 6 brandoffers en zondoffers behagen U niet. 7  Toen sprak ik: Zie, ik kom—in de boekrol staat van mij geschreven—om uwen wil, o God! te doen”. 8 Nadat hij eerst gezegd had: “Offers en gave, brandoffers en zondoffers hebt Gij niet gewild, zij behagen U ook niet”—die toch naar de wet geofferd worden, 9 sprak hij daarna: “Zie, ik kom om uwen wil, o God! te doen”. Hij neemt het eerste weg, opdat hij het andere zou instellen. 10 En in dien wil zijn wij geheiligd door het offer des lichaams van Jezus Christus, éénmaal gebracht.” (Hebreeën 10:1-10 LU)

“39  En hij ging naar zijne gewoonte, uit naar den Olijfberg; en zijne jongeren volgden hem. 40 En toen hij aan die plaats gekomen was, zeide hij tot hen: Bidt, opdat gij niet in verzoeking komt. 41 En hij scheidde zich van hen af, omtrent een steenworp, en knielde neder, en bad, 42 en zeide: Vader, wilt gij, zo neem dezen kelk van mij: doch niet mijn, maar uw wil geschiede. 43 En hem verscheen een Engel van den hemel, die hem sterkte. 44 En in doodsangst zijnde, bad hij vuriger. En zijn zweet werd als druppelen bloeds, die op de aarde vielen.” (Lukas 22:39-44 LU)

“34 en zeide tot hen: Mijne ziel is bedroefd tot den dood toe; vertoeft hier en waakt. 35 En hij ging een weinig verder, viel op de aarde en bad, dat, zo het mogelijk ware, die ure mocht voorbijgaan, 36 en zeide: Abba, mijn Vader! u is alles mogelijk. Neem dezen kelk van mij; doch niet wat ik wil, maar wat Gij wilt.” (Markus 14:34-36 LU)

“29 Jezus antwoordde en zeide tot hen: Dit is Gods werk, dat gij in dengene gelooft, dien Hij gezonden heeft. 30 Toen zeiden zij tot hem: Wat teken doet gij dan, opdat wij het zien en u geloven? Wat werkt gij? 31 Onze vaderen hebben manna gegeten in de woestijn, gelijk geschreven staat: “Hij gaf hun brood van den hemel te eten.” 32 Toen zeide Jezus tot hen: Voorwaar, voorwaar ik zeg u: Mozes heeft u geen brood van den hemel gegeven, maar mijn Vader geeft u het ware brood van den hemel; 33 want het brood Gods is dat, hetwelk uit den hemel komt en der wereld het leven geeft. 34 Toen zeiden zij tot hem: Heer, geef ons altijd zulk brood. 35 En Jezus zeide tot hen: Ik ben het brood des levens; wie tot mij komt, dien zal niet hongeren; en wie in mij gelooft, dien zal nimmermeer dorsten. 36 Maar ik heb u gezegd, dat gij mij gezien hebt, en gij gelooft toch niet. 37 Al wat mijn Vader mij geeft, dat komt tot mij; en wie tot mij komt, dien zal ik niet uitstoten. 38 Want ik ben van den hemel gekomen, niet opdat ik mijnen wil zou doen, maar den wil desgenen, die mij gezonden heeft. 39 En dit is de wil des Vaders, die mij gezonden heeft, dat ik niets verlieze van al wat Hij mij gegeven heeft, maar dat ik het opwekke ten jongsten dage. 40 En dit is de wil desgenen die mij gezonden heeft, dat ieder, die den Zoon ziet en in hem gelooft, het eeuwige leven hebbe, en ik zal hem opwekken ten jongsten dage.” (Johannes 6:29-40 LU)

“7 En hij heeft in de dagen zijns vleses gebeden en smeekingen met een sterk geroep en tranen geofferd aan dengene, die hem uit den dood kon uithelpen, en is ook verhoord, omdat hij God in ere hield. 8 En hoewel hij Gods Zoon was, zo heeft hij nochtans uit hetgeen hij leed gehoorzaamheid geleerd; 9 en volkomen geworden, is hij allen, die hem gehoorzaam zijn, ene oorzaak van eeuwige zaligheid geworden, 10  en is door God genoemd een hogepriester naar de ordening van Melchizédek.” (Hebreeën 5:7-10 LU)

