How could Jesus/Yeshua eat the Passover with disciples (as we read in the first three Gospels) and die just before Passover (as John says)? I would like to present an interesting theory. If it is correct, then Yeshua died on Thursday afternoon, just before Passover and it means that the events that took place after his arrest, lasted for at least 24 hours, as opposed to a few hours. This makes sense, as it gives more time for Yeshua to be taken from the high priest to Pilate and for Pilate to waver. To be clear, it is just a theory. I am not dogmatic.
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Someone already asked:
Hi Ron, I enjoy your site, thank you. I was wondering after listening to your talk on Jesus being crucified after eating the Passover with His disciples if you can explain to me please howto reconcile the two verses below, both of which indicate Jesus would be 3 days and 3 nights in the grave. Is this an Israeli timing thing, or am I missing something here? It seems the longest I can get is about 1 and a half days and 2 nights that Jesus was actually in the grave.
Jon_1:17 Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah.And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights.
Mat_12:40 For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.
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Some have said that in Hebrew thought, any part of a day is a day, so Friday night, all day Saturday and Sunday morning are three days. However, based on the idea that He died just before Passover, on Thursday at 3pm, with the Passover Lambs, He would have been in the grave from Thursday afternoon until Sunday morning, almost 72 hours and certainly three days and nights.
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Dear Friends, I truly don’t mean to offend those of you who are Trump supporters. I get it. You are ticked off at the establishment and he is voicing your anger. Personally, I have been inspired by some of Donald’s blunt speeches. However, the more time that passes, the more I have a deep foreboding in my spirit that he would be a disaster as President.
However, it is what he said just a few days ago that reveals how horribly flawed and deeply insecure he is, with a clinical need for the approval of others.
In a speech given to college kids last week he decided to go off script and give these youngins some advice from his success. Let me just say it may be the worst advice anyone has ever given to college kids, and that it was coming from someone who wants to be president made it a 1000x worse!
“When I saw all this youth, this great-looking, young people, I said I’m going to talk for a few minutes about success. Should I do that?
“And you’ll find that when you become very successful, the people that you will like best are the people that are less successful than you, because when you go to a table you can tell them all of these wonderful stories, and they’ll sit back and listen.
“Does that make sense to you? OK? Always be around unsuccessful people because everybody will respect you. Do you understand that?”
Does that make sense, he asked. No!!! A 1,000x no! That only makes sense if you are narcissist. And what is worse, if you listen to his tone, he is sharing from his heart. And this makes sense to him!
The would-be president is admitting that he surrounds himself with adoring fools, so he can tell his stories. It seems his greatest desire in life is not to make America great again, but to have people adore, respect and even fear him.
The People with whom I Surround Myself
From the time I became a believer, I have sought to surround myself with smart, godly people. I pursued my youth leader Bob Smith and picked his brain constantly when I was eighteen. I went to Bible School where I met Dr. Michael Brown, one of the smartest men I know. Does it hurt my self-esteem that he is smarter than me? Absolutely not! Because I know who I am—who God created me to be. A godly man does not live to be respected. He lives to pursue God.
I have spent countless hours with Eitan Shishkoff, the embodiment of an Ephesians 4:11 Pastor. Does it bother me that Eitan is a better pastor than me? No, I want to learn from him. Same with my other mentors, Dr. Daniel Juster and Asher Intrater.
I am not here to sing my own praises, but even after achieving some level of success, it has never entered my mind to now surround myself with people less successful than I am for the express purpose of gaining respect and telling my stories. When I hear Trump speak that way, the picture that comes to mind is not of David, but Saul, an ungodly, evil leader.
Don’t Judge Trump!
I have written quite a bit seeking to warn people against being seduced by Trump. I can’t tell you how many times—and I am sure I will hear it from this piece—people have asked, who are you to judge him. Do folks understand how this is such a silly question? He is asking me and you to help him be the leader of the free world. He is not asking to be dog catcher. You better believe I am going to judge him. That is what an election is! When you run for office, you are asking voters to judge your worthiness. Voters make a judgement based on the qualifications of the candidate.
The other thing I hear is, “David sinned.” David also repented! David didn’t eat for seven days!
David therefore sought God on behalf of the child. And David fasted and went in and lay all night on the ground. And the elders of his house stood beside him, to raise him from the ground, but he would not, nor did he eat food with them. On the seventh day the child died. (2 Samuel 12:16-18)
Trump is no David.
Question: Have you ever asked God for forgiveness?
Trump: I am not sure I have.
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The Scariest Part of All
But here is the scariest part. Trump, who says once you are successful, surround yourself with sycophants who will sing your praises and respect you, IS GOING TO SELECT A CABINET! A president needs to surround himself, not with yes-men, but the smartest leaders in the country, who are not afraid to disagree with you. His butler was afraid to tell him that his golfing prowess was not so special.
“Tony, how far is that?” Mr. Trump would ask.
“It’s like 275 yards,” Mr. Senecal would respond, though he said the actual distance was 225 yards. (source)
Trump, when asked who he will consult on foreign affairs answered the question with the verbal nonsense that only Trump can get away with.
“I’m speaking with myself, number one, because I have a very good brain and I’ve said a lot of things.”
Friends, not only is that an arrogant, nonreassuring comment, it makes no sense!
I’m speaking with myself.
I have a good brain.
I’ve said a lot of things.
What does any of that even mean?
That’s what you sound like when you surround yourself with idiots, fans, and hanger-ons who adore you. Just imagine what a Trump cabinet would look like! A house of cards.
