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Cluster of Coincidences?

Updated: Mar 15, 2023

A nest of THREE's, during Passover 30AD.

cluster of threes

A coincidence is when two or more similar, or related events occur at the same time by chance, and without any planning. When confronted with a flood of coincidences, random chance is no longer mathematically feasible, and the only other explanation for this synchronicity, is intelligence and design. The following events, not only include "groupings of coincidences" but also contain prophecies, which eliminates randomness and human intelligence from the equation, and points to the Divine. This cluster of threes, is further proof, Jesus Christ (YESHUA) is the Messiah!


BACKGROUND PASSOVER


- 3 “pilgrim events” that every Jewish man (+13 years) had to attend. [1]

- 3 times mentioned in the Scriptures, to attend the Lord's Feast. [2]

- Festivals observed in Jerusalem, the city ruled by King David for 33 years. [3]

- 3 sections and 3 levels for the Temple where the temple sacrifice was offered. [4]

- 3 events, the “Festival of Unleavened Bread” was separated into. [5]

- 3 items offered on the sacrificial altar [6]

- 3 types of food (Seder) were eaten. [7]

- 3 areas of the doorway, marked with blood to protect the occupants from the "angel of death" [8]

- 3 Requirements for selection of the lamb [9]


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On the eve of Passover. Jesus presented His life (lamb), body (bread) and blood (wine).

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- 30 years of age, Jesus began his ministry, dying 3 years later, at 33. [10]

- 3 short-term prophecies to his disciples. [11]

- 3 times Jesus prophesied he will rise from dead in 3 days [12]

- 3 disciples went with Jesus the night of Passover. [13]

- 3 identical prayers said. [14]

- 3 times the disciples fell asleep. [15]

- 3 parts of the body. [16]

- 3 different authorities sent to arrest Jesus. [17]

- 3 times Peter denied Jesus [18]

- 3 Zechariah prophecies fulfilled by Judas when he betrayed Jesus. [19]

- 3 religious trials, [20]

- 3 secular trials [21]

- 3 times Jesus replied; "you said so" [22]

- 3 false charges in an attempt to condemn [23]

- 3 times Pilate said this man was innocent [24]

- 3 sets of clothing put on Jesus [25]

- 3 forms of physical punishment before being crucified [26]

- 3 languages used on the sign [27]

- 3rd hour (Jewish time), Jesus nailed to the cross. (time lambs traditionally tied) [28]

- 3 were crucified [29]

- 3 different Mary's named at the cross [30]

- 3 losers, 1 winner [31]

- 3 hours of daylight on the cross [32]

- 3 hours of darkness on the cross [32]

- 3 different references to SAVE [33]

- 3 Physical Trauma [34]

- 3 Emotional Trauma [34]

- 3 Spiritual Trauma. [34]

- 3 prayers made by Jesus on the cross [35]

- 3 pm Jesus died. [36] (time lambs traditionally sacrificed)

- 3 events that occurred in nature that frightened the people [37]

- 3 supernatural events occurred. [38]

- 3 prophecies at death fulfilled [39]

- 3 items in "Ark of Covenant", when anointed [40]

- 3 items used to prepare the body for burial [41]

- 3 security measures to secure the grave. [42]

- 3 nights and 3 days in the grave [43]

- 3 Persons involved in the resurrection [44]

- 3 Women went to buy spices. [45]

- 3 things to Celebrate. (Day of First Fruits) [46]

- 3 reminders to meet Jesus in Galilee (3 days walk) [47]



REFERENCES


[1] COMPULSORY PILGRIM FEASTS EVERY YEAR;


  1. Festival of Unleavened Bread (Pesach)

  2. Festival of Harvest (Weeks) Sahvu'ot

  3. Festival of Tabernacles (In-gathering) or Sukkot.


EXODUS 23: 14-17

Three times a year you are to celebrate a festival to me. “Celebrate the Festival of Unleavened Bread; for seven days eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you. Do this at the appointed time in the month of Aviv, for in that month you came out of Egypt. “No one is to appear before me empty-handed. “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the first-fruits of the crops you sow in your field. “Celebrate the Festival of In-gathering at the end of the year, when you gather in your crops from the field. “Three times a year all the men are to appear before the Sovereign Lord.


