Through his death and resurrection, Christ reconciled Jews, Muslims, and Christians and brought peace to the world. He united the three religions in his body and brought them to the peaceful Kingdom of God.
“With a solemn oath to our ancestor Abraham he promised to rescue us from our enemies and allow us to serve him without fear” (Luke 1:73-74)
Abraham’s children were unable to enjoy freedom of worship and the inter-religious peace that Christ has already brought because the death and resurrection of Jesus were shrouded in mystery.
Jesus died on Friday:
“The Jewish authorities asked Pilate to allow them to break the legs of the men who had been crucified, and to take the bodies down from the crosses. They requested this because it was Friday” (John 19:31)
Friday is Muslim Day of Worship. This means that the first day of Christ’s journey of reconciling Abraham’s children was the Day of Islam.
The next day after the day Christ died was Saturday. Saturday is Jewish Day of worship; Christ was left in the grave on this day.
“They requested this because it was Friday, and they did not want the bodies to stay on the crosses on the Sabbath” (John 19:31)
The Sabbath: Jewish religious day of worship.
Since the Jews were the ones trying to ensure that the body of Christ does not remain on the cross on the Sabbath, the Sabbath, in this case, is Jewish Day of Worship.
Saturday is the Jewish day of worship; therefore the second day of Christ’s journey of reconciling Abraham’s children was the Day of Judaism.
Jesus resurrected on Sunday morning:
“Early on Sunday morning, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been taken away from the entrance” (John 20:1)
Sunday is Christian day of worship, which means that the third day of Christ’s journey of reconciling Abraham’s children is the Day of Christianity.
Christ’s death and resurrection took place within three days. The three days are Friday, Saturday and Sunday representing Islam, Judaism and Christianity respectively.
Friday = Islam
Saturday = Judaism
Sunday = Christianity
Through his death and resurrection, he used the three days to unite and reconcile the three religions so that all God’s people could worship without fear wherever they are on the surface of the earth. The mystery preventing religious harmony had been the heavy stone. The removal of the stone is the end of the mystery. The stone was removed on Sunday morning, implying that it was through the Christians the Good News of the end of the mystery shrouding Christ’s death and resurrection was announced to the world.
The announcement is the Good News of peace coming from across the religions.
“How wonderful it is to see a messenger coming across the mountains, bringing good news, the news of peace!” (Isaiah 52:7)
Mountain = Religion
The Mountains: Islam, Judaism and Christianity
Across the mountains: across religious lines
The announcement of the good news of religious harmony is the victory of Christ over death and the prize of victory of all God’s people.
‘He announces victory and says to Zion, “Your God is king!”’ (Isaiah 52:7)
Water and blood came out of the heart of Jesus when he was pierced. The water came out of the heart of Christ, flowing like a river from Christianity to Judaism and Islam. The water is a massive enlightenment flowing from the Holy Eucharist to all people on earth and bringing about global peace and security.