the years I have given many infallible proofs from Scripture and even nature itself where Pentecost is beyond the traditional
50 day count but recently I discovered another possible evidence which disproves the traditional Pentecost theory of numbering
1 day AFTER the seventh Sabbath instead of 50 days after the seventh Sabbath according to Leviticus 23:16, remember Pentecost
means 50 not 1. At any rate the following reveals that there were at least 12 days during which the apostles
did not see him after his resurrection and when you add these 12 days to the 40 days that they did see him is a total of 52
days which is beyond the traditional Pentecost count and they still had to go to Jerusalem and tarry for the Holy Spirit not
many days hence or after that.
When we read Ac 13:30
“But God raised him from the dead:” and
Ac 13:31 “And he was seen MANY DAYS
of them which came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses unto the people.” We understand that
he was seen MANY DAYS and when we read Acts 1:3 it tells us that the MANY DAYS is 40. One place that says he was beaten with
MANY STRIPES in another place it says 40 stripes save one.
Let’s turn to Acts 1:3, and zero in on the verse and see if we can understand
what it is actually saying. Acts 1:3 says, “to “whom” also He showed himself alive “after”
his passion/sufferings by many infallible proofs, being “seen of them” 40 days, “and”
speaking of things pertaining to the kingdom of the Almighty:”
We will now have a question and answer session before I prejudice your minds too
much with what I believe.
he really show himself alive by many infallible proofs, being seen of them 40 days? In other words was He seen of them 40
days or was the showing himself alive by many infallible proofs referring to being seen of them several times DURING 40 days?
What were the infallible
proofs of His being alive? Was it being seen 40 days or sightings or several sightings during a 40 day period?
he showed himself alive “after” his sufferings by “many” infallible proofs. How did He do that? How
did he show himself alive and what were the infallible proofs? Which is more of an infallible proof, being seen several times
during 40 days or 40 separate conclusive sightings of showing himself alive?
To whom did he show himself alive by these many infallible proofs?
Is Acts 1:3 specifically
speaking of the apostles whom He had chosen, when it says “being seen of THEM” 40 days?
Did the apostles see Him alive MANY or MORE in
number of times than anyone else???
The Greek words for “many” means more in quantity or more in number and if being seen of THEM 40 days
is SPECIFICALLY referring to the apostles whom he had chosen, it will add more days because we know from Scripture that the
women saw him a day before the apostles saw him, assuming the first day of the week ends at evening when the apostles were
gathered and the doors being shut in fear of the Jews when he appeared to the apostles for the first day of the 40 days.
Acts 1:3 specifically teaches He
was seen 40 days of the apostles WHOM HE HAD CHOSEN and John 20:19 through 20:14 conclusively shows that He was not seen of
the apostles during at least 12 or 13 days and when we add the 40 days that he was seen of the apostles to the 12 or 13 days
he was not seen of them it comes to a total of 52 or 53 days, not to mention the days that they were to tarry in Jerusalem
until they were baptized with the Holy Spirit NOT MANY days hence, which had to be at least 2 more days, totaling 54 days.
This is conclusive proof that the true feast of Pentecost is beyond the traditional 50 day count if my interpretation of these
verses is true.
