John Chapter 20

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John 20

The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which is to say, Master.

17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had spoken these things unto her.

19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.

20 And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and his side. Then were the disciples glad, when they saw the Lord.

21 Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.

22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.

25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.

26 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 thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy 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.

30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

28 thoughts on “John Chapter 20

  1. Then the disciples went away again unto their own home. But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him…

    Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.
    John 20:10‭-‬13‭, ‬15 KJV

    Peter and John had just left the tomb with no manifestation, but when Mary stays behind weeping angels show up and Jesus reveals Himself. There was something about her tears that made the spiritual realm react.

    When our hearts are moved, Heaven becomes attentive. Love is the language of God. Mary’s love for her Lord was so palpable, and her anguish at His absence so real, that Jesus came to comfort her Himself. He is always near the broken-hearted, especially those whose hearts are broken for love of the lost. If you want Him to come near, weep over those He loves.

  2. St. John 20:27-31
    27) Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy 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 thy that have not seen, and yet have believed.
    30) And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
    31) But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

  3. We look at the scripture with the benefit of hindsight and see all the things that Jesus spoke while he was walking among them. From their print though, the Bible clearly declares ‘For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.’

    They thought they had lost all hope. They knew they had seen him crucified. They had all the memories of what he had done. And then comes the testimony that his tomb was empty, ‘So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre. And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in. Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie, And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.’

    Just like do many today, they came to see for themselves what had been spoken of this Jesus. Each of them saw the empty tomb, and though the details that spoke to them may have differed, they both saw for themselves! Their faith was increased and hope was restored!

    Not only did they see but, ‘Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.’ So many enter into his today to see for themselves whether this Jesus is alive. Let us show then he is both alive and well! Let our prayers demonstrate our faith that he hears, let our praise be demonstrative of those that are thankful, let our worship demonstrate our willingness to sacrifice to the furtherance of his kingdom, let his word go forth with the same boldness and anointing, that they might also believe, and let our altars demonstrate the mighty working of his hand!

  4. 27 Then He said to Thomas, Reach your finger here, and look at My hands, and reach your hand here, and put it into My sis. Do not be unbelieving, but believing. And Thomas answered and said to Him, My Lord and My God! Jesus said to him, Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who gave not seen and yet gave believed.

  5. 22 And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:

    23 Whose soever sins ye remit, they are remitted unto them; and whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

    Here’s just telling the Apostles they will receive the holy ghost. But the next words Jesus spoke are an excellent explaination of repentance. Whose soever sins ye retain, they are retained.

    You can not repent by saying that I am sorry or I repent and keep doing the same sin as before. Because that is not repentance. Repentance is to turn around. Go the other direction from where you where before.

    Which is why we must also make a specific commitment to remit and refrain from inflicting sin upon our life.Jesus word’s to Peter also play a part in this for Jesus said

    Whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven (Mat 16:19).

    So if we are sining and choosing to sin then we are loosing sin into our lives. However if we choose to follow him and turn away from our sins. Not only will he remit and cleanse us of our sins he will bind them up until they trouble us no more.

  6. Verse 29 MSG “Jesus said, “So, you believe because you’ve seen with your own eyes. Even better blessings are in store for those who believe without seeing.” Same verse AMP “Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, do you now believe? Blessed [happy, spiritually secure, and favored by God] are they who did not see [Me] and yet believed [in Me].” As many come in to see for themselves, let the love of Jesus shine through us (POFW) and the Lord will draw them in.

    John 6:29 AMP “Jesus answered, “This is the work of God: that you believe [adhere to, trust in, rely on, and have faith] in the One whom He has sent.”

  7. 19 “… came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.”

    21 “Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you…”

    26 “…then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.”

    In their time of greatest confusion, only Jesus could give them peace; and He is still bringing peace to lives today as only He can.

  8. 27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy 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.

  9. 6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,
    7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

    According to Jewish tradition, when a master was leaving a table that he had been eating at if he threw the napkin on top of the plate it was a sign to the servants that he was finished with his meal. if you were to fold his napkin and set it aside then that meant he was stepping away for a minute but he would be coming back to return. And just so much as there are similarities with the Passover dinner and the crucifixion of Christ so is this no different, Jesus is coming back and he sent this folded napkin as a sign to let us know that he is coming back for us. if we ever lose hope or if we ever begin to think it’s been delayed we can always be rest assured that the napkin is still folded in the Tomb cuz he’s coming back

  10. 31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    Be not faithless but believing! This is what Jesus told Thomas, but I believe those are good words for everyone! It’s funny, the unnamed disciple with Peter is the one who has caught my eye the last chapter or two. When Peter followed afar, this disciple went in with Jesus; when Peter was denying Jesus, this disciple was right there with Jesus; when Peter laughed behind almost uneager to see the empty tomb, this disciple was said to have ran ahead and instantly believe at the sight. If believing is the first step to faith, we better believe. The thing is I think sometimes we get it backwards by talkin’ the talk, yet in our hearts there’s truly a lack of belief. Jesus called His disciples out several times for their disbelief so hello, you gotta believe! Believe as this scripture says that He is the Christ, the Son of God who saved us and has given us everlasting life!

