THE CHRISTIAN CALENDAR
Every major religion has its very own calendar which distinguishes it from all the other, governs the very important feasts which is unique to that particular religion and defines its day-to-day activities. That is every major religion, except Christianity. However, there is a very peculiar reason for this abnormality.
THE ROMAN CALENDAR
Even the secular world does not have its own calendar and currently uses the Roman calendar, which was first reformed by Julius Caesar, who became Pontifex (Pope) Maximus of the Roman Church, before he was elected consul. This reform of the calendar was done in 46BC and it became the Julian Calendar. Later this calendar was again reformed by Pontifex (Pope) Gregory XIII of the Roman Catholic Church in the year 1582, although the current year numbering system was already devised by a monk called Dyonisius Exeguus in the year 1525 based on what he thought was the year of the birth of Jesus Christ. This reformed calendar became the Gregorian calendar and is the still in use today.
And herein lies the reason why neither Christianity nor the secular world have particular calendars. The Julian calendar was a tool of the pre-Christian era Roman Church and this Roman Church usurped the Christian Church of Acts Two and became the Roman Catholic Church. It ruled just about supreme until the Reformation in 1517, when it became the largest of many Denominations of Christianity. The time has come for Christianity to be rid of the negative influence and practices of the Roman Church. The numerous unbiblical practices this pre-Christian multi-cult religion smuggled Trojan-style into Christianity can be googled at many sites including this one, under Catholicism - History of the Roman Church: https://www.discoverrevelation.com/12.html
A particular Christian calendar based on information from the Bible will go a long way to get rid of this imposter in its midst and put Christ again at the Head of the Church.
THE LINK BETWEEN CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM
Christianity started off as a reformation of Judaism, moving from the initial service of the body to the service of the spirit (see 2Cor.3:6; Heb.8:8-12 etc.) but should, like the human body and spirit, still be firmly linked to each other. However, the Roman Church drove a wedge between these two sister religions, created an unbridgeable chasm between them and even succeeded in delinking them. This is not what God intended for these two Sisters, because the sole Divine purpose of creating these almost identical religions was to teach God’s reconciliation between mankind and God and between the different members of the human race.
Christianity and Judaism can be likened to a photo and its negative. They do not look the same to the untrained eye, but both reflect God’s expiation, albeit in different coats. The one (Judaism) proclaim the Law “written on tablets of stone”, while Christianity is obliged to teach the Law of Love “written on tablets of human hearts.” (see 2Cor.3:3)
Christianity find its roots in ancient Israel as the ten northern tribes were known. They seceded from Judah after the death of King Solomon (see 1Ki.12) and proclaimed Jeroboam as king in Shechem, who placed golden calf idols in Bethel and Dan which they regarded as “gods who brought them out of Egypt.” (1Ki.12:28)
Years later, under King Hoshea of Israel, Shalmaneser, king of Assyria invaded and captured Israel and exiled them to Assyria, never to return again to the Law of Moses. God had other plans for Israel, which was already evident at the time they split from Judah (see 1Ki.12:15,24). The prophet Hosea prophesied about the spiritual “adultery” of Israel, how she would be prevented from returning to the Law of Moses, and how she would be removed from the calendar of Judaism (“her celebrations” – 2:11), but also that she would eventually return to “be betrothed forever” (2:19)
Israel’s return was on the cards, but by a totally different way, as prophesied by Jeremiah: "The days are coming," declares the LORD, "when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them," declares the LORD. "This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time," declares the LORD. "I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbour, or say to one another, 'Know the LORD,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest," declares the LORD. "For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more." (Jer.31:31-34)
In the meantime, the exiles of Israel carried on with their lives. Some stayed with this Jeroboam type of religion, some drifted off and joined other religions, but some stayed truthful to the Law of Moses all along, even back in Israel. Some Israelite exiles still went to Jerusalem on occasions as required by the Law (Ex.23:17 etc) and it was at Pentecost of the year 30 that these “foreign Israelites” were in Jerusalem and they became part of the “bewildered crowd” hearing the Apostles also speaking in the foreign tongues they have acquired over the years. These people became the first believers after the Apostles and the other followers of Jesus.
