When Does The Sabbath Begin? – Philippine Update June 16, 2023

Joseph F. Dumond

Isa 6:9-12 And He said, Go, and tell this people, You hear indeed, but do not understand; and seeing you see, but do not know. Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their hearts, and turn back, and be healed. Then I said, Lord, how long? And He answered, Until the cities are wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land laid waste, a desolation, and until Jehovah has moved men far away, and the desolation in the midst of the land is great.
Published: Jun 16, 2023

News Letter 5859-016
The 7th Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 28th year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 28th day of the 4th month 5859 years after the creation of Adam
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

June 17, 2023

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

Shalom Brethren, we have been travelling and speaking non-stop since I arrived in the Philippines. At some places, I spoke three times in one day at different places for each event. The days I had off, we drove all day to the next venue. And on top of this when I did have internet, I was unable to do anything because of the bandwidth restrictions. It has been frustrating. So, this will explain why we have not sent anything out for the past 3 weeks.

When I do get free time, I am being asked questions by those in that area about the things I have presented and how those things challenge the many false teaching they have accepted. So we spend a lot of time going over and over teachings with each group helping them to understand. They are excited, but I am exhausted.

Now while I have the internet working I am rushing to get this Newsletter complete and being asked questions by those around me about this and that. We need teachers. We need many more teachers who know Torah.

Even as I say that I am going after false teachers this week once again. There are many of them and we have also had to deal with people sending out emails and lashon harah against us and our teachings.


We are in the process of switching from one account to another based on our own web site. James has been working away on this for the past couple months and we were about to begin the process of switching things over one step at a time but decided to wait until I got home to work out the bugs with James together. It could take a month to complete and there will be some hiccups along the way.  IN fact as I go to post this we had a major setback, which has caused James to have to redo a number of things. Do keep him in your prayers. Right after I arrived in the Philippines, our one server, locked both James and me out of their account. The one we use to send out our emails. So we have been forced to deal with this while I am traveling and it has been very frustrating.

This means that once we make the switch there will be automatic emails that go out. This is meant to go to new people who sign up for the Newsletter in order to introduce them to all our products. Yes, this means you will also get them even though you got them before on the old system. Sorry. Please bear with us and pray we can make it all work so that as more people join us, they can learn where to start.

Many of the things you take for granted involve a great deal of work on James’s and my part to make them work seamlessly. Hours and hours of teaching videos to learn how to do these things. All of this is on top of our normal editing and writing of the book. We have also produced a new power point for our tour of the Philippines. And I hope we can record it at some point and share it with all of you.

Again I am asking for your patience as we work through this changeover during the next month which I will be doing while on tour.


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The Shmita Year of 2023

We are now about to begin our 5th month of the Sabbatical year. How does it feel? Excited? You are now almost 1/2 way through the Sabbatical year.  You are allowed to eat some of the food you have stored away. LOL. I know looking at it each day, wondering if it was enough, still plays on your mind. So eat some of it and let the Sabbatical year be a blessing to you and your family.

Brethren find a way to obey. Stop finding excuses why you can’t do this or that.

If you just discovered this was the Shmita year, then stock up now for the remainder of the year. Don’t plant or harvest this year. Obey Yehovah.

The Shmita Year of 2023

Aviv 1 on February 21/22, 2023 began the 7th Year of Rest. You can prove this by understanding that 2 King 19:29 spoke about a 49th and 50th-year land rest. Knowing this was 701 and 700 BC, you can then count by 7 or 49 and land on every Sabbatical year or every Jubilee in history. All of our proof’s line up with this understanding.

We want to encourage you to watch and share this video of our teaching at GLC about the Sabbatical Year.

In this Sabbatical year, you are:

  1. Not to Plant
  2. Not to Harvest
  3. Stock up on Food in the 6th year
  4. Forgive Debts
  5. Read the Torah Out Loud on the 1st day of Sukkot.

These are the basic rules that you are to keep in order to be blessed by Yehovah. As of this writing, it is not too late to stock up for the year.

There are 365 days in the year. Let’s just say there are 400 days, in case there is an Adar Bet next year. You can buy 400 Cans of Soup to have one meal of soup each day during the year. One can of soup costs about $2, so for $800 you have a year’s supply of soup. But if you are not going to eat soup every day then take out half and buy canned beans, vegetables and fruits.

You can do this. Do not say you can’t do this. Find the will to find a way to get this done. Find excuses as to why you will obey. We are coming into the 5th curse over the next 7 years. That curse is famine and it will be so bad that people will eat their own children. So stock up on food now so you can obey Yehovah. And extra food will be a welcome blessing later.

Brethren, this is not that hard to do. What it takes is the willpower to do it: that and a little planning. You can buy meat throughout the year. It is not a ban on meat. You can also eat anything that grows of itself during the year. But do not plan on living off of those things that come from the ground. It they fail then you have no food. Stock up now, and if something grows, they are a bonus, but they are also free game for the neighbours and the animals. So they might eat it before you do. Plan ahead and stock up now. You still have time to get it done.

I received this email this week and want to share it and answer it with you all.

Message: Hello Joseph

I was wondering ‚Äď are we allowed to still buy ‚Äúold stock‚ÄĚ from the store up to 22 Feb 2023? Most products have Production dates and Sell by dates on them. I am staying away from fresh vegetables and fruit but if I can see on a canned item or on frozen vegetables that the Production date in well outside of the beginning of the Shmita year, I am allowed to buy it?

As you might know, we (South Africa) are sometimes without power for up to 8 hours, sometimes more, a day. I therefore did not invest in an extra freezer or fridge for we are expecting the collapse of the grid any day and all those frozen things will have to be thrown away. I have stocked up for the Shmita year, but still have this impression on my spirit that I have to keep doing it for as long as I can ‚Äď especially canned goods.

