God is NOT Honored by a Lie
How the 3 Day Count in the Tomb to the Resurrection was Fulfilled
God’s Loving World Ministries™ and Prophet-Pastor Anita Hiltz © 2018 All Rights Reserved Worldwide God’s Time Keeping – The Pattern
When speaking about His time in the tomb, Christ said this in the New Testament: Matthew 12:40 New King James Version “40 For as Jonah was three days and three
nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three
nights in the heart of the earth.” (NKJV) When GOD said it was going to be three days
and three nights – He meant three complete 24 – hour-days. God does NOT lie. Christ WAS
NOT crucified on a Friday. Friday to Sunday is NOT three complete 24-hour days. First,
you have to understand some things. Open your Bible and look at Genesis 1
Genesis 1:1-5 New King James Version “1 In the beginning God created the heavens
and the earth. 2 The earth was without form, and void; and darkness was[a] on the face
of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.
3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. 4 And God saw the light,
that it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. 5 God called the light
Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first
day.” (NKJV) From the very beginning the same pattern of
time keeping for a 24-hour day existed: Beginning of a Day began at Evening or Darkness
and then it went through Morning and Daytime/Daylight and then it ended at Evening or Darkness again.
Since the first day of the week was created this way, ALL of the days of the week were
also created this way. God’s SPIRITUAL light was always FIRST.
A portion of Genesis 1:2 reads “…darkness was[a] on the face of the deep.” (NKJV)
and then the Lord came on the scene and created natural light and divided the light from the
darkness. Christ was there at the very beginning when
the earth was created, but He was there in a spiritual sense, not a physical sense. Later,
He temporarily comes to earth in a physical sense as a human being and is here for approximately
33 years. He was conceived as a human being by the Holy Spirit, was crucified, and died
for the sins of mankind to save mankind from their sins and He WILL come again. John 8:12 New King James Version (NKJV) reads:
“12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows
Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”” (NKJV)
Revelation 1:7-8 New King James Version (NKJV) reads:
“7 Behold, He is coming with clouds, and every eye will see Him, even they who pierced
Him. And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of Him. Even so, Amen.
8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End,”[a] says the Lord,[b] “who
is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.””(NKJV) From the very FIRST day, the days ran from
darkness to darkness NOT from sunset to sunset. WHY?
There was no sunset, because the sun had not even been created yet.
The sun wasn’t created until the 4th day – when the Lord made the sun, moon, and stars. In a cloudy sky, ancient man would not be
able to determine when sunset occurred, but he COULD tell when darkness occurred even
in a cloudy sky. Even today, the only way mankind knows when sunset occurs is through
scientific intervention, but God did not intend that mankind would need scientific intervention
– He wanted mankind to rely on HIM. He called the darkness “Night” and the light (meaning
daylight) he called “Day,” and then he called the whole combination of the two “the
first day.” (Gen 1: 5 NKJV), meaning the first 24-hour day. NEED FURTHER PROOF? Nehemiah 13:19
“19 So it was, at the gates of Jerusalem, as it began to be dark before the Sabbath,
that I commanded the gates to be shut, and charged that they must not be opened till
after the Sabbath. Then I posted some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens
would be brought in on the Sabbath day.” (NKJV)
Notice in that scripture that as it started to become dark they shut the gates of Jerusalem
so that peddlers and merchants could not come in to sell their wares and to do business.
The Sabbath was a day of rest from work. Darkness was coming on and the sabbath would begin
AT darkness. A man’s cloak had to be returned before nightfall,
because it was his blanket. Exodus 22:25-27 New King James Version
“25 “If you lend money to any of My people who are poor among you, you shall not be like
a moneylender to him; you shall not charge him interest. 26 If you ever take your neighbor’s
garment as a pledge, you shall return it to him before the sun goes down. 27 For that
is his only covering, it is his garment for his skin. What will he sleep in? And it will
be that when he cries to Me, I will hear, for I am gracious.” (NKJV)
Even after Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection, the days were STILL measured from darkness
to darkness. I can prove it through the NEW TESTAMENT. Paul says: Ephesians 4:25-27 New King James Version
“25 Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,”[a]
for we are members of one another. 26 “Be angry, and do not sin”:[b] do not let the
sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.” (NKJV) Sinful actions needed to be dealt with and
corrected within the SAME day that they occurred. Every attempt should be made to make sure
an offense is not held to the next day. This is STILL true today! REMEMBER according to
the Bible the days are STILL measured from darkness to darkness NOT midnight to midnight.
In order to better understand the scriptures, you have to know MORE about ancient time keeping.
Darkness or cloudiness brought one method of time keeping and a sunny day still another.
At night, men were assigned the task of keeping watch over the people for their safety and
protection. These time periods were called “night watches” (Psalm 63: 6 NKJV) and
it is how we got the word “watch” when referring to a wrist watch for keeping time.
Water clocks, candles and oil lamps with marked increments, and sand/hour glasses were used
at night to determine the length of each night watch or the hour of day on a cloudy day.
(Higgins, Miner, Smith, Sullivan (2004), NIST – National Institute of Standards and Technology,
2004) Those are the references. In the Old Testament the night watches were
divided into thirds: First/Beginning, Middle, and Morning watch.
Psalm 63:5-7 New King James Version “5 My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow
and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful
lips. 6 When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches. 7 Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.”(NKJV) FIRST/BEGINNING WATCH
Lamentations 2:18-19 New King James Version says:
“18 Their heart cried out to the Lord, “O wall of the daughter of Zion,
Let tears run down like a river day and night; Give yourself no relief;
Give your eyes no rest. 19 “Arise, cry out in the night,
At the beginning of the watches; Pour out your heart like water before the
face of the Lord. Lift your hands toward Him
For the life of your young children, Who faint from hunger at the head of every
street.”” (NKJV) MIDDLE WATCH
Judges 7:18-20 New King James Version “18 When I blow the trumpet, I and all who
are with me, then you also blow the trumpets on every side of the whole camp, and say,
‘The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!’” 19 So Gideon and the hundred men who were
with him came to the outpost of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just as
they had posted the watch; and they blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers that were
in their hands. 20 Then the three companies blew the trumpets and broke the pitchers—they
held the torches in their left hands and the trumpets in their right hands for blowing—and
they cried, “The sword of the LORD and of Gideon!”” (NKJV) MORNING WATCH is mentioned in
Exodus 14:23-25 New King James Version “23 And the Egyptians pursued and went after
them into the midst of the sea, all Pharaoh’s horses, his chariots, and his horsemen.
24 Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that the LORD looked down upon the army of
the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians.
25 And He took off[a] their chariot wheels, so that they drove them with difficulty; and
the Egyptians said, “Let us flee from the face of Israel, for the LORD fights for them
against the Egyptians.””(NKJV) A morning watch can also be found in 1 Samuel
11:11. In the New Testament, watches were divided
into fourths. We know there had to be a first watch, because there is a second, third, and
fourth mentioned in the Bible. A SECOND AND THIRD watch is mentioned in:
Luke 12:37-39 New King James Version “37 Blessed are those servants whom the
master, when he comes, will find watching. Assuredly, I say to you that he will gird
himself and have them sit down to eat, and will come and serve them. 38 And if he should
come in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those
servants. 39 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief
would come, he would have watched and[a] not allowed his house to be broken into.”(NKJV)
A FOURTH WATCH is mentioned in: Matthew 14:24-26 New King James Version
“24 But the boat was now in the middle of the sea,[a] tossed by the waves, for the wind
was contrary. 25 Now in the fourth watch of the night Jesus
went to them, walking on the sea. 26 And when the disciples saw Him walking on the sea,
they were troubled, saying, “It is a ghost!” And they cried out for fear.” (NKJV)
In modern time keeping, WE count the days from midnight to midnight, but sometimes we
refer to the light as “daytime,” “daylight.” or “during the day.” Our combination of
day and night – the whole 24-hour period is still called “a day.” When we compute time, we use a different standard
of measurement. We use both daylight AND night to determine time measurements. We have a
standard that sets a day as being 1,440 minutes long, no matter what time of the year it is.
We divide that number by the standard of a 60-minute hour and we get a 24-hour day.
The hours on a sundial are different. They are based on a standard measurement of 12.
On a sunny day in the ancient world, time was kept using obelisks and sundials. A sundial
measures time on a SUNNY day – during the daytime hours only – the time the sun is up.
The sun rises in the East and moves to set in the West. The base of a sundial is circular
and divided and marked into 12 parts numbered with numerals which make a shadow hour. A
gnomon is in the center. At first a gnomon just consisted of a stick stuck into the ground.
Later, it became an angular shape attached to a base which faced north creating greater
accuracy. (Higgins et al., 2004 NIST) are our resources. So, we see, we have a sundial here and it
has marked increments or divisions and numerals around the outside edge. It has a gnomon in
the center and I just used a stick just like they did in ancient time. It’s pronounced
“nomon,” the “g” is silent, but it’s gnomon. When the sun would shine down on the
gnomon, then it would cast a shadow and here we see a shadow there. Then sometimes it would
land in between the marked divisions, sometimes on the line, and in this case, it’s on the
2. Remember, the sun rises in the east and moves
throughout the day until it sets in the west. Throughout the day, as the sun changes position
in the sky it hits the gnomon and casts a shadow onto the marked divisions on the base
which represent shadow hours. The length of a shadow hour is different than our 60-minute
hours today, because shadow hours are based on sunlight alone. The length of the sun’s
shadow hours change with the seasons. In summer, the sun’s shadow hours are long. In winter,
the sun’s shadow hours are short. Our reference is: (Higgins et al., 2004 NIST)
This is a comparison between the Sun Hours on a Sundial in Summer and the Sun Hours on
a Sundial in Winter. Sun Hours on a Sundial in Summer
Let’s suppose it’s the first day of Summer – the longest day of the year.
Let’s use as an example a 5:25 a.m. sunrise and an 8:30 p.m. sunset on a sundial.
