From the Spiritual Fiction Novel "The Game", by Dan Free. Chapter 18

Desiring to witness the resurrection, the next 'Experience' I had, translated me into the tomb on that amazing Sunday morning-the first day of the week! It was very early, way before dawn, and I noticed the presence of many sons of God, in and around the tomb! The Lord's dead body was lying on the rocky shelf, as His Spirit was still in Hades, preaching salvation to the lost spirits and those in the spirit prisons.

Suddenly right in front of me, Jesus' spirit rose straight up out of the ground. He glanced at His dead body laying there and all at once, He was sucked into it through the chest. There was a sudden flash of light, brighter than the sun. In a fraction of a second His body changed to immortality! A short but very powerful burst of energy emitted by the resurrection process, after the fusion of His spirit body with His dead body, left a scorched superficial 3D-image in the burial shroud where the body actually touched it!

The Lord sat up from his lying position and brought a cupped hand under His eyes to catch two little coins. They had been laying on His eyelids, as was tradition in those days in Judea, to keep them closed in rigor mortis. His now glowing body went straight through the burial shroud that stayed behind on the rocky shelf--but a napkin around His head he took off himself, folded it up and laid it aside! Obviously He could choose which way his body was to be constituted with each different object it touched! I was thrilled!
Jesus' body was fabulously formed now! Not at all anymore like the earthly one-the son of man--as I had seen Him not so long ago. Now He was ...all the way...the Son of God! He had snow-white bright shining long hair, his legs shone from within like glowing melted brass, and He looked very strong and masculine.

He floated gently off of the bed, as a weightless astronaut. He looked around relieved and smiled brightly at the surrounding sons, whom He had now recognized from before as His eternal memory was restored. Two of them--Michael and Gabriel--respectfully welcomed Him and mightily praised Him for the wonderful completion of His quest! They lauded Him for getting this great eternal victory of overcoming the World, and breaking Satan's curse thus creating the one and only way of salvation! Jesus' humbly thanked them, but then asked, "How are Father and Mother?"

