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SNT 0282 Three Days and Three Nights Exodus 12

Three Days and Three Nights

March 5, 1967

Teaching regarding the day Jesus Christ died, both Old and new Testament references..
SNT – 282

Topic: draft, Passover, God, nights, lamb, weekly sabbath, died, sabbath, sunset, Sunday, Jesus, crucified, rise
Format: audio
Publication Date: 03-05-1967

Victor Paul Wierwille was a Bible scholar and teacher for over four decades.

By means of Dr. Wierwille's dynamic teaching of the accuracy and integrity of God's Word, foundational class and advanced class graduates of Power for Abundant Living have learned that the one great requirement for every student of the Bible is to rightly divide the Word of Truth. Thus, his presentation of the Word of God was designed for students who desire the in-depth-accuracy of God’s Word.

In his many years of research, Dr. Wierwille studied with such men as Karl Barth, E. Stanley Jones, Glenn Clark, Bishop K.C. Pillai, and George M. Lamsa. His formal training included Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Theology degrees from Mission House (Lakeland) College and Seminary. He studied at the University of Chicago and at Princeton Theological Seminary from which he received a Master of Theology degree in Practical Theology. Later he completed his work for the Doctor of Theology degree.

Dr. Wierwille taught the first class on Power for Abundant Living in 1953.

Books by Dr. Wierwille include: Are the Dead Alive Now? published in 1971; Receiving the Holy Spirit Today published in 1972; five volumes of Studies in Abundant Living— The Bible Tells Me So (1971), The New, Dynamic Church (1971), The Word's Way (1971), God's Magnified Word (1977), Order My Steps in Thy Word (1985); Jesus Christ Is Not God (1975); Jesus Christ Our Passover (1980); and Jesus Christ Our Promised Seed (1982).

Dr. Wierwille researched God's Word, taught, wrote, and traveled worldwide, holding forth the accuracy of God's "wonderful, matchless" Word.

Exo 12:1-11; (Joh 21:15ff)

Mat 12:40; Exo 12:14-16, 18; Joh 19:31

Mat 28:5, 6; Mar 16:6; Luk 24:6, 7; Mat 12:40; 1Co 15:3, 4; Mat 27:45, 50, 51

Luk 24:21




SUMMARY KEYWORDS: Passover, God, nights, lamb, weekly sabbath, died, sabbath, sunset, Sunday, Jesus, crucified, rise

The day Jesus Christ died, I want to discuss with you and take you into the Word of God and let you see for again, your see for yourself again, the great accuracy with which the Word of God sets these things forth. And how we have been going on week after week, month after month, year after year, mainly by what people have taught us, rather than why what the Word of God says. I know that as we deal with the month, the day of the month and the day of the week that Jesus Christ died and arose again, that we're going to be cutting across especially for our radio audience. And for some of you people, perhaps through here in the biblical Research Center for the first time tonight. But I'm sure that for many of our radio people tonight, I will be dealing with sections on the Word of God which are entirely strange to them from the right dividing. The reason we hold many of these opinions we hold is simply because somebody has told us they were so and so we simply accepted them without reading them and studying them for ourselves. I know that Good Friday, is commonly accepted as the day on which Christ Jesus died. And in other words, he was crucified. As far as I'm concerned, it was a good day when Jesus Christ was crucified for our sins as we sang in that wonderful him just a moment ago, and I thank God that Jesus Christ took our sins and so forth. But it is wrong biblically speaking, to make Friday, the day of the event of the death of Jesus Christ. If Friday were the true day, of the event of the death of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, then Jesus Christ arose from the dead, after being in the grave, only one night, and one day, and this contradicts all the Word of God and all the scriptures in the Word of God. But the reason we have been going by this is because we've been acclimatized this way, because of the pictures, we see the services we go through the environment in which we live, and hardly any man's got the courage to stand up against society or against environment. And so instead of taking a stand on the accuracy of God's word, we just go along with what everybody's yakking about, and what they've been doing for centuries, right or wrong. Had the Apostle Paul been that way you and I would not have had the word of God. And Peter been that way we wouldn't have had the word of God. Had the prophets of old been this way, we wouldn't have the word of God. These men dared to hear God's word and then they knew God's Word that took the stand. It costs Jeremiah the PIP. It costs Polly's neck costs Peter his neck, and yet somehow or other these men stood. And it seems to me if we're worth our salt, if we're worth being Christians, and having the name of Christian, the least we can do is work the integrity of God's word when God's word says something and we say yea and amen. If it contradicts what society believes, nuts to society, if it contradicts what the organized outfits have taught someone, you don't have to go by the pictures you see on the wall or in religious publications, we are bound to go by the word of God. And let me remind you before I teach this tremendous truth, again tonight, that the Word declares that God said he's worried about his name of all of God's works, the greatest of his works is His Word. And he said, He's worried above his name. And you and I can only manifest the more abundant life and walk in the light as He is the light if we rightly divide the word of truth. And to the end, we write a divided will have the true word to the end, we wrongly divided will have air, we may be very sincere, but sincerity is no guarantee for truth. Truth is truth, and nobody believes it. So we're gonna begin with tonight, we're in that great book of Exodus chapter 12. In order to understand the day Jesus Christ died, the month, the day of the month, the day of the week, and so forth, you will have to become very familiar with some of these records in the Old Testament. Here in Exodus, chapter 12, I want to begin reading with the first verse. And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the line of Egypt, saying, this month shall be unto you the beginning of months, it shall be the first month of the year to you, speaking unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, in the 10th day of this month, they shall take to them every man, a lamb, what day of the month, the 10th day of the month, they were to take the lamb according to the house of their fathers Eliam for the house. And if the household be too little, for one lamb for the lamb for one Lamb, and by the way, this had to be a lamb, male lamb of the first year. Remember after the appearance In terms of Jesus, when he appeared to Peter,


