The Messiah never celebrated “Easter”. He came to Jerusalem to become the passover lamb of God.
Many Bibles have replaced the word ‘Passover” with ‘Easter”.
That is to twist the truth.
Jesus did not ride into Jerusalem on “Palm Sunday”. He entered the city four days before the Passover festival was about to begin. In this way He fulfilled the Law, that told the Jews to select the Passover lamb four days in advance of the festival week.
Since the Jewish passover started on Monday this year:
If Jesus had come this week, he would be riding into Jerusalem on “palm Friday”.
Jesus wanted to eat the passover dinner with his students. The lamb had been slaughtered at twilight as the Law instructed.
Because the life of the lamb was in its blood. The lamb had to hung for many hours, to drain it completely for blood. It was a sin to drink blood. The blood was collected in a cup, to be used to mark the doorpost of every Jewish home. A blood mark was going to be put above the door, and on both the side of the door frame.
The blood was going to cleanse all Jews from the sin of idolatry in Egypt, and the very sign that instructions were followed and forgiveness granted.
The meal was to be consumed in the evening, as a remembrance of the great deliverance during passover in Egypt. Before midnight they had to wash the dishes, and clean the cups. The destruction angles in Egypt passed over their houses at midnight.
The very next day, was a special Sabbath. It was the first day of the feast of unleavened bread. They had to eat bread without yeast, a a symbol that all kind of sin and corruption was going to be squeezed out of the people and culture. In the sacrifice of a blemish passover lamb, there was forgiveness for sins and deliverance.
For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
Jesus left the grave on Sunday morning, the first day after the Sabbath. For all who can count, Jesus must have been crucified on a Thursday, and laid in a tomb. Not on Friday. “Good Friday” is nothing but Roman Catholic fraud. The false Jesus who were “crucified” on a Friday is a lawbreaker. A lawless man, promoted by a lawless Church. Thus is a “replacement theology” copy cat.
To put the passover message of Jesus into the correct Jewish and Biblical context, the Messiah told his students:
From this day onwards, you will eat this dinner in remembrance of me. The passover bread you break, is without yeast. It is a symbol of my body that will be broken for you at the cross at Calvary. The wine you drink, shall no longer be a symbol of the passover blood in Egypt. When you drink this wine, remember the blood of the New Covenant, the blood I will shed for your sins at Calvary.
Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water. 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. These things happened so that the scripture would be fulfilled: “Not one of his bones will be broken,” and, as another scripture says, “They will look on the one they have pierced.”
First when they met the resurrected Lord, they fully understood the message. Full of the Holy Spirit, they praised God of Israel. Amen.
May all the readers of this blog have a blessed preparation for Passover, and a blessed festival ahead. May all who celebrate Easter open their Bible and read about the fulfillment of the Law, that took place in Jerusalem this week. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus the Messiah. Amen.
Have a blessed festival.
Written by Ivar
thank you and thanks to the Messaiah for delivering this important and vital message. Hope and pray that more born again will take this message to their heart and spread it out!
I am sorry to say so Ivar, but you are counting wrong. In the two years that are historically possible we are talking 27 and 30 AD, Nisan 10, when Yeshua rode in to Jerusalem was a Shabbat (no, that creates no problem!), and then he celebrated his Seder on tuesday night (latin calendar, but still the 14th Nisan on the Jewish Calendar: The moon had already been spotted in Qumran, but the Jewish leaders in Jerusalem didn’t care about that fact). He was crucified Wednesday morning (Nisan 14th), died at 15:00 hours on the same day, and placed in the grave the same day, before sundown.
Then he rose again, as the firsfruits of the dead, which Paul so aptly tells us, on the day of the first fruits, which is – yes, you guessed right, shabbat, BEFORE sundown. Then in the later hours of saturday (latin time, but on the first day of the week, when it was dark) Mary and Mary came to the grave and found him RISEN!
BTW: Albert James Dager has written extensively on this, far better than I can…http://www.mediaspotlight.org/pdfs/FACTS%20&%20FALLACIES%20OF%20THE%20RESURRECTION.pdf
Dear Lars Storstrand.
There are many views on the Passover week.
That Jesus was found at the tomb in the late hours of Saturday, is positively an error.
[ The Resurrection ] 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.
The exact time (hour) of his resurrection in not mentioned in the Bible. Jesus was alone in the tomb. The exact time is not important. He used the time in the tomb, to minister to the spirits in prison.
The fulfillment of prophesies is that He should spend three nights in the tomb. That solves the issue of the dispute in the Hebrew society of how to count days and hours, to start on sunrise, midday, sunset or midnight in regards to his actions and movements.
But the EXACT time is important, because the Scriptures CANNOT BE INVALIDATED. Yeshua had to enter Yerushalayim on the 10th, which was pesach die on the 14th, and rise on the 17th, which was the day of the first fruits.
Yeshua himself stated about the sign of Jonah, three days and three nights in the tomb. That is 72 hours.
But don’t take my word for it. Read Al Dager’s excellent treatise, which I linked to in my former reply.
I took a look at your link, that is using ONE verse to make a doctrine.
Now after the Sabbath, near dawn of the first day of the week, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary went to take a look at the tomb.
(end of scripture).
This verse say “near dawn”. That is before sunrise. Not before midnight. No lady wold go to a grave after sundown, less stay out in the wee hours of the day. If they wanted to see anything at these odd hours of the day, they had to light candles, and the soldiers would see them coming. Than they would surely have been arrested. But to go there just before sunrise would make sense. The rest of the people would sleep. (also the guards). No one would see them.
