He Has Risen!

I’m keeping this post active one more day as I know a lot of people don’t visit the BLOG on the weekend.  We’ll get back to the usual format tomorrow.

L. A.

He Has Risen!

This is a video of the production we did at the former Malibu Vineyard 10 years ago.  D. David Morin produced it and that’s your’s truly, conducting in front as  I was Music Director there.  

The choir and the soloists are wonderful, the lighting and set, edgy, and D. David’s direction superb.  This is a musical illustration of the passion of the Messiah and ends with the triumphant He Is Risen.

I’m releasing it early so folks can watch all 40 minutes of it!

Blessings to all, for He is our hope as He has Risen from the dead!
L. A. Marzulli

52 thoughts on “He Has Risen!

  1. To those who asked about the meteor sighting in northern Colorado i saw it from Loveland . And L.A. YOU HAVE BEEN A BLESSING! thank you for all the info in the past few years, it is all coming together now!

    • Working fine here. Happy to make this a yearly tradition around here. It’s awesome!

      A blessed Resurrection Day (early as I write this) to all. 🙂

    • THe production has been linked over in watchers too…

      1st Corinthians 15
      20 But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
      21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
      22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.

      23 But every man in his own order:
      Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.

      24 Then cometh the end,
      when he shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father;
      when he shall have put down all rule and all authority and power.
      25 For he must reign, till he hath put all enemies under his feet.
      26 The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.

      Christ is risen indeed! And reigns in Heaven — and soon in the earth.
      That the “Our Father” prayer be complete,
      His Kingdom come, His will be done, on earth as it is in Heaven.

      So then shall salvation be complete for those that believe in Jesus’ redemption of his beloved
      paying the penalty of our sin, by yielding His own flesh and blood to the sacrifice of the cross.

      Romans 8
      22 For we know that the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now.
      23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit,
      even we ourselves groan within ourselves,
      waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.

  2. Mrs. Kim… In response to your statement or speculation of Planet X and could it possibly be the New Jerusalem ascending down to earth. In my opinion, it is not possible. Here’s why: The new Jerusalem in which we will dwell descends in Revelation 21:2, which is after the 1000 year Millennial reign of Christ. We still have over 1000 years before this happens. I think this so-called Planet X is more than likely some sort of instrument of Judgment that will kick off the Great Tribulation. It is said that this planet was spotted in ages past (days of Noah) when civilization etc. were judged and it now seems on the verge of re-appearing once again, a sign of the impending Tribulation period.

    • Corey, Thanks..I went back and re-read the passage and you are correct. Sometimes the timing of all these events baffles me. And yes, Claudia, it could be the great pretender at his old tricks again.
      To L.A. –Outstanding and very moving production!

  3. L.A. Excellent production. I sent the link out for others to watch. There were some credits that pointed out that you did
    far more than just direct the choir. You are very talented, and I am glad you switched sides. Thanks for sharing. Resurrection blessings.

  4. Absolutely wonderful….but, L.A., ya made me cry!
    I have thought about how Mary must have felt before watching her Son die so horribly but hearing her desperate, “You work miracles” really brought home to me what agony it must have been for a mama knowing He could stop it but would not! Wow, just wow.

    • I totally agree Elaine. It was hard to watch through tear filled eyes.

      Jesus Christ! HE IS MY KING! My SAVIOR! My REDEEMER!

    • Happy Easter Everyone! I’m so glad I stopped by. This was absolutely, positively beautiful! Thanks for posting it LA, I’m glad I didn’t miss it. The part that spoke to me the most was when he said, Father take this cup from me. Think about Heavenly Father and having all power and your beloved Son who you love more than life is pleading with you, if there’s any other way for this to be accomplished……and then saying No. Silence. Meanwhile His heart melting in love over the obedience of His Son as he hears him say not my will, but yours Father. And then having to watch your son, who was very afraid, suffer like that and you couldn’t/wouldn’t do anything to help him. Think about if that was your child pleading with you…. there is no greater pain. If we could only comprehend the depth of suffering the Godhead went through to redeem us, we would never stop thanking them or be able to think of anything else. I just don’t think it’s possible right now for us to comprehend it fully.

      To our Wonderful God be the glory! God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you, your children LOVE YOU! We appreciate all you have suffered for us. Be blessed and glorified, magnified and praised forever and forever!

    • ToGodbetheGlory said: “To our Wonderful God be the glory! God our Father, our Lord Jesus Christ, thank you, your children LOVE YOU! We appreciate all you have suffered for us. Be blessed and glorified, magnified and praised forever and forever!”


  5. Bravo!!!! What great music to take to bed tonight! I’ll probably be singing in my sleep. Impressive production from the video to the cameramen to the sound to the effects. I’ve shot a few church musicals in my life but nothing like that.

