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REVISED 3/12/ 20
Here is how I understand scriptures in regard to Yahweh's calendar.
[ALL CHANGES ARE IN CAPITALS]
A. All days are even to even or sunset to sunset – therefore:
B. Yahweh set the week in Exodus 16 to be bound by the weekly Sabbath as its crown. Although there are seven days in a week, only those six days preceding the Sabbath plus the Sabbath make a week.
C. The month is set by the moon. Because a 'day' is sunset to sunset the portion of the conjunction which is fully within a 'day' is the first day of the month.
D. The SEASON is set by the spring equinox. The first 'day' [OF THE SEASON] will be fully within the equinox. The first day of the SEASON need not be the first day of the first month. Look at your currant calendars and you will find years and months WITH THE SEASONS MARKED BY THE EQUINOXES.
[No where is scriptures can this be proven as the equinox is not mentioned in Deu. 16 which gives us the directions for setting the year, etc in the land. When I first began to look at the calendar I could not agree with those that taught using the equinox for that very reason. BUT – WHEN I DROVE INTO MY COLLEGE LOGIC TEACHINGS I FOUND IT, BUT NOT IN SCRIPTURES SO IT IS NOT A PLAIN TEACHING OF THE WORD AND THE WORD IS WHAT WE NEED IF WE WANT TO BE OBEDIENT.]
E. The first day of the first month must be within the year it belongs to. You cannot belong to something that does not yet exist. Like the start of school the first classes will not be held until after the start of the school year, and we are in school are we not.
[STATEMENT E IS CORRECT AND WHEN YOU USE THE new moon [whether dark of the moon or the ABIB BARLEY] THE FIRST DAY IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE YEAR AS WELL AS THE MONTH. YAHWEH SET ME TO TEACH THE PLAIN MEANING OF SCRIPTURES, AND TO NOT GO OUTSIDE SCRIPTURES TO PROVE SCRIPTURES CORRECT, BUT THE OTHER WAY AROUND. I BEG YOUR FORGIVENESS FOR HAVING LEAD YOU IN ANY OTHER WAY.]
When this formula is followed the fall feasts will fall after the fall equinox, and unleavened and Tabernacles will begin with a full moon. [THIS ALSO TRUE WITH ABIB]
Following this same thought pattern:
Shavuot or Pentecost is another bone of contention.
As stated in Item B: Yahweh set the week to be bound by the Sabbath. Therefore the command to count 7 Sabbaths or 7 weeks must be weekly Sabbath to weekly Sabbath – it is the only week Yahweh gave us.
Also the verse calling for the count from the Sabbath is plainly the weekly Sabbath not an appointed time or feast day. See Lev. 23.10. H7676 Sabbath.
It is not our decision – Yahweh is still the One who set and sets time. Partial obedience is still disobedience!
I believe the ancients had more knowledge than we do but they chose to apply it differently. The tables for star movements and moon phrases have been in existence for thousands of years. How do you think the Jews were able to make their projected feast dates for hundreds of years ahead? How about the ancients who traveled the world and gave us maps to prove they had been there. They followed the stars and knew where they would be located at certain times of the year.
Most of my youth I was what should be called 'deliberately/willfully ignorant'. In other words I chose what I would learn, see, etc. If I found it uncomfortable or if it would deny me what I wanted, etc. I would just live like it did not exist.
Did not change reality, but it let me be comfortable where I was at.
I believe this is what the world is doing about Yahweh and Yahshua. Just ignore them and they cannot touch you.
Sadly, as with my life, they will finally come awake and have to deal with the mess they have made by their stubbornness in refusing to hear what They have to say.
So these are the conclusions I have reached regarding keeping time with Yahweh. Since we all have free choice it is now up to you to either agree with me or prove me wrong, from scriptures.
Sister Mary Hayes
Year is set by following the rotation of 12 months to the year. The month following marks the beginning of a new year. Yahweh gave us time and in order to fully function as He wants and to flourish we need to follow His lead. Spring time and harvest are promised if we follow Him not men. Will we need to have a 13th month every few years? Yes it seems we will in order to obey His planting and harvesting seasons which will continue, until He comes. I also believe that as the time draws nearer for Yahshua’s appearing we will be forced into a more secluded life style in order to live as we believe is proper according to Yahweh. Eat the words and make them part of you if you would be able to stand, and standing testify to His great love for you.