is easy to count the conclusive days that he was not seen of the apostles and add them to the days that he was seen of the
apostles. I will now show how you can prove the days or times he was not seen. The first day in which he was seen of the apostles
was the SECOND DAY after his resurrection at the close of the first day of the week at evening/17th which means
he was not seen by the apostles during the first day after the resurrection. He was seen first of the women on the first day
of the week, John 20:1 through 18 and then on the same first day of the week at evening, verse 19 which is actually the beginning
of the second day of the week/17th to those of us who end the day at evening and this was the FIRST DAY of
the 40 days that he showed himself alive to the apostles as Acts 1:3 clearly says. The apostle
Thomas was not with them at this time, verse 24 but EIGHT DAYS later he showed himself alive the SECOND TIME to the apostles
whom he had chosen and Thomas was with them, verse 26. He was not seen of them DURING THE SEVEN DAYS before the eighth day
that he appeared to them the second time. This is a TOTAL OF EIGHT DAYS so far and only TWO times or infallible proofs of
showing himself alive. The THIRD DAY of the 40 days or time he showed himself alive or was seen of the apostles was at the
sea of Galilee/Tiberias which is a FOUR DAYS journey from Jerusalem according to several web searches on distance’s
and it does not say how many days later it was but even if they immediately went straight to the sea without going home etc,
and went fishing immediately after traveling the four days journey it was still the next morning that he appeared or showed
himself alive to the apostles for the THIRD TIME or third day of the 40 days that he was seen of them, verse 4. The map in
the back up my Bible shows the trip to be about 70 miles. At any rate this is a total of at least 12 DAYS that he was NOT
seen of the apostles in addition to the 40 days that he was seen or showed himself alive to the apostles. It was actually
the NEXT MORNING that the third appearance took place after they fished through the night according to verse 4 therefore we
have a total of 12 conclusive days in which he was not seen of the apostles after his resurrection and when you add this to
the 40 days that he showed himself alive to them is a total of 52 days. And reading on, John 21:14 actually says “this
is now the THIRD TIME that the Messiah showed himself (ALIVE) to his disciples, after that
he was risen from the dead” or “showed himself alive”. i.e. these 3 appearances where he
showed himself alive is 3 of the many/40 infallible proofs or showing himself alive spoken
of in Acts 1:3 where it says,
Ac 1:3 “To whom also he shewed himself alive after his passion by many
infallible proofs, “being” seen of them forty days, and speaking
of the things pertaining to the kingdom of YHWH:”
The “whom” and “them” is SPECIFICALLY referring to
the apostles and the 40 days of appearances to them are the many infallible proofs or Certainty’s. Notice he not only showed himself alive
after the resurrection but spoke to them things pertaining to the kingdom.
At any rate when you add 12 and 40 together it is a total of
52 days which is beyond the traditional Pentecost and they still have to go to Jerusalem and wait for the promise which was
to be not many days hence. This has to be at least two more days making a total of 54 days, which makes the traditional 50
day from the wave sheaf Pentecost impossible. This shows that we are to number the 50 days AFTER the seventh Sabbath instead
of 50 days after the wave sheaf according to Leviticus 23:16. This is the only way to harmonize these Scriptures along with
Book of Acts can cause us to think that they returned and went into the upper room and stayed there for several days until
the Holy Spirit was poured out but the gospel of Luke says they returned to Jerusalem and were continually in the temple praising
and blessing the Almighty, Luke 24:53. In other words they may have went straight to the upper room but not to receive the
Holy Spirit at that time according to Luke’s Gospel. And when they did receive the Holy Spirit in the upper room they
were scattered abroad and not continually in the temple at Jerusalem. Therefore they could have been weeks of tarrying at
Jerusalem before they went into the upper room to receive the Holy Spirit. There could have been weeks before he appeared
to them the third time at the Sea of Galilee etc. we do not know but we do know from the above Scriptures that it was above
the traditional 50 day count before the Holy Spirit was poured out on the day of Pentecost.
Again, to those of us to end the day at evening, we
know that after the resurrection he was first seen of the women and was not seen by the apostles until AFTER the first day
at evening. i.e. the 16th day at evening which is the beginning of the 17th day of the first month same
as the 7 days of unleavened bread begins on the 14th day at evening which is the beginning of the 15th
and the Day of Atonement is on the 9th day at evening which is the beginning of the 10th. Therefore the same first
day at evening/16th is the second day/17th. Therefore the 40 days were referring to days in which He SPECIFICALLY showed himself
alive to the apostles after the resurrection as Acts 1:3 states, “being seen of them/the apostles 40 days”. Either
He was seen of the apostles 40 days or he was not. We know from the above that he was not seen of them 40 days in a row and
there were days that he was not seen of them at all.