[2] 3 TIMES COMMANDED IN SCRIPTURES TO ATTEND THE FEASTS


  1. Exodus 23:17

  2. Exodus 34:23

  3. Deuteronomy 16:16


[3] KING DAVID RULED THE HOLY CITY FOR 33 YEARS


1 KINGS 2:11 The days that David reigned over Israel were forty years: seven years he reigned in Hebron and thirty-three years he reigned in Jerusalem.


[4] THE TEMPLE HAD 3 MAIN SECTIONS (Living Translation Bible)


1) OUTER COURT (first temple)

1 KINGS 6:17 The main room of the Temple, outside the Most Holy Place, was 60 feet long.


2) INNER SANCTUARY (first temple)

1 KINGS 6:31 For the entrance to the inner sanctuary, he made double doors of wild olive wood with five-sided doorposts.


3) INNER SANCTUARY (MOST HOLY PLACE)

Exodus 26:33-34 (Tabernacle) Hang the curtain from the clasps and place the ark of the covenant law behind the curtain. The curtain will separate the Holy Place from the Most Holy Place. Put the atonement cover on the ark of the covenant law in the Most Holy Place.

1 KINGS 6:21 (First Temple) Then Solomon overlaid the rest of the Temple’s interior with solid gold, and he made gold chains to protect the entrance to the Most Holy Place.


AND 3 DIFFERENT LEVELS


1 KINGS 6:8 (First Temple) The entrance to the bottom floor was on the south side of the Temple. There were winding stairs going up to the second floor, and another flight of stairs between the second and third floors.



[5] "FESTIVAL OF UNLEAVENED BREAD" DIVIDED INTO 3 SPECIAL EVENTS;


  1. PASSOVER,

  2. FESTIVAL OF UNLEAVENED BREAD (7 days)

  3. FIRST FRUITS (BARLEY)


LEVITICUS 23:5-6 The Lord’s Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month the Lord’s Festival of Unleavened Bread begins;

LEVITICUS 23:9-11 The Lord said to Moses, “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.


[6] DURING PASSOVER , 3 ITEMS WERE OFFERED ON THE ALTAR;


  1. LAMB

  2. UNLEAVENED BREAD,

  3. RED WINE


NUMBERS 28:8 Offer the second lamb at twilight, along with the same kind of grain offering and drink offering that you offer in the morning. This is a food offering, an aroma pleasing to the Lord.


[7] DURING PASSOVER , 3 ITEMS (Seder) WERE EATEN THAT EVENING;


  1. LAMB (Paschal),

  2. UNLEAVENED BREAD (Matzo),

  3. BITTER HERBS (Maror)


EXODUS 12:8 That same night they are to eat the meat roasted over the fire, along with bitter herbs, and bread made without yeast.



[8] BLOOD ON 3 PARTS OF THE DOOR


EXODUS 12:7 They will take some of the blood and put it on the two side posts and top of the door frame of the houses …



[9] 3 REQUIREMENTS FOR LAMB SELECTION.


  1. MALE LAMB

  2. LAMB WITH NO DEFECTS

  3. ONE YEAR OLD


EXODUS 12:5 Your lamb shall be an unblemished male, a year old...



[10] PROPHET JOHN THE BAPTIST INTRODUCED YESHUA TO THE WORLD 3 YEARS EARLIER


John 1:29 The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, "Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!


Luke 3:23 Jesus Himself was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. He was regarded as the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,


ON THE NIGHT OF THE NEW COVENANT


[11] 3 PROPHECIES MADE BY YESHUA TO HIS DISCIPLES THAT NIGHT;


  1. BETRAY

  2. FLEE

  3. DENY 3 TIMES


Matthew 26:21 “... I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me”

Matthew 26:31 “This very night you will ALL fall away on account of me”

Matthew 26:34 “This very night before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times”



[12] 3 TIMES YESHUA SAID HE WILL RISE FROM THE DEAD;


RECORDED 3 TIMES IN THE Gospel of MARK


Mark 8:31 He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.

