1 In the third H7969 year H8141 of Cyrus H3566 king H4428 of Persia H6539 knowledge H1697 was revealed H1540 unto Daniel H1840 whose name H8034 was called H7121 Belteshazzar H1095; The knowledge given H1697, divine instruction H571 of the sun, moon and stars H6635 was important H1419 to understand H995 the knowledge H1697 with discernment H998 from the vision H4758.
12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
13 And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth
29 Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. 30 When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. 31 So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of YHWH is near. 32 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. 33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.
If Israel is the Fig tree which was reformed in the Gregorian 1967. If we assume (and I have no proof of this. Its just what I see currently). that this was 5950 year, 49 years later takes us to 2016 which would be the 5999th year according to this premise. The 50th year 2017 has something very interesting occurring in the sky.
Revelation 12:1-6 talks of a sign in the sky, which usher in the time when Satan is thrown out of heaven and has full reign upon the earth. This sign takes place upon September 23rd 2017, which would be midway through the 6000th year.
We know from Noah that YHWH said in Genesis 6:3
“And YHWH said, “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever, for he is indeed flesh; yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years”.
The word translated as years above is “shaneh” and it means a division of time. It might be better translated “one hundred and twenty divisions of time”.
This I interpret to mean 120 Jubilee years. If the last Jubilee ended in 1966 (119th Jubilee? – which makes 1967 the first year again) the next Jubilee year is 2017 which corresponds to the same time the sign is in the sky. This is when Satan is thrown from heaven and would correspond with YHWH saying “My Spirit shall not strive with man forever” as the door to the temple is closed.
Something else I have noted is that the 19 year cycle does not line up with the 6000th year. If 19 years cycles started upon day one then the end of the 19 year cycle must be 6004. I mention is as in Revelation 12 is tells us that the woman should flee for 1260 days.
Daniel 12:11-12 also tells us:
11 And the time that the continual (calendar of weeks) shall come to and end, that detestable thing which stuns, stupefies and makes desolate which is delivered up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed are they who wait to reach the one thousandth three hundredth and five and thirty day .
1260 days from 23rd of September 2017 is the 5th of March 2021
1290 days from the 23rd of September 2017 is the 4th of April 2021
1335 days from the 23rd of September 2017 is the 19th of May 2021
2021 would be the 19th year and the end of the cycles.
No idea if any of this is accurate. Its just something I have noted and as with everything I have been learning, subject to change .
Righteousness: Strongs H6663 -> to be justified
And how are we justified?
12 For all who have sinned without the Law will also perish without the Law; and all who have sinned under the Law will be judged by the Law; 13 for not the hearers of the Law are just before God, but the doers of the Law will be justified.
And when He returns many will have not observed His laws.
22 Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ 23 And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’
World’s Last Chance is a team of non-denominational volunteers who have dedicated themselves to sharing the 3 Angels’ Messages in their entirety. When given the evidence for the Lunar Sabbath, it was studied line upon line and precept upon precept until we had no other choice than to proclaim it to be precious Light from Yahuwah for His last day people. We have since been blessed with new Light regarding our Heavenly Father’s Sacred Name and the Sacred Name of His Blessed Son, Yahushua. So when the proposal was laid before us that the “popular” methods, including our own, of counting to the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) were incorrect, the WLC Team had once again arrived at a pivotal crossroads in Biblical Doctrine! Although skeptical, we had to study it out and journey forward with theweight of evidence, wherever it might lead. Our Loving and Merciful Father Yahuwah is truly restoring all of His divine ordinances. We whole-heartedly believe that we have been in error about how to count to the Feast of Weeks! Rather than presenting an enormous dissertation of our conclusions, we shall provide you with what we feel is more than sufficient evidence to discard our former understanding of the count to the Feast of Weeks (7 complete Sabbaths plus 1 day) in favor of reckoning 7 Sabbaths Complete and then numbering 50 days (Lev. 23:16), placing the Feast of Weeks on the 28th or 29th of the Fourth Month on Yahuwah’s Luni-Solar Calendar. Please be like the Bereans and study these points out for yourselves, as each must decide for themselves based on what they believe to be the weight of Scriptural evidence.
“…they received the word with all readiness,and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. Therefore many of them believed…” Acts 17:11-12
“In the time of the end every divine institution is to be restored…Yahuwah’s remnant people, standing before the world as reformers, are to show that the law of Yahuwah is the foundation of all enduring reform… Constrained by the love of Yahushua, they are to co-operate with Him in building up the waste places. They are to be repairers of the breach, restorers of paths to dwell in.” Prophets and Kings, p. 678*
The TRUE Count to the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)
Notice that this new understanding creates a beautiful pattern of Feasts being in the Spring,Summer, and Fall; each corresponding to a season of harvest. The Feast of Weeks is the only Feast that is not a fixed day on Yahuwah’s Calendar; incidentally, it is also the only Feast in which we are asked to count in order to find the day (See Leviticus 23:16).
