Death and Resurrection April 11, 1965
Topical teaching on the death and resurrection of Jesus.
SNT – 263
Publication Date: 04-11-1965
Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.
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In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.
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Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).
Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.
Mat 12:40; 1Co 15:4; Joh 19:30, 31
Joh 19:31; (Exo 12; Lev 23); Mat 28:1-6
Mat 28:5, 6; Mar 16:1-6; Luk 24:1-6; Joh 20:1-8
Mat 27:45, 46; Eph 4:9, 10
Excerpt from SNT 0263 Death and Resurrection (04/11/65)
Take your Bibles, and turn to the Gospel of Matthew tonight. The Gospel of Matthew chapter 12. And while you are turning to the Gospel of Matthew, may I please remind you of something which you already know. It has been a common teaching among all Christian denominations, and that is that Jesus Christ died on Good Friday and that he arose again on Easter Sunday morning. I believe that all of us perhaps here in the auditorium, in the Bible Research Center, tonight, who are church people, and of course most of you are church people who are here. You have been in the church. You are born and raised in the church perhaps. And I think we were basically all taught the same thing, that Christ died on Friday afternoon at 3 o’clock our time, and he arose again early on Easter Sunday Morning.
Now since, everyone thinks it common teaching, therefore everybody accepts it as Bible, even though they never have studied the Bible to find out what it really says. They read the Bible, don’t misunderstand me, man may read the Bible, but there is a difference between reading it and studying it. For when you study it, it begins to unfold and you get to see something. Reading it you will just read into it your preconceived ideas, that all.
Now tonight we’re dealing with this subject, which of course, most people perhaps listening by radio simply say well, “He is just trying to pick some bones.” I am not trying to pick some bones. I don’t have to pick any bones.
I don’t owe anybody anything. They don’t owe me anything. All I have to do is to be honest with God’s Word. We are a Bible research center. We don’t approach the Bible in the way most people do; with their theological biases and their opinionated ideas. We come to the Word and do research like a scientist does in fields of science, in biology and chemistry and so forth.
Now this problem of Jesus dying on Friday at 3 o’clock and arising early on Easter Sunday morning has been contributed to our society through the organized Church of Rome, which propagated the ideas many centuries ago. And was carried on through the reformation, through Martin Luther, Calvin, Zwingli and Knox. Then later on through John Wesley, right down to our present day.
Tonight we are going into the Word of God and see what it says. And the first thing it is says, that I would like to call to your attention is that verse in Matthew 12:40. And Jack Hunt, will you stand and read it, please. “Matthew 12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” Right.
Now isn’t that plain? Just as plain as day. Three days AND three nights…
1 Corinthians 15:4
John 19:30, 31
(Exodus 12; Leviticus 23)
Matthew 28:5, 6
Matthew 27:45, 46
Ephesian 4:9, 10
SUMMARY KEYWORDS: nights, day, Sabbath, risen, Jesus, napkin, Matthew, holy convocation, gospel, Sunday, God, feast, crucified
Take your Bible and turn to the Gospel of Matthew tonight. The Gospel of Matthew chapter 12. involving your turning to the Gospel of Matthew, may I please remind you of something which you already know, and is been a common teaching among all Christian denominations. And that is that Jesus Christ died on Good Friday. And then he arose again on Easter Sunday morning. I believe all of us perhaps here in the auditorium in the Bible Research Center tonight for our church people, and of course, most of you are a church, people who are here. You've been in the church are born and raised in the church. And I think we basically all were taught the same thing. That Christ died on Friday afternoon at three o'clock our time, and rose again, early on Easter Sunday morning. Now this thing's it's common. Therefore, everybody accepts that as Bible even though they never studied the Bible to find out what it really says. They read the Bible, don't misunderstand. Man may read the Bible, but there's a difference between reading and studying. Or when you study it, it begins to unfold and you get to see something reading it, you're just read into it, your preconceived ideas, that's all. Now tonight, we're dealing with this subject, which are part, most people perhaps listening by radio simply say, well, he's just trying to pick some bones, I'm not picking any bones, I don't have to pick any bones. I don't owe anybody anything. They don't owe me anything. All I have to do is to be honest with God's word. And we're a Bible Research Center. We don't approach the Bible in the way most people do with their theological biases. And their opinionated ideas, we come to the word and do research like a scientist does, in in fields of science, in biology, in chemistry, and so forth. Now, this problem of Jesus dying on Friday at three o'clock, and arriving early on Easter Sunday morning, has been contributed to our society, through the organized church of Rome, which propagated the ideas many centuries ago and was carried on through the Reformation through Martin Luther, Calvin willingly or not, then later on through John Wesley, write down our present day. The night we going into the Word of God, to see what it says. And the first thing it says, that I'd like to call to your attention, is that verse in Matthew 1240, and jackpot, will you stand and read it please? Whoa, 44 as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so shall the Son of Man the three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, right now, isn't that plain, just as plain as day that as Jonas was three days and what, three nights, three days and three nights. Whenever the Bible uses the words, day and night, it's a completion of 24 hours. It's a completion of 24 hours. If the Bible says the word day only, without night, it can be any part or parcel or portion of that 24 hour period. You understand that? But when it says day and night, it means a period of time, covering 24 hours. Now, the scripture in Matthew is very plain that as Jonas was three days, this is Jesus speaking with himself, if I remember correctly, right, as Jonas was three days and three nights, in the belly of that fish, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of their notice that does not say he shall be dead three days and what? That he's going to be in the heart of the earth. He's going to be buried for a period of three days and three nights.
