This is a study of the dates mentioned in the Bible and whether they have any prophetic significance for today.

 

 

When NOT to keep the Passover
(When NOT to observe the Lord's Supper)

Calculating the date for Easter can get more complicated that rocket science. For example look at this web page.

http://www.smart.net/~mmontes/ec-cal.html

While the churches method of calculating Easter is very complicated and very confusing. God' simply said, "On the 14th day of the first month at even.

The first month starts on the Spring Equinox and the moon has nothing whatsoever to do with the solar calendar. The first day of Spring is the first of Abib. It's so simple any child could determine Passover.

But here is the secret. The complicated calculations have a purpose. They are designed to make sure the Passover and other Bible Holidays NEVER falls on Easter. They don't want these Bible Holidays observed even by accident.

It the Protestant and Catholic churches the Passover bread and wine ritual is  memorialized. Catholic churches call this memorial Communion and Protestant call it The Lords Supper.

Catholics observe Communion all the time. They have Communion each and every day during the Mass.

Protestants observe the Lord's Supper any time they please. Some once a week. Others a few times a year.

Neither follows the once a year on a certain day and no other day rule.

Now look at this.

Jubilees 49

1 Remember the command which the Lord commanded thee concerning the Pascah, that thou shalt keep it in its time, on the fourteenth of the first month, that thou keep it in its time, on the fourteenth of the first month thou shalt kill it before the evening come. (Remember the Jews request that Jesus' legs be broken to make sure that he would be dead before sunset? And his legs were not broken.) and that they shall eat it during the night, on the evening of the fifteenth, from the of the setting of the sun for this is the first day of the festival and the first Pascah.

2. But ye were engaged in eating the Pascah in Egypt while all the powers of Mastema were sent forth in Egypt to destroy all the first-born in the land of Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh to the first-born of the captive servant maid in the mill, and down to the the animals.

3. And this is the sign which the Lord gave them: In every house at whose portals they had thrown the blood a year old sheep, into this house they did not enter to kill those that were locked in it, so that all who were !n the house were saved, because the sign of blood was upon the portals.

4. And the powers of the Lord did everything as the Lord commanded them, and they passed by all the sons of Israel, and no plague came over them to destroy any soul from their midst, neither of beast nor of man, not even a
dog. And the plague was in Egypt exceedingly great, and there was no house in Egypt in which there was no dead body and weeping and lamentation.

5. And all Israel was engaged in eating the meat of the Pascah and drinking wine, and they lauded and thanked and blessed the Lord God of their fathers,
and were prepared to go out from under the yoke of Egypt and from under its slavery.

6. But thou, remember this day all the days of thy life, once in the year, on its day, according to all the law thereof, and thou shalt not change the day for another day, or the month for another month.

7. For it is an ordinance of eternity, which is engraven on the tablets of heaven concerning the children of Israel, that they shall observe each year by year the festivals; once a year, in all their generations, and it has no limit of days, for it is ordained for eternity.

8. And a man. if he is pure and does not come to observe m its time the day, to bring an offering winch is acceptable before the Lord on the day of the festival, that man shall be rooted out, if he is pure and near, because he has not brought the offering to the Lord in its time, and that man places a sin upon himself.  Let the children of Israel, who will yet come, observe the Pasch the on the day of its time, on the fourteenth of the first month, between the evenings in the third part of the day to the third part of the night; for two parts of the day are given to the light and the third to the evening; this it is that the Lord has commanded that thou shalt observe it between the evenings.

9. And it shall not take place in the morning, at any time of daylight, (If your church is observing The Lord's Supper and it is daylight outside, what is this saying?) but only at the limits of the evenings; and they shall eat it in the time of evening until the third night, and whatever is left of all the meat on the third night, they shall again burn in the fire.

10 And they shall not cook it in water and shall not eat it raw, but carefully roasted on the fire and broiled on the fire: its head together with the intestines they shall roast, and its feet, and shall not break any bone within it, (This is why Jesus' legs were not broken.) for none of the children of Israel shall nave any bone broken.

11On this account the Lord has commanded the children of Israel to observe the Pascah on the day of its time, and that no bone init shall be broken, for it is a festival and a day commanded, and there must be no change from it from one day to another, or from one month to another, but on the day shall its festival be observed.

12. But thou, command the children of Israel that they should observe the Pascah on its days in all the years, once each year, on the day of its, fixed time, (Not variable like Easter.) and that it shall become a memorial before the Lord which is acceptable, and that no plague come over them to kill them and to scourge them in that year. (Health insurance?)

13. If thyey observe the Pascah in its time in everything as they have been commanded, then it is not allowed them to eat it outside of the sanctuary of the Lord, and all the people of the assembly of Israel shall observe it in its time.

14. Every man who is twenty years and above who comes on that day shall eat it in the sanctuary of' your God before the Lord, for thus it is written and ordained that they shall eat it in tile sanctuary of the Lord.

15. And when the children of Israel come into the land which they shall possess, into the land of Canaan, and plant the tent of the Lord in the midst of the land, within one of their hosts, until the time when the sanctuary of the Lord shall have been built in the land, then they shall come and observe the Pascab in the midst of the tent of the Lord, and shall sacrifice it before the Lord from year to year.

16. And in the days when a house shall have been built in the name of the Lord in the land of their inheritance, they shall go there and slay the Pascah in the evening, as the sun goes down, (The sun is at its highest at High Noon. From that time the sun is going down. It's low point is actually midnight not sunset.) in the third part of the day.

17. And they shall place the blood on the foundation of the altar, and the fat they shall lay upon the fire upon the altar, and shall eat flesh thereof that has been roasted at the fire, in the court of the sanctuary in the name of the Lord.

18. And they must not observe the Pascah in their cities and in all their districts, but only before the tent of the Lord or before his house, where his name dwells, so that ye do not trespass against the Lord.

19. But thou, Moses, command the children of Israel, that they shall observe the ordinance of the Pascah as it has been commanded to thee, that they shall observe the day year by year, and its day and the festival of the unleavened bread, that they shall eat unleavened bread seven days, so that they observe its festival, that they bring an offering day by day in these seven days of the Pascah before the Lord on the altar of your God.

20. For this festival ye observed with trembling when ye went out of Egypt until ye had gone through the sea into the desert of Sur, for on the shore of the sea ye completed it.

Once a year, on one certain day, and on no other day with only one exception.

Numbers 9

6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:

7 And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?

8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you.

9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.

11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it, and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.

13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that was born in the land.

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Pentecost

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Bible Holidays are statutes under the law Thou shalt keep holy the Sabbath day.