Abib 10th, the Lamb was Chosen!
YAHUSHUA the Messiah was the Passover Lamb, and crucified on the evening of the sixth day of the week (Friday) which the Scripture says "was the preparation of the Passover." John 19:14, but, is also called "the preparation, that is the day before the Sabbath." Mark 15:42, "(For that Sabbath day was an high day)" John 19:31. Meaning that the first day of Unleavened Bread and the seventh day Sabbath fell on the same day that year, which is the only way it could ever be called an "high day". For the record, no where in the Torah is the first day of Unleavened Bread called a Sabbath, although the statute does say, "ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein." Leviticus 23:7.
Once these things are understood, then the seventh day Sabbath was the 15th of Abib, and the sixth day (Friday) was the 14th of Abib, and the fifth day (Thursday) was the 13th of Abib, and the fourth day (Wednesday) was the 12th of Abib, and the third day of the week (Tuesday) was the 11th of Abib, and the second day of the week (Monday) was the 10th of Abib.
Most scholars and theologians cannot give an account of what the Saviour did each day during this week, so they say that "He must have taken a day off." But is this correct? YAHUSHUA said, "I was daily with you in the temple." Luke 22:53
Once we understand the prophecy, that YAHUSHUA was an antitype of the Passover Lamb, the picture suddenly becomes clear. The Scripture says concerning the Passover lamb, "Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of the month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house." Exodus 12:3 What house? (see Jeremiah 2:4 etc.)
According to the Scriptures the lamb was chosen for an house on the 10th of Abib, and this is when YAHUSHUA made His triumphal ride into Jerusalem, not on Sunday! This is true!
This understanding was reckoned from John 12:1, six days before the Passover YAHUSHUA came to Bethaniah, most believed this to be the day YAHUSHUA rested over the Sabbath. But the problem with this reckoning is that they use Matthew, Mark and Luke to determine when Passover was, and then took six days backward. However John gives a different timing for the Passover, so why not stick with John's reckoning for determining this, since John is the one who records that six days before the Passover YAHUSHUA came to Bethanyah? Counting six days backward from Friday night brings us to Sunday, when they made a supper for Him in Bethanyah, where several important and significant events took place in setting aside the Passover Lamb. The very fact that this was called a "supper", shows that it was the ending of the ninth day, beginning the time when the Passover lamb was to be set aside on the tenth.
Mary Magdalene at this supper anointed the feet of YAHUSHUA with precious ointment of spikenard, and wiped His feet with her hair. Judas Iscariot who would betray Him, said, "Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence and given to the poor?" John 12:5
Not because he cared for the poor, but because he had the money bag! But YAHUSHUA rebuked him and said, "Let her alone: against the day of My burying hath she kept this." John 12:7. Mary treasured the words of YAHUSHUA and often was found sitting at his feet listening and cherishing His words. Its like she believed and knew already that He would be the Passover Lamb and would die soon. A real lesson for us, to love sitting at the feet of YAHUSHUA and prizing His word.
It was right after YAHUSHUA gave this rebuke that "Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, and said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver Him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him." Matthew 26:14-16
Had the Jews understood the significance of the Scriptures they would have realized that Scripture was being fulfilled, the prophecy of the Passover lamb was being fulfilled before they're very eyes. On the morrow, the 10th of Abib, YAHUSHUA made His triumphal ride into Jerusalem! This was on Monday, not Sunday!
What we see is a diabolical attack through the centuries to exalt Sunday from "Palm Sunday" and put it in the place of the seventh day Sabbath, from something that never happened!
What Easter is to Sunday, the Passover is to the Sabbath!
So where was YAHUSHUA then, if He was not in Bethaniah resting over the Sabbath? He was preaching like normal to a multitude where Zacchaeus climbed up in a sycamore tree to see YAHUSHUA when He came by. "And when YAHUSHUA came to the place, He looked up, and saw him, and said unto him, Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for today I must abide at thy house." Luke 19:5. And there YAHUSHUA spent Sabbath afternoon.
This is a section taken from the little booklet Passover Controversy, it clarifies several controversial points surrounding the Passover on which the Messiah was slain, which you can get through the ministry, suggested donation $3.00
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