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Wednesday, March 27 2013
The Jewish And Roman Tomb Conspiracy
"They gave large money unto the soldiers, Saying, Say ye, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept ... So they took the money, and did as they were taught: and this saying is commonly reported among the Jews until this day."
The Crucifixion (see The Crucifixion) and death of the Messiah on Nisan 14 (see Why Did The Messiah Observe Passover On Nisan 14? and The Passover 'High Day' Sabbath) was a public spectacle. Just as everyone knew that He was innocent (see Innocent Blood), so too did everyone know that He was dead.
"27:35 And they crucified him, and parted his garments, casting lots: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, They parted my garments among them, and upon my vesture did they cast lots. 27:36 And sitting down they watched him there; 27:37 And set up over his head his accusation written, This Is Jesus The King Of The Jews.
The Messiah's burial, in a tomb located somewhere nearby in the rock quarry where the crucifixion happened, was also public. Everyone knew that He was dead (see Giving Up The Ghost and What Does The Bible Really Say About Your Soul?). The Romans who executed Him would not have released His body if He were yet alive.
"19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
As the Holy Scriptures plainly state, He was crucified and died on Nisan 14, the Preparation Day of the first day of Passover, also known as the First Day of Unleavened Bread (again, see The Passover 'High Day' Sabbath for a complete hour by hour chronology, as recorded in the Scriptures). The Messiah would remain dead in the Tomb for three days and three nights, from sunset at the beginning of Nisan 15, to sunset at the end of Nisan 17.
"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 [see Joseph and Nicodemus: Making A Stand and What Was The Lesson Of John 3:16?], 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)
"Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day"
There were many witnesses of the Messiah's execution and death. There were also to be many witnesses of His being dead for the required "three days and three nights" (see The Jonah Prophecies). Ironically, the Roman troops who killed Him were also given the task of officially verifying that He was dead in His Tomb for that entire time. That was done at the behest of the corrupt religious council who continued to blaspheme the Messiah even after He was dead. The Tomb guard was posted from the first full day of His death, Nisan 15 ("the next day, that followed the day of the preparation") to the end of the third day, Nisan 17.
"27:62 Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate, 27:63 Saying, Sir, we remember that that deceiver said, while he was yet alive, After three days I will rise again. 27:64 Command therefore that the sepulchre be made sure until the third day, lest his disciples come by night, and steal him away, and say unto the people, He is risen from the dead: so the last error shall be worse than the first.
The Messiah was resurrected, exactly as He said that He would, after three days and three nights in the tomb (see the Fact Finder question below). When the women went to the tomb early on the first day of the week, the tomb was already empty (the resurrection occurred long before sunrise on the first day of the week - please carefully read the Fact Finder question below), but the large stone that sealed the entrance was still there because the Messiah had passed through it. The tomb was opened for witnesses to see in, not for Christ to get out. The Roman military guards also witnessed that it was no mere human that unsealed the tomb.
"28:1 In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulchre.
But what did the Romans do? They accepted bribes, from the Jewish ruling council, the very same people who paid Judas to betray Him, to say that someone stole the body, while they were asleep on guard duty. Their commander was also bribed to accept the lie and ignore the death penalty for soldiers who sleep while on guard duty. Lies and bribes, on top of more lies and bribes.
"28:11 Now when they were going, behold, some of the watch came into the city, and showed unto the chief priests all the things that were done.
Fact Finder: What day of the week was the Messiah truly resurrected? Do you want to base your Christianity on lies, or on Truth?
This Day In History, March 27
196 BC: Ptolemy V became king of Egypt (see A History Of Jerusalem: Greeks, Ptolemies, Seleucids).
1512: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived at Florida.
1536: Swiss Protestants in Strassbourg and Constance signed the First Helvetic Confession.
1625: King James I, the first king to rule both England and Scotland, died. The King James Bible was named after him. He was succeeded by Charles I.
1802: The Treaty of Amiens was signed in France by Britain, France, Spain and the Batavian Republic, achieving a complete peace in Europe for 14 months during the Napoleonic Wars.
1886: In an attempt to stop the genocide of the native-American people, the Apache warrior Geronimo surrendered to the U.S. Army.
1910: Archaeological digging near the Temple Mount by Captain Montague Parker (he was searching for items from the Second Temple; see also The Temple Vessel Prophecies Today) set off turmoil from both Muslims and Jews (see A History Of Jerusalem: Constantine and Muhammad and A History Of Jerusalem: Zionism). Many Jews and Christians believe that despite the destruction of The Temple, the Ark Of The Covenant is safely hidden in a secret tunnel somewhere under the Temple Mount (see A History Of Jerusalem: The Temple Of The LORD). In 1995, another archaeologist noted how the massive stones from the Herodian Temple had been hurled down and smashed onto the street far below, exactly as Jesus Christ said would happen (see What Did Jesus Christ Say About Those Stones?).
1915: "Typhoid Mary," the first healthy carrier of disease ever identified in the U.S., was forced into quarantine where she remained for the rest of her life.
1923: Scottish chemist and physicist Sir James Dewar, who invented the thermos flask and cordite (a smokeless gunpowder), died.
1945: Germany launched its last V2 rocket from the Hague in the Netherlands, crashing in Orpington, southeast of London.
1958: Nikita Khrushchev became the leader of the Soviet Union.
1964: The most powerful earthquake on record for North America occurred at Anchorage, Alaska. It measured 8.3 on the Richter Scale.
1968: Yuri Gagarin, 34, Soviet cosmonaut, the first man in space, was killed in a training flight.
1977: The worst aviation accident in history killed 582 people in the Canary Islands when two 747 airliners collided on the runway.
1980: Mount St. Helens in Washington state became active after 123 years of inactivity.
1996: Yigal Amir received a life sentence for assassinating Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in November 1995.