The Good News according to Luke, chapter 22

 To: 38,153 subscribers we pray ‘God is making Temples of His Spirit’, 8/5/22, God’s 6th month, Av, 8, 5,782, (Day 6 until sunset.)

    In the book of Psalms is the whole history of God’s chosen, past, present, and future, includes future deliverance and persecutors’ punishments. See   particularly book 4, it begins at Psalms 89 - 106, include 107 for additional overview.

   It was preplanned, (Creator Son of God Jesus) would be a fleshly human, learn from things He’d suffer, overcome temptations, die as the sacrificial Lamb of God, & be God The Father’s Christ. As the Testator, of the old covenant, His death would bring about the new. (Heb 9:11-14; teaches Christ came as the high priest of good things to come. A more perfect tent made without hands of this creation. He entered the most holy and secured with His own blood, eternal redemption for the believer. He offered Himself, without blemish to God the Father so those believing in Him could purify their conscience from dead works to serve the living God.)

   Heb 9:15-28; And so He is the Mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the eternal inheritance He has promised, since He died to set them free from the violations committed under the first covenant. For where there is a will, the death of the one who made it must be proven. For a will takes effect only at death, since it carries no force while the one who made it is alive. So even the first covenant was inaugurated with blood. For when Moses had spoken every command to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats with water and scarlet wool and hyssop and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people, and said, “This is the blood of the covenant that God has commanded you to keep.” And both the tabernacle and all the utensils of worship he likewise sprinkled with blood. Indeed, according to the law almost everything was purified with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. So, it was necessary for the sketches of the things in heaven to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves required better sacrifices than these. For Christ did not enter a sanctuary made with hands – the representation of the true sanctuary – but into heaven itself, and He appears now in God’s presence for us. And He did not enter to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the sanctuary year after year with blood that is not his own, for then He would have had to suffer again and again since the foundation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the consummation of the ages to put away sin by His sacrifice. And just as people are appointed to die once, and then to face judgment, so also, after Christ was offered once to bear the sins of manyto those who eagerly await Him He will appear a second time, not to bear sin but to bring salvation.) (Consider that Jesus ‘the Son of God,’ is Re-Creator, Creator, Sustainer, Deliverer, Mediator and coming King of Kings, He shed His own blood so our sins could be remitted and we could inherit eternal life.) (Now back to Luke, it was still the 14th day of Nisan about noon and darkness came over the whole land.)

   Luke 23:44-49; It was now about noon and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, because the sun’s light failed. The temple curtain was torn in two. (The curtain separating the holy of holiest.) Then Jesus, calling out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit My spirit!” And after He said this, He breathed His last. “Now when the centurion saw what had happened, he praised God and said, “Certainly this man was innocent!” And all the crowds that had assembled for this spectacle, when they saw what had taken place, returned home beating their breasts. And all those who knew Jesus stood at a distance, and the women who had followed Him from Galilee saw these things.)

Jesus’ Burial — Luke 23:50-56; “Now there was a man named Joseph who was a member of the council, a good and righteous man. (He had not consented to their plan and action.) He was from the Judean town of Arimathea and was looking forward to the kingdom of God. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then he took it down, wrapped it in a linen cloth, and placed it in a tomb cut out of the rock, where no one had yet been buried. It was the day of preparation, (Still the 14th) and the Sabbath was beginning, (The 15th of Nisan, God’s first annual Sabbath) was about to begin. (Days before weekly and annual Sabbaths are preparation days.) The women who had accompanied Jesus from Galilee followed, and they saw the tomb and how His body was laid in it. Then they returned and prepared aromatic spices and perfumes.) (As commanded, ‘on the 15th day of Nisan’, annual  Sabbath they rested.)

   (So called, good Friday, Easter Sunday practices are to accommodate sun god worshipers, the god of fertility and other paganism. Perhaps the 16th day of Nisan fell on the first day of week that year: if so it would have been only two days after burial.)

   (Luke 24:1-12; Now on the first day of the week, at early dawn, the women went to the tomb, taking the aromatic spices they had prepared. They found that the stone had been rolled away from the tomb, but when they went in, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. While they were perplexed about this, suddenly two men stood beside them in dazzling attire. The women were terribly frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here but has been raised! Remember how He told you, while He was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.” Then the women remembered His words, and when they returned from the tomb, they told all these things to the eleven and to all the rest. Now it was Mary Magdalene, Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the other women with them who told these things to the apostles. But these words seemed like pure nonsense to them, and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth; then He went home, wondering what had happened.)

  (Belief IN and understanding of the scriptures had not yet been gifted to the apostles, Jesus would soon make that gift a reality.) (Luke 24:13-43; Now that very day two of them were on their way to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about all the things that had happened. While they were talking and debating these things, Jesus Himself approached and began to accompany them (but their eyes were kept from recognizing Him). Then He said to them, “What are these matters you are discussing so intently as you walk along?” And they stood still, looking sad. Then one of them, named Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only visitor to Jerusalem who doesn’t know the things that have happened there in these days?”  Jesus said to them, “What things?” “The things concerning Jesus the Nazarene,” they replied, “a man who, with His powerful deeds and words, proved to be a prophet before God and all the people; and how our chief priests and rulers handed Him over to be condemned to death, and crucified Him. But we had hoped that He was the one who was going to redeem Israel. Not only this, but it is now the third day since these things happened. Furthermore, some women of our group amazed us. They were at the tomb early this morning, and when they did not find His body, they came back and said they had seen a vision of angels, who said He was alive. Then some of those who were with us went to the tomb, and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Him.” So He said to them, “You foolish people – how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Wasn’t it necessary for the Christ to suffer these things and enter into His glory?” Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, He interpreted to them the things written about Himself in all the scriptures. So, they approached the village where they were going. He acted as though He wanted to go farther, but they urged him, “Stay with us, because it is getting toward evening and the day is almost done.” So, He went in to stay with them.” — “When He had taken His place at the table with them, He took the bread, blessed, and broke it, and gave it to them. At this point their eyes were opened and they recognized Him. Then He vanished out of their sight. They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us while He was speaking with us on the road, while He was explaining the scriptures to us?” So, they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem.

  They found the eleven and those with them, gathered together and saying, “The Lord has really risen, and has appeared to Simon!” Then they told what had happened on the road, and how they recognized Him when He broke the bread. – “While they were saying these things, Jesus Himself stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” But they were startled and terrified, thinking they saw a ghost. Then He said to them, “Why are you frightened and why do doubt arise in your hearts? Look at My hands and My feet; it’s Me. Touch Me and see; a ghost does not have flesh and bones like you see I have.” When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet. And while they still could not believe it (because of their joy) and were amazed, He said to them, “Do you have anything here to eat?” So, they gave Him a piece of broiled fish, and He took it and ate it in front of them.”) —-  Jesus’ Final Commission.

(Luke 24:44-53; “Then He said to them, “These are My words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about Me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.” Then He opened their minds so they could understand the scriptures and said to them, “Thus it stands written that the Christ would suffer and would rise from the dead on the third day, and repentance for the forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what my Father promised. But stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.) (Some 50 days later at Pentecost, Jesus’ apostles were expecting Jesus’ promise. — Then Jesus led them out as far as Bethany, and lifting up His hands, He blessed them. Now during the blessing, He departed and was taken up into heaven. So, they worshiped Him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy and were continually in the temple courts blessing God.) (Luke gives us more of his account in, “Acts of the Apostles” writing to Theophilus as he does in his gospel account. Remember Luke isn’t an apostle, but a believer who primarily accompanied Peter and Paul in their travels and teaching.

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