he said to Peter lovest, Tommy and Peter said, Sure, you know, I love you. And in the King James, it says, Feed my sheep or Feed my lambs and this kind of thing. The truth is in the text, it says, first of all, feed Mike male lambs. The second one in in that record is feed my female lambs. And the third record should read Feed my sheep. These male lambs of the first year were kept in on the best grass, they were attended only by the shepherd himself, the master or one in his household, because out of that fold of those male lambs had to come that one lamb which was to be used on this wonderful occasion we're reading about. Now, verse five, your lamb shall be without one blemish, or male of the first year. He shall take it out from among the sheep out from among the male sheep is what he's talking about. And from the goats. Now, you know why they kept goats among the among those male lambs, because the goats wouldn't run like cheap and get their horns pitched and go after a felon. So they kept some goats around these male lambs for protection. I don't know somebody told me what you had a goat. Nah. Then among sheep, the dogs wouldn't chase him. I don't know if that's true, or isn't it true? They chase him like crazy anyways. Good man. I know anything about dogs, but know little about the word. So we'll go here. Now verse six, and he shall keep it the lamb until they want 14th day that God on the 10th day, now they kept it until the 14th day of the same month, and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. shall kill it in the evening, the word evening is to your knowledge, today would be the word afternoon. Evening, evening started with with that period of three o'clock, and they had to slay the lamb, the Passover lamb at three o'clock, he shall keep it to the evening to the afternoon, three o'clock. And they shall take the blood and strike it on the two side posts, and on the upper posts of the houses Wherein they shall eat it, and they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire and unleavened bread. And with bitter herbs, they shall eat it. Eat not a bit wrong or sound at all with water, but roast with fire his head with his legs and so forth, and he shall let nothing of it remain until what? The morning and he shall burn it with fire, and that shall eat it with your lines, what girded shoes on your feet, your staff in your hand, and you shall eat it, how? in haste, like nobody's business, just ate a poem, get it over with. And they had to stand to do this with their loins girt. Their feet, feet chod choose on their feet, their staff in their hand, they stood up deep the Passover, for remarkable, because as I was telling you in this little volume here, when you study what Passover Did Jesus eat, he could not have eaten the Lord's Supper could not have been the Passover. Why? If for no other reason, the Bible says he sat down. This told him stand up, get your shoes laced up and get yourself ready to go. This is the Passover we're reading about how he couldn't have eaten the past and we may have eaten something else but he could not have eaten the Passover because it said he sat down with his disciples. Here they were. He didn't haste for It's the Lord's what? Passover now that's wonderful. Remembering these things. Now, this will help you a little later on. First of all, they went to get the lamb on the 10th day. They groomed him, got him ready for the Passover. And the Passover was celebrated on the 15th of knights on the 15th of the first month, although it was slain on the 13th at evening, it was slain on the 14th in the afternoon, three o'clock.


Then it was it was prepared after that three o'clock hour so that by sunset it was Ready to eat. And at sunset immediately after sunset, which started the 15th of ninth on, they all gathered around, they stood up, they ate the flesh, and they did with a blood what the Word of God says they sprinkle it over their doors of their house and so forth. Now, in Matthew chapter 12, remembering some of these things, we're going to put it all together for you tonight.


