God said moreover unto Moses,

Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel,

The LORD God of your fathers,

the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob,

hath sent me unto you:

this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations.

Exodus 3:15

 

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THIS CALENDAR IS BASED ON THE OBSERVANCE

OF THE START OF THE SPRING SEASON

MARCH TWENTY ONE

The "Spring Equinox” According to Genesis 1:14

 

“Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;

and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”

 

And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai,

in the first month of the second year

after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
 LET THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ALSO KEEP THE PASSOVER

AT HIS APPOINTED SEASON.
 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even,

ye shall keep it in his appointed season:

according to all the rites of it,

and according to all the ceremonies thereof,

shall ye keep it.

Numbers 9:1 - 3

 

That “Season” just so happens to be in the “Spring” according to the CREATOR GOD’s ACTS in the Heavens.  Nevertheless, many Israelites make a mistake in believing that just because the CREATOR does not mention Spring and Autumn that they do not exist.  Actually, the CREATOR did not have to mention these names in Scripture because HIS WORD that HE left for us to follow is to USE THE “SIGNS” in the Heavens to determine the “SEASONS”.  Nonetheless, THE FOUR SEASONS DO EXIST, and one can give them whatever names that seem appropriate.  The CREATOR manifests Four “SEASONS” in the Heavens that are spawned by the Earth’s orbit around the sun, the Earth’s rotation on its axis, and the Earth’s tilt.  From these actions, the CREATOR provides Four “Seasons”.  The areas near and around the Equator are the only regions that do not encounter all Four “Seasons”.

 

FYI:  Israel (today) is 31o to 33o North Latitude – as is the United States.  Without question, both countries experience “Spring” at the same time.  So, the next time someone tells you that the Land of Israel does not enjoy a “Spring” Season, inform them of the facts:  The Earth tilts, and when it rotates on its axis and orbits the Sun after March 21st, Israel and the States both welcome the “Spring” Season.  And so also do many countries placed at this latitude.

 

Seasons are constant.  They do not float throughout the year causing GOD’s Holy Days to change their months every year.  For example, the Spring Season always starts in March enabling the First Day of the New Year and the observance of Passover.

 

“But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, AT THE SEASON THAT THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF EGYPT.”   Deuteronomy 16:8

 

“The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.”   Exodus 34:18

 

Given the above passages, it is foolish to think that we can keep Passover in the Spring one year and in a winter month four or five years later because of following a lunar calendar year that will eventually compel one to observe Passover in all seasons. 

 

Another fact that cannot be dismissed concerns the Firstfruits and the Ingathering harvests.  Just as the Seasons are constant and occur at the same time each year, so also do the times of harvest in Israel and the States, as well. 

 

“And thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the feast of ingathering at the year's end.”  Exodus 34:22

 

The CREATOR’s New Year begins AT THE SAME TIME EVERY YEAR, which just so happens to fall in the “Season” of what’s called “Spring”.  How do we know?  Barley and flax are what was growing at the time the GOD of Israel Commanded theBEGINNING OF MONTHS for Israelites in Egypt.  That First Month falls in the “Season” of “Spring”.  Thus, we should realize that Passover must be observed every “Spring” during the same “Season” barley and flax are produced in Egypt. 

 

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“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:

it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

 

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“…in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt:…”

 

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"I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt,

to be your God:

am the LORD your God."

Numbers 15:41

 

“Whereas thou hast been forsaken and hated, so that no man went through thee,

I will make thee an eternal excellency, a joy of many generations.

 

Thou shalt also suck the milk of the Gentiles, and shalt suck the breast of kings:

and thou shalt know

that I the LORD am thy Saviour and thy Redeemer, the mighty One of Jacob.

 

For brass I will bring gold, and for iron I will bring silver,

and for wood brass, and for stones iron:

I will also make thy officers peace, and thine exactors righteousness.”

Isaiah 60:15,16,17

 

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Exodus 20:3

 

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace,

and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.  And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. 

And I will be found of you, saith the LORD: and I will turn away your captivity,

and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the LORD;

and I will bring you again

into the place whence I caused you to be carried away captive.”

Jeremiah 29:11 - 14

 

Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things,

which thou knowest not.”

Jeremiah 33:3

 

"Blessed be the LORD God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting:

and let all the people say…

Praise ye the LORD."

Psalm 106:48

 

"Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying,

The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel:

and let the house of David thy servant be established before thee."

I Chronicles 17:24

 

"But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king:

at his wrath the earth shall tremble,

and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.

Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens

and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth,

and from under these heavens.  He hath made the earth by his power,

he hath established the world by his wisdom,

and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion."

Jeremiah 10:10 - 12

 

"Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen,

I will be exalted in the earth."

Psalm 46:10

 

"Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt,

and thou shalt know no god but me:

for there is no saviour beside me."

Hosea 13:4

 

Shahnah Tovah!!!

 

(Happy New Year!!!)

 

 

“Behold upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings,

that publisheth peace!  O Judah, keep thy solemn feasts, perform thy vows:

for the wicked shall no more pass through thee:  he is utterly cut off.”

Nahum 1:15

 

Please be aware that all GOD’s Feast Days, including the New Moons,

are determined by the New Moon Crescents “Sighted” from the Middle East

Often times, the Moon Crescent is seen in the States before enough of it is visible

from the Jerusalem/Jordan/Middle East causing Israelites in the States to start

the Feast Days a day BEFORE Israelites in the Land of Israel.  As you can see,

this makes no sense.  Hence, it is our suggestion that everyone await

the New Moon Crescent “Sighting” from Israel/Jordan before starting GOD’s Feast Days.

 

“Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed,

because thy seat will be empty.”

 

“So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come,

the king sat him down to eat meat.

 

“So Jonathan arose from the table in fierce anger, and did eat no meat the second day of the month:

for he was grieved for David, because his father had done him shame.”

I Samuel 20:18,24,34

 

More importantly, unlike some who start the New Month with the Full Moon, we begin each New Month with the SIGHTING of the New Moon Crescent.  The above passage indicates that the New Moon starts with the First Day of the Month and not the Fifteenth Day of the Hebrew Month, at which time the Full Moon can always be observed.  When counting anything, the practice is always to start with “1”, i.e., the First Day of the Month or rather the first SIGHTING of the LIGHTED “Sign” of the New Moon Crescent. 

 

The New Moon is not just any ordinary day.  It has great significance with Our GOD of Israel, as do all HIS Special and Holy Days.  From the Sun and the New Moon Crescents we can determine the start of our Seasons, Days, and Years. 

 

“Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days,

and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets

over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings;

that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.”

I Samuel 20:26

 

Thus saith the Lord GOD; 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.
And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without,

and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering

and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate:

then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate

before the LORD in the SABBATHS and in the NEW MOONS.

Ezekiel 46:1 – 3

(These “Sabbaths” are not Seventh Day Sabbaths but are the other Holy Days listed in Leviticus 23rd Chapter.)

 

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“The LORD is well pleased for his righteousness' sake;

he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.

 

“Who among you will give ear to this?

who will hearken and hear for the time to come?”

Isaiah 42:21,23

 

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"Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you,

neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep

the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.”

Deuteronomy 4:2

 

“And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes,

and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies,

as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest,

and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:”

I Kings 2:3

 

“Solomon thy son, he shall build my house and my courts:

for I have chosen him to be my son, and I will be his father.

Moreover I will establish his kingdom for ever, if he be constant to do my commandments

and my judgments, as at this day.”

I Chronicles 28:6,7

 

“…keep and seek for all the commandments of the LORD your God: 

that ye may possess this good land, and leave it for an inheritance

for your children after you for ever.”

I Chronicles 28:8

 

"For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour:

I gave Egypt for thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. 

Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable,

and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life."

Isaiah 43:3,4

 

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Who but the Children of Israel are GOD’s Witnesses

who stood trembling in FEAR hearing HIM speak? 

 

Who but the Children of Israel witnessed HIS MIRACLES in the Wilderness? 

 

Who but the Children of Israel were given a LAND by the CREATOR GOD?

 

Who but GOD’s Chosen and Covenant People, the SEED of the Children of Israel,

were formed to show forth HIS PRAISE, to REFLECT HIS WORD, HIS LAW, HIS WORKS,

and HIS LOVING KINDNESS in Truth with all their heart and soul?

 

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“This people have I formed for myself; they shall show forth my praise.”

Isaiah 43:21

 

“Thy people also shall be all righteous:  they shall inherit the land for ever,

the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I MAY BE GLORIFIED.”

Isaiah 60:21

 

“Yet I am the Lord thy God from the land of Egypt,

and thou shalt know no god but me: 

for there is no saviour beside me.”  

Hosea 13:4

 

“For thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, will both search my sheep,

and seek them out.”

Ezekiel 34:11

 

GIVING ALL PRAISES TO THE MOST HIGH CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL, Happy New Year to all, and may the blessings of the Holy ONE be upon Israelites and the Strangers who seek to follow HIM in Truth and in Righteousness.  Likewise, may the Holy ONE of Israel deal with those who take HIS Holy Name in vain and use it for their own agenda to deceive, manipulate, abuse, and cause the fall of Israelites.  

 

May this Hebrew Calendar year be the time that YIHOVAH, the All-Mighty GOD of Abraham and Moses, will make a difference in the lives of all who trust in HIM to do HIS Will and follow HIS Ways of Righteousness in Truth for HIS Holy Name’s Sake.

 

BLESSED BE YIHOVAH FOREVER AND LET HIS PEOPLE, ISRAEL, JOIN TOGETHER

TO SHOW FORTH HIS TRUTH AND HIS PRAISE

BEFORE THE WORLD IN ORDER THAT ALL NATIONS

WILL GLORIFY AND BOW

TO THIS AWESOME, ALL-MIGHTY KING OF KINGS!

 

Now therefore, O LORD our God, save us… that all the kingdoms of the earth

may know that thou art the LORD, even thou only.”

Isaiah 37:20

 

“Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name:

for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him,

and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.”

Jeremiah 10:25

 

“For thy people Israel didst thou make thine own people for ever;

and thou, LORD, becamest their God.

 

“Let it even be established, that thy name may be magnified for ever, saying,

The LORD of hosts is the God of Israel, even a God to Israel: and

let the house of David thy servant be established before thee.”

I Chronicles 17:22,24

 

“For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same

my name shall be great among the Gentiles; and in every place incense

shall be offered unto my name, and a pure offering:

for my name shall be great among the heathen, saith the LORD of hosts.”

Malachi 1:11

 

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We know that this is the year 2012 on the Gregorian Calendar, but unfortunately, I do not know exactly what year it is on the Hebrew Calendar since the time that the CREATOR chose Abram.  But I do know that we must recognize what the Holy ONE said in Exodus 12:2:“This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:  it shall be the first month of the year to you.”  Hence, it seems feasible that at this COMMANDMENT, we should start to record the first year.    However, just for your information, according to present day records, it is documented that Moses lived around the 15th – 13th centuries B.C.E (a gap of 200 years).  Therefore, this knowledge should be considered when reading history books.

 

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The purpose of this Hebrew Calendar is not only to provide TORAH Readings and Scripture from the “Old Testament” throughout the year but to also raise consciousness to the fact that being Israelites, we are Lawfully bound to Our GOD and HIS Book of the Law to live and do it ALWAYS, as it is written.  I have also listed additional Scriptural passages to remind us of all the evils of our forefathers who caused our captivity with hopes that we will not repeat their sins against Our Holy ONE of Israel.  It should be noted that from year to year, while producing this TORAH READINGS CALENDAR, I invariably add Scripture to embellish an even greater light on GOD’s LAW and HIS WORD to HIS Prophets, as well, I revise some of what's written. 

 

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein:  for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.” Joshua 1:8

 

“Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness,

the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men,

neither be ye afraid of their revilings.”

Isaiah 51:7

 

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“THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS” UNTO YOU

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,

This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:

it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

Exodus 12:1,2

 

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven

to divide the day from the night;

and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”

Genesis 1:14

 

It is no coincidence that Genesis 1:14 states that the LIGHTS in the Heavens shall be the SIGNS for SEASONS, DAYS, and YEARS.  It is no coincidence that each NEW SEASON, NEW FIRST DAY of each month, and each NEW YEAR (BEGINNING OF MONTHS UNTO YOU) all manifest via the LIGHTED SUN.  These three things evolved at the WORD OF GOD at the time of CREATION. .

 

THUS, IT SHOULD NOT COME AS ANY SURPRISE THAT THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS STARTS IN THE SPRING

WITH THE CALLING OF THE “SPRING EQUINOX”,

I.E., WHEN THE SUN IS OVER THE EQUATOR!

 

Some might still question how it is that the New Moon is also the First Day of the Month and not the 15th day of the month, which is the Full Moon.  Consider King David’s conversation with Jonathan, Saul’s son wherein the New Moon and the Second Day of the Month are mentioned.

 

And David said unto Jonathan, Behold, to morrow is the new moon, and I should not fail to sit with the king at meat…

 

So David hid himself in the field: and when the new moon was come, the king sat him down to eat meat. And the king sat upon his seat, as at other times, even upon a seat by the wall: and Jonathan arose, and Abner sat by Saul's side, and David's place was empty. Nevertheless Saul spake not any thing that day: for he thought, Something hath befallen him, he is not clean; surely he is not clean. And it came to pass on the morrow, which was the second day of the month, that David's place was empty: and Saul said unto Jonathan his son, Wherefore cometh not the son of Jesse to meat, neither yesterday, nor to day?”   I Samuel 20:5,24 – 27

 

The Full Moon is always the Fifteenth Day of each month, and because the Moon is full, it would make no sense to call it the First Day of the Month given the lighted phases before and after the Fifteenth Day.

 

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HOW THIS LAWKEEPERS HEBREW CALENDAR IS COMPILED:

 

There are in fact other Hebrew Israelite Calendars in existence, but I like to think of this one as being rather unique.  It is based totally on GOD’s Book of the Law and begins “TORAH” Readings with Exodus 12th Chapter in correlation with the New Moon “Sighting” which identifies the start of Spring/Abib – the Beginning of Months unto us (Exodus 12:2).  It provides TORAH “Readings” (the First Five Books, respectively throughout the year) for each Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete Rest, New Moon, and Holy Feast Day, excluding the Feast of Weeks, because the LAW does not denote a particular “date” for this Feast Day as it does for the others. Therefore, rather than add to the LAW, the observance of the Feast of Weeks is purposely left out.  (More information on the Feast of Weeks follows a few pages down.)  This Hebrew Calendar is also special in that it enlightens those who are “new” to the Truth and who seriously seek to follow ONLY the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Exodus 3:15).  

 

This OUR Hebrew Calendar starts with every Spring or “Aviv/Abib” – at the New Moon Sighting for the First Day of the New Year.

