Gabra.......I love you for your desire and willingness to answer this question. You get a E for Effort. It might be a little too difficult for most of you so here is my explanation. The following graphic shows what the Jews believed and understood. It is the timeline from Abraham to the Kingdom. The Jews believed that some day their Messiah would come and establish His kingdom and there would be Peace throughout all of Israel.
As you can see, they had no conception of the Church and what it meant. So when our Lord was ascended into Heaven, they now believed that He had died and risen from the dead.......but they still have no concept of the Church and being saved (or born again) by grace through faith in Him. Therefore, the Apostles continued to teach the Gospel of the Kingdom to all the Jews.
It was not until the Apostle Paul, chosen by Jesus Christ from heaven, that God revealed the Gospel of Salvation to Paul, which was to be preached to all the Gentile world and the Jews. Only Paul understood this mystery. This next timeline graphic shows the time from Abraham to the kingdom with the mystery inserted into it. The Jews still do not understand this break in the timeline and continue to wait for the kingdom and their Messiah.
Had any of the Disciples of Jesus understood what was being told to them, they would not have grieved and been so fearful of His crucifixion, they would have simply waited anxiously for His resurrection and His return to them. Though He told them over and over again, they still never grasped the reality of His words. All of this remained hidden in God until it was revealed unto Paul.
Even though our Lord Jesus Christ was here, His kingdom has not yet been given to Him. He is now our High Priest, our only mediator who makes intercession for us to the Father day and night. When He returns in glory, He will be wearing the crown of His Kingship and at that time He will establish His kingdom. He will bring all of us with Him and we will rule with Him in that kingdom.
I hope I have cleared up the confusion that I caused and I'm so sorry for that. May all of you have a blessed day.
I am taking a guess for this,but from what I am reading,the conclusion I come to,it changed because Jesus went back to Heaven,right?The Kingdom is here if He is,right?He went back,but Salvation is taught because that is the way to the Kingdom.Our goal is to get there,you get there by Salvation,so we teach it.When He is here,so is the Kingdom.Maybe I am wrong,I am kind of dense at times,sorry.
Gabra......During the ministry of Christ on earth, he taught His disciples the Gospel which was the message to all the Jews. After he died and resurrected and ascended into heaven, those Disciples/Apostles went about teaching the Gospel of the Kingdom to all the people. This message was to "repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."
Today, we teach the Gospel of Salvation. When and why did the Gospel change? Why did the Apostles continue to teach and preach the Gospel of the Kingdom even after our Lord had risen from the dead and ascended into heaven?
The answer was given specifically if you were reading the verses and the notes carefully. You can still go back and read them again anytime on the Book of Matthew thread. It has all of the chapters listed there.
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I am sorry,I do not understand the question.You mean ZION? Ethiopia?
In our study of the Book of Matthew, we learned that the Gospel message was the Gospel of the Kingdom. Even after our Lord's death, burial and resurrection, the Apostles taught the Gospel of the Kingdom.
Who can tell me why?
Gabra.......We do not promise to teach you all the wrong holidays, they are best omitted from the lives of a Christian. But we will tell you about all of the important days that concern our Lord and why we worship on those special days of remembrance. "Easter", as it's commonly called, is celebrated by God's children as the Resurrection Day of our Lord. The Scriptures tell us that He arose from the dead on the first day of the week.
The original, or first, Passover was when the Hebrew children of God put the blood of the lamb on their door posts so that the angel of death would p-a-s-s-o-v-e-r their house and not kill the first born of their families or of their animals. All of the Egyptians however, lost their first born in every family to the death angel. Death was everywhere among them, including the Pharaoh's son. It was necessary for Pharaoh to give in and let the Hebrews go to be free to worship their God. God instructed the Hebrews to remember this day and celebrate it as a holy feast unto Him each and every year forever.
Four thousand years later, God sent His only Son into the world to be the sacrificial Lamb to shed His blood for us that we might also become the children of God, as the Hebrew children are. Jesus was crucified on that Passover feast celebration for our sins. This is why we remember the Passover and why it is important to Christians.
Too much herb,Kaya.
Easter is bad?I did not know that.Well,at least I can give a reason for not buying the kids anything,lol.So ,I did not know the other stuff either.you learn a new thing every day,Im pretty ignorant,I did not even know about good friday,passover....just had a very basic understanding of easter.Not that it matters.I can have God without all these man made holidays anyway.
