In man’s life there are two important dates know to us accurately the date of birth and the date of death. We can’t change this date as we please. No wonder we get a certificate to certify their occurrence. But this is NOT the case for our Lord Jesus Christ no one seem to know his date of birth or death(Good Friday)? Why is this? People the dates of other founders of religion like Mohammed, Buddha etc. Could it be God never intended us to worship this day and instead to worship the one associate with this day?
Just imagine how unfair it is to keep playing around with this date of death for our Lord. It keeps moving year after year Sometimes March sometimes April and also different dates. For instance:
Good Friday Calendar:
2021 — April 2
2022 — April 15
2023 — April 7
2024 — March 29
From the beginning man lost connection with heaven. And God start a way to restore it. From the days of Adam God himself slaughtered a lamb to try and restore it Revelation 13:8; Rev.5:9. Ever since Israelites did it every year pointing to Jesus. John 1:29;36. That is why he dies on the cross. It was to save the whole world which he succeeds in doing. When he said it’s finished.
That is why even a evil King did try to save his nation by offering his only Son. In 2 Kings 3:26-27
…26When the king of Moab saw that the battle was too fierce for him, he took with him seven hundred swordsmen to break through to the king of Edom, but they could not prevail. 27So he took his firstborn son, who was to succeed him, and offered him as a burnt offering on the city wall. And there was great fury against the Israelites, so they withdrew and returned to their own land.
This king must have known that god honours sacrifice and that is why he did it and God did honour it but this was temporary because when his son died and unlike Jesus the son never resurrected and hence it was temporal. But when Jesus died, he still fights and intercedes for us against forces in heaven(Romans 8:34). So other sacrifice can’t replace Jesus not even animal blood. So, there is no salvation without Jesus shading his blood for me have life eternal Leviticus 17:11.
According to Mathew 27:50-54 When Jesus was pierced and blood touched the earth there was earth quake happen where Jesus hanged directly below was the ark of the covenant.So this hand not received the blood for years and so it received the promised final sacrifice Jesus no wonder people were resurrected in Golgotha a place of Skull.Scientist have Discovered the Dry blood of Jesus still alive.
It was a prototype of Jesus how he is asking us to give him our burdens (Modern day cross) to help us. Just like he was helped. So why are you trying to carry your burdens by yourself. Galatians 6:2 Share each other’s burdens, and in this way obey the law of Christ.
“Cast your burden upon the LORD and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” Psalm 55:22. Before his arrest and betrayal, Jesus said to his would-be followers, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me” (Luke 9:23).
Simon of Cyrene, following behind Jesus with the cross, is the picture of discipleship. Christ has gone first. He has gone and is going to where we cannot. Still, we follow in his steps, bearing the cross behind him.
So, 1 Corinthians 11:23-26 reminds us to do in remembrance of Jesus and NOT the day. So, we should remember Jesus not only once a Year but regularly.
According to Romans 1:25 the world honours the day and not he lord of that day Jesus, it’s even celebrated by other religions unknowingly business and work place are closed legally as a holiday no wonder we have
Good Friday is the Friday before Easter Sunday, and the day Jesus was crucified on the cross. However, while it has been called Good Friday maybe because “good” in Old English used to be equivalent to “holy,” therefore it should be “Holy Friday,” Remember those days “Good” and “God” sometimes got interchanged for one another in the past (i.e., Good-bye comes from “God be with you”), so it should be “God Friday.” Spanish and Italian called it “Holy Friday. “But German called it “Sorrowful Friday,”. It’s also known as Easter Friday, Great Friday etc.
Even the world have their own Black Friday where they believe they are saving the world from poverty. Some churches have also what we call Hoy Saturday to honor the day Jesus lay on the Tomb.
Rituals making Good Friday
During Good Friday some churches ring the bell 33 times to mark Jesus earthly life after a 3-hour service called Tre ore to hour time of death(12-3pm); Churches refused to decorate their altar on Good Friday. Statues and pictures of Jesus are covered as a sign of mourning. Some churches follow way or stations of the cross. Some Believe if you bake bread on this day it wont rot. Some Nail thems to crosses as a show of their faith.
Without the cross, which happened on “Good Friday,” there could be no “Gospel” or “Good News.” Therefore, the “Good Shepherd” (Jn 10:11,14) and “Good Master” (Mt 19:16)(Mk 10:17)(Lk 18:18) gave His life on the cross on “Good Friday” so that we can share the “Good News.” The “Good” in Good Friday is all about Jesus, who He is and what He has done. Rom. 5:8
Assuming that Jesus was crucified and died on a Friday, should Christians remember Jesus’ death by celebrating Good Friday?
Nowhere in the whole Bible does it instruct us to remember Christ’s death by honouring a certain day. The Bible does give us freedom in these matters, however. Romans 14:5 tells us, “One man considers one day more sacred than another; another man considers every day alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” Rather than remembering Christ’s death on a certain day, once a year, the Bible instructs us to remember Christ’s death by observing the Lord’s Supper. 1 Corinthians 11:24-26 declares, “…do this in remembrance of me…for whenever you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes.”