That Day



fifteenth day of the First Month


The ‘sabbath’ involved in “Luke 23:54” won’t be found in its beginning in “Luke 23:54”. The ‘sabbath’ in “Luke 23:54” will in Mk15:42/Mt27:57 and Jn19:31/38 be found in its beginning. The ‘sabbath’ involved in “Luke 23:54” is the very ‘sabbath’ spoken of in Jn19:31 and Mk15:42, BUT, IN ITS ENDING! 


The crux of the issue is:

1)   Is the ‘sabbath’, ‘sabbath’ of the passover and written of in John 19:31 and Luke 23:54, the ‘sabbath’, “Sabbath according to the Commandment” and written of in Lk23:56b and alluded to in John 19:42a? 

2)   Is it only one ‘sabbath’ spoken of? Or were there two ‘sabbaths’ in these texts, the sabbath of passover as well as the weekly Sabbath?  

3)   and were they one and the same day? In other words, did they coincide, or were they consecutive?  

4)   Where or when, did this ‘sabbath’ or these ‘sabbaths’, begin, and where or when, did it or they, end?  Where or when between John 19:31 and Luke 23:54-56, “was” it or were they, these ‘sabbaths’?  

5)   Is the ‘sabbath’ or are the ‘sabbaths’ found between John 19:31 and Luke 23:54-56 “The Preparation which is the Fore-Sabbath”, the Sixth Day of the week, or was it or were they the Seventh Day of the week?   


We shall see how in the death of Christ they ended and began the one after the other; how Christ in his suffering in and through these sabbaths, both, triumphed.


1)   The “sabbath” in Jn19:31 was “The Preparation” in distinction to “The Preparation of the Passover” found in Jn19:14.  The Preparation of the Passover” found in Jn19:14 started here, Jn13:1 / Mk14:12,17/Mt26:17,20 / Lk22:7,14. 


2)   In Lk23:54 there are two ‘sabbaths’ implied as well as referred to, the sabbath of passover by the words, “The day was” in 54a, and the weekly Sabbath by the words “the Sabbath according to the Commandment” in 56b.


2)   In Jn19:31 only the “sabbath”, “that  day, was”— the passover’s ‘sabbath’ also referred to in Lk23:54a.  The ‘Sabbath according to the Commandment’ does not feature in Jn19:31; it only in the end of “that sabbath’s day” and “by the time of the Jew’s preparations” in 42 – with three hours still to go on “that day of sabbath” – by implication lurked after sunset. 


4)   The “sabbath” that “was The Preparation” in Jn19:31, in 19:42, “by the time of the preparations of the Jews”, STILL was”. 


5)   The “sabbath” in Jn19:31 was “The Preparation” in Mk15:42/Mt27:52 and Lk23:54a/Jn19:42 because both text-pairs cover the actions of Joseph and the Burial.


6)   Therefore the “sabbath” in both Jn19:31-to-42 and Lk23:50-to-56a, “was”, “The Preparation .... which is the Fore-Sabbath” in Mk15:42-to-47 / Mt27:57-to-61. 


7)   The Preparation” “WAS”, in Jn19:31. It “was” the very “Preparation which is the Fore-Sabbath” in Mk15:42/Mt27:57, “since THAT DAY was, of great-sabbath’s status”— “of great-sabbath’s status” because ‘sabbath’ of the passover-season and ‘FEAST-DAY-sabbath’ “according to the Scriptures” the passover-Scriptures. 



The clause, “because that day of great-sabbath was”, does NOT refer to the passover’s “THIRD day according to the Scriptures” – resurrection-day – but it refers to the passover’s SECOND DAY, the ‘sabbath’ that was ‘sabbath’ by ordinance of the passover.  By ordinance “according to the Scriptures” the passover Scriptures, “was” it the second day of passover’s season but FIRST day of Unleavened Bread EATEN— passover’s FEAST and first of seven ‘ordinary’ calendar-days. (The last of the seven days on 21st of the First Month also had ‘sabbath’s’ status.)  It did not matter on which day of the week these ‘sabbaths’ fell, it was a ‘sabbath’ but ALWAYS, “BESIDES”, “the Sabbaths of the LORD” which were on the Seventh Day, Lv23:1-4.  


