Resurrection Week, In 7 Days Salvation Completed
The number 7 represents a completion of a work of our God. Using Jewish calendar days and time; during the 7 days of Resurrection Week, Nisan 10-16 30A.D (7 days counting the 10th and 16th), our Father’s plan of salvation was completed for us.
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In the 7 Days of Resurrection Week
1. Showed how we can be saved
2. Showed how believers’ children, from the womb to accountability, are saved
3. Instituted His Supper, the Lord’s Supper
4. Shed His blood on the cross and died when our sins where laid on Him
5. Sacrificial death tore the curtain in the Temple; we can now come directly to our Father
6. Endured the torment of Hades; completed His sacrifice for our sins there; deposited our sins in the Abyss
7. Spiritual being, ascended into Heaven, leading all the spiritual beings in Abraham’s Bosom behind Him
8. Atoning sacrifice would allow the thief on the cross to be with Him in Paradise
9. Would physically rise from the dead on the 3rd day; was given a glorified body; like all believers will be given
10. Gave us the indwelling of the Spirit; believers are now spiritually holy children of God; can spiritually come into His Kingdom
Day 1 Monday Nisan 10: Our Sun 6pm – 12am (6hrs); Mon 12am – 6pm (18hrs) using 6pm sunset; 6am sunrise
Palm Monday (though we celebrate in on Sun) –- Select male lamb, without blemish to be killed for the Passover Feast - Ex 12:3
Jesus rode in on a donkey during the day of Palm Monday and the people surrendered to Him, accepted Him as their King
*So they took branches of palm trees and went out to meet him, crying out, “Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord, even the King of Israel!” Jn 12:13 ESV+
We must surrender our human will, open the door to our hearts, so our God can come into them.
Day 2 Tuesday Nissan 11: Our Mon 6pm – 12am (6hrs); Tues 12am – 6pm (18hrs) using 6pm sunset; 6am sunrise
Tuesday Healing in the Temple --- Jesus tells us how a child is saved, how infants and babes have eternal spiritual beings which can believe in our God (By 1 believing parent, by Father’s mercy). For our eternal spiritual being, our soul and spirit, is created mature enough to know or reject our God. Our spiritual being can love Him, praise Him, even though as infants our mind is not mature enough to understand what our spiritual being is doing. See Life Begins
*Then the blind and the lame came to Him in the temple, and He healed them. But when the chief priests and scribes saw the wonderful things that He did, and the children crying out in the temple and saying, "Hosanna to the Son of David!" they were indignant and said to Him, "Do You hear what these are saying?" And Jesus said to them, "Yes. Have you never read, 'Out of the mouth of babes and nursing infants You have perfected praise'?" Matt 21:14-16 NKJV+
*When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Mk 10:14 ESV+
Day 3 Wednesday Nissan 12: Our Tues 6pm – 12am (6hrs); Wed 12am – 6pm (18hrs) using 6pm sunset; 6am sunrise
Day 4 Thursday Nisan 13: Our Wed 6pm – 12am (6hrs); Thurs 12am – 6pm (18hrs) using 6pm sunset; 6am sunrise
Day 5 Friday Nisan 14: Our Thurs 6pm – 12am (6hrs); Fri 12am – 6pm (18hrs) using 6pm sunset; 6am sunrise
Good Friday -- Passover/Preparation Day Dt 16:3-4 Jn 19:14, 31, Matt 27:62, Mk 15:42, Lk 23:15
While Jesus ate His last meal (not the Passover supper, He was crucified while the Passover lambs were being killed) with His disciples, He instituted His Supper, the Lord’s Supper. Jesus offers His body in the bread, His blood in the fruit of the vine; to replace the symbolic Old Covenant Passover meal. Specifics Death and Resurrection
*While they were eating, Jesus took some bread, and after a blessing, He broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, "Take, eat; this is My body." Matt 26:26 NASB+
*Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you. For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins. Matt 26:27-28 NKJV+
We receive spiritual blessing when we come to our Lord’s Supper; His words of institution are read over the bread and fruit of the vine. As we eat the bread in which our Savior’s body is present; we receive the blessing of being intimately united with our Savior. Through our Savior we are also united with all believers on earth, and with all who have physically died and are spiritually in Heaven.
When we drink the fruit of the vine; we receive the blessed assurance that all of our sins have been forgiven, even those which we are unaware of committing, and are remembered no more. We are given strength to forgive others as our Father forgives us.