Here is a more detailed chart that explains the calculations of how to count to the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost). The calculation is very simple and you only have 2 options.
Evidence Favoring: 7 Complete Weeks + 50 Days
Doctrinal changes are NO small matter, and this is a most serious issue to everyone at WLC. As honest Bible students, however, we must always yield to the weight of evidence, even if it is not in harmony with our cherished traditions and preconceptions. If we are to receive greater light, we must be obedient to the light that is immediately before us.
“But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.” Prov. 4:18 (NKJV)
That being said, here are several solid points of evidence favoring the count to the Feast of Weeks being 7 Sabbaths Complete (or 7 Complete Weeks) PLUS 50 Days:
(1) Yahushua’s Statement:
“Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest” (John 4:35, KJV)
A study of John’s narration indicates that Yahushua likely said this around the time of the Passover (i.e. the First Month). This means that Yahushua believed that the wheat would not be ready to harvest until about the middle of Summer. No one argued with Him!
“As Yahushua still sat at the well side, He looked over the fields of grain that were spread out before Him, their tender green touched by the golden sunlight. Pointing His disciples to the scene, He employed it as a symbol: “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.” And as He spoke, He looked on the groups that were coming to the well. It was four months to the time for harvesting the grain, but here was a harvest ready for the reaper.” –The Desire of Ages, p. 191*
In order to maintain that the 9th day of the third lunation is the correct date for observing Pentecost, we must believe that the scene at the well here (John 4) took place in winter. This does not seem reasonable, as the chronology of John’s narrative as well as the context of Yahushua’s conversation with the woman at the well strongly suggests that a pilgrimage feast was at hand.
It is worth noting Fenton’s literal translation of the Greek text. Fenton suggests that Yahushua actually stated plainly that the wheat harvest took place in the “fourth month.”
“Do you not say, ‘The harvest comes with the fourth month‘? See! Look up, I tell you, and survey the fields; for they are already white for harvesting.” (John 4:35, Fenton)
(2) The Plagues of Egypt | the Hail:
“And the Yahuwah said unto Moses, Stretch forth thine hand toward heaven, that there may be hail in all the land of Egypt, upon man, and upon beast, and upon every herb of the field, throughout the land of Egypt. . . . And the flax and the barley was smitten: for the barley was in the ear, and the flax was bolled. But the wheat and the rye were not smitten: for they were not grown up [Strong’s H648].” (Ex 9:22-32)
- “not grown up” = Strong’s H648 [“from the same as H651”] = not ripe (“very dark” by implication)
When the hail fell in the early part of Abib (Month 1), the wheat was not destroyed because it was unripe (it had not even sprouted). In order for the wheat to have been ready for harvest by the 9th day of the third lunation (Sivan 9), it would have had to go from seed to harvest in about two months! This is simply not possible. Wheat generally takes 100-120 days to mature (about 3 1/2 – 4 months).
(3) Israel’s Arrival at Mt. Sinai:
From the calendrical details recorded in Exodus, we can conclude without any doubt that Moses descended Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments Law of Yahuwah exactly 50 days after the seventh complete Sabbath. Incidentally, many Biblical Scholars agree that the Feast of Pentecost is a memorial (anniversary) of the giving of the Law.
This would not make any sense if Pentecost were to be celebrated on Sivan 6 or 91 (the 6th or 9th of the Third Month). Israel had yet to even arrive at Mt. Sinai on the 9th of Third Month, much less receive the Law! Here are the details of the count of 50 days:
In Exodus 19:1, we read: “In the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.” From this we learn, that Israel arrived at Mt. Sinai on the 15th day of the Third Month. We can know this because Moses tells us that they arrived on the same day of the month that they had left Egypt, which was the 15th (Num. 33:3). This means that Israel arrived at Mt. Sinai exactly 7 days after the “seventh complete Sabbath,” which is always the 8th day of the Third Month (See chart above).
If we continue reading, we see that the Israelites were commanded by Moses to consecrate themselves and wash their clothes for they were to meet with Yahuwah – in 3 days. “For on the third day, Yahuwah will come down upon Mount Sinai in the sight of all the people” (Ex 19:10-11). By this we can conclude that Yahuwah descended on Mt Sinai in the sight of all the people exactly 10 days after the “seventh complete Sabbath” (8th day of Third Month + 7 days + 3 days).
