Sighted Moon News Letter 5844-001
1st day of the First month 5844 After Creation
April 8, 2008
Shalom Brethren, Shanah Tovah!
Happy New Year!
With this News Letter we are now entering the New Year. The Barely has previously been reported that it would be ready. It is needed for the wave sheaf offering during the days of Unleavened Bread.
Now the New Moon has been sighted in Israel and we can begin our new calendar year. Here is the report.
On Monday April 7, 2008 the new moon was sighted from several locations around Israel. The moon was sighted:
*from Eilat by Eli El-Tanani and Shai El-Tanani at 19:13
*from Ashdod by Neriah Haroeh and Nilit Masliach at 19:15
*from Mitzpeh Ramon by Bart Vangronsvelt and Ganneke Kunst at about 19:15
*from Beersheva by Simchon Firouz, Kobi El-Tanani, and Ovadiah Firouz at about 19:30
*from highway 6 by Chad and Barbara Peterson at 19:39
On the previous evening, Sunday April 6, the moon had a lag time of 33 minutes and illumination of 0.52% which means it was not visible under any circumstances from Israel.
Happy New Year!
I am also including a note from Michael Rood. If you would like to have a Calendar that reflects the Biblical teaching according to the Barley being Aviv and the moon being sighted , I would suggest you order the calendar.
Michael and I disagree on which year it is, but that is OK. I am working on him.
Today is Aviv 1, Happy New Year Torah Fans!
Forward these glad tidings to all who love and follow the Messiah of Israel. . .
As accurately projected on the recently released Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar (AACBHC), the new moon of the month of the aviv (barley) was sighted in Israel after sunset at 7:05pm Jerusalem time on Monday, April 7, 2008. The barley crop in the land of Israel had matured to the stage of aviv during the added 13th month (Adar bet), which brings us to the Head of the Biblical year – the 1st day of the month of the aviv, in the 6008th year from creation.
Sighting the new moon of the aviv and reporting from the Galilee was Michael Moore and the joyous assembly of Messianic Believers gathered in their home for the Biblical New Year Festivities. Michael Rood had difficultly hearing the report over the phone line due to the singing and laughter erupting from the Saints in Israel. Tonight they begin planning the details of their Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread celebrations.
According to the Kadosh Mikrot (Holy Rehearsals) detailed in the 23rd chapter of Leviticus, the Passover lamb was to be selected on the 10th day of the first month, and on the afternoon of the 14th day, the Passover lamb would be sacrificed on the Temple Mount.
Just before sunset at the end of the 14th day, the Cohen Gadol (High Priest) would put his lamb in the oven and then cross the Kidron Valley bridge with his entourage of Cohanim where they would bind ten standing shocks of barley that would be harvested at the close of the next weekly Sabbath and offered in the Temple the following morning. These events both open the Spring Feast festivities and tie Shavuot to the Feast of Unleavened Bread by the counting of the omer – a very important prophetic rehearsal.
Now that we have accurately ascertained the first day of the month of the aviv barley, we can make concrete plans for the celebration of all the Springs Feasts of the LORD!
Preparation for Passover and the Feasts of Unleavened Bread begins on the 10th day of the month (Pagan date: Sundown April 16th through Sundown April 17th).
The day of Preparation in which the Passover Lamb was sacrificed during the temple period begins at Sundown Sun day April 20th through Sundown Moon day April 21st which is the 14th day of the Biblical month.
The Passover meal will be eaten on the 15th of the month (after Sundown Moon day April 21st)
and the First fruits (Bikkurim) of the barley will be harvested just after sundown at the end of the weekly Sabbath on the 19th (after sundown Saturn’s day, April 26th).
The following morning, the Bikkurim offering was waved in the temple commencing the first of 50 days of “Counting the Omer” which brings us to the Feast of Shavuot (Sevens – Weeks), which will fall on the 11th day of the third Biblical month – or as it is designated in the Pagan world, Sun day June 15th.
This year Michael Rood Ministries is hosting a national fellowship of Messianic Jews and Gentiles gathering for the Feast of Shavuot. Congregating with the saints from around the US and Israel, we will revel in the grace and good pleasure of the Almighty as we sing and dance to the music of Paul Wilbur, Jimmy Black, Brenda Wheeler, and perhaps a special guest from Israel. Glenn McWilliams of Torah Keepers will join Michael Rood to explore the prophetic significance of Shavuot; both its initial and latter days’ fulfillment leading up to the fulfillment of the Fall Feats of the LORD. Michael Rood will then begin his powerful exposition of the book of Revelation for which the saints have been insistent for years!
If you have not done so, you may order your 6008 – 6009 (2008 – 2009) Astronomically and Agriculturally Corrected Biblical Hebrew Calendar before the price goes up on Aviv 15th. Michael Rood will autograph your personal copy only if it is ordered before Passover this year. Call (616-583-0200) or order from our website today!
So Once again the dates for the Spring Feast are;
New Years Day Monday April 7-Tuesday April 8 at sunset.
The 14th is from Sunday April 20 at sunset to Monday April 21 at Sunset
The First Day of Unleavened Bread is From Sunset April 21 to Sunset April 22
The Days of Unleavened Bread are from the First day until the 7th day. Both are Holy Days and no leaven is to be found in your house or Property.
The Last Day of Unleavened Bread is Sunset Sunday April 27 to Monday April 28 Sunset.
The Wave Sheaf Offering is on Sunday Morning April 27. From this day we begin to count to 50 to Pentecost.
You already have some reading to do from our last News Letter, but for those who are seeking some understanding of the many subject posed by this new year let me suggest some of the possible reading you can look at for your answers.
About Calendars and why you need to know is an article written by Nazarene Israel explaining the history of the calendar.
Admissions on the Calculated Rabbinical Calendar is taken from Truth on the Web and it shows how many of the Sabbath keeping groups have acknowledged the importance of the sighting of the new moon to begin the month. These same groups also show how the calculated Rabbinic calendar was developed.
Conjunction or Sighted Which? Is an article by myself showing biblically which moon is to be used to start the month. The scriptures used are Rev. 12 and Isaiah 7. Not the normal scriptures that many use to discuss this subject. This one article will blow you away once you read it.
Ezekie’s 30 days. Is a PDF article by Larry and June Acheson of Plano Texas. They show how the days of the month before the Flood were not 30 day sin length as some are trying to prove. It is just a simple mathematics problem that many do not grasp.
Is the Hebrew Calendar Biblical? This is an article from Yahweh’s New Covenant Assembly , explaining the many problems with the Hebrew calendar now used by many Rabbinic and Church of God followers. Very thorough.
Happy New Year!
Joseph F Dumond