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The following article has been written by Elishuah BarEliyahu. He has asked me gracefully, to show him if he is in error as he really wants only to spread the truth. This is the way we should all be, open to discussion and always examining our beliefs, for if we do not do this, we will be in error. I have copied his article below and I am happy to remove it from this page if he ever so wishes. His writing is in italics and surrounds by quotation marks. My writing is in blue.
“Lunar Sabbath” – By Elishuah BarEliyahu
“I’m going to disprove the lunar Sabbath. The Sabbath is the Covenant sign of His people so its very dear to my heart and might be a salvation issue just as I believe the Scripture teaches that Sunday worship is the mark of the beast. ”
We need to very clear, right from the start. The calendar used in the scriptures is luni-solar – not solar, and not lunar. The reason I mention this now is it will change what we are comparing. It would be like comparing a measuring tape which measures in inches, to a measuring tape which measures in centimeters. The two are separate. Yes. They are both calendars which measure time, but they measure time differently. That is important as it changes when the events fall.
If we are going to be talking about the Sabbath day, we need to be certain, which calendar is spoken of. The answers are spread throughout the scriptures and there is example after example of this.
Revelation 11:2-3 says “2 But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles. And they will tread the holy city underfoot for forty-two months. 3 And I will give power to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy one thousand two hundred and sixty days, clothed in sackcloth.”
Revelation 12:6 says “Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.
Revelation 12:14 says “The woman was given the two wings of a great eagle,so that she might fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness, where she would be taken care of for a time, times and half a time, out of the serpent’s reach.”
Daniel 7:25 says “He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.“
The reason I highlight these verses is they provide the calendar of YHWH in many different formats. The lunar year is 354.37 days long. The solar year is 365.24 day long. To work out the average of these years one would take the lunar year and add it to the solar year then divide it by two.
354.37 lunar days + 365.24 solar days = 719.61 or 720 lunar-solar days.
720 days / 2 = 360 days luni-solar days.
The important part are the units. They are Luni-solar days. Not Solar only, Not Lunar only. Luni-solar.
What other proof do we have that the days were luni-solar. When one views the months in scripture, you find a day count. There is never the mention of a week day name as we are aware of them. And there are two reasons for this.
1) In Exodus 23:12-13 we find the law of the Sabbaths. It says “12 Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female servant and the stranger may be refreshed.
13 “And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.”
You see, YHWH knew that the calendar would be changed. He is telling us here that to use this calendar is wrong as it uses the names of other gods.
Saturday – The god Saturn
Sunday – The god of the Sun
Monday – The god of the Moon (Mani)
Tuesday – The god of Mars (Tyr)
Wednesday – The god of Mercury (Wodan)
Thursday – The god of Jupiter (Thor)
Friday – The god of Venus (Frige)
2) Many people assume that the luni-solar calendar of creation maps exactly over the same days of the solar calendar. This is simply not correct and can be proven from the scriptures. In Genesis 1:14 YHWH says
14 Then YHWH said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years;
The word which has been translated as season comes from the original word “Mow’ed”. Mow’ed means appointed times, and translating it into seasons, makes one thing of summer, autumn, spring, winter which is not the meaning of the word. The correct interpretation of this word is “appointed times” where the word appointed means something provided and set by YHWH.
Psalm 104:19 says “He made the moon for the appointed times. The sun knows the place of its setting.” here again, scripture is speaking of the calendar which YHWH made. Luni-solar. He is telling us He made the moon to determine the appointed times. The sun tells us the end of that day.
Many do not realise when they read the text however, that the word which is normally written as seasons, is in fact the same word’ Mow’ed we just saw above. e.g.
YHWH is very specific as to what determines his appointed times. So what is the problem in using a solar only calendar to count the days, even if we were to ignore the day names?
The problem arises in the method one uses to determine the start of the month. Some months have 29 days. Some months have 30 days. So what is the problem with that you may ask?