Since the other gospels says “early morning”, all of this makes sense. It was close to sunrise.
I agree, the exact time is not important. What is though is that prophecy of his death, burial and ressurection was fullfilled exactly as was prophesied. much has been written on this and I am not sure why it has.because all that is important is that he (Jesus) came, died and atoned for sin, was buried, and rose again just as he said. That is the Gospel.Halleluia. We serve a Risen saviour who is in the world today.
Actually, Christ was not required to stay inthe grave for 72hrs – this is a very common misnomer even to this very day, but all because people misinterpret what Christ said. he said that he would be in the ‘heart fo the earth. The heart is desperately wicked and the earth represents mankind in the parabel fo the sower. So that Christ would be in the hands of wicked man for 3 days and nights, but He NEVER says that He will be in the grave.
So from the moment His betrayal was organized, he was handed over to the wickedness of mankind, and thus took upon Himself the burden of our sins. Christ ate the Passover on the evening of the 14th just after the 13th day ended at sunset. He then was arrested, treated poorly, falsely accused, handed over to the romans to be crucified, on the 14th day and was pronounced dead before sunset on the 14th, and buried during the evening of the 15th day where He rested in the tomb for the Sabbath -being also the first day of unleavened bread. Then He rose on the 16th day but had not yet ascended to the Father as the firstfruits offering when He was approached by Mary.
All the laws of nature are determined by time. The laws of physics tells us that Time is a product of the expansion of space and the right Timing is everything!
Steve, what you are saying here is utter and absolutely crap. You are mixing direct talk and idioms. Yeshua referred to the sign of Jonah, who stayed three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish.
We can determine the time of the events from Scripture and don’t need to guess. Christ the Lamb of God was selected on the first day of the week, Nisan 10 just like all Israel selected their lamb. Ex. 12:3, John 12:12 and Zech. 9:9. The next day, Nisan 11, Jesus predicted He would be delivered to be crucified “after 2 days” [or in 3 days]. Matt. 26:2 The “Last Supper” was on Nisan 12, or “preparation day” when all yeast is removed. The bread used for the Last Supper contained yeast…search the Greek word used for the broken bread it was not matzah, thus it was not the Passover meal! Jesus was crucified prior to the Passover and died at 3:00 o’clock, exactly at the same time all of Israel were killing their lambs for Passover. He was laid in the grave just before dark and the start of Passover on Nisan 14, thus His body was in the grave for all of Passover, Nisan 14, all of the Feast of Unleaven Bread, Nisan 15, and all of the Sabbath, Nisan 16 and rose from the dead on the first day of the week Nisan 17. Three days and three nights are three days and three nights, even if they are Jewish and begin at evening or the start of night. To summarize:
1. 10 Nisan Jesus is selected
2. 13 Nisan Jesus is crucified
3. 14 Nisan Jesus is in the grave for the 1st night and day
4. 15 Nisan Jesus is in the grave for the 2nd night and day
5. 16 Nisan Jesus is in the grave for the 3rd night and day
6. 17 Nisan Jesus is raised from the dead on 1st day of wk
Nisan 14, Passover
Nisan 15, Feast of Unleaven Bread
Nisan 16, the normal Sabbath
these were all Holy Days and why the women waited to go the grave to anoint Jesus, but He was Risen!
This all happened on April 9, 30 AD. The year that the Passover, Feast of Unleaven Bread, and normal Sabbath all fell one day after the other. Just like Jesus said, “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.” Mat. 112:40. Also, “He must be killed and after three days rise again.” Mark 8:31. So you can forget Good Friday that wasn’t the day Jesus was crucified it was Wednesday or April 5, 30 AD. AMEN.
There are some errata here.
Where ever do you get the date April 9th from? Aviv 10, 30 was on the 1st of April, Aviv 14 on the 5th of April.
Thus Yeshua died on a Wednesday afternoon at 15:00 hours was buried before sunset, when the paschal lamb was eaten in the homes, stayed in the grave (which means death) from wednesday 14, through Thursday 15th, friday 16th, Shabbat 17th, which means that he rose again on saturday (according to the latin calendar) and was risen before the first day of the week (Yom Rishon) when the women came – after the weekly shabbat – to anoint his body. Thus he arose on the 17th, which prophetically (on the biblical calendar) is called The Day of the First Fruits. Because HE was the first fruits of those who died.
Lars, you are the IDIOT here, because Jesus never said that He was going to be in the grave for 3 days and nights, He said that He was going to be in the heart of the earth. Do you suppose that Jesus doesn’t know the difference between the words ‘heart of the earth’ and grave? Besides, He was placed in a tomb in the side of a hill, with a rock rolled in front of the cave, so He wasn’t even buried in the ground.
But above all of this, you keep flicking between Gregorian calendar days and Hebrew luni-solar calculated dates, as though they were the same calendar, you IDIOT. You obviously don’t have a clue about how the Hebrews kept time, before Hillel II changed the jewish calendar to that of a fixed solar in the 4th century AD. So there was no sunday ride into Jerusalem as you claim you IDIOT. There is no such a thing as pesach on the 10th day of Abib you IDIOT, and Abib 14th is ALWAYS the 6th day of the week before Sabbath on the 15th day of the week you IDIOT. Haven’t you bothered to read Lev 23?
