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Jesus Christ was crucified on Wednesday, not Friday.

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It is sad how the symphony of Scripture is often confused by error and tradition.

John 19:31 makes it clear that Our Lord’s crucifixion occurred on “preparation” day, i.e. preparation of the Passover meal. In other words, as most Jews were killing their lamb without blemish, God’s lamb, Jesus Christ, was also being slaughtered as a sacrifice for the sins of the world.

“Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world.” John 1:29

Wednesday was 13 Nissan, ‘Preparation Day’ for Passover which is 14 Nissan. For Jews, all days start at sundown.

John 19:14-16 says: Now it was the day of Preparation of the Passover. It was about the sixth hour (mid-day). He said to the Jews, “Behold your King!” They cried out, “Away with him, away with him, crucify him!” Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” So he delivered him over to them to be crucified.

(It was a bitter sweet day indeed. Few understood it at the time. Few understand it today.)

Confusion about the day of the week is easily explained. Mark 15:42 says it was “preparation day, the day before the Sabbath”. Folks assume he is referring to the Saturday Sabbath. Not so.

There were 3 Sabbaths in a row that week, two “high” Sabbaths and one regular weekly Sabbath (Saturday).

Passover is a “High Sabbath” (14 Nissan)

1st day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a “High Sabbath” (15 Nissan)

Saturday’s are Sabbaths. (16 Nissan that week.)

(See – hover over: Leviticus 23:1-7)

Jesus foretold that He would be in the “heart of the earth for three days and three nights” and He was! Matthew 12:40

Friday at 6:00 p.m. through Sunday at dawn (36 hours) is NOT three days and three nights. It’s silly to try and make it so.

Jesus’ body died at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday – on 13 Nissan. He raised His body back to life sometime after dusk on Saturday – on 17 Nissan. On 14, 15 and 16 Nissan His body was dead, buried in a tomb – three days and three nights. Mark 15:42-47 Luke 24:1-12

This should put the issue to bed, so to speak. Isn’t it obvious? Jesus Christ is our Passover lamb. Jesus predicted it. The whole Bible speaks of it.

On a previous Passover Jesus promised the unbelievers a sign. His death and resurrection was what He promised them as a sign. John 2:18-22

Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac on the same hill was a ‘type’ to signify Christ’s crucifixion. Genesis 22:1-22

Way back in the Garden of Eden, God promised that Satan’s head would be bruised, but not before Satan would bruise His heel. Genesis 3:15 This also was also a foreshadow of the crucifixion, the price God decreed would be paid for Adam’s sin.

(One can recover from a bruise on ones heel. Satan will never recover from the head bruise to be inflicted one day. He will be in the Lake of Fire forever! Halleluiah! Revelation 20:7-10)

The ‘Passover lamb’ was the most obvious type of Christ. You can quickly read the story in Exodus 12. The firstborn all died. Jesus Christ, being God, was also God’s firstborn.

He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross. Colossians 1:15-20

Oh my, the riches of the Word of God!

How can one read it and not see it flawless synchronization, every page pointing to Jesus Christ?

HAPPY RESURECTION DAY TO EVERYBODY AWAITING OUR LORD’S CORRONATION!

  1. Hi, I support a Wednesday crucifixion as does this author however a number of things need to be pointed out:

    1. The Passover day on 14 Nisan is not a high Sabbath day as it was a day of preparation for the following day 15 Nisan – the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. No commandment was given for the Lords Passover starting 6 PM 14 Nisan to be a day of holy convocation.
    2. By the time of tabernacle and thus First and Second Temple periods two daily Passover sacrifices had been commanded – see Exodus 29: 37-41. Note a meat offering twice a daily for 7 days.
    3. There were a total of 8 days of unleavened bread – refer Exodus 12:18.
    4. There was a total of 7 days in that 8 day period called the Feast of Unleavened Bread – the first day of which was 15 Nisan a high day Sabbath after the Lords Passover which was a day of preparation.
    5. Jesus participated in the Lords Passover on 14 Nisan at evening. Note no meat is eaten at the Last Supper.
    6. Later that evening on 14 Nisan Jesus went to the garden, betrayed, arrested and trial and torture continued through the night when placed on a cross at approx 9 AM the time of the first daily sacrifice.
    7. Mark 15:42 and Matthew 27:57 “even had come” means not that 15 Nisan had arrived but “between the evenings” refer http://www.scripture4all.org/OnlineInterlinear/NTpdf/mat27.pdf 12 hour period which started at Noon.
    8. Jesus on was on the cross to the ninth hour 3 PM and was buried before the high day Sabbath to start 15 Nisan at 6 PM. See John 19;40-42.
    9. Jesus was in the heart of the earth for 3 days and 3 nights as per Jonah Matthew 12:40.