Hi,Sid!You and Kaya impress me,lol.
I will nah worship babylon inna any way.I will worship di one true Jah!Jehovah!Chant down babylon!SATTA AH MASSAGHANA-UHLAHGESE!!!!!!!!!Fah evva!!!!!!!
Kaya.......You never cease to surprise me. You are a quick study and learn very fast. Yes, all of those Traditional holidays are pagan and do not follow the Word of God in the ways that we celebrate them, if we should be at all. Jeremiah 10 tells us;
Thus saith the Lord, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them. For the customs of the people are vain:
Yet, how quickly we do learn them.
As for the day of the week of the crucifixion, there are some that say Wednesday and some that say Thursday. I have made a chart showing by the Jewish calendar how the crucifixion was not on a Friday as is celebrated today as a tradition.
This would mean that Jesus celebrated the Passover with His disciples on Wednesday and after sundown, when it became Thursday evening, He was arrested and put on trial all through the night for a Thursday execution.
Because Jesus was a Jew, they could not leave Him hanging on the cross after sundown because at sundown it became another day which was a high sabath. It was not the weekly sabath of the 7th day (Saturday). Crucifixion normally took many hours and could take up to 3 days for the person to die. Jesus was on the cross about 6 hours and then He gave up His Spirit to God. The two thieves on the cross on either side of Him had to die the natural death. So to hasten the process, they broke the legs of the thieves and also stabbed them in the side to bleed them to death. By breaking their legs, they could not lift their weight up off of their arms and the lung area thereby smothering them to death.
In Exodus when God delivered the Israelites out of Egypt, they had to make sacrifices to "cover" their sins. But as soon as they went out and sinned again, they could not cover their sins again until the next feast of sacrifices. We have never "covered" our sins. The blood of Christ has washed us clean and removed all the filthy stains of sin from us. We are as clean now as the day we first accepted Jesus as our personal Saviour and became a born again child of God. Jesus was our sacrifice, once and for all. No repeats for us as the Jews had to do throughout the year.
Pesach....Passover....the Israelites wer in bondage to the Egyptians.As Sid sayed,during the 10th plague,the creeping death visit the homes,except if the blood of the sacraficial lamb,(symbolic of Yeshua,Almighty's Son),be above their door.No creeping death to the homes where there was the blood,just like no concequential death for our sins by going to hell,if we accept the final sacrafice,Yeshua's Blood,to cover our sins.......
If Him Resurrection was Sunday,He is crucified on Wednesday.
But I have a question......Didnt they not want to have anyone hanging there on the cross after sun down,because it is the Sabbath,so they broke the legs on the other people?I think it sayed that.
To answer the other question.....man kind traditions are not accurate to the Scriptures.....halloween is a samain,Christmas is around a witch craft observance,has no thing to do with Christ Birth,Easter is also with a pagan time.People do what the culture do,instaed of Scriptures,they want to do it their way.
Sid......you are correct in your information concerning Passover. It is a weeklong celebration but the Jews only have the Feast Day of Passover which they call a high sabbath and the weekly sabbath which is Saturday, the 7th day of the week. Jesus was crucified on the day before the "high" sabbath, which actually began at sundown of the day of His crucifixion. Since Christians have adopted what is referred to as Good Friday for His day of crucifixion, are they accurate with the scripture given in Matthew 12:40? The Bible says 3 days and 3 nights shall the Son of man be in the heart of the earth, or the grave. To crucify Him on Friday, then He would only spend Friday night and Saturday night in the grave. So, the question is, when was His crucifixion? Are the traditions of mankind accurate and in harmony with the scriptures?
Pesach (Passover) is an annual weeklong festival commemorating the Exodus of the Jews from Egypt and slavery. The holiday, which begins on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan, derives its name from the passing over of the homes of the Israelite slaves during the tenth plague.
First full day of passover this year is Tuesday, April 15.
The time is different because the Hebrew Lunar Calender system is different from our Gregorian calendar.
Next year it will be Saturday April 4.
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Chapter 12, Verse 40
For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
According to these words, when do you place the crucifixion of our Lord Jesus Christ? Was it really on a Friday?