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Tuesday, March 27 2018
The Days Of The Passover Wave Sheaf
"Touch Me not; for I am not yet ascended to My Father"
The reason that the Messiah was resurrected from the dead is that He really was dead for three days and three nights after He was executed (see The Messiah's Beam And Pale and The Beams And Posts Of The First Passover).
The brutal Roman military forces, just as they had done by needlessly torturing an about to be crucified man, further abused the Body after He was dead ("they came to Jesus, and saw that He was dead already") by inflicting a fist-sized wound (as later shown to the apostles: "20:27 Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side" John 20:27 KJV) into His corpse. The Messiah was dead, injured enough to be killed twice over (the spear wound itself would have been fatal - the reason that they did it, apart from their being sadistic thugs), when His body was placed in the Tomb.
"19:28 After this, Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, saith, I thirst. 19:29 Now there was set a vessel full of vinegar: and they filled a spunge with vinegar, and put it upon hyssop, and put it to his mouth. 19:30 When Jesus therefore had received the vinegar, he said, It is finished: and he bowed his head, and gave up the ghost.
The Messiah remained dead in the Tomb for the required three days and three nights (see The Two Sabbaths Of Passover Week). It was from His death that He was resurrected. While He later that day allowed the apostles to touch Him, the first person to speak with Him after His resurrection, Mary of Magdala (see also Hometowns: Magdala), was told not to touch Him in the early morning because He hadn't yet ascended to heaven (that day was the first day of the counting of 50 days to Pentecost; to understand the meaning of the "wave sheaf" and the counting to Pentecost, see the Fact Finder question below).
"20:17 Jesus saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them, I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my God, and your God.
The stated timing of the Messiah's ascension to heaven was based upon Pentecost (see the Fact Finder question below).
"1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that Jesus began both to do and teach, 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen: 1:3 To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God: 1:4 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. 1:5 For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence." (Acts 1:1-5 KJV)
Exactly as the Messiah had prophesied, the Holy Spirit came upon them in great measure on Pentecost, after the Messiah's deliverance of the Sacrifice had been made (see Who Sits At The Right Hand Of God?).
"2:1 And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. 2:2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. 2:3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance." (Acts 2:1-4 KJV)
Fact Finder: How is the actual counting of the days to Pentecost a prophecy of the Messiah's fulfillment of Pentecost?
This Day In History, March 27
196 BC: Ptolemy V became king of Egypt (see The Greek Empire: Alexander's Horns To The Four Winds and The Greek Empire: Cleopatra and The Ptolemies Of Egypt).
1512: Spanish explorer Juan Ponce de Leon arrived at Florida (see also Thanksgiving In History and Prophecy).
1536: Swiss Protestants in Strassbourg and Constance signed the First Helvetic Confession.
1613: The first English child born in Canada - at Cuper's Cove, Newfoundland.
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.
1854: The United Kingdom declared war on Russia, beginning the Crimean War.
1886: In an attempt to stop the genocide of the native-American people, the Apache warrior Geronimo surrendered to the U.S. Army during the "Indian Wars" (see also The First Chinese American War).
When the first settlers came to North America, they referred to the native people as "the Americans." It was only over a century later that they began using the term for themselves - while referring to the native Americans as "Indians" (an erroneous term originated by early explorers who mistakenly thought that they had landed in India).
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: Mary Mallon, commonly known as "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: Nazi Germany launched its last V2 rocket, from the Hague in the Netherlands, crashing in Orpington, southeast of London.
A key developer of Hitler's rockets was the Nazi scientist Wernher von Braun. Immediately after the war ended in 1945, rocket-specialist von Braun was hustled out of Germany, where he may have faced a war crimes trial along with the others, and declared to a "reformed Nazi" - although many at NASA, where von Braun worked on U.S. rockets, preferred the term "the NASA Nazi" for him - as did Jews who survived the Holocaust.
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 human in space, was killed in a training flight.
The U.S. often sought to overshadow important dates of Russia's pioneer space accomplishments by choosing specific "cover up" dates whenever possible - there are too many for it to have been mere coincidence. Examples: the first U.S. space shuttle launch was deliberately chosen to be on the same date as Russia's putting Yuri Gagarin, the first man in space, 20 years earlier and Sally Ride was made the first U.S. woman in space on June 18, 1983 - exactly 20 years to the day after the Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova became the first woman in space on June 16-19 1963.
"3:27 Withhold not good from them to whom it is due, when it is in the power of thine hand to do it." (Proverbs 3:27 KJV)
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 (see also Jews - Three Tribes and Three Meanings).