Bible Quiz Question #8
This is a very exciting day in yours and my life. According to God’s Calendar it is?
Answer: The date in reference is May 1st, 2016 or by יְהֹוָה God’s calendar[i], Aviv 22, 6016. It is the Day of First Fruits[ii]. Although it is the supposed day that the Messiah arose from the grave on this Sunday morning in actuality He said 3 days and nights. If you don’t know how to count like most of the church, you’ll say He was crucified on “good” Friday and three days and three nights later he arose on Sunday. 1+1+1=2?
Of course, school children can do the math correctly. And if you back count from First Fruits, you can easily find the year that the Messiah was born[iii]. Don’t forget that you have to use the description of the day that was in effect and how the gospel writers understood the day and night at that time.
A full day begins with sunset and ends at sunset.
The Son of Man was laid in the grave at sunset on Wednesday to begin Thursday.
Thursday sunset adds up to day one.
Day 2 starts at sunset on Thursday and runs into Friday.
Day 3 starts at sunset on Friday and runs into sunset on Saturday.
This fulfills the Messiah’s prophecy:
Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered, saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks after a sign, and no sign will be given to it except the sign 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. The men of Nineveh will rise up in the judgment with this generation and condemn it, because they repented at the preaching of Jonah; and indeed a greater than Jonah is here. (Matthew 12:38-41 NKJV)
Doing the math has always been a problem for the church because they really want to celebrate pagan holidays like Dagon the fish god whose day of worship is Friday. Let me ask, “Do you know why the Catholics eat fish on Fridays and their leadership wears hats that look like the mouth of a fish?
Y’shua, who as the High Priest, was out of the grave before sunset on Saturday but in isolation readying to perform the presentation of First Fruits before the father. For the Jewish High Priest, who was also in isolation per the commands of יהוה Yehovah, it was food or barley loaves. For the Messiah, it was resurrected saints. (I have food that you know not of[iv]…) These saints had been reported to be seen walking around Jerusalem at His crucifixion.
Then, behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth quaked, and the rocks were split, and the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; (Matthew 27:51-52 NKJV)
When Mary tried to hug Him on Sunday morning, He pulled away and said, “Touch me not…[v]” because he had not ascended to the Father. He was still in isolation. He had not yet waved the offering of First fruits before the Father. The resurrected saints that He took to heaven with Him[vi].
Isn’t that GREAT! A down payment on our resurrection to eternal life!
At the same time, the Jewish High Priest went into isolation after Passover to prepare to offer the First Fruits of the barley harvest on that Sunday morning before the altar.
This is one more example of the many God ordained festivals which are types that foreshadow the good things to come. Prophecies in the feasts. Another fulfillment of יְהֹוָה Yehovah’s plan. Another thing the church has blinded itself to by being Greek centric.
The Messiah is communicating to us through His chosen people, the Jews up to and through our present time. He is doing this in the many feasts He asked the Jews to observe throughout the years. And the church, holds its nose and remains stuck in a Greek fixation. It is stripped of God’s messages to us, through the Jews. It is the work of Ha Satan. It is the deception that would snare even the elect[vii].
Jesus may be his English name derived from the Greek translation Iesous but his mama called Him Y’shua. Just another example of how the church is so out of touch with the real Jewish Messiah in the time that He came to speak to us, the first century.
7 weeks and one day later is the Feast of Shavuot, or the wheat harvest First Fruits or the Day of Pentecost[viii]. This year, it is on June 12th according to יְהֹוָה’s Yehovah’s Calendar[ix].
[i] Rood, Michael, “The Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar”, http://www.aroodawakening.com. In 6016 there was an Adar Bet. An additional month added to reconcile the late barley harvest.
[ii] Bunn, T. Davis, http://www.torahclass.com/other-studies/47-other-studies-text/846-season-of-change. Bunn writes an interesting survey of the festivals of יְהֹוָה Yehovah that were designed for our pleasure and not for His pleasure.
[iii] The correct year requires that a Wednesday Crucifixion and a Saturday afternoon resurrection line up according to יְהֹוָה’s calendar.
[iv] John 4:32
[v] John 20:7.
[vi] according to Michael Rood, are the 24 elders; ibid.
[vii] Pagan festivals such as Halloween, Christmas, Lent, Easter and their world-wide adoption contrary to the word of יְהֹוָה Yehovah speaks to a common and strong deception. Remember that the church going back to the first century has always promoted that the end times were right around the corner.
[viii] Also it is the day claimed to be the day that the Israeli’s received the Torah law from יְהֹוָה Yehovah at Mount Sinai, and the day that Israel, the nation, was reborn in 1948.
[ix] Rood, Michael, Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar, ibid.