"Mark 16:15 preach the gospel to every creature. Matthew 28:20 Teaching them to observe (do) all things whatsoever I (Jesus Christ) have commanded: Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega .. 14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, .. they .. have right to the tree of life, and .. enter .. the city."
I am a retired pastor of
the Church of God (Tennessee).
My name is Isaac Livingston. I am from Neyyoor India.
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Days of Jesus"
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We celebrate Christmas on December 24th and 25th. But it is not the birthday of Jesus. The Christmas day is the 10th day of the first Jewish month Nisan. Jesus was born under a bush tree; they rested a few days under the tree and continued the journey. They spent one night at a stable, laid the baby in the manger. Then, we all recognize "Good Friday", as the day Jesus was crucified and died. Jesus was crucified on the 14th of Nisan and it was a Wednesday, but it was not a Friday. He was raised from death on the 17th night, but we may celebrate it on the 18th morning as the resurrection day, or as Easter. However, if the 18th does not fall on a Sunday, we may pick up a Sunday close to the 18th on the month of Nisan, as the resurrection day or as Easter. Take the previous Wednesday as the day that he was crucified; please notice it is not a Friday. Christmas day is four days before the day of his death, which will be Saturday. But, since this study does not have spiritual significance, just take it as some information. God gives freedom to celebrate the way we like, so have peace.
"John 18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest. 27 Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew." So, early in the morning, it could be 5:00 AM, when the cock crew, Jesus was at the house of Caiaphas the high priest. "28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early;" Now, Jesus is in the judgment hall, still early, may be 6:00 AM. Pilate went to the high priest and to the Jews, and discussed the matter. Jews required from Pilate a death sentence to Jesus. "33 Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again, and called Jesus, and said unto him, Art thou the King of the Jews?" From 34 to 38, Pilate was talking to Jesus and asked him "what is truth?" Then, "38 Pilate went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all." Then Pilate went to the Jews and asked them, if they want to release Jesus, because of the custom that Pilate let a criminal go free on the passover day. Pilate failed in his attempt. John 19:1-8 Soldiers scourged him, put a crown of thorns, put on him purple robe, and Pilate presented him before people to draw public sympathy, to release him; but he miserably failed in his attempt. In verse 9-11, Pilate came to the judgment hall and talked to Jesus. "12 And from thenceforth Pilate sought to release him: but the Jews cried out, saying, If thou let this man go, thou art not Caesar's friend: whosoever maketh himself a king speaketh against Caesar. 13 When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he brought Jesus forth, and sat down in the judgment seat in a place that is called the Pavement, but in the Hebrew, Gabbatha. 14 And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!" Jesus was brought to the judgment hall in the morning about 6:00 AM, Pilate has done many things, talked to the crew of high priest, to the Jews, to Jesus a few times, Let the soldiers scourged him, and disfigured him, and so on, and then handed him over to be crucified in the sixth hour, which is our 12:00 O'clock. Let us look at it from the other gospels.
The times regarding the trial, crucifying of Jesus, and his death, are explained the same way in the gospels of Matthew and John. Mark 15:25 says, And it was the third hour, and they crucified him. This was the Roman Time. In the video I have said between 3 and 4; made it approximate. Then the apparent discrepancy comes next. Mark 15:33 and Luke 23:44 say, And when the sixth hour was come, there was darkness over the whole land until the ninth hour. Then Mark 15:34 says, 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? If we have preconceived understanding, we my reject the truth. So, with fresh mind, please verify this. Then, you may accept it or to reject it. My understanding is this. 1 Timothy 6:16 says, Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: Exodus 20:21 says, And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. God dwells in light that men cannot approach. But when God the Father want to meet people, he comes in darkness, so that people can bear. God the Father was here on earth to see the judgment and crucifixion of Jesus. Contrary to the common understanding, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? could be one of the first words Jesus spoke. God the Father was here on earth from the time Pilate sat on judgment judgment seat (John 19:13-14) until Jesus was crucified. The Father heard what Jesus asked him and he left, and the darkness departed. This is the sixth hour to the ninth, and it was in the Jews time. That is our 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM. The darkness covered this time. It is not a discrepancy, but it is additional information. Thank you.
God Bless You