That means there were 905 minutes of sunlight on a sundial that day. We’re using our mathematical
concepts to figure this out, but remember, ancient man didn’t know how many seconds
were in a minute, etc. Everything was approximate. Remember, the sun hours on a sundial would
have been divided by 12 for the number of divisions on the sundial. 905 minutes of sunlight
divided by twelve equals a sun hour that is 75.41 minutes long. Now let’s look at the Sun Hours on a Sundial in Winter Let’s suppose it’s the first day of Winter
– the shortest day of the year. Let’s use as an example a 7:16 a.m. sunrise
and a 4:31 p.m. sunset on a sundial. That means there were 555 minutes of sunlight
on a sundial that day. The sun hours on the sun dial on the first
day of Winter would also have been divided by 12 for the number of divisions on the sundial.
555 minutes of sunlight divided by twelve equals a sun hour that is 46.25 minutes long.
So, you can see, the sun hours are longer in summer than in the winter on a sundial.
Proof can be found in the Bible of sun dials being used:
Isaiah 38:7-8 New King James Version (NKJV) reads:
“7 And this is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing which
He has spoken: 8 “Behold, I will bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down
with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.” So the sun returned ten degrees
on the dial by which it had gone down.” (NKJV)
2 Kings 20:8-11 New King James Version (NKJV) reads:
“8 And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What is the sign that the LORD will heal me, and
that I shall go up to the house of the LORD the third day?”
9 Then Isaiah said, “This is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do the
thing which He has spoken: shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or go backward ten
degrees?” “10 And Hezekiah answered, “It is an easy
thing for the shadow to go down ten degrees; no, but let the shadow go backward ten degrees.”
11 So Isaiah the prophet cried out to the LORD, and He brought the shadow ten degrees
backward, by which it had gone down on the sundial of Ahaz.”(NKJV)
So, when the Bible says this in…. John 11:8-10 New International Version
“8 “But Rabbi,” they said, “a short while ago the Jews there tried to stone you,
and yet you are going back?” 9 Jesus answered, “Are there not twelve
hours of daylight? Anyone who walks in the daytime will not stumble, for they see by
this world’s light.10 It is when a person walks at night that they stumble, for they
have no light.” (NIV) Christ was speaking about the sun on a SUNDIAL.
He was talking about DAYLIGHT – NOT A 24 HOUR DAY. A 24-hour day consists of day + night.
The Apostles did not yet fully understand what God was doing.
The Jews did not crucify Christ – essentially, Father God orchestrated His own son’s death
to bring about the salvation of His people and to bring the promised Messiah. Had mankind
not sinned – no sacrifice would have been necessary.
Twelve sun hours began once the sun was up. They were counted off by using ordinal numbers,
first hour, second hour, third hour, etc. and they were approximate, so in the Bible
the word “about” is used when mentioning an hour.
Twelve sun hours began once the sun was up. They were counted off by using ordinal numbers,
first hour, second hour, third hour, etc. and they were approximate, so in the Bible
the word “about” is used when mentioning an hour.
A few examples of the use of the word “hour” in the Bible:
“very hour”… Daniel 4:33 (NKJV) “same hour”… Daniel 5:5 (NKJV)
3rd hour.. Mark 15:25, Acts: 2:15, Acts 23:23 (KJV)
6th hour … Matthew 20:3, Matthew 20:5, Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, Luke 23:44, John 4:6, John
19:14, Acts 10:9 (KJV) 7th hour….. John 4: 52 (KJV)
9th hour…. Matthew 20:5, Matthew 27:46, Mark 15:34, Acts 3:1, Acts 10:3, Acts 10:30
(KJV) 10th hour …. John 1:39 (KJV)
11th hour….. Matthew 20:6, Matthew 20:9 (KJV)
12th hour…. John 11: 8 – 10 This scripture mentions that there are twelve hours during
daylight on a sun dial (KJV) They also used the cocks crow. Matthew 26:34,
Matthew 26:74, Matthew 26:75, Mark 13:35, Mark 14:30, Mark 14:68, Mark 14:72, Luke 22:34,
Luke 22:60 – 61, John 13:38, John 18:27 (KJV) This is a chart of the Days of the Week and
some Biblical examples. Days of the Week Some Biblical Examples
The “First day of the week” Some Biblical examples: (John 20:1 (NKJV) AFTER Christ’s resurrection this day became
“the Lord’s Day” for Christians. Some Biblical examples: (Rev. 1:10 NKJV)
In reference to the Jewish people the Bible also calls this “the day after the Sabbath.”
Some Biblical examples: (Leviticus 23:11 NKJV) (John 20:1 (NKJV)
(Rev. 1:10 NKJV) (Leviticus 23:11 NKJV)
2nd day of the week – Genesis 1:8 (KJV) Genesis 1:8 (KJV)
3rd day of the week – Genesis 1:13 (KJV) Genesis 1:13 (KJV)
4th day of the week – Genesis 1:19 (KJV) Genesis 1:19 (KJV)
5th day of the week – Genesis 1:23 (KJV) Genesis 1: 23 (KJV)
6th day of the week – Genesis 1:31 (KJV) Genesis 1:31 (KJV)
7th day of the week – To the Jews this was called the “Sabbath” prior to and after
the crucifixion of Christ. Exodus 16:23,25 & 26, Matthew 12: 1,2,5,8 & 10 (KJV)
AFTER Christ’s Resurrection this is just the 7th day of the week for Christians. The
FIRST day of the week became “the Lord’s Day” for Christians. (Rev. 1:10 NKJV) Revelation
1:10 (KJV) At first the months were just numbered and
they were moon months based on the full moon. (Psalm 81:3) Later, some had names given to
them. Some have Hebrew names and some names were not Hebrew, because of the captivity
in Babylon. Psalm 81:3 New King James Version (NKJV) reads:
“3 Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon,
At the full moon, on our solemn feast day.” (NKJV) This is a Chart of the Months of the year.
There were numeric names, and they were ordinal: first month, second month and so forth on
down to the 12th month. I give one Biblical example of each of these. There’s a name
of the month, not all of the months have names that appear in the Bible, two of the months
do not, you’ll see that in a minute. Over on this side are the references for the
recordings for pronunciation. If you go to www.BlueLetterBible.org every word in the
Hebrew and in the Greek in the Bible can be found and a recording of how to pronounce
it. Over here we have:
“first month” found in (Exodus 12: 2 NKJV) – it occurs in the Spring – it also had
a name – This is how it appears in scripture “Abib” but, it’s [pronounced Aveeve]
(Deut. 16:1 NKJV) (God Named it “Abib”/ Aveeve) (NKJV) and later it’s also called
“Nisan.” (NKJV) This is the pronunciation. [Nee-san] This is how it appears in scripture:
“Nisan.” (Nehemiah 2:1 NKJV) (It’s probably of Foreign Origin, because it occurs at the
time of Israel’s captivity in Babylon.) “second month” (Genesis 7:11 NKJV) – This
is how it appears in scripture “Ziv” (1 Kings 6:1 NKJV)
This is how it appears in the King James Version “Zif”( KJV), but it’s still pronounced
[Ziv.] “third month” (2 Chronicles 15:10 NKJV)
– This is how it appears in scripture – “Sivan” – it’s pronounced – [See-von] (Esther 8:9
NKJV) “fourth month” (Jeremiah 52:6 NKJV) – It
only appears in scripture as the 4th Month. It doesn’t show a name for it. “fifth month” (Jeremiah 52:12 NKJV) – and
it also is not found in scripture as a named month. It’s referred to as “5th month.”
(NKJV) “sixth month” (Haggai 1:15 NKJV) – This
is how it appears in scripture “Elul” – it’s pronounced [El-lul] (Nehemiah 6:15
NKJV) – This month can be identified based on its relation in time to the 7th month in
Nehemiah 8:2 “seventh month” (Leviticus 16:29 NKJV)
– It has a name. This is how it appears in scripture, “Ethanim,” but it’s pronounced
[A-thon] (1 Kings 8:2 NKJV) “eighth month” (1 Kings 12:32 NKJV) – This
is how it appears in scripture – “Bul” – it’s pronounced – [Bool] (1 Kings 6:38
NKJV) “ninth month” (Haggai 2:10 NKJV) – This
is how it appears in scripture “Chislev,” and this is how it’s pronounced [Kiss-lave]
(Nehemiah 1:1 NKJV) This is how it appears in the King James Version – “Chisleu”
KJV) but it is still pronounced [Kiss-lave] “tenth month” (2 Kings 25:1 NKJV) – This
is how it appears in scripture, “Tebeth,” but it’s pronounced – [Tay- vayth] (Esther
2:16 NKJV) “eleventh month” (Deuteronomy 1:3 NKJV)
– It’s found in scripture this way – “Shebat,” but
it’s pronounced – [Shev – ott] (Zechariah 1:7 NKJV) In the King James Version, it’s
spelled like this (“Sebat” KJV), but it’s still pronounced [Shev – ott] “twelfth month” (Esther 9:1 NKJV) – This
is how it appears in scripture “Adar” and this is how it is pronounced – [Ad-darr]
(Esther 3:13 NKJV) God’s word says the beginning of the sacred
new year begins with the month Abib [Aveeve] in the Spring NOT in the Fall as has been
taught incorrectly. On the fourteenth day of the month Abib [Aveeve] the Lord took the
Hebrew people out of bondage to Pharaoh. Christ also takes all mankind who will believe
in Him – out of bondage to Satan through Christ’s death at Passover, His Entombment, His Resurrection,
and through the baptism of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
Some people have believed the lie that this calendar was changed when the Israelites were
taken into captivity. This is NOT true and I can prove it to you.
In Ezekiel 40:1 New King James Version it states “40 In the twenty-fifth year of our captivity,
at the beginning of the year, on the tenth day of the month, in the fourteenth year after
the city was [a]captured, on the very same day the hand of the LORD was upon me; and
He took me there.” (NKJV) You see, the Israelites WERE in captivity
and it was the beginning of the year in the Spring NOT in the Fall of the year. You will
see by the next scripture that they were instructed to observe the Passover, which we have already
studied occurs in the first month of the year Abib [Aveeve], in the Spring NOT in the Fall.
When we studied the months of the year, we DID see a reference for the name of the first
month as “Nisan” (NKJV), but the SAME schedule was still being kept regardless of
that fact . The beginning of the year was in the Spring.
In Ezekiel 45: 21 the Israelites were STILL in captivity and it STILL says the beginning
of the Biblical year is in the SPRING NOT in the Fall as has been taught incorrectly.
