Which sounds ULTIMATELY stOopid, but it’s true. I’m always confusing myself. Or maybe that it’s that stuff is confusing to being with, and I succumb to it? Not sure. Mostly I think I’ve got a handle on things, but then I start second guessing and backing up and then trying to re-figure it out, wondering what I did in the first place… it’s really kind of sad. I’d blame it on being blonde, but it’s such a dark gold-ish dishwater color, anymore… I’m not sure I qualify as blonde, anymore. Meh.
Anyhow… yesterday we were putting barley on our Omer calendar, and I started the ‘Wait… is this Firstfruits/Resurrection Day? Did I screw it up? What about the sunset thing… was it the day before, or starts tonight…??? And you see? It’s not really my fault, it’s part of being in a society that counts day from midnight to midnight (or for most of us, sunrise to sunset) instead of sunset to sunrise. See? Already the Hebrew way is easier – cuz we’re awake for the start and finish… and the Western way has us sleeping half of it and not knowing which way is up. And I’m PROGRAMMED that way… so it’s EXTREMELY easy to be confused.
Luckily, I’m semi-logical… which is more than I can say for most people. I mean, MOST of society is celebrating Easter/Ishtar… that paganism mixed with truth that makes me want to vomit in my mouth. But even among the people who have ditched that half-breed monster of a celebration… they’re seriously screwed up.
For example, this morning, I saw this picture:
I understand what they were trying to do, really I do. But you can’t have fricked it up WORSE… and they did that because a) they didn’t use logic, and b) they picked and chose verses and left out key information. Oh, it looks impressive. And if you’re a sheeple, you might grab hold and run with it. But it’s WRONG. It’s like they were TRYING to work out to a Resurrection Sunday… and in doing so, they twisted up Truth, entirely.
First, they start it on the wrong day. Passover started at Sunset on Monday… because it’s based on the new moon (1%), which was April 1st, which makes April 14/15 the feast. I can’t even dissect that again. April 15/16 would be Unleavened.
Secondly, they were smart enough to know that Leviticus 23:11 says that Firstfruits is the ‘morrow after the Sabbath’. But they put it after Saturday (aka Shabbat). And the problem in that is that… well, not every year does Pesach/Passover fall on a Tuesday. Which means not every year is Shabbat on a Saturday. But note that there’s a ‘high sabbath’ – Unleavened Bread. THAT is also a ‘sabbath’ – and it doesn’t change from year to year. The time Messiah was in the grave doesn’t change from year to year, either. So they really screwed the pooch, right there.
Also, they insist that ‘christ in the grave for three days’ means LITERALLY “in the grave”. But the Bible doesn’t say that – it’s a chrischun catch-phrase, this ‘in the grave’ business… and it’s a way of saying He was dead. It’s like saying someone’s ‘passed away’ or ‘gone to glory’. It means dead. These nifty little phrases can’t be taken literally, because people don’t really ever ‘pass away’ – they take on another form or travel spiritually to another plane, but… ((twitch, twitch.))
So we have the maker of this chart LITERALLY waiting until Messiah’s in the grave to count days, which puts us in a different day – a whole day behind! Matthew 12:40 says that Yeshua is ‘in the heart of the earth for three days and three nights’… let’s not go into the hollow earth (ministering within the earth) thing again… but note that it doesn’t say ‘three nights and three days’. If these people want to be literal, they shouldn’t be starting it at night. If Messiah died at 3pm (ish)… that’s DAY. GAH, people drive me crazy! If you’re going to screw up, at least be consistent in it!!
I had to fix it. You know me and my anal. Besides, I was second-guessing where I had put Firstfuits to the point where I was thinking I had it in the wrong place on the Omer calendar and shouldn’t have posted about it at all. THAT discombobbled. So in fixing their chart, I would accomplish two things: a) I would set them straight, and b) I would reaffirm (or disprove) what I’d held earlier in the week. See? It’s a win-win.
No comments about my shoddy editing job – it wasn’t about pretty, it’s about truth. And to clarify, Leviticus 23:11 doesn’t say the day after Unleavened, it says they ‘morrow’ after Unleavened… so it works out right. In other words, we’re unleavened until Monday night, and this chart makes more sense and is correct. For this year, anyhow.
Do you see why I second guess myself… six times? It’s confusin’, man…!!!