News Letter 5851- 021
8th day of the 5th month 5851 years after the creation of Adam
The 5th Month in the Sixth year of the Third Sabbatical Cycle
The Third Sabbatical Cycle of the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Earthquakes, Famines and Pestilence
The Year of the Tithe for the Widows, Orphans & Levites
July 25, 2015
Shabbat Shalom Family,
We have three engagements to share with you. My Co-host on the radio shows will be coming to PA this fall when I go to Myerstown. They are looking for fellowships along the way they can share their music skills with.
Shalom! We are planning a short tour for this fall. We will worshiping through music and the WORD and would love to stop and fellowship with YOU! The tentative dates are September 2-16. If you live in between OK and PA and are interested in hosting us, send us a message and we can talk about details! We are already booked for the 4th-8th. Remember, there is no group too small or too large! Shalom! Visitwww.outcryministries.com/
On Sept 5-6, 2015, I will be speaking in Myerstown PA. I plan on explaining the Sabbatical years to you all. Then the 70 weeks of Daniel and the 2300 Days of Hell. And then after this about the blood moons all the way back to Adam and what they mean. There are two dark moons coming in 2016. Do you know what they mean?
And if time permits we will share our newest understanding of The Prophecies of Abraham and how the wars years in Abraham’s life also show us how ISIS is attacking the Middle East. Bring your questions and get ready to understand prophecy on a level unlike anything you have ever done before.
We are also going to be heading to Manila, Philippines for Sukkot this year and showing them why they are having so many typhoons.
Joe Dumond is coming to Manila on the Feast of Sukkot
for a very serious message on the Prophecies based on Jubilee Cycles
Sept. 27 to 28 with partnership with MLTC Messiah the Living Torah Center, A Hebrew roots ministry based in Manila Philippines
With this News letter the 9th of Av comes on Sunday July 26 using the crescent moon.
There has been a lot going on these past few weeks since the 17th of Tammuz as we mentioned in last weeks News Letter, and we will explain even more next week as we finally share the latest prophecy of Abraham. But that is next week.
I want to share some commentary about this Iran deal. It is the beginning of the end. It is historically one of those huge moments that should not pass you by without noting it. This is a deal changing moment and it saddens me and terrifies me at the same time. Death is coming closer to all of our doors.
Just compare history to understand. If you do not know history then you are bound to repeat it.
Much Worse Than Munich Rick Richman, Commentary | July 15
If one peruses the pages of the New York Times from mid September 1938 through the first week of October 1938, it is apparent that what we are witnessing today is a virtual replay of those three weeks—only worse.
Two weeks before the Sept. 30, 1938 Munich agreement, Germany increased its demands, while promising (the Times reported) “hearty reciprocal cooperation in the work of solving other problems incidental to a wider European settlement.” A week before the agreement, German “demands had become higher,” but Hitler reassured Chamberlain that they were his “final” ones. A few days before the signing, Hitler appeared before 15,000 people in Berlin’s largest auditorium, where the “Sieg Heils” from the audience “were heard around the globe, for Hitler had a world hook-up” on radio. Chamberlain sent a letter to Hitler stating that Germany’s demands were unacceptable but urged continued negotiations, because “force produces no solution.” By the end of the week, Chamberlain had accepted virtually all of Hitler’s demands. The British leader was, the Times reported, “obviously exhausted and had resolved to make an end of the whole business.”
As soon as the Munich capitulation was signed, it was portrayed as a great success. In the letters published in the Times in the first week of October, one finds 1) a letter suggesting that “the Führer was finally swayed by the moderates” around him and predicting a “more moderate” German policy “from now on”; 2) a letter asserting the “gains” from the Munich agreement “far outweigh the sacrifice” and that Hitler would now “be required to make good his assurance that he has no further territorial claims”; 3) a letter arguing Munich was “the greatest tribute” to Britain and France, since they had exhibited “solicitude for their civilians” by rejecting war; 4) a letter alleging that the “tumultuous cheers given to Mr. Chamberlain in Munich were not so much because he gave Sudetenland back to Germany as because he brought peace”; 5) a letter urging readers not to concentrate on “bewailing what Czechoslovakia lost,” but to focus on “this outstanding defeat of Hitler’s,” since it had been “proved beyond doubt” that Hitler now realized that “power politics does not work anymore.”
On Oct. 9, 1938, the Times published its weekly “News of the Week in Review,” which observed that a “new Europe began to emerge last week … as new alignments appeared over the horizon.” There was little doubt, the Times noted, that Germany would soon dominate Eastern Europe and the Balkans, but it reported that Britain saw the agreement as the first step toward stabilizing the Continent. The countries most directly affected, however, had “many doubts,” and made it clear that in the future “they would depend less upon the bulwark of diplomacy than upon the strength of their arms.” The Times then described what had happened during the week:
“Britain, [with] the crisis over … kept aloof from the events in Czechoslovakia while the government defended its foreign policy in a full-dress Parliamentary debate. From the start, even though some of the nation’s best speakers were ranged against Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, the outcome was never in doubt.
“Debate was opened by Alfred Duff Cooper, former First Lord of the Admiralty, who resigned in protest against the Chamberlain policy. ‘The prime minister,’ he said ‘has believed in addressing Herr Hitler through the language of sweet reasonableness. I have believed he was more open to the language of the mailed fist.’ Because he could not ‘swallow’ the Munich agreement, he had resigned. ‘I can still,’ he told Parliament, ‘walk about the world with my head erect.’
“Winston Churchill attacked the Munich agreement as an ‘unmitigated defeat’ for Britain and prophesied that it would be but ‘the bitter foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigor we rise again and take our stand for freedom as in olden times.’
“Prime Minister Chamberlain and his supporters defended Trumpet Weekly | July 17, 2015 7 what had been done. Said Mr. Chamberlain: ‘The government deserves approval … for its conduct of affairs in this recent crisis which saved Czechoslovakia from destruction and Europe from Armageddon.’ He insisted that negotiations with the dictatorships, that agreements with them, were the sole alternative to war.” …
What we are living through now is worse than Munich, not only because we are ignoring the lesson learned from that event … but because even Chamberlain would be shocked at what is transpiring again.
Chamberlain implemented what was, at the time, a mainstream theory of international relations—that appeasing a dictatorship with respect to its colorable claims could limit its ultimate aims. But at least Chamberlain did not pay Hitler a huge amount of money for signing the agreement. At least he did not finance Hitler’s regime at home and his plans abroad. At least he did not publicly assure him he could be a “very successful regional power.” At least he did not proceed without a parliamentary majority. At least he did not adopt a constitutionally suspect procedure enabling him to prevail with a one-third partisan minority. At least he did not assure his fellow citizens they could rest assured it was a good deal because it would have his name on it. At least he did not negotiate a time-limited agreement and acknowledged it would put Germany in a position to prevail at the end of the agreement.
In the past two weeks, Iran increased its demands while holding out the possibility of a new era once the agreement was signed. The “moderate” Iranian president marched with huge crowds behind him holding signs reading “Death to America” and “Death to Israel,” with the pictures flashed throughout the world with the world hook-up of the Internet. After an exhausting 17 days of negotiations, with “deadlines” serially ignored by Iran and seriatim U.S. concessions escalating as they went along, the President and Secretary of State made an end of the whole business by accepting virtually all of Iran’s demands, while paving the path toward its ultimate goal.
In 1938, there was Winston Churchill’s prophetic eloquence and Alfred Duff Cooper’s principled resignation, but they were insufficient to stop the biggest disaster of the 20th century. In the United States 77 years later, Congress will have not one week, but sixty days, to review what is worse than Munich. It is more than enough time to understand the pending disaster. But because of the procedure the president has adopted, the question is not what the majority of the Congress thinks but what one third of it does. We are about to find out if there are any senators and representatives in today’s Democratic Party comparable to Churchill or Cooper.
