Counting the Omer from the Right Day
We have now looked at Pentecost and have learned that we are to count to fifty from the day after the weekly Sabbath, during the Days of Unleavened Bread. We have also looked at how Yahshua was killed and buried on a Wednesday and rose from the grave on a Saturday, just before sunset. We have also learned that Mary could not touch Him as He had not yet ascended to our Father.
11 But Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. 12 And she saw two angels in white sitting, one at the head and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. 13 Then they said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping?” She said to them, “Because they have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid Him.” 14 Now when she had said this, she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, and did not know that it was Jesus. 15 Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you seeking?” She, supposing Him to be the gardener, said to Him, “Sir, if You have carried Him away, tell me where You have laid Him, and I will take Him away.” 16 Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’ ” 18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that He had spoken these things to her. John 20:11-18
Yahshua was already out of the tomb when the women arrived before dawn to embalm Him the next day. They were hoping that with the three days already fulfilled, the guards would allow them into the tomb. But Yahshua had risen from the dead at dusk on the previous evening, at the end of the Sabbath and the start of the first day of the week Sunday. He left the tomb, exactly fulfilling the Sign of Jonah.
This is confirmed by Matthew 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
Also in Mark 10:34, and they will mock Him, and scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”
Both of which declare Yahshua will rise on the third day and Mark 8:31, And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things, and be rejected by the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.
Once again the bible states Yahshua will arise after three days. Yahshua fulfilled all of these Scriptures by rising exactly at the moment of transition between the end of the Sabbath and the start of the first day of the week.
The next morning, Yahshua spoke to Mary and then went to present Himself before God the Father in Heaven in fulfillment of the Feast of the First Fruits (also known as the Wave Offering). It was only after this had been done, that His disciples were allowed to touch Him. (See also: Leviticus 23:9-12, John 20:17, and Matthew 28:9)
Yahshua ascended to the Father on Sunday Morning!