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Tract 06 E: Crucifixion & Resurrection

The Chronology of Christ's Crucifixion and Resurrection.


Tuesday: Tuesday the 13th day of the month, after sunset, as Wednesday the 14th day began, our LORD and Savior ate an evening Passover meal with His disciples and instituted the New Covenant Passover symbols: Matt. 26:26-28; 26And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed it, and brake it, and gave it to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body. 27And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it; 28For this is my blood of the New Testament [covenant], which is shed for many for the remission of sins. The Messiah was then betrayed, arrested, and during the night brought before the high priest; after which He was tortured.


Wednesday: The Messiah died later that afternoon. This was the preparation day for not the weekly, but for an annual Sabbath, which began after sunset. The Messiah's body was placed in the tomb in the evening, just before sunset: Matt. 27:50, 57-60; 50Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost. 57When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 58He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 59And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 60And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed. Mark 15:37,42; 37And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost. 42And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath. Luke 23:46,54; And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost. 54And that day was the preparation, and the Sabbath drew on. John 19:30-31, 41-42; 30When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost. 31The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 41Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 42There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.


Thursday: Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunset was the high-day Sabbath (John 19:31; quoted above), the first day of Unleavened Bread: Lev. 23:4-7; 4These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons. 5In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S Passover. 6And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread. 7In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. It is described as the day after the Day of Preparation: Matt. 27:62; Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate.


Friday: The high-day Sabbath now past, the women bought and prepared spices for anointing their Messiah's body before resting on the weekly Sabbath day, which began Friday after sunset: Mark 16:1; And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. Luke 23:56; And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the sabbath day according to the commandment. Notice, when the high-day sabbath was past, the Marys bought and prepared the spices. Then, after preparing the spices, the next sabbath approached. This account occurred between two sabbaths.


Saturday: The women rested on the weekly sabbath (Luke 23:56; quoted above), according to the fourth commandment: Exod. 20:8-11; 8Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: 10But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it. As the Messiah Himself prophecied, He rose from the dead near sunset; exactly three days and three nights after His burial, fulfilling the sign of Jonah and authenticating the sign He gave of His Messiah-ship: Matt. 12:40; 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. John 2:19; Jesus answered and said unto them, Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.


Can you count three days and three nights from Friday evening till Sunday morning? Doesn't compute, does it? This would be His sign, our proof, that He was the Messiah which He proclaimed to be. If He really did come out of the grave after one day and two nights, then the Pharisees were right for making Him out to be an imposter and false messiah. Even His disciples didn't believe at first that He had risen from the dead, until they recalled His words (Luke 24:9-11). But, praise the LORD that He did prove that he was who He proclaimed to be, because He was three days and three nights in the grave; just like He said He would: John 2:22; When therefore he was risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this unto them; and they believed the scripture, and the word which Jesus had said.


Sunday: As it changed from the Sabbath to the first day of the week, the women brought the spices and discovered an empty grave: Matt. 28:1-6; 1In 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. 2And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. 3His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow: 4And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men. 5And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified. 6He is not here: for he is risen, as he said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. Mark 16:2-6; 2And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. 3And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? 4And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away: for it was very great. 5And entering into the sepulchre, they saw a young man sitting on the right side, clothed in a long white garment; and they were affrighted. 6And 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. Luke 24:1-3; 1Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre. 3And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Jesus. John 20:1; The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.


He did not rise on Sunday morning, but had already risen; near sunset the day before, just as He said He would. Should we believe Him? or should we believe the Easter philosophy, which is founded upon lies (Ishtar/Ashtoreth) from the 'Anti'-Jew pagan gods of this world?


Please do 'NOT' just take this information from me, but for your own benefit, do research it in your own Bible. God Bless., 2009, Rev 2012. Scripture quotes are KJV. All emphasis mine. Words in [ ] in Scripture quotes are added by me.