“8 en in het gelaat als een mens bevonden; hij vernederde zichzelven en werd gehoorzaam tot den dood, ja, tot den dood aan het kruis. 9 Daarom heeft God hem ook uitermate verhoogd, en hem een naam gegeven, die boven alle namen is, 10 opdat in den naam van Jezus zich buigen zullen alle knieën dergenen, die in den hemel en op de aarde en onder de aarde zijn, 11 en alle tongen bekennen zullen, dat Jezus Christus de Heer is, ter ere Gods des Vaders.” (Filippenzen 2:8-11 LU)

“25 Voorwaar, voorwaar ik zeg u: De ure komt en is nu reeds, dat de doden de stem van den Zoon Gods zullen horen, en wie haar horen zullen, zullen leven; 26 want gelijk de Vader het leven heeft in zichzelven, alzo heeft Hij aan den Zoon gegeven, het leven te hebben in zichzelven, 27 en heeft hem macht gegeven zelf het oordeel te houden, omdat hij des Mensen Zoon is. 28 Verwondert u niet daarover; want de ure komt, in welke allen, die in de graven zijn, zijne stem zullen horen, 29 en zullen uitgaan, zij die goed gedaan hebben, tot de opstanding des levens, en die kwaad gedaan hebben, tot de opstanding des oordeels. 30 Ik kan van mijzelven niets doen. Gelijk ik hoor, zo oordeel ik, en mijn oordeel is recht, want ik zoek niet mijnen wil, maar den wil des Vaders, die mij gezonden heeft. 31  Indien ik van mijzelven getuig, zo is mijne getuigenis niet waar. 32 Een ander is er, die van mij getuigt, en ik weet, dat de getuigenis waar is, welke Hij van mij getuigt.” (Johannes 5:25-32 LU)

“28  Gij hebt gehoord, dat ik tot u gezegd heb: Ik ga heen en kom weder tot u. Hadt gij mij lief, zo zoudt gij u verblijden, omdat ik gezegd heb: Ik ga tot den Vader; want de Vader is groter dan ik. 29 En nu heb ik het u gezegd, eer het geschiedt, opdat, als het geschieden zal, gij gelooft. 30 Ik zal voortaan niet veel meer met u spreken; want de vorst dezer wereld komt, en heeft niets aan mij. 31 Maar opdat de wereld erkenne, dat ik den Vader liefheb, en alzo doe, gelijk de Vader mij geboden heeft: staat op, en laat ons van hier gaan.” (Johannes 14:28-31 LU)

“1  Ik ben de ware wijnstok en mijn Vader is de wijngaardenier. 2 Elke rank aan mij, die geen vrucht draagt, zal hij wegnemen; en elke die vrucht draagt, zal hij reinigen, opdat zij meer vrucht drage. 3 Gij zijt nu rein vanwege het woord, dat ik tot u gesproken heb. 4 Blijft in mij, en ik in u. Gelijk de rank geen vrucht kan dragen van zichzelve, indien zij niet aan den wijnstok blijft, alzo ook gij niet, zo gij in mij niet blijft. 5 Ik ben de wijnstok, gij zijt de ranken. Wie in mij blijft, en ik in hem, die draagt veel vrucht; want zonder mij kunt gij niets doen.” (Johannes 15:1-5 LU)

“9  Gelijk de Vader mij liefheeft, zo heb ik ook u lief. Blijft in mijne liefde. 10 Indien gij mijne geboden onderhoudt, zo blijft gij in mijne liefde, gelijk ik de geboden mijns Vaders onderhoud en blijf ik zijne liefde. 11 Dit spreek ik tot u, opdat mijne blijdschap in u blijve, en uwe blijdschap volkomen worde. 12 Dit is mijn gebod, dat gij elkander liefhebt, gelijk ik u liefheb. 13 Niemand heeft groter liefde dan die zijn leven laat voor zijne vrienden. 14 Gij zijt mijne vrienden, zo gij doet hetgeen ik u gebied 15 Ik noem u niet meer knechten, want de knecht weet niet wat zijn heer doet, maar ik heb u vrienden genoemd, want al wat ik van mijnen Vader gehoord heb, heb ik u bekend gemaakt. 16 Gij hebt mij niet verkoren, maar ik heb u verkoren, en ik heb u gesteld, dat gij zoudt heengaan en vrucht dragen, en uwe vrucht blijve; opdat al wat gij van den Vader bidden zult in mijnen naam, Hij u dat geve.” (Johannes 15:9-16 LU)

