Sabbath’s Consistent Lunar Month Dates
The true Scriptural time-measuring model was appointed at creation to establish earth upon the same principles of time as the abode of Yahuah, His messengers, and all the unfallen worlds. It was designed to keep the trusting obedient of earth consistently in harmony with the preordained time-centric rhythms of the universe for the predominant purpose of worship to their Creator. His universal time-piece was to be the sign of one universal omnipotent Creator. Only one unique time-measuring model is the foundation of Yahuah’s seat of power from eternity past, present, and eternity future, as it will continue into the earth restored “from one New Moon to another” (Isaiah 66:23).
Daniel’s Prophecy Declares the Changing of Times and Laws
It is impossible to remain in-sync with the shamayim (heavens) time-piece of our Creator when following the man-made Roman Gregorian calendar found hanging on walls today. For this modern solar time-measuring system was proactively divorced from all association with the rhythm of the New Moon and its lunar phases that demarcate the days of the lunar month spoken of throughout Scripture.
If this were not enough, the New Moon of the Jews (Yahudahim) was also rearranged in A.D. 358 from the full moon to the dark moon, a regression of 180 degrees (15 days) plus a month, bringing it in at 45 days early some months. This is the same number of days they claim as the Precession of the Stars (or Precession of the Equinoxes). By simply restoring the full moon as the true New Moon that marks the feet of the woman Bethulah (Virgo) for New Year’s Day (true Rosh Hashanah), everything falls back into place correctly (Revelation 12:1).
In the illustration above, notice how the moon receives the same amount of light from the sun each day. But from the perspective of earth and the moon’s progressive positions in its circuit around us, we see it as having ever changing similitudes divided into four general quadrants of 7 days, a full New Moon and a translation day every other month. Every single day the geometric triangle view from earth of the sun, and moon changes. From one full New Moon to another represents one lunation, one complete journey of the moon around the earth. Each numbered lunar phase above begins its 24 hour orbit from this position at sunset (the beginning of night). It is profoundly self-evident that each lunar phase demarcates one of 29-30 calendar dates each lunar month. This image shows that only two lunar phases reside upon the horizon line at sunset. These are the full moon and the dark conjunction lunar phase. Yet it is the full moon alone that reflects to earthlings by night the fullness of the sun’s light. This alone was time’s recipe for all Yahuah’s obedient worshipers, and His signature that He alone is the Creator of all. For Elohim declared in Genesis 1:14, “Let there be LIGHTS in the firmament of the shamayim to divide the day from the night, and let them be for SIGNS, MO’EDIM, DAYS, AND YEARS.”
The enemy of Yahuah and mankind, who remains on earth yet a little while, has been undermining Yahuah’s TRUTH for a long time.
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Daniel 7:25
As you read this article, please consider the evidence that much more has been changed than was formerly considered in Daniel 7:25.
For some church denominations teach that only the Sabbath was changed from Saturday to Sunday during the Council of Nicea and Laodicea (A.D. 325-364). All the while, both are days of the same Roman solar calendar model that came into existence as recently as A.D. 325., which purpose it was to ignore the moon altogether. News Flash! The entire calendar model created and placed in the shamayim, has already been usurped by the enemy of souls. What is the evidence? And what will you do about it?
Sabbath’s Consistent Lunar Monthly Dates
According to the evidence portrayed in the shamayim Sanctuary model, the sacred seventh-day Sabbaths are forever fixed to the count from each New Moon, causing them to consistently fall upon the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th lunar calendar dates. These four seventh-day Sabbaths are located by counting from the full moon as the true new moon instead of the dark moon. It visibly arises at or near sunset and shines from east to west all night long, one night each month. Although this full New Moon arises at sunset a brilliant beacon of TIME, the new month does not commence until the following morning at sunrise. As a result, its rising occurs in the last night of the previous month, but at sunrise, the full moon still visible on the western horizon, announces the new month has begun. So it is that the first day that the full moon is present on the western horizon welcoming the sun at sunrise on the eastern, is the beacon that the first day of the lunar month has begun.
The New Moon day stands alone as its own kind of day and is never a work day, or part of the six-day work week, neither is it ever a seventh-day Sabbath (Ezekiel 46:1). We have also discovered that although Genesis defines only two kinds of days, work days and Sabbath days; there are many other places in Scripture that identify three kinds of days. The mere existence of the New Moon Day breaks the cycle of weeks, refreshing the count of the month days and its weeks. Therefore, the first Sabbath of each lunar month will be located on the 8th lunar calendar date. In contrast to what the modern Jews and other Sabbatarians have taught, the date, as well as the sacred portion of the seventh-day Sabbath commences at sunrise. The night follows the day in a full 24 hour cycle. Refer to article, A Day in Genesis.
We have all, at one time or another believed that the calendar we keep today is the same as the one in Scripture, all the while attributing the role of the shamayim (heavens) to a paganized Zodiac model. Yet, the evidence gathered from Scripture, astronomy and history underscore that it is impossible to harmonize the Sabbath’s consistent monthly dates of Scripture with the dates of the Roman Gregorian wall calendar for three reasons:
- The modern Gregorian calendar, which descended from the earlier Julian calendar, was purposely stripped of its monthly connection to the moon and its lunar phases in the year 45 B.C by Emperor Julius Caesar. The plan of ignoring the moon altogether allowed the months and weeks to commence and terminate at the discretion of its craftsmen.
“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 used, as in the Egyptian calendar.” “The Julian Calendar,” Encyclopedia Britannica.
- The modern Gregorian calendar marks time by the sun during daylight against the backdrop of the twelve starry constellations, which by definition are entirely invisible. These are the Zodiac constellations that follow the ecliptic plane, referred to as the Mazzeroth in Scripture. The starry constellations measured by this system are 180 degrees opposite of the starry constellations that are visible in the night sky on any given night, and are therefore never visible when they are measuring time. In the Hebrew language and text of Genesis 1:16, the Creator identifies His intentions for marking time. While the greater LIGHT was to rule the day, He designed “the lesser LIGHT to rule the night from first to last together with the stars.” The phrase, “He made the stars also” is incorrect, for it is discovered that the terms “He made” and “also” were added to the text in translation and compromise its intended meaning. Dynamically, it was the Creator’s plan that the full moon was to mark the constellation ruling for the month. This system alone, is a fully visible, entirely measurable, and exclusively repeatable phenomena that meets the criteria of the Scientific Method. The current Roman Gregorian solar time-measuring model does not meet the Scriptural or scientific requirement.
