Twelve Gates are Twelve Full New Moons – Revelation 21:21
In Revelation 21:21 with reference to the New Jerusalem (New Yarushalom), it appears that all twelve gates are twelve full New Moons. Before entering, each over-comer will be given a white pearl stone a type of entrance ticket signifying an open gate and a warm welcome into the qodesh city, the New Jerusalem.
Twice repeated in this passage is the fact that each of the twelve large gates of the sacred city, New Jerusalem, where dwells our Creator and Redeemer, is made of one whole single white pearl stone. The remainder of the sacred city discussed is of pure transparent gold, with the exception of the walls, which are composed of twelve precious gems. So we have three architectural features described as attributes of this city, and its twelve large gates.
Also, the twelve large gates are twelve pearls, one apiece. Each of the large gates is of one single pearl; and the New Yahushalom city was pure gold, in the manner of transparent stone that shines. Hagilu Natan Elohim (Revelation) 21:21
Here I want to make the connection that each whole full pearl gate represents a whole full New Moon. There are twelve full New Moons every year represented in this most marvelous sacred city. In the third Scripture Study in the sequence and listed below, Revelation 22:2 clarifies that there is absolutely a New Moon in the New Jerusalem for which the twelve fruits of the Tree of Life are governed by, and accordingly bear one kind of fruit each lunar month. So we have two witnesses, one in Isaiah 66:23 and this one in Revelation 22:2 that indeed there is a New Moon in this city above, which will one day come down from Yahuah, out of the shamayim (heavens) and make its habitation upon the earth with the righteous (Revelation 21:2).
Two additional Scripture studies, Ezekiel 46:1-3 and Jeremiah 6:16-17 illustrate the connection between the “east gate” of the earthly Sanctuary and the New Moon that rises in the east when it rules, at which time it announces the full New Moon day to begin at sunrise.
From the time the wilderness tabernacle was first erected until the Messiah died upon the cross/stake and the curtain was rent between the two compartments of the Temple, the New Moon had consistently and perpetually been linked to the east gate (Ezekiel 46:1-3). For it was the full New Moon each lunar month that established when this gate was to be opened for formal and corporate worship for New Moon days, Sabbath days, and all the other qodesh Feast Days. For it is only the full New Moon arising in the east and shining unto the west that marks the pathway of the LAMB (Messiah) for the entire length of the Temple, from the entrance into the outer court in the east, unto the Most Sacred Place in the west.
Admission with a White Stone
Black or White Stone Ballots
Are you aware that in the induction ceremony of some secret societies, such as the Free Masons, a voting system of new inductees transpires in which the voting members cast their votes by utilizing either a black or white stone sphere?
It must not be assumed that this is an ancient pagan practice, simply because we recognize secret societies as objectionable groups who often mix truth with error.
But what do the Scriptures say about this voting method?
This verse declares that the gate of the New Jerusalem will be flung open for the overcomers, the redeemed of earth, who receive the white stone. These alone will be granted admittance into the sacred city. This is the voting model used by the ETERNAL KING OF KINGS with reference to the saved and the lost.
Yahuah made provision that all mankind may receive a white stone sphere. But if sin prevails and one has not confessed all sin and been covered by the blood of Yahusha the Messiah, thereby receiving His robe of righteousness, even one black stone cast by Satan will be counted against him. Thus, he will be counted unworthy, and not be admitted.
Make no mistake, the white stone sphere signifies the open gate/door to the pure perfect LIGHT OF TRUTH, as revealed by the brilliant full New Moon, the eternal symbol of the Messiah. Whereas, the black stone sphere signifies darkness, sin and rejection, as revealed by the occulted conjunction moon, the symbol of Satan who himself was ultimately black balled from the New Jerusalem, and who will stop at nothing to black ball you as well.