At last the exile of Israel came to an end. This time, however, they did not return to a physical country called Israel, but to a spiritual Empire that would eventually transcend all political, social, economic, language and “racial” boundaries. What started off as “the Way” and later became Christianity is in fact the new Empire of Israel. This fact is verified by Hebrews 8:8-12 where the author virtually repeat the prophecy of Jeremiah in 31:31-34 word by word:
‘But God found fault with the people and said: "The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbour, or say to one another, 'Know the Lord,' because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more."
The New Covenant came through the Blood of Christ and Israel was reborn by that same Blood into this New Covenant! (see Heb.9:1-28)
THE CHRISTIAN CALENDAR
In the year 30, after the Death and Resurrection of Jesus, both Judah (Judaism) and Israel (Christianity) began a Second Exodus. Judah began theirs at Shavuot and Israel at Pentecost. This time the Exodus was spiritual for both religions and this time the journey would not be 40 years long, but 40 jubilees of 50 years each, which equals 2000 years. In the year 2030 both religions will complete this arduous journey through a spiritual wilderness.
Both Judah and Israel went on this Exodus without a proper calendar guiding them. Shortly after their journey started, the Jews “reformed” their calendar away from the Mosaic observational calendar to a “modern” rabbinical determinate calendar. The Christians, as we already discussed, started their journey, first on the Julian calendar, and currently on the Gregorian calendar. This sad state of affairs is about to end for both spiritual nations. They will soon each get their very own Divine calendar that will take them into the future.
A PENTECOSTAL CALENDAR
God has determined that for the final seven years of the Exodus (beginning on Shavuot/Pentecost 2023), Judah and Israel will again move along side by side as separate, but physically and spiritually linked beings. Although the calendar of Judah is lunisolar and that of Israel is solar, they are linked and perfectly synchronised on the 1st day of the 1st lunisolar month, as well as the Holy Week/Feast of unleavened bread. Even though the calendar of Israel is solar, their days do not commence at midnight and end at midnight like a solar day but runs from sunset to sunset like the days of Judah and as determined by God. (see Gen.1:5 etc.) This is the case for all religious calendars.
We will discuss the calendar of Judah in a separate article and move hence to the calendar of Israel. The new Israel (Christianity) was born on Pentecost (Acts 2). For this reason, this religion uses a Pentecostal calendar, which means the year begins on Pentecost of the one solar year and end at Pentecost of the following solar year.
Pentecost means “fifty” and this will be the length of the Pentecostal year – exactly fifty weeks or 350 days. Now, with the solar year consisting of a little more than 365 days, it means that the Pentecostal year has to be adapted with one or more leap weeks, to keep the calendar in sync. We will explain this concept a bit later on in this article. We have superimposed the new calendar for Israel (Christianity) on the years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 to conceptualize it better.
How to determine the First Day of the First Month:
As we already mentioned, this vital rule is valid for both Israel and Judah. The calendar is observational, but we do not have to actually observe the first crescent of the new moon in the evening, because we are able to predict the exact moment of the new moon for every lunisolar month for hundreds of years ahead. The universal determination of the first day of any lunisolar month is then done as follows: If the exact moment of the new moon occurs anywhere within the hours of the solar day (midnight to midnight) the lunisolar moon’s first day falls between the sunset at the following evening and will last until sunset the next evening, at which moment the second day starts.
Now to determine which month is the first month of the lunisolar year (Ex.12:2) we must go about as follows: The first new moon of which the moment of full moon occurs after the March equinox is the first month of the lunisolar year.