- While it is claimed and promoted by Rome that the modern week has been passed down uninterrupted since creation. This cannot be true for the very reason that every unit of the Creator’s time mechanism is beaconed by the three part orchestration of the sun, moon, and stars. Strikingly, the modern week has been purposely and unreservedly disengaged from all astronomical bodies. As a result, it is impossible for this contrived weekly model and its continuous unbroken cycle to be the ambassador of the Creator of the Universe and His magnificent three part orchestrated timepiece.
The purpose of this article is to reveal the many and varied Scriptural stories that consistently define the actual lunar calendar dates for the seventh-day Sabbaths. Interestingly, there are no Scriptures that place the seventh-day Sabbath on any other dates than these.
If the calendar you currently keep does not consistently display the seventh-day Sabbath on the lunar calendar dates of the 8th, 15th, 22nd or 29th, as counted from the full New Moon, then you can know from this example alone, that your calendar is an imposter, and your Sabbath spurious. Only one calendar model is correct and capable of integrating earth’s time with that of Yahuah’s dwelling in the New Jerusalem.
Our loving Eternal Father is calling His obedient followers, yet sleeping bride, to awake and come out of the false traditions and counterfeit calendation systems as prophesied in Daniel 7:25. For the final signs and events of His soon return are only found on His ordained astro-luni-solar calendar and displayed in the details of His highly relevant qadosh (sacred) appointed Feasts. For the truth seeker, the choice is simple, the Creator’s calendar and time system is displayed only in the shamayim as a three part orchestration of the sun, moon and stars (Genesis 1:14-18).
Our Creator Synchronized Earth’s Sabbath with His
Exodus 20:10 declares, “the seventh-day is the Sabbath of Yahuah your Elohim.” Our Creator shared “His Sabbath” with mankind, that we may be in sync with the worship rhythms of the shamayim, the messengers, and unfallen worlds as they assemble on His pre-appointed sacred days. But in addition to Yahuah sharing His Sabbaths with mankind, He also imputed to earth heaven’s lunar months and astro-luni-solar years via the New Jerusalem’s own New Moon time indicator. How can we know for certain?
Each day of earth’s creation week fell upon a work day of the Almighty Father. These six work days were sandwiched between His two sacred and set-apart days. These were the full New Moon day and His seventh-day Sabbath. These set-apart days had for all eternity previously been rest days, not only for His creations, but also for the Creator, Himself, that He may avail Himself to receive their corporate worship. As a result, there are never more than six days in a row in which the Almighty Father is free to create. This is self-evident in Genesis 1 and in perfect harmony with Exodus 20:8-11.
While our Creator is omnipotent, it is a known fact that there is ONE THING HE CANNOT DO. Yahuah cannot lie! However, it has been discovered that there is at least one additional thing that He cannot do, which is significant for establishing the parameters of His preordained calendar rhythms. Our Creator could not create the moon on the New Moon day that occurred the day prior to the work days of creation. This is impossible for the shear fact that the New Moon day is a sacred and set-apart day unto Yahuah and the entire universe, rendering it a “rest” day and not a work day. Our loving Creator is both consistent and He “changes not.” To create the New Moon on the New Moon day would be sin, as it runs contrary to His sacred laws of time. The calendar illustration below demonstrates what occurred during the creation week. On the full New Moon day (in blue) the Creator could not have been creating earth, as He was both resting and receiving worship from the angel messengers and all the previous creations. Each of the Creator’s six work days are identified below in green. The first day of creation on earth was the second day of the month for the Creator and His (angel) messengers, whose time rhythms He was to share with Adam and Eve, in a few short days.
It is difficult for mankind today, to fathom that from the Creator’s perspective, time was ongoing, while earth’s time had only just begun. The 8th day of the month (in gold) is the seventh-day of the week, an eternal seventh-day Sabbath of Yahuah’s, past, present, and future. Here again He would be resting and receiving worship from all His creation, but now for the first time earthlings were to be included in the Creator’s corporate day of rest and worship, His “sign of the times,” and symbol of unity.
The fact that the sun, moon, and stars were created on the fourth day of the creation week was a most dramatic “sign” to mankind that earth’s “time” was not independent from that of Yahuah’s dwelling and seat of power. Rather, earth’s “time” was hung from Yahuah’s own portals of time, His own New Moon day. This grand day marked the commencement of Creation’s new beginning. It was the first day of the year, and the first day of the month from which the work days and seventh-day Sabbaths could be counted. From here the creative works were applied one day after the next until they were complete as marked by the first Sabbath rest day on earth. All the while they were synchronized with the continued lunar rhythm of time that had always existed in the New Jerusalem, and the very throne room of Yahuah. Thus it was that the first Sabbath was both the seventh-day of the week and the 8th day of earth’s first lunar month.
Just as the Tree of Life was placed in the garden, fully endowed with fruit on the third day, all of creation was created in their complete form with apparent age. Nothing was created as seeds, eggs, or babies. Likewise, on the fourth day the celestial bodies were created and placed in their precise and ADVANCED UPON positions in the shamayim (heavens), reflecting by their locations, the passage of the first recorded days of creation. Therefore, earth’s first week and month were set as a clock would be according to the Yahuah’s seat of power and His full New Moon not visible to earth. Earth was never intended to operate on an independent time-system from that of the entire universe. This was the missing puzzle piece in the Genesis account of the week. It was Yahuah’s own New Moon from His dwelling place above that set the count for days, weeks, months, and years upon the earth. Now Genesis can be harmonized with the remainder of the Scriptures.
Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the entrance to this gateway before Yahuah on the Sabbaths and the New Moons. Ezekiel 46:3-4 NKJV
Earth’s sun, moon, and stars were not created nor their time set and placed in their celestial positions until the fourth day as a testimony that TIME upon earth was designed after the pattern of, and in harmony with the Yahuah’s own dwelling. While the time-system of the sacred city above is earth’s benefactor, only those who are obedient to its principles are the beneficiaries. Revelation represents this group of people as a pure woman with the following unique qualities:
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 NKJV
And it shall come to pass that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, all flesh shall come to worship before me,” says Yahuah. Isaiah 66:23
There is no getting around the importance the Almighty Father places upon His sacred New Moon days and seventh-day Sabbaths. His New Moon day marks the commencement of each month, And year, but it also starts and refreshes the count of four lunar weeks. Try as one might, the Creator’s true Sabbaths cannot be located any other way. So it is, that although all of the world has been derailed in its knowledge of the Creator’s true and original calendar, He is now calling His obedient followers back to the roots of true worship according to His celestial time-piece. For the reason that the first seventh-day Sabbath of Creation was on the 8th of the first lunar month, so also the following Sabbaths of that month fell on the lunar dates of the 15th, 22nd, and 29th days.
Exodus 12 – First Month in a Row – The Exodus
At the time of the first Passover, and every year after that, Passover was fixed to the 14th of the First Month (Abib), which was dually fixed to the sixth day of the second week of the year. The first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread was fixed to the 15th, which was always fixed to the seventh-day Sabbath (Leviticus 23: 4-16). This made the Sabbaths for the First Month (Abib) of each year to be consistently fixed to the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and the 29th (Exodus 12). Refer to full article, Three Months in a Row.
This can only occur if the days of each month are refreshed and restarted on the full New Moon day. This was the Creator’s purpose for which He had created the moon’s LIGHT, to measure months and years in unison with the starry constellations after sunset, when they arise from the east and shine unto the west in panoramic display the entire night.
Exodus 16 – Second Month in a Row – The Manna
At the commencement of the Second Month of the Exodus, Yahuah sent manna from heaven, which presents the second detailed calendar layout in a row. What this means is that Yahuah has given us two months in a row for comparison, each of which establish details for monthly calendation, weekly cycles, New Moons, and lunar seventh-day Sabbaths. The story of the manna from above, presents some unique details that will, step by step, reveal an otherwise hidden calendation system.
One month after the Exodus from Egypt, manna was given each morning for six days, but none was given on the seventh-day Sabbath.
And they [Moses with Israel] departed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai; and on the fifteenth day, in the second month after their departure from the land of Egypt, all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron. Exodus 16:1-2 Septuagint
The very first Sabbath that followed the first six days was the 22nd lunar calendar date, counting from the New Moon. This fixed the other Sabbaths for the month to fall on the 8th, 15th, and 29th (Exodus 16). Refer to full article, “Three Months in a Row.
Exodus 19 – Third Month in a Row – The Mountain
Commencing the Third Month, on the precise anniversary of the Exodus from Egypt at night, Israel was led by the pillar of fire by night, to the foot of Mt. Sinai. It was in the Third Month on the very same lunar calendar date of the 15th, after the sacred Sabbath hours were past (Deuteronomy 16:1; Numbers 33:3; Exodus 19:1-2). So it is divinely demonstrated that for three lunar months in a row the Sabbath was located on the same consistent lunar calendar dates.
It is never possible to achieve three identical months-in-a-row when utilizing the Roman Gregorian calendar, which all the world currently utilizes to identify their worship days.
Entering Canaan Forty Years Later
For forty years manna was perpetually bestowed upon Israel by Yahuah to sustain His people. All during that time the manna never fell on the seventh-day Sabbath. Upon entering Canaan, Israel celebrated Passover on the 14th lunar calendar date of Abib, the 6th day of the week, in the Promised Land for the first time. No doubt a double portion of manna was given on that 6th day to carry over for the Sabbath. On Sabbath, the 15th lunar calendar date, the Israelites ate the produce of the land along with their regular supply of manna for the first time. On the 16th day when the manna would have normally resumed for the week, it ceased completely. This was the morning after the Sabbath. “Three Months in a Row.“
Stunningly, a full forty years after the manna had first been given the seventh-day Sabbath continued to be located on exactly the same lunar calendar dates as when the manna had first been given. As a nail in a sure place, this record of Joshua given forty years after the Exodus, confirms that not only were the lunar calendar dates the same for three months in a row at its commencement, but that every month of every year for the full forty years, the Creator’s astro-luni-solar calendar consistently places the sacred seventh-day Sabbath on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of each lunar month, as counted from the full New Moon.
Two Annual Feasts and their Respective High Sabbaths
According to Leviticus 23 and the Sanctuary astro-luni-solar time model, every year the Feast of Unleavened Bread begins on the 15th, as counted from the New Moon of the First Month of Abib, which is always fixed to a seventh-day of the week, the Sabbath.
Six months later, the first day of Feast of Tabernacles also falls on the 15th, as counted from the New Moon, which is fixed to a seventh-day Sabbath, as well. This seven-day feast is followed eight days later by a sacred convocation (seventh-day Sabbath) on the 22nd, each and every single year. So these two seven-day Feast events, according to Scripture consistently commence on the seventh-day Sabbath, which are identified as the 15th of their respective months, a full six months apart exactly.
Using the Scriptural criteria above it is impossible to place both feasts six months apart and have them both commence on the 15th of the Roman Gregorian calendar month and also be a Saturday. If per chance one year it happens to successfully work out, it cannot occur two years in a row and definitely not every year, as is required by Scripture. The problem lies within the Gregorian calendar’s promotion of the unbroken-cycle-of- successive-weeks. Over and over again Scripture demonstrates that it has never utilized an unbroken continuous weekly cycle. (Numbers 29:12-39; Leviticus 23:5, 6, 34-35). Refer to article, Passover to Tabernacles Calendar Challenge.
