The True Sign and Seal of Yahuah
Each New Year in spring, brings with it a refreshing by way of a new lunar month, and the renewal that comes with the qadosh appointed Feast Days of Passover, Unleavened Bread, and the Wave Sheaf Offering. For these Feast Days were divinely ordained to change us from within via the time-centric work of the Messiah in restoring us to the Eternal Father. But this can only be accomplished through our willingness to actively and obediently participate and observe His prophetic set-apart days according to the principles of His celestial timepiece. Anything short of this design falls outside the pail of His will and truth.
The foundational premise of all the sacred appointed Feast Days is that they remain THE FEASTS OF YAHUAH ELOHIM (Leviticus 23:2); and DO NOT belong to ancient Israel alone; to the modern Jews that they may be changed; nor are they the property of the Christians that they might be annulled. These set-apart Feast Days belong to our Creator and His Son the Messiah, the prophetic promised LAMB. They have been bequeathed to all created beings upon planet earth as sacred rehearsals of prophetic events to be fulfilled by the Messiah alone, and each at its appointed time. But even then, those Feast Days that have already been fulfilled by the Messiah were designed to continue on as memorial celebrations following His Second Coming, and forever into the Eternal Kingdom beyond.
But I say to you, I will not drink henceforth of this fruit of the vine, until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom. MatithYahu (Matthew) 26:29
Yahuah has invited all who seek oneness with Him to join in unison with the host of the shamayim (heaven) in praise and worship to honor Him by dutifully and joyfully celebrating the prophetic work of His Son, Yahusha the Messiah, according to the rhythm of these preordained set-apart days (Matthew 22:1-14).
It [Passover] shall be as a SIGN to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes that Yahuah’s Torah may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand Yahuah has brought you out of Egypt. You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season from year to year. Exodus 13:9-10
Many Sabbatarians have taught as fact that the Seal of Yahuah was unequivocally and solely “Saturday,” albeit the seventh-day of the pagan Roman calendar. While it is correct that His seal profoundly includes the true Sabbath as it is part of the Torah and the Ten Commandments, Scripture emphatically declares exactly what has always been the SIGN of His true obedient followers throughout history in contrast to all those who were disobedient and those who in the future will receive the Mark of the Beast (Revelation 13:16).
His sign and seal “on your hand and memorial between your eyes” was divinely ordained to be PASSOVER. It has always been the sign of the true Messiah and deliverer since the first lamb sacrifice in the Garden of Eden, and Passover was renewed to Israel at the time of Moses, identifying all those who hear the voice of their Master and long for His forgiveness and coming restoration. For more on the Passover in Eden, refer to article, Passover’s Blood Stained Trail of Promise.
Who were the Quartodecimens?
The Quartodecimens (Fourteeners), the name dubbed by the Romans for the Natsarim (Nazarenes) of the first – fourth centuries A.D., were the only true and obedient followers of the Messiah left in Israel. In contrast were the Roman factions of that day, who in 325 A.D. began calling themselves Christians after their newly fabricated Roman god “Jesus Christ” that Constantine created that year to unite His kingdom. Under the name “Jesus Christ” this new religion utterly stripped the promised Hebrew Messiah from all things relating to the Hebrews and the TORAH (Law), a cleansing of sorts found in the Constantinian Creed. It was this Roman manufactured name “Jesus Christ” that was used to overwrite the the true name of Yahusha, the Messiah, upon the very pages of Scripture’s Brit Hadasha (NT), and cause His true Hebrew name to be lost from the masses.
It was only the Quartodecimen who remained obedient to their Hebrew Messiah’s crucifixion and resurrection by continuing to honor Him and the Torah by celebrating Passover according to the celestial astro-lunar timepiece. These obedient followers demonstrated their allegiance and submission to the Passover model as explained in Leviticus 23:4-8 by counting to the 14th day after the full New Moon just as did Moses, David, Isaiah, Daniel, Ezekiel, and all the prophets of Scripture. This kept them in step with each of the following successive Feast Days, and it kept them from drifting into disobedience by way of adopting any pagan solar calendar models that promoted non-prophetic “holidays.”
