THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES I. THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS FROM THE DEAD
Prophesied Psalm 16:9-11 My heart is glad, my soul rejoices; my body also dwells secure, for you will not abandon me to Sheol, nor let your faithful servant see the pit. You will show me the path to life, abounding joy in your presence, the delights at your right hand forever.
Prefigured Jonah 2:1,3,7 The LORD sent a large fish, that swallowed Jonah; and he remained in the belly of the fish 3 days and 3 nights. … Jonah said this prayer: … ‘From the midst of the nether world I cried for help, and you heard my voice. … You brought up my life from the pit, O LORD, my God.’
Matt. 28:2-4 1) An angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. The guards, shaken with fear of him, became like dead men. 28:5-7 2) The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as he said. … Go tell his disciples … he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him.”
John 20:2-3,10 3) Mary of Magdala ran and went to Simon Peter and to the other disciple … and told them, “They have taken the Lord from the tomb.” … Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb. … Then the disciples returned home. 20:11,16-18 4) Mary stayed outside the tomb weeping. … Jesus said to her, “Mary! … Go tell my brothers, ‘I am going to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’ ” Mary of Magdala … announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord.”
Mark 16:10-12 5) His companions who were mourning and weeping, when they heard that he was alive and had been seen by her, … did not believe. After this he appeared in another form to two of them walking along on their way to the country.
Lk. 24:30-33 6) While he was with them at table, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them. … They recognized him, but he vanished. … They set out at once and returned to Jerusalem where they found gathered together the 11. 24:36,40,46,48 7) He stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be with you.” … He showed them his hands and his feet. … “Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day. … You are witnesses of these things.”
John 20:21-23 8) “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” And when he said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained.” 20:27-28 9) He said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands, and bring your hand and put it into my side, and do not be unbelieving, but believe.” Thomas answered and said to him, “ My Lord and my God!” 20:29 10) Jesus said to him, “Have you come to believe because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and have believed.”
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES II. THE ASCENSION OF JESUS TO HEAVEN AFTER 40 DAYS
Prophesied Daniel 7:13-14 I saw one like a son of man coming on the clouds of heaven; when he reached the Ancient One and was presented before him, he received dominion, glory, and kingship; nations and peoples of every language serve him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that shall not be taken away.
Prefigured 2 Kings 2:9-12 Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask whatever I may do for you, before I am taken from you.” Elisha answered, “May I receive a double portion of your spirit.” … He replied, “If you see me taken up from you, your wish will be granted.” … A flaming chariot and flaming horses came between them, and Elijah went up to heaven in a whirlwind. When Elisha saw it happen he cried out. Mark 16:15-18 1) [Jesus] rebuked them for their unbelief. … “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. … Signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will drive out demons. … They will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Matt. 28:16-19 2) The 11 disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. … Then Jesus approached and said to them, “All power in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go, therefore, make disciples of all nations.” 28:19-20 3) “Baptize them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age.”
Jn.21:1,6,11,13 4) Jesus revealed himself again to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberias. … He said to them, “Cast the net.” … Simon Peter … dragged the net ashore full. … Jesus came over and took the bread and gave it to them, and in like manner the fish. 21:15-17,19 5) When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, … “Do you love me?” … He said to him, “Yes Lord, you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs. … Tend my sheep. … Feed my sheep. … Follow me.”
Acts 1:3,5 6) He presented himself alive by many proofs after he had suffered, appearing to them during 40 days and speaking about the kingdom of God. … “John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.” 1:6-8 7) They asked him, “Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom of Israel?” He answered them, “It is not for you to know the times or seasons. … But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you.” 1:8-9 8) “You will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. 1:10-12 9) Suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, … “This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way.” … Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet.
Mark 16:19-20 10) The Lord Jesus, after he spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took his seat at the right hand of God. … The Lord worked with them and confirmed the word through accompanying signs.
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES III. THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ON THE DISCIPLES
Prophesied Joel 3:1-2,5 I will pour out my spirit upon all mankind. Your sons and daughters shall prophesy, … even upon the servants and the handmaids, in those days, I will pour out my spirit. … Then everyone shall be rescued who calls on the name of the LORD; for on Mount Zion there shall be a remnant, as the LORD has said, and in Jerusalem survivors whom the LORD shall call.
Prefigured Numbers 11:25,29 The LORD then came down in the cloud and spoke to him. Taking some of the spirit that was on Moses, he bestowed it on the seventy elders; and as the spirit came to rest on them, they prophesied. … Moses answered, … “Would that all the people of the LORD were prophets. Would that the LORD might bestow his spirit on them all!”
Acts 1:13-14 1) When they entered Jerusalem they went to the upper room where they were staying. … All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers. 2:1-2 2) When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. 2:3-4 3) Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim. 2:14,22 4) Then Peter stood up with the 11, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them, … “You who are Israelites, hear these words. Jesus the Nazorean was a man commended to you by God with mighty deeds, wonders, and signs.” 2:23-24 5) “This man, delivered up by the set plan and foreknowledge of God, you killed, using lawless men to crucify him. But God raised him up, releasing him from the throes of death, because it was impossible for him to be held by it.” 2:32-33 6) “God raised this Jesus; of this we are all witnesses. Exalted at the right hand of God, he received the promise of the Holy Spirit from the Father and poured it forth, as you both see and hear.” 2:36-37 7) “Therefore let the whole house of Israel know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Messiah, this Jesus whom you crucified.” Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart. 2:37-38 8) They asked Peter and the other apostles, “What are we to do, brothers?” Peter said, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” 2:39-40 9) “For the promise is made to you and to your children and to all those far off, whomever the Lord our God will call.” He testified with many other arguments. 2:40-41 10) [Peter] was exhorting them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about 3,000 persons were added that day.