Matthew chapter 12. Garrett says very plainly in verse 44, as Jonas was three days and three nights, I'm in Matthew 1240. In the whale's belly, or fish's belly as the text gives it, so shall the Son of Man be what? Three days and three nights were in the heart of the earth, as Jonas was three days and three nights, so the Son of man shall be three days and three nights. Now a part of a day in Jewish reckoning, may be considered a whole day, complete day. In other words, if you have one hour left in the day, you could say, well, that was Saturday. But whenever the Bible uses the word day and night, it becomes a literal period of 24 hours. This is the difference, even by the greatest stretch of logic, which usually ends up being your logical guarding this for you. The most anybody can get out of Jewish reckoning from Friday night to Easter Sunday morning, would be Friday night, Saturday day, Saturday night. Sunday. That's all you could get out of it. With greatest reckoning. Then what about Scripture like this, where the word says he'd be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth? You know wasn't an Exodus we read about this convocation. Right? Right, a little further down. We go back to Exodus 12. I better cover this with you tonight. So to get it very plain.


Because the first thing you've got to note now after the record that as Jonah was three days and three nights, so the Son of man would be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. You've got to come back to Exodus, to discover something that has caused all the air regarding the death of Jesus, they have not understood that the first day of the feast of the Passover was a Sabbath day, that it had nothing to do with what day of the week it came. That the first day if it came on Tuesday, that first day would be a Sabbath day. If it came on Wednesday, that first day would be a Sabbath day. If it came on Saturday, the first day would be a one Sabbath day. But if it came on Saturday, which was the weekly Sabbath of the Jews, then this Passover would take precedence over the weekly Sabbath, just like Christmas takes precedent for us today or for our people in this society. If there's a Christmas that comes on a Sunday, sometimes 20 minutes, right Christmas is would do the deal. If Christmas comes on Tuesday, we have a celebration. If Christmas comes on Sunday, we have a one. But then the Christmas celebration takes precedent over the weekly Sunday if it carries greater significance and importance you understand. Now the Passover is just like this. So here in Exodus 12. Now, verse 14, Exodus 12, and this shall be unto you for a memorial and he shall keep it a feast to the Lord throughout your generations. He shall keep it a feast by an ordinance forever. Seven days he shall eat unleavened bread, even the first day he shall put away Lebanon of your houses for whosoever eateth leavened bread From the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel. Now verse 16, in the first day, there shall be a watt, holy Khan vocation. The word con vocation is translated at other places Sabbath, holy Sabbath, a holy day, a Sabbath day. And in the walk day, seventh day, there shall be and holy, and vocation, see it. So on the first day, and on the seventh day, they would have a Sabbath day, holy convocation of that Passover feast. Now, going down to verse 18, of this chapter 12.