The Seventh-day Sabbath: An Appointed Time and Feast Day
Directly given from above with a, “thus saith Yahuah,” Leviticus 23:1-3 references the seventh-day Sabbath as the first of the set-apart appointed Feast days. It was Yahuah Himself who defined, two categories of Feast days— the weekly and the yearly. Even though the translators have not applied the correct punctuation to the following verses, it is still recognizable that two types of Feast days are being described, but each are appointed times.
For our Creator made the moon to mark with its specific lunar phases His kadosh (holy) appointments with mankind and all His creation. It is in the creation story that we find what Elohim designated and made to determine (H4150 “mo’edim” appointed times) for worship. This truth is then emphasized by Psalms 104:19
“And Elohim said, ‘Let there be LIGHTS in the firmament of the shamayim (heaven) to divide the day from the night; and let them be for SIGNS, and for APPOINTED TIMES (H#4150 – mo’edim), and for DAYS, and YEARS: Genesis 1:14
“He made (H6203 -asah) the moon (H3394 – yareak) for appointed times (H4150 – mo’edim).” Psalms 104:19
Scripture itself identifies that all the appointed times include New Moons, seventh-day Sabbaths, and Feast Days, are demarcated by this same lunar beacon with a specific lunar phase identifier.
“And Yahuah spoke unto Mosheh, saying, ‘Speak unto the children of Yashrael, and say unto them, concerning the Feasts of Yahuah, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my Feasts:
- Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the Sabbath of Yahuah in all your dwellings.
- These are the Feasts of Yahuah, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their appointed times (H4150 mo’edim).'” Leviticus 23:1-4
- Feasts = holy convocations
- Holy convocations = seventh-day Sabbaths and Feast days in their appointed times.
- Appointed Times = sacred times of assembly for worship as beaconed by the moon (Psalms 104:19).
As demonstrated above, both the weekly seventh-day Sabbath Feast days and the annual Feast days utilize the same rhythm of the moon for appointed times. We can know with certainty that the seventh-day Sabbaths were never to be done away with, as they are a part of the eternal Ten Commandments (Exodus 20:8-11). For our Creator’s sacred Sabbaths will continue to be kept in the earth made new, “from one new moon to another and from one Sabbath to another.” Isaiah 66:23 However, this very fact that the Sabbath will in the future be kept “from one new moon to another,” is yet another binding evidence that it is to be kept precisely the same today (Malachi 3:6).
Additionally, the annual sacred Feast days remain viable today, as they were designed by our Creator to illustrate His ongoing and “daily” divine works of redemption, performed phase by phase on His precise astro-luni-solar calendar dates in the Sanctuary above. This is testified by our Messiah in Matthew 26:29, Mark 14:25 and Luke 22:18, qualifying that all the Feast Days, both weekly and yearly are to continue into eternity.
But I say unto 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. Matthew 26:29
So the questions one should ask are: 1) If the Feast Days represent the redemptive work of our Messiah, and they do, and that work is not yet terminated with the Second Coming of the Messiah, why would the symbols of this most precious work, His Feast Days, be abolished before they are fulfilled? 2) And since the Feast Days are symbols of the work of Redemption, in which the Redeemed will celebrate with their Messiah throughout all eternity, why would they be null and void during the 2,000 years from His crucifixion to His second coming, when they carry with them the saving promises and the confident expectation?
Are you seeing the picture? They were never terminated by our Eternal Father, ever. Rather, it has been the voice of Papal and Jewish propaganda to silence the facts presented within the lunar synchronized seventh-day Sabbaths and their coordinating lunar Feast Days. For all testify of the Greatest story ever told, a step by step witness of the Messiah and His perfectly calibrated lunar time-centric sacrifice for mankind. This identifies to the disgust of the Jews that indeed the Messiah has come, and to the disdain of the Romans, that it occurred on the lunar calendar and not the one of their invention that they so tactfully implanted into our minds and in various ways upon the very pages of Scripture.
Dedication of Priesthood of Aaron and His Sons
Aaron and his sons were inducted into the Priesthood and sanctified for seven days beginning on New Moon Day (Exodus 40:2, 17). On the eighth day, which was the 8th day of the lunar month, there was an assembly of the congregation, for it was the seventh-day Sabbath. During the preceding seven days they were not to leave the tabernacle (Leviticus 8:1-13; 33-35; 9:1-5). According to Exodus 40:17 this was the First Month (Abib) of the second year since their departure from Egypt, and the month in which the third Passover was to be kept. This is yet another confirmation that the Sabbaths for this month fell on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
The Time of Solomon
Solomon consistently kept the Feast of Tabernacles for seven days. On the eighth day, which was the day following the seven day feast, also the 22nd of the month, they made a solemn assembly. Solomon then sent the people away on the 23rd (first of the week), after the qadosh (sacred) Sabbath was past. In addition, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles is always fixed to Sabbath the 15th, each year. So here is a double confirmation that the Sabbath was located both on the 15th and the 22nd of the seventh month. This automatically places the Sabbath for the seventh month on 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th (2 Chronicles 7:8-10).
The Time of Esther
The 15th of the Twelfth Month was a Sabbath rest day, making the 8th, 22nd and 29th rest days as well (Esther 9:18).
King Hezekiah’s Reform
The people began to sanctify on the New Moon day of the First Month, then on the 8th of the month they went to the temple. On the 16th of the month, they “made an end,” which was the first day of the work week (2 Chronicles 29:17). Here again the Sabbaths are fixed to the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th lunar calendar dates.
Three Kinds of Days that Never Overlap
While Genesis 1:1 gives some details for the first seven days of creation, it does not comprehensively identify the commencement and termination of each year, nor of the month. Therefore each reader is forced to glean from other books of Scripture, to develop the parameters of our Creator’s true and original calendar.
