(Great Calendar Controversy is recommended for SDAs)
Restoring the Creator’s Calendar
In Psalms 19:1 the psalmist David recorded
“The heavens declare the glory of Elohim: and the firmament shows His handiwork.”
In Genesis 1:14-18 it is found that the Creator put His calendar in the heavens. One can read it recorded in Scripture as it states, “And Elohim said, Let lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs an appointed times, and for days and years, And let them be for lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and it came to be so, And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, And it came to be so. And Elohim made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night, and the stars. And Elohim set them in the expanse of the heavens to give light on the earth, and to rule over the day and over the night, and to separate the light from the darkness, And Elohim saw that it was good.”
In examining Genesis 1:14 it is found that the lights were for seasons and appointed times. Those two words have very special meaning. The first word is Oth in Hebrew and it means: a Signal, as a Flag, Beacon, Monument, Omen, Prodigy, Evidence, etc.-Mark, Miracle, Sign, Token, (Oth-Strongs H226)
Notice that the first word is not only just a normal sign but it’s the beacon for something coming. The other word, Moed, means seasons or appointed times in the Scripture. Strongs Concordance states that it is for a Fixed Time or Season, an Assembly or Congregation. (Moed- Strongs H4150)
These two lights were set in the heavens to be used for beacons at the times of appointed worship of the Creator.
Many people are unaware that the very word Moon itself means month. Look it up in the dictionary and also check it in the Strongs Concordance, The Hebrew word Chodesh or New Moon literally means month. (Stongs H2320) It is mentioned many more times in Scripture than Sabbath.
It’s so important that one understands that the Creator’s Calendar is a luni-solar calendar and its months are beaconed by His set lights in the sky as opposed to all the false calendars that are in place today. The false calendars only use one of the beacons in the sky - the sun. The Creator’s Calendar uses the sun, moon, and stars.
Prophecy Exposes Satan’s Evil Plans
It is absolutely monumental that one understands that the Creator’s Calendar uses the sun, moon, and stars for His time keeping principals. It is recorded in Isaiah chapter 14 a very important passage that exposes Lucifer’s attempt in the future to steal worship on a false calendar. Beginning in verses 12 to 14 it is stated, “How are thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of Elohim: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.” Isaiah 14:12-14
Lucifer was boldly proclaiming that he would steal worship from the Creator and he would sit upon the mount of the congregation where upon the mount of worship, in the sides of the North, there are no ruling principles. The ruling principles set in the heavens by our Creator move from the East to the West they do not move in the North. It is very important that one understand that Lucifer was stating that he would have worship be given to him by some means other than the Creator’s Calendar.
The Eternal Law
Lucifer knew that the Creator, YHVH, had put His time pieces in the heavens to serve a very important role to beacon His people as to His appointed times of worship. Lucifer knew that the only way to steal worship was by some other false means such as a false religious system and a false calendar. He knew that no man or he could ever tamper with the Creator’s timepieces set in the heavens because our Master in the heavens, YHVH, does not change. For it is recorded in Malachi 3:6 “for I am YHVH, I change not.”
It is also recorded in Scripture that everyone will worship on Sabbaths and New Moons in the New Kingdom, which will be in the very near future, and in the eternity to come. “And it shall come to pass, that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith YHVH.” Isaiah 66:23
The Creator set His time pieces in the Heavens, as declared in the beginning in the book of Genesis. For eternity they will serve the same role as they always have. Lucifer has caused man to stumble in the path of righteousness and from the Creator’s commandments by false calendars and false religious systems. There is only one way into the kingdom of heaven. It is through Yeshua Messiah in keeping the commandments of our Father in heaven. One of those commandments is the fourth commandment and it is very specific to the Sabbath. It is also important to know what calendar to use to find that Sabbath day.
It is recorded in Matthew 5:17-19 that the Messiah stated, “think not that I came to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of the least of these commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” The Messiah kept the Father’s Sabbath day and He also kept the Creator’s calendar. It is important to follow the Messiah today and follow the Creator’s calendar and not Lucifer’s false calendar.
