Three days and three nights?
I was watching a pastor on one of the faith and values channels the other night.
He has been a pastor for over 40 years and he said he had some very important news to share with everyone. Something he has believed in all his life was proved to be wrong.
He said he never really gave this belief much thought until the truth was revealed to him. The truth is that Jesus did not Resurrect on Sunday morning, and he did not die on Friday afternoon.
Jesus was always asked for proof that he was the Messiah. He once said the only proof he would give is that he "would be in the grave three days, and three nights."
We all know that three days and three nights is 72 hours. It also does not take much study to see that a Friday crucifixion and a Sunday morning Resurrection is not three days and three nights, or 72 hours. The truth is that Jesus did not die on a Friday, and he did not resurrect on Sunday morning.
The truth, once again is in the Bible on this matter.
Now for the explanation of all of this. Jesus was in Jerusalem for the Passover, that is where he had the Last Supper with his disciples. It was Passover week. Passover is one of God's holy days to celebrate the deliverance of his people from Egypt.
The celebration of Passover was on Thursday, and Passover was a "High Day." As I said, it was one of God's annual holy days. You can read this in John 19:14. This verse says it was the Preparation Day of the Passover. Most of you will not know what "the Preparation Day is" so I will explain it for you.
Saturday is the weekly Sabbath Day, therefor, Friday is the Preparation Day of the weekly Sabbath. The Preparation Day was given by God in the beginning of time.
The reason for this is that everything was to be done on the Preparation Day so that no work was to be done on the Sabbath Day, as per the Fourth Commandment in Exodus Chapter 20.
Now, Passover was an annual holy day. So, he day before was the Preparation Day of the Passover. The Preparation Day of Passover is the day Jesus was crucified on, not the Preparation Day of the weekly Sabbath.
The week Jesus was crucified on looks like this: Monday normal day, Tuesday normal day, Wednesday Preparation Day of Passover, Thursday was Passover, Friday was Preparation Day of the weekly Sabbath, Saturday was the weekly Sabbath, Sunday normal day.
As I stated above, Jesus was crucified on the Preparation Day for Passover, John 19:13-14. Jesus was crucified on Wednesday and died late that day. So, late Thursday was 24 hours, late Friday was 48 hours, and late Saturday was 72 hours.
Jesus resurrected on Saturday afternoon before dark. That is why in John 20:1 that Mary went to the Sepulchre to anoint Jesus and it was still dark.
Jesus was gone, He was not there. Of course not, He resurrected on Saturday afternoon, 72 hours after he died.
Read all of John 18, 19, and 20, you will see this for yourself, the truth of his death and Resurrection. Remember this, there is a very big reason that false religions want you to believe the Friday death and Sunday resurrection of Jesus.
The main reason they say they worship on Sunday is because Jesus resurrected on that day. Jesus did not resurrect on Sunday morning, he rose on Saturday afternoon. The Sabbath is God's holy day that he blessed and made holy, read Genesis 2:1-4. Then read the True Ten Commandments in Exodus 20:1-18.
Remember, this was all brought to my attention by a Protestant Minister after he saw the truth of the Bible. Ask yourself this, what else do I believe that is not true? What other false, counterfeit beliefs do I hold that are not true? The Bible says that Satan is here to "deceive the whole world."
This may take some time to understand, please read your Bible and pray for the Holy Spirit to show you the truth.