DIVINELY APPOINTED FEASTS IN ISRAEL
We have now seen that Israel and Judah share the same roots. However, God determined that there would grow two different looking religions from this common root system, namely Judaism and Christianity. Because the religion of Christianity is an adaptation of Judaism, the Divinely Appointed Feasts that were originally proclaimed for all twelve tribes of Israel and taken forward by Judah (with Benjamin incorporated) after Israel (the 10 northern tribes) was excluded, will also have to be adapted for Christianity.
These Feasts are written down in Leviticus 23 and Christians will have to abide wholly to these adapted feasts, or risk being removed from the roll of Christianity. In fact, these feasts are collectively, as well as some individually, exalted to have the status of being a Sacrament in the Religion of Christianity.
1. The Day of Resurrection:
The first and most important feast for Judah is the Sabbath. Every Jew is Divinely obliged to “Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy!” (Ex.20:8) Jews that break the Rules of the Sabbath are liable to be “cut off” from the Religion. The Sabbath a sacramental obligation in Judaism. The Sabbath is an eternal “sign” (Ex.31:14-17) between the Lord and Judah.
In order to understand how the Sabbath is to be adapted for the Christians, one must first understand the primary objective of the Sabbath, in other words, why the Jews had to keep the Seventh Day, with its host of restrictions, which made them act like a people that ceased to live for that particular day.
And the reason for the Sabbath is quite straightforward: “It will be a sign between me and the Israelites forever, for (BECAUSE) in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day he rested and was refreshed.'" The Sabbath points to something immensely greater than rest for human beings after six days of work.
Yes, it points to the Lord Himself! One can write a book about the Sabbath, but here is just a short description of how the Sabbath is adapted for Christians: The Christians proclaim Jesus as Lord (2Cor.4:5) and indeed, the Sabbath points to the completion of the work of Jesus Christ. This moment is vividly recorded, and it happened there on Calvary: “When he had received the drink, Jesus said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” (Joh.19:30) Then Lord Jesus was buried and went to rest on the Sabbath from the redemptive work he especially came to the world to do.
This fact is astounding!
It means that right from the beginning, when the Law of the Sabbath was introduced, the death of Jesus Christ was predicted and simulated in this major and sombre sacramental Feast of the Sabbath and dutifully acted out by Israel, later the Jews only, week after week since they were taught which day was the Sabbath during the 40years God gave them the manna!
Then came the Living manna… (Joh.6:48-51)
However, the day after the Sabbath was also pregnant with another Promise, right from the Beginning when the Light was ordered into the world in order to drive out the darkness. Apostle Paul applied this Light to Christ (2Cor.4:6) and indeed… the grave did not hold Him. He was Resurrected at the end of the Sabbath, at the breaking of the First Day of the week, which is Saturday at sunset. The Disciples soon realised the consequences of this dramatic truth and moved from celebrating Sabbath with the Jews to a meeting celebrating the Resurrection. In Acts 20:7 we read about such a meeting Paul held with the believers: “On the first day of the week we came together to break bread. Paul spoke to the people and, because he intended to leave the next day, kept on talking until midnight. There were many lamps in the upstairs room where we were meeting.” (Acts 20:7-8)
The first and most important feast for Israel is the Day of Resurrection. Every Christian is Divinely obliged to “Remember the Day of Resurrection and keep it holy!” (Ex.20:8 adapted) Christians that break the Rules of the Resurrection are liable to be “cut off” from the Religion. The Day of Resurrection is an eternal “sign” (Ex.31:14-17 adapted) between the Lord Jesus Christ and Israel.
The Day of Resurrection is a Sacramental obligation in Christianity.
The Law about the Sabbath is adapted for the Christians and that is the reason why the “law written on stone” (the 10 Commandments) cannot be proclaimed in Christianity, but only as nutshelled into the “Law of Love” by Lord Jesus Christ Himself. (Mat.22:37-40)
Christians families will have minor assembly in their homes on a Saturday evening at the onset of every “live” First Day of the week and the congregation will have major assembly on the Sunday morning.
