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VS

THE FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD





All scripture used is quoted from the King James version.

First I need to ask: "Did Y'hoshua break Torah (the Law of Moses), or did He not do something exactly right?" If He did, then He is of no use to us as a Savior, for He would only be a decent teacher who had sinned.

Y'hoshua said He desired, will keep, and shall eat the Passover with His disciples.


Luke 22:15, "With desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. . ." Matthew 26:18, "I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples." Mark 14:14, "Where is the guest chamber in which I may eat the Passover with my disciples?"

If Y'hoshua kept, or ate, the Passover He had to do it at the Mo'ed (appointed time). He could not have eaten it early.

Problems

Next, I must say that I believe that the translators of the Messianic Scriptures, from whatever language they translated into the Greek, were a bit mixed up when it came to the Day of Passover and the Week of Unleavened Bread. I hope I can make this evident to you by the Scriptures themselves. I'll give you the Messianic Scriptures first, and then show you why they are incorrect. The words that are underlined and printed in bold print make evident the problem.

Matthew 26:17 Now the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Y'hoshua, saying unto him, Where wilt thou that we prepare for thee to eat the Passover?

Mark 14:12 And the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they killed the Passover Lamb, His disciples said unto Him, Where wilt thou that we go and prepare that thou mayest eat the Passover?

Luke 22:7-8
(vs 7) Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed.
(vs 8) And He sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the Passover, that we may eat.

In these 3 scriptures they are showing that the first Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread is a working day or preparation day. The time frame of these scriptures is the afternoon before Y'hoshua eats His Passover meal, when it turns night it begins another day. So is this afternoon time the preparation day??? It can't be, since He was on the cross and they had to get Him down, being preparation day.

John 19:42 There laid they Y'hoshua therefore because of the Jews' preparation day: for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

So the preparation day had to begin at dusk before He got captured in the garden.

John 18:28 Then led they Y'hoshua from Caiaphas unto the hall of judgment: and it was early; and they themselves went not into the judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that they might eat the Passover.

This word Passover should be Feast of Unleavened Bread. Think of what the time frame is for this period. Its night time, hours before He was hung up on the tree. Therefore by the Jewish time it is preparation day. When the sun goes down again it will be the High Sabbath. And the High Sabbath is the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

Leviticus 23:6-7
(vs 6) And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
(vs 7) In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

This one will show that Y'hoshua was on the cross during this preparation day. Preparation day comes before a Sabbath.

John 19:14 And it was the preparation of the Passover. (this should be preparation for the High Sabbath which is the Feast of Unleavened Bread) and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King! John 19:16-18
(vs 16) Then delivered he Him therefore unto them to be crucified.
(vs 17) And they took Y'hoshua, and led Him away. And He bearing His cross went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha:
(vs 18) Where they crucified Him, and two other with Him, on either side one, and Y'hoshua in the midst.
John 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the Sabbath, (for that Sabbath was an high day) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away,...
John 19:42 There laid they Y'hoshua therefore because of the Jews' preparation day: for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.
Luke 22:1 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew nigh, which is called Passover.

These are 2 separate Mo'ed's (appointed times.)

My point in the previous scriptures is that Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are not intertwined, yet they seem to be in these passages. They are connected, but not all mixed up in each other.


Leviticus 23:4-7
(vs 4) These are the feasts (*mo'ed) of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
(vs 5) In the fourteenth day of the first month at even (*dusk--) is the LORD's Passover.
(vs 6) And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
(vs 7) In the first day ye shall have a holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

We have 2 different mo'eds here. Passover on the 14th and Feast of Unleavened Bread beginning on the 15th and lasting 7 days. There is to be no servile work on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.