If you knew anything about the Hebrew luni-solar calendar, you would already know that 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th day of any Hebrew month is ALWAYS SABBATH. The first day of any Hebrew month is called NEW MOON DAY, and there was no such thing as mon-sun on any Hebrew calendar, which is why we NEVER EVER SEE SUCH THINGS RECORDED ANYWHERE IN SCRIPTURE.
So how are you feeling now, you BIG IDIOT? Ivar was correct all along and your worthless opinion stands as a testimony against your ability to reason TRUTH. Luke 22 tells us on 3 different occasions that the Last Supper was the Passover, but the jews weren’t going to celebrate is until the next night because they had already made subtle changes to their calendar so that it would not interfere with their commerce. John 18:28 Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover.
Get it yet IDIOT? Jesus came to correct the changes that the jews had made to the calendar which God establisged at Creation – using the Sun. Moon, and Stars alone. The jews however, were more interested in having an extra day of commerce, so they shuffled Passover away from the evening of 14th day just after the 13th day closed at sunset, to evening of the 15th just after the sunset on the 14th day.
But I’ll give you an opportunity to show how clever you really are – what was the sin of the high priest and of judas? Remember that God placed the jews in authority, and God also placed the High Priest in authority over all Israel, so judas had to obey the request of the high priest to tell him of the location of Jesus. So what were their sins? And if betrayal is the best that you can come up with, then you are truly lost!
I am celebrating my first Easter as a believer in Yeshua. I love this article! as a catholic for 40+ years and a pretty-well traveled one (I was in various circles of RCC, from contemplative to charismatic, from Franciscan to Jesuit to Carmelite to Marian, from American heart of Catholicism to Rome). And NEVER did I run across a Jewish-Catholic group, and how imperative to understand Yeshua you must understand Jewish beliefs! And it all makes
sense-it all comes beautifully together!
Thank you for sharing this Jewish info: it uncovers & exposes the great lie of the catholic mass.
Peace and blessings!
Easter is a day that is honored by nearly all of contemporary Christianity and is used to celebrate the resurrection of YaHuWSHuWaH. The holiday often involves a church service at sunrise, a feast which includes an “Easter Ham”, decorated eggs and stories about rabbits.
Those who love truth learn to ask questions, and many questions must be asked regarding the holiday of Easter. Is it truly the day when YaHuWSHuWaH arose from the dead? Where did all of the strange customs come from, which have nothing to do with the resurrection of our Saviour? The purpose of this tract is to help answer those questions, and to help those who seek truth to draw their own conclusions. The first thing we must understand is that professing Christians were not the only ones who celebrated a festival called “Easter.”
“Ishtar”, which is pronounced “Easter” was a day that commemorated the resurrection of one of their gods that they called “Tammuz”, who was believed to be the only begotten son of the moon-goddess and the sun-god.
In those ancient times, there was a man named Nimrod, who was the grandson of one of Noah’s son named Ham.
Ham had a son named Cush who married a woman named Semiramis.Cush and Semiramis then had a son named him “Nimrod.”
After the death of his father, Nimrod married his own mother and became a powerful King.
The Bible tells of of this man, Nimrod, in Genesis 10:8-10 as follows: “And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. He was a mighty hunter before the Lord: wherefore it is said, even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the Lord. And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad,and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.”
Nimrod became a god-man to the people and Semiramis, his wife and mother, became the powerful Queen of ancient Babylon. Nimrod was eventually killed by an enemy, and his body was cut in pieces and sent to various parts of his kingdom. Semiramis had all of the parts gathered, except for one part that could not be found. That missing part was his reproductive organ. Semiramis claimed that Nimrod could not come back to life without it and told the people of Babylon that Nimrod had ascended to the sun and was now to be called “Baal”, the sun god.
Queen Semiramis also proclaimed that Baal would be present on earth in the form of a flame, whether candle or lamp, when used in worship. Semiramis was creating a mystery religion, and with the help of Satan, she set herself up as a goddess. Semiramis claimed that she was immaculately conceived. She taught that the moon was a goddess that went through a 28 day cycle and ovulated when full.
She further claimed that she came down from the moon in a giant moon egg that fell into the Euphrates River. This was to have happened at the time of the first full moon after the spring equinox. Semiramis became known as “Ishtar” which is pronounced “Easter”, and her moon egg became known as “Ishtar’s” egg.” Ishtar soon became pregnant and claimed that it was the rays of the sun-god Baal that caused her to conceive. The son that she brought forth was named Tammuz.
Tammuz was noted to be especially fond of rabbits, and they became sacred in the ancient religion, because Tammuz was believed to be the son of the sun-god, Baal. Tammuz, like his supposed father, became a hunter. The day came when Tammuz was killed by a wild pig.
Queen Ishtar told the people that Tammuz was now ascended to his father, Baal, and that the two of them would be with the worshippers in the sacred candle or lamp flame as Father, Son and Spirit. Ishtar, who was now worshipped as the “Mother of God and Queen of Heaven”, continued to build her mystery religion.
The queen told the worshippers that when Tammuz was killed by the wild pig, some of his blood fell on the stump of an evergreen tree, and the stump grew into a full new tree overnight. This made the evergreen tree sacred by the blood of Tammuz. She also proclaimed a forty day period of time of sorrow each year prior to the anniversary of the death of Tammuz. During this time, no meat was to be eaten.