The prophet Daniel warns in Daniel 7:25 that Lucifer, through other means, would attempt to change the calendar of the Creator, “ and he shall “ think to change times and laws: “ This is important to understand because in Revelation 13:3 it is found that there will be those that wander after the beast. Is it possible that to wander after something may mean that they wander after a false calendar? Will the majority of people be observing a false calendar that is put in place by the beast system?
The History of the Creator’s Calendar
By reviewing the history of the Creator’s Calendar one can appreciate the importance of the true calendar of the Creator, YHVH. In exploring the Creator’s calendar and its history it is discovered that the New Moon days, Sabbath days, and the appointed Feast of the Creator are linked together. The Creator set His Appointed Feasts, New Moons, and Sabbath days in a calendar format that does not change. This will be demonstrated by the immense amount of Scripture concerning the calendar that is collected in the Bible today, beginning at creation and moving forward to eternity.
In examining the history of the Creator’s calendar one must keep in mind that the Sabbaths, New Moons, and Appointed Feasts walk hand in hand. Also upon closer observation of the Scriptures it can be demonstrated that by history and by the Scriptures that the calendar of our Creator is a Luni-solar calendar.
As with all recorded history everything has a beginning. The Creator’s calendar has its beginning in Genesis chapter one (verses 14-18). Now in reading Genesis 2:1-3 it is found that the very next act that Elohim did was rested on the Sabbath day. It is recorded, “thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day Elohim ended His work which he had made; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. An Elohim blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it” because that in it He had rested from all His work which Elohim created and made.”
A Biblical Month in Scripture
The Beginning of every month starts with New Moon Day beginning on the 1st followed by four complete sets of weeks which end on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th days of the month. The month will be explained more fully upon reading further.
From the beginning of creation down to the time of Abraham, the patriarchs kept the Creator’s Calendar. Note that, before there ever was a Hebrew Nation, Abraham kept the Creator’s commandments, statutes, and judgments. YHVH describes Abraham as keeping His requirements in Genesis 26:5, “Because that Abraham obeyed My voice, and kept My charge, My commandments, My statutes, and My laws.” Abraham is a rare example in Scripture for before there was a difference between Hebrew and Gentile Abraham honored the Creator’s appointed times and kept His commandments. Today the Creator should continue to be honored and His appointed times kept.
It should be noted that in Mark 2:27 that the Messiah stated, “…the Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Just as Abraham did in the past so should everyone be honoring the Creator, whether one is Hebrew or Gentile. Everyone should rejoice and worship before Him on His appointed times.
In Exodus it is found that the first thing YHVH did to help His people Israel was to restore to them His appointed times of worship. He did this through His servant Moses. It is recorded in Exodus 5:5, “And Pharaoh said, Behold, the people of the land now are many, and ye make them rest from their burdens.” As we look at the Strongs Concordance the word Shabbat literally means Sabbath or cease from labor. (shabath, shaw-bath’ #H7673, desist from exertion, cause to cease, make to keep Sabbath, make to rest) The first appointed time that the Creator restored to His people Israel was the Sabbath day rest.
The second appointed time that the Creator restored to His people was His New Moons. It is recorded 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 Scripture the word month, as already stated, means New Moon. ( Strongs Concordance is #H2320 or chodesh, kho’-desh, from H2318; the new moon’ by implication a month: or new moon).
In reading Leviticus chapter 23, note a detailed account of YHVH instructing Moses to tell the people of Israel His Appointed Feasts.
The Weekly Sabbath
Feast of Weeks
Day of Atonement
In reviewing all the previously mentioned Scriptures it has been found that the Sabbath was first to be restored, followed by the New Moon, followed by the Feasts Days.
Before moving forward to the accounts given by the prophets in Scripture, one more note can be taken of Moses. In Exodus 12, 16, 19 there is a parallel found in that the 15th day of the month, for three months in a row, was the Sabbath day. This is impossible on the Roman Gregorian calendar that is in place today.