Michael related to Him that They were fine now and that They sent their love...but also how They had had a very rough time during His the Father had almost wanted to stop it, or at least make it easier...but that the Lord's own request to Him before He left--to make Him promise to "not rescue Him prematurely,"--had withheld Him from doing so! But they told Jesus, that they had wept very brokenheartedly during the worst of His sufferings, especially when they nailed him to the cross!
Jesus was concerned, and said, "I'll soon ascend up to see them, so shall we do what we have to do now? What's next on the agenda?"
Michael told Him that the two Mary's were on their way to the tomb right now and could arrive any minute!
"So, then I have to clear out now, right?"
"Yes, My Lord!"
"All right, well lets go then!" And at that, they all flew out of the tomb, straight through the heavy stone covering the opening of the cave!
The Lord said, "Michael, could you please open the tomb for the girls!"
At Michael's command, suddenly, another extremely tall son descended from above. He rolled back the stone from the door of the sepulcher, which caused a big earth tremor and then sat down upon it. Next he manifested himself and I saw his face shining as bright as lightning! His brilliantly white garments were scintillating as if they were alive.
The Roman soldiers who had been lying around the grave guarding it, woke up and were both so terrified at the sight of him grinning at them, and shining in the darkness, that they began to shake all over with fear and actually fainted into a dead spell. The angels smiled!
It was still dark, when Mary Magdalene and the other Mary arrived at the sepulcher, carrying spices, wanting to anoint Jesus' body. They saw the soldiers looking dead and were dismayed to find the stone rolled away from the sepulcher. They went in and only seconds later came out again, looking perplexed as they had found it empty. Mary Magdalene started to cry, and stooped down again to look into the tomb, where she suddenly saw two angels in shining white garments sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been.
They asked her gently from within the tomb, "Woman, why are you crying?"
She answered them, "Because...they have taken away my Lord, and I don't know where they've laid him." One angel said to the women, "He is not here... because He is risen, just like He told you before that He would! Remember? Come...see the place where the Lord lay."
They went in again but being quite scared, they bowed down their faces to the ground. The other angel said to them, "Don't be afraid...for we know that you are looking for Jesus, which was crucified. But why look for the living among the dead? He is not here anymore, because He is risen! Don't you remember how He spoke unto you when He was still with you in Galilee, saying, 'The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and rise again on the third day'?" The angel almost slowly spelled out every word to them, to get through to them!
It seemed that they did remember those words, and their minds started to somewhat register the significance of the moment.
Then I heard the first angel say, "Go quickly...and go tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and pay attention now...He will go before you into Galilee...there you shall see him. Remember now...I have told you."
And having said that, they slowly vanished out of their sight. The women went out again. Mary, hearing a noise behind her, glancing over her shoulder, saw a man standing, watching her crying and taking pity on her! But being quite shaken, she hardly paid attention to Him. She didn't recognize that it was Jesus, Who looked quite Earthly to her. She thought he was the gardener!
Jesus asked her, as she was still looking into the tomb, "Woman, why do you cry? Who are you looking for?"
She, still stunned and confused about the words from the angels, but not yet fully realizing what was going on! She still in unbelief, asked Him, wiping her eyes, "Sir, if you have carried Him away, could you please tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away."
Then Jesus said softly, "Mary!"
She recognizing His earthly voice, spun around, and flooded with sudden surprise, burst out, "Rabboni!" About to throw herself into His arms, Jesus quickly preventing her, stopped her in her tracks, saying, "Mary, please... don't touch Me yet, for I haven't gone up to see My Father yet, but go to My brothers and tell them that I ascend up to My Father...and your Father, and to My God and your God."
And with that... the Lord dematerialized His body, vanishing out of their sight, apparently to give Himself and them, a break from the fervor of the moment. Next I saw the Lord shoot up into a waiting WET, eagerly on His way, to join His Father and Mother!
I went instantly up in the Realm as well, where I saw them hugging and kissing together after their 33 year separation. It was a very touching sight, that made me weep! Then the Father reminded Jesus, that the girls were not doing so well right now, and that only He could save the situation. He suggested: "Why don't you go down, and take care of them quickly and then we'll meet again in a little while!" Jesus agreed and shot back down the tube to earth!
In the meantime, Mary had fallen apart, being left behind again so suddenly by the One she had thought to be dead and whom she loved most in life. She and the other Mary, were shattered by His sudden disappearance. One moment they were weeping with joy and the next they cried uncontrollably, not fully comprehending the startling events! They started on their way back home though, to tell the disciples what had happened.
I saw how the Lord after coming back down, observed them with His angels. Seeing how emotional they were and how they were even doubting their own experience, Jesus felt He had to show Himself again to strengthen their faith. He re-appeared--meeting them on their way home--and sweetly told them, "Cheer up girls!"
This time, they crouched down before Him, holding Him by His feet, crying and worshipping Him. Jesus gently smiled and said, "Please...don't be afraid now, OK? But go and tell My brethren that they should go into Galilee, and that they shall definitely see Me there! And you too!"
When He saw that they were now sufficiently strengthened by their faith in His never failing promises, and that he would see them again, the Lord vanished out of their dimension once again. They...not doubting so much anymore, went home praising the Lord, weeping, praying and talking to Him along the way. Although they were still in tears, they were now tears of believing joy!
I saw the Lord watching them for a while and smiling that they finally seemed to have gotten the point, that He was still really there for them, even though invisible! Actually Mary Magdalene was so invigorated, that she even started to run home--with the other Mary in her wake--to bring the disciples the instruction and promise of the Lord.
Out of breath she knocked on the locked door of the house where the disciples were laying low for fear of the Jews. Peter opened the door and she and the other Mary began to excitedly pour out the story. John--overhearing the commotion--joined in listening to them, as they walked in. Then they told all of the disciples the things that they had seen and heard. But...their words seemed to them as idle tales. They didn't believe them.
Before they had finished however, I saw Peter getting up and walking to the door. I followed him, as he ran to the sepulcher, and saw John going after him. John outran Peter actually, and was the first to arrive at the sepulcher. He stooped down looking in, and saw the linen clothes lay by themselves, yet he didn't go inside. Then Simon Peter arrived--huffing and puffing. He stooped down, and saw the linen clothes lay. He then went into the sepulcher and saw the napkin, that had been around His head, not lying with the linen shroud, but wrapped together in a place by itself. Then John came in also, and saw and believed what Jesus had told them before; that he would rise from the dead. For as yet they didn't know the scripture, that He was going to! Then the disciples went home again, wondering in themselves about what had happened.



