Yahuah’s New Year’s Day in Spring
Rosh Hashanah has been for nearly 1,700 years traditionally celebrated by the Yahudim (Jews) as New Year’s Day in autumn, also occurring on the same day as Yom Teruah, the Feast of Trumpets. Yet, no matter how long this erroneous tradition has been honored, it is time to restore Rosh Hashanah to YAHUAH’S true and original New Year’s Day in SPRING, as defined by Yahuah Alahim in Exodus 12. For this is His appointed beginning of lunar months signaled by the first full New Moon, as it sets the count to PASSOVER, the 14th day.
Rosh Hashanah Set in Stone
In Shemot (Exodus) 12:1-3, it was YAHUAH who proclaimed to Moses that the Feast of Passover was to be counted from Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the first lunar month of the year in spring. It is this event of Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread that forever tie Rosh Hashanah (New Year’s Day) to the spring of the year and not to the fall. This was first expressed by the Eternal Yahuah fourteen days prior to their first Passover and exodus from Egyptian bondage in Exodus 12:1-3, and alluded to in ViYAkra (Leviticus) 23:5:
“And declared YAHUAH unto Moses and unto Aaron, while in the land of Egypt, commanding that: ‘The New Moon, ‘this one’ is ROSH HASHANAH (H#7218 and 2320) the beginning of the lunar months. It is FIRST IN ORDER according to the lunar months for the revolution of a year.’ You shall keep and teach this to all the congregation of Yashrael (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.” Shemot (Exodus) 12:1-3 The Creator’s Calendar Interlinear Restored Text (Link)
“In the New Moon (בחדשׁ H2320), the FIRST (ROSHON הראשׁון H7223), in the fourteenth (בארבעה H702 עשׂר H6240) of the lunar month (לחדשׁ H2320) between (בין H996) the evenings (הערבים H6153), is the Passover (פסח H6453) of Yahuah (ליהוה H3069). ViYAkra (Leviticus) 23:5
Not only does the Torah identify the importance of ROSH HASHANAH as the CHIEF NEW MOON and the first day of the first lunar month of the year, but this is also echoed in the Brit Hadasha (NT) in Revelation 12:1 as the GREAT SIGN in the shamayim, where it is seen that the woman, the constellation Bethula, arises on the eastern horizon in spring along with the full brilliant (#4582 Selene) moon. For returning to the true full New Moon after living under the Egyptian dark New Moon for all those years in bondage, was Yashrael’s first test of obedience. If obedient, they would not lose their first born males at midnight on the 14th of that very first lunar month, along with the Egyptians. For if they had not obeyed Yahuah, nor listened to Moses and Aaron, and taken YAHUAH at His word and reoriented their TIME-MEASURING to the true visible full New Moon that arose that night in the east, there would have been a massive death toll of first born males in Goshen, in addition to the Egyptians.
Test of Obedience
Diverging for a moment. . . Let it not be lost on your mind that all first born males in both camps would have died on that conjunction lunar phase, unless Israel reoriented the Passover lamb sacrifice to the count of 14 days from the true full New Moon of the first lunar month. This placed PASSOVER forever on the dark conjunction lunar phase, the only day of the year in which “the sun was darkened from the sixth to the ninth hour.” (Luke 23:44-45). For in doing so, the TIME-CENTRIC PASSOVER PROMISE of the LAMB slain for all who believe and obey was forever cemented as a “nail in a sure place,” and marked by the annual rehearsal and prophecy of the precise appointed-time that true PASSOVER LAMB would lay down His life for sinners. Although you may have never heard about this reorientation of the calendar, it was the pivotal point upon which achieving the correct day, hinged. It was Israel’s act of obedience to Yahuah in this regard, to align and reorient their calendar to Him, in opposition to that of the Egyptians that was the kingpin that determined who lived and who died. All the other details based upon getting the CALENDAR right! Correct TIME-MEASURING was their ultimate test, just as it will be for all those seeking an ETERNAL HOME.