Because both the first and the seventh of the seven days unleavened bread was eaten were ‘sabbaths’, only one could be the Seventh Day Sabbath— if the first of the seven – Abib 15 – fell on the weekly Sabbath, or, if the last of the seven – Abib 21 – fell on the weekly Sabbath. If the first is the Seventh Day, the last will be on the Sixth Day; and if the last is the Seventh Day, the first will be on the First Day of the week. 


Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread .... 

1) Abib 15 First Day of the week passover’s sabbath (first one) “That Day

(Saturday night)

2) Abib 16 Second Day of the week 

(Sunday night)

3) Abib 17 Third Day of the week 

(Monday night)

4) Abib 18 Fourth Day of the week 

(Tuesday night)

5) Abib 19 Fifth Day of the week 

(Wednesday night)

6) Abib 20 Sixth Day of the week  

(Thursday night)

7) Abib 21 Seventh Day Sabbath passover’s sabbath (second one)

(Friday night)


Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread .... 

1) Abib 15 Seventh Day Sabbath passover’s sabbath (first one) “That Day

(Friday night)

2) Abib 16 First Day of the week 

(Saturday night)

3) Abib 17 Second Day of the week 

(Sunday night)

4) Abib 18 Third Day of the week 

(Monday night)

5) Abib 19 Fourth Day of the week 

(Tuesday night)

6) Abib 20 Fifth Day of the week 

(Wednesday night)

7) Abib 21 Sixth day of the week passover’s sabbath (second one)

(Thursday night)


This is unambiguous proof another day than the Seventh Day (of the week) could be a ‘sabbath’.


During Jesus’ last passover, the passover’s ‘sabbath’ “was The Preparation .... since That Day was of great-day-sabbath’s (status)” Jn19:31. It was the evening and night that Joseph would act upon, and identically the same “When evening it had been already and because the Preparation which is the Fore-Sabbath....” when Joseph began to act Mk15:42. “Suddenly there was a man Joseph ....” Lk23:50.   


It was “The Preparation”;

and also “That Day of great day-sabbath”;

that was “The Fore-Sabbath”;

the one day was these ‘days’; it had the names of each, and in the world, got the name of ‘Friday’.


The eight days of Jesus’ last passover ....


1) Abib 14, “Preparation of the Passover

Fifth Day of the week

Wednesday night – Thursday

1st day of passover

 The first (day of passover and) day of de-leaven when they must kill the passover” Mk14:12/Lk22:7,  Preparation of the Passover” Jn19:14.   


2) Abib 15, passover’s “sabbath” (first one) “That Day

Sixth Day of the week,

Thursday night – Friday

2nd day of passover 

Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread .... 

1st day of unleavened bread 

That Day was great-day-sabbath The PreparationJn19:31,

when evening it had been already and the Preparation which

is the Fore-SabbathMk15:42. 


3) Abib 16, “the day after the sabbath” of passover 

Seventh Day Sabbath,   

Friday night – Saturday

the third day according to the Scriptures” of passover 

2nd day of unleavened bread 


4) Abib 17

Saturday night – Sunday

3rd day of unleavened bread  4th day of passover


5) Abib 18

Sunday night – Monday

4th day of unleavened bread  5th day of passover


6) Abib 19

Monday night – Tuesday

5th day of unleavened bread  6th day of passover


7) Abib 20

Wednesday night – Thursday

6th day of unleavened bread  7th day of passover


8) Abib 21, passover’s “sabbath  (second one)

Thursday night – Friday

7th day of unleavened bread  8th day of passover



The ‘sabbath’ of / on the second day of passover and “That Day great day sabbath”, was therefore NOTthe Sabbath according to the (Fourth) COMMANDMENT” on which “the women began to rest” (Lk23:56b) after “the Preparation which is the Fore-Sabbath” would have ended “mid-afternoon the Sabbath pending”, Mk15:42 and Lk23:54-56a .... 



THIS ‘sabbath’ of / on second day of passover and “great day sabbath”, was “That Day of sabbath

1)   that extended from evening” in Mk15:42/Jn19:31; and

2)   that lastednight” and “that day” ....


