3 Days and 3 nights - What Day did Jesus Die and Ressurect

This is a study using the writings of Ellen G. White. Many today have said she had nothing to say on this issue and are beginning to profess a Wednesday crucifixion and a Sunday resurrection. However in this study we will clearly discern a Friday crucifixion and a Sunday resurrection.

What day do you think the priest slayed the passover lamb?3 days and 3 nights The 14th of Nisan.

"All is terror and confusion. The priest is about to slay the victim; but the knife drops from his nerveless hand, and the lamb escapes. Type has met antitype in the death of God's Son. The great sacrifice has been made. The way into the holiest is laid open. A new and living way is prepared for all. No longer need sinful, sorrowing humanity await the coming of the high priest. Henceforth the Saviour was to officiate as priest and advocate in the heaven of heavens. It was as if a living voice had spoken to the worshipers: There is now an end to all sacrifices and offerings for sin. The Son of God is come according to His word, "Lo, I come (in the volume of the Book it is written of Me,) to do Thy will, O God." "By His own blood" He entereth "in once into the holy place, having obtained eternal redemption for us." Heb. 10:7; 9:12." {DA 757.1}

So what day did the knife fall out of the Priests hand when type met antitype? 

"These types were fulfilled, not only as to the event, but as to the time. On the fourteenth day of the first Jewish month, the very day and month on which for fifteen long centuries the Passover lamb had been slain, "Ellen G. White, The Great Controversy, p. 399. 

Note that Jesus and the disciples ate the last supper on Thursday evening. Jesus was arrested later that evening. In reading this quote, one might think that Nisan 14 occurred upon a Thursday; however, it must be remembered that Jewish days begin at sunset. Therefore, Nisan 14 began when the sun set on Thursday evening and lasted through to Friday evening. 

Let's look at what Ellen White said about the DAY they ate the passover. 

"They had gathered to celebrate the Passover. The Saviour desired to keep this feast alone with the twelve. He knew that His hour was come; He Himself was the true paschal lamb, and ON THE DAY the Passover was eaten He was to be sacrificed"Ellen G. White, Desire of Ages, p. 642.

So therefore the day they ate the passover meal was the same day of the sacrifice. Thursday evening would be the same biblical day as Friday daytime. So they ate the passover on the day that he was slain because the 14th of Nisan started on Thursday night and continued into Friday. 

Also lets look at the Great Controversy page 399 regarding the day of resurrection.  

"These types were fulfilled, not only as to the event, but as to the time. On the fourteenth day of the first Jewish month, the very day and month on which, for fifteen long centuries, the passover lamb had been SLAIN, Christ...taken by wicked hands, to be crucified and SLAIN. And as the ***antitype of the wave-sheaf***, our Lord was raised from the dead on the third day(Which is the 16th).” [Philippians 3:21.]" (GC 399)

Christ resurected on the wave sheaf.

Lev 23:5 In the fourteenth day of the first month at even is the LORD'S passover.
Lev 23:6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread unto the LORD: seven days ye must eat unleavened bread.
Lev 23:7 In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

Note: This day was a Sabbath. It was the first day of unleavened bread. This was on the 15th of the 1st month. Following this day was the wave-sheaf which fell on the 16th of the month.

Lev 23:11 And he shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the morrow after the sabbath the priest shall wave it.

So here we have the order.... 14th Crucifixion, 15th in the grave, 16th rose "as the ***antitype of the wave-sheaf***, our Lord was raised from the dead on the third day(Which is the 16th).” [Philippians 3:21.]" (GC 399)

The Passover is slain on the 14th of the 1st month..."All is terror and confusion. The priest is about to slay the victim; but the knife drops from his nerveless hand, and the lamb escapes. Type has met antitype in the death of God's Son. The great sacrifice has been made". And on the 16th he is resurrected to fulfill the timing of the wave-sheaf.

Here is the timing of events....And the week of unleavened bread.

14th at even Passover Supper Thursday night
14th day Passover Sacrifice Christ Crucified on Friday afternoon

15th day even 1st day of unleavened bread Friday Night
Also a high Sabbath(John 20) or a double Sabbath since the weekly Sabbath fell on the 1st day of unleavened bread. Saturday Day

16th even Saturday night The 2nd day of unleavened breadDay after 1st day of Unleavened Bread Sabbath the wave sheaf or firstfruits The day of the resurrection. Christ the firstfruits(1 Cor 15:20-23)
16th morning Mary comes to the grave Jesus Resurrection. (Luke 24:1).

17th The 3rd day of unleavened bread
18th The 4th day of unleavened bread
19th The 5th day of unleavened bread
20th The 6th day of unleavened bread
21st at even 7th day of unleavened bread (8 days total)
22nd begins at even(sunset) feast ends to begin the 22nd day....

Note: The Passover day starts the night before the passover sacrifice. The meal happens the evening before. Study the 3 days and 3 nights. Ask a Jew or someone who keeps the feasts. Furthermore the 21st at even is sometimes referred to as the afternoon of the 21st. 

If those who propose a Wednesday crucifixion and a Sunday resurrection is correct, then this would not fit the type of the Passover and the wave-sheaf.

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