Restoring the Creator’s Calendar
– Exodus 12:1-3
In Preparation for the Exodus
Revealing the Eternal’s Shamayim Time Model
The most important thing to take away from this article is that it greatly mattered to Yahuah that Israel be re-established to the CORRECT CALENDAR MODEL, as Israel’s restoration to the Promised Land depended upon it. Egypt was not just a nation that happened to enslave the chosen people of Yahuah. Egypt was a nation bent upon rebellion to their Creator. They proactively worshiped many gods of their own invention and did so according to a fraudulent calendar system designed to ignore the ways of Yahuah. While they utilized the sun, moon, and stars, they did so in opposition by 180 degrees, as an echo of Babylon and the rebellion of Nimrod. This time measuring system of rebellion is depicted below.
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This image above depicts luni-solar time beginning the year in spring. However, it has been discovered that although this system utilizes the moon, it is the dark lunar phase that aligns with the sun, making the sun as the primary pointer for marking the constellation on the far side of the universe to commence the month. In this time system, the moon is invisible, and the stars are invisible because it is measured when the sun is ruling the day. This is 180 degrees contrary to the Creator’s command that the sun rules the day alone, but the moon and stars rule together by night. The order of alignment here is the earth, the invisible dark moon, the sun, and the invisible starry constellation of Pisces, otherwise known as Dagon (pagan fish god).
Verse by Verse
“And declared Yahuah unto Moses and unto Aaron, while in the land of Egypt, commanding that:” Exodus 12:1
Right from the start Verse 1 of Exodus 12 begins with Yahuah declaring to both Moses and Aaron just 15 days prior to the Exodus that His shamayim (heavenly) time system was of pivotal importance. He was now about to detail how it worked and what great sign to look for in the NIGHT SKY for the start of His ordained YEAR. This TIME MODEL, as it related to the Passover event, was Yahuah’s first test of obedience for keeping Passover and a paramount step in Israel’s recovery and ultimate restoration to the Promised Land. Thus, a descriptive revelation of the Creator’s Calendar was given to prepare an obedient Israel for success that they may be saved during this last and most horrific plague of Egypt, the death of all first born males.
Here is an example of Yahuah’s true lunar-astro time measuring, which is always viewed after sunset in the spring, when the full moon arises in the east to rule together with the stars by night from horizon to horizon, when they are both visible.
This image above depicts luni-astro time, beginning the year in spring. But unlike the previous system, the full moon as the true New Moon marks the ruling constellation at night when the full moon majestically arises in the constellation Bethulah (Virgo) according to Revelation 12:1. The visible order of alignment is the earth, the full New Moon, and the starry constellation of Bethulah. Although the sun is in alignment, because this occurs at night, the sun is not part of the visible equation. Only this model fits the the Creator’s prescribed design shown Moses and Aaron on the mount.
The pre-Passover plague of death event of the first born males was based upon Yahuah’s time mechanism and not on the calendar system of Egypt. So this required trust and obedience on the part of Israel to make this imperative calendar change, for some of them had fully lost touch with Yahuah’s time mechanism in the shamayim (heavens). Can we relate to this today? This last plague was to occur on the 14th of the First Month, when Yahuah would pass through to strike the first born of all the Egyptians. Only households that heeded the required details of sacrificing a lamb on the 14th day of the correct full New Moon calendar, and sprinkled its blood on the lintel of their front door, and two side posts would be safe. (Exodus 12:23) If they refused to find or protect the true date, or slay the lamb, their own house would lose a first born male along with the Egyptians.
An essential point must be made here to highlight and contrast Egyptian time with that of Yahuah and His obedient Israelites as He prepared them to be delivered from bondage. Egypt began each month with the dark conjunction lunar phase as their New Moon (an historical fact). Thus, the middle of their month was always a full moon. Egypt’s dark lunar phase aligned with their Solar-line time, which they used for measuring the time in the sky above. This is the invisible line from earth, through the dark moon, through the sun, then on to mark the ruling constellation of stars at noon, when they are invisible. This is NOT the Scriptural prescription for time measuring, but is 180 degrees opposite. Make no mistake, if Israel had already been on the correct time keeping with Egypt’s dark lunar phase, Yahuah would not have needed to show them the correct New Moon and the correct start of the year. At the very least, if some had been keeping the correct New Moons and Sabbaths, this gentle reminder by Yahuah should stand as a tribute for us today as we seek to align ourselves with His calendar.
