Scripture’s Weight of Evidence
Today, more than ever before, Yahuah’s true followers are called upon to compare each doctrine to the Scriptural standard. He has promised He will lead those who seek with all their hearts, into the fullness of truth. All are held accountable to the Berean model, to study the Scriptures daily to see if these things are so. This means being willing to first hear the message, and secondly to compare it with the rock solid Scriptural evidence. After all the evidence is gathered for or against a subject, it must be decided upon which side lay the weight of evidence.
In the mid-14th Century, John Wycliffe, the morning star of the Reformation, stood in the gap for truth. He believed truth must be firmly founded on the Rock of Scripture. In meeting the opposition of his day, he coined the phrase “Sola Scriptura,” meaning that all doctrine must be based on Scripture alone. Our Eternal Father’s ordained standard for all law, as well as all units of time reckoning, receives its foundation in the shamayim, yet recorded by men chosen by Yahuah and collected within the pages of Scripture. There alone, has it been preserved and protected by an unseen hand, but only in the original Hebrew text. The promise of the Savior that not one jot or one tittle shall be removed from the law until all be fulfilled, was specifying only the Hebrew text and not the erroneous translations that have created chaos and confusion within the intended word of Yahuah.
Scripture’s Weight of Evidence
There are no less than fourteen Scripture references revealing that the Creator’s Calendar is based on the orchestration of the sun, moon and stars working together with precision as ordained at creation (Genesis 1:14-18). The current Roman Gregorian calendar, which utilizes the continuous weekly cycle, is reckoned solely by the sun, in direct defiance of the Creator’s appointed three part celestial system. This artificial time keeping system was intended for the worship of the planetary gods, and was also the foundation of sun worship in antiquity.
The sun, moon and stars orbits along with the New Moon beacon have continued with the precision of a Swiss clock, untouched, unaltered, and unmoved by man or beast since the first week of creation. However, the role appointed for the moon and the stars for time-keeping have been hidden under a dark shroud of deceit for nearly 1,700 years. Only now, at this late hour, these truths are coming to light.
While this is true, in opposition to Evolution’s pompous theory, it is these heralds of truth from antiquity, remaining visibly observable to all upon earth, that gallantly declare that the Messiah and Savior, Yahusha is the Son of Yahuah and Creator of the Universe. It is the sun, moon and stars that declare a literal six days of creation and a seventh-day Sabbath, as it is still a living witness, testifying of the Creator to this day. No such Scriptural evidence for the unbroken-chain-of-successive-weeks continuing since Creation can be produced, demonstrated, or be visibly observable in the shamayim, or accounted for astronomically. Amazingly, there are many who declare the very fact the week is disconnected from the celestial bodies, is in itself the sign of a seven day creation. Yet, if we look a little closer we discover, that the Creator ordained the astronomical sun, moon and stars for all units of time (Genesis 1:14-18). Thus, the modern unbroken cycling week is a true orphan, as it was not ordained by the Creator at all, but bears the signs of a witty invention of man.
Simply no one on earth today was a living witness of Creation. And Scripture remains silent as to an unbroken continuous weekly cycle being appointed at creation. All we are left with is an assumption that the weekly cycle, as demonstrated in the Roman Gregorian calendar, has been consistent since that first week.