 

"Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egyptand none shall appear before me empty:)"  

Exodus 23:15

 

Thus, this Hebrew Calendar is determined by the New Moon “Sighting” that falls on or after the Spring equinox:

 

"The path taken by the sun, however, is at an angle to the equator.  The noonday sun shines directly on the equator on March 20th every year, and on that date, night and day are each twelve hours long all over the Earth.  This day is known as the vernal equinox, since vernal comes from the Latin word for spring, and equinox from the Latin word for equal night."  Isaac Asimov's Guide to Earth and Space, pp. 19

 

“The equinoxes are the two points of intersection between the ecliptic (the Sun's apparent annual path) and the celestial equator (the equator of the CELESTIAL SPHERE). The two moments in the year when the Sun is exactly over the equator, and day and night are hence of equal length, are the times of these equinoxes. In the Northern Hemisphere the vernal, or spring equinox occurs about March 21, and the autumnal equinox occurs about September 23. In the Southern Hemisphere the seasons are reversed.”   Grolier 1996

 

“March (month), third month of the Gregorian calendar, according to the present calendar. March was the first month of the Roman year, named after Mars, the god of war. In Britain, until the Gregorian calendar was adopted in 1752, March was considered the first month with the legal year beginning on March 25. The vernal or spring equinox occurs on March 20 or 21 (see Ecliptic).”   The ENCARTA Encyclopedia (1999)

 

The use of the “equinox“ enables us to sustain a solar calendar in compliance with Genesis 1:14.   If we use a date before the “equinox” we would be creating a New Year before one actually begins.  Hence, the “equinox” (observance March 19-21) serves as a checks and balance system to ensure that we maintain a Hebrew Calendar that begins in the Spring of every year, and that we observe Passover at the appointed time in its season, which is “in the first month of the year.”

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

 

“Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season.”  

Numbers 9:2,3  

 

We know that our Hebrew New Year begins in the Spring of each year - for this is the “beginning of months” unto us, i.e., First Month, Second Month, etc.  We also know that the Hebrew New Year falls in its season around the same time each year, depending upon the “Sighting” of the New Moon Crescent.  Hence, it should be noted that this Hebrew Calendar will not begin on the same day/date each year, and the reason is that the New Moon Crescent falls on a different day every month and every year. That being a given, each new Hebrew Calendar year starts with the first Moon Crescent that falls on or after the so-called “spring equinox,” which is the time when day and night are of equal lengths - date being assuredly March 21, Jerusalem Time every year.  Accordingly, because this Hebrew Calendar follows each Moon Crescent, it is, therefore, a Solar(sun) / Lunar(moon) Calendar.

 

If the CREATOR, the Holy ONE of Israel, took away the sun, there could be no seasons or lighted phases of the moon.  If HE took away the moon, we would have no way of knowing when one month would end and when another would begin.  Therefore, the New Moon “Sighting” (Crescent) is a most valuable “observable” event in the Hebrew Israelite Way of Life.. 

 

“And God said, Let there be LIGHTS in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”   Genesis 1:14   (Caps. are mine.)

 

“He [the CREATOR] appointed the moon for seasons:  the sun knoweth his going down.”   Psalm 104:19

 

With this Hebrew Calendar, the “Spring Season” begins at the “Sighting” of the New Moon Crescent on or after the spring equinox!  Each month this Hebrew Calendar lists three days for the New Moon Crescent Watch,” which is when we await the New Moon Crescent – one of the LIGHTED “Signs” spoken of in Genesis 1:14.  And hopefully, Israelites will take part in its watch, searching the western skies just above the horizon to observe this appointed time.

 

“Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LORD your God.”   Numbers 10:10

 

“…offer all burnt sacrifices unto the LORD in the sabbaths, in the new moons, and on the set feasts, by number, according to the order commanded unto them, continually before the LORD:”   I Chronicles 23:31

 

Thus saith the Lord GOD; 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. And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening. Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the LORD in the sabbaths and in the new moons.   Ezekiel 46:1 – 3

 

(These “Sabbaths” are the Holy Days in Leviticus 23rd Chapter

- not Seventh Day Sabbaths of Complete Rest.)

 

“And it shall be the prince's part to give burnt offerings, and meat offerings, and drink offerings, in the feasts, and in the new moons, and in the sabbaths, in all solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall prepare the sin offering, and the meat offering, and the burnt offering, and the peace offerings, to make reconciliation for the house of Israel.”   Ezekiel 45:17

 

We have to be very careful when we seek to follow GOD’s TRUTH.  And when we follow Judaism, the Jewish religion, we follow the wrong paths when it comes to their Jewish Calendar.  They manipulate their calendar to enable certain Jewish holidays to fall at a certain time and according to their discretion.  For example the Jewish Rabbinate prevents the Day of Atonement to fall on a certain day of the week.  The New Moon Crescent of the New Year should be able to flow as the CREATOR designed and without our tampering with the Solar/Lunar Calendar AND without looking for barley to determine the start of the New Year, which, unfortunately, is the practice of the “Calendar Coalition.” The “Calendar Coalition” is a group of Israelites who established a Calendar based on a “Barley Search.”

 

Waiting for the observance of mature barley before calling the Hebrew New Year is not what we have been Commanded to do, but rather this method is adding to GOD’s WORD.  According to Genesis 1:14, we must use the “Lights” in the Heavens to determine our Seasons, Days, and Years, and this method does not entail a search for mature or green ears of barley.  The CREATOR's means of reckoning time entails watching for the “Signs” in the Heavens that HE put in place specifically so that we will have no problems recognizing our Seasons, Days, and Years.   And with this information, we are able to observe GOD's Holy Feast Days at the appointed times, in their seasons. 

 

Yes, as ridiculous as it may seem, some Israelites depend on a “Barley Sighting” to call the start of the New Year.  This method can prove to be a faulty and inconsistent means of determining such an important event if barley is not found.  Suppose because of a drought, there is no barley, or suppose because the temperatures are so warm during the winter months that the barley appears in February (as happened in 2003), do we start the Passover observance dependent on this early sighting of barley?  Of course NOT!  Obviously, the use of the spring equinox serves as a better and more reliable indicator of Abib/Aviv, the Spring Season and the beginning of months unto us! And we cannot rule out the mature barley that exists but goes unnoticed.  This would be a definite problem for those on the annual search for barley.  Something that I learned only this year (2016) was quite a surprise.  The Karaites (White “Jews”) found mature barley but did not make the call for their New Year because they did not find fields of barley only a few, here and there.  I never heard that they had to find fields but rather some mature barley.  The CREATOR is showing us that HIS WAYS that we must follow are filled with an abundance of wisdom, and that there can be none in this unfounded “barley search”.

 

Though I do not buy this “Barley Search”, I am puzzled as to why it takes place in the Land of Israel rather than in the Land of Egypt where barley was first mentioned and where the WONDERS, PLAGUES, and EXODUS all took place.  Also, not that it really matters, but why barley and not a search for flax?  That’s a question I have pondered for a long time.

 

Nevertheless, we cannot afford to follow the imaginations of our hearts and certainly not those of White “Jews” or other Gentiles but to follow only the WORD of Our GOD of Israel, and right now all we have for establishing a Hebrew Calendar is Genesis 1:14 for determining our Seasons, Days, and Years.  So, we may as well work with it intelligently and with civility.  The beginning of time (Seasons, Days, and Years) started in the First Chapter of Genesis, and this is where we need to be focused.  Our CREATOR GOD gave good examples of how we were to reckon the 24-hour day, e.g., the evening and the morning were the First Day…the evening and the morning were the Second Day, etc.  Likewise, HE designated use of the sun, moon, and even the stars to determine days, seasons, months, and years.

 

Nevertheless, some Israelites are still adamant about searching for mature barley before calling the Hebrew New Year.  We are supposed to be wise from keeping GOD’s LAW, so how can we ignore Genesis 1:14 for "barley", which has nothing to do with "Lights" in the Firmament for establishing a Hebrew Calendar that is so important to our Spirituality.  Using “barley” and not the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens is analogous with using the groundhog to see if there will be six more weeks of winter.  Seriously, think about it!

 

Every Brother who stands by the “Barley Search” for the Hebrew New Year justifies this assumed method by making a connection with barley (green young ears) and Israel’s agriculture. 

 

Well, this, too, makes no sense, as the Nation of Israel did not get involved with crops and grains (green/young ears) until after the 40-year period in the Wilderness.  During the 40 years in the Wilderness, the Holy ONE had the Israelites WANDERING constantly from one place to another.  Therefore, agriculture cannot serve as evidence for the use of a “Barley Search” for the “beginning of months,” unto the Israelites, because in the Wilderness, there was nothing even to suggest that any cultivation was taking place.  And to even make mention of “agriculture” to prove a “Barley Search,” is not only out of the question, but the notion is completely without merit.  We cannot prove a “Barley Search” for our Hebrew New Years by a means (agriculture) that existed AFTER the Israelites left out of the Wilderness. Therefore, AGAIN, we must use that which makes sense.  We must use what we have been Commanded to use: 

 

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”   Genesis 1:14

 

Not only that, but the drought in the Wilderness prevented barley growth and any other kind of growth, as the Holy ONE’s Plan was to feed the Nation of Israel Manna HIMSELF in order to prove them to see if they would keep HIS LAW or not. 

 

“…the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;”   Deuteronomy 8:14 – 16 

 

“Neither said they, Where is the LORD that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, that led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and of pits, through a land of drought, and of the shadow of death, through a land that no man passed through, and where no man dwelt?”   Jeremiah 2:6

 

“Yet I am the LORD thy God from the land of Egypt, and thou shalt know no god but me: for there is no saviour beside me. I did know thee in the wilderness, in the land of great drought.”   Hosea 13:4,5

 

Therefore, it is not at all likely the Israelites used a “Barley Search” during the forty (40) years they were wandering in the Wilderness to determine each New Year, as that would contradict the existence of a drought in the above passages, as well as the use of only Manna to eat, to prove the Israelites.   

 

“Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.”   Exodus 16:29

 

Unfortunately, we, Israelites, still have not learned to walk in YAH’s LAW, even with Commandments that are clear as crystal to do, and this has been OUR PROBLEM ever since Our SAVIOR chose us for HIS Covenant People.

 

However, my question is, “If there were a drought in the Wilderness and an absence of barley and any other produce to eat, then how did the Israelites determine the start of each New Year?”  My wisdom tells me that they calculated the New Moon Crescent “Sighting,” just as did David (I Samuel 20:5), according to what's written in Genesis 1:14, of course.

 

Another component the “Calendar Coalition” uses for its Calendar is the “Leap Year.”  Leap years have no place in Hebrew/Israelite Culture and are an invention of Gentiles, for making their fabricated calendars jibe with the CREATOR’s Solar and Lunar Systems.  With the Hebrew Calendar established by using ONLY the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens (Genesis 1:14), the sun and the New Moon Crescent, there is absolutely no reason for a contrived leap year, which can only develop a hybrid calendar at best.  By the way, Julius Caesar is the father of the Leap Year.

 

I truly pray that we will come together on GOD’s Book of the Law and HIS WORD to HIS Prophets, as well as our Hebrew New Year without disdain for people who dispute ideals that do not correlate with what “THUS SAITH THE LORD.”  At some point, we are to take our places as the People of the Covenant who will know and be about nothing but living and doing GOD’s LAW without adding to or taking from it but rather Fearing ONLY Our REDEEMER to be the Righteous Remnant that HE will call.  And those of us endeavoring to meet this goal are going to be even stronger and more encouraged than ever to follow this MIGHTY LAW - our Hebrew Way of Life and every iota. 

 

“Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.

 

“Ye shall therefore keep my statutes, and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them: I am the LORD.”   Leviticus 18:4,5

 

“Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the LORD your God.”   Leviticus 18:30

 

The FEAR of the LORD GOD of Israel is the beginning of wisdom, and next is the keeping of HIS LAW!

 

THE ASHKENAZI-JEWISH CALENDAR:

 

It must be understood that under no circumstances does this TORAH READINGS Calendar follow the doctrine of the White Jews or their religion, “Judaism,” which is based on the teachings of the Talmud.  Their Calendar months begin with the “Dark Phases” of the moon or what’s also called the “concealed moon” and the “conjunction.”  Thus, this “concealed moon” cannot be used as a “Sign” in the heavens to determine anything, as one cannot see it.  However, this “concealed moon” enables White “Jews” to manipulate their calendar and to deceive those of us who desire to serve and worship the Holy ONE of Israel on HIS Holy Feast Days and in their seasons, as HE has Commanded of us.   This The LawKeepers TORAH READINGS CALENDAR adheres to Genesis 1:14.

 

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The service of this solar/lunar calendar of TORAH READINGS is by definition using the “LIGHTS” of the sun and moon, according to Genesis 1:14, to number the “days” of each month.  And the dark phases of the moon cooperatively and conveniently provide a break between the months.  If there were no dark phases of the moon, we would have a tough time determining when one month ended and when another would begin.  Hence, because the Commandment is to use the “Lights” in the Heavens for “Signs” for seasons, days, and years, the New Moon Crescent is what provides us with our first lights of each new month and these lights continue waxing and waning until they are diminished to the dark phases.  And then in two to three days, the New Moon Crescent reappears again starting the First Day of another new month.

 

Realizing that even some Israelites use the dark phase of the moon to call the new month, I would like to add one obvious fact.  By definition, there can only be a “New Moon,” per se, after the dark phase interval and when the New Moon Crescent reappears, thus, we understand the concept of having a New moon. 

 

 

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If the dark phase of the moon begins the First Day of the month, then when the New Moon Crescent is “Sighted” that could approximately be as far into the month as the Fourth Day, i.e., the appearance of the “Light” in the Heavens could possibly fall on the Fourth Day.  It makes no sense to start to count the first or second dark phase of the moon as being the First Day of the month, as this process disregards the use of the “Light” in the Heavens to determine our “days,” as we are Commanded to do in Genesis 1:14.  Consider what King David said in I Samuel 20:24:  “…when the New Moon was come…”  He had to be speaking about the New Moon Crescent, as we are unable to “Sight” the appearance of the dark phase or rather see it “come.” 

 

It’s the absence of seeing the moon for forty-eight or more hours that enables us to identify the approaching Crescent “Sign” in the Heavens (mentioned in Genesis 1:14) that recognizes the moon as being “New.”    And upon “Sighting” this “New” Crescent” we distinguish it as being the “New Moon” and the time of the New Month, as well.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  The Hebrew New Year is also determined by the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens and not by the “sighting of barley.” 

 

For several years I have known that the White “Jews” (excluding the Karaites) use a pre-calculated nineteen-year cycle of intercalation based on the “Dark Phases” or concealed moon, for the First Day of the month of their “Jewish Calendar.”  They do not start their New Year with the search for mature barley, as do the Karaites, but they do use leap years in order to maintain adjustments in their calendars.

 

The Rabbinate does not use the “lights in the firmament…for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years.”  By their using the “dark phases” of the moon, then they are able to manipulate their calendar to register the start of the month on whichever day they choose.  For example, The Day of Atonement will never fall on a Friday. 

 

“While all other fast days that fall on the Sabbath in a particular year are postponed to Sunday, Yom Kippur must be observed on its appointed day:  the tenth day of Tishri, as prescribed in the Bible.  The calendar was designed so that the tenth of Tishri should not fall on a Friday, Sunday, or Tuesday.

 

“If Yom Kippur were to fall on a Friday, it would be impossible to prepare food for the Sabbath.  If it were to fall on a Sunday, it would be impossible to do on the Sabbath all that is necessary to prepare for the fast.  If it were to fall on a Tuesday, Hoshana Rabba would fall on the Sabbath and the requirement that aravot (willows) be beaten would not be able to be observed, for this would be a violation of the Sabbath.”  THE JEWISH BOOK OF WHY, page 241

 

“What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.”   Deuteronomy 12:32

 

Tampering with GOD’s Book of the Law is a very serious violation, and the above Commandment proves that the Rabbinate defies GOD’s Ordinance by establishing their own religious doctrine, when they are clearly adding to and taking from GOD’s Law.  And the above book does not hesitate to inform readers of exactly how White religious Jews go about doing this. 

