Three Months in a Row
The Exodus, the Manna, the Mountain, and Forty Years Later
The calendar details presented by the three months in a row of the Exodus, the manna, and the mountain reveal divine lessons of the most vital and solemn importance. As often as these colorful stories are told and retold, some points with regard to their application of time are often overlooked. In the first month of Abib, just prior to the Exodus, our loving Father, Yahuah, announced which lunar phase was the true New Moon, and re-introduced His unique astro-luni-solar calendar model with each 24 hour day/night cycle commencing at sunrise. Then in the second month, He confirmed His calendar’s layout, and true seventh-day Sabbaths, in a most unmistakable way when He sent the manna from above. In the third month Yahuah, Alahim, fully restored in the minds of all present, including the mixed multitude, His unique time-keeping system, with the date of Israel’s arrival at the famous desert Mountain of Sinai. And finally, forty years later, as recorded by Joshua, the manna forever ceased on the first day of the week, the 16th of Abib, illustrating that every month for forty years had begun with the full New Moon, and all the Sabbaths continued to follow accordingly on the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th of each consecutive lunar month.
Moses’ trusted record of the Exodus account reveals identical dates and calendar details for three months in a row. It further establishes that our Creator’s true sacred seventh-day Sabbath’s are numbered from each New Moon, which also refreshes the weekly cycle each lunar month. This revelation of truth exposes the false assumption widely believed today that the week has cycled unendingly since the first week of creation.
The restoration of each unit of time in correlation with the setting up of the earthly temple system were essential for establishing the foundational principles that identify the appointed time of the first and second coming of the long PROMISED MESSIAH, THE LAMB, OUR MELCHIZEDEK RIGHTEOUS KING. This was done so there may be no excuse for the set-apart seekers of truth to miss these events. For His Kingdom was designed to continue from eternity past into eternity future, unbroken by false calendars, the witty inventions of fallen demons and men.
One month after the Exodus, our compassionate Eternal Father responded to the cries of hunger, and sent daily manna each morning at sunrise. Saturday Sabbatarians have successfully used the manna story to show that Yahuah, Alahim has ordained the seventh-day as His Sabbath, setting it apart from all other days. Because this was done using the Roman Gregorian calendar, Saturday by default, has been assumed to be the sacred seventh-day Sabbath. Accordingly, they were able to demonstrate that Sunday was not the Sabbath as many had believed. However, additional light has recently been shed on the manna story identifying a purposely misplaced lunar dimension to the true seventh-day Sabbath by early Roman influence. The re-clarification of our Creator’s original calendar, in an identical format for three months in a row, confirms that the true Scripture Sabbath placement differs greatly from the seventh-day found on modern wall calendars today. The lessons of the manna sent from above teach that our Creator ordained and sanctified a seventh-day Sabbath, which is neither Saturday nor Sunday.
The reformation that began so long ago with Martin Luther, Huss, and Jerome, to name a few, will continue under the leadership of Yahuah’s Ruach (Spirit) of truth until the day our Messiah returns for His obedient followers.
Shocking as this may appear to be, those who truly desire to know the truth, must investigate it for themselves. If knowing the truth is vital; if consistently worshiping according to the rhythm of our Creator’s true and sacred seventh-day Sabbath is imperative to you, then please take the time to read this article carefully.
Three Months in a Row, Part 1
Our loving Father, Yahuah, in His divine wisdom anchored down explicit time details so that earnest truth seekers may know with certainty when to worship Him. In the First Month of this study, evidence is presented, which reveals our Creator’s original calendar to be based upon the sun, moon, and stars (astro-luni-solar), as it was restored to Moses and Aaron, and all the children of Israel. These instructions given to Moses were for the benefit of all succeeding generations who would seek obedience to the divine commands, and synchronize their soul temples to the worship rhythms of the most qadosh (holy) dwelling place of Yahuah, Himself.
Exodus 12:1-42 NKJV
Now Yahuah spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 “This month [new moon] shall be your beginning of [lunar] months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth day of this [lunar] month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it [בין H996 = between הערבים H6153 = the evenings (plural)]. 7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire–its head with its legs and its entrails. 10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. 11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is Yahuah’s Passover.
For I will pass through the land of Egypt on that night, and will strike all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am Yahuah. 13 Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. 14 So this day shall be to you a memorial; and you shall keep it as a feast to Yahuah throughout your generations. You shall keep it as a feast by an everlasting ordinance.