    Refer https://www.dropbox.com/s/j8dero5ooafldtc/The%20Events%20of%20Passover%20and%20the%20Crucifixion%20Week%20with%20respect%20to%20Daniel%2070th%20Week%20FINAL.docx

    • I should add that when Jesus died on the Passover day at 3 PM the second and final sacrifice for that day also occurred in the Temple!

      The plan of the Ages was made known to Daniel in the prophecy of 70 weeks. Daniel 9 is about the coming Messiah not some future anti-christ. Daniel 9:27 the “he” is the Prince not the prince.

  2. Whoever says Jesus was crucified on a Wednesday has not read the Bible careful enough. My Friend, please read the Word of God again. Jesus was crucified on a Friday, but it is way more important that HE ROSE FROM THE DEAD ON SUNDAY! HE IS ALIVE AND HE WILL COME AGAIN! PRAISE TO THE SON OF GOD, JESUS CHRIST, MY LORD AND MY SAVIOR!

    • Who says He hasn’t already returned in the person of the Holy Spirit? If we’re looking for His Body resurrected we have to look no further than those who walk by faith and who have been resurrected to new life. If we’re looking for Jesus Christ in the flesh – we have to look no further than Him fleshing out Himself through His Body — the Church.

  3. Priscilla Bitah says:

    Everybody listen up, if you really want to know more about this stuff, go to rcg.org, there your will find a vast amount of gold ready for download. I am not a member of this church, but I am a truth seeker. If another is contradicting the Word of God I go other sites for truth.At this website it make the proponents of a Friday Crucifixion squirm. They will try to shake your faith in the Scriptures, but just hang on. Remember the Word Of Jesus, It is Written, It is Written, It is Written. This Friday Crucifixion is nothing,but a hoax put on by the Vatican.It is because they have counterfeited the word of God and they are selling it to the world and the world is eating it.They are the viruses of this world. Do as the Lord Jesus did quote from the Scriptures, that is your only safeguard. Remember to do your homework and do a lot of research outside of the Bible. May the Lord in His Power protect you all of you. Thanks

  4. Priscilla Bitah says:

    Praise the Lord for showing the truth about Christ’s Crucifixion.It is sad that lots of Christians who profess Christ are being led down the wrong road by an apostate power, thinking according they are doing a good deed.I have nothing against them, it is just SAD.

  5. Keep up the good work! From the comments above, there is much work yet to be done.

  6. Good research here, but the sacrifice that Jesus replaced was the Tamid, the standing sacrifice. At the moment that the veil was torn the chosen priest was offering the incense (remember Zechariah?). The Tamid was the sin offering … not the passover, although the passover was a good type of Christ. Need more research here on the twice daily Tamid, the incense, and the changed nature of the Mercy Seat offering since the Ark was no longer available in Herod’s temple. Jesus replaced the daily offering (see Hebrews). He has finished the work and our salvation is ONLY though His finished work.

  7. This is very good thinking. At our church we celebrate with a Good Wednesday service. In the evening we meet and speak about the cross and have the Lord’s Supper together. We do not have a good friday service.

    People get stuck in traditions and are offended if you say, “good friday” is not accurate according to the Scriptures.

    I tell pastors that their doctrines must come out of the Old Testament because these writings are the shadows and types of the reality of Jesus the Christ. In Exodus 12 it clearly tells us there are only four days after the passover lamb is chosen, not six.

  8. Study His Word Ministries says:

    Also, proper translation of Matt. 28:1 from the original Greek reads “after the sabbaths”. Sabbaths being plural indicates more than one sabbath between crucifixion and resurrection.

  9. amen on that

    • Early Riser says:

      This is such a good teaching. I am a Messianic woman, who teaches Art at a Christian homeschool co-op. This March, I want to do bible based art projects with the children instead of the pagan bunnies, eggs, flowers, etc. I am praying right now for Abba to inspire me on creating a solid, art project to depict this truth to my Sunday Church friends in a non-threatening way. Thank you so much. If anyone asks about the art project, I have bookmarked this blog, and will point them to it. Beautiful are the feet that carry the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ (my version of the scripture. But you know what I mean)

  10. JesusChrist.co.uk says:

    I too believe that a Wednesday crucifixion is the only way a proper timeline can be constructed of the events we read in Scripture. This is a great article. Thank God even more so that Wednesday, Friday or any other day the death and resurrection were sufficient to remove all of the sins that kept us from the Father!