That (great) Day (sabbath)





to 46a


to 47


to 59


to 61


to 53a


to 56a


to 40


to 42


and ....

3)   that UNTILby the time of the Jew’s preparations” “as the Sabbath drew on” in Jn19:42/Lk23:54, “was”;

4)   and that ONLY ENDED as soon as “the women began to rest the Sabbath” in Lk23:56a.



.... this day occurs on the 15th of Nisan ....” and

1)   was”, “that (ordinary week-) day” (Jn19:31) BEGINNING— 

.... this day occurs on the 15th of Nisan ....” and

2)   was”, “The Preparation .... which is the Fore-Sabbath” (Mk15:42/Jn19:31) BEGINNING— 

.... this day occurs on the 15th of Nisan ....” and  

3)   was .... That Great Day of sabbath” (Jn19:31) BEGINNING— 


.... this day occurs on the 15th of Nisan ....” and ....

4)   FROMby the time of the Jew’s preparations .... as the Sabbath drew on” in Jn19:42/Lk23:54, “wasENDING— 

.... this day occurs on the 15th of Nisan ....” and  

5)   wasENDING UNTIL BEFORE Lk23:56b. 


THIS ‘sabbath’ “DAY of great-sabbath’s esteem” – Friday – IMMEDIATELY PRECEDEDThe Sabbath according to the (Fourth) Commandment” that would have had begun when “the women had begun to rest” Friday-night-Saturday, Lk23:56b.  NO DAY OCCURRED IN BETWEEN THESE ‘sabbaths’ and only “servile work” was forbidden upon ‘DAYS of great-sabbath’s esteem’, so that the women were not only allowed to prepare spices on it, but in fact all duties of passover’s sabbaths were mandatory. Joseph acted upon “That Day .... because it was a great day of sabbath” and “as was the custom of the Jews to bury” even “according to the Scriptures”. Being “that day” – “because it was that great day” – Joseph undertook; not just for any strange reason ....


[“Custom” – Apollinaris uses the word “calculation” for ‘custom’, definitely the passover-calculation. See study, ‘Apollinaris’.]  


The first ‘sabbath’ in ‘back-to-back’ sequence – Friday - was AN ORDINARY WEEK-DAY distinguished BY: 


1)  the fact that it ALSO “was That Great Day of sabbath’s esteemhaving been / “because it was” ‘PASSOVER’S sabbath’ according to the Law / “according to the Scriptures”.




2)  the fact “It was The Preparation .... which is the Fore-Sabbath” – the Sixth Day of the week;


and BY: 


1)  the fact ‘Sabbaton epefohsken’ seen Nominative – Subject is Active –, the FIRST in ‘back-to-back’ sequence ‘sabbath’ (the ‘Friday’), was the “Sabbath (that) drew on mid-afternoon”— in which case it was the Friday’s “Preparation’s-Day” Lk23:54a = “That Day Great-sabbath” that “by the time of the Jews’ preparations” Jn19:42 “began ending towards the Sabbath”. 


2) ‘Sabbaton epefohsken’ seen Accusative – Subject is Passive –, the SECOND in ‘back-to-back’ sequence ‘sabbath’ (the ‘Saturday’), was the “Sabbath according to the (Fourth) Commandment” Lk23:56b that in 54b, “drew on” and had not yet begun— “The Sabbath” which “the women according to the (Fourth) Commandment began to REST” Lk23:56a  as soon as / by the time of the Jews’ preparations” Jn19:42, “the Jews’ preparations” was OVER.


The time of the Jews’ preparations” Jn19:42 was from 3 p.m. “mid-afternoon” when “The Sabbath began to draw near” Lk23:54b until 6 p.m. sunset ‘when evening’, “the women” would have “started to rest the Sabbath” Lk23:56b.


This sequence exactly resembles the Old Testament incidence of the first-ever passover, day for day, symbolic event for symbolic event on the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the First Month:


Abib 14 in Jn19:14 “Preparation of the Passover”: Slaughter of sacrifice and removal of leaven as figure of Christ’s dying and death;


Abib 15 second day of passover generally in Jn19:31 “that day being great-day-sabbath” of passover and of first eating of first unleavened bread loaves “together with”, the eating of the sacrifice – Ex12:8 – “in that night to be solemnly observed”. That night, in which “that which remains” of the sacrifice after having been eaten, had to be removed out and burned the next day – figure of the interment of Christ’s bodily remains. Ex12:10b.