“45 En hij stond op van het gebed, en kwam tot zijne jongeren, en vond hen slapende van treurigheid; en hij zeide tot hen: 46 Wat slaapt gij? Staat op en bidt, opdat gij niet in verzoeking komt. 47  En terwijl hij nog sprak, ziedaar de bende; en een van de twaalve, genaamd Judas, ging voor hen uit, en trad tot Jezus om hem te kussen. 48 En Jezus zeide tot hem: Judas, verraadt gij des Mensen Zoon met een kus? 49 Toen nu zij, die bij hem waren, zagen wat het worden zou, zeiden zij tot hem: Heer, zullen wij met het zwaard er onder slaan? 50 En een van hen sloeg des Hogepriesters knecht en hieuw hem het rechteroor af. 51 Maar Jezus antwoordde en zeide: Laat hen toch tot zover begaan! En hij raakte zijn oor aan en heelde hem. 52 En Jezus zeide tot de Hogepriesters en de hoofdlieden des tempels en de Oudsten die tegen hem gekomen waren: Gij zijt uitgegaan als tot een moordenaar met zwaarden en met stokken; 53 ik ben dagelijks bij u geweest in den tempel, en gij hebt geen hand aan mij geslagen; maar dit is uwe ure, en de macht der duisternis.” (Lukas 22:45-53 LU)

“En Ik zal vijandschap stellen tussen u en de vrouw, en tussen uw zaad en haar zaad: dat zal u den kop vertreden, en gij zult het in de verzenen steken.” (Genesis 3:15 LU)

“13 De God van Abraham en van Isaäk en van Jakob, de God onzer vaderen, heeft zijnen knecht Jezus verheerlijkt, dien gij hebt overgeleverd en verloochend voor Pilatus, toen deze oordeelde hem los te laten. 14 Maar gij hebt den heilige en rechtvaardige verloochend, en geeist, dat men u den moordenaar schenken zou; 15 maar den vorst des levens hebt gij gedood, dien God heeft opgewekt van de doden, waarvan wij getuigen zijn. 16 En door het geloof in zijnen naam heeft hij zijnen naam bevestigd aan dezen, dien gij ziet en kent; en het geloof, dat door hem is, heeft hem deze gezondheid gegeven voor uw aller ogen. 17 En nu, broeders, ik weet, dat gij het door onwetendheid gedaan hebt, gelijk ook uwe oversten; 18 maar God heeft alzo vervuld hetgeen Hij door den mond van al zijne profeten te voren verkondigd heeft, dat de Christus lijden zou.” (Handelingen 3:13-18 LU)

“29 Maar Petrus en de apostelen antwoordden en zeiden: Men moet Gode meer gehoorzaam zijn dan den mensen. 30 De God onzer vaderen heeft Jezus opgewekt, dien gij gedood hebt, en gehangen aan het hout; 31 dezen heeft God door zijne rechterhand verhoogd tot een Vorst en Heiland, om Israël boete en vergeving der zonden te geven. 32 En wij zijn getuigen van deze dingen, en ook de Heilige Geest, welken God gegeven heeft dengenen die hem gehoorzaam zijn.” (Handelingen 5:29-32 LU)

“3 hoe zullen wij ontvlieden, indien wij op zulk ene zaligheid geen acht geven? die, nadat zij eerst gepredikt is door den Heer, onder ons bevestigd is geworden door degenen, die hem gehoord hebben; 4 en God heeft medegetuigenis gegeven door tekenen en wonderen en menigerlei krachten, en met uitdelingen des Heiligen Geestes naar zijnen wil.
5  Want Hij heeft de toekomende wereld, van welke wij spreken, den Engelen niet onderdanig gemaakt. 6 Maar iemand betuigt ergens, zeggende: “Wat is de mens, dat Gij aan hem gedenkt, en des mensen zoon, dat Gij hem bezoekt! 7 Gij hebt hem een weinig minder gemaakt dan de Engelen, met eer en heerlijkheid hebt Gij hem gekroond, en hebt hem gesteld over de werken uwer handen; 8 alles hebt Gij onder zijne voeten onderworpen”. Want daarin, dat Hij hem alles onderdanig gemaakt heeft, heeft Hij niets overgelaten, dat hem niet onderdanig gemaakt is; maar nu zien wij nog niet, dat hem alles onderdanig gemaakt is. 9 Maar hem, die een weinig minder gemaakt is dan de Engelen, namelijk Jezus, zien wij door het lijden des doods gekroond met eer en heerlijkheid, opdat hij door Gods genade voor allen den dood zou smaken.
10  Want het betaamde Hem, om wiens wil alle dingen zijn en door wien alle dingen zijn, dewijl Hij vele kinderen tot de heerlijkheid heeft geleid, den bewerker hunner zaligheid door lijden volkomen te maken. 11 Want èn die heiligt, èn die geheiligd worden zijn allen uit éénen; waarom hij zich ook niet schaamt hen broeders te noemen, 12 zeggende: “lk zal uwen naam mijnen broederen verkondigen, en midden in de gemeente zal ik U lofzingen; 13 en wederom: “lk wil mijn vertrouwen op Hem stellen”; en wederom: “Ziehier, ik en de kinderen, die God mij gegeven heeft”.” (Hebreeën 2:3-13 LU)