The Coronation of Iran as King of the South
Stephen Flurry | July 15
Back in 1994, then United States President Bill Clinton spoke about a historic deal the U.S. had just made with North Korea: “This is a good deal …. North Korea will freeze and then dismantle its nuclear program. … The entire world will be safer .… The United States and international inspectors will carefully monitor North Korea to make sure it keeps its commitments.”
Eight years later, North Korea stunned the world by saying it had been secretly developing a nuclear weapons program since the late 1990s. Today, North Korea is armed to the teeth.
In the situation now unfolding with Iran, we are told it will be different. It has been said that yesterday’s deal will verifiably prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.
U.S. President Barack Obama said on Tuesday that “Iran will reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium by 98 percent, remove two thirds of its installed centrifuges—the machines necessary to produce highly enriched uranium—and store them under constant international supervision.”
We were told that Iran would do all of this during the negotiations, which it didn’t. And now that the deal is done, we expect Iran to dismantle everything?
In January, President Obama said: “Our diplomacy is at work with respect to Iran, where, for the first time in a decade, we’ve halted the progress of its nuclear program and reduced its stockpile of nuclear material.”
The reality though is that under the Obama administration’s watch, Iran actually increased its nuclear fuel stockpiles by about 20 percent in the 18 months of negotiations.
Celebrate Good Times
You can see why they were cheering in Tehran yesterday!
As Con Coughlin wrote, “You only had to look at the beaming smiles on the faces of the Iranian negotiating team to see who had emerged as the undisputed winners.”
Two years ago, the Iranians were desperate for some kind of deal. Today, they are celebrating—and they have good reason to!
After the deal was announced, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said, “Negotiators have reached a good agreement, and I announce to our people that our prayers have come true.”
Here is what the Iranians said, through the nation’s state-controlled news agency, about yesterday’s deal: “Rouhani said his country has achieved all its four goals in the agreement ….”
Besides sanctions relief, the Islamic Republic also gets the release of around $150 billion in frozen assets. And think about the international legitimacy this gives Iran. Far from pushing the mullahs out of power, this agreement only solidifies their position.
There will be no regime change.
An American Surrender
For the U.S., this represents a total surrender! Go back and look at what America said after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. At the time, President George W. Bush identified Iran as one of three nations in the “axis of evil,” and told Congress that the war against terrorism wouldn’t end “until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.”
At the Trumpet, we said that U.S.-led effort was doomed to fail from the very beginning because America lacked the will to face the problem head on.
Analysts often called Iran the head of the terrorist snake. But America chose to call its campaign the “War on Terror.” We chose to fight against a battle tactic, rather than against radical Islam or the number one state sponsor of terrorism. This is why we wrote, within weeks of the 9/11 catastrophe, that the number one state sponsor of terrorism would not only survive America’s retaliatory wrath, but emerge from the war “stronger than ever.”
We wrote that at the end of 2001! And today, the Iranian head of the snake is fully intact and unquestionably stronger than ever.
The Response From Israel
They are celebrating this deal in Iran. But in the nation of Israel, the reaction is the opposite.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said: “The world is a much more dangerous place today than it was yesterday. The leading international powers have bet our collective future in a deal with a formal sponsor of international terrorism. … In the coming decade, the deal will reward Iran, the terrorist regime in Tehran, with hundreds of billions of dollars. This cash bonanza will fuel Iran’s terrorism worldwide …. Amazingly, this bad deal does not require Iran to cease its aggressive behavior in any way.”
He’s right. Not even economic hardship has been able to dissuade the regime from sponsoring terrorism. Soon, it will be flooded with cash. America has just unleashed a monster!
The Big Picture
When we consider the sobering implications of Tuesday’s deal, it is vital to view it in the context of Bible prophecy. Daniel 11:40 contains a key end-time prophecy about a time in the very near future: “And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.”
The Trumpet identified Iran as the prophesied “king of the south” back in 1994. Iran is king. Now think about what just happened Tuesday!
Since the end of World War ii, it is the U.S. that has maintained security and order in the Middle East. For nearly 70 years, America has been the strongest force for stability in the Middle East.
But yesterday, the U.S. effectively ceded control of the region to the number one state sponsor of terrorism! Yesterday, America coronated Iran as king! That’s how the Bible labels this nation— the “king” of the south.
The Trumpet has long explained that the “king of the north” discussed in Daniel 11:40 is the German-led European combine.
The Bible says Iran will aggressively “push” at Europe. Germany will then retaliate forcefully against this Islamic push and then enter into Jerusalem.
Iran’s pattern has always been to provoke Europe and the West with its pushy foreign policy.
It is important that “Israel” (a name that refers to the United States in end-time prophecies) isn’t even mentioned in this Daniel 11:40 war! Sobering clues as to why that is the case are everywhere today. For the past several years, for example, America has been desperately working to get out of the Middle East and to hand control over to the king of the south.
In 2009, after President Obama’s Cairo speech, Trumpet editor in chief Gerald Flurry said: “How much did America’s president help the terrorist cause? Probably far more than we imagine.” He went on to explain that the president’s speech would have a powerful impact on the flow of prophetic events. He wrote, “President Obama’s speech is a great turning point in this world. It is going to play a major role in terrifying prophecies of your Bible being fulfilled.”
Watch and Pray
My father recently said that he has never seen so many Bible prophecies being fulfilled this fast! Time is short.
Yeshua said, “Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is” (Mark 13:33). Bring God into your watching, in other words. “Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping” (verses 35-36). The word “watch” means to be awake and be vigilant! It means to pay attention and be active.
The pace of prophetic events marches on inexorably and without delay. Mankind’s experiment with self-government is about over. How do we know? Because the events Yeshua Himself prophesied to be a sign of the end of the age and His soon-coming return are now coming to pass—exactly as He said they would.
Last week as I went to post the News Letter the new moon was sighted for the 5th month of Av. This Sabbath July 25th is then the 8th day of the 5th month.
On Friday July 17, 2015 the new moon was sighted from Israel. The moon was sighted from Jerusalem at 7:57 pm by Sonja Vangronsvelt, Stephan Vangronsvelt, and Devorah Gordon and at 8:04 pm by Gil Ashendorf, Michiel Vangronsvelt, Ruben Vangronsvelt, and Sarah Vangronsvelt. The new moon was also sighted from Givat Zeev by Willie Ondricek at 8:01 pm.
Many are now writing to me asking when the Holy Days are so they can book off of work.
And my answer is the same each time. I do not know.
Yehshua also said;
Mat 24:36 But of that day and hour no one knows, no, not the angels of Heaven, but only My Father.
The reason no one can know the day or the hour is because Yehshua comes on the Feast of Trumpets, the same day He was born on Sept 11, 3B.C.
The Feast of Trumpets, also known as Yom Teruah is on the 1st day of the 7th month. And it is determined by the Crescent moon and as such you never know when it will be seen by the two witnesses.
But Paul also told us we are not to be ignorant of the season. This is because those who keep the Torah will be keeping the Sabbath, the Holy Days and the Sabbatical years which all reveal the plan of Yehovah.
1Th 5:1 But of the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that I write to you. 2 For you yourselves know accurately that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. 3 For when they shall say, Peace and safety! Then sudden destruction comes on them, as travail upon a woman with child. And they shall not escape. 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness, that the Day should overtake you like a thief. 5 You are all the sons of light and the sons of the day. We are not of the night, or of darkness. 6 Therefore let us not sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be calm. 7 For those sleeping sleep in the night, and those being drunken are drunken in the night. 8 But let us, who are of the day, be calm, having put on the breastplate of faith and love and the hope of salvation for a helmet. 9 For God has not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ, 10 who died for us, so that whether we watch or sleep we should live together with Him. 11 Therefore comfort one another, and edify one another, even as you also do.
The moon goes around the earth in 29.5 days. It is this .5 day that is the variable here. It is Yehovah’s variable, so He gets to choose which days are going to be His Holy Days.
But we must be watching and follow His lead.
