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In the crucifixion account and the forty days following Yahshua’s resurrection, there are some wonderful testimonies regarding the true sabbath.  But in order to see them, we have to accurately lay out the true account of what took place.  We will spend considerable time here, in fact the bulk of the remaining writing, but the information will be quite valuable.


There are many ideas proposed as to when Yahshua’s crucifixion occurred, but there are numerous critical elements that all have to exist, and many ignore these.  The reason for these requirements is because the Scripture’s accounts set them forth; therefore, they must all be incorporated.  We will list these here, and then throughout the remainder of the writing address each one. 









As you can see, with these standards, Yahshua could never have been crucified on Christianity’s traditional Friday, followed by the sabbath, and resurrect on a Sunday.  First, there are not three days and three nights.  Second, since Saturday was the sabbath, they could not have bought spices.  And third, as you will see, it specifically states that the women went to the tomb “on one of the sabbaths,” and Sunday was not a sabbath.  Thus, Christianity’s claims are entirely false.


Now that we have laid out all of these critical elements, let us consider each one.  Some of these can be addressed quite briefly, and yet some are quite involved and take lengthy examination.



This matter will not be examined extensively, though it obviously could be a writing in and of itself.  However, other writings here have addressed these points, so all that will be mentioned here are the conclusions. 


There are two main points that tie the crucifixion to this year.  First, as addressed in Shelah and Clay of Spittle, pages 4 and 5, Daniel 9:24-27 address what has been falsely called “Daniel’s seventy weeks.”  These passages are some of the most blatantly erroneous translations of the scriptures that exist in the Bible.  The true name for these passages should be “Daniel’s seventy sevens.”


As addressed in Shelah and Clay of Spittle, we find the following fulfillment of these seventy periods of, what are, seven years.  The beginning date of 458 B.C. is the decree of Artaxerxes to “establish the law of your God,” an act that would “adorn the house of Yahweh” (Ezra 7:25-27).  Most notably, this decree was at the completion of the seventieth Jubilee waiting period from the fall of Adam, or 70 x 49 years.  From Shelah and Clay of Spittle we find:


Periods of Seven

Number of Years

Years in History


Seven periods of seven


7 x 7 years = 49 years


458 BC – 409 BC


Sixty-two periods of seven


62 x 7 years = 434 years


409 BC – 26 AD


One period of seven


1 x 7 years = 7 years


26 AD – 33 AD


As you see here, the promised seven years in which “He (Messiah the Prince) will prevail in the covenant” (Daniel 9:27), is the concluding seventieth period and ends in 33 A.D., undoubtedly the year of the  crucifixion of Messiah the Prince.


This very significant year of 33 A.D. is also dramatically evidenced in the larger picture of the Jubilee waiting periods in that forty Jubilee waiting periods from Adam’s fall leads one to Abraham at the age of nineteen, the age of those who entered the promised land.  Forty more Jubilee waiting periods places one at 33 A.D., or Yahshua’s crucifixion.  And another forty Jubilee waiting periods places one at 1993 A.D.  This would mark the end of 120 Jubilee waiting periods from Adam’s fall, placing the beginning of Jubilee in 1994.  (Read the book, The Curse of 1920, Appendix 10.)


This last period of forty Jubilee waiting periods which came about because of the events in 33 A.D., including Yahshua’s crucifixion and Pentecost, are the forty periods of time in which the church has been in the great and terrible wilderness (Deuteronomy 8:15), or as Stephen called them, “the church in the wilderness” (lit. of Acts 7:38).


Thus we see mandated by Yahweh’s sovereign governmental order set forth in time, that Yahshua’s crucifixion had to be at the end of the eightieth Jubilee waiting period, even the completion of Daniel’s seventy sevens.  So we can say that the first requirement is that the crucifixion must fit the timing and moon requirements for a Passover specifically in 33 A.D.  Now for the next requirement:



In Matthew 12:39-40, Yahshua clearly declared:


“An evil and adulterous generation craves for a sign; and yet no sign will be given to it but the sign of Jonah the prophet; for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”


And likewise, in Matthew 20:18-19 we read His additional declaration:


“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn Him to death, and will hand Him over to the Gentiles to mock and scourge and crucify Him, and on the third day He will be raised up.”


