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The Sacrifice Of Nisan 14

After being abused and blasphemously mocked by the religious "authorities" (see The High Priest's Deal With The Devil and Why Did The Lawyers Hate The Messiah?) all through the night, they sent the bound Son of God to the Roman military governor, Pontius Pilate - another moral and ethical pervert.

"27:1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death: 27:2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor." (Matthew 27:1-2 KJV)

As soon as The Messiah had been taken away, the traitor Judas slithered in to attempt to "repent" before the other unrepentant to God criminals. When they mocked him, Judas went out and hanged himself (see The Long Shadow Of Judas).

"27:3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 27:4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood.

And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

27:5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself." (Matthew 27:3-5 KJV)

The Roman Satanic barbarians, Pilate, then Herod (see The Herods), then Pilate again, continued the torture of Jesus Christ that had been begun by the antichrist men on the religious council (see The Spirit of Antichrist and Anti-Zion Is Anti-Christ). They all then knowingly sentenced the absolutely innocent Son of God to be executed, while they knowingly released a man who was guilty of murder - a murderer just like themselves.

"27:15 Now at that feast the governor was wont to release unto the people a prisoner, whom they would. 27:16 And they had then a notable prisoner, called Barabbas. 27:17 Therefore when they were gathered together, Pilate said unto them, Whom will ye that I release unto you? Barabbas, or Jesus which is called Christ? 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him." (Matthew 27:15-18 KJV)

"27:20 But the chief priests and elders persuaded the multitude that they should ask Barabbas, and destroy Jesus." (Matthew 27:20 KJV)

"27:26 Then released he Barabbas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified." (Matthew 27:26 KJV)

"And, behold, the veil of the Temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom"

It was by then mid-morning. The Messiah was put into the hands of the brutal thugs of the Roman army - who continued the torture. There was only one courageous man there - Jesus of Nazareth. Anyone, past or present, who tortures and mocks a bound, blindfolded prisoner, without even the courage to do it except in a gang, is not a man, but a pitiful coward with the "courage" of a rabid rat.


"27:27 Then the soldiers of the governor took Jesus into the common hall, and gathered unto him the whole band of soldiers. 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe. 27:29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews! 27:30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head. 27:31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, and put his own raiment on him, and led him away to crucify him." (Matthew 27:27-31 KJV)

The Prophet Of Galilee was then taken to the place of execution - at the same time that the Passover lambs were being sacrificed. Nisan 14 is the Preparation Day of Passover.

"19:16 Then delivered he him therefore unto them to be crucified.

And they took Jesus, and led him away. 19:17 And he bearing his cross [see Crossing The T] went forth into a place called the place of a skull, which is called in the Hebrew Golgotha: 19:18 Where they crucified him, and two others with him, on either side one, and Jesus in the midst.

19:19 And Pilate wrote a title, and put it on the cross. And the writing was, Jesus Of Nazareth The King Of The Jews. 19:20 This title then read many of the Jews: for the place where Jesus was crucified was nigh to the city: and it was written in Hebrew, and Greek, and Latin. 19:21 Then said the chief priests of the Jews to Pilate, Write not, The King of the Jews; but that he said, I am King of the Jews.

19:22 Pilate answered, What I have written I have written.

19:23 Then the soldiers, when they had crucified Jesus, took his garments, and made four parts, to every soldier a part; and also his coat: now the coat was without seam, woven from the top throughout.

19:24 They said therefore among themselves, Let us not rend it, but cast lots for it, whose it shall be: that the scripture might be fulfilled, which saith, They parted my raiment among them, and for my vesture they did cast lots.

These things therefore the soldiers did." (John 19:16-24 KJV)

At the cross were Mary the mother of Jesus, Mary's sister and her son the apostle John ("19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister" John 19:25 KJV; see Aunt Mary) and Mary of Magdala.

"19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene. 19:26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son! 19:27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home." (John 19:25-27 KJV)

The death of the Lamb of God came after 3:00 pm (as it would be called on a present-day clock, "the ninth" hour of daylight; see Hours Of The Day).

"27:45 Now from the sixth hour there was darkness over all the land unto the ninth hour.

27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? [see Eloi, Eloi, Lama Sabachthani?]

27:47 Some of them that stood there, when they heard that, said, This man calleth for Elias.

27:48 And straightway one of them ran, and took a sponge, and filled it with vinegar, and put it on a reed, and gave him to drink. 27:49 The rest said, Let be, let us see whether Elias will come to save him.

27:50 Jesus, when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost [see Giving Up The Ghost].

27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in twain from the top to the bottom [see Why Was It Torn?]; and the earth did quake, and the rocks rent; 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose, 27:53 And came out of the graves after his resurrection, and went into the holy city, and appeared unto many [see Why Were Their Deaths Interrupted?].

27:54 Now when the centurion, and they that were with him, watching Jesus, saw the earthquake, and those things that were done, they feared greatly, saying, Truly this was the Son of God." (Matthew 27:45-54 KJV)

The Body of the Messiah was placed in the nearby tomb of Joseph of Arimathaea, "who also himself was Jesus' disciple."

"27:57 When the even was come, there came a rich man of Arimathaea, named Joseph, who also himself was Jesus' disciple: 27:58 He went to Pilate, and begged the body of Jesus. Then Pilate commanded the body to be delivered. 27:59 And when Joseph had taken the body, he wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, 27:60 And laid it in his own new tomb, which he had hewn out in the rock: and he rolled a great stone to the door of the sepulchre, and departed." (Matthew 27:57-60 KJV)

Joseph of Arimathaea was assisted by a repentant Pharisee, Nicodemus (to whom was given the famous Born Again teaching and the also-famous "John 3:16" verse). They just got the burial done as the sun was about set, to begin the required "three days and three nights" in the Tomb (see the Fact Finder question below). The Christ's first night in the Tomb was that of Nisan 15.

"19:38 And after this Joseph of Arimathaea, being a disciple of Jesus, but secretly for fear of the Jews, besought Pilate that he might take away the body of Jesus: and Pilate gave him leave. He came therefore, and took the body of Jesus. 19:39 And there came also Nicodemus, which at the first came to Jesus by night, and brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about an hundred pound weight. 19:40 Then took they the body of Jesus, and wound it in linen clothes with the spices, as the manner of the Jews is to bury. 19:41 Now in the place where he was crucified there was a garden; and in the garden a new sepulchre, wherein was never man yet laid. 19:42 There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand." (John 19:38-42 KJV)

Fact Finder: As we have read in the Holy Scriptures, the Lamb of God was placed in the Tomb on the late afternoon of Nisan 14, just before sunset. When did His Resurrection happen?
See Why Observe The True Sabbath?

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