Hosea 6:2 After two days He will revive us; on the third day He will raise us up, that we may live in His sight.
After the crucifixion of Yeshua on the cross at Golgotha, the place of the skull, His human body was placed in a tomb just before the Passover celebration was to begin in the evening on the 14th day of Abib, (the 1st month in the Jewish festival calendar) so that the body would not stay on the cross during this God ordained festival. This year, the 14th of Abib fell on the 14th of April at the rising of the full moon. The foreshadowing of this event in the old testament of the death of Yeshua is in the killing of a spotless lamb to atone for the sins of people. John the Baptist recognized this when he was baptizing in the Jordan and Yeshua came to be baptized as he stated to the crowd present at the time; The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29. He was to take away the sins of all peoples, not just individual families.
So, we see Yeshua, a personification of the Creator God in fleshly form, without sin who represents the lamb for each family that they sacrifice year after year for their sins. Only now, Yeshua, the sinless sacrifice, takes away sin forever more for those who will accept that sacrifice in their place. It was an RSVP event. It is, in a sense, a mystery revealed in the fullness of time.
Now, He must be entombed for a time and according to the scriptures, only stay in that condition for three days as on the third day, He is raised up to live in the Creators presence. The body that the Son of God occupied will now exhibit the Spiritual qualities of a resurrected body. More tomorrow!
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