In contrast to this assumption, Yahuah states that the moon is the trustworthy witness in the sky. So what does it testify to? It testifies that Yahuah Alahim is the Creator because its lunar rotations and lunar phases remain unchanged after 6,000 years. And it testifies to the creator because the full New Moon is the only locator that can consistently place the sacred appointed Feast of Unleavened Bread and Feast of Tabernacles, or true lunar Sabbaths. Our Savior’s death highlighted this fact, as it was not by coincidence that the Sabbath He spent in the tomb was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. See example below of the astro-luni-solar timepiece as it continues to be seen in the shamayim as a banner ever waving to declare the Creation, Salvation, and Redemption story:
It will be established forever like the moon, the trustworthy witness in the sky. Psalms 89:37
And when the debate is, they shall stand in my (hemispherical) domes, and shall consider and believe my laws; and they shall keep my commandments in all my solemnities, and they shall hallow my Sabbaths. Ezekiel 44:24 Wycliffe Bible of 1382
Three Months in a Row, The Exodus, the Manna and the Mountain
The story of the manna reveals that — while Sunday is not the seventh-day Sabbath, neither is Saturday. Everyone knows that the Gregorian calendar will never have more than two identical sequential months in a row. The only time it can occur is on a leap year. Amazing though it may be, Exodus 12, 16, and 19 outlines not just two, but three identical, sequential months in a row. The full New Moon refreshes the cycle of four lunar weeks and their respective Sabbaths, each and every month. Scripture simply does not recognize any form of calendar other than astro-luni-solar. Therefore, the unbroken continuous weekly cycle is not supported in Scripture.
But this phenomena did not occur for only three months in a row, but for every month during the forty years in the wilderness as recorded in Joshua 5:10-12. Forty years after the first manna was given in the wilderness, it ended. That day was the 16th day of the first month of Abib, the day after the Sabbath. In this way highlighting that all these years later it was still in sync with the lunar cycle of time, with the Sabbaths continuing to fall on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of each month. Refer to full article, Three Months in a Row.
The Time Frame Between Passover and Tabernacles
Scripture’s calendation model is the Creator’s ordained standard for all calendation and units of time. Whether or not one keeps the sacred appointed Feast Days or not is irrelevant to the part they play in defining the true calendar of Scripture. The Sabbath days from the spring Festival to the fall Festival expose weighty evidence that unbroken cycles-of-successive-weeks have not existed since creation. The reason is Leviticus 23 clarifies a fact that both the spring Feast of Unleavened Bread and the fall Feast of Tabernacles are both seventh day Sabbaths each and every year. Yet, using a Gregorian calendar with its cycling weeks and Saturdays, one is not able to synchronize these two dates to both occur on Saturdays. Amazing evidence reveals that this unbroken-cycle-of-weeks cannot stay in harmony with Scripture for 6,000 years, six months, or six weeks, for the very reason the New Moon Day exists as a third kind of day, and as it refreshes the cycle of lunar weeks each month. Refer to full article, Passover to Tabernacles Calendar Challenge.
The Value Scripture Places on Full New Moons
The term New Moon (according to Strong’s Concordance: Chodesh #2320, #3394, #3842, #7720, #4582, #3391, #3376) is given approximately 300 times between Genesis and Revelation as compared to the seventh-day Sabbath, which is given approximately 150 times. According to Scripture, among all the lunar phases, this full New Moon is the most significant lunar phase. This phase working in partnership with the sun, is one of Yahuah’s time principles that rules in the shamayim. This is because it beacons that the new month begins the next morning at sunrise; it establishes the layout and count of four weeks of six literal days followed by a seventh-day Sabbath with predetermined lunar calendar dates for each month. Also, the full New Moon defines the first day of each year, as it is marks the first day of spring.
It is the sighting of the full New Moon that tells us not only that the next day is New Moon day, but it is by counting from New Moon day that each date receives its placement. Each month, the 2nd of the month is always the first day of the first week, while the 8th of the month is always a seventh-day Sabbath, which is followed by three more successive weeks. Therefore, it is only by counting from the New Moon that Yahuah’s true seventh-day Sabbath is found. The Creator’s lunisolar month and its four corresponding weeks has been the ongoing target of Lucifer’s unending attacks. For if the real truth were leaked out regarding the importance Yahuah places on the New Moon, Lucifer’s mask would fall off, exposing him and his mastermind of deception, the Roman Gregorian calendar and it’s unbroken-cycle-of-weeks.
Sabbath’s Consistent Monthly Dates
Scripture’s time-keeping and calendation is the standard whereby we are to compare each calendar including the Roman Gregorian, and not the other way around. Every instance where dates are used in Scripture to identify Sabbaths, they are without exception located on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the month. It was the Temple/Sanctuary services that protected the true astro-luni-solar calendar among the Israelites.