If the moon is sighted on the 29th day of the month the new month then begins that evening. If it is not seen, then the month is 30 days. It is because of this that we read in Daniel of the 1335, 1260 and 1290 days. It is also this exact same reason that Noah, who was LOCKED INSIDE the Ark and could not see the moon, not to mention the torrential rain and clouds, that Noah stated there were 5 months and 150 days.
Gen 7:11 In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, in the seventeenth day of the month, in this day all the fountains of the great deep were broken up, and the windows of the heavens were opened up. 12 And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.
Gen 8:3 And the waters returned from off the earth continually. And after the end of the hundred and fifty days the waters had gone down. 4 And in the seventh month, on the seventeenth day of the month, the ark rested upon the mountains of Ararat.
These 5 months are 5 – 30 day months because he could not sight the moon.
So when are the Fall Holy Days this year?
If the 5th and 6th month are 30 days each then we must look at this because it could move the Feast days by as much as 2 days.
When we check when the crescent moon will be visible for the start of the 6th month at Torah Calendar.com we see the moon is visible on Sunday evening August 16. This is at the end of the 30th day of Av. It is not visible on the 29th only the 30th.
Looking now on Torah Calendar.com for the 7th month we see that there is a faint possibility the moon might be seen on Monday evening September 14, making Monday evening and Tuesday day the 1st day of the 7th month. But this is very, very hard to see this moon.
Tuesday evening September 15th and Wednesday day September 16 the moon most likely will be seen. This is also the 30th day of the month of Elul. (Note: Rabbi Cahn predicts the stock market crash on Elul 29.)
If Tuesday evening September 15 and Wednesday day September 16 is the new moon day, then this is the Feast of Trumpets, the 1st day of the 7th month.
10 Days later is the Day of Atonement which could possibly be September 25 or maybe the 24. Make special not that this day begins at Sunset the night before and is a fast day.
5 days later brings you to the Feast on either September 29th or most likely September 30. (Note the Blood Moon over Israel and North America again this year will be on September 28.)
8 days after this is the 8th Day Feast on October 6th or most likely October 7th.
We will know for sure which days are the fall Feast days once the new moon of the 7th month is sighted by two witnesses. Only then will we know for sure. All the rest is just guessing.
We have been sharing with you some emails and letters I receive from time to time. I want to share one we have from a prison in South Carolina.
Let me fill you in on a few other details this prisoner was not aware of.
Last year Chaim Goldman, who used to be associated with Michael Rood, contacted me. I had talked to Chaim back in 2005 when he was with Rood Crew in Israel and I was asking about the crescent moon back then. He talked to me for some time and was very polite.
Then he contacted me on fb in early winter 2015 and I began to tell him about the Sabbatical years and how important they were. He was not interested.
I did not think any more about him until this spring when he again contacted me and asked for a book for someone in prison. So I sent the book never expecting any more about it.
I have since then had many an excited email from Michayl who is now teaching this to the other inmates. Here is his letter.
Hello Joseph. As you know, I am writing the below to be shown to anyone who may be like minded with you already, or even more so, anyone who might be “on the fence” about the issues brought forth in your two most recent books.
As a Federal prisoner, I am limited in my e-mail process, so this will be sent in sections as I complete them. My name is Michayl David Beiter Jr. As stated, I am currently incarcerated in Estill, South Carolina at a Federal Prison facility. If anyone is interested, my story can be seen at OneBigCoverUp.com
I would first like to explain how it is that I came to know Joseph, and thus, be introduced to his magnificent works he has produced through the Spirit of Mighty Yahweh. I was in my cell praying, and Yahweh spoke to me and said, very simply, “You must keep the Sh’mitah this year and from now on!” I repeated the word, which has various forms of spelling, but Shemittah is what it sounded like in my head when He spoke it. I meditated on the word, but it did not seem “pressing,” as if it was something that I was to get at right away. About three days later, as I was walking down the sidewalk, I looked to my left and there was a man walking down another sidewalk, and I saw the book in his right hand, and the title was as clear as day. At least part of the title was, and it was the word “Shemittah.” I looked again at the book in his hand, but we separated and I once again thought about His voice that had spoken to me just a few days earlier. Having been one who has learned to cultivate His voice within, I now knew I had my two witnesses to guide me, and that I was to do something about what was being spoken. The following night was Friday, and therefore the start of Shabbat, and I shared with some men what had transpired. One of the men said, “I have that book in my cell!” I stared at him in wonder and said, “Get it to me asap.” The following morning it was in my hand, and I began to devour it. it would not be but two chapters in that Yahweh would speak and say, “It’s all wrong!” This was mainly due to the fact that the author, and I believe His last name was Cohn? Was using the modern “Jewish” calendar for his basis of the timeline. His voice had spoken and I returned the book back to the young man the next day and told him, “it’s incorrect. Do not apply it in your life.”
What happened from this, was that I went into the Torah and I searched out every scripture that had anything to do with what I will call “the Year Of Release (YOR)” from hereto forth. I spent about two days of research; as a prisoner, I have time :>), and I exhausted all that scripture would have to say on the matter. By the time I was done writing down and categorizing all of the scriptures, a fire was lit in my soul. It was clearly Yahweh drawing me deeper in, in order to tell me something that at the time seemed very important, which now, I would say is the most important thing to know on the planet.
I took the notes that I made and I had photocopies made and I sent a copy to my best friend, Jeffrey Wayne Hazim. Jeffrey and I have a very kindred spirit and we walk together, as is so with another friend of ours, Chaim Goldman. I told Jeffrey that, “We MUST find out when the next Sh’mitah is, and we must keep it.” I told him to make a copy of the work I had done and scan and e-mail it to Chaim. This is where things really start to get wonderful, as the stories of the other men involved can make even clearer if they decide to interject in this string of e-mails I am sending Joseph.
About two weeks after sending Jeffrey the work I had done, I called him to stress that is was super important and that Yahweh wanted us to seek this truth right away. On that same day, Jeffrey got a call from Chaim who told Jeffrey that the Sh’mitah had been spoken to him from Yahweh. Jeffrey asked Chaim if he had ever looked at the work I did on that very subject, to which Chaim stated that he had been too busy. Jeffrey told Chaim to read it right away, and hence a third witness (the call to Chaim) had now entered the equation. The next part is so profound that I have asked Chaim and Joseph to comment on, because I was not privy to all the “how” of what happened, but hopefully they will share about a phone call on this e-mail string, between two brothers who I believe had not spoken to each other in about ten years? Suffice it to say, Chaim connected me with Joseph, who sent me his books before we ever even met or talked via e-mail. I will end this part by saying that within a day of starting Joseph’s smaller book “2016,” Yahweh said to me, “Yes!” I knew I had found what He sent me searching for. I will come with part 2 very soon. Blessings to all who read this. Yahweh is real and He is speaking!
I first want to ask your readers to excuse any typos or spelling issues, as it is laborious to fix those, and they charge for every minute you’re on the e-mail here at the good ole’ Fed facility.
