When you hear that phrase what comes to your mind? Perhaps to some the most important day is when they were born, or perhaps, when the graduated from
school, or to many who are family-oriented when they got married, or the birth of a child. To a spiritual man who loves God no doubt he will testify
that the most important day in his life was when he dedicated his life to Jehovah God and symbolized it by water baptism.
But what if the question painted was much broader and not just focused on yourself, rather on the entire human race. What was the most important date
in human history?
The time of year we are in has many festivities. For example, in Mexico, where I am right now, we're in what's called "la semana santa" or holy
week. At the end of it many celebrate Easter and other such pagan holidays with a "garnish" of Christianity on it. But how many religions and
festivities of this world really give importance to the most important day in human history?
Now invariably when a post is written about the importance of Jesus Christ some will come to post how he was just borrowed from ancient pagan
mythology. Which is quite false.
Not one pagan demon god ever displayed the qualities shown by Jesus while on earth. His love of people, his generosity, his humility, his kindness,
and his power. And most of all his zeal for doing Jehovah's will. Their false demon gods were always cruel, selfish, narcissistic, uncaring, and
many times absent of morals, being drunkards, murderers, liars, thieves, and so on and so forth.
Jesus was none of the above. He was spotless. He was pure. And the event that transpired 1,980 years ago tomorrow is the most important date in
On the month of Nisan, which is March/April on our Gregorian calender, on day 14th day of the month, or the full moon (the Jewish month was a lunar
one, and started on the new moon) Jesus was put to death. Exactly 1,543 years after the Israelties were released from slavery.
On that moon-lit night in Egypt in the year 1513 B. C. E. Jehovah sent the tenth and last plague against Pharaoh that lead Pharaoh to releasing the
Israelites from slavery. That plague stipulated that all firstborn males were to die. Only those who spread the blood of a lamb on their door-post
would be spared. That blood of the lamb was symbolic of the blood of Jesus, the lamb, that was to be shed in behalf of humankind.
Jesus was in Jerusalem on Passover night. Rightly named Passover, because it was the night the angel of God passed over the houses of those who had
exercised faith in Jehovah by listening to his instructions and putting the blood of the lamb on their doorposts. Jesus was a Jew and thus celebrated
the Passover feast with his apostles. And then knowing what sort of death he was to die, and knowing that all of the scriptures in the Hebrew
scriptures were to be fulfilled in him instituted the memorial of his death.
On Passover the high priest first slaughtered three male lambs, and then as Nisan 14 progressed over 300,000 lambs would be sacrificed to atone for
the sins of the people. But the blood even of that many animals did not even begin to come close to the value of the shed blood of the one man,
Jesus, in our behalf.
On that date, Nisan 14, 33 C. E. some 1,980 years ago, Jesus laid down is life for all mankind that exercises faith in his shed blood.
Will you commerate
the most important date in human history? And the only date which
Christians are commanded in the Bible to celebrate and remember from year to year?
This year that date falls on March 26 of our Gregorian calender. These things lay heavy on our minds and in our hearts. And it is good to remember