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Beloved, as the Saints of the First Century, we, believers of all nations in Christ, who are sanctified in Him, and called to be saints, are the bona fide 21st Century New Covenant, or New Testament Generation in Christ. Know who we are in Christ! Let’s give Yahweh praise through Christ His Son. Hallelujah!!! As a result, we represent the truth in Christ: not human spirit’s interpretations of scriptures, and/or man-made customs, and historical positions held such as, say ‘Good Friday, which we blindly followed at one time, even without questioning.
Concerning Good Friday: Later in the message we will search the scriptures prayerfully to first find out for ourselves what they (the scriptures) actually say about Christ’s death, and the day He was laid in His New tomb, since we already know the day He was resurrected.[Matthew 28:1-7]
I urge us to stand firm in our faith, but with an open mind, and be committed to what the scriptures say only: and to transmit these relevant truths to our immediate and future generations, to the glory of Yahweh.
And, yes, we do have justifiable reasons for searching the scriptures for ourselves; some of which are: (1) We are exercising our God giving right and boldness to do so, for “we have the mind of Christ” [1 Corinthians 2:16] (2) They testify of Christ, and they have eternal life [John 5:38] and (3) It’s a sign that we are maturing together from within as One New Covenant Temple in Christ’s blood, and that we are journeying along a specific direction in His steps, with continuity by the help of the Holy Spirit [Ephesians 2:19-22]
Let’s consider the Scriptures in Daniel 9:25-27 to understand what they say about Christ.. The scriptures say, ”Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Beloved, according to Daniel 9:25, the Angel Gabriel said to Daniel that 70 weeks were the period of time fixed for his people and his holy City to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. And bless Yahweh for His infinite wisdom, for 69 weeks, or 483 days, where each day represents one year stretched out unto Messiah the Prince, who appeared on the public scene at the right time.
Now Daniel’s prophecy concerning the 69 weeks having been fulfilled, [Daniel 9:25] the one week or seven years period, (given each day represents a year) that followed it (the 69 weeks) in a logical sequence, of course, was commenced with a series of events by Christ at the age of 30 years. [Luke 3:21-23]
Beloved, Christ began His public Ministry in the seventieth (70th) week, which was the one week that followed, the 69th week, but not before He was baptised by his cousin John, his forerunner, who was baptizing in the River Jordan at that time. And justifiably so, since Yeshua said to John, “suffer it to be so now, for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness, when John had preferred to be baptized by Christ instead. And the scriptures say, Yeshua, when he was baptized went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were open unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of Yahweh descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him upon Him: and lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son in whom I am well pleased.” [Matthew 4:13-17]
Interestingly, Yeshua Himself began to be about 30 years of age at that time of His baptism….” [Luke 3:21-23] Following that event, He, the Christ of Yahweh was tempted by the devil after He had fasted for forty days and forty nights. [Matthew 4:1-11] And after He had defeated the devil at every temptation, and finally dismissed him: Yeshua, having heard that John was imprisoned, left Nazareth and dwelt in Capernaum. And thankfully, the scriptures say that Christ’s presence in Capernaum lit up the lives of the gentiles who lived and dwell in darkness on the seacoast beyond Galilee, “And from that time Yeshua began to preach and to say, Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” [Matthew 4:12-17]
Beloved, as the anointed Yeshua [Daniel 9:24; Luke 4:14] walked by the sea of Galilee He called out fishermen to follow Him, namely Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, who immediately left their nets and followed Him. [Matthew 4:18-20] And as He walked on further, Yeshua called out two other brethren. namely James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were in a ship with their father mending their nets at that time, and they did not hesitate to leave the ship, and their father, and follow Christ.
And Matthew Chapter 4 :verses 23-24 say, “And Yeshua went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the Gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people. And His fame went throughout all Syria, and they brought unto Him all sick people that were taken with diverse diseases and torments, and those which were possessed with devils, and those which were lunatic, and those which had the palsy, and He healed them.” [Matthew 4: 23-24]
Beloved, as Christ preached the Gospel of the kingdom to Israel, He fulfilled the prophecy in Isaiah 61:1-2, according to Luke 4:16-20 which say, And He came tp Nazareth, where He had been brought up: and as His custom was, He went in the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up for to read.
And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.
And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him. And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.
Bless Yahweh! Beloved, Christ reached the zenith of His Gospel ministry to Israel during His triumphant entry into Jerusalem as He rode a donkey. According to Matthew 21:1-11 which say, “And when they drew neigh unto Jerusalem, and were come to Bethphage, unto the mount of Olives, then sent Yeshua two disciples saying unto them, “Go into the village over against you, and straightway ye shall find an ass tied, and a colt with her: loose them, and bring them unto me. And if any man say ought unto you, ye shall say, The Lord hath need of them; and straightway he will send them.
