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This is Chapter 16 of the Book of Love, by Yahchanan

The Resurrection of Yahushua And The Messiyah

The catholics would have you believe 'Jesus Christ' died on a cross on a Friday afternoon, and was resurrected on Sunday morning. Don't these people ever read the scriptures? It plainly says Yahushua Messiyah died because He was impaled on a stake - and He was in the grave three days and three nights. Remember that a scriptural day starts at sunset and lasts till after the next sunset (Genesis 1...the evening and the morning were the first day). A day begins when it gets dark out and the stars appear. The way the bible is rendered makes the resurrection timeline very confusing. Perhaps the catholics are trying to lead us away from the truth??

The catholics define the day from midnight to midnight. That moves 'the evening' from the beginning of the day to the end of the previous day, which is also confusing. What the catholics call 'Friday evening' is the same as what the scriptures call 'Saturday evening'. There are many people out there trying to figure this stuff out, and there is much confusion - and many explanations. I will try also, and hopefully I am correct.
Matthew 12:38-40 For as Yonah was three days and three nights in the whale's belly, so the Son of man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Mark 8:31 He began to teach them that the Son of man must suffer many things, be rejected of the elders, the chief priests, and scribes, be killed, and after three days rise again.
First He must be tortured, then killed, and three days after that He will rise from the grave. This does not sound like the day of torture can be counted as one of the three days, as some christians assert.

The Passover is to be held on the 14th day of the first month. The meal is to be eaten at sunset, between the days. The fifteenth day of the month is the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which lasts 7 days. The first and last days of Unleavened Bread are Sabbaths. The Passover day is not a Sabbath, but a preparation day for the High Sabbath on the first day of Unleavened Bread. He was killed on the Passover day! He had to be killed that day, when all the rest of the Passover sacrifices were killed, to be Yahwah's Passover Lamb for all humanity.

The original Passover and week of Unleavened Bread are described in Exodus 12. It is for Israelites, not foreigners.
Numbers 9:2 Moreover let the children of Israel keep the passover in its appointed season. 3 In the fourteenth day of this month, between the evenings, you will keep it in its appointed season. According to all the statutes of it, and according to all the ordinances thereof, you will keep it. 4 Moshe spoke to the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover. 5 And they kept the passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, between the evenings, in the wilderness of Sinai. According to all Yahwah commanded Moshe, so the children of Israel did.

Numbers 28:16 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is Yahwah's passover. 17 On the fifteenth day of this month is a feast: unleavened bread will be eaten seven days. 18 In the first day is a holy convocation: you will do no servile work

Numbers 33:3 And they journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians,

Deuteronomy 16:6 but at the place which Yahwah your Father will choose, to cause His Name to dwell in, there you will sacrifice the passover between the evenings, at the going down of the sun, at the season you came forth out of Egypt.

Leviticus 23:5 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month between the evenings, is Yahwah's passover. 6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread to Yahwah: seven days you will eat unleavened bread. 7 In the first day you will have a holy convocation: you will do no servile work. 8 But you will offer an offering made by fire to Yahwah seven days. In the seventh day is a holy convocation: you will do no servile work.
The Passover day began at evening on the 14th day of the first month of the year, the Feast of Unleavened Bread Sabbath was on the 15th day of the first month. Deuteronomy 16:6 shows that the lambs were to be sacrificed in the afternoon of the fourteenth day, while the sun was going down past noon. It should have been early enough in the day that they would have time to roast the lamb over the fire, because they had to eat it at the beginning of the fifteenth day (the High Sabbath). Leviticus 23:5 states that the sacrifice is to be held "at even" in the christian rendering. The Hebrew is "beyn ha arbayim" (in English letters), which literally means "between the evenings". Since a day consists of two parts, an evening and a day, between two evenings would be the daytime. So the sacrifice is made in the afternoon of the 14th day, while the sun is going down towards the horizon.
Jubilees 49:1 Remember the commandment which the Master commanded you concerning the passover, that you should celebrate it in its season on the fourteenth of the first month, that you should kill it before it is evening, and that they should eat it by night on the evening of the fifteenth from the time of the setting of the sun. 49:12 is that which the Master commanded you that you should observe it between the evenings. It is not permissible to slay it during any period of the light, but during the period bordering on the evening, 18 and let them slay it 19 before the Master from year to year. And in the days when the house is built in the Name of the Master in the land of their inheritance, they will go there and slay the passover in the evening, at 20 sunset, at the third part of the day.