What are they celebrating? Passover, which like I’ve already proven in Exodus 12: 1
– 11 and Deuteronomy 16: 1-5 occurs in the Spring in the first month of the year “Abib”
(NKJV) pronounced [Aveeve] in the Hebrew. Ezekiel 45: 21 New King James Version “21 “In the first month, on the fourteenth
day of the month, you shall observe the Passover, a feast of seven days; unleavened bread shall
be eaten.” (NKJV) What were the original instructions?
Deuteronomy 16:1 New King James Version “16 “Observe the month of Abib, and keep
the Passover to the LORD your God, for in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought
you out of Egypt by night.” (NKJV) You see, even in captivity the Israelites
WERE obeying the Lord and celebrating Passover at the correct time of the year.
The requirements for Passover then were the same as they were in Exodus 12: 1 – 11 and
Deuteronomy 16: 1-5. The celebration of Rosh Hashanah the so-called
“Jewish New Year” in the Fall is a FALSE teaching. This is a Chart showing – the Feast of Passover
and the Feast of Unleavened Bread – two separate and very distinct Feasts. According to: Leviticus 23:4-5 I read from the New King
James Version (NKJV) “4 ‘These are the feasts of the LORD,
holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5 On the fourteenth
day of the first month at twilight is the LORD’s Passover.” (NKJV) According to Exodus 12: 8 in the New King
James Version Unleavened bread is ALSO eaten on the Passover. Exodus 12: 8 New King James Version
“8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread
and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.” (NKJV) This is also referred to in scripture as the
“Preparation Day.” (John 19:31 NKJV) Why? Because on this day work could be done, but
on the next day the Feast of Unleavened Bread – no work could be done. The Feast of Passover lasts – one day. A separate Feast, is the Feast of Unleavened
Bread. It’s shown in: Leviticus 23:6-8 New King James Version (NKJV)
“6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to
the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a
holy convocation; you shall do no [a]customary work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering
made by fire to the LORD for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you
shall do no customary work on it.’ ” (NKJV) This day is also referred to in scripture
as a “high day” Sabbath (John 19:31 NKJV) or a special Sabbath – because the people
could not work. The Feast of Unleavened Bread lasted 7 days.
There was no work done on the first day and there was no work done on the seventh day. The combination of Passover AND the Feast
of Unleavened Bread is a total of 8 days. Knowing all of this information, I made a
chart, based on the time standard for the days – from darkness to darkness, the numbering
of the days, and I also labeled them according to what the modern day names of the week are.
I knew that Passover began on the 14th Abib here– [Pronounced Aveev in the Hebrew.]
I also knew the women came to Christ’s tomb expecting to anoint His dead body on the day
after the Jewish sabbath or first day of the week in the morning. They have forgotten what
Christ had already told them – about how he needed to suffer, die, and be resurrected.
They have to be reminded by the angels at the tomb. I started at the morning after the
resurrection when the women go to the tomb and worked backwards using the references
in the Bible. Remember, when darkness occurred one day was beginning and another one was
ending. So, my study began here. Why? Because the women come to the tomb after Christ is
risen according to Luke 24:1 and I had a time reference. I put an arrow here as an approximate
location for that timing. I’m going to read Luke 24:1-12 from the New International Version
(NIV) “24 On the first day of the week, very early
in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not
find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men
in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed
down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the
living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while
he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands
of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered
his words. 9 When they came back from the tomb, they
told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene,
Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.
11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying
by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.” (NIV) Since this is the day AFTER the Sabbath or
the FIRST day of the week, then this has to be the Sabbath or the seventh day of the week
when no work was done. Since this was the seventh day, then this must be the sixth day
of the week, and then this must be the fifth day of the week and then this must be the
fourth day. I also knew because of Leviticus 23: 4 – 5 which we just read on the previous
slide that the Passover began on the 14th Abib.
We already studied how in ancient time the days ran from evening dark to evening dark.
We know because of the first week of creation in the book of Genesis.
We read earlier in this study how in Nehemiah 13:18-20 that the gates of Jerusalem were
closed just before darkness came and the Sabbath began, so it would prevent merchants from
coming in and selling their wares on the Sabbath. We also read earlier in this study how in
Exodus 22: 25 – 27 that if you took a man’s cloak as a pledge you had to return it before
nightfall, because it was his blanket. We know that same timing came into play in
the New Testament, because of Ephesians 4:26 I read from the New King James
Version (NKJV “26 “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not
let the sun go down on your wrath,” (NKJV) Conflicts had to be resolved before the sun
went down. I set up pillars
that indicate the beginning and ending of a day. In ancient time the days were numbered
– they didn’t have names. When one day was ending – another day was
beginning. I started at the Passover. I read previously that it begins on the 14th Abib.
It occurs at the intersection of the 13th and 14th. I designated the ending of days
with the color red and the beginning of the days with the color green. This is the end
of the 13th Abib and the beginning of the 14th.
24 hours later is the end of the 14th and the beginning of the 15th.
24 hours later the end of the 15th – the beginning of the 16th.
24 hours later the end of the 16th – the beginning of the 17th.
24 hours later the end of the 17th – the beginning of the 18th.
24 hours later the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th. I also knew that the Jewish Sabbath was celebrated
from Friday at dark to Saturday at dark HERE on the 7th day of the week. You can see it’s
in the right position here. So, naturally the next day, would be from Saturday dark
to Sunday at dark – and of course on the other side it would work the same way – Friday
to Thursday, Thursday to Wednesday, Wednesday to Tuesday. These are of course the modern-day
names of the week. Let’s go back to Passover here at the 14th
Abib. It is also referred to in scripture as the
Preparation day. This is ALL OF PASSOVER from this pillar to this pillar. It is also known
as the Preparation day, because it precedes the “high day” Sabbath found in John 19:31
KJV. On Passover the people could work, but on the NEXT DAY – The beginning of the Feast
of Unleavened Bread – the “high day” Sabbath – the people could not work, so they
have to prepare in advance for it. (KJV) We also know because of Leviticus 23: 6-8
which we also just read on the previous slide that the Feast of Unleavened Bread the “high
day” Sabbath (KJV) began on the 15th Abib, here it is, the 15th Abib begins – end of
the 15th – so between here and here is the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Remember, The Feast of Unleavened Bread that
followed the Passover lasted 7 days and that goes off of our timeline here, and unleavened
bread was eaten for all 7 days. On the first day (this day here – the first day) and on
the seventh day (which is off the timeline) the people could not do any work.
So, what preceded the Passover where Christ was crucified in the New Testament? Matthew 26:1-16 New King James Version (NKJV)
“26 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to
His disciples, 2 “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will
be delivered up to be crucified.” 3 Then the chief priests, [a]the scribes,
and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called
Caiaphas, 4 and plotted to take Jesus by [b]trickery and kill Him. 5 But they said, “Not during
the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”
6 And when Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, 7 a woman came to Him
having an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and she poured it on His head as He sat
at the table. 8 But when His disciples saw it, they were indignant, saying, “Why this
waste? 9 For this fragrant oil might have been sold for much and given to the poor.”
10 But when Jesus was aware of it, He said to them, “Why do you trouble the woman?
For she has done a good work for Me. 11 For you have the poor with you always, but Me
you do not have always. 12 For in pouring this fragrant oil on My body, she did it for
My burial. 13 Assuredly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world,
what this woman has done will also be told as a memorial to her.”
14 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What
are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?” And they counted out to him thirty
pieces of silver. 16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.” (NKJV) So, the
Passover was the 14th Abib and they were commemorating the original Passover told about in:
Exodus 12:1-11 New King James Version “12 Now the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron
in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall
be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying:
‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the
house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for the
lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the
persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your
lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep
or from the goats. 6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month.
Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. 7 And
they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel
of the houses where they eat it. 8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted
in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Do not eat it raw,
nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails.
10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall
burn with fire. 11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals
on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD’s
Passover.”(NKJV) This is a comparison between the correct Old
Testament Passover meal and the incorrect Old Testament Passover meal. The Correct Old Testament Passover Meal Bitter Herbs (Exodus 12: 1 – 11) A male lamb – a sheep or goat without blemish
of the first year that had been roasted in the fire – its head with its legs and its
entrails – a HIGH protein meal for the journey. (Exodus 12: 1 -11) Matzah – Unleavened Bread (Exodus 12: 1
-11), because the people didn’t have time for the bread to rise. The InCorrect Old Testament Passover Meal
consists of Green Vegetable – Usually Parsley
Haroset – Fruit symbolizing Mortar Bitter Herbs, They do mention about Bitter
Herbs. They say usually Horseradish, but we don’t know what kind of bitter herbs they
were. Egg – which isn’t even included
Shank Bone – is not included. A shank bone wouldn’t do the people any good for their
traveling. Matzah – Unleavened Bread that is correct.
The Bitter Herbs and the Matzah is found in the original meal, but you can see that only
these three items were in the original meal., The hyssop that was used to put the blood
on the side posts prophesies of the hyssop and vinegar Christ was offered on the cross. John 19:28-30 New King James Version (NKJV) “28 After this, Jesus, knowing[a] that all
things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!”
29 Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour
wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30 So when Jesus had received the sour
wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.” (NKJV) In the Old Testament Passover, God was taking
His people out of bondage to Pharaoh which was prophetic for how Christ would take all
mankind out of bondage to Satan for all who will receive Christ as their Savior. The Old Testament Passover lamb prophesied
of Christ’s death. God prophesied of Christ’s cross through the blood of the lamb that the
Israelites put on the two side posts and the lintel (the top center of the door.) The blood
at the top prophesied of the blood from the crown of thorns that would be hammered into
Christ’s skull. The blood on the two side posts prophesied of the blood that would come
from the nailing of his hands to the cross. The blood on the lintel would have dripped
down onto the threshold of the door prophesying of the blood from Christ’s feet being nailed
to the base of the cross. Christ said, “9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me,
he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.10 The thief does not come except
to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they
may have it more abundantly.” (John 10: 9 – 10 NKJV) Christ is the lamb without blemish, the unleavened
bread, and the bitter herbs are prophetic for the bitter suffering on the cross He will
endure. The Apostle Paul equated leaven with sin, because it is the impurities in grain
that cause yeast organisms to form which make bread rise. The same is true when wine is
made. The skins of the grapes also create organisms which create yeast and cause fermentation.