  11. THY KINGDOM COME
    KINGDOM KNOWLEDGE

    24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
    25 The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe.
    26 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 thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy 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.

    JESUS again proves HIS deity. Knowing the heart of Thomas and doubt that resides in him. JESUS obviously heard and confronted the doubt in the heart of Thomas.

    Over a week after Thomas spoke that he would not believe unless he could see and handle the proof. JESUS revealing HIS love for Thomas and HIS Kingdom Knowledge presents the opportunity for Thomas to accomplish and fulfill the desire.

    JESUS again demonstrating HIS Love for Thomas and HIS desire for Thomas to believe in HIM. JESUS desire was for Thomas to believe and did everything he possibly could to confirm his faith or dispel his doubt.

    Today, JESUS knows our thoughts and he especially knows and hears our words with KINGDOM KNOWLEDGE.

    The words recorded by the apostle John confirm the reason JESUS affirmed HIS resurrection to Thomas also.

    1John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon, and our hands have handled, of the Word of life;
    2 (For the life was manifested, and we have seen it, and bear witness, and shew unto you that eternal life, which was with the Father, and was manifested unto us;)
    3 That which we have seen and heard declare we unto you, that ye also may have fellowship with us: and truly our fellowship is with the Father, and with his Son Jesus Christ.

    Lets GO declare today the things we have heard, seen and felt in JESUS.

    iRepent
    iPraise
    iPray
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap
    iGo
    iBlessYouInTheNameOfTheLordJESUS

  12. John 20:15-16 (Amp) Jesus said to her, Woman, why are you crying [so] ? For whom are you looking? Supposing that it was gardener, she replied, Sir, of you carried Him away from here, tell me where you have put Him and I will take Him away. [16] Jesus said to her, Mary ! Turning around she said to Him in Hebrew, Rabboni ! Which means Teacher or Master. Here Mary was bringing the disciples good news that she had seen the Lord and that He had said these things to her. If you want Jesus to be near cry out to him for lost souls. He is coming back to wipe away every year. Halaula!

  13. John 20
    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.
    30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
    31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

  14. 11 But Mary stood without at the sepulchre weeping: and as she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre,

    12 And seeth two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain.

    13 And they say unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? She saith unto them, Because they have taken away my Lord, and I know not where they have laid him.

    This situation is all too common for all of us. Just like Mary, we tend to view things though our own eyes, rather than remember the promises and prophecies the had been told Mary she viewed this with her natural eyes. Weeping because her Lord had been removed, thinking someone had taken Him somewhere she didn’t know and even when He spoke to her she was so consumed with “what she thought” that she didn’t see the obvious.

    How much better our life would be if we could take a step back before responding, and look at the obvious rather than the circumstances. Keeping the promises of the Lord and the Word of the Lord close to our heart can men the world of difference between weeping and rejoicing. The choice is ours – do we see the glass half empty or half full?

  15. iLove the Kingdom
    9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

    Why is this such an amazing scripture…because Jesus tried several times to tell them what was going to happen. Check this verse out, “From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, chief priests and teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life” (Matthew 16:21).

    Matthew 16:21 is before the crucifiction. Jesus told them point blank what was going to happen yet they could not seem to grasp the truth. The key in verse 9 is “as yet they knew not the scripture”. We can read the scripture, pastor can preach the scripture, and we can memorize the scripture, yet that doesn’t mean we understand the scripture.

  16. So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.
    John 20:4 KJV
    Love wins. Love outruns and outlasts strength. You heard the saying, sin will take you further than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay and cost you more than you want to pay! The opposite is true of love. Love will take you places you never dreamed of, love will keep you in every situation and love will bring you the greatest reward in return, which is to be loved by God’s unlimited love (May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.) Ephesians 3:18‭-‬19 KJV
    The bottom line is, Love never fails!

