Pro and Con 461

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Arutz-7 - Israel in the News - Feb 7-16, 2000
"...Pope John Paul II is planning a six-day visit to Israel in March." (March 21, Purim)

"...the Fatah Revolutionary Council, where 132 of Arafat's most loyal followers approved a resolution adopting the same deadline for a final-status agreement with Israel as the final date for declaring independence." (i.e., Sept. 13, 2000)


The European Parliament reiterated on Wednesday that east Jerusalem is an occupied land and that the future status of the Holy City is to be determined in final status negotiations...."East Jerusalem falls under U.N. Security Council 242/1967, which upholds the principle of the inadmissibility of territorial acquisition through the use of force," Fontaine said, reaffirming that "continuing Israeli settlement activities are contrary to U.N. resolutions." "East Jerusalem is not, therefore, under Israeli sovereignty. It is an occupied territory, and the Fourth Geneva Convention on refugees is applicable to east Jerusalem as it is to any other occupied land," she said.

MARY 1 WELL HAS VAST GAS RESERVES, Eli Groner, Jerusalem Post, Feb 28

Avner Oil & Gas Ltd. said yesterday that initial findings at its Mary 1 drilling site off of Ashkelon point to substantial quantities of oil, enough to provide for all of of the country's natural gas needs...

***I've been waiting for this for a long time. Hosea 12:1 says, "OIL IS CARRIED INTO EGYPT."

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P & C 460 was excellent! You have been shot at hit and healed as this third year of focused watching draws to an end. When the Lord did not return in 1998, the fiery darts were coming fast and furious, I know that they were very painful to you. However, now to see the obvious God given authority with which you speak and draw from seems clear that iron has only sharpened iron. You personally present yourself with humility and yet the defense of the gospel and its conclusion seems to me to be rare indeed. It makes so much sense and the three years have refined that focus and its impact to pinpoint accuracy. Well done, thou good and faithful servant, Marilyn!

We wait and we watch but not apologetically. We do so with god given patience that is authenticated by suffering in the longing produced by the bride's desire for the bridegroom. Our individual circumstances cause us to cry out and yet they, too, fade in anticipation of touching His face, falling at His feet and clinging to Him ever after. Many, many thanks Marilyn for your steadfast love and persevering study.

Not long now, in His loving embrace

My reply

Thank you very much. It is all for the Lord. I prayed to understand everything, all the deep things. I didn't realize what I was asking, there was so much more there than I knew, even after 7 years of solid reading from the Seminary Collection at BIOLA's library. I learn all the time. I'll be typing out what I know and all of a sudden I see something else. That has to be by the help of the Holy Spirit. God does not pour everything on us at once. It comes a little at a time, as we are ready for it. I now think that there is so much packed into the Bible that one person can not unravel it all in one lifetime. Later, we will probably say, "Now why didn't I see that?" Nevertheless, I am exceedingly thankful to understand what I do.

Having an exchange of ideas has worked to my advantage too. Some things that I haven't seen, someone else has and shares it with me. One recent one comes to mind, the 40 years plus 120 days from Palm Sunday to the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 AD and its modern counterpart. From Iyar 28 (June 7, 1967) to Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 13, 2007) is also 40 years plus 120 days. Another is seeing that Jesus only speaks in the 3rd year in the parable of the barren fig tree. Through interaction, we learn from each other. Agape

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I have been studying Zechariah, how timely I was in Zechariah 9:9 when I read P&C 459.

In response to Wayne Carver's sermons. The Holy Spirit gave me much discernment. I wanted to carry on a bit from where you left off, in the comment "I think Jesus travelled on Friday and arrived at Bethany around 6:00 PM . . ." I totally agree with you on your comment. Allow me to carry on further from that Friday.

It is obvious that Jesus Christ entered Jerusalem on each of the NEXT SEVERAL days, not just one day. Look at Mark 11: 11 for example, he came into Jerusalem, and left later for Bethany. Here is the chronology:

As you stated, I agree that Jesus travelled on Friday and arrived at Bethany.

ON THE FIRST DAY AFTER (Saturday Sabbath) Mark 11:11, Jesus enters Jeruslaem and "looks around", nothing more. Nothing much happening because it is Sabbath. Jesus however is entering as KING. (In Judges 10:3,4 we see that a donkey was the animal that Kings rode upon when they were at peace. It was a royal animal!