*feast #4150 mo-ed (mo-ade');

or mo'ed (mo-ade'); or (feminine) mow adah (2 Chronicles 8:13) (mo-aw-daw'); from #3259, properly, an appointment, i.e. a fixed time or season; specifically, a festival; conventionally a year; by implication, and assembly (as convened for a definite purpose); technically the congregation; by extension, the place of meeting; also a signal (as appointed beforehand): KJV - appointed (sign, time), (place of, solemn) assembly, congregation, (set, solemn) feast, (appointed, due) season, solemn (-ity), synagogue, (set) time (appointed).

*Even: #6153 ereb (eh'-reb);

from #6150; dusk: And we must remember the Biblical day begins at sundown.

KJV - + day, even (-ing, tide), night.

Passover - 14th
Feast of Unleavened Bread - 15th

Exodus 12:6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening.

They killed the Lamb on the evening of the 14th. That is the beginning of the Jewish day. They killed it, painted their doors with the blood, cooked and ate the Lamb, and in the morning burned whatever was not eaten. During the day they packed up, and got all the goodies from the Egyptians and left Egypt in the night or beginning of the 15th.

Exodus 12:21-22 (vs 21) Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel, and said unto them, Draw out and take you a lamb according to your families, and kill the Passover.
(vs 22) And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

Exodus 12:8-11
(vs 8) And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs shall eat it.
(vs 9) Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof.
(vs 10) And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until morning ye shall burn with fire.
(vs 11) And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the LORD's Passover.

Exodus 12:34 And the people took their dough before it was leavened, their kneading troughs being bound up in their clothes upon their shoulders.

Exodus 12:35-36
(vs 35) And the children of Israel did according to the word of Moses; and they borrowed of the Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment:

(vs 36) And the Lord gave the people favour in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they lent unto them such things as they required. And they spoiled the Egyptians.

Deuteronomy 16:1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy GOD brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. (That would be the 15th in the night sometime, that they left Egypt.)

Numbers 33:1-3
(vs 1) These are the journeys of the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.
(vs 2) And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.
(vs 3) And they departed from Rameses in the first month, and the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the Passover the children of Israel went out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

3 Days and 3 Nights

Now consider one more thing. In the year 1999, Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were on the same days of the week as when Y'hoshua was crucified.

He ate His Passover meal on Tuesday night.

Was captured in the garden and taken to Pilate and such.

Wednesday at 9 am He was nailed to the stake and hung

Wednesday at 3 pm He was dead (preparation day)

Put in the tomb before dusk (the beginning of a new day, the 15th)

The body stayed in the tomb for the High Sabbath (Wednesday night, Thursday morning and day) 1 complete day, the 15th.

The body stayed in the tomb another day (Thursday night and Friday morning and day) 2 complete days, the 16th.

The body stayed in the tomb the weekly Sabbath (Friday night and Saturday morning and day) 3 complete days, the 17th.

And He rose from the dead before dusk on the Sabbath, the 17th. Hours before the women came to the tomb on Sunday morning, the 18th. (The above dates are according to the Jewish calendar in the month of Nisan.)

And now again with scriptures

He ate his Passover meal on Tuesday night. Matthew 26:20-21 (vs 20) Now when the even was come, He sat down with the twelve. (vs 21) And as they did eat, He said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray Me.

Was captured in the garden and taken to Pilate and such. Matthew 26:57 And they that had laid hold on Y'hoshua led him away to Caiaphas the high priest, where the scribes and the elders were assembled.

Wednesday at 9 am He was nailed to the stake and hung.
Mark 15:25 And it was the third hour, and they crucified Him

Wednesday 3 pm He was dead (end of preparation day)
Mark 15:34-37
(vs 34) And at the ninth hour Y'hoshua cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? Which is, being interpreted, My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken Me?
(vs 35) And some of them that stood by, when they heard it, said, Behold, He calleth Elijah.
(vs 36) And one ran and filled a sponge full of vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink, saying, Let alone; let us see whether Elijah will come to take Him down.
(vs 37) And Y'hoshua cried with a loud voice, and gave up the ghost.

