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BIBLE STUDY: Passover Day - The Events Leading Up To The Crucifixion

One Nation Under God Ministries (www.onug.us)

Passover Day (When the sun comes up!)

Monday, 10 April 2017

“A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:34-35).

If we are truly loving our fellow man, as Jesus Loved us, we would be teaching them to DO all the things Jesus Commanded us to do (Matthew 28:18-20). That most certainly STARTS with keeping The Lord’s Passover and the Days of Unleavened Bread!

If you have been following along with us, you would have kept the Passover last night with us; just as Jesus commanded His disciples to do, each year as an annual memorial of His death… until Jesus comes back to this earth to establish His never ending Kingdom (Leviticus 23:1-8 / Exodus 12:1-17 / 1 Corinthians 11:1-2, 23-34 / Matthew 26:17-20, 26-29 / John 13:1-17 / Matthew 26:30).

You would also be aware that today, 10 April 2017, is the continuation of the 14th day of Aviv (the first month of God’s Holy Calendar) and a Holy Day to God! Today, is the day that Jesus was Crucified on; and the day that He died on that cross for our sins, at 3:00 p.m. (back when men actually allowed God to regulate time by His setting sun)! Today, foolish men have imagined that sunset is at 7:48 p.m. on their human clocks; and so we who are forced to measure time in “the world”, will realize that at 4:48 p.m. tonight, or exactly three hours before sunset, which God and His Word call the ninth hour of the day; is WHEN Jesus Christ died on the Cross to pay the price for ALL OF HUMANITIES’ sins against God (Mark 15:33-34, 37-39)!!! www.onug.us

 

This day changes each year, based on God’s lunar calendar, and does not always fall on a Friday. In fact, on the year of Christ’s crucifixion, Passover was on a Wednesday; with Jesus dying at 3:00p.m. That would put the actual Resurrection of Jesus, on a late Saturday afternoon, on the Sabbath Day; not Sunday at sunrise (John 20:1-9 / Matthew 28:1-10)!

We Observed The Lord’s Passover, last night, 09 April 2017. The Days of Unleavened Bread begin at sundown tonight, 10 April 2017; and they will end at sundown on Monday, 17 April 2017! The first and the last days of this feast are Holy Days to God, and should be to us too!!!

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For more information on how The Creator God keeps time, please go to www.onug.us and read:

BIBLE STUDY: How Does God Measure Time?

Can Your Eyes “See” And Can Your Ears “Hear” God’s Truth (Matthew 13:10-16)?

“Hear now this, O foolish people, and without understanding; which have eyes, and see not; which have ears, and hear not” (Jeremiah 5:21).

Many of us are being brought out of confusion, and realizing that Jesus Christ intended, and commanded, that His disciples only take the Body and Blood of Jesus ONCE each year, on the eve of His death… the 14th day of Aviv, after sundown (Leviticus 23:5-7).

It is possible to discover Christ’s Truth today, despite there being a vast sea of institutions; all of which claiming to be part of the great Universal Church today, but teaching so many different doctrines and beliefs (Deuteronomy 4:29 / Jeremiah 29:13). But in order to be able to clearly discern the Truth; Christian Churches and their members must first learn how to remove their personal “religion” from the Bible and their beliefs (2 Peter 1:16-21)! Stop doing what you think the Bible says, and start doing and believing what the Bible actually does say (Acts 2:1, 41-42, 44, 46-47)!

Ask yourself how you came to believe the things you do? Most of us believe what we were taught, what we heard; what others around us told us to believe. Grandma taught it; we bought it! This is how most of us formed our core beliefs.

Arabs worship God on Friday, Jews on Saturday, and most Christians worship Him on Sunday. If there is only one God, is there not just one Sabbath day? Of course! Our God is calling us to reject the man-made religious traditions we grew up on; and to adopt ONLY His ways, and to do ONLY what He says (John 4:24)! www.onug.us

Although many of those who practice Judaism recognize the seventh day weekly Sabbath, as God’s day of rest; most educated Jews will also admit that Babylonian influences have crept into their worship practices, and changed the Holy Day of Passover - from the original day on which God commanded that it be kept – to a totally different day! Remarkable as that may seem!

Book: The Encyclopedia Judaica:

Originally published between the years, 1901-1906, it is considered the definitive source by many on Jewish life, culture, religion, and history; the standard work on Judaism.