This Scriptural rule cannot be accomplished with the use of the Roman Gregorian calendar. According to our modern wall calendars, consistently, throughout the year, the Roman devised cycling chains of weeks, cause the work days to fall semi-regularly on New Moon days, and Saturdays marked as the seventh-day also rotate in to fall on New Moon days. These texts are simply shouting out that the Roman Gregorian calendar is a pagan imposter. (Amos 8:5; 2 Kings 4:23; and Isaiah 66:23.)
Twenty-four Prophetic Kohen Courses – 1 Chronicles 24:1-19
In the days of King David, the narrative found in 1 Chronicles 24:1-19 outlines that there were 24 Kohen (Priestly) course divisions that cycled through the temple service two times each year, first in the wilderness tabernacle and later in the permanent temple. Each Kohen course division was measured from Sabbath to Sabbath and from morning to morning (1 Chronicles 9:27) for a total of 48 weeks and Sabbaths each year (2 Chronicles 23:8).
According to the story, it was King David along with YahuYada (Jehoiada) who cast lots and set-up the Kohen division order for all time to come. But did they forget to tabulate the 52 weeks of the Roman Gregorian solar Calendar? Not at all! And they didn’t even try. Here are the three reasons:
- Because the Romans were not in Israel at the time of King David.
- The Romans themselves utilized a lunisolar calendar until the year 45 B.C., when Julius Caesar changed their calendar to solar for all time to come.
- Because in trusting obedience Israel utilized only the Creator’s astro-luni-solar Calendar that was passed down from creation to Noah, to Abraham, Moses, David, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, and to the Messiah.
The regular year in the Creator’s Calendar, contains precisely 48 weeks and Sabbaths. While there are 7 years out of 19 that contain 13 months, ALL of them contain 12 months of 48 weeks. There is no description of how the Kohen divisions covered the 13th month when it occurred, but we can only surmise. Bottom line, the twenty-four Kohen courses define that there are precisely 4 weeks in each temple month. It is this calendar method alone that assures the systematic dates for the seventh-day Sabbath each week of the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
At the Fullness of Time, Yahusha our Messiah was Born
Here in Luke chapter 1 and 2 is found the miraculous story of the messenger Gabriel’s promise to both ZachariYah (Zacharias) and then six months later to Mary, regarding the birth of YAHUchanon (John the Baptist) and YAHUSHA, the promised Messiah. While no date is specified outright, the paramount clue provided is that the messenger Gabriel came to ZachariYah during the exact week of the lunar month and year when he was fulfilling his service as Kohen in the temple.
This was not a random moment in time, but a divinely scheduled appointment. It was based upon the unchanging Kohen divisions arranged by King David over 837 years previously and continued as RELEVANT to that time. For every occurrence ZachariYah officiated at the temple it was always during the Kohen division of AbiYah, the fourth week of both the Second Lunar Month, and the fourth week of the Eighth Lunar Month. Each of these fourth week divisions were the last week of the lunar month, with the perpetual date being from 22nd – 29th.
This little detail of the Kohen division of AbiYah carries much importance for five reasons:
- First, the Kohen division of AbiYah binds the prophet YAHUchanon (John) to the Messiah with the unbreakable bonds of TIME. It was accomplished by marking the start of the miracle pregnancy clock for Elizabeth with Yonah (John the Baptist), the prophetic forerunner of the Messiah.
- Second, as it starts the miracle pregnancy clock for Mary that began at the time Elizabeth was precisely six months along, and also through the bonds of the same time-centric event tying the Messiah with His cousin and prophet, to announce His Ministry.
- This little clue that pinpoints the specific week in the year called AbiYah, places both YAHUchanon (John) and YAHUSHA the Messiah’s Births in accordance with the astro-luni-solar calendar and its 48 weeks and Sabbaths each year as counted from each New Moon.
- It is from this clue that we discover that our Messiah was born in late summer to early fall, sometime between the first day of the sixth lunar month and first day of the seventh lunar month of the Hebrew calendar (Sept.-Oct). His birth occurred no where near winter or December 25. For it is discovered that all the religious Christian denominations of the world that insist on celebrating Christmas in winter, New Years Day in winter, with all months, weeks and Sabbaths divorced from the moon, are NOT yet seeking to be synchronized to the rhythm of the Creator’s Calendar. Indeed they are in conflict and rebellion to it.
- This Kohen division lays out the Sabbath dates for all the lunar months as the 8th, 15th, 22, and 29th for the period from King David to the Messiah’s birth.
For the full article refer to, Our Messiah’s True Prophetic Birthday.
The Messiah Healed the Blind Man on the Sabbath
The last day of the Feast of Tabernacles is fixed to the 21st day of the Seventh lunar Month of Ethanim (Leviticus 23:34, 36, 39-41; Numbers 29:12; Deuteronomy 16:13-15; Nehemiah 8:13-18; Ezekiel 45:21-25).
- The Messiah, Yahusha, attended the Feast of Tabernacles (John 7:10).
- On the last day of the Feast, the 21st of the Seventh Month, Yahusha stood and spoke, reading from Isaiah (John 7:37).
- The Messiah spent the night that followed the 21st, on the Mount of Olives (John 8:1).
- The next morning, the 22nd of the Seventh Month Yahusha returned to the temple, because it was the seventh-day Sabbath (John 8:2).
- At the temple the Messiah, Yahusha, healed a blind man (John 9:6).
- The healing of the blind man caused great anger among the Priests, for it was the seventh-day Sabbath (John 9:14).
This places the weekly seventh-day Sabbaths in our Messiah’s life-time on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the month yet again.
The Abrahamic Covenant of Circumcision
The rite of circumcision was divinely designed for males as an Abrahamic Covenant with Yahuah. Baby boys were to be circumcised on the eighth day from birth (Leviticus 12:3). Joshua testifies to all the Hebrew males being circumcised upon entering the Promised Land on the “tenth day” of the First Month, four days prior to the Feast of Passover (Joshua 4:19-5:10). Evidently, it did not matter what day circumcision was performed, but infants were to be circumcised according to the eight day rule. As a result there were to be circumcisions performed by the priests in the temple on every day of the week, including the seventh-day Sabbath.