All this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, Tell ye the daughter of Sion, Behold, thy King cometh unto thee, meek, and sitting upon an ass, and a colt the foal of an ass. And the disciples went, and did as Jesus commanded them, And brought the ass, and the colt, and put on them their clothes, and they set him thereon.
And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees, and strawed them in the way. And the multitudes that went before, and that followed, cried, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.
And when he was come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, Who is this? And the multitude said, This is Jesus the prophet of Nazareth of Galilee.
Beloved, no sooner had Israel accepted Christ, than they rejected both Him and the kingdom. As a result, Yeshua was crucified at a young age of thirty three and a half years.
It is noteworthy that Christ appeared on the public scene at the end of the 69th week, and He commenced His public Ministry in the 70th week at age 30, but it ended in the midst of the 70th week, when He was cut off at age 33 ½. Remember that the one week represents seven years; and half of 7 is 3 ½. Thus Christ fulfilled the prophecy in Daniel 9:26-27 which say, And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for Himself:*and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. In verse 27 And He shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week and He shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations He shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”
Interestingly, Beloved, the pronoun “He” in Daniel 9:27 has its antecedent in the noun “Messiah” (which goes before it) in Daniel 9:26.
[*Please note that the colon (:) after the word ‘Himself’ introduces an interruption. It describes what follows after the 70th week.]
Beloved, the Biblical truth is that Christ and Christ alone by the offering of Himself caused the sacrifice and the oblation to be ceased …. As it is written, “… But Christ being come an high priest of good things to come, by a greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this building;
Neither by the blood of goats and calves, but by his own blood he entered in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us. For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament; (new covenant,) that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance. [Hebrews 9:11-16, 10:1-14]]
Was Yeshua crucified on a good-Friday really?
Beloved, Yeshua Messiah did spend three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. As it is written, For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.[Matthew 12:40] And He was resurrected on the first day of the week, [Matthew 28:1-7; Mark 16:1-7; Luke 24:1-6; John 20:1-17]
Now the big question is: Was Yeshua crucified on a good-Friday really? Let the scriptures speak for themselves. According to Genesis 1:5, “And the evening and the morning were the first day.” Now with this truth in mind let’s count backward in a logical order/sequence, from the third day to the first day to arrive at the day Christ was actually laid in the tomb.
Starting from the third day i.e., from Saturday evening after sundown, to Friday evening at sundown + the second day, i.e., from Friday at sundown to Thursday at sundown, and the first day, i.e., from Thursday at sundown to Wednesday at sundown. Together they make up three days and three nights, that is, 24 hours x 3hrs = 72 hours.
Understand, since Wednesday starts on Tuesday evening at sundown, then according to the scriptures, Yeshua the Son of Yahweh was crucified on a Tuesday the very day of the preparation of the passover: Not the day of the preparation of the regular Sabbath. Further, Yeshua’s body was laid in a new tomb on the said Tuesday, but in the evening before the high or special Sabbath would have started.
As it is written, “The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was a high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.” [John 19:31; Luke 23:50-56] Let’s give Yahweh praise for revelation knowledge. Hallelujah!!!
AND NOW THIS IS YOUR MOMENT OF INWARD TRANSFORMATION AND HOMECOMING!!!
Beloved Reader, Yahweh is Light and in Him there is no darkness at all. [1 John 1:5] Now, if you need to have a right relationship, followed by sweet fellowship with Yahweh, and with Christ His Son: [1John 1:3] then repent of your sins, and invite Christ into your heart and life: know that by doing this, you have entered the new covenant of the shed blood of Christ. As it is written, “For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” [Matthew 26:28; Luke 22:20; 1 Corinthians 11:25] Glory, Hallelujah!!!
May Yahweh the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Yeshua, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you perfect in every good work to do His will, working in you that which is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ; to whom be glory for ever and ever, is my prayer.[Hebrews 13:20-21] Amen.Bless Yahweh, who is worthy of honor, and power and glory and praise. Hallelujah!!!! May Yahweh richly bless you and your Household.
Well, our time is up. It was a pleasure sharing with you spiritual matters. If this message has blessed you, please remember to leave a comment in the form below. Thanks for your time. See you at our next IJNOG MINISTRIES COMMUNIQUÉ! with Redeeming Luv. Shalom.
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