Worshippers were to meditate upon the sacred mysteries of Baal and Tammuz, and to make the sign of the “T” in front of their hearts as they worshipped. They also ate sacred cakes with the marking of a “T” or cross on the top. Every year, on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox, a celebration was made. It was Ishtar’s Sunday and was celebrated with rabbits and eggs. Ishtar also proclaimed that because Tammuz was killed by a pig, that a pig must be eaten on that Sunday.
By now, the readers of this tract should have made the connection that paganism has infiltrated the contemporary “Christian” churches, and further study indicates that this paganism came in by way of the Roman Catholic System.
The truth is that Easter has nothing whatsoever to do with the resurrection YaHuWSHuWaH. We also know that Easter can be as much as three weeks away from the Passover, because the pagan holiday is always set as the first Sunday after the first full moon after the spring equinox. Some have wondered why the word “Easter” is in the the King James Bible. It is because Acts, chapter 12, tells us that it was the evil King Herod, who was planning to celebrate Easter, and not the Christians. The true Passover and pagan Easter sometimes coincide, but in some years, they are a great distance apart.
So much more could be said, and we have much more information for you, if you are a seeker of the truth. We know that the Bible tells us in John 4:24, “Yahuwah is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”
The truth is that the forty days of Lent, eggs, rabbits, hot cross buns and the Easter ham have everything to do with the ancient pagan religion of Mystery Babylon. These are all antichrist activities!
Satan is a master deceiver, and has filled the lives of well-meaning, professing Christians with idolatry. These things bring the wrath of God upon children of disobedience, who try to make pagan customs of Baal worship Christian. You must answer for your activities and for what you teach your children. These customs of Easter honor Baal, who is also Satan, and is still worshipped as the “Rising Sun” and his house is the “House of the Rising Sun.”
How many churches have “sunrise services” on Ishtar’s day and face the rising sun in the East? How many will use colored eggs and rabbit stories, as they did in ancient Babylon. These things are no joke, any more than Judgement day is a joke. I pray to Yahuwah that this tract will cause you to search for more truth. I will be glad to help you by providing more information and by praying for you.
These are the last days, and it is time to repent, come out and be separate.
Thanks for this info re: Easter. Goodness but I learn so much every day! Some times, it is all mind-boggling!
We do. Through “the Lord’s Supper” in rememberance of Christ’s death. Rest and ressure ction. Jesus never meant for His ressurection to be taken as a means to violate His teachings. As it is widely know Rome fabricated Easter SUNday because they already have their counterfit Roman Catholi c Sabbath. They rob God of His creation memorial by manipulating scripture. They take the day itselt and turn into a replacement of God’s Holy day . Thats why “the whole world wonders after the beast”. And thats why satan invented the wednesday crucifix doctrine. It removes the sabbath as the day Christ rested just as he did at creation week.
The same applies with “Christ -mass” and the traditions taken from pagan worship, again Nimrod and Semiramis, and adapted into Christian worship. Research the origins of Christmas and the meanings behind them as well.
Why haven’t Bible-believing Christians sought to publicly celebrate Our Lord’s resurrection alongside Jewish Passover each year? Why not separate themselves from following Rome’s calendar?
Thanks for your informative write-up, Aharon. Babylonianism infected the RCC and then that infection spread to much of Protestant Christianity from there. Most Christians are not aware of the origins of these seemingly “innocent” Easter celebrations.
Ellen, I have seen and heard many denominations say ‘all about the information shown on here about Easter’. yet ‘their’ Church don’t celebrate Easter..’ it’s Resurrection Day’…with the children to dress up on their new Easter Bonnets, boys first suits etc, and there will be an Easter Egg Hunt after Church Today…I hope you all brought your Baskets (smile) to put your eggs in. …Even this Easter I’m told Oh we don’t celebrate Easter it’s ‘just to keep the children from feeling slighted by what the world is doing so we have an Easter Egg Hunt out on the Church Lawn with all kinds of drinks and games. You know keep the children ‘in the Church’ or they’d be in the World. (So the Church brings the World into the Church’…! ) Will the Real Christians please Stand Up? Will there be any Faith in the World when Jesus returns? …I say all this yet I too believed all this was the right way till The LORD showed me ..I do pray and fear for many who still think they are right in their ‘feast days of celebrations’…Oh they get so angry when you tell and try to show them.
Hello Ivar and a blessed celebration to you.
There is nothing more fun and fulfilling than spending time with a Messianic Jew. I’m just grafted in, you a blood child and believer in the Messiah, it doesn’t get better than that.
Great post. Jesus purpose for going to Jerusalem has always been twisted around. If you could, read my posting “April’s fools” and let me know what you think.
It was interesting celebrating what we call Palm Sunday on April 1st. And now, with the full moon on Friday, I’m really excited for this year, given all the Ezekiel 38 & 39 developments the last couple years, especially this year.
This is one example of why sites like this are so important. Many people don’t know. One good prayer for us is that the Lord will lead people here.
If anyone thought about why the Lord called it MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH, Aharon Elazar’s post should help clear that up. Then, the next step is to heed the voice from heaven.
Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
“….that ye be not partakers of her sins…”
I am quite new in passover this year. That’s why looking for some prefect articles and perfect information. Really got something special from you here.
Wishing you a happy Passover.
You can take a look at this passover message: goo.gl/lFsMZ on this celebration. Very unique one.