2. The Fraternal Twins of the Passover Meal and Passover Communion:
So far, the calendars of Judah and Israel are again linked as far as the first month of the lunisolar year is concerned. The second thing to do that is important for both religions is to determine the exact day of the Passover. That day is the 15th day of the first lunisolar month. On the 14th day is the Preparation of the Passover, and the Passover meal is eaten in the evening after sunset, which is the onset of the 15th day. (see Ex.12:1-8)
Unlike the Day of Preparation for the weekly Sabbath which always falls on the 6th day of the week (Thursday sunset to Friday sunset), the Preparation for the Passover always transpires on the day preceding the 15th day of the month, except when the Passover falls on the 1st Day of the Week, then the Preparation for the Passover moves back to the 13th and falls on the weekly Day of Preparation.
In the year of the crucifixion of Jesus, the Passover fell on the 6th Day of the week (Thursday sunset to Friday sunset) and the normal weekly Day of Preparation moved back to the 5th Day of the week (Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunset), the same day as the Preparation for the Passover.
So, “the next day, the one after Preparation day, when the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate” (Mat.27:62) was not on the most sombre weekly Sabbath, but on the less solemn Sabbath of the Passover, which fell on the 6th day of the week. And there we have it, a little enigmatic, but once one gets it under the belt then it’s not all that difficult to understand.
Christians as well as Jews must get the time for the Passover right because they will go to their different Tables at the same synchronised moment: Judah to their Passover meal and Israel to their Passover Holy Communion, after sunset, at the commencement of the Passover Sabbath. After all, the Passover Meal and the Passover Holy Communion are the same bird with different feathers.
Passover is a Feast of sacramental obligation to both Judah and Israel.
3. The Reform and Restoration of the Feast of Unleavened Bread:
Currently the Jews have a seven-day feast beginning at Passover called “the feast of unleavened bread.”
Lev 23:4-8: "'These are the LORD's appointed festivals, the sacred assemblies you are to proclaim at their appointed times: The LORD's Passover begins at twilight on the fourteenth day of the first month. On the fifteenth day of that month the LORD's Festival of Unleavened Bread begins; for seven days you must eat bread made without yeast. On the first day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work. For seven days present a food offering to the LORD. And on the seventh day hold a sacred assembly and do no regular work.'"
For centuries the Jews faithfully carried out the stipulations of the Law around the feast of unleavened bread. As Passover can fall on any day of the week, so this feast also moved around the week with its first day connected to Passover. However, for some unknown reason the Jews also connected the next Law about the Firstfruits to this movement of the Passover and moved away from its “appointed time” (verse 4) The law expressly states that the first sheath was to be waved by the priest on the day “after the Sabbath” -
Lev 23:11: He is to wave the sheaf before the Lord so it will be accepted on your behalf; the priest is to wave it on the day after the Sabbath.
The seventh day of the Feast of unleavened bread certainly was not the Sabbath, but rather a day that was to be spent like a sabbath, on which to refrain from “normal work!” (verse 8) Nothing like the very sombre weekly 7th day Sabbath!
This error will have to be corrected for the Jews. The Divinely inspired way to amend this miscalculation is to take the week in which the Passover occur as the seven days of the Feast of unleavened bread. That will make the weekly Sabbath the feast’s seventh day. This change will not only place the day of Firstfruits at its correct place “after the Sabbath,” but will also synchronise the seven days of the Feast of unleavened bread perfectly with the seven days of what is currently called Holy Week in Christianity, preparing the way to restore the Feast of Unleavened Bread for Israel.
