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Bible Truth, Issue #013
April 07, 2012
The Uncovered Truth of Christianity
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Hi Everyone! Happy Easter! In this issue, I wanted to give you some background information on Easter. Firstly, let’s talk about Palm Sunday. Most churches celebrate Palm Sunday on the Sunday before Easter. They believe that Palm Sunday foreshadows Jesus’ death and resurrection. This came from the verse in John:
John 12:12-13 – On the morrow, a great multitude that came to the feast, having heard that Jesus doth come to Jerusalem, took the branches of the palms, and went forth to meet him, and were crying, ‘Hosanna, blessed [is] he who coming in the name of the Lord – the king of Israel; (YLT)
A parallel verse can be seen in Revelation:
Revelation 7:9-10 – After these things I saw, and lo, a great multitude, which to number no one was able, out of all nations, and tribes, and peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne, and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands, and crying with a great voice, saying, ‘The salvation [is] to Him who is sitting upon the throne – to our God, and to the Lamb! (YLT)
In both verses, people greet Jesus with palm branches. However, Revelation is talking about the Second Coming. Thus, when Jesus arrives in John, He is actual foreshadowing His Second Coming as described in Revelation. Also, in John, Jesus is arriving for the Feast of Tabernacles. The Age of Tabernacles begins with the Second Coming, followed by a thousand year reign of Jesus.
Now, let’s get to Easter itself. Firstly, the Last Supper took place on Thursday night, April 2, 33 A.D. as described in Luke 22. Then, Jesus was crucified at 9am the following morning, on Friday, April 3. A lunar eclipse took place that afternoon to signify the passing of the Passover Age into the Pentecostal Age. Jesus was then resurrected on Sunday, April 5. So the “three days” was not a literal 72 hours. For more details on this, see my article on the Second Coming:
What about the Easter traditions? The tradition of chocolate came from Belgium in the 1950s, where church bells were not wrung a few days before Easter to mourn the death of Christ. Children were told that the church bells flew away, but later came back with chocolate. In England, Ireland, and Scotland around the same time, a tradition stared in which children rolled decorated eggs down hills to symbolize the rolling away of Jesus’ tombstone. In the United States, they began a tradition of hiding decorated eggs and having children find them.
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Happy Easter and God Bless!
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