Number All Sacred Days
from the Same Lunar Measure
In this interlinear Hebrew word study below, it is demonstrated that mankind is commanded to number all sacred days – 1 Chronicles 23:30-32 by the same lunar measure, and take a stand to establish “sunrise” as the commencement of the “day.” In addition, Yahuah is calling His obedient believers to restore all of His units of time. He defines how this is to be accomplished. We are to “number” the Sabbaths, the lunar months and the other fixed Feast Days according to the elliptical lunar measure. As a “nail in a sure place” the Roman Gregorian calendar with its unbroken-chains-of-weeks that have purportedly cycled without end since creation, are once again exposed as fraudulent fruits of a spurious calendar. As a result, neither Saturday nor Sunday are sacred and set-part days to the Eternal Father.
In the mid-1st century B.C. Julius Cæsar invited Sosigenes, an Alexandrian astronomer, to advise him about the reform of the calendar, and Sosigenes decided that the only practical step was to abandon the lunar calendar altogether. Months must be arranged on a seasonal basis, and a tropical (solar) year was used, as in the Egyptian calendar . . . . The Julian Calendar,” Encyclopædia Britannica.Under these two factors, the Julian week began a centuries-long evolutionary process that ended in the week as it is known today. The original seven-day planetary week is the third and final piece of the puzzle proving that Saturday is not the Bible Sabbath, nor Sunday the first day of the Biblical week. This transformation took several hundred years. Franz Cumont, widely considered to be a great authority on Mithraism, links the acceptance of the seven-day week by Europeans to the popularity of Mithraism in pagan Rome: It is not to be doubted that the diffusion of the Iranian [Persian] mysteries has had a considerable part in the general adoption, by the pagans, of the week with the Sunday as a holy day. The names which we employ, unawares, for the other six days, came into use at the same time that Mithraism won its followers in the provinces in the West, and one is not rash in establishing a relation of coincidence between its triumph and that concomitant phenomenon. Franz Cumont, Textes et Monumnets Figures Relatifs aux Mysteres de Mithra, Vol. I, p. 112, as quoted in ibid, p. 156.
The establishment of a counterfeit calendar is the first step necessary for counterfeit worship, both of which were crafted at the famous Council of Nicaea. Upon this premise the Eternal’s calendar was viewed as “the repulsive and revolting” Scriptural astro-luni-solar calendar was replaced with the pagan solar calendar, as a tribute to their gods. The planetary continuous weekly cycle then replaced the Biblical week, which had always been fixed to the count from the New Moon.
This planetary week was paganism’s counterfeit of the true, Biblical week instituted by the Creator in the beginning of Earth’s history. In the counterfeit week employed in ancient paganism “the venerable day of the Sun” was esteemed by the heathen above the other six days because it was regarded as sacred to the Sun, the chief of the planetary deities . . . Just as the true Sabbath is inseparably linked with the Biblical week, so the false Sabbath of pagan origin needed a weekly cycle. Thus we have found that the planetary week of paganism is Sunday’s twin sister, and that the two counterfeit institutions were linked together … Odom, op. cit., p. 243-244, emphasis supplied.
When the historical and time-centric facts of the Julian calendar are comprehended, it becomes apparent that Sunday is not the only spurious worship day established upon paganism. Saturday, dies Saturni, is also a counterfeit and spurious worship day. For the mere fact it is the seventh-day of the modern week, it is in opposition to the true seventh-day Sabbath of Scripture. Both days are fruit of a false, man-made calendar system. Therefore, neither Saturday nor Sunday can be the true Scriptural Sabbath.
In 321 A.D., Constantine, emperor of Rome . . . by civil enactments made “the venerable day of the Sun,” which day was then “notable for its veneration,” the weekly rest day of the empire . . . The enforcement of the weekly observance of Sunday gave official recognition to the week of seven days and resulted in the introduction of it into the official civil calendar of Rome. The Romans passed that calendar down to us, and in it we have still the ancient planetary titles of the days of the week. Odom, op. cit., p. 243-244, emphasis supplied.