  11. Matt 12:40!!!

    James

  12. uchechukwu nworie says:

    why is it that christians are easily deceived,we are meant to understand that the bible is the word of God.and that those who wrot the bible were under the inspiraton of the Holy spirit,that is to say they were inspired by God himself because God is spirit,and we are all adicved to seek God’s wisdom and understanding,simply mean we should pray before we read the HOLY BOOK [Bible].i know that people have defferent reasoning and are inspired in defferent ways.i want us to know that poeple read the bible without even understanding anything and they will come and preach rubbish,if jesus did not die on the Good friday then GOD lied about himself.it also means he never inspired any of those that wrot the bible and it also means the bible fake is never the word of GOD.but one thing i do know for sure is that GOD never lires.he is God and not man.the bible says we should not add and we should not remove,but most ignored that warning,for me i can’t be a fool to beleive anything defferent from what i read in the bible.so my dear chritian brothers/sister i will advice you not to beleive anything defferent from what you read in the bible.if more to say this issue but that will be later.may the Good GOOD of truth be with you all[AMEN]

  13. kwakulondon says:

    I am that at least its not me alone and my church that knows of this secret. Yahushua once said to his decisples that to them it has been given to know of the mysteries in heaven. Its not everyone that can comprehend this mystery but except those whom the son loves reveals himself to. My Godfather before thought Jesus Christ (Yahushua) died on Friday as our sunday school teachers taught us. However, one day, he was caught up in a vision where Jesus Christ asked him when he died? To his astonishment, the master said no, it is not Friday but Wednesday. He proved to him by given him biblical references of which Mathew 12:38-40, 1 John 5:18-,John 17:1- and Daniel 9:27 were found his bed after his awake. Ever since, My GOdfather have not refuse to say the truth about the true day of Jesus’s death. Friday was a day Tamuz, a Roman sun-god worshiped before Jesus’s arrival on the seen. Jesus was never born on 25 December and never died on friday. However all these Easter and Christmas festivals were pagan occasions incorporated into Christianity by Constantine the great. The most important sacrament in the Bible left to us by our beloved Jesus Christ was The Lord’s Supper and this is the very thing the church today don’t preach and practice. Something that brings and leads to conviction have been stopped. You can celebrate your saviour’s death and birth but you cannot dine with him, shame to some Christians. Also, the so called picture of Jesus is fake. It was painted by Michealangelo and has ever since been used to deceive the whole world. That picture is called Jesus Sannata/da, an ocultist who will one day descend and anti-christ and present himself as the true messiah. Remember, what Our Master and Lord Jesus told us, “that when you hear people say that Jesus is here or there, don;t believe because it is fake. There has been reports of the appearance of Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ in some parts of the world. How can this be true. Blasphemy and this is the workings of antichrist and they will do same to the pictures you hang in your rooms and churches as the picture of Jesus Christ. God knew the mind of man that he will idolize Moses the prophet that is I why up to now, the Israelites did not know the remains of Him. God said in the Commandments, make no other god apart from.Bow down not to any graven image and worship no graven image apart from Me. But what do we see now, people hanging Jesus pictures in their rooms, cars, everywhere yet committing adultery and fornication as well. Jesus, the ral saviour of the World is coming. His criterion for heaven has not change abit. Ritheousness, holiness and blameless. Never think Jesus the wants people to accommodate heaven so he will be lenient, no way. He stands for the trut and nothing else but truth. Whom are you celebrating that Good Friday for. Has any body asked you. In fact the Bible never stated so in the teachings of Jesus the Christ. Brethren in the Lord, John who was the beloved of Jesus the Christ said in his Epiestle 1 John 5:18-, that we should think of this and separate ourselves from Idols. What idol was he talking about? The Friday Jesus, the calender Jesus, The Christmas Jesus and The Easter Jesus.When you go to church and a pastor tells you to picture Jesus, which Jeus are you picturing? The calender Jesus or the movie Jesus? Which Jesus are you picturing? The one revealed to by the Son himself of what? Be bold ad ask your pasto one day that, pastor, with all due respect, what Jesus do you want me to picture now? No wander today in churches, all sorts of dressing is found. You will get demon pastorsto tell you that it does not matter and that what matters is your heart.Brethren, Christians condemns Muslims yet how often will you see Muslim wearing a Christian attire to mosque? Apostle Paul the other time said, what yoke has the unbeliever and the believer, or what has darkness got to do with light. Where is our christian morals. Will God permit harlot dressing into heaven just because he wants people? Don’t misunderstand the death of Christ and the Grace given us. Jesus never stated that because of His blood we could do whatever we wish and still get to heaven. In fact he said that, if our righteousness does not surpass the pharisees, we should forget heaven.I have many to share but this for mean time will do.

  14. whethe friday or not.all i know is that i love Jesus Christ with all my harth.

  15. Thank you for your clear and consie explanation of Christ in the Earth for 3 days and 3 nights! It was just as Jesus said himself in Matthew 12:40 “For as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish for three days and three nights, so will the Son of Man be in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights.” Do a word study on those words “days” and “nights” in Mt.12:40, and you will see the literal meaning of it, as has been exemplified by the author fo this article!! But, for some, with ears, they do not hear, and with eyes,they do not see….

