We’re now probably at least midway through the week of Passover / Pesach, Feast of Unleavened Bread / Feast of First Fruits. In the paganised “Christendom” who still follow the Roman Catholic tradition of “Easter” and “Good Friday”, today is their Good Friday.
I see it diferently. From what I’ve come to learn, YAHUSHUWAH /YAHSHUA / YAHUSHA (covering the bases here as all are valid but each expresses a slightly different facet of Him who is our King of Kings), would have been buried before sundown this past Wednesday, and thus had finished 2 nights (W, T) and as ther sun sets here, 2 days (T,F) and was about to enter His 3rd night. Tomorrow would be (@ sundown) the end of the third day, and thus He would have arisen after sundown tomorrow. You see when YHWH the Father, created along with His yachiyd Son, and His Spirit it says of day 1, “and there was evening and morning the first day”. So until He said through His Word (John 1 – the Word was in the beginning, …} causing His Spirit to go into action, with “Let light be” there was only endless night. Thus the first day began with evening / night.By the way, Genesis 1:1 reads “In the beginning Elohim created the heavens and the earth”. You may wonder why Elohim was used. Well in my direct translation bibles from the Hebrew, in Exodus 3, He told Moshe when asked who Moshe was to tell the Israelites (and Pharaoh) who sent him / gave him authority, he was told “tell them the Elohe of your fathers, the Elohe of Avraham, the Elohe of Ya’aqov, and the Elohe of Yitschaq has sent you and this is My name by which I am to be remembered forever, YAHUAH …” and he also told Moshe “EHYAH ASHER EHYAH” i.e. I AM THAT I AM, (THAT I WILL BE). Now Elohe is the singular form of Elohim, thus in Exodus Father YAHUAH (only one of the trinity) was engaging Moshe in dialogue. In Genesis the reason Elohim is specified is because the Father, the Son (WORD 0f the Father), and the Holy Spirit, were all creating in unison – thus the 3 members of the heavenly family of YAH were present. El of course was translated / comprehended as “god” and thus another name for our heavenly Father, is “El Elyon”, the MOST HIGH GOD.
Back to the topic of this feast LOL. We’re told also in Genesis 1, that He appointed the sun, moon, stars, lights in the heavens, not only to give light at their specified time (sun = day, moon. stars = night), but as indicators of His special appointed times of revelation or interaction with MAN. In Leviticus we’re told to keep the feasts of the LORD (KJV) , which are “the set feasts of YAHUAH” in my bibles.Thus THEY’RE NOT JUST THE FEASTS FOR / OF THE JEWS! They’re His appointed / set times of importance to Him in his dealings with the Adamic creation. As Sha’ul (Paul) wrote, “these things were written for our instruction…” and by OUR he meant believers appropriating by faith in YAHUSHA’s redemptive work by His crucifixion and shedding of His blood (Revelation titles Him also, “the passover Lamb of YAHUAH slain before the foundation of the world”), the gift of salvation. Thus the observance of passover, is in a sense, like Remembrance Day that is celebrated every Nov. 11, for the fallen who sacrificed their blood in wars. It’s Remembrance Day of YAHUSHA’s sacrifice by the shedding of His blood.
Next, unleavened bread is eaten in remembrance of the first Passover, when the Israelites had to leave in haste, and there was not time to add yeast,, to make the bread rise. Now YAHSHUA / YAHUSHA said, “I am the Bread of Life”. What did yeast signify according to scripture? PRIDE because pride puffs up people just as yeast puffs up bread.
Seeing as He was without sin, He didn’t have the sin of PRIDE. He was thus “The Unleavened Bread of Life”.
Lastly, First Fruits was when the Israelites brought offerings of the first (spring) harvest, to sacrifice to YHWH in accordance with His word (scripture). Sha’ul said of YAHSHUA, “now He is become the first fruits of those risen from the dead”. By His resurrection He became the first to be raised from the dead by the Father’s might power (Eph.1) and now made it possible for the believers to be raised to eternal ife at that last day.
So you see that each feast (we’ve only discussed the spring feasts), although techically Shavuot (50 days after Passover thus also called Pentecost) could be included, is a very special significance in our heavenly Papa’s calendar. We remember it was on Shavuot as the disciples gathered in Jerusalem, that the HOLY SPIRIT was given as fulfillment of the promise made before His ascension to heaven.
NOTE: When the faith once delivered to the saints, got corrupted within a couple of centuries after the apostles’ deaths, the Roman emperor, / caesar, Constantine, mixed the Roman pagan religion with his cherry picked parts of the faith the apostles handed down, and came up with a synthesis / syncretic stew, wherein all the pagan feasts were substituted for YHWH’s feasts – only the names changed to confuse the undiscerning. Thus Eostre / Astarte / Ashterah worship was included (she was amongst other things a fertility goddess of spring) and presto! Eostre became Easter.Constantine can also be credited with being the first pope, as he called himself “Pontifex Maximus” which is a title all popes claim also. Thus ole Constantine founded the Roman Catholic religion too.
There’s much more that could be discussed but we’ll close it for now. I hope this stimulates the readers to further research / study on their own (as no churches teach this) that they may find out just how badly the once true / pristine faith was corrupted and how too may believers today , have no idea they may call themselves Protestants, but they by and large still follow Roman Catholic dogma. (Such as mentioned above, such as substitution of Sunday (the day pagans / Romans worshipped the Sun dubbing it Sol Invictus – the Unconquerable Sun) for Sabbath, such as celebrating the birth of Christ in His incarnation on December 25 – the day the pagans/ Romans celebrated the rebirth of Sol Invictus- and that of subbing Yule (pagan feast) as Christmas when in fact YAHSHUA was born close to Sukkot, the Feast of Tents / Tabernacles which usually falls late September / early October on the Roman Julian / Catholic Gregorian calendar in use by societies around the world today.
“MAY YHWH BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU AND CAUSE HIS FACE TO SHINE UPON YOU, AND GIVE YOU PEACE” (Aaron’s prayer of blessing)