Posted by: Apostolic Oneness Pentecostals | March 20, 2008

Good Friday (or Thursday)

Jesus gives us the answer in Matthew 12:40, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”

If Jesus died on Friday afternoon and rose on Sunday, that would not make 3 NIGHTS. No matter how you add it up, you can never get three nights from Friday to Sunday morning. Friday does not give us enough time for three days and three nights. We know that Jesus arose from the dead on Sunday, which is the first day of the week. The key to knowing what day the crucifixion took place is the “three nights” part. We must not only count the three days but also THREE NIGHTS.

Jesus Died on Thursday
Buried on Thursday. In the grave already on Thursday night = 1 night. In Tomb all day on Friday and Friday night = 2 nights
All day Saturday and then Saturday night= 3 nights
Rising again on Sunday morning….before dawn. Remember the “Three nights” part is the key to understanding the day in which Jesus was crucified.

Jesus on the cross

Regardless of if you believe that Jesus was crucified on Thursday or Friday, the fact remains that he died and unlike Muhammad, Hare Krishna, Daddy Grace, Father Divine and Jim Jones (whom all remain in their graves until this day awaiting hells fire and brimstone for being the false prophets they were) Jesus rose again!  This is the only holy-day commanded of by Our Lord to observe (which we do during holy communion) commemorating the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ until He comes. (Matthew 26:26-29)

Glory to Your Holy Name Lord Jesus Christ, you did not stay in the grave but you got up with all Power in Your hands!


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