Voorgaande: Op de eerste dag voor matzah

Dienstknecht voor velen terwille van de waarheid van God

De Gezalfde en de eerste dag van de feestperiode van Ongezuurde Broden

Duitse versie / Deutsch: Für den Willen dessen, der größer ist als Jesus

Engelse versie / English version: For the Will of Him who is greater than Jesus

Franse versie / Version Française: Pour la Volonté de Celui qui est plus grand que Jésus


Vindt ook om te lezen rond het Laatste Avondmaal:
In het Nederlands:
  1. De Gezalfde en de eerste dag van de feestperiode van Ongezuurde Broden
  2. Voorbereidingstijd tot een herinneringsmoment
  3. Zalving van Christus als profetische repetitie van de begrafenisrituelen
  4. 1 -15 Nisan
  5. 14 Nisan, de avond om Christus Zijn predikingswerk te herinneren
  6. 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #1 Oorsprong
  7. 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #2 In Jezus tijd
  8. 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #3 Voor het Overgangsfeest
  9. 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #4 Een Gedood Lam
  10. 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #5 De te vieren dag
  11. Jezus Laatste Avondmaal
  12. Jezus aanbod op het laatste avondmaal
  13. Teken van het Verbond
  14. Jezus moest sterven
  15. Een Messias om te Sterven
  16. Lam van God #3c Christus stierf als onschuldig Lam NT teksten
  17. Een Groots Geschenk om te herinneren
  18. Een Feestmaal en doodsherinnering
  19. Geen Wegvluchter
  20. Slavernij, Ongedesemd Brood en Feesten



  • Hebrews 8…A Heavenly Priesthood (
    We have this kind of high priest, who sat down at the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens, a minister of the sanctuary and the true tabernacle that was set up by the Lord and not man.
  • The Lord is our Salvation (
    Going through the Old Testament I came to understand the word save, or rescue. I came to understand this word through the light of Isaiah 54. Isaiah 54 speaks of a future event to be played out when God redeem his people, an event Jesus fulfilled at his appearance. The prophecy is not yet complete, but for that which Jesus has already fulfilled. What is yet to be fulfilled, is a few verse: Isaiah 15, and 17.
  • Different from all other nights (
    There are several cues during the Evening Mass on Holy Thursday that tell you something is different tonight.
    It was a memorial they celebrated for 30+ years of their lives, and suddenly Jesus was doing something different.
    The Hebrew understanding of remembering, memorial – zikaron – was not a passive remembering of a past event.  It was a participation in that event.  The past event was being made present for you, so that you too could share in the Passover, the redemption of the first born.
  • Covenant (part 1) (
    Theologians have seen this as the first promise of a Redeemer for fallen mankind.
  • Remembering the Betrothal of Christ (
    The night before He died for her, Christ was thinking of His bride. When He knelt to wash His disciples’ feet, He was the Bridegroom washing His bride to make her radiant. In the strength of humility, He ministered to the needs of His bride.
    Each time that we “drink this cup,” we are not only remembering His sacrifice for us; we are also renewing our vows to Him.
  • Justin Martyr: The Dialogue with Trypho – Chapter XI. – The Law Abrogated (
    “There will be no other God, O Trypho, nor was there from eternity any other existing” (I thus addressed him), “but He who made and disposed all this universe. Nor do we think that there is one God for us, another for you, but that He alone is God who led your fathers out from Egypt with a strong hand and a high arm. Nor have we trusted in any other (for there is no other), but in Him in whom you also have trusted, the God of Abraham, and of Isaac, and of Jacob.”
  • The Jewish Roots of Palm Sunday and the Passion (
    With the Palm Sunday readings, the Church ushers us into the climax of the liturgical year in the celebration of Holy Week. This is the last Sunday feast before the beginning of the Triduum, which will climax in the celebration of Easter (Latin Pascha), what the Catechism calls the “feast of feasts” (CCC 1169).
  • Holy Thursday (
    Have you ever noticed that in Leonardo da Vinci’s painting of the Last Supper everybody is on one side of the table? The other side is empty. “Why’s that?” someone asked the great artist. His answer was simple. “So that there may be plenty of room for us to join them.” Want to let Jesus do his thing on earth through you? Then pull up a chair and receive him into your heart.
  • To Gethsemane (
    We don’t get much of a sense of the daily life of Jesus as He and His disciples tramped the roads of Judea, but the Gospel narratives give us some insight. They settled down for the night in Gethsemane. They’d had a good evening, and only one person at that supper knew why Judas had left early. We get a sense of companionship, and we can grasp something of the feeling of love which Jesus inspired in those close to Him.
  • Good Friday (
    Good Friday is a religious holiday observed primarily by Christians commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. The holiday is observed during Holy Week as part of the Paschal Triduum on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, and may coincide with the Jewish observance of Passover. It is also known as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday, though the latter properly refers to the Friday in Easter week.

