Ironman wrote:"And there followed him a certain young man, having a linen cloth cast about his naked body; and the young men laid hold on him: And he left the linen cloth, and fled from them naked." Mark 14:51-52).
Nearly every thing in Scripture is there for a valid and special reason, (2 Tim 3:16). We know Jesus raised people from the dead while on the Earth but there is no record of Him raising anyone from the grave during his ministry (Job 7:9), except Lazarus who had been in the grave 4 days, (John 11:17 and verse 43). Lazarus also was bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin, as was Jesus. The young man in Mark 14: 51-52 had a linen cloth cast, not bound about his body, similar it seems like a sheet or shroud.
And Jesus was the first of firsts fruits. I cannot figure why someone, if this is so, would have been risen from the grave before Christs death, and if so why then flee from Him and them? What was the purpos of this being mentioned by Mark. Is there any other reference to this event anywhere else in Scripture's or in prophecy?
."in the OT 1 angel wiped out 185,000 men in one night."
I'm trying to find that particular Scripture macca, out of interest. I'm not denying it was so mate. Do you remember where it is? Cheers, Haz.
Sorry for not being clearer Haz.
The verse for the angel is Isaiah 37:36;
In Matthew. 27:59; we see Joseph of Arimathea wraped Jesus's body in a 'linin cloth' that and the young man are the only instances in the NT where this word Gr. 'sindon' is used.
The body was washed, ceremonially cleaned, and buried naked in a linin cloth.
The garden of Gethsemane was located on the side of the mount of olives. There is a cemetery thick with bodys towards the bottem of this mount.
So this young fellow could have easily been close by to where Jesus was apprehended.
It shows how much power was available to Jesus if He had wanted to use it to escape their clutches, like all the times before in His ministry.
There were 300 to 600 soldiers and a large number of temple police with weopens, clubs and swords come to grab Jesus that night.
The young man was raised from the dead in his normal body just like Lazarus and they both had to die again at some time, they did not have a glorified body as Jesus was the first to receive that.
Many people have been raised from the dead Haz, one to have a look at is found in 2 Kings.13:20-21; It shows that there was enough anointing in Elisha's bones to raise the dead.
How much more anointing is in the words of Jesus?????? the one that anoints with the Holy Spirit??