I have adopted a saying that I speak to those close to me, in both physical proximity as well as spiritual unification. I say, “There is not time for frivolity!” I read this Joseph’s “2300 Days” book in terms similar, and it struck me right to the core of my being. Please accept my shortened version of your book titles as well :>) So, regarding the YOR, and all of the things that are necessary to prepare for the 2016 date, I realized just how much of most of what people do on a daily basis is so very frivolous. Coupled together with the timeline of events as you has so magnanimously written on in your book, it is not only 2016 that is crucial, but every single year after, as it is the time of the end. I wanted to encourage your readers to think about the idea, if in fact they have not fully assimilated your work into the core of their souls, of what it would be like if everything you write about were true. “What would today look like, if the events ‘sealed’ from Daniyl, have now been opened, and Joseph’s books were the exact unveiling as per Yahweh’s instructions and patterns?” Consider the timelines presented to be 100% accurate, and look at your mind life, and then of course your physical life, and see what in fact embraces the truth of the timelines, and what of your actions flies in the face of it? There is not time for frivolous living and if I am to be 100% faithful to the patterns I myself have been shown, then I must say to all of you that EVERYTHING is frivolous other than “Seek first My Kingdom!” (Matt 6:33)
If you are “on the fence” about what Joseph has produced in his work, then I will be the one to make some bold statements that are intended to both stir you and challenge you:
- His research and verification from a historical perspective is impeccable;
- He answers questions that you did not even know to ask, if you can be honest with yourself, and he asserts things that shift your previous consciousness immediately;
- His work can absolutely scare the daylights out of you, but you must consider all fear as lack of trust in Yahweh, and denounce it by His Ruach (Spirit) immediately;
- Each of you who receive the truths in the work have a part to play in the success of your livelihood and those you care for. Ignorance is not bliss! Remember He has said, “Where there is no vision My people perish!” He has brought you to this place because it is very possible that you have a special calling for a time the earth has not seen, nor ever will again;
- It is only pride that will keep from knowing the truth of what Joseph speaks on, for if it is scriptural verification that you claim keeps you from seeing what he expresses, then you better come packing the heat, as he has done his work, and Yahweh has spoken through him. Remember, all of you, if it is a matter of knowing if his works are true, you had better do your due diligence by reading all of his work, and then do the most simple thing on earth once you have completed that: “Yahweh, is it true?” Go to your Father and cry out, and He will guide you in all things. There is Light (truth), and darkness (lies) only. The fence is merely that lukewarm place that spits you our onto the side of darkness.
No fear! Yahweh is Sovereign! Rise up and live!
You will be hearing from some more prisoners soon, about the impact your work has had in their lives, as I teach them.
Michayl David Beiter Jr.
Last week on Hebrew Nations Radio, Mitch got me going on Jade Helm, and I sounded off and really gave those following this crap what for. It was July 15, 2015 and Jade Helm was to take over and begin putting people in FEMA camps and all sort of other hog wash. Yet every day Satan is able to fool another person who used to believe in Yehovah and now believes in Jade Helm and other nonsense.
I have had many emails from people over the years who confess to me how much they hated me for calling them out on such idiotic secret knowledge. But then once they stopped reading that crap they begin to see how far from Yehovah they had actually gone.
It greatly angers me to see so-called Messianic teachers teaching this garbage. I say “so-called” because they are nothing more than workers of Satan leading you, and others who delve into this crap of secret knowledge, away from Torah.
Here is a letter about our show last week.
I wrote to Hebrew Nation, I mentioned how biblically honest you are. That you told this truth whether one wanted to hear it or not. You are not a wishy-washy ear tickling kind of man. Sighted Moon has grown so much in the years, if you were not truthful nothing would have come of it. Yah has blessed this.
I listened to the Hebrew Nation show, l do agree with you, about that can of worms you mentioned. Without mentioning the name of the group. I noticed they are more zealous serving their God. We should be so zealous. I have been praying Yahovah would raise up a leader like David, with the heart of Phinehas. We certainly need courageous men to remove the garbage. If the nation’s would wholeheartedly turn to honor Yah He would fight for us. Instead the “J.O.D.” decided to make gay marriages legal in every state. So the US gets that blood red moon of justified judgement.
This week as well the controversy of the aborted baby parts being sold, this is so very disturbing to me my heart hurts just thinking of it. What exactly are they doing with these parts? One can not trust processed foods.
I was caught up in the conspiracy thing, mostly as it is all over Hebrew Nation. But my heart was struggling with this, when you spoke up about trusting YHVH it struck that truth cord again. Now I would say I am prepared for this coming sabbatical year. I have been thinking Yah will have His Sabbatical whether or not people are prepared for it.
Please pray for men zealous for YHVH, that will act justly, and restore the nation’s morality. May we walk humbly with Yahovah.
Keep up the good work you do, your reward awaits you. Just don’t go striking that rock, speak to it.
My Yah bless you abundantly, in all things.
Nazarene of YHVH, Debra.
Let us begin with some background on the Postponements and why some of the Jewish leaders felt it was necessary to postpone God’s Holy Days. The Holy Day arrangement for the year is determined by rules that are designed to prevent Yom Kippur (Atonement) from occurring either before or after the Sabbath. They changed God’s Holy Days to suit their own needs, in the society existent in that time in history.
There are seven rules to the Postponements but we are only going to explain the first four. The other three have to do with the benedictions. If you would like further information on the benedictions, you can find it in your local library.
THE FIRST RULE:
This rule explains that Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), the first day of the (Jewish) New Year, may not occur on Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday. If Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) were on Sunday, Hosha’na Rabbah (the 7th Day of the Feast of Tabernacles) would be on Saturday, and this must be avoided because it would prevent the proper celebration of the Festival of Willows . If Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) were on Wednesday, Atonement (Yom Kippur) would be on a Friday and this would cause undue hardship because, there would be two days in a row with severe restrictions. If Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) were on a Friday, Atonement (Yom Kippur) would be on a Sunday and, again, we would have two days in a row with severe restrictions. Therefore, if the new moon (molad) is on either Sunday, Wednesday or Friday, the first day of Tishri (7th month) is postponed to the following day.
THE SECOND RULE:
If the New Moon (molad) of Tishri (the 7th month) occurs at noon or later, New Moon (Rosh Hodesh) is declared to be the following day. Thus, if the molad (new moon) is Monday at noon or later, Tuesday is declared to be Rosh Hodesh (New Moon). The reason is that if the molad (new moon) is before noon, it is certain that the new crescent will be visible in some part of the world before sunset of the same day. If however, the new moon (molad) occurs after midday, the new crescent will not be visible before sunset of the same day. If the following day is Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday on which the first day of Tishri may not occur, it is further postponed to the next following day, so that the first of Tishri is the third day counting from, and including, the day of the molad (new moon).
THE THIRD RULE:
If the molad of Tishri in an ordinary year is on Tuesday at 3:204/1080 A.M. or later, the first of Tishri is postponed to Thursday. It cannot be on Tuesday because then the next year’s New Moon (molad) of Tishri would be on Saturday afternoon and new moon (Rosh Hodesh) would have to be postponed to Sunday. This would make the year in question 356 days long, which is more than the statutory limit of 355 days.
THE FOURTH RULE:
This occurs if the New Moon (molad) of Tishri, in a year succeeding a leap year, is on a Monday after 9:00 A.M. (ie. the fifteenth hour from the beginning of the night before) and 589/1080 parts. If this year were to begin on Monday, Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) of the preceding year would have fallen on Tuesday noon, and would have been postponed to Wednesday. This would make the current year 382 days in length, which is lower than the statutory limit of 383 days.
DAYS OF THE WEEK ON WHICH HOLY DAYS CANNOT OCCUR.
or “Forbidden Days”
Days of the Week
The Holy Day arrangement for the year is determined by rules that aim to prevent Yom Kippur (Atonement) from occurring either before or after the Sabbath.
(From Comprehensive Hebrew Calendar by Arthur Spier, page 10 & 15, 1986 edition).
Not any of the above rules can be found in Scripture; either in word or principle!
Are You Going to Follow Man’s Rules or Yehovah’s Commandments? The Choice is Yours? Remember though you must pay the price if you are wrong.
This year in September, the conjunction of the moon takes place on September 13th. According to the Hebrew Calendar then Sept. 13 should be the 1st day. But as you can see from the chart above, Sunday is not allowed to be the Feast of Trumpets. Because of the postponement rules, those following the Hebrew Calendar must postpone the Holy Day by one day.
Where is this found in your bible?
Again using this conjunction for Sept, the day of Atonement would then fall on a Tuesday and this is not allowed. The Feast of Sukkot would then fall on Sunday which again is not allowed.
What are “postponements”? What purpose do they serve? Were they in use by ancient Israel under Moses? Did Yeshua heed, or even know of, these rules? Did God ordain them? Did Hillel II ordain them? Does the Mishnah or Talmud enjoin their use? What is their origin? Let us delve deeply into the matter.
The following quote divulges the workings of postponements. It may take a few readings to grasp some understanding of it.