ON THE THIRD DAY AFTER (Monday) Jesus had left, and re-entered again. Look at Mark 11:12-14. He is once again travelling from Bethany, and brings our attention to a FIG TREE. Jesus states in Mark 11:14, "Let no more eat fruit of you any more forever" Notice carefully the exact words. Notice that there is no mention of the fig tree withering up or drying up. This third day is the pre-tribulation rapture of the spirit filled believers (1Thess 4:13-18), the harvest, the fruit. This tree is not going to EVER be harvested ever again! There is only one chance to be counted worthy of the pre-tribulation rapture!

Look at Matt 21:19. THIS IS AFTER THE THIRD DAY, IT IS THE FOURTH DAY. Discern this passage carefully. It is NOT the same as Mark 11:14. The timing is set as "returning early to the city" This is obviously not the third day as before. Proof of this is in the description of the fig tree. "let there be no more fruit from you forever" definitely different than "let no more eat fruit" DOUBLE CHECK, the fig tree immediately dried up! Notice the disciples are startled! This is definitely not the same day as in Mark 11:14. The parable is that after Jesus Christ comes to harvest on the third day (pre-trib rapture), there are NO MORE HARVESTS. Woe to those lukewarm Laodiceans, because they are appointed their share with the unbelievers, and will now wait until the sixth seal, the pre wrath rapture or 1Cor 15:51-53.

As a last comment, I am intrigued by how all the books on prophecy today zoom in on Daniel. Where are the books on Zechariah? I urge all those interested in the apocalypse prophecies to discern Zechariah. It is all there, God's plan in completeness, in the ten visions given to Zechariah. What is really neat is the vision of the two asteroids that hit on the day of wrath, (Zech 5:5 to 5:11), specifically the asteroid that is designated for the destruction of  the "woman harlot - Babylon"...Agape

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Here is the way I see it. If a Sabbath day's journey is 2,250 feet from Jerusalem to the Mount of Olives, and Bethany was 1 7/8 miles, the journey from Bethany would have been about 9900 feet. I doubt that Jesus left Bethany on the Sabbath. I think he rested there on the Sabbath and entered Jerusalem on the donkey on Sunday.

"Jesus, six days before the passover, came to day...palm" (Sunday) (Jn. 12, 1,12,13). Those six days were (1) Saturday, Nisan 8, (2) Sunday, Nisan 9, (3) Monday, Nisan 10, (4) Tuesday, Nisan 11, (5) Wednesday, Nisan 12, and (6) Thursday, Nisan 13, when Jesus was crucified on "the preparation of the passover" (Jn. 19:14-16). The Passover was Friday, Nisan 14.

Each night, Sunday until taken prisoner, he left Jerusalem in the evening and returned the next morning. Sunday, after riding in on the donkey, Jesus entered "the temple: and when he had looked round about upon all things, and now the eventide was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve. And on the morrow (Monday), when they were come from Bethany" (Mk. 11:11,12), he cursed the fig tree because the majority did not accept him as King. The 40 years plus 120 days to the destruction of Jerusalem on Av 10 in 70 AD date from his entry into Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, Nisan 9 in 30 AD.

On Monday, the "time of figs was not yet" (Mk 11:13). There was no fruit. When they returned to Jerusalem on Tuesday, they found the "fig tree dried up from the roots" (Mk 11:20). It applies to Israel. Agape

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I have been going through Haggai, and discerned much in the Holy Spirit.

TEMPLE 1 - Wilderness temple, portable, moved with the Israelites.
TEMPLE 2 - Solomon's temple, around 900 BC, magnificent. Destroyed and looted by the Babylonians.
TEMPLE 3 - Zerubbabel's (governor of Judah) around 500 BC, simple structure made from lumber of trees in the hills. But God is present by faith. Demolished later.
TEMPLE 4 - Herod's temple. Jesus Christ worshipped here. Magnificent structure, never fully completed when destroyed in 70 AD.
TEMPLE 5 - The true believers, filled with the Holy Spirit are the pillars of the Temple. The just shall live by faith (Habakkuk 2:4)
TEMPLE 6 - The tribulation temple just waiting to be built over in Jerusalem right now. Antichrist sits in the SIXTH temple.
TEMPLE 7 - The millenium temple. The Lord of lords and King of kings, Jesus Christ rules with a rod of iron in the SEVENTH (completeness) temple.

