Three Months in a Row – Forty Years Later – Part 4
So the children of Israel camped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight on the plains of Jericho. And they ate of the produce of the land on the day after the Passover, unleavened bread and parched grain, on the very same day. Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year. Joshua 5:10-12 NKJV
The book of Joshua was written by Joshua, yet it remains in complete harmony with the calendation principles recorded by Moses. Though the leadership changed, Yahuah’s calendation principles did not.
The Feast of Passover was kept in the same way it had always been kept under the leadership of Moses on the 14th of the First Month (Abib), and ending at the sunrise at the commencement of the 15th day, which was consistently the seventh-day Sabbath.
Forty Years Later – Part 4 establishes the following 16 facts:
- Manna was given for five days, with a double portion on the sixth day of the week at sunrise. None was to be given on the seventh-day Sabbath.
- The manna was to illustrate full, complete weeks, defining the Creator’s calendar and its Sabbaths.
- Yahuah would have defeated His own purposes of illustrating His time system if He were to cease giving the manna in the middle of the week.
- The 14th of the First Month (Abib) was the last day that manna was given with its double portions for the Sabbath, completing the full week.
- No food preparation was to be done on either a seventh-day Sabbath or a sacred high Feast Sabbath.
- The 15th was the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread making it a high Feast Sabbath.
- The only way Israel would have had unleavened bread to eat on the 15th is because they would have received the double portion of manna on the 14th and prepared it at that time.
- The manna never lasted until the next sunrise unless that sunrise was that of the seventh-day Sabbath, illustrating the new day began at sunrise.
- On that Sabbath, Israel’s diet consisted of unleavened bread made from manna and parched grain from the fields in the Promised Land.
- On the first day of each week it was expected that manna would commence following a Sabbath Rest, with no manna.
- It is clearly stated that “the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land.”
- The Israelites had eaten the produce of the land on the 15th along with their unleavened bread that was prepared on the 14th.
- On the 15th, no manna had been given because it was the seventh-day Sabbath.
- There was only one day when the manna could officially cease. It could not cease on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th day of the week, because the manna’s purpose was to illustrate complete weeks. It could not cease on the 6th day because there would be no unleavened bread for the Sabbath Feast. It couldn’t cease on the Sabbath, because it was never given on the Sabbath. The only day for it to cease was the first day of the week that followed the Sabbath of the 15th.
- Strikingly, the manna ceased on the morning of the 16th when it had ordinarily been expected to commence for the week. This illustrates that the 16th of the month is always the first day of the week.
- If the 16th is the first day of the week all these forty years later, then the 15th of the lunar month is consistently the seventh-day Sabbath according to the count from the full New Moon, each and every year since that time.
When manna was first given for Israel following the Exodus, Yahuah utilized it to illustrate His weeks and Sabbaths for the Second Month. Notice that this verse in Joshua 5:10-12 is now using the manna to define the same dates of the First Month of (Abib) as well. Here Yahuah highlights, with the use of His final manna illustration that during the First Month (Abib) the Sabbath is also located on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th just as it was in the Second Month.
Forty full years after the Exodus, Joshua punctuates that the 14th of the First Month (Abib) remains the Feast of Passover and the 6th day of the week with the continued miracle of the double portion of manna. In this way He establishes that the 15th of the First Month (Abib) is consistently the Feast of Unleavened Bread as well as the seventh-day Sabbath for the entire duration of forty years and even into the Promised Land. It is recorded that on the 16th of the First Month (Abib), for the first time in forty years no manna fell. On this first day of the week, it ceased forever, ending on the same day it had so phenomenally begun.
At the end of the day, we can have confidence that this is the same TIME signature that the ETERNAL spoke into existence in the beginning. This self-same time measuring system prophetically proclaimed the PROMISE of the LAMB that was to come and take away the sin of the world. This exact same calendar model passed through the long ages of the prophets and Kings of Israel and proceeded through to the cross and resurrection of Yahusha the Messiah. For in Him alone the prophetic criteria of the time-centric Feast Days were ordained to be met, fulfilling the requirements of Passover in every particular. Refer to article/study: The Sun was Darkened from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour.
Today, the call has gone forth to the entire world to restore the Eternal’s celestial timepiece as demonstrated in the Creator’s astro-luni-solar calendar. Most will not respond. His loving and obedient followers will be as one awakened from sleep, as He prepares to deliver them from the bondage and slavery of sin in this world, and prepare them as a remnant for the true Promised Land. Just like the Hebrews of old, the final generation will in haste have many truths to learn, and many false teachings to unlearn.
For the Eternal’s Torah simply has no purpose or fulfillment when separated from Passover and its all-encompassing provision. The Torah, with its Laws, Statutes of fixed time, and Judgments, is only binding as it was ratified by the Messiah’s own sacrifice precisely on the 14th as counted from the first full New Moon of the year in spring, as the true Passover. It is this Feast Day symbol that identifies Yahusha as the one and only Messiah and Lamb, and identifies the only mechanism and pathway whereby mankind may be restored back to the Eternal Father and their original Eden home. If you honor and substitute any other date or event in its place or any other Messiah by a different name, such as Jesus Christ, you are not yet fully separated from Babylon’s pagan confusion.
Consequently, and by extension, if Passover, the 14th of the astro-luni-solar month of Abib is not found as the “sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes,” then neither will the “TORAH BE FOUND IN YOUR MOUTH (Exodus 13:9-10).” Today is the day to make a choice to walk in newness of life, and worship the Eternal Father and Son according to the rhythm of the Creator’s Calendar.
He who has an ear, let him hear what the Ruach (Spirit) says to the ecclesia (churches). To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat. Revelation 2:17
And the Ruach and the bride say, “Come!” And let him who hears say, “Come!” And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. Revelation 22:17
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
Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am Yahuah who sanctifies you. Exodus 31:13-14
May Yahuah guide you as you seek the FATHER OF LIGHTS (James 1:17).