Christ was WITHOUT impurities – WITHOUT leaven – He was sinless, so on that special night
of Passover He served another meal as well. It was the last time Christ would celebrate
the Passover with His Apostles so it is referred to as the Last Supper. Christ served the Passover meal that night
and He also served the first communion meal. He told His Apostles to do this in remembrance
of Him. The bread was unleavened and the drink was unleavened too. It was from the fruit
of the vine – it was juice. You can read additional information about the Last Supper
in the book of John. When speaking about communion to his congregation
the Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 5:6-8 I read from the New King James Version (NKJV) “6 Your glorying is not good. Do you not
know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? 7 Therefore [a]purge out the old leaven,
that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover,
was sacrificed [b]for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor
with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity
and truth.” (NKJV) Luke 22:14-23 also tells of this special evening.
I read from the New King James Version (NKJV) “14 When the hour had come, He sat down,
and the [a]twelve apostles with Him. 15 Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I
have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I say to you, I will
no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among
yourselves; 18 for I say to you, [b]I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the
kingdom of God comes.” 19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke
it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in
remembrance of Me.” 20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper,
saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you. 21 But behold,
the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table. 22 And truly the Son of Man goes as
it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”
23 Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.”
(NKJV) Matthew 26:20-29 also tells of this special
evening. I read from the New King James Version (NKJV) “20 When evening had come, He sat down with
the twelve. 21 Now as they were eating, He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you
will betray Me.” 22 And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and
each of them began to say to Him, “Lord, is it I?”
23 He answered and said, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.
24 The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom
the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been
born.” 25 Then Judas, who was betraying Him, answered
and said, “Rabbi, is it I?” He said to him, “You have said it.”
26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, [a]blessed and broke it, and gave it to the
disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”
27 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from
it, all of you. 28 For this is My blood of the [b]new covenant, which is shed for many
for the [c]remission of sins. 29 But I say to you, I will not drink of this fruit of
the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in My Father’s kingdom.”
(NKJV) Matthew 26:30 says in the New King James Version
(NKJV) “30 And when they had sung a hymn, they
went out to the Mount of Olives.”(NKJV) Also, on that night Christ prophesies that
Peter will deny Him. Matthew 26:31-35 I read from the New King
James Version (NKJV) “31 Then Jesus said to them, “All of you
will be [a]made to stumble because of Me this night, for it is written:
‘I will strike the Shepherd, And the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
32 But after I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee.”
33 Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are [b]made to stumble because of You,
I will never be made to stumble.” 34 Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say
to you that this night, before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.”
35 Peter said to Him, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!”
And so said all the disciples.” (NKJV) In the next scripture the Apostles are falling
asleep. Remember, this is all happening at night and the Apostles have been up all day.
Now they are tired. They do not understand what is about to happen and the seriousness
of the situation. Within Matthew 26: 36 – 68 Christ is taken captive. Matthew 26:36-68 I read from the New King
James Version (NKJV) “36 Then Jesus came with them to a place
called Gethsemane, and said to the disciples, “Sit here while I go and pray over there.”
37 And He took with Him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and He began to be sorrowful
and deeply distressed. 38 Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful,
even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.” 39 He went a little farther and fell on His
face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from
Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
40 Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and said to Peter, “What!
Could you not watch with Me one hour? 41 Watch and pray, lest you enter into temptation.
The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
42 Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, “O My Father,[a]if this
cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.” 43 And He came and
found them asleep again, for their eyes were heavy.
44 So He left them, went away again, and prayed the third time, saying the same words. 45
Then He came to His disciples and said to them, “Are you still sleeping and resting?
Behold, the hour [b]is at hand, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of
sinners. 46 Rise, let us be going. See, My betrayer is at hand.”
47 And while He was still speaking, behold, Judas, one of the twelve, with a great multitude
with swords and clubs, came from the chief priests and elders of the people.
48 Now His betrayer had given them a sign, saying, “Whomever I kiss, He is the One;
seize Him.” 49 Immediately he went up to Jesus and said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and
kissed Him. 50 But Jesus said to him, “Friend, why have
you come?” Then they came and laid hands on Jesus and
took Him. 51 And suddenly, one of those who were with Jesus stretched out his hand and
drew his sword, struck the servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear.
52 But Jesus said to him, “Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will
[c]perish by the sword. 53 Or do you think that I cannot now pray to My Father, and He
will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels? 54 How then could the Scriptures
be fulfilled, that it must happen thus?” 55 In that hour Jesus said to the multitudes,
“Have you come out, as against a robber, with swords and clubs to take Me? I sat daily
with you, teaching in the temple, and you did not seize Me. 56 But all this was done
that the Scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled.”
Then all the disciples forsook Him and fled. 57 And those who had laid hold of Jesus led
Him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.
58 But Peter followed Him at a distance to the high priest’s courtyard. And he went
in and sat with the servants to see the end. 59 Now the chief priests, [d]the elders, and
all the council sought false testimony against Jesus to put Him to death, 60 [e]but found
none. Even though many false witnesses came forward, they found none. But at last two
[f]false witnesses came forward 61 and said, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy
the temple of God and to build it in three days.’ ”
62 And the high priest arose and said to Him, “Do You answer nothing? What is it these
men testify against You?” 63 But Jesus kept silent. And the high priest answered and said
to Him, “I put You under oath by the living God: Tell us if You are the Christ, the Son
of God!” 64 Jesus said to him, “It is as you said.
Nevertheless, I say to you, hereafter you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right
hand of the Power, and coming on the clouds of heaven.”
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes, saying, “He has spoken blasphemy! What further
need do we have of witnesses? Look, now you have heard His blasphemy! 66 What do you think?”
They answered and said, “He is deserving of death.”
67 Then they spat in His face and beat Him; and others struck Him with [g]the palms of
their hands, 68 saying, “Prophesy to us, Christ! Who is the one who struck You?””
(NKJV) Remember, this has all happened during the
night of Passover, but in the morning, Peter denies Christ just as Jesus Christ foretold. Matthew 26:69-75 reads in the New King James
Version (NKJV) “69 Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard.
And a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus of Galilee.”
70 But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying.”
71 And when he had gone out to the gateway, another girl saw him and said to those who
were there, “This fellow also was with Jesus of Nazareth.”
72 But again he denied with an oath, “I do not know the Man!”
73 And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are
one of them, for your speech betrays you.” 74 Then he began to [a]curse and [b]swear,
saying, “I do not know the Man!” Immediately a rooster crowed. 75 And Peter
remembered the word of Jesus who had said to him, “Before the rooster crows, you will
deny Me three times.” So he went out and wept bitterly.” (NKJV) Why did Peter deny the Christ? He was afraid
for his life. The Lord knew He would do this, but he wasn’t alone – all of the Apostles
ran. The Lord also knew that Peter would repent and be restored to his leadership position,
because before the Passover ever occurs Christ assigns Peter the task of leading His church. Matthew 16:13-18 New King James Version (NKJV) “13 When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea
Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man,
am?” 14 So they said, “Some say John the Baptist,
some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered and said, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
17 Jesus answered and said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah, for flesh and blood
has not revealed this to you, but My Father who is in heaven. 18 And I also say to you
that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall
not [a]prevail against it.” (NKJV) I want to emphasize again, essentially, Father
God orchestrated His own son’s death to bring about the salvation of His people and
to bring the promised Messiah. John 3:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV)
reads: “16 For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting
life.17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the
world through Him might be saved.” (NKJV) In Israel, in the Spring, the sun rises at
approximately 6:00 a.m. around the Passover. This varies depending on the day it occurs. This chart is the Ancient Numeric Sundial
Hours which were counted ordinally – They were
not 60-minute hours. They’re counted – First, Second, Third,
Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, and so forth down to the Twelfth Hour On this side, we have the Approximate Hours
of the Day Computed the Modern way – These ARE 60-minute hours 6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m., 7:00 a.m. – 8:00
a.m. 8:00 to 9:00, 9:00 to 10:00 and so forth – but we can get an approximate idea as to
what occurred on the date that Christ was crucified by using this chart. At around 8:00
a.m. to 9:00 a.m. – the third hour occurs and that’s approximate – that’s when
Christ was crucified. At the 6th hour around 11:00 a.m. – 12:00
p.m. the Lord made the land dark and He made it dark until the 9th hour – around 2 or
3:00 p.m. At about 2 or 3:00 P.M., around that time, Christ died on the cross. So, He hung on the cross from 8:00 a.m. in
the morning approximately that until about 2:00 or 3:00 P.M. in the afternoon, with nails
embedded in his hands and His body bleeding, and His body weighing down on the tissue the
nails were embedded into. You can imagine the excruciating pain of that event and that
is what Christ did for you on the cross. On the day of Christ’s crucifixion, the
scriptures in Mark 15:24-26 New King James Version (NKJV)
reads “24 And when they crucified Him, they divided
His garments, casting lots for them to determine what every man should take.
25 Now it was the third hour, and they crucified Him. 26 And the inscription of His accusation
was written above: THE KING OF THE JEWS.” (NKJV) Matthew 27:45-50 New King James Version (NKJV) “45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth
hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out
with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God,
why have You forsaken Me?”[a] 47 Some of those who stood there, when they
heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” 48 Immediately one of them ran
and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him
to drink. 49 The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us
see if Elijah will come to save Him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice,
and yielded up His spirit.” (NKJV) Pronounced: [el – lee, el-lee, ley-ma sa-bach-thon-ee} Christ endured the crown of thorns pounded
into his head, Roman scourging (whipping and tearing of the flesh until near death), the
pounding of nails into his hands and feet, hanging from those nails and the tearing of
human flesh because of the hanging weight of His body, surely this would have caused
such edema of tissue that He would indeed be unrecognizable. These scriptures prophesied that Christ’s
legs would not be broken: Exodus 12:46 New International Version (NIV) “46 “It must be eaten inside the house;
take none of the meat outside the house. Do not break any of the bones.” (NIV) Numbers 9:12 New International Version (NIV) “12 They must not leave any of it till morning
or break any of its bones. When they celebrate the Passover, they must follow all the regulations.”
