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.
Nisan 14 begins at sundown April 8, 2020 and ends at sundown April 9, 2020.
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 both celebrated as everyone else gathered in Jerusalem that evening did, and immediately after instituted the Lord’s Supper.
Did Jesus violate the Law?
One woman 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.
They believe that they as non Jews are better qualified to determine when Passover officially begins than people of Jewish heritage. So, rather than referring to a Hebrew calendar, they consult the moon and the stars themselves or listen to what principally Anglo gentiles tell them is correct.
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 day 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.