If the modern Gregorian calendar were in harmony with Scripture it would reflect all units of time as beaconed from the Creator’s celestial timepiece. If it were, every month would begin with the New Moon day followed by four successive weeks and Sabbaths. Each month would look the same as the last, and the cycle of weeks would begin afresh each month. The only difference from one lunar month to another is that half of the months of each astro-luni-solar year are 29 days in length and half are 30. But this has no affect whatever on the layout and count to each week and Sabbath.
The truth is the modern Gregorian calendar can never have more than two identical months in a row. This is because its months are of various lengths, and it adheres to a system of unbroken weekly cycles. As stated earlier, this is only possible with a astro-luni-solar calendar because the New Moon refreshes not only the cycle of days each lunation, but it also refreshes the cycle of weeks. Refer to full article, Sabbath’s Consistent Monthly Dates.
Three Kinds of Days Each Month
Perhaps it is because Genesis 1 defines that there is only two kinds of days within a week, work days and Sabbaths, that it has been assumed that weeks cycle without end. But profound evidence is revealed within the same Scriptures that weekly cycles are broken each and every month with the occurrence of New Moon day, a third kind of day that exists each lunar month. From cover to cover the collective Scriptures illustrate that months are lunar and beaconed by the New Moon. Therefore, all Scriptural months contain three kinds of days and not just two as is illustrated in Ezekiel 46:1.
The Twelve Criteria of the True Crucifixion Date
There are twelve criteria that illustrate point by point the time-centric details of Scripture’s calendation at the time of the crucifixion of the Savior. Yahusha, as the lamb of Yahuah, fulfilled the Passover sacrifice, both as to the event and to the time. Each of the twelve elements of time surrounding the details of the crucifixion of the Messiah, declare three things. First and foremost that Yahusha was the true Messiah, the Passover lamb who takes away the sin of the world. Second, they declare the Scriptural astro-luni-solar calendar to be the self-same as ordained at Creation, the Exodus, and our Messiah’s Crucifixion, laying the foundation upon which all prophetic events will be fulfilled leading up to His Second Coming. Thirdly, these twelve elements of time declare the seventh-day Sabbaths to be located only on the astro-luni-solar calendar, identifying the seventh-day Sabbaths to be counted from each New Moon.
Solar Eclipse from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour
The prophet Amos foretold 800 years prior to the Messiah,s death in Amos 8:9-10, that the sun would be darkened at noon, and great mourning would occur, as for the only begotten son, on that sacred feast day. This is recorded as a fulfillment of this ancient prophecy by Matthew 27:45, Mark 15:33, and Luke 23:44-45, clarifying that there was darkness over all the land from the sixth to the ninth hour. However, Luke goes on to elaborate in verse 45, clarifying that it was not mere darkness, but rather it was the sun that was darkened. (The Textus Receptus used the Greek term skotos (Strong,s # 1587), while the Codes Sinaiticus utilized the term ekleipo, from which we get the word eclipse.
Additional witnesses of the day, support a solar eclipse with no great surprise, outside of its duration. The only recorded perceived miracle in this solar eclipse was regarding its length of three hours. This was completely unheard of as most solar or lunar eclipses only last a few minutes.
The great significance of this solar eclipse, is that it can only occur when the lunar phase on that day is the dark conjunction phase, and not the full moon as the modern Jews would have us believe. Also, there is no possible way to construe this phenomenon to be a lunar eclipse, as these can only occur at night.
Indeed, a miracle of grand proportions occurred on the day of the crucifixion, along with the earthquake and the veil in the temple being torn in two, but it was not a solar eclipse occurring, as some would have us believe, during a full moon. The three gospel writers, being familiar with the movements of the shamayim, would have recorded that as significant if such a bazaar thing like it had occurred, as this would have meant Yahuah would have moved the moon 180 degrees from its position to accomplish it. But, there is no record of such an occurrence.