Please be aware that the KJV Bible (and I am not a KJV onlyist) for Acts 12:4 has correctly translated it as Easter. It refers to the Pagan holiday and mentions it occurs after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. It is the other bibles that have got it wrong. By translating it Passover, they are saying that Passover happens after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. That does not make sense.
For the record, I support celebrating the Resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Yahshua as it is the greatest event in human history but I do not accept the pagan “Easter” celebration.
Actually, the NIV1984 says “during the Feast of Unleavened Bread” which is a week long, beginning with the Passover meal. The Greek word “pascha” is translated passover so actually the KJV and you are wrong, the book of Acts doesn’t give a date.
On topic though, holding on to the Renaissance tradition of anti Catholicism the 3 day 3 night doctrine then denies the accounting of the four Gospels that say otherwise. One could extrapolate Jesus’ account in the fact that He did tell Mary not to touch Him because He had not yet risen to the Father. Though they are very wrong on so many levels, you can’t blame the Catholics for Jesus divine agenda.
The Gospels are very clear that Jesus ate the Passover with His disciples appropriately and timely, He was arrested that evening and in the morning Pilate condemned Him, He was hoisted on a cross and died, and it was the Jews that wanted the bodies taken down so as not to mar their Shabbot. So unless you believe that Jesus’ dead body hung for a day, the body was taken down very late in the Day of Preparation for the Shabbot and placed in a tomb where no body had lain. Then the morning after the Shabbot Jesus has exited the grave.
In regards to being coincident with the Pagan holiday, Easter, I can’t attest, it’s not in the Bible. But, apparently, the Shabbot comes on Saturday of our current calendar (have fun in this day of anti-Christ trying to return, globally, to the Jewish calendar, even they aren’t sure of it anymore), so Sunday morning is a fair assertion to celebrate the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Go ahead and lose the eggs, chocolates, bonnets and Peeps ( oops, maybe not peeps 😉 ) but don’t let religiosity and prejudice keep you from celebrating the Savior’s resurrection. Back then, I’m sure there was no shortage of singing and dancing once word got out.
Very well put godsfinger. All that really matters now is that we remember his death and the significance of his sacrifice which gave meaning to all the sacrifices that had been made up to that time and was the final sacrifice meaning no more sacrifices would ever be needed and the fact that he arose and all that goes along with that. Very good godsfinger
No religiousity or prejudice on my part. I celebrate the resurrection of my Lord and Saviour Yahshua every day. I do not however want anything to do with the Pagan word “Easter” and neither does our Heavenly Father. Love what He loves and hate what He hates.
Oh, I hadn’t meant religiosity or prejudice on your part. Sometimes this stuff gets carried too far. As Christians we would be without holidays if we were concerned about dates of pagans, because frankly, all the dates are used up. Good (or black as I prefer) Friday, Easter are meaningless as Pagan holidays when Christ is glorified. We don’t do the Easter bunny bunny or egg hunts in our home simply because we wanted our kid’s focus on what really matters. (besides, here in Wisconsin, we still have 3 feet of snow on the ground right now 😉 The KJV was wrong in using Easter, but then, the KJV is wrong about alot of things.
3 feet of snow huh….reminds me of many years of New Hampshire…we had a blizzard one year June 15th school was closed and the children loved it …but was not so happy when they had to make it up but true to form the Teachers still did not work beyond their Contract of July 4th (smile)…enjoy the beauty and the warmth indoors..where I am not the poor flowers and trees are not sure whether to bloom, draw in for the winter, from one day to the next!!… or shout Lord what’s up?? (smile)
Just curious, What version of God’s Word do you believe is accurate?
The Torah 😉 Seriously, the Greek. I have a preference to the OLD NIV for study but refer to the Jewish bibles and the Greek in concordance. I use Young’s analytical Concordance, not Strong’s because Strong’s gives doctrinal meanings, not just plain dictionary meanings to words. Someday I’ll write out the additions and subtractions that KJV has, because KJV was never intended to be a literal translation it has things in to support certain doctrines of the time.
Well, since I am not Jewish, and God did not deem fit to have me born to read Hebrew at birth or at Salvation birth, I was left to believe upon the Lord Jesus Christ with what was at hand. During the many years since, I have obtained all that you have mentioned and thus enjoyed the English translation of each. I do appreciate your answer, and quick answer at that..thanks…have a great day!
I’m in the process of writing my article right now 😉
Have a great weekend. Remember,
“it’s Friday, Satan thinks he won, but Sunday’s a comin…”
ha ha…thanks….but Sunday came in my heart many years ago 🙂 Praise the Lord…I heard a Preacher on TV talking about the Crucifixion and he was describing it as much in detail as he could in ‘the natural’ as possible of the horror of it…and the Blessed Spirit revealed to me, they still do not listen, We are to know no one by the flesh but by the spirit not even Jesus…you know if we would but teach even tell what the Gospel is the Greatest Love of God to send His Son to take on a fallen people to make them His own by sending His son to be like them, to make them like Him…My God what a Savior!!!! …what real suffering…what real love…what real sacrifice…what real mercy toward all who have still the fruits of sin and don’t realize He did it all and all we have to so is say Yes Sir..Thank you Lord…My God My God..which ever ‘to acknowledge HIM …as HE says…Truly our God is an Amazing God!! Thank you Jesus!! yet there will be Pastors around the World jerking tears out of people Sunday and Bars jerking beers out of drunks Sunday night…and Jesus loving them both on Monday morning still waiting for them to “Come unto ME all ye who hunger and thirst after righteousness”….God help us!! I pray their and our time still have time !