As we have established the solar calendar uses a man made timeline, which is located to the east of New Zealand. It moves around the islands so as to be able to provide man with a way of determining when a day starts and when a day ends. When the sunlight hits this line, a new day of the gregorian calendar is started. Using this method, we are determining His appointed times by using a man made date line, and we have thrown away the Sun, Moon and stars to know when His appointed times are.
The following graphic illustrates the difference. Image #1 and #3 show a single Gregorian day.which starts upon the right of each of these images and goes towards the left. Overlaid upon this is the areas where the new Moon is becoming visible. The Green areas highlight this. You will see that whilst the Gregorian calendar is starting a new day, the scriptural calendar new day has not commenced. It starts when the moon becomes visible, which is located on the west coast of the USA. This day continues around the globe, from this point, not from where the Gregorian calendar shows you. This very fact, shows without any argument that the Gregorian calendar cannot be correct as the day counts in the Bible, will never line up month to month upon the Gregorian calendar.
If its that important for sunday keepers I think its equally important for lunar Sabbath keepers. May you read this with an open heart to the truth and not with a defensive heart. If my case is wrong then you should be able to easily disprove my proofs and I invite you to do it. I’m a man that can be wrong. Search the Scripture to see if I’m right. Never trust man’s words or what we feel the Holy Spirit is telling us. We can hear wrong. What I will prove is not that the Gregorian calendar is right because its not and not that the Jewish calendar is right because it might be off also. But I’m going to show that regardless of any calendar the Creator made a seven day week.
Those who use the scriptural calendar will not argue that the Creator made a seven day week. The story of creation tells you this. The difference in when the month starts however will throw out when that week starts. YHWH gave us three types of days. You will find two of them upon the man made calendar, which is not surprising. A counterfeit is always made replicating the true, but if you look and compare both, you will see where the scriptural calendar differs.
The month in scripture starts with New moon day. The month upon the Gregorian calendar starts with either a work day or a Sabbath. It is very important to make this distinction. Why? YHWH tells us in different locations in scripture what each type of day was and how they differed.
1) New Moon days – Started the month.
– Were not a work day
– were not a Sabbath day
e.g. Amos 8:4-5 tells us that they were not a work day. It also tells us they were not a Sabbath day:
4 Hear this, you who swallow up the needy,
And make the poor of the land fail,
“When will the New Moon be past,
That we may sell grain?
And the Sabbath,
That we may trade wheat?
Making the ephah small and the shekel large,
Falsifying the scales by deceit,
Ezekiel 46:1 tells us each of the three types of days. They did not overlap in their purpose.
‘Thus says the Sovereign YHWH: “The gateway of the inner court that faces toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and on the day of the New Moon it shall be opened.
Isaiah 66:23 says the same thing about New Moon days and Sabbath days.
And it shall come to pass
That from one New Moon to another,
And from one Sabbath to another,
All flesh shall come to worship before Me,” says the Lord.
In 2 Kings 4:23 a Sunamite woman is calling for Elijah as her son has died and her husband answers her:
23 So he said, “Why are you going to him today? It is neither the New Moon nor the Sabbath.”
2) Work days – Were a day where the people could choose what they wanted to do.
3) Sabbath days – Were a holy day of worship, rest and reflection.
Lunar Sabbath says that the moon calculates when the Sabbath is and that Sabbath always lands on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of each month. They use a couple key Scripture that I will question first then I will show my proof. Genesis 1:14 “And Elohim said let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night and let them be for signs and appointed times and for days and years.” So they say that this shows the moon sets the appointed times. I would agree with this but it also says the sun and stars do. So why do they ignore those other lights and only focus on the moon. And if the moon is the focal point then why doesn’t it set the days and years also. Why don’t we have a month long day or year. I’m sorry but your pulling out of this verse only the parts you want. Maybe all of them are used and Scripture will tell us which lights to use for which days and appointed times.
I know what you mean when you say “the moon is the focal point “. It may appear this way to those who do not use the sun, moon and stars for signs, and appointed times and for days and for years. The fact is that each part in the sky plays a specific role.
– The Moon provides us with the appointed times and tells us when these start each “moonth”.
– The sun provides the day.
– The stars provide the years.
– Together they all provide signs.