The Feast of Unleavened Bread must be restored for Christianity. Apostle Paul, who taught the converts to “turn away from (the Law of) Moses” (Acts 21:21) did not include the Feast of Unleavened Bread as parts of the customs to be refrained from and still kept it himself (Acts 20:6). In fact, he encourages Christians to keep on with keeping the festival:
“Your boasting is not good. Don't you know that a little yeast leavens the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch—as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore, let us keep the Festival, not with the old bread leavened with malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.” (1Cor.5:6-8)
The fact that Passover can fall on any day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, will not change the order in which this (currently named) holy week will be celebrated. Palm Sunday will always open the Feast of Unleavened Bread for Christians, even though they may have Passover Holy Communion on a Saturday evening, if Passover falls on the First Day of the week. The Great Sabbath will always close this Most Holy week for them, with holy gatherings on every day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
The Preparation for Passover:
This is a very important service to be held in Israel, because Christians will remember the crucifixion of the Lord Jesus Christ on this day. However, the Passover Holy Communion will only be held after sunset, at the onset of Passover. When the Passover occurs on the First Day of the week, then this Service of Remembrance will move back to the 6th Day of the week and the Passover Communion to Saturday after sunset, at the onset of the Passover.
Good Friday becomes the Day of Reconciliation:
It is thus clear that the Christians, with their lack of an appropriate calendar, wrongly celebrated the death of Jesus on Good Friday with Holy Communion. This practice introduced by the Roman Church will cease.
Good Friday is in fact a good Friday in the sense that it was the day that the twelve tribes of Israel started out on the Exodus from Egypt under Moses. The Day of Preparation was on a Thursday, which was the exact same day as the day of Jesus’ crucifixion. They moved out on the Friday, after the eating of the first Passover meal on the Thursday evening, which was the Passover Sabbath. This practice of celebrating Good Friday (minus the sombre Holy Communion) will be retained in Christianity and extended to Judaism as well as universally as a Day of Reconciliation, between God and man and between human and human.
The Great Sabbath:
The day after the Day of Reconciliation will be celebrated as the Great Sabbath to mark the end of Holy Week for both Israel and Judah.
4. FIRSTFRUITS: The Day of the Lord and the Day of the First Sheath:
This is the First Day of the week after the Great Sabbath. To the Jews this was the day that the “first sheath” was waved in the temple before the Lord. (Lev.23:11) For the Christians that was the day the empty tomb was discovered. (Joh.20:1) On the day of Firstfruits Christians celebrate the Resurrection of Jesus from the dead as it is written: “But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the Firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.” (1Cor.15:20)
Currently that day carries the ungodly name of Easter but, like all other Trojan Horse atrocities, will be completely eliminated from the Christian calendar.
5. Shavuot and Pentecost:
From the Day of the Firstfruits the Jews will count seven weeks (Lev.23:15-16). On the seventh First Day of the week it will be Shavuot for them, when they will celebrate the giving of the Law on Mount Sinai, as well as the beginning and ending of their annual cycle of the Torah.
Christians do not celebrate Shavuot but Pentecost. For them the path is a little different, because the calendar of Israel must be reconciled between the Great Sabbath and the Day of Firstfruits, to keep the calendar in synch with the lunisolar and solar calendars. This is done as follows: (please follow on the calendar)
From Sunday, the first day of Holy Week, (April 5, 2020) 42 weeks must be counted backwards in time, to get to Pentecost (Jun 16, 2019) which will be Day1 of Week1 of the Christian Year. That means Day1 of Week 43 will always be the first day of Holy Week. Then, to get to Pentecost of 2020, 42 weeks must be counted backwards from the first day of Holy Week 2021 (March 28, 2021) which brings us to Pentecost (June 7, 2020) which is the last day of the current year as well as the first day of the New Year for Christians.
The calendar synch:
To determine the Day of Firstfruits (April 19, 2020) for Christians, 7 weeks must be counted backwards in time from Pentecost (June 7, 2020). This will leave a gap that may fluctuate between zero to five weeks from the Great Sabbath to the Day of Firstfruits. This is where the calendar is synched. In 2020 there will be one Leap Week and in 2021, five. When Pentecost and Shavuot fall on the same day, then the Day of Firstfruits will be on the same day for both Israel and Judah.
