Bible Quiz

Bible Quiz Question #4:

My wife and I are sitting down to eat a nice lamb dinner. What Biblical feast are we celebrating today?

Answer: Passover. The Gregorian calendar date for this question is April 23rd, 2016 at 6:34 PM.

I suppose the big sin of the church is that it assumes it can write the rules and overrule YeHoVaH. When Y’shua tabernacled with man (born during the Hebrew Feast of Tabernacles), the Roman Julian calendar was in effect but only for a few decades. God’s biblical calendar was universally followed by Y’shua and Israel.

The Messiah was obedient to attend the 7 YeHoVaH appointed feasts and festivals that He instituted in the Tanak for his followers to party by. They are like dress rehearsals. “They are the foreshadowing of good things to come.”[1]

A Roman edict in the 3rd century forced the Sanhedrin to give up control of the biblical calendar. Once again Rome jumps in with force, you’ll follow our pagan ways or you will be hunted down and murdered. From that prohibition, the Jews came up with an astronomical calendar that is keyed on the lunar eclipse or the dark side of the moon. This pre-calculated Jewish calendar can be off by as much as 30 days of the biblical calendar and usually it’s off by about 1 or 2 days.[2]

In the past 20 years an effort has arisen in Israel to bring back and live by the God established biblical calendar. My wife and I were a part of this restoration when we were recently in Israel. It was exciting.

The Biblical calendar is based on observations of the new moon from Israel. The Hebrew New Year is based upon the ripening of barley, the poor man’s grain. If enough barley has ripened or become aviv before the new moon is sighted, then it becomes the new moon of the 1st month of the New Year. This is the month of Aviv. Passover takes place on the 14th of Aviv. This was the Hebrew calendar in the days of Y’shua.

Sometimes it’s cloudy or the aviv barely is not quite ready so the New Year is delayed. Both of these events happened this year. There had to be enough ripe barley found to allow for the priest to make barley cakes and wave them before the altar on the Feast of First Fruits like back in the days of the Temple. That was not the case this year and the month of Aviv was delayed by a moon cycle.

The next new moon fell on the time that we were on tour in Israel. Our tour guide and internet teacher, Michael Rood, is a member of the Israeli New Moon Society. He took us on the bus up the hill from our Dead Sea hotel (1700 feet below sea level) but it turned out that the haze was too strong and no new moon was sighted. This then moved the first of the month ahead by one day.[3]

So on Saturday night, April 9th, we celebrated the New Year of Aviv 1, 6016, with the blowing of the Shofar and several glasses of wine each in our party of 50. YeHoVaH answered with several thunder storms and cloud bursts. It was a crazy windy New Year celebration along the shores of the Dead Sea.

The Feast of First Fruits is fascinating. Like Passover, which was the redemption of the earth and man, First Fruits was a down payment on the promise. You may remember that a number of Saints were seen resurrected in Jerusalem at this time. These Saints were the First Fruits. Y’shua took them to Heaven and presented or waved them before the Father on that Sunday morning. Sorry that this has to be pointed out but he was out of the grave before sunset on Saturday.[4]

I believe this YeHoVaH designed calendar is part of the reason why the Messiah said that no man will know the day or the time of His coming even though we know he is coming on the feast of trumpets. That is when the Last Trump in the Bible will sound in some future year.

Why won’t we know? Because Jews and the Gentiles don’t follow God’s calendar.

Unfortunately, the church has told you not to think about the end times for their own promotional purposes.[5] It could be that it is a distraction from the church “growth” agenda and it could be that, the day and the hour can’t be known.[6] This is part of the anti-Semitic deception that the church lives under.

But the time of the season can be known including the year, month or month plus 1 and day or day plus 1. We will know when we are getting close but because the church has thrown away all Jewish Bible understandings of time, the church is misinforming the pew sitters and is deeply in the dark on this one.

Today, when I talk with churchmen, I hear the long echoes of the deep isolation that they’ve been living in for centuries as they hide from YeHoVaH and the full council of His word given to the Hebrews and written by Hebrews. It’s very important to realize that Israel does not get saved and join the church as most Christians are taught. The Gentile and Jewish righteous are grafted onto the Jewish root!

And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. (Romans 11:17-18 NKJV)

And let me point out to you that the term Zion, means grafting.[7]

 

[1] Quote from Michael Rood of Shabbat Night Live. http://www.aroodawakening.com

[2] If you think about the existing technology in the 4th century, this was an amazing mathematical feat. But the Jews know they are off kilter with the universe. It is a common practice in Orthodox Judaism to celebrate a festival over two days in hopes that one of the days would line up with the actual God appointed day.

[3] Michael Rood is publisher of “The Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar” available from http://www.aroodawakening.com.

[4] When Y’shua said 3 days and 3 nights, he meant 3 days and 3 nights!!!

[5] The church wants you involved with their activities instead of you spending appropriate time on protecting your family from Ha Satan’s last stand.

[6] Mark 13:32 indicates that we won’t know the precise time.

[7] Another agricultural term that allows, for instance, the splicing of a pear branch into the branch of an apple tree. What a great metaphor for the future of the church. Get on board, guys!

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