HOLY SPIRIT REVEALED CRUCIFIXION ON AUGUST 17
The first time I heard the voice of the Holy
Spirit was on June 6, 1983.
I was fortunate to record on audio tape His whole sermon.
From Him and from constant listeners, I learned that Jesus was crucified
on August 17. Not only the date was a surprising revelation to me but the
year as well. August 17 this year 2001 is the 2001st death anniversary of Jesus Christ on the cross. The year that we are using now therefore is from His death and not from the popular belief that it was from His birth. The year is not 33 AD or 1968 years ago, but 2,001 years ago. Jesus was 33 years old when He died as confirmed by the Holy Spirit.
Although I accepted what the Holy Spirit revealed then, deep within me
remained a question about this revelation. How could that be? Ever since I
was a kid, I have known that Jesus was crucified sometime in March or April
when we observe the Holy Week.
A few months ago, I have realized through my research that I can now
prove that really Jesus died in August. The proofs are:
1. The Jewish pilgrim festival of Pesach or Passover when Jesus was
crucified was celebrated using a lunar calendar. This festival moved
through the seasons.
2. The speaking of tongues by the apostles happened not at the Jewish
pilgrim harvest festival of Shavuot or Pentecost in late May or early June
but during the pilgrim Festival of Succoth, or Shelters or Booths or
Ingathering in late September or early October.
Proof 1 - The Jews used two calendars: a lunar religious calendar to
mark off the years from their exodus from Egypt and a lunisolar calendar for
civil usage. Pesach is celebrated on the first month of the lunar year. A
lunar year is composed of 12 lunations or 354 days. Since a lunar year is
11 days short of the solar year (like the presently-used Gregorian
calendar), a date in a lunar calendar moves through the seasons. Hence,
Pesach moved from spring to winter to autumn to summer and then to spring
again. This is similar to the Muslim's fasting in the month of Ramadan.
Pesach was in August when Jesus was crucified.
To prove that the Jews were using a lunar calendar when celebrating
Pesach, this can be found in the letter of Emperor Constantine in 325 AD
wherein he attacked the Jews for celebrating Pesach twice in a year. How
could this happen? The Roman Empire was using the 365-day Julian solar
calendar. If Pesach occurred in early January of the Julian year, another
Pesach would be celebrated in late December.
This letter could be found in
http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/nicea1.txt. It dealt with the question
of the keeping of Easter. It was addressed to all those not present at the
Council of Nicea. It was found in Eusebius, Vita Const., Lib. iii., 18-20.
Herewith is a part of that letter wherein Emperor Constantine attacked the
Jews: "We ought not, therefore, to have anything in common with the Jews,
for the Saviour has shown us another way; our worship follows a more
legitimate and more convenient course (the order of the days of the week);
and consequently, in unanimously adopting this mode, we desire, dearest
brethren, to separate ourselves from the detestable company of the Jews, for
it is truly shameful for us to hear them boast that without their direction
we could not keep this feast. For, in their blindness and repugnance to all
improvements, they frequently celebrate two Passovers in the same year. We
could not imitate those who are openly in error. How, then, could we follow
these Jews, who are most certainly blinded by error? For to celebrate the
Passover twice in one year is totally inadmissible."
Easter was set by the Christians in 325 AD which previously was tied to
the Passover of the Jews. The Christians determined that the time when
Exodus happened was sometime in spring. It was in the month of Abib when
"the barley being in the ear". This commemoration of the Exodus is the
reason for the Passover. But since Passover was celebrated on the first
month of a lunar calendar, it was moving through the seasons. Is was later,
in 358/359 AD, when the Jewish patriarch, Hillel II, fixed Passover in the
lunisolar calendar giving the Jewish calendar its present form. The first
month of the religious year is Nisan occurring sometime in late March or
early April while the first month of the civil year is Tishri occurring
sometime in late September or early October. The same Jewish lunisolar
calendar was used both for religious and civil year, the difference being
only the starting first month of the year.
The Jewish lunisolar calendar was adopted from the Babylonians in 587
BC. This calendar tries to keep the date in synch with the seasons by
intercalating or inserting a whole month every third, sixth, eighth, 11th,
14th, 17th and 19th years in a 19-year Metonic cycle. Hence, Shavuot which
is harvest-related festival occurs about late May or early June. The
festival of Succoth or Shelter or Ingathering is on the seventh month of the
year occurring in late September or early October.
Proof 2 - Shavuot is just a one-day festival whereas Succoth is an
eight-day festival. If you were a Jewish pilgrim coming from some faraway
place, would you do your pilgrimage to Jerusalem to attend the one-day
festival of Shavuot, or the eight-day festival of Succoth? Of course, the
eight-day festival of Succoth. That is why in Acts 2:5, it mentioned about
the presence of Jews living in Jerusalem, and religious men who came from
every country in the world and who spoke his own native language. This
Succoth festival occurred in late September to early October, and still
does. If we subtract a total of 43 days from this Succoth festival date (43
days is derived as follows: from crucifixion, Jesus was in the tomb for 3
days + 40 days He was with the apostles before ascending to Heaven), the
date of crucifixion would be in mid-August. This therefore confirms what
the Holy Spirit revealed of an August crucifixion.
In God's calendar, the Aristean calendar, which you can read in my
website below, Crucifixion Day, Resurrection Day, and Christmas Day are
fixed on the following dates: August 17, August 20, and May 23,
respectively. These dates were revealed by the Holy Spirit which I
incorporated in the Aristean calendar. It is only now that I can prove that
the Holy Spirit is correct on these revealed dates.
Please note that the resurrection of Jesus is appropriately celebrated as Resurrection Day and not Easter Sunday. It is not fixed on August 20 unlike the present celebration of Easter where the date may fall between March 22 and April 25.
I hope that you will be one with me in promoting these dates and God's
calendar. Let us correct the wrong dates handed down to us by our
forefathers. We now have these revelations from the Holy Spirit Himself.