The reason it may appear to you that people are just focussed upon the moon is that this is where the main difference in the calendar comes from on a daily basis. But each of these items in the sky plays a pivotal role. The stars for example tell us when the old year ends and the new year starts. Signs are things such as the blood moons,but goes well beyond this when it talks in Revelation 12 about the sign of the start of the tribulation. (Have a look at this video to see what I mean – it’s only 6 minutes long).
Leviticus 23. They say that this chapter lists the appointed times and the Sabbath is listed so its an appointed time. This I agree with. And since the moon sets all the appointed times therefore the Sabbath is set by the moon. This not so much. One of the first things I notice is that Yahuah separates the Sabbath from the other appointed times in a couple different ways. One is that it says in verse 2 “My appointed times are these:” then it lists the Sabbath. Then in verse 4 it repeats the same phrase “These are the appointed times. ..” then it lists all the rest. Why the separation? Nothing in Scripture is by accident.
Yes. You are correct. Leviticus 23:2-3 tells us about the Sabbath and tells us what type of day it is. It starts by telling us that a holy convocation is an appointed time. The way I explain it to others who have not come across this before is like this.
I have two sons (e.g. Appointed times). My sons names are Ben and David (e.g. Holy convocations). The relationship between a holy convocation and an Appointed time is much the same you see. A holy convocation (the child) is an appointed time (my sons).
But there is a separation and nothing is by accident – yes. I would agree. You see I believe YHWH knew that they would throw away His Sabbaths. The one thing which defines our worship to Him. He highlighted that it was an appointed time, knowing that we would dispose of the method which we use to calculate it. He wanted there to highlight it such that there could be no argument of how it was to be determined. He does this many other times in the scriptures, one which we have already seen, where he repeats the calendar He uses, not once, not twice, but three times in the same book (twice in the same chapter). When He repeats Himself, He wants there to be no doubt, no room for argument the method He uses for His appointed times.
He does this to establish a witness against us:
But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’
2 Corinthians 13:1
This will be my third visit to you. “Every matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.”
On the testimony of two or three witnesses a person is to be put to death, but no one is to be put to death on the testimony of only one witness.
One witness is not enough to convict anyone accused of any crime or offense they may have committed. A matter must be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.
One needs two to three witnesses to make a fact. Even YHWH.
Then I noticed that it lists all of the appointed times except one. Ironically its the New Moon day. So we are supposed to believe that all the appointed times in that chapter are set by the one day that’s not called an appointed time in that chapter.
I can see what you are saying. There is one appointed time which falls upon New moon day, and is listed in Leviticus 23:23-25. The Feast of trumpets.
23 Then YHWH spoke to Moses, saying, 24 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a sabbath-rest, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation. 25 You shall do no customary work on it; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to YHWH.’”
Scripture does not explicitly say that every New moon day is a holy convocation. They are a day of rest.
I will also cause all her rejoicing to cease, her feast days, her new moons, and her sabbaths, and all her appointed times.
When YHWH said that He would stop these days, He was removing His entire calendar from them as they were no longer following His appointed times.
Now I accept that its an appointed time that should be acknowledged but how much is the question. How I see the New Moon is as a time marker and we either accept Elohim’s time table or our own. Next I noticed how many times it referenced the New Moon for each appointed time. Notice verses 5,6,24,27,34,39,&41. So for every appointed time it mentions the New Moon except for 2. One is the Sabbath and the other is set by the Sabbath. Shavuot is determined by the Sabbath not by the New Moon. It reads “You shall count for yourselves seven completed Sabbaths until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count 50 days…” I’ve tried to fit 50 days into the lunar Sabbath and I just can’t. I always get 52-54 days. The 50 days only works with a 7 day week.
I have seen people try to work this scripture out and it is because they are thinking in terms of the gregorian calendar that they go wrong. We know there were three types of days. New moon days, Work days and Sabbath days.
The verse says “You shall count for yourselves seven completed Sabbaths until the morrow after the seventh Sabbath you count 50 days…”
People seem to interpret this that they should count 50 days and align this with the 7 Sabbaths complete, the next day being the 50th day. But that scripture does not say that. It says “count seven sabbaths complete until the morrow AFTER the seventh sabbath ….. YOU SHALL COUNT FIFTY DAYS.”