“The dehiyyot [postponements] are as follows:
(a) If the Tishri molad falls on day 1, 4, or 6, then Tishri 1 is postponed one day. [This postponement is often referred to as ADU, which is an acronym formed from the Hebrew letters alef (1 for Sunday), daled (4 for Wednedsday), &vov (6 for Friday)]
(b) If the Tishri molad occurs at or after 18 hours (i.e., noon), then Tishri 1 is postponed one day. If this causes Tishri 1 to fall on day 1, 4, or 6, then Tishri 1 is postponed an additional day to satisfy dehiyyah(a).
(c) If the Tishri molad of an ordinary year (i.e., of twelve months) falls on day 3 at or after 9 hours, 204 halakim, then Tishri 1 is postponed two days to day 5, thereby satisfying dehiyyah (a).
(d) If the first molad following a leap year falls on day 2 at or after 15 hours, 589 halakim, then Tishri 1 is postponed one day to day 3.
3.1.2 Reasons for the Dehiyyot
Dehiyyah (a) prevents Hoshana Rabba (Tishri 21) from occurring on the Sabbath and prevents Yom Kippur (Tishri 10) from occurring on the day before or after the Sabbath.
Dehiyyah (b) is an artifact of the ancient practice of beginning each month with the sighting of the lunar crescent. It is assumed that if the molad (i.e., the mean conjunction) occurs after noon, the lunar crescent cannot be sighted until after 6 P.M., which will then be on the following day.
Dehiyyah (c) prevents an ordinary year from exceeding 355 days. If the Tishri molad of an ordinary year occurs on Tuesday at or after 3:11:20 A.M., the next Tishri molad will occur at or after noon on Saturday. According to dehiyyah (b), Tishri 1 of the next year must be postponed to Sunday, which by dehiyyah (a) occasions a further postponement to Monday. This results in an ordinary year of 356 days. Postponing Tishri 1 from Tuesday to Thursday produces a year of 354 days.
Dehiyyah (d) prevents a leap year from falling short of 383 days. If the Tishri molad following a leap year is on Monday, at or after 9:32:43 1/3 A.M., the previous Tishri molad (thirteen months earlier) occurred on Tuesday at or after noon. Therefore, by dehiyyot (b) and (a), Tishri 1 beginning the leap year was postponed to Thursday. To prevent a leap year of 382 days, dehiyyah (d) postpones by one day the beginning of the ordinary year.” (Explanatory Supplement to the Astronomical Almanac, P. Kenneth Seidelmann, editor; document online at: http://astro.nmsu.edu/~lhuber/leaphist.html)
Now, if these postponement rules were in force and in use by ancient Israel, both under Moses and on through the Temple periods, we should expect to find mention of them in his and their writings.
The Scriptural Record
First and foremost, our foundation, is the Word of God—The Holy Scriptures. Beginning our search here, does one find any instance of postponement rules? Does it state in the Torah—say, Leviticus 23 for example, that the Day of Shouting (aka “Yom Teruah”/”Day of Trumpets”) is the first day of the seventh lunar cycle unless that day of the seventh new moon happens to occur on a Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday–in which cases, please observe it the day following?
One may search even the whole of Scriptures, but will never find such.
Leviticus 23:24 plainly states that it is the first day of the seventh moon of the year that is to be sanctified with a holy assembly. Nowhere does Scripture state that this God-appointed holy assembly can be shifted to a day different than the seventh new moon day of the year.
In his Gospel account, John records that Yeshua stood up on the last day of the Feast, the Great Day, and cried out to the crowd (John 7:37). This “last day, that great day” is the eighth day of the Feast of the 7th month (John 7:2) and occurs on the 22nd day of Ethanim/Tishri. The next day (John 8:2), Yeshua came again to the Temple early in the morning. After His discourse with the scribes and Pharisees, He healed a man who was blind from birth. John recorded that “it was a Sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and open his eyes.” (John 9:14).
This evidence shows that the 23rd day of Ethanim was a Sabbath that year–an impossibilty with the rabbinic calendar, as this would mean that Trumpets would have been on Friday that year and a Friday Trumpets is not possible due to postponement rules.
Now some may contend that this “last day” is the 7th day of Sukkot instead of the 8th day (and therefore the 21st of Ethanim instead of the 22nd). However, consider these facts:
Leviticus 23:39 Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a Sabbath,* and on the eighth day shall be a Sabbath.*
*Sabbath” — This is a mistranslation, the Hebrew here says “Shabbaton,” while the Greek of the LXX says “anapausis” — neither of which is “Sabbath.” The Hebrew term for Sabbath is “Shabbat,” and the Greek terms are “Sabbata” or “Sabbaton” (LXX/NT).
Eighth day. Eighth from what? It is the eighth day from the First Day of the Feast–the eighth day from the 15th, being the 22nd of the month. As is obvious, this is more than just a seven-day feast: An eighth day is commanded by the Creator. Which would be last then? The 7th or the 8th? Obviously, the 8th comes after the 7th and would be the last.
John further defined this “last day” as “the great of the Feast.” The Greek word translated “great” is the same Greek word John used in 19:31, where it is translated “high.” John defines the rest days of a Feast as “high” or “great” days. By John’s own use of the term, it CANNOT be reference to the 7th day of Tabernacles, as it is not a “great” or “high” day. John indeed spoke of the Eighth Day in 7:37, which is a high day (a rest day of a Feast).
For those who contend that John 7:37-9:14 all occured on the last & great day, please note that John spoke of “the last day (the Eighth Day — Shemini Atzeret) in 7:37, and rightly referred to it “the great of the Feast.” The Greek here is specific. John used the definitive ton (“the”) to specify a certain day: “THE last…THE great.” However, in John 9:14, John wrote of “a” Sabbath, not “the” Sabbath (the Greek definitive ton is absent):
“And it was a Sabbath day when Yeshua made the clay and opened his eyes.”
IF John was yet speaking of the same day, why not refer to it specifically? Why not say, “And it was YET THE Sabbath, THE GREAT DAY, when Yeshua made the clay…”?
Also, the high days of Tabernacles are NOT “Sabbaths” (Hebrew: “shabbat”). They are never called “shabbath” in Scripture, and they have different restrictions/allowances than shabbat days.
The Historical Record
Looking into historic documents, we find that the postponements were not yet in use in Jesus’ day, nor for even centuries thereafter.
The Mishnah (spanning the time period of 200 B.C. – 200 A.D.), which came to make up the first part of Talmud, states:
IF THE DAY OF ATONEMENT FELL ON A SABBATH – Mas. Menachoth 100a
IF SABBATH AND THE DAY OF ATONEMENT [FOLLOWED EACH OTHER] i.e., when the Day of Atonement fell upon Friday or Sunday – Mas. K’rithoth 19a
when the Day of Atonement falls on a Friday – Mas. Shabbath 114b
Where the Day of Atonement fell on a Friday, the Shewbread was then baked on a Thursday – Mas. Menachoth 100b
They fold up clothing even four or five times. And they spread beds on the night of the Sabbath for use on the Sabbath, but not on the Sabbath for use after the Sabbath. R. Ishmael says, “They fold clothes and lay out beds on the Day of Atonement for the Sabbath.” – Mas. Shabbat 15:3
As evidenced above, even well after Messiah’s time in the flesh, the Day of Atonement was still being observed on both Fridays and Sundays which cannot be done under modern CRC rules.