And in the first month on the 14th day of the month, at even, he shall eat unleavened bread on kill the one and 21st day of the month, at even. Now, I think this is very plain, isn't it? That let's say the the Passover came on a Tuesday, then that Tuesday would be a holy convocation, they are high Sabbath day. Would it have anything to do with the weekly Sabbath? No, no, no, when the weekly Sabbath would come, that would fall into line, like every weekly Sabbath did for them. But this is the only thing you have to remember. In working the years, you'll have to remember that sometimes, because the Passover date shift, some times that Passover would fall on the weekly Sabbath. And if it should fall on a weekly Sabbath, that Passover would take precedence over the weekly Sabbath. But that is not true of the year when our Lord and Savior died. It didn't fall on the weekly Sabbath, as we shall see when we work. The word in the Gospel of John, is a verse of Scripture that has missed been misunderstood. And this perhaps is why so much air has been taught. John chapter 19. John 19, verse 31, talking about the death of Jesus Christ, it says in verse 31, The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, the Preparation Day was on the 14th, of nice on the Passover was on the 15th. The first of the month, shall first year of the month shall always be this month, and on the 15th day of the month, this so far, because it was the preparation, preparation and be the 14, that the body should not remain upon the cross. On that, what? Sabbath day, that Sabbath day. You see, and the people that have read this, the theologians, the commentaries and the rest of the lay people that keep reading this. Immediately when it says Sabbath day, what did they think of Saturday? And if the day of preparation was the day before the Sabbath, and if they are right, then Christ must have died on what they Good Friday on Friday was good, but Friday, good. You see how they got to it yet? Why didn't they read what's written, because if you just read the next phase, it tells you what kind of Sabbath this was for that Sabbath. That Sabbath was, and one high day and the word high days holy convocation. Then that Sabbath was the first day of the Feast of Passover, which would be on the 15th of night son said so. Now this has been what caused all the misunderstanding of the word. And so we've held on to our tradition, our teaching, contrary to what the Word says, and we've been sincere, but insert is no guarantee for truth. And if you ever want people, young people to really believe God's word is going to have to fit reason young people don't believe anything. God's word good, nothing fits anyways. Nobody's ever tried to fit it. All they do is push it down our throat we have to believe what they've already erroneously endeavored to teach us through the years. Therefore, we need a place like the way ministry where people can research the word where we can go directly to the word speak. And then if somebody wants to believe it wonderful if they don't want to believe it, praise God. They can never question whether you want to believe it, or I want to question the integrity of the word. That's all I believe almost every Christian I've ever met, is absolutely convinced that the Bible record all in all for the Gospels, but especially in the synoptic, gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, that all for the Gospels, but especially those synoptic gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, teach that Jesus Christ got up on Easter Sunday morning. There is not one record in any of the Synoptic Gospels that says that Jesus Christ got up on Easter Sunday morning. I'm going to read them with you, Matthew. Don't go home yet. Matthew chapter 28. Now, I'm not going to read the entire chapter in this kind of thing, but I'm going to show you those verses, which will teach the accuracy that I'm setting before you.


Verse five, and the angel answered, instead of the woman fear not G four, I know that G seek Jesus wept. Next word was what? Crucified, verse six, he is not want, for he has just now arisen. No, doesn't say he just got up then does it? It says he has already want. Doesn't say when it just says he was already up by the time they got there. That's a wonderful truth. Come see the place where the Lord laid. Now this is exactly what every gospel teaches just like this, that when these people came there early on what we refer to as Easter Sunday morning, they came to the CEP occur. They it doesn't say Jesus got up then but every record says that he had already risen, he was already up. So you got to go to other records in the Word of God to find out when he got up. Because you can't find out from Matthew, Mark or Luke, check mark chapter 16.


Mark, chapter 16 Verse six, Mr. Dorsen, do you have it? Would you read it please? Right, you seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified, He is risen. He is not here. Behold the place where they lie.


He is what we have, which is the same truth you just read Matthew. He doesn't say he just got up then it says he's already one with. So we're gonna have to find out from other sections of the Word of God, when he got up for the Gospels don't tell you. Luke chapter 24. Luke 24 Verse six, he is not here. But is what risen, but is risen. Now in that seventh verse, is a wonderful verse also, the Son of Man must be delivered in the hands of sinful men and be crucified. And the third day rise again. Boy, now that's it. For Matthew chapter 1240. Tonight, you read that Jonas was three days and three nights. So shall the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. And yet here it says in Luke 14, and 24, that he would rise what day? Third day. That's the problem I had for 10 years or 15. I could count to three. Some people a lot of trouble with that. Because if you can get three days and three nights out a Friday afternoon, Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night, and Sunday morning, you know, you're a real genius. We got them by the million intellectual graduates of the greatest universities, PhDs and everything else. When it comes to the Word of God, that can't count three. I'm glad they're better than the Barkhouse. for outer space, we'd be in the soup. You know, Matthew 1240, this record here from Luke, and that one from First Corinthians 15 pinpoints the time of the resurrection that it's putting it like in a vise you know, you have the first time here you have the other end here and God just squeeze it nobody's nobody can get out of it. Nobody. First Corinthians 15 Has it. First Corinthians chapter 15 Verse four verse three, For I delivered unto you, first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins, according to what, and that He was buried. And then he rose again the third day, according to the Scriptures. He would be three days and three nights, and yet he would rise the third day. Now, first of all, let me handle the three days and three nights. Why? If he was dead, he was just as dead five minutes after he was dead as he was dead three days later, right? We're dead, you're dead. Then why three days and three nights, because Jesus Christ came to fulfill the law, right? He took the whole law and he fulfilled it, the word of God says in Galatians, Christ, the end of the law, bom bom bom says just that there's so many words. And one of the legal requirements was that nobody could officially be pronounced dead, except he had been dead for three days and three nights, 72 hours, then the wife could go in and collect the insurance or something. But otherwise, she could not officially, he was not officially declared. And this was the law. And Jesus Christ kept the whole law but nobody ever thinks about that. They think he flipped every once in a while. And all this other stuff. When he kept the law, he kept. He not only kept the law for our sins, and all the rest of it, but he kept the law all the way around, he fulfilled all right, standard law unfulfilled. And one of the requirements was in depth, that you could officially declare someone dead after a period of 72 hours. Now that is one of the things you must remember. And the other thing you must remember is that it's in our reckoning of our days that we get into a great deal of difficulty. And this is what I wrote on the board for you before you came in tonight. And I want to go to the board and illustrate it and bring your right along with me. So you understand the whole thing. You see, we wreck an hour a day from midnight to midnight. We start with his Sunday, Sunday. Monday starts at midnight tonight. But isn't that a crazy time to start a day at midnight? We know we're but this is our culture, this is what we do. But the Egyptians they started their day with Sunrise.


