Israel – 2 – “And Then” – Passover, Unleavened Bread and Pentecost

English – Christ and Disciples – Luke 8:1-3

In a little more than a week from now, people all around the world will celebrate the birth of Christ, our Lord and Savior. “And then,” we will move forward to the crucifixion of Christ, and His “resurrection,” which many people incorrectly use the name, “Easter.” However, there is no such day as Easter that correctly relates to the day that Christ was raised from death. Check out the following link for information on the error of using the word Easter to refer to the day that Christ was resurrected. https://equippingblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/25/saturday-of-holy-weekpassion-week-the-lords-sabbath-dont-say-easter/

Jews celebrate the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and Pentecost, as well as some Christians.

Following the resurrection, the ascension of Christ to heaven occurred 40 days later. Ten days later, the Day of Pentecost took place (50 days after the resurrection of Christ). All of these events are discussed in this article, with videos showing how God reacts to each event, “with Great power.” Here is the order of events that we will study in this article: The death of Christ, “and then,” the crucifixion of Christ, the feast of Passover, the feast of Unleavened Bread, the resurrection of Christ, the ascension of Christ, and the Day of Pentecost (where the Holy Spirit fell on Jerusalem).” You will notice that in 2019, the feasts of Passover and Unleavened Bread surround the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ (don’t say Easter!).

Good Friday, the day that Christ was crucified, takes place in 2019 on April 19th, prior to sunset.

Consider the information that comes from a Jewish ministry’s web site: Pesach 2019 (Passover) begins at sundown on Friday, April 19, and ends at nightfall on Shabbat, April )27. (Continue with the link)
https://www.chabad.org/holidays/passover/pesach_cdo/aid/671901/jewish/When-Is-Passover-in-2019-2020-2021-and-2022.htm My note: This Jewish site’s information is based on current day Jewish teaching. However, the first day of this time period relates specifically to Passover. The remaining days relate to The Feast Of Unleavened Bread. Today’s Jews consider Passover to be the total time of “the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.”

The Feast Of Passover for 2019 begins at sunset on April 19 and ends at sunset on April 20.
The Feast Of Unleavened Bread for 2019 begins at sunset on April 20 and ends at sunset on April 27.
Resurrection Sunday for the year 2019 is celebrated on Sunday, April 21st.
Ascension Day in 2019 is celebrated on Thursday, May 30.
Pentecost for the year 2019 is celebrated on Sunday, June 9th.

Jews celebrate the feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and Pentecost, as prescribed by scripture:

Passover: Leviticus 23:4-5; Exodus 12:1-14; Matthew 16:17-30.
Unleavened Bread: Leviticus 23:5-8; Exodus 12:15-20.
Pentecost: Leviticus 23:15-22; Deuteronomy 16:9-11; Acts 2:1.

Each of these feasts were fulfilled by Christ, as shown in scripture:

Passover: The death of Christ (1 Corinthians 5:7).
Unleavened Bread: The sinlessness of Christ ( 1 Corinthians 5:8).
Pentecost: The outpouring of the Spirit of Christ (Acts 1:5; 2:4).

The opening video shows Christ with followers whom are receiving “on the job training,” as they accompany Christ in His travels, listen to His teachings, and observe the way that He dealt with the people that He encountered.

Prior to the crucifixion of Christ, He and His disciples taught Jews about the good news, “the Gospel of the Kingdom,” which is the time in which Christ will rule and reign the world for a thousand years.

Entry into the Kingdom of God is by the new birth/being born from above: John 3:3 Names of God Bible (NOG)

3 Yeshua replied to Nicodemus, “I can guarantee this truth: No one can see the kingdom of God without being born from above.”

Matthew 4:23 Names of God Bible (NOG) Spreading the Good News Of The Kingdom

23 Yeshua went all over Galilee. He taught in the synagogues and spread the Good News of the kingdom. He also cured every disease and sickness among the people.

Following the ascension of Christ to heaven, His disciples and apostles began to teach Jews, “and Gentiles,” about the good news, “the Gospel of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ.”

1 Corinthians 2:2 New English Translation (NET Bible)

2 For I decided to be concerned about nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and him crucified.

1 Corinthians 15:1-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Fact of Christ’s Resurrection

1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain. 3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. 6 After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 7 then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles; 8 and last of all, as to one untimely born, He appeared to me also.

Luke 8:1-3 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Ministering Women

1 Soon afterwards, He began going around from one city and village to another, proclaiming and preaching the kingdom of God. The twelve were with Him, 2 and also some women who had been healed of evil spirits and sicknesses: Mary who was called Magdalene, from whom seven demons had gone out, 3 and Joanna the wife of Chuza, Herod’s steward, and Susanna, and many others who were contributing to their support out of their private means.

