Worship at the East Gate
Building Blocks of Time
These three verses in Ezekiel 46:1-3 are foundational corporate worship markers describing the EAST GATE as it coincides with Yahuah’s great mountain of time. This is the true Mount Zion, the sacred Mount of the congregation as it is beaconed by the shamayim from the east unto the west, as it is masterfully displayed in the sides of the north. Upon these principles are found the fascinating details of how the Temple services of earth were synchronized to the Creator’s time in the New Jerusalem. His worship times were designed to be predominantly regulated by the brilliant full New Moon, together with the stars by night and its reflection of the fullness of the sun. The full moon is the only lunar phase that arises in the EAST and shines even unto the west, ruling together with the stars by night. It is the only visible lunar phase consistent in both the northern and southern hemisphere. This brilliant LIGHT announces that the next morning is to commence the New Moon day, the first day of the lunar month.
None of these corporate worship details were designed to diminish in any way the personal prayer time of each individual who raises their voice, calling on the name of Yahuah, any time of any day or night.
These three verses are reminiscent of Genesis 1:1-31 and Exodus 20:8 identifying the six days for work as designated during the creation week along with its seventh-day, the sacred kadosh Sabbath. But here in Ezekiel there are additional building blocks that are indispensable for providing a fuller and more accurate picture of Yahuah’s set-apart MOUNTAIN OF TIME. If these verses in Ezekiel did not exist, nor the supporting evidence found in Isaiah 66:22-23 regarding the New Moon day, we would not be held accountable. But these do exist as witnesses for a calendar style that has been entirely replaced, with the moon utterly divorced from them, with differing time-measuring mechanisms over the last 2,000 years, by both the Hebrews and the Romans, and not without a covert cover-up.
The Open and Shut East Gate
Verse 1 reveals the otherwise lost understanding that the EAST GATE was, after all, regulated from one full New Moon to another full New Moon, each lunar month. This gate was to be thrown open wide for the daylight portion of each set-apart appointed mo’ed as described here in Ezekiel. These are specifically the seventh-day Sabbath and the New Moon day. Although the word sunrise is not mentioned in this verse, it is clearly implied as the gate was to be opened during the entire daylight portion and then closed at sunset as described in verse 2.
Strikingly, this EAST GATE was to be closed tight at sunset, at the end of each 12 hour daylight period. Some of you may be tempted to cling to the belief that this gate was closed following a 24 hour period from sunset to sunset in support of the Jewish tradition, but let us review the evidence from the perspective of these verses alone.
- New Moon day was the first day of each month.
- The first day of the first lunar week was the second day of each lunar month.
- The Sabbath was the seventh day of each week, but the eighth day as counted from the New Moon day.
- There are four complete week cycles following each New Moon day.
- Approximately every other lunar month, a seventh-day Sabbath will occur on the day prior to the New Moon day.
Three Kinds of Days Each Month
The council given to us for studying and gathering truths as demonstrated in Isaiah 28:13 is “precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” Yet most Scripture believers today consistently refuse to recognize that according to the Scriptural weight of evidence it teaches as a whole, that the year, month, week, and even the demarcation of days is to be calculated according to the beacon signal of the full New Moon. (Click on the image below to enlarge it.)
Test it Out for Yourself
An additional point to add here is that you can easily test this out for yourself by looking at your own wall calendar. Randomly, look at two or three different months to locate the full moon (or the dark lunar phase NASA has identified as new moon) in each. If any of these (but specifically the full moon) occurs on a regular work day, this is proof that your wall calendar is not patterned after the Creator’s calendar as defined in Scripture. For this verse in Ezekiel 46:1 declares that the EAST GATE is opened on full New Moon days and Sabbaths and closed on work days. The TESTING TRUTH is that the EAST GATE simply cannot be both opened and closed on the same day, period, no matter the fallacy of the modern Roman wall calendar.