The Encyclopedia Judaica states:

“The feast of Passover consists of two parts: The Passover ceremony and the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Originally both parts existed separately; but at the beginning of the Exile they were combined” (Encyclopedia Judaica, Volume 13, page 170).

Wow! What an admission! Consider the Biblical account of the Nation of Israel angering God by turning from His Ways (2 Kings 17:1-41). They did not repent, even in captivity, so God allowed the Babylonian system of measuring times, days, and seasons to become part of their reasoning… even to this very day!!!

Let’s read God’s plain instructions in Leviticus 23:5-7. God intended for the Passover to consist of two separate festivals (one on the 14th [Passover], the other on the 15th of Aviv [The Feast of Unleavened Bread]), each with common purposes, and they were to be kept on two separate, but consecutive days! This changed after the Babylonian exile. The Jews combined two separate Holy Days, into one festival (now kept on the 15th at sundown).

Passover was observed by the New Testament Church!

Far from having no further meaning to Christians, the Passover Holy Day was kept by the early New Testament church (Acts 12:4). It is correctly translated "Passover," not "Easter" (Easter being the name of a pagan god, “Ostera” or “Eostre” which was the Anglo-Saxons’ goddess of Spring / in Babylonia she was called “Ishtar”, and identified with the Planet Venus.

God had some pretty strong Words about using a pagan god's name like "Ishtar" or "Easter" in our worship of Him [see Exodus 23:13 & Deuteronomy 12:3). Jesus Christ even appeared to King Solomon TWICE, in the Old Testament, to tell Solomon to STOP keeping Easter (Ashtoreth) and Christmas (Molech); eventually taking away the Kingdom of Israel from him because of these abominations (1 Kings 11:1-11)!!!

The Apostle Paul used the Passover as an object lesson to the Corinthians (1 Corinthians 5:7-8) in order to teach them how to follow Christ and purge sin from their lives.

But one of the most convincing proofs that the Holy Days are to be kept today; is that they were kept by the early New Testament Church!!!

Notice the statement of Polycrates of Asia Minor in the late Second Century A.D., who gave this defense of the Truth against Victor, Bishop of Rome; who was excommunicating True Believers for continuing to keep the Passover:

"As for us, then, we scrupulously observe the exact day, neither adding nor taking away. For in Asia great luminaries have gone to their rest, who shall rise again in the day of the coming of the Lord . . . . I speak of Philip, one of the twelve apostles . . . John, moreover who reclined on the Lord's bosom . . . then there was Polycarp. . . . these all kept the PASSOVER on the fourteenth day of the month, in accordance with the gospel, without ever deviating from it, but keeping to the rule of faith," (from Ante-Nicene Fathers, volume VIII, pages 773-774). www.onug.us

”Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (1 Thessalonians 5:21)

How scrupulously do YOU observe the right day? Have you taken the time to research and prove for yourself what day that is? Are you aware of all the attempts to change and eradicate the Passover observance?

We are we still teaching the Faith once delivered!!! Prove us wrong, or join us in Truth and Obedience to Christ!

The Quartodeciman Passover Controversy was a battle to preserve and follow the example of Jesus, and the Apostles, in the mainstream churches.

In time, the Quartodeciman Passover controversy became the issue of when to partake of the bread and wine, on every Sunday as the Catholics did, or annually on the fourteenth as the Quartodecimans (and the early Church of God) did (Deuteronomy 12:1-4, 28-32).

The first fifteen Judaeo-Christian bishops who administered the Church of Jerusalem, up to 135 A.D., practiced the Quartodeciman (14th) Passover, basing this adherence on the Scriptures and a document known as the Apostolic Constitutions, which states:

"You shall not change the calculation of time, but you shall celebrate it at the same time as your brethren who came out from the circumcision. With them observe the Passover." (From Sabbath to Sunday, Chapter 5). www.onug.us

It wasn’t only the Jewish converts to Christianity that continued to keep the old tradition of Passover. All OBEDIENT followers of Christ keep the Passover, as Jesus taught us to. Passover was only replaced by Easter in pagan churches pretending to be Christian. Jesus Christ has some very harsh warnings about ANY adoption of pagan practices being used to worship the True God!

Will you listen to the plain words written in your Bible, or will you continue in popular, but baseless beliefs (Deuteronomy 12:3, 32)?

After the Passover Supper:

Let us now pick up, from where we left off last night (John 13:21-28).