(NIV) Psalm 34:20 also prophesies that Christ’s
legs would not be broken on the cross. New International Version (NIV)
“20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.” (NIV) This scripture prophesies of the piercing
of Christ’s side: Zechariah 12:10 New International Version
(NIV) “10 “And I will pour out on the house
of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem a spirit[a] of grace and supplication. They
will look on[b] me, the one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns
for an only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son.”
(NIV) This scripture is the fulfillment in the New
Testament. John 19: 31 – 37 New International Version
(NIV) “31 Now it was the day of Preparation, and
the next day was to be a special Sabbath. Because the Jewish leaders did not want the
bodies left on the crosses during the Sabbath, they asked Pilate to have the legs broken
and the bodies taken down. 32 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first
man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. 33 But when they
came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. 34 Instead,
one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood
and water. 35 The man who saw it has given testimony, and his testimony is true. He knows
that he tells the truth, and he testifies so that you also may believe. 36 These things
happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,”[c]
37 and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”[d]”
(NIV) The scriptures prophesy that Christ would
be beaten beyond recognition. Isaiah 52:13-15 New International Version
(NIV) “13 See, my servant will act wisely[a];
he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted.
14 Just as there were many who were appalled at him[b]—
his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being
and his form marred beyond human likeness— 15 so he will sprinkle many nations,[c]
and kings will shut their mouths because of him.
For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.”(NIV) This is only one of the many scriptures that
prophesy of Christ’s crucifixion and the reason He was sent to die on the cross. Isaiah 53:1-4 New International Version (NIV) “53 Who has believed our message
and to whom has the arm of the LORD been revealed? 2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground. He had no beauty or majesty to attract us
to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire
him. 3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. 4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.” (NIV) Isaiah 53:5-8 New International Version (NIV)
“5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him
the iniquity of us all. 7 He was oppressed and afflicted,
yet he did not open his mouth; he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested? For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]” (NIV) Isaiah 53:9-12 New International Version (NIV)
“9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence, nor was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it was the LORD’s will to crush him and cause him to suffer,
and though the LORD makes[a] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered, he will see the light of life[b] and be satisfied[c];
by his knowledge[d] my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities. 12 Therefore I will give him a portion among
the great,[e] and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[f]
because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.”
(NIV) Remember, it is STILL the Passover. Then within Matthew 27: 1 – 56 Christ IS
crucified. I read from the New King James Version. “27 When morning came, all the chief priests
and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death. 2 And when they had bound
Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to [a]Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought
back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned
by betraying innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You
see to it!” 5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver
in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them
into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.” 7 And they consulted together
and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in. 8 Therefore that field
has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the
thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children
of Israel priced, 10 and gave them for the potter’s field, as the LORD directed me.”
11 Now Jesus stood before the governor. And the governor asked Him, saying, “Are You
the King of the Jews?” Jesus said to him, “It is as you say.”
12 And while He was being accused by the chief priests and elders, He answered nothing.
13 Then Pilate said to Him, “Do You not hear how many things they testify against
You?” 14 But He answered him not one word, so that the governor marveled greatly.
15 Now at the feast the governor was accustomed to releasing to the multitude one prisoner
whom they wished. 16 And at that time they had a notorious prisoner called [b]Barabbas.
17 Therefore, when they had gathered together, Pilate said to them, “Whom do you want me
to release to you? Barabbas, or Jesus who is called Christ?” 18 For he knew that they
had handed Him over because of envy. 19 While he was sitting on the judgment seat,
his wife sent to him, saying, “Have nothing to do with that just Man, for I have suffered
many things today in a dream because of Him.” 20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded
the multitudes that they should ask for Barabbas and destroy Jesus. 21 The governor answered
and said to them, “Which of the two do you want me to release to you?”
They said, “Barabbas!” 22 Pilate said to them, “What then shall
I do with Jesus who is called Christ?” They all said to him, “Let Him be crucified!”
23 Then the governor said, “Why, what evil has He done?”
But they cried out all the more, saying, “Let Him be crucified!”
24 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a [c]tumult was rising,
he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, “I am innocent of
the blood of this [d]just Person. You see to it.”
25 And all the people answered and said, “His blood be on us and on our children.”
26 Then he released Barabbas to them; and when he had [e]scourged Jesus, he delivered
Him to be crucified. 27 Then the soldiers of the governor took
Jesus into the [f]Praetorium and gathered the whole [g]garrison around Him. 28 And they
stripped Him and put a scarlet robe on Him. 29 When they had [h]twisted a crown of thorns,
they put it on His head, and a reed in His right hand. And they bowed the knee before
Him and mocked Him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” 30 Then they spat on Him,
and took the reed and struck Him on the head. 31 And when they had mocked Him, they took
the robe off Him, put His own clothes on Him, and led Him away to be crucified.
32 Now as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name. Him they compelled
to bear His cross. 33 And when they had come to a place called Golgotha, that is to say,
Place of a Skull, 34 they gave Him [i]sour wine mingled with gall to drink. But when
He had tasted it, He would not drink. 35 Then they crucified Him, and divided His
garments, casting lots, [j]that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet:
“They divided My garments among them, And for My clothing they cast lots.”
36 Sitting down, they kept watch over Him there. 37 And they put up over His head the
accusation written against Him: THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.
38 Then two robbers were crucified with Him, one on the right and another on the left.
39 And those who passed by blasphemed Him, wagging their heads 40 and saying, “You
who destroy the temple and build it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of
God, come down from the cross.” 41 Likewise the chief priests also, mocking
with the [k]scribes and elders, said, 42 “He saved others; Himself He cannot save. [l]If
He is the King of Israel, let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe [m]Him.
43 He trusted in God; let Him deliver Him now if He will have Him; for He said, ‘I
am the Son of God.’” 44 Even the robbers who were crucified with
Him reviled Him with the same thing. 45 Now from the sixth hour until the ninth
hour there was darkness over all the land. 46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out
with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God,
why have You forsaken Me?” 47 Some of those who stood there, when they
heard that, said, “This Man is calling for Elijah!” 48 Immediately one of them ran
and took a sponge, filled it with sour wine and put it on a reed, and offered it to Him
to drink. 49 The rest said, “Let Him alone; let us
see if Elijah will come to save Him.” 50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice,
and yielded up His spirit. 51 Then, behold, the veil of the temple was
torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, 52 and the
graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
53 and coming out of the graves after His resurrection, they went into the holy city
and appeared to many. 54 So when the centurion and those with him,
who were guarding Jesus, saw the earthquake and the things that had happened, they feared
greatly, saying, “Truly this was the Son of God!”
55 And many women who followed Jesus from Galilee, ministering to Him, were there looking
on from afar, 56 among whom were Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James and [n]Joses, and
the mother of Zebedee’s sons.”(NKJV) Christ’s body is removed from the cross
by Joseph of Arimathea. Matthew 27:57-61 I read from the New King
James Version (NKJV) “57 Now when evening had come, there came
a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who himself had also become a disciple of Jesus.
58 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body
to be given to him. 59 When Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth,
60 and laid it in his new tomb which he had hewn out of the rock; and he rolled a large
stone against the door of the tomb, and departed. 61 And Mary Magdalene was there, and the other
Mary, sitting [a]opposite the tomb.”(NKJV) Notice that Christ’s body is put in the
tomb before dark. The book of Luke 23: 50 – 56 New King James
Version also confirms the time reference: “50 Now behold, there was a man named Joseph,
a council member, a good and just man. 51 He had not consented to their decision and
deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting[o] for
the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he
took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock,
where no one had ever lain before. 54 That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew
near. 55 And the women who had come with Him from
Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. 56 Then
they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according
to the commandment.” (NKJV) Notice, that Christ’s body is put in the
tomb on the Passover, this is STILL the Passover BEFORE DARK. Then we have another time reference: Matthew 27:62-66 New King James Version (NKJV) “62 On the next day, which followed the
Day of Preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees gathered together to Pilate, 63
saying, “Sir, we remember, while He was still alive, how that deceiver said, ‘After
three days I will rise.’ 64 Therefore command that the tomb be made secure until the third
day, lest His disciples come [a]by night and steal Him away, and say to the people, ‘He
has risen from the dead.’ So the last deception will be worse than the first.”
65 Pilate said to them, “You have a guard; go your way, make it as secure as you know
how.” 66 So they went and made the tomb secure, sealing the stone and setting the
guard.” (NKJV) Christ was crucified and placed in the tomb
on a Wednesday and the tomb was sealed on a Thursday. Notice, time had transpired between when Christ
was PLACED IN THE TOMB and when it was SEALED by an authority. Christ was placed in the
tomb towards the end of the Passover and then the Feast of Unleavened Bread HAD ALREADY
STARTED when the Chief Priests and Pharisees go to Pilate and want the tomb sealed and
a watch set. (Matthew 27: 62-66) After the tomb is SEALED the 3-day count begins here!
It WAS the starting point, because in order to fulfill the requirements for the Day of
Atonement according to Leviticus 16:17, no one could enter the tomb. Leviticus 16:17
“17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle of the
congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement in the holy place, until he come out, and
have made an atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation
of Israel.”(KJV) Until it WAS sealed there was no guarantee
that Lev. 16:17 would be kept. Christ said, and I’m reading from the King
James Version: “40 For as Jonas was three days and three
nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights
in the heart of the earth.” (Matthew 12:40 KJV) Now I can also prove that the entombment IS
NOT the starting point. If He’s in the tomb just before dark – then the first day and
every other day has to end just before dark. So, let’s count. 1 – 2 – 3. That brings
us to the 7th day Sabbath and we know that Christ was risen here on the 1rst day of the
week, so that can’t be correct. In fact, He HAD to be resurrected on the first day
of the week to fulfill the scriptures and I’ll show you why. Now let’s count from
the sealing of the tomb. Since He was sealed in the tomb just after dark then when we count-
the end of each day has to be after dark. So, let’s count. 1-2-3. You see it brings
us to the day AFTER the Jewish Sabbath or the first day of the week. Christ is Risen and notice the new day had
already started after dark, so it WAS the day AFTER the Jewish sabbath or the 1st Day
of the Week. In MODERN time keeping, part of it was a Saturday and part of it was a
Sunday. The women don’t come until the a.m. – after
Christ is already risen. Remember, they think they are coming to anoint a dead body
According to Mark 16: 1 and Luke 24: 1. Mark 16:1 I read from the New King James Version
(NKJV) “16 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary
Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they
might come and anoint Him.” (NKJV) In order for the MANDATORY SEALING of the
tomb (Lev. 16:17) to be the starting point for the 3-day count – 2 additional proofs
HAD to be met. The Resurrection HAD to occur on the THIRD DAY AND IT HAD TO BE THE DAY
AFTER THE SABBATH. The fact that it IS the day AFTER the Sabbath can be confirmed through
Luke 24:1-13 when on the “first day of the week” (Luke 24:1) (the day after the Jewish
sabbath) the women go to the tomb and find that Christ is missing from the tomb (NIV).