Now, First Corinthians 15. First Corinthians chapter 13, verse four, who has Has it please. Alright. You're just wait a moment here till everybody has it, because I'm sure they'll all want to note this. First Corinthians 15, four, read it, please. And then he was buried and he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures right? Now, this talks about Jesus being buried, that three days and three nights and still getting up when, on the third day, that verse of scripture bothered me for years and years and years, I could not pattern it, I couldn't put it together, I could not understand for the life of me how a man could be dead three days and three nights and still get up the third day. That was the tough one. How you could be dead three days and three nights and still rise the third day. But that's what First Corinthians said, just as plain as day. Now the word of God, if it's the will of God has to fit like a hand in a glove. It has to work all the way through from Genesis to Revelation, God cannot deny himself right now, with that scripture from Matthew, and this one from First Corinthians, I could not see for the life of me. That teaching which I had been taught since the time I was a little child, all the way through college and three or four seminary that Christ died on Friday, on Good Friday, and got up on Easter Sunday. Let me show it to you on the board. Why I couldn't accept that. I didn't know the answer. I believe that, you know, I accepted that sense now that the Bible didn't fit for me. So you know what I did, I just manifested what I was taught, and forgot what the Bible says. We'll never worried about what the Bible said, as long as what I said that was what's important is what I brought up on it same as most of you. If Christ died on Friday, at three o'clock in the afternoon, our time, and if he was buried, then Friday to Saturday would only be one one day. And if he got up on Easter Sunday morning, as the most you could get out of the would be the second day, right? All right, what you're going to do, or you're going to go by the teaching of theologians and theologies and denominations, or are we going to go back and watch the world, irrespective of what people think or say, so that the word fits? Then change our theologies and our denomination or tenants according to the accuracy of the word. I look from another point art Riedel Hamlet from the point that they teach a day, you know, is as a whole day, let's, let's handle it from that point. Then, by day, by day after he was dead, Friday would be one day, Friday night would be one night, the other day would be the second day, Saturday night would be the second night understand. And Sunday morning would be the third was that stop hardest you can squeeze. Squeezing it with all the minute of the human intellect. You can only get two days, two nights, and a third day out of it. That's still done does not fit with Matthew 12, where it says, as Jonas was three days and was three nights in the heart of the earth, so shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights. We found the daughter there. Jonas and the fish itself. Understand. First Corinthians, He arose the third day. Now we'll go to John. The Word of God clears up all these problems if you just sit work for John chapter 20. Matthew, Mark, Luke, John. The Gospel of John Chapter 20. Verse 31, who has them? Alright, stand up, please. Now, before we read this verse, that may remind you that in its context, here, it is set right after the death of Jesus, or in verse 30, of the 20 of the 19 chapter, where I say 20 I meant 19 Chapter 19. Sorry.