 

At this point, it should be noted that the beginning of months unto us neither depends on the ripening of “barley” nor the “Dark Phases” of the moon.  Nowhere in the Law does the Holy ONE Command that we use the “barley” of the Land of Israel to signify the start of the New Year but rather the “Lights” in the Heavens for Seasons, Days, and Years!  When the Holy ONE declared the “beginning of months” down in Egypt, HE did not have anyone searching for barley – not in Egypt and not in Israel.  Thus, any calendar based on a “Barley Search” or on the “Dark Phases” of the moon, when we are Commanded to use the “Lights” in the Heavens, is in gross error and the use of either one of these methods is in violation of GOD’s LAW and can only cause grave consequences in the observance of GOD’s Holy Feast Days. 

 

Being Israelites, we must discern the right and lawful thing to do and not go with the consensus and certainly not go with the White “Jews” if we know for a fact that they manipulate their calendars.   We are compelled to do that which we know to be reliable, valid, and correct according to GOD’s LAW.  At all times, in our Hebrew Way of Life, we must use GOD’s LAW, as we weigh issues and make decisions and without adding to and/or taking from GOD’s Righteous Ways.  And we must prove our decisions to be accurate and acceptable according to GOD’s Book of the Law, as we choose one decision over another.   This is wisdom.

 

“To the law and to the testimony:

if they speak not according to this word,

it is because there is no light in them.”

Isaiah 8:20

 

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THE FOLLOWING IS A SPECIAL REPORT THAT WILL HOPEFULLY SHED MORE LIGHT ON THE ISSUE OF WHEN TO START EACH NEW MONTH AND EACH NEW YEAR:

 

HOW SHOULD ISRAELITES DETERMINE

THE START OF EACH NEW MONTH,

AND

WHEN IS THE HEBREW NEW YEAR

EXPECTED TO BEGIN?

 

“He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.”

Psalm 104:19

 

If we study each month’s Crescent and its position in the Heavens,

we can use these observations every year to call each fixed Season. 

 

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night;

and let them be for SIGNS, and for SEASONS, and for days, and YEARS:”

Genesis 1:14

 

“Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the sun for a light by day,

and the ordinances of the MOON and of the stars for a LIGHT BT NIGHT [SIGN],

which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar;

The LORD of hosts is his name:

 

“If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD,

then the seed of Israel also shall cease

from being a nation before me for ever.”

Jeremiah 31:35,36

  

Not only is a New Month upon us, but so also is a New Year and Passover, as well, and unfortunately, we are still at odds concerning how Israelites are to determine the start of each New Hebrew Month and our Hebrew New Year.  For sure, it is our fault and not the fault of the CREATOR that we don’t realize the start of our months and years because HE has certainly given us ample information in order for us to realize when to start each new month and each Hebrew New Year.   There is not even the slightest suggestion that our forefathers suffered this problem, so why do we?

 

Some Israelites would say that “The beginning of months” is upon us upon finding mature barley anywhere in Israel.  I am puzzled as to when to start looking for this barley, because when the months of January and February are warmer than usual for this time of the year, barley can be found anywhere in the country, especially in and near the Jordan Valley.  So, if mature barley is found in February, are we to use the New Moon of that month to begin the Hebrew New Year?  I don’t think so.  In addition to that, consider the fact that mature barley could be in existence but unseen or rather unfound for this most important mission.  Such a possibility exists and therefore it also renders this concept of searching for mature barley to determine the Hebrew New Year not only without credibility but ill-advised, as well.  And in the event that there is a serious drought or a plague or locust that destroys or consumes all the barley, well, what then?   People who depend on “Barley Sighting” will be in a pickle, that’s what!

 

“Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.”   Deuteronomy 28:38

 

“If there be dearth in the land, if there be pestilence, if there be blasting, or mildew, locusts, or caterpillers;…”   II Chronicles 6:28

 

“If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;”   II Chronicles 7:13

 

Those, like myself who beg to differ with this “Barley Sighting” concept, assert that neither barley nor any other plant can be a factor in association with the start of our Hebrew New Year, as this method is flawed and not practical.  The key and most important reason for rejecting “Barley Sighting” as basis for determining the New Year is that the CREATOR GOD is clear on how to decide on our seasons, days, and years.  And neither barley nor any other “plant” is mentioned as a means to do so.

 

“And God said, Let there be LIGHTS in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”   Genesis 1:14  [Caps. are mine.]

 

Now, I’ve been told that I do not understand this verse.  The fact of the matter is that this verse should be taken literally and without interpretation, as it certainly does not need one.  I view this verse as being crystal clear, and to reject any part of it is to diminish from what the CREATOR has Commanded of us.  If we do not use the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens for “SIGNS” to determine our months, then we are not just adding to and diminishing the Commandment in Genesis 1:14, but we are changing GOD’s Ordinance.  And in doing so, we bring upon ourselves much confusion.  Hence, we must accept what’s written and use the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens for “SIGNS” for our seasons, days, and years.  The CREATOR GOD of Israel did not leave us Psalm 104:19 for naught.

 

“He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down.”

 

It is my understanding from what’s written in Genesis 1:14 that there are to be LIGHTS in the Heavens for SIGNS.  And I am particularly reminded that these “LIGHTS” are interpreted “luminaries,” of which I do quite agree, as both the sun and the moon shine.  However, the sun emits its own “Light.”   And although the moon also shines, please understand that it can only do so because of the sun’s reflection that causes it to shine.  Keep in mind that if there were no sun, then the moon would never shine.  It’s these luminaries (“SIGNS”) in the Heavens that enable us to depict seasons, days, and years:

 

The fact that the CREATOR gives/uses “SIGNS” for us to “see,” is evident that we must be able to sight something in the Heavens.  And the luminaries – the “LIGHTS” of the sun and moon - are the “SIGNS” we must use for our seasons, days, and years. 

 

Webster’s New Collegiate Definition of luminary:

 

“a source of light or illumination; a body that gives light: esp : one of the celestial bodies: a person brilliantly outstanding in some respect”

 

If the sun, moon, and the stars are the “LIGHTS” or “luminaries” in the Heavens that we are Commanded to use for “SIGNS,” how then can anyone suggest using the “Conjunction” or “Dark Phase” of the moon for the First Day of the month, when absolutely nothing at all is visible for a “SIGN” at this time of the month?   Why have a New Moon Crescent at all, if its first light is of no significance to us?

 

The Stars are also a factor in determining our seasons.  The CREATOR provides us with a new starlight wonder each month in HIS Heavens for us to also use for determining our seasons, days, and years.

 

“Throughout the ages, mankind has looked to the heavens and tried to make sense of the lights in the sky. The ancient peoples of the world thought they could see pictures in the stars. These chance alignments of stars, also known as asterisms, are known as today constellations. Many ancient cultures around the world have assigned pictures to these star groupings. Many of these images find their roots shrouded in mythology. In our modern world, it can be difficult to make out the shapes of the constellations because city lights obscure the dimmer stars. But they are still used to help identify and locate objects in space. There are currently 88 main constellations recognized by the astronomical community. Here we will explore these constellations and identify the major points of interest within each.They are often grouped according to the month in which they are best visible. These monthly listings assume that you are looking at the sky at 9:00 PM. For every hour later than 9:00, add half of a month. For every hour before 9:00, subtract half a month.”

 

As previously mentioned, the “conjunction” is a reference of the moon when it is not visible, i.e., the time of month when the moon is at its “Dark Phases.”  It is at this time (the “Dark Phases” of the moon) when many Israelites start the First Day of the New Month rather than wait until the “Sighting” of the New Moon Crescent or rather the luminaries in the Heavens to begin the New Month.  My argument is that when using the “Dark Phase” of the moon, which no one can see, for the First Day of the new month, one is not adhering to Genesis 1:14, to use the LIGHTS (luminaries) in the Heavens to determine (in this case) the “days.”  And actually, that fact alone should end the debate and prove them to be in error.  However, those who use the “Dark Phase” for the start of the New Month, do not see it that way. 

 

According to those who use the “Conjunction” of the moon for the First Day of the month, this “Dark Phase” of the moon is the “SIGN” in the Heavens for our First Day of the Month and not the “Lighted Crescent.”

 

Those of us who adhere to using the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens for a “Sign” for our days await the “Sighting” of the Crescent Moon. Otherwise, we are not following the CREATOR’s Commandment.  And without question those who admit to using the “Conjunction” or rather the “Dark Phase” of the moon to call the First Day of the Month are certainly not following what’s written to use the “LIGHTS” for “SIGNS” for seasons, days, and years. 

 

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS FOR

THE START OF EACH HEBREW NEW YEAR?

 

Another issue is in regard to the word “Abib.”  The Karaites (a White J  Group in Israel) and some Israelites feel that this word “Abib” is a reference to barley.   And when mature barley is “Sighted” in Israel, then to them the month in which barley is found starts the Hebrew New Year.  This is contrary to the CREATOR’s Commandment in Genesis 1:14 that explicitly tells us to use the LIGHTED “SIGNS” IN THE HEAVEN for determining SEASONS.  Nothing at all is mentioned about the use of barley.

 

It is of most importance that we determine the “SEASON” of Passover FIRST and without any doubt or error.  The start of the SEASON of Passover IS the start of Spring, and the New Moon Crescent that follows starts the Hebrew New Year - the First New Hebrew Month of the year in accordance with GOD’s WORD in Exodus 12:2.  “This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

 

In Exodus 13:4, the "Hebrew" is worded “in month the hahaviv.”  Well, if you have ever studied Hebrew, the first thing you learn is that it is not to your advantage to interpret Hebrew the way English is spoken.  Accordingly, the “hah” before a Hebrew noun or pronoun can in fact mean “the” or “this,” but in many, many other cases, “hah” before a word does not translate into anything.  One example is in Genesis 1:15 when the CREATOR says “to give light” or “li-hah-ear” in Hebrew.  There is no translation or reason in English for this “hah” in this word/phrase.  Another example is in Exodus 12:2, where we see the words “hah-khodesh hahzeh,” which when translated is “the month the this,” if speaking/interpreting Hebrew the way English is spoken.  

 

My point being, “the abib” or “hah aviv” does not have to mean “the month of the Abib,” or a reference to a “condition,” as I have been told.  Exodus 13:4 could very well translate in Hebrew to read the following:  “This day, you came out in the month of Abib” (Spring), which changes the whole picture, making “Abib” a “month of Spring” and not a “condition” or a reference to a “tender or green” plant.  It makes no sense to use a plant to determine a time of the year when the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens are for “SIGNS” and for “Seasons.” And I, personally, cannot go beyond what’s written.  The “Barley Search” is a custom of White “Jews” – not a Commandment of the CREATOR.

 

“And God said, Let there be LIGHTS in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”   Genesis 1:14  (Caps. are mine.)

 

“Thus saith the LORD, which giveth the SUN FOR A LIGHT BY DAY, and the ordinances of the MOON AND OF THE STARS FOR A LIGHT BY NIGHT, which divideth the sea when the waves thereof roar; The LORD of hosts is his name:  If those ordinances depart from before me, saith the LORD, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before me for ever.”   Jeremiah 31:35  (Caps. are mine.)

 

Therefore, the LIGHTED “Ordinances” of the sun, moon, and stars (Genesis 1:14) in their exceptional positions in the Heavens at the same time each year (during the onset of Spring) denote the “beginning of months” unto us or rather the start of our Hebrew New Year. And for the CREATOR GOD of Israel to demonstrate so much concern for these Ordinances to have their places in the Heavens for all to see as a “Sign” should explain to us just how necessary it is for HIS Wondrous LIGHTS to shine for all mankind to witness and credit HIM for these phenomenal WORKS!

 

I would also like to note that for some Hebrew words, there are no English translations and vice versa.  For example, there is no “of” to be translated from English to Hebrew (see the “of” in Numbers 22:18).  This information is not to confuse the issue, but rather my intention is to share the facts in order that we will use what’s written to come together on our New Moons and NewYears.  At the time of the Spring Equinox the Sun rises exactly in the east travels through the sky for 12 hours and sets in the west.  On this day, the night hours are also of 12.  The first New Moon Crescent that follows is the “beginning of months” unto us or rather is the beginning of our Hebrew New Year. 

 

We must not ever begin any one of GOD’s Holy Days out of its SEASON, and certainly not Passover!  Thus, we must establish the SEASON of Passover first, and then determine the First Day of the New Year.  This is following GOD’s LAW, and this is what makes perfect sense.  Just as the CREATOR causes it to rain IN ITS SEASON – not before and not after – but in its season (“…rain unto thy land in his season…” Deu. 28:12), so also must we expect to observe Passover IN ITS SEASON.  Using “barley” as an indicator for starting the month of Passover can prove to be a serious problem.

 

I have listed verses that make mention of “Abib” below in an effort to clarify exactly what’s meant by “in the month Abib”:

 

1.

“This day came ye out in the month Abib.”   Exodus 13:4

 

2.

“Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty:)”   Exodus 23:15

 

3.

“The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, as I commanded thee, in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.”   Exodus 34:18

 

4.

“Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.”   Deuteronomy 16:1

 

Clearly, there is nothing in Deuteronomy 16:1 that makes any reference to plants..  And why should it?  The CREATOR Commanded us to use the “LIGHTS” (luminaries) in the Heavens for “SIGNS” to determine our seasons, days, and years.  Therefore, we must use Genesis 1:14 as a means to decipher the above Scripture. Therefore, I have again listed 1 – 4 and highlightedthe definitive words and presented an interpretation for a better understanding of these passages. 

 

In that the CREATOR indicates “Seasons, Days, and Years” in Genesis 1:14, it would be inappropriate to focus on “green ears” for deciding upon the start of the Hebrew New Year.  Thus “Observe the Month of Abib” must certainly be interpreted to mean observe the “Month of Spring”, for in this Spring Season (and month), the GOD of Israel Delivered the Israelites out of Egypt.  Do note that the word “month” is not mentioned in Genesis 1:14, but we can use the word “month” with confidence, as it is the lighted moon, the lesser light, or New Moon Crescent that is our indication of each new month.  Thus, “green” “ears” have nothing to do with determining our Hebrew New Year.

 

1.

“This day came ye out in the month Abib.”   Exodus 13:4

 

This day came ye out in the month of the Spring Season, i.e., the “beginning of months unto you.”

  

2.

… in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt… Exodus 23:15

The Holy ONE of Israel is the ONE that APPOINTED the “beginning of months” unto us,” therefore, in this month that HE APPOINTED, i.e., the beginning of our new SEASON, the Children of Israel came out of Egypt.  Whether it is in Scripture or not, we have learned that this time of year is the (Spring) “SEASON.  And IN IT the Israelites came out from Egypt.  This IN IT has to be a reference to (Spring) “SEASON.”  HEBREW:  khee-boe (in it) yahtzahtah (you came out) mi-meetzrahyim.(from Egypt).  I think the definitive words here are “in it,” as this phrase seems to clarify the whole matter.

 

“Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season.  In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.”   Numbers 9:2,3

 

Now, isn’t that odd?  The CREATOR made no mention of “Abib” here, but rather “SEASON”!  In this passage HE is now Commanding that we observe Passover in its APPOINTED SEASON!  Hence, this is my reason for interpreting “Abib” to mean Spring “SEASON.”  Our seasons:  Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter Solstice can only be determined by the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens (Genesis 1:14). 

 

… in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt….”  IN THE SPRING SEASON THE ISRAELITES CAME OUT FROM EGYPT!  IN ABIB THE ISRAELITES CAME OUT OF EGYPT!  If we are going to translate, then all the dots have to connect, the puzzle pieces have to fit, and above all, the translation must be in agreement with the WORDS of the CREATOR.

