- The Three Nights and Three Days of Messiah
- The Three Day Journey of Isaac
- Messiah is the only One born ‘out of eternity’ into creation
- Messiah is the first of many to be born out of creation into eternity
The Three Nights and Three Days of Messiah:
|Number||Sacred Day||Secular Date||Day||Hours|
|Night 1||Nisan 15, 3790||April 7, 30 CE||Friday||Noon-3 PM|
|Day 1||Nisan 15, 3790||April 7, 30 CE||Friday||3 PM- 6 PM|
|Night 2||Nisan 16, 3790||April 7, 30 CE||Friday||6 PM- 6 AM|
|Day 2||Nisan 16, 3790||April 8, 30 CE||Saturday||6 AM- 6 PM|
|Night 3||Nisan 17, 3790||April 8, 30 CE||Saturday||6 PM- 6 AM|
|Day 3||Nisan 17, 3790||April 9, 30 CE||Sunday||At Sunrise|
The Three Day Journey of Isaac to Mount Moriah:
Isaac Ben Abraham is a prophetic type of the Messiah. Isaac in a prophetic role-play orchestrated by Adonai died the day the heavenly Father called for father Abraham to sacrifice his son. After a three day journey Abraham and Isaac climbed up Mount Moriah, the same mountain on which the Salvation of Adonai (Yeshua) was sacrificed. Thereafter, in the prophetic role-play Isaac was sacrificed and resurrected (given back to Abraham) when Adonai Elohim provided “Himself a lamb” (Genesis 22:8):
וַיֹּאמֶר אַבְרָהָם אֱלֹהִים יִרְאֶה־לֹּו הַשֶּׂה לְעֹלָה בְּנִי וַיֵּלְכוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם יַחְדָּֽו׃
Abraham said, “The Almighty will provide for Himself the lamb for the burnt offering, my son.” So the two of them walked on together.
This is a graphic prophetic depiction of the heavenly Father’s sacrifice of His Son, the Messiah, two thousand years after Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac. Without the Messiah’s righteous sacrifice—the shedding of His blood—there would be no forgiveness for sin. Our righteous heavenly Father requires that our sins be paid for. The Righteous Father warned the first Adam that the just penalty for His disobedience would be death (spiritual and physical). The first Adam failed as a Kinsman-Redeemer. However, the second and the Last Adam (HaAdam Ha-acharon-אָדָם הָאַחֲרוֹן) succeeded as a Kinsman-Redeemer (cf. prophetic end at conclusion of the Book of Ruth).
The last Adam paid the penalty for sin for all who believe on His name.
The Messiah is the Head of the new creation order. The Messiah died so that His Jewish and Gentile followers might receive forgiveness of their sins and the Father’s gift of eternal life. The requirement of the symbolic wave offering on HaBikkurim (Firstfruits) is prophetically linked with the resurrection of the Messiah. Messiah’s resurrection was the ‘actual’ “wave offering” that was presented before the Father as the “firstfruits” of the harvest to come.
Moreover, Messiah presented His firstfruits offering to the Father on this day when several tombs in Jerusalem were opened and many bodies of the Jewish saints who had fallen asleep (died) were raised. Coming out of the tombs in Jerusalem, these righteous ones went into the holy city and appeared to many (cf. “Messiah in Rosh HaShanah and Yom Teruah,” Chapters 9-11). This supernatural witness is a small token (promise) of what will be an overwhelming harvest of resurrections at the end of the age (acharit hayamim).
Messiah is the only One born out of eternity into creation:
Messiah is the first-begotten (Habekhor) of the Father, the firstborn of the dead (Habekhor hakam min-hametim), the Resurrection and Life (Hatekumah v’haChayim). The Mashiach is the only one amaong all humankind who was born ‘out of eternity into creation.’ However, He is the first among many to be born ‘out of creation into eternity’ (the new and Greater Exodus). Our Father in heaven’s plan is that one day there might be many resurrected “sons of glory.” The Messiah is the Firstfruits of all those who are to be resurrected. HaBikkurim represents the resurrection of Messiah and it is a celebration (a reminder) of our future glorified state that we will enjoy forever at the end of the age.
Messiah is the first of many to be born out of creation into eternity:
The Hebrew term bikkurim derives from the same root as bekhor (firstborn).
In the Torah, the general principle that the firstborn of man belonged to the heavenly Father is applied to the first fruits that ripen each agricultural season, beginning with a sheaf of the new barley harvest (omer) and culminating in the celebration of the beginning of the wheat harvest on Shavuot, also called Chag ha-Bikkurim. This fifty day period of time is a picture that speaks of Humility (barley), the bread of Messiah’s poverty (HaBikkurim) and Glory (golden wheat), the bread of Messiah’s glorification (Shavuot). Therefore, if we identify ourselves with the Humility of Messiah (His obedience unto death), then we also will be identified with His Glorification (His obedience unto resurrection and eternal life).