Mark 9:30-32 They left that place and passed through Galilee. Jesus did not want anyone to know where they were, because he was teaching his disciples. He said to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men. They will kill him, and after three days he will rise.” But they did not understand what he meant and were afraid to ask him about it.

Mark 10:32-34 They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”



[13] 3 DISCIPLES WITH JESUS;


Mark 14:33 He took Peter, James, John with him



[14] 3 PRAYERS IN GETHSEMANE


Matthew 26:42-44 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.” When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. So he left them and went away once more and prayed the third time, saying the same thing.



[15] 3 TIMES the DISCIPLES FELL ASLEEP


Mark 14:37 Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep?”

Mark 14:39 When he came back, he again found them sleeping, because their eyes were heavy. They did not know what to say to him.

Mark 14:41 Returning the third time, he said to them. Are you still sleeping and resting?



[16] THE 3 PARTS OF MAN MENTIONED BY CHRIST;


  1. SOUL

  2. SPIRIT

  3. BODY


Mark 13 34-38 My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.” Going a little farther, he fell to the ground and prayed that if possible the hour might pass from him. “Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Then he returned to his disciples and found them sleeping. “Simon,” he said to Peter, “are you asleep? Couldn’t you keep watch for one hour? Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”



[17] 3 DIFFERENT AUTHORITIES SENT TO ARREST;


  1. HIGH PRIESTS

  2. ELDERS

  3. TEACHERS OF LAW


Mark 14:43 … Judas, one of the twelve, appeared. With him was a crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests, the teachers of the law, and the elders.



[18] PETER DENIES CHRIST;


Luke 22:61 The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.



[19] JUDAS FULFILLED 3 ZECHARIAH PROPHECIES;


  1. 30 PIECES

  2. THREW IN HOUSE OF LORD

  3. MONEY USED TO BUY POTTERS FIELD


Zechariah 11:12-13 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord.

Fulfillment:


Matthew 26:14-15 Then one of the Twelve, the one called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand Him over to you?” And they set out for him thirty pieces of silver.


Matthew 27:5-7 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners.



[20] 3 RELIGIOUS TRIALS;


  1. HIGH PRIEST ANNAS

  2. HIGH PRIEST CAIAPHAS

  3. SANHEDRIN


John 18:13 And brought him first to Annas

John 18:24 Then Annas sent him, still bound to Caiaphas the high priest

Luke 22:66 When daylight came, the elders of the people, both the chief priests and the scribes, convened and brought Him before their Sanhedrin



[21] 3 SECULAR TRIALS;


  1. PILATE

  2. HEROD

  3. PILATE


Luke 23:6-7 … Pilate asked if the man was a Galilean. When he learned that Jesus was under Herod’s jurisdiction, he sent him to Herod, who was in Jerusalem at that time.

Luke 23:11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate



[22] JESUS REPLIED; “You have said so” 3 TIMES on 14th AVIV (MATTHEW).


  1. JUDAS

  2. CAIAPHAS THE HIGH PRIEST

  3. PILATE


Matthew 26:25 Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?” Jesus answered, “You have said so.”

Matthew 26:63-64 The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” “You have said so,” Jesus replied.

Matthew 27:11 Meanwhile Jesus stood before the governor, and the governor asked him, “Are you the king of the Jews?” “You have said so,” Jesus replied.



[23] JESUS CHRIST CONDEMNED ON 3 CHARGES.


  1. THREATENING TO DESTROY TEMPLE

  2. BLASPHEMY

  3. LEADING A REBELLION AGAINST CAESER


Matthew 26:59-60 The chief priests and the whole Sanhedrin were looking for false evidence against Jesus so that they could put him to death. But they did not find any, though many false witnesses came forward. Finally two came forward and declared, “This fellow said, ‘I am able to destroy the temple of God and rebuild it in three days.’


Matthew 26:63-65 The high priest said to him, “I charge you under oath by the living God: Tell us if you are the Messiah, the Son of God.” “You have said so,” Jesus replied. “But I say to all of you: From now on you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the Mighty One and coming on the clouds of heaven.” Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, “He has spoken blasphemy! Why do we need any more witnesses? Look, now you have heard the blasphemy. What do you think?” “He is worthy of death,” they answered.