At the Open East Gate
Verse 2 of this word study adheres to the original Hebrew while the modern translations depart from the original contextual meaning. Here we are instructed to come near to the Exalted One to worship at the EAST GATE. Although the earthly Temple no longer exists, for it was only a shadow of the true Temple not made with hands in the shamayim (heavens), we are called to meet Him at the EAST GATE of the true shamayim Temple on each full New Moon day. It is this full moon lunar phase alone that marks the rhythm of the EAST GATE. It is from the East Gate that each lunar month is laid out for worship. First day is New Moon day, then we count to seven, the seventh day of the week is the Sabbath, but it is the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th days of each month.
At the time the earthly Sanctuary/Temple was in full operation, one could observe the New Moon and Sabbath sacrifices that commenced at sunrise and ended at sunset. Notice in the examples below how far more animals were sacrificed on the New Moon day than the Sabbath day.
On the Sabbath day two lambs in their first year, without blemish, and two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, with its drink offering . . . Numbers 28:9 NKJV
At the beginnings of your lunar months (#2320 chodesh) you shall present a burnt offering to the Yahuah: two young bulls, one ram, and seven lambs in their first year, without blemish; three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed with oil, for each bull . . . Numbers 28:11-12 NKJV
If this was an indicator of the importance Yahuah placed on each of these days, then the New Moon day held far greater significance than the Sabbath day. After all the full New Moon was the beacon for New Year’s Day, all New Moon days each year, and then from these were counted all the set-apart annual feast days and seventh-day Sabbaths, including the 29-30 days of each lunar month. So the seventh-day Sabbaths are the fruit of the correct New Moon time-measuring model. The true seventh-day Sabbaths will never be found unless one is obediently seeking to meet with Yahuah, the Exalted One, at the threshold of the EAST GATE. For the EAST GATE of the shamayim is first open when the full moon arises in the EAST and shines all night then sets the following morning after sunrise. It is this brilliant night display that beacons all the worship times of Yahuah to begin the following morning.
Never a Need for Seven Rules of Postponement
The Creator’s Calendar was designed it in such a way that all, small and great, rich and poor, free and bond can see the full New Moon beacon with their own eyes. They have no need for Kohen conventions, mathematical formulas, or Seven Rules of Postponement. The reason you will never find the Jewish Rules of Postponement in Scripture is because they were only an invention of Hillel II, the official Head of the Sanhedrin in A.D. 358. Under great pressure from Rome, he and all Israel finally succumbed to giving up the true astro-luni-solar calendar in exchange for the one Rome could be satisfied with. Hillel sought to harmonize a lunisolar feast keeping calendar with the Roman cycling week. It is because of the inherent conflict between the two calendar styles that the Seven Rules of Postponement were created, as they ensure that yearly feasts, beaconed by the dark conjunction moon, will not occur on specific week days of the Roman solar calendar’s continuous weekly cycle.
The very fact that these Seven Rules of Postponement are absent from Scripture highlights that the astro-luni-solar calendar designed by the Creator had always been in perfect harmony with itself, and never needed a Seven rules to harmonize the feast days with the week cycle and Sabbaths. It also punctuates that both the Creator’s months and weeks were beaconed by the true New Moon.
Recognizing this helps us see that when a document of Seven Rules of Postponement becomes necessary, it is because the calendar has been changed from its harmonious original to a fraudulent and degraded wannabe.
This has become a useful test to determine which is the true calendar of Yahuah. This is supported in Leviticus 23, as all the feast days are fixed simultaneously to both the day of the week and the calendar date of the lunar month. So like a GPS, we can know that they will always remain in their preset and immovable position.
The Northern and Southern Hemisphere’ Opposing Lunar Phases
On one night only each month, the visible appearance of the full moon lunar phase is witnessed exactly the same on all continents and in both hemispheres within a 24 hour period. All other visible lunar phases displayed throughout the lunar month are seen in an opposite perspective. This eliminates any possibility for any other lunar phase to be the Creator’s true New Moon contender for the very reason they cannot be consistent in all regions of the world for a single orbit of earth.