Actually, “Sunday’s comin” is a sermon by Billy Sunday. It’s great, I thinks there’s a youtube of it.
Translated and reblogged. Thanks.
Very interesting article. But is it so vital, that we have to change practice?
Thanks for the article and delay in commenting. I thank Yeshua that one person (xlstorstrand) figured out the exact date acording to the word of god. Jesus was arrested on he 10th march, killed on 14th are resurrected on the 17th. Praise God.
Ivar is reight that many bibles have twisted the word of God. But thank God for The faithful old king james version mentions easter in the book off acts once in connection with herod. herod was a pagan king and not a follower of jesus. how could he celebrate passover when he was a pagan king celebrating the false god and celebrating easter.
Many new version have deleted the reality of jesus christ and the truth by changing the meaning and putting the verses in the footnotes below specially the niv, asv and others. God will judge those who twist the word even with false preaching.
Hope you readers cling to the truth of the gospel of christ in these end times
Actually your “faithful” KJV is unfaithful to you because the Greek and Hebrew word is for Passover. Actually, the text doesn’t make sense because it says he was arrested during the Feast of Unleavened Bread with the intent to put him on trial after the Passover, which is before the Feast.
No, the Bible doesn’t use Easter, the KJV was following it’s course of writing in doctrine. Even the Catholic bible uses the word Azymes (or unleavened). And the NIV1984 faithfully uses the CORRECT word and no footnotes(you shouldn’t lie publicly).
There was no Easter when the Acts of the Apostles was written, no mention or any thought of it.
In regard to your text above, Christians didn’t necessarily celebrate Passover, especially Gentiles. Jesus is the Paschal lamb, he fulfilled the requirements. In that day, many participated in the Passover and Feast, Herod still participated in Temple ritual and had to wait until after the days to put Peter on trial.
You need to repent of KJV worship and spreading false tales.
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What is important Ivar? The day He died or the Blood He shed? Please do not keep the people in a confused state in these Tribulation days!
This is the message for this Good Friday (Jesus to mdm)
“As Good Friday draws near, those who torment Me and try to wipe out all traces of Me will suffer greatly on that day.
……it is My Desire that those who love Me, truly, make amends through the Gift of Reconciliation, during Holy Week. When you show Me true remorse for your sins, I will pour over you a special Gift of Acceptance, in accordance with My Holy Will. I urge you to trust in Me, at this time in history, like never before, because, if you listen carefully, I will be able to make My Word heard by all – including those who do not know Me at all……”
– Your Jesus
No, Oldman. According to Rav Sha’ul. Yeshua died according to the Scriptures and rose according to Scripture. That means that he had to die on a specific date, and rise on a specific date, to fulfill the scriptures. To fulfill atonement.
Shalom, and love in Jesus of the Bible.
You are a testimony is favor of the anti-Messiah of Rome. His servants could care less that this false Messiah did not come according to the scriptures. Just like other copies of the true Messiah.
Paul the Apostle warned us in advance, about the copy-cats that would arise:
2 Corinthians 11:4
For if someone comes to you and preaches a Jesus other than the Jesus we preached, or if you receive a different spirit from the Spirit you received, or a different gospel from the one you accepted, you put up with it easily enough.
None of any so called “copy-cats” died for us.
Only one Jesus died on the Cross for the redemption of Mankind.
And we follow the One Who died for our sins.
I take the Scriptures literally in this matter.
1. Jesus was taken to Pilate on Preparation Day. John 19:14
2. Jesus died on the cross at the 9th hour [3:00 PM] Mark 15:34
3. Passover starts on the 14th at even [twilight] Lev. 23.5
So Jesus died on the 13th is simple reasoning.
4. Jesus said He would be in heart of the earth 3 days and three nights. Matt. 12:40
So Jesus was in the grave the 14th, 15th, and 16th, which meets the requirements of three days and three nights.
5. Jesus had to be killed and raised after three days. Mark 8:31.
So Jesus was raised on the 17th which is after the three days in the heart of the earth or the 14th, 15th, and 16th.
6. On the first day of the week two men in shining garments announced the resurrection of Jesus. Luke 24:1-9.
So the first day of the week is our Sunday or the 17th.
The day before was the sixth day or our Saturday the 16th.
The day before that was the Feast of Unleaven Bread or our Friday the 15th.
The day before that was the Passover or our Thursday the 14th.
The day before that was Preparation Day or our Wednesday the 13th.
Any Jew worth his salt will tell you that Preparation Day is on the 13th when you rid the house of all yeast and so you clean and sweep and get prepared and kill the lamb at 3:00 for the next day the Passover on the 14th at even.
The year 30 AD is the only year when the Passover Sabbath, Unleaven Bread Sabbath, and regular Sabbath (or 3 Sabbaths in a row) all occurred before Sunday or the first day of the week.
I am betting that’s why the women waited three days (or for three Sabbaths) before going to the tomb of Jesus on the first day of the week Sunday, or our April 9th 30 AD.
Show me how this could possibly me wrong and prove it by Scripture, not traditions of men! AMEN
The problem with your reasoning here, Gordon Stamper, is refuted by Rav Sha’ul (The Apostle Sha’ul/Paul):
«For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to Tanakh; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to Tanakh»
If Yeshua had died on the 13th Aviv, a which was Tuesday 4th April 30 CE, he could never have risen from the dead. Because then he didn’t die according to Tanakh / Scripture. He had to fulfill the most minute and minuscule detail of Tanakh’s prophecies about him to atone our sins.