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After that I saw Simon and Cleopas going to Emmaus, a village, about 12 km from Jerusalem. As they were talking together about all the things that had happened, I saw Jesus Himself draw near. He joined them in some form that they didn't recognize Him. They told Him the whole story. Whereupon He socked it to them, "O fools, and slow of heart to believe, all that the prophets have spoken!" He expounded to them all the scriptures about Himself. And as they got close to the village, He did as if He would have gone further. But they compelled Him, to stay with them. And so He did. And while He sat down to eat with them, He took bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to them. Then suddenly their eyes were opened, knowing who He was; and at that moment, Jesus vanished out of their sight.
I heard them say to each other, "Didn't our hearts burn inside of us, while He talked with us along the way, and opened the scriptures to us? They got up that same hour, and returned to Jerusalem, where they found the eleven gathered together. Cleopas told them, "The Lord is really risen, and has appeared to Simon and me." And as they told them what happened on the way...and how He was known by them in breaking the bread, suddenly... Jesus Himself--shining from within--stood between them, and said to them, "Peace be unto you."
There was a sudden shuffle, as the disciples were terrified. Fearfully they scattered into the corners of the room, thinking they were seeing a ghost! But He said to them, "Why are ye so bewildered? Why do thoughts come up in your hearts? Look at My hands and My feet...that it is I Myself! Touch Me and look, a spirit doesn't have flesh and bones, as you see Me have. And when He had said this, He showed them His hands and feet, still having the holes of the crucifixion nails in them.
As they still didn't believe, out of sheer joy and were wondering, He said to them, "Do you have something to eat here?"
So they gingerly handed Him a piece of fried fish and a honeycomb. Jesus smiled, took it and ate before them--proving them this way, that He wasn't a ghost. Then He said, "These are the words which I told you before, while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets and in the psalms about Me."
Then He opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures! He said to them, "So it is written, and so it behooved Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead on the third day: And that metanoia and forgiveness of sins should be preached in His name among all nations... beginning at Jerusalem."
"And you... are all witnesses of these things. And see, I send you the promise of My Father. Afterwards... stay here in Jerusalem, until ye are endowed with power from on high. And He led them out as far as Bethany, and lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it happened, that while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and levitated away into the sky. And they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy! After that, they were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God!

 I saw how some of the watchmen woke up and went back into the city, and told the chief priests everything that had happened. After they got together with the elders, and had taken counsel, they gave a lot of money to the soldiers, saying, "You shall say, 'His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept'." And if this comes to the governor's ears, we will back up your story and persuade him."
So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day.
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped Him: but some still doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, see, I am with you always, even until the end of the world!"

 Next I was in an experience at the last day of the Lord's stay on Earth on the mount of Olives. I witnessed how He manifested Himself one last time after being seen off and on for 40 days, in His resurrected body. He gave His last and final commission to the 500 disciples that had gathered there. Word had gotten around real quick, after Jesus' first manifestation to the eleven, and it had caused hundreds of his followers to drop out of what they were doing to become full-time disciples, and had come out to see Him too!
The last thing He spoke to all of them was: "Go...into the whole world and preach this Gospel to every creature! He that believes and is baptized shall be saved! But he that believes not, shall be damned! These signs shall follow them that believe; In My name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new languages; They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover."
And after he had spoken these last things--while the disciples were looking at Him--His body started to go up. He steadily levitated into the sky, still blessing them with his hands outstretched--until He entered a cloud that took Him out of their sight.
I saw him being collected by a WET shooting back to the Realm, and up to the Fathers Palace where He was royally received with great honour and rewards, having led captivity captive! Since then...He shares the Throne of the Realm--and is seated at the right hand of the Father, having all power in the Realm and in Earth!

 After I came down again, I saw the 500 disciples still standing there, staring constantly up into the sky, after He had gone up! They were still wondering if He would reappear!
Then at last, to break the spell...two men in white garments--angels-- appeared out of nowhere, standing by them! They addressed them," men of Galilee, why are you standing there gazing up into the sky? This Jesus, which was taken up from you into Heaven, shall come back in the same way from the sky, as you have seen him go into the sky." Then they also disappeared!
Then the disciples, finally coming down from cloud nine...left the mount of Olives and most of them returned to the upper room in Jerusalem, full of faith that the Father was gonna send the promise of the Holy Ghost upon them, as Jesus had promised!