Abib 15 – counted and observed from the first day of the First Month observed from the new moon first after spring equinox, and therefore afterwards on any day of the week landing, a ‘sabbath’ the passover’s sabbath day.


Abib 16 – figure of Jesus’ Resurrection, “the third day” of prophecy and passover in particular, and in Lv23:11,15 “the day after the sabbath” of passover (See book 1/1, ‘Crucifixion’, par. Out on the 15th and In on the 16th Nisan and App. p. 325f.)



It must be deduced from all this above about ‘That Great Day-sabbath’ in Jn19:31 and Lk23:54 that specifically it was ‘That Great Day-sabbath’ OF THE PASSOVER. 


That Day That Great-sabbath’ in these New Testament Scriptures peculiarly refers to the fifteenth day of the First Month. In the Old Testament the description “That Day” particularly applies to Abib 15.  The passover’s ‘great day-sabbath’, Abib 15 in the New Testament, was no other than “That Day” or “That Great Day” Abib 15 in the Old Testament.   That Great Day” of passover Abib 15 in Jn19:31 and Lk23:54 is that which in the Old Testament in Lv23:11,15 was called “the sabbath” and in other Scriptures, “That Day” and “That Great Day”.  


The prophets were until John.

John baptising in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins” (Mk1:4), prophesied the baptism through death, burial and resurrection three and halve years later of the passover “Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world”. Compare Col2:11-15 and Ro6:3-10.  So when Israel passed through Jordan after Joshua, “And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month in the afternoon and they ate of the old corn of the land on the day after the passover – unleavened cakes and parched corn – in THE SELFSAME DAY the manna ceased ....”, it was a figure of Jesus’ ‘passover-sabbath’ through death and grave.



These Scriptures we shall now further investigate.


By the Providence of God



On the fifteenth day of the First Month God unto the sixteenth day of the First Month did work. God “worked”, the Rest of God; God’s rest “us to-ward”, then.  Both ‘sabbaths’ were God’s; both, God, ‘worked’; both, God worked to the redemption of “The People of God”. But “On the SEVENTH Day, GOD, FINISHED, ALL, HIS, WORKS” by the resurrection of Christ from the dead “On the Sabbath Day” Mt28:1.  


The Seventh Day of God’s creating “in the beginning” already in the beginning did not reach end or fulfilment in the first six days of the creation; it reached end and found fulfilment in God’s future and in His creating “His Own Rest from His Own Works” Hb4:10 in Christ and through Christ.  The Seventh Day belonged WITH the future; not with the past. Only in the New Testament under the New Covenant shall we hear “God thus concerning the Seventh Day declaring: And God the Seventh Day from all His works, rested.” Hb4:4.  The Sixth Day of God’s creating of man, is “That Day” in between the past and the future on which God worked against damnation and unto the salvation and “restitution of all things” in Christ: “God the Seventh Day, rested.  Acts 3:21, Gn2:3. Is it not of so much greater significance both these Words are spoken on the Seventh Day Sabbath!? 



When Abraham (“father / progenitor of us which is of the faith”) would offer up Isaac, he said, “My son, God will PROVIDE, Himself a LAMB”. “And Abraham lifted up his eyes .... in the mount of the LORD it shall be seen .... Thou hast not withheld your Son, Thine only Son....” “Abraham called THAT PLACE Yahweh Yireh” – “Place of the fear or dread of God” because it was ‘That Day’, of Abraham’s fear of God. So was it in Israel’s fearful experience of the salvation of God. So was it in Christ’s experience of the suffering of dying and death and having had passed through, “through the valley of death” and grave, “in the end of the Sabbath” to have “passed through” into the glory of resurrection from death, from the dead and from the grave. ‘That Day’ saw it coming; ‘That Day of passover’s sabbath under the Old Covenant in the Old Testament. 