The men walking to Emmaus confirm that it is the “same day” in verse 24:13 and in
verse 24:21 it says: “…And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place.”
(NIV) Now, Christ is risen about here – the women
come to the tomb – Here is where Christ is risen – here is where the women come
to the tomb, and then the men walking to Emmaus that occurs somewhere in the middle of the
day. Let me read first of all Luke 24:1-12 I read from the New International
Version (NIV) “24 On the first day of the week, very early
in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. 2
They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, 3 but when they entered, they did not
find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 While they were wondering about this, suddenly two men
in clothes that gleamed like lightning stood beside them. 5 In their fright the women bowed
down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the
living among the dead? 6 He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while
he was still with you in Galilee: 7 ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands
of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.’ ” 8 Then they remembered
his words. 9 When they came back from the tomb, they
told all these things to the Eleven and to all the others. 10 It was Mary Magdalene,
Joanna, Mary the mother of James, and the others with them who told this to the apostles.
11 But they did not believe the women, because their words seemed to them like nonsense.
12 Peter, however, got up and ran to the tomb. Bending over, he saw the strips of linen lying
by themselves, and he went away, wondering to himself what had happened.”(NIV) Notice that the angel said that it was the
“third day” in verse 7. (NIV) The men walking to Emmaus confirm this as
well. Luke 24:13-27 I read from the New International
Version (NIV) “13 Now that same day two of them were going
to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem. 14 They were talking with
each other about everything that had happened. 15 As they talked and discussed these things
with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; 16 but they were kept
from recognizing him. 17 He asked them, “What are you discussing
together as you walk along?” They stood still, their faces downcast. 18
One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does
not know the things that have happened there in these days?”
19 “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.
“He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The
chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified
him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is
more, it is the third day since all this took place. 22 In addition, some of our women amazed
us. They went to the tomb early this morning 23 but didn’t find his body. They came and
told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. 24 Then some of our
companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see
Jesus.” 25 He said to them, “How foolish you are,
and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken! 26 Did not the Messiah have to
suffer these things and then enter his glory?” 27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets,
he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.” (NIV)
I’ve already confirmed to you how the men walking to Emmaus confirm that it is the THIRD
DAY when Christ is resurrected, but there is something else that is very important that
they also confirm. As they were walking, they said this in Luke 24:19 New International
Version: “…About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied.
“He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. 20 The
chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified
him; 21 but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is
more, it is the third day since all this took place. ” (Luke 24:19 NIV) The men walking to Emmaus, don’t even realize
that with their OWN words they are confirming what actually took place. The redemption of
Israel HAD to begin with the sealing of the tomb by an authority to bring it to completion.
Remember what Leviticus 16:17 says: Leviticus 16:17 King James Version “17 And there shall be no man in the tabernacle
of the congregation when he goeth in to make an atonement
in the holy place, until he come out, and have made an atonement for himself, and for
his household, and for all the congregation of Israel.”(KJV) What does the word “redeem” mean in Luke
24:21 (NIV)? In the Greek it is “lytroō” pronounced
[loo -trow (the ending pronounced similar to “now”)] (Strong’s, G3084, BLB, 2019) • “to release on receipt of ransom”
• “to redeem, liberate by payment of ransom” • “to liberate”
• “to cause to be released to one’s self payment of a ransom”
• “to redeem” • “to deliver: from evils of every kind,
internal and external” (Strong’s, G3084, BLB, 2019) Who was redeemed through Christ’s death
and resurrection? All mankind who will believe in him and are
thus saved. All Israel WILL believe and be saved too, but they have to believe in Christ
as the Messiah! It was prophesied since the Old Testament: Deuteronomy 33:29 New American Standard Bible “29 “Blessed are you, O Israel;
Who is like you, a people saved by the LORD, Who is the shield of your help
And the sword of your majesty! So your enemies will cringe before you,
And you will tread upon their high places.”” (NASB) Isaiah 45:17-19 New American Standard Bible “17 Israel has been saved by the LORD
With an everlasting salvation; You will not be put to shame or humiliated
To all eternity. 18 For thus says the LORD, who created the
heavens (He is the God who formed the earth and made it, He established it and did not
create it [a]a waste place, but formed it to be inhabited),
“I am the LORD, and there is none else. 19 “I have not spoken in secret,
In [b]some dark land; I did not say to the [c]offspring of Jacob,
‘Seek Me in [d]a waste place’; I, the LORD, speak righteousness,
Declaring things that are upright.” (NASB) Isaiah 45:20 -21 New American Standard Bible “20 “Gather yourselves and come;
Draw near together, you fugitives of the nations; They have no knowledge,
Who carry about [e]their wooden idol And pray to a god who cannot save.
21 “Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together.
Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it?
Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me,
A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me.” (NASB) Isaiah 45:22-25 New American Standard Bible “22 “Turn to Me and be saved, all the
ends of the earth; For I am God, and there is no other.
23 “I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness
And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue
will swear allegiance. 24 “They will say of Me, ‘Only in the
LORD are righteousness and strength.’ Men will come to Him,
And all who were angry at Him will be put to shame.
25 “In the LORD all the offspring of Israel Will be justified and will glory.”” (NASB) Jeremiah 23: 1 – 6 New King James Version
(NKJV) “23 “Woe to the shepherds who destroy
and scatter the sheep of My pasture!” says the LORD. 2 Therefore thus says the LORD God
of Israel against the shepherds who feed My people: “You have scattered My flock, driven
them away, and not attended to them. Behold, I will attend to you for the evil of your
doings,” says the LORD. 3 “But I will gather the remnant of My flock out of all
countries where I have driven them, and bring them back to their folds; and they shall be
fruitful and increase. 4 I will set up shepherds over them who will feed them; and they shall
fear no more, nor be dismayed, nor shall they be lacking,” says the LORD.
5 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the LORD,
“That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness;
A King shall reign and [a]prosper, And execute [b]judgment and righteousness
in the [c]earth. 6 In His days Judah will be saved,
And Israel will dwell safely; Now this is His name by which He will be called:
[d]THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.” (NKJV) Who was the BRANCH that Jeremiah was prophesying
about? The Lord Jesus Christ. Jeremiah 23: 7 – 12 New King James Version
(NKJV) “7 “Therefore, behold, the days are coming,”
says the LORD, “that they shall no longer say, ‘As the LORD lives who brought up the
children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ 8 but, ‘As the LORD lives who brought up
and led the descendants of the house of Israel from the north country and from all the countries
where I had driven them.’ And they shall dwell in their own land.”
9 My heart within me is broken Because of the prophets;
All my bones shake. I am like a drunken man,
And like a man whom wine has overcome, Because of the LORD,
And because of His holy words. 10 For the land is full of adulterers;
For because of a curse the land mourns. The pleasant places of the wilderness are
dried up. Their course of life is evil,
And their might is not right. 11 “For both prophet and priest are profane;
Yes, in My house I have found their wickedness,” says the LORD.
12 “Therefore their way shall be to them Like slippery ways;
In the darkness they shall be driven on And fall in them;
For I will bring disaster on them, The year of their punishment,” says the
LORD.” (NKJV) Jeremiah 23: 13 – 18 New King James Version
(NKJV) “13 “And I have seen [e]folly in the prophets
of Samaria: They prophesied by Baal
And caused My people Israel to err. 14 Also I have seen a horrible thing in the
prophets of Jerusalem: They commit adultery and walk in lies;
They also strengthen the hands of evildoers, So that no one turns back from his wickedness.
All of them are like Sodom to Me, And her inhabitants like Gomorrah.
15 “Therefore thus says the LORD of hosts concerning the prophets:
‘Behold, I will feed them with wormwood, And make them drink the water of gall;
For from the prophets of Jerusalem [f]Profaneness has gone out into all the land.’
” 16 Thus says the LORD of hosts:
“Do not listen to the words of the prophets who prophesy to you.
They make you worthless; They speak a vision of their own heart,
Not from the mouth of the LORD. 17 They continually say to those who despise
Me, ‘The LORD has said, “You shall have peace”
’; And to everyone who walks according to the
[g]dictates of his own heart, they say, ‘No evil shall come upon you.’ ”
18 For who has stood in the counsel of the LORD,
And has perceived and heard His word? Who has marked His word and heard it?” (NKJV) Jeremiah 23: 19 – 27 New King James Version
(NKJV) “19 Behold, a whirlwind of the LORD has
gone forth in fury— A violent whirlwind!
It will fall violently on the head of the wicked.
20 The anger of the LORD will not turn back Until He has executed and performed the thoughts
of His heart. In the latter days you will understand it
perfectly. 21 “I have not sent these prophets, yet
they ran. I have not spoken to them, yet they prophesied.
22 But if they had stood in My counsel, And had caused My people to hear My words,
Then they would have turned them from their evil way
And from the evil of their doings. 23 “Am I a God near at hand,” says the
LORD, “And not a God afar off?
24 Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD;
“Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD.
25 “I have heard what the prophets have said who prophesy lies in My name, saying,
‘I have dreamed, I have dreamed!’ 26 How long will this be in the heart of the prophets
who prophesy lies? Indeed they are prophets of the deceit of their own heart, 27 who try
to make My people forget My name by their dreams which everyone tells his neighbor,
as their fathers forgot My name for Baal.” (NKJV) Jeremiah 23: 28 – 33 New King James Version
(NKJV) “28 “The prophet who has a dream, let
him tell a dream; And he who has My word, let him speak My word
faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat?” says the
LORD. 29 “Is not My word like a fire?” says
the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rock
in pieces? 30 “Therefore behold, I am against the prophets,”
says the LORD, “who steal My words every one from his neighbor. 31 Behold, I am against
the prophets,” says the LORD, “who use their tongues and say, ‘He says.’ 32 Behold,
I am against those who prophesy false dreams,” says the LORD, “and tell them, and cause
My people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command
them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all,” says the LORD.