  6. I’d be very curious to hear Mr Marzulli’s thoughts on “Ishtar” and the Pagan roots of “Easter”. I’m not here to cause trouble or argue. I’m honestly just asking what his thoughts are. What’s the “apologetic” for the “Pagan Easter” argument? Cheers.

    • It’s worth listening to Chris Pinto on this…

      “Chris discusses the use of the word “Easter” in the King James Version of the Bible, and why the translators chose this word rather than “Passover.” Was this an oversight on their part? Or is the original understanding of the word largely unknown by modern scholars?”

      He does excellent research. As his “A Lamp in the Dark” and “Tares Among The Wheat” videos show, which are very much pro-KJV. He’s definitely not KJV only.

      The larger problem is “secular paganism” which most of the world intoxicate themselves with in some form or fashion, (along with cupid’s bow, bunny eggs, fireworks, trick-or-treat, turkey stuffing, decorated trees, and father time). The rebel angels have rebranded themselves and now market directly to the masses as cartoons for holiday parties.

      The real battle is with those pulling the strings, the principalities and powers that used to masquerade as the pagan pantheons, as were exposed in Ezekiel 8. I believe their strategy is to keep folks distracted and focused on them and not on Christ. The Tares will attracted to them. The Wheat will be attracted to Christ.

    • Good link Nom. Always got to give the thumbs up to Chris Pinto. 🙂

      Ascetic: It’s a loaded subject that this blog space won’t allow us to really do justice by but I want to throw you a few “bones” that go to answering your question and then some. 🙂




      For further in depth:

      “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDdqsf4TGCU” 2 and half hours. 😉

      “http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OECwZlCoqkQ” Hour and a half.

      My family and I have called it Resurrection Day for years.

  7. Yeshua Messiah, (Jesus Christ), as our:

    Passover, The Lamb Slain, took away the sin of the world,
    Unleavened, sinless, let His body lay in the tomb 3 full days and nights,
    Firstfruits, rose bodily to be with the witnesses 40 days then rising in clouds.

    Pentecost, sent His Holy Ghost to indwell those He saves, on the 50th day,

    Trumpets, is soon coming to steal away those of His bride who watch for Him.
    Atonement, returning to reign on the earth 1000 years to set matters right.
    Tabernacles, Who we will dwell with forever, after the first resurrection.

    Which is the Good News of the Gospel,
    to those that accept that the only begotten Son of God was crucified to pay for our sin.

    note: But those that do not believe, will be cast out like the rebel angels into the Lake of Fire,
    after the second resurrection and the judgment, as due process.

  8. Nomemoleste- I’ll take a look at those videos. Cheers. Mariel, you’re obviously too scared of what you might find to examine the roots of your own beliefs? That’s Sad. Happy ‘Easter” anyway.

  9. LA Marzulli…

    THAT WAS A REALLY EXCELLENT PRODUCTION !!! You must be sooo very pleased with everyone’s efforts…cause it really shows!

    THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR GIFTS. 🙂 I think the stage setting was a neat touch in how the video played in the background.

    WOW…this was 10 YEARS AGO….STILL POWERFUL AS EVER !!!! So many great voices! 🙂

    I started watching it about 12:30 am Sunday the 31st…..What a way “to bring in The Day of our REDEMPTION”.

    LA…you are certainly a BLESSING to our GENERATION. “Thanks” to your great WIFEY …”for allowing you to come out and play!!” 😉


    ps That final BOW….I thought was LA falling OFF THE PODIUM due to exhaustion….WHAT A WORKOUT !!! FORGET P90 X !!!

    • I had to stop listening when the beat of the music started sounding like satanic ritual music with the drum beats…..not that it was….but I avoid that sound. We have to remember that satan also walks the earth like a roaring lion, and we have to be very careful in that regard to what we are exposed to.

      The video LA posted “He Has Risen”, on the other hand had music that was totally uplifting and spiritual to the higher being we strive to be. A total work of God and a blessing.

    • Hosea 11:8-12

      How shall I give thee up, Ephraim? how shall I deliver thee, Israel? how shall I make thee as Admah?
      how shall I set thee as Zeboim? mine heart is turned within me, my repentings are kindled together.

      I will not execute the fierceness of mine anger, I will not return to destroy Ephraim:
      for I am God, and not man; the Holy One in the midst of thee: and I will not enter into the city.

      They shall walk after the LORD: he shall roar like a lion:
      when he shall roar, then the children shall tremble from the west

      They shall tremble as a bird out of Egypt, and as a dove out of the land of Assyria:
      and I will place them in their houses, saith the LORD.

      Ephraim compasseth me about with lies, and the house of Israel with deceit:
      but Judah yet ruleth with God, and is faithful with the saints.

