Sabbath and New Moon
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Sabbath and New Moon
November 28, 2018
[While thinking on what my offering for the New Moon would be I decided to look for the scriptures that tie the Weekly Sabbath to the New Moon. So this is my offering today.]
(2Ki 4:18-23 KJV) And when the child was grown, it fell on a day, that he went out to his father to the reapers. 4:19 And he said unto his father, My head, my head. And he said to a lad, Carry him to his mother. 4:20 And when he had taken him, and brought him to his mother, he sat on her knees till noon, and then died. 4:21 And she went up, and laid him on the bed of the man of Almighty, and shut the door upon him, and went out. 4:22 And she called unto her husband, and said, Send me, I pray thee, one of the young men, and one of the asses, that I may run to the man of Almighty, and come again. 4:23 And he said, Wherefore wilt thou go to him to day? it is neither new moon, nor sabbath. And she said, It shall be well.
[Centuries before Yahshua was born the nation of Israel had set aside the feast of the New Moon and it is hard to find the references to know how to celebrate this commanded set-apart day. But this woman not only knew about the feast but was an avid adherent. She prior obedience has build her faith and so she could well tell her husband, “It shall be well”.]
(Isa 66:19-24 KJV) And I will set a sign among them, and I will send those that escape of them unto the nations, to Tarshish, Pul, and Lud, that draw the bow, to Tubal, and Javan, to the isles afar off, that have not heard my fame, neither have seen my magnificence; and they shall declare my magnificence among the Gentiles. 66:20 And they shall bring all your brethren for an offering unto Yahweh out of all nations upon horses, and in chariots, and in litters, and upon mules, and upon swift beasts, to my set-apart mountain Jerusalem, saith Yahweh, as the children of Israel bring an offering in a clean vessel into the house of Yahweh. 66:21 And I will also take of them for priests and for Levites, saith Yahweh. 66:22 For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith Yahweh, so shall your seed and your name remain. 66:23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith Yahweh. 66:24 And they shall go forth, and look upon the carcases of the men that have transgressed against me: for their worm shall not die, neither shall their fire be quenched; and they shall be an abhorring unto all flesh.
[We read the scriptures and think we would never be as stubborn as old Israel, but we are still not walking in obedience to the command to observe the day of the New Moon, sun-set to sun-set, or dusk to dusk it is a complete day, not part of a day to be observed as of no importance. We have the scriptures because of Yahweh and His set-apart people. They will also be in the same kingdom we hope to inherit. And yes we will all meet at the throne of the Father of us all, Yahweh of Hosts is His Name!]
(Eze 46:1 KJV) Thus saith the Most High Yahweh; The gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened.
(Eze 46:1 YLT) 'Thus said the Most High Yahweh: The gate of the inner court that is looking eastward is shut the six days of work, and on the day of rest it is opened, and in the day of the new moon it is opened;
[Young is the only hold out against using Sabbath, but they are still in agreement.]
(Amo 8:5 YLT) Saying, When doth the new moon pass, And we sell ground corn? And the sabbath, and we open out pure corn? To make little the ephah, And to make great the shekel, And to use perversely balances of deceit.
[The Sabbath set their nation apart from all others. Abram came out of a nation and area where moon worship was common. Yahweh does not call us to worship the moon, but just as His Sabbath calls us to Him at the end of the work week, so each beginning of the month we are to rest and give thanks for the rest and all we have received in the past month. Just think no duties past the requirements of Yahweh.]
(Col 2:16-19 YLT) Let no one, then, judge you in eating or in drinking, or in respect of a feast, or of a new moon, or of sabbaths, 2:17) which are a shadow of the coming things, and the body is of the Messiah; 2:18 let no one beguile you of your prize, delighting in humble-mindedness and in worship of the messengers, intruding into the things he hath not seen, being vainly puffed up by the mind of his flesh, 2:19 and not holding the head, from which all the body—through the joints and bands gathering supply, and being knit together—may increase with the increase of Almighty.
[Only those who are walking with you can complain, explain, how it should, might be best to observe this feast.]
(Lev 23:32 TS2009) ‘It is a Sabbath of rest to you, and you shall afflict your beings. On the ninth day of the new moon at evening, from evening to evening, you observe your Sabbath.”
[The Scriptures are the only ones to use this scripture mentioning the New Moon. It is obvious they are speaking of the new month, or current month.]
(2Ch 2:4 TS2009) see, I am building a House for the Name of יהוה my Almighty, to set it apart to Him, to burn before Him sweet incense, and for the continual showbread, and for the ascending offerings morning and evening, on the sabbaths, and on the new moons, and on the appointed times of יהוה our Almighty. This is for Yisra’ěl forever.
(2Ch 2:4 TLV) “The House that I am about to build will be great, because our Almighty is greater than all the gods.
[I have only used the Tree of Life Version here because I want to bring your attention to the great difference in translation/interpretation. All others look like the Scriptures 2009. Except when I really looked and compared what I found was that TLV had left off the first verse of the chapter so when you looked to compare verse by verse things do not line up. I had thought they perhaps had it as the last verse in the previous chapter as happens between some translations, but it is nowhere to be found.]
(BBE) Isa. 58.13 If you keep the Sabbath with care, not doing your business on My Set-apart day; and if the Sabbath seems to you a delight, and the new moon of Yahweh a thing to be honoured; and if you give respect to Him by not doing your business, or going after your pleasure, or saying unholy words;
(Isa 58:13 KJV) If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on My set-apart day; and call the sabbath a delight, the set-apart of Yahweh, honourable; and shalt honour Him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine own words:
[All the other versions I have do not mention the New Moon but they do mention His feasts and Set-apart days instead. Is the reason for this because they had already set aside the commanded Set-apart day? Or is it because this is the only scriptures that equates the New Moon with the same responsibilities and restrictions as the weekly Sabbath? I have gone back and checked again because it is so blantant. I finally saw what may have happened. Most translations have replaced new moon with 'the holy or holy day.
(Isa 1:12-15 ISV) "When you come to present yourselves in My presence, who has required you to trample on My courts? 1:13 Stop bringing useless offerings! Your incense is detestable to Me, as are your New Moons, Sabbaths, and calling of convocations. I cannot stand iniquity within a solemn assembly. 1:14 As for your New Moons and your appointed festivals, I abhor them. They've become a burden to Me; I've grown weary of carrying that burden. 1:15 When you spread out your hands in prayer, I'll hide My eyes from you. Even though you pray repeatedly, I won't listen. Your hands are full of blood, your fingers drenched with iniquity."
[Here we are at the heart of the matter! Once again New Moon observance is becoming looked on as required. But! the requirements of that day have been either hidden or removed from the scriptures we now have. Yet here it is and at this time which of us can now claim ignorance? There is only the Beginning Bible English version that has brought forth the same requirements for Sabbath and New Moon, all the others simply refer to other high days in general.]
(Jer 16:19 KJV) O Yahweh, my strength, and my fortress, and my refuge in the day of affliction, the Gentiles shall come unto thee from the ends of the earth, and shall say, Surely our fathers have inherited lies, vanity, and things wherein there is no profit.
(2Ti 4:2-5 KJV) Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. Ti 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4:4 And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. 4:5 But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
[We are all familiar with the above two quotes and we have all agreed they are correct, both of them. Are we going to let them continue to interfere in our relationship with Yahweh and Yahshua. Now you know the truth you are called to obedience!]