Jesus Rose Like a G…OD
By: Carletta Traylor aka C.N.
It’s that time of year again, y’all! We reflect on our Lord and Savior, Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ’s true name), dying on Calvary’s cross/stake, laying in Joseph’s tomb for three days (he was just taking a cat nap), and getting up on that third day, with all power in his hands (Superman and Black Lightning better BACK UP before they get SMACKED UP!).
Firstly, we shouldn’t limit our appreciation for Yahushua Hamashiach’s (Jesus Christ’s) resurrection to just Resurrection Sunday; Yahushua Hamashiach deserves adoration for his life, death and resurrection everyday…the man defeated Satan, Hell, death and the grave all in one fell swoop (like an A-1 BOSS!)! Yahushua Hamashiach didn’t need guns, drugs, liquor, sex, money, bling-bling (that hot garbage turns your neck green and these so-called “celebrities” have to return it after the video/photo shoot. Haha), curse words, or an entourage to prove to the world that HE was Yah (God’s true name; short for Yahuah), that Yah the Father (God Almighty) sent HIM to bring this sinful world back to him, that HE was the Lord and Savior that this lost world needed (we’re more Lost than Jack Shephard, Kate Austen, Nemo and Dory combined. Haha), and that HE is the way, the truth, and the life, and no one comes unto the Father, but by HIM (John 14:6 (KJV)).
Yah the Father (God Almighty) sent Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ), his beloved son, into the world to reconcile the world back to him…but that’s not where the story ends. Yahushua Hamashiach is coming back for his church (all believers in and followers of him; the most beautiful bride that will ever exist-no offense, ladies. Haha), he will destroy all of the evil in this world, and, as Yah the Father (God Almighty) makes clear to us in Philippians 2:10-11 (KJV), “That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
I always like to explain how we all can become saved (give our lives to Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ)). Becoming saved is as simple as ABC:
· Admit that we’re sinners, and ask Yah (God) to please forgive us of our sins (bad things that we say, do, don’t do, and/or think, that Yah (God) doesn’t like) and help us to stop sinning (Please clean me up, Lord! I’m hot garbage, dipped in excrement, sprinkled in chitling grease on the inside (just STANKY!)!).
· Believe that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ) is Yah’s (God’s) Son, that he died on the Cross/stake for our sins, that he rose from the dead (3 days later) with all power in his hands, that he’s back in Heaven, sitting at Yah’s (God’s) right hand right now, and that he’s coming back to get his children (take all believers home with him to Heaven) and to judge/destroy this wicked world.
· Commit ourselves to following Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus Christ)(listen to him and live for/like him forevermore).
I don’t know know about anyone else, but I’ve always been a very curious person (move around, Garfield! Curiosity won’t kill this cat!). I often wonder how we today would react to Yahushua Hamashiach’s resurrection, had it happened in modern times? Let’s find out! NOTE: I will be utilizing modern-day language, technology, and ways of living in this story, as we’re picturing this happening today.
Storytime: Jesus Did WHAT?!?!
By: Carletta Traylor aka C.N.
Shelley (calling her best friend, Sandra, at 5:00 a.m.): Sandra?! Sandra?! Wake up! GIRRLLLL, you won’t believe what I just heard!
Sandra (wiping the crust out of her eyes and wondering why Shelley is calling her this early in the morning; she’s so trifling): Hey, girl. What’s up?
Shelley: Tamika just called me and told me that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) isn’t in the tomb anymore! She was coming back from getting her hair done (Lord knows her head was looking like a war zone!), and she ran into Mary Magdalene, James’s mom, Mary, Joanna and Salome. They told her that they went to anoint Yahushua Hamashiach’s (Jesus’s) body, but when they got to the tomb, an earthquake came out of nowhere and–
Sandra: Hold up! There was an earthquake?! Did Tamika’s hair get messed up?! Watching her lose her mind over her bangs being blown to the back of her neck is the funniest thing ever! I’m sorry. I need to stop. Haha.
