The Week that changed the World

There is a very clear and accurate chronology of the events leading up to the Crucifixion, the entombment, and the resurrection, of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

Found in the pages of the New and Old Testament

Sunday. Jesus rides into Jerusalem and is greeted by the crowds waving Palm branches. He immediately enters the Temple and thrashes those who were desecrating it Matt21:10 And when He had come into Jerusalem, all the city was moved, saying, “Who is this?”21:11 So the multitudes said, “This is Jesus, the prophet from Nazareth of Galilee.” 21:12 Then Jesus went into the temple of God and drove out all those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves. Notice that Jesus was not hailed as the Messiah, but as a prophet, by the Jewish crowds.

Monday. After spending the night in Bethany, Jesus again walks to Jerusalem, on the way cursing the Fig tree Matt 21:18 Now in the morning, as He returned to the city. He again goes into the Temple, and again drives out those who are defiling it MK 11:12 Now the next day, when they had come out from Bethany, He was hungry.

11:13 And seeing from afar a fig tree having leaves, He went to see if perhaps He would find something on it. When He came to it, He found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs.

11:14 In response Jesus said to it, “Let no one eat fruit from you ever again.” And His disciples heard it.

11:15 So they came to Jerusalem. Then Jesus went into the temple and began to drive out those who bought and sold in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money changers and the seats of those who sold doves.

Tuesday. Again they left Bethany in the morning on their way to the Temple and passed by the now ‘dead to its roots’ fig tree….This is when Jesus has his infamous altercation with the Scribes and Pharisees in Matt 23. Matt 26:1 Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, that He said to His disciples,

26:2 “You know that after two days is the Passover, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified.”

26:3 Then the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders of the people assembled at the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,

26:4 and plotted to take Jesus by trickery and kill Him.

26:5 But they said, “Not during the feast, lest there be an uproar among the people.”

Wednesday. Jesus supposedly sends them out to prepare the Passover on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread 26:17 Now on the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?” …but Holy Scripture teaches that the Feast of Unleavened Bread follows the day of Passover…They eat the Passover a day early, on preparation day, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread simply because the Pharisees in those days had joined the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread to make it a eight days of feasting instead of seven…and the first day of unleavened bread was the day that all leaven had to be removed from the homes and a thorough ‘spring-cleaning’ took place and this could not take place on a high Sabbath i.e. Passover, so it was done the day before on preparation day. JN 19:31 Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

…Judas betrays Jesus and He is arrested that night in Gethsemane. Wednesday morning Jesus is tried and convicted and sent to be crucified…JESUS IS CRUCIFID IN THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK ON WEDNESDAY i.e. preparation day, the SAME DAY AS THE LAMBS WERE SLAUTERED

Thursday. At the start of Thursday (Passover high day Sabbath) Jesus is laid in the Tomb…1st full night and day …Remember well that the day of Thursday started at sunset on WEDNESDAY and ran to sunset the next day , Thursday the first full night and full day…

Friday. In the Tomb 2nd full night and day ( first day of Feast of Unleavened Bread also a Sabbath high day)…From Thursday 6PM to Friday 6 PM

Saturday. Normal Sabbath Day in the tomb; 3rd full night and day ; from Friday 6PM to Saturday 6PM…Remember well that After 6PM on Saturday the Sabbath is ended and it is now Sunday…Then, and only then, after three full days and three full nights comes the Resurrection after 6PM Saturday night…MT 12:40 “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.…

After three and a half days Jesus appears to Martha in the early hours of Sunday morning possibly around 6AM…He has been entombed Thursday, Friday and Saturday; then resurrected Sunday…Remember well what the Lord Jesus said to the Scribes and Pharisees quoting from the OT Matt 15:8 ‘These people draw near to Me with their mouth, And honor Me with their lips, But their heart is far from Me.

15:9 And in vain they worship Me, Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

And, are we not doing the same in this very day and age….Teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.’ ”

So there it is …and has been so for two thousand years… when John said that the Sabbath was a high day, Sabbath is actually plural in the original text as well. You see my dear reader there were actually THREE SABBATHS The first The Passover on the 14th of Nisan (the first month) followed by The Feast Of Unleavened bread on the 15th of Nisan and then followed the normal weekly Sabbath on the 16th day of Nisan.

MK 2:28 “Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbaths.”

JN 8:32 “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

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