Mon, Apr 25, 2011
The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
Luke 24:1-12 & Luke 24:36-43 by Pastor Jo Kim
Series: Revive the Church

The Resurrection of Jesus 
(Lk 24:1-12, Lk 24:36-43) 

God is the Lord of glory(Ps 3:3, Ps 24:8). 
By glory, He is glorified and 
He goes from glory to glory. 

Faith is knowing Him and longing for Him and 
The life of this faith is lowering oneself until the glorious day. 

When Luciel(the bright angel), the archangel in heaven 
Attempted to ascend above the angels(Is 14:12-15), 
God brought him down to Hades, into the depths of the pit, i.e., the universe 
Until the great day of judgment(2Pe 2:4). 

Deceived by this fallen angel, the devil, 
Adam sinned and all men subsequently became 
Bound for the eternal lake of fire with the devil(Mt 25:41). 

To the Israelites, the glory of God appeared like 
A consuming fire on top of Mount Sinai(Ex 24:17) and 
Cloud settling upon the Tent of Meeting(Ex 40:35), of which 
They became afraid(Ex 34:30). 

Jesus said, “Destroy the temple and I will raise it again in three days”(Jn 2:19), because 
Through the death and the resurrection of the temple of His body, 
He would directly the glory of God for 
He is the glory of the Only Begotten Son, 
The glory in the bosom of the Father that became flesh(Jn 1:1, Jn 1:14). 

Though the devil tempted Him with the splendors of the world(Mt 4:8) and 
The people pleaded Him to be their king, Jesus firmly refused(Jn 5:41) for 
If one is glorified by someone inferior to him or by himself, that glory means nothing because 
Glory is when he is glorified by the Most High, the glorious One(Jn 8:54). 

As He died, Jesus said, “It is finished”(Jn 19:30), declaring that He: 
Humbled Himself and became obedient to death, and glorified the Father(Jn 10:17-18; Php 2:6-11); 
Judged the devil who wanted to be like God(Is 14:12-15; 1Jn 3:8); and 
Redeemed the sins of men and gave them a chance to participate in His glory, i.e., the resurrection of believers(Mt 20:28). 
Thus, God exalted Him to the highest place and raised Him up(Ac 2:32-33, Ac 3:15, Ac 5:36). 
The Son was glorified by the Father the Most High and 
The Father eternally receives glory through the glorified Son(Jn 17:5; Php 2:9). 

The Holy Spirit comes with the glorious name, Yeshua, and 
Testifies that Jesus rose and sat on the throne as Prince and Savior(Ac 2:36, Ac 5:30-31). 

The people of the Spirit are those who 
Hope to have their lowly bodies be transformed so 
They will be like His glorious body(Php 3:21), i.e. the first resurrection(Rev 20:4-6), and 
Be caught up in the air when the Lord Jesus comes back(1Th 4:17). 
Therefore, they testify the resurrection of Jesus and 
Share in His suffering in order to lower themselves to the point of death(Rm 8:17). 

O Lord, 
We want to sow the perishable and have it raised as the imperishable, 
Sow the dishonor and have it raised in glory and 
Sow the natural body and have it raised a spiritual body(1Co 15:42-44). 
Help us to endlessly lower ourselves so that 
In that day we would be lifted up into the air! Amen.