    Based on the details of the Canonical gospels, the Crucifixion of Jesus was most likely to have been on a Friday (John 19:42). The estimated year of the Crucifixion is AD 33, by two different groups, and originally as AD 34 by Isaac Newton via the differences between the Biblical and Julian calendars and the crescent of the moon. A third method, using a completely different astronomical approach based on a lunar Crucifixion darkness and eclipse model (consistent with Apostle Peter‘s reference to a “moon of blood” in Acts 2:20), points to Friday, 3 April AD 33.

14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #4 Een Gedood Lam

De dag dat het Lam werd gedood

14 Nisan was de dag dat het zuurdesem werd uit gezet, en de dag dat de ‘Passover’ of Pascha lammeren werden gedood, in de late namiddag – op hetzelfde ogenblik dat Jeshua (Jezus Christus) aan de boomstam werd gehangen! Daarom vervulde Jeshua volkomen de typologie van het „Overgangsoffer“. Niet alleen werd hij gedood voor onze zonden, maar hij werd gedood op het eigenlijke ogenblik dat de Pascha lammeren bij de Tempel werden gedood! Hij was inderdaad het perfecte offer voor het Voorbijgaan of Overslaan voor onze zonden (1 Korintiërs 5:7).

Op de nacht van 14 Nisan, 33 G.T., zongen Jezus en zijn apostelen samen lof voor Jehovah in een hoger gelegen ruimte van een huis in Jeruzalem. (Mattheüs 26:30) Het was passend dat hij zijn vergadering met hen op die manier zou besluiten. Van bij het begin van zijn aards ministerie tot aan het eind, prijsde Jezus zijn Vader en liet zonder ophouden Gods Naam aan iedereen weten (Mattheüs 4:10; 6:9; 22:37, 38; Johannes 12:28; 17:6) Na het zingen van lof met Jezus, zag de apostel Johannes zijn Meester en twee misdadigers die ook tot de dood op martelingsstaken werden gezet. Romeinse militairen braken de benen van de twee misdadigers om hun sterven te verhaasten. Nochtans, braken zij de benen van Jezus niet, aangezien hij al dood was. In Johannes zijn Evangelie, identificeerde Johannes die ontwikkeling als vervulling van een ander deel van Psalm 34: „Niet een been van hem zal worden verpletterd.“

“Daarop zei Jezus tegen hem: ‘Ga weg, Satan! Want er staat geschreven: “Aanbid de Heer, uw God, vereer alleen hem.”’” (Mattheüs 4:10 NBV)

“Bid daarom als volgt: Onze Vader in de hemel, laat uw naam geheiligd worden,” (Mattheüs 6:9 NBV)

“37 Hij antwoordde: ‘Heb de Heer, uw God, lief met heel uw hart en met heel uw ziel en met heel uw verstand. 38 Dat is het grootste en eerste gebod.” (Mattheüs 22:37-38 NBV)