33 “So when these people or the prophet or the priest ask you, saying, ‘What is
the [h]oracle of the LORD?’ you shall then say to them, [i]‘What oracle?’ I will
even forsake you,” says the LORD.” (NKJV) Jeremiah 23: 34 – 40 New King James Version
(NKJV) “34 “And as for the prophet and the priest
and the people who say, ‘The [j]oracle of the LORD!’ I will even punish that man and
his house. 35 Thus every one of you shall say to his neighbor, and every one to his
brother, ‘What has the LORD answered?’ and, ‘What has the LORD spoken?’ 36 And
the [k]oracle of the LORD you shall mention no more. For every man’s word will be his
oracle, for you have perverted the words of the living God, the LORD of hosts, our God.
37 Thus you shall say to the prophet, ‘What has the LORD answered you?’ and, ‘What
has the LORD spoken?’ 38 But since you say, ‘The [l]oracle of the LORD!’ therefore
thus says the LORD: ‘Because you say this word, “The oracle of the LORD!” and I
have sent to you, saying, “Do not say, ‘The oracle of the LORD!’ ” 39 therefore behold,
I, even I, will utterly forget you and forsake you, and the city that I gave you and your
fathers, and will cast you out of My presence. 40 And I will bring an everlasting reproach
upon you, and a perpetual shame, which shall not be forgotten.’ ”” (NKJV) Romans 11:25-36 New
American Standard Bible “25 For I do not want you, brethren, to
be uninformed of this mystery—so that you will not be wise in your own estimation—that
a partial hardening has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come
in; 26 and so all Israel will be saved; just as it is written,
“THE DELIVERER WILL COME FROM ZION, HE WILL REMOVE UNGODLINESS FROM JACOB.”
27 “THIS IS [a]MY COVENANT WITH THEM, WHEN I TAKE AWAY THEIR SINS.”
28 [b]From the standpoint of the gospel they are enemies for your sake, but [c]from the
standpoint of God’s choice they are beloved for the sake of the fathers; 29 for the gifts
and the calling of God are irrevocable. 30 For just as you once were disobedient to God,
but now have been shown mercy because of their disobedience, 31 so these also now have been
disobedient, that because of the mercy shown to you they also may now be shown mercy. 32
For God has shut up all in disobedience so that He may show mercy to all.
33 Oh, the depth of the riches [d]both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable
are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! 34 For WHO HAS KNOWN THE MIND OF THE LORD,
OR WHO BECAME HIS COUNSELOR? 35 Or WHO HAS FIRST GIVEN TO HIM [e]THAT IT MIGHT BE PAID
BACK TO HIM AGAIN? 36 For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the
glory [f]forever. Amen.” (NASB) Christ fulfilled the Passover, the Feast of
Unleavened Bread, the Day of Atonement and He still fulfills even more through His Resurrection,
and even beyond through the Baptism of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. Christ HAD to be
resurrected on the day after the Sabbath or the first day of the week to fulfill even
more Old Testament scriptures. Please listen further.
Christ is our Passover 1 Corinthians 5:7 New King James Version (NKJV) “7 Therefore [a]purge out the old leaven,
that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover,
was sacrificed [b]for us.” (NKJV) Yeast is created by the impurities in the
flour/grain. The Apostle Paul equated yeast/leaven with sin. Christ was “unleavened” or sinless.
(NKJV) In this scripture, the Apostle Paul urges us to be without leaven or sinless the
same way Christ was. Christ was our Passover lamb when He died on the cross for the sins
of all mankind who will receive Him as their Savior.
Leviticus 23: 6 – 8 New King James Version “6 And on the fifteenth day of the same
month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened
bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no [a]customary
work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD for seven days. The
seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’ ”” (NKJV) Christ IS the Unleavened Bread for Passover
at His crucifixion and Christ is the Unleavened bread for the
Feast of Unleavened Bread during his entombment. 1 Corinthians 5:7-8 New King James Version
(NKJV) “7 Therefore [a]purge out the old leaven,
that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover,
was sacrificed [b]for us. 8 Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor
with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity
and truth.” (NKJV) John 6:35 New King James Version (NKJV) “35 And Jesus said to them, “I am the
bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never
thirst.” (NKJV) The Old Testament in
Leviticus 23: 9 – 14 New King James Version says…
“9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and
say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest,
then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall
wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath
the priest shall wave it. 12 And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf,
a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the LORD. 13 Its grain
offering shall be two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made
by fire to the LORD, for a [b]sweet aroma; and its drink offering shall be of wine, one-fourth
of a hin. 14 You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same
day that you have brought an offering to your God; it shall be a statute forever throughout
your generations in all your dwellings.” (NKJV) Christ WAS the sheaf and First Fruit offering
that fulfilled that Old Testament requirement at His Resurrection on the Day after the Sabbath.
1 Corinthians 15:20-21 New King James Version (NKJV)
“20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who
have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of
the dead.”(NKJV) In the Old Testament, God instructed His people
to make the Tabernacle, the Ark of the Covenant, and a Mercy Seat where He would meet with
them. Exodus 25:1-9 New King James Version
“25 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, that
they bring Me an offering. From everyone who gives it willingly with his heart you shall
take My offering. 3 And this is the offering which you shall take from them: gold, silver,
and bronze; 4 blue, purple, and scarlet thread, fine linen, and goats’ hair; 5 ram skins
dyed red, badger skins, and acacia wood; 6 oil for the light, and spices for the anointing
oil and for the sweet incense; 7 onyx stones, and stones to be set in the ephod and in the
breastplate. 8 And let them make Me a sanctuary, that I may dwell among them. 9 According to
all that I show you, that is, the pattern of the tabernacle and the pattern of all its
furnishings, just so you shall make it.”(NKJV) Exodus 25:10-22 New King James Version
“10 “And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length,
a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height. 11 And you shall overlay
it with pure gold, inside and out you shall overlay it, and shall make on it a molding
of gold all around. 12 You shall cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in its
four corners; two rings shall be on one side, and two rings on the other side. 13 And you
shall make poles of acacia wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 You shall put the poles
into the rings on the sides of the ark, that the ark may be carried by them. 15 The poles
shall be in the rings of the ark; they shall not be taken from it. 16 And you shall put
into the ark the Testimony which I will give you.
17 “You shall make a mercy seat of pure gold; two and a half cubits shall be its length
and a cubit and a half its width. 18 And you shall make two cherubim of gold; of hammered
work you shall make them at the two ends of the mercy seat. 19 Make one cherub at one
end, and the other cherub at the other end; you shall make the cherubim at the two ends
of it of one piece with the mercy seat. 20 And the cherubim shall stretch out their wings
above, covering the mercy seat with their wings, and they shall face one another; the
faces of the cherubim shall be toward the mercy seat. 21 You shall put the mercy seat
on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you. 22
And there I will meet with you, and I will speak with you from above the mercy seat,
from between the two cherubim which are on the ark of the Testimony, about everything
which I will give you in commandment to the children of Israel.”(NKJV) Christ IS the Ark and the Mercy Seat in the
New Testament. God created them through Christ Himself in that tomb which was a temporary
Tabernacle. John 20:11-13 New International Version
“11 Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the
tomb 12 and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head
and the other at the foot. 13 They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying?”
“They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “and I don’t know where they have put
him.”” (NIV) That’s because He was already risen!
Notice how the angels are positioned where Christ had been laid. They are positioned
the same way they were positioned on the Mercy Seat that had covered the Ark in the Old Testament. Leviticus 23: 26 – 32 New King James Version
– The Day of Atonement “26 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
27 “Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be
a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by
fire to the LORD. 28 And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement,
to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. 29 For any person who is not afflicted
in soul on that same day shall be cut off from his people. 30 And any person who does
any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people. 31 You shall
do no manner of work; it shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all
your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall [c]afflict your
souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall [d]celebrate
your sabbath.”” (NKJV) CHRIST WAS and IS the ATONEMENT for all mankind
who will receive Him as their Savior: Romans 3:24-26 New International Version “24 and all are justified freely by his
grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25 God presented Christ as a
sacrifice of atonement,[a] through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith. He
did this to demonstrate his righteousness, because in his forbearance he had left the
sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26 he did it to demonstrate his righteousness
at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith
in Jesus.”(NIV) Hebrews 2:16-18 New International Version “16 For surely it is not angels he helps,
but Abraham’s descendants. 17 For this reason he had to be made like them,[a] fully human
in every way, in order that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in service
to God, and that he might make atonement for the sins of the people.18 Because he himself
suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.”(NIV) Leviticus 23: 15 – 22 New King James Version
– The Feast of Weeks “15 ‘And you shall count for yourselves
from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering:
seven Sabbaths shall be completed. 16 Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath;
then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD. 17 You shall bring from your
dwellings two wave loaves of two-tenths of an ephah. They shall be of fine flour; they
shall be baked with leaven. They are the firstfruits to the LORD. 18 And you shall offer with the
bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They
shall be as a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink
offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the LORD. 19 Then you shall
sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a
sacrifice of a peace offering. 20 The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits
as a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the LORD
for the priest. 21 And you shall proclaim on the same day that it is a holy convocation
to you. You shall do no customary work on it. It shall be a statute forever in all your
dwellings throughout your generations. 22 ‘When you reap the harvest of your land,
you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather
any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger:
I am the LORD your God.’ ”” (NKJV) The Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Ingathering
Exodus 34:21-23 New King James Version (NKJV) “21 “Six days you shall work, but on the
seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.