 

“Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his SEASON from year to year.”   Exodus 13:10

 

“But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the SEASON that thou camest forth out of Egypt.”   Deuteronomy 16:6

 

These passages adhere to making Genesis 1:14 our determining factor for defining the “seasons, days, and years,” i.e., the start of the “beginning of months unto you” or rather the start of our Hebrew New Year.

 

3.

 in the time of the month Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest out from Egypt.”  Exodus 34:18

 

In the month of the Spring SEASON, thou camest out from Egypt. 

 

4.

“Observe the month of Abib…for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.”  Deuteronomy 16:1

 

Observe the “beginning of months unto you” for in this month of the Spring Season, the LORD thy GOD brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.

 

This verse cannot be about observing the month of “green” “ears,” as there are Firstfruits and Ingathering harvests of green produce throughout the year.  And to use “Aviv” for produce just does not make sense, especially when the CREATOR has provided the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens specifically for “SIGNS” to denote Seasons, Days, and Years. 

 

Thus, the reason that “Aviv/Abib” has much to do with the (Spring) “Season” - “the beginning of months unto us,” which is readily determined by the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens.

 

If we are TORAH Hebrews, then we have no choice but to follow GOD’s LAW, as it is written and without adding to it to confuse the issue. Genesis 1:14 needs no barley to support and make this Commandment of using the “Lights” in the Heavens credible and able to stand alone for the sake of doing exactly what the CREATOR said:

 

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:”   Genesis 1:14

 

Just because some of us do not fully understand this verse that is no reason to assume it does not supply us with sufficient information for determining Seasons, Days, and Years.  I have been maintaining a Hebrew Calendar now for over a decade now, and I never once went in search of barley in Egypt, in Israel, or in Jordan, as it’s not at all necessary to do so.  If there were a need to use barley as a factor, the CREATOR would have mentioned that IN THE BEGINNING.  And since HE didn’t, we should be satisfied with what HE Commanded or leave the issue alone.  But we should NEVER ADD ulterior views to HIS Ordinance in an effort to support that of our own. 

 

It’s wonderful to study Hebrew, but not if we are going to use it to change and ADD to what THUS SAITH THE LORD, for then for sure we create problems for ourselves and fall short of the CREATOR’s expectations of us. 

Given Genesis 1:14, there has got to be great significance for the Holy ONE positioning the sun, moon, and stars (LIGHTS) so dynamically in the Heavens once a year for us to stand as witnesses for HIS Creation:  Seasons, Days, Years. 

 

We need to know why the “sun” crosses directly over the Earth's equator at the time of the Spring Equinox and rises in the east and travels through the sky for 12 hours and sets in the west. 

 

We need to know why the moon positions itself in the sky in a different phase every night, excluding the days it is in its “Dark Phase,” when it cannot be seen for 1-3 nights. 

 

We need to know why (stars) a certain “constellation” is only visible in March at 9 o’clock P.M. 

 

What other reason could it be except for us to know “the Beginning of months” unto us?  These phenomena are not for naught.

 

Hence, Abib/Aviv is a reference to a month and time of year, otherwise how is anyone to determine when to observe Passover.  Nowhere is it written in the Hebrew Scriptures to use a plant to reference a date or day in the year and certainly not Passover.

 

FROM THE FOLLOWING LINK, OBSERVE THE STARS AS THEY APPEAR EACH MONTH:

Observe the view of the night sky from the same location over a year

http://www.classzone.com/books/earth_science/terc/content/visualizations/es0407/es0407page01.cfm

 

This concept is in keeping with Genesis 1:14 – using the “LIGHTS” in the Heavens for “SIGNS” to acknowledge our Seasons, Days, and Years. The CREATOR saw fit to write in Genesis the First Chapter exactly how we are to determine the beginning of each New Day, and in this same chapter, HE also included exactly how we are to determine the new seasons, days, and years.  The Ordinance in Genesis 1:14 cannot be changed or dismissed.

 

"Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by the hand of Moses."                      II Chronicles 338 

 

I am ashamed to say that we, as Hebrew Israelites, have so many differences, when there really is no reason for them.  Once we make it up in our minds to follow GOD’s LAW and HIS WORD to HIS Prophets, then there need be no confusion.  O that we had the minds of a computer.  People think computers to be very intelligent, but in actually, they are dumb as doornails.  Computers are programmed to do various functions, otherwise they would be useless.  If we were so programmed like a computer but to follow GOD’s Book of the Law, as it is written, then there would be no confusion about when a day begins, when the Seventh Day Sabbath begins, how we should keep it, and/or when to determine our New Year and the start of our Hebrew Months.

 

“Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.”   Deuteronomy 29:9

 

“Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper withersoever thou goest.

 

“This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.”   Joshua 1:7,8

 

“Let them shout for joy, and be glad, that favour my righteous cause: yea, let them say continually, Let the LORD be magnified, which hath pleasure in the prosperity of his servant.

 

“…my tongue shall speak of thy righteousness and of thy praise all the day long.”   Psalm 35:27,28

 

May the Holy ONE of Israel open our eyes to know and understand HIS WORD and COMMANDMENTS, as we seek to grow in HIS Ways of Righteousness, in HIS Way of Life, and in HIS Peace with each other, as this is for our welfare and for the prosperity of the Nation of Israel.

 

O TASTE AND SEE THAT THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL

IS JUST AND GOOD!

 

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This TORAH READINGS Calendar, herewith, follows GOD’s Book of the Law and nothing else:

 

“And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days, and years:”  

Genesis 1:14

 

Because this TORAH READINGS Calendar is determined by the New Moon “Sighting” on or after the Spring equinox each year, it is a solar calendar consisting of approximately 365 days.  And because the months of this Hebrew Calendar are determined by each New Moon “Sighting,” i.e., the “LIGHT” in the firmament that poses as the “SIGN” for days, it is a lunar calendar.  Therefore, our Hebrew Calendar must be a solar/lunar calendar, if we are to observe the “beginning of months” every Spring and in its season each new year.

 

“AND the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying,

 

“This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:  it shall be the first month of the year to you.”   Exodus 12:1,2

 

“This day came ye out in the month Abib.”   Exodus 13:4

 

“Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread:  (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, IN THE TIME APPOINTED OF THE MONTH ABIB; for in it thou camest out from Egypt…”   Exodus 23:15   (Caps. are mine.)

 

HOLY FEAST DAYS, NEW MOONS, AND SABBATHS OF REST:

 

This TORAH Readings Hebrew Calendar focuses on the Holy Feast Days, New Moons, and Sabbath Days of Complete Rest because these are days that we must proclaim to be “holy convocations,” i.e., days that we must keep "Holy". 

 

Leviticus 23rd Chapter outlines GOD’s Holy Feast Days that HE Commanded the Nation of Israel to observe and do.  It should be made perfectly clear that EVERY “DAY” begins in the evening (Genesis 1st Chapter) and NOT MIDNIGHT as Gentiles proclaim. Therefore, ALL GOD’s Holy Days begin in the evening at sundown and END the next day in the evening at sundown (Leviticus 23:32). 

 

“AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

 

“Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, Concerning the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, even these are my feasts.”   Leviticus 23:1,2

 

“And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.”   Numbers 10:8

 

“Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God:  I AM THE LORD YOUR GOD.”   Numbers 10:10   (Caps. are mine.)

 

“And Hezekiah appointed the courses of the priests and the Levites after their courses, every man according to his service, the priests and Levites for burnt offerings and for peace offerings, to minister, and to give thanks, and to praise in the gates of the tents of the LORD.

 

“He appointed also the king’s portion of his substance for the burnt offerings, to wit, for the morning and evening burnt offerings, and the burnt offerings for the Sabbaths, and for the new moons, and for the set feasts, AS IT IS WRITTEN IN THE LAW OF THE LORD.”   II Chronicles 31:2,3

 

“Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.

 

“For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.”   Psalm 81:3,4

 

THE CREATOR's HOLY SEVENTH DAY OF COMPLETE REST

 

The Sabbath Day of Rest is probably the most controversial Holy Day that we have – even though it is the easiest of all to observe.  Some argue that we can't keep the Seventh Day Sabbath in Babylon (captivity).  Others say that it is a day of Complete Rest and no assemblies and gatherings are to take place because we must not leave our places or dwellings (Exodus 16:29), and these same people are also against any manner of broadcasting and computer use on this Holy Sabbath Day of Rest.  Some Israelites say that the Sabbath is not on fixed Saturdays and believe the New Moon falls every month on the First Day of the week (Sunday).  Thus, this method of reckoning the New Moons causes the Sabbath Days of Rest to float each month from one day of the week to the next throughout the year.  Still others focus only on NOT doing work/labor on this day but deem it permissible to do other activities.  And so many, many Israelites travel to their meeting places via car and public transportation to assemble, teach Hebrew, and hold “Sabbath Service. 

 

This TORAH READINGS Calendar asserts living and doing GOD’s Book of the Law, as it is written.  Therefore, we must all observe the Law of the Holy Seventh Day as it is written: 

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”  Exodus 16:29

 

"If thou turn away thy foot from the sabbath, from doing thy pleasure on my holy day; and call the sabbath a delight, the holy of the LORD, honourable; and shalt honour him, not doing thine own ways, nor finding thine own pleasure, nor speaking thine ownwords:

 

"Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it."   Isaiah 58:13,14

 

Israelites have no choice in the matter.  We are compelled to “abide ye in your place on the Seventh Day,” keep it Holy, Rest and Refresh ourselves, and keep this day as a “Sign” between the Holy ONE of Israel and the Nation of Israel. 

 

On this TORAH READINGS Calendar, the Seventh Day Sabbaths do not alternate throughout the year from one day of the week to the next, as do some Israelite calendars.  On this Calendar, GOD’s Sabbaths of COMPLETE REST fall every single Seventh Day (“Saturday”) without fail just as the CREATOR initially planned it in the BEGINNING and without skipping a Seventh Day at the end of the month to provide for the First Day (New Moon) of the month.  Making the First Day of the month the First Day of the week is what causes the seventh days (of rest) to swing, throughout the year, from one day of the week to another.   This routine proves itself to be in err and a grave mistake when at the end of the month, nine and ten days separate the last “day of rest” from the next “day of rest.”This manner of making the First Day of the month, the First Day of the week is as much against GOD’s LAW as is the White Jewish Calendar that manipulates the Holy Days.

 

This TORAH READINGS Calendar recognizes GOD’s Seventh Day Sabbath as being “Holy” (since its inception, as of Genesis 2:2,3) and a “Sign” (Exodus 31:16,17) between the Holy ONE of Israel and HIS People whether we are in the land or not.  There is documented information that Pope Gregory, III changed the days on the calendar, but never has the sequence of the seven days of the week ever been changed, ALL PRAISES DUE TO THE CREATOR, THE HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL. 

 

If we are to recognize the Sabbath Day of Rest as a “Sign” between the Holy ONE of Israel and ourselves, then by all means we must keep it “Holy” wherever we are – for we, Israelites, are the Light to the World for HIS Holy Name’s Sake.  It is incumbent upon us to show forth GOD’s Praises and HIS Righteousness by keeping HIS Book of the Law and living it ALWAYS for Glory, and that includes GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Rest.

 

“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.”   Exodus 31:16

 

“IF thou wilt return, O Israel, saith the LORD, return unto me:  and if thou wilt put away thine abominations out of my sight, then shalt thou not remove.

 

“And thou (ISRAEL) shalt swear, The LORD liveth, in truth, in judgment, and in righteousness; and the NATIONS SHALL BLESS THEMSELVES IN HIM (YIHOVAH), AND IN HIM (YIHOVAH) SHALL THEY GLORY.”   Jeremiah 4:1,2

 

It should be realized that the Children of Israel not only kept the Sabbath of Rest in the Wilderness, but they also kept Passover there, as well (Numbers 9:5).  Hence, indeed we can and must keep the Seventh Day of Rest in our enemies’ lands or wherever we reside.

 

Indisputably, Deuteronomy 30th Chapter is explicit regarding what it takes for the Holy ONE of Israel to cause our return:”

 

“And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, andTHOU SHALT CALL THEM TO MIND AMONG ALL THE NATIONS, WHITHER THE LORD THY GOD HATH DRIVEN THEE.

 

“And shalt RETURN UNTO THE LORD THY GOD, and shalt OBEY HIS VOICE according to ALL that I COMMAND THEE THIS DAY,thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;

 

“That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.”   Deuteronomy 30:1,2  

 

“Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:

 

“But IF YE TURN UNTO ME, AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS, AND DO THEM; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.”   Nehemiah 1:8,9

 

“If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; Yet if they shall bethink themselves in the land whither they were carried captives, and repent, and make supplication unto thee in the land of them that carried them captives, saying, We have sinned, and have done perversely, we have committed wickedness; And so return unto thee with all their heart, and with all their soul, in the land of their enemies, which led them away captive, and pray unto thee toward their land, which thou gavest unto their fathers, the city which thou hast chosen, and the house which I have built for thy name: Then hear thou their prayer and their supplication in heaven thy dwelling place, and maintain their cause, And forgive thy people that have sinned against thee, and all their transgressions wherein they have transgressed against thee, and give them compassion before them who carried them captive, that they may have compassion on them: For they be thy people, and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest forth out of Egypt, from the midst of the furnace of iron: That thine eyes may be open unto the supplication of thy servant, and unto the supplication of thy people Israel, to hearken unto them in all that they call for unto thee. For thou didst separate them from among all the people of the earth, to be thine inheritance, as thou spakest by the hand of Moses thy servant, when thou broughtest our fathers out of Egypt, O LORD God..”   I Kings 8:46 – 53

 

Thus, it is quite clear that the Holy ONE did not mean for us to WAIT until we returned to our heritage to keep HIS Holy Seventh Day of Rest.  And HE did not intend for us to wait until we returned to our heritage before returning unto HIM and HIS Law in Righteousness.  Other passages that are indisputable are as follows:

 

“And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

 

But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

 

“When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, andSHALT BE OBEDIENT UNTO HIS VOICE;”   Deuteronomy 4:27,29,30

 

“Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations: But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.”   Nehemiah 1:8,9

 

At present, there are some Laws we cannot keep (Levitical Sacrifices), but the Sabbath Day of Rest is one that we can all observe, i.e., if it is our desire to do so. 

 

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.”   Exodus 24:12

 

“Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should DO SO IN THE LAND whither ye go to possess it.”   Deuteronomy 4:5 (Caps. are mine.)

 

The Israelite Way of Life was set in stone in the Wilderness, as to how we are Commanded to prepare to live according to ALL GOD’s LAW, as well as for HIS Holy Seventh Day Sabbath of Complete REST, i.e., how we are supposed to keep it, as well as theconsequences for profaning it.  And there are no exceptions.

 

Too many Israelite leaders observe GOD’s Sabbath Day of Rest according to their understanding and not according to what’s written in GOD’s Book of the Law.  The Holy Sabbath Day of Rest is just that – a day for all of us to “Rest,” sleep, eat, read, and be refreshed without use of the microwave, television, radio, computers, broadcasts, tapes, strolling, teaching Hebrew, entertaining, traveling, and most definitely without working.  All of GOD’s Laws of the Sabbath Day of Rest are clear on exactly how we are to keep this Seventh Day:  Exodus 16:29; Exodus 31:12 - 18; Isaiah 58:13,14; Nehemiah 13:19; and Jeremiah 17:21,22. 

