Easter and the Crucifixion of Christ are not Compatible
Did Christ die on Good Friday and rise on Easter Sunday?
If you do the math, how could he have died on Good Friday in the afternoon and rise from the dead Easter Sunday morning if he was to be in the ground the three days and three nights which he had prophesied?
Most assume that Yahshua was crucified on Good Friday, but if Scripture is applied in context, it will reveal a different timeline that agrees with his spoken words.
For just as Jonah was THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be THREE DAYS AND THREE NIGHTS in the heart of the earth. – Matthew 12:40
Historically, the Jewish timetable was different than our twenty-four hour day that is applied today. The Jewish people applied twelve hours to a night and twelve hours to a day. As Christ prophesied, three days and three nights would equate to seventy-two hours that he would be in the heart of the earth. If the time is added from 3:00 pm Good Friday to Easter's Sunday morning, there is not enough time to account for the time prophesied in the book of Matthew making him a liar as "church" tradition states he rose from the dead on Sunday morning a day and a half later.
Now on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK Mary Magdalene came EARLY to the tomb, WHILE IT WAS STILL DARK, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. – John 20:1
Jesus answered, “Are there not TWELVE HOURS IN THE DAY? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. – John 11:9
A Man-Made Timeline
In 1572, Pope Gregory XIII changed the timeline where a new day started at 12:00 am midnight. Scripture already foretold that the calendar of God would be altered, which has led to the deception of many believing in different times and events that historically have nothing to do with Christ, but have their roots in pagan tradition. The Pope established a man-made timeline instead of God’s.
“The Pope has the power to change times, to abrogate laws, and to dispense with all things, even the precepts of Christ. The Pope has the authority and often exercised it, to dispense with the command of Christ.” - Decretal de Trantlatic Episcop. Cap Ferraris Ecclesiastical Dictionary.
He will speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One, and HE WILL INTEND TO MAKE ALTERATIONS IN TIMES AND IN LAW; and they will be given into his hand for a time, times, and half a time. – Daniel 7:25
God separated day and night into two separate twelve hour periods where evening to morning was a twelve hours, and morning to evening was twelve hours. The Hebrew word “ereb” means sunset/dusk and “layil” means away from the light; when the light/day was gone, evening/night till dusk was twelve hours.
Pope Gregory decreed the Gregorian calendar change in 1582 which attributed to the times and seasons change. New Year’s Day was changed to January 1st. This meant that the pagan celebration of Easter would fall closer with the Passover observance that is in the Bible. Sunday is the day that was named after the pagan sun god Mithras assimilate with the resurrection of Yahshua. Additionally, Easter is a name attributed to the fertility goddess Ostara who resurrects from the underworld each year according to pagan mythology.
The New Year, according to the previous Roman Julian calendar, began on April 1st, which was closer to the scriptural Jewish timelines. Those who resisted the Gregorian calendar during the change were considered “April Fools.” The common theme of April Fools Day is about hoaxes, pranks and lies. It is about trying to convince people that something is true when it isn't.
The parallels are the same when people try to convince others that Easter has something to do with Yahshua. As followers of Christ, it is important to understand that the historical evidence indicates that Easter Sunday is not the true resurrection day of our Saviour.
According to Jewish timelines, Yahshua was buried on Thursday at around 6:00 pm (Wednesday’s days end) and rose on Saturday evening before sunset when the Sabbath was ending. There is much Scriptural evidence to prove this.
Now on the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK Mary Magdalene came early to the tomb, WHILE IT WAS STILL DARK, and saw the stone already taken away from the tomb. – John 20:1
Crucifixion Week - Scriptural Timelines
Yahshua's death is consistent with Mosaic Law where the lamb was prepared on a fixed day of the 14th of Nisan; the 15th was the Feast of Unleavened Bread where both the weekly and annual Sabbaths were observed.
‘You shall keep it until THE FOURTEENTH DAY of the same month, then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel is to kill it at twilight. – Exodus 12:6
The Jewish calendar consisted twenty-eight days in each month which meant that the Passover would fall on the same day every year.
