Passover to Pentecost – At the Start of Counting the Omer

Passover to Pentecost – At the Start of Counting the Omer         Week 3 Day 2

He will bind up our wounds.After two days he will revive us; on the third day he will restore us, that we may live in his presence. Hosea 6: 1+2 (NIV)

‘I will keep on driving out demons and healing people today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will reach my goal.’ Luke 13:32 (NIV)

This “second day” in these passages would be Saturday in Passion Week.  This day is

Pumpkin seed and Wheat

tough to get excited about because Jesus was “dead” (See Easter 2015- Saturday) so people really are not sure what to do with it.  Jesus was busy, just not in a realm that we can see.

There still are important dates in these fifty days that I will highlight.  So we will spend the rest of the time thinking about Jesus’ actions and teachings that lead up to Pentecost, the birthday of the Church.

Holy Week – Saturday


Matthew 27:62 – 66, Ephesians 4: 7-10

see Holy Week -2014 – Jesus Preached

The Guard at the Tomb

Matthew 27: 62 The next day, the one after Preparation Day, the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. 63 “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ 64 So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that he has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” (NIV)

Ephesians 4: 7-10 But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. This is why it says: “When he ascended on high, he took many captives and gave gifts to his people.”

(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10 He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) (NIV)

We often forget that Jesus had unfinished business when He was taken off of that Cross. His work for us was done but there was a little matter of keys for Death and Hades (Revelation 1:18). He went in for a “victory lap” and came out with EVERYTHING under His feet.

I would like to thank the founder of this “Holy Week Calendar” study. His name is Johnny Driscoll and he was an inspiration for all who knew him. He died of a heart attack while running for a plane that was to take him on a mission trip. Johnny, you have been missed.