 

In that the Seventh Day is a Day of “Complete REST,” we cannot do on this day the things we ordinarily do on the other six days of the week, as this is forbidden.  We just cannot continue to profane GOD’s Sabbath Day of Rest.  This Seventh Day is SPECIAL and is to be kept HOLY unto the LORD and to be kept exactly as our forefathers were Commanded to keep it in the Wilderness, or we will pay the consequences – death!

 

Regarding “holy convocation,” that people seem to believe means a “call to assemble,” please know that one is hard pressed to find where “holy convocation” means to gather or to assemble on the Sabbath of Complete REST.   I firmly believe “holy convocation” followed by “no manner of work shall be done” is interpreted, “call this a holy day on which no manner of work is to be done” IN ALL YOUR DWELLINGS.”

 

And to end the debate about gathering on GOD’s Holy Day of Complete REST, consider that we are Commanded to observe the First Day of Passover in our “houses” (Exodus 12:7,22).  And at the same time, we are also Commanded to observe the First Day of Passover as a “holy convocation” (Exodus 12:16).   If “holy convocation means to gather or assemble, then we would not have been Commanded to remain in our houses on the First Day.  However, we are indeed Commanded to have a Solemn Assembly on the Seventh Day of Passover.

 

“Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.”   Deuteronomy 16:8

 

Both the First and the Seventh Days of Passover are to be kept as “holy days”, but only the Seventh Day is an assembly/gathering.  Thus, it is proved that “holy convocation” cannot mean to assemble, and also that we are not to gather on GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST, which is, in Hebrew, a Shabbatone.  Only GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath and The Day of Atonement are Shabbatone.

 

And Moses gathered all the congregation of the children of Israel together, and said unto them, These are the words which the LORD hath commanded, that ye should do them. Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, asabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.”  Consider Exodus 35:1,2

 

In other words, wherever we “dwell” we are to abide there and “Rest” on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of “Rest.”  We do not dwell in GOD’s Holy Temple..  We (will) only visit this Holy Place on occasion to serve and worship Our GOD of Israel but never on the day on which YIHOVAH tells us to abide and “Rest” in our places.

 

According to the “Hebrew” Scriptures, “holy convocation” is written meekrah kodesh (not to be confused with chodesh/month).  Meekrah:  reading matter; Bible; recitation; and convocation, as well as “call” and “called.”  Kodesh:  holiness, sanctify; holy place according to Ehud Ben-Yehuda / David Weinstein’s Pocket English-Hebrew / Hebrew-English Dictionary.

 

Clearly – CLEARLY there are differences in the usage of these verbs:  to call (meek-rah) and to gather/assemble (ah-sahf, kah-batz, and ah-tzah-rah).   All one need do is sit with someone with knowledge of Hebrew and go through the LAW and the other Scriptures of the “Old Testament” and see the differences in the meanings of the verb “to call” (“to give a name to” or “to make a request or demand”) and the verb “to gather together” and/or “to assemble” the people.

 

There are many passages that make mention of “Solemn Assembly,” and I urge you to read them in Hebrew for a better understanding of knowing the differences in what the Scriptures meant by “Holy Convocation” and calling a “Solemn Assembly.”  Please read the following Scripture for further enlightenment:  Leviticus 23:36; Numbers 29:35; Deuteronomy 16:8; II Kings 10:20; II Chronicles 7:9; Nehemiah 8:18; Joel 1:14; and Joel 2:15.

 

In this same regard, please consider Joel 2:15 that is most definitely speaking about a “call” to assemble, but yet differs from the “holy convocation” in Leviticus 23:3 that people choose to believe is a Commandment to assemble on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Rest despite HIS Commandment to “abide ye every man in his place on the seventh day.”

 

“Blow the trumpet in Zion, sanctify a fast, call a solemn assembly:”   Joel 2:15

 

If the above verse had been written along with Leviticus 23:3, there would be no question that Our GOD wants us to “assemble” on the Seventh Day Sabbath.  But it isn’t there!  Hence, we must call this day “Holy,” do absolutely no work, and permit our bodies to “REST” and be refreshed on every Seventh Day.

 

Further evidence that “holy convocation” DOES NOT mean to assemble is that we are told that Passover is a “holy convocation” but yet, we are Commanded to observe this High Holy Day with our immediate family (in each one's house) and only to join with another family if the members are too few for the lamb (Exodus 12:3,4).  This proves that “holy convocation” does not mean to assemble, but rather to keep the Feast days “HOLY.”  Some Israelites call attention to the fact that because Israelites were Commanded to ”…turn in the morning and go into their tents”  (Deuteronomy 16:5-7) that this is proof of an assembly.  Those Israelite families that joined with others are the ones GOD Commanded to return to their tents.

 

The Holy ONE of Israel DOES NOT contradict HIMSELF!  HE would not COMMAND us to “Rest” on the Sabbath Day of Rest and also Command us unequivocally to “abide ye every man in your place on the seventh day,” and then confuse us by telling us to “assemble” on the “rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD.”  This would make absolutely no sense whatsoever.  Therefore, if the Holy ONE of Israel said don’t bear a burden on the Sabbath Day of Rest (Jeremiah 17:21,22) and that our asses (used for travel) had to also rest, then for sure we have to “abide in our places…on the seventh day” and leave our horses and cars parked..  And walking to any meeting place for “Sabbath Service” is out of the question all because GOD’s Seventh Day is specifically to be kept as a DAY of  “COMPLETE REST” – Shabatone (as is written in Hebrew) in our places – wherever we are at the time of the Holy Seventh Day.

 

It would indeed appear to be acceptable that the Sabbath is for coming together to worship YIHOVAH, but that’s not what GOD HIMSELF has ordained.  HE said to stay in our place and rest on this Holy Day.  Hence, we are to keep this day Holy and do no manner of work, walking, or assembling but rather “REFRESH” ourselves as Our GOD of Israel COMMANDS us to do.  Therefore, getting dressed and traveling to a meeting place on GOD’s Holy Sabbath is not only a real hassle but is without a doubt breaking HIS Law – not to mention that paying tolls or fares for public transportation to get there is an even greater sin.   The wise will not permit ANYONE to entice them to err.  Know GOD’s LAW for yourselves, and make sure that you fully understand exactly what we must do accordingly and as it is written, which means to ”obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day” (Deuteronomy 27:10).  Unequivocally, we must return to Our Holy ONE of Israel and return to the teachings of Moses – not what we assume, not what folks are so-called “inspired” to do, and not what’s according to the imaginations of our evil hearts but precisely as GOD’s Prophet Moses was Commanded to teach us.

 

“He [King Hezekiah] trusted in the LORD God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him.

 

“For he clave to the LORD, and departed not from following him, but kept his commandments, WHICH THE LORD COMMANDED MOSES.”   II Kings 18:5,6

 

Therefore, we, too, must adhere to what the Holy ONE Commanded Moses to teach us, which in this case is about abiding in our places on HIS Holy Sabbath Day of Rest.

 

“And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the Sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; ABIDE YE EVERY MAN IN HIS PLACE ON THE SEVENTH DAY.”  Exodus 16:28,29

 

These two verses tell us to prepare our Sabbath Day of Rest “meal” on the Sixth Day before sundown, and stay in our places on the Seventh Day for its observance in Righteousness.  And the following verse reminds us again to keep HIS Sabbath Day of Rest “as I commanded your fathers,” i.e., according to Exodus 16:29 and the other Laws of the Sabbath.  Hence, we must keep GOD’s LAW just as the Prophet Moses Commanded (Deuteronomy 10:13), and at that time, the Children of Israel DID NOT ASSEMBLE for any manner of Seventh Day Sabbath (of Rest) Service.

 

“Neither carry forth a burden out of your houses on the Sabbath day, neither do ye any work, but HALLOW YE THE SABBATH DAY, as I commanded your fathers.”

Jeremiah 17:22  (Caps. are mine.)

 

“But if ye will not hearken unto me to hallow the Sabbath day, and not to bear burden, EVEN ENTERING IN AT THE GATES OF JERUSALEM ON THE SABBATH DAY; then will I kindle a fire in the gates thereof, and it shall devour the palaces of Jerusalem, and it shall not be quenched.” Jeremiah 17:27

 

Living by the LAW is the ONLY Way the Nation of Israel can be governed and can live Righteously. 

 

Accordingly, if the future King of Israel, the SEED of the renown King David, will be obedient to observe “ALL” of GOD’s Book of the Law and live by it (AS He IS COMMANDED), use Righteous Judgment (Jeremiah 33:15), and reign to EXALT the GOD of Israel, then unequivocally, he will enforce the COMMANDMENT to “abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”

 

If “ALL” GOD’s COMMANDMENTS are sure, then for sure, we must give credence to Exodus 16:29 and abide in our places on GOD’s HOLY Seventh Day of Complete REST as we are COMMANDED TO DO!

 

“He hath shewed his people the power of his works, that he may give them the heritage of the heathen. The works of his hands areverity and judgment; all his commandments are sure.”   Psalm 111:7

 

GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of REST is not only one of HIS Greatest WORKS of all time, but this Holy Day is an extraordinary ANNIVERSARY and “SIGN” between this Most High GOD, the CREATOR and HIS Chosen People, the Children of Israel!

 

“Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant. It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.”   Exodus 31:17,18

 

Since we know for a fact that GOD’s Holy Seventh Day Sabbath is a “Sign” between HIM and Israel, why take any chance to profane it? Every passage about the Holy Sabbath of COMPLETE Rest stands strong in support of GOD’s Commandment to abide in our places on the Seventh Day (Exodus 16:29) – ever last one of them – including the passage in Jeremiah where we are Commanded to “Take heed to yourselves, and bear no burden on the Sabbath day, nor bring it in by the gates of Jerusalem;”  Jeremiah 17:21   (Please read verses 21 to 27.)

 

Perhaps the wise thing to do would be to define the word “burden.”  But more importantly, we need to determine whether or not Exodus 16:29 is a Commandment or not.  And if it is determined to be one, then we should Fear the GOD of Israel and be obedient to what HE has Commanded of us.

 

“But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.  And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, he shall observe to do for ever more; and ye shall not fear other gods.”   II Kings 17:36,37

 

Why must we debate that which is clearly written for us to do and for very good reason, if we will only consider and think about it? The Holy ONE wants us to be first to observe HIS weekly Anniversary of Creation, which is to keep HIS Holy Seventh day at REST, as HE did, in order that we might be REFRESHED!  

 

“In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land.”   Jeremiah 33:15

 

Neither will this King who will be established by the All-Mighty GOD of Israel pick and choose nor add to or diminish from GOD’s LAW.  And not under any circumstances will he be influenced to follow the imaginations of his heart.  But rather, he will insure that GOD’s Book of the Law will be respected, honored, and lived for GOD’s Holy Name’s Sake, and for the sake of HIS Righteousness and Peace on GOD’s Earth.

 

"Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth."   Jeremiah 23:5

 

 It will be in the king’s heart to follow, do, and enforce GOD’s Book of the Law and Judge Righteously, so that people will keep it, as it is WRITTEN in order that those who remain after “The Day of the LORD” will serve the Holy ONE of Israel with “ONE CONSENT” (Zephaniah 3:9). 

 

“And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked. And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.”   Isaiah 11:1 - 5

 

“And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:

 

“That the LORD may continue his word which he spake concerning me, saying, If thy children take heed to their way, to walk before me in truth with all their heart and with all their soul, there shall not fail thee (said he) a man on the throne of Israel.”   I Kings 2:3,4

 

“And the word of the LORD came to Solomon, saying,

 

Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy father:

 

“And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will not forsake my people Israel..”   I Kings 6:11 – 13

 

The SEED of King David, who will reign in GOD’s Holy City, Jerusalem, will know that in keeping of this LAW is EVERLASTING Salvation and Exaltation of the Most High GOD of Israel and of HIM ALONE.  And make no mistakes about it!  Therefore, given the LAW to abide by “ALL” of GOD’s COMMANDMENTS, then we have to believe that this GOD-Fearing King of Israel will NOT dismiss Exodus 16:29.

 

“And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites:

 

“And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:

 

“That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.”   Deuteronomy 18 - 20

 

“The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do ALL the words of this law.”   Deuteronomy 29:29

 

Some Israelites feel that it was acceptable to travel to Jerusalem on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Rest during the days of our forefathers and use Ezekiel 46th Chapter to support their premise.  But given Jeremiah 17:21,22,27 and Ezekiel 46:12, we can see that this is not true.  Hence, we must HALLOW GOD’s Sabbath Day of Rest and abide in our places just as Our Holy ONE of Israel COMMANDED OUR FATHERS!

 

Significantly, in the beginning when the Holy ONE of Israel established this Sabbath Day of COMPLETE REST and when HE clearly COMMANDED the Children of Israel in the Wilderness to observe this Holy Day, HE MADE NO EXCEPTIONS

 

“Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.”   Genesis 2:1 - 3

 

“And he said unto them, This is that which the LORD hath said, Tomorrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake thatwhich ye will bake today, and seethe that ye will seethe; and that which remaineth over lay up for you to be kept until the morning.

 

“See, for that the LORD hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days; abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.”   Exodus 16:23,29

 

The wise, obedient ones understand the great importance of observing this Seventh Day of Rest exactly as GOD Commanded and will not add to or diminish from this Law of the “Blessed,” “Sanctified,” and “Holy” Seventh Day Sabbath. 

 

If we are to be a light to the World to Exalt the Most High GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, FROM JERUSALEM then we must exemplify GOD’s Word as it is written in HIS Book of the Law.  YIHOVAH won’t have it any other way!  This is the only way that we can become the Righteous Ones who will reflect GOD’s Righteous Ways, i.e., be the Remnant that will be found worthy that YIHOVAH will call (Joel 2:32).  These are the Ones who will have GOD’s LAW and HIS Spirit in their hearts.  These are the Ones who will usher in GOD’s Holy Kingdom on this Earth.

 

And if we are to represent the Most High GOD of Abraham, we have no choice but to keep, proclaim, teach, live, and do GOD’s LAW, again, as best we can.  One would think that as much as we have suffered and as hard as we must labor at work and at home, that we would be too happy to “Rest” on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day.  Not so!  Some of us will drive our cars and even take public transportation on GOD’s Seventh Day, profaning HIS Holy Seventh Day, and think that they are pleasing the Holy ONE of Israel.  Where is the FEAR OF THE LORD GOD OF ISRAEL to be obedient to HIS Commandments???

 

There is a “correct” time, manner, and WAY to serve and worship YIHOVAH, and HE explained all this to us when our forefathers were in the Wilderness and nothing Our GOD Commanded of us has changed since that time, thus GOD’s reason for saying “as I commanded your fathers.”  Coming out of Egypt, a country replete with all manner of idol worship, our forefathers would need all the teaching possible to learn exactly how to live and do righteously in order to please the Holy ONE of Israel.  It is Our GOD that decides this manner and time and what it takes to make us HIS Holy People. 

 

Saul lost the Kingdom all because he thought it would be all right for him to do a good deed - to offer a burnt offering in making supplication to the Holy ONE of Israel.  Think about this: what could be greater than to give Thanks and Praise to the GOD of Israel for HIS Mercy and Help in a time of need?  Isn’t this what Saul did when he offered his sacrifice unto GOD?  But Saul went against GOD’s Commandment.  It’s the duty of the Priests to conduct offerings and sacrifices: Exodus 27th through 29th Chapters.  And notice what Samuel told Saul after he took it upon himself to sacrifice to the Holy ONE of Israel:

 

“…Hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the Lord?  Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.

