Today is Good Friday and the beginning of the Jewish Spring Feasts. This weekend we will devote the website to the celebration of both the Jewish and Christian traditions.
GOOD FRIDAY: Christians around the world will celebrate the love that our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ showed for humanity by shedding His blood on the cross. We also celebrate freedom from slavery (sin). Leviticus 17:11 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it to you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement for the soul.”
Today’s four posts will be about that love:
- 6 AM – read with us Isaiah 53, prophecy of the rejection of Jesus foretold 750 years before His birth
- 9 AM – read with us Psalm 22, the crucifixion of Jesus prophesied 1000 years before His birth
- 3 PM – read with us John 19 “It is Finished”
- 5 PM – each day our weekend posts on the Levitical Feasts of Passover, Unleavened Bread and Firstfruits
Join with Editor and me in reading Isaiah 53 here.
Passover begins – sundown tonight
Unleavened Bread begins – sundown Saturday
Firstfruits begins – sundown Sunday
Jews all over the world celebrate freedom from slavery. The eight-day festival of Passover is celebrated in the early spring, from the 15th through the 22nd of the Hebrew month of Nisan. It commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt.
Sky watchers in western North America are in for a treat: a nearly five-minute total lunar eclipse just before sunrise (7:12 AM EST) on Saturday morning.
The second blood moon for 2015 will take place on Sukkot (September 13, 2015) completing the tetrad of 4 blood moons of 4 successive Jewish feast days.
“The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and the terrible day of the LORD come.” Joel 2:31