But he arose as the first fruit of the dead, on the 17th, and was presented on the day of first fruits, which began the day after, the first day of the week, and the counting of the Omer.
Did Paul refute Jesus? Jesus said He would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth, and that He would rise “after” three days. The Scripture references have been provided.
Passover was on the 14th which is without question.
Jesus died before Passover on the 13th which can’t be disputed.
Jesus was already risen while still dark on the first day of the week which was the 17th, a Sunday.
Remember the new day begins at even so this means that Wednesday for us can be Thursday for the Jew.
Paul’s third day quote must not contradict the Scriptures and thus we must compare Scripture with Scripture.
My records show Nisan 13 was our Wednesday April 5, 30AD when Christ died at 3:00 PM.
No Gordon. That is a lie. Yeshua had to die on the 14th, or his sacrifice had been invalid.
God doesn’t mess around with details.
How can quoting the Scriptures be a lie? What exactly do you think is false?
Jesus did not die on Passover and you should study more closely. The High Priest and leaders of Israel took Jesus to Pilate and wanted Jesus killed before the Passover and were cautious to not make themselves unclean or they would not be able to celebrate the Passover. As it is written, “Then they led Jesus from Calaphas to the Praetorium, and it was early morning. But they themselves did not go into the Praetorium, lest they should be defiled, but that they might eat the Passover.” John 18:28
Any self-respecting Jew doesn’t go out at Passover, but locks themselves in at Passover and eats the roasted lamb and doesn’t go outside at all! But the above Scripture verse proves behind any doubt Jesus was taken and crucified prior to Passover, and here there is no doubt. AMEN
Reblogged this on Facts are Stubborn Things and commented:
“I have come for the lost sheep of Israel”.
My understanding is that the LORD promised Abraham he would be the father of many nations, not just Israel.
Jesus did say the Gospel was for the Jew first, then the Gentile.
Paul said just a few believed the Gospel which opened the door for the Gentiles who received the Gospel.
There is only one “tree” and the natural branches are the Jews, but the majority of Jews rejected the Christ so they were removed from the “tree”. However, we Gentiles cannot boast because after the fullness of the Gentiles comes in the “all of Israel will be saved.”
Anyway that’s my quick response to “I have come for the lost sheep of Israel.” AMEN
“Jesus must have been crucified on a Thursday”
So Jesus rose on the 4th day? Not on the third day as He said?
Who is a liar?
Learn the Calendar. He was “Chosen” as the Lamb on the 10th day of Aviv (Ex 12:3)
He had to die, and did die on the 14th of Aviv (Ex 12:6) which is Pesach.
Then he rose again on the 17th day of Aviv (Lev 23:11). So that rav Sha’ul (Paul) later could state: «Mashiach died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures:»
Thus he died on Wednesday the 14th Aviv/ April 5th 30 CE. Stayed three full days and three full nights in the womb of the earth and rose on the even of 17th Aviv/ 8th April 30 CE. And WAS Risen when … the high priest on “sunday” 9th waved the sheaf of the First Fruits. Because HE IS THE FIRST FRUITS.
You have not answered my question!
Did Jesus rise on the 4th day? or on the third day as He said?
If He rose on the 3rd day, he must die on Friday as He said; if He rose on the 4th day, he died on Thursday as you claimed.
Now answer questions please.
Are you blind? He died on Wednesday and rose on Saturday. That is the THIRD day.
Reading the account through a Hebrew lens, you will find how the Hebrews (Jews) reckon the days (yomim).
Yom begins at sunset. It is written: “And there was evening, and there was morning – the first day” (Genesis 1:3).
For the Jew, any portion of the day is consider a day.
Y’shua expires on the cross Friday, His body removed from the cross and entombed prior to sunset Friday – Day One.
Friday after sunset is Shabbat (until Saturday after sunset – Havdalah) – Day Two.
Saturday after sunset is the first day of the week – Day Three. It is written: “Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance.” (John 20:1).
Three days entombed – Friday, Saturday, Sunday. Again, for the Jewish writers and audience, any portion of the day is consider a day.
Mark 8:31, 9:31, 10:34.
Still that would not count for Three days and three nights in a tomb. The most important thing still is the Hebrew Calendar.
Shalom. The most important “thing” is to be born again, for it is written: “Jesus replied, ‘Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again (or from above)’.” (John 3:3).
On the counting – “as awkward as it may sound to an American living in the 21st century, a person in ancient times could legitimately speak of something occurring ‘on the third day,’ ‘after three days,’ or after ‘three days and three nights,’ yet still be referring to the same exact day.”
Genesis 7:12, 42:17; 1 Samuel 30:12-13; Esther 4:16; 2 Chronicles 10:5, 10:12.
Shalom, and love in Jesus.
Be aware that men like Lars, who makes a mess out of simple Biblical truths, all the time. Meaningless non sense is presented, and we are lead into circles debates. There will be no end to this.
However, if Yeshua hadn’t died on the 14th Aviv, and risen on the 17th of Aviv, the Scriptures hadn’t been fulfilled. And then there wouldn’t have been any “second birth”.
