Matthew 28


1. The Women. Seeing.
2-4. The events at the Sepulcher.
5-10. The Women. Seeking.
11-15. Events in the city.

(At the close of Matthew 27, the body of Christ was taken from the cross and redeemed by Joseph of Arimathaea, the rich man who was a relative of Jesus, and prepared and placed in the sepulcher, or tomb. Joseph had the door of the tomb block with a very large stone, and the Temple leaders, the chief priests set guards over the rock, and placed a seal on the tomb.)

Matthew 28:1 In the end of the sabbath,

(The weekly sabbath. The 7th day; not the high sabbath of v.62 or John 19:42, because that was the 1st day of the feast [following the "preparation day"]. See John 12:1.)

as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary

(see 1:16)

to see the sepulchre.


2-. Effect. Earthquake.
-2. Cause. Action. The Angel.
3. Cause. Appearance. "
4. Effect. Terror of the Watch.

2 And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

(Keep in mind that the door did not need to be open for Christ to leave the tomb. When the angel of the Lord rolled the rock from the door, Christ had already risen.)

3 His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow:

4 And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

(At the presence of the supernatural, and the brilliance of this angel, these guards, or keepers shook and passed out from fright. In our generation, there are very few people that have experienced it, if ever. When antichrist and the fallen angels show up, they will produce the same effect. That's why people will be easily deceived.)


5,6. Words of the angel.
7. Their commission.
8-. Their departure.
-8. Their mission.
9,10-. Words of the Lord.
-10. His commission.

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, "Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.

6 He is not here: for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.

(Jesus did not have to have the stone removed to depart from the tomb. This is why Jesus brought Peter, James and John up on the high mountain, as recorded in Matthew 17:1-7, to be three witnesses to the transformation of Jesus Christ's body, from the physical flesh body, into His transfigured body. "And was transfigured before them: and His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light."

While the disciples were watching Jesus and the other two men, Moses and Elias talking with Him, God Himself came and spoke to Peter, James and John, as it is recorded in Matthew 17:5; While He yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased; hear ye Him."

This visual witness that these three disciples saw and heard, is addressed in Matthew 17:9; And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying, "Tell the vision to no man, until the Son of man be risen again from the dead." They were to share what they saw with no one until after the resurrection. Then after the resurrection, it was to be spread through out the world, even to our generation so that we could understand how this coming forth out of the sealed tomb could come to pass.

As recorded in John 20, when Mary heard what had happened to Jesus, she ran and told Peter, and together they ran back in excitement to see the empty tomb. Then in verse [4] So they ran both together and the other disciple did out run Peter, and came first to the Sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in." )

7 And go quickly, and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead; and, behold, He goeth before you into Galilee; there shall ye see Him: lo, I have told you."

8 And they departed quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy; and did run to bring His disciples word.

9 And as they went to tell His disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, "All hail." And they came and held Him by the feet, and worshipped Him.

(In our English this is like a friendly, "Good morning." The women saw Jesus and now they recognized Jesus, and they knew for a fact that Jesus was the Christ, the Son of God.

Some other accounts of this verse show where Mary Magdalene and the other women had a difficult time recognizing Jesus. How could this be? It is very difficult, when you are in the flesh body to recognize that the Messiah had a divine nature. That divine nature stated that Jesus would come forth from the tomb. Even though you can say that you believe, all the planning for the future of the person in the flesh is on the level of the flesh, rather then the divine nature of the supernatural.

It is also for this same reason that when the disciples first saw Jesus, they did not recognize Him, and asked for proof. Physically, though they walked and talked with Him over three years, and saw His miracles, and heard His teaching, yet the mind of the flesh would not allow them at first to accept the supernatural as fact, until they had proof. The disciples had the ability to see and touch for them selves the body of the crucified Christ, and those later, in the generations up to this end generation, must accept that which is written as fact, and that is what is called faith.)

10 Then said Jesus unto them, "Be not afraid: go tell My brethren that they go into Galilee, and there shall they see Me."

(Jesus is now in His transfigured body, the body that had conquered death, and notice now that Jesus is still calling His disciples "brethren". Jesus is showing His kinship to them, as their kinsman redeemer. Our Father's love for His children is the most precious thing that we have on this earth. That love of God is our hope, and salvation as we live in the flesh, and we have the assurance that we are never alone, He loves us, and His Spirit abides in us.)