So if I said count three weeks and on the day AFTER the third week count thirty days you would straight away see the difference. Count three weeks then count thirty days. The only way to do this is to use His calendar. If you use the Gregorian calendar and you count the “periods of seven” you will end up upon the wrong day as the Calendar of scripture has New moon days in it which were not Sabbath days, and were not work days.
If you use the scriptural calendar however, you count the work days and the Sabbath days which make up the periods of seven and you end up 2-3 days ahead of the Gregorian calendar. The counting 50 days places you at a period of time just before the Sabbath to right on the Sabbath. There are many other reason as to why the calendar must be counted this way. YHWH told us that we need three witnesses to establish something. So as not to repeat this, here is a link of seven witnesses to it being the count I have presented to you (https://www.worldslastchance.com/yahuwahs-calendar/pentecost-calculation-restoration.html).
The other thing with this chapter is if all the New Moons are special then why is the 7th New Moon mentioned as a special Sabbath? This would lead me to think that the other New Moons are simply as a measure of time to determine when the rest of the appointed times are. Ezra 7:9 “For on the first day of the first New Moon he began to go up from Babel. …” so obviously Ezra didn’t see it as a Sabbath.
Correct. New Moon day is not a Sabbath day. Correct. The New moons determine His appointed times.
Throughout scripture, you find that the seventh day (the day after the 6 working days), the seventh year, and the seventh month all play a pivotal role in His appointed times. Having the first day in the seventh month as the Feast of Tabernacles (tabernacles comes from the word Cukkah – which means temporary shelter) is not surprising.
Also any New Moon (correct me if I’m wrong) that mentions the people treating it like a Sabbath never says which month it is so it very well could be the 7th month. And Passages like Isaiah 66:23 where it mentions Sabbath and New Moons together is always talking about in Eternity on the New Earth.
Yes. You are wrong on this. New Moon day is not a regular Sabbath day and is not a work day. The reason that Isaiah 66:22-23 talks about the New heavens and New earth having all flesh come to spend time with Him is it was the way it was always meant to be. YHWH says in Malachi 3:6 “I am YHWH, I do not change…”
If New moon days and Sabbath days will be restored and He does not change, then the New Moon days and the Sabbath days are the same today as they will be in the future —-
16 Thus saith Yahuwah. Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein.
—- but mans presently ignores His calendar leaving it for the few.
The next thing I noticed in Leviticus 23 was that the other appointed times it said to use the moon to figure out when they were but with the Sabbath it never mentioned the New Moon and it referenced six days of work and then the 7th day Sabbath. So I wondered how many times in Scripture it referenced the Sabbath this way. Genesis 2:2, Exodus 16:26, 20:9,11, 23:12, 31:15,17, 34:21, 35:2, Leviticus 23:3, and Deuteronomy 5:13. And 3 of those times it directly relates it to the creation week and never not once calculated by the moon. Why would He create the universe in 6 days and rest on the 7th if it wasn’t a model for His Sabbath.
I would suggest to think about what the alternatives are if YHWH does not use a Luni-solar calendar. You see if you use a purely solar calendar and rely on a continual day count, you are relying upon a man made line to tell you which day you are upon. You already can see that YHWH’s calendar uses the Moon to determine the months, which in turn determones what day is New Moon day. When you see, that New moon day is not a work day and it is not a Sabbath day, you shall see that the days spoken of are just the Work days and Sabbath days.
I will go one step further. Something I don’t normally do as too many people go running in the other direction when I speak of it. Scripture does indeed speak of two calendars. One calendar is called in scriptural a continual calendar. The other calendar uses the Sun, Moon and stars. The calendar which uses the sun Moon and stars is thrown to the ground and trampled upon. But YHWH tells us it will be restored.
These verses are found in Daniel. The meanings of each of the original words was translated from the Strongs concordance. I have shown many others and NEVER had one person prove it is wrong. I have left the Strongs word with the links to the original words in it, so you are able to click them and verify the truth of this.