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES IV. THE ASSUMPTION OF MARY, BODY AND SOUL, INTO HEAVEN
Prophesied Psalm 45: 7,9,14-15,17-18 Your throne, O God, stands forever; … with myrrh, aloes, and cassia your robes are fragrant. … All glorious is the king’s daughter as she enters; … she is led to the king. … The throne of your fathers your sons will have; you shall make them princes through all the land. I will make your name renowned through all generations; thus nations shall praise you forever.
Prefigured Esther 5:1-2 Esther put on her royal garments and stood in the inner courtyard, looking toward the royal palace, while the king was seated on his royal throne in the audience chamber, facing the palace doorway. He saw Queen Esther standing in the courtyard, and made her welcome by extending toward her the golden staff which he held. She came up to him.
Acts 2:42-44 1) They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles, and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread, and to the prayers. … Many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together. 4:19-20,23,31 2) Peter and John said, … “It is impossible for us not to speak about what we have seen and heard.” … After their release they went back to their own people. … All were filled with the Holy Spirit and continued to speak the word of God. 5:41-42 3) Rejoicing that they had been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name, all day long, both at temple and in their homes, [the apostles] did not stop teaching and proclaiming the Messiah, Jesus. 8:1 4) A severe persecution of the church broke out in Jerusalem, and all were scattered throughout the countryside of Judea and Samaria, except the apostles. 8:14-15 5) When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, who went down and prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit. Rev. 1:5,17-18 6) Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead and ruler of the kings of the earth … said, … “Once I was dead, but now I am alive forever and ever. I hold the keys to death and the netherworld. Write … what you have seen.” 2:1,4-5,7 7) “To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: … ‘You have lost the love you had at first. Realize how far you have fallen. Repent, and do the works you did at first. Whoever has ears ought to hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’ ” 2:7,26,28 8) “ ‘To the victor I will give the right to eat from the tree of life that is in the garden of God. … To the victor, who keeps to my ways until the end, I will give authority over the nations. … I will give the morning star.’ ” 3:14,21 9) “The Amen, the Faithful and True witness, the source of God’s creation, says: … ‘If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will enter his house and dine with him. … I will give the victor the right to sit with me on my throne.’ ” 11:16-19 10) The 24 elders said: “The time has come for the dead to be judged, and to recompense your servants, the prophets, the holy ones.” … God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant could be seen in the temple.
THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES V. THE CORONATION OF MARY AS QUEEN OF HEAVEN AND EARTH
Prophesied Genesis 3:14-15,20 Then the LORD God said to the serpent: “I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers. He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel.” … She became the mother of all the living.
Prefigured Judith 13:18; 15:9-10 “Blessed are you, daughter, by the most High God, above all the women on earth; and blessed be the LORD God, … who guided your blow at the head of the chief of our enemies.” … All blessed Judith, saying: “You are the glory of Jerusalem, the surpassing joy of Israel; you are the splendid boast of our people. … God is pleased with what you have wrought. May you be blessed forever.
Rev. 12:1,4 1) A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. … The dragon stood before the woman about to give birth, to devour her child when she gave birth. 12:5-6 2) She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne. The woman herself fled into the desert where she had a place prepared by God. 12:7,9 3) In heaven Michael and his angels battled against the dragon. … The dragon, the ancient serpent, who is called the Devil and Satan, who deceived the whole world, was thrown down to the earth, and its angels were thrown down with it. 12:13-14 4) It pursued the woman, … but the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle, so that she could fly to her place in the desert where, far from the serpent, she was taken care of. 12:15-16 5) The serpent spewed a torrent of water out of his mouth after the woman to sweep her away with the current. But the earth helped the woman and opened its mouth and swallowed the flood that the dragon spewed out of its mouth. 12:17 6) Then the dragon became angry with the woman and went off to wage war against the rest of her offspring, those who keep God’s commandments and bear witness to Jesus. 19:11-16 7) “Faithful and True” … judges and wages war in righteousness. … His name was called the Word of God. The armies of heaven followed him. … He will rule … with an iron rod. … He has a name, … ‘King of kings and Lord of lords’. 20:1-3 8) An angel came down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the abyss and a heavy chain. He seized the dragon … and threw it into the abyss, which he locked over it and sealed, so that it could no longer lead the nations astray. 20:4,6 9) [John] saw thrones; those who sat on them were entrusted with judgment. … The souls of those who … witness to Jesus. … came to life and reigned with Christ. … Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection. 22:13,16,20 10) “I am the Alpha and Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end. … I, Jesus, sent my angel. … I am the root and offspring of David, the bright morning star. … Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen! Come, Lord Jesus!
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