Even if a man said he was a son of God it is not blasphemy. For it is written;


Deuteronomy 14:1-2 You are the children of the Lord your God. Do not cut yourselves or shave the front of your heads for the dead, for you are a people holy to the Lord your God. Out of all the peoples on the face of the earth, the Lord has chosen you to be his treasured possession.

Exodus 4:22 Then say to Pharaoh, 'This is what the LORD says: Israel is my firstborn son,

Psalms 82:6 “... you are all sons of the Most High.’ But you will die like mere mortals; you will fall like every other ruler.”


Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.


Luke 23:13 Pilate called together the chief priests, the rulers and the people, and said to them, “You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basis for your charges against him. Neither has Herod, for he sent him back to us; as you can see, he has done nothing to deserve death.

The Condemned (Robbers) knew Jesus was innocent (Luke 23:41), Pilates wife knew Jesus was innocent (Matthew 27:19), The Rulers knew Jesus was innocent (Luke 23:13), the Accusers knew that Jesus Christ was innocent. But nevertheless, Jesus Christ was still crucified.



[24] 3 TIMES PILATE SAID JESUS WAS INNOCENT


Luke 23:20-22 Wanting to release Jesus, Pilate appealed to them again. But they kept shouting, “Crucify him! Crucify him!” For the third time he spoke to them: “Why? What crime has this man committed? I have found in him no grounds for the death penalty.



[25] JESUS WORE 3 SETS OF CLOTHING;


  1. JESUS CLOTHES

  2. HEROD'S ELEGANT ROBE

  3. PILATES PURPLE/RED ROBE AND CROWN OF THORNS


Luke 23:11 Then Herod and his soldiers ridiculed and mocked him dressing him in an elegant robe, they sent him back to Pilate

Mark 15:15-20 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified. The soldiers led Jesus away into the palace (that is, the Praetorium) and called together the whole company of soldiers. They put a purple robe on him, then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. and they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews!” Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him. Falling on their knees, they paid homage to him. And then they had mocked him, they took off the purple robe and put his own clothes on him. Then they led him out to crucify him.



[26] 3 BEATINGS DURING TRIAL;


  1. BEATING BY RELIGIOUS GUARDS

  2. ROMAN FLOGGING

  3. STICK BEATING TO THE HEAD WHILE WEARING THE CROWN OF THORNS


Mark 14:65 Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.

Mark 15:15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

Mark 15:17-19 …then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on him. And they began to call out to him, “Hail, king of the Jews! ”Again and again they struck him on the head with a staff and spit on him.


Prophecy:


Isaiah 52:13-15 See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him, his appearance was so disfigured beyond that of any human being and his form marred beyond human likeness. So he will sprinkle many nations, and kings will shut their mouths because of him. For what they were not told, they will see, and what they have not heard, they will understand.



[27] 3 LANGUAGES USED;


  1. ARAMAIC

  2. LATIN

  3. GREEK


John 19:20 … and the sign was written in Aramaic, Latin, Greek



[28] CRUCIFIED … 3rd HOUR (Jewish Time) - 9am


Mark 15:25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him.


Fulfillment:


John 8:28 So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he and that I do nothing on my own but speak just what the Father has taught me.

Psalms 22:19 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint.

Deuteronomy 21:22-23 If someone guilty of a capital offense is put to death and their body is exposed on a pole, you must not leave the body hanging on the pole overnight. Be sure to bury it that same day, because anyone who is hung on a pole is under God’s curse.

Psalms 22:16-17 they pierce my hands and my feet. All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me.



[29] 3 WERE CRUCIFIED


Luke 23:33 When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left.



[30] 3 MARY'S NAMED AT CROSS;


  1. MARY THE BLESSED

  2. MARY CLOPAS

  3. MARY MAGDELENE


John 19:25 Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother, his aunt, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.



[31] 3 LOSERS, 1 WINNER


John 19:23-24 When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom. “Let’s not tear it,” they said to one another. “Let’s decide by lot who will get it.”


PROPHECY:


Psalms 22:18 They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.



[32] 3 HOURS OF DAYLIGHT ON THE CROSS


Mark 15:25 It was nine in the morning when they crucified him.


