As we are celebrating the Resurrection weekend, I am reminded once again about the time I had a vision. In the vision I was in the tomb, where Jesus’ body was laying.
At first it was darkness all around me, but then suddenly the glory of God, as beams of brilliant light, like lasers, entered the tomb consuming the darkness. The resurrection power of the Holy Spirit appeared along with many angels and Jesus’ body was resurrected from the dead right in front of my eyes.
I saw Jesus removing the face cloth, which was placed on His face and around His head, and He ever so gently and lovingly folded it and placed it not with His burial cloth, but in a place by itself.
Let me explain what I found out about the face cloth laying beside the burial clothes in the tomb. Honestly, up to the time of this encounter, I have read the four Gospels numerous times, but never caught the description of this incidence. In the book of John I finally found the answer!
The Gospel of John (20:7) tells us that the cloth, which was placed over the face of Jesus, was not just thrown aside like the grave clothes. The Bible takes an entire verse to tell us that the napkin was wrapped together, and was in a place by itself..
John 20:4-8 reads:
“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.”
Why is this so very important?
When I had this vision and afterwards prayed for additional understanding, I realized, that just as the curtain separating the Holy of Holies in the Temple was rent in two from the top to the bottom during the death of Jesus Christ on the cross, so was the face cloth removed from the face of Jesus, giving entrance to have face to face encounters with Him.
As we know, this curtain was too strong for anyone to tear it in two, especially from the top to the bottom. Therefore, it is a known fact, that it was done supernaturally to open the way through Jesus Christ and His precious blood into the Holy of Holies. Therefore, we can now come boldly to the Throne of Grace. We can enter the very presence of God as Revelations 4 says that the door is open and to come up. Jesus is the Door and He is not only the Way, the Resurrection and Life, but also made a way for us to enter the presence of the Father.
Jesus Has Risen and He is the Resurrection and Life!
This is a perfect time to come to Jesus and if you have grown cold in your heart toward Him, perhaps because of the difficulties in his hour, then this is a great time to embrace Jesus and give your life to HIM once again.
Let's celebrate HIM and renew our consecration and our love for Him.
For His Glory,
Soaring Eagle Ministries