When the Easter controversy arose in the 2nd – 4th century A.D., promoted by the Roman Emperors, religious elite, and finally Constantine, it was ingeniously designed to unite their entire kingdom under the jurisdiction of a single solar calendar model. However, this objective was cleverly hidden under the guise of celebrating Easter, their Passover replacement, together with the entire Roman Empire, and on SUNDAY, the alternate day of their choosing.
But the Quartodecimen (Fourteeners) were not impressed, nor were they even tempted to obey the Roman Emperors until their very lives were at stake. For they recognized that the Messiah’s preordained sacrifice only made sense as He fulfilled this Torah Feast Day prescription precisely on Passover, the 14th day of Abib, as counted from the New Moon. The promise from the beginning was that the Messiah was to be the LAMB slain, that the whole world, through humble confession and loving obedience, may one day be restored to the Father. Yet, by changing the days of Passover and the calendar model, it caused Passover to lose its significance as the greatest fulfillment of Prophecy to that time.
If it were discovered today that Yahusha the Messiah had died according to the Roman solar calendar and arose on Easter Sunday, it would be the surest sign that He was an impostor after all, as Roman solar calendar model reflects the paganized time-measuring system, some of which did not exist in Israel until many years later.
Masterminded from the pit of hell and executed by the militant iron sword of Roman law, this new calendar ushered in the total collapse and eradication of the Creator’s divinely ordained celestial timepiece from the remembrance of the whole world. Through a period of over two hundred years of unrelenting persecution and bloodshed, both the Jews and the followers of the Messiah, the Natsarim (Quartodecimen), ultimately conceded to the Roman calendar and thus their knowledge of this truth was ultimately exterminated from the earth until today.
Keeping Up Appearances
But you may ask— if that were true, why do the Jews today continue their New Moon traditions?
The most prominent recorded fact that continues to be ignored is that on the day of the crucifixion of our Messiah, the sun was darkened from the sixth to the night hour (12:00-3:00 PM). This was a solar eclipse that occurred in the middle of the month on the 14th of Aviv. It is ignored, because good, yet undiscerning folks believe they have only two options for celebrating the death and resurrection. These being according to the modern fraudulent Jewish Passover calendar, or according to the Roman solar calendar and its Easter Sunday. Strikingly, the facts reveal the true, yet, unpopular time-measuring model of the Tanach (OT) and Brit Hadasha (NT) has always been beaconed by the full moon as the true New Moon. What a clever slight of hand that was on the part of the Romans and the Jews. More on the eclipse at the Messiah’s crucifixion: The Sun was Darkened from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour.
But how could this be? The true target of the enemy of souls was the full New Moon, the lunar Sabbath, and the correct dates of all the set-apart Feast Days.
By allowing the Jews to utilize a dark or crescent lunar phase as the new moon, albeit a counterfeit for their sacred festivals, now in bed with Rome, the Jews caused it to appear that nothing had changed and that they had never to this day changed their timekeeping methodologies. (Hosea 2:11; Lamentations 2:5-7). Thus, occurred a deceptive, yet believable hoax. But, one of the greatest evidences that they changed their week and Sabbath model, was because from that date forward of necessity, they had to utilize the Nineteen Rules of Postponement. This was an essential invention to harmonize the newly accepted Roman continuous week cycle to that of their changed New Moon calendar, to assure that the new floating Sabbaths would not occur on specific Feast Days. For without it the two can never be reconciled.
In 353 A.D., under pressure from Rome, and seeking to cast off the time-centric facts that had linked the Jews to the death of Yahusha the Messiah, the captive Jews changed all their units of time-measuring. By so doing they could simultaneously reject (deny) that the Messiah even came at all, and coincidentally cause it to appear that the facts recorded in the Brit Hadasha (NT Scripture) for His death and resurrection did not align with their simulated Passover Feast Day calendar model with its new Babylonian styled dark/crescent New Moons, 180 degrees different and 15-45 days off.