By the Passover out of Egypt



The first history of “That Day” Abib 15 and second day of the passover and first day and “sabbath” of Unleavened Bread Feast was the Chosen of God “between Migdol and the sea” having been “overtaken and closed in by the sea beside Pihahiroth before Baalzephon”.  


The crying out of Israel unto the LORD “that we should die in the wilderness” where “are no graves” (11) was as of a Jonas from within the belly of the great fish— their death dire situation having been a type and figure of Jesus’ state in dying and death for which no grave was prepared, because anyone hung on the pole was accursed.  


Abib 15, Jesus entombed:   


Remember this day in which ye came out from Egypt out of the HOUSE OF BONDAGE; the LORD by strength of hand brought you OUT of this place (of bondage and suffering): there shall no leavened bread be eaten: This Day came ye out in the month of Abib. .... Thou shalt show thy son in THAT DAY because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.    


Read as spoke Jesus Christ, “Thy Son”; read as spoke the Son to the Father, “Thou shalt show Thy Son in THAT DAY because of that which the LORD did unto Me when I came forth out of Egypt.” (“From prison” in Is53:8.) 


Christ entombed— discern displayed the prize and trophy of victory before the lifting high of it!  Thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.” Acts 2:27.  When Thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin”, “ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into his glory?” Lk24:27. “He shall see his seed and prolong ....” Is53:8-9; “The riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints” Eph1:18; “That He might make known the riches of his glory on the vessels of mercy” Ro9:23.          


The grave of Christ is the midst of the sea Israel in Him and through Him “on dry land passed through”. “And the Rock that followed them was Christ.” The “spiritual Rock” was the Cloud spiritually, because it was the Cloud, “that followed them”. So also was Christ that “spiritual Drink”, and “the Cup of blessing”. “The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” “All passed through the sea and all were baptized (to Moses) in the Cloud in the sea and did all eat the same spiritual Bread.” 1Cor4:4b,16,2-3.    It shall be when the LORD shall bring Thee (Thy Son) .... on the side of the Jordan westward .... into the land of the Canaanites .... in THAT DAY”. Ex13:5, Jos5:1.   



Jesus in the tomb on Abib 16 still:   


Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD. .... The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” 13-14   The children of Israel shall go on dry ground through the midst of the sea.” 16b. “Israel went into the midst of the sea .... the Egyptians pursued and went in after to the midst of the sea. .... The pillar of the cloud was a cloud and darkness to the Egyptians, but it gave light to these .... all the night .... all THAT night.” 21-22.  Clearly, an experience of Sabbath-of-rest and peace yet in death’s strait while the LORD WORKED SALVATION!  And for the wicked, WORKED, damnation.  God’s works and ‘energising’ are that which is God’s rest to man; either unto death, or, unto life. God worked “to us-ward” even then, through Christ, through death and grave. God in Christ, even then, and for exactly there, was availing, conquering, and glorious.   


On the fifteenth day of the First Month God unto the sixteenth day of the First Month, did work. God “worked”, the Rest of God; God’s rest “us to-ward”.  Both ‘sabbaths’ were God’s; both, God, ‘worked’; both, God, worked to the redemption of “The People of God”. But “On the SEVENTH Day, GOD, FINISHED, ALL, HIS, WORKS” by the resurrection of Christ from the dead “On the Sabbath Day” Mt28:1.  God was ALONE in his Rest; and in his Glory, apart and by and in Himself. The works of God’s Seventh Day are all the works of the Most High in the lowest parts of the earth. “God raised Christ: FROM THE DEAD.”   Job 27!   


“After this opened Job his mouth, and cursed his day. And Job spake, and said, Let the day perish wherein I was born, and the night in which it was said, There is a man-child conceived. Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let the light shine upon it. Let darkness and the shadow of death stain it; let a cloud dwell upon it; let the blackness of the day terrify it. As for that night, let darkness seize upon it; let it not be joined unto the days of the year, let it not come into the number of the months. Lo, let that night be solitary, let no joyful voice come therein. Let they curse it that curse the day, who are ready to raise up their mourning. Let the stars of the twilight thereof be dark; let it look for light, but none; neither let it see the dawning of the day: Because it shut not up the doors of my mother’s womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes. Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not give up the ghost when I came out of the belly? Why did the knees prevent me? Or why the breasts that I should suck? For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept: then had I been at rest, with kings and councellors of the earth, which built desolate places for themselves; or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with gold: or as an hidden untimely birth I had not been; as infants that never saw light. There the wicked cease from throubling; and there the weary be at rest. There the prisoners rest together; they hear not the voice of the oppressor. The small and great are there; and the servant is free from his master. Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, and life unto the bitter in soul; which long for death, but it cometh not; and dig for it more than for hid treasures; which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave? Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in? For my sighing cometh before eat, and my roarings are poured out like the waters. For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.” Job 3.


