THE MIRACULOUS DARKNESS
- Luke 23:44,45
It was the 6th hour. That was noon. There was
darkness over all the land and it continued from 12:00 to 3:00 o'clock.
This was not an eclipse, which lasts for only a few minutes. It was
at full moon, when eclipse is impossible. At Jesus birth the night became
light. At His death the light became night.
THE RENDING OF THE VEIL
- MATT. 27:51
There were three divisions in the Temple...The
Outer Court. The Holy Place and the Most Holy Place. This Veil separated
the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place ...where only the High Priest
entered once a year. No one else ever stepped past this Veil.When Jesus
cried out on the cross..."It Is Finished", this veil was torn in two
from top to bottom, thus opening the way for anyone to enter into the
presence of God, individually, apart from the High Priest.
THE MIRACULOUS EARTHQUAKE
- Matt. 27:51
The shaking of the earth was at the instant of
Christ's death, and followed His shout of victory. The earth quaked
to the extent that rocks were split. yet the cross was not moved. Supernatural?
Yes! God interfered with nature.
THE MIRACLE OF OPENED GRAVES
The graves,of the saints,were opened at the instant
of Jesus death. Graves were rocky sepulchers, excavations in the rocks
made secure by doors of stone. But none came out of the graves at this
time. The Earthquake was evidence of Force. The opening of the graves
was evidence of Design.
THE UNDISTURBED GRAVE CLOTHES
When Peter and John entered the sepulcher, they
saw the "linen clothes lying"...precisely as the body had lain there.
No human hands could have abstracted the body from its clothes without
leaving behind marks of disturbance. One thing they knew, Jesus was
not there. He had risen. Hallelujah !
REVIVALS OF LIFE IN THE
GRAVEYARD MATT. 27:52,53
Note: The dead bodies of saints, arose and came
out of the graves, not after the earthquake, but after Christ himself
had risen. This is one of the grandest of miracles. Supernatural
in the sense of being wholly miraculous.