In Exodus 20:18-21, we read that the Israelites were terrified at the presence of Yahuwah, so they ask Moses to speak to Yahuwah for them. Moses then ascends the mountain, where he remains for “forty days and forty nights” (Ex. 24:18). After 40 days, Moses descends Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments Law of Yahuwah (Deut. 9:9-12). From this, we can conclude with certainty that Moses descended Mt. Sinai with the Commandments EXACTLY 50 days after the “seventh complete Sabbath” (8th day of Third Month + 7 days + 3 days + 40 days). Amazing! So we most definitely agree that the Feast of Weeks is a memorial of the giving of the Law! And now we can keep it on the right day! Praise Yahuwah!
It is worth noting also that Aaron (the high priest), one day earlier, somehow knew to proclaim a “feast to Yahuwah” on this very day – EXACTLY 50 days after the “seventh complete Sabbath.”
“And when Aaron saw it, he built an altar before it; and Aaron made proclamation, and said, Tomorrow is a feast [Strong’s H2282] to Yahuwah.” (Ex 32:5)
- “feast” = Strong’s H2282 [khag]; Khag is consistently used throughout Scripture to denote a pilgrimage feast. (See The New Strong’s Expanded Dictionary of Bible Words) The Feast of Weeks is one of three pilgrimage feasts [khags] commanded by Yahuwah – Deut.16:16.
Moses descended the mountain with the Ten Commandments Law of Yahuwah on the same day that Aaron (the high priest) somehow knew to proclaim a “feast [khag] to Yahuwah.” This took place EXACTLY 50 DAYS AFTER THE “SEVENTH COMPLETE SABBATH”! It is simply NOT reasonable to dismiss all of these things as coincidence.
Note: It seems that the children of Israel had been anticipating a feast on this very day, for on the preceding day, we see that it was when they saw that Moses “delayed,” that they went to Aaron, and began making their own [wicked] preparations for a feast the following day. “And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. . .” (Ex 32:1, KJV)
Incidentally, this is one of the most remarkable proofs for the lunar Sabbath! For only by counting “seven complete Sabbaths” on a luni-solar calendar, and then counting 50 days, can you locate the Biblical Feast of Weeks! This means that only those who use the luni-solar calendar to reckon the Seventh Day Sabbaths (in addition to the other feast days) can locate Yahuwah’s appointed Feast of Weeks – the feast most closely associated with the pouring out of the Holy Spirit and the latter rain!
The parallels between these events and those in Acts 2 are amazing!
- Exodus: YAH sends Moses down from Mt. Sinai holding the Ten Commandments written in stone by Yahuwah’s finger. (Old Covenant)
- Acts 2: YAH’s Spirit descends on those gathered on the Day of Pentecost to write the Commandments in their hearts. (New Covenant – Jer. 31:31-33)
- Exodus: “About 3,000” people die as a result of idolatry (Exodus 32:28) – on the same day that Aaron somehow knew to proclaim “a feast [khag] to Yahuwah.” (Exactly: 7 Sabbaths Complete + 50 days)
- Acts 2: “About 3,000” souls are saved as a result of the pouring out of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:41) – on the same day that thousands were gathered together because the Feast of Weeks [Pentecost] “had full come” (Acts 2:1).
“Yahuwah, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious . . . how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious?” 2 Cor. 3:6-8
(4) The Promised Land:
Yahuwah said that the first fruits of the wheat harvest would be that which Israel had sown in the field.
” . . and the Feast of Harvest [Feast of Weeks], the firstfruits of your labors which you have sown in the field . . . The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring into the house of Yahuwah your Elohim.” (Exodus 23:16, 19)
According to Joshua, they did not arrive in the “promised land” until Abib (See Joshua, Chapters 3-5). In order for the children of Israel to be able to offer a “new [wheat]” offering at the Feast of Weeks from that which they themselves had sown in the field, they would have had to plant spring wheat [which matures in the Summer] after they arrived in the land in the First Month. It is a physical impossibility for wheat to mature in 50 days. The EARLIEST that the Israelites could have had wheat that they themselves had sown would have been late in the Fourth Month.
(5) Acts 2 | “New Wine”:
Scripture continually associates the wheat harvest with the grape harvest, both taking place in the Summer. The “new wine” spoken of in Acts Chapter 2 would not have been available in the Third Month (Spring).
