Monday, October 22, 2018


Mark 16:1-20 NIV

JESUS Has Risen

1When The Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint JESUS’ Body. 2Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

4But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

6“Don’t be alarmed,” 

He said.

“You are looking for JESUS The Nazarene, WHO Was Crucified. HE Has Risen! HE Is Not Here. See the place where they laid HIM. 

7But go, tell HIS disciples and Peter, ‘HE Is Going Ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see HIM, Just As HE Told you.’ ”

8Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.

9When JESUS Rose early on the first day of the week, HE Appeared first to Mary Magdalene, out of whom HE Had Driven seven demons. 10She went and told those who had been with HIM and who were mourning and weeping. 11When they heard that JESUS Was Alive and that she had seen HIM, they did not believe it.


JESUS Appeared in a different form 

to two of them while they were walking in the country.

13These returned and reported it to the rest; but they did not believe them either.

14Later JESUS Appeared to the Eleven as they were eating; HE Rebuked them for their lack of faith and their stubborn refusal to believe those who had seen HIM after HE Had Risen.

15HE Said to them,

“Go into all the world and preach The Gospel to all creation. 

16Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 

17And these signs will accompany those who believe: In MY Name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 

18they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”

19 After The LORD JESUS Had Spoken to 

them, HE Was Taken up into Heaven and 

HE Sat At The Right Hand of GOD.

 20Then the disciples went out and preached everywhere, and The LORD Worked with them and Confirmed HIS WORD by the signs that accompanied it.


From Calvin’s commentary

In other passages I have explained what is meant by this expression, namely, that CHRIST Was Raised on high, that HE Might Be Exalted above angels and all creatures; that by HIS Agency The FATHER Might Govern the world, and, in short, that before HIM every knee might bow, (Philippians 2:10.)

It is the same as if HE Were Called GOD'S Deputy, to represent The Person of GOD; and, therefore, we must not imagine to ourselves any one place, since the right hand is a metaphor which denotes the Power that is next to GOD. 

This was purposely added by Mark, in order to inform us that CHRIST Was Taken Up into heaven, not to enjoy Blessed Rest at a distance from us, but to Govern the world for the salvation of all believers.

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