Further readings from the Mishnah provide historical proof that other Appointed Times likewise were not postponed:
IF THE EVE OF PASSOVER IN JERUSALEM FALLS ON A SABBATH – Mas. Shabbath 148b
IF THE FOURTEENTH FELL ON A SABBATH – Mas. Shekalim 8:3
IF THE FOURTEENTH [OF NISAN] FALLS ON THE SABBATH – Mas. Pesachim 49a
THE [AFTERNOON] TAMID IS SLAUGHTERED AT EIGHT AND A HALF HOURS AND IS OFFERED AT NINE AND A HALF HOURS. ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER IT IS SLAUGHTERED AT SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS AND OFFERED AT EIGHT AND A HALF HOURS, WHETHER IT IS A WEEKDAY OR THE SABBATH. IF THE EVE OF PASSOVER FELL, ON SABBATH EVE [FRIDAY], IT IS SLAUGHTERED AT SIX AND A HALF HOURS AND OFFERED AT SEVEN AND A HALF HOURS, AND THE PASSOVER OFFERING AFTER IT. ON THE EVE OF PASSOVER IT IS SLAUGHTERED…WHETHER IT IS A WEEKDAY OR THE SABBATH – Mas. Pesachim 58a
This passage, dealing with the “evening” daily offering when offered on Passover, illustrates that Passover could occur on a weekday, preparation day (Friday), or Sabbath.
IF THE SIXTEENTH FALLS ON THE SABBATH – Mas. Pesachim 83a
These show the “Passover festival” (i.e., the first day of the Feast of Unleavens) occuring on a day not allowed by the current CRC (i.e., Friday). Also, utilizing the current fixed calendar, an Abib 16 Sabbath occurance would put Sivan 6 (which is the post-Mishnah rabbinical reckoning of Pentecost ) on the Sabbath. This is yet another CRC no-no.
During the Second Commonwealth down to the fourth century C.E. [at the earliest], the festival of Passover could fall on any day of the week including Friday. (Dr. Solomon Zeitlin, “The Judean Calendar During the Second Commonwealth and the Scrolls,” Jewish Quarterly Review, July 1966)
While we of the “Church of God” do not observe the fasts added by the Jews, we shall look at one of them here now in the context of this study. The fast of the ninth of Av is never allowed to occur upon a Friday under the rules of the current CRC. However, in Bible times, and on through the Mishnaic period, this was not so:
“They may not decree a public fast on the first day of a month or during [the Feast of] the Dedication or at Purim. But if they had begun they may not interrupt the fast. So Rabban Gamaliel. R. Meir said: Although Rabban Gamaliel has said, ‘They may not interrupt the fast,’ he admitted that they need not fast the whole day. So, too, with the Ninth of Av if it fell on the eve of a Sabbath [i.e., a Friday].” (The Mishnah, Danby, p.197, Taanith 2:10)
The Mishnah also records the following concerning the Day of Shouting (“Trumpets”), which is the day that these Postponement rules are based around:
if the two Festival-days of the New Year fall after the Sabbath [that is, on Sunday and Monday] – Mas. Shabbath 19:5
This Mishnaic quote shows that “Festival-days” can immediately follow Sabbath. It likewise clearly states that specifically “Rosh HaShanah” (Tishri 1) could fall on the first day of the week, and thus it is seen that the postponement of this Day of Shouting (a.k.a. “Feast of Trumpets”/”Rosh HaShanah”) from Sunday to Monday was not yet established during Temple times nor in the Mishnaic period.
Why is it that the first day of Ethanim (a.k.a. “Tishri”) is not allowed to fall on a Sunday according to the rabbinical calendar anyway?
If Rosh Hashanah fell on a Sunday, Hoshanah Rabbah would fall on the Sabbath and would call for the elimination of certain rituals which the pharisaic rabbis did not want to forgo. (Jewish Quarterly Review, Vol 25, No 1, 1997; Article by Rabbi Saul Leeman, “Why is Pesach So Late This Year?”).
Sunday is considered unfit, because with Rosh ha-Shanah falling thereon, the seventh day of the Feast of Tabernacles (Hosha’na Rabbah) on which the ceremony of “beating the willow-twigs” is an important part of the service, would fall on the Sabbath, and the observance of the ceremony could not be permitted. (Henry Malter, Saadia Gaon: His Life and Works)
Rosh Hashana never falls on a Sunday because that would mean that Hoshana Rabba (the last day of Sukkot, which always falls on 21 Tishri) would fall on a Saturday, which would not be desirable. In talmudic times, Hoshana Rabba was regarded as a day much like Yom Kippur. It brought to an end the long holiday period beginning with Rosh Hashana, and was considered to be the one final opportunity to reverse an unfavorable decree issued against the individual on the High Holidays. If Hoshana Rabba were to fall on the Sabbath, this would interfere with the ceremony of beating a bunch of hoshanot (willows) during the synagogue services, an action forbidden on the Sabbath [Both the action of beating the willow-twigs, and the forbiddance thereof on the Sabbath, are by later rabbinical decree, not by God]. Beating the willows was an act of self-flagellation and a sign of remorse, similar to the malkot ceremony practiced on Yom Kippur. (Alfred J. Kolatch, The Jewish Book of WHY, p.228)
Do you agree that we should not observe “Trumpets” on the correct day because of this rabbinical tradition and reasoning? How many of the CRC-observant brethren are even aware that this is why “Trumpets” is never observed on a Sunday within the so-called “Hebrew calendar”?
The following Mishnaic quote proves that Ethanim 21 (“HoShana Rabba”) was not postponed from falling upon the Sabbath in the Temple and, at the least, pre-Talmudic times, and thereby likewise further shows that “Trumpets” was not postponed from being observed on the first day of the week:
4:1 A. [The rites of] the lulav and the willow branch [being carried around the altar by the priests] are for six or seven [days]…
4:3 A. The willow branch rite is for seven days: How so?
- [If] the seventh day of the willow branch coincided with the Sabbath, the willow branch [rite] is for seven days…
4:5 F. And on that day [i.e., “the seventh day of the willow branch” (Ethanim 21)] they walk around the altar seven times…
4:6 A. As the rite concerning it [is performed] on an ordinary day, so the rite concerning [is performed] on the Sabbath” – Mas. Sukkah 4:1,3,5,6
Akavia, in ‘Kizzur‘ p. xl, shows, from dates given in Sherira Gaon’s Epistle, that Rosh Hashanah was observed on Sunday, with a consequent Sabbath Hoshana Rabbah, long after Hillel II. (‘Rosh Hashanah,’ here and elsewhere, refers to the first day of the holiday [Tishri 1]). (Arnold A. Lasker and Daniel J.Lasker, Behold, A Moon is Born! How the Jewish Calendar Works)
The following historical records of the Jews, also from the Talmudic period, show that the 1st day of the seventh new moon was likewise not postponed from occuring on a Friday:
IN THE SEVENTH MONTH, IN THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH SHALL BE A SOLEMN REST (XXIII, 24).1This bears on what is written in Scripture:
For ever, O Lord, Thy word standeth fast in heaven (Ps. CXIX, 89). 2 It was taught in the name of R. Eliezer: The world was created on the twenty-fifth of Elul. The view of Rab agrees with the teaching of R. Eliezer. For we have learned in the Shofar Benediction 3 composed by Rab: ‘ This day, on which was the beginning of work, is a memorial of the first day, for it is a statute for Israel, a decree of the God of Jacob. Thereon also sentence is pronounced upon countries, which of them is destined to the sword and which to peace, which to famine and which to plenty; and each separate creature is visited thereon, and recorded for life or for death.’4 Thus you are left to conclude 5 that on New Year’s Day, in the first hour the idea of creating man entered His mind, in the second He took counsel with the Ministering Angels, in the third He assembled Adam’s dust, in the fourth He kneaded it, in the fifth He shaped him, in the sixth He made him into a lifeless body, in the seventh He breathed a soul into him, in the eighth He brought him into the Garden of Eden, in the ninth he was commanded [against eating of the fruit of the tree of knowledge], in the tenth he transgressed, in the eleventh he was judged, in the twelfth he was pardoned. ‘This,’ said the Holy One, blessed be He, to Adam, ‘will be a sign to your children. As you stood in judgment before Me this day and came out with a free pardon, so will your children in the future stand in judgment before Me on this day and will come out from My presence with a free pardon.’ When will that be? In the seventh month, in the first day of the month.