In one fell swoop, a double deception was masterminded. Constantine crafted not one, but two major deceptions, both the spurious fruit of his instituted artificial calendar. First, he changed the cycling eight-day week to a cycling seven-day week, creating an illusion that this “new week” and its calendar were indeed in harmony with Scripture. Second, he anointed Sunday of this new unbroken-cycling-week, to be “sacred.” By so doing, he crafted the greatest deception of all. Those students of Scripture and scholars of later generations to come would discover that the seventh-day was ordained by Yahuah to be sacred and set-apart and not the first day. By default they and their followers would adhere to “Saturday,” as if it were suddenly sanctified, simply because it represented the seventh-day on Rome’s calendar. Thus, thinking they are in harmony with Scripture, many would cling to “Saturday,” believing it to be the true seventh-day Sabbath, as ordained from above. All the while, the entire premise that the Roman “week” was in sync with Scripture became the “GREAT HIDDEN DECEPTION.” All will be brought to test over this question, as all have the opportunity to know the truth. Each of the Creator’s units of time are beaconed by the orchestrated harmony of the sun, moon and stars. In sharp contrast, Rome’s week floats through the Creator’s month with no connection what ever to the moon.
Has Rome changed any other ordained units of time?
Scripture scholars will agree that Rome has also altered for her own edification, the year, month and day. Roman time dictates that the “year” commences in winter, the “calends” (Roman months) were crafted according to her arbitrary whim and are not fixed to the moon, and “days” are to commence at midnight. All the while, Scripture testifies from cover to cover that Yahuah ordained the year to commence in Spring (Exodus 12:1-3), the month is to commence at the New Moon lunar phase (Isaiah 66:23, Ezekiel 46:1), and the “day” was ordained to be twelve hours in length and commence at sunrise.
For more on when a day begins, refer to article, “Sunrise or Sunset, When Does a Day Begin?” Also, refer to Word Study on “Genesis 1:1-5.”
From the rising of the sun to its going down Yahuah’s name is to be praised. Psalms 113:3The Mighty One, Yahuah Alahim has spoken and called the earth from the rising of the sun to its going down. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, Alahim will shine forth. Psalms 50:1-2For from the rising of the sun, even to its going down, My name shall be great among the Gentiles; in every place incense shall be offered to My name, and a pure offering; for My name shall be great among the nations,” says the Yahuah of hosts. Malachi 1:11Yahusha answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. John 11:9
The Ordained Measure for Time
The present Jewish calendar was fixed in the fourth century. Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Letter by Louis Finkelstein to Dr. L. E. Froom, Feb. 20, 1939. regarding the present Jewish calendar.Sabbath and New Moon (Rosh Hodesh), both periodically recur in the course of the year. The New Moon is still, and the Sabbath originally was, dependent upon the lunar cycle. Universal Jewish Encyclopedia, p. 410.The (early) Hebrews employed lunar seven-day weeks, which ended with special observances on the seventh day, but none the less were tied to the moon’s course. Rest Days, p. 254-255 by Hutton WebsterThe connection of the Sabbath with lunar phases, however, was (later) discarded by the Israelites . . . The New Schaff-Herzog Religious Encyclopedia, p. 135-136.These . . . eventually led Jewish rabbis to call Saturn Shabbti, ‘the star of the Sabbath.’ It was not until the first century of our era, when the planetary week had become an established institution, that the Jewish Sabbath seems always to have corresponded to Saturn’s Day [Saturday]. Rest Days, p.244 by Hutton Webster
Blindly, all the modern world “has wandered after the beast” by believing either Rome’s lie that Sunday is sacred or the Roman/Jewish lie that Saturday is the Sabbath of the Creator and the Torah (Revelation 13:3).