 

“For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.  Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”   I Samuel 15:22,23

 

Another incident that was done in good faith but proved to be a grave mistake was when Uzzah did not heed GOD’s Commandment that the Levites should take charge of all things pertaining to HIS Ministry (Numbers 1:50,51).   Uzzah, who was not a Levite, “put forth his hand to the ark of God and took hold of it; for the oxen shook it,” and after doing so, GOD killed him (II Samuel 6:6,7).

 

Therefore, let’s think about all that we decide to do on GOD’s Holy Sabbath Day of Rest because we really should not be doing too much of anything except to “Rest,” read, eat, and sleep.  As we know breaking GOD’s Holy Seventh Day of Complete REST is punishable by death!  And if our leaders advise us to do otherwise, i.e., to drive/travel to “assemble” on the day that Our Holy ONE of Israel tells us to “Rest,” then they feed us the thoughts of their hearts and not GOD’s Word from HIS Book of the Law. 

 

“But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:  and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.”   Jeremiah 7:23

 

How is it possible that “holy convocation” can cause so much confusion?  In my opinion it all has to do with translation and interpretation. Consider the following information I found in a book entitled World Religions From Ancient History to the Present, pp. 423, which certainly explains the reason for the discrepancy in this term:

 

“The word ‘church’ (ecclesia) means ‘an assembly of people.’  It was used in the Greek Septuagint version of the Old Testament to translate the Hebrew word for the assembly, congregation, or people of God.”

 

“Ecclesia was a word meaning "gathering of the called out ones" (or on today's terms "church") in many contexts in Ancient Greek, giving rise to many derivatives (e.g. Spanish iglesia, "church"), and can refer to:

 

Ecclesia (Church), the Christian Church, which is composed of Ecclesia Militans (the "Church Militant"), and Ecclesia Triumphans (the "Church Triumphant").

 

Ecclesia (ancient Athens), the popular assembly in ancient Athens.

 

Ecclesia (sociology of religion), a concept in the typology of religion.

 

The Ecclesia, the healing temple of The Rosicrucian Fellowship at Mount Ecclesia.”

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ecclesia

 

As well, it should come as a surprise that “holy convocation” is only mentioned in Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers and not in any other books of the “Old Testament.”

 

Note also:

“Septuagint - What is It?

Septuagint (sometimes abbreviated LXX) is the name given to the Greek translation of the Jewish Scriptures. The Septuagint has its origin in Alexandria, Egypt and was translated between 300-200 BC. Widely used among Hellenistic Jews, this Greek translation was produced because many Jews spread throughout the empire were beginning to lose their Hebrew language. The process of translating the Hebrew to Greek also gave many non-Jews a glimpse into Judaism. According to an ancient document called the Letter of Aristeas, it is believed that 70 to 72 Jewish scholars were commissioned during the reign of Ptolemy Philadelphus to carry out the task of translation. The term “Septuagint” means seventy in Latin, and the text is so named to the credit of these 70 scholars.

Septuagint - Influence on Christianity

The Septuagint was also a source of the Old Testament for early Christians during the first few centuries AD. Many early Christians spoke and read Greek, thus they relied on the Septuagint translation for most of their understanding of the Old Testament. The New Testament writers also relied heavily on the Septuagint, as a majority of Old Testament quotes cited in the New Testament are quoted directly from the Septuagint (others are quoted from the Hebrew texts). Greek church fathers are also known to have quoted from the Septuagint. Even today, the Eastern Orthodox Church relies on the Septuagint for its Old Testament teachings. Some modern Bible translations also use the Septuagint along side Hebrew manuscripts as their source text.”

http://www.septuagint.net/

 

For those who, for whatever unbelievable reason, find it difficult to trust wholeheartedly in the Most High GOD of Israel and HIS Book of the Law, then wait until HE gives us Pastors according to HIS Heart:

 

“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you:  and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

 

“AND I WILL GIVE YOU PASTORS ACCORDING TO MINE HEART, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.”  Jeremiah 3:14,15

 

Until that time, seek GOD’s Counsel and live by HIS Book of the Law AS IT IS WRITTEN for then we CANNOT go wrong!

 

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WE MUST PUT OUR GOD BACK INTO OUR LIVES

WE HAVE NO CHOICE,

AND THERE IS BUT ONE WAY TO DO IT!

 

"... the Lord, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship, and to him shall ye do sacrifice.

 

"And the statutes, and the ordinances, and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.

 

"And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget; neither shall ye fear other gods.

 

"But the Lord your God ye shall fear; and he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies."    II Kings 17:36 – 39

 

“And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.”   Deuteronomy 8:2

 

“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,

 

“To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?”   Deuteronomy 10:12,13

 

“For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;”  Deuteronomy 11:22

 

See and know that we will go into another WILDERNESS during these latter days and there Our GOD will AGAIN prove Israel to see if we will be obedient to HIS Laws and Commandments – Ezekiel 20:34 – 38.

 

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"As for God, his way is perfect:  the word of the Lord is tried: 

he is a buckler to all those that trust in him."

Psalm 18:30

 

"Put me in remembrance:  let us plead together: 

declare thou, that thou mayest be justified.”  

Isaiah 43:26

 

As we read this Calendar from one Sabbath of Rest to another and from one Feast Day to another, I pray that the Most High GOD of Israel will lead us all to HIS Paths of Righteousness for HIS Praise, Fame, and Glory and for HIS Holy Name’s Sake. 

 

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HOLY ONE OF ISRAEL,

TAKE BACK YOUR UNIVERSE

AND PUNISH THE EVIL AND WICKED

RULERS OF YOUR EARTH!

 

MAKE HASTE, O LORD,

TO CAUSE THE NATIONS TO KNOW THEE  AND TREMBLE AT YOUR PRESENCE!

 

PROVE TO THE WORLD THAT YOU ARE STILL THE GOD OF ABRAHAM AND MOSES, AND THAT ALL NATIONS WILL EXALT AND PRAISE YOU ALONE AS THE TRUE AND LIVING GOD!

 

SHOW THE WORLD THAT YOUR CHOSEN PEOPLE WERE CURSED FOR FORSAKING YOU BUT ARE NOW RETURNING TO SERVE AND WORSHIP YOU AND LIVE YOUR LAW FOR YOUR HOLY NAME’S SAKE!

 

YOU, LORD GOD OF ABRAHAM, CREATED ALL THINGS: THE HEAVENS, EARTH, ANIMALS, MAN, AND ALL PLANTS!

 

YOU, HEAVENLY FATHER, CREATED ALL

THESE THINGS,

THEREFORE, YOU ALONE DESERVE TO BE EXALTED AND PRAISED

ALWAYS AND FOREVER!

 

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“And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying,

Take heed, and hearken, O Israel;

this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God.

Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God,

and do his commandments and his statutes,

which I command thee this day.”

Deuteronomy 27:9,10

 

“Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words

of this LAW to do them. 

And all the people shall say, Amen.”

Deuteronomy 27:26

 

“Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;

am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit,

which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”

Isaiah 48:17

 

“And I will strengthen the house of Judah,

and I will save the house of Joseph,

and I will bring them again to place them;

for I have mercy upon them:

and they shall be as though I had not cast them off:

for I am the LORD their God, and will hear them”

Zechariah 10:6

 

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And as the CREATOR would have it, HE enables us to see the “Lights”

in the heavens for the “Signs” that not only start

the “beginning of Months” unto us,

the “New Season,” the First “New Month,” and the First “New Day” of the month,

but also our “New Year.”

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,

 

“This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:

it shall be the first month of the year to you..”

Exodus 12:1,2

 

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Should the Readings prove to be lengthy for the Holy Days,

then consider reading them throughout the rest of the week.

 

Please be aware that all GOD’s Feast Days, including the New Moons, are determined by the New Moon Crescents “Sighted” from the Middle East.  Often times, the Moon Crescent is seen in the States before it is visible from the Jerusalem/Jordan/Middle East region causing Israelites in the States to start the Feast Days a day BEFORE Israelites in the Land of Israel.  As you can see, this makes no sense. Hence, it is our suggestion that everyone await the New Moon Crescent “Sighting” from Jerusalem/Israel/Jordan before starting GOD’s Feast Days.

 

The same applies for starting the SEASON of SPRING and the Hebrew New Year.

 

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(REVISED ANNUALLY)

 

FOR THE GOD OF ISRAEL's

SABBATHS OF REST, NEW MOONS,

AND

HIS HOLY FEAST DAYS:

 

“And the LORD said unto Moses,

Go in unto Pharaoh: for I have hardened his heart, and the heart of his servants,

that I might shew these my signs before him:

And that thou mayest tell in the ears of thy son, and of thy son's son,

what things I have wrought in Egypt,

and my signs which I have done among them;

that ye may know how that I am the LORD.”

Exodus 10:1,2

 

“And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power;

and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.”

Exodus 9:16

 

“And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day,

in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage;

for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place:

there shall no leavened bread be eaten.

 

“And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes,

that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.”

Exodus 13:3,9

 

“For thou shalt worship no other god:

for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God:”

Exodus 34:14

 

"I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt,

to be your God:

am the LORD your God."

Numbers 15:41

 

“And I the LORD will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the LORD have spoken it.”

Ezekiel 34:24

 

"Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Exodus 20:3

 

“Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell:

for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.”

Numbers 35:34

 

“…there is no God else beside me; a just God and a Saviour; there is none beside me.

Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for

am God, and there is none else.

I have sworn by myself, the word is gone out of my mouth in righteousness,

and shall not return,

That unto me every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.”

Isaiah 45:21 - 23

 

“…the Spirit of the LORD caused him [Israel] to rest: so didst thou lead thy people,

to make thyself a glorious name.”

Isaiah 63:14

 

“The LORD is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation:

he is my God,

and I will prepare him an habitation; my father's God, and I will exalt him.”

Exodus 15:2

 

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“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel,

and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob,

shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the LORD,

the Holy One of Israel, in truth.

The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob,

unto the mighty God.”

Isaiah 10:20,21

 

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“But the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt with great power

and a stretched out arm, him shall ye fear, and him shall ye worship,

and to him shall ye do sacrifice. And the statutes, and the ordinances,

and the law, and the commandment, which he wrote for you,

ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods.

And the covenant that I have made with you ye shall not forget;

neither shall ye fear other gods. But the LORD your God ye shall fear;

and

he shall deliver you out of the hand of all your enemies.”

II Kings 17:36 - 39

 

“And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying,

Take heed, and hearken, O Israel;

this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God.

Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God,

and do his commandments and his statutes,

which I command thee this day.”

Deuteronomy 27:9,10

 

“But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice,

and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people:

and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you,

 that it may be well unto you.”

Jeremiah 7:23

 

“Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words

of this LAW to do them. 

And all the people shall say, Amen.”

Deuteronomy 27:26

 

"Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments,

even as the LORD my God commanded me,

that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it."

Deuteronomy 4:5

 

“Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day,

that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;

 

“And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments

which I command you this day,

 to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

 

“Take heed to yourselves,

that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside,

and serve other gods, and worship them;”

Deuteronomy 11:8,13,16

 

“For the eyes of the LORD run to and fro throughout the whole earth,

to shew himself strong in the behalf of them whose heart is perfect toward him...”

II Chronicles 16:9

 

"Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger,

as for one of your own country:

for I am the LORD your God."

Leviticus 24:22

 

 “Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel;

am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit,

which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.”

Isaiah 48:17

 

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Evening always begins the “New” Day – not Midnight. 

 

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And as the CREATOR would have it, HE enables us to see the “Lights”

in the heavens for the “Signs” that not only start

the “beginning of Months” unto us,

the “New Season,” the First “New Month,” and the First “New Day” of the month,

but also our “New Year.”

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,

This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:

it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

Exodus 12:1,2

 

“… they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest,

in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.”

II Samuel 21:9

 

(These two verses prove that the Passover happened at the time of the barley harvest IN EGYPT.  We can use this information because it clearly denotes a season/time of Passover but not a date.  The date must stem from Genesis 1:14, which is the season/time of the Spring Equinox.  

This was also the time of flax harvest.  See also Exodus 9:31.)

 

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Should the Readings prove to be lengthy for the Holy Days,

then consider reading them throughout the rest of the week.

 

Please be aware that all GOD’s Feast Days, including the New Moons, are determined by the New Moon Crescents “Sighted” from the Middle East.  Often times, the Moon Crescent is seen in the States before it is visible from the Jerusalem/Jordan/Middle East region causing Israelites in the States to start the Feast Days a day BEFORE Israelites in the Land of Israel.  As you can see, this makes no sense.  Hence, it is our suggestion that everyone await the New Moon Crescent “Sighting” from Jerusalem/Israel/Jordan before starting GOD’s Feast Days.

 

 After the SEASON of Passover starts, i.e., after the “Spring Equinox”, then the Hebrew New Year (the BEGINNNG OF MONTHS) can be determined by the New Moon Crescent SIGHTING.

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<> “And the evening and the morning were the First Day…” <>

As indicated in Genesis 1st Chapter

Thus, “Evening” always begins the “New” Day – not Midnight.

 

More undeniable evidence that Holy Days and GOD’s Holy Sabbaths are observed starting in the Evenings is provided for us in Isaiah 30:29:

 

“Ye shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept;

and gladness of heart, as when one goeth with a pipe

to come into the mountain of the LORD, to the mighty One of Israel.”

 

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 “The LORD also will be a refuge for the oppressed, a refuge in times of trouble.

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD,

hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion:

Declare among the people his doings.”

Psalm 9:9-11

 

"Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans,

with a voice of singing declare ye, tell this, utter it even to the end of the earth;

say ye, The LORD hath redeemed his servant Jacob."

Isaiah 48:20

 

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TORAH READINGS CALENDAR

 

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unto

 

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LEARN ABOUT THE CREATOR GOD OF ISRAEL,

HIS LAW, HIS LAND, AND

HIS EVERLASTING LOVE FOR HIS COVENANT PEOPLE,

WHY WE MUST TURN TO HIS LAW,

AND THE REASONS FOR THE HELL ON HIS ONCE PERFECT EARTH!

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MORE IMPORTANTLY,

LEARN THAT WE DO NOT NEED JC OR THE CHRISTIAN RELIGION!

 

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“And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee

in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee,

and to thy seed after thee. And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee,

the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan,

for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”

Genesis 17:7,8

 

“I have graven thee upon the palms of my hands; thy walls are continually before me. 

Thy children shall make haste;

thy destroyers and they that made thee waste shall go forth of thee.”

Isaiah 49:16:17

 

“Now when I passed by thee, and looked upon thee,

behold, thy time was the time of love; and I spread my skirt over thee,

and covered thy nakedness:

yea, I sware unto thee, and entered into a covenant with thee, saith the Lord GOD,

and thou becamest mine.”

Ezekiel 16:8

 

BE INFORMED ABOUT THE HEBREW SCRIPTURES!

 

READ GOD’s LAW AND HIS WORD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

AND SEE HOW GOD INTERACTED WITH THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL,

HOW HE INTERACTS WITH US NOW,

AND HIS PLANS WITH US FOR THE FUTURE

ALL VIA THE WORDS OF HIS PROPHETS!

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt,

saying,

This month shall be unto you the beginning of months:

it shall be the first month of the year to you.”