PS. Sometimes, people respond to my concerns about Trump by saying, “What, do you prefer Hillary.” Of course not, but the Republican primary is not over. I am very hopeful that Ted Cruz will win the nomination.
Who would have believed that the group that is beheading, burning alive and drowning in cages the supposed enemies of Allah, would be afraid of girls. It is an oxymoron. On the one hand, ISIS fighters buy and sell teen-aged sex slaves—as many as 3,000 Iraqi women and girls have been forced to service ISIS fighters at sex slave brothels—on the other hand, these ‘brave’ fighters all have a reoccurring nightmare—that they will be killed by a girl. For them, that is a shame that Allah cannot bear to excuse. In the words of the soup nazi—no heaven for you.
Therefore the Kurdish army has 7,000 female fighters, all trained and eager to take the fight to ISIS.
“They believe they are fighting in the name of Islam. And they believe if someone from [ISIS] is killed by a girl, a Kurdish girl, they won’t go to heaven. So their afraid of girls.” —21 year old, Tel Helden, as told to CNN’s Ben Wedeman.
Millionaire singer and besties with Michelle Obama, Beyonce has this ridiculous song about how Girls ‘Run the World.’ The video has a bunch of half-naked women in lingerie dancing around, with a gang of men unable to conquer them because they are mesmerized by the sexuality of the women. By the end of the song, they have conquered more than gangs, through seduction, but appear to be taking over nations, as the barely dressed pop queen sings, “You’ll do anything for me.”
For centuries women have used seduction to gain control over men. But God’s plan for women is so much higher. Beyonce actually betrays women and their value with such a video, reducing their power in life to sexuality and manipulation.
“As for the video, I take issue with the overt sexualization of the women, which is not new or even uncommon. But in this case, if we are to believe that this is indeed an anthem of female empowerment, the video suggests that one must be sexy to be powerful and confident. The video contradicts the definition of empowerment; empowerment is not achieved by one’s ability to dance in garters and stilettos.” (source)
And yet, here are real women, dressed in uniforms of battle, not lingerie, taking the battle to ISIS. No, they don’t have the millions of Beyonce, nor the body, but they are brave and determined and will never forget the powerful role they played in saving their people. And when you watch the video below, you can see that these precious ladies have not lost any of femininity in the process. ISIS beware, Kurdish girls are coming after you!
So not only will President Obama not use the words, “Islamic” and “terror” in the same sentence himself, but neither will he allow other heads of state to do so. Recently during a press event on terrorism, with French President Hollande, the White House edited out the phrase “Islamic Terror” from a sentence where the French premiere said, “the roots of…Islamic Terrorism are in Syria and Iraq.”
Not only did the translator not translate honestly—she goes silent for a while—but the White House then edited the audio so Americans would not hear those painfully micro-aggressive words, “Islamic Terror”—even in French.
Silence in the Audio
According to the hardworking folks are MRC, the only place in the video where there is silence is when Hollande says the words boldened and in brackets below.
“We are also making sure that between Europe and the United States there can be a very high level coordination.
“But we’re also well aware that the roots of terrorism, [Islamist terrorism, is in Syria and in Iraq. We therefore have to act both in Syria and in Iraq, and this is what we’re doing within the framework of the coalition.] And we note that Daesh is losing ground thanks to the strikes we’ve been able to launch with the coalition.”
How do we know he said Islamic Terrorism and that it was edited out? There is an official White House transcript which I would guess is illegal to change—or it would have been.
Dishonest, Deceptive and Unethical
While it is probably not against the law to ‘photoshop’ the audio of the French President, it is horribly dishonest and political. It is one thing for the President to claim against all common sense and evidence that the present wave of terror worldwide is not connected to Islam, it is another thing to try and trick the American people that other heads of state share this view. In 2015 450 out of 452 suicide attacks were carried out by Islamic Extremists.
We could argue all day about what the Koran says, but when someone carries out an attack in the name of Islam—whether he has the correct interpretation or not—is is Islamic Terrorism. For instance, on the very rare occasion that some Jewish nut job kills a Palestinian over national or religious reasons, we call him a Jewish terrorist. We are not afraid to do so, because we know that this is less than one percent of one percent of one percent of Jews worldwide.
If someone, in the name of Christianity murders Muslims we call him a “Christian” terrorist. Certainly many died at the hands of the “Christian” crusaders.
Moses, Jesus and Muhammad
However there is one difference. When a supposed Christian or Jew does such an act, he goes against the teachings of Torah and certainly the New Testament, which emphasizes loving your enemies and laying down your life for others. However when a Muslim kills in the name of Islam, he is doing exactly as Muhammad did and taught.
After the Jewish tribe, the Banu Qurayza, surrendered peacefully to Muhammad, he had 600-900 men past puberty beheaded and then stole their land, their wives and their children. This looks far more like ISIS, than any sort of Moderate Islam.
When ISIS fighters take sex slaves and rape them they are only following the example of the Prophet.
Muhammad was married to thirteen women, including eleven at one time. He relegated them to either consecutive days or (according to some accounts) all in one night. He had sex with a 9-year-old girl and married his adopted son’s wife (after arranging a quick divorce). On top of that, Muhammad had a multitude of slave girls and concubines with whom he had sex – sometimes on the very days in which they watched their husbands and fathers die at the hands of his army. (source)
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I'm Ron Cantor and this is my blog. I am the lead pastor of Tiferet Yeshua Congregation in Tel Aviv (along with an anointed team of leaders). Yeshua found me when was an 18-year-old agnostic. You can read about it in Leave Me Alone, I am Jewish!—my testimony. I have also written a novel about the first Jewish believers called Identity Theft. Both books are on Amazon. Shalom