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Nisan 10

Nisan 10 is the tenth day of the first month of the Biblical Calendar.

This date has great significance:

  • On this day, God instructed Moses in Exodus 12 to take an unblemished male lamb of the 1st year and separate and watch over it for 4 days. This lamb was to be sacrificed on Passover, before the end of the 14th day. Its blood was placed on the side posts and upper doorpost of the house in which it would be eaten.
  • On this day, Jesus fulfilled this pattern of the "sacrificed lamb". He entered Jerusalem on this day to acclamations of "Hosanna to the Son of David! Blessed is He who comes in the name of the LORD!" (Matt 21:9).

Hosanna originated from the Hebrew word "yasha". It means meaning "to be open, wide or free." It is often translated "save now." In Psalm 118:24-26:

This is the day the LORD has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Save now (Hosanna), I pray, O LORD;
O LORD, I pray, send now prosperity.
Blessed is He Who comes in the name of the LORD!

His entry to Jerusalem was followed by a cross-examination by the chief priests for 4 days. They were trying to determine whether He was the Chosen One - the Messiah!

  • On this day, Israel crossed the Jordan and was on the other side of Jordan, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho (Joshua 4:19)
  • On this day, Ezekiel saw the vision of the restored kingdom (Eze 40:1-2). This vision and its prophecy came to Ezekiel in 572 BC, the 25th year of Jehoiachin's (and Ezekiel's) captivity (592 BC). It was also the 14th anniversary of Jerusalem's ruin and the burning of the Temple (586 BC). Note that 597-25=572 BC; and 586-14=572 BC.
  • On this day, the Great Tribulation would begin after 3.5 years of "peace". The total time of the Great Tribulation is 3.5 years which is 1260 days (Daniel 12:7). The biblical year has 360 days. The 7th Trumpet makes its final blast on Tishri 10, at Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement. Calculating 1260 days backwards, the Great Tribulation should begin on Nisan 10.

  • On this day, the traditional Jews commemorate the death of Miriam, the sister of Moses (Num 20:1). Miriam died in the Kadesh wilderness and was buried there - years before the Jordan Crossing into the Promised Land.

This is the day that the Lord has made. For self-examination and soul searching. Any defect, any blemish, any sin? Will we be under the Blood? This is the day to prepare for the Passover - the celebration of the Lord’s passing over His people. For He passed over the homes of the people of Israel and did not come in to destroy them. However, all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast, were struck dead. Will we overcome as we go through the Great Tribulation? Will we perish as Miriam did? Will we cross over the Jordon and reach the other side safely? Will we enter the Promised Land like Caleb and Joshua? Will we be the generation that will seek the Lord and live?

This is the day that the Lord has made. For great rejoicing as we celebrate our Passover Lamb Who came to save us from our sins! Hosanna in the highest! It is again the day to seek first His kingdom and His righteousness as we have this hope and vision of our King establishing His reign on earth as in heaven!