NEW MOON SHABATS, WEEKLY SHABATS & ANNUAL SHABATS:
what Elohim's torah commands!
How can one understand the festivals of YHWH without understanding how the calendar of YHWH in the sky actually works?
The calendar, an occultic teaching in scripture that must be determined through study with prayer and fasting so that the Ruah can freely assist us, is one of the greatest revelations YHWH gives for our instruction and is little known because it is hardly studied.
YHWH's time keeping, as regards his purpose for creation history from beginning to end, is encoded in his commands regarding his appointment festivals and sabbaths called 'moedim' (leviticus 23:2 begins the discourse on what these moedim/appointed times were).
Moed means appointment. Moedim is plural. A moed carried the connotation of a specific, pre-determined time and place to meet with YHWH. EliYah demonstrates his knowledge of and obedience to this pattern when it states in 1 kings 18:36 that 'at the time of the evening sacrifice' is when he called on YHWH at an altar of YHWH that he had repaired for this 'appointment' which demonstrated the difference between the true YHWH and the false 'Lords/Baals' that the nation had been duped into following (For more on this please seeWho is YHWH and who is Baal).
This correct understanding of 'moedim/appointments' is a key feature that will be demonstrated by the spirit of Eliyah before the return of messiah once again. In this way our hearts of his faithful children will be turned to our true Father and the Father will turn to us. This understanding of moedim revolves around the proper understanding of the day called the 'new moon'.
Yet it seems that many of His children have relied completely on the teachings and traditions of men rather than on an understanding derived from the PROPER dividing of the word to ascertain what the truth is. Many who look into this issue to any degree stop short by accepting the tradition of the rabbis; assuming that what they practice today as regards the festivals and timekeeping of YHWH has always been the proper way. This is a very unwise assumption. Even more so now that I have looked into the issue of timekeeping from the Biblical record and the historical facts regarding how the rabbinics came up with the calendar they have today and found inconsistencies.
RABBIS OR THE TORAH: WHO SHOULD WE LISTEN TO?
Where did the rabbinics derive their current calendar/what were the political conditions of the time and could that have effected the outcome in any way?
Why is it that the 'chodesh/new moon' is given such little regognition by the rabbinics when YHWH clearly exalts this day above the sabbath itself...
In fact the sacrifices required for this monthly feast were equivalent to sacrifices required at some of the GREAT FEASTS commanded by YHWH!
If the rabbinics have the right calendar, why do they give such a meager recognition to the import of the 'chodesh'...particularly when the proper reckoning is essential for keeping the other appointments AT THE PROPER TIME? Scripture CLEARLY teaches that the chodesh, for all practical purposes is observed much like a sabbath...in fact, a day greater than the sabbath...nearly equal with the festivals. Let's take a look:
Numbers 28:1-2 Then YHWH spoke to Moses, saying, 2 "Command the sons of Israel and say to them, 'You shall be careful to present My offering, My food for My offerings by fire, of a soothing aroma to Me, at their appointed time.'
Right away we are told that YHWH is warning that his time keeping for these sacrifices was VERY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND! It also seems that the required amount and types of sacrifice were indicative to the relative importance of the event. Let's reveiw them for relevance:
Daily: 2 lambs with its grain and drink offerings. Num. 28:3-8
Sabbath (shabbat): 2 lambs with grain and drink offerings IN ADDITION TO THE DAILY SACRIFICE. Num. 28:9-10 So we see the relative import of the sabbath day OVER that of a normal day by a doubling up of the required sacrifice.
Monthly (chodesh): two bulls, one ram, and seven male lambs with their grain and drink offerings and a male goat, IN ADDITION TO THE DAILY OFFERINGS (please note the absence of a provision made for the event that this sacrifice were to fall on a 'regular' sabbath) Num. 28:11-15
It would seem that the relative import of the 'chodesh' is even greater than that of the regular sabbath even as the 'feasts' are. Let's continue our analysis.
Passover: Two bulls, one ram, seven lambs with grain and drink offerings, and a male goat, IN ADDITION TO THE DAILY SACRIFICE. This same offering is required for each of the seven days of unleavened bread with no mention of provision being made in the event these sacrifices fell on a 'regular' sabbath. Num. 28:16-25
Feast of Weeks (shavuot): two bulls, one ram, seven lambs with grain and drink offerings, and a male goat, in addition to the daily sacrifice, again with no mention of a 'regular' sabbath provision. Num. 28:26-31
Pay close attention to the following interesting details...