Exodus 12:1,2

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Sanctify unto me all the firstborn, whatsoever openeth the womb among the children of Israel, both of man and of beast: it is mine. And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten. This day came ye out in the month Abib. And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month. Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the LORD. Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters. And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.  And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon thine hand, and for a memorial between thine eyes, that the LORD'S law may be in thy mouth: for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought thee out of Egypt.  Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in his season from year to year.”  Exodus13:1 – 10

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at HIS APPOINTED SEASON.  In the fourteenth day ofthis month, at even, ye shall keep it IN HIS APPOINTED SEASON: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.”   Numbers 9:1 – 3

 

Seasons are fixed according to the Commandments the CREATOR required of them.   It is very important to understand that Seasons are formed via the Earth’s tilt, rotation on its axis, and the Earth’s orbit around the Sun.  Therefore, Seasons do not change.  And Israelites who institute GOD’s Holy Days outside of their Seasons are committing a grievous miscalculation for one and are causing Israelites to sin for another.

 

“Observe the MONTH of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name there. Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thousacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee: But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at THE SEASON THAT THOU CAMEST FORTH OUT OF EGYPT. And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.”   Deuteronomy 16:1 - 8

 

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Efforts herewith in these Readings are made to present TORAH and other Hebrew Scriptures containing “Thus Saith the LORD” GOD of Israel for enlightenment and for HIS Truth in order that we will KNOW and LOVE the GOD of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel and REALIZE what HE REQUIRES of us.

 

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is ONE LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.”   Deuteronomy 6:4,5

 

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.”   Deuteronomy 8:3

 

Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.”   Deuteronomy 11:1

 

“And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.”   Exodus 24:12

 

“Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to KEEP ALL HIS STATUTES AND HIS COMMANDMENTS, WHICH I COMMAND THEE, THOU, AND THY SON, AND THY SON'S SON, ALL THE DAYS OF THY LIFE; and that thy days may be prolonged.

 

“And IT SHALL BE OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS, IF WE OBSERVE TO DO ALL THESE COMMANDMENTS BEFORE THE LORD OUR GOD, AS HE HATH COMMANDED US.”   Deuteronomy 6:1,2,25

 

“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?”   Deuteronomy 10:12,13

 

“These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, ALL THE DAYS THAT YE LIVE UPON THE EARTH.”   Deuteronomy 12:1

 

Because the TORAH READINGS in this Calendar relate to other Scriptures spoken of by GOD’s Prophets, they are excellent passages for discussions with NewComers to GOD’s Laws, Statutes, and Judgments, as well as for reading about GOD’s interactions with HIS People, the Children of Israel.

 

In that The TORAH Readings are too many pages to copy, I always copy and paste the SCRIPTURAL READINGS into another file and place them in two columns in order to make few pages to copy.  And this is what I use throughout the year to prevent going back and forth in my files for the TORAH Readings. 

 

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TORAH READINGS

 

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THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS

FOR HEBREW ISRAELITES

 

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If some of the Sabbath Readings are too lengthy for one day, then pace yourself,

and consider reading the TORAH Readings on the Sabbath

and the rest of the Scriptures listed throughout the week.

 

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THE SPRING EQUINOX:

MARCH 27,28,29, 2017

(Depending upon where one lives)

STARTS THE SEASON OF PASSOVER,

AS PER THE CREATOR’s EVENTS TAKING PLACE

IN THE HEAVENS BY HIS SUN AND HIS EARTH.

THUS, THE MEMORIAL OF PASSOVER MUST

BE OBSERVED AFTER THE SPRING EQUINOX

AND AFTER SIGHTING THE NEW MOON CRESCENT:

THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS UNTO ISRAELITES.

And the LORD spake unto Moses in the

wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of

the second year after they were come out

of the land of Egypt, saying, Let the children

of Israel also keep the passover at his

appointed season. In the fourteenth

day of this month, at even, ye shall keep

it in his appointed season:

according to all the rites of it, and

according to all the ceremonies thereof,

shall ye keep it.”   Numbers 9:1 – 3

 

“And if a stranger shall sojourn among you,

and will keep the passover unto the LORD;

according to the ordinance of the passover,

and according to the manner thereof, so

shall he doye shall have ONE ORDINANCE,

both for the stranger, and for him that was

born in the land.”   Numbers 9:14

 

THE BEGINNING OF MONTHS

UNTO ISRAELITES BEGINS AT

THE SIGHTING OF THE NEW MOON CRESCENT.

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron

in the land of Egypt, saying, This month

shall be unto you the beginning of months:

it shall be the first month of the year to you.” 

Exodus 12:1,2

 

“The feast of unleavened bread shalt

thou keep. Seven days thou shalt eat

unleavened bread, as I commanded

thee, in the TIME of the month Abib:

for in the month Abib thou camest

out from Egypt.”   Exodus 34:18

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH:

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH

AND NEW HEBREW YEAR: 

THE FIRST MONTH

MARCH 27,28,29, 2017

“Love the LORD thy God…obey his voice…

cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and

thelength of thy days: that thou mayest

dwell in the land which the LORD sware

unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac,

and to Jacob, to give them.”

Deuteronomy 30:20;

Deuteronomy 6:25

 

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

Exodus 12th - 14th Chapters

I Samuel 20:5 – 34

Joshua 2nd Chapter

Joshua 6th Chapter

Psalm 3rd Chapter

Psalm 103rd Chapter

Isaiah 43:10

Psalm 119:97-112

Exodus 20:8 -11

Psalm 37th Chapter

Psalm 67th Chapter

Psalm 118th Chapter

“And now, Israel, what doth the LORD

thy God require of thee, but to fear the

LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways,

and to love him, and to serve the

LORD thy God with all thy heart and with

all thy soul, To keep the commandments

of the LORD, and his statutes, which I

command thee this day for thy good?”

Deuteronomy 10:12,13

 

FIRST SABBATH READINGS

OF THE NEW YEAR – 4/1/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 -15

Exodus 16:14 - 36

Numbers 15:32-36

Isaiah 56:1-8

Isaiah 58:10-14

Exodus 15th - 17th Chapters

Numbers 11:6 - 9

Isaiah 12th Chapter

II Samuel 22nd Chapter

I Chronicles 29:10 – 22

Ezekiel 20:5 - 24

Psalm 114th Chapter

Psalm 10th Chapter

Psalm 66th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 4/8/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15

Exodus 6:2 - 8

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 18th - 20th Chapters

Joshua 24:20 – 27

Deuteronomy 5:6 - 21

Deuteronomy 27:26

I Samuel 21:4,5

Joshua 1:1 - 9

I Kings 8:23 – 53

I Kings 9:1 – 9

II Chronicles 30th Chapter

Deuteronomy 30th Chapter

Nehemiah 9:13 - 25

Nehemiah 13:15 - 22

Psalm 68th Chapter

 

EREV PASSOVER

(14TH at Sundown) - Determined

by the New Moon Crescent “Sighting”

“Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened

bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread

seven days, as I commanded thee, in the

time appointed of the month Abib; for in it

thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall

appear before me empty:)”  Exodus 23:15

 

“…Thou art my servant, O Israel, in whom I

will be glorified.” Isaiah 49:3; Psalm 89:16;

Deuteronomy 16:1 – 3

 

“But at the place which the LORD thy God

shall choose to place his name in, there thou

shalt sacrifice the passover at even,

at the going down of the sun, at the season

that thou camest forth out of Egypt. And thou

shalt roast and eat it in the place which the

LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt

turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.”  

Deuteronomy 16:6,7

 

“And the LORD spake unto Moses in the

wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the

second year after they were come out of the

land of Egypt, saying, Let the children of Israel

also keep the passover at his appointed season.

In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye

shall keep it in his appointed season: according

to all the rites of it, and according to all the

ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.”

Numbers 9:1 - 3

 

Leviticus 23:5 - 8

Deuteronomy 16:1 – 8

Isaiah 30:29

Nahum 1:15

Exodus 21st - 23rd Chapters

Exodus 12th Chapter

Malachi 1:7,8

Exodus 3:4 – 21

Exodus 34:18,25

Numbers 9:1 – 14

Deuteronomy 16:1 - 8

Joshua 5:10 – 12

II Kings 23:21 - 26

II Chronicles 35:1 - 19

Ezra 6th Chapter

Isaiah 43rd Chapter

Jeremiah 15:11

Ezekiel 45:21 - 24

Psalm 33rd Chapter

Psalm 136th Chapter

Psalm 137th Chapter

“Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God,

and serve him, and shalt swear by

his name.” Deuteronomy 6:13

 

FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD

Determined by the New Moon

Crescent “Sighting”

“Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened

bread: (thou shalt eat unleavened bread

seven days, as I commanded thee, in the

time appointed of the month Abib; for in it

thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall

appear before me empty:)”   Exodus 23:15

 

“…God heard their groaning, and

God remembered his covenant with

Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.”

Exodus 2:24

 

“The feast of unleavened bread shalt thou keep.

Seven days thou shalt eat unleavened bread,

as I commanded thee, in the time of the month

Abib: for in the month Abib thou camest

out from Egypt.”   Exodus 34:18

 

Exodus 24th - 26th Chapters

Exodus 13th Chapter

Exodus 20:1 – 17

Leviticus 24:5 – 9

Numbers 15:22,23

Deuteronomy 12:1

Deuteronomy 16:16,17

Deuteronomy 26th Chapter

Deuteronomy 27:9,10

Deuteronomy 31:9 - 13

Jeremiah 34:12 – 17

Joshua 20th Chapter

I Samuel 1:7

II Kings 17:36 - 39

II Chronicles 30th Chapter

Isaiah 32nd Chapter

Isaiah 42nd Chapter

Jeremiah 2nd Chapter

Ezekiel 20:10 – 12

Ezekiel 20:19,20

I Kings 8:23 – 53

I Kings 9:1 - 9

Psalm 15th Chapter

Psalm 25th Chapter

Psalm 61st Chapter

Psalm 62nd Chapter

Psalm 78th Chapter

“I am the LORD your God; walk in my

statutes, and keep my judgments, and

do them; And hallow my sabbaths;

and they shall be a sign between me

and you, that ye may know that I am

the LORD your God.” Ezekiel 20:19,20;

Nehemiah 9:13,14 

 

SABBATH READINGS – 4/15/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 27th - 29th Chapters

Isaiah 19:17 - 25

Ezekiel 43:18 - 27

Ezekiel 44:9 - 31

I Samuel 2:13 - 15, 27 - 35

Malachi 1:7,8

Malachi 2nd Chapter

Malachi 3rd Chapter

Malachi 4:4,5

Isaiah 61st Chapter

Psalm 26th Chapter

Psalm 43rd Chapter

 

7TH DAY OF PASSOVER WEEK AND

MEMORIAL OF THE GOD OF ISRAEL

Determined by the New Moon  

Crescent “Sighting”

“Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread:

and on the seventh day shall be a solemn

assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt

do no work therein.”   Deuteronomy 16:8

 

“Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD,

and my servant whom I have chosen:

that ye may know and believe me,

and understand that I am he: before

me there was no God formed, neither

shall there be after me.” Isaiah 43:10

 

Nahum 1:15

Isaiah 30:29

Leviticus 23:5 - 8

Psalm 105th Chapter

Psalm 106th Chapter

Psalm 107th Chapter

Psalm 37th Chapter

Psalm 140th Chapter

Psalm 59th Chapter

Psalm 71st Chapter

Proverbs 6th Chapter

Psalm 19th Chapter

Psalm 69th Chapter

Jeremiah 30th Chapter

Psalm 91st Chapter

“And God said moreover unto Moses,

Thus shalt thou say unto the children

of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers,

the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac,

and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto

you: this is my name for ever, and this is

my memorial unto all generations.”

Exodus 3:15

 

SABBATH READINGS – 4/22/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 30th - 32nd Chapters

Exodus 16:3 – 30

Exodus 34:21

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Numbers 15:32 - 36

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

II Samuel 24th Chapter

II Kings 10:11 – 31

Nehemiah 13:15 - 22

Ezekiel 20:1 - 44

Jeremiah 17th Chapter

Psalm 96th Chapter

SABBATH READINGS – 4/29/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 33rd - 35th Chapters

Isaiah 57:11 - 21

Ezekiel 44:10 - 31

Ezra 9th Chapter

Psalm 13th Chapter

Psalm 23rd Chapter

Psalm 44th Chapter

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: 

SECOND MONTH

April 26,27,28, 2017

“Sing, O heavens; and be joyful,

O earth; and break forth into

singing, O mountains: for the

LORD hath comforted his people,

and will have mercy upon his

afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13

 

Exodus 36th - 38th Chapters

I Chronicles 28th Chapter

Ezekiel 43rd Chapter

Exodus 29:36,37

Psalm 49th Chapter

Zechariah 2nd Chapter

Zechariah 4:1 - 6

Psalm 90th Chapter

“And these words, which I command

thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

And thou shalt teach them diligently

unto thy children, and shalt talk of them

when thou sittest in thine house, and when

thou walkest by the way, and when thou

liest down, and when thou risest up.”

Deuteronomy 6:6,7

 

SABBATH READINGS – 5/6/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Exodus 39th and 40th Chapters

and Leviticus Chapter 1

Isaiah 49th Chapter

Ezekiel 10:1 - 4

Ezekiel 43:18 - 27

Psalm 103rd Chapter

Isaiah 43:10,22 - 28

Isaiah 44:8

Psalm 129th Chapter

Malachi 2nd Chapter

Psalm 99th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 5/13/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus 2nd - 4th Chapters

Numbers 15:22 - 31

Ezra 6:1 - 12

Ezekiel 16th Chapter

Ezekiel 37th Chapter

Ezekiel 40:39 - 49

Ezekiel 42:13,14

Isaiah 61:8 - 11

Isaiah 58:1

Psalm 51st Chapter

Psalm 54th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS - 5/20/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus 5th - 7th Chapters

Numbers 18:8 – 24

Numbers 20:13

Ezekiel 46:19,20

II Chronicles 23:18

II Chronicles 29:20 - 36

Judges 11th Chapter

Psalm 16th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS 5/27/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus 8th - 10th Chapters

Psalm 119:97 – 112

Malachi 1:7,8

II Chronicles 13:4 - 22

I Kings 18th Chapter

Nehemiah 8:1 - 12

Psalm 99th Chapter

Psalm 132nd Chapter

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH:

THIRD MONTH 

May 25,26,27, 2017

“Sing, O heavens; and be joyful,

O earth; and break forth into

singing, O mountains: for the

LORD hath comforted his people,

and will have mercy upon his

afflicted.” Isaiah 49:13

 

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

 

Leviticus 11th - 13th Chapters

Leviticus 20:22 - 27

Isaiah 65th Chapter

Isaiah 66th Chapter

Isaiah 52nd Chapter

II Kings 5th Chapter

Psalm 73rd Chapter

“Now these are the commandments,

the statutes, and the judgments, which

the LORD your God commanded to

teach you, that ye might do them in the

land whither ye go to possess it: That

thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to

keep all his statutes and his

commandments, which I command thee,

thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all

the days of thy life; and that thy days

may be prolonged.” Deuteronomy 6:1,2

 

SABBATH READINGS – 6/3/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus 14th - 16th Chapters

Leviticus 18:19,24 - 30

Genesis 31:34,35

Exodus 19:10 - 25

I Samuel 21:1 - 6

Jeremiah 10:1 - 3

Isaiah 58th Chapter

Ezekiel 36th Chapter

Zechariah 7th Chapter

Psalm 1st Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 6/10/17

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Leviticus 17th - 19th Chapters

Joshua 22:9 – 34

Nehemiah 12:26 – 47

Lamentations 2:7 - 13

Amos 4th Chapter

Jeremiah 2:30

Ezekiel 22nd Chapter

Isaiah 1st Chapter

Psalm 16th Chapter

Psalm 58th Chapter

Psalm 34th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 6/17/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus 20th - 22nd Chapters

Ezekiel 11th Chapter

I Kings 12:21 - 33

I Kings 13:33,34

Jeremiah 32:17 – 44

Malachi 1:6 - 14

Psalm 81:3

Psalm 44th Chapter

Psalm 115th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS 6/24/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Leviticus 23rd - 25th Chapters

Isaiah 43:21

Exodus 23:14 - 19

Exodus 34:18 - 28

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 18:8 – 19

Numbers 28:1 - 8

Numbers 29th Chapter

Deuteronomy 12:1 – 18

Joshua 22:11 - 27

Deuteronomy 16:9 - 11

Deuteronomy 16:16,17

Deuteronomy 31:9 – 13

I Chronicles 23:24 - 32

II Chronicles 31:1 - 10

Ezra 3:1 - 7

Nehemiah 8th Chapter

Nehemiah 10:28 – 39

Isaiah 35th Chapter

Ezekiel 20:34 - 38

Isaiah 66:18 – 24

Ezekiel 45:16,17

Ezekiel 46:16,17

Zechariah 14:16 - 21

Amos 5th Chapter

Psalm 5th Chapter

Psalm 9th Chapter

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: 

FOURTH MONTH

June 23,24,25, 2017

“I have not spoken in secret, in a dark place

of the earth: I said not unto the seed of Jacob,

Seek ye me in vain: I the LORD speak

righteousness, I declare things that are right.”  