During Leap Weeks no services will be held except for the daily Bible readings and prayers in the homes of Christians. During Leap Weeks the clergy will be on vacation together with the congregations and the necessary maintenance work can be done on the buildings.
6a. The Day of Atonement in Judaism:
This is the most sombre day on the Jewish calendar. This day falls on the 10th day of the 7th month on the lunisolar calendar. The gloom and depressing mood of this day lies in the fact that the enactment of the narrative as set out in Leviticus 16 with the Priest, the Bull, the Scapegoat and the Sin Offering-goat was a prophecy of how Atonement for the world was going to be accomplished.
This drama which played itself out every year on the Day of Atonement, first in the Tabernacle and afterwards in the Temple, was partly fulfilled when Jesus and Barabbas stood before Pontius Pilate, Jesus as the Son of Abba – BarAbbas (meaning “Son of God, the Father”) taking the role of the Sin Offering and Barabbas, the son of abba (meaning “son of his father”) standing in for the whole Jewish nation (Mat.26:25), taking the role of the Scapegoat.
And in the role of the Scapegoat is written a fascinating flipside of the redemption of mankind, which Christian theologians fail to recognise: “He is to lay both hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the wickedness and rebellion of the Israelites—all their sins—and put them on the goat's head. He shall send the goat away into the wilderness in the care of someone appointed for the task. The goat will carry on itself all their sins to a remote place; and the man shall release it in the wilderness.”
Yes, Jesus was “delivered over to death for our sins and was raised to life for our justification.” (Rom.4:25) and… “He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not only for ours, but also for the sins of the whole world.” (1Joh.2:2) even the sins of the Jews, yet… the enactment on the Day of Atonement clearly illustrates that for the expiation of sin, a merciful yet righteous God needed two players: One to suffer and be punished to die for the sins of humanity revealing the mercy-side of God, and one to live and be punished to suffer for the sins of humanity, to reveal the righteous flipside of God.
The die was cast, and the lot fell on Jesus to suffer and die, and on the Jews to live and suffer, because they became the Scapegoat before God for the sins of the world. On Shavuot of the year 30 they were “released in the wilderness.” Since then they suffered extreme misery at the hands of the world which ended for them in the horrors of the Nazi death camps. They still suffer because of antisemitism, but soon they will be free at last: “But for you who revere my name (the Jews), the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.” (Mal.4:2)
The Day of Atonement on the lunisolar calendar also starts a chain of other events. It is the celebration of the fall of Jericho, which in turn became the starter’s gun for the countdown to the Sabbath Years and Jubilees in Israel. Christ was born exactly 24 Jubilees (1200 years) after the fall of Jericho, which makes the Day of Atonement also the lunisolar date of the birth of Jesus Christ, He who made Atonement for the sins of the world.
The fact that Jesus was born during the time of the 24th Jubilee explains how Caesar Augustus could succeed in getting the Jews back to their places of birth for the census: His law was synched with the Law of the Jubilee. “Consecrate the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a jubilee for you; each of you is to return to your family property and to your own clan.” (Lev.25:10) It also explains why there was no room for Joseph and Mary, except in an empty stable. And why the Magi later found Jesus with His parents in a house (Mat.2:11), because the crowds already left Judah again.
There is still another, yet most important, moment in the history of the world anchored to the Day of Atonement. Unlike the beginning of the Year of the Torah for Judah which starts and ends on Shavuot, and the Religious Year, which starts on the 1st day of the First lunisolar Month (Ex.12:2) the lunisolar Creation Year starts on the 10th day of the 7th lunisolar month. The Jews currently have it wrong to regard the 1st day of the 7th month as this important day. The Bible explicitly says: “…have the trumpet sounded everywhere on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the Day of Atonement sound the trumpet throughout your land…” (Lev.25:8-10) This is the lunisolar Head of the Creation Year: Rosh Hashanah.
