Below is a reply to the posting of this calendar on Facebook. The same sort of error occurs year after year.
Post Commenter remarks:
“Brother that means that 14th Nisan began as the sundown in April 13…..and that is correct. We will celebrate Lords supper in the evening 14 April, 2022”.
As the calendar indicates, Nisan 14 commences at sundown April 15, 2022.
Why have you brought up April 13? Sundown April 13 marks the beginning of Nisan 12.
You are only introducing confusion to something clear.
Nisan 14 begins at sundown April 15, 2022.
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Its as if something is blinding them from seeing what is right before their eyes. Nisan 14 begins at sundown April 15, 2022 and ends at sundown April 16, 2022.
The Bible informs us that the Lord Jesus Christ instituted his evening meal on Nisan 14 the first night of the Passover celebration. (See Luke Chapter 22)
After eating the same meal that everyone else gathered in Jerusalem did that night, he took his closest twelve disciples to a private chamber and shared this special observance with them.
These facts are clearly written and cannot be honestly disputed (Luke 22). Yet, many have divined different ways of calculating, reaching other dates on which to observe the Lord’s evening meal that do not coincide with Nisan 14.
The calendar above which can be verified for its accuracy, clearly shows that Nisan 14 begins at sundown April 15, 2022.
According to well kept records by the only people who could possibly be an ‘authority’ (the Jewish people) this is the night that the Passover meal was eaten which Jesus celebrated as everyone else gathered in Jerusalem did. Then immediately after, instituted the Lord’s evening meal.
Did Jesus violate the Law? Some suggest that he did.
One person who claims to be a ‘prophetess’ teaches that Jesus ate the Passover meal on Preparation Day (Nisan 13) which would mean that Jesus violated the Law. Jesus did not violate the Law in any way: he fulfilled the Law. Had he violated the Law he would have disqualified himself for the purpose of the ransom sacrifice. He ate the meal appropriately on Passover day, Nisan 14.
Note Jesus’ own words found at Matthew 5:17-22:
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21 Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
22 But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. (KJV)
Again, the Lord did not violate God’s law.
Such people believe that they as non-Jews are better qualified to determine when Passover officially begins than people of Jewish heritage. Therefore, rather than simply referring to a Hebrew calendar, they consult the moon and the stars themselves; or they listen to what principally non-Jews tell them is the correct date and time.
God gave the Hebrew people the command to mark and celebrate this date perpetually after the actual Passover night in Egypt thousands of years ago. They have done so ever since year after year.
Reason on the matter: Wouldn’t the Hebrew children know better than any others when Nisan 14 occurs?
Nisan 14 is a most important date to remember. It is the day that Jesus instituted this special observance of remembrance of the value of his body and blood that were sacrificed for the redemption of mankind.
And of further importance, it was in this same twenty-four hour time period that Jesus was crucified providing that ransom sacrifice.
This means that when he instituted the meal, it was at the beginning of the 14th, not the end (end of the 13, beginning of the 14th), and he was killed approximately 21 hours later, still on Nisan 14.
After sundown began the next day, Nisan 15.
Examine for yourself.
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