Restoring the Creator’s Calendar
“The New Moon, ‘this one’ is the beginning of the lunar months. It is FIRST IN ORDER according to the lunar months for the revolution of a [astro-luni-solar] year.” Exodus 12:2
Referring back to the word study, Verse 2 goes on to identify that a specific lunar phase is Yahuah’s true New Moon, as the text states, “the New Moon, ‘this one’ is the beginning of lunar months.” We have already ruled out the dark lunar phase as Yahuah’s New Moon, because that was the erroneous New Moon of Egypt and because it was not visible. So we are only left with two options in this set of verses. There are only two clues in this verse and it is still rather subjective at this point. The first clue, “The New Moon ‘this one’ identifies a visible event.” And of course we recognize that both the full moon and the first visible crescent are both visible event options. The second clue comes from Exodus 12:29 where it identifies that it was at midnight, the darkest part of the night that this tenth and last plague actually was to occur. This was when Yahuah passed through and slay all the first born of Egypt.
Now we must ask the question. For this to occur at midnight would it make sense for this to be the night of a full moon when it is directly overhead and at its brightest, or the darkest night of the month on a night when no moon is visible?
We believe this to have been the darkest night of the year, as nothing about it was to be highlighted as a visible or majestic event. In addition, the Israelites were commanded to stay in their homes and not to step outside their door until morning (Exodus 12:22). While this plague had been announced to Jew and Egyptian alike, this was a covert operation designed to be accomplished without any spotlight or fanfare. Also, could this slaying have been Yahuah’s way of punctuating that the Egyptians were in rebellion to the time-keeping of their Creator? Might He have used this opportunity to punish them for elevating the darkest night of the month to the place of their New Moon, as their night of the New Moon? Although this is possible, although it goes unstated.
As a result of these points and the abundance of other evidence found in Scripture we confidently believe the full moon is the true New Moon, and Egypt as a nation was 180 degrees out of sync with the Creator’s Eternal time mode. This is a contrast of black and white, darkness and LIGHT. Below are the top three witnesses from Scripture that specifically relate to the Exodus events in their historical order that support a full New Moon:
- The day the Abrahamic Covenant was first given 430 years previous to the Egyptian Passover and Exodus, to the very day. That night sky is recorded as being very dark. Refer to article, The Night was Dark.
- The crucifixion of Yahusha the Messiah, as the true Passover fulfillment for all mankind past, present, and future, occurred on the very same day as the Passover in Egypt, approximately 1,500 years later, on the 14th of Aviv, which was the middle of the lunar month. There are four Brit Hadasha (NT) witnesses that identified that there was a darkened sun on that day from the sixth to the ninth hour. Darkened suns are signs in the shamayim calendar of a solar eclipse. And solar eclipses only occur because a dark conjunction lunar phase has come between the earth and the sun. As a result of this event, the natural response is to realize the full moon was the original New Moon. Refer to article, The Sun was Darkened from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour.
- The final scenes of earth’s history leading to the Great Exodus from this earth to the Promised land and the New Jerusalem at the Second Coming of Yahusha the Messiah is highlighted by the prophet John in Revelation. The great sign appeared in the shamayim, a woman clothed with the sun, and the brilliant moon at her feet . . . This brilliant moon under her feet was the full New Moon marking the starry constellation Bethula (Virgo) as the first constellation of the year rather than Pisces. This is a difference of 180 degrees, making the full moon the true New Moon. Refer to article, A Great Sign Appeared in the Shamayim.
Below are additional article/studies providing exponential evidence from a wide variety of angles illustrating that the Creator’s original New Moon was the full moon after all:
• Worship at the East Gate.
• New Moon by New Moon.
• New Moon Changed by Formal Decree.
• He Ordained the Full Moon for Appointed Times
• The Full Moon is the First Lunar Phase.
