The prophecy states the Messiah would be in the belly of
the earth 3 days and 3 nights. It is also written that
the scriptures cannot be broken. Therefore, Yeshua MUST
have been in the belly of the earth for 3 day and 3
nights to satisfy that prophecy qualifing Himself as the
Messiah just as any of the other prophecy must be
First of all, Yeshua is the Messiah and our Lord, but
Friday sundown to Sunday sun-up is NOT 3 days and 3
nights. There is one day missing out of this teaching
which has been indorsed over time by the slumbering
Without going into all the documentation, which anyone
can verify on their own, it seems necessary to point
out, that any Christian Bible scholar or Pastor knows,
or should know, that "Good Friday" is nothing more than
a Roman pagan festival originally called the "Day of
followed by Easter sunrise servive which is NOT the
LORD's resurrection, nor does it have anything at all to
do with the LORD's Passover.
Easter is another Roman pagan festival associated with
Spring and the fertility goddess, Astarte or Ishtar (the
Queen of Heaven spoken of by Jeremiah). It is this same,
Easter (East-err of a forgotten pagan origin), combined
with sun-worship, and cloaked with a biblical theme
which has, over centuries, finally become accepted by
our slumbering Christian brethren who think they are
honoring the Lord's resurrection.
Nothing could be further from the truth.
Neither is this study attempting to point out or debate
whether anyone is right or wrong by which evening they
observe the Passover, the beginning of the 14th or the
end of the 14th. The very fact that it is in one's heart
to observe the LORD's true Passover speaks volumes in
This study is to point out the facts as they occured,
and the scripture proof that Yeshua did fulfill the true
LORD's Passover and the required
3 days and 3 nights in the belly of the earth just as
the prophecy demanded the Messiah must do.
According to the Scriptures (Genesis), God's new day
begins in the evening at the going down of the sun, NOT
at midnight as the Gregorian Calendar works. There is
only ONE evening and ONE morning per day.
Now lets set the stage as things transpired:
It was the evening of the 14th (the begining of the
14th) and Yeshua and His disciples observed the
Passover. (Luke 22)
Lu 22:11 And ye shall say unto the goodman of the house,
saith unto thee, Where is the guestchamber, where I
shall eat the passover with my disciples?
Lu 22:15 And he said unto them, With desire I have
desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer:
Judas left to inform the Priest to set up Yeshua's
arrest; Yeshua and the rest of the disciples left to go
to the mount of Olives where that same night He was
arrested and taken first to Annas, then to Caiphas
Joh 18:13 And led him away to Annas first; for he was
father in law to Caiaphas, which was the high priest
that same year.
Joh 18:24 Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the
As daybreak came (on the 14th) while it was early, He
was led to the Judgment hall to Pilate, but they
themselves did go. This was done so they would not be
defiled so they could eat their Passover (at the close
of the 14th begining the 15th, the evening after the
Lord had His).
Joh 18:28 Then led they Jesus from Caiaphas unto the
hall of judgment:
and it was early; and they themselves went not into the
judgment hall, lest they should be defiled; but that
they might eat the passover.
After Pilate questioned Yeshua, he sent Him to Herod,
but Herod sent Him back to Pilate only to be beaten and
mocked. Now it was about the 6th hour of the day on the
14th of Nisan, the Jews preparation day of the Passover.
Joh 19:14 And it was the preparation of the passover,
and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews,
Behold your King!
Yeshua was led away to be crucified. He was on the tree
from about the 6th hour (around noon) till the 9th hour
(around 3Pm) on the 14th day of the 1st month.
Lu 23:44–46 And it was about the sixth hour, and there
was a darkness over all the earth until the ninth hour.
And the sun was darkened, and the veil of the temple was
rent in the midst. And when Jesus had cried with a loud
voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my
and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.
When they took Yeshua's body down off the tree, the
begining of the new day was at hand. The Scripture
records He was taken down because it was the Jews
preparation and so the Jews would not be defiled and so
they could observe their Passover begining that evening,
the end of the 14th; Yeshua's body was placed in the
tomb as that evening approched which began with the 15th
day of Nisan (The 1st Day of Un-leavened Bread).
Joh 19:31 The Jews therefore, because it was the
preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the
cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an
high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be
broken, and that they might be taken away.
There is only ONE evening and ONE morning per day. You
can look on any calendar and see that many observe the
Passover at the close of the 14th which is begining the
15th still to this day. However, the Lord Himself called
His "the Passover" THREE different times in Luke 22 and
it was at the begining of the 14th not at the close of
the 14th. Yeshua was God manifested in the flesh. If
anybody on the planet knew when to eat the
Passover, I am sure beyond a shadow of a doubt, that He
Then as it began to dawn towards the 1st day of the week
Mary and others came to the sepulchre where they had
laid Yeshua's body, but the tomb was already empty,
meaning that Yeshua's resurrection took place at the end
of the Sabbath as 3 days and 3 nights came to an end.