15 Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall remove leaven from your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that person shall be cut off from Israel. 16 On the first day there shall be a sacred convocation, and on the seventh day there shall be a sacred convocation for you. No manner of work shall be done on them; but that which everyone must eat–that only may be prepared by you. 17 So you shall observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread, for on this same day I will have brought your armies out of the land of Egypt. Therefore you shall observe this day throughout your generations as an everlasting ordinance. 18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. 19 For seven days no leaven shall be found in your houses, since whoever eats what is leavened, that same person shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he is a stranger or a native of the land. 20 You shall eat nothing leavened; in all your dwellings you shall eat unleavened bread.
21 Then Moses called for all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Pick out and take lambs for yourselves according to your families, and kill the Passover lamb. 22 And you shall take a bunch of hyssop, dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike the lintel and the two doorposts with the blood that is in the basin. And none of you shall go out of the door of his house until morning. 23 For Yahuah will pass through to strike the Egyptians; and when He sees the blood on the lintel and on the two doorposts, Yahuah will pass over the door and not allow the destroyer to come into your houses to strike you. 24 And you shall observe this thing as an ordinance for you and your sons forever. 25 It will come to pass when you come to the land which Yahuah will give you, just as He promised, that you shall keep this service. 26 And it shall be, when your children say to you, ‘What do you mean by this service?’ 27 “that you shall say, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice of Yahuah, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt when He struck the Egyptians and delivered our households.'” So the people bowed their heads and worshiped. 28 Then the children of Israel went away and did so; just as Yahuah had commanded Moses and Aaron, so they did.
29 And it came to pass at midnight that Yahuah struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his seat of power to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of livestock. 30 So Pharaoh rose in the night, he, all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was not a house where there was not one dead. 31 Then he called for Moses and Aaron by night, and said, “Rise, go out from among my people, both you and the children of Israel. And go, serve Yahuah as you have said. 32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as you have said, and be gone; and honor me also. 33 And the Egyptians urged the people that they might send them out of the land in haste. For they said, “We shall all be dead.” 34 So the people took their dough before it was leavened, having their kneading bowls bound up in their clothes on their shoulders. 35 Now the children of Israel had done according to the word of Moses, and they had asked from the Egyptians articles of silver, articles of gold, and clothing. 36 And Yahuah had given the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians, so that they granted them what they requested. Thus they plundered the Egyptians.”
37 Then the children of Israel journeyed from Ramses to Succoth, with about six hundred thousand men on foot, besides children. 38 A mixed multitude went up with them also, and flocks and herds–a great deal of livestock. 39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they had brought out of Egypt; for it was not leavened, because they were driven out of Egypt and could not wait, nor had they prepared provisions for themselves.
40 Now the sojourn of the children of Israel who lived in Egypt was four hundred and thirty years. 41 And it came to pass at the end of the four hundred and thirty years–on that very same day–it came to pass that all the armies of Yahuah went out from the land of Egypt. 42 It is a night of solemn observance to Yahuah for bringing them out of the land of Egypt. This is that night of Yahuah, a solemn observance for all the children of Israel throughout their generations.
The Evidence and Key Time Details:
Rules of Interpretation:
To the Torah and to the Testimony! If they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them. Isaiah 8:20-21
In Exodus 12:1-2 Yahuah was speaking to Moses on the 1st day of the first lunar month in spring.
And declared Yahuah unto Moses and unto Aaron, while in the land of Egypt, commanding that: “The New Moon, ‘this one’ is the beginning of the lunar months. It is FIRST IN ORDER according to the lunar months for the revolution of a year. You shall keep and teach this to all the congregation of Israel saying, “in the tenth of the lunar month, do the following: And you shall reserve and keep every man a lamb for each household of the father, a lamb for each house.” Exodus 12:1-3 The Creator’s Calendar New Restored Interlinear Text
This meant that a new month was beginning on that very night. So, what this verse clarifies is that according to our Eternal Father and Creator, New Year’s Day is to commence on a specific New Moon day in spring. From this New Moon anchor point all subsequent time-centric details hang.