[32] 3 HOURS OF DARKNESS ON THE CROSS


Matthew 27:45 From noon until three in the afternoon darkness came over all the land.

Mark 15:35 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

Luke 23:44 It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon


PROPHECY:


Amos 8:9 “In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight .



[33] 3 REFERENCES “TO SAVE” SPOKEN AT CROSS;


HE SAVED OTHERS

SAVE YOURSELF

SAVE US


Luke 23:35 They said, “He saved others, let him save himself...”

Luke 23:39 … save yourself and us.



Fulfillment:


Psalms 68:19-20 Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who daily bears our burdens. Our God is a God who saves; from the Sovereign Lord comes escape from death.

John 15:13 There is no greater love than to lay down one's life for one's friends.

1 John 3:16 This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down his life for us.

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.



[34] (1) PHYSICAL TRAUMA, 3 Wounds which could be fatal;


  1. FLOGGING

  2. CRUCIFIXION

  3. SPEAR


Mark 15:15 Wanting to satisfy the crowd, Pilate released Barabbas to them. He had Jesus flogged, and handed him over to be crucified.

John 19:34 Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.


PROPHECY:


Psalms 38:7-11 My back is filled with searing pain; there is no health in my body. I am feeble and utterly crushed; I groan in anguish of heart. All my longings lie open before you, Lord; my sighing is not hidden from you. My heart pounds, my strength fails me; even the light has gone from my eyes. My friends and companions avoid me because of my wounds; my neighbors stay far away.

Isaiah 50:6 I offered my back to those who beat me, my face to those who pulled out my beard; I did not hide my face from mocking and spitting.


Numbers 21:8-9 The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.” So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

John 3:14-15 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him.”



[34] (2) EMOTIONAL TRAUMA;


  1. LEFT ALONE … FRIENDS AND DISCIPLES HAD FLED

  2. MOCKERY AND PUBLIC SHAMING

  3. NO COMPASSION SHOWN, EVEN AT THE MOMENT OF DEATH


Psalms 22:6-8 But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people. All who see me mock me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads. “He trusts in the Lord,” they say, “let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”

Isaiah 53:3 He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.

Psalms 69:19-21 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you. Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none , for comforters, but I found none. They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.

John 1:10-11 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him.



[34] (3) SPIRITUAL TRAUMA SUFFERED;


  1. BURDEN OF SIN

  2. BURDEN OF CURSES

  3. DEMONIC ATTACK


Isaiah 53:6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

1 Peter 2:24 "He himself bore our sins" in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; "by his wounds you have been healed."


Deuteronomy 21:22-23 ""If a man has committed a sin worthy of death and he is put to death, and you hang him on a tree, his corpse shall not hang all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him on the same day (for he who is hanged is accursed of God), so that you do not defile your land which the LORD your God gives you as an inheritance."


Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the Law by becoming a curse for us. For it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.”

Psalms 22:11-18 Do not be far from me, for trouble is near and there is no one to help. Many bulls surround me; strong bulls of Bashan encircle me. Roaring lions that tear their prey open their mouths wide against me. I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart has turned to wax; it has melted within me. My mouth is dried up like a potsherd, and my tongue sticks to the roof of my mouth; you lay me in the dust of death. Dogs surround me, a pack of villains encircles me; they pierce my hands and my feet. All my bones are on display; people stare and gloat over me. They divide my clothes among them and cast lots for my garment.


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Isaiah 53:10 Yet it was the LORD's will to crush him and cause him to suffer, and though the LORD makes his life an offering for sin, he will see his offspring and prolong his days, and the will of the LORD will prosper in his hand.
 

[35] 3 PRAYERS ON THE CROSS;


  1. "FORGIVE THEM"

  2. "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?" (ARAMAIC)

  3. "INTO YOUR HANDS..."


Luke 23:34 "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing"

Matthew 27:46 … Jesus cried out in a loud voice, "Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani"

Luke 23:46 "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit" When he had said this, he breathed his last.


Psalms 130:3-8 If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. I wait for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.


Psalms 31:5 Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, LORD, my faithful God.



[36] JESUS DIED 3PM - the time the "Passover lamb" was to be sacrificed.