“In AD 351-352 Roman persecution flared and the Jews revolted. They were soon crushed. Many Jewish towns were destroyed and decrees issued against the local authorities and against Judaism. The privileges of the head of the Sanhedrin and the freedoms of the Sanhedrin itself were curtailed. Roman pressure to conform “Jewish” TIME to Roman TIME had reached crisis level. ibid
Under this pressure Hillel II agreed to limit the functions of the head of the Sanhedrin, as well as the Sanhedrin itself, with respect to proclaiming the New Moon, setting festival dates, and employing intercalation [inserting the 13th lunar month]. With the decline of the Jewish power-base in Israel, the Jewish community in Babylon had been rising in influence to fill the vacuum. Hillel II published details informing all Jews of the methods of the [new] calculated calendar developed in Babylon. From that time on the Sanhedrin in Judea ceased to function or to maintain calendar experts. Hillel II is thus given the credit for the present fixed Rabbinical calendar, but in reality it originated in Babylon and was just the starting point of the development of the Rabbinical calendar in use today.” Encyclopedia Judaica, s.v. “Hillel”.
“The arrangement of the Jewish calendar as used in the time of Christ is no longer operative. Modern Jews are divided into two classes. The Karaite Jews, whose numbers are small, reject tradition and the Talmud, observe their feasts and festivals more nearly with those of Christ’s time as regards the true season. The larger number of Jews follow the Rabbinical Calendar, the product of Rabbi Hillel II and others about 353 A.D. These incorporated into it many of the ancient rules of calculation, but begin their year, and feasts and festivals a month earlier in the season than the Karaites. We have in 1844 the atonement by the Rabbinical Calendar would be September 23rd, while by the Karaites it was about that time in October. By the Rabbinical calendar the First day of Nisan is always between March 12 and April 11, and is always one of four days, Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday or Saturday the first one after the new moon for that month.” Creation Centered in Christ, by H.G. Guinness, D.D., page 276. Also from Approximate Chronology, H. H. Perry, p. 21-22.
This is the real reason seventh-day Sabbatarians and other faith’s must disregard the Feast Days. Either they must utilize the same Nineteen Rules of Postponement or throw out the Feasts altogether. It is that simple! It is Scripture that reveals the modern Jewish calendar model to be a a phony facade, a kind of smoke and mirrors as fabricated from “Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.” Titus 1:14. Refer to article, Announcing an Official Paradigm Shift. Also, refer to Word Study, From Its Abundance, New Moon by New Moon You Shall Keep.
For seventeen hundred years since that time, wholly stripped from the Creator’s ordained, night rule of the full moon with the stars, mankind remains oblivious to all knowledge of the time-centric worship rhythms of the Mazzeroth, wheel of the stars as ordained by our Creator (Job 38:32). This starry display is signified in its order by the full moon as the true New Moon on the eastern horizon at sunset from month to month, commencing in spring, and not by the sun as is popularized by the Babylonian solar calendar. By extension, all nations of the earth and each individual person who has accepted the Roman or Jewish calendar models for days, months, weeks, and years, while ignorant of the facts, continue with the Jews to be willing subjects of Roman and Babylonian bondage.
While freedom is offered, it is attainable only by WAY of the Passover principles and true time prescription delineated as the 14th day from the full moon as the true and original New Moon in spring.
In times of ignorance Yahuah winked, but is now bringing His testing truths to the forefront that have been so long hidden beneath the rubble of false pagan teachings. Under His divine guidance the shamayim (heavens) are to once again declare His majesty and honor (Psalms 19:1-4). The time-keeping of these celestial bodies, i.e., blood moons on New Moon days, occulted lunar phases and solar eclipses on Passover (middle of the month), along with the correct counting from the full New Moon to each Sabbath and Feast Day, were profoundly destined to come forth from obscurity and be restored as the Creator’s tried and true TIMES AND LAWS. These are thus discovered to be our Eternal’s testing principles for His final harvest of the earth. Praise Yahuah!
