While this section has little to do with the Millennial Calendar per se, it is added here to show the chronology of other events leading up to Yahshua’s crucifixion, as well as the consistent truth regarding the order of Yahweh in the light of the Remnant. And as revealed only to the Remnant Bride, who have been given the spirit of truth, we will see, as we have in other writings, the marvelous truth revealed in Bible contradictions. But we cannot explain the depths of these specific contradictions, but only point them out and touch on them. We will seek to be brief and to the point.
In Exodus 12:3, we read Yahweh’s command regarding the preparation of the Passover:
“Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, ‘On the tenth of this month they are each one to take a lamb for themselves, according to their fathers' households, a lamb for each household.’”
This was the same day that the sons of Israel crossed the Jordan and entered into the promised land (Joshua 4:19). And as you will see, undoubtedly this is the very day that Yahshua entered into Jerusalem on a donkey, being heralded as King.
We have already seen that Yahshua was crucified on a Wednesday on the fourteenth day of the first month, and that He resurrected on a Saturday, the Jew’s sabbath. Let us lay this out and see precisely what day was the tenth.
Thus we see that in the time of Yahshua’s crucifixion, the selection of the lamb fell on a sabbath.
This would have explained one of the reasons why the Pharisees objected so fervently about what was taking place when Yahshua rode into Jerusalem on a donkey and was heralded as king, whereupon the people gathered palm branches and laid them before Him. Once again they saw Him as being a sabbath breaker. In fact, it is quite revealing that Yahshua made reference to the very thing that so often they desired to take up so as to put Him to death – the stones. As recorded only in second Remnant Luke 19:40, Yahshua said, “I tell you, if these become silent, the stones will cry out!" Of course what He was truly saying was that if this Elijah second Remnant company does not cry out, then as it is written in Malachi 4:5-6, the stones will cry out – Yahweh’s wrath will come. We read in Malachi that Yahweh sends Elijah so as to avert the fullness of the great and terrible day of Yahweh. That day has been transpiring for 2,000 years in the church; and by sending Elijah, it is cut short from 3,000 to 2,000.
Once again we see Yahshua carrying out events on the Jews’ sabbaths that prophesy what will take place on the true sabbath – the Millennial period that we are in now. Therefore, it is time for the Elijah company to cry out so as to prepare His way and to thereby cut short the wrath against the kingdom that has taken place for 2,000 years.
Also, we note here that this day was the day when the Passover lamb was selected. In truth, what Yahshua was doing by His entry into Jerusalem on this tenth day was to present Himself as the true Passover Lamb, ready for slaughter on the fourteenth. This is obviously a very important point to note.
But regarding this taking place on the sabbath, someone might read Matthew 21:12-13 or Luke 19:45-46 and object, noting that they were buying and selling in the temple. This would have never taken place on a sabbath.
Quite so, but the main purpose of the Scriptures is to prophesy. And one of the ways the Holy Spirit has chosen to prophesy in them is through the riddles of Bible contradictions; and clearly there is one in play regarding cleansing the temple.
If you read the account of these same events in Mark 11, you see that, instead of cleansing the temple on the same day of His triumphal entry, verse 12 tells us that it was the “next day” that He came into Jerusalem and cast out the moneychangers. Which order actually took place? Undoubtedly, it was the Mark account. This would have meant that Yahshua came into Jerusalem on the Jews’ sabbath on Saturday, looked around in the temple, obviously finding it clean (vs. 11), and then returned on Sunday to cleanse the temple of the moneychangers. Thus we see:
With Christianity being the unclean temple, and Mark being the gospel that represents Christianity, it is entirely fitting and prophetic that Yahshua cleansed the temple on a Sunday.
So does this make Matthew and Luke wrong or historically incorrect? Only if you want to look at the Gospels as having the purpose of being historical records. Unquestionably, there is far more taking place here than history. These contradictions are revealing riddles. (Not to speak of Yahshua cleansing the temple at the very beginning of His ministry in John 2:13-16.)
It does seem though that Mark, at least here and in another account, has toed the tighter line on actual history. In the other instance, we have read in Mark 16:1:
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices, so that they might come and anoint Him.
But in Luke 23:56, we read concerning these women immediately following the crucifixion on the same day:
Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
Thus we have another contradiction riddle, once again with Luke taking on a different account. And once again Luke is carrying out the matter of spices earlier, just as cleansing the temple was earlier. And as pointed out in the writing, Cleansing the Temple, the Remnant are dealt with one day, or 1,000 years, earlier. This is indicated as well in the graph above where the temple in Matthew and Luke – the first and second Remnant – is cleansed on the sabbath, prophetically in the Millennial reign; while the temple in Mark – Christianity – is cleansed on their sabbath, Sunday.
Now, if you haven’t had enough Bible contradictions, Matthew, Mark, and Luke give an account that Yahshua ate the Passover meal with the disciples on Wednesday evening, and was crucified on Thursday, the fifteenth. (Interestingly, Mark actually contradicts himself on this per 16:1.) But in clear contrast, John gives the account that Yahshua had a meal with the disciples, and was crucified on the day of the preparation of the Passover on the fourteenth. (Read Passover.) The latter is what had to have actually taken place. But as you will see in the next section, Yahweh stacks the fifteenth on the fourteenth, and makes the two one. This seems to be one of the messages of this obvious contradiction here; because by the testimony of the Scriptures, they are both days on which He was crucified. Remember, once again – in the Scriptures, the Holy Spirit is not as concerned about historical facts, as He is about prophetic and governmental facts and attesting order.
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