*Is not the cup of blessing which we bless a sharing in the blood of Christ? Is not the bread which we break a sharing in the body of Christ? 1Co 10:16 NASB+
Our Father hears the prayer of His Son, as He prays to Him in the garden late that night, asking if there is a way to take this cup of suffering from Him. Yet our Father loved us so much, that He would have His only Son be sacrificed to save us. And Jesus loved His Father, loved us so much, that He was willing to be the sacrificial offering, which alone could save us from our sins.
*saying, “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me. Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him. And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground. Lk 22:42-44 ESV+
The reason we were saved was because of our Father’s great love for us. He wanted children who would love Him back so much, He was willing to sacrifice His only Son to redeem us from our sins. Because of Jesus, great love for us, He was willing to do His Father will, be sacrificed for our sins, so that we might become His brothers and sisters.
*For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. Jn 3:16 NKJV+
Jesus was cruelly beaten and whipped, then crucified, put on a cross to die; as the sacrificial lamb for all the sins which we would ever commit.
*"For He will be handed over to the Gentiles, and will be mocked and mistreated and spit upon, and after they have scourged Him, they will kill Him; and the third day He will rise again." Lk 18:32-33 NASB+
*The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, "Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! Jn1:29 NKJV+
Our Savior promised to take the thief, who was hanging on the cross next to Him, to Paradise before He died.
*Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom. " Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." Lk 23:42-43 NIV+
The same way He has promised to take all of us who would love Him above all things, to be with Him in Heaven forever.
*"In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also. Jn 14:2-3 NASB+
As Jesus was dying on the cross, our Father would place all the sins of the world upon Him. Jesus would experience the pain of being forsaken by His Father as our sins were laid on Him.
*About the ninth hour Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani?"--which means, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Matt 27:46 NIV+
*For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2Co 5:21 NKJV+
Jesus’ work as our physical brother here on earth was completed when He uttered “It is finished” and breathed His last. He had given His physical life as a sacrifice for our sins.
*Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. Jn 19:30 NASB+
The temple curtain, through which only the High Priest could enter once a year to approach God and offer a sacrifice for sin, was torn in two. We are no longer separated from our God; we can spiritually come to Him, be spiritually united with Him forever. Through our Savior, Jesus Christ, who will intercede for us.
*And behold, the veil [or curtain] of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom; and the earth shook and the rocks were split. Matt 27:51 NASB+
*Therefore He is also able to save to the uttermost those who come to God through Him, since He always lives to make intercession for them. Heb 7:25 NKJV+
*that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, Eph 3:17-19 NKJV+
Christ’s physical being was dead, yet His human spiritual being, His soul and spirit, was alive and descended into Hades. There Jesus would spiritually endure the torture of the flames; like the rich man did.
*"Now the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's bosom; and the rich man also died and was buried. "In Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torment, and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus in his bosom. "And he cried out and said, 'Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus so that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool off my tongue, for I am in agony in this flame. Lk 16:22-24 NASB+
This is foreshadowed when the Passover Lamb who symbolized Jesus, after it was physically died had to be roasted over an open flame.
*Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you are in fact unleavened. For Christ our Passover also has been sacrificed. 1Co 5:7 NASB+
*Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire--its head with its legs and its entrails. Ex 12:9 NKJV+
In Hades our Father would accept Jesus’ sacrifice as atonement for the sins of all believers. Christ’s sacrificial death upon the cross and suffering in Hades are the only means by which our sins can ever be forgiven; our spiritual being can be made perfectly holy as we are sanctified by the Holy Spirit.
*Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand. Isa 53:10 NKJV+
[He will see the results of the suffering of his soul] and be satisfied; by [knowledge of him] my righteous servant will justify many, and he will bear their iniquities. Is 53:11 NIV+
*For by one offering He has perfected for all time those who are sanctified Heb 10:14 NASB+
*This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1Jn 4:10 NIV+
Jesus spiritual being would then descend into the Abyss, to Tartarus (Greek), the deepest part where in a prison certain demons are kept; including the angels who disobeyed God at the time of Noah. There Jesus would deposit the sins of all believers which were laid upon Him on the cross. Here Jesus proclaimed His victory over sin, over death; over satan and all the demons there.
*or, Who shall descend into the abyss? (That is, to bring Christ up from the dead.) Ro 10:7 ASV
*For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, so that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water 1Pe 3:18-20 NASB+
This was foreshadowed when Jesus was symbolized by the scapegoat on the Day of Atonement; who would have the sins of the world laid upon Him. Then Jesus would carry these sins to a solitary place, and deposit these sins there; the most solitary place in all of God’s creation, the prison in the deepest part of the Abyss.
