One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Matthew 28:6, “He [Jesus] is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
One of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world is the Shwe Dagon. It stands on a hill over 200 feet high and rises some 200 feet higher. It is covered with a pure gold leaf. Around its base are hundreds of small pagodas, in each of which is some relic of a teacher of Buddhism. Embedded in the solid masonry of the base is a gold box which contains some finger-bones, teeth, and other parts of Buddha, who lived many centuries ago.
There is another burial place in Arabia, the green mosque of Medina, under which lies the body of Mohammed. Millions of people today are his earnest followers. But, despite his greatness, he, too, is dead, and like Buddha, he lies buried here on earth.
The burial place of Confucius is a grass covered mound in the province of Shantung, China. Confucius was also a great man and teacher, and he influenced the lives of millions of human beings. Nevertheless, he is dead and his body, too, is here on earth.
There is another tomb that was cut into a rock. A tomb which had been closed with a great stone. Today, the stone is “rolled away”, and the Man whose body had been laid within by sorrowing friends is gone.
The world shattering truth being that on the third day, “He [Jesus] ROSE from the dead!”
Yes, indeed, the tomb of Christ is an empty tomb. That’s the vital difference between Jesus of Nazareth and any and all other great religious leaders who ever walked the earth.
He, too, was a great teacher. He, too, was a great man. His teaching also has affected millions who believe in Him. But He was much more than a great teacher or philosopher, more than just a great leader. He is the Son of God with power. That’s why His tomb is empty! Acts 2:24 says, “[Jesus] Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.”
And He did not die as other men do — unwillingly. He died as a sacrifice “for the sins of the world.” He died for your sins and for mine.
Jesus Christ, by His Resurrection, has changed the lives of millions. Because He conquered death and lives, all who believe in Him will live as well.
You, too, can know His life transforming power if you will receive Him into your life as Saviour and Lord. The Bible declares in John 3:36, “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
The Bible states in the book of Romans 10:9, 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.”
“For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
If you are willing to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation, please pray with me the following simple prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner and that I have done some bad things in my life. For Jesus Christ sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died for me, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life today. Amen.
Congratulations on doing the most important thing in life and that is accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour!
Believe by faith. Share the faith. and Keep the faith! God Bless You!