“And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance. . . . [Some] mocking said, ‘These men are full of new wine. [Strong’s G1098]’” (Acts 2:3-4, 13)
- “new wine” = Strong’s G1098 = denotes sweet “new wine” (The New Strong’s Dictionary of Bible Words)
Peter speaking on the Day of Pentecost: “But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel; And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith Yahuwah, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams: And on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out in those days of My Spirit; and they shall prophesy . . . ” (Acts 2:16-18, KJV)
Peter is quoting from the following passage: “And the floors shall be full of wheat, and the fats shall overflow with wine and oil. . . . And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out My Spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out My Spirit.” (Joel 2:24, 28-30, KJV)
Scripture continually associates the wheat harvest with the grape harvest, both taking place in the Summer. (See: Neh.13:15; 2 Chron. 31:5; Jer. 8:20; Jer. 40:10; Dan. 2:35; Micah 7:1; Judg. 15:1-5; Hag. 1:11; Joel 2:24-28) Note: Grain crops (e.g.. wheat) are often translated as “corn.”
(6) Understanding Yahuwah’s choice of words…
This new understanding explains why we are instructed by Yahuwah to “count” (See Lev. 23:16) – and why we are not simply instructed to observe a fixed date (i.e. Sivan 6 or 91).
- “Count” = Strong’s H5608 = “to count, recount, relate, to count (things), to number, take account of, reckon, . . . to count exactly or accurately” (BDB Lexicon)
(7) Leviticus 23:16 | Translation:
When we examine the actual Hebrew of Leviticus 23:16, we find a problem. When comparing the English translation with the Hebrew, you will notice that the translators neglected to translate one of the characters/words!
From the above lexicon charts, we can see clearly that ‘ad – min – mochorath is most accurately translated as
“FROM the morrow”.
Notice in the red box above that when ‘ad is with min, it means “From”.
“FROM the morrow after the seventh Sabbath shall ye number fifty days; and ye shall offer a new meat offering unto Yahuwah.” Leviticus 23:16
This is why we believe that the Ferrar Fenton Translation offers a more accurate rendering of this verse:
WLC is by no means endorsing the Fenton translation in its entirety.
Mr. Fenton, however, was clearly faithful to the Hebrew text when translating Leviticus 23:15-17, where other translators were not.
Thus, Scripture proclaims:
The count to the Feast of Weeks = 7 Sabbaths Complete + 50 days
After careful and prayerful study of the Biblical and historical evidence, WLC has no other option than to proclaim that the count to the Feast of Weeks is 7 Sabbaths Complete + 50 days. We have provided the evidence for our conviction. Now we humbly ask you, in the sight of Yahuwah, to study these points out for yourself.
“Strict integrity should be cherished by every student. Every mind should turn with reverent attention to the revealed word of Yahuwah. Light and grace will be given to those who thus obey Yahuwah. They will behold wondrous things out of His law. Great truths that have lain unheeded and unseen since the day of Pentecost, are to shine from Yahuwah’s word in their native purity. To those who truly love Yahuwah the Holy Spirit will reveal truths that have faded from the mind, and will also reveal truths that are entirely new.” —Fundamentals of Christian Education, p.473*
1 Sivan 6: Popular theology teaches that Pentecost is on Sivan 6. This is because it is believed that Sivan 6 is always exactly 50 days after the Day of Firstfruits (Abib 16). This method erroneously assumes that the modern Gregorian calendar week and the Biblical week are synonymous. It is worth noting that this is also a self-defeating method of counting because it recognizes that Abib 16 (the starting point for the count) is always “the morrow after the Sabbath” (Lev. 23:15). This is only possible on the luni-solar calendar. It is impossible for Abib 16 to consistently coincide with “the morrow after the Sabbath” when reckoning time by a continuous weekly cycle. (Abib 16, as recognized by proponents of this method, is always the day after the Sabbath. This means that the 15th is always a Sabbath, and consequently, the 8th, 22nd, & 29th are also seventh-day Sabbaths. This is another remarkable proof for the luni-solar calendar. Sadly, though, many blindly cling to tradition rather than carefully and honestly examining the doctrines that they profess.)
Sivan 9: Some, as WLC once did, believe that Pentecost is on Sivan 9. This date is arrived at by counting seven complete Sabbaths, and then adding one day. New Moon Days and translation days are not counted (since they are not part of the week) and the starting point is always Abib 16 (the Day of Firstfruits), the day after the Sabbath. WLC believes that the method for counting the “seven Sabbaths” (Lev. 23:15) is correct. The only difference is that WLC now believes that the day after the seventh Sabbath is actually just the starting point for the count of 50 days (i.e. Pentecost = 7 Sabbaths + 50 days).
* We have taken out from the original quotations all pagan names and titles of the Father and Son, and have replaced them with theoriginal given names. Furthermore, we have restored in the Scriptures quoted the original names of the Father and Son, as they were originally written by the inspired writers of the Bible. – WLC Team
A document I wrote in reply to another who states that the Law no longer exists.
Linked here -> The Law of Moses