(1) New Year’s Day; the day on which God sits in judgment upon the world. The exposition that follows is intended to explain why the first day of the year was chosen as the day of judgment.
(2) The bearing is not clear. In Pes. R. XL, 2 this verse is expounded as showing that mercy governs God’s attitude in His judgment of man and that this was so in the case of Adam who was judged on the first day of the year.
(3) I.e. in the second of the special passages inserted in the Additional Service on New Year’s Day. This second benediction is now known as Zikronoth, remembrance.
(4) V. A.P.B., p. 250.
(5) The conclusion is only that Adam was created on New Year’s Day, the first of Tishri, this being the sixth day from the twenty-fifth of Elul.
Midrash Rabbah – Leviticus 29:1
The Talmud likewise claims that Adam was created on Ethanim 1 (aka, “Tishri 1”):
He was created on New Year’s Day, the first of Tishri, and all that is related of him occurred on that very day. In the first hour his dust was assembled; in the second he was rough-hewn; in the third his limbs were articulated; in the fourth the soul was breathed into him; in the fifth he stood erect; in the sixth he gave names to all creatures; in the seventh Eve was brought to him; in the eighth they begot Cain and Abel; in the ninth they were forbidden to eat of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil; in the tenth they sinned; in the eleventh sentence was passed; and in the twelfth they were driven out of Eden (Sanh. 38b; cf. also Lev. R. 29:1). (Encyclopaedia Judaica, Volume 2, article: Adam, pp.236,237)
Now we, as the rabbinic Jews who authored the material above, are quite aware what day Adam was created, aren’t we? The Book of Genesis explains clearly to us that he was created on the sixth day–the day before the Sabbath (Gen. 1&2). This being the fact, it is clear that the “rabbis” who authored these Midrash and Talmudic quotes did not believe Ethanim 1 was to be postponed from occuring on the day before the weekly Sabbath (that is, on Friday).
The Origin of Postponements
We have examined the Scriptural and historical records and have found them replete with proof that the postponement rules of the CRC were not in use in either the 1st of 2nd Temple periods, nor thereafter during the Mishnaic period.
So when did these man-made rules come into place? Did Hillel II institute them in 358/359 C.E. when he published the, up til then, “secret” astronomical information which had been used by the Sanhedrin to determine if the witnesses who came to testify of their sighting of the fresh crescent were lying or not?
“The plain fact is that, as seen by recent scholars, the system of the fixed calendar was not developed until fully three or four centuries after the close of the Talmudic period, about A.D. 485. [therefore, around the eighth or ninth century C.E.]…Nor can anything be found in the Talmud about the weighty calendaric matters as the regulated succession of full and defective months within the year, the four postponements of New Year’s Day, the 19-year cycle, or the number and succession of intercalated years in this or any cycle.” (The Code of Maimonides, Book Three Treatise Eight SANCTIFICATION OF THE MOON, translated from the Hebrew by Solomon Ganz; Introduction by Julian Obermann, Astronomical Commentary by Otto Neugebauer, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1956, p xli-xlii)
“There is…unimpeachable evidence from the works of writers with expert knowledge of the calendar that the present ordo intercalationis [sequence of intercalations–the 19 year cycle] and epochal molad were not intrinsic parts of the calendar of Hillel II, these being seen still side by side with other styles of the ordo intercalationis and the molad as late as the 11th century. Also the four dehiyyot [postponement rules]developed gradually. …By the tenth century the Jewish calendar was exactly the same as today.” (Cecil Roth, editor, Encyclopaedia Judaica, Vol. 5, p.50, article: Calendar)
While we cannot be positively sure as to when the postponement rules were added alongside the other man-made rules of the then-developing calculated rabbinical calendar, we know with complete confidence that these rules were not in use, nor even conceived of and known, during Jesus’ day. There are some indications that the initial elements of these postponements began to creep in near the end of the Talmudic period, but as theEncyclopaedia Judiaca quote states above, these rules developed gradually, along with the rest of the rabbinic calendar rules, over the course of many years.
Pushed Off For Preparation?
It is claimed that we need this “ADU” postponement to block Sabbath and annual Holy Days from occurring back-to-back, lest there be no day of preparation in between to prepare for the second of the two Appointed Times. Is this claim genuine in God’s eyes?
The concept of “preparation day” stems from Exodus 16 with:
“…on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily…bake what you shall bake, boil what you shall boil, for tomorrow is the Sabbath.” (Exodus 16:5,23)
What preparation is needed for Atonement (a day of fasting) that its observation is to be moved from a Sunday to Monday on such years, as in 2000, when it rightfully is to be observed Sunday?
What are we “baking and boiling” for the Day of Atonement that one must bump it over one day to have a preparation day in its rightful place when nothing is eaten on this God-appointed fast day anyway??
The fallacy of such a rule is further disproved by this very fact: God specifically declared one of His appointed times to occur on “the morrow after the Sabbath”!
IF God is truly against Sabbaths and annual Holy Days being back-to-back, and He feels and understands that they are “impractical” for us humans to keep, why then did He Himself ordain at least one back-to-back Sabbath/Holy Day every year (i.e., the seventh Sabbath of the count from Elevation Sheaf day followed by Pentecost—Leviticus 23:15-21)?
Facts are facts, brethren. Through the whole of Scripture, there are no indications of postponements rules. Through the late 2nd Temple (Yeshua’s day) and early post-2nd Temple records, we find significant evidence against postponements being used or even known.
It has been claimed by many who hold to the CRC that the burden of proof to change from it lies upon those of us who already have left it–that we need to present the evidence to them. But the Biblical fact is this: We are each admonished through the apostle Paul to prove all things–not to others, but to our own selves. We, individually, are to put all doctrines and the like to the test BEFORE we hold fast to them. Dear friends, how many of us can claim we have done such testing and proving of this so-called Hebrew Calendar?
- 1. See our article Determining Elevation Sheaf Day & Pentecost BACK
- These Mishnaic quotes below, in agreeance with Shabbat 19:5 and other historical quotes given, shows that Festival days can occur immediately following Sabbath:
On a festival day which comes next to a Sabbath, whether before or after it, all of the priestly watches were equal in the division of the Show Bread.- Mas. Sukkah 5:7
IF A FESTIVAL FELL NEXT TO THE SABBATH, EITHER BEFORE OR AFTER IT – Mas. Sukkah 56a
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For astronomy and calendar studies, the Metonic cycle or Enneadecaeteris (from Ancient Greek: ??????????????????, “nineteen years”) is a period of very close to 19 years that is remarkable for being nearly a common multiple of the solar year and the synodic (lunar) month. The Greek astronomer Meton of Athens (fifth century BC) observed that a period of 19 years is almost exactly equal to 235 synodic months and, rounded to full days, counts 6,940 days. The difference between the two periods (of 19 years and 235 synodic months) is only a few hours, depending on the definition of the year.
Considering a year to be 1?19 of this 6,940-day cycle gives a year length of 365 + 1?4 + 1?76 days (the unrounded cycle is much more accurate), which is slightly more than 12 synodic months. To keep a 12-month lunar year in pace with the solar year, an intercalary 13th month would have to be added on seven occasions during the nineteen-year period (235 = 19 × 12 + 7). When Meton introduced the cycle around 432 BC, it was already known by Babylonian astronomers.
A mechanical computation of the cycle is built into the Antikythera mechanism. (The Antikythera mechanism is an ancient analog computer designed to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads, the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games.)
The cycle was used in the Babylonian calendar, ancient Chinese calendar systems (the ‘Rule Cycle’) and the medieval computus (i.e. the calculation of the date of Easter). It regulates the 19-year cycle of intercalary months of the Hebrew calendar.
At the time of Meton, axial precession had not yet been discovered, and he could not distinguish between sidereal years (currently: 365.256363 days) and tropical years (currently: 365.242190 days). Most calendars, like the commonly used Gregorian calendar, are based on the tropical year and maintain the seasons at the same calendar times each year. Nineteen tropical years are about two hours shorter than 235 synodic months. The Metonic cycle’s error is, therefore, one full day every 219 years, or 12.4 parts per million.