Trumpets (yom teruah): two bulls, one ram, seven lambswith its grain, and a goat, not only in addition to the regular, daily sacrifice, but also IN ADDITION TO THE 'REGULAR' MONTHLY SACRIFICE! The absence of a regulation or provision regarding this day falling on a 'regular' sabbath now becomes quite conspicuous! Num. 29:1-6
If the amount of sacrifice required for each of these days is any indication of the spiritual significance of the day in the mind of YHWH, clearly the 'chodesh' stands out as more significant than the 'regular' sabbath even as the sabbath stands out over a normal day since on the seventh chodesh the sacrifices are doubled in the same way.
In fact we can see that the sacrifices required on the chodesh were very similar to those of Passover, Shavuot, and Yom Teruah; essentially consisting of 2 bulls, 1 ram, 7 lambs, with their associated grain and drink offerings and a male goat. This seems to be a nice little feast every month at some time folks. I see a lot of talk about 'the feasts of YHWH' but the chodesh feast seems to be TOTALLY unnoticed by the ignorant masses.
Let's take a look at some other scriptures that may indicate the spiritual significance of the 'chodesh.'
Thus says YHWH Elohim, "The gate of the inner court facing east shall be shut the six working days; but it shall be opened on the sabbath day, and opened on the day of the chodesh. Ezekiel 46:1
It appears very clearly in the text above that the 'chodesh day' WAS NOT one of the six working days of a week!
The people of the land shall also worship at the doorway of that gate before YHWH on the sabbaths and on the chodeshim (new moons). Ezekiel 46:3
In Ezekiel's temple (which is the millenial temple) the gate to the inner court is only open on shabbat and on chodesh!
YHWH seems to be clearly teaching the relative importance of chodesh here. He is very clear that the sabbath is a day of the week but not one of the six working days...and the chodesh, though it is part of the division of a month, IS NOT PART OF ANY WEEK! Please note that there is no mention of any so called 'High Sabbaths.'
When will the chodesh be over so that we may sell grain, and the sabbath, that we may open the wheat market... Amos 8:5a
There is an obvious understanding in the above verse that buying and selling was strictly prohibited on the sabbath and on the chodesh to the dismay of greedy men who cared little for YHWH's timekeeping (and still do) and clearly would have been agreeable to making a 'change' in the times and laws in order to perpetually calculate interests and profits as is done today under the Julius/Gregorian replacement calendar.
"And it shall be from chodesh to chodesh and from sabbath to sabbath, all mankind will come to bow down before Me," says YHWH. Isaiah 66:23
Here again we see that worship is a major focus of both the sabbath and the chodesh. It appears clear that there cannot be a practical distinction made between the focus of chodesh from that of sabbath. In fact the phraseology seems equivalent in this case to: 'from month to month and week to week' making a distinction between the difference in division of time.
So David hid in the field; and when the chodesh (new moon) came, the king sat down to eat food. 1 Samuel 20:24 And it came about the next day, the second day of the chodesh, that David's place was empty... 1 Samuel 20:27 Then Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did not eat food on the second day of the chodesh/new moon, for he was grieved over David because his father had dishonored him. Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David... 1 Samuel 20:34-35
Above I pulled out just a few scriptures to remind you of the story. It is worth reading it fully at this time if the details are too vague. In 1 Samuel 20 we have the story of David withdrawing from the 'chodesh' banquet with King Saul (since it was obvious the king wished to kill him). David was 'hidden' both days of the chodesh banquet scheduled for this particular month; in accord with lunar observations, chodesh days would alternate each month between 1 and 2 days. On the morning of the third day he came out from his hiding place.
I'd like to merely hint at some interesting parallels here. David is a picture of Mashiach; both were 'hidden' away until the 3rd day because of the murderous desires of the 'established order' (whose order was threatened by the obvious annointings upon these personages).
The final parrallel takes us full circle back to the idea of a 'renewed' covenant spoken of at the beginning. In the same way that this 'new covenant' has been 'hidden' (in the sense that the old is passing away and the 'new' is on its way but not yet here) the Messiah has been hidden away for 2 days (2 thousand years) and we are now in the early morning of the third day when the covenant shall soon be fully revealed.
