When I attended the Christian Church, I would opt to take Good Friday off from work (if I was employed at the time). We were taught that Christ died on Friday, and that we celebrated His Resurrection on Easter Sunday or Resurrection Sunday. Good Friday services typically consisted of various preachers that were given 10 minutes to basically “outpreach” one another for “The 7 Last Words of Christ” service. Most of the time, we would end up leaving early.
Even then, I wondered what did eggs and bunnies have to do with Christ? Why is Christianity always mixed with a hint of paganism? I even wrote a blog post about it. I know now that it is much deeper than that. Good Friday is part of the deception.
Good Friday is marked on the Gregorian calendar on Friday, March 30. The Jewish Passover starts on the evening of Friday, March 30 and ends on Saturday, April 7. Easter is on Sunday, April 1, which is also April Fools’ Day. The fool doesn’t believe in any Power (Psalm 14:1). Is it a coincidence that these two events are on the same day? Each year, Good Friday and Easter fall on different days. Sometimes it’s in March, and other years it’s in April.
The Hebrew calendar is set up according to the Most High’s time. The new year started on March 10th at sunset, not on January 1st at 12 midnight. The Zondervan compact Bible dictionary defines Nisan as the first month of the year from March-April. When the Most High began creation, He separated the day from the night. “And the evening and the morning were the first day” (Gen. 1:5). In actuality , a new day begins at sunset. Fourteen days after the new year is Passover (Lev. 23:5), which started on the evening of March 23 and ended the evening of March 24. We then began the Feast of Unleavened Bread. This feast will end Friday evening at sunset. It is the same time each year. Why does the Jewish Passover fall on a different day? Because they follow the moon, which is 10 days off from the sun’s cycle.
To understand the significance of Passover, we’ll have to start with Moses. The Most High chose Moses to lead the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 3:7-21). During this time, the Egyptians fell under many plagues since Pharoah, with his hardened heart, would not let the chosen people go. Passover originated here. On the 10th day of the first month, which is Nisan, each household of Israel was instructed to get a healthy, male lamb. On the 14th day in the evening, which is the start of Passover, they were told to kill the lamb and spread the blood on the door (Exodus 12:3-7).
They were to roast the lamb and eat all of it with bitter herbs and unleavened bread. The bitter herbs represented our bondage. That night, the Most High killed all of the firstborn Egyptian males. The angel of death passed over the Israelite households in which blood had been placed on the door and its posts (Exodus 12:3-32) After this plague, Pharoah released the Israelites in fear of their own lives (Exodus 12:33). They left in such a haste that they did not have time to put leavening in the bread. We celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread right after Passover on the 15th day of Nisan for 7 days.
As it relates to Christ, he was our Passover Lamb. He loved us that much. Christ came to save the lost. He prepared by having his Last Supper and first communion with the disciples a day earlier. Judas Iscariot betrayed Christ for 30 pieces of silver. Christ died on a Sabbath (Saturday) in the evening the same hour the lambs were sacrificed in the days of Moses.
So, where does Good Friday come from? What is the purpose? Even if a Christian were to say that Christ died on Friday evening and rose on Easter Sunday, you don’t get three days. Easter has pagan origins, and it has nothing to do with Christ. Good Friday only adds to the deception. Another deception about Christ is his appearance. We often see this image of him on the cross. However, the scriptures describe Christ as having hair like wool and feet the color of burnt brass. He is also from the tribe of Judah. What group of people are known for having dark skin and wooly hair? I’ll let you think about it.
I referenced many scriptures so that you can have an understanding. As I always tell you, please do your own research on these holidays. We get caught up on tradition, feelings, and doing what WE want that we don’t realize when we’re under a strong delusion. Shalom!