Three Months in a Row
Beginning with the Exodus 12 account, the Passover was on the 14th day of the first month. The first Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread was on the 15th day which was the Sabbath. Leviticus 23:4-16 details this out. This makes the Sabbaths for the first month fall on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th days of the month. (They Departed Egypt at night on the 15th Deut 16:1, Num 33:3)
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In Exodus 16:1-36, manna fell on the first day of the week which was the 16th day of the month. Manna fell on the six weekdays but did not fall on the Sabbath which was the 22nd. This makes the other Sabbaths for that month the 8th, 15th, and the 29th days of the month.
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In Exodus 19 Israel rested before the Mount on the 15th day of the third month. This information is supported in the following Scriptures.
Exodus 19:1-2 Deuteronomy 16:1 Numbers 33:3
For three consecutive months in a row the Sabbaths fell on the same day. This is an impossibility as already stated on the Roman Gregorian calendar.
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9 10 11 12 13 14 15 (15th Sabbath rest Ex 19:1-2)
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Note: anytime a date is given to a Sabbath in Scripture it is always on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.
One last note to make is that when Joshua led the people of Israel forty years later to the land of Canaan the manna ceased on the 16th day of the first month. This information is supported in Joshua 5:10-12. “And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the Passover on the fourteenth day (14th) of the month at even in the plains of Jericho. And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the Passover, (15th) unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day. And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land: (16th) neither had the children of Israel manna anymore; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.” (The numbers in parentheses are added)
This places the Sabbaths for that month also on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th days of the month. This is proving for forty years the Sabbaths fell in the same sequence. This is so important to understand because our calendar that is in place today can rarely fall back to back for just two months being the same, let alone an entire year or forty years.
Before moving to the prophets, one final note should be made on the book of Joshua and that is which day was Sabbath in the battle of Jericho? The battle took place over a seven day time period. Therefore, one of those days had to be a Sabbath or was it? This answer can be found on the Creator’s calendar and also in the book of Jasher. Although it is not contained in the King James Version Bible, the book of Jasher has a very clear historical answer.
It is recorded in Jasher 88:14, 17 “And it was in the second month, on the first day of the month, that YHVH said to Joshua, Rise up, behold I have given Jericho into thy hand with all the people thereof; and all your fighting men shall go round the city, once each day, thus shall you do for six days. And on the seventh day they went round the city seven times, and the priests blew upon trumpets.” Here we have a clear answer that the battle began on the first day of the month, New Moon day. It ended upon the seventh day of the month. This makes the following day, the eighth day, the Sabbath. This cannot be answered on a Roman Gregorian calendar. Once again the Creator’s calendar holds the final key.
The march around Jericho started on day 1, New Moon day.
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There are many examples given throughout Scripture, especially within the writings of the prophets, of the New Moons, Sabbaths, and Appointed Feasts. One of the many examples given in Scripture is the prophet Ezekiel. In Ezekiel 46:1 it is written, “Thus saith YHVH Elohim; 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.” This signifies that the New Moons and Sabbaths are set apart days. (emphasis is added)
Note: (1) East gate is shut six working days.
(2) East gate is open on the Sabbaths.
(3) East gate is open on New Moon day.
Two kinds of days make up a Biblical week – work days and Sabbaths. But, three kinds of days make up a Biblical month – New Moon days, work days, and Sabbaths. The east gate is opened for worship on both New Moon days and Sabbath days. The east gate is shut for worship on the six work days. Sabbath days and work days never overlap. New Moon days and work days never overlap. New Moon day is never a work day or a seventh-day Sabbath.
New Moon day breaks the cycle of work days and Sabbath days, each lunar month. It is impossible for the Creator’s weeks to have cycled without end, since creation, for the mere fact that there are three kinds of days and not just two. Cycling weeks cannot remain unbroken for 6,000 years, 6 months, or 6 weeks, for the very reason that the New Moon day exists and continues to stand as a beacon of time, thus breaking the week cycle each and every month.
In continuing with the writings of the prophets, Amos 8:5 states, “Saying, When will the New Moon be gone, that we may sell corn? And the Sabbath, that we may set forth wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel great, and falsifying the balances by deceit?” This is also an example signifying that the New Moons and Sabbaths are set apart times.