In all this, Job sinned not, nor charged God foolishly.” Job 1:22.


Is there a difference between Job and Jonah in figure of Christ? Is there difference between the passover goings out of Israel and Christ in dying and death – and, in resurrection from the dead?  Is there difference in any of this with the Psalms such as 21, 22 and 23?  Not if Christ lied not when he spoke and “.... said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe ALL that the prophets have spoken: Ought not the Christ TO HAVE SUFFERED THESE THINGS, AND TO ENTER INTO HIS GLORY?  Beginning at Moses and ALL the prophets, He expounded unto them in ALL THE SCRIPTURES the things concerning HIMSELF. .... ALL things must be fulfilled which were written in the law of Moses and in the prophets, and in the Psalms CONCERNING ME.  .... THUS IT IS WRITTEN, AND THUS IT BEHOVED THE CHRIST TO SUFFER, AND TO RISE FROM THE DEAD THE THIRD DAY.” Lk24:25-27, 44, 46.


These are the words I spake. No words of the Holy Bible are not the Word of Jesus Christ the Risen Crucified. “Remember That Night” even “That Day” that Christ was buried, it is by no means forgotten or neglected in the Scriptures. “That Day” in between became forgotten because of our sloth and compromise, esteeming tradition and the Church higher than the Scriptures.  After so many centuries how much the poorer are we “because of that which the LORD did unto Me (Christ) when I came forth out of Egypt” by the travail of his soul like a woman in labour, as one may read in “the prophets”, even where in Job 3.  Instead of having grown in the knowledge of the Scriptures and Christ, we have become complacent, self-satisfied and in fact ignorant in the best things concerning our salvation the Scriptures offer. “It shall be for a SIGN (cf. Mt12:40) unto thee upon thine hand and for a memorial between thine eyes (constantly in your mind and conduct) that the LORD’S Law (Jesus Christ) may be in thy mouth: for with a Strong Hand the LORD brought Thee (Thine Anointed) out of Egypt (in hell).” Ex13:8-9, cf. Is53:8.


And it shall be WHEN the LORD shall bring Thee INTO the land .... AS HE SWARE unto Thee .... and shall give it (everlasting Life) Thee....” verse 11; and verses four and five: “This Day (the fifteenth day) came ye OUT in the month of Abib. And it shall be when the LORD shall bring Thee (Christ) INTO (on the sixteenth day in the month of Abib) the land (of Promise) which He SWARE unto thy fathers to give THEE (Christ) .... (The LORD’S “REST” which He “sware”, Hb3:7-9, they “through unbelief” would not enter, but Christ through faith did enter.) .... That Thou (the Father) shalt set apart unto the LORD all that openeth the matrix ....” verse 12. (“God so loved the world He gave his only begotten Son.”)


Think of Job who describes his birth as were it his death. So to Israel, and so to Christ, was their passover out of bondage and out forth from the land where their graves were left behind, as were it their passover into their own death and grave in a land where there were no graves.


14 “What is this (day)? By Strength of (His) Hand the LORD brought us (in Christ) out from the house of bondage ....

16 by Strength of Hand the LORD brought us (in Him) forth out of Egypt ....

17 IT had been Passover when Pharaoh HAD LET THEM GO, and GOD, let them NOT the way that is near .... BUT LED THEM ABOUT THE WAY THROUGH THE WILDERNESS of the Red Sea.