19 chapters is the tail end of the 30th verse. It says he gave up his spirit Jesus died. Then in verse 31, and that's the scripture I want read with great alacrity and great understanding. All right, previously, The Jews therefore, because it was a preparation, that the body should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath day, for that seven day wasn't high day, be soft pilots that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. Right? Jesus Christ was crucified on the day of what preparation, the day of preparation. Before the eating of the Passover, the day of preparation is the 14th of a bit called nice sun also, the 13th of nice song or the 14th of a bit. That's the day of preparation, because the Feast of Unleavened Bread came right after that night of the Passover. And that Feast of Unleavened Bread is on the 15th of our bill. Right now, the 15th of our verb is the first month of the year, the first month of the year. A bib is the first month like January we call the first month. But it isn't biblically speaking, the Bible says that the this shall be the beginning of month two. And on the 14th of the month, at three o'clock in the afternoon, you shall take the Passover and kill it, the Passover lamb and kill it. And then they were to eat that lamb. And then the following day is the 15th was the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Now, he was killed Jesus, The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, the day of preparation, that the body should not remain upon the cross on that one, Sabbath day, Sabbath day. Now, look at the parentheses in verse 31. There is an explanation there that we should have recognized for that Sabbath Day was an what? By day, their delivery. The word high day is holy convocation. For that Sabbath, that Sabbath, that Sabbath after the day of preparation was the holy convocation. Now, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Tabernacles and the Feast of Pentecost all began with a holy convocation translated here and high days. It's a holy convocation, meaning that it was a Sabbath. It had nothing to do with the day of the week, but it had everything to do with being a holy convocation, a high day, a special day of celebration. You and I do the same thing. suppose suppose Christmas. Christmas comes on Tuesday. Do you celebrate Christmas? It's a high day for you. It's a day of celebration. It's a high day. So we celebrate, understand. And then, come Sunday. Do we also celebrate Sunday? Okay. Now suppose Christmas comes on Sunday. Do we celebrate Sunday? Certainly. But Christmas would take precedent over the weekly Sunday, it would be a high day Christmas celebration would take precedence over the weekly Sunday. Understand. Now the same thing is true about the Passover in the Feast of Unleavened Bread. With the coming of the Passover, and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. If it occurred on a Tuesday, then the Wednesday would be a high day. The Wednesday would be the first day of the feast, which is an holy convocation. The record of this, I believe, Doctor, I haven't got any notes or anything here. I have to recall all this from my mind who helped me I think is in Exodus 12. Exodus 12 and Leviticus 23. If you're making notes in here, along this line, it's telling you all of this, which I have said and more right.
But you need to read those to bring all yourself up to date. But I couldn't handle all of this tonight in the time allowed as far as reading is concerned. So we just have to put it all together. Now, if the Sabbath day, if this first holy convocation that first day of the beat, was on a Wednesday, that day was called a Sabbath day, a Sabbath thing. And the scripture says something in Deuteronomy. I don't know about Leviticus right now. But I think I pictured in my mind in Deuteronomy, that on this special Sabbath day, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, no work whatsoever. No servio work whatsoever was allowed to be done. But on the weekly Sabbath, they couldn't do certain thing. Stores. The other minor thing. Yep. But on the five days, the first day of the feast, they did not dare to do anything. And this is why you will note all these differences when you work toward along this line. Now, then, if let's say the Sabbath came on a Thursday, the high day, what would the following Saturday after that Thursday be established by Shawn, because the only the only word the only day of the week where I better put it, the only day of the week that's ever named in the Bible is the Sabbath. All the other days are simply named the first day, second day, third day, fourth day, fifth day and the sixth day. The Sabbath is the only one the names of the days of the week, as we have them today, came out of paganism. They are all named for pagan gods. Monday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. Those are all names of pagan gods taken from them. Now, therefore, go back here pick this up. Let's say the Sabbath the high days, the first day of the