The first nine days of the 7th lunisolar month is the countdown to this most important feast day on the lunisolar calendar. At the same time, it also recalls the circumnavigation Joshua and the troops did around the walls of Jericho.
6b. The Day of Atonement in Christianity:
This important date on the solar calendar is fixed on September the 28th, with a 6day countdown from the 22nd of September. On this universal holy day Christians will celebrate the Creation New Year as well as the actual date of the Birth of Christ. When the 10th day of the lunisolar month coincides with the 27/28th September, then the Feast of the Day of Atonement will be celebrated in all its glory simultaneously in Israel as well as in Judah.
The day of Atonement is a Feast of sacramental obligation to both Judah and Israel.
The Day of Atonement will be the only New Year feast to be held in the universal world. On the 10th of the 7th lunisolar month all the lunar based calendars will celebrate the New Year with the announcement of the particular year/s their religion will enter into until the next Day of Atonement. On the 27/28th of September the same will happen for the solar based calendars.
7. The Festival of Reformation:
The Festival of Tabernacles is the last feast chronicled in Leviticus 23. This Feast remembers the way of life the Israelites had to endure on their trek through the desert. They lived in temporary shelters and that’s the reason why the Law commanded the future generations of Israel to celebrate the lifestyle of their fathers by living in booths for the prescribed 7/8 days, beginning on the 15th of the 7th lunisolar month.
However, there is a clause in the Law which prevents latter-day Israel to take part in this festivity: “Live in temporary shelters for seven days: All native-born Israelites are to live in such shelters…” (Lev.23:42) The words “native-born Israelites” is just a way of referring to those who would keep on with the Law of Moses, even after the major split of the tribes. Israel came back to the fold by the Way of the Gospel, so it is clear that they are out of this one.
But God made provision for Israel to also take part in honouring the feast of Tabernacles, albeit in a different manner. He inspired Jeroboam, first King of Israel to proclaim the “fifteenth of the eighth month” (1Ki.12:32) as the date to celebrate this Feast and Israel will honour his ruling. However, Israel do not work on the lunisolar calendar, so the date for this feast must be linked to the solar calendar. If Israel was to keep to the date of the 15th day of the 8th month on the lunisolar calendar for this one-day feast, the feast would flicker around the end of October like a moth around a candle in the different years.
With this God wants to convey the Message that the proper day for Israel to celebrate this Feast of “Tabernacles” is to attach it to the 31st of October of every year. However, the nitty-gritty of this feast to Christians will change to celebrating the “new order” (NIV) or “reformation” as the KJV puts it in Heb.9:10. This is the day Protestants currently celebrate the Reformation and reformation is what is at the core of the Christian doctrinal history.
Jeroboam reformed Israel in a simple way to become a somewhat different religion than that of neighbouring Judah (1Ki.12:26-33). The Apostle Paul came along and had a lion’s share in reforming Christianity away from Judaism (see Acts 21:21). Then came Martin Luther and the Reformation of 1517 with its reformation away from the Roman Church and finally Elijah the Second will reform both Israel as well as Judah and take them through the final years of the Second Exodus to the banks of the spiritual Jordan.
8. The Feast of Light:
Now that we have correctly established the correct day of the birth of Jesus Christ at the beginning of the northern hemisphere autumn when the weather around Bethlehem was still mild enough for the flocks to be in the open field at night, it becomes easy to see why the 25th of December became such a giant on the world’s calendar.
December 25 became the day that Mary became impregnated as a virgin. The in vitro operation was done by the angel gynaecologist Gabriel. (Luk.1:26) After Mary was impregnated with the “seed” from the “Unapproachable Light” (1Tim.6:16) she went on a hasty visit to her cousin Elisabeth, who was in her sixth month of pregnancy with John the Baptist. (verses39-40) She arrived there on a date that the Orthodox Church celebrate as the birth of Jesus: January the 6th.