I was inspired in this study by the last one I did in the SEVEN feasts of the Lord (Leviticus 23:2) Agape

My reply

Wow! I never thought of the temple like this. It is neat. God does work in 7s. Looks as if TEMPLE 5 has to be out of the way before TEMPLE 6 is built too.

Prov. 9:1-6,13 comes to mind. It says, "Wisdom hath builded her HOUSE, she hath hewn out her SEVEN PILLARS: She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table.She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Come, eat of my bread, and drink of the wine which I have mingled. Forsake the FOOLISH, and live; and go in the way of understanding...A FOOLISH woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing.

Unger's Bible Handbook says that Herod's temple "was not completed till the time of Agrippa II and the procurator Albinus (A.D. 64)." Agape

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I have been reading the Pro's & Con's for quite some time and have enjoyed the education from His Holy Spirit. Most of the time I end up searching the scriptures having more questions than I started out with....

When I read Pro & Con 455, I just about fell out of my chair! I had questions about some scriptures & the parallels that could be drawn concerning Ascension Day. I had been working on an e-mail message for about a week (from Feb. 16) to send to you, when I came across Pro & Con 455 mentioning Ascension Day (May 31) as a possibility for Rapture 2000. Maybe I am mistaken, but this is the first time I can recall any mention of Ascension Day as a rapture possibility in your writings....

Jesus' first prophecy is recorded in John 1:49-51, and the first miracle Jesus performed is written in John 2.  There is a gap of vital information missing between Jesus Christ's first prophecy & His first miracle. Jesus' first prophecy is also recorded in Genesis 28:12 & Revelation 4:1 proving He is the Beginning & the End, the First & the Last, and the Alpha & Omega....

John intentionally leaves out crucial details of Jesus Christ's ministry between verse 51 & chapter 2.  At the beginning or early part of Jesus Christ's ministry, did Jesus' first prophetic Word & His first miracle occur between Firstfruits & Pentecost (i.e. Genesis 28:12, Daniel 12:3, Matthew 22:30, Mark 12:25, Luke 20:35-38, Galatians 3:28, Revelation 5:9-10, etc.)?...What festival, feast, or significant event was occurring or close to occurring at John 1:49-51? What festival, feast, or significant event was occurring or close to occurring between John 1:49-51 & chapter 2? What festival, feast, or significant event was occurring or close to occurring at John 2?...

Also, isn't Jesus called the Firstfruits of the resurrection because He was the First One to defeat death by being raised first by the Power of HIS HOLY SPIRIT? Is Jesus explaining the order of firstfruits to Nathaniel for the House Of Jacob/Israel in John 1:49-51 as it relates to Genesis 28:12-22? Are the previous scriptures clarified by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:20-28 or other passages of scripture? His Ascension is 40 days after His Resurrection. Is His Ascension a type of 'those who are alive & remain being taken or caught up' (i.e. Pre-trib rapture)? Could the Pre-Trib rapture be 10 days prior to Pentecost 2000 (i.e. Acts 1:9-12 = Ascension Day, and Revelation 1:10 & 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 = Lord's Day)? What is the relevance or correlation between His Ascension Day & the Lord's Day (Acts 1:9-12, 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Revelation 1:10, etc.)? Although 500 believers saw Him ascend, only 120 out of 500 (exactly 24%--there are 24 elders) persevered in the Upper Room at Pentecost for His Holy Spirit in their lamps (Acts 2). Were the 380 out of 500 considered a type of 'Laodicians'? Were the 380 revived after the Church was Birthed on Earth at Pentecost? Were the 380 waiting for the promise to be filled with His Holy Spirit? Were the 380 filled? Are the 3000 who were saved when the Holy Spirit descended in Acts 2:38-41 separate & distinct from the 380 out of 500 believers not in the Upper Room in Acts 1 & 2? Are the 3000 a type of 'revival after the Bride is Birthed to Heaven'? Wasn't the Comforter sent to comfort & teach believers until the LORD'S DAY (i.e. comfort one another with these Words). Nine days after the Ascension was the beginning of the Birth of the Church on Earth at Pentecost (50 days after the resurrection). If the rapture occurred on Ascension Day 2000 (Lord's Day), this would mark the beginning of the Birth of the Church to Heaven on Pentecost 2000 (9 days after Ascension Day)! From Rosh A Shonah 1999 to Pentecost 2000 is 9 months--Space to Repent. For 9 months a woman carries a baby and the travail of birth is replaced with the joy of the newness of life After the Bride is Born to Heaven on Pentecost 2000, world-wide revival is sure to follow. I can see how the Church of Laodicia would either become very hot or very cold because there isn't room for light & darkness either.