They started from sunrise to sunrise. But the Jewish day, the old Bible days, these days started with sunset in the evening, so technically, the first part of the day for the Jews was their night. Well, technically, for us, the first part of the day is the last half of the night is that from 12 o'clock on or something? Depends what time you go bed. But the day is anyways. Now this is really wonderful. And if you can get it into your mind and get your data straightened out, and I tell you this takes a little work, because the average person has never been made to sit down and think through a day, we think you I tell you sunset, the boy for you to keep sunset at sunset straight will really be hard for you until you renew your mind. Because you're so used to live in from midnight to midnight on a date. That to get the days straight is tremendous. Every one of these perpendicular marks on the blackboard represent a period of 24 hours a day, they represented from sunset to sunset see it and put sunset across each one of these perpendicular lines. So from sunset here to sunset, there is a period of 24 hours from sunset here to there is 24. So each day has a period of 24 hours in it.


Now we read from the Word of God tonight that it was the day of the preparation when they crucified Jesus. And I want you to turn to Matthew 27. To get the time right. Matthew 27 Verse 45. Now from the six hour I mean Matthew 2745 this six hour would correspond to our 12 o'clock noon.


That six hour of the day, the daylight day. Right. It would correspond to our 12 o'clock noon. From the six hour there was darkness over all the land unto what? The ninth hour, which would correspond to our 3pm. And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, oh, my God, my God, why am I've been spared some of these things so far. And in verse 50, Jesus when he had cried again with a loud voice, yielded up the ghost, and behold, the veil of the temple was written Twain, from the top, the bottom, etc. He yielded up the ghost, he rode up his life. He died. On as we read in math in in John, on the day of the preparation, by the way, what this verse in here you'll find this in Mark, you'll find the same truth, they loop, and so forth. It's all it's all in the same field in the gospels, that He died at three o'clock, our time about the ninth hour, three o'clock. But now they had grown them on on the 14th of night son. They killed the Passover lamb. And they killed the Passover lamb as we read in the Word of God tonight, in the afternoon, the evening of the 14th. And that was three o'clock. And that year, when Jesus Christ died that year, when the people of Israel slew their Passover lambs, at three o'clock in the afternoon, that year, Jesus Christ was the Passover lamb and they didn't know it. He was the Lamb slain from the foundation, Lord, he was the Lamb of God. And at the same time, class, boy, you talk about God synchronizing his Bangarra says he sure am on my good. At the very same time, while the Jews were slaying the Passover Lamb, Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God died upon that cross. And he was the Passover lamb that year, they just didn't know it. At the very time. He died very time. So so he died at 939 33 o'clock, right here. Now in Matthew, we ready to be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth. In first Corinthians as well as in Luke, we ready to rise the third day. Now people just keeping your time in mind here in your data age. It becomes real interesting, and very accurate. First of all, let me remind you, it says he'd be in the great three days and three nights didn't say it'd be crucified to be in the grave three days and three nights, right. He was crucified at three o'clock in the afternoon, our time. How long did it take? Get Him in the grave? I don't know. But I know we had to be in there before sunset, because sunset would start what day? The 15th Nice on the Passover, and nobody was allowed to touch any of those. That's why they broke their legs, you know, not because the criminals would die. If you see a lot of people with broken legs haven't died. reason they broke their legs that they got to Jesus didn't have Brady's dead already. They broke their leg so they couldn't run away. That's all. No Till the affair was over with the gutter. They had a high Day coming up a Sabbath Day coming up. They couldn't work on the Sabbath only before and after. They broke their leg. For convenience of teaching. Now it's all Now the Bible doesn't say this. But the Bible does say that it had to be before sunset. So for convenience of teaching, I'm going to take the hour of five o'clock, just for convenience. Now you stay put. Don't say the Bible says five. It doesn't. But it says sometime between 3pm and sunset. So for convenience, we'll take five from five o'clock this day to five o'clock this day would be a period of 24 hours, of which the first part would be the night. Now, from this day, to this period of time would be the second period of 24 hours.


