Sunday, March 13, 2016

Passion week March 23-26 “Whoever regards one day as special does so to the Lord.” Romans 14:6

The timeline:

Tuesday Night: Jesus ate the Passover Meal with His Disciples (Matthew 26:30, Mark 14:26). Later on, Judas betrayed Him in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matthew 26:45-49, Mark 14:41-45, Luke 22:47-48, John 18:1-8).

Wednesday: Jesus was crucified at 9 a.m. or the third hour of the day (Mark 15:25) and expired at 3 p.m. or the ninth hour of the day (Matthew 27:46-47, Mark 15:34-35). Just before sunset, He was entombed (Matthew 27:57-61, Mark 15:42-47, Luke 23:50-55, John 19:38-42).

Thursday: Pilate gave the religious leaders authorization to station guards at the Tomb (Matthew 27:62-66). At sunset, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices for Jesus’s body (Mark 16:1, Luke 23:56).

Friday Sunset: Biblical Sabbath rest (Luke 23:56).

Saturday: In the afternoon, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary checked on Jesus’s tomb (Mark 16:1). Just before sunset, Jesus rose from the dead.

Sunday Morning: The tomb was already empty when Mary Magdalene and the other women showed up with the spices (Matthew 28:2-8, Mark 16:2-8, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-10).
Just like Jesus prophesied, He spent 3 full days and 3 full nights entombed. From Wednesday afternoon to Saturday afternoon. 72 hours. 3 days (Wednesday-Thursday, Thursday-Friday, Friday-Saturday) and 3 Nights (Wednesday Night, Thursday Night, Friday Night).

“For just as Jonah was in the belly of the great fish three days and three nights, in like manner the Son of man shall be in the heart of the earth.” Matthew 12:40

“…that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to Cephas (Peter), then to the twelve. After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time…” 1 Corinthians 15:4-6