      Joel 3:14-17

      Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision: for the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
      The sun and the moon shall be darkened, and the stars shall withdraw their shining.

      The LORD also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem;
      and the heavens and the earth shall shake
      but the LORD will be the hope of his people, and the strength of the children of Israel.

      So shall ye know that I am the LORD your God dwelling in Zion, my holy mountain:
      then shall Jerusalem be holy, and there shall no strangers pass through her any more.

      Revelation 5:1-5

      And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne
      a book written within and on the backside, sealed with seven seals.

      And I saw a strong angel proclaiming with a loud voice,
      Who is worthy to open the book, and to loose the seals thereof?

      And no man in heaven, nor in earth, neither under the earth,
      was able to open the book, neither to look thereon.

      And I wept much, because no man was found worthy
      to open and to read the book, neither to look thereon.

      And one of the elders saith unto me, Weep not:

      behold, the Lion of the tribe of Juda, the Root of David,
      hath prevailed to open the book, and to loose the seven seals thereof

      What God has cleansed, do not call “unclean.”

      Revelation 10:2-3
      And he had in his hand a little book open:
      and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
      And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth:
      and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices

  10. Ascetic, you say I’m “obviously” too scared to examine the roots of my beliefs. I’ve probably examined my beliefs longer and harder, and from more sources, than you have thought of. I generally use the words “Resurrection Day” or “First Fruits” to refer to our commemoration of His rising. But I go to a church that calls it Easter. For a time I wondered if they were “apostate” in some areas, but I have learned by being with them and by weekly conversations with their best gospel-educated priest, that they are true believers. They are one of the good sources of the gospel in my particular community–five of the pastors spoke at our church on the Seven Last Words on Good Friday, so I discovered that other pastors in our community are also Spirit Filled.

    One of the themes most of them spoke on this Good Friday was that some things are not “obvious”. “Obviously” is not a big time useful word.

    • “http://www.hallindsey.com/videos/?vid=307”

      A nice program Hal Lindsey runs every year that also answers some of Ascetic’s questions and touches on the Good Friday subject, too. 😉

  11. The video LA posted “He Has Risen” was totally uplifting and spiritual to the higher being we strive to be. A total work of God and a blessing. Thank you for this gift.

  12. The tomb is empty! Christ is risen indeed and lives! If any unbelievers are reading this blog, please think about this. Please consider the reason for His death, burial and resurrection – for you, for me, for whosoever accepts His sacrifice. Who else can offer you such assurance? What else can? If you accept His gift … with a sincere heart, you have eternal assurance that nothing and no one else could ever offer.

    Some very good comments here for you to begin to consider. Some that personally stood out to me just now were from blogger “To God Be The Glory”.

    Happy Resurrection Day to one and all readers, as we look so very forward to His return.

    • Amen Linda so true, what a gift, and think of the cost! Neither the Father nor the Son did anything wrong yet they suffered for us. They didn’t have to, but voluntarily suffered for love. God so loved the world. But living in love makes us vulnerable to pain that haters know nothing about. Rejected love hurts the one it lives in when it’s been trampled underfoot, and spit upon. A hardened heart can never know the depth of pain a heart of love feels when it’s been rejected. And if there’s a drop of love in any of us we too will suffer in this life. People think if we never do anything wrong we won’t have to suffer. So untrue. God is our example, both the Father and the Son. Nevertheless, we follow Jesus’ example of obedience to the Father which is the highest proof of our love towards Him and continue to express our love for men without holding back for fear of the pain that loving unconditionally might cause us.

    • Hi there Eric! Same to you! Eric, do you know what the two words are that the Choir is singing on that video LA posted around the 12;10 mark, when he sings if its possible to take this cup from me? They’re singing two words that I can’t figure out. I think one of them is sorrow, but not sure.

    • They are singing Iscoos / Tsaraw! They mean Pain! Anguish! I used these words as this scene is the garden of Gethsemene and I used the choir as a sounding board to what Jesus may have been wrestling with as he sweated drops of blood, as He knew where He was going and asked if there was a way to have this cup taken from Him. Of course He went to the cross knowing the horror that awaited Him, especially the brutal flogging at the hands of the Romans. L. A.

  13. Here are some brave souls (short video — “Jesus is Risen” song) in a shopping mall in Beirut, Lebanon from 2 years ago.

  14. Love it! Such strong voices. I suppose that’s Arabic. It is not French. I pray for those who sang that song in Lebanon that they are still triumphant and not squelched. Squelchers everywhere.

  15. Thanks for posting the musical, LA! I wasn’t in a very celebratory mood this morning but this certainly got me there and prepared me for our worship service. It got even better when 54 folks followed the Lord in baptism at our beach service and saw 10 more go forward later to pray and ask Jesus to be their personal savior. Woo hoo! God is soooo good!

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