And from this day, to this time, would be the third period, three days and three nights. And yet Corinthian said he would rise one day, the third day, therefore he had to get up. He had to get up Before sunset, because sunset would start what day? Fourth day. Right. And in the gospels, it says everyone on we read tonight, that when they came early on the first day, some said it was still dark when someone was when they got there, he had already won. He didn't say when he rose in the gospels, this word of God tells us when he rose, Corinthians said, he rose the third day. He arose the third day. So that's very simple. He arose the third day, and this is what we refer to as Easter Sunday. And on Easter Sunday, Jesus appeared to the people that the records talk about, but he had been raised on the third one day. So putting this all together, you take back from Saturday? Well, anybody can work this out. But you can give him a call back. Saturday, Sunday, Saturday, Friday, Thursday, Wednesday, what day of the week was he crucified? Wednesday, three o'clock our time, buried some time between Wednesday and sunset, because sunset would begin the 15th of my son. And the 15th, of nice son was the Passover. And therefore they buried him sometime before. And he got up on our weak day of the SAT a Saturday, before sunset, that gives you three days and three nights. Gets the month on the third day. And there is not one scripture left untouched, or the accuracy with which it says the only thing that can now bother people is their theology, not the word because the word fits like a hand in a glove. And it'll fit with a mathematical exactness and with a scientific precision. So when you put these together, it's real wonderful how you can take this back, the 18th was Sunday 17 1615 Because it's the Passover, the Bible says this day, the day before the pastor was there, preparation is a 14. Now you go back to Tuesday, which would be the 13th. Right. And if you take it back, you'll find out that the 10th of nice on that day was on a Sabbath, the weekly Sabbath. And therefore, when the Word of God said where Jesus sent His disciples in to make make ready, or get prepared for the Passover, they couldn't have gone that day, the 10th they couldn't get the lamb on the 10th. Why? But there was a Sabbath day weekly Sabbath. Marvelous how the word puts all this together. Well, that can only be one problem left, and that's the one in Luke. So please turn to it. Look chapter 24. Look 24 Verse 21. This is on what we refer to as Easter Sunday. These men were on the road to a mosque, they may us and verse 21 says. But we trusted that it had been he, which should have redeemed as Rome beside all this. Today is the third day since these things were done. And so they'll quote you this scripture and they'll say you see these men on the road to Emmaus said this is the third day. No, it doesn't say that. It says it's the third day. Next word, since that's the key. If if there have been three days gone by, then this automatically if it's the third day since if this automatically becomes the fourth day. That's what that verse says, even in Old English. Moffitt's translation has that I think very accurately given. He translates it here as follows not quoted and that it is three days ago. The Aramaic, the Gemini have gone over, says and Lu, three days have passed since all these things.


That's the Jamaican a literal translation from the Greek and our good friend Walter Cummins would cooperate very quickly because I think he and I have gone over this together before, but if not, we've been through the Greek often enough to know it, of this 21st Verse would read as follows. But then, with all these things today, goes away three days, when these things came to pass. That's the accuracy with which the word is set. The Bible says he'd be dead three days and train AB. He'd be in the earth three days and three nights. It says he'd rise the third day. And how in the world can anybody get three days and three nights on a Friday afternoon? Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night and Easter Sunday morning? Nobody? Now somebody's surely going to say so what? Well, when you say so what? That again indicates you haven't got a brain cell in your head. So a lot, all the greatness of God's word. That's what, because on everything else, you'd never say. So what? You're going to the bank with $100 Check. And the cashier gives you a $55 for your 100 so lot, who you get. But you see anything too big, a little God's word, because nobody wants to come and believe God's Word we just want to follow in our air and our teaching and these disgrace and make everybody else who believes God's word a fool. And I tell you, ladies and gentlemen, God's word stands. That scripture says he was dead. He was buried three days and three nights he arose the third day. And all the scripture says that it wasn't Easter Sunday, but by Easter Sunday, he had already risen. And he got up on Saturday of the week before sunset because sunset would begin the first day of the week, which we refer to as Sunday.