• The True New Moon Rules from Sea to Sea.
• Twelve Gates are Twelve Full New Moons.
• Amos Prophesied a Solar Eclipse.
The Lunar Phase that is First in Order
“The New Moon, ‘this one’ is the beginning of the lunar months. It is FIRST IN ORDER according to the lunar months for the revolution of a [astro-luni-solar] year.” Exodus 12:2
Referring back to the word study, Verse 2 goes on to clarify that this particular New Moon is “first in order” of all the lunar months that make up a complete revolution of a year. The way this is visibly manifested is that from the perspective of earth at night in the spring the rising full moon highlights the rising constellation Bethula on the eastern horizon at sunset. While we get a full moon once a month, it takes the stars a full year to make their visible circuit around the sun to visibly arise again in the same location. It is from Revelation 12:1 that we find that Bethula is the constellation that works together with the full moon by night that marks the first astro-lunar month of the astro-luni-solar year.
Note: This image above reflects how the astro-luni-solar calendar operates within a Heliocentric (sun centered) universe model. Whether Heliocentric or Geocentric, which ever proves to be true does not change how time is created within the relationship of sun, moon, and stars as seen from the earth.
An Orrery is a mechanical devise placed on a table with the planets depicted on long arms rotating around the sun. In this devise the sun is in the center and immobile, exhibiting Heliocentricity, and the planets rotate around it, while spinning on their axis. To accomplish the Geocentric perspective, while this devise is moving, simply imagine picking up the entire mechanical Orrery by holding on to the earth. This causes the earth to be the stationary center and everything else in the Orrery will move correctly around the stabilized earth. From this example it becomes clear that the rhythms and time of the bodies do not change, but the perspective of how they work does.
The Shadows of the Earthly Temple
Since Yahuah is re-clarifying His time-keeping system, He is reestablishing that the very day He was speaking to Moses, was the exact same day, month, and beginning of the year as that of the creation/Genesis account, when it says, “In the beginning,” but only 2,500 years later. Yahuah re-clarified all of these truths to Moses, that spring was the beginning, and it was Moses who gave us our written record for both the Genesis/Creation account as well as the Exodus account. New Moon Day of Aviv 1 was designated by Yahuah to be the true and original Rosh Hashanah. The Yahudahim since A.D. 358, have turned this upside down along with their entire calendar system, claiming it commences in the fall.
This continues to be a significant synchronization point as the earthly Temple services along with the order of the Levitical Kohen (Priesthood) were designed to terminate 1,500 years later. This occurred on Abib 14, A.D. 31 at the moment of our Messiah’s crucifixion. While the earthly types and shadows ended at the moment the long awaited and promised Messiah laid down His life as our substitute for sin, His ministry in the shamayim (heavenly) Temple above prototype commenced on astro-luni-solar time, unrestrained.
This was punctuated by the Messiah fulfilling the time-centric requirements of His crucifixion falling precisely upon Passover, a full day in the tomb resting over the Sabbath then rising from the tomb during the fourth watch of that following night. This New Covenant, based on Yahusha’s three fold ministry as Lamb, Kohen (Priest), and King, continues forward on astro-luni-solar time. Therefore, what began at the cross upon shamayim time continues to be worked out by our Savior as Kohen of the Sanctuary above on the same unbroken time-system.
At the very time that Yahuah was calling His obedient followers out of Egypt, He was re-clarifying His true time-keeping to them. This was not a new time-keeping system, but a reinstatement with full clarification of the old ordained system from the time of creation. Is it possible that this exact scenario is being repeated today as the Most High is calling His trusting believers out of modern day Egypt, Babylon, and Roman time-keeping?
“The New Moon, ‘this one’ is the beginning of the lunar months. It is FIRST IN ORDER according to the lunar months for the revolution of a [astro-luni-solar] year. Exodus 12:2
In verse 2 Yahuah is appointing His time-keeping to Moses, stating in essence that this particular New Moon, brilliantly visible as it arises from the east, belongs to the beginning of the lunar months. It announces the next morning at sunrise to be day one of His astro-luni-solar year, essentially New Year’s Day in spring, the true Rosh Hashanah.