Joh 20:1 The first day of the week cometh Mary Magdalene
early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and
seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre.
Below is the Hebrew date: Nisan 14, 30 AD. This year
falls on what we call "Wednesday" or the 4th day of the
week. Any one reading the Manna Week at this website
will quickly understand why this sequence is necessary.
It is the exact day sequence at the original Passover
with Moses and the children of Israel before the left
Egypt. In addition to that, but not the reason for, from
3 or 4 BCE to 30 AD also put Yeshua at the right age.
Please take a look at the chart detailing the days
according to scripture.
The scripture is not explicit about the exact minute of
His resurrection. Since Yeshua is Lord of the Sabbath
(Mark 2:28), it is more likely that He was raised at the
end of the Sabbath at the going down of the sun (the
completion of 3 days and nights) just when God says His
Mary saw Yeshua in the garden on the first day of the
week, the day after the weekly Sabbath. Why did she
think He was the gardener?
Yeshua was not in a flower bed as so many may visualize,
He was in a garden. And the reason Mary thought He was
the gardener was that He was gathering His sheaf of
First Fruits to wave as He, The High Priest, is
commanded to do.
Yeshua was risen from the dead to become the first
fruits of them that slept (1Co. 15:20).
Note: Some say the commandments of God were done away
with, then why is Yeshua Himself still obeying them by
waving the sheaf of First Fruits?
Answer: They have NOT been done away with. Yeshua's
blood was shed for the remission of OUR sins not the
remission of GOD's commandments.
The following additional information is added for
Forgotten origins breed twisted truth. Our Lord’s
Resurrection and Easter Sunday Morning are NOT the same.
(*Read a brief explanation of Easter at the close of
It was not implied in the above study that the Lord’s
resurrection was at sunrise and the scripture certainly
doesn't say it either. We need to un-brainwash ourselves
from that old teaching assuming our Lord was raised at
sunrise. That teaching stems from the Pagan Easter
Sunday Sunrise Sun Worship Service that has been
spoon-fed to us since we were little children. This
pagan holiday has been crammed down our throats cloaked
with the biblical theme of our Lord's resurrection until
we’ve finally swallowed it hook line and sinker.
As the chart above illustrates, Yeshua was most likely
raised late in the evening exactly at the close of the
3rd day in the tomb (the end of the weekly Sabbath) just
as the 1st day of the week was beginning, making Yeshua
the LIVING FULFILLMENT OF THE FEAST OF FIRST FRUITS (see
chart above). The scripture even says that Christ was
raised from the dead becoming the firstfruits of them
that slept. However, many do not bother to learn the
Feasts of the LORD, thinking they are the Jews feasts or
just a bunch of Jewish stuff that doesn't apply any
Nothing could be further from the truth!! In Lev. 23 God
is very plain saying they are HIS Feasts. Yes He says
they are HIS Feasts.
Beside all that, If He is our God, and we claim to be
His people, and we know that Yeshua (His Son) is the
Messiah, shouldn't we, at the very least, learn what His
Feasts are all about and just exactly what they
represent; after all they are the PROPHETIC BLUEPRINT to
God's Plan! And it's none other than Yeshua who's going
around fulfilling them one right after another! There
are only three left unfulfilled and they are: (1) the
Feast of Trumpets (we've all heard of the "last trump"),
(2) the Day of Atonment, (we've certainly hear of the
Judgment day), and (3) the Feast of Tabernacles or
Booths (and most of us have heard about the wedding
feast too). It can't get anymore obvious than that.
The Scripture cannot be broken. The prophecy says the
Messiah will be cut off in the MIDST OF THE WEEK. The
4th day of the week is the midst of every week. Even the
original Passover in Egypt was also on the 4th day of
the week. The 4th day of the week is even when the
lights of Heaven were created, and we all know who the
Light of the World is.
In order for the Messiah to accomplish these four
things: (1) to be cut off in the midst of the week, (2)
the Jews to observe the Passover on the wrong day, (3)
Yeshua to fulfill the prophecy of three full days and
nights in the belly of the Earth, and (4) to be raised
on the Feast of First Fruits, on the day after the
weekly Sabbath (YESHUA BEING THE LIVING EXAMPLE OF THE
FEASTS HIMSELF), He must have been crucified on the 4th
day of the week (the 14th of Nisan) and His lifeless
body placed in the belly of the earth that evening
(beginning the 5th day of the week), calculated as
follows: the 15th of Nisan (the Feast of Un-leavened),continuing
through the 16th of Nisan, and to the close of the 17th
of Nisan, totaling the 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb
and risen on the 18th on Nisan, the 1st day after the
weekly Sabbath, fulfilling the Feast of First Fruits,
which is on the 1st day of the week.