In the verse below Yahusha the Messiah responds to the priests, who are angry because He has just healed a man on the seventh-day Sabbath, the day after the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles. Refer to the story above regarding the healing of the blind man.
Moses therefore gave you circumcision (not that it is from Moses, but from the fathers), and you circumcise a man on the Sabbath. If a man [male] receives circumcision on the Sabbath, so that the law of Moses should not be broken, are you angry with Me because I made a man [male] completely well on the Sabbath? John 7:21-24 NKJV
On the first day there shall be a sacred convocation [seventh-day Sabbath]. You shall do no customary work on it. For seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahuah. On the eighth day you shall have a sacred convocation [seventh-day Sabbath], and you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahuah. It is a sacred assembly, and you shall do no customary work on it. Leviticus 23:35-36 NKJV
Time of the Crucifixion
The Messiah’s crucifixion occurred on Passover, the sixth day of the week and the 14th lunar calendar date of Abib, as counted from the full New Moon. It was followed by His resting in the tomb on the 15th lunar calendar date, the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, which was also a High Sabbath. (A High Sabbath occurs when a feast day Sabbath falls on the seventh-day Sabbath. This occurs two times every year.)
By implication it has been demonstrated previously that each and every year Passover commenced on the 6th day of the week, also known as the preparation day. It was always followed by the seventh-day Sabbath the next morning, which consistently coincided with 15th of the lunar month, counting from the New Moon. There is not one shred of evidence that Passover ever occurred on any week-day other than the 6th day of the week, which is fixed to the 14th calendar date of the lunar month. Achieving these results is simply not possible when using the Roman Gregorian calendar. Mark 15:42; John 19:31; Leviticus 23:6-7, Leviticus 23:11, 15; John 19:42.
The day Yahusha lay in the tomb was the 15th of Abib, a seventh-day Sabbath. Therefore the last month before His death and the first month after His resurrection the seventh-day Sabbaths occurred on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of the lunar month.
According to Scripture
According to Scripture, the Sabbath existed prior to the creation of this earth, even among unfallen worlds and the dwelling place of Yahuah, and it will continue as an eternal tribute of worship beyond mankind’s restoration in to the Father and the new earth made new. However, this begs the question as to which calendar/time-keeping model will the seventh-day Sabbath be regulated by following redemption and the new earth? Will the Sabbath be synchronized to the Roman Gregorian solar calendar of man’s devising? Will the Sabbath follow yet another unique and altogether new rhythm or time sequence? Or, will the divinely preordained Scriptural model remain steadfast, which has previously been utilized by all the unfallen worlds for times of presenting themselves before their Creator three times every year?
Several examples of this is in Job 1:6; 2:1; 38:7, “. . . when the sons of Elohim came to present themselves before Yahuah, Satan came also among them to present himself before Yahuah.” This was likely either the Feast of Unleavened Bread or the Feast of Tabernacles. This time model was given first to Adam, then Abraham, and then reintroduced to Moses for regulating the time-centric Sanctuary service as shown Him on the mount, which was according to the shamayim pattern not made with [human] hands.
Notice in the verse below that the wilderness Sanctuary and each of the earthly temples made by the hands of man, were nothing more than copies, types and shadows of the true and qadosh (sacred) shamayim model. The earthly sanctuary counterparts were given to illustrate to Israel in word pictures, the detailed ministry and work of Messiah in restoration of mankind back to Father. His divine ministry and set-apart work to be accomplished in the shamayim Sanctuary could not commence until the Messiah, our Savior and Redeemer, had laid down His life as our ransom lamb. This was accomplished at Yahusha’s death on the cross. The cross marked the commencement, and not the termination, of His grand and sacred work of restoring mankind through the system He designed to be fulfilled within the context of the shamayim Sanctuary alone. Thus, there is only one way to Yahuah and not many as is popularly proclaimed.
The set-apart appointed Feast Days are the rehearsals of each prophetic event, which are to occur precisely on their preordained astro-luni-solar calendar dates. Just as the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread were fulfilled by Yahusha, Himself, precisely on time to the very day, so too will the fall Feast Days be completed by the Messiah with precision on the specific day.
It is boldly declared among Christianized scholars of most church denominations, that the divinely appointed Feast Days along with their astro-luni-solar calendation, were done away with at the cross by divine design. However, if this were true, there would be no more need to worship our Creator at all. This is because those sacred days, found only on His celestial time-piece, which they claim were done away with, were the Creator’s appointed worship days: 1) Full New Moon days, 2) seventh-day Sabbaths, 3) as well as the annual Feast Days, all of which synchronize earth with Yahuah’s sacred city above. But since we know that all the Feast Days had not yet been fulfilled and the worship days continue as an empirical necessity until the second coming of our Messiah and into the earth made new, a fundamental truth becomes apparent that Yahuah DID NOT do away with His preordained astro-luni-solar time mechanism.
This evil task, the dismantling of ALL the Creator’s “units of time, which affected each sacred and set apart day, was the mastermind of Lucifer, but accomplished by the two part amalgamated union of the Jewish leaders and Romans between A.D. 31 and A.D. 325. Together these form a portion of the “beast power” spoken of in Daniel 7:25 who was to henceforth change Yahuah’s “times and laws.” This appears to be the same Beast power mentioned in Revelation 11:7, who was to kill the righteous followers of Yahusha in the same city where He was crucified. It was the earthly counterparts of the Sanctuary/Temple that was nullified and void at the cross of Yahusha at the epicenter of time, and not the Temple model above in the shamayim. 1) These included the animal sacrifices primarily, as there was no need for another animal to die on behalf of sin; 2) The priestly Levitical order; 3) and the temple itself. For these were mere shadows of the true.
In contrast, it was the shamayim system that commenced full throttle at the Cross without skipping a beat in lunisolar time. Every duty in the temple above was to be performed by the Messiah, Yahusha, first as the Lamb, then as High Kohen (Priest), then as Prince, and finally as the omnipotent King of Kings.