Yahuah would have had no need to clarify the New Moon if Egypt was already utilizing the correct New Moon. And it is a historic fact that Egypt’s New Moon was the dark conjunction lunar phase. Thus, an element often overlooked in the Passover/Manna story is that TIME itself, became the first testing truth for Israel 3,500 years ago. For if they had refused to obey the restored calendar system, and not acknowledged that the Eternal’s true New Moon was 180 degrees opposite of the conjunction New Moon kept by the Egyptians, Israel would not have had the correct 14th day for the Passover. Therefore, by default, they would not have sacrificed the lamb and placed its blood on the lintel and doorposts on the correct evening. As a result Israel would have lost their first born males during this last plague that was slated for the disobedient Egyptians. Refer to article/study: Years are Divided by Lunar Months
While Exodus 12:1-3 does identify that the true New Moon was being restored, and that it was uniquely different from that of the Egyptian New Moon. None of these three months in a row identify the exact lunar phase that Yahuah appointed at Creation as His true New Moon. Provided below are several article narratives from diverse perspectives, which provide facts from Scripture that our Eternal Father’s true New Moon has always been the full moon:
• The Full Moon is the First Lunar Phase
• He Ordained the Full Moon for Appointed Times
• The Night was Dark
• Amos Prophesied a Solar Eclipse would Occur at the Messiah’s Death
• The Sun was Darkened from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour
• A Great Sign Appeared in the Shamayim
• The True New Moon Rules from Sea to Sea
• Blow the New Moon Shofar
• New Moon by New Moon You Shall Keep
• Worship at the East Gate
• New Moon Day Changed by Formal Decree
The impact revealed in this time-centric portion of this first Passover story, is in how it relates to the set-apart truth seekers, both at the time of the Messiah’s first coming and today, just prior to His second coming. For in like manner His true calendar must first be restored to prepare His obedient people to keep ALL the Eternal’s set-apart days at the correct times that they may be covered (protected) in the day of His vengeance (Psalms 91:1-5). This is Yahuah’s plan, and it is for their protection as the seven last plagues are poured out upon the disobedient nations of earth. Only by harmonizing our lives with the correct rhythm of the shamayim (heavens) calendar, as did ancient Israel, reckoned from His true full New Moon and not the counterfeit Roman calendar, will His obedient be able to correctly count to Passover on the 14th day from the New Moon in spring. (Click on the table below to enlarge it.)
Of special notice in the chart above is that Strong’s Dictionary numbers H#2318, H#2319, and H#2320 are all spelled exactly the same way in Hebrew. Vowel points were only introduced in the last 400 years around the time the King James Version was translated. Each serious student of Scripture must not be bound by the definition choice made by translators. Each person has a paradigm for which they seek to support by harmonizing Scripture with their particular point of view. All must do their due diligence to check all definitions to find the correct one. Context is key with relation to each word form.
- When the Scriptures refer to a day of the month, it is literally referring to a day in the “lunar month,” or the count down from the most recent full New Moon. The 4th day of the month in Scripture simply means the 4th day since the full New Moon was witnessed in the night sky. The day following the night of the full moon is day one of each lunar month.
- When you come into the land which I give unto you, and shall reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall bring a sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest unto the priest, and he shall wave the sheaf before the Most High, on the morrow after the Sabbath. Leviticus 23:9 (Always in the spring as the barley became ripe.)
- Passover Lamb was to be killed [ביןH996 = between הערבים H6153 = the evenings (plural)], on the 14th day of the month. Exodus 12:6
- “You shall sacrifice the Passover at even (sunrise), [כבוא H935 = at the coming in] at the coming up of the sun. . . .” Deuteronomy 16:1, 6
- The blood was to be drained and placed on the door posts and lintel. Exodus 12:7-8
- The lamb was to be both roasted by fire. Exodus 12:8-9
- They were to eat the roasted lamb at night after sunset, which continued to be the 14th lunar calendar date. Exodus 12:8-9
- None of the lamb was to be left until morning of the 15th. Exodus 12:10
- They were to eat the lamb in haste, not because they were leaving as soon as it was consumed, but because it had to be eaten prior to Yahuah PASSING OVER Egypt to slay all the first born of those who were disobedient. We know this for a fact because verse 22 states that none were to step outside their door until the next morning. Exodus 12:11, 22
- Our Eternal Yahuah was to PASSOVER at midnight on the night of the 14th, the sixth day of the week. Exodus 12:29
- Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron by night, but they did not go until the next morning, carefully obeying the command of Yahuah. Exodus 12:31
As a second witness Numbers 33:2-3 clarifies the month and lunar date that Israel actually left their homes in Egypt, and it wasn’t the night of the 14th, as many have believed.
