In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.
And behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and rolled back the stone from the door and sat upon it. His countenance “appearance” was like lightning.
After Jesus Christ was crucified, he was placed in a borrowed tomb, and a huge stone was placed in front, and sealed so that now one would come and steal the body. History tells us the when Roman guards were to stand watch, they would stand with 4 guards facing north, 4 facing south, 4 facing east, and 4 facing west. This allowed them to be able to spot anyone coming that might try to get to the stone and roll it away. If the guards allowed anyone to enter, they the guards would be killed. So it was imperative that they stood in such a fashion, so as to protect their own lives, as well a protecting the grave.
When Mary Magdalene, and the other Mary came to the tomb, they were met by an angel seated upon the rolled away stone. His clothing was a white as snow, and his appearance was like lightning, and they became very afraid. But the angel told them not to fear, because the Jesus that was crucified, was not there. He has risen, and was alive.
In the book of Daniel 10:5-6, we read where the word lightning is used again. Daniel had a vision of a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold. His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and feet like in color to polished brass.
When Jesus comes back to claim His own, the word of God says in Matthew 24:27: For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west: so shall also the coming of the Son man be. The Son of man is Jesus Christ, our Lord, Savior, and God. Three in one.
Will you be ready to face Him, have you asked him to come into your heart? All you have to do is ask. He is at the door of your heart, waiting to be asked.
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Yes Lord if it is your will come quickly!