Certainly, without getting too deep in to the meditational aspects of YHWH's time-keeping and the pictures throughout scripture that show us his character and plan in relation to a pre-set timetable, we can see from all of the various passages above that we can no doubt safely conclude the following 3 things:
1. That keeping the New Moon (chodesh) was practiced in ancient Israel
2. That we shall be keeping the chodesh during the millenial reign once again
3. That we are so reliant upon antichrist calendars (one for civil year and one for religious year) on some piece of paper, that we know NOTHING of YHWH's chodesh, its phases in the sky, and it's relative import to HIS TIME KEEPING in our present day as he COMMANDED us to keep it!
If chodesh was that important in time past and will be again in the millenial reign as shown through the Ezekiel temple...shouldn't we have a comprehensive understanding of it (as did the ancient Israelite) rather than relying on the rabbinic traditions of error? For understanding how to practically understand YHWH's chodesh see The Practical Chodesh.
I believe that the chodesh was observed much like a sabbath and that the sabbaths were originally tied to the lunations of the moon. In fact, the there is an argument to be made from the rabbinics own teachings regarding this as follows:
The rabbinics teach that the festival of Shavuot is when ancient Israel, after having been delivered from bondage in Egypt, entered into covenant with YHWH to accept His laws and decrees and to become his people. The fact is that the scripture is CLEAR that this happened at Mt. Sinai on the 15th day of the third month. Please read the entire account now if the details are vague.
In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very same day they came into the wilderness of Sinai...and YHWH said "if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own special possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation"...And all the people answered together and said, "All that YHWH has spoken we will do!" Exodus 19:1-8
Clearly the scriptures teach, and the rabbinics agree, that the children of Israel left Egypt on the 15th day of the month. The Hebrew for 'on that very same day' is 'b'yom haze' and is dependent on the date previously alluded to: the day the children of Israel left Egypt which was the 15th day of the lunar month (full moon day which was always a sabbath in the division of the lunar month the Hebrews observed).
Therefore, as I understand and divide the scripture, the count of weeks begins the day AFTER the sabbath AFTER the waving of the first fruits (omer) or the 23rd day of the 1st month (since the omer is waved on the 16th day...the next sabbath occurs on the 22nd and the command is to begin the count 'after the sabbath after the waving of the Omer' which is always the 23rd. (Sabbaths in the Lunar months the Hebrews observed were always on the same days of the month...the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of every month were sabbath days)
Counting seven full weeks beginning on this first day of the week after the 22nd day sabbath and so we count 7 FULL WEEKS (counting ONLY WEEKDAYS with their associated sabbath at the end, just like for the Jubilee count...and we disregard the chodeshim which are divisions of months NOT DIVISION OF WEEKS/SEVENS SHAVUOT which are IN months of which the CHODESH is HEAD; this is the necessary adjusment even as the intercalary month for the proper count of Jubilee) and when reckoned in this way we end up on the 15th day sabbath of the 3rd month EVERY YEAR!
This is the very proof which DEMONSTRATES the ONLY way YHWH's calendar works out according to the scriptural keys, is with observation of a LUNAR MONTH whose sabbaths are CONNECTED to the phases of the moon and not a FLOATING sabbath associated with the antichrist calendar we are all living with today.
ONLY LUNAR WEEKDAYS ARE COUNTED FOR THE FEAST OF WEEKS! The chodesh (head of the month) is not a division of weeks...it is a division of a MONTH...THE ONLY WAY TO ACHIEVE A FEAST OF WEEKS ON THE 15TH DAY OF THE THIRD MONTH IS WITH MONTHS BEING DIVIDED INTO CHODESHIM AND SHABBATON (NEW MOON DAYS AND WEEKS) OF WHICH NEW MOONS ARE NOT COUNTED AS PART OF ANY WEEK.
Again, the ONLY way to have a 15th day of the third month celebration of WEEKS/Shavuot and still count 50 WEEKdays (not new moons) is by observation of a LUNAR CALENDAR whose sabbaths are also tied to the lunations rather than the 'floating' sabbaths (as regards YHWH's calendar) that the rabbinics have tied to the ROMAN/SATANIC calendrical week.
Therefore, for ALL PRACTICAL PURPOSES, the 3 major feasts of YHWH all begin in the evening of a full moon which is the beginning of the 15th day sabbath of the 1st, 3rd, and 7th months respectively, and I also argue that they each end, for all practical purposes, with the sabbath of the 22nd of their respective months; even when the scripture says that both the Passover/unleavened bread feast are 7 day feasts each beginning on the 15th sabbath and ending on the 21st day...for the Feast of Succot there is an added day...an 8th day...that is a picture of the 8th day of creation...the eternal state after the creation week of man is completed. This regular sabbath day...for all practical purposes ends both feasts...not just the seven day feast of Succot.
