I do pray you had a glorious Passover and resurrection celebration, not to be confused with the pagan holiday of Easter.
Based upon the incredible response I received from mylast letter I have decided to finish this off with another and
make it a trilogy. I was rather amazed with the difference in
response this time as all of the letters I received were very
positive. I am unable to get back to all of you at this time
because of the shear numbers that wrote. But let me thank
you for taking your time to consider the importance of the
topic. The resurrection has been dealt with, by all too many
“Christians”, as just another holiday. The refusal to do any
research on their own is discouraging to say the least. This
shows the lack of importance that has been placed on the
topic. Most people who call themselves “Christian” know
only what they have been taught and refuse to learn it for
themselves by studying the word of God. This has got to stop
being the norm for believers if we are to stand in the midst
of trial. We must know what we believe first hand. So here
we go on the last installment in this short series. If you
disagree with what I have written then prove me wrong
scripturally not by opinion or cliche. Happy reading.
This is what we were called to do. Take a lamb and kill it at
twilight. These are the only actual instructions we received
from God concerning our Passover observance. Now, while
it is true we have many things we do as part of our
celebration we have to also see that Yeshua gave credibility
to many of these rituals in luke 22. He not only gave
credibility to them He showed that He was the ultimate fulfillment of them all.
Exo 12:5 'Your lamb shall be an unblemished male a year old; you may take it from the sheep or from the goats.
Exo 12:6 'You shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month,then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight.
Exo 12:7 'Moreover, they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.
Lev 23:1 The LORD spoke again to Moses, saying,
Lev 23:2 "Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'The LORD'S appointed times which you shall proclaim as holy convocations--My appointed times are these:
Lev 23:3 'For six days work may be done, but on the seventh day there is a sabbath of complete rest, a holy convocation. You shall not do any work; it is a sabbath to the LORD in all your dwellings.
Lev 23:4 'These are the appointed times of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them.
Lev 23:5 'In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD'S Passover.
Lev 23:6 'Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread.
Lev 23:7 'On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.
Lev 23:8 'But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.
Num 28:16 'Then on the fourteenth day of the first month shall be the LORD'S Passover.
Num 28:17 'On the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast, unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.
Num 28:18 'On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no laborious work.
Num 28:19 'You shall present an offering by fire, a burnt offering to the LORD: two bulls and one ram and seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect.
Joh 19:14 Now it was the day of preparation for the Passover; it was about the sixth hour. (12:00 pm)And he *said to the Jews, "Behold, your King!"
Joh 19:15 So they cried out, "Away with Him, away with Him, crucify Him!" Pilate *said to them, "Shall I crucify your King?" The chief priests answered, "We have no king but Caesar."
Joh 19:16 So he then handed Him over to them to be crucified.
“Why have you forsaken me?” “It is finished”. These are the
events that lead up to the death burial and resurrection of
Mat 27:46 About the ninth hour (three o’clock) Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, "ELI, ELI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" that is, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
Mar 15:34 At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, "ELOI, ELOI, LAMA SABACHTHANI?" which is translated, "MY GOD, MY GOD, WHY HAVE YOU FORSAKEN ME?"
Luk 23:44 It was now about the sixth hour, and darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hour,
Luk 23:45 because the sun was obscured; and the veil of the temple was torn in two.
Luk 23:46 And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, "Father, INTO YOUR HANDS I COMMIT MY SPIRIT." Having said this, He breathed His last.
Joh 19:30 Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
Joh 19:31 Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.
He dies after 3 in the afternoon before Passover and the
Shabbaton. The Shabbaton was a special Shabbat declared
for that Holy day no matter what day of the week it fell on.
Exo 12:16 'On the first day you shall have a holy assembly, and anotherholy assembly on the seventh day; no work at all shall be done on them, except what must be eaten by every person, that alone may be prepared by you.
He is in the grave 3 days 3 nights just like Jonah is in the
belly of the great fish. This is a period of 72 hours.
Jon 1:17 And the LORD appointed a great fish to swallow Jonah, and Jonah was in the stomach of the fish three days and three nights.
This is how Yeshua declared His resurrection as a
historical fact to come. He compared His death, burial and
resurrection, to the life of Jonah. He was not speaking
figuratively. He was speaking prophetically.
Mat 12:38 Then some of the scribes and Pharisees said to Him, "Teacher, we want to see a sign from You."
Mat 12:39 But He answered and said to them, "An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet;
Mat 12:40 for just as JONAH WAS THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS IN THE BELLY OF THE SEA MONSTER, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Mat 16:1 The Pharisees and Sadducees came up, and testing Jesus, they asked Him to show them a sign from heaven.
