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Easter or Sabbath Resurrection?

Easter or Sabbath resurrection

   When was it, on Easter or the weekly Sabbath that Messiah rose to life again (after he laid down his life for our transgressions)?

Tradition has it that the one you know as Jesus was crucified on a Friday and then rose again Sunday morning.

Easter or Sabbath.  The scriptures record in Matthew 12:40 Jesus speaking ”That even as Jona was three days and three nights in the belly of a great (big) fish (not alive) even so he (Jesus)(properly Yahshua) would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth ie. dead and buried (not alive speaking to anyone anywhere). parentheses added.

   You can not get three days and three nights into a good Friday to early Sunday morning.  We can though get a pagan tradition that has to do with weeping for Tammuz, bunny rabbits (hares), eggs, and a sunrise on the venerable day of the sun, Sunday, that predates the savior’s sacrifice by many hundreds of years.


  Easter or Sabbath.  Yahshua being true to his word of which all of the scripture is about became the true Passover sacrifice of which the animal sacrifice was only a type. And as a good look at the scriptures and a clearer understanding of what took place will show, that Yahshua yielded up his life ( no one had the power to take the Son of God’s life in themselves) on the Passover which takes place on the 14 th Nissan and three days and three nights from there is the 17 th Nissan.

The day after the Passover is the beginning of the Feast of unleavened bread. This day is a High sabbath. On this day too no servile work was to be done, this being the 15 th Nissan. The day after this high sabbath is a regular routine day the 16 th N.

and would be the day the women went and purchased spices to apply to Yahshua’s dead body. After the women purchased the spices the scripture says that they rested the on the sabbath according to what was required by God and this would be the regular weekly sabbath.

When Joseph and Nicodemus begged Pilate for the body of Yahshua so they could bury him before sunset, this was for two main reasons, One God had given a law that a body hung must be taken down before nightfall, and two the High day of the 15 th would begin just after sunset and the body was not to be still on the stake then.

Taking into account the two sabbaths and the actual Passover of the 14 th, the 14th would be our Wednesday…..

Wednesday by the time sunset came Yahshua was in the tomb. This would be two to three hours after he said ‘It is finished” and he yielded up his life and died. Thursday by three pm would be day/night 1, Friday 3 pm/night 2, and Saturday/regular Sabbath 3 pm/night three full days and nights.  Yahshua having been faultless in himself and having fully paid our wage for sin rose sometime on the regular Sabbath.

     It was the women who came to the tomb on the first day of the week ( the first trip just after our sunset which is when their day begins) Sunday, and Yahshua was not there. The scriptures provide at least three accounts of the women visiting the tomb.

Yahshua fulfilled his promises according to his word (the scriptures), not a man-made holiday.   You sin and my sin debt was paid in full by God who loves you. Trust Him.

Passover memorial or Easter

The debate of the many religious groups continues but only one can be correct.

Passover memorial or Easter Which one, Passover Memorial or Easter do you believe it should be?  Debate is not the purpose of this late night post.  It is being presented because the savior indeed paid the debit but not a debit he owed,  it was our debit that he paid for with his life. Yet the timing is important too.

   The timing is important since the scripture provides us the sequence of events and Easter another.

And that he the true messiah rose from the dead on the third day confirmed who he really is.                                               In humbling himself in obedience even to dying on a stake for transgressions but not his own( he was without sin) He was exalted and given the name above every name,  that at the name of Yahshua the messiah every knee shall bow of those in the heavens and in the earth and under the earth.  And everyone will confess to the glory of Yahweh the Father that Yahshua the messiah is Lord.       Look at Philippians 2: 5-11

Yahshua said that even as Jona was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, even so, would the Son of man be in the heart of the earth.  Both Jona and Yahshua were dead.

    According to the scriptures, Yahshua was the Passover lamb who was going to fulfill the Heavenly sacrifice of which the earthly was only a type. And Yahshua was also going to accomplish this in the sequence of events that made up the earthly ceremony.

According to the scriptures, Yahshua was tried on the night of the 13 th  Nissan our Tuesday after dark and through the night to our Wednesday morning. ( Jewish reckoning the new day begins after sunset ). After sunset it became then the 14 th of Nissan.  The 14 th is the day when the lambs would be sacrificed.

Yahshua was with the disciples minus Judas Iscariot in the garden late Tuesday when the religious authorities with the mob came to arrest him.   Then in the early morning of the 14 th after Yahshua had been mocked spit upon and beaten with a whip almost to death, he was lead out and impaled on the stake. Yahshua was nailed to the stake and hung there suffering, thirsty and being continually mocked until 3  Pm at which time he said it was finished and he of his own doing breathed his final breath and died.

Just before sunset Nicodemus and Joseph were given permission to remove the Lord’s body from the stake so the body could be in the tomb before the new day started just after sunset.

Yahshua died on Wednesday the 14 th at 3 Pm (approx). was placed in the tomb by sunset. Three days and three nights later he was raised back to life because he was without sin in himself. It was our sin he bore the punishment of.   So Wednesday the 14 th to Thursday the 15 th is one ; Thursday to Friday the 16 th is two: and Friday to Saturday the 17 th is three.   Saturday is actually the Sabbath.

Yahshua could be raised to life again anytime on the 17 th . Though it could also be at 3 Pm three full days and night after he died.

The Women made their first trip to the tomb just after sunset on the sabbath and Yahshua was already gone.

The wonder of the women visiting is interesting in itself because the scriptures record at least three visits by the women. They were at the tomb on our Sunday Yahshua was already gone and did not show himself to Mary Magdala until later in the morning.

So according to the scriptural account Easter is not the day Yahshua rose from the dead and has nothing to do with our savior.