He is not Here
Written by Michael Herbert 
But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
Matthew 28:5-6

Can you imagine the look on the disciples faces as they looked inside the empty tomb and realize that the one achievement following for the past three years or so it’s now gone. And angel reminded them that he proclaimed that he would not be there and you had to their amazement they were shocked to find that Jesus was not in the tomb. Likewise the women who came to the first arrived at the burial spaces looking for Jesus to be able to do the Hebrew rituals for people who are past taking the worst of the approach to the tomb. I need to find a day to or wrong and that Jesus was not there. In a perfect world the disciples along with the women will realize what he had said and approach the tomb knowing he would not be there but just to confirm for the sake of the Scriptures and for the sake of mankind in the Bible reading for the future. Knowing that everything to come after this event would depend upon the empty tomb The Holy Spirit made sure that this was carefully written in. 

The church and the church age would be meaningless unless there was an empty tomb it would’ve been absolutely useless as the apostle Paul had said they have such a great faith believe knowing that you were totally wrong all the time and yet we know that there are many scriptures that talk about the power of the resurrection and the fact that there is a resurrection gives us great joy peace and understanding that when we passed from this life to the next we are not as the heathen are Who have no hope but on the contrary evidence of the resurrection is that the state of death that’s been removed from our lives and that we no longer have to worry or fear death because the power of the resurrection lives within us it gives us steadfast hope that the same work that was done in  Jesus Christ will be done in us as believers. If Jesus were in the tomb when the women arrived it would mean that Christianity would be worthless. The Apostle Paul states The Apostle Paul explained in Romans 6:23 why instead we now die: “Death is the wages of sin.” That’s what Paul means when he says in 1 Corinthians 15:56, “The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law.” Death stings us so, because we know, whatever the immediate cause, the root cause is our sin. But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?  If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, our preaching is useless and so is your faith. More than that, we are then found to be false witnesses about God, for we have testified about God that he raised Christ from the dead. But he did not raise him if in fact the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, then Christ has not been raised either. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are of all people most to be pitied. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

 1 Corinthians 15:12-19, 55-57