December 25 can thus be confidently taken and celebrated as the Day that the Spirit in the Unapproachable Light of the heavenly Temple in a virtual sense came to visit the earth: The Creator came down and became “one flesh” (Gen.2:24) with His creation. To put it differently: The Light came down to light a Light in the womb of Mary that would eventually be born as the Light of the world. (Joh.8:12 etc.)
Christians will celebrate December 25 as The Feast of Light and the 12 days that follows up to and including January the 6th will be used to celebrate the spreading of this Light to the 12 Endtime Tribes of Israel, because the Bible foretell that all religions of humanity will eventually walk in the Light of the Light from the Unapproachable Light. (see Isa.2:1-5)
The Holy Communion in Israel:
Holy Communion is the feast that brings the believer into the closest proximity of Jesus. The importance of this feast can never be overemphasized, because it places the believer in front of a holy mirror, with the slain Lamb of God looking back at the believer, gently inspiring the believer to self-examination, to “discern the body of Christ and not to eat and drink judgment on themselves.” (see 1Cor.11:17-34)
To have Holy Communion at every gathering is certainly overkill (pun intended) and totally counterproductive. The new Calendar of Israel creates the perfect moments for the Holy Communion. There are 7 months and every month consist of 7 weeks, of which the 7th Week is a week of total rest from Church activities, except for the 7th week of the 6th and 7th months.
This means that there will be Holy Communion Meetings in Israel which will commence an hour before sunset on a Saturday afternoon and conclude at sunset, with the breaking of the First day of the Week of rest. Thus, Holy Communion will be celebrated 7 times during the Pentecostal year and as follows:
- Month1: Week6: Day7
- Month2: Week6: Day7
- Month3: Week6: Day7
- Month4: Week6: Day7
- Month5: Week6: Day7
- Passover Holy Communion
- Month7: Week6: Day7
The Seventh Weeks of the 6th and 7th Months:
The 7th weeks of the 6th and 7th months will not be rest weeks where there is a total cessation of services as in the 7th weeks of the other months. During the 7th week of the 6th month, daily meetings of Preparation for Holy Week will be held and during the 7th week of the 7th month 7 prayer meetings will be held to simultaneously thank God for His Blessings of the old Pentecostal Year as well as for His Presence in the new Pentecostal year.
Naming the Months:
There are 7 months in a Pentecostal Year, each with 7 weeks and every week with 7 days, plus there is the week of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Because Christianity will move away from the solar (midnight to midnight) days, as well as from the months of the Gregorian calendar, the months of their Pentecostal calendar will get the following specific names.
The Months: The names of the months in Israel (Christianity) will reflect the history of Christianity right from its onset.
- Jeroboam: After the first king of Israel.
- Hoshea: After the last king of Israel.
- Assyria: After their land of exile.
- Peter: First Christ-appointed leader of Christianity
- Paul: Reformer of Jewish Laws and customs into Christian doctrine.
- Martin Luther: Exposer of the Roman Church Trojan Horse.
- Elijah II: Final Reformer of Christianity.
The Weeks and Days: Israel will just refer to the names of the days and weeks according to their particular numbers. (see the calendar)
The world currently hovers on the brink of disaster. With enough weapons of mass destruction able to extinguish all life on earth, the absolute unsustainable mismanagement of earth’s resources, the inhumane discrepancies between the rich and the poor, pollution and a host of other calamities, the time has come for God to intervene with His creation on earth.
On the 31st of May 2020 (Shavuot 1990) Judaism will enter its final 10 years of spiritual Exodus. One week later, on the 7th of June 2020 (Pentecost 1990) Christianity will enter its final 10 years of spiritual Exodus on their new Pentecostal calendar. God will hitch these two religions in front of His Reformation Cart to draw the whole world into a New Divine Order and the prophecy of Isaiah 2 will come to pass:
“In the last days the mountain of the Lord's temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and all nations will stream to it. Many peoples will come and say, "Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths." The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.” (Isa.2:2-4)