There are twelve lunar months in a regular astro-luni-solar year, but there are thirteen lunar months in an embolismic astro-luni-solar year. Embolismic years occur approximately every two or three years. So while the full New Moon is the first day of each lunar month, it is the full moon that rules the night together with Bethulah (Virgo) arising in the east that marks the first month of Yahuah’s ordained astro-luni-solar year. Then our Eternal Father elaborates that this self-same New Moon is FIRST IN ORDER and rank, as in old time past. As a result, the New Moon always announces the first day of each lunar month, just as it had been demonstrated to Adam and Eve, Noah, and Abraham. So, is it likely that Yahuah gave Moses, at this point, an altogether new time-keeping system, or is it a re-clarification of the same preordained model from antiquity? “For I am Yahuah, I change not. . .” Malachi 3:6. It is evident that Yahuah is reinstating to Israel just prior to their delivery from long years in bondage, the tried and true time system that remains in harmony with His dwelling in the shamayim and seat of power.
Yahuah, as the Creator of TIME, continues clarifying that He has ordained lunar months as the divisions of His unique yearly model. This concept was not just for that year alone, but for every year, past, present and future, for all who seek to be in accordance with His will.
In Yahuah’s compassion and by His strong arm, He brought Israel out of Egypt that they might be restored in full keeping with His Torah for the sake of bearing His sacred oracles of truth to the world. They were given special instructions on when and how to keep all His qodesh days, which included the monthly New Moons, annual Feast Days, and weekly seventh-day Sabbaths. The directions given to Moses were recorded for the benefit of all mankind who should live upon the earth to the close of time. Yahuah has spoken! Let us listen and obey. (Leviticus 23:1-4)
Then Yahuah commanded Moses to teach these astro-luni-solar time principles to the entire congregation of Israel, while they were yet in Egypt. As stated previously, this is a full three months prior Yahuah’s giving directions on building a Sanctuary according to the shamayim pattern, the one “not made with hands” (Exodus 25:8). The point here being that the lunar months with their corresponding New Moons, were not first introduced at the time the instructions were given for building the wilderness sanctuary, but prior to. In this way Yahuah defines that His time principles were not dependent upon the earthly sanctuary system, but wholly separate from it.
Therefore, if at some future point the earthly Sanctuary system was to come to an end, as ordained, the astro-luni-solar time principles would not. Thus, we find that the earthly Sanctuary was dependent upon the Creator’s Celestial timepiece, rather than the other way around. These lunar guidelines were re-clarified to Israel by the Creator of the sun, moon, and stars, who with His right arm of strength, as the Creator of time, had the power to rescue and restore Israel back to Himself. Thus the Most High re-established the parameters for His years, months and weeks. These were not new, but were the selfsame guidelines He had formerly given to Adam and Eve at creation so that they may be included with the time-keeping of all Yahuah’s created beings everywhere, including the New Jerusalem.
As a son and daughter of Alahim, Adam & Eve were included for the purpose of assembling for worship at all the correct appointed times or mo’edim. These included specifically the “new moons” and seventh-day Sabbaths. Yet, it is possible that there were pre-ordained Feast Days celebrations in the shamayim as well prior to sin on earth. In the Father’s great love and provision, He made it possible for earthlings to be in attendance in-sync with the courts above specifically to worship Him, their Creator “from one new moon to another and one Sabbath to another (Isaiah 66:23).”
How to Count from the New Moon
You shall keep and teach this to all the congregation of Israel saying, “in the tenth of the lunar month, do the following: And you shall reserve and keep every man a lamb for each household of the father, a lamb for each house.” Exodus 12:1-3
Referring to the study, Verse 3 gives an example of how to count from the “new moon” and defines how the astro-luni-solar calendar works. “On the tenth lunar calendar date from (and including) the New Moon day of the New Year, the people were to select and reserve a lamb for the upcoming Passover Feast.