*He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites--all their sins--and put them on the goat's head. He shall send the goat away into the desert in the care of a man appointed for the task. The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a solitary place; and the man shall release it in the desert. Lev 16:22 NIV+
Then Jesus’ spiritual being, His soul and spirit, would be the first spiritual being of a man born by a woman, to be taken into Heaven. Jesus spiritual being would come up from the Abyss, into the earthly heaven, which is still part of satan’s kingdom and outside of our Father’s Heavenly Kingdom. Here Jesus would pick up all the Old Covenant saints, who were waiting in Abraham’s Bosom (Heaven or Hell) until He had atoned for their sins, and bring them like a train behind Him into Heaven. It will always be first for the Jew and then the Gentile.
*But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: "When he ascended on high, he led captives in his train and gave gifts to men." (What does "he ascended" mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) Eph 4:7-10 NIV+
*For this reason He is the mediator of a new covenant, so that, since a death has taken place for the redemption of the transgressions that were committed under the first covenant, those who have been called may receive the promise of the eternal inheritance. Heb 9:15 NASB+
*For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes, for the Jew first and also for the Greek. Ro 1:16 NKJV+
Jesus would then greet the thief on the cross as His spiritual being came into Heaven. For the thief would physically die after Jesus had already been sacrificed as atonement for our sins; and his spiritual being would meet Jesus in Paradise that same day. Likewise when believers’ physical beings, our bodies and minds die, our eternal spiritual being, our souls and spirits, will be brought into Heaven.
*And Jesus said to him, "Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise." Lk 23:43 NKJV+
Day 6 Saturday Nissan 15: Our Fri 6pm – 12am (6hrs); Sat 12am – 6pm (18hrs) using 6pm sunset; 6am sunrise
Day 7 Easter Sunday, Resurrection Day Nissan 16: Our Sat 6pm – 12am (6hrs); Sun 12am – 6pm (18hrs) using 6pm sunset; 6am sunrise
On the third day after Christ’s crucifixion and physical death, His spiritual being came down from Heaven. To be reunited with His physical body from the tomb by the Holy Spirit, who had resurrected and glorified it; making it perfect and eternal. Jesus was the first to be physically resurrected from the dead by the Holy Spirit and then ascend into Heaven; the first to be given a glorified physical body by His Heavenly Father.
*As they were gathering in Galilee, Jesus said to them, “The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him, and he will be raised on the third day.” Matt 17:22-23 ESV+
*And as they were frightened and bowed their faces to the ground, the men said to them, “Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” Lk 24:5-7
All believers physically living on this earth, and all believers who are spiritually living in Heaven, will likewise be given glorified bodies when Jesus returns for us.
*But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. Ro 8:11 NKJV+
*in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable , and we will be changed. For this perishable must put on the imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 1Co 15:52-53 NASB+
*who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body. Phil 3:21 NIV+
Jesus was presented as a first fruit offering to His Father. He was first in receiving everything we need for our salvation; from receiving the Holy Spirit, to being given a glorified body and ascending to Heaven above. We will each have our turn to receive the same blessings our Savior has received here on Earth, and at the right time will join Him with glorified bodies in Heaven above.
* But in fact Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 1Co 15:20 ESV+
*and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, Rev 1:5 NKJV+
On Resurrection Day Jesus showed Himself to some of the women who loved Him (Matt 28:9-10), to Mary Magdalene (Jn 20:13-18), to two of His followers on the way to Emmaus (Lk 24:13), and to Peter (Simon below). In the evening He would appear to 10 of His chosen disciples (Thomas had left, Jn 20:24; Judas was dead, Matt 27:5), those with them, and the 2 followers from Emmaus. He would show them His hands and side which had been pierced. And all rejoiced when they saw our Lord.
*And they got up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found gathered together the eleven and those who were with them, saying, "The Lord has really risen and has appeared to Simon." Lk 24:33-34 NASB+
*On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.” JN 20:19 ESV+
*And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples then rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jn 20:20 NASB+
Then Jesus gave us the way we are saved. Jesus gave those present His baptism, the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, and they were born again. Receiving the indwelling of the Spirit is the only way we can become children of God, for only those with the Spirit are one with Jesus. All phases of our salvation had now been completed, been given to us, to become children of our great God. They would be the first after Jesus to spiritually come into the Kingdom of God, while still physically living here on earth.
*Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you? 1Co 3:16 ESV+
Copyright 2014 amended 2017 by Ron Borkey
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