So, as you can see, it is not a stretch to identify a latent fact that each single whole pearl makes up one of the twelve gates of the New Jerusalem. Each is representative of the tie between the full New Moon and the east gate being open for worship. As a result of this realization, there is no guess work as to which lunar phase is the true New Moon. A single whole pearl is the description given by John the Revelator of what he saw in vision. Each pearl was a most appropriate and beautiful description of our Creator’s marvelous full New Moon.
Might it be that until that great day when the redeemed of earth are united in the New Yarushalom after our Messiah’s Second Coming, that we have entrance by way of acceptance and practice of keeping the true full New Moon? Might it also be that aligning the rhythm of our worship to His is the only way we actually accept the gift of His white stone?
Jewish Calendar Fraud
For the last 1,700 years the Jews/Semites have been living and teaching a lie as they have swapped out the astro-luni-solar Sabbath for a fixed Roman Saturday in A.D. 358, but unrecognized until now, it appears they had also switched the New Moon lunar phase from the Creator’s original full moon to the dark conjunction or crescent. May the symbolism of this change not be lost upon us as the enemy of souls seeks to bring down the Jews through false traditions, for the reason that through Abraham, Jacob, and David, the great promised Messiah was to come.
“In AD 351-352 Roman persecution flared and the Jews revolted. They were soon crushed. Many Jewish towns were destroyed and decrees issued against the local authorities and against Judaism. The privileges of the head of the Sanhedrin and the freedoms of the Sanhedrin itself were curtailed. Roman pressure to conform “Jewish” TIME to Roman TIME had reached crisis level. ibid
Under this pressure Hillel II agreed to limit the functions of the head of the Sanhedrin, as well as the Sanhedrin itself, with respect to proclaiming the New Moon, setting festival dates, and employing intercalation [inserting the 13th lunar month]. With the decline of the Jewish power-base in Israel, the Jewish community in Babylon had been rising in influence to fill the vacuum. Hillel II published details informing all Jews of the methods of the [new] calculated calendar developed in Babylon. From that time on the Sanhedrin in Judea ceased to function or to maintain calendar experts. Hillel II is thus given the credit for the present fixed Rabbinical calendar, but in reality it originated in Babylon and was just the starting point of the development of the Rabbinical calendar in use today.” Encyclopedia Judaica, s.v. “Hillel”.
Harmony with Recorded Signs
It was through Yahusha the Messiah, who did come at the appointed time, giving up his life for all of mankind on Passover the 14th of Aviv. It is an uncontroverted fact that this was a mid-month event, yet most have been taught that this was the day of the full moon. But the facts as presented in Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, present the opposite picture, that indeed this was the day of a dark conjunction lunar phase, a necessary requirement for a total and complete solar eclipse. It was on that most epic dark day in all of history that the Son of Yahuah gave His life as the purchase price for sinners, with the assurance for all who confess their sins before the Eternal Father, an eternal future beyond the grave. Praise Yahuah and His Son Yahusha! For more on this refer to article, The Sun was Darkened from the Sixth to the Ninth Hour.
We can have assurance that at the time of the Messiah the full moon was the uncontroverted New Moon. For several eye witnesses in addition to Luke attested that on the day of the crucifixion there was indeed a solar eclipse, when the sun was darkened from the sixth to the ninth hour, marking the epic mid-month event of our Messiah’s death on the cross/stake. This continues to be discounted by the Romans and the Jews especially in the third and fourth centuries A.D. during the time of the Easter Controversy as together they continued a time change cover-up. But to their dismay, the Jews’ Nineteen Rules of Postponement testifies against their denial as it only came into existence in the 4th Century A.D. for the purpose of bringing order, by way of harmonizing two opposing calendar styles. For more on this refer to article, Constantine’s Easter Controversy, and also, Stunning Historical Evidence.
As new light is progressively revealed from the pages of Scripture and honest men and women are able to release their grip on the status quo traditions of men, Popes, false prophets, pastors, rabbis, teachers, and unscriptural beliefs, true advancements can be made, knowledge shall increase (Daniel 12:4), and Yahusha, our Messiah will return.
For additional studies that illustrate the full moon as the original New Moon in Scripture, refer to on this Link.