The full New Moon day is simply the first day of each Scriptural month. Months and New Moons cannot be separated as they are forever linked by their intrinsic association to the moon and its cycle of lunar phases. For example: the moon and its various phases is to “a rope” as the New Moon is to the “end of the rope.” Both are self-evident and neither can be removed or separated from the other. The terms “lunar month” and “New Moon” are often interchangeable for the shear fact that a rope does not exist without a beginning.
Bottom line, if a year is declared to be divided by lunar months, Yahuah is declaring nothing short of a fact that His months commence with a New Moon and that His years are astro-luni-solar. The obvious is then that the modern Gregorian calendar exhibited in some way in every home of the world is entirely FICTIONAL. It is part of the master plan of the enemy of souls to cause you to lose sight of, or dismiss altogether as irrelevant, His sacred and eternal calendar model, and by extension the true worship of Him. The more aspects of the WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, and HOW of the PLAN OF SALVATION that the Prince of Darkness can destroy, the greater the chance that you will be eternally lost.
Since, it is so well illustrated in this verse that whole years are to be divided only by lunar months, might this same principle apply to the month itself? In other words, wouldn’t it naturally follow that the lunar month of 29 or 30 days should be divided by the lunar phases themselves to demarcate the calendar dates and the divisions of lunar weeks? Naturally this makes sense, for why would our Creator demonstrate that His time system is beaconed by the sun, moon and stars and then establish the week and Sabbath upon different principles that are completely unrelated to His marvelous celestial time-piece? Precisely the point, He wouldn’t! The only week model that can be a true representative of the Creator and an ambassador of His creation is a week model born of that very same system of time according to the shamayim. All others fall short of His empirical standard.
The following verse gives support to this view as it speaks of a LIGHT that shines more and more unto a perfect day. There is only one LIGHT, that shines more and more with the passing of time unto a perfect day. This can only be referring to the marvelous LIGHT of the full moon. While the moon is shining more and more it is still not perfect, not until it has reached is fullness, and only then is it referred to as perfect. Here the righteous are compared to a specific LIGHT source that shines more and more until it reaches its pinnacle of fullness and perfection.
But the path of the just is as the shining LIGHT, that shines more and more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness: they know not at what they stumble. Proverbs 4:18
Fifteen hundred years following the Exodus from Egypt, the prophesied Messiah, Yahusha, died precisely on Passover the 14th, on the day of a solar eclipse and its dark conjunction lunar phase. If He had died in harmony with any other time-keeping system other than the preordained astro-luni-solar calendar, the foundation of the Sanctuary and Temple services, with its ordained full New Moons to beacon months, weeks, and Sabbaths, we would know for certain that He was an impostor. As the promised Messiah, He was to be the Lamb slain for the redemption of sinners. It was to Him, the true LAMB that all the lambs who shed their innocent blood pointed.
Who are the Remnant?
If we are true to our Messiah who ratified the laws of the shamayim as well as the time-centric system of the celestial universe, we will be counted as His own sons and daughters and adopted into the seed of Abraham. Thus, we are destined to be inheritors of the promise of redemption, which is scheduled to take place according to the prophetic Feast Day time lay-out upon astro-luni-solar time.
If you are Messiah’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise. Galatians 3:29.
Absolutely nothing that was nailed to the cross terminated at the cross/stake, but rather they commenced. It was at the moment of Yahusha’s death as the sacrifice for the sin of all mankind that His ministerial work of redemption was initiated. At that moment the laws and times of Yahuah were fulfilled, exonerated, and ratified, displaying to the world and universe, both present and future, the continued harmonious intertwining of each. The only things that ended at the time of the cross was the Levitical Kohenim priesthood, the sacrificial system that required the life of an innocent lamb as a sin offering, and the earthly Temple/Sanctuary that was made with hands. For a greater system was now underway, the sole work of the Messiah as our Lamb, Kohen, and King:
But now He has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises. Hebrews 8:6
Of particular interest, there were no Levitical Kohenim (priests) or animals nailed to the cross that day, yet that was the system that ended. All things nailed to the cross continued unbroken, into eternity. Not another animal was to give its life for the sins of man. So while the earthly Sanctuary/ Temple service ended that day, it was because the true Lamb and true Priest took His ordained and appointed place in the shamayim, not made with hands, to perform His ordained work of forgiveness. Then later at the appointed Feast of Shabuoth/Weeks (Pentecost), He would take His place as the High Kohen, our advocate before the Father.