Matthew 27:46-50 About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” When some of those standing there heard this, they said, “He’s calling Elijah.” Immediately one of them ran and got a sponge. He filled it with wine vinegar, put it on a staff, and offered it to Jesus to drink. The rest said, “Now leave him alone. Let’s see if Elijah comes to save him.” And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit


Psalms 69:19-21 You know how I am scorned, disgraced and shamed; all my enemies are before you. Scorn has broken my heart and has left me helpless; I looked for sympathy, but there was none, for comforters, but I found none. They put gall in my food and gave me vinegar for my thirst.



[37] 3 FRIGHTENING EVENTS OF NATURE;


  1. DARKNESS

  2. EARTHQUAKE AT DEATH

  3. EARTHQUAKE AT RESURRECTION


Mark 15:35 At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon.

Matthew 27:51-54 … And when Jesus had cried out again in a loud voice, he gave up his spirit. At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people. When the centurion and those with him who were guarding Jesus saw the earthquake and all that had happened, they were terrified, and exclaimed, “Surely he was the Son of God!”


Matthew 28:1-2 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it.



PROPHECY:


Amos 8:8-9 “Will not the land tremble for this, and all who live in it mourn? The whole land will rise like the Nile; it will be stirred up and then sink like the river of Egypt. “In that day,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “I will make the sun go down at noon and darken the earth in broad daylight.



[38] 3 SUPERNATURAL EVENTS;


  1. DEAD PEOPLE BECAME ALIVE

  2. TEMPLE CURTAIN TORN IN TWO

  3. CHRIST RISING FROM THE DEAD


Matthew 27:51-53 At that moment the curtain of the temple was torn in two from top to bottom. The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.



[39] 3 PROPHECIES FULFILLED AT DEATH;


  1. GAVE UP HIS OWN LIFE

  2. NO BONES BROKEN

  3. MEANT TO BE BURIED WITH THE WICKED.. INSTEAD BURIED IN A RICH MANS TOMB


PROPHECY


Isaiah 53:12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great, and he will divide the spoils with the strong,

because he poured out his life unto death, and was numbered with the transgressors. For he bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


John 10-17-18 The reason my Father loves me is that I lay down my life—only to take it up again. No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.”


FULFILMENT


John 19:33 But when they came to Jesus, they saw that he was already dead, so they didn't break his legs.


Mark 15:44-45 Pilate was surprised to hear that he was already dead. Summoning the centurion, he asked him if Jesus had already died. When he learned from the centurion that it was so, he gave the body to Joseph.


PROPHECY


Exodus 12:46 …. Do not break any of the bones (Passover lamb)

Psalms 34:20 he protects all his bones, not one of them will be broken.


FULFILMENT


John 19:32-34 The soldiers therefore came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with Jesus, and then those of the other. But when they came to Jesus and found that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced Jesus’ side with a spear, bringing a sudden flow of blood and water.


PROPHECY


Isaiah 53:9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death,


FULFILMENT


Matthew 27:57-60 When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea named Joseph, who himself was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate to ask for the body of Jesus, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. So Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut into the rock. Then he rolled a great stone across the entrance to the tomb and went away.



[40] ARK OF COVENANT CONTAINING 3 ITEMS, ANNOINTED


  1. TABLETS OF STONE - covenant and law

  2. POT OF MANNA - provision

  3. AARON'S ROD - priesthood


Note: A “Critical Artifact” for the temple was MISSING. This was the “Ark of the Covenant”, which contained 3 items.

The “Ark of the Covenant” was special as on the 10th day of the 7 month, once a year. Blood was sprinkled on the Atonement Cover for the Redemption of Sin for all of Israel. LEVITICUS 16.


Hebrews 9:4 ..the gold-covered ark of the covenant. This ark contained the gold jar of manna, Aaron’s staff that had budded, and the stone tablets of the covenant.

 

Isaiah 52:15 He will sprinkle many nations. Kings will shut their mouths because of Him. For they will see what they have not been told, and they will understand what they have not heard.