Another important witness of this event, whose name is recorded in Acts 17:34, is Dionysius the Areopagite, a Greek astronomer. He vouches that this was a solar eclipse unlike any other. He stating, Either the Creator of all the world now suffers, or this visible world is coming to an end.” Refer to Scripture study of Luke 23, The Sun was Darkened from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour. Also Scripture study of Amos 8, O.T. Prophecy of a Solar Eclipse to Occur at the Messiah’s Death.
The Pure Woman of Revelation
For centuries it has been taught that the year begins in January, months are of various lengths according to the whim of Caesar, days are marked accordingly beginning at either midnight or sunset, and weeks have cycled without end since Creation.
It is taught as fact that the cycling week, which has NO association whatever with the celestial bodies, is the very symbol of the creation of the sun, moon, and stars, which were divinely ordained as the beacons of time during the first week of creation. But the question remains, where is it written in Scripture that an unbroken-chain-of-weeks was designated as His symbol of Creation?
In contrast, Scripture reveals that at the very end of time Yahuah’s true and obedient believers will be symbolized by the revolving celestial bodies that beacon His true astro-luni-solar calendar. This unique time system is based upon the co-operative efforts of each of the sun, moon, and stars, as beaconed by the full New Moon.
This is strikingly illustrated by the pure woman of Revelation 12:1. She is clothed with the sun and the moon is depicted as under her feet, and there are twelve stars or starry constellations above her head. These celestial symbols illustrate her perpetual annual obedience to the Creator and His true ordained clock/calendar and sacred days as determined in the shamayim. Each of the sun, moon and stars specifically represent aspects of the Creator’s unique time system, each of which cannot be identified using the Roman time system for days, weeks, months or years.
It has been discovered that in the Northern Hemisphere there is only one lunar phase that is ever under the feet of the constellation Bethula (Virgo). She first appears in the eastern sky at sunset in the spring. But one night only it is the full New Moon that appears under her feet. Because the passage describes Bethula as being clothed with the sun, it is easy to see that the moon under her feet will rise the same night fully clothed in the same light of the sun. What is profoundly portrayed is that New Year’s Eve, as well as each month, are not found by the dark conjunction or the crescent lunar phases, but by the full moon, alone, identifying the full moon is the true New Moon of Scripture.
As Bethula arises in the spring she holds in her left hand a sheaf of barley, signifying the ordained time of her arising in time for the Passover and First Fruits Offering. Yet, too in her left hand she bares a palm frond, symbolic of her setting in the fall at the time of the fall feasts.
In contrast, the wicked woman of Revelation 17, who rides the beast with seven heads, represents the opposing calendation system. Is it possible that these seven heads or mountains, are mountains of a counterfeit time system, representative of unbroken-cycles-of-weeks, and named after seven pagan deities? Which woman defines your current time-centric belief system? Refer to article, A Great Sign Appeared in the Shamayim.
Fourteen Scripture Studies Supporting the Full New Moon
Presented below are thirteen diverse and weighty presentations supporting a full New Moon. Each should be read in their order as they build upon one another, revealing weighty evidence. I have kept these Scripture studies short for readability. Simply click on each link.
Healing on the Sabbath
In the verse below Yahusha 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.
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
It is in these words of the Savior we find the day that followed the seven day Feast of Tabernacles was the seventh-day Sabbath. This evidence bears a second witness to Leviticus 23:35-36 a full 1500 years after the Exodus that indeed the day following the seven day feast is always a seventh-day Sabbath, and the 22nd day of the Seventh Month. Thus it is demonstrated yet again, that the Sabbath consistently falls on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the seventh month.
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
Following the Lamb Whither soever He Goes Appointed Feasts
According to Revelation 14:4, following the lamb whither soever He goes, is a manifestation of only one group of people on earth at the very end of time. This group is referred to as the 144,000. While it is well known among various Scripture believing organizations that the Lamb is a symbol of our Messiah, and Savior, Yahusha, it is not overtly clear to most, what is meant by following the Lamb whither soever He goes.
This is a divine riddle that can only be understood in light of the sacred Sanctuary service model as instituted by the loving Father in its complete form for Moses and the Israelites in combination with His astro-luni-solar calendar.
