Jon Jorgenson | – Friday | Jon Jorgenson

On Good Friday, we remember the death and crucifixion of the one we call “King”. It’s a story of pain and tragic loss. The good news is that there are 3 parts to this story and Sunday is coming.

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JonJorgenson Jon Jorgenson is an author, speaker, and spoken word poet whose YouTube videos have been viewed by more than 15 million people. Jon partners with numerous organizations including Awana International, Moody Bible Institute, the Willow Creek Association, and hundreds of other churches, colleges, and conferences all over the globe. His spoken word poetry provides a dynamic and creative experience that captures the imagination of audiences everywhere. As a former Broadway actor, Chicago native, and very lucky husband, Jon hopes to provide a fresh, unique voice to some of life’s most difficult and challenging questions. JonJorgenson

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  1. Can you imagine that kind of pain He carried in just a day? O Jesus, you didn't even defend yourself just for our sake. We now live because You died. Our life isn't even enough to pay, all we can do now is to live our remaining days to give You glory.

  2. I always enjoy your fellas videos. Just the message I needed to hear today. Carrying so much burden its not easy to just give it up and realize is not mine to carry any more.

  3. The first time I saw Jon and the anima series folks was a year ago this Easter. What a year of growth it has been!! Thank you guys for being one of many resources I use for daily spiritual battle!

  4. I love all your work. I really do. I also write Christ-centered poetry, so my sincerity is true. However, I think it's important for you to understand a mis-understanding. You see, Jesus did not resurrect on Sunday and Friday is not when He died. Think back to what Jesus replied, “A wicked and adulterous generation seeks after a sign. And no sign shall be given to it except the prophet Jonah”. That’s from Mathew 12 verse 39. Verse 40 says, “For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great whale, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” So let’s count: Friday Night, Saturday, Saturday Night, Sunday, Sunday Night, Monday… Biblical fail. Millions of people don’t even know this truth. Sit back let me show you the proof.

    If what I’m sharing is wrong, He would not be divine! He’d be a false prophet since He placed His entire identity as the Messiah on this One. Holy. Sign. The resurrection wasn’t enough. He gave a precise length of time. Scholars manipulate this truth because they are under an illusion. They say Jesus didn’t mean 3 literal days but what was Jesus’ conclusion? In John 11 verse 9 Jesus answers, “Are there not twelve hours in the day?” Please don’t be lead astray. Look at John 2 verses 19 to 21. “Destroy this temple, and in three days I will raise it up.” But the temple Jesus spoke of was His body! Matthew 27 verse 63 says, “After three days I will rise.” Do you see how believing in a Friday death and Sunday resurrection is unwise? A late, Friday afternoon entombment means a late, Monday afternoon resurrection. Add Mark 8 verse 31 to this collection.

    But wait, wasn’t Jesus rushed to the tomb before the Sabbath? He was. But John 19 verse 31 says, “For that Sabbath was a high day”. See that’s the dead giveaway. To a Jew, a “high day” is a Feast Day or an Annual, Holy Day. Let’s see what Leviticus 23 has to say. Review verses 24, 26 to 32 and 39. It’s clear God called these days Sabbaths or days of rest. Our focus is on the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Look at Numbers 28 verses 16 and 17 to see what God said, “And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover of the LORD. And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast of Unleavened Bread.” So Jesus was slain on Passover. The exact same day the Jews were slaying the Passover lamb. Look at 1 Corinthians chapter 5 verse 7. This means the next day was a Sabbath or the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Seven days they were to eat unleavened bread. According to Leviticus 23 verse 7, “On the first day, is a holy convocation, they shall do no customary work on the land. Sabbaths could occur on any day of the week. In this instance, it was Thursday. That makes Jesus’ last Passover dinner, Wednesday. Jesus died 3pm Wednesday. Was rushed to the tomb before sunset. In Hebrew, that would be Thursday. Recall Genesis chapter 1, “And the EVENING and MORNING were the first day.” or go back to Leviticus chapter 23 verse 32, “from evening to evening you shall celebrate…” It’s sort of how Mary arrived at the tomb late. When she got there on the first day, it was the dark. Recall the angel’s remarks, “He is not here, but is risen.” Christ was gone, broken out of prison. It was even established by the mouth of His two, Holy witnesses. There's more to this story, but I will leave you with this. Read Mark chapter 16 verse 1. Now read Luke 23 verse 56. Many have overlooked these verses too quick. How could they have come with spices after the Sabbath had passed? Then return, prepare spices and rest on the Sabbath that had already passed? Do you see the problem? Now this will probably upset and offend some. That’s why the Word divides. Are we going to believe theologians, scholars and critics worldwide? Or are we going to let His truth open our eyes?