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 (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. 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 it to be lost from the masses. For details on this subject, refer to article, Constantine’s Creation of Jesus Christ.
It was only the Quartodecimen who remained obedient to their 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 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. 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. By changing the days of Passover and the calendar caused it 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 that calendar style reflects the paganized solar time measuring methods, 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?
In 358 AD, 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 dark New Moons, 180 degrees different and 15-45 days off.
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 fabricated 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.
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, Rome caused it to appear that nothing had changed and that the Jews have never to this day changed their timekeeping methodologies. (Hosea 2:11; Lamentations 2:5-7). One of the greatest evidences that they changed their week and Sabbath model, was because from that date forward they had to utilize the Nineteen Rules of Postponement. This was a necessary invention to harmonize the newly accepted Roman continuous week cycle to that of their changed New Moon calendar. For without it the two can never be reconciled.
This is the real reason seventh-day Sabbatarians of 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 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 (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, and not by the sun as is popularized by the pagan 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 bondage. While freedom is offered, it is attainable only through 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, the 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 occulted moon continues perpetually to occur in the middle of the month. 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 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 the Jews according to the dark or crescent New Moon.
A door of escape from Roman/Jewish pagan calendar bondage and the Mark of the Beast has already been provided through loving obedience to keeping His 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.
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).”
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 Roman Catholic Christianized pagan 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.
So the question is, who do you align with, Rome’s Christians, Israel’s Jews, or Yahusha the Messiah’s Natsarim, the Yahushayim (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, 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!!!