9 And from one H259 of them came forth H3318 a little H4704 horn H7161 which became superior H3499 and very great H1431 toward the south H5045 and toward the sunrise H4217 and toward the glorious H6643 (land).
10 And it (the little horn) became great H1431 (against) the sun, moon and stars H6635 in the visible sky H8064 and causes them to waste away such that they become inferior H5307 , the sun, moon H6635 and the sparkling stars H3556 to the surface of the earth H776 and trampled upon them (thus destroying the knowledge of their function).
11 And he made himself of great importance, magnifying himself H1431 as the Ruler of rulers H8269 of the continuously without interruption H8548 (cycle of weeks) and caused himself of be exalted and shown as powerful H7311 H7311 and God’s dwelling place the temple H4720 was cast down H7993.
12 And the Sun Moon and the stars H6635 were delivered up and given H5414 to the continuously without interruption H8548 as a transgression against God H6588 which cast away H7993 the truth H571 to the ground H776 which bought about H6213 prosperity and success (for the little horn).
13 Then I heard H8085 a certain H259 Holy One H6918 speaking H1696 to another H259 Holy One H6918 who said H559 to that certain one H6422 which spoke H1696 “(Until when) the vision H2377 of the continuously (without interruption) H8548 transgression H6588 which stuns, stupefies and makes desolate H8074 will be permitted H5414 to be set apart from God H6944 such that the Sun, moon and stars H6635 are trodden upon? H4823
The biggest proof of the 7 day cycle is Exodus 16 where He goes over the way to figure out Sabbath. Notice Exodus 16 says “…on the 15th day of the second New Moon. …” but never calls it a Sabbath.Then it says “See I am raining bread from the heavens for you and the people shall go out and gather a day’s portion every day in order to try them weather they walk in my Torah or not. …”
Actually Exodus 16 is one of the simplest proofs the the Calendar of YHWH.
1 And they journeyed from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came to the Wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after they departed from the land of Egypt.
13 So it was that quails came up at evening and covered the camp, and in the morning the dew lay all around the camp. 14 And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground.
The even was the fifteenth day. The morning was the sixteenth day. The sixteenth day is day one of receiving the Manna – a work day.
15 So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, “What is it?” For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, “This is the bread which the Lord has given you to eat.
22 And so it was, on the sixth day, that they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for each one. And all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 23 Then he said to them, “This is what YHWH has said: ‘Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to YHWH. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.’
The days of that month can only fall in the following order with the sabbaths falling upon the 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th days:
I believe He is saying the same thing today to anyone that doesn’t keep the 7th day Sabbath. “And it shall be on the 6th day that they shall prepare what they bring in and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. …and it came to be on the 6th day that they gathered twice as much…” why didn’t the Scripture just read on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th, gather twice as much?
If scripture placed the Sabbaths upon those days, where would His New Moon day fit, the first day of each new Moon? For you are placing it upon a work day and YHWH tells us that New moon day is not a work day as they cannot buy and sell.
“And he said to them this is what Yahuah has said tomorrow is a rest a Sabbath set apart to Yahuah…” wouldn’t they have known already by looking at the moon. “…Today is a Sabbath to Yahuah. …gather it 6 days but on the 7th day which is the Sabbath. …and Yahuah said to Mosheh how long shall they refuse to guard My commands and My Torot? See because Yahuah has given you the Sabbath therefore He is giving you bread for 2 days on the 6th day. …do not let anyone go out (to gather manna) of his place on the 7th day so the people rested on the 7th day.” He repeated those instructions several times and never once mentions the moon. Only the 7 day week set at Creation.
You need to remember that the children if Israel had only just left Egypt the month before. They were not using His calendar. YHWH provides it to them, explains how it works, and then tests them to see if they will follow.
I’ve been told that Elohim set up the moon to tell us when the Sabbath is so that we will always know when the Sabbath is because all we have to do is look up. So notice also that in Exodus 20:8 He starts with the word Remember. Why if all they have to do is look at the moon. There would be nothing to remember.