This story prefigures what happens for each man and woman who have ever lived. We can go our own way, and die the eternal death for ourselves, as a consequence of sin. Or we can let the Promised LAMB, Yahusha the anointed Messiah die in our place. These are the only two choices we have. Strikingly, these two choices are each eternally pinned to opposing calendar models and New Moons with their corresponding count to the 14th day. History reveals that Egypt utilized the dark conjunction lunar phase as their New Moon. So, when Yahuah called to task Moses and Aaron to look up and see “THIS ONE,” and reorient to this visible CHIEF NEW MOON event for Rosh Hashanah in spring, they knew exactly what this meant. Do you?
Yahuah’s Time Model
So it is that the full moon as New Moon becomes the reference point for the count to all the set-apart Feast Days. For each in their turn are tied in some respect to Rosh Hashanah, the first day of the first lunar month of the year in spring, and not autumn. This is identified by the three part harmony of the sun ruling alone by day, and the moon ruling together with the stars by night, which is a description of the position of the moon. So few comprehend that the position of the moon relative to the sun, earth, and stars, identifies it lunar phase, and in this case it is the full moon as New Moon. United, they measure, years, months, weeks, and place each Feast Day within the lunar month, and demarcate each calendar date.
At this point you may be questioning the reality of the full moon as the true New Moon, and this is good. This article is not one of the definitive articles on that subject. So for more on defining the true New Moon, I refer you to article, Five Historic Methods of Measuring Time.
In Scripture, every time the word month (chodesh #2320 חדש) is stated, it literally means one of three things: 1) lunar month; 2) the first day of the lunar month; 3) or New Moon Day. This is not an isolated view as it is supported by Strong’s Concordance, Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon, and the Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament, and many others Hebrew Dictionaries.
It is only as our modern calendar has been based wholly upon the sun, that we have ALL assumed that the months of Scripture were in sync with our modern Roman calendar and its weeks that cycle without end. But with deeper study we discover that indeed the whole calendar of Scripture is based upon lunar-astro-solar months that commence with the full New Moon, which marks a specific constellation each lunar month by night. Although, many have tried to remove the significance of the New Moon Day from the term chodesh, it simply cannot be done. Not any more than cutting off the end of a rope will remove its end. For just like a month, a rope will always have two ends, the beginning and the end, the first and the last, the Aleph and Tav.
This calendar model cannot be attributed to the Hebrews alone, for its saga began in the first pages of Genesis and was ordained as the legacy of all the obedient followers of Yahuah for thousands of years. For this began at Creation as the time measuring system utilized by Adam through Noah, then later through Abraham, Moses, David, Ezekiel, Isaiah and through to the Messiah, and all the successive obedient followers of YAHUAH. However this time model and worship synchronizer was usurped by Roman solar time and erroneous Jewish traditions for the last 1,700 years.
The most important thing to take away from this article is that it greatly mattered to YAHUAH Alahim that Israel be re-established to the CORRECT CALENDAR MODEL prior to Yashrael’s (Israel’s) restoration to the Promised Land. And because Yashrael’s experience is in types and shadows reflective of the experience of YAHUAH’S people (Yashrael) at the end of time, we must also be restored to observing His correct New Moon for locating and keeping His Sabbaths, and Feast Days on their correct appointed times. This is His method of separating the sheep from the goats, and the wheat from the chaff.
It is only by endeavoring to utilize the Creator’s Calendar original that we can expect to locate Yahuah’s set-apart prophetic Feast Days today. It is all about restoring His TIME-MEASURING principles that we may be synchronized to His set-apart Sabbaths, and kadosh Feast Days.
I’ve been wrong before and no doubt will be again, but this is not one of them. The focus of this study is in finding truth at its very core and foundation, and not merely accepting every popular tradition and belief system passed our way. There is not a bone in my body that seeks to be different for difference sake. As with most people, we have a built in code that seeks to be united rather than different, so finding ourselves outside the norms of modern society, can only be attributed to our deep need to follow the WAY of our Messiah. We are seeking for more than what this earth and society can provide, a love, joy, peace, based upon TRUTH found only in the Eternal Kingdom of YAHUAH and His Son. Praise Yahuah!