Note: The New Moon of YHWH does NOT begin the 7th Day Sabbath cycle! The "Lunar Sabbath" doctrineis a "doctrine of demons" and originated in ancient Babylon. For more information on this important subject, please read our messages on the subject. Beware: The Lies of Babylon lead to death! (Prov.19:9)
There are some always some lingering concerns about the calendar among many of Yhwh's called-out. The kodeshim of the kehilah know the rudiments of Yhwh's kodesh calendar. This knowledge is essential to keep the Moedim or "appointed times of feasts" at the proper and assigned times.
Yhwh's calendar is dependent on the agricultural seasons, the sighting of the new moons (to determine the new "months") and lastly but not least, the sun. Among the main concerns is the correct season to start the kodesh new year. We should know that "Rosh HaShana" or the head of the year, does not occur in the autumn. The rabinical practice of calling the start of the year on the first day of the seventh month is unscriptural in all regards.
Very long time ago, when the kodeshim began to criticise and expose their babylonian heresy about calling Tishri 1 "Rosh HaShana," the rabbinical jews then switched strategies and began explaining that 1 Tishri was actually the start of the agricultural new year, as if that would fix the problem.
But of course this also is contrary to Torah, for the start of Yhwh's kodesh year in the spring is ALSO the commencement of the agricultural year as specified in Torah! The first harvest occurs in the srping, not in the fall!
Since then the rabbis and their blind followers totally ignore truth and continue in their error trying to justify their tradition and their violation of Torah in one way or another...it's one more point (of hundreds) that goes to show just how "kodesh" their doctrine really is.
The Rabbis, or their rabbinical tradition for that matter, do not determine when Yhwh's kodesh hebrew calendar initiates each year. Yhwh's calendar year commences when Yhwh and His Kodesh Word, the Torah, determine.
Yhwh has determined that the scriptural year begins with the first New Moon after the barley in Israel reaches the stage in its ripeness---called “Abib”. This only occurs in the Spring. There is no barley whatsoever in the fall season.
Yhwh's sacred calendar is not fixed to twelve months like the roman or the islamic calendars. The period between one year and the next is either 12 or 13 lunar months. Because of this, it is important to check the state of the barley crops at the END of the 12th month. If the barley is Abib at this stage, then the following New Moon is Kodesh Ha-Abib ("New Moon of the Abib").
But if the barley is still immature at the end of the 12th month, we must wait another month and then check the barley again at the end of the 13th month. By convention, a 12-month year is referred to as a Regular Year while a 13th month year is referred to as a Leap Year.
This should not be confused with Leap Years in the Gregorian (Roman-Christian-pagan) Calendar, which involve the "intercalation" or addition of a single day (Feb. 29) every four years. In contrast, the “Biblical Leap Year” involves the intercalation of an entire lunar month ("Thirteenth Month", also called "Adar Bet" or "Adar 2").
In general, it can only be determined whether a year is a Leap Year a few days before the end of the 12th Month. This cannot be foreseen nor pre-calculated like happens in the rabbinical jewish calendar. The addition of the 13th month is necessary to prevent the seasons from falling at different times of the year due to the astronomical event known as the "procession of the equinoxes." This error is evident in the modern islamic calendar in which they never add a 13th month, and therefore their sacred feast days move from season to season every so often years.Sometimes the egyptian islamic passover occurs in March, other times in May, other times in June, etc. This is also the reason why their feast of Ramadan moves from season to season throughout the years.
In summation, barley which is in the state of Abib has 3 characteristics:
1. It is brittle enough to be destroyed by hail and has begun to lighten in color (it is not "dark").
2. The seeds have produced enough dry material so it can be eaten parched.
3. It has developed enough so that it will be harvest-ready two weeks later.
When mature Abib is sighted around Jerusalem in the early springtime, then you know YHWH’s new year is to be declared at the following Rosh Kodesh – new moon crescent sighting. This is the Law of YHWH’s New Year – the true Rosh h’Shanah, as opposed to the apostate “Jewish” tradition of declaring their new year in the autumn (Mark 7:7-9).
The Remnant of YHWH, His Kehilah, is dedicated to restoring and preserving YHWH’s Law and commandments, such as the true observance of YHWH’s new year in the spring and His annual harvest feasts – in opposition to both Jewish and Christian traditions! If you are being called to serve and obey the Redeemer of mankind, contact us or any of Yhwh's servants today for instruction in obedience!