‘In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is the LORD’S Passover. ‘Then on THE FIFTEENTH DAY of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD – Leviticus 23:5-6
‘These are the APPOINTED TIMES of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at the times appointed for them. ‘In the first month, on THE FOURTEENTH DAY OF THE MONTH AT TWILIGHT IS THE LORD"S PASSOVER. ‘Then on THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF THE SAME MONTH THERE IS THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD TO THE LORD; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. ‘ON THE FIRST DAY YOU SHALL HAVE A HOLY CONVOCATION; you shall not do any laborious work.
‘But for seven days you shall present an offering by fire to the LORD. ON THE SEVENTH DAY is a holy convocation; you shall not do any laborious work.’” – Leviticus 23:4-8
Then the Jews, because it was the day of preparation, so that the bodies would not remain on the cross on the SABBATH (FOR THAT SABBATH WAS A HIGH DAY), asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. – John 19:31
The Feast of Unleavened Bread was an annual Sabbath observance on the 15th of Nisan which was separate from the weekly Sabbath; both these days were observed as a day of rest. The Passover was in remembrance of the lamb's blood that saved the Israelites from death and their release from slavery.
14th of Nisan, (Wednesday) Evening Timeline
And the disciples did as Jesus had appointed them; and they made ready the PASSOVER. Now when the EVENING was come, he sat down with the twelve. – Matthew 26:19-20
He riseth from SUPPER, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself. – John 13:4
And when they had sung an hymn, they went out into the mount of Olives. Then saith Jesus unto them, All ye shall be offended because of me this NIGHT – Matthew 26:30-31
14th of Nisan, (Wednesday) Morning Timeline
Peter then denied again: and immediately THE COCK CREW. – John 18:29
When the MORNING was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: - Mathew 27:1
And straightway IN THE MORNING the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried him away, and delivered him to Pilate. – Mark 15:1
Yahshua was put before the Sanhedrin in the morning.
And AS SOON AS IT WAS DAY, the elders of the people and the chief priests and the scribes came together, and led him into their council – Luke 22:66
Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and IT WAS EARLY – John 18:28
The time is around 7:00 am (hour 1), the 14th of Nisan (Wednesday). This time would not have been in the pm as no trials would have been held in the evenings. In order to make sense of time of the day, the first hour is an hour after dawn and the 6th hour would be equivalent to 12:00 noon our time.
And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the SIXTH HOUR: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! – John 19:14
At the sixth hour, or 12 noon Yahshua had already been crucified upon the stake. At the 9th hour, or 3 pm Wednesday afternoon there was a lunar eclipse that put darkness upon the land.
There was/is always a full moon on this date (14th of Nisan). The darkness that fell upon the earth started to become apparent from the 6th to the 9th hour.
It was the THIRD HOUR when they crucified Him. – Mark 15:25 - [9 am Wednesday morning]
And when the SIXTH HOUR was come, there was DARKNESS over the whole land until the NINTH HOUR. – Mark 15:23 - [noon to 3 pm Wednesday]
And it was about the SIXTH HOUR, and there was a DARKNESS over all the earth until the NINTH HOUR. - Luke 23:44 - [noon to 3 pm Wednesday]
On Wednesday afternoon, 14th of Nisan (9th hour) at 3:00 pm Jesus died.
And at the NINTH HOUR Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? – Matthew 15:34
Following the Biblical timeline based on the Hebrew calendar, Christ did not die on Good Friday. The Biblical evidence shows that he was taken before the Sanhedrin early in the morning and then crucified around 9am (3rd hour), and dying at 3pm (9th hour) that afternoon.
To believe that Yahshua resurrected on Easter Sunday is a hoax. He rose from the dead at the end of the Sabbath (Saturday evening), not on Sunday morning.
In 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. - Matthew 28:1
Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven; NEITHER SHALL THE SACRIFICE OF THE FEAST OF THE PASSOVER BE LEFT UNTO THE MORNING. – Exodus 34:25
The reason Yahshua did not resurrect from the dead Sunday morning is because the fulfillment of the Passover took place according to what Scripture states. The fulfillment of the sacrifice that was made four our sins was not left until the morning because he had already risen.
