Does the Passover story prove Yahweh’s calendar found in the book of Enoch?
Short answer, yes!
But by now you should know better… Let’s dive right in.
“Then some of the scribes and Pharisees answered him, saying, “Teacher, we wish to see a sign from you.” But he answered them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”Matthew 12:38-40
I believe it is very important to understand the time frame the gospel-events provide, in order to observe the Passover on the right day.
👉 If you are new to my blog, please consider reading Yahweh’s Calendar Part 1 before continuing. I explain much of our research about the calendar.
We believe this is the time-frame of the Passover week found in scripture. The calendar found in Enoch lines up perfectly with the events. The Dead Sea scrolls are a witness to how the priest observed the appointed times, bearing witness to the calendar found in Enoch.
On the 13th day of the first month (Monday) the disciples asked Messiah about the Passover meal. So he sent them to go prepare for it. There was a house already waiting for them to fellowship. At that meal Messiah stated that He desired to partake in this meal but then said He couldn’t because His time was drawing near (Luke 22:15-16).
I firmly believe that this was not the Passover meal. Messiah is the true Passover lamb and I believe He was crucified on Passover, as indicated by the scripture.
After the last meal with His disciples, he was arrested on that same evening.
The next day was the 14th (Tuesday). He was slayed at 3 PM just as scripture states on Mount Calvary.
This is the fulfillment of Scripture.
The lamb was to be killed at 3 PM and consumed that evening. (Matthew 27:45)
It likely took Joseph and Nicodemus all night to prepare his body for burial. Jewish custom shows us the proper linens and spices for burial preparation. They had to collect the necessary spices and ask permission to prepare his body before the next day because it was a high sabbath (first day of unleavened bread). This would have been a process.
Therefore, his body was likely put in a temporary grave until he was properly prepared. (Matthew 27:57, John 19:39)
At 6 AM on the 15th (Wednesday) the first day of unleavened bread, which is a high sabbath and fulfillment of scripture…
👑 Messiah being without sin, took sin to the grave!
He was placed in the heart of the earth just as Matthew 12 tells us. The time clock for the 3 days would have begun on day 4, 5, 6 (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday).
72 hours later Messiah resurrected on the morning of the weekly sabbath, Shabbat. Making him lord of the sabbath! (Luke 6:5)
“Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the tomb.”Matthew 28:1
This verse is showing us Messiah was already gone before Shabbat was over making Him lord of the sabbath!
He and the saints that were released from the graves – quite possibly the 24 elders (Matthew 27:52-53) – rested on the sabbath.
Eight days later, AFTER the feast of unleavened was over, on day 26 (Sunday) the 24 elders would be the first fruits of His renewed covenant and would go to the Father! The shadow-picture of the Moedim (first 3 feast days) completely fulfilled by Messiah!
“These are the appointed feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you shall proclaim at the time appointed for them. In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight, is the Lord ‘s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; for seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work. But you shall present a food offering to the Lord for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; you shall not do any ordinary work.”Leviticus 23:4-8
❗️❗️ Interesting note: Passover is the only feast day with two opportunities to participate. If the disciples had understood the Torah as they should have, they could’ve had the 2nd Passover opportunity with Messiah that next month. He stayed for at least 40 days during the weeks leading up to Shavuot. But they rushed home to participate in the high sabbath instead of watching for his signs.
Once you have participated in the 1st Passover you can not observe the second one. It’s only meant for those who had to bury their dead, leading up to Passover. Very interesting that it’s the only feast day with a 2nd chance, and the apostles missed it. This is why Messiah said he desired to eat the Passover with them… he knew he wouldn’t.
“In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight they shall keep it. They shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.”Numbers 9:11
We (my hubs and me) believe that the “last super” was NOT the Passover meal. He died the next day on Passover.
Messiah was the true Passover.
They ate bread with yeast (leaven) in it, the night of “the last supper”, so it couldn’t have been Passover.
Messiah would have never broken the Commandments. Remember, he said he wanted to eat it with them but that his time was coming.
“And He said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; for I say to you, I shall not eat it again until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”Luke 22:15-16
Also the pharisees, at his crucification, had to leave to kill the Passover lamb. Validating it was Passover that he was sacrificed, fulfilling the scriptures.
“Now then, since it was the day of preparation, to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews requested of Pilate that their legs be broken, and the bodies be taken away.”John 19:31
The next day was a high sabbath. This does not mean it’s Shabbat (regular sabbath each week). The next day was the first day of unleavened bread and it was a high sabbath day.
Messiah was prophesied to be slaughtered in the “middle” or “midst” of the week. Friday doesn’t fit.
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.”Daniel 9:26-27
According to the calendar given to Enoch and practiced by the priest found in the DSS (dead sea scrolls)…
Passover was/is always on day 3 (Tuesday).
The first day of the feast of unleavened bread starts on day 4 (Wednesday).
The feast of first fruits is always on the morrow after the sabbath; day 1 (Sunday) which is after the feast of unleavened bread ends.
We then begin to count the Omer (weeks) to the day of Shavuot or Pentecost, which is 50 days later and always on the first day of the week (Sunday).
The portion of the Dead Sea scrolls, section Q320-30,337 of the calendar of priestly duty, are a witness of how the priest would keep this very schedule. Validating the calendar found in Enoch.
The feast days are all a foreshadowing of Messiah.
Unleavened Bread: removal of sin/burial
First Fruits: resurrection
Shavuot/Pentecost: gift of the spirit
These first four feast days have already been fulfilled. In real time!
We believe that the last three feast days are not yet fulfilled but will be in real time just as the first four were.
We eagerly await his return!
Trumpets: His return
Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement: His judgment
Sukkot/Feast of Tabernacles: eternity with him.
The wedding feast of joy! Also, Sukkot, which is in September, is when Messiah was born.
There are so many scripture proofs that indicate Messiah did not follow the Jewish calendar based on lunar traditions from Babylon. But it will have to be addressed in another post.
For now, here are some “bread crumbs” from one of the Psalms that points us to Enoch…
“The heavens tell of the glory of God; And their expanse declares the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, And night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; Their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out into all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun, Which is like a groom coming out of his chamber; It rejoices like a strong person to run his course. Its rising is from one end of the heavens, And its circuit to the other end of them; And there is nothing hidden from its heat. The Law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much pure gold; Sweeter also than honey and drippings of the honeycomb. Moreover, Your servant is warned by them; In keeping them there is great reward. Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults. Also keep Your servant back from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I will be innocent, And I will be blameless of great wrongdoing. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.”Psalms 19:1-14
The translators used the word ‘chambers’ in the Bible. In Enoch they use the word ‘gates’. Both are describing the same thing!
🧐 As always, test everything for yourself! 🔥
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