Now Moses wrote down the starting points of their journeys at the command of Yahuah. And these are their journeys according to their starting points: They departed from Ramses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians. Numbers 33:2-3 NKJV
Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to Yahuah your Alahim, for in the month of Abib, Yahuah your Alahim brought you out of Egypt by night. Deuteronomy 16:1
The Scriptural day begins at sunrise and is twelve hours in length (John 11:9). The following morning began the 15th day of the month, a High Sabbath, and the commencement of the seven day Feast of Unleavened bread, which would end on the 21st (John 19:31-32). This Feast of Unleavened Bread was to be kept as a yearly set-apart Feast. It appears that the Israelites were able to substitute manna for unleavened bread until they reached the Promised Land.
From the detailed record that Yahuah commanded Moses to document, the Israelites left Ramses in the first month, on the fifteenth, on the day after Passover. Numbers 33:2-4. It has not been discerned until recently that our Creator’s week cycle has always refreshed with each New Moon causing the new Feast Day, called Passover, to consistently fall on the 6th day of the week each year as well. This is supported by the events of the crucifixion story occurring fifteen hundred years following the first Passover in Egypt, Yahusha the Messiah, as the prophetic Lamb, became our Passover. It was to Him that the Passover in types and shadows pointed. As a result, it is possible to gather additional data from this grandest event as it highlights the Passover in its fulfilling detail.
Counting from the full New Moon, Passover is always on the 14th day/night cycle of Abib each and every year, to this day. This is supported by Luke, as he defined that on the day of the crucifixion of Yahusha the Messiah, an eclipse of the sun occurred from the 6th to the 9th hour (Luke 23:44-45). Since a solar eclipse can only occur during a “dark lunar phase,” this carries substantial evidence that 15 days earlier was the night of the “full moon,” making the “full moon” the true New Moon. For more on this refer to article/study: The Sun was Darkened from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour.
“Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath for that Sabbath was a high day, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.” John 19:31-32 NKJVDate of the Month:“These are the Feasts of Yahuah, sacred convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. On the fourteenth day of the first month at [בין H996 = between הערבים H6153 = the evenings (plural)] is Yahuah’s Passover. And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to Yahuah; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. On the first day you shall have a sacred convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. But you shall offer an offering made by fire to Yahuah for seven days. The seventh day shall be a sacred convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’” Leviticus 23:4-8 NKJV
And Moses said to the people: “Remember, this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand Yahuah brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten. On this day you are going out, in the month Abib.” Exodus 13:3-7Now Moses wrote down the starting points of their journeys at the command of Yahuah. And these are their journeys according to their starting points: They departed from Ramses in the first [lunar] month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with boldness in the sight of all the Egyptians. For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the Eternal had slain among them. Numbers 33:2-4Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to Yahuah your Alahim, for in the month of Abib Yahuah your Alahim brought you out of Egypt by night. Deuteronomy 16:1
And you shall tell your son in that day, saying, ‘This is done because of what Yahuah did for me when I came up from Egypt.’ “It [Passover] shall be as a sign to you on your hand and as a memorial between your eyes that Yahuah’s Torah may be in your mouth; for with a strong hand Yahuah has brought you out of Egypt. You shall therefore keep this ordinance in its season [appointed time] from year to year. Exodus 13:8-10
First Month Conclusion
Outlined above are 20 points that establish the details of the first month of the first year of the Exodus and collectively reveal their time-centric prophetic application to the sacrificial work of the Messiah. These points collectively create a cohesive unbroken bundle, the contents of which cannot be separated one from another. They only function well as they operate together, like a GPS unit. For this package to accurately pinpoint with precision the details of this first month, it had to have been preserved precisely in this same cohesive package for 1500 years from the Exodus to the time of the Messiah. He became our Passover Lamb by fulfilling the types and shadows perfectly as to the time and the event in relation to Passover and Feast of Unleavened bread. This TIME testing truth of Passover was set up, and preserved by Yahuah over 3500 years ago at the time of Moses, and was done so to confound the uncircumcised of heart, while honoring His obedient truth seekers today, who can look back over the scene and discern the precision with which Passover was fulfilled at the appointed time of the crucifixion of Yahusha, the Savior of the world. What wonderful and truly amazing foresight the ETERNAL FATHER has.