Key events have happened in the world, and “then God!’ Christ was beaten; Christ was crucified, and “then God!” Christ was resurrected and ascended into Heaven, and “then God!” The disciples were in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost, praying for the coming of the Holy Spirit, and “then God!” Consider the power of God as we view video clips that tell of each of these “then God” occurrences.

Matthew 27:26 J.B. Phillips New Testament (PHILLIPS) – The scourging Of Christ

25-26 To this the whole crowd replied, “Let his blood be on us and on our children!” Whereupon Pilate released Barabbas for them, but he had Jesus flogged and handed over for crucifixion.

The Passion of the Christ – The Crucifixion And Resurrection Of Christ

Matthew 27:50-54 New American Standard Bible (NASB) – The Crucifixion Of Christ.

50 And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice, and yielded up His spirit. 51 And behold, the veil of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. 52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised; 53 and coming out of the tombs after His resurrection they entered the holy city and appeared to many. 54 Now the centurion, and those who were with him keeping guard over Jesus, when they saw the earthquake and the things that were happening, became very frightened and said, “Truly this was the Son of God!

Matthew 28:1-10 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Resurrection Of Christ.

1 Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and sat upon it. 3 And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 The guards shook for fear of him and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; for I know that you are looking for Jesus who has been crucified. 6 He is not here, for He has risen, just as He said. Come, see the place where He was lying. 7 Go quickly and tell His disciples that He has risen from the dead; and behold, He is going ahead of you into Galilee, there you will see Him; behold, I have told you.” 8 And they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy and ran to report it to His disciples. 9 And behold, Jesus met them and greeted them. And they came up and took hold of His feet and worshiped Him. 10 Then Jesus *said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and take word to My brethren to leave for Galilee, and there they will see Me.”

The Passion of the Christ: Crucifixion, Resurrection

Acts 1:6-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) – The Ascension Of Christ To Heaven

6 So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” 7 He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority; 8 but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” 9 And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. 11 They also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.”

A.D. The Bible Continues – Resurrection, Ascension and Pentecost Scenes

Acts 2:1-11 New American Standard Bible (NASB) The Day of Pentecost

1 When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. 2 And suddenly there came from heaven a noise like a violent rushing wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3 And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.

5 Now there were Jews living in Jerusalem, devout men from every nation under heaven. 6 And when this sound occurred, the crowd came together, and were bewildered because each one of them was hearing them speak in his own language. 7 They were amazed and astonished, saying, “Why, are not all these who are speaking Galileans? 8 And how is it that we each hear them in our own language to which we were born? 9 Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, 10 Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes,

11 Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”

Day Of Pentecost – HD

Acts 2:14-36 New American Standard Bible (NASB) Peter’s Sermon

14 But Peter, taking his stand with the eleven, raised his voice and declared to them: “Men of Judea and all you who live in Jerusalem, let this be known to you and give heed to my words. 15 For these men are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only the third hour of the day; 16 but this is what was spoken of through the prophet Joel:

17 ‘And it shall be in the last days,’ God says, ‘That I will pour forth of My Spirit on all mankind; And your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, And your young men shall see visions, And your old men shall dream dreams; 18 Even on My bond slaves, both men and women, I will in those days pour forth of My Spirit
And they shall prophesy. 19 ‘And I will grant wonders in the sky above And signs on the earth below,Blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke. 20 ‘The sun will be turned into darkness And the moon into blood, Before the great and glorious day of the Lord shall come. 21 ‘And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

22 “Men of Israel, listen to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man attested to you by God with miracles and wonders and signs which God performed through Him in your midst, just as you yourselves know— 23 this Man, delivered over by the predetermined plan and foreknowledge of God, you nailed to a cross by the hands of godless men and put Him to death. 24 But God raised Him up again, putting an end to the agony of death, since it was impossible for Him to be held in its power. 25 For David says of Him,

‘I saw the Lord always in my presence; For He is at my right hand, so that I will not be shaken. 26 ‘Therefore my heart was glad and my tongue exulted;Moreover my flesh also will live in hope; 27 Because You will not abandon my soul to Hades, Nor allow Your Holy One to undergo decay. 28 ‘You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of gladness with Your presence.’

29 “Brethren, I may confidently say to you regarding the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. 30 And so, because he was a prophet and knew that God had sworn to him with an oath to seat one of his descendants on his throne, 31 he looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay. 32 This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. 33 Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear. 34 For it was not David who ascended into heaven, but he himself says:

‘The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, 35 Until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet.”’

36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ—this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Extract – A.D. The Bible Continues – Pentecost

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