As already mentioned prior in this document is the verse Isaiah 66:23, “And it shall come to pass, that from one New Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith YHVH.” Here is one more example that whether Hebrew or Gentile in the new Kingdom everyone will worship the Master on His appointed days which include the New Moon and the Sabbaths.
Contrary to popular belief many Christians think that they do not need to keep the Feasts of YHVH. This goes right against the clear word of Scripture as it is recorded in Zechariah 14:16, “ And it shall come to pass, that everyone that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, YHVH of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.” This states that whether Gentile or Hebrew all will keep the Feasts of YHVH.
A very important passage can be found in 2 Kings 4:23, although it does not pertain to the Kings of Israel. It states, “And he said, wherefore wilt thou go to him today? It is neither New Moon, nor Sabbath. And she said, it shall be well.” This passage records the Shunammite woman seeking the prophet Elisha to help her son. She knew that she could find him on a Sabbath day or a New Moon day, but here in this passage she was seeking him in the middle of the week.
It must be noted that the Messiah, Yeshua, kept His Father’s Commandments. He kept His Appointed Times, His New Moons, and the Sabbaths. Nowhere is it found in the record books, the Bible, or History that the Messiah ever kept a different time keeping principle other than the Creator’s Calendar. The Creator’s calendar was never a conflict between the Messiah and the Pharisees or the Sadducee s. Although many issues arose that caused conflict, the Creator’s Calendar was never one of them. At the time of Yeshua, the eight day Julian calendar was kept by the Romans but not by the Jews. (For further study search for information about the eight day Julian Calendar that started in 45 B.C.)
Examine the Scripture concerning the Messiah and note with extreme detail that He kept the Sabbaths and Appointed Feasts. But what is missed by many is the fact that the crucifixion and the resurrection details out the Creator’s Calendar. It is explained in Leviticus 23, that Passover was always on the 14th day of the first New Moon. It is well known that the Messiah’s crucifixion occurred on Passover on the sixth day of the week followed by the seventh day Sabbath on the 15th.
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The Passover was on the 14th day of the week the day before the Sabbath. This is recorded in Mark 15:42, John 19:31, Leviticus 23:6, 7, 11, 15, and John 19:42.
The resurrection of the Messiah was early in the morning on the first day of the week. This is recorded in Mathew 28:1, Mark 16:1, 2, Luke 24:1, and John 20:1. This reveals that the Messiah was resurrected on the 16th of the first New Moon or the first day of the week. This corresponds to the Wave Sheaf offering or First Fruits being on the 16th as recorded in Leviticus 23:11. Paul called Messiah the First Fruits of them that slept and stated that He was buried and rose on the third day. This is recorded in 1 Corinthians 15:3, 4, 20-23. On the walk to Emmasus the two disciples told Messiah that it was the third day since the crucifixion. This is found in Luke 24:17-21.
The crucifixion week establishes that the weekly seventh day Sabbath on Aviv 15th was the Sabbath. In effect, this makes the 8th, 22nd ,29th days of the month the Sabbaths as well. What is so important to take away from this is that Messiah fulfilled the Creator’s Calendar requirements for Passover. He was the Passover Lamb on the 14th day. He rested in the grave during the Sabbath on the 15th. He was the First Fruits of those raised from the dead or the Wave Sheaf offering on the 16th.
Messiah followed the Creator’s Calendar in His day just as everyone should follow the Creator’s Calendar today. The Messiah does not change. In Hebrews 13:8 He is described as, “Yeshua the Messiah the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” The Creator placed His calendar in the heavens where no man can change it. His calendar is forever from the beginning of Genesis to Revelation and throughout eternity.
Acts of the Apostles
What does the Acts of the Apostles reveal about the Creator’s Calendar? It is recorded in Acts 18:4, “And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks.”
Here we find that Paul reasoned with the Hebrew and the Gentile on the Creator’s Sabbath day. The Hebrew and the Gentile are to keep the Creator’s Appointed Days regardless of our differences. The Hebrew and the Gentile worship the Creator together on His Appointed Times. This is also a clear fulfillment of Jeremiah 31:33 which states, “ But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days saith YHVH, I will put My law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their Elohim, and they shall be My people.”