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I knew from the scripture, that at the end of the battle of Armageddon, Jesus will finally land again at the same place he took off from; the mount of Olives! But the disciples didn't know that, and they didn't need to know, as it wasn't important for them.
One thing was important for them and henceforth for all disciples. The main commandment and commission for all saved followers of Jesus --the most important after His ultimate law of love, which is even an embodiment of this law of love--is that, if you love God and your neighbor as yourself, then you will do one thing for sure! You will preach the Gospel to him! And preach in the best possible way, by being the Gospel to him, not just a sermon but a sample of His Love! Wooing and winning the unsaved! And in order to do so, Jesus said to GO!
GO YE...into ALL the world, and preach them the Gospel! That means not just your street, not just your town, not just your country, but ALL the world! Tell them the Gospel, meaning the "Happy Message!" What happy Message? That God loves all sinners in the whole wide world so much, that He sacrificed His only born Son Jesus, that whoever believes on Him... Jesus...will not perish... but have Everlasting Life!
He already died for them in their place...on the cross ...paying the cost of their sins for order that they can be free from paying themselves for them, if they just accept His payment, invite Him personally into their hearts and thank Him for it! That way they receive the power and privilege to also become Children of God! New sons and daughters of the Father!
I saw how the disciples understood that very message and commission. I was there with them in the upper room--about a 120 disciples together, obeying the Lord's order to wait in Jerusalem! Suddenly I heard this mighty rushing sound of a wind, and I saw the room filling up with hundreds of spirit helpers from all the different countries where Jews had gone into, to do business and become rich. Galatia, Cyrene, Arabia, Greece etc. These spirit helpers--passed away followers of the Lord, that had graduated--all took hold of a different brother and sister! These Holy spirits of God were especially chosen by the Lord for their knowledge of languages! Greek, Arabian and Galatian speaking Jews that had graduated--died! Ministering spirits!
They temporarily possessed the 120, as they waited for the promise. They all took hold of the disciples' speech faculties and began to speak the words of God right through them, telling about the wonderful works that God had done before!
I saw how the Lord projected flames of fire over their heads, making them look like live candles! Human candles! It meant that the disciples were to sacrifice their lives and burn up brightly for Jesus!
After receiving the infilling of the Holy Ghost, in the form of known languages, they didn't just play with the gifts their upper room "church." They weren't selfish Pentecostals, keeping it all to themselves... to show each other how spiritual they were. No... all of them--as one man--streamed out of the building into the streets in the middle of Jerusalem, where the upper room was situated! Out on the streets, they started witnessing and caused a humongous uproar! Just as He had told them that they would receive power after the Holy Ghost had come upon you and that they would be witnesses unto Him, in all Judea, Samaria and...unto the uttermost parts of the Earth!
As most international Jews were gathered there for the feast of Pentecost, they were amazed by this spectacle. They heard Galilean Jews speaking in their own respective native languages! They were dumbfounded! The news spread around very quickly. I saw some antichrists mocking though, saying that the disciples were drunk with new wine, but Peter hearing these remarks, sprung up the steps and started socking it to them! Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, "What shall we do?"
Peter said to them, "Have a metanoia--a personal revolution--and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus. In those first few days thousands of people joined the Family, and they went everywhere preaching the Gospel!
Thousands of Jews repented to the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, and gave their lives to Jesus, the greatest Jewish revolutionary that ever lived.
He dared to buck the evil tide of the rulers of His own people that are still ruling them today! The first Christians were all Jews! It was a Jewish rebellion against the Jewish established order, the Pharisees, the elders of Zion. These also persecuted them to the hilt, throwing them in jail, and after a while even starting to kill them, beginning with Stephen, the first Christian martyr! Then James--the brother of John--was beheaded! Then a great persecution arose in Jerusalem and they were scattered into Judea, Samaria, and into the rest of the world!
First, the entire Middle East heard the words of Jesus, and later through the work of Paul, the message of freedom and salvation spread all over the Roman Empire! Peter & James went to Spain! Thomas went to India and died there! But only three centuries later the church, in Greek "ecclesia"--meaning "the called out ones"--had become another religious system!

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