As stated before, the scripture is not explicit about
the exact minute of His resurrection. Since Yeshua is
Lord of the Sabbath also (Mark 2:28), it is more likely
that He was raised at the end of the Sabbath at the
going down of the sun (the completion of 3 days and
nights) just when God says His day starts.
Why does the day count start at the evening instead of
the daytime, and why are the 3 days mentioned before the
3 nights? Think about it for a minute....When does God
say HIS day begins? Check out creation in Genesis and HE
tells us: ”and the evening and the morning was the 1st
day.” His day begins with the evening…
What was Yeshua doing hanging around until daylight? He
was waiting to gather his sheaf of First Fruits to wave
before God as He, the High Priest, is commanded to do on
the day after the weekly Sabbath, which falls during the
Feast of Un-Leavened Bread. That is why Mary thought He
was the Gardner, He was gathering His sheaf to wave, He
sure wasn’t smelling the flowers. Besides, the Scripture
says He was in a GARDEN, NOT A FLOWERBED as most
Plus, according to the purification Laws, when touching
the dead, you are unclean for seven days. He even told
Mary not to touch Him and that He hadn’t even ascended
to the Father yet. Neither did He show himself fully to
His disciples until the 8th day after which He was
clean, The Scripture was very clear to make that point
Some of the crucifixion is touched on in the "Daniel's
However it is not intended to debate which hour or how
long He was on the tree (not cross), but rather to point
out the first day in the tomb showing the real 3 days
and 3 nights, de-bunking the Good Friday and Easter
It is more than obvious Yeshua was put in the tomb at
the close of the midst of the week, which was the close
of the forth day of the week (the 14th of Nisan), which
began the FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD that evening (the
15th). Even in death His lifeless body fulfilled and
represented this Feast of the LORD also. And of course
after First Fruits comes the Feast of Weeks, called
Pentecost in the Christian Community, when the Apostles,
after receiving the Holy Ghost, spoke in tongues.
Yep, He fulfilled them all (filled them up full of
meaning) in an 100-fold measure except for the last
three which is obvious He will fulfill upon His Glorious
*A very brief history explanation on Roman Paganoligy:
I would like to make one thing clear right up front;
Easter is NOT the LORD's Passover. Easter has nothing to
do with God or anything Holy.
Easter is a disgusting pagan festival associated with
fertility and false god worship which came down from the
ancient Babylonian times, long before the Christian or
Easter, it just so-happens, was celebrated in the Spring
close enough to the LORD's real Passover that the enemy
of God was able to use the ole "bait and switch" on our
slumbering Christian Community who now think they are
honoring the resurrection of our Lord when in actuality
they participating in one of the most un-holy holidays
of the year.
Romans worshiped many false gods. One of their major
pagan god worship was the days of “Weeping for Tammuz”
(Eze8:14), now called Lent. This pagan festival lasts
for 40 days (one day for each year of the life for
Tammuz who was killed at the age of 40 by a wild boar).
The final week of weeping for Tammuz is called Holy
Week. Holy Week began on what was originally called “The
Festival of the Entry of the Tree” (now called Palm
Sunday). At the end of the so-called Holy Week (the
final week of weeping for Tammuz), comes another
festival that was originally called “The Day of Blood,”
yep, you guessed it, it's now called Good Friday. We now
come to the final pagan worship festival in the
conjoined festivals called Astarte or Ishtar (worshiping
the Queen of Heaven – Jer. 7:18 and 44:18-25). It took
place on Sunday morning at sunrise worshiping the rising
sun (Eze8:16). Its modern day name is Easter or more
accurately EAST-ERR. Check it out for yourself………
Who was Tammuz :
After the death of Nimrod, it was said that He ascended
up into the heavens as the first man-god. Then, at a
later time, his widowed wife turned up pregnant. She
claimed to be impregnated by sunrays sent from her late
husband, Nimrod, who was going to give re-birth to
The truth of the matter is that she was impregnated by
an inessential affair with her own son, fathered by
Nimrod. When the baby was born, he was named Tammuz, the
re-incarnation of Nimrod.
Tammuz was killed by a wild boar at the age of 40.
Nimrod’s wife, upon her death, was claimed to have
ascended into heaven becoming Astarte or Ishtar, the
queen of heaven.
Forgotten origns breed twisted truth.........