10th DAY OF NISAN

I. Did. Absolutely. Nothing. Nada. Zero. Zilch.
And.
I.
Loved.
It.

Well – – – that is probably a tiny exaggeration. I did the usual devotional time. Wrote my daily letter for Lent. Cleaned the kitchen. Threw sticks for dogs. Mowed the tiny bit of grass that we call a yard. Visited with my egg lady and her daughter with the broken ankle when they delivered my huge duck eggs – even got some extra eggs for the Grands to color next weekend. (Can’t wait to see their faces as they color these huge eggs) Cooked super. Yawned and climbed in the hot tub.

Seriously though – didn’t read books – didn’t plant one thing – didn’t pitch any mulch – didn’t research any of those things that randomly popped up during the day – didn’t walk the dogs on their usual hike – didn’t run to the store – just didn’t do a lot of things that I usually do. Just a lazy, stretch out kind of day.

Not only a lazy day – but a day completely misnamed in my head. I kept thinking that today was Sunday. Ever do that? A computer glitch in the brain labels the day and there you go. It is SUNDAY – even if you aren’t doing all the things you normally do on Sunday. Not once did I think it was Saturday until I got out of the hot tub tonight and turned on the TV. Then it dawned on me that not only was today NOT Sunday, but tomorrow was not just any Sunday.

Tomorrow is Palm Sunday.

“This month is to be for you the first month, the first month of your year. Tell the whole community of Israel that on the tenth day of this month each man is to take a lamb.”~Ex 12:2-3

The Western Easter calendar and the Jewish calendar do not always mesh. Sometimes the dates are just off. This is one of those years. Passover starts Monday at sunset on the 10th of Nisan – April 10th for us. The 10th of Nisan is important to Passover. It is the day families would walk to all the pens of sheep around the Temple Mount. Pens full of Lambs that the priests had declared pure and without blemish. Lambs that waited for be chosen as a Passover Lamb. Families would choose the lamb that would atone for their sins on the 10th day in the month of Nisan.

Guess what date it was when Jesus rode into Jerusalem?

“They brought the donkey and the colt and placed their cloaks on them for Jesus to sit on. A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road.”~Matt 21:7-9a

Yupper – the 10th of NIsan. Rabbi Yeshua – declared pure and without blemish by John, a priest of Aaron’s line – climbed upon a donkey – just as Issac climbed on a donkey – just as prophesied by Zechariah – and was brought into the home of all Jewish people with great celebration and acclaim. Jerusalem. The holy mount where a stumbling man named Abram looked up and finally gave his heart in faith completely to El Shaddai.

The 10th day of Nisan.

“Hosanna to the Son of David!”
“Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!”c
“Hosannad in the highest heaven!”
When Jesus entered Jerusalem, the whole city was stirred and asked, “Who is this?”
The crowds answered, “This is Yeshua, the prophet from Nazareth in Galilee.”~Matt 21:9b-11

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4 responses to “10th DAY OF NISAN

  1. The 10th of Nisan is not only important for the Passover, but for those who want to recognise the King of kings, sent by the Most High God. the Lamb of God honoured but at the same time the target of killing.Now the world could see the Lamb who would be offered to wash all people their sins.

    You give the impression that the Western Easter calendar and the Jewish calendar would mesh and that sometimes the dates are just off. This is never so the 10th of Nisan and the 14th of Nisan as the 15th of Nisan for both calendars are always on the same day of that year. As such the the 14th of Nisan, the first month of the year 3791 was on the Western calendar Wednesday April the 5th of the year 30 CE that Jesus came together in an upperroom in Jerusalem city.

    “April 10th for us” as you write was this year Nisan 14 and not Nisan 10 and in the year of Jesus Christ his death April 10 was Nisan 19. The day Jesus entered the gates of Jerusalem as King of kings was Nisan 10 or April the 1st of 30 CE.

    On Nisan the 14th at the beginning of the day (evening of April 5) Jesus installed the New Covenant, offering himself as Lamb for God. Later in the day (in the Western calendar the next day, but still the same 14th of Nisan = now April 6 at 3 p.m.) he died and fulfilled the task given unto him.

  2. In our reply “Easter Calendar” should be “Eastern Calendar”, but we were thinking you became mixed up with the “Easter festival” of lots of Christians. Those Christians celebrating the pagan festival are not following God’s days but the pagan moon calendar and as such Roman Catholics and lots of protestants celebrate not Passover but Easter (the festival of Spring) on an other day than Jews and real Christians commemorate the exodus from Egypt, the liberation from slavery of man, plus the liberation of slavery of the curse of death, by the ransom offering of Christ Jesus.

    This year 2017 we “celebrated” or better “commemorated” Jesus ransom offering on April 10, 2017, which was not at all Nisan 10 like you seem to assume or want your readers to believe, but Nisan 14.

    • Thank you for the clarification. I’m fairly new on this journey of trying to figure out how meticulous Our Father has been in verifying and directing our feet to understanding. I was raised with the “Easter festival” and none of the Jewish wisdom. So it is a journey that still baffles and confuses me most of the time. That being said, I guess I should start to change my frame of reference and acknowledge that Easter comes when Passover comes instead of being tied to the calendar that I am used to observing. My food for thought of the day. I appreciate the time you took to compose these two comments and thankful that G-d is using you to push me forward once again. Blessings!Be!

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