When God led them out of bondage, He led them into most dire straights, until He would BRING them IN as were their being brought in their resurrection from death and from the grave of the dead.  Like dead bones being brought over; like “the bones of Joseph Moses took with him” verse 19, so the LORD brought the dead bones of His Dead in the body of His Christ over the Red Sea and the river Jordan, from hell, to meet Life on the other side on the day of “First Sheaf Wave Offering Before the LORD”. “Christ ... set at the right hand of God in heavenly Majesty”, Eph1:20.


The history of Christ’s Passover is one large Poem in words of Divine Act composed and recited in perfect metre and rhyme. What heavy loss to cut out the strophe on Christ’s anguish that “overtook” Him where He “encamped before Pihahiroth between Migdol and the sea over against Baalzephon .... entangled in the land, (where) the wilderness hath shut Him in and Pharaoh with hardened heart followed Him after.” Ex14:2-3.


To cut out the strophe of Christ’s anguish that had overtaken Him is like saying the prophet Jonah is no “sign given” of the “three days and three nights” of the Christ in Passover pains in dying and death, and not “loosed” Acts 2:24 until God broke the “prison” Is53:8, and “This Miracle of Healing was shewed” Acts 4:22. 9. (“For The Man was above thirty years old.” Cf. Is53:2-3) 


O LORD, Thou hast brought up my soul from THE GRAVE; Thou hast preserved Me, that I should NOT GO DOWN TO THE PIT. Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the REMEMBRANCE OF HIS HOLINESS: for His ANGER endureth but a moment; in his favour is Life; WEEPING may endure for a night, but joy cometh the new day. .... Thou didst HIDE THEY FACE and I was troubled. (“My ANGER kindled. I will HIDE MY FACE when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware ....” Dt31:17-18)  I cried to Thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. WHAT PROFIT IS THERE IN MY BLOOD WHEN I GO DOWN INTO THE PIT? SHALL THE DUST PRAISE THEE? SHALL IT DECLARE THY TRUTH? ....


Thou hast turned for Me my mourning into dancing : Thou hast PUT OFF MY SACKCLOTH, and girded Me with gladness, to the end that my GLORY may sing praise to Thee, and NOT BE SILENT ....” Ps30.  Then READ Psalm 31 .... “Into thine hand I commit my spirit: Thou hast redeemed Me, O LORD God of Truth ....  On That Day forty thousand prepared for war PASSED OVER before the LORD unto battle INTO THE PLAINS of Jericho, ON THAT DAY THE LORD MAGNIFIED JOSHUA.” Jos4:13-14.


Who cannot see the Passover of the Anointed of God? Who cannot see that He was crucified and that He died, “AND, THAT HE WAS BURIED, and, the third day rose from the dead ACCORDING TO THE SCRIPTURES”?  Who cannot READ “That great Day of sabbath’s greatness” that He was BURIED— that his BONES were not broken but that they were brought “That Day” forth out of Egypt and that they were not one of them broken but that they were buried honourably in the grave of The Rich and Prince? 


Ex20:8, “I will SEVER in That Day the land of Goshen .... to the end thou mayest know that I AM the LORD IN THE MIDST OF THE EARTH. .... I will put a DIVISION between My People and thy (Faraoh’s) people .... THIS SIGN shall be .... the LORD appointed a set time ....



Ex8:22. 27



Ez34 the whole chapter; read how Christ fulfils every aspect of it; How the house of Israel and Judah and the Heathen are revived into one People of Yahweh Elohim. “My Servant David shall be their King for ever.” 25d and 24. “My Tabernacle shall be with them : yea, I will be their God and they shall be My People.” 27. Cf. Rv21:2-3. But first, the bones were scattered and lain bare before the sun; THEN, gathered in and together!  But what have we done?  That Day” – we made it not even one hour in “three days and three nights”; and swore falsely in the Name of the Lord though it never was ....



The Plagues and the Month of Abib in Exodus


1).....blood...........Ex7:14-25..............Abib 1 to 6

2).....frogs...........8:1-4 / 5-15............night 6/7 day





7).....hail..............9:13-21 / 22-35.............11/12

8).....locusts.........10:1-11 / 12-19..............12/13

9).....darkness......10:20 / 21-29.................13/14

10)....firstborn......11 to 15.........................14/15


This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the First Month of the year to you.” Ex12:2. 


