The Scars of Jesus
Dr. David Davis
Zechariah 13:6, John 20:26-29
Zechariah 13:6 - ''And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Then he shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.''
What do these words mean? And when will they be spoken? Zechariah 13 is a prophecy of the Second Coming of Jesus. When Jesus returns -- the question is going to be asked of Jesus -- ''What are these wounds in thine hands?'' The nail prints will still be there after over 2,000 years. ''Then He shall answer, Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.''
Did you know that in the resurrected, glorified body of Christ the scars of His crucifixion still remain?
John 20:26-29 - ''And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you (27) Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither they finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither they hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. (28) And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. (29) Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.''
The scars of Jesus are on that glorified body now in heaven. When He comes again -- He will bring those scars with Him.
The only man-made thing in heaven are the scars of Jesus.
Why will Jesus bring those scars with Him? Why is very important!
I want us to deal with the issue of pain and suffering. None of us are going to go through life without experiencing the pain and suffering that this life has to offer.
When people are going through heartbreaking agony -- through pain that seem unbearable -- they cry out -- ''Oh God, Help me! Please God, remove the pain! Oh God, solve my problem! Help me Oh God! Take away this pain!''
But it seems to get worse and they doubt arises. You see - muc ...
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