If what you propose is true, we should see that they never forget His appointed times then. But that is not what happens.
2 Kings 17:13-16
13 Yet YHWH testified against Israel and against Judah, by all of His prophets, every seer, saying, “Turn from your evil ways, and keep My commandments and My statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by My servants the prophets.” 14 Nevertheless they would not hear, but stiffened their necks, like the necks of their fathers, who did not believe in YHWH their Elohim. 15 And they rejected His statutes and His covenant that He had made with their fathers, and His testimonies which He had testified against them; they followed idols, became idolaters, and went after the nations who were all around them, concerning whom YHWH had charged them that they should not do like them. 16 So they left all the commandments of YHWH their Elohim, made for themselves a molded image and two calves, made a wooden image and worshiped all the host of heaven, and served Baal.
8 She has not acknowledged that I was the one
who gave her the grain, the new wine and oil,
who lavished on her the silver and gold—
which they used for Baal.
9 “Therefore I will take away my grain when it ripens,
and my new wine when it is ready.
I will take back my wool and my linen,
intended to cover her naked body.
10 So now I will expose her lewdness
before the eyes of her lovers;
no one will take her out of my hands.
11 I will stop all her celebrations:
her yearly festivals, her New Moons,
her Sabbath days—all her appointed festivals.
They forget His appointed times. Her New moons and all the appointed festivals.
Also if its always on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 28th then why don’t all the appointed times line up properly. (See Leviticus 23) Because the feast of unleavened bread says the 15th and 21st is a Sabbath and that would mean you would have a Sabbath on the 21st and 22nd. And why even mention in Leviticus 23 that the first and last days of each appointed time where Sabbaths if it already lined up. Because it doesn’t.
Why don’t all His Sabbaths line up exactly with His feasts? He appoints the times. We do not. They are at the times He said they would be, not the time we decide. If you go looking at the Gregorian calendar overlaid upon the Scriptural calendar, you will have more problems than this for you will end up with Sabbath days upon work days and upon Passover and work days upon New Moon days and all the other dates in scripture. YHWH told us we need two to three witnesses. There are quite simply none of these events ever occurring in scripture.
Lastly I would like to allow Messiah to prove lunar Sabbath wrong with His death. I’ve got a more detailed study on the Passover week Yahushah died if anyone would like it but the 2 main verses are Mark 16:1 and Luke 23:56. We know He died on Passover the 14th. We Know the next day the 15th was a Sabbath. But here’s where we differ. Pay attention to the spices and the timing words used in these 2 Scriptures. I will capitalize them to make it easier because so many miss this. Mark 16:1 “And when the Sabbath was PAST Miryam. …Miryam. …and Shelomah BOUGHT spices…” Luke 23:56 “And having returned they PREPARED spices and perfumes and they RESTED on the Sabbath according to the command.” So Mark says the Sabbath was over then they bought spices. So they bought them on the 16th. Luke says they prepared them then rested on the Sabbath. So if they bought them on the 16th then they would have prepared them on the 16th and then rested on the Sabbath on the 17th. (That also is the only way you get 3 days and 3 nights in the grave.)
This is simply not correct.
14th – Yahushuah was laid to rest. The 15th was the Sabbath. Luke is talking about what occurred upon the evening of the 14th:
Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
The 15th was the Sabbath. Then go to Mark 16:1. This is talking about what occurred early in the morning of the day after the Sabbath, the 16th, which was the first day of the week. They take the spices which they prepared on the eve on the 14th, before the Sabbath, early in the morning of the 16th, so they did not work upon the Sabbath hours.
Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint Him.
The 16th is a work day. It is a day one can purchase things. There is nothing wrong with purchasing more spices on this day. I am certain they were not expecting Him to be crucified and would not have had all they needed. The 16th is known as the day of first fruits. There is an important reason it is known as this.
1 Corinthians 15:20-23
20 But now is Yahishua risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.
22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Yahiushua shall all be made alive.
23 But every man in his own order: Yahushua the firstfruits; afterward they that are Yahushua’s at his coming.
So the second Sabbath would have to be the 7th day Sabbath. Also notice the words “according to the command” which command? The 4th commandment.