Daniel 9:24 Seventy weeks are decreed for your people and your holy city to stop their transgression, to put an end to sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy Place



LOCATION OF THE ARK OF THE CONVENANT


In 1980, the Christian archeologist “Ron Wyatt” discovered the “Ark of Covenant”, buried in a cave, directly beneath the crucifixion site

http://www.arkdiscovery.com/aoc-1.htm

click link to navigate to site, and open up in new TAB.



[41] JESUS BODY PREPARED FOR BURIAL WITH 3 ITEMS;


  1. MYRRH

  2. ALOES

  3. STRIPS OF LINEN


John 19:39-40 … Nicodemus brought a mixture of myrrh and aloes, about seventy-five pounds. Taking Jesus’ body, the two of them wrapped it, with the spices, in strips of linen


Psalms 16:9-10 Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay.



[42] 3 SECURITY MEASURES TO SECURE GRAVE;


  1. STONE

  2. KINGS SEAL

  3. GUARDS


Matthew 27:66 So they went and made the tomb secure by putting a seal on the stone and posting a guard.



[43] 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS IN THE GRAVE


Jesus Prediction


Matthew 12:40 For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of a huge fish, so the Son of Man will be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Matthew 16:21 From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.

Mark 10:33 “We are going up to Jerusalem,” he said, “and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death and will hand him over to the Gentiles, who will mock him and spit on him, flog him and kill him. Three days later he will rise.”


Angels confirming the three days


Luke 24:5-8 In their fright the women bowed down with their faces to the ground, but the men said to them, “Why do you look for the living among the dead? He is not here; he has risen! Remember how he told you, while he was still with you in Galilee: ‘The Son of Man must be delivered over to the hands of sinners, be crucified and on the third day be raised again.” Then they remembered his words.


Downcast men confirming the three days


Luke 24:18-24 One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?” “What things?” he asked. “About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”



[44] THREE PERSONS INVOLVED IN THE RESURRECTION


  1. THE FATHER

  2. THE SON

  3. HOLY SPIRIT


Galatians 1:1 This letter is from Paul, an apostle. I was not appointed by any group of people or any human authority, but by Jesus Christ himself and by God the Father, who raised Jesus from the dead.


Romans 8:11 And if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead lives in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit, who dwells within you.


John 2:19 Jesus answered them, "Destroy this temple, and I will raise it again in three days."



[45] 3 WOMEN WENT TO BUY SPICES


Mark 16:1 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body.



[46] 3rd DAY, CELEBRATION OF FIRST FRUITS;


  1. JESUS CHRIST RISES FROM THE DEAD

  2. OTHER DEAD PEOPLE COME TO LIFE

  3. CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST-FRUITS


Luke 24:21-24 And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body.


JESUS CHRIST RISES FROM THE DEAD

Acts 26:23 that the Messiah would suffer and, as the first to rise from the dead, would bring the message of light to his own people and to the Gentiles.

1 Corinthians 15:20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep.

Revelation 1:5 and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood,

Isaiah 49:6 “It is too small a thing for you to be my servant to restore the tribes of Jacob and bring back those of Israel I have kept. I will also make you a light for the Gentiles, that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.”


OTHER DEAD RAISED TO LIFE REVEALED

Matthew 27:51-53 …The earth shook, the rocks split and the tombs broke open. The bodies of many holy people who had died were raised to life. They came out of the tombs after Jesus’ resurrection and went into the holy city and appeared to many people.


Isaiah 26:19 Thy dead men shall live, together with my dead body shall they arise. Awake and sing, ye that dwell in dust: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and the earth shall cast out the dead.


CELEBRATION OF THE FIRST FRUITS

Leviticus 23:10-11 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter the land I am going to give you and you reap its harvest, bring to the priest a sheaf of the first grain you harvest. He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.



[47] 3 REMINDERS TO MEET WITH JESUS IN GALILEE AFTER RESURRECTION;


  1. Jesus to Disciples

  2. Angels to Women

  3. Jesus to women to remind brothers


Matthew 26:32 “After I have been raised, I will go before you to Galilee”

Matthew 28:7 “He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him”

Matthew 28:9-10 “Rejoice!… Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren to go to Galilee, and there they will see Me”


CONCLUSION:


A Coincidence is God’s way of remaining anonymous, and, a cluster of coincidences is God's way of saying, "Here I AM!"







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