11. The Watch. Their report.
12. Bribe offered.
13,14. The Watch. Report falsified.
15. Bribe accepted.

11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and shewed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.

(The "watch" are those guards that were placed at the tomb by the chief priest, Caiaphus, so that the disciples would not steal the body.)

12 And when they were assembled with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave large money unto the soldiers,

(I.e. to bribe them with.

The last time they were in counsel was to drum up false charges, and bring on their false witnesses to crucify Jesus, who was attacking their traditions, and hitting hard their money bags.

The Kenite mind knows that money will buy the man that lives by the flesh heart, and the religious leaders were the Kenite offspring of the Nethinims [Kenites] that are spoken of in the books of Ezra, and Nehemiah. Though Judas' price was thirty pieces of silver, these men cost them a very great amount.)

13 Saying, "Say ye, 'His disciples came by night, and stole Him away while we slept.'

14 And if this come to the governor's ears, we will persuade him,

(I.e. bribe. Cp. Gal. 1:10.)

and secure you."

(Are you starting to see how Satan, and his offspring work through Satan work? There is not much difference then as now.)

15 So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying

(See Mark 9:32.)

is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.

(You tell these types of higher critics today, those that have the mind of Cain by their list titles behind their names. When they speak, the authority is their mouth, and not the Word and Spirit of the Living God. They flaunt their degrees, and institutions that their learning came from. So they become the spokesmen and women for that institution. So if you don't know where the title came from, you really don't know what they stand for.

When this big mouth doctor walks up and spouts off, the lay person is to bow in humility before them and their wisdom, and then they spout out their blasphemy and traditions. These old boys simply do not like to be questioned of the garbage they spout, for their lies are suppose to become the truth by the mere fact that they uttered the words.

When you know God's Word, then these types of Satan's own stand out, and the elect of the last generation will not be deceived by them. It is time to study to know the entire plan of God, and be prepared to these blasphemers as they step to the pulpits, and speak out in the airwaves today. We are in the generation of the fig tree, and both the good and bad figs [Judah and the Kenites] have returned to establish the roots of that nation of Israel. The signs of the end times are here, and taking place rapidly.

It is time that we study to know those that are of Judah, and can tell the difference between them and the Kenites. The churches address in Revelation chapters two and three, are the types of churches that exist in the final generation. This is because John was brought "in the spirit to the Lord's day," [Revelation 1:10] and he was writing when Jesus revealed to him how the churches would be on that day.)

16 Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them.

17 And when they saw Him, they worshipped Him: but some doubted.

(We know the story of Thomas, where He had to touch the scars of the spear wound, and see the nail prints of Jesus hands and feet.)

18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, "All power is given unto Me in heaven and in earth.

(Can you grasp what this means, or should mean to the Christian? When you enter into Christ, and He enters into you, that power is within you. With this statement in your heart, there should be no fear in your heart. When you study God's Word, and come to understand His Word, you know the authority that God has placed within you. There should be no doubt whatsoever in you mind, or heart when you use that power in the fulfillment of God's plan.

Many today misuse this power, and think that the power of God is a tool that they can use for their own personal gratification. They think that merely because they have said something God must in turn be the one who simply grants wishes. God is not a tool to be used for your every earthly flesh desires, but the power of God will protect, and fulfill all necessary needs that are in the will of God.

God knows your needs, and He also as given the necessary power for you to live and carry out His plan for your life. That allotment varies with each person, it is based on the size of spiritual stick that your heart will allow you to pick up. That will be determined by your growth and faith in the Lord God. The promises that the Father has made, and Jesus when He walked on the earth and spoke through His disciples; when the power was given to Jesus, are ours to claim without any doubts, when we are in Christ.)

19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit:

(Remember the veil has been rent to the Holy of Holies, and the Gentile nations can now also come before the throne of God in repentance. We are to teach them the plan of God, from the Word of God, where by Jesus shed blood on the cross can cover their sins also, and they can become the sons of God. We are to tell them of the good news, that the Messiah came to earth as a baby, lived, and was crucified for the sins of many, and by repenting to the Father in Jesus name, they also can have their souls become white as snow, and have eternal life.)

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." Amen.

(I.e. that then current dispensation, when this apostolic commission might have ended. But as Israel did not then repent [Acts 3:19-26; 28:25-28], hence all is postponed till Matt. 24:14 shall be taken up and fulfilled, "then the end of the age come". This particular commission was therefore postponed.)