But we can have confidence, as the light from above is brilliantly shining to dispel the darkness of error at such a critical hour. Scripture after scripture, and verse after verse are being revealed and restored from the rubble of being entirely lost in translation. On the wings of two or three witnesses, they testify to the truth, and unravel the lies. It is discovered that Bible scholars for the past 1600 years have all bought into Rome’s calculated dual deception, either in part or in whole. Sunday keepers have swallowed it whole, while Saturday keepers have at least required a “thus says Yahuah” for their seventh-day Sabbath. Yet, both fall short and today they are the same distance from the true Biblical Sabbath. Both days are built upon the same false, Roman devised continuous weekly cycle. While Saturday is indeed the seventh-day, it is not the seventh-day Sabbath of Scripture, as ordained by the Creator, and Savior. There is a cross to bear for each soul who chooses to follow the only “way the truth and the life” (John 14:6). It is the Eternal’s time principles that rule in the shamayim (heavens) (Genesis 1:14-18), born out in the sun, moon and stars, that will place His obedient in sync with His seat of power, His winged messengers, and the unfallen worlds beyond.
Now a great sign appeared in the shamayim: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, And on her head a garland of twelve stars. Revelation 12:1-2
The Elliptical Perpetual Face That Turns
What is meant by the term elliptical?
Merriam Webster Dictionary: elliptical – marked by an ellipsis 1) of, relating to, or marked by an ellipsis. ellipsis – to leave out or fall short. See ellipse.ellipse – 1a: Oval b: a closed plane curve generated by a point moving in such a way that the sums of its distances from two fixed points is a constant: a plane section a plane section of a right circular cone that is a closed curve 2: Ellipsis.If the above illustration appears to be the top of a merry-go-round canopy, think again. Each oval “elliptical” loop demonstrates the path of the moon’s orbit around the earth, which are approximately 29.5 day lunations or months.
Each orbit of the sun by the earth can be considered perpetual motion, but this verse specifies the “ordained measure” is to be both “elliptical” in nature and display a “perpetual face that turns.” The moon is the only astronomical sphere that qualifies for both defined characteristics, as it has a marked “elliptical orbit,” and it alone has the “perpetual face that turns.” It has long been a mystery, how and why the moon can make its orbit around the earth, yet always present the same face, as the moon has never exposed its backside. This peculiarity of the moon is evidence of Creation in itself and a powerful witness to divine design.
Scripture defines in Genesis 1:14-18, that all of the Creator’s units of time are to be made manifest by the orchestration of the sun, moon and stars. Here in this passage of 1 Chronicles 23:30-32 we discover that we are to number the Sabbaths, the New Moon and it’s lunar month days, and the years with their specific set-apart days, according to the “elliptical,” and “perpetual face that turns.” Can this be representative of anything other than the moon, since we can clearly rule out the sun, and the stars? This command to number the Sabbaths according to the “elliptical and perpetual face that turns,” is another way of commanding that we “fix” the seven days of the week to the numbered days of the month. In addition, the months are also to be numbered or counted for each year according to the number of lunations.
As illustrated in the graphic below, both the earth and the moon orbit the sun in a counter-clockwise direction. Notice the oval or “elliptical” pattern of the moons path around the earth. When the moon is farthest from the sun, as pictured on the left, it is “full.” When the moon is closest to the sun it is in its dark “conjunction” lunar phase, this occurs because the sun is shining on the moon’s backside as seen from earth. However, the moon is recognized as “renewed” only when the full New Moon is arises at sunset and shines from east to west all night through. It turns out it is the “full moon” that is the instrument divinely ordained from the beginning to be the Creator’s Lunar International Dateline (CLID) marker.
The graphic below specifically defines:
- Twelve lunar months in this astro-luni-solar year (a thirteenth month occurs approximately every third year).
- There are 29-30 days in each lunar month.
- Notice how the counter-clockwise path of the moon commences in the position of New Moon day (1), in the position of opposition to the sun. Then the moon’s path continues around its orbit toward the sun at the middle of its lunation (month). As stated in Proverbs 4:18, “The path of the just is as the shining light, that shines more and more unto the perfect day.” This is describing the lunar phases waxing (growing) in their light until the moon is shining in its perfection as the full New Moon. The moon remains in a varied but perpetual state of an ellipse.
- The seventh-day Sabbath was preordained at creation and “fixed” to the lunar civil calendar dates counting from New Moon day. Fraudulently, mankind has been led to believe that there are only two kinds of days— work days and Sabbath days. Yet, Scripture teaches there are three kinds of days— work days, Sabbath days, and New Moon days. It is the New Moon day that occurs at the opposition to the sun that begins the commencement of each month breaking the weekly cycle, and refreshing each new month with a cycle of four complete weeks.