What you just read is an oft-repeated statement, recorded twelve times in the New Testament.  Obviously, these clear statements do not fit with Christianity’s three-day scenario with a Sunday resurrection, so they have to come up with all kinds of contorted faulty reasoning in order to disregard them.  Even the men on the road to Emmaus confirmed this requirement as recorded in Luke 24:21:


But we were hoping that it was He who was going to redeem Israel. Indeed, besides all this, it is the third day since these things happened.


One can try to skirt the “third day” with mental contortions, but the “three days and three nights” cannot be compromised.  If one is committed to believe otherwise, they can only whisk it away.  But, if one is committed to taking the Scriptures for what they say and seeking the truth, that passage and its timing must stand.  And as you will see, this is the only sequence that will truly work, and greatly prophesies.  Anything less falls short.  Yahweh is government, and government is rigid and cannot be compromised.  Thus, whatever crucifixion sequence is resolved, Yahshua must be in the grave three days and three nights, even as He said. 


Before we lay out these required days, let us now add the next two required criteria.




One of the outstandingly compelling and confirming testimonies regarding the true sabbath and the validity of the Millennial Calendar is revealed in Yahshua’s crucifixion.  At that time, Yahweh had blinded the Jews so that they believed that the Passover was not on the fourteenth, but on the fifteenth.  This came from their error that the day began in the evening.  With this false standard, yet knowing that the Passover lamb was to be slain on the fourteenth, the Jews falsely regarded that the evening when they ate the Passover lamb was the beginning of the fifteenth.  Thus, they regarded the next day as Passover (John 19:31).  The truth was, the lamb was to be killed on Passover on the fourteenth, and it remained Passover until the next morning.  The true day is reckoned from sunrise to sunrise. 


So why would Yahweh blind the Jews to this truth?  Because, one, they were in the flipped dark-first period.  But also, as it is written in John 19:14, it was necessary so as to insure that Yahshua was crucified on Passover when the lambs would be slain.  If the Jews had known that the fourteenth was in fact Passover, they would never have crucified Yahshua on that day; so Yahweh blinded their eyes to this fact.  Let us go ahead and lay out the days from the crucifixion to the resurrection so that we can further consider these set requirements.


In the year 33 A.D., on the fourteenth day of the first month, Yahshua was crucified as our Passover Lamb.  As you saw in section two, “The Calendar,” on the Passover-first Millennial Calendar, this was in fact the true seventh-day sabbath, or Wednesday.  But consistent with all the ways of the Jews, they acknowledged Saturday as their sabbath.  (More on this later.)


The next day, the fifteenth, or Thursday, was Passover for the Jews, a holy convocation sabbath.  Friday, the sixteenth, was not a rest day, so all the shops would have been open.  But then the next day, Saturday, the seventeenth, was the Jews’ seventh-day sabbath when Yahshua resurrected from the dead “on the third day.”  The practice of these days being according to the custom of the Jews is confirmed in passages such as John 2:13 where it specifically states that “the Passover of the Jews was near.”  This is found in other like passages in John where it addresses feasts as “the feast of the Jews.”  The Jews had their own modified ways of doing things, and Yahweh used this for His purposes.  Thus we see the following chronology:


Very importantly, this chronology is confirmed in Mark 16:1-2.  Here again, we have to reckon with that which is written and follow it.  This account picks up on Thursday, after Yahshua’s crucifixion and burial on Wednesday.  In a more literal translation, we read:


When the sabbath [of the Jews’ Passover, Thursday] was over, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought spices [Friday], so that they might come and anoint Him.  Very early on one of the [Jews’] sabbaths [Saturday], they came to the tomb as the sun rose.


Thus you have this vital congruent chronology:






These events clearly account for the two sabbaths separated by a non-sabbath, Yahshua’s resurrection on a sabbath, as well as His required three days and three nights in the grave – Wednesday afternoon (3:00) and night, Thursday and Thursday night, Friday and Friday night, and Saturday morning. 


Briefly, someone might want to argue that when the sun set on the day after Yahshua’s crucifixion, the women could have bought spices then.  But not so, for it specifically says that they went to the tomb on one of the sabbaths; therefore, that evening would have been the beginning of yet another sabbath – a seventh-day sabbath.  So they still could not have purchased the spices.  The only way they could have bought spices was if there was a break in the sabbaths, requiring an open day.



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