This time-centric ceremonial system has prophetic implications, revealing in detail through its daily, weekly, monthly and yearly services of the Creator’s divine plan of salvation. These truths are magnified further, as they are revealed in His sacred time-centric seventh-day Sabbath, and the other six yearly appointed holy feasts days. It is these appointed sacred feasts, both weekly and yearly, that reveal to mankind the time appointed work of the lamb, and His blood transferred to the Most Sacred Place in the Sanctuary above on behalf of humbly confessing sinners.
It is the celestial calendar that defines the divinely methodical seven-phase system of the Messiah, unto salvation. It is only in this paradigm that it can be understood that Yahusha is the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world, yet is alive and well today making restitution for sin and walking among the candlesticks in the shamayim sanctuary. While He lives as our High Kohen (Priest) in the shamayim Sanctuary above, it is His own symbolic blood, shed once, that He presents before His Father.
Prior to His return, He will take on the role of High Kohen (Priest) in Judgment for Day of Atonement in the Most Sacred Place. Here He cleanses Yahuah’s Seat of Forgiveness (Mercy Seat) of the sins of all mankind, since the Garden of Eden, by removing it from the premises and placing it on a goat, representing Satan, led far away. Those who have humbly confessed will be forgiven and counted righteous, and those who have not will remain unforgiven and will lose out on the free gift of Salvation.
Soon thereafter, our Savior will be seen returning in the clouds of the shamayim to receive His redeemed from all the ages. All of this was according to the pattern shown to Moses on the Mountain, not made with hands.
Each ministry phase of our Savior has its ordained and appointed event, occurring precisely on time and in orchestration with Scriptures astro-luni-solar calendar and His divinely appointed feast days. Those who are following the Lamb are those who diligently seek to be in harmony and participate with these sacred shamayim events. By observing His sacred appointed fixed feast days at their ordained times, as beaconed by the full New Moon. It is in this way they declare to Yahuah, their loving obedience. Is it any doubt, this is impossible to do while wondering after the beast and her Gregorian calendar?
These are they which follow the Lamb whither soever he goes. These were redeemed from among men, being the first fruits unto and to the Lamb. Revelation 14:4
It is a well established fact that the Sanctuary services in the wilderness corresponded to the astro-luni-solar calendar. But so too did Solomon’s Temple, as well as Herod’s Temple. Many have proclaimed this ordained time-keeping ended either at the cross or when the earthly Temple was destroyed in A.D. 70. But, is it not true that both the Sanctuary and Temple on earth were patterned after the shamayim in every aspect including the appointed time system for New Moons and feasts? Yes! Is the shamayim Sanctuary today not where the Savior performs works of forgiveness as He ministers before His Father on behalf of humble confessing sinners? Yes! Since this is true, and the earthly was patterned after the Sanctuary above that was not made with hands, would it not also be true that it is still regulated by the same rhythm of the Creator’s celestial clock/calendar? Yes!
With this said, there is an additional point to consider regarding temple time-keeping, which was used to call His people for assembly to worship Him. There has never been a time in the recorded Scripture that the loving Father did not require the wilderness Sanctuary or the other Temples to be orchestrated by the time mechanism in the shamayim for each and every phase of Temple service, however small. So, what time keeping was to be followed by each persons soul temple?
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Ruach (Spirit) who is in you, whom you have from Yahuah, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore honor Yahuah in your body and in your soul, which are Yahuah’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NKJV
Unfamiliar is no more synonymous with wrong
than familiar is synonymous with right.
Shocking as these concepts may first appear to be, those who truly desire to know the truth, must check it out for themselves, laying at the door of investigation all preconceived ideas. If knowing the truth is vital; if obediently keeping the Father, Yahuah’s true and sacred seventh-day Sabbath is imperative, then please take the time to prayerfully read for yourself the articles with support details from Scripture.
And they that shall be of thee, shall build the old waste places: thou shalt raise up the foundations of many generations; and thou shalt be called, the repairer of the breach, the restorer of paths to dwell in. Isaiah 58:12
Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13-14