Where did we get to again? Oh yeah! The arrest of Jesus. Make sure you read the previous episode…it would explain a lot.
Okay then. Let’s continue!
So Abib 14 is the Passover. The night of Abib 13 was when Jesus went out to the Mount of Olives after taking the last supper.
He was arrested there having been betrayed by his disciple, Judas. Now this was when it all began.
All through that night into the next day, Jesus was interrogated here and there. He was beaten and ridiculed until the final declaration came for sinless and innocent Jesus to be granted the worst punishment for the greatest of criminals in those days – Crucifixion 😭
Now try to recall what I mentioned in the earlier episode.
✅ Abib 14 was Passover
✅ The Passover “lamb” was to be killed between the two evenings.
From 12 noon – 6pm
✅ When Temple was then built. There was a new law on evening sacrifice. These evening sacrifice lambs were to be killed at around 2:30 pm
✅ During Passover, the lambs are killed earlier at around 1:30 pm
✅ When Passover falls on a Friday..Because of Sabbath, lambs are to be killed earlier at 12:30 pm.
Now, Get Ready to Have your mind blown 🤯
Mark 15:25 says: 👇🏼
It was the third hour when they crucified Him.
The 1st hour of the day from the Hebrew calendar starts at 6am
So the 3rd hour was 9am
This was when Mark says Jesus was crucified.
Great. Mark the time!
Because it was now Abib 14. And this Passover fell on a Friday. So, the lambs were to be killed at 12:30 pm
Jesus was to fulfil the Feast by being the Passover.
"Remember there's nothing like Passover lamb .. it's just Passover. I explained that in previous episodes"
When the sixth hour came, darkness fell over the whole land until the ninth hourMark 15:33
So…the people were to start lamb killing by 12:30pm
But on the sixth hour (12 pm), darkness came over the Land 😳.
Remember the previous episode. The lamb was to be killed before the sun totally sets. And, no one was to go out in the dark.
And now, God brought darkness to them 🤔
What happens then?
The people can’t kill the lambs. It’s dark. So it’s against the law. So no one killed a single Passover (lamb).
This God! This God!
He wanted Jesus to fulfill the Feast of Passover to the letter. Jesus Christ had to be the real Passover.
Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ, our Passover (lamb) also has been sacrificed.1 Corinthians 5:7
Jesus Christ is the real thing. The lambs sacrificed in the past were shadows of the real thing. This Real Passover (lamb) can’t be killed before the main Passover event. Jesus had to die right on time.
That’s why God brought the darkness 🤯 about 30 minutes before time to cease all activities. No one can kill any lamb. Everything has been put on hold.
Now see 👇🏼
At the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi , Eloi , lama sabachthani?” which is translated, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?” And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed His last .Mark 15:34, 37
Then the finale came. Jesus died on the 9th hour which means 3pm.
The people were to start killing the lambs at 12:30pm.. the darkness came at 12pm and ended around 3pm exactly when Jesus died.
So right after the darkness lifted. The scared people rushed to kill their lambs immediately. This fell on the exact time of Jesus’ death.
At first, they had a range to start killing by 12:30 pm. Some would do so by 1 pm. But the unusual darkness changed everything…and it lasted for 3 hours. What if it came again? So every single Jew began to kill their lambs immediately after the darkness left. This was at the same time the true lamb – Jesus Christ – died.
So there you have it. God fulfilled the Feast perfectly to the very second. Jesus died as the real Passover at the exact time the shadow Passover from Moses’ time was being sacrificed.
That’s how Jesus Christ fulfilled and replaced the Feast as the Passover 🔥
How wonderful 😁
Until then…. Chao