There are now 59 comments given on my article, “Jesus died during passover”. To avoid more deceptive comments related to this issue, I will now close this chapter. Be aware that since Jesus the Messiah rose on Sunday, The Lords day, the first day of the week, He could not have been crucified on a Friday, on the Biblical Sabbath. Just count three nights backwards, and see where your reach. If you are able to count, you will also be able to understand that the Pope is a liar.
Still: Be aware of people who want to quarrel on a simple Biblical fact like this. Please do not entertain them any further, if a simple correction is not working. You are wasting your time.
That is intersting that the KJV, which many people swear up and down is the only correct version, calls it Easter. The Geneva bible says Passover in Acts 12:4. Like someone else pointed out it refers to a time after the actual Passover, (during the days of unleavened bread). What was happening is Herod was persecuting the Christian church. Herod killed James, a member of the Christian church. Seeing it pleased the Jews Herod arrested Peter and kept him in prison, intending to kill him too, but after the Jews were done celebrating the feast of unleavened bread, so not to interupt their celebration. “Passover is lumped together with the feast of unleavened bread” So it would be most correct to say “After the feast of unleavened bread Herod planned to bring Peter before the people.
Very interesting indeed. Below are translations Catholics use for Bible study. As you can see the word Easter has not been used.
As usual all a misunderstanding or possible Catholic bashing.
Acts 12:4 Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
4 And when he had apprehended him, he cast him into prison, delivering him to four files of soldiers to be kept, intending, after the pasch, to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:41599 Geneva Bible (GNV)
4 [a]And when he had caught him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four quaternions of soldiers to be kept, intending after the Passover to bring him forth to the people.
Acts 12:4 New American Bible (Revised Edition) (NABRE)
4 He had him taken into custody and put in prison under the guard of four squads of four soldiers each. He intended to bring him before the people after Passover.
Acts 12:4 New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE)
4 When he had seized him, he put him in prison and handed him over to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending to bring him out to the people after the Passover.
Acts 12:4 Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (RSVCE)
4 And when he had seized him, he put him in prison, and delivered him to four squads of soldiers to guard him, intending after the Passover to bring him out to the people.
They’re still all wrong. It assumes the error of Judaism to lump together Passover with the feast of unleavened bread. The time in question is during “the days of unleavened bread” which come after the Passover.
Acts 12:3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread.
Acts 12:4 After arresting him, he put him in prison, handing him over to be guarded by four squads of four soldiers each. Herod intended to bring him out for public trial after the Passover.
The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread is the connection between the two festivals reflected in:
Ex 12:3–20; 34:18;
Nm 9:2–14; 28:16–17;
The Passover commemorated the redemption from slavery and the departure of the Israelites from Egypt by night.
It began at sundown after the Passover lamb was sacrificed in the temple in the afternoon of the fourteenth day of the month of Nisan.
With the Passover supper on the same evening was associated the eating of unleavened bread.
The latter was continued through Nisan 21, a reminder of the affliction of the Israelites and of the haste surrounding their departure.
That may be the reasoning for Judaism since they had no clue about the resurrection and don’t believe in Jesus. For them it’s their deliverance out of Egypt.
The Passover is not all about unleavened bread. The Passover is about the blood of the lamb. “The life is in the Blood”
There is a third festival that seems to have gotten lost in the shuffle, “The feast of first fruits”
The feast of first fruits is more aligned with the path of Jesus. It marks the day of Jesus resurrection, and secondly it’s from that feast that the counting begins for the feast of weeks, culminating with Pentecost, the beginning of Christs Church.
Dear Ed Jones.
Shalom and love in Jesus.
You wrote to Amorrcc.
That may be the reasoning for Judaism since they had no clue about the resurrection and don’t believe in Jesus.
This person did temporarly escape the spam filter. I do not know why. You live in error related to Judaism. All Jews who belive in the Tannak (The Prophetic word) awaits he comming of the Messiah. Many belive He is alive, and will appear soon.
Judaism can never be a false religion. But it is an incomplete religion, as long as the Messiah is unknown.
Large part of the Jewish people awaits the comming of the Messiah. They know there is no other King who can save them. He will surely reign.
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Messianic Judaism is a complet faith system in the moment Yeshua the Messiah is honored as Lord and God. The Lion and the Lamb.
My Home language is not English.
We Catholics do not say Geseende Ooste (Easter)
We Catholics say Geseende Paasfees.
And if you translate Paasfees to English it is Pasch.
All a translation thing – nothing to do with Queen Isthar.
I just came on u r post and found it enlighting. Just want to add one point. In Matthew 28 “in the end of the Sabbath” means the Sabath was in its final or waning stage but not yet past. It is erroneously to translate it as so many do — as “after the Sabbath was past”
” As It began to dawn (or draw on) towards the first day of the week.” This is not speaking about sunrise. The begin of the first day of the week is when the sun sets on Sabbath. There is that transition from sunlight to darkness.
It does not dawn towards the first day of the week at Sunday sunrise. Sunday is already 12 hours old. The dark part of the day is first as you do know. Epiphosko has two meanings ” to bring light”&, “to draw on or to approach”. See Luke 23:54 “and the Sabbath drew on” epiphosko
Christ wasn’t there @ the end of the Sabbath how did he get there for the early sunrise? Are the early sunrise services now kept, for Messiah or for the same purpose as the people in Ezekiel 8:16?
Yeshua crucified on a Wednesday afternoon and laid in the tomb just before sunset and raised on a Saturday, just as sunset began; 3 days and 3 nights per Hebraic reasoning.
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