The historical evidence shows that there was both a weekly Sabbath and a yearly one. The yearly Sabbath was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread on the 15th of Nisan, which started on Wednesday evening. Counting seventy-two hours (three days, three nights), Yahshua rose from the dead on Saturday evening. What was prophesied had already been completed with the fulfilling of requirement of the law that no part of the Passover Lamb was to be left in the morning.
We need to unlearn the habits and traditions from the old teachings with the notion that our Saviour was raised at sunrise on Sunday. The teaching within the false "church" system of the Pagan Easter Sunday Sunrise Sun Worship Service is a theme many try to syncretize as the timeline of the resurrection of Christ.
Easter is not the Lord's Passover and has nothing to do with him. Easter is an abomination to our Father in heaven that mixes the holy and profane to remember what His Son has done. Easter is pagan and associated with worshipping false gods; it was observed long before the birth of Christ. “Christians” have fallen for the famous "bait and switch" trick by believing that they are somehow honouring God during one of the most unholy days of the year.
Easter is about Tammuz
Easter is about a baby boy, Tammuz that was born through the incestuous relationship between Nimrod and his mother Semiramus, and worshiped as a god. Many Easter traditions symbolize the birth of the mystery religion of Babylon, which is the pagan worship of the goddess, Samiramus (Ishtar). She claimed a virgin birth of Tammuz who she said was conceived through the sun god, Baal. At the age of forty, Tammuz was mauled to death by a pig; after his death, the people were told that he ascended to his father, Baal. The ham/pig that is prepared and eaten on Easter Sunday is in remembrance of him. The Forty Days of Lent is derived from the forty day period of the time of sorrow for each year of his life prior to the anniversary his death.
Easter directly contradicts the word of God and should not be observed other than to spread the Good News, which can be done any day of the year. Easter is a pagan passover celebration; therefore, the very name should not be used as reference to Christ.
The death, burial, and resurrection of Yahshua does not have anything to do with Easter. What he did on the cross for all of mankind is something that should be acknowledged all year around and in no way should be assimilated with pagan traditions.
To Which God Do You Worship?
Thus saith the LORD, LEARN NOT the way of the heathen - Jeremiah 10:2
“When the LORD your God cuts off before you the nations which you are going in to dispossess, and you dispossess them and dwell in their land, BEWARE THAT YOU ARE NO ENSNARED TO FOLLOW THEM, after they are destroyed before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How do these nations serve their gods, that I ALSO MAY DO LIKEWISE?’ “You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD HATES they have done for their gods - Deuteronomy 12:2
Thinking about Christ while you are doing traditions does not justify the actions because God says not to behave in this way. It would be like trying to justify adultery and saying, "but I was thinking about my wife/husband while I was doing it." That would make no sense, but this is the justification of many "Christians" to honour Christ while partaking in pagan traditions.
“Whatever I command you, you shall be careful to do; YOU SHALL NOT ADD TO NOR TAKE AWAY FROM IT. - Deuteronomy 12:32
The Bible makes it very clear not to participate in worship services and practices that have pagan roots, even if you are thinking that you are worshipping Christ. Many still want to continue in these practices because they are emotionally connected them and believe that it is harmless and fun to do. The customs and rites of these practices are evil. Yahshua was neither crucified on a Friday, nor did He resurrect on a Sunday. To participate in a "church" services that acknowledge these days is saying that Christ was a liar. It makes it out that he did not fulfill the only sign he gave that would prove he was the Messiah. To accompany this with an Easter egg hunt, hot-cross buns and a festive ham dinner essential aligns with the false worship of another "deity." To celebrate Easter with man-made traditions shows irreverence towards our one true Saviour.
It can be quite sobering to face the truth.
Are you willing to accept what the Bible says, or continue in your human tradition?
The death and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Yahshua) is a celebration of being a follower of Him. It is about baptism, not what they tell you in "church" buildings.
Or do you not know that all of us who have been BAPTIZED into Christ Jesus have been BAPTIZED into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through BAPTISM into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
For if we have become UNITED WITH HIM IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS DEATH, certainly we shall also be IN THE LIKENESS OF HIS RESURRECTION, knowing this, that our old self was CRUCIFIED WITH HIM, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for he who has died is freed from sin. – Romans 6:3-7
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