The Last Supper 2021

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The Last Supper 2021

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Passover this year begins at sunset on the 27th of March; which is a Saturday, viz: the pesach lamb is supposed to be dedicated, slain, and roasted with fire Saturday afternoon in preparation for dinner that night in accord with Ex 12:1-21.

This year's Passover is interesting because the beginning coincides with the end of the weekly sabbath; so pious Jews will have to observe two consecutive holy days this year seeing as how Passover itself is a holy day (Ex 12:16 & Lev 23:5-8) and that's regardless of which day of the week it falls on. In other words; the day of the routine weekly sabbath is pinned to Saturday while Passover's special day floats.


FYI: Other floating holy days are Yom Kippur and the Feast of Trumpets which are themselves specifically categorized as sabbaths (Lev 16:29-34 & Lev 23:23-25) implying that any holy day whereupon no work is allowed, regardless of its position in the week, is observed the same as a normal sabbath day. It is very essential to keep this in mind in order to avoid making a mistake when charting the chronology of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.

Jesus ate his last pesach the night of his arrest (Matt 26:17-20, Mark 14:12-17, and Luke 22:7-15) whereas the Jews ate their own pesach after Jesus was dead and buried. (John 13:1-2, John 18:28-29, John 19:13-14, and John 19:31)

In other words: Jesus ate his own pesach early, i.e. one night ahead of the Jews' night.

So then seeing as how the Jews are supposed to eat their pesach Saturday night this year; then Jesus, were he to be crucified in 2021, would be eating his last supper Friday night and then crucified and buried Saturday afternoon prior to sunset. In other words: Jesus would be spending his first of three nights in the tomb while the Jews are at home processing their Seders.


OBJECTION: If Jesus had eaten early, then he would've broken the law of the Passover, which is very strict in regard to the date. According to Mark 14:12, Jesus observed the Passover right on time.

RESPONSE: Jesus was a prophet, and always in direct contact with God. He therefore would've been privy to the correct date. I think it's pretty safe to assume that the Jews' religious calendar wasn't all that reliable back then.
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Hypothetically, some of Moses' people kill their lambs, roast them with fire, and using hyssop, paint their lambs' blood around the doors of their homes. But the people bake the wrong bread for dinner that night: it's leavened instead of unleavened.

What will happen when the destroyer comes through the Jews' community? Will the firstborn sons in those homes be executed that night?

No; and the reason why is because Jehovah will only be looking for the lamb's blood around the door; that's all. He will not be looking inside homes to examine what people are eating.


Ex 12:23 . . For Jehovah will pass through to smite the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood upon the lintel, and on the two side posts, Jehovah will pass over the door, and will not suffer the destroyer to come in unto your houses to smite you.

Again, hypothetically, some of Moses' people go thru all the correct motions, but this time they butcher their lambs into convenient pieces instead of cooking them whole.

Will the firstborn sons in those homes be executed?

No; and the reason why is because Jehovah will only be looking for the lamb's blood around the door; that's all. He will not be looking inside homes to examine what people are eating.

Again, hypothetically, some of Moses' people go thru all the correct motions, but this time they eat their lambs with sweet spices instead of bitter.

Will the firstborn sons in those homes be executed?

No; and the reason why is because God will only be looking for the lamb's blood around the door; that's all. He will not be looking inside homes to examine what people are eating.

Again, hypothetically, some of Moses' people go thru all the correct motions, but this time their firstborn son is out for a stroll with his girlfriend at midnight when Jehovah comes thru. Will that son be slain? Well; I should think so because the blood made his house a place of safety and he was not in it.


Ex 12:22 . . And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, and dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two side posts with the blood that is in the basin; and none of you shall go out at the door of his house until the morning.

I think it goes without saying that "none of you" included firstborn sons; them especially!

In other words: the blood of the lambs only protected sons when in their houses, just as Noah's ark only protected people when in the ark, and just as Jesus' blood only protects people when in Christ, viz: in his body.
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1Cor 10:6-7 . . Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to play.

The Bible doesn't provide much detail at Ex 32:1-6 as to what went on in camp while Moses was up on the mountain. But one thing we know for sure is that there was a golden calf; and the "eat and drink" to which the apostle refers was a ritual where people sacrificed to the calf and afterwards consumed the sacrifice as an act of communion with it; as a sort of unlicensed Passover celebration:

"Aaron answered them: Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me. So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, "These are your gods, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt. (Ex 32:2-4)

Though the idol is singular, the grammar refers to it in the plural and that's likely because the Hebrew word translated "gods" is a plural noun. That last sentence really should say "this is your God, O Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt" because the next two verses say that their celebration was in honor of Jehovah. (vs. 5 and 6)

Now, it's true that Jesus is the captain of our salvation in a manner similar to how Jehovah was the captain of their salvation; but I think we need to be careful how we honor him in that capacity. In other words: it's probably a good idea to avoid building a shrine for Jesus because sure enough people will begin kneeling before it and praying to it and maybe even kissing its feet so often that they wear one of its big toes down like Peter's in Rome.
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Christians sometimes accept invitations to their Jewish friends' homes for Passover. Well; I think this is not a good idea because Passover is a uniquely Jewish memorial.

I would say that if someone isn't born an Hebrew, nor a proselyte converted to Judaism, then the Seder is strictly off limits and their Jewish friends should know better than to invite them.


Ex 12:43 . . No foreigner is to eat of it
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FAQ: Are Passovers observed away from Jerusalem acceptable?

A: They are unacceptable. (Deut 16:5-6)

Passover is a pilgrimage type of feast. If Jews are out of country and can't make it to Israel on time, they have to wait and do theirs one month later than usual (Num 9:5-11). Everyone who partakes of a Seder this coming March 27, 2021 will be doing so illegally should they do so while here at home.

In addition, the lamb has to be roasted with fire and eaten entirely intact. It must not be butchered (Ex 12:9). Modern Seders consist of dismembered lambs. Everyone who partakes of a lamb in that condition will be doing so illegally.

The rules governing Passover are specific (Num 9:12). Failure to comply with them merits execration. (Num 9:13 and Deut 27:26)
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