. . . “who serve the copy and shadow of the heavenly things, as Moses was divinely instructed when he was about to make the tabernacle. For He said, ‘See that you make all things according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.'” Hebrews 8:5 NKJV
Was this not the same time-centric system that was given from the shamayim for which the Savior of the world laid down His life precisely on the day and hour of Passover, as counted from the New Moon, confirming Him to be the Messiah, the Son of Yahuah, and the redeemer of mankind? Was this not a nail in a sure place? Would the rhythm of the Creator’s celestial timepiece, as portrayed in the original Sanctuary above, not be the very one to continue perpetually, untouched, designating when all the sons of men from the entire universe were to present themselves before their Creator, to worship Him?
“Assuredly, according to the order of the shamayim (starry abode), the New Moons, and the earth: The New Moon that I appointed and set in order remains firmly the chief corner [stone],” declares Yahuah. Wherefore, it establishes and confirms your name along with your children.”
And it shall come to pass according to its abundance (waxed lunar phase)— New Moon by New Moon you shall keep; and according to its abundance (waxed lunar phase)— Sabbath by Sabbath you shall keep. And I shall lead all flesh to prostrate in worship, according to this chief corner [stone],” declares Yahuah. Isaiah 66:22-23 The Creator’s Calendar Restored Text.
Lunar Month or New Moon Designations
Some have declared that the New Moon reference in Isaiah 66:23 simply means “month.” They believe we shall continue to worship Yahuah from month to month and from week to week. No doubt this is largely due to faulty English translations of the word (#2320 chodesh) and a proactive assault on this verse to hide any traces of the true and original time-measuring model. This is a way of ignoring that all the references in Scripture to the word “month” and “New Moon” refer to lunar months.
This is true, for the very reason that the word “month” is derived from the word “moon.” The Scriptural “lunar month” is made up of 29-30 lunar phases which commence with the full New Moon. The New Moon is simply the first lunar phase of the lunar month.” The “month” cannot be separated from the “New Moon” any more than the sun can be separated from the term “daylight” or its physical attributes of gas, fire, heat and light. And finally, the only known “months” utilized by all the Tanakh (OT) prophets and Renewed Covenant (NT) apostles, through to the time of the Messiah and Savior, were lunar months.
So, Isaiah 66:22-23 establishes the signal for the start of the month is in the specific order of alignment from the outside inward: 1) the stars; 2) the full moon as New Moon; 3) and earth. This is the astro-lunar sign for each new month as they mark each new ruling constellation. This system of time measuring will then remain as the established system into all eternity. The full moon is the only lunar phase that is in perfect opposition to the sun when it rules by night and meets the criteria of Isaiah 66:22, with its placement between the starry constellations and the earth.
The week and true seventh-day Sabbath will cycle four times beginning after each New Moon day. The choice of words, lunar month or New Moon here does not change the meaning of the Isaiah 66:23 text in the least because each lunar month commences upon New Moon day.
Can it be refuted that all of the set-apart Feast Days, as defined in Scripture, were located within the parameters of lunar calendar dates as they were counted from the full New Moon? For those of you with connections to the Adventist Church you may be interested in the admission of Angel Rodriguez, former head of the B.R.I.:
“The Israelite calendar was lunisolar, that is to say, time was measured on the basis of the new moon (the rotation of the moon around the earth) and also the sun (the rotation of the earth around the sun). A lunar calendar of 12 months is about 11 days shorter than the solar calendar, which is approximately 365 days. In the ancient world this was solved by adding an extra month seven times in 19 years. In the Bible the moon calendar was used to fix the time for the festivals-for instance, 14 days after the new moon came Passover (Numbers. 28:16).” Angel Rodriguez, Biblical Research Institute
Not for a moment does Angel Rodriguez support a lunar Sabbath today, but here he admits the Israelite calendar, as given by the Creator, was lunisolar. At the very minimum, this should stimulate questions as to why all the churches who utilize the Scripture as their authority, including the Adventist Church, have abandoned this foundational truth.
One must ask, “Who is behind this abandonment of the sacred time system that was instituted by our Creator, when at the very hour the details are being fulfilled in the shamayim Sanctuary above by our Messiah in real time? Furthermore, can it be disproved that each of the seventh-day Sabbaths, as listed in this article in connection with the sacred Feast Days, are located on the specific lunar rhythm and dates of the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th? In addition, is there one human argument that can destroy what was pre-ordained by our Eternal Creator regarding His shamayim celestial time-piece (Genesis 1:14-18)? The sacred and set-apart seventh-day Sabbath has always been, and always will be, honored, beaconed and numbered from the three part harmony of the astro-luni-solar calendar.
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 NKJV
The article, Scripture’s Weight of Evidence reveals that the divinely ordained astro-luni-solar time-piece was placed in the shamayim, out of reach of man and beast, at the time of creation. This has been the celestial regulator upon earth of time eternal, in which all sacred worship days are fastened. As illustrated throughout this article, there is no other calendar or time-system model that is in sync with His shamayim time-centric specifications. Yahuah’s divinely ordained protocol was designed to demonstrate consistent harmony with all His previous creations before earth even came to be.
As a result, the Creator has enabled mankind to be in perfect harmony with the rhythms and councils of righteous messengers, the unfallen worlds, including the dwelling place of the Creator Himself. Even the wilderness Sanctuary/Temple that was utilized from the time of Moses to the Messiah was designed to protect and reveal the sacred shamayim rhythm for worship. In other words, our loving Father proactively designed earth’s time-piece to keep mankind in sync with the grand appointed worship events of New Jerusalem, the promised future home of the righteous obedient, and the extended universe of unfallen worlds.
The Call to Come Out of False Traditions
Make no mistake, in the image below is none other than the Crest of Pope Gregory, as it is displayed at the Vatican. Here we see that, not by mere chance, “the dragon” represents Pope Gregory and the Roman Gregorian calendar, the world power and tool utilized by Satan himself. In the sixteenth century it was Pope Gregory who made the final touches to Roman solar calendation and then changed its name from “Julian” to “Gregorian.” It is under this banner (crest), representing man-made counterfeit units-of-time that Satan will wage war on all those obedient followers seeking to live according to all the laws of the omnipotent King of Kings and His Universal time principles (Revelation 12:1, 17).