Shelley: You aren’t right for that! So wrong…just so wrong. Haha. Forreal, though, she told me that they told her that when they went to anoint Yahushua Hamashiach’s (Jesus’s) body, there was a huge earthquake, and an angel from Heaven, dressed in white, appeared. The angel rolled the stone away from in front of the tomb, told Mary and them that Yahushua Hamashiach’s (Jesus’s) body was gone, and said, and I quote:
“He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.”
Sandra: An angel appeared? Are you sure? You know that Joanna starts acting crazy when she hasn’t taken her medication. She tried to argue with me about talking to hey boyfriend in her dreams. Girl! I can’t help that I appeared in your dreams! I don’t want your boyfriend!
Shelley: I promise you that she was calm and in her right mind this time. They said that the angel appeared, rolled the stone away, told them that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) was not in the tomb, and that they could check for themselves.
Sandra: Ok. Go on.
Shelley: They went looking for Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus), and he wasn’t there. The angel told them to go tell the twelve apostles what had happened, and before they got to the apostles, Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) himself appeared before them, they fell down and worshipped him, and Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) told them, and I quote:
“Do not be afraid. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee. There they will see me.”
Sandra: Woah! Woah! Woah! They saw Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus)?! Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) talked to them?! The same Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) who was just killed on the cross-which he didn’t deserve and makes me so mad that I could-focus, Sandra. I’m sorry. Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) talked to them?! Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) was just killed. How could he have talked to them?
Shelley: He said that if we’ve seen him, we’ve seen the Father-I believe that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) is Yah (God) in bodily form. My guess is divine intervention. Anywho, Tamika told me that Mary Magdalene and them told her that they went and told the apostles what had happened, Peter and one other apostle went to the tomb and saw that Yahushua Hamashiach’s (Jesus’s) body was gone (only the linen cloths that his body had been wrapped in remained), the guards told the chief priests what had happened, and the priests tried to bribe them with money to say that the apostles stole Yahushua Hamashiach’s (Jesus’s) body during the night.
Sandra: I can’t stand those crooked-
Shelley: Errr! Back it up! Don’t do it! What would Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) do?
Sandra: You know what? Haha. I’m sorry. I’ll behave.
Shelley: Yes, girl! They’re trying to bribe the soldiers into saying that the apostles stole Yahushua Hamashiach’s (Jesus’s) body, but Tamika told me that they told her that they saw Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) again near the tomb, that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) appeared before the apostles while they were praying in someone’s house, that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) walked with two of the apostles on the road to Emmaus-but they did not immediately recognize him-and that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) visited the apostles while they were fishing at the Sea of Galilee.
Sandra: Two words: MIND BLOWN. I don’t know what to say, girl. I’ll admit, all of this is a bit hard to believe, but you’ve always been my Day One, my ride or die, and have always kept it real with me. I’ll take your word for it.
Shelley: While I appreciate your kind words, girl, I don’t want you to believe this just because I said it; I want you to truly believe in your heart that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) rose from the dead, with all power in his hands. We must do a few things. Firstly, we must repent of our sins, which means that we must ask the Lord to forgive us for all of the things that we have said, done, not done, or thought that he did not like, as well as ask him to clean us up, from the inside out, so that we will not want to do (and won’t do) bad things anymore. Secondly, we must believe that Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) is the Son of Yah (God), Yah (God) in the flesh, our Lord and Savior, who died on Calvary, but rose from the dead, three days later, with all power in his hands. Thirdly, we must decide that we are going to put Yah (God) first and follow Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) the rest of our lives-we must obey (listen to) and want to live like Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) in every way. When we do these things, we will go to Heaven and be with Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) forever-happy, smiling, singing, and full of joy and laughter-once we die. GIRLLLLLLLL! I want to be with Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) when I die. Real talk.
Sandra: Yes, girl! With all of that to look forward to, I want to be with Yahushua Hamashiach (Jesus) too! Let’s get it! Ain’t no party like a Holy Ghost party, ’cause a Holy Ghost party don’t stop! Party over here! Ooh-ooh! Party over here! Ooh-ooh!
Shelley: THANK YOU! I’m feeling good right now! How about we go to breakfast? I’ll call Tamika and invite her as well.
Sandra: Sounds good to me, girl! I’ll call you when I’m dressed.
Shelley: Perfect! I’ll see you in a few!
Sandra: See you in a few, Love! Deuces!