  16. I’m finally glad to find someone with enough sence to see the truth about this subject. It really gets on my nerves to hear people say it really doesn’t matter. It does matter. It comes down to a very simple fact. Either Jesus told the truth about three day or he did not. I think it is best that we understand the three days based on what Jesus said and the Bible rather than try to force Jesus and Bible to fit a man made tradition.

    • Risen Angel says:

      “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.” (2 Peter 3:8)

      Let scripture speak for itself.

      “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.” (Isaiah 55:8)

      I don’t read the articles; I find the comments much more interesting. The children of men are fascinating and I’m beginning to see that there is a lot of dispute about theology. Why?

      “What is truth?” (John 18:38)

      “I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (John 14:6)

      “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:32)

      “Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice.” (John 18:37)

      It’s in times like these that I like to refer to the source. I am more interested in hearing what Jesus had to say than what some man has to say about what Jesus said, understand?

  17. James Verner says:

    Please send this to me on my email. James

  18. dmmaseoseoseo says:

    Is it okay to post some of this on my site if I post a link to this page?

  19. Justina Ekeh says:

    I luv GOD, JESUS AND THE HOLY SPIRIT, i jst wnt 2 knw d truth.

  20. Cityofjoy says:

    No one has seen God but only begotting Son have made Him known to us,
    if gospel of John says in the beginning was the “Word”
    & we did not understand that the “Word” is God Heself. For example, if you owned a company in nigeria & you are in england, but you have sent your Word to them to do what you want them to do for you, & so they did not do what you exaltly asked them to do for you, this means they disobey your Word, they are the same time disobey you. If you understand this meaning, you also understand who Jesus is.
    Jesus said that you should honoured Him just as the same you honour my father, saying that who ever did not honour Him, did not honour the father who sent Him.
    Look at Mary the mother of Jesus as you may said. But i want you to know that Mary’s body was the only thing our God used to form a body of Christ Jesus. And, Lord God plant His Word in that body, and, body became a living soul. This Soul was programmed
    as a enterpriter of whatever might be spoken by God.

  21. Cityofjoy says:

    My real name is chidiebere, this means in english “God is merciful”. I’m an Igbo man from nigeria, i am not a pastor nor Rev. But, i love God, & i love Him through Jesus Christ. I have seen Jesus, when i saw Him, He told me we are really people that killed Him, when i was about to ask Him why He say so, He says to me you are a Jew, that i should not cry, because, i was on my nees at the moment when i saw Him speek.
    If i said Jesus is my God, please, don’t judge me. Remember that i ask you to go God & Him, He may give you His wisdom of understanding. Leave that name Jesus or you should leave body of Christ Jesus, but, believe in His Spirit. & That His spirit is God, God Himself is in body of Jesus Christ.
    I died so many times without numbered, but God’s last name is Jesus not Jehovah. In Him was life,& life was the light of Men. So He gave me life. Even, there was a time i died, but still working on my feet, eating, speeking, means i was alive without breath. Let me stop here. I shall say some more later, but i do know you won’t believe my story, & that is why i have not went to church to lay my testimony

  22. Cityofjoy says:

    If you are a christian, you should followed us keep the BIBLE as our manual document of day to day operatining system of life. Jesus Christ simply means a document of God, a name giving to an assignment with which our Lord God has finaly exemining His property. To day, whosover his name is not writen in this document of God will thrown in hell fire.

  23. Cityofjoy says:

    If you are not happy that we named that DAY GOOD FRIADY.why, take this in your mine that the DAY “friday” was the DAY Our God created MAN. And, this friday was also the DAY Our God through Jesus made MAN free from his bondage of Sin.

  24. Cityofjoy says:

    if i tell you that Jesus Christ died on friday, believed it, because it was exaltly the day He died. Ask God in your player to show you what a DAy friday means, because, it was the DAY OUR GOD FINISHED HIS WORK & rest on saturday, means sabbath DAY, JESUS ALSO REST, then resurret on sunday,went back to His father on sunday

  25. Jesus Christ is the only name by which you can be saved. He was resurrected early on the first day of the week (Sunday). I do not understand where they got Good Friday and Easter Monday. It must have been a reworking of pagan ritual dates.

    His resurrection is proof of eternal life. Whosoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

    The New Testament of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is flawless when compared to any church doctrine. The truth shall set you free!

    • Hanaa Henin says:

      Amen we praise our Holy God Lord Jesus , He will come soon ,we will be withe Him forever He will come again to take His gingdum and we will with Him . He will create new heven and new earth and we will with Him forever . Amen

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