These laws include the divinely inspired astro-luni-solar time-system as defined by the types as illustrated in the earthly sanctuary. The earthly sanctuary was set up as a tribute to, and a copy of the shamayim original standard, of which it was patterned after. Therefore, it was the preordained shamayim original that defined the time sequence of His eternal Sabbath and annual Feast Days in the New Jerusalem as well as upon the return to earth.
Time, as beaconed by the sun, moon, and stars (Genesis 1:14-18), is the signature of our Creator, Yahuah. Might the catalyst for this battle over worship between the Eternal and Lucifer, that is to be waged in the hearts of every individual, be opposing calendar time systems— a man-made counterfeit or the Creator’s original? Is it therefore possible, that the final conflict will be over more than a mere single unit-of-time, as some have believed, but rather over the entire time mechanism?
Profoundly declared by the Creator Himself, the Sabbaths will continue to be kept by the obediently according to the abundant full New Moon. (Isaiah 66:23). From the Scriptures alone, there is no other form of “month” that is recognized by our Creator. If time and earth were changed, by default the time-keeping for all the universe, including the unfallen worlds, must also be changed. We have it on the good authority of Daniel the prophet that it was to be the beast power of earth that was to “think” to change not only the law of Yahuah, but also His time-system.
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and laws. Then the righteous shall be given into his hand for a time and times and half a time. Daniel 7:25 NKJV
He shall insult the Most High, he shall torment/wear out the righteous ones of the Most High, and he shall attempt to change the calendar and the ordinance. Daniel 7:25 (Twentieth Century Knox translation.)
How great are the things the enemy did wickedly in the Sacred Place. They hated your majesty and splendor in the midst of your solemnities. They placed their signs and banners on the highest places. . . . They burned with fire your Sanctuary; they befouled the tabernacle of your name on earth. The kindred of them said together in their hearts; make we all the Feast Days of Elohim to cease from the earth. Psalms 74:3, 7, 8 Wycliffe Bible, 1378
In the last verse above, who was it that said in their hearts, “make we all the Feast Days of Elohim to cease from the earth?” The first line of this verse gives us the answer. It was the “enemy” of Yahuah Elohim who would “make all the Feast Days of Elohim to cease from the earth.” Who are the people today who are proclaiming the loudest that— “all the Feast Days of Yahuah Elohim have ceased from the earth?” These are the Catholics, the Sunday keeping Protestants and the Saturday keeping Seventh-day Adventist Church. It is this united effort that binds these churches as daughters of the Roman Catholic Church, commonly referred to as Christians. But according to this verse above they have sided with the enemy of Yahuah Elohim.
In contrast, His obedient followers (Natsarim, Quartodecimen, Yahuahdim) are the only ones who will be identified as those who uphold the Feast Days and “who follow the Lamb wither soever He goes.” For this is the language and story of the shamayim Sanctuary, which defines those who seek to be in sync with the Lamb, Yahusha the Messiah and His sacred and set-apart Feast Days. Each Feast Day depicts a time-centric phase of the Messiah’s work in the courts of the shamayim Sanctuary as well as signaling His return.
The 1378 version of the Wycliffe Bible was free of Roman errors, which are found in the KJV of verse 8. Instead of the Hebrew word #4150 mowed` being rightly translated to mean “Feasts,” the KJV and other modern versions define it as synagogues (mere buildings).
The Almighty Father has never ordained that His qodesh Feast Days were to discontinue, especially at the time of the Cross. Each Feast Day was a prophecy of a specific work to be performed by the coming Messiah. It was at the Cross that the earthly sanctuary model of the Tanakh (OT) met the shamayim Sanctuary original, which exemplifies the Renewed Covenant (NT). It was at the Cross that the Renewed Covenant, with better promises, was to commence with each set-apart Feast Day in their divinely appointed order. Each Feast Day reveals in detail the work and ministry of the Messiah, Yahusha in the divine plan and system designed for the restoration of mankind in the Sanctuary not made with hands.
This special work of our Savior did not commence until the cross, and His three phase work, which includes the seven sacred Feast Days, will not end until His return. His seven sacred and set-art Feast Days have been removed and replaced by Papal pagan holidays.
Even though it appears that the satanic agencies have been successful in removing time from the Creator’s shamayim dome. The counterfeit time-system is being exposed, and ultimately it will fall like a house of cards according Daniel 7:25-27. All the while, the Creator’s ordained calendar and divinely designed time-piece continues to stand as a banner waving in the shamayim, declaring to the world that Yahuah is the omnipotent Creator of all, and that He changes not (Malachi 3:6). At the end of the day, ALL THE WORLD, has indeed, followed the beat of a different drum, the rhythm of the beast and false prophet of calendation.
Wrong New Moon equals wrong Sabbath
According to Scripture, all the world has followed the system of the beast, including the modern Jews and Saturday Sabbatarians by way of Gregorian calendar. As the prophet John states, “. . . all the world marveled and followed after the Beast.” Revelation 13:3. Yet, full of divine compassion our loving Father is now urgently calling forth His obedient followers, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues.” Revelation 18:4. This long suffering call to “come out” includes coming out of a false and counterfeit system of time-keeping that we may worship our Creator and Redeemer according to His divine and preordained rhythms, and be in harmony with the unfallen universe and perfect creations beyond earth’s boundaries to know.
Would you like to be considered among the Creator’s righteous obedient, and answer His call to come out of the errors and traditions of earth? Do you wish to be restored to His sacred and set-apart times for worship? Is it your desire, through consistent obedience, to not only be delivered from the plagues that are shortly to come upon the world, but to be perfectly restored to the image of our Most High Father, and receive His reward of eternal life?
These are they which follow the Lamb [NOT THE BEAST AND HIS CALENDAR] whither soever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto Yahuah and to the Lamb. Revelation 14:4 KJV