The True New Moon
Rules from Sea to Sea
Discover in this interlinear Scripture word study that the reverence, honor, and worship due Yahuah, our Eternal Father, hinges on the radiant beaming light of the true New Moon. For the true New Moon rules from sea to sea by night, and no other lunar phase meets this Scriptural New Moon criteria except the full moon. King David in the Book of Psalms describes this truth as being embraced by those who honor and worship Yahuah. It is these alone that receive His favor in symbolic showers of rain. Might the latter rain showers be the revelation of Yahuah’s true astro-luni-solar calendar system with its full New Moon and the corresponding lunar Sabbaths and set-apart Feast Days? Could the truth of the latter rain, so sought after the world over, be wholly rejected by the masses simply because it is not according to their preconceived views?
Honor and Worship
This study opens in Verse 5 on the subject of honor, reverence, and worship due our loving Father. Here David clarifies some particulars necessary to fulfilling Yahuah’s requirements that are wholly contingent upon the “sun shining” upon (unto) the “face of the moon” each lunar revolution of time. Here the emphasis is on the lunar orbit around the earth each month from one full moon to another. This concept is echoed in Isaiah 66:22-23.
The mere fact that the “face of the moon” is highlighted, gives sustainable evidence that each revolution of time referred to here is the period from one fully lit, visible lunar phase to the next, a period of 29 or 30 days, as defined in each lunar month. As a result, in the original Hebrew text this verse cannot be construed to support a crescent, or dark lunar phase. But with this said, this verse does not stand alone in its testimony of the full moon being the true New Moon as it is further supported by a second witness later in Verse 7 and 8. What can be seen as a white elephant in the room is the great lengths to which the translators went to hide the profound truths brought to bear in each of these verses.
The following illustration depicts the heliocentric model of the universe. The full New Moon and stars are viewed from earth by night. In this image the viewer is facing south, and the earth and moon appear to be orbiting counter-clockwise. The broken yellow line is the view from earth by night, when the full New Moon is seen to visibly mark each new constellation that it rules together with (Genesis 1:16, Psalms 136:7-9). The outside circle identifies the approximate number of days for each lunar month and for the regular lunar year. The next circle inward is the Roman calendar months. The third circle inward features the Hebrew names of the constellations. Click on the images to enlarge them.
According to this image, the earth orbits the sun along the blue line, the moon makes its way around it along the spiral white line. This orbit varies by a day each month, and by 11 days each lunar year. There is a 13th month added once every two or three years for a total of seven times in 19 years. This is a Yahuah ordained system, which insures that the months and the seasons never become out of alignment. But more important than the logic and beauty of its working parts is the fact that the shamayim (heavens) was the system chosen by our Creator for demarcating time in which He defines all His sacred and set-apart worship days. Four witnesses in Scripture declare that the sun rules alone be day, but only the moon was ordained by the Eternal to rule together WITH THE STARS.
In contrast to the astroplot above the world today follows several variations of a Solar Line Time measuring system, where an imaginary line is drawn from earth at noon through the sun marking the ruling constellation on the opposite side of the universe. Those who keep a crescent or dark lunar phase simply wait until the dark lunar phase comes between the earth and the sun to commence their Luni-Solar Line Time. Simply adding the dark or crescent moon to the line of alignment does not eliminate the fact they this system is utilizing the sun predominately to mark the ruling starry constellation by day, the exact opposite of the Creator’s prescription.
The King James Version of the Scripture states that “’He’ shall come down like rain upon the grass,” but this is not the picture that is portrayed in this Hebrew text.
Rather, it is describing His obedient followers, “they” shall prostrate like rain upon mown grass.” So, we find that the subject is carried over from Verse 5 on the theme of honor and reverence. It is these true believers who are observing the full moon as the New Moon marker of time and prostrating themselves in worship. What a picture this presents of the set-apart obedient prostrating like heavy, drenched grass as they worship their Master and King.
The very fact that the analogy of “rain on grass” is used, and is further elaborated as an event when “heavy showers saturate the earth,” suggests an additional role of the latter rain upon these specifically. For Yahuah honors His obedient worshipers as heavy showers of rain saturating the earth. Notice that Yahuah makes the welcome rains contingent upon His people obeying His statutes, judgments and commandments.
Therefore you shall love Yahuah your Alahim, and keep His charge, His statutes, His judgments, and His commandments always. Deuteronomy 11:1-2
And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love Yahuah your Alahim and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. Deuteronomy 11:13-14
While the promised showers of rain are real, they are also symbolic of all the favor Yahuah will bestow upon His true believers who willingly seek to conform their lives to all the divinely ordained requirements here on earth first in preparation for an eternal home. Obedience is nothing short of righteousness, which means right doing. And nothing is more synonymous with right doing than those who seek to please their Creator and Savior through the outpouring of their hearts in love and obedience. The promised favor of the latter rain are to completely saturate the obedient, that they may be overflowing in praise and worship for their loving Father.
Verse 7 and 8
Only those who are seeking obedience to Yahuah will flourish in that final day of His righteous vindication. These believers, although small in numbers today will increase exponentially just prior to that time. Ultimately, a promise is given that peace and safety shall abide continuously with those who heed the rhythms of His chosen lunar sign. This lunar phase is then identified as the moon that rules from sea to sea, as a highly visible phenomenon, as shown forth by its “radiant light,” unto the end of the earth.