The Morning and Evening Sacrifices
The daily morning and evening sacrifices present additional evidence that all days including the New Moon and Sabbaths commence at sunrise and end at sunset. There is no getting around that the above verses have the day identified as a twelve hour period ruled by the sun, beginning at sunrise and ending at sunset. In the Renewed Covenant (NT) our Messiah substantiates this by declaring:
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. John 11:9 NKJV
The Jews cannot utilize this verse as it is from the Brit Hadasha (NT) and declared by Yahusha, the Messiah, both of which they refuse to recognize. But if you believe the Brit Hadasha (NT) account, you have no excuse, other than sheer denial of the facts in order to remain in harmony with your particular “church denomination” dictated belief system.
From East to West
The EAST GATE is most significant, as through it all the lights in the shamayim arise and follow the ecliptic pathway to the west where they all set. But most profoundly, the full New Moon arises together with the stars by night and rule from horizon to horizon. It is this lunar phase that is the chief cornerstone of the Temple’s Mount Zion, for both the New Year in spring, as well as each lunar month, determine the Sabbaths and all the other set-apart feast days.
Just as surely as the luminaries [the sun, moon, and stars] arise from the East and shine forth even unto the West, so in like manner shall be the coming of the Son of man. Matthew 24:27 (Restored Text from Hebrew word study)
Genesis 1:16 Criteria
There is only one lunar phase that meets with the Genesis 1:16 criteria. This being that the LUNAR LIGHT recognized by YAHUAH ELOHIM is the one that rules together with the stars by night, the whole night through. The only lunar phase that qualifies is the full moon, for the shear fact that the dark conjunction lunar phase rules with the sun by day as does the first visible crescent. While the latter is ultimately visible for up to a whole hour after sunset, only 10% of its existence was by night, while 90% of its existence it ruled the day together with the sun. One could hardly, in honest truth, declare this crescent to be RULING THE NIGHT WITH THE STARS.
The Missing Aleph and Tav
Twice left out in the King James Version of Verse 2 is the Hebrew word את (#853 – Aleph and Tav). This becomes more apparent in paleo Hebrew , as read from right to left. The Aleph looks like an “A” lying on its side. This represents “the First or Beginning.” My personal favorite, in addition to referring to the First, I believe it is a word picture of the First Lamb slain, lying on its side on the sacrificial altar of Adam and Eve. This is further brought to view in that the ancient paleo “T” (Tav), as the last letter of the alphabet suitably signifies the CROSS, the sign or symbol of the last great sacrificial fulfillment of the Promised Messiah. Thus, together, the symbolizes both the promise and the fulfillment of Yahusha the Messiah, the true LAMB that takes away the sins of the whole world. The Renewed Covenant bears testimony that indeed the symbolize the Messiah. Although corrupted by the Greek translation, it is still clear that the Messiah has taken ownership of these terms as referring to Himself.
I am the Alpha [Aleph] and the Omega [Tav], the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” Revelation 22:13
There are many who believe the Aleph represents the head of the Ox with attributes of strength. But I contend that if the Aleph represents the head of the animal it must be the lamb/ram, as this was to eternally be the symbol of innocence and meekness of the promised Messiah. The Lamb/Ram was the first animal slain in Eden (Genesis 3:21) and again outside of Eden by Abel (Genesis 4:4). While, no doubt the Ox does have many characteristics worthy of a symbol, I believe the Messiah chose the Lamb to represent Himself in the symbol of the Aleph. Thus it is, the FIRST sacrifice was a lamb that was slain as a promise of the coming Messiah, and the LAST sacrifice was a LAMB fulfilling that promise, by our Messiah upon a cross.