Put in the tomb before dusk (the beginning of a new day, the 15th) Mark 15:42-47>br> (vs 42) And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the Sabbath.
(vs 43) Joseph of Arimathaea, an honorable counselor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Y'hoshua.
(vs 44) And Pilate marveled if He were already dead: and calling unto him the centurion, he asked him whether he had been any while dead.
(vs 45) And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
(vs 46) And he bought fine linen, and took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre.
(vs 47) And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid.

The body stayed in the tomb for the High Sabbath, the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Wednesday night, Thursday morning and day) 1 complete day, remember this is the 15th.

Matthew 27:62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate.

The body stayed in the tomb the second day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Thursday night and Friday morning and day) 2 complete days, remember this is the 16th.

Mark 16:1-2
(vs 1) And when the Sabbath was past,
(Referring to the High Sabbath on Thursday, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.)
Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James and Salome, bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
(vs 2) And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

If there had been 2 Sabbaths in a row, the women would not have been able to buy spices. Therefore it must have been the High Sabbath (first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread), then a preparation day for the weekly Sabbath, and then the weekly Sabbath before they went to the empty tomb.

The body stayed in the tomb the weekly Sabbath (Friday night and Saturday morning and day) 3 complete days, remember this is the 17th.


Luke 24:1-3
(vs 1) Now upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them.
(vs 2) And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre.
(vs 3) And they entered in, and found not the body of the Lord Y'hoshua.

And He was risen from the dead (remember He came out just before sundown on the weekly Sabbath, the 17th) by the time the women came to the tomb on Sunday morning.
John 20:16-17
(vs 16) Y'hoshua saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto Him, Rabboni: which is to say, Master.
(vs 17) Y'hoshua saith unto her. Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.

The Sabbaths

Back to the Sabbaths for just a minute. Joseph buys fine linen and takes the body down and wraps it, before the Sabbath on preparation day, before the High Sabbath. When the High Sabbath passed the three women bought sweet spices. Then they wait for the weekly Sabbath to pass. Then early in the morning they went to the tomb.

Mark 15:45-47
(vs 45) And when he knew it of the centurion, he gave the body to Joseph.
(vs 46) And he bought fine linen, and took Him down, and wrapped Him in the linen, and laid Him in a sepulchre which was hewn out of a rock, and rolled a stone unto the door of the sepulchre.
(vs 47) And Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of Joses beheld where He was laid.

Mark 16:1-2
(vs 1) And when the Sabbath was past, (Talking about the High Sabbath.) Mary Magdalene and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him.
(vs 2) And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun.

If you look at the context of verse 1 and 2 you can see they bought spices on one day and visited the tomb on another day. For the writer states that they bought spices after "the Sabbath was past" and then the writer states they went to the tomb on "the first day of the week".

Firstfruits

The first day of the week, after the weekly Sabbath, is Firstfruits. Firstfruits is a wave offering up to Heaven. This is what Y'hoshua was waiting for. He could not ascend to the Father until the correct time. HE IS THE FIRSTFRUITS

Leviticus 23:4-11
(vs 4) These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.
(vs 5) In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD's Passover.
(vs 6) And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat Unleavened Bread.
(vs 7) In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
(vs 8) But ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD seven days: in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.
(vs 9) And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying.
(vs 10) Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the Firstfruits of your harvest unto the priest:
(vs 11) And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after Sabbath the priest shall wave it.

Since Y'hoshua was Firstfruits He had to go to the Father undefiled and untouched.

John 20:16-17
(vs 16) Y'hoshua saith unto her, "Mary", She turned herself, and saith unto Him Rabboni; which is to say, Master.
(vs 17) Y'hoshua saith unto her, Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father: but go to My brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto My Father, and your Father; and to My God, and your God.

Mark 16:19 So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, He was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God.

Acts 7:55-56
(vs 55) But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Y'hoshua standing on the right hand of God,
(vs 56) And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

UNTIL HIS RETURN......

1st Corinthians 11:26
For as often as you eat this bread and drink this
cup you proclaim the Lord's death till He comes.

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