I argue that the regular lunar phase of the 22nd is the regular sabbath that ends the feast of SHAVUOT/weeks even as it does, for all practical purposes, the first and third of these 3 GREAT FEASTS. I argue that this festival is at least a 3 day event and the Sabbath at the end is the final day of the feast week even as we have patterned in THE OTHER 2 of the GREAT FEAST WEEKS. Let's look:
Exodus 19:1-17 In the third month after the sons of Israel had gone out of the land of Egypt, on that very day they came into the wilderness of Sinai....and Moses went up to Elohim, and YHWH called to him from the mountain, saying, "Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob and tell the sons of Israel: 'You yourselves have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles' wings, and brought you to Myself. 'Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.' These are the words that you shall speak to the sons of Israel." So Moses came and called the elders of the people, and set before them all these words which YHWH had commanded him. And all the people answered together and said, "All that YHWH has spoken we will do!" And Moses brought back the words of the people to YHWH And YHWH said to Moses...."Go to the people and consecrate them today and tomorrow, and let them wash their garments; and let them be ready for the third day, for on the third day YHWH will come down on Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people....So Moses went down from the mountain to the people and consecrated the people, and they washed their garments. And he said to the people, "Be ready for the third day; do not go near a woman." So it came about on the third day, when it was morning, that there were thunder and lightning flashes and a thick cloud upon the mountain and a very loud trumpet sound, so that all the people who were in the camp trembled. And Moses brought the people out of the camp to meet Elohim, and they stood at the foot of the mountain. Exodus 19:1-17
We know that in the same account above that YHWH told the people to purify themselves that day, the day after and on the third day and that he would then meet with them at the mountain. This makes shavout at least a 3 DAY event and the following sabbath would end this week during which the people entered into VERBAL COVENANT with YHWH. This essentially makes Shavout, for all practical purposes, an eight day festival even as the other two begin and end with the same sabbaths. I believe that this is significant.
For the proper, biblical exposition on keeping time as YHWH commanded please see my study Shabbaton. Where did the deception in timekeeping first take place? Here is what I believe happened after the destruction of the temple in AD 70. Where in history did we go wrong?
Julius Ceasar, a powerful roman senator in the 1st century BC, combined the offices of the greeko/roman priesthood and that of the State and laid claim to the title 'Pontifus Maximus' ('highest priest' if you will). He had intended to make the position that of 'god on earth' but he would never realize that role before his assassination; but his adopted son Agustus was able to realize his fathers' dream of being 'god on earth' just a few years later. Julius was successful in changing the way time was kept by divorcing the ancient association of timekeeping with YHWH's calendar in the sky; the cycles of the moon. He removed the responsibility of observing the lunar cycles of the moon from the people (for the purpose of timekeeping) by eliminating it's necessity through replacing it with a static calendar...a calender whose moonths, weeks, and days were no longer dependent upon the observatioon of the cycles of the moon but rather the according to the number of days in a solar year. The main religion of the Romans at the time was 'Sol Invictus' or the 'invincible sun' and was an offshoot of the babylonian religious system that believed the sun was an object of worship. This new calendar was static and divorced from observation of lunar cycles which had been done by all ancient peoples.This change in timekeeping was introduced in the Roman Empire in 45 BC and finally fully realized by constantine through decree in the 4th century AD. The facts are that a luni-solar calendar is what YHWH gave to man. Man hates YHWH and wanted to disassociate himself from YHWH...He was first able to do this by figuring the mean amount of days in a solar year and disassociating those from the lunar moonths. Along with that of course came weeks of days disassociated from the lunar signs. And finally by disassociating the month itself from the lunar observations. One should not have to research long to see that the roots of the 'calendar' have EVERYTHING to do with the signs of the moon coupled with the growing seasons. All of the most ancient of calendrical systems were obviously directly associated with the lunations. Even the word 'calends' from which we get the word calendar means 'call out' and has its origin in the priests 'calling out' that the month had begun because of the observation of the phase of the moon called 'new moon'; moon of course the word from which we get the now disassociated word 'month.'Until men created the association of days with the planets (wandering stars associated with condemnation according to the book of Jude) there had never been a perpetual 7 day weekly cycle as we have today. This came with the adoption of the 'planetary week' which archaeology shows was in use in SOME PARTS of the Roman kingdom around the time of Yahshua. You will find absolutely NO evidence to support the notion that the ancient Hebrew people observed two calendars prior to the destruction of the temple in AD 70; one for the days/months/years...and a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT one to track a perpetual seven day planetary week for Sabbath keeping!