I think it is important for the followers of Christ, to read each year, especially during this Holy Day, the last things Christ shared with His disciples. Please join me as we read and discuss the following Scriptures, which Jesus inspired to be recorded about His last few hours on this earth: (John 14:1-31 / John 15:1-27 / John 16:1-33 / John 17:1-26 / John 18:1-40 / John 19:1-42).

In recent years, it has become the practice of many members of One Nation Under God Ministries to watch the movie “The Passion of The Christ”; after reading and discussing the previous scriptures.

There are several variances with Scripture in the movie, which we discuss both before and after viewing the movie. Most feel it is a good way to re-live our Lord’s tremendous sacrifice, at the date and time of His actual death on a cross (3:00 p.m. [on human clocks at 4:48 P.M.], this year on Monday, 10 April 2017).

Tonight at sundown, is the beginning of the First Day of Unleavened Bread. We hope you will join us this Tuesday, 11 April 2017 (at 9:00 a.m.) for breakfast, Bible Study, and worship on this Holy Day (one of the Sabbaths of the LORD, and the beginning of the Feast of Unleavened Bread)!!! www.onug.us

“If ye love me, keep my commandments” (John 8:55).

“If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love” (John 15:10).

The Real Jesus Christ kept the Passover with His Disciples on the eve of His death, and commanded His followers to continue doing so (memorializing His death), until Jesus Returned in the clouds with Great Glory (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18). Today, many Christians keep a pagan holiday of Easter in opposition of Jesus Christ’s command and clear instructions (Deuteronomy 12:1-4,28-32); and most Jews, and many Messianic Jews who do keep the Passover, now do so on THE WRONG DAY (we are commanded to keep the Passover on the 14th of Aviv, not the 15th- as most Jews, and some Christians, will do tonight!)!

We invite you to study YOUR history, and prove for yourself, God’s Truth (for one day you shall give an account)!  We offer you the following study guides to help you investigate God’s Truth. How much do you want to know about the God who made you? Just how important is it, that you know the REAL Jesus Christ?

BIBLE STUDY: The LORD’s Passover (Part 1) Why Do Christians Still Keep It Today?

BIBLE STUDY: The LORD’s Passover (Part 2) - Why do Christians still keep it today?

BIBLE STUDY: The LORD’s Passover (Part 3) How Can I Know I Am Keeping It On The Correct Day?

BIBLE STUDY: Do You Have The Sign Of God?

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Having Copied Christ last night, by taking the Body and Blood of Christ, and washing one another's feet; we invite you to join us today at Noon, for a great lunch, and an awesome Bible Study on the events leading up to the Crucifixion of Christ! After lunch, we will be watching the movie, “The Passion of The Christ”.

How will you spend today; the very day your Savior died to wash away YOUR sins? It's a sobering question! I hope you have an intelligent, God Honoring answer!

We were honored that joined us today in the Study of God’s Word! We hope that you will join us tomorrow, as well; as we celebrate the Holy Day: The First Day of Unleavened Bread (Leviticus 23:4-8)!!! Until Christ Returns in the sky with Power and Great Glory, Peace!

  • Submitted by R. C. Brown III

One Nation Under God Ministries                          www.onug.us

 

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God is calling YOU to be a follower of Jesus Christ, and the first century church, can you hear His Voice (1 John 2:6 / Matthew 11:29)? The Sabbath and Holy Days show us God’s Plan. When we keep these Holy Days we become the very Voice of God to this fallen world; we are in effect saying, by our actions on each Feast Day, “Come LORD Jesus, Come” (Revelation 22:12, 17, 20-21)!!! We are actually confessing Christ before men (Matthew 10:32-33)!

The faithful and obedient in Christ will always keep God’s True Holy Days and Sabbath; and will reject the pagan lies and substitutions of God’s TRUTH (Revelation 22:11-15)! God’s Holy Days are meant for Christians to ENJOY! They truly are FEAST DAYS, meant to be enjoyed by God’s elect everywhere, throughout time, FOREVER!!!

If you have never faithfully kept God’s seventh day Sabbath holy or God’s Holy Days, the way Jesus Christ did – in the flesh, and in the fellowship of other followers of the Son of Man; we invite you to obediently enter into God’s rest today, and to keep the Feasts of the LORD (Hebrews 4:1-11 / Leviticus 23:1-44)! Contact us to find out where we fellowship and worship God, in your area, on His Sabbath Days (Exodus 31:12-18). We would love to hear from you and help get you started! :o)

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