  17. The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

    2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

    3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

    4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

    5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

    6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

    7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

    8 Then went in also that other disciple, which came first to the sepulchre, and he saw, and believed.

    9 For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise again from the dead.

    10 Then the disciples went away again unto their own home.

    If Christ gave his life a ransom, and had not taken it again, it would not have appeared that his giving it was accepted as satisfaction. It was a great trial to Mary, that the body was gone. Weak believers often make that the matter of complaint, which is really just ground of hope, and matter of joy. It is well when those more honoured than others with the privileges of disciples, are more active than others in the duty of disciples; more willing to take pains, and run hazards, in a good work. We must do our best, and neither envy those who can do better, nor despise those who do as well as they can, though they come behind. The disciple whom Jesus loved in a special manner, and who therefore in a special manner loved Jesus, was foremost. The love of Christ will make us to abound in every duty more than any thing else. He that was behind was Peter, who had denied Christ. A sense of guilt hinders us in the service of God. As yet the disciples knew not the Scripture; they Christ must rise again from the dead.

  18. 14 And when she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing, and knew not that it was Jesus.

    15 Jesus saith unto her, Woman, why weepest thou? whom seekest thou? She, supposing him to be the gardener, saith unto him, Sir, if thou have borne him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away.

    16 Jesus saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni; which was master.

  19. 31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

  20. 1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.

    2 Then she runneth, and cometh to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, whom Jesus loved, and saith unto them, They have taken away the Lord out of the sepulchre, and we know not where they have laid him.

    3 Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

    4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

    5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

    Run!
    The way these guys ran to see where Jesus he gone is the way we need to run towards our own miracles.
    Jesus died and rose again and these guys wanted to see for themselves. One even outran the other.
    It excites me to see what God is up to, it excites me to see people get the Holy Ghost, it excites me to see how many kids wanna come to church.
    I’m that guy that doesn’t know what to do with his hands and feet’s so he just starts running.
    I’m running for Jesus and what he’s doing.
    Run for Jesus.

  21. 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.

    30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:

    Blessed are those that have not seen but believed. We are truly blessed when we have faith. Faith that says I believe without seeing. Believing goes hand in hand with trusting. Trusting that whomever said was gonna do something will actually do it. Trust is only built on relationship and time. So in order for us to have faith and believe we must spend time in the word and praying building up our most holy faith praying in the Holy Ghost. Spend time talking g to the one that can make things happen for you.

  22. Step in and be blessed

    3Peter therefore went forth, and that other disciple, and came to the sepulchre.

    4 So they ran both together: and the other disciple did outrun Peter, and came first to the sepulchre.

    5 And he stooping down, and looking in, saw the linen clothes lying; yet went he not in.

    6 Then cometh Simon Peter following him, and went into the sepulchre, and seeth the linen clothes lie,

    7 And the napkin, that was about his head, not lying with the linen clothes, but wrapped together in a place by itself.

    Who knows what was in the minds of the two men as they were running to that seplecure. Peter could have been thinking about all the times that he denied Jesus so it made him run slower. If you dwell in the past it will slow you down or hold you up from what God is calling you to do now. Maybe the other décolletage was thinking of how much he loved the lord so he ran fast to see what had become of him. Regardless we find that when they got to the seplecure that the first decile didn’t go in. Why did he wait? Again we can only imagine the reasons. His running may have made him weak so he was catching his breath, he could have been in fear of what really had become of Jesus. I believe when Oeter got there he went right in in faith that Jesus was alive. He is not in the seplecure because he got up and walked out of there just like he said he was going to. Really I think this lesson is that it doesn’t matter when we come to Christ, just as the 11th hour labor got paid the same wage as the beginning laborer, when we get to him, we have to go in. Your miracle won’t happen till you go in, you won’t be changed until you go in, you will never be the same if you just go in. The word for me today will be to just step in.

  23. 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.
    30 And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book:
    31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    We know the importance and power in his name. It’s not just believe and be saved, it’s having life through his name- and we put on Christ when we are baptized in his name. We apply his blood when we go down in his name. This world needs to understand it’s the name not the titles that gives life.

  24. John 20

    31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.

    First step to salvation is to believe. Jesus set the stage for all to begin the process to salvation. Believing that there is a God and that we can have salvation through His name. Oh what a message to proclaim!

  25. 9 for until then they still hadn’t understood the Scriptures that said Jesus must rise from the dead. 10 Then they went home.

    The disciples only knew that the body was gone. They probably felt fear, believing they could be blamed for taking the body. The went home later and locked the doors, they didn’t want to be found by the Jewish leaders. Not until Jesus appeared to them, did their fear go away. Then they understood what Jesus kept saying, I will rise again after death.

  26. I think that this selection of scripture was a reiteration of Jesus’ call to be fishers of men. I have found through out, our responsibility is to be fishermen and not the fish monger. We have to trust Jesus enough to be bold in the spirit to go into the unchartered waters and cast our nets. Trusting Jesus to cover us in baptism and with the infilling of the Holy Ghost, we are not to worry about cleaning the fish because our convictions will not get others to repentance but persuade them to run from it.

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