...Will the Laodicians lament & mourn about their 'temporary' loss of His Holy Spirit for 10 days until they become indued with Power by trimming their lamps with fresh oil on Pentecost 2000 thus enabling them to have the strength & courage to share the Word & get through the Tribulation until the Pre-Wrath Rapture? If so, then the Holy Spirit will return to comfort the Laodicians at Pentecost.

What is the relevance or correlation between Genesis 28:12-22, Song of Solomon 2:10-17, Mathew 5:1-10, Acts 1:9-12, & Revelation 4:1-11? These passages all talk about a mountain (Bethel/Sermon on the Mount/Mount of Olives/Saturn) or mountains (Bether) & the House of God or Kingdom of Heaven. The common theme is ascending or descending of sons of God or kings & priests. When He sits, the disciples/elders come to Him. There is an opening, a door, a gate, a way, or narrow passage. There are few who find it (Matthew 7:14, 20:16, & 22:14), but many are rescued by the Good Shepherd who goes to find the lost sheep (Matthew 18:11-14).

When we are born again, the water of our spirit gets mixed with the Living Water of His Holy Spirit which wells up in us springing to eternal life. Any sin in our life makes us dirty & creates a barrier between us & the Father. This is especially true when we walk in the flesh instead of being led by the Light of His Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit tries to convict us of our sin by telling us to make our robes white in the Blood of the Lamb....

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> At the beginning or early part of Jesus Christ's ministry, did Jesus' first
> prophetic Word & His first miracle occur between Firstfruits & Pentecost

Lu. 3:21,23 says, "Jesus also being baptized...And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age." That may have been past his birthday on Tishri 1, the Feast of Trumpets. In John 1 and 2, Jesus was baptized, then "the next day" (Jn. 1:35), he chose Andrew and Peter. On "The day following" (v. 43), Jesus chose Philip and Nathanael. "And the third day there was a marriage in Cana" (Jn 2:1). Jn. 2 12,13 says, "After this he went down to Capernaum...and they continued there not many days. And the Jews' passover was at hand." It doesn't sound like the first miracle could have taken place after Passover.

> Are the previous scriptures clarified by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:20-28

I don't see the connection with the others, but the "order" (tagmati) ranks are made clear in I Cor. 15:23.

> Is His Ascension a type of 'those who are alive & remain being taken or caught up' (i.e.
> Pre-trib rapture)? Could the Pre-Trib rapture be 10 days prior to Pentecost 2000

It is possible, but I think Pentecost has more going for it than Ascension Day. Jesus LEFT on Ascension Day. The Spirit of Christ CAME DOWN on Pentecost. We are wheat. Pentecost is the wheat harvest. We are "a kind of firstfruits" (James 1:18). Pentecost wave loaves "are the firstfruits unto the Lord" (Lev. 23:17). If he had meant Ascension Day to be the day of firstfruits unto the Lord, wouldn't it be mentioned somewhere? On Pentecost, the Israelites were "to bring the FIRSTFRUITS of our ground, and the FIRSTFRUITS of all fruit of all trees, year by year, unto the house of the LORD: Also the FIRSTBORN OF OUR SONS" (Neh. 10:36).

> Revelation 1:10 & 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 = Lord's Day

We may be caught up on the Sabbath (Sivan 7, 5760), and Christ is Lord of the Sabbath. Why do you think he healed, opened blind eyes, and made the deaf to hear on the Sabbath? Isn't that what will happen at the Rapture?

> Were the 380 out of 500 considered a type of 'Laodicians'?

Probably, and they were outside the DOOR on Pentecost.

> Were the 380 filled?

I assume that they were, but after the 120.

> If the rapture occurred on Ascension Day 2000 (Lord's Day), this would mark the beginning of
> the Birth of the Church to Heaven on Pentecost 2000 (9 days after Ascension Day)!