It is only by adhering to the principles of counting to Passover as the fourteenth day from the full New Moon in the constellation Bethula (Virgo) that all other sacred days fall succinctly into place and Passover’s occulted solar eclipse via the dark conjunction lunar phase continues perpetually to occur in the middle of the month, whether recognized by fallen mankind or not. The sun will perpetually be in Aries in the middle of the month of Aviv, as was consistent at the time of Moses and the Messiah. Each follower will find they keep the New Year in spring (Exodus 12:1-7) and receive the monthly refreshing of each full New Moon. Likewise, the four lunar seventh-day Sabbaths will be correctly counted from one full New Moon to the next full New Moon (Isaiah 66:23), and all the annual Feast Days will occur right on time according to their lunar phase and shamayim designations.
So it is that these are they who love Yahuah with all their heart, soul, and mind, who seek to obediently “follow the LAMB whether soever He goes” (Revelation 14:14). These are they who partake of His PASSOVER regardless that the majority prefer to keep Easter and or worship weekly according to the cadence of the Roman Gregorian drum, or as the Jews according to the dark or crescent New Moon for locating the erroneous rhythm of the Feast Days.
A door of escape from Roman/Jewish and ultimate BABYLONIAN pagan calendar bondage and the Mark of the Beast has already been provided through loving obedience to keeping His true Passover and all the other sacred Feast Days. Accepting this SIGN AND SEAL begins with a true and compliant heart felt love for our Savior, Yahusha the Messiah. This in turn produces the mental choice “a memorial between the eyes,” and by the actions to keep it sacred, “a sign to you on your hand” demonstrating obedience to follow His divine plan— HIS PASSOVER, and HIS SIGN and SEAL.
For the Eternal Father’s Torah simply has no purpose or fulfillment when separated from Passover and His time-centric calendar model and its all-encompassing PROMISE and PROVISION. The Torah with its Laws, Statutes, and Judgments, is only binding as it was ratified by the Messiah’s own sacrifice precisely on the 14th as counted from the first full New Moon of the year on the day of a dark moon and solar eclipse, as the true Passover.
It is this Feast Day symbol that identifies Yahusha as the one and only Messiah and Lamb, and it identifies the only mechanism and pathway whereby mankind may be restored back to the Eternal Father and their original Eden home. If you honor and substitute Easter or any other date or event in its place, or any other Messiah by a different name, such as Jesus Christ, then you are not yet fully separated from Babylon’s pagan confusion.
Consequently, and by extension, if Passover, the 14th of the astro-lunar month of Abib is not found as the “sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes,” THEN NEITHER WILL THE “TORAH BE FOUND IN YOUR MOUTH (Exodus 13:9-10).” This is the foundational basis of the final judgment.
If Passover is not the 14th day of the first lunar month of your year in spring then you remain deceived and outside the principles of Scripture. If you continue to pray to “the Lord God” and “Jesus Christ,” and are more comfortable singing in an Easter Cantata or hiding Easter eggs rather than being obedient to honor your Creator and Redeemer, then you remain part of the Roman Catholic (pagan Christian) culture with its smorgasbord of pagan daughter churches. If YAHUSHA the Messiah is not your PASSOVER (Pasch), then you will have no future beyond the grave. But change is possible through the path of humble confession and submission. For every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.
So the question is, who do you align with, Rome’s Christians, Israel’s Jews, or Yahusha the Messiah’s Natsarim (the Yahushim) (who were called Quartodecimen by the Romans)? Two of these are instrumental in ushering in the false Messiah (anti-Messiah or anti-Christ) and delivering the Mark of the Beast with annihilation and eternal death (Revelation 14:9-11). But only one bares the SIGN AND SEAL OF YAHUAH with the promise of LIFE ETERNAL. YAHUSHA HAMASHIACH (the Messiah) IS THE ONLY ONE WHO laid down His life and rose again that the freedom of choice may be yours and mine. HalleluYAH!!!