Although Julius the Ceasar created the NEW CALENDAR in the first century BC and we see archaeological evidence of its use in purely Roman places (like the Roman bathhouses in Pompei), it would have been REJECTED by the religious Hebrews living in Israel and used ONLY by those few Jews (considered traitors by most) who welcomed and participated in the Hellinization of the Hebrew culture. Yahshua certainly would not have observed the calendar of a man who believed himself to be a 'god.' You see, it was during this time that the idolatrous practice of making an image of the god ceasar on the gold and silver coins also came into practice...if we recall, Yahshua said something to the effect 'whose coin is it' and the response was 'ceasars' so Yahshua said 'if it's his, give it back.' The same holds true for the calendar we observe today...few realize (because of the cognitive dissonance such realization creates) that the calendar they LIVE BY is NOT YHWH'S but ceasars.' We must be prepared to give it back as well.
There is NO EVIDENCE to support the idea that the Jews adopted this pagan calendar until many years after the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. The fact is that the rabbinic Jews who are in power today are the VERY SAME STOCK OF TRAITORS who were in alliance with Rome during the time of Messiah...the very same descended line that killed him. Here's the PROOF!It must be understood that the letter 'j' did not exist in any language until about 500 years ago. The word translated as 'Jew' in the scriptures is actually 'Yahuda' (sometimes translated as 'Judah') and it literally means 'YHWH praiser.' Yahuda was one of the sons of Yacov (Jacob) and became one of the 12 clans or tribes of the nation of Israel. It also became the name of a specific geographical area and the romans would refer to ANYONE from this area as belonging to Yahudah...or a 'Jew' if you will. Not everyone who came from this area was really a 'praiser of YHWH' nor were they necessarily the physical descendent of the tribe known as Yahuda.
In fact, the supposed kings of the 'Jews' before, during, and after the time of messiah was the 'herodian' dynasty which had its beginning with their progenitor ANTIPAS. Antipas was governor of Idumea after the Maccabean revolt a hundred years before messiah was born.
Antipas, and the herodian line were not of the tribe of Yahudah but from the tribe of EDOM. Idumea is a variant of the word EDOM. Edom means 'red' and was the name that YHWH gave to Esau...the brother of Jacob. YHWH says of this person (and his descendents) many times in scripture that he hates them and will utterly destroy their line. It is the hated line of Edomites that were the kings in the land known as Yahuda.
The Romans referred to them as 'Jews' because they came from roughly the same geographical area. We can see therefore that this term had neither anything to do with them being 'praisers of YHWH' nor with their being physical descendents of the clan or tribe of Israel. They had no business being 'king' and for this reason murdered messiah.Yahshua said: "Watch out! Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod." Mark 8:15 He also said to these same people: you are of your father the devil, and you want to do the desires of your father. John 8:44Later we see Yahshua making distinctions between TRUE Yahudim and LIARS who are PRETENDING to be Yahudim: I know your tribulation and your poverty (but you are rich), and the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. Revelation 2:9
And again: Behold, I will cause those of the synagogue of Satan, who say that they are Jews, and are not, but lie-- behold, I will make them to come and bow down at your feet, and to know that I have loved you. Revelation 3:9
It is my sincere belief that it is because YHWH knew the devilish behavior of this son of Isaac...and the deception which was INHERENT in him, that he declared his hate for him while yet in the womb and caused his brother Yacov/Jacob to do what was contrary to his nature by decieving his brother out of the blessing of the birthright which his brother clearly despised by selling it for some stew. Esau wanted all the blessings for this birthright but none of the responsibility which meant obedience to YHWH.