> When we are born again, the water of our spirit gets mixed with
> the Living Water of His Holy Spirit which wells up in us springing to eternal life.

Mixed? I don't think so. New wine needs new wine skins. Old ones filled with new wine will break (Mt. 9:17). Agape

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> "In our days, I believe this last generation will actually be 40 years plus 120 days,
> from Iyar 28, 5727 (June 7, 1967), when Israel took the rest of Jerusalem, to the Feast
> of Trumpets on Tishri 1, 5768 (Sept. 12/13, 2007)."

Am I missing something? It seems to me that this adds to 40 years plus 97 or 98 days. There would be 10 leap days to consider in 40 years. Even so, that would add to 107 or 108 total days. What else is to be considered? God bless you, Love

My reply

It is just roughed out, but the similarity to our days figured the same way is astonishing.

30 AD to 70 AD
First, simply add 40 years
Nisan 8 (when Jesus arrived at Bethany 6 days before Passover) in 30 AD
+ 40 yrs = Nisan 8 in 70 AD.

Then count another 120 days on the Jewish calendar. Nisan to Tishri is always constant in every kind of year.
Nisan 8 + 120 days = Av 10, when the temple proper caught fire and Jerusalem was burned in 70 AD
Day 1 would be Nisan 9, Palm Sunday, when Jerusalem's fate was sealed
Day 120 would be AV 10, when Jerusalem was burned
We end up with 40 complete years, plus another 120 days.

In our days, 1967 + 40 yrs = 2007
Iyar 28 (when Israel retook Jerusalem in 1967) + 40 yrs = Iyar 28 in 2007

Iyar 28 + 120 days = Tishri 1 (Sept 13, 2007), when coals of fire will be scattered over Jerusalem (Eze 10:2)
Day 1 would be Iyar 29. Day 120 would be Tishri 1.
We end up with 40 complete years, plus another 120 days.

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I wanted to clarify my understanding of the Hebrew Passover before leaving our discussion. I am learning! I understand that Passover is always on the fourteenth day of the first month, we both agree. My understanding is that this fourteenth day actually starts the evening before, (6:00?) when the "sun goes down" Assuming I have this correct: John 12, 1,12,13 tells us six days BEFORE the passover came to Bethany. So if we go backwards from (sunset 6:00 PM) on Thursday Nisan 13, we get to Saturday Nisan 8 (sabbath) which actually STARTED on Friday Nisan 7 ending at (sunset 6:00 PM). Therefore, I suggest once again that the FIRST day Jesus enters Jerusalem is on the Saturday (Mark 11:11), and just looked around. Perhaps I do not understand "Jewish Inclusive Reckoning". It seems to me that this fits with the Ressurection of our Lord a little over three days later (Friday + Saturday + Sunday) To complete our analysis, clarify for me which "day" the roman soldiers took Jesus into custody. Thank you for your patient assistance. Agape

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> six days BEFORE the passover came to Bethany. So if we go backwards from
> (sunset 6:00 PM) on Thursday Nisan 13, we get to Saturday Nisan 8 (sabbath)

I think you mean the right thing, but in thinking in terms of our days, it comes out wrong (13 - 8 = 5, not 6). If we say Nisan 14 - 6 = Nisan 8, we come out right. I'll try to make it a little clearer. Think like a Jew; night then day for every calendar date. At sunset Friday (Nisan 14), the Passover begins. Counting backward from Nisan 14, Fri, 6 days, sunset to sunset, we have (1) sunset Thu, (2) sunset Wed, (3) sunset Tue, (4) sunset Mon, (5) sunset Sun, and (6) sunset Sat. To keep from losing a day in our thinking, we must think of Jewish days, first comes 12 hours of night, then the 12 hours of day. I diagram it with a black box and a white box for every calendar date.

In placing events of Passion Week, we must consider 6 main day-count statements, but first I'll list Nisan 8 through Nisan 16, 30 AD, for reference. Each day, from Palm Sunday to when Jesus was taken prisoner, he went into Jerusalem. Each night, from Sunday till taken prisoner, he left Jerusalem and either slept at Bethany or elsewhere on the Mt. of Olives. As in Mk 11:19, "when even was come, he went out of the city."

