In this post I will lay out what I have discovered to be the perfect fit for the sign of “three days and three nights” that Jesus left to those asked Him for “one more sign”. When He spoke of three days and three nights, it is literally what He meant, three literal complete days and three literal and complete nights. No more and no less. Continue reading “Three Days and Three Nights: Literally, Three Days and Three Nights”
Recall what the Lord Jesus Christ told the multitudes in Matthew 5:18: “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.” Most of us looking at Hebrew characters, would not even notice a jot or a tittle. We would probably see it is a small ink blot and think nothing of it. The reference Jesus uses here, emphasizes that He came to fulfill every single last detail of the law and that nothing would remain incomplete. With regards to the three days and three nights, it also applies. Continue reading “Three Days and Three Nights: Every Jot and Tittle”
Following the spices will lead us to a very practical and simple solution to the three days and three nights between the burial and resurrection of Jesus, and there really is nothing spicy about it. Although, I must say, resolving the apparent contradictions in the gospel accounts is quite a savory proposition. Continue reading “Three Days and Three Nights: A Spicy Solution”
In a previous post we looked at a number of Scripture references related to the three days and three nights will relation to the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. When summarizing the verses, we noticed different statements: “the third day”, “after three days”, and “three days and three nights”.
The Scriptures do not contradict themselves, and so we are left with the question as to how these three different statements can mean the same thing. When we look at the buying and preparation of spices, we discover that by their actions the women hold the key to the whole mystery as to when Jesus died, was buried and rose again. Continue reading “Three Days and Three Nights: The Women hold the Key”
When someone makes a comment about the three days and three nights as related to the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, the conversation usually heats up a little when people are convinced about what it means, and about how it was fulfilled. But when asked about how they came to believe what they believe, they are a little less adamant, and begin to hum and haw, unsure of the source of their beliefs.
The likelihood is, that the majority of people reading this post would say that Jesus died on a Friday and rose again on the Sunday. And why would most say that? Simply put, it is because tradition teaches that Jesus died on Friday afternoon and rose on Sunday morning. Bear with me for a few posts and I will outline how that the Friday afternoon death and the Sunday morning resurrection belief is based on tradition and not on the Scriptures. Continue reading “Three Days and Three Nights: According to the Scriptures”