Saturday, September 23, 2023

Holy Day Information & Calendar (Lev. 23, Deut. 16)

 Passover *                                                                                                                                                                                                     Feast of Trumpets 

Unleavened Bread                                                                                                                                                                                        Day of Atonement

Pentecost                                                                                                                                                                                                        Feast of Tabernacles

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Last Great Day    


Observed the Previous Evening

Please note - Sabbaths and Holy Days begin the previous day at sunset, and end at sunset on the above dates. *Passover is to be held "On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight (evening) is the LORD's Passover." This means that the glorious New Covenant ceremony should begin just after sunset (and just before it is dark outside) at the end of the previous day to the date shown above.

The LORD God's Sacred Calendar

God's sacred calendar goes back to the very first chapter of the living word of God - the Holy Bible - in which the sun and the moon were appointed to be for signs, seasons, days, and years - Genesis 1:14.

This is the very calendar that the children of Israel used when the LORD God (which is the family of God; at this time consisting of God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ) led the children of Israel out of the land of Egypt. This sacred calendar has been in continual use for more than 3,400 years! It is also the very same calendar that was used from the earliest days of our patriarchs to the very exodus from Egypt.

Most call this sacred calendar the "Hebrew Calendar," however, it long antedated the Jewish peoples. It has its very origin in the days of Adam, Seth, and Enosh.

The photo above enlists the LORD God's Holy Days with the dates of the Gregorian Calendar. The Gregorian Calendar - the very calendar used in the majority of this world - was issued by the Roman Catholic Pope Gregory XIII which begins a new year in the DEAD OF WINTER! with its months (named after ROMAN gods and terminology) NOT in reference to Genesis 1:14. Instead, all in contrast to the LORD God's sacred calendar.

But, isn't the Gregorian Calendar of "Christian" origin!? Doesn't it have the approval of nearly every so-called Christian denomination and group!? Well, notice this from ThoughtCo. -

"The division of time was further refined (after the Egyptians) by another Alexandrian based philosopher, Claudius Ptolemeus, who divided the equinotical hour into 60 minutes, inspired by the scale of measurement used in ANCIENT BABYLON. Claudius Ptolemaeus also compiled a great catelog of over one thousand stars, in 48 contellations and recorded his concept that the universe revolved around the Earth. Following the [destruction] of the Roman Empire, it was translated into Arabic (in A.D. 827) and later into Latin (in the 12th century A.D.). These star tables provided the astronomical data USED BY GREGORY XIII for his reform of the Julian calendar in 1582."


Of course, further study brings one to the understanding that the entire Gregorian calendar is of pagan origins with the single exception of the original seventh-day-week feature. Interestingly, upon perusing through several Journal of Calendar Reform online books you come to realize that their "World Calendar" that they want adopted worldwide would have all men give up the LORD God's seventh-day-week altogether! Their proposed "World Calendar" contains one day each year (two in leap years) that is not counted as a day of the week! Therefore, the seven-day cycle of the week - which was implemented upon its creation by the CREATOR - would be broken!

the LORD God's Ordained Way

The LORD God ordained that a new sacred year begins in the beginning of SPRING in the northern hemisphere. Notice -

"Now the LORD [the same LORD God that all so-called Christians are supposed to be worshiping and obeying - right!?] spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 'This month [the month of Abib or Nisan] shall be YOUR BEGINNING OF MONTHS; it shall be the first month of the year to you.'" - Exodus 12:2.

The beginning of this month and all of our LORD God's months basically correspond with the appearance of the new moon in the west after sunset. The "day" was correctly observed by most of our peoples until only a few hundred years ago. The proper time to end a "day" and begin another "day" is at evening at SUNSET as the light from the sun begins to fade from the land. Notice the living eternal word of the LORD God in relation to the humbling of yourself and the sabbath (rest) of the Day of Atonement ─

"And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying: 'Also the tenth day of the seventh month [the month of Tishrei] shall be the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall [humble] your souls and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. And you shall do no work on that same day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God. ... It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall [humble] your souls; on the ninth day of he month AT EVENING [sunset] rom evening to evening, you shal celebrate your sabbath'" - Leviticus 23:26-32.

It was mankind that has changed to beginning a "day" at MIDNIGHT!

The division of "day" and "night" was correctly understood in the days of our Lord Jesus Christ. On one occasion, a holy Sabbath was drawing to a close. Those who wanted healing waited, and - "When the sun was setting, all those who had any that were sick with various diseases brought them to Him; and He laid His hands on every one of them and healed them" - Luke 4:40. Of course, He could also heal on the glorious holy Sabbath!

So, in brief - the LORD God's holy days are to be kept in the following way. On two of them, no work (as in a regular and official activity that you do and receive money - a salary - for your activity) is to be done. The weekly holy Sabbath (the seventh-day of the week; Saturday) and the Day of Atonement ( a day to humble youself before the Lord; many still fast (abstain from food and water in accordance with the Old Covenant). Onthe following six n servile work is to be done (however, food preperation can be) - the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Nisan 15), the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, the Feast of Trumpets, the first day of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Last Great Day (Tishrei 22). The New Covenant Passover, Nisan 14, is to be observed with the ceremony of footwashing (if there are two or more people in attendance), followed by the symbols of unleavened bread and red wine. This is the only holy day not designated a sabbath.

For New Covenant Christians these glorious holy days ARE convocations (holy gatherings) that are commanded assemblies. Our early New Testament brethren recorded that these holy days (which are often misnamed "Jewish holidays") were kept by the true Church of God with the New Covenant understanding.                                                                                     

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