This actually is the core of the 'end time deception' and the 'powerful delusion' YHWH allows to overtake man just prior to the return of Messiah. As was the first time, Edom must be ruling FROM JERUSALEM before messiah comes to destroy him, AND THEN according to Obadiah 1:21 the kingdom will BECOME YHWH's. Until then Edom will rule on the Mount of YHWH even as he did at the first advent of messiah as written in ObadYah and elsewhere. You can read more about that end time deception here: Zionism Exposed.The historical evidence regarding what took place at the destruction of the temple is rather sketchy and surrounded by much tradition and nastalgia but here's what I believe happened which seems to be congruent with both the historical and biblical records: Edomites (through the herodian dynasty) were ruling in the land. The ruling parties installed the High Priests (who were all from the line of Annas, who was installed by the governor of Syria in 7 AD and was NOT from the line of Aaron as was YHWH's command for the priesthood). The High priest was the head of the Sanhedrin (the judicial branch) which was also controlled by the Herodian line.
Finally the Pharisees (the religious clerics) came under the control of these same Edomites. The Rabbinic Jews today are a direct descendent of these Edomites and their doctrines.After this Edomite Sanhedrin (along with the pharisees who are the acknowleged progenitors of the Rabbinics of today) pronounced the death sentence upon the true King of Israel, the Master Yahshua, and called down his blood upon their heads and the heads of their descendents when forcing the hand of the Roman Procurator to do their bidding through a bit of political manuevering, the Messianic community began to grow exponentially in Jerusalem.
Acts tells us that in ONE DAY there were three thousand believers added to the community and in acts five it says...and this was toward the beginning of the persecution of believers around 40 AD, that multitudes of men and women, were continually being added to their number Acts 5:14. Scripture and History both indicate that the believing community, which was headed by the half brother of messiah, Yacov (James), was a VERY LARGE community; by some estimates consisting of nearly a million believers.We also know that the Sanhedrin, after first arresting and beating the disciples in an attempt to intimidate them into silence, began an organized program of arresting and killing disciples in an organized fashion. After the conversion of their number one hit man, Paul...the Edomites in control were forced to take other measures.
I believe, after the fifth son of Annas murdered the head of this community, Yacov, around AD 62, they conspired with Rome (Emporer Vespasian and his general) to destroy the rest of the believing community in Jerusalem...the true Yahudim. Rabbi Yochannan ben Zachai looted the temple and snuck out of Jerusalem in a casket. He had already transferred the seat of power to Yavneh on the coast of the Mediteranean in the south of Israel. He, and Rabbi Akiva whom I will discuss at more length momentarily, had conspired to murder the messianic community and in large part that is exactly what transpired with the destruction of Jerusalem. The Edomites in control of the 'Jewish' community abandoned the believers and all Jerusalem to the sword. They moved their seat of power to Yavneh and they elevated Rabbi Akiva to prominent status as teacher of their new community. He PROFOUNDLY changed the history and teachings of historical judaic thought as it culminated in believing Yahshua was Messiah and they would have no part of that!Akiva was actually a messianic proselyte who, after ignoring the warnings and rebuke of the messianic brethren to give up his necromancy/practice of witchcraft, was excommunicated from the community. He became very bitter and joined the pharisaic movement and Zachais Edomite movement to Yavneh. Akiva was the first to begin attempting to change the age old understanding of key messianic scriptures to mean something altogether new. He twisted the scriptures into all manner of contortions in order to attempt to invalidate the age old, plain text understanding of scripture. This is still the common practice of the Rabbinics today.
As part of this conspiracy, the Edomites also accepted the newly invented satanic, Julian calendar. Later in the 4th century, Hillel II attempted to quell all questions, suspicions, and debate by putting their compromise down on paper and making it 'authoritative.' But again, it is not without it's obvious clues as to it's fallable nature for anyone willing to look past the traditions of men that make vain the commands of YHWH; as previously alluded to.The believers observed their Sabbaths and festivals according to the luni-solar calendar of YHWH. Yahshua gave his life as the passover lamb at the same time the lambs were being slaughtered on the 14th of the first month...he rested on the 15th (full moon sabbath) and rose early on the 16th and was raised/waived as the 'first fruit' from the dead according to the law.
I believe that YHWH allowed the days of this particular year to correspond to the newly introduced Roman Calendar as Friday, Saturday, and Sunday respectively. With the amount of ignorance among new converts among the greeks and romans, and their familiarity with the Roman Calendar already (not to mention the atmosphere of persecution of anything remotely Jewish and more specifically, Messianic), the calendar was easily replaced with the counterfeit. The Edomite Jews were quick to convert to this new calendrical system for their daily lives. This necessarily meant a conversion of the weekly sabbath to the new system...hence saturns day (then the seventh day of the Roman week but previously the first day of an 8 day week) became the sabbath of the 'Jews.' They maintained a compromised luni-solar calendar for the Festivals of YHWH and so the chodesh became VAIN/Useless/Forgotton.
