Monday, April 14, 2014

Holding to a Wednesday Crucifixion

In his book, "Wednesday Crucifixion", George Miller clearly presents this position and the biblical rationale for it.  In summary:

"Mark gives us a clear and uncomplicated series of entrances of the Lord Jesus into the city of Jerusalem.

His first entrance had to be on a SATURDAY, or He would have broken the Sabbath by walking from Jericho to Jerusalem the previous day.  "And they brought the colt to Jesus and put their garments on it;  and He sat upon it.  And many spread their garments in the road, and others spread leafy branches which they had cut from the fields.  And those who went before, and those who followed after, were crying out, 'HOSANNA!  BLESSED IS HE WHO COMES IN THE NAME OF THE LORD; Blessed is the coming kingdom of our father David;  HOSANNA in the highest.'  And He entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking all around, He departed for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late," (Mark 11:7-11).  

His 2nd entrance (SUNDAY) was as Priest.  "And they came to Jerusalem.  And He entered the temple and began to cast out those who were buying and selling in the temple, and overturned the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who were selling doves; and He would not permit anyone to carry goods through the temple," (Mark 11:15, 16).

His 3rd entrance (MONDAY), [from Bethany, again] was as Prophet.  "And they came again to Jerusalem.  And as He was walking in the temple, the chief priests, and scribes, and elders came to Him, and began saying to Him, 'By what authority are You doing these things, or who gave You this authority to do these things?'  And Jesus said to them, 'I will ask you one question, and you answer Me, and then I will tell you by what authority I do these things.  'Was the baptism of John from heaven, or from men? Answer Me.'  And they began reasoning with one another, saying, 'If we say, 'From heaven,' He will say, 'Then why did you not believe him?'  But shall we say, 'From men?' -- they were afraid of the multitude, for all considered John to have been a prophet indeed.  And answering Jesus, they said, 'We do not know.'  And Jesus said to them, 'Neither will I tell you by what authority I do these things,' " (Mark 11: 27-33).

TUESDAY was the Preparation Day, and after the trials He was executed on the following day:  WEDNESDAY.

NOTE:  In fulfillment of Exodus 12:3, 5, 6, the Lord Jesus (as the sacrificed Passover Lamb [I Corinthians 5:7], was inspected for FOUR DAYS, from the 10th day of the month (a Sabbath day), to the 14th day of the same month.  

Three days and three nights (like Jonah [Matthew 12:40]) He was in the tomb.  He then arose from the dead on the first day of the week (our Saturday night), the Jewish first day of the week."

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