When the Earthly Temple Ended and Shamayim Temple Began
From Verse 3 we learn that during the time Israel was obedient, they worshiped regularly at the East Gate on full New Moons and Sabbaths from sunrise to sunset. In the year A.D. 31, the earthly Temple system, with its Kohenim (priests) and slain animals, came to an abrupt end when the promised Messiah fulfilled His first prophetic ministerial post as “the TRUE LAMB slain from the foundation of the earth.” This was the inauguration of the true Temple above, the system not made with hands. For the earthly Temple system had only been an imperfect shadow, and had symbolized the shamayim (heavenly) Temple only in-part.
At our Messiah’s ascension He took on the prophetic role as our High Kohen of the Melchizedek order, who continues to this day to receive the humble prayers of confessing sinners while standing before His Father at the Altar of Incense in the set-apart sacred place above. He presents the tokens of His own one time blood-sacrifice for our sins, as He paid in full our debt for sin upon the cross. Thus sinners, receive from Yahusha, their living High Kohen Melchizedek advocate, full and complete forgiveness for sin, and a fresh clean slate to begin anew, direct from Yahuah’s seat of compassion.
Today, as these truths are being brought back to LIGHT, you are invited to join with the true believers of all ages to worship at the EAST GATE in one accord with our Creator and Redeemer who receives our outpouring and thankful worship.
Where is the East Gate Today?
Must the all those who are the obedient and trusting Israel today, move to Jerusalem? Not at all! It is at the place where the brilliant full moon arises in the east and shines all night long, announcing the New Moon day to begin at sunrise for worship of the Creator where ever you may be. It is at the place where the Sabbath day commences at sunrise when counted seven days after the New Moon Day. It is also the place where the yearly feast days are numbered from the New Moon Day. For it is only the brilliant LIGHT of the full New Moon displaying itself from horizon to horizon that was ordained to synchronize earth’s obedient with the worship rhythm of the shamayim. It is only then that you will be present according to His Ruach (presence) at the New Jerusalem’s true East Gate, Yahuah’s ordained Mount Zion, His mount of the congregation in the sides of the north.
It is here we physically remain today in the outer court of the Yahusha’s shamayim Temple system called earth. Yet, we are invited to enter in by His Ruach and truth into the sacred chambers above, along with the Messiah, our High Kohen and advocate. It is through confession of sin and obedience to Yahuah’s laws and statutes, observing Feast Days, that we become citizens of the New Yahushalom, while still on earth. Here, He welcomes us as His sons and daughters to receive the forgiveness only the Father can bestow and that the Messiah alone worked out for us upon the cross/stake. It is by confessing our sins in obedience that we then receive full and complete forgiveness and are clothed with the white robes of our High Kohen’s righteousness. Thus, He has taken our sin and given us His righteousness as a fair trade agreement, as His divine covenant.
As a result, this covenant made so long ago with Abraham, and written with the finger of Yahuah for Moses, can now be written on the hearts of every humble confessing and forgiven believers.
There remain naïve folks who have been led by false shepherds to believe that they are forgiven simply because they believe that the Messiah paid their debt upon the cross. But these do not recognize the part they must play in the process of forgiveness. For all must come humbly before Yahuah’s sacred seat of authority and confess all known sin to the Most High to receive this essential cleansing. For without “confession” there is no remission of sins. (Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3; Luke 24:47)
Why is this GATE in the EAST
The GATE is in the EAST because the sun, moon, and stars are the time denominators, and each arise and enter by way of the EAST. As we participate with this arrangement, we align our soul temples to that of Yahuah’s shamayim temple, harmonizing mentally, spiritually and physically to the fundamental laws of Yahuah Elohim and the WAY of Yahusha our Messiah. For His WAY is both TIME and EVENT (kadosh Feast Days) related. This is referred to as “following the LAMB whither so ever He goes.” For to follow Him in rehearsal, we enter in at the EAST GATE on Rosh Hashanah (New Year’s Day in spring), fourteen days later we honor our Messiah by celebrating Passover, followed by the Feast of Unleavened Bread, etc until each is complete. In obedience, we keep each of His Feast Days as monumental rehearsals each year at their specific times, acknowledging that we have asked for forgiveness and claim His PROMISE, the gift of pardon, and have our names written in the Lamb’s Book of Life. HalleluYAH!!!