feast was on a Thursday, then on that Saturday, they would also have a weekly Sabbath. Understand. Now suppose the high days, the polls are high, they came on the weekly double, then that holy convocation would take precedent over the lot over the week place. Seven Now do you understand all the error, all the error is the teaching and the understanding of the time of Jesus death, and His resurrection is that they confuse the word Sabbath in John 1931, as meaning the weekly Sabbath, and it's not the weekly Sabbath. It's the Sabbath of a high day holy convocation seven. And that confusion has caused all the air and knowing this, they still don't want to change. They want to propound the same pillow? Or how do you expect young people to have any belief and faith in God's word? Or you as a Christian, or in me as a minister, if I can't even count to three. And I'm a college grad, you know, in a university grads, Theological Seminary grads, seminary grads, and all these other places I've attended. And if I can't count to three words, it's not something and then we expect these young people to flock to church to sit there to listen to me teach. And I couldn't account the three when it said three days and three nights, he meant three days and three nights, right? That we ought to work toward. That's what we ought to work the world and not my opinion. Now, in the Gospel of Matthew Matthew 28. Every thought, every gospel records what we call Easter Sunday morning, and what happened? We're going to read it tonight. So as you can see it for yourself. Matthew 28, beginning with the first verse, and reading through the sixth birth. Who has that please? Well, someone standard read. Well, up here alright. That's reader right now in the air of the sky, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, a Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the secretary. And behold, there was a great earthquake on the angel of the Lord descending from heaven and came and rolled back the story on the door and sat upon this carpet was like the light and the rainbows Vitus no At 400 PM, the keepers did shape and became has dead men. And the angel answered and said on to the women theater not be well, I know that you speak pieces, which was fine. He is not here for us, Ruth, as he said, Come see the place where the Lord's Way. All right, let's go back to verse five there and note very carefully thank you I fear not t for I know that GC code. Jesus, which was half pan Swat. And this is what is the first day of the week, which is Easter Sunday morning. It says, which was past tense, crucified, verse six, he is not us. For he is what He is present here has risen. It says He is risen. Does that Scripture say when the Euro dollar but it tells us something tremendously important that as these women came to the sucker into the tube early on Easter Sunday morning, Jesus was not there. He had already walked. It doesn't say when but it says he's already up. Right. All right. So don't tell me that that scripture says He got up Easter Sunday morning. It doesn't. It says that on Easter Sunday morning, when the women came to the to early he was already on. That's right. Now go to Mark, Mark chapter six days. I think it's 6050 to 60. Yes. The Gospel of Mark, chapter 60. Boy, is this wonderful when you got digging this word like this? All right, first one. And we will read from verse one, verse six of this 16th Chapter, The Gospel of Mark, who has it please. Alright. Magdalene, and Mary, the mother of James and Swami, about sweet spots that they might come and I know when he and very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came into the separate group at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, they shall roll away the stone from the door of the separatists. And when they look they saw the stone was all the way for it was very great. And interceptor. They saw a young man sitting on the right side, soles in long white garments, and they were fried. And he said unto the B now for the sake Jesus Lazarus which was crucified, He is risen. He is not here. Behold the place for the lady that that wonderful now that says the same thing as what we've just read in the Gospel of Matthew, right, that the women coming to the tomb early on, on this Easter Sunday morning, that when they got there, they were discussing who's going to roll a stone away. And when they arrived, the stone was born, was going away, or it was very great. And this, they learned that he said, do you think Jesus of Nazareth, which was verse six, crucified? He is not here he is luck. So we know one thing that by the time those women arrive, they're just like in Matthew, the only record they found is that he was already up. So Mark does not tell us when he got up. It simply tells us he was up at early Easter Sunday morning night later the Gospel of Luke chapter 24. Luke, chapter 24. All right. Now here we all have to read through verse six old folks, verses one through six of funny fourth chapter of Luke, who has it please.