Mat 16:2 But He replied to them, "When it is evening, you say, 'It will befair weather, for the sky is red.'
Mat 16:3 "And in the morning, 'There will be a storm today, for the sky is red and threatening.' Do you know how to discern the appearance of the sky, but cannot discern the signs of the times?
Mat 16:4 "An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign; and a sign will not be given it, except the sign of Jonah." And He left them and went away.
Luk 11:29 As the crowds were increasing, He began to say, "This generation is a wicked generation; it seeks for a sign, and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah.
Luk 11:30 "For just as Jonah became a sign to the Ninevites, so will the Son of Man be to this generation.
Joh 2:18 The Jews then said to Him, "What sign do You show us as your authority for doing these things?"
Joh 2:19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up."
Joh 2:20 The Jews then said, "It took forty-six years to build this temple, and will You raise it up in three days?"
Joh 2:21 But He was speaking of the temple of His body.
Joh 2:22 So when He was raised form the dead, His disciples remembered that He said this; and they believed the scripture and the word which Jesus had spoken.
Joh 2:23 Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in His name, observing His signs which He was doing.
Act 10:38 "You know of Jesus of Nazareth, how God anointed Him with the Holy Spirit and with power, and how He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.
Act 10:39 "We are witnesses of all the things He did both in the land of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They also put Him to death by hanging Him on a cross.
Act 10:40 "God raised Him up on the third day and granted that He become visible,
When the women traveled they did it by night He had already risen. He did not rise on a Sunday morning. That would have impossible because as the scriptures above said He died before the high Shabbat of that Passover.
Mat 28:1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave.
Mat 28:2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it.
Mat 28:3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.
Mat 28:4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men.
Mat 28:5 The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified.
Mat 28:6 "He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying.
Mar 16:1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary themother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him.
Mar 16:2 Very early on the first day of the week, they *came to the tomb when the sun had risen.
Luk 24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared.
Luk 24:2 And they found the stone rolled away from the tomb,
Luk 24:3 but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.
Joh 20:1 Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene *came early to the tomb, while it *was still dark, and *saw the stone alreadytaken away from the tomb.
The problem is that everyone wants to have Yeshua rising
on the first day at sunrise. This is not what the scripture
says. If He died in the late afternoon before sunset at dusk
and rose 72 hours later then it only makes sense that he
would have had to have risen at the same time that he died.
The Jewish calendar is based on the lunar cycle. It is not
like our calendar. The new day begins at sundown, not after
Gen 1:5 God called the light day, and the darkness He called night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.
The scripture never says anywhere He arose on the first day
of the week, it says he arose on the third Day after his death.
The ladies arrived after He was risen.
We know He had to arise before Sunday am our Gregorian
calendar time. He was not there when the ladies arrived.
It could not have been any other time than on Saturday
late afternoon our time. This would have put His
resurrection before the end of the weekend Shabbat (not to
be confused with the Passover Shabbaton). These are 2
Shabbat celebrates that God created the earth in six days
and rested on the seventh. The Shabbaton celebrates the
holy nature of the Holy day and requires rest on whatever
day it falls. By rising before the end of the Shabbat He
shows He is the Lord of the Shabbat.
If we work backwards from late afternoon Saturday 72 hrs
we have Him dying on Wed afternoon before the Passover
and the Shabbaton. The same time that the Passover lamb is slaughtered for the nation of Israel. This proves He is the
fulfillment of all of the prophecies and the final Passover
lamb. All you have to do is work the math. It is not too Hard. There is no way under God’s green earth he could have died on Friday and risen on Sunday Am.
Once we take the resurrection out of the specific context of
the Passover Yeshua can no longer be the Passover lamb.
He can no longer be the one who fulfills the events of the
Passover because the perception is that the Passover is not
needed for the resurrection to be a legitimate event.
No matter how you slice it, it still all comes down to
replacement theology. Not only are the Jews replaced by the
new people of the church but it even stretches to the extent
of all of their holy days which speak of Him. These Holy
days become replaced by made up ones which have no
prophetic meaning at all.
Celebrating Easter mocks the resurrection, as the critical
days that lead up to it have been substituted by days made
up that have no historical or prophetic credibility.
Celebrating Passover reinforces the resurrection as it puts
those days back into their historical and prophetic context.
This shows that we understand the importance of God’s
moedim. The appointments that Yeshua alone kept.
A blessed Passover.
A glorious prophesied and fulfilled resurrection.