In THREE DAYS & THREE NIGHTS
Matt. 12:39, 40 Three days & Three nights Jesus Christ was to be in the earth.
Jonah 1:17 Three days & three nights in the fish’s belly
What is a Sabbath Lev 23:1- 3 “Holy Convocation” Set apart, sacred assembly. No work to be done on that day except preparing food to eat.
Deut. 5:14 Day of Rest
H 7676 = Sabbath Seventh day of the week, Day of Atonement, Sabbath year
PR 7623 = Rest, put to an end “Sha-Vath”
: 3 Lamb to be scarified (John 1:29 “Christ the Lamb of God”; I Cor. 5:7) : 11 The Lords Passover (Hebrews 9:12-15) called GK 2564 (to invite) This day not a “Holy Convocation” the work of redemption was done, at the cross Jesus did the work of redemption by shedding his blood for us to cover our sins. : 13 Token (H 226 Oth Sign) : 15-16 The first day a “Holy Convocation” & the Seventh day No work to be done
The 14th day of Nisan Jewish year begins on that day, in that month, which is our March-April. That day begins at sun set as the Jewish day begins at sun set not midnight as our days do. This is when a new nation was born. (This is very important as we will see later)
Traditional belief is that Jesus was crucified on Friday and rose on Sunday. This does not stand up the scriptural scrutiny and in realty is a pagan belief based upon the pagan holiday of Ishtar (Easter).
Let’s look: Friday sunset - Saturday sunset One day 1
Saturday Sunset – Sunday sunrise one half day ½ (Sabbath not yet ended)
This does not line up with scripture in Matt 12:39, 40 Three day’s & three nights
John 12:1 six days before the Passover, Jesus was traveling from Jericho, if he was crucified on Friday then he would have been traveling on the Sabbath and that would have been illegal and out of the question for Jesus. The weekly Sabbath was from Sunset Friday to sunset Saturday.
THE UPPER ROOM
First Month Nisan (March-April)
Feast 1 Passover - Feast 2 Unleaded Bread - Feast 3 First Fruits
Mark 14:1, 2, 12-17 “First day of unleavened bread”
I Cor. 5:6-8, 9 Christ our Passover
Mark 14:22-25 Christ gave to the Church the ordnance of communion which was patterned after the Passover and as Christians we are to celebrate communion in remembrance of him being the Passover Lamb of God.
Passover for the Jews, who are still waiting for the messiah to come, is a feast of hope that he will come back for them. This is a faithful observance for them and one of respect and honor to God.
Let’s look at the time line for Jesus death & resurrection:
Passover was on the first day of their week:
Passover Unleavened Bread 7 days Gethsemane/ Trial 1st Day “Holy Convocation” Crucifixion/ Burial Sunday sunset – Monday sunset Monday sunset – Tuesday sunset Tuesday sunset – Wednesday sunset
Mark 14:1-2 Mark 14:26 15:1-20 15:21-41
Matt.27:45, 46-50 3:00 pm
Levitical Sabbath Follow Levitical Sabbath Weekly Sabbath
High Day Holy Convocation
Wednesday sunset – Thursday sunset Thursday sunset – Friday sunset Friday sunset – Saturday sunset
John 19:31 High Day Matt. 27:62-66 Seal tomb
First day off the week
Saturday sunset – Sunday sunset
Matt 28:1-10 Mark 16:9
Matt.28:1 In the “End of the Sabbath”, First day of the week, they came to prepare the body for permanent burial as the body had been temporarily prepared by Joseph of Arimathaea & Nicodemus, John 19:38-42; Luke 23:53-56; Mark 15:47; 16:,2 Matt.27:61
Mark 16:19 “Jesus Christ sits at the right hand of God”