to all my dear friends – if you are celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus tomorrow then may I wish you a blessed Resurrection Day!

15 thoughts on “to all my dear friends – if you are celebrating the Resurrection of Jesus tomorrow then may I wish you a blessed Resurrection Day!

  1. *pssst … in case you're confused, i start counting the omer tomorrow, the day after the sabbath during the feast of matzoth, so that there are seven sabbaths during the omer, according to the bible, not automatically on the 16th of nisan every year according to the rabbis … did i confuse you more?* ; )

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  2. hahaha! sorry for the confusion. but although i may not be celebrating easter, today is "resurrection day" for me too, within the Feast of Matzoth.an omer is a dry measure for grain like wheat or barley. between the Feast of Passover and the Feast of Weeks, 7 weeks are counted starting with a wave offering of an omer's measure of unleavened sheaves from the first fruits of the barley harvest. then on the 50th day (greek» Pentecost), they waved two loaves of leavened bread made from the first fruits of the wheat harvest. Adonai did not give an exact day for the Feast of Weeks, just that it should be the day after the 7th Sabbath from the Feast of Matzoth, totaling 50 days.according to the traditional Jewish calendar, the "omer" is counted from the 16th of Nisan (the day after the first day of the feast) every year. unfortunately this is just plain wrong. if they start on the same day every year, then 50 days ends on the same day every year, the 6th of Sivan, which means it can't possibly fall the day after a Sabbath every year the way God intended. but somewhere along the line, the rabbis decided to start the count the day after the feast begins instead of the day after the Sabbath during the feast … messing up the count. if you count seven Sabbaths this year, and look at the following day, the day after the seventh Sabbath, it's only the 47th day."In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight is ADONAI's Passover. Then on the fifteenth day of the same month there is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to ADONAI; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. …"Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, 'When you enter the land which I am going to give to you and reap its harvest, then you shall bring in the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest. He shall wave the sheaf before ADONAI for you to be accepted; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall wave it. …'You shall also count for yourselves from the day after the sabbath, from the day when you brought in the sheaf of the wave offering; there shall be seven complete sabbaths. You shall count fifty days to the day after the seventh sabbath; then you shall present a new grain offering to ADONAI. You shall bring in from your dwelling places two loaves of bread for a wave offering, made of two-tenths of an ephah; they shall be of a fine flour, baked with leaven as first fruits to ADONAI. [Leviticus 23: 5-6, 10-11, 15-17, emphasis added]how is this significant for Christians? Jesus died on the Passover, on the 14th of Nisan. He was our Passover Lamb. He drank the cup of redemption, the cup that was poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. He was the Afikomen, the One who was to come, and His body was ransomed and hidden no more! He rose again, lifted up as the first fruits of unleavened grain were being waved in the Temple, lifted up to Adonai during the feast of Unleavened bread, perfect, sinless, the first fruits of the resurrection. Fifty days later, His followers were celebrating the pilgrimage Feast of Weeks, also the 50th day after His resurrection, and as the leavened [baked] loaves were waved in the Temple, they were baptized by the fire of the Holy Spirit, the first fruits of the Spirit.

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  3. ok. I know you've explained this to me before, about the correct time for the beginning of the counting of the Omer, and the significance of Jesus rising to life on that day. So you're celebrating the Resurrection today because today is the day after the Sabbath which falls within the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and that is the day it happened back then – it's just that it's not three days later this time because this time the Feast started on a different day of the week. right?

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  4. btw, my tenach translates the word into "weeks" instead of "Sabbaths", but i know what the Hebrew word "Sabbath" looks like. and Haim confirmed it for me. it should read 7 Sabbaths, not 7 weeks. and it does say the 50th day, the day Adonai has declared for Shavuoth, is the day after the 7th Sabbath, not the day after the 7th week.hmmm … considering the 6th of Sivan is a Wednesday this year … something's not kosher with the Jewish calendar. ; )

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  5. well, we already know a few of them were a little off their rocker. who else could convince a whole nation that the head of the year comes in the 7th month to line up with the neighbors' pagan new year harvest celebration. of course we know this is the first month of the year. ; )

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