22 “And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the
Feast of Ingathering at the year’s end. 23 “Three times in the year all your men
shall appear before the Lord, the LORD God of Israel.”(NKJV) “pentēkostē” pronounced [penta – cos-tay]
“1. Pentecost=”the fiftieth day“” G4005 – pentēkostē – Strong’s Greek Lexicon
(KJV). Retrieved from https://www.blueletterbible.org//lang/lexicon/lexicon.cfm?Strongs=G4005&t=KJV The Feast of Pentecost fulfills the Feast
of Weeks 50 days after Christ’s Resurrection which
took place on the first day of the week is the Feast of Pentecost when the baptism of
the Holy Spirit was given which fulfills the Feast of Weeks (Leviticus 23: 15 – 22) ALSO
on the first day of the week. (Exodus 34:21-23) (Acts 2)
Christ fulfills this by saving and bringing in a harvest of souls for His Father. The
Holy Spirit will be their guide. Acts 2:1 – 13 New King James Version (NKJV)
“2 When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord[a] in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled
the whole house where they were sitting. 3 Then there appeared to them divided tongues,
as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit
and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
5 And there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men, from every nation under heaven.
6 And when this sound occurred, the multitude came together, and were confused, because
everyone heard them speak in his own language. 7 Then they were all amazed and marveled,
saying to one another, “Look, are not all these who speak Galileans? 8 And how is it
that we hear, each in our own language in which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes
and Elamites, those dwelling in Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10
Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya adjoining Cyrene, visitors from Rome,
both Jews and proselytes, 11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them speaking in our own tongues the
wonderful works of God.” 12 So they were all amazed and perplexed, saying to one another,
“Whatever could this mean?” 13 Others mocking said, “They are full of
new wine.””(NKJV) Acts 2:14 – 21 New King James Version (NKJV)
“14 But Peter, standing up with the eleven, raised his voice and said to them, “Men
of Judea and all who dwell in Jerusalem, let this be known to you, and heed my words. 15
For these are not drunk, as you suppose, since it is only the third hour of the day. 16 But
this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel: 17 ‘And it shall come to pass in the last
days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh;
Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions,
Your old men shall dream dreams. 18 And on My menservants and on My maidservants
I will pour out My Spirit in those days; And they shall prophesy.
19 I will show wonders in heaven above And signs in the earth beneath:
Blood and fire and vapor of smoke. 20 The sun shall be turned into darkness,
And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome
day of the LORD. 21 And it shall come to pass
That whoever calls on the name of the LORD Shall be saved.’[b]” (NKJV) Acts 2:22-33 New King James Version (NKJV)
“22 “Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to
you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you
yourselves also know— 23 Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge
of God, you have taken[c]by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death; 24 whom
God raised up, having loosed the pains of death, because it was not possible that He
should be held by it. 25 For David says concerning Him:
‘I foresaw the LORD always before my face, For He is at my right hand, that I may not
be shaken. 26 Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue
was glad; Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.
27 For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
28 You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’[d]
29 “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is
both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 Therefore, being a prophet,
and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according
to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,[e] 31 he, foreseeing
this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in
Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. 32 This Jesus God has raised up, of which we
are all witnesses. 33 Therefore being exalted to the right hand of God, and having received
from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He poured out this which you now see and hear.”(NKJV) Acts 2:34 – 39 New King James Version (NKJV)
“34 “For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he says himself:
‘The LORD said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand,
35 Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”’[f] 36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel
know assuredly that God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ.”
37 Now when they heard this, they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest
of the apostles, “Men and brethren, what shall we do?”
38 Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name
of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy
Spirit. 39 For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off,
as many as the Lord our God will call.””(NKJV) Acts 2:40 – 47 New King James Version (NKJV)
“40 And with many other words he testified and exhorted them, saying, “Be saved from
this perverse generation.” 41 Then those who gladly[g]received his word were baptized;
and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. 42 And they continued steadfastly
in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers.
43 Then fear came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles.
44 Now all who believed were together, and had all things in common, 45 and sold their
possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need.
46 So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house
to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, 47 praising God and
having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church[h] daily those who
were being saved.”(NKJV) Pentecost and the indwelling of the Holy Spirit
in every believer also fulfilled the Feast of Tabernacles and the Feast of Ingathering.
Every believer becomes the booth and Tabernacle and hopefully remains that way.
Leviticus 23: 33 – 43 New King James Version “33 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
34 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month
shall be the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days to the LORD. 35 On the first day there
shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work on it. 36 For seven days
you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have
a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. It is a
sacred[e] assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it.
37 ‘These are the feasts of the LORD which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations,
to offer an offering made by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice
and drink offerings, everything on its day— 38 besides the Sabbaths of the LORD, besides
your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give
to the LORD. 39 ‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh
month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the
LORD for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth
day a sabbath-rest. 40 And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the [f]fruit
of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of
the brook; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days. 41 You shall
keep it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever
in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. 42 You shall dwell in
[g]booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, 43 that
your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I
brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.’ ”” (NKJV) Christ meets inside of us in OUR tabernacles,
because He dwells in the hearts of every Christian believer. Luke 17:20-22 New King James Version
“20 Now when He was asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, He answered
them and said, “The kingdom of God does not come with observation; 21 nor will they
say, ‘See here!’ or ‘See there!’[a]For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you.”
22 Then He said to the disciples, “The days will come when you will desire to see one
of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it.”(NKJV) Christ fulfills the Feast of Ingathering by
bringing in a harvest of souls (Matthew 9: 35 – 38) Throughout His ministry He equated
the harvest with those that needed salvation. Matthew 9:35-38 New King James Version (NKJV)
“35 Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues,
preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the
people.[a] 36 But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because
they were weary[b] and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. 37 Then He said to His
disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few.38 Therefore pray
the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.”” (NKJV)
Also read Matthew 13:1 – 23 Leviticus 23: 23 – 25 New King James Version
“23 Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying:
‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest,
a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary
work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.’ ”” (NKJV) Christ IS the trumpet for the Feast of Trumpets
(1 Thess. 4:16 & Rev.1:10 – 19), 1 Thessalonians 4:16 New King James Version
(NKJV) “16 For the Lord Himself will descend from
heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And
the dead in Christ will rise first.”(NKJV) Revelation 1:10-19 New King James Version
(NKJV) “10 I was in the Spirit on the Lord’s
Day, and I heard behind me a loud voice, as of a trumpet, 11 saying, “I am the Alpha
and the Omega, the First and the Last,” and,[a] “What you see, write in a book and
send it to the seven churches which are in Asia:[b] to Ephesus, to Smyrna, to Pergamos,
to Thyatira, to Sardis, to Philadelphia, and to Laodicea.”
12 Then I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And having turned I saw seven golden
lampstands, 13 and in the midst of the seven lampstands One like the Son of Man, clothed
with a garment down to the feet and girded about the chest with a golden band. 14 His
head and hair were white like wool, as white as snow, and His eyes like a flame of fire;
15 His feet were like fine brass, as if refined in a furnace, and His voice as the sound of
many waters; 16 He had in His right hand seven stars, out of His mouth went a sharp two-edged
sword, and His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength. 17 And when I saw
Him, I fell at His feet as dead. But He laid His right hand on me, saying to me,[c] “Do
not be afraid; I am the First and the Last. 18 I am He who lives, and was dead, and behold,
I am alive forevermore. Amen. And I have the keys of Hades and of Death. 19 Write[d] the
things which you have seen, and the things which are, and the things which will take
place after this.”(NKJV) Christ’s resurrection on the day after the
Old Testament Sabbath day fulfilled the rest for all of us. Without His resurrection there
would be no rest. Without His resurrection we would not be resurrected and rest with
HIM in heaven when we die. CHRIST HIMSELF changed and moved the Lord’s day to the
first day of the week for Christians. The first day of the week runs from Saturday dark
to Sunday dark. Matthew 11:27-29 New King James Version
“27 All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except
the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son
wills to reveal Him. 28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will
give you rest. 29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in
heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”(NKJV) When Christ’s death, resurrection, and the
baptism of the Holy Spirit were fulfilled, Christ said “the kingdom would be taken
away” from the Jews (Matthew 21:43) and out of the Old Testament law and be given
to another nation – a nation of believers in Christ in whom the kingdom of God would
dwell. The Jews would also have an opportunity to JOIN that nation once they would receive
Christ Jesus as the Messiah and enter into the new nation of Christians. God HAD to change
the day of rest, because if He hadn’t the devil would always come calling making false
accusations concerning whether you were obeying the OLD Testament law or not. It was protection. Matthew 21: 42 – 44 New King James Version
“42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
‘The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the LORD’s doing, And it is marvelous in our eyes’?[j]
43 “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken from you and given to
a nation bearing the fruits of it. 44 And whoever falls on this stone will be broken;
but on whomever it falls, it will grind him to powder.”” (NKJV) In Matthew 5:17-18 Christ said:
“17 “Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to
destroy but to fulfill. 18 For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven
and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all
is fulfilled.” (NKJV) Christ HAD to fulfill the sabbath rest and
all of the feasts according to His Father’s command. The Old Testament law was not completely
fulfilled until Christ’s Resurrection on the first day of the week and also when the
Holy Spirit came on the day of Pentecost on the first day of the week. THEN everything
passed from the Old Testament law. Since Christ forgave PETER, He can forgive
you too. Just say THIS prayer to receive Him as your Savior. Lord Jesus Christ,
I confess all the times I’ve used my spirit, soul, and body, mind, will, and emotions in
opposition to you – your kingdom, your word, and your will, either knowingly or unknowingly.
I repent, and I renounce, all evil forces that have attached themselves to those sins.
I ask that you tear down all evil strongholds, break every evil yoke, tie, and curse, and
cleanse me of all unrighteousness. Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you are Son of God
and that you died on the cross to save me from my sins. I believe in your resurrection,
and your resurrection life for myself. I ask that you come into my heart, into relationship
with me as my Lord and Savior. I ask for the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and the baptism
by fire. I ask that you guide and direct me, protect me, and help me to fulfill YOUR plans
for my life. I thank you Lord Jesus I believe that I have already received the answers to
my prayers. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ. Amen. Now, get a Bible and join a Bible believing
church. Make sure that they are teaching this the correct way. Get baptized by immersion
the way Christ did. God Bless You! Prophet-Pastor Anita Hiltz
Director God’s Loving World Ministries™
www.capitalg-ingodslovingworldmin.org Resources G3084 – lytroō – Strong’s Greek Lexicon (KJV).
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Resources Continued H3691 – Kiclev – Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon (KJV).
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