The Conspiracy to Conceal the true Fact of Christ Resurrection
The hardest truth which the world failed to believe in today is the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. The circumstances surrounding His death and resurrection still remain a mystery to a lot of persons today because it goes beyond the wisdom and comprehension of science and the philosophy of this age.
So it’s a well established fact in the Scriptures that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Power of the Holy Spirit in the womb of a virgin Mary, suffered under the leadership of Pontious Pilate, was crucified, dead and was buried on the third day He rose again.
Another fact worthy of note is the fact that Jesus Christ ahead of time informed His disciples and the Council of elders that He will actually die and raise again after 3 day; but this they failed to understand until the resurrection morning.
The Resurrection Morning
Early on Sunday morning, as the new day was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went out to the tomb. Suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled aside the stone and sat on it. (Matthew 28:1-2|LIVING-
Prior to this time, the council of elders having full knowledge of what Christ told them about Him raising from the dead after 3 days hired some guard to watch over the tomb after it has been closed with a mighty stone; atleast let’s know how he can roll the stone away and escape the guards. Their thought…
But the bible recorded that as early as the faithful morning an Angel appeared and rolled the stone and sat on it. This actually caused an earthquake which terrified the guards when they saw the Angel.
The guards shook with fear when they saw him, and fell into a dead faint. Then the angel spoke to the women. “Don’t be frightened!” he said. “I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified, but he isn’t here! For he has come back to life again, just as he said he would. Come in and see where his body was lying. . . . (Matthew 28:4-6|LIVING-
One thing was clear which is that the guards actually saw the man on brilliant White (an Angel) who rolled the stone and they did not see Jesus running out of the tomb neither did they see His disciples stealing His body the time the stone was rolled away.
Mary Magdalene and the other Mary arrived and meet the tomb open, they went in but could not find the body of Jesus Christ, look at how the bible put it
The next evening, when the Sabbath ended, Mary Magdalene and Salome and Mary the mother of James went out and purchased embalming spices. … On the way they were discussing how they could ever roll aside the huge stone from the entrance. But when they arrived they looked up and saw that the stone–a very heavy one–was already moved away and the entrance was open! So they entered the tomb–and there on the right sat a young man clothed in white. The women were startled, but the angel said, “Don’t be so surprised. Aren’t you looking for Jesus, the Nazarene who was crucified? He isn’t here! He has come back to life! Look, that’s where his body was lying. Now go and give this message to his disciples including Peter: ‘Jesus is going ahead of you to Galilee. You will see him there, just as he told you before he died!’ ” (Mark 16:1,3-7|LIVING-
One good thing about guards was that after the whole event that unfolded they ran back and reported to the elders exactly what they saw happened at the tomb that very morning.
The Conspiracy to Conceal the True Fact of Christ Resurrection
Matthew 28:11 Meanwhile, the guards had scattered, but a few of them went into the city and told the high priests everything that had happened.
Matthew 28:12 They called a meeting of the religious leaders and came up with a plan: They took a large sum of money and gave it to the soldiers,
Matthew 28:13 bribing them to say, “His disciples came in the night and stole the body while we were sleeping.”
Matthew 28:14 They assured them, “If the governor hears about your sleeping on duty, we will make sure you don’t get blamed.”
Matthew 28:15 The soldiers took the bribe and did as they were told. That story, cooked up in the Jewish High Council, is still going around
So you can see how bribery and lying spirit began, after all said and done, the bible recorded that Jesus appeared to his disciples and showed Himself to them and He taught in many public places before His ascension.