Footprints of time
Questions & Answers
Questions and Answers
1. So what are the days and
The nights were Thursday, Friday and Saturday (with His death on
Friday) and the days were Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
2. What about partial days? Does
Sunday really count as a day if it was at daybreak?
Beautiful confirmation of the "partial" third day (when the day broke
on Sunday and Christ rose again) Read how this phrase was used before
and the third day description answered:
Exodus 19:10 The LORD also said to Moses,
“Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them
wash their garments; 11And
be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come
down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
...16 So it came about ON THE THIRD DAY, when it was MORNING, that
there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the
mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who
were in the camp trembled.
3. What about the double Sabbath
explanation or the "unusual holy day" that year?
I have not heard one yet that holds water. The Bible is specific
about PASSOVER and SABBATH with no mention of a second Sabbath. Jesus
shared the Passover meal by name with His disciples (the Last Supper)
which begins on Nisan 14 (determined by a full moon) in the
afternoon. Passover dovetails into the feast of unleavened bread (a
week long) but it would not exclude anyone from working during that
time. So as some try to claim that Christ was crucified and died on
Wednesday (to account for 3 days/nights if one tries to insist that
means "tomb") then why did Mary and the women wait until after the
Sabbath to bring the necessary spices to prepare His body? They could
have prepared His body on Friday. They seemed anxious to do so, if
they arrived at the tomb at the break of dawn on Sunday.
In researching this, I came across a Scripture that didn't seem to fit
with ANY timeline because Jesus already shared the Passover
meal, prayed, was betrayed, was beaten and scourged and dragged around
(leaving a timeline) and then near the end of Passover, John writes:
14And it was the
preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour:
Perhaps this is why scholars reach for an undocumented unique holiday,
because the preparation of the passover is the day before passover.
There is no disputing that the Bible clearly states "pesach" in the
original language. We have a problem.
The answer lies in how the word "passover" is also used in the Bible.
Regarding earlier events, Luke uses the word "passover" to describe
the sacrificial lamb:
Then came the day of unleavened
bread, when the passover must be killed. (Luke 22:7)
NOW read what John wrote, as he identifies Christ as the Sacrificial
14"And it was the
preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he [Pilate]
saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!"
in context, it is even more obvious. Add to that the process of
making the unleavened bread [Christ is the bread of life and the Feast
of Unleavened Bread has begun] and we have an amazing yet painful
portrayal of Jesus Christ fulfilling Scriptures, exactly as written.
God is so good!
4. According to Mosaic Law, Jesus
had to die on Nisan 14, the first evening of Passover. He didn't. How
do you explain that?
Exodus 12: 6And ye
shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the
whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the
evening. 7And they shall
take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the
upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. 8And
they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and
unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
At Passover, at the exact hour
required above, on the night He was betrayed (and became sin):
19And He took bread,
and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, "This is My
body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. 20Likewise
also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in My
blood, which is shed for you." (Luke 22)
5. Out of the 613 Mosaic laws,
which one makes Jesus to be sin?
Jesus was not guilty of any sin, He was blameless. But He did
volunteer to atone for our sin which is traced back to the fall, of
which there was a commandment:
16And the LORD God
commanded the man, saying, Of every tree of the garden thou mayest
freely eat: 17But of the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for
in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.
The law of Galatians 3:13 & Deut 21:23;
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the
Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of
the Spirit through faith."
Christ made a curse
Galatians 3:13 "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law,
being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that
hangeth on a tree:
A man supposed this means Christ did not become sin
until He was on the cross, that this is the Mosaic law allowing it to
The law is found in Deut 21:
22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of
death, and he be to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree: 23
His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in
any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of
God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth
thee for an inheritance.
What exactly is the law fulfilled by Christ in
Deuteronomy and Galatians? It is that sin which previously occurred be
hung on a tree and is cursed. In the onset of the LAW, the man has
already been declared guilty. Sin is prevalent, hung on the tree/cross
and cursed. There are two different factions. 1. Sin 2. God’s curse
Now read Galatians 3:13 again:
That the blessing of Abraham might come
on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the
promise of the Spirit through faith.
13Christ hath redeemed us from
the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written,
Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
If an innocent man is hanging on a tree, does Deut
21:22 then curse him? Deut 21:22 says, "if a man has committed a sin
worthy of death." If Christ was placed on that tree in innocence, Deut
21 would not be in effect.
Christ had to have become the sin worthy of death first. And that
harmonizes with Isaiah,
"He was wounded for our transgressions, He was
bruised for our iniquities, the chastisement of our peace was upon
Him, and by His stripes we are healed" (Isaiah 53:5)
He was not presented as the Lamb without spot or
blemish for sin on the cross, He was presented on the night He was
betrayed, right after He healed an ear and proclaimed, "this
is your hour, and the power of darkness." He was presented as an
unidentified man appeared and the linen (righteousness) was removed as
at the fall, and the horrific beatings, bruisings and scourgings
Hanging on the tree/cross, He was cursed of God, announced "it is
finished" with that curse, and died to rise again.
"These are the words which I spoke to you while I
was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were
written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms
concerning Me"…"Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for
the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and
that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name
to all nations" ~ Jesus on the road of Emmaus
6. Then WHAT LAW supports these claims? (a man seemed to get very angry
with me about this)
I tried to explain that God is not under the law, that God gives mercy and
grace where He will, but this man kept insisting that there has to be a law
about placing sin on Christ. I almost didn't answer him because he was on the
attack and trying to find "permission" from the law felt like trying to put
new wine in old wine skins, Jesus warned us they would burst...but since it
was so important to him, I gave him Leviticus 16, the scapegoat, Yom Kippur.
"But like new wine in old wineskins, it is not an exact fit. The
sins are placed on the goat that runs away I believe? and Christ did
not run away. But more than this illustration, the one that comes to
mind is Genesis 22:13-14, God replacing the sacrifice
of Isaac with a ram with horns caught in thorns. Ever see the crown of
thorns in that?"
I didn't hear from him again after that.
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