The promised Messiah laid down His life fulfilling the required sin offering by the shedding of His own blood. Yahusha continues to be both the Lamb and Priest in the courts above. He ever stands before His Father in the work of forgiving sin. He raises both hands on behalf of each sinner who humbly comes before Him in humble confession of sin. He likely then declares over each confessor, “my blood, my blood.” What a beautiful depiction of His love for mankind. This is His continued and ongoing work on behalf of sinners in the Temple above of both Lamb and Kohen. In every aspect of the Sanctuary (Temple) in the shamayim there are always two things: 1) Yours and my confessed sins; 2) Yahusha’s (the Lamb) shed blood. When the door of forgiveness closes on the final Day of Atonement, a day for day event, His work as the Lamb and Priest will be forever ended. All cases will be forever sealed as stated here in Revelation:
“He who is unjust, let him be unjust still; he who is filthy, let him be filthy still; he who is righteous, let him be righteous still; he who is qodesh (sacred), let him be qodesh still.
And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega (Aleph and Tav), the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.”
Sanctified are those who do His commandments that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie.” Revelation 22:11-16 NKJV
The Great Test of Time
Make no mistake; the final test for all of mankind will be based upon who we worship. This is consistently demonstrated by whose laws and calendar we keep and follow. Will you choose the ever popular Roman paper wall calendar with its cycling planetary weeks for worship (Daniel 7:25), or will you choose the Creator’s perpetual astro-luni-solar clock/calendar as established in the courts above from eternity past, for synchronizing worship of all His creation.
Scripture only recognizes the Creator’s original time-piece as bestowed upon Adam and Eve and every patriarch and prophet from Abraham to the time of our Messiah, Yahusha. All who willfully believe that Yahuah’s laws and astro-luni-solar time-keeping of the universe expired at the cross along with the earthly Temple, and continue to adhere to the solar calendar popularized by Rome with planetary cycling weeks, in light of a clear thus saith Yahuah, is loving and practicing a lie. Refer to article, Number All Sacred Days from the Same Lunar Measure.
But outside are dogs and sorcerers and sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and whoever loves and practices a lie. Revelation 22:14
The astro-luni-solar model below as given with a thus saith Yahuah to the prophet Ezekiel is the New Jerusalem’s prototype timepiece. It has ever existed to bring into one accord all the unfallen worlds, as well as our fallen world, together for worship precisely at His appointed times; for New Moons, seventh-day Sabbaths, and all the yearly Feast Days (Leviticus 23:1-4).
The verse below from Ezekiel 46:1-3 illustrates that the Creator’s Calendar cannot be harmonized with any time measuring model that is in sync with the continuous weekly cycle that floats through the lunar phases of His ordained lunar month. An easy test for you to perform is to look at your modern wall calendar and note the placement of full moons landing on regular work days. According to Ezekiel, this is a test of the true Creator’s Calendar.
What an incredible correlation we can draw between that of Israel preparing to leave Egypt and the obedient of these last days who are seeking an eternal home with our Creator and Savior at His Second Coming. Might it follow that as Yahuah raises up His people today, that His prescription of the correct time system must be learned and obeyed to synchronize them to Him in preparation for the plagues, as well. Safety will be ours as we harmonize our lives with the sacred rhythms of the shamayim according to His pattern for worship on His true New Moon days. Then they can learn how to reckon His set-apart Sabbaths and Feast Days accordingly, from one New Moon to the next.
Today the Eternal Father Yahuah is calling for a people who will come out of Babylon, the mixing of Scriptural facts with man-made fallacy, but specifically fraudulent time-keeping that they may stand on the solid rock of truth, as it is in the original Hebrew language. These must be willing to follow the Berean model, for “They received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the Scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” Acts 17:11
Are you hearing the Master’s call? Are you willing to take up the cross/stake of truth and walk in His LIGHT against all consequences Satan can muster, whether popular upon earth or not?
“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work.” Revelation 22:12