By Michael H. Exton
The Church Lady (Dana Carvey) "Saturday Night Live" exposing Satan
Have you ever asked yourself the following question: If Jesus was NOT crucified on a Friday (which is indeed the case), then WHY has Satan deceived the world into believing in a Friday crucifixion/Sunday resurrection anyway? I mean, what does he have to gain in propagating this false teaching? And of course, it is certainly the Devil who is behind such delusions. For it is he who is called the “father of lies” (John 8:44), and it is he “who deceives the whole world” (Revelation 12:9).
So, what does Satan hope to gain in popularizing this false tradition of believing that Jesus was crucified on a Friday anyway?
Well, for one thing, by getting people to accept this false teaching he has gotten people to DENY that Jesus is truly the Messiah! For it was Christ Himself who said that the ONLY sign that He would give that would PROVE that He was the Messiah was that He would be THREE days & THREE nights (and NOT 2 days and 2 nights) in the heart of the earth (i.e. grave, tomb, ground).
So, to deny that Christ was 3 days and 3 nights in the tomb is to deny that Jesus is truly the Messiah (since Jesus said that the ONLY sign that He would give to PROVE that He was our Savior was that He would be dead 3 days & 3 nights)!
Matthew 12:38–40 (NKJV) — “…Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” But He answered and said to them, “…NO SIGN WILL BE GIVEN TO IT EXCEPT THE SIGN OF THE PROPHET JONAH. For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, SO WILL THE SON OF MAN [i.e. Jesus Christ] BE 3 DAYS AND 3 NIGHTS IN THE HEART OF THE EARTH [or grave, or tomb, or ground].”
And of course, IF Christ was killed on a Friday & then resurrected back to life at sunrise Sunday morning, then that would only be 2 days (the daylight portion of Friday & the daylight portion of Saturday) and only 2 nights (Friday night & Saturday night). But 1 day and 1 night is missing!
So, Jesus is either an imposter (because He didn’t fulfill the ONLY SIGN that He said would PROVE His Messiahship) or He was NOT crucified on a Friday!
So, what is the answer? He was NOT crucified on a Friday & He is indeed our Savior! And there are MANY Scriptures that prove this (that Jesus was not killed on a Friday!).
But I think that there just might be a 2nd reason (and a very big reason at that!) why the Devil has deceived the world into believing in a Friday crucifixion/Sunday resurrection.
If you study the book of Revelation you will notice that in the very end-time a Satan-inspired individual will arise on the world scene. In the book of Revelation this counterfeit Messiah is called the “Beast” (though in 1 John 2:18 he is referred to as “the Antichrist”). This cunning individual will someday be wounded so badly that he will either DIE (which I believe will be the case) or he will come very close to death (see Revelation 13:3, 13:12, 13:14; 17:8—especially the NLT). But, he will make such an absolutely miraculous recovery that the whole world will marvel and be utterly amazed!
But, what does the Beast (i.e. the Antichrist) have to do with Satan deceiving so many Christians into believing in a Friday crucifixion/Sunday resurrection? Perhaps EVERYTHING! Because if the Beast is indeed killed (and not just severely wounded), perhaps he will be killed on a Friday and then resurrected back to life on a Sunday! That could be why Satan has the Christian world fooled into accepting the false teaching of a Friday death & Sunday resurrection—so that they will think that the Beast (i.e. the Antichrist) is Jesus Christ!
Perhaps that is why Christ specifically & adamantly stated that the ONLY sign He would give (that would PROVE that He was the Messiah) would be that He would be dead 3 days & 3 nights (NOT 2 days & 2 nights)! He must have realized that in the end-time the Antichrist would also be killed and brought back to life (but that the fake messiah would only be dead for 2 days & 2 nights)!
Revelation 13:14 (NLT) — “And with all the miracles he [the false religious leader] was allowed to perform on behalf of the first beast [i.e. the Antichrist], he deceived all the people who belong to this world. He ordered the people to make a great statue of the first beast [i.e. the Antichrist], WHO WAS FATALLY WOUNDED AND THEN CAME BACK TO LIFE.”
Revelation 17:8 (NLT) — “…And the people...will be amazed at the REAPPEARANCE OF THIS BEAST [i.e. the Antichrist] WHO HAD DIED.”
So maybe, just maybe, the Beast (who is also called the Antichrist) will be killed on a Friday and then resurrected back to life on a Sunday! And not only that—but perhaps he will even be killed on “Good Friday” and brought back to life on Easter Sunday!
YOU’VE BEEN FOREWARNED! DON’T BE FOOLED!
Copyright 2018 Michael H. Exton