The First plague fell on “all of Egypt”, including ‘the land of Goshen’, 7:14-25.  So did the second – frogs, 8:1-15; and the third – lice, 8:16-19. 


From the fourth plague – flies, God said, “I will SEVER in That Day the land of Goshen. 


Therefore – fifth plague – cattle died, but “of the cattle of the Israelites, died not one.” 9:6.

Sixth plague, “The boils were upon the magicians and upon all the Egyptians .... blains upon man, and upon beast.” 11,9. But none was upon an Israelite. 


Seventh plague – hail, “Only in the land of Goshen, where the children of Israel were, was there no hail.” 9:26. 


Eighth plague – locusts, everywhere, “they covered the face of the whole earth .... through all the land of Egypt.” 10:15.  For they covered the face of the whole earth, so that the land was darkened (blackened); and they did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit of the trees which the hail had left : and there REMAINED NOT ANY GREEN THING IN THE TREES, OR in the herbs (plants) of the field trough all the land of Egypt.

Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophecy against the forest of the south field, and say to the south, Hear the word of the LORD: Thus saith the LORD Almighty God, Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour EVERY GREEN TREE in thee and every DRY tree: The flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein. And all flesh shall SEE that I, the LORD, have kindled it : It shall NOT BE QUENCHED!” Ez20:46-48.


Ninth plague – darkness, Abib 13.


How may the text be grouped as per each plague?


Note the word, “morning / day”, or, the words, “the next morning / next day”. Sometimes it is being written “morning / day” with the future meaning of the next morning or day it “shall be”, which then is followed up with the actual execution in “the morning / day” or “the next morning / next day”, of that which the previous day had been prophesied about it.


After a plague, it is said that “Pharaoh hardened his heart”, or, that “the heart of Pharaoh was hardened” because he after every promise he had made to let the people go, broke his word again.


The LORD commands “Moses” to go in and speak to Pharaoh after a plague. “Moses”, then, to start the next plague, “stretched forth (his) hand” or the LORD tells him to “stretch forth thine hand”. This has also been recorded when Moses ended a plague or when he introduced another phase of a plague, e.g., 10:12,13. 


After the ninth and before the last plague, a special interlude is recorded in 10:28,29 and 11:1-3.


The whole sequence of events and days of the plague is summed up in the words of 12:2, “This month unto you (has been / shall be) the beginning of months; it (has been / shall be) to you the First Month of the year.” 


That all the plagues occurred on the first fourteen days of the First Month, is certain from

1)  the careful mention of the above factors, and even

2)  by the first plague – blood, having been allocated “seven days” so that the days of the month until the notorious day of the fourteenth could all be involved; and

3)  by the last plague that began on Abib 13 and that would last “three days” so that the darkness would be expelled by the Light of New Life on what would become the day of the “bringing” of ‘First Sheaf Wave Offering Before the LORD’, the sixteenth day of the First Month. Cf., “They began on the first day of the month .... they made an end on the sixteenth day of the month” and “expelled / carried forth the filthiness” with which “Ahaz in his reign” had defiled “the holy place / sanctuary”. 2Chr29:5,17.   


Darkness “like death’s omen covered the earth” (Richard Wagner) “day between two nights” ‘behn ha arbayim’ on Abib 13 and 14, as well as on 15!  Three days”: “according to the Scriptures” the passover Scriptures!   


Observe – by the event of the passover (‘exodus’) – how

the night of the thirteenth day of the First Month — its LAST part — was “carried forth” onto the fourteenth day becoming its, FIRST part; and

the night of the fourteenth day — its LAST part — was “carried forth” onto the fifteenth day becoming its, FIRST part; and

how the night of the fifteenth day — its LAST part — was “carried forth” onto the sixteenth day, becoming its, FIRST part! 


So that – virtually like in the story of the plagues – after Israel had crossed both the Red Sea and the Jordan, the “three days” (of the plagues) – Abib 13, 14 and 15 – as it were, were absorbed into, and have assimilated the previous “the next day”,

Abib 13 its night became the beginning-halve of Abib 14, and Abib 14 its night became the beginning-halve of Abib 15; and Abib 15 its night became the beginning-halve of Abib 16.