Yahchanan 13:1 Now before the feast of the Passover, knowing that His hour was come that He should depart out of this world to His Father, Yahushua

Yahchanan [John] 13:29 For some thought because Judah had the money box that Yahushua had said to him: Buy those things we need for the festival. Or: that he should give something to the poor. 30 Having received the morsel, he then went out immediately. And it was night.
Buy something for the festival? Therefore that meal they just ate was not the Passover feast/meal, it was the day previous to the festival. Furthermore, IT WAS NIGHT!!! If they had just eaten the Passover meal, it would be night, yes, but it would be High Sabbath, the first day of Unleavened Bread, when no one would even dare thinking of buying or selling!! At the last supper meal, the apostles knew the passover feast would be the next day. Yahchanan 19:31 proves it. After the Last Supper the Passover had not yet been eaten:
Yahchanan 18:28 They lead Yahushua therefore from Caiaphas into the Praetorium, and it was early. They themselves did not enter into the Praetorium, that they might not be defiled, but might eat the passover.
The fourteenth day of the first month is Yahwah's Passover. That is the day you kill (sacrifice) the passover lamb, and prepare it for the meal. The meal is eaten at the beginning of the fifteenth day of the month, after sunset. Yahushua did not eat the Passover meal that year. Instead, He WAS the Passover sacrifice - sacrificed in the afternoon of the fourteenth day, just as in the days they left Egypt. The Last Supper was NOT the passover meal. Note that they ate leavened bread at that meal. At the "last supper" Yahushua said he would NOT eat the Passover meal with them:
Luke 22:15 And He said to them: With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer. 16 I say to you, I will not eat it, until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of Yahwah.

Yahchanan 19:14 Now it was the Preparation of the Feast of Passover: it was about the sixth hour. And he said to the Jews: Behold, your King!
This is the day He died, late in the afternoon. The Week of Unleavened Bread is often called the Passover, because on the first day they ATE the passover sacrifice. The Passover is sacrificed the day before the Week of Unleavened Bread. Later that Passover day it was still the Preparation when He was murdered:
Yahchanan 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the Preparation, that the bodies should not remain on the stake upon the Sabbath (for the day of that Sabbath was a High Day), asked of Pilate that their legs might be broken [causing quicker death], and that they might be taken away. 42 There then because of the Jews' Preparation (for the tomb was near at hand) they laid Yahushua.
Near the end of the Passover day, the fourteenth of the month, the passover animal is sacrificed and cooked. Then, after sunset, the Feast of Unleavened Bread starts - that is when they eat the passover sacrifice. In Egypt, they put blood on their doors at the beginning of evening, and later that night the Egyptian first-born were all killed, but the killer passed over the homes of the Hebrews. That would also be the first of the seven days of Unleavened Bread, a High Sabbath.
Mark 15:42 And when evening was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, 43 there came Yahusef of Arimathaea, a councillor of honorable estate, who also himself was looking for the kingdom of Yahwah. He boldly went in to Pilate, and asked for the body of Yahushua.
This correctly says that the Passover day was also the Preparation, the day before the High Sabbath. Yahusef needed to quickly put Him into a grave, as the fourteenth day of the month was just ending, and High Sabbath was about to start.
Luke 23:53 And he took it down, and wrapped it in a linen cloth, and laid Him in a tomb that was hewn in stone, where never man had yet lain. 54 It was the day of the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew on.
Immediately after Yahushua was put in the grave, Luke declared that the Sabbath was about to begin. This is the High Sabbath at the beginning of the week of Unleavened Bread. This was also a Thursday. The day after the High Sabbath the women bought spices, on the second day of Unleavened Bread:
Mark 16:1 Now when the Sabbath was past, Miriam Magdalene, Miriam the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
This would have been on Friday, because they cannot buy things on a Sabbath day. They did not have the spices for the body before the High Sabbath, because they did not know He would be killed. Luke tells us the day after they purchased the spices, it was another Sabbath - the weekly Sabbath which always starts Friday after sunset.
Luke 23:56 They returned, and prepared spices and ointments. On the sabbath they rested according to the commandment. Luke 24:1 But on the first day of the week, at early dawn, they came to the tomb, bringing the spices which they had prepared.

Matthew 28:1 Now late on the sabbath day, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Miriam Magdalene and the other Miriam to see the sepulchre.

Yahchanan 20:1 Now on the first day of the week comes Miriam Magdalene early, while it was yet dark, to the tomb, and saw the stone taken away from the tomb.
The women came to the grave of Yahushua before sunrise on Sunday. This is more than three days since He was put into the grave, which was sealed and guarded. They came to prepare the body for proper burial, since there was not time for that on Wednesday (Passover) or Friday, and you can't do it on a sabbath. However, Yahushua's grave was already empty!