Side note: The traditional count always consist of 50 days therefore you would not have to count to
Pentecost because it would always be on the same day. The scriptural Pentecost is 101 or 102 days dependent on whether there
is a one or two days new moon and therefore you have to count for it because it does not always fall out on the day next to
the Sabbath as indicated by Josephus. If this did not happen it would be on a fixed date same as the other two feast and there
would be no need to count to Pentecost, you would know what date it is every year, especially for those who correctly begin
the count from the 16th. And those who begin the count from the Morrow after the traditional Sabbath that falls within the
days of unleavened bread will always know it to be on a Sunday and they will not have to count either. The true Pentecost
keepers will have to count even if they calculate ahead.
The 40 days that He was seen or showed himself alive to the apostles were infallible proofs of his
resurrection. i.e. being seen so many times. He was seen of them on 40 different occasions from the time of his resurrection
to his ascension into the heavens. If Acts 1:3 is not referring to the number of times he was seen by the apostles as proofs
of his resurrection and only referring to a number of days from the time of his resurrection would not be proofs. i.e. just
saying he was alive for a distance of 40 days before he ascended up and not being seen of the apostles 40 different days is
not as much proof. His appearing to the apostles on 40 different days or occasions was the infallible proofs of how he showed
is not speaking of a distance of 40 days to show proof of his being alive but the number of times he appeared to the apostles
and spoke to them things pertaining to the kingdom.
Joh 20:16 the Messiah saith unto her, Mary. She turned herself, and saith unto him, Rabboni;
which is to say, Master.
the Messiah saith unto her, Touch me not; for I am not yet ascended to my Father: but go to my brethren, and say unto them,
I ascend unto my Father, and your Father; and to my G-d, and your G-d.
Joh 20:18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the
Master, and that he had spoken these things unto her.
Joh 20:19 Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were
shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came the Messiah and stood in the midst, and saith unto them,
Peace be unto you.
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when the Messiah came.
Joh 20:26 And after eight days
again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came the Messiah, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst,
and said, Peace be unto you.
After these things the Messiah shewed himself “again” to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise
shewed he himself.
Joh 21:14 “This is now the “third time” that the Messiah shewed himself (ALIVE)
to his disciples, after that he was risen from the dead.”
Ac 1:1 The former treatise have I made, O Theophilus, of all that the
Messiah began both to do and teach,
Ac 1:2 Until the day in which he was taken up, after that
he through the Holy Ghost had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen:
To whom also he “shewed himself alive” after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days,
and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God:
Ac 1:4 And, being assembled together
with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the
promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me.
For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days
Definition of INFALLIBLE PROOFS
Strong's Greek Dictionary
5039. tekmeriontekmhrion tekmerion tek-may'-ree-on neuter of a
presumed derivative of tekmar (a goal or fixed limit); a token (as defining a fact), i.e. criterion [or/decisive
factor/reason/standard] of certainty:--infallible proof. The
TOKEN or Defining a fact was Him being seen a NUMBER of days or times by the apostles whom He had chosen, not a space of time.
Infallible proofs must meet certain criteria i.e. a criterion i.e. care of certainty which equals a decisive
factor of him being seen ALIVE after the crucifixion/passion 40 days or times by the apostles. The apostles seen him more
in number of times or days than anyone else.He
was seen more in number of times or days by the apostles than anyone else.
Side note: I believe the word “and” is a conjunctive word tying
the speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom to the being seen of them 40 days. i.e. speaking the things pertaining
to the kingdom during the 40 days of his appearing to them. I believe 40 days is significant same as the 40 days the Almighty
taught Moses in the Mount just before the law was given to Moses on the day of Pentecost which was at the end of 40 days and
40 nights, Deuteronomy 9:11 and Exodus 31:18, the Messiah specifically taught his disciples for the same number of days before
Pentecost. Perhaps I will finish this later and add a chapter to my Pentecost book because I have more to say on the subject.