The Evidence Of Time

As we approach Resurrection Sunday I heard a “news” reporter say, “the Christian holy day Good Friday”. Years ago I would have thrown a hissy fit over this claim. Now, I say if they are ignorant let them be ignorant. 1 Corinthians 14:38 KJV  “But if any man be ignorant, let him be ignorant.”

I did however send them a note explaining Jesus was crucified on Passover as the Passover Lamb. I encouraged them to check it out in a Bible. Good Friday is not a Christian holy day, it is a Catholic holy day. Another words, a specific church denomination teaches that but, the Bible says it was Passover. So you decide who you want to believe. I am not going to argue over it.

And one other point. Jesus was 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb, correct? Yes. If Jesus were crucified on a Friday and put in the tomb Friday night, three days and three nights can not pass for Sunday morning resurrection. Friday night is night one. Saturday is day one. Saturday night is night two. Sunday is day two. Sunday night is night three. Monday is day three. But scripture says, the Sabbath was ending (Saturday) and the first day of the week, Sunday Jesus had risen. Matthew 28:1 KJV  “In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.”

Matthew 26:2 tells us the feast of passover was in two days. Matthew 26:2 KJV  “Ye know that after two days is the feast of the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.”

As we read the rest of the chapter we see the woman anointed Jesus for his burial. Matthew 26:12 KJV  “For in that she hath poured this ointment on my body, she did it for my burial.”

Notice Matthew 26:17? The first day of the feast of unleavened bread.
Matthew 26:17-18 KJV  “Now the first day of the feast of unleavened bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the passover?
[18] And he said, Go into the city to such a man, and say unto him, The Master saith, My time is at hand; I will keep the passover at thy house with my disciples.”

We know the Jews celebrate the Sabbath which is Saturdays. But this post is not about the days and dates. Although I would like someone to show me from the scriptures where eggs, chocolate bunnies, Easter baskets appear in scripture. That is what is offensive. The world has taken the redemption of mankind by the shedding of blood to Easter baskets, bunnies and candy. And the “church” participates in this. Shame, shame. Is there no fear of God in their mind or heart?

The point of this post is to help people see the evidence in “time”. You see, passover is to be celebrated at a specific time every year.
Exodus 12:2-3 KJV  “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.
[3] Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house:”

The lamb was to be killed on the 14th day. Exodus 12:6 KJV  “And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.”

This is an ordinance, a law, Exodus 12:14 KJV  “And this day shall be unto you for a memorial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations; ye shall keep it a feast by an ordinance for ever.”

And 7 days for the feast of unleavened bread, Exodus 12:15-17 KJV  “Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.
[16] And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.
[17] And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.”

And notice,   Exodus 12:18 KJV  “In the first month , on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.”

Why am I mentioning all of this? The evidence of time. You see, Israel came out of bond age in Egypt in the month of Abib, Exodus 13:4 KJV  “This day came ye out in the month Abib.”

Deuteronomy 16:1 KJV  “Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the month of Abib the Lord thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.”

The month, Abib, was later changed to the name Nisan, Esther 3:7 KJV
  “In the first month, that is , the month Nisan, in the twelfth year of king Ahasuerus, they cast Pur, that is , the lot, before Haman from day to day, and from month to month, to the twelfth month , that is , the month Adar.”

Here we see God’s calendar. The month Nisan starts with the new moon and is compared to the Gentile calendar March-April. God’s day is the evening and the morning, sunset to sunset. And each month starts with the new moon.

And for you Bible scholars, look at, Psalm 81:3 KJV. “Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.”

So God’s calendar starts with Nisan / March-April starting with the new moon and ends with Adar / February -March. We will not go into Adar 2 today. We will say, God is very specific about time in his word. An example is 1 Kings 2:10-11 KJV  “So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
[11] And the days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years reigned he in Hebron, and thirty and three years reigned he in Jerusalem.”

Notice David reigned in Hebron 7 years and Jerusalem 33 years? When we read in scripture specific events occur in a specific month, God is using his calendar and God wants us to understand this must be significant or God would not have stated “the time” frame.

So why do the Jews say their calendar starts in September?  Technically,  they have two calendars, a sacred calendar based on scripture and a civil calendar.

The point is, if you look at specific times God mentions you start putting pieces together. If you are using critical thinking skills, you start to see patterns emerge. You start understanding things in the scriptures most people never see or understand.



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