Here I document some of the confusion. These verses need to be examined, and probably re-translated:
Mark 14:12 On the first day of unleavened bread, when they sacrificed the passover, His disciples say to Him: Where will you that we go and make ready that you may eat the passover? 17 And when it was evening He comes with the twelve.
These verses are obviously rendered incorrectly! The fourteenth day of the month is the Passover sacrificed, and the fifteenth day of the month is the High Sabbath on the first day of Unleavened Bread. That makes Passover Day the Preparation Day for the High Sabbath. To follow this timeline they asked the question on the Preparation Day, then evening came so it is now a new day, then they ate the meal on the High Sabbath beginning the week of Unleavened Bread, then later that day Messiyah was killed, then the next day was somehow the High Sabbath beginning the week of Unleavened Bread again! Yet in the next chapter, Mark gets it right: 15:42 And when evening was now come, because it was the Preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath. So the day they asked about preparing the meal was the thirteenth day of the month, because they went and prepared. And when evening was come (the 14th day now) He came, and they had the Last Supper. That was the day He was killed.
Matt 26:17 Now on the first day of unleavened bread the disciples came to Yahushua, saying: Where will you that we make ready for you to eat the passover? 20 Now when evening was come, he was sitting at meat with the twelve disciples
This is wrong! The Passover is the day before unleavened bread week. In chapter 27 Matthew says it right: 27:62 Now on the morrow, which is the day after the Preparation. Why is there this discrepancy?
Luke 22:1 Now the feast of unleavened bread drew near, which is called the Passover. 7 And the day of unleavened bread came, on which the passover must be sacrificed. 11 where I will eat the passover with my disciples? 13 and they made ready the passover.
Once again wrong. But once again, in the next chapter, Luke gets it right! 23:54 And it was the day of the Preparation, and the sabbath drew on. Why is it that the same part of each book is distorted, even though it appears that each author knew the truth? There seems to be a pattern of deception here. Each book looks as if the one part was distorted to make it look like the 'last supper' was the Passover meal. Yet later in each book it appears as if the author knew the truth.

The people who translated these scriptures apparently did not have the slightest idea of Hebrew Law. Either that, or they purposely mis-translated this stuff!! Were these things purposely changed by someone who was trying to justify his or his religion's own beliefs and doctrines? The Passover is the day before Unleavened Bread week. I cannot conceive of a way the writers of the scripture would be wrong about something so basic to their life. There is a high likelyhood that the translators did not translate properly. Maybe they intended to deceive everyone??

And there is another related thing which is highly inconsistent (contradictory, probably mistranslated). It relates to the number of days He was in the grave. Yahushua gave the sign of Yonah, clearly saying He would be IN the grave three days and three nights (Matthew 12:38-40 and Mark 8:31). Yet the catholics say He was only in the grave Friday afternoon till Sunday morning, which is two nights and one day. Here are some scriptures which they have to back up that claim.
Acts 10:40 Yahwah raised Him up the third day,

Matthew 16:21 and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, be killed, and be raised up the third day.

Matthew 17:23 and they will kill Him, and the third day He will be raised up.

Matthew 20:19 and will deliver Him to the Gentiles to mock, to scourge, and to impale: and the third day He will be raised up.

Luke 9:22 saying: The Son of man must suffer many things, be rejected of the elders, chief priests,and scribes, be killed, and the third day be raised up.

Luke 18:33 and they will scourge and kill Him: and the third day He will rise again.