In this first month, Yahuah gave a clear directive as to how to count the days of the month beginning on the full New Moon day, as day one. In Exodus 12:1, “This month [New Moon] shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first [lunar] month of the [astro-luni-solar] year to you.” Yahuah is actually speaking to Moses and Aaron on the night of the full New Moon, the beginning first lunar month, of the first astro-luni-solar year of the Exodus, at the precise time He is re-clarifying these very calendation truths to them. Notice that this was not the first day of the week, but the night of the New Moon the first date of the first month of the New Year. The first day of the week began on day 2 of the month, every month, as will be demonstrated consistently in the following two months in a row.
This is demonstrated in this first month of Abib, when Yahuah taught Moses and Aaron to count from the full New Moon to Passover, the 14th day of the month, and followed by the 15th day, which is a seventh-day Sabbath. Then reverse the count and it is discovered that the New Moon day precedes the four cycling weeks of each lunar month.
All days are not created equal according to Scripture
Yahuah has ordained three separate and distinct classes of days that occur monthly: New Moon days, six work days, and seventh-day Sabbaths. The 30th day, known in astronomical terms as “translation day,” is simply a work day, but is not part of a six day work-week followed by a seventh-day Sabbath. The full New Moon day is always the first day of each new month. The New Moon day is never a seventh-day Sabbath or one of the six working days, and never a translation day.
This verse below from Exodus identifies only two of the Creator’s classes of days; the six work days and the seventh-day Sabbath.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahuah your Alahim. Exodus 20:9-10
The following Scripture verse from Ezekiel identifies three of Yahuah’s classes of days; the six work days, the seventh-day Sabbath and the additional mention of the New Moon day. Between these two texts, from Exodus 20 and Ezekiel 46, are found Yahuah’s rules and details for “His days” as outlined on His chosen and divinely appointed calendar.
The New Moon day determines that a new month has begun. It is always defined in Scripture as separate from the weeks of seven days. The New Moon day also determines that the first day of the work week will begin the following day. It is impossible to locate seventh-day Sabbaths without first the signal of the correct full New Moon Day. Therefore, it is of paramount importance to understand New Moons, because they are the beacons that declare to us when our month begins and that four successive weeks will begin following the second lunar phase of the month.
It is the LIGHT of the full New Moon that refreshes each new month and gives the framework for the four consecutive weeks that follow along with their respective sacred seventh-day Sabbaths. In other words it is the full New Moon that breaks the consecutive weekly cycle each and every month. As a result, there are only four complete weeks or four Sabbaths within each lunar month, as will be further illustrated in this Scriptural study.
Here is monumental evidence that the 1st day of the month is never the 1st day of the first week cycle. This can be more easily seen by counting from Sabbath, the 8th, which is the 7th day of the week, backward to the first day of the week, show that the 1st day of the week is actually the 2nd of the month.
It was [בין H996 = between הערבים H6153 = the evenings (plural)] of the 14th, the Israelites were commanded to kill and roast the Passover lamb, and place the blood on the doorposts. Then following sunset they were to eat the roasted lamb. This was followed by Yahuah passing over at midnight. And finally, Pharaoh sent a message to Moses after his first born was slain. From this layout of Passover events we are able to see that Passover, the 14th began at sunrise, lasted all day and then into the next night, and ending the following morning at precisely sunrise. Thus, the “night” was connected to previous daylight of the 14th, and not to the following morning of the 15th. This direct command of Yahuah is very clear. The daylight precedes the night within a complete 24 hour period for a given “calendar date”. However, it appears that He reckons a day as the “daylight” hours only, and reckons the night as the period of darkness. A full civil calendar date is from sunrise to sunrise. Refer to article, Sunrise or Sunset, When does a Day Begin?
Genesis 2 states: “Alahim ended His work, and rested on the seventh day from all His work . . . then Alahim honored the seventh day and sanctified it.” To be consistent with the definition of “day” as given in Genesis 1, the Sabbath is the daylight hours only.
Yahusha answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If anyone walks in the day, he does not stumble, because he sees the light of this world. But if one walks in the night, he stumbles, because the light is not in him.” John 11:9-10 NKJV
He appointed the moon for seasons [mo’edim = set-time congregational assemblies]. Psalm 104:19
“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— New Moon by New Moon you shall keep; and according to its abundance— 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 66:23 The Creator’s Calendar New Restored Text (Refer also to the article/study breakdown of this Hebrew verse in: New Moon by New Moon You Shall Keep)