The promise rests upon the contingency that so long as the full New Moon is recognized as ruling, reckoning time for all His set-apart days, the honor of peace and safety will follow even amidst the events of the end of the earth, as we know it. As a second witness to verse 5, and a nail in a sure place, the moon is said in this verse to be a “radiant light” as it rules from sea to sea.
The full moon is the only lunar phase that fulfills both points simultaneously, radiantly beaming as it reflects the full light of the sun from earth’s perspective, when it arises in the east near sunset and rules the whole night through, setting in the west. No other lunar phase can be said to rule from sea to sea or from east to west covering the boundaries of night.
Only the full moon can be a symbol of the Messiah, because it alone accurately depicts the relationship between the Father and Son, as the Savior receives in Himself all the fullness of His Father’s majesty and power and reflects Him perfectly.
This is the message which we have heard from Him and declare to you, that Yahuah is LIGHT and in Him is no darkness at all. 1 John 1:5-6
The sighting of the New Moon is most essential to establishing the rhythm of all of Yahuah’s worship days. Therefore, launching the first month of the year (New Year’s Day) is primary in the spring from which all the other months will follow. Each New Moon defines the lunar calendar dates, the count of each week, and the placement of the set-apart feast days. When the Shofar is blown on the night of the full New Moon it announces that the new month will commence the following morning.
There is yet another point that cannot remain unstated as it is expressed once in Verse 5 and twice within Verse 8. This is with regards to a line upon the earth or what we call today a the International Dateline, a beginning and ending point for each daily revolution of time. It is seen here in these verses that a Divine provision was established at creation by way of the full moon, we have given it the name: the Creator’s Lunar International Dateline (CLID) upon which the lunar phases commence their count for the demarcation of lunar dates “from sea to sea” and “to the end of the earth.” For it is the moon that decides when and where the new month will commence.
There are some who believe that all months must begin in Jerusalem. However, Jerusalem simply cannot be the only expositor of declaring the New Moon around the entire globe. Why? Because while our senses experience the earth is stationary, the sun, moon, stars, are all mobile. Each month the New Moon occurs in an advanced-upon location and not over Jerusalem consistently. As a result, because the dateline full New Moon marker is mobile, then so too is the dateline that it manifests. The Creator designed it with this feature. If Jerusalem were responsible for declaring the dateline for the entire world, then the consistency of the New Moon beacon would lose its effect as the whole world would of necessity disregard their own eyes to hear the announcement from Jerusalem. But announcing the New Year and New Month from Jerusalem never could have worked prior to the last 150 years, prior to the age of telegraph and telephone communication.
The Creator also could have designed the moon to remain in a fixed position directly over Jerusalem so that it never circled the earth. Certainly, that would have set Jerusalem apart. But this is not how the Creator designed the New Moon to work. He did not have to make the moon orbit the earth, but the fact is, He did. If He had intended time to consistently start and stop over Jerusalem, the lunar phases would consistently illustrate this, but they clearly do not. Simply put, the full New Moon occurs over Jerusalem no more and no less often than it occurs over Placerville, California.
The Creator devised a plan whereby the full New Moon would be a benefactor and a visible manifestation to the entire world each month in an advanced-upon location within a 24 hour rotation of the earth. In this way the Creator has synchronized all the obedient believers within one lunar cycle for worship. For more on the dateline refer to: Samoa’s Dateline Paradox
Returning full circle to the subject of reverence and worship, here in verse 9 we find that the righteous will again at the end of time, during their wilderness experience, return to worshiping their Creator according to the monthly calendar set by the full New Moon. They will bow down in worship to Yahuah according to the rhythms set forth by the fully visible “face” of the moon. Notice that the bowing or kneeling is to the Most High Father according to the divinely appointed lunar calendar time marker, as these are not bowing or kneeling in worship to the moon itself. Rather, the full moon is simply the calendar/clock time marker designed to announce all of Yahuah’s sacred and set-apart worship days.
Yahuah’s obedient followers will be honored with showers of saturating rain of truth in abundance as previously shown in verse 5-8, all the while their adversaries lick (bite) the dust, as there are no showers of physical or Ruach (Spiritual) berakah (blessings) for them.
We don’t have every detail today of how the measuring of time was reversed by 180 degrees from the full New Moon to the dark conjunction or first visible crescent. But we now have the evidence of what it was originally intended to be, and according to recorded history following the flood, we know it was altered by differing groups over a period of 4,000 years. The altering of time measuring first began when the sun-worship cult was established in Babylon by Nimrod, then in Egypt, and later in Rome. Ultimately, according to every indication Israel succumbed to some influences of Babylon along with pressure by the Romans to change their ancient, written in the shamayim wheel of the stars and handed down from the Creator to Adam, to Noah, to Abraham, to Israel, to Moses, to David, to Daniel, to Isaiah, to Ezekiel, and fulfilled by the Messiah. One thing is for certain, according to Scripture, the true New Moon rules from sea to sea by night when it is ruling, and only the full moon meets both criteria.
Now is the time you have been given to help reestablish this lost truth. For it is being restored in our lifetime to prepare Yahusha’s kingdom for His soon return.
Would you like to receive the showers of the latter rain as promised to all those who will be obedient? These are they who keep the reverential worship rhythm of the shamayim, as set forth by the Creator’s Calendar and its full New Moon? Praise Yahuah!