Luke 24:7 saying that the Son of man must be delivered up into the hands of sinful men, and be impaled, and the third day rise again. 21 Yea and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things came to pass. 46 and rise again from the dead the third day;
Do your own counting, and you will see that if He was dead three days and three nights, then each of these verses should say He would be raised up at the beginning of the FOURTH day. Were these purposely changed in order to mislead? Were these purposely changed to say what they wanted it to say? That He died Friday, and that is 'day one', and that He rose Sunday, and that is the 'third day'? Here is one verse where BOTH things are said:
Matthew 27:63 saying: Sir, we remember what that deceiver said while He was yet alive; After three days I rise again. 64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day,
Talk about a contradiction! Since He was to be risen AFTER three days, wouldn't you seal the grave till at least the fourth day? He was not to rise on the third day, but on the fourth day! Since the writers of the gospels knew how to count, it seems very unlikely to me that they made a mistake. I do not doubt that these gospels were changed (redacted) at a later date in order to deceive us! I am thinking that Acts 10:40 and the others should say "Yahwah raised Him up AFTER the third day" or "Yahwah raised Him up the FOURTH day". Personally, I do not believe the catholic version is correct. There are too many reasons to believe it was mangled. The Gospel of the Nazarenes says it correctly:
Gospel of Nazarenes 83:5 Miriam Magdalene, the other Miriam, and Miriam the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid. They kept watch there at the tomb for three days and three nights. 7 They returned and rested the next day, being a high day [Thursday, the Passover sabbath]. On the following day [Friday] they bought and prepared spices and ointments, and waited for the end of the [weekly seventh-day] Sabbath. 8. Now the next day that followed, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, saying: Sir we remember that deceiver said, while He was yet alive; After three days I will rise again. 9. Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day is past, lest his disciples come by night, steal him away, and say to the people: He is risen from the dead; so the last error will be worse than the first. 10. Pilate said to them: You have a watch, go your way, make it as sure as you can. So they went and made the sepulchre sure, sealing the stone, and setting a watch till the third day should be past. 84:1 After the Sabbath was ended, and it began to dawn on the first day of the week, Miriam Magdalene came to the sepulchre, bearing the spices she had prepared, and there were others with her. [showing the two sabbaths with a work day between, and Sunday is not a sabbath, but a work day] 9. Do you not remember how He spoke to you, when he was yet in Galilee, that the Son of Man should be crucified, and that He would rise again after the third day?

Gospel of Peter 1:8 Give us soldiers, that we may guard his sepulchre for three days,

The Humane Gospel of the Essenes: And there in the tomb did Yahushua remain for some three days, and His malaks did minister to Him all of this time.

Once again, the Gospel of the Nazarenes seems to get it right: Nazarenes 82:32 In the middle of the week the Messiah will be cut off. It says He died on Wednesday, the middle of the week, not Friday. And the book of Adam and Eve is clear that He would be dead and buried three days and three nights:

Adam and Eve XLIX:8 And this sign, O Adam, will happen to Me at My coming on earth: Satan will raise the people of the Yahudim to put Me to death. They will lay Me in a rock, seal a large stone over Me, and I will remain within that rock three days and three nights.
9 But [after] the third day I will rise again. It will be salvation to you, O Adam, and to your descendants, to believe in Me. But, O Adam, I will not bring you from under this rock until three days and three nights have passed.

Here's how it sounds to me so far:   (remember, the evening and the morning were the first day - a day ends at sunset, and the next day starts when the stars come out)

On Tuesday the disciples asked where He wanted to eat dinner. They found the place and prepared a meal. When evening came, He arrived to eat the meal (when night came, it was then Wednesday).

Wednesday was Yahwah's Passover, and Preparation for the first day of Unleavened Bread. He was captured Wednesday evening, after eating the "last supper" meal, and spent the rest of the night in captivity. On Wednesday morning He was tortured, and died late in the day, before Thursday evening. This was the Passover day, which was also preparation for Thursday the first day of Unleavened Bread. As the Passover Lamb for all humanity, He was killed on the Passover Day, at the same time that the Jews were killing their Passover lambs. They were careful to bury Him before night came.

On Thursday He was in the grave for the evening and the daytime. This was the First Day of Unleavened Bread, a High Sabbath (Paschal Sabbath). The Jews would have been at home, eating the Passover meal at the beginning of the day (the evening, just after He was buried). On the original Passover, this was the night Yahwah killed all the first-born in Egypt, and the Egyptians ran them out of the country before dawn. On that day, they spent the day travelling.

On Friday He was dead the evening and the day. This was apparently a regular working-day between two Sabbaths. The Miriam's went and bought and prepared spices with which they thought they would embalm the corpse on Sunday.

On Saturday, the weekly Sabbath, He was still dead and still in the grave the evening and the day. This particular grave was guarded by Roman soldiers. Remember that Roman soldiers were the greatest soldiers in the world, which is why they were able to conquer all of the armies in the known world. No one removed His body secretly, and He did not recover from a "swoon" and sneak out past the rock.

Yahushua was not in His grave on Sunday morning before sunrise, so He probably rose Sunday evening as soon as the weekly sabbath was over. Yahwah the Father would have rested on the Sabbath, and worked (resurrected his son) on the first day of the week. Therefore, Yahushua was in the grave three full nights and three full days - and then His grave was empty - just as He promised!!!

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