All right. Now, upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, there came they came under the sap that they're bringing the spices, with, they had prepared and certain others with them. And they found the stone rolled away from the separator and they entered in and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass as they were much perplexed there about the whole two men stood by them in shining garments. And as they were afraid and bowed down their faces to the earth, they said unto them, Why seek the the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he stayed under you? When he was yet in gala Mata wonderful in that very sick? He is not up here thought is what does that say? He just got up Easter Sunday morning. It says the same thing that we read in Matthew and Mark that when they came to the tomb of the cemetery Early on Easter Sunday morning, he was already up that wonderful. Now the Gospel of John, chapter 20 tells the same record only here. It talks a great deal about Peter coming. And John. And I believe we should read out of this chapter 20 of John, very carefully the first eight verses, the first eight verses, we'll have that three Come on. Oh, do I read? All right, who held up? Okay, that up my friend. Read it. Wonderful. The first day of the week come with Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark unto the sepulchre. And see if the stone taken away from the sapsucker interior relics and come up to Simon pier, and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and said unto them, they have taken away the Lord out of the seven, and we know not where they have laid him. Peter therefore went forth and that other disciple and came to the Sabbath, so they ran both together. And the other disciple did outrun Peter and came first to the Sabbath. And he's stooping down and looking in the all the linen clothes line, yet when he not in then come a Simon Peter following him, and went into the sapsucker and see if the linen clothes lie, and the napkin that was about his head, not lying with the linen cloth, but wrapped together in a place by fell, then when and also that other disciples, which came first to the separate, and he saw, and BD is not a wonderful, what did John see? Thank you. What did John see that caused him to believe? Peter came first. I mean, John came first. But then Peter followed, and Peter went right into separator. And it said that when he entered into separate Kurt, he saw the linen clothes, the grave clothes, the wrapping, which had been treated with what he called it and bombed out. 500 and some pounds I think they brought of spices and ointments, and they wrapped it with little wrapping their fingers, everything with your hands right down the line, their whole body was wrapped in this appointment put in all of this. And then they took a little napkin like a handkerchief, a napkin, and put it over there, where the face was where the eyes, the nose and the mouth work like this. That's how they had buried. A when Peter went in there, what he noticed, he noticed that the napkin that was about his head was not lying with the grave clothes, but that it was wrapped together neatly and put in a place in that simple career in the job all by itself. I tell your people only God take time on a resurrection, that take a little silly old napkin. Isn't this something that just sends chills up and down the spine? When I think of God in the greatest thing he had ever done. Jesus Christ's resurrection in TextEdit taken that napkin and throw it on the floor and open out a Jesus took that little napkin, folded it up and laid it in a deck of the corner. And oh, John, you know, he gets in there. And when he gets in there, it says, John saw and God believe Whoa, what did he say? I'll tell you what he saw. Y'all know what he saw. He saw this wrapping.
But there wasn't anything inside. He saw it. Flying there. He saw the napkin up in the corner. But where there was supposed to mean eyes and nose and mouth. There wasn't any. It was just like an empty cocoon. That's all. Nothing he did. For DoD had raised Him from the dead. And then it says, John saw and gone. What did he see Christ's resurrection? He saw the empty. Who that's what he saw. That is what caused him to believe. That's why John, just like Matthew and Mark and Luke does not tell us when he arose, but it tells us that when they came on Easter Sunday morning he was already on. That's why we go back to the Word and put it all together so simply and we find out exactly as to when he arose. And to do this. The scripture says that they are crucified Him at nine o'clock in the morning, our time, which would be the third hour of the day? What scripture is that? Exactly? Where is that? And that from from from the sixth hour to the ninth hour, there was darkness, and about the ninth hour. Where are these scriptures in the Gospel? Exactly. So we put them all together. Matthew 2745 Read it to me please. Our there was darkness overall, and all the land with the main tower, but none what is allowed voicing. That's enough. My God, My God, for this was I spared and then he gave up the goat, right? About the nine pounds, which is three o'clock in the afternoon. But you see, the Jewish day started with the first hour corresponding to our 6am first hour, it really was sunrise to sunset. But for general teaching and understanding, it would go like our day from six on to six in the evening. So the first hour, the first hour would be from six to seven, so on and so forth, seven days, eight to nine would be the third hour, nine o'clock our time. They crucified the Lord Jesus. And he was hanging on the cross from nine in the morning till about three in the afternoon. From 12 o'clock our time to three in the afternoon, there was darkness over the whole face of the earth. And at about three o'clock, he cried out. And the verse said, he gave up the goat, he gave up his life. Nobody took it from him. He laid it down, but he loved you and he loved me. That's why lay down his life. He laid down His life. And that would be at three o'clock, three o'clock on the day of preparation. As we read in John, that day of preparation is what date of the month, the 14th of night, son, right now, on the 14th of night, son at three o'clock, he died. Now the Scripture said it Matthew that we started out with tonight, that he would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. And still, according to First Corinthians, he would rise what day. Now I'll put this together and we'll show you again, how wonderfully accurate. The integrity of the greatness of God's word really is. For the convenience of teaching. Do you know that he died at three he had to be buried sometime before sunset or 6pm. Why? Because the Feast of Unleavened Bread began on the 15th of Nisar with sunset. You see the Jewish day starts with sunset. Our day starts at midnight, I'll silly dolly can't even stay out with her all day. Starts at midnight. The the Egyptian day starts in the morning. But we started ours at the silliest time in the world midnight. The Jewish day started with sunset.