“Laat nu zien hoe groot uw naam is, Vader.’ Toen klonk er een stem uit de hemel: ‘Ik heb mijn grootheid getoond en ik zal mijn grootheid weer tonen.’” (Johannes 12:28 NBV)

“Ik heb aan de mensen die u mij uit de wereld gegeven hebt uw naam bekendgemaakt. Zij waren van u, maar u hebt hen aan mij gegeven. Ze hebben uw woord bewaard,” (Johannes 17:6 NBV)

“32 Toen braken de soldaten de benen van de eerste die tegelijk met Jezus gekruisigd was, en ook die van de ander. 33 Vervolgens kwamen ze bij Jezus, maar ze zagen dat hij al gestorven was. Daarom braken ze zijn benen niet. 34 Maar een van de soldaten stak een lans in zijn zij en meteen vloeide er bloed en water uit. 35 Hiervan getuigt iemand die het zelf heeft gezien, en zijn getuigenis is betrouwbaar. Hij weet dat hij de waarheid spreekt en wil dat ook u gelooft. 36 Zo ging de Schrift in vervulling: ‘Geen van zijn beenderen zal verbrijzeld worden.’” (Johannes 19:32-36 NBV)

“(34:21) Hij waakt zelfs over zijn beenderen, niet één ervan wordt verbrijzeld.” (Psalmen 34:20 NBV)

Heilige bijeenroeping moeten wij afkondigen en vieren op de afgekondigde tijd hiervoor

Maar enerzijds is er ook het schrijven:

„4 Deze zijn de vastgestelde feesten van Jehovah, zelfs heilige bijeenroepingen {samenkomsten}, die jij zal afkondigen in het aangesteld seizoen {op de aangewezen tijd}. 5 In de eerste maand, op de veertiende dag van de maand bij schemeravond, is Jehovah’s Pascha {Pesach}.“ (Leviticus 23:4 – 5 ASVV)

„1 En Jehovah sprak tot Mozes in de wildernis van Sinaï, in de eerste maand van het tweede jaar nadat zij uit het land van Egypte waren gekomen, zeggende, 2 “laat bovendien de kinderen van Israël het (Overslaansfeest of) Pesach vieren op de daarvoor vastgestelde tijd. 3 Op de veertiende dag van deze maand, bij avondschemering, zal jij het op de daarvoor gestelde tijd vieren; volgens alle statuten (of voorschriften {al de daaromtrent gegeven inzettingen}), en volgens alle verordeningen daarvan, zal jij het houden”. 4 En Mozes sprak tot de kinderen van Israël, dat zij Pascha (of Pesach) zouden moeten houden.“ (Numeri 9:1-4 ASVV)

„16 En in de eerste maand, op de veertiende dag van de maand, is Jehovah’s Pascha {Pesach}. 17 En op de vijftiende dag van deze maand zal een feest zijn: zeven dagen zal ongedesemd brood worden gegeten.“ (Numeri 28:16-17 ASVV)

“5 Het mag het jong van een schaap zijn of het jong van een geit, als het maar een mannelijk dier van één jaar oud is zonder enig gebrek. 6 Houd dat apart tot de veertiende van deze maand; die dag moet de voltallige gemeenschap van Israël de dieren in de avondschemer slachten. 7 Het bloed moeten jullie bij elk huis waarin een dier gegeten wordt, aan de beide deurposten en aan de bovendorpel strijken. 8 Rooster het vlees en eet het nog diezelfde nacht, met ongedesemd brood en bittere kruiden.” (Exodus 12:5-8 NBV)

Zo zou u ofwel kunnen zeggen dat de dag die men als de instellingsdag van het Nieuwe Verbond moet vieren ofwel op de dag vóór de veertiende is, dus 13 Nisan (zoals sommigen zeggen). Maar aangezien u uit het boek Numeri van het Oude Testament kunt afleiden was de vijftiende Nisan het grote feest, zodat de bijeenkomst van de apostelen en Jezus in de bovenkamer op de veertiende Nisan plaats vond. Voor ons is die avond, dat Jezus samen was met zijn beste vrienden om de voorgeschreven 14 Nisan maaltijd te hebben, daarom ook een belangrijke avond waarop wij willen en eigenlijk horen samen te komen.


Vervolg van: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #3 Voor het Overgangsfeest

Vervolgt: 14 Nisan een dag om te herinneren #5 De te vieren dag

Engelse versie / English version: 14 Nisan a day to remember #4 A Lamb slain

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