To use the fourth commandment, you need to acknowledge six work days. There cannot be a Sabbath, a work day and then a Sabbath again as it does not hold true to His commandments nor the feasts.
Well I pray that this is received well. It took a while but my heart is in this teaching. The Sabbath is such a delight and so important I just want all of His called out ones to be worshipping the Father in Spirit and in Truth and to be under His Covenant Sign the True 7th day Sabbath as commanded in the 10 commandments.”
I appreciate your honesty and your zeal for searching for the truth. May YHWH Bless you in your studies. May you see the differnece between the Gregorian calendar and the scriptural calendar. You may also be interested to study what is meant by the three days and three nights? My study on this can be found here.
The following verses in 2 Peter could not be in scripture if it was a pre trib-rapture, for those people would have been taken away.
2 Peter 2:3-4
3 knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, 4 and saying, “Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.”
2 Thessalonians 2
3 Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition,
There will be a falling away from the man made religion and the son of perdition is revealed. Many think that they will be raptured before the tribulation. They will be ridiculed as shown in 2 Peter 2.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.2 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”
YHWH tells us He will gather His what into the barn and the same time He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.
41 The Son of Man will send out His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all things that offend, and those who practice lawlessness, 42 and will cast them into the furnace of fire. There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth. 43 Then the righteous will shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears to hear, let him hear!
31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.
Mark 13:24, 27
24 “But in those days, after that tribulation the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
27 And then He will send His angels, and gather together His elect from the four winds, from the farthest part of earth to the farthest part of heaven.
6 If anyone does not abide in Me, he is cast out as a branch and is withered; and they gather them and throw them into the fire, and they are burned. 7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you.
19 So the angel thrust his sickle into the earth and gathered the vine of the earth, and threw it into the great winepress of the wrath of YHWH.
30 Let both grow together until the harvest, and at the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, “First gather together the tares (Sinners) and bind them in bundles to burn them, but gather the wheat (righteous) into my barn.”
37 He answered and said to them: “He who sows the good seed is the Son of Man. 38 The field is the world, the good seeds is the Son of man but the tares are the sons of the wicked ones. 39 The enemy who sowed them is the devil, the harvest is the end of the age, and the reapers are the angels.
The ones taken first are the tares!
40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.
7 When I put out your light,
I will cover the heavens, and make its stars dark;
I will cover the sun with a cloud,
And the moon shall not give her light.
8 All the bright lights of the heavens I will make dark over you,
And bring darkness upon your land,”
Says the Lord God.
9 ‘I will also trouble the hearts of many peoples, when I bring your destruction among the nations, into the countries which you have not known. 10 Yes, I will make many peoples astonished at you, and their kings shall be horribly afraid of you when I brandish My sword before them; and they shall tremble every moment, every man for his own life, in the day of your fall.
He who answers a matter before he hears it,
It is folly and shame to him.
44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.
Do you believe in a Pre-Tribulation rapture? This video is for you. The presenter shows you the scriptures which eliminate any possibility of this occurring.
Who may ascend into the hill of the Lord?
Or who may stand in His holy place?
4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
Who has not lifted up his soul to an idol,
Nor sworn deceitfully.
12 Six days you shall do your work, and on the seventh day you shall rest, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your female servant and the stranger may be refreshed.
13 “And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.
How I determine New Moon day:
Conjunction is the evening when the moon cannot be seen as the sun is directly upon the other side of it when compared with our location on earth. The new moon needs to be seen to declare new moon day. There can only ever be a maximum of two new moon days in a month.
The day after the last Sabbath the new moon may not be seen. This day becomes the 30th day of the month. The following day becomes the 1st of the month.
If the new Moon is seen on the day after the last Sabbath, that day is the 1st of the month.
How to work it out:
1) The last Sabbath is upon the 29th day.
2) Upon the following day in the evening, look for the first visible crescent. If it is seen, that day is the first day if the month.
3) If the first visible crescent is not seen, that month has 30 days and the first day is the day after.