The Grand Deception Will Not Prevail
Those who seek redemption as the willing followers of Yahuah, will discover Lucifer’s multiplicity of deceptions related to TIME, as he declared in his heart:
For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into the shamayim (heaven), I will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohim; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation [kadosh Zion assemblies and receive worship due Yahuah] on the farthest sides of the north [TIME measured from EAST to WEST]; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High [YAHUAH].’ Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. YeshaYahu (Isaiah) 14:13-15
Lucifer (Hillel) declared he would be like the Most High, and sit on the “mount of the congregation” (mo’edim), the set-apart appointed feast days of Yahuah. These set-apart times are only found to be beaconed by the LIGHTS designated at creation and found on the ecliptic pathway “in the sides of the north.” Consistently and perpetually from earth’s perspective, each of the sun, full moon, and stars arise in the east and set in the west as they rule, testifying of Yahuah’s grand and unalterable design.
Lucifer has no power to rule over these shamayim LIGHTS, or the ability to move these beacons of Yahuah’s appointed times. He is only left with his masterful skill to deceive through fabricated illusions and falsified systems of time-measuring that have been entirely removed from their relation to the shamayim. He has expertly worked through the charismatic world leaders to devise calendars wholly disconnected from Yahuah’s true full New Moon and the three part harmony of His astro-luni-solar calendar to mislead mankind and to receive to himself the timely worship due the Creator.
He has the influence to lead most of the world astray, even to believe that either a dark occulted lunar phase or a nearly dark crescent is the true New Moon, or never utilize the moon at all as the Romans have cunningly decreed. Stunningly, this foremost con artist of all time, promotes the belief that a starry constellation highlighted by the dark moon and the sun ruling at conjunction, marks the commencement of the year and month.
Over time, through repeated wars, the truth has been lost as mankind is forced to accept the lies or accept the consequences of death. Mankind no longer retains, nor passes down to future generations, the true knowledge of the prophets, as revealed in the Sanctuary/Temple of how the shamayim works and its relation to the full moon as a sacred sign marker of Yahuah’s worship times.
As declared in Daniel 7:25, Lucifer through the willing beast power of earth has been successful in changing both the times and laws of Yahuah. Stunningly, the parameters of these changes have been discovered to be much more encompassing than any of us had ever imagined. For all units of time have been utterly manipulated and many by 180 degrees, in both Roman and Hebrew time-keeping. Some faulty Scripture translations have been utilized to sell these lies to the unsuspecting. But the RUACH OF TRUTH prevails as Yahuah has begun raising up His honest seekers in preparation for the end-time testing of the remnant and those who will make up His eternal Kingdom.
Remember, the world at large will never seek to overcome or choose to be restored to the true worship rhythms of the shamayim, as they and even the masses of churched folks are content with being fed fabrications, thus they are led to believe the lies. They will not seek to align their hearts in every possible way with that of the Kingdom of the New Jerusalem, its King Yahusha, and His eternal government. They will discover only too late, that they have not the eyes to see, nor ears to hear.
Shocking as this may be, only those who are willing to assemble and enter by Yahuah’s Ruach at the EAST GATE of His shamayim Sanctuary when it is open, are truly seeking to worship Yahuah, the Creator. All others worship in vain, they know not what. This is because the EAST GATE is only open for worship on His full New Moon days, His lunar seventh-day Sabbaths, and other appointed Feast Days, as counted from New Moon day. This EAST GATE or “way” is closed on all other days for corporate worship. As a result, all those who continue to assemble for corporate worship according to the continuous weekly cycle, will not be acknowledged in the shamayim courts above.
This truth has been reserved for the obedient alone. This subject of the EAST GATE and its relation to the true New Moon and its beacon for worship may be the final call of the Shepherd to His sheep.
Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand. Daniel 12:9
He has said: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27-28 NKJV