This is the final section in the history of the Creator’s Calendar. It is found in the history books that through Romanism many things were changed. The calendar of the Roman Republic was based on the lunar phases of the moon. It was replaced by the Julian solar only calendar introduced by Julius Caesar in 46 BC. Julius Caesar appointed Sosigenes, an Alexandrian astronomer, to design and reform the Roman Republic calendar. They decided to abandon the lunar calendar altogether. The new Julian calendar ignored New Moon days and instituted a calendar that was solar only with the days of the week designated by the letters A through H. In 321 AD Constantine changed the Julian calendar from an eight day week to a seven day planetary week. The Roman Gregorian calendar that is in place today is a modification of the Julian calendar. In October 1582 it was corrected by many days and promoted by Pope Gregory XIII. The Gregorian calendar of today is a deceptive solar only calendar, although the weeks are seven days long it is nowhere near the true calendar. The Creator’s Calendar in Scripture is always calculated by the sun, moon, and stars.
In continuing on through this section one cannot help but ask, how did things get so far out of place? When searching the history books and the Scripture it is a consistent reminder that Rome was the guilty one for changing the Times and Laws. Remember Daniel 7:25 where it reveals that Lucifer would attempt to change times and laws. It states, “…and think to change times and laws…” this he did through Romanism.
The facts are very clear that it was due to Constantine’s Sunday Law, issued in A.D. 321, that the Jews were forced to completely abandon the Creator’s Calendar. Constantine’s planetary calendar placed Sunday as an exalted day of worship, man was forced to worship on a pagan calendar.
There is another important note that should be made about the planetary week that is in place today. Constantine changed the order of the planetary week to help the Jews adapt to Rome’s new weekly cycle at the same time he elevated Sunday to be a worship day. Saturday, Saturn day, was the first day of the planetary week. Saturday was moved to the seventh day of the week and Sunday was placed as the first day of the week. Sunday, the venerable day of the sun, was exalted as the day of worship by Constantine.
Saturday, (or dies Saturni – the day of Saturn) was the very first day of the week, not the seventh. As the god of agriculture, he can be seen in this preeminent position of importance, holding his symbol, a sickle. Next, on the second day of the pagan planetary week, is seen the sun god with rays of light emanating from his head. Sunday was originally the second day of the planetary week and was known as dies Solis. The third day of the week was dies Lunæ (day of the Moon – Monday). The moon goddess is shown wearing the horned crescent moon as a diadem on her head. The rest of the gods follow in order: dies Martis (day of Mars); dies Mercurii (day of Mercury); dies Jovis (day of Jupiter); and dies Veneris (day of Venus), the seventh day of the week. (Nashville, Tennessee: Southern Publishing Assoc., 1972), p. 10 & 11. Ibid., p. 5.)
In searching textbooks and history many examples are given of this change and how it was done and who it was done by. One example is in The Universal Jewish Encyclopedia Vol. 5, p 410, “Sabbath and New Moon (Rosh Hodesh), both periodically recurring in the course of the year. The New Moon is still and the Sabbath originally was, dependent upon the lunar cycle.” This is of further proof that Romanism did attempt to change Sabbath. (emphasis is added)
Who do you Worship?
Every individual must search out the Scripture to see what is true and what is false. The Creator’s Calendar is true. In a world that is dominated by false calendar systems one must stand out and be a separate people holy and true to the Creator.
It is up to each and everyone to make a decision. Will truth be followed or will falsehood be followed? All should do as it is written in Acts 5:29. “We ought to obey Elohim rather than man.” Each person will have to give an account to the Creator one day for the decisions that were made. It is up to each and everyone to follow Him and keep His commandments. This includes keeping His Calendar and His Appointed Times of worship.
In Mathew 13:24-30 the Messiah stated that those that are wicked will be gathered as the tares and those that are righteous will be gathered as the wheat. Be careful of which group you are found in. The calendar you keeps determines who you are worshiping.
Who do you worship? Who do you serve?
As Joshua said to the people so should we all declare, “As for me and my house, we will serve YHVH.” Joshua 24:15
Genesis 1:14 And Elohim said,"Let Lights come to be in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and appointed times, and for days and years."