The Metonic cycle has an error in it? Would Yehovah’s system have such an error?
Roy Hoffman of the New Moon Society, which is now sighting the moon and gathering information for the Sanhedrin for the day they once again revert back to the sighting of the moon, states that;
For over a thousand years, the Hebrew calendar has been fixed by calculation. Today, the Hebrew calendar does not match that fixed by observing the Moon. Even thought the gap between the two calendars continues to increase, we do not have the authority to alter the calendar until a new Sanhedrin (religious high court) is re-established and is widely recognized.
Back to the Metonic article;
Traditionally, for the Babylonians and Hebrew lunisolar calendars, the years 3, 6, 8, 11, 14, 17, and 19 are the long (13-month) years of the Metonic cycle. This cycle, which can be used to predict eclipses, forms the basis of the Greek and Hebrew calendars, and is used for the computation of the date of Easter year.
The Babylonians applied the 19-year cycle since the late sixth century BC. As they measured the moon’s motion against the stars, the 235:19 relationship may originally have referred to sidereal years, instead of tropical years as it has been used for various calendars.
Now let me quote to you how Judaism justifies this metonic cycle and at the same time show you where we are in that metonic cycle.
The lunar month on the Jewish calendar begins when the first sliver of moon becomes visible after the dark of the moon. In ancient times, the new months used to be determined by observation. When people observed the new moon, they would notify the Sanhedrin. When the Sanhedrin heard testimony from two independent, reliable eyewitnesses that the new moon occurred on a certain date, they would declare the rosh chodesh (first of the month) and send out messengers to tell people when the month began.
The problem with strictly lunar calendars is that there are approximately 12.4 lunar months in every solar year, so a 12-month lunar calendar is about 11 days shorter than a solar year and a 13-month lunar is about 19 longer than a solar year. The months drift around the seasons on such a calendar: on a 12-month lunar calendar, the month of Nissan, which is supposed to occur in the Spring, would occur 11 days earlier in the season each year, eventually occurring in the Winter, the Fall, the Summer, and then the Spring again. On a 13-month lunar calendar, the same thing would happen in the other direction, and faster.
To compensate for this drift, the Jewish calendar uses a 12-month lunar calendar with an extra month occasionally added. The month of Nissan occurs 11 days earlier each year for two or three years, and then jumps forward 30 days, balancing out the drift. In ancient times, this month was added by observation: the Sanhedrin observed the conditions of the weather, the crops and the livestock, and if these were not sufficiently advanced to be considered “spring,” then the Sanhedrin inserted an additional month into the calendar to make sure that Pesach (Passover) would occur in the spring (it is, after all, referred to in the Torah as Chag he-Aviv, the Festival of Spring!).
A year with 13 months is referred to in Hebrew as Shanah Me’uberet (pronounced shah-NAH meh-oo-BEH-reht), literally: a pregnant year. In English, we commonly call it a leap year. The additional month is known as Adar I, Adar Rishon (first Adar) or Adar Alef (the Hebrew letter Alef being the numeral “1” in Hebrew). The extra month is inserted before the regular month of Adar (known in such years as Adar II, Adar Sheini or Adar Beit).
In the fourth century, Hillel II established a fixed calendar based on mathematical and astronomical calculations. This calendar, still in use, standardized the length of months and the addition of months over the course of a 19 year cycle, so that the lunar calendar realigns with the solar years. Adar I is added in the 3rd, 6th, 8th, 11th, 14th, 17th and 19th years of the cycle. The current cycle began in Jewish year 5758 (the year that began October 2, 1997).
1997 was 5758 according to Judaism and this Metonic cycle began that year. The leap years or the extra month, Adar Bet is added just before Aviv the following year of 1998.
Now get out your charts that we have provided in the Prophecies of Abraham and begin to count the 19 year cycles. Aviv 1998 being year 1. When you do this 2016 is year 19 in the metonic cycle and it is a leap year. An extra month will be added just before Aviv 2016. you can also go to this link to see that yes indeed an extra month is added in March 2016.
We have been telling you for some time now that in 2016 The Hebrew Calendar and the Sighted Moon Calendar will be 30 days apart due to the fact the Barley will be ripe and Passover 2016 will be about March 24th.
There will also be a dark moon at this time and again in the fall at Sukkot. A dark moon warns us of famine coming.
We have also been telling you that the time when this calendar issue will be finally fixed is in 2030 when the two witnesses bring back the 13 tribes of Israel from their imminently impending captivity to keep Passover in Jerusalem.
But there is going to still be those who want to use the Hebrew Calendar and not the sighted moon calendar.
During WW II 6 Million Jews were slaughtered. WHY? They all used the Hebrew Calendar. They all went by the conjunction of the moon and they all went by the postponement rules. They all were keeping the Holy Days at the wrong time. It was the same as if they were keeping the Saturday Sabbath on Sunday. It is the wrong day to what Yehovah commanded them to keep.
And on top of this none of them were keeping the Sabbatical years.
So Judaism was not keeping the 4th commandment and for not doing so they were punished and the price for breaking the 4th commandment is death.
Exo 31:14 You shall keep the Sabbath therefore, for it is holy to you. Everyone that defiles it shall surely be put to death. For whoever does any work in it, that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 15 Six days may work be done, but on the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to Jehovah. Whoever does any work in the Sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death. 16 Therefore the sons of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for an everlasting covenant. 17 It is a sign between Me and the sons of Israel forever. For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested, and was refreshed.
They had broken the sign that identified them as Yehovah’s. Yes, they kept the weekly Sabbath, but not the Holy Days and not the Sabbatical years.
Now let us look at what we are told in Revelation.
Rev 12:13 And when the dragon saw that he was cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who bore the man child . 14 And two wings of a great eagle were given to the woman, so that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time, from the serpent’s face. 15 And the serpent cast out of his mouth water like a flood after the woman, so that he might cause her to be carried away by the river. 16 And the earth helped the woman. And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the river which the dragon cast out of his mouth. 17 And the dragon was enraged over the woman, and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Here then is my question to you.
When the women flees into the wilderness where she is protected for 3 1/2 years from Satan, who are these other people that Satan now makes war with who keep the commandments and the testimony of Yehshua?
Why did they not flee with the rest of the woman into the wilderness?
I say to you that they do not go because they are following the Jewish Hebrew Calendar with the postponement rules and the Metonic cycles of added leap years without regard to the barley being aviv.
When you count out the Metonic cycle as we have now shown to you, year 2017 is year one in the metonic cycle. 2030 would then be the 14th year of this cycle and it is a forced leap year.
Passover 2030 will be about March 19 according to the Sighted moon calendar. Or at least it has the potential at this date. We will not know for sure until that very year. But becuase of the Metonic cycle 2030 is the 14th year and a leap year, making Passover come on April 18 of 2030.
We are given a very specific command about Passover. We are to be ready to flee and at this time Yehovah will judge.
Exo 12:11 And you shall eat of it this way, with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in a hurry. It is Jehovah’s passover. 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt this night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast. And I will execute judgments against all the gods of Egypt. I am Jehovah.
When one group eats Passover in 2030, they will then flee to the wilderness and they will be pursued by the army of the beast. When that army is swallowed by the earth, the beast then turns to make war on those gathering in Jerusalem for the Passover on April 18.
The two witnesses are killed during this time. They have caused the world touble for the past 3 1/2 years. It is because of this trouble that Israel is brought back to the land from captivity. But just like Jacob, it is a deception to slaughter them all once again. This is why the woman flees when she see the armies surrounding Jerusalem. But those coming late or those who do not see the armies and are going to keep the Passover according to the Hebrew calendar will be slaughtered as Revelation warns you.
After this there will be no more calendar confusion. It will be the original sighted moon calendar based on the barley being aviv. And those in the wilderness with the Messiah at Bozrah will be keeping the Holy Days at the right time and the Sabbath and the Sabbatical years.