Six o'clock our time started their day, though the 14th have nice sun. When he died three o'clock, he had to be in the grave before six. That's why it says that the day of preparation, they went around broke their leg because they had to get him in the girl that do something with them. Because the next day was was the great day of the feast, the high convocation they couldn't do anything. That's why they broke their legs all except Jesus. So for the convenience of teaching, I know as we've just gone through, he had to be in the grade sometime between three o'clock our time and 6pm. But for teaching sake, let's use five o'clock. Let's say he was in the grade, five o'clock, our time. Then from five o'clock on the 14th. The 14th of my son to five o'clock, the 15th of night son would be a night and a day, which makes up one day and night as the Scripture calls. Then from the 15th of my son to the 16th would be the second day and night understand. Now, the third day and night three days and three what night, Jelly be in the heart of the earth. So on the third day the 17th a nice song by five o'clock, he would have been in the grave by alone three Days ad was filed, this fulfills a legal requirement. Because the law requires that to make a debt official, so you can claim the insurance, you have the left to make the death, official demand would have to be dead and buried three days and three nights. After that, you can legally declaring bed and Jesus Christ fulfilled the law. The Scripture says, right? Therefore, he literally had to fulfill the law of three days and three nights, which makes the period of 72 hours, I believe. So the next day, early the next day, he was already up right there now how in the world could he get up the third day? Well, there it is. He, he was in the grade from five here to five here to five here and a five here that gives you three days and one. And yeah, he had one hour before the next day. That's why he could rise on which day, the third day, because this next day is what day, the fourth day, that's the fourth day. And it's the fourth day of which the scripture says is the first day of the week, the first day of the week, which is the first day they wrote, came early to the separatists. And when they got there, they found out he had already won. He had risen when on the night, the bar on Saturday night before the hour of 6pm. Because 6pm started Sunday or the first day of the week, as it's called in the Scripture. Now, knowing that this is the Sunday, and knowing that he was crucified on the 14th, you have the days of the month, perfectly synchronized with all the record of the word, the 14th is followed by the 15th by the 16th, or the 17th by the 18th. And therefore, Sunday was the 18th. Saturday was the 17th body was the 16th. Thursday was the 15th. And Christ was crucified on the day of preparation, the 14th. Therefore, he was crucified on Wednesday, the 14th of nightstand and rose again from the dead on Saturday, the 17th of nice on three days and three nights and still rose the third day because sunset that 6pm would start what day, the fourth day. And that's why your Bible fits like a hand in a glove and work with a mathematical exactness and with a scientific procedure. Now what did he do that night? Well, there's just a little clue. A few little clues in Colossians that he Beeson I wonder if we could pick them out rapidly, you know, any fees and then flashing where it says he he were named Peter also remember he would has done to them in His resurrected body? Can you find those any seasons Colossians and Peter farm? Anyone have any of those records? What is that to go through the extended version around read the rest of the earth? And it is the same author that ascended up. Alright. He descended into a lower part of the earth. You know what he represents? That he went down and he defeated say he beat the plains society. They called Satan had killed Jesus. But God had raised Him and in His resurrected body, the scriptures that I was thinking of in Peters as he preached to the spirits that were in prison. You have that verse? It's in Peter. I believe that that word preached is the word witness Caruso. Caruso, meaning he witness to those devils spirits that were in prison. How do you witness to Him in His resurrected body? In His resurrected body, he witness to the devil that he had got the beat the blade is the thought of him understand that he defeated Satan and all these powers. That's why there was a time where it says in the Scriptures He dealt him a paralyzing death dealing blow Colossians and Ephesians as well, you see how tremendous this thing all fits together? Now there is no there is no contradiction then in the Word of God. It fits like a hand in a glove. The only contradiction is in my mind. Because I was taught He arose on Easter Sunday yet from all the records that you have read tonight, you've seen just as plain as I have. I haven't added to anything I've subtracted from it simply said that when the women got there and the rest of me he was already one risk. Then going through these other scriptures, we find out exactly when he died. And when he wrote, or Matthew said he'd be three days and three nights. And Corinthians said he would rise the third day and putting that all together and what he did that night, and so forth, after He was resurrected that day of the 17th of nice sun is a tremendous thing. This I think you could read in those scriptures, but we'll bypass that tonight. It's a subject all of its own, of how he's paralyzed. Satan's death dealing blow, how he made it possible for you and for me to be victim. Now, I think that just about covers these scripts.