Devotional Readings, Passover/Easter

Lord of the Passover

If indeed Jesus did celebrate the Passover a day early.
Which seems to be the case, since he was sacrificed on the day of preparation.

Mat 27:62  Now the next day, that followed the day of the preparation, the chief priests and Pharisees came together unto Pilate,

Mar 15:42  And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath,

Luk 23:54  And that day was the preparation, and the sabbath drew on.

Joh 19:14  And it was the preparation of the passover, and about the sixth hour: and he saith unto the Jews, Behold your King!

Joh 19:31  The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.

Joh 19:42  There laid they Jesus therefore because of the Jews’ preparation day; for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Most likely the day of preparation for both the Sabbath and also for the day of Passover which must have occurred on the same day that year.
So it seems that the Last Supper was after sunset at the beginning of the day of preparation, i.e. the day before Passover.
I’ve heard the most commonly accepted Day of the Cross is April 3, 33 AD, adjusted for all calendar changes over the years.
When I reconcile this in my mind, I come to the conclusion that this should be Jesus’ prerogative.
I base this on Jesus  being Lord of the Sabbath.

Mat 12:8  For the Son of man is Lord even of the sabbath day.

Mar 2:28  Therefore the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luk 6:5  And he said unto them, That the Son of man is Lord also of the sabbath.

Luk 13:15  The Lord then answered him, and said, Thou hypocrite, doth not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall, and lead him away to watering?


The Sabbath was established by God in the days of creation and confirmed in the law in the 10 Commandments. So in the same sense as Jesus being the Lord of the Sabbath, he can also be The Lord of The Passover.

1Co 11:23    For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread:

1Co 11:24    And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

1Co 11:25    After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me.

1Co 11:26    For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do shew the Lord’s death till he come.

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