Biblical Easter Egg Hunts

Biblical Easter Egg Hunts

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Then beginning with Moses and [throughout] all the [writings of the] prophets, He explained and interpreted for them the things referring to Himself [found] in all the Scriptures.

— Luke 24:27 AMP


Easter eggs are not just to celebrate Easter morning anymore, you can go hunting any day. I first went egg hunting back in 1995 when the Microsoft software team hid the Windows 95 Theme Song in their latest Windows release.

If you are confused and wondering what I am talking about, let me explain. Most people are familiar with Easter egg hunting as something you do… wait for it… on Easter morning. It still is part of our tradition with our five-year-old grandson. What you may not know is that the idea of hunting for colorful surprises hiding around you has grown into world-wide phenomena, just ask any computer gamer. The first Easter egg popped up in Atari’s 1980 video game titled Adventure over forty years ago. Today, even that iPhone of yours has several hidden eggs just waiting just waiting for you to find. Interested? Techradar can help you find them. Grab your iPhone and go hunting.

If you want to go hunting for other Easter eggs, Wikipedia has a great starting point in this article.

Are you ready for a new form of Easter egg hunts? Try hunting for some in the Bible.

Now that you are up to speed and an expert on finding Easter eggs, how about trying your luck in the Bible. While Wikipedia writes that the first one to showed up about forty years ago, the Bible has eggs starting back as many as six thousand years ago. Of course, the writers of the Bible did not call them “Easter Eggs”, but the idea of hiding gems within the Bible started in the pages of Genesis, the first book in the Bible [Genesis 3:15]. The hunt of course is to find this hidden “enmity” somewhere in the rest of the Bible.

If you are not familiar with the Bible, and I am talking about the Christian version, it is a collection of scrolls and letters written over the course of fifteen hundred years, by over forty different authors. Those documents covered a period of four thousand years, give or take a few years, of the Jewish people and the building of their nation Israel. The writings start with those of Moses. You know him, he looks just like Charlton Heston, that actor who was in several films during the last century.

However, the Bible at this point was still nothing more than a pile of documents. Around 110 A.D., and for the next few hundred years, various people tried sort through the pile and place them in some kind of order. Naturally, several committees were created along the way to help with the process, the best being known as the Council of Nicea in 325 A.D and the First Council of Constantinople in 381 A.D.

It is also during this period that through the actions of St. Constantine (Edict of Milan), Christianity became more formalized as a religion. This is where things took a turn for the worse in my opinion. For the reasons I believe this, glance at my post on Pick Up A Bible, Any Bible.

This most likely is more information than you wanted. Hopefully I have not lost you to another site, but it is important to understand that the Bible was not something made up and thrown together as a blog like this one. Many Christians, me included, believe that the Bible is the actual Word of God, whom He inspired man to put down on paper, so to speak.

This is where the Biblical Easter eggs come back into the story. Since the Bible is God coded, to use software terminology, He built in several thousand Easter eggs throughout the sixty-six books of the Bible. Before you ask, those Easter egg numbers is something I just made up. After all, no one in last two thousand years has yet to find them all so that they can actually be counted. Plenty of hints, but still looking. In some cases, it is a matter of timing. Nothing to see since that egg has not shown up in the history of man. Take for example the second coming of Christ. There are a lot of passages about His coming and what will happen when He comes, but we are still not there yet, regardless of how many false teachers say otherwise.

One of the best examples of an Easter egg is about Jesus’s life. The Old Testament, which refers to those thirty-nine books of Israel’s history before Christ’s birth, offers several hundred references to Jesus: His birth, His life (on earth), and how He dies. These are not some fortune-cookie predictions that anyone can encounter, but passages that specify actual events. Events that were foretold years, and in some cases, hundreds of years, before Jesus was even born. Now someone might fulfill five or ten by chance, hey, I once had a purple bathrobe that kind of made me look royal.

Someone may be able to fulfill twenty or even thirty if they purposely tried to fulfill them. But over two hundred? Also, how the heck do you purposely get born in a specific town or city, much less arrange it to get nailed to a wooden cross, the most painful, and I might add, the slowest method of to kill someone that the Romans had to offer?

If you think I am making this all up, here is a list that offers no less than three hundred prophecies about Jesus within the pages of the Old Testament and how He fulfilled them during His life, and death, documented in the New Testament.

Now tell me how many of these three hundred you managed to fulfill…

Blessings in the name of Jesus Christ,

Rob Nimchuk

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