The days
(1) Sat-Nisan 8-Sabbath-arrived at "Bethany, at the mount of Olives" (Mk 11:1) near 6 PM
12 hr Night-ate food prepared on previous day, the Preparation of the Sabbath, slept
12 hr Day-"rested the sabbath day according to the commandment"

(2) Sun-Nisan 9-Palm Sunday
12 hr Night-probably slept at Bethany
12 hr Day-presented himself as King-entered Jerusalem riding a donkey-entered temple, looked around (Mk 11:11)

(3) Mon-Nisan 10-the day Passover lambs were chosen
12 hr Night-slept at Bethany (Mk 11:11, Mt 21:17)
12 hr Day-cursed fig tree-purified temple (Mk 11:12-17)

(4) Tue-Nisan 11
12 hr Night-slept on Mt. of Olives
12 hr Day-fig tree dried up-"taught in temple" (Mk. 12:27,35,41)-said, "I must walk to day, and to morrow, and the day following" (Lu. 13:33)-gave parables-went to Mt of Olives (Mk. 13:3)-gave Olivet Discourse (Mt 24)-"after two days is the feast of the passover" (Mt. 26:2)

(5) Wed-Nisan 12
12 hr Night-at Bethany, woman poured ointment of spikenard on his head, annointing him for burial (Mk 14:3, Mt 26:6,7)-he slept (Judas "went unto the chief priests, to betray him," Mk 14:10)
12 hr Day-taught in temple

(6) Thu-Nisan 13-Preparation Day of Passover, the prior day of unleavened bread, "when they killed the passover" (Mk. 14:12)-the night the Roman soldiers took Jesus into custody-the day of the Crucifixion
12 hr Night-Last Supper-"before the feast of the passover" (Jn. 13:1)-"went out into the mount of Olives" (Mk 14:26)-to "Gethsemane" (Mk 14:32)-taken prisoner (Mk. 14:53)
12 hr Day-"in the morning...delivered him to Pilate" (Mk 15:1)-"it was the preparation of the passover" (Jn 19:14)-crucified 9 AM-died 3 PM-Joseph asked about body "toward evening" (Mt.27:5-7)-"when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath" (the high day, Passover) (Mk 15:42)-Joseph "begged the body of Jesus...And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath (high sabbath, Passover) drew on" (Lu. 23:52,54)-buried

(7) Fri-Nisan 14-Passover-"that sabbath day was an high day" (Jn 19:31)
12 hr Night
12 hr Day-women that had prepared spices rested on the high day

(8) Sat-Nisan 15-Weekly Sabbath-Feast of Unleavened Bread
12 hr Night
12 hr Day-the women still "rested the sabbath day according to the commandment" (Lu. 23:56)

(9) Sun-Nisan 16-Feast of Firstfruits
12 hr Night-Resurrection-"when the sabbath was past (the women bringing spices)...very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun" (Mk 16:1,2)
12 hr Day-took OT saints to Heaven and returned

The day-count statements
Jn. 12:1,12,13: "Jesus, six days before the passover, came to day...palm" (Sunday)
(1) Sat, (2) Sun, (3) Mon, (4) Tue, (5) Wed, (6) Thu-Preparation of Passover

Mk 14:1: "After two days was the passover"
(1) Wed, (2) Thu-Preparation of Passover

Mt. 28:1: (lit) sabbaths
(1) Fri-the high sabbath, (2) Sat-the sabbath according to the 4th commandment (Ex. 20:8)

Lu 24:7: "third day rise again"
(1) Fri, (2) Sat, (3) Sun

Lu 24:21: On Sunday, the men on the way to Emmaus said, "to day is the third say SINCE these things were done"
(1) Fri, (2) Sat, (3) Sun

Mt. 12:40: "three days and three nights in the heart of the earth"
Thu-day, Fri-night and day, Sat-night and day, Sun-night

Last Supper
Jn. 13:1,2: "Now before the feast of the passover...(last) supper"

Crucifixion-Thu, Nisan 13 (April 6, 30 AD)-the preparation of the passover
Mk 14:2: "Not on the feast day"
Mk 14:12: "when they killed the passover"
Jn 19:14: "it was the preparation of the passover"
Jn 18:28: "they...went not into the judgment hall...that they might eat the passover"

Hope this helps. Agape

His reply

Thanks for the reasoning of days. Your concept of counting sunsets is the most straitforward. The black and white charts are just as good. You have a natural talent for graphical pictures, as I had noticed in your books....

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