Isaiah 45:19

 

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

Leviticus Chapters 26th & 27th  and

Numbers Chapter 1

Numbers 8:24 - 26

Deuteronomy 4:12 – 20

I Kings 9:1 – 9

II Kings 17:12 - 20

Jeremiah 15th Chapter

Jeremiah 30th and 31st Chapters

Malachi 3rd Chapter

Isaiah 66:18 - 21

Malachi 2:7

Psalm 18th Chapter

“And they shall come thither,

and they shall take away all the

detestable things thereof and all

the abominations thereof from

thence. And I will give them one

heart, and I will put a new spirit

within you; and will take the stony

heart out of their flesh, and will give

them an heart of flesh: That they

may walk in my statutes, and keep

mine ordinances, and do them:

and they shall be my people, and

I will be their God.” Ezekiel 11:18-20

 

SABBATH READINGS – 7/1/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 2nd - 4th Chapters

Exodus 28:1 – 21

Exodus 39:1 – 31

Numbers 1:18

Ezra 2:59 – 63

 I Chronicles 9:1

Jeremiah 30:18 - 24

Isaiah 9th Chapter

II Chronicles 1:1 – 13

Malachi 2:1 - 9

Malachi 3:1 – 6

Jeremiah 15:19 - 21

Psalm 136th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS - 7/8/17

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 5th - 7th Chapters

Leviticus 5:1

Judges 13:1 – 18

Genesis 32:29

I Samuel 1st Chapter

II Chronicles 7th Chapter

Ezekiel 8th Chapter

Psalm 14th Chapter

Psalm 30th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 7/15/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 8th - 10th Chapters

Leviticus 23:23 - 25

Numbers 19th Chapter

Joshua 21st Chapter

Isaiah 60:15 - 22

I Chronicles 6th Chapter

Jeremiah 3:16 - 20

Joel 2nd Chapter

Zephaniah 3rd Chapter

Ezekiel 20:38

Psalm 78th Chapter

Psalm 81st Chapter

Psalm 86th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS 7/22/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 11th - 13th Chapters

I Samuel 12th Chapter

Nehemiah 9th Chapter

Isaiah 1st Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

Jeremiah 11th Chapter

Psalm 4th Chapter

Psalm 31st Chapter

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: 

FIFTH MONTH

July 23,24,25, 2017

“And they shall be my people, and

I will be their God: And I will give them

one heart, and one way, that they may

 fear me for ever, for the good of them,

and of their children after them:” 

Jeremiah 32:39

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

 

Numbers 14th - 16th Chapters

Isaiah 29th Chapter

Psalm 44th Chapter

Hosea 5:15

Hosea 9th Chapter

Jeremiah 18:1 – 17

Lamentations 2:9

Jeremiah 31:31 – 34

Ezekiel 18th Chapter

Psalm 92nd Chapter

“…their nobles shall be of

themselves, and their governor

shall proceed from the midst of

them; and I will cause him to

draw near, and he shall approach

unto me: for who is this that

engaged his heart to approach

unto me? saith the LORD. And ye

shall be my people, and I will be

your God.” Jeremiah 30:21,22

 

SABBATH READINGS – 7/29/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 17th - 19th Chapters

I Samuel 21:1 - 6

Psalm 94th Chapter

Ezekiel 36:23 - 38

Isaiah 51st Chapter

Isaiah 8th Chapter

Joshua 4:1 – 14

Joshua 4:21 - 24

Joshua 13:14,33

Joshua 14:3,4

Jeremiah 33rd Chapter

Isaiah 64th Chapter

Joel 2nd Chapter

Psalm 16th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS - 8/5/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 20th - 22nd Chapters

II Chronicles 18:13

Deuteronomy 4:12 – 40

II Kings 17:23

II Kings 18:1 - 16

Isaiah 8:13 - 20

Psalm 37:25 - 40

Psalm 99th Chapter

Psalm 107th Chapter

Isaiah 41st Chapter

Nehemiah 9:5 - 38

Psalm 113th Chapter

Psalm 114th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 8/12/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 23rd - 25th Chapters

Exodus 34:1 – 17

Zechariah 3:13 - 17

Zechariah 8th Chapter

Psalm 3rd Chapter

Psalm 4th Chapter

Psalm 5th Chapter

Jeremiah 3:14 - 20

Jeremiah 4th Chapter

Jeremiah 7th Chapter

Psalm 62nd Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 8/19/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 26th - 28th Chapters

Joshua 14th Chapter

Joshua 22nd Chapter

II Samuel 6th Chapter

I Chronicles 16th Chapter

Ezra 3: 1 - 7

Lamentations 2nd Chapter

Psalm 20th Chapter

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH: 

SIXTH MONTH

August 21,22,23, 2017

“Yea, I will rejoice over them to

do them good, and I will plant them

in this land assuredly with my whole

heart and with my whole soul.”

Jeremiah 32:41

 

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

Numbers 29th - 31st Chapters

Isaiah 25th Chapter

Ezekiel 45th Chapter

Psalm 50th Chapter

Isaiah 19th Chapter

Jeremiah 44th Chapter

Nahum 1st Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

“…they shall serve the LORD their

God, and David their king, whom

I will raise up unto them. Therefore

fear thou not, O my servant Jacob,

saith the LORD; neither be dismayed,

O Israel: for, lo, I will save thee from

afar, and thy seed from the land of

their captivity; and Jacob shall return,

and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and

none shall make him afraid.”

Jeremiah 30:9,10

 

SABBATH READINGS – 8/26/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 – 15

Exodus 6:2 - 8

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers 32nd – 34th Chapters

I Kings 9:1 – 9

I Kings 9:25

II Kings 10th Chapter

II Kings 17:36 - 39

Jeremiah 13th Chapter

Zechariah 13th Chapter

Isaiah 45th Chapter

Joshua 1:7 - 9

Psalm 89th Chapter

Psalm 9th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 9/2/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Numbers Chapter 35

Joshua 13th Chapter

Joshua 20th Chapter

Joshua 23rd Chapter

Exodus 16:4

Hosea 4th Chapter

Hosea 5:15

Psalm 135th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS 9/9/17

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Numbers Chapter 36

And Deuteronomy 1st Chapter

Judges 2nd Chapter

Isaiah 11:1 – 5,10

Isaiah 58:1

Isaiah 61:8,9

Hosea 5th Chapter

Lamentations 2:9

Hosea 7th Chapter

Psalm 22nd Chapter

I Kings 8th Chapter

Ezekiel 34th Chapter

Ezekiel 44:24

Malachi 4:4,5

Amos 5:14,15

Psalm 33rd Chapter

Psalm 46th Chapter

 

SABBATH READINGS – 9/16/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 – 14

Deuteronomy 2nd - 4th Chapters

I Chronicles 1st Chapter

Jeremiah 49:1 - 24

Obadiah

Ezekiel 36:5

Malachi 1st Chapter

Joshua 2nd Chapter

Ezekiel 20: 5 - 44

Hosea 8th Chapter

II Kings 17th Chapter

II Kings 18:1 – 7

II Chronicles 7:1 - 3

Numbers 21:4 - 9

Isaiah 55th Chapter

Jeremiah 23rd Chapter

Jeremiah 30:18 - 24

Psalm 34th Chapter

Psalm 148th Chapter

 

Please note:

At this point, the Chapter order for some

Readings have been switched in order to

accommodate specific “Readings” for

the different Holy Feast Days

 

NEW MOON CRESCENT WATCH:

FOR FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH:

SEVENTH MONTH

September 20,21,22, 2017

THE MEMORIAL OF BLOWING

OF TRUMPETS:

 “…the LORD said unto me, Gather

me the people together, and I will

make them hear my words, that they

may learn to fear me all the days

that they shall live upon the earth,

and that they may teach their children.”

Deuteronomy 4:10

 

Genesis 1:14 - 19

Exodus 10:1 - 3

Numbers 10:10

Numbers 28:11 – 15

I Samuel 20:18,24;24 - 29

Psalm 81:1 – 10

Isaiah 66:23

Ezekiel 45:17

Ezekiel 46:3

Exodus 10:1 – 3

Amos 8:5

Nahum 1:15

Isaiah 30:29

Leviticus 23:23 - 25

Deuteronomy 11th - 13th Chapters

Numbers 29:1 - 6

Ezra 3rd Chapter

Nehemiah 8th Chapter

Isaiah 60:15

Zephaniah 3:19

Jeremiah 6:17

Jeremiah 30:18 – 24

Psalm 132:13 - 18

Deuteronomy 18:15 - 22

Joshua 1st Chapter

Joshua 18:7

I Kings 21st Chapter

Psalm 69:30 - 36

Psalm 70:4,5

Psalm 14th Chapter

Psalm 18th Chapter

“Thou camest down also upon mount

Sinai, and spakest with them from

heaven, and gavest them right judgments,

and true laws, good statutes and

commandments: And madest known

unto them thy holy sabbath, and

commandedst them precepts, statutes,

and laws, by the hand of Moses thy

servant:”Nehemiah 9:13,14                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

SABBATH READINGS 9/23/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Deuteronomy 5th – 7th Chapters

Joshua 6:16 - 18

Joshua 7th Chapter

Exodus 24:12

Joshua 23rd Chapter

Ezra 9th Chapter

Isaiah 2nd Chapter

Isaiah 48th Chapter

Jeremiah 2nd Chapter

Amos 3:1 - 7

Joel 2:21 - 32

Isaiah 59th Chapter

Psalm119:124                                                                                                                    

 

SABBATH READINGS 9/30/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Deuteronomy 17th - 19th Chapters

I Samuel 11th Chapter

I Samuel 12th Chapter

I Samuel 13th Chapter

I Samuel 16th Chapter

II Kings 23:1 – 3

I Chronicles 28:4 - 10

I Chronicles 29:9 - 30

Malachi 1:7 - 14

Psalm 24th Chapter

Psalm 72nd Chapter

Psalm 95th Chapter

 

Day of Atonement

(YOM KEEPOOR)

(Day of total fasting -

NO FOOD AND NO WATER!)

The date depends on the

NM Crescent Sighting for

The 10th Day of the Seventh Month.

“Ye shall not add unto the word which

I command you, neither shall ye diminish

ought from it, that ye may keep the

commandments of the LORD your

God which I command you.”

Deuteronomy 4:2

Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be

attentive to the voice of my supplications.

If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities,

O Lord, who shall stand? But there is

forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

Psalm 130:2 - 4

Leviticus 16:20 - 33

Leviticus 23:26 - 32

Deuteronomy 8th - 10th Chapters

Psalm 51st Chapter

Numbers 29:7 - 11

Leviticus 16th Chapter

Leviticus 25:8 – 35

Ezra 8:21 – 23

Hosea 14:1,2

Amos 2nd Chapter

II Samuel 12th Chapter

Nehemiah 1st Chapter

Isaiah 25th Chapter

Isaiah 63rd Chapter

Isaiah 64:1 - 12

Micah 6th Chapter

Psalm 60th Chapter

Psalm 79th Chapter

Psalm 80th Chapter

Psalm 103rd Chapter

Psalm 25th Chapter

Psalm 30th Chapter

Psalm 32nd Chapter

Psalm 38th Chapter

Psalm 130th Chapter

“In those days, and in that time,

saith the LORD, the iniquity of

Israel shall be sought for, and

there shall be none; and the

sins of Judah, and they shall not

be found: for I will pardon them

whom I reserve.” Jeremiah 50:20

 

THE FIRST DAY OF THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES

(DWELLING IN BOOTHS)

The date depends upon the

NM Crescent Sighting for

The 15th Day of the Seventh Hebrew Month.

“…the LORD hath taken you, and brought

you forth out of the iron furnace, even

out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of

inheritance, as ye are this day.”

Deuteronomy 4:20

Nahum 1:15

Isaiah 30:29

Leviticus 23:33 - 44

Deuteronomy 14th - 16th Chapters

Numbers 29:12 – 40

Deuteronomy 12th Chapter

Deuteronomy 31:3 - 30

Ezra 3:1 - 6

Nehemiah 8th Chapter

Nehemiah 9th Chapter

Ezekiel 45:25

Zechariah 14:16 – 21

Psalm 89th Chapter

Psalm 96th Chapter

Psalm 98th Chapter

Psalm 147th Chapter

“And it shall come to pass, that every

one that is left of all the nations which

came against Jerusalem shall even go

up from year to year to worship the

King, the LORD of hosts, and to keep

the feast of tabernacles.” Zechariah 14:16

 

SABBATH READINGS – 10/7/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12

Exodus 31:12 – 18

Exodus 35:2,3

Leviticus 23:3

Jeremiah 17:19 - 27

Deuteronomy 5:12 - 15

Isaiah 56:1 - 8

Isaiah 58:10 - 14

Deuteronomy 23rd - 25th Chapters

Exodus 17:8 – 16

I Samuel 15th Chapter

I Samuel 30th Chapter

II Kings 23:1 - 20

Micah 3:5 - 12

Psalm 15th Chapter

Isaiah 50th Chapter

II Chronicles 25:1 – 4

Exodus 32:32,33

Ezekiel 18th Chapter

Proverbs 28th Chapter

Psalm 34th Chapter

 

The Eighth DAY OF FEAST

OF TABERNACLES

(DWELLING IN BOOTHS) -

Date depends on the New Moon

Crescent “Sighting”

The 22nd Day of the Seventh Month.

“Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is

one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD

thy God with all thine heart, and with all

thy soul, and with all thy might.”

Deuteronomy 6:4

Leviticus 23:33 - 44

Deuteronomy 20th -  22nd  Chapters

Deuteronomy 15th Chapter

Deuteronomy 31:8 - 18

Judges 4th Chapter

Judges 6th Chapter

II Kings 17:34 - 39

II Chronicles 8:12,13

Jeremiah 5th Chapter

Joshua 8th Chapter

Psalm 66th Chapter

“I have sworn by myself, the word is

gone out of my mouth in righteousness,

and shall not return, That unto me every

knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear.

Surely, shall one say, in the LORD

have I righteousness and strength: even

to him shall men come; and all that are

incensed against him shall be ashamed.”

Isaiah 45:23,24

 

SABBATH READINGS – 10/14/17

 

Genesis 2:1 - 3

Exodus 16:29

Exodus 20:8 - 11

Exodus 23:12