How can we know for certain?
Each day of earth’s creation fell upon a work day of Yahuah. These six work days were sandwiched between two sacred days of Yahuah. These are His sanctified seventh-day Sabbath, His rest day which correspondingly fell at the end of earth’s creation week; and the New Moon day, which occurred in Yahuah’s abode the day prior to the first day of creation. As a result, earth’s first week of time was hung from that of the New Jerusalem’s New Moon time reckoning, and not our own, as the sun, moon and stars were not created, or their time set, until the fourth day. Therefore, while the Sabbath was indeed the seventh-day of the week, the lunisolar calendar date for that first seventh-day Sabbath would have been the 8th of the lunar month, in acknowledgement of the New Jerusalem’s shared gift of time. Thus earth’s first week and month were set according to her clock and her New Moon. This was the missing puzzle piece in the Genesis account, bringing it now into full harmony with the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures.
The calendar illustration below demonstrates what occurred during the creation week. On the New Moon Day (in blue) the Creator could not have been on earth for any reason, as He had to be on His throne receiving worship from all His creation. Each of creation’s work days are (in green). The first day of creation of earth would have been the second day of the month for Yahuah, whose time rhythms He was to share with Adam and Eve of His new creation called earth. The 8th day of the month (in gold) is the seventh-day of the week, an eternal set-apart seventh-day Sabbath of Yahuah’s, past present and future. Here again He would be on His seat of authority receiving worship from all His creation, including Adam and Eve.
Thus says Yahuah Alahim: “The gateway of the inner court that faces toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened. . . . Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the entrance to this gateway before Yahuah on the Sabbaths and the New Moons.” Ezekiel 46:1, 3.
The very next day following New Moon in the courts above, the Creator, Yahuah, commenced the work of creation for six days. On the seventh-day Sabbath He again ceased His work to receive worship by all His Created beings, but now with the addition of those upon earth, namely, Adam and Eve. Lovingly, our Eternal Father made provision to include earthlings in with the appointed times for all sacred days of the New Jerusalem. It is mankind that has resisted this great and high honor of Yahuah’s astro-luni-solar time. As a result of their rebellious hearts they have sought their own time keeping systems and appointed times for worship, that do not honor the Creator and Savior of mankind. Was it not prophesied in both Isaiah14:13-14 and Daniel 7:25 that the powers of earth would change the “times” of the Creator?
Yahuah, at this pinnacle of time is now requesting that all of His units of time be restored, so that all His faithful everywhere may be in harmony with all of heaven and His worship times.
New Moon Day Preceding Creation
So how could our Creator, Yahuah receive worship on New Moon Day if earth’s moon was not even created until the fourth day? For that matter, it had yet to be set and advanced upon into its proper time-centric phase and position in orchestration with the sun and stars?
The New Moon Day prior to the Creation of earth was not involving earth’s moon at all, but the moon connected with Yahuah’s dwelling. Earth’s moon is only a copy to keep us in sync with the unfallen worlds and the New Jerusalem, itself. Our Creator illustrates to earthlings that it was the “ New Jerusalem’s New Moon” and “her Time” that set earth’s clock, so to speak, by not even creating or advancing upon earth’s sun, moon, or stars until the fourth day. How else could we be certain that indeed earth’s time system was set according to the divine time of the New Jerusalem? Yahuah is calling His dutiful followers to look up and return to His time principles that rule time in the shamayim.
Post a Watch over this Sacred Thing
Verse 32 gives additional careful instructions that identify the magnificent importance the Creator attaches to these time-keeping truths, as beaconed by the moon.
- Guard and protect this sign-marker.
- Post a watch at the place of assembly.
- It is for a token of evidence.
- Watch over this sacred and dedicated thing as a charge and service of the sons of Aaron (wilderness sanctuary).
- The same charge is given for those who are to minister unto the Sanctuary of Yahuah (the temple above not made with hands).