This explains the loss of the relative importance of the celebration of 'new moon' as a monthly festival as alluded to in scripture as well as the celebration of Shavuot on the 6th day of the third month rather than the 15th as scripture demonstrates. The same pressure (even worse) to 'fit in' was foisted upon the people of the EMPIRE back then as we have today. Think of the numerous difficulties that would arise for anyone who wished to observe a DIFFERENT CALENDAR than the antichrist calendar...VERY DIFFICULT...I mean...humanly speaking, isn't the 'solar' calendar BETTER than YHWH's calendar?...It is more perfect to THE HUMAN MIND. YHWH's wisdom seems foolish to the world. The truth is that man has COMPLETELY DIVORCED timekeeping from THE OTOT/SIGNS YHWH established for the purpose of time keeping and they now use the 'atomic clock' (calculations of the speed of atoms) to keep time now...with a compromised luni solar calender that proper division of scripture demonstrates clearly as FALSE! This system may SEEM more 'perfect' because it allows one to continue particpation in the Devils desired ONE WORLD ORDER, but is a REPLACEMENT OF YHWH'S ESTABLISHED METHOD! For more on the devils plan please see Zionism Exposed.
After the destruction of the temple, the murder of millions of believers and other 'Jews' who were zealous to maintain the commands and culture of YHWH or not willing to make the necessary compromises to reform and remake 'judaism,' and hundreds of years of chaos and persecution of TRUTH generally by the antichrists who were in power and conspiring to maintain power at any cost, conspired to make their calendar COMPATIBLE, to some extent, with the new world order calendar of Rome. In the 4th century AD the Roman Emporer Constantine in another twist by the devil to overcome the truth by PRETENDING to embrace the faith of the believers they had been persecuting and murdering for years made the 'venerable day of the sun' the only day of rest and repose.
As a result of the persecution and subsequent absolute routing of messianic believers from the midst of the 'new' Jewish community through various means beginning with the destruction of the temple and continuing with newly required blessings in the 'reforemed' synagogues like the 12th benediction of the Amidah which called a curse on believers and was a newly required element of the 'new' synagogue formed by the Edomites in control. In this new twist from their father the devil, the newly forming 'Jewish' community found themselves now on the offensive from Rome once again with the adoption of a perverted faith called christianity. Satan's house has always been one of division, strife, and manipulation.
By declaring the venerable day of the sun as the 'new' sabbath...the devil infused the notion of legitamacy to the notion of a 'Saturn day' sabbath. By so doing, he further confused the way of truth by seeming to legitimize the Roman week and obscuring the reality of the age long calendar of the moon instituted by YHWH in Gen 1:14.But the way is not lost my friends, YHWH has revealed to his prophets the truth in these latter days. Hallelu et YHWH!These antichrists also changed YHWH's feast days. They came up with a convoluded system for reckoning the day the Messiah died and they called it Easter (from the goddess Ishtar) hence obliviating the evidence that Yahshua died according to prophetic scripture which reveals, among other things, YHWH's Law of time keeping.
They also added new celebrations like that of 'the mass of christ' (christmas/saturnalia) which further corrupts one's understanding of YHWH by the introduction of lies and fairy tales to divert one's attention away from YHWH's truth through his calendrical feasts given as a picture of His GREAT SABBATH of eternity.But this worlds' system created by the little gods of this earth like the antichrist Ceasars and Emporers conspiring with Edomites pretending to be Yahudim/Jews, through inspiration of their father the devil, is nothing more than a replacement of the truth with the his antichrist version.
The calendar the world follows IS the ANTICHRIST calendar. YHWH's people will need to come out from the ignorance and bondage of Pharoah before they enter the promised land.I believe that the historical and biblical records both reflect and demonstrate the essential various compromises the Edomites/children of Satan that killed the true king, Messiah Yashua, were willing to make in order to establish, maintain, and increase their authority in the world.
To understand where this Roman/Edomite conspiracy is headed, please read "Zionism Exposed" and "Who Runs America & Europe?"
YHWH's calendar and the antichrist calendar ARE NOT COMPATIBLE...that is why the devil had to go to such elaborate measure to make them appear to be compatible so that he could BE RID OF THE SIGN OF THE COVENANT BETWEEN YHWH AND THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL FOREVER. COME OUT OF HER MY PEOPLE!