By r. a. Posted Tues., Mar.15, 2016 Update Wed., April 08, 2020
UPDATE; Today, Wed., April 08, 2020 is the actual day of the 7 day week when Messiah was crucified. On God’s biblical calendar this is the 14th day of the first month — the Spring of the year.
Tomorrow (Thursday) is the 15th day of the first month on God’s calendar. This 15th day is an annual Holy Day Sabbath. It’s the beginning of the ” Seven Days Of Unleavened Bread”. The seventh day of “unleavened bread” is also an annual Holy day Sabbath.
Many Christians and Catholics will commemorate the crucifixion and death of the Messiah on Friday, April 10, 2020. On our Gregorian calendar this day is referred to as “Good Friday”.
Without going into the origin of the terms “Good Friday”, I’d like to stress that “Good Friday” does not appear in the bible, nor was Christ crucified on a Friday, or resurrected on so-called “Easter” Sunday. I will address these days later in this brief account.
According to the bible, the Messiah was crucified on the 14th day of the first month on the biblical calendar which usually falls in the early Spring. That 14th day is called “the Lord’s Passover” or just “Passover”.(Exodus 12 :1-7, 43)
Explanation Side Note: The Passover is a reminder of how God spared His people from death in Egypt.
That is, “to rescue His people from slavery, God took the lives of all the firstborn Egyptian males (Exodus 12 :7, 26-29) but passed over the Israelites’ homes who had placed the blood of a sacrificed lamb on their door frames.”
“The blood of the Passover lamb foreshadowed the sacrifice of Christ (jesus), which passes over the sins of people who repent in order to spare them from eternal death.”
Continuing, the day immediately after the 14th Passover day, the 15th day of the first month is called the beginning of seven days of unleavened bread. And, that 15th day is a yearly high holy day – a Sabbath day – in which no work or buying/selling is to be done.
Christ Was Not Crucified On A Friday
According to the bible, at the time Messiah was crucified and died (14th day called Passover), the annual high holy day Sabbath (15th day of the first month as described above) was not a weekly 7th day Sabbath.
To stress this point further, the day on which Christ was crucified was the day immediately before a yearly high holy day Sabbath. It was not a regular weekly Sabbath (check out Jn.chpt.19 verse 31).
Thus, Messiah could not have been crucified and died on a Friday, which is a day immediately before a normal weekly Sabbath. He died the day before a yearly high holy day Sabbath.
Sidebar: Christians and Catholics are completely unaware of the Creator-God’s annual high holy day Sabbaths (feast days) which can be found throughout the bible, especially in the book of Leviticus chapter 23. In fact, they are rejected by the Sunday-Easter-Christmas keepers, days which the Creator-God condemns as worshipping the religion and the gods of other nations. Idolatry!! False gods!!
If, as the Roman Church falsely contends, Messiah died on a Friday, the day before a regular Saturday Sabbath day, then they are in contradiction of what is recorded in John chpt.19 verse 31).
In addition and more importantly, they present the Messiah as a liar. For the scribes and Pharisees asked Christ for a “sign”. Christ responded by telling them the only sign that would be given would be that of the prophet Jonah.
“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,” (Matt.12 :40).
Christ had to be in the tomb for 3 days and 3 nights to prove that he was indeed the resurrected Messiah, the son of the Creator-God, the great I AM.
The Roman Church invented scenario, from Friday to Sunday morning, does not add up to 3 days and 3 nights in the “heart of the earth” (tomb).
A simple definition of a day is (1) the time of light between one night and the next : the part of the day when light from the sun can be seen (2) the part of the day when people are usually most active and when most businesses are open.
Notice, we don’t know what part of the day Jonah entered the belly of the fish.
Thus Wednesday equals one day and one night; Thursday equals one day and one night and Friday equals one day and one night — 3 days and 3nights.
Therefore, Messiah was crucified and died on a Wednesday (14th day Passover) and arose 3 days and 3 nights after his death, which would have been a normal regular weekly Sabbath, – the 17th day of that first month on God’s calendar. He did not rise on a Sunday, the first day of the week.
Here’s the proof that Christ arose early on the weekly Sabbath morning just before the women came with their burial spices. Continues below the pic.
PROOF: Quote King James Version – Mark Chapter 16 verses 1 -6
1 And when the Sabbath (Thurs. 15th high holy Sabbath day, the day after Christ was put to death) was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought (Friday 16th day) sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
2 And very early in the morning, the first day of the week (Sat. 17th day, a weekly Sabbath), they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.
Explanation for verse 2: Notice the above term “day”, it’s in italics indicating that a copyist inserted that word, probably to support the existing Roman Church Sunday resurrection.
It should read “the first Sabbath” (the English term for Sabbath is “week”). The “first Sabbath” is the first of seven regular weekly Sabbaths (49 days) which lead to the Feast of Weeks (the fiftieth day) – a high holy day Sabbath.
That is, on the day after the seven normal weekly Sabbaths, a high holy Sabbath day called the Feast of Weeks is observed. The Greek term for this 50th day (Feast of Weeks) is called “Pentecost” (meaning 50) (Lev.23: 15- 17).
3 And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre?
4 And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great.
5 And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted.
6 And he saith unto them, Be not affrighted: Ye seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: he is risen; he is not here: behold the place where they laid him.
In conclusion, Messiah was crucified on a Wednesday (14th day of first month called Passover). He arose from the dead on the following Saturday (17th day of first month, a weekly Sabbath). Thus he was in the tomb for 3 days and 3 nights. Friday to Sunday does not match, nor is it biblical.
The “Good Friday/Easter Sunday” invention and tradition is the creation of idolatrous and deceived authority figures. Woe to them, say the prophets of the True House Of Israel.
And that is the biblical truth! Peace and blessings to all who seek and love the truth (Jn.17: 17 & Ps.119: 142) All glory, praise and honor to the Creator-God, the great I AM, in Messiah’s name.
My Sources: King James Bible; Jerusalem Bible, various articles I read over the years and Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance with Hebrew and Greek Dictionaries.