Personally I do not see why I can’t, because it is old stock. Nowhere do I read in the Torah that you are not allowed to buy the old stock in the Shmita year (provided of course that you can find a Production date on the can/container that is well outside the beginning of our Shmita year. But, my understanding of it may be wrong, so I would really appreciate your input.

Shalom

Melanie

South Africa

As I always do here is my standard answer as to what you are to do during the Sabbatical year.

  1. Not to Plant
  2. Not to Harvest
  3. Stock up on Food in the 6th year
  4. Forgive Debts
  5. Read the Torah Out Loud on the 1st day of Sukkot.

Each person is different. Each person has a different culture they live in. Some do not have electric power. Some are called and discover this information and the sabbatical year has already begun. Yehovah has called each of us from the walk we are in. Different races, different problems. But He HAS called you to begin NOW to obey. So, start to obey from that point on with all your might and all your ability. But Start!!!

Joe Dumond Rules

In answer to Melanie, these are now what I do. They are not written in Torah. This would come under Joe Dumond rules, which must be changed when found to be out of alignment with Yehovah’s Laws. Each of you will develop you own rules for you and your family. I might not agree with them but so long as we are all keeping the 5 rules of the Shmita year then do not judge others who are trying to obey. Let Yehovah judge them. Let Yehovah bless them according to what they do right and what they do wrong. But do not let us go around attacking each other, and especially those who are trying.

I have stocked up my food for the upcoming year. Here in Ontario, Canada, I will use Shavuot as another one of my benchmarks. I will explain in a moment.

Here in Ontario, I will continue to buy and eat apples that were grown in Ontario up until about Shavuot 2023. This means any apples marked as product of Ontario would have been grown and harvested in 2022. New Apples will not be available from Ontario until some time in the summer of 2023. So my cut off date will be Shavuot 2023. Potatoes grown here in Canada either from Ontario or Prince Edward Island, the main place potatoes are grown in Canada will not come on the market until about August. Again, I can use last years stocks up until my cut off date of Shavuot 2023.

Here in Ontario, our lettuce and most fresh fruit and vegetables comes from around the world and take about 7 days to go from being picked to the store. So for me, as of Passover 2023, I will not be eating any fresh greens from the stores. I will eat only what I have already bought before that date which is now passed. Most canned fruits and vegetables are from last years harvest. So canned goods I will continue to stock up on. I believe I will finish this the week after the Days of Unleavened Bread. I know there is no yeast in them, but I have had many problems to resolve with my wife about storing food here in the apartment, which is forcing me to be very precise in all I do.

Now if I am going to use Shavuot as my cut off date for those things grown here in Ontario, then next year when the Sabbatical Year ends at Aviv in 2024, then I also will continue to not eat those things grown in Ontario, until they come into season here locally. For example, I will wait until August before eating Apples again. I will wait until August before I eat new potatoes.

After Aviv 1 in 2024, when fresh strawberries begin to arrive on the store shelves in Ontario I will wait until around the 1st of the second month before I eat them. I am doing this because the shelve life is about a week or two. So if I wait until the 1st of the 2nd month, then those fresh products will have been harvested in 2024 after Aviv, when we can then again harvest. In the past I have waited and to set the date at Shavuot.

Here is an example from the Bible you need to understand and once you do then can decide what to do for yourself. It is upon this understanding that I set the date for myself of Shavuot.

Lev 25:20 And if you shall say, What shall we eat the seventh year? Behold, we shall not sow nor gather in our increase!

Lev 25:21 Then I will command My blessing on you in the sixth year, and it shall bring forth fruit for three years.

Lev 25:22 And you shall sow the eighth year, and eat of old fruit until the ninth year; until its fruits come in, you shall eat the old fruit.

The Barley was sown around Sukkot in the fall. It is harvested after Passover. In a Sabbatical year you could not harvest the barley in the Sabbatical Year. You would not be able to plant in the Sabbatical year in the fall. This then meant you would not have a barley crop the year after the Sabbatical year at Passover. This is now the 8th year. In the fall around Sukkkot in the 8th year, you could plant but would not be able to harvest until Passover in the 9th year.

What ever the crop or food you are desiring to plant or harvest, in what ever part of the world you you live in, you must plant and harvest according to the Sabbatical Year rules from Aviv to Aviv.

So each person must figure out when Strawberries are planted and harvested according to this understanding. When Potatoes are planted according to this understanding. Our society does not obey Yehovah. So each of us must read the labels and decide if this is kosher or not. To this day, I do not drink any wine harvested in the year 2016 or 2009 both Sabbatical years I have kept.

We all must obey. Do the best you can and pray Yehovah helps you to understand and to be able to obey.

If you want to use aquaponics or soilless planting then you must decide if this is kosher or not. I am not going to come up with an entire Targum or set of Tamudic do’s and don’ts. Read the rules or read Lev 25 and then you decide. You are called to be a King and Priest in the Kingdom of Yehovah. As a King and Preist you must uphold the Law of Yehovah and enforce it. As a King or Priest in the Kingdom, is what you are going to do, upholding those laws? Is what you are going to do pleasing to Yehovah? You must decide. I am not your judge.

Php 2:12 Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, not as in my presence only, but now much more in my absence, cultivate your own salvation with fear and trembling.

Php 2:13 For it is God who works in you both to will and to do of His good pleasure.

Php 2:14 Do all things without murmurings and disputings,

Php 2:15 so that you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation. Among these you shine as lights in the world,

Php 2:16 holding forth the Word of Life, so that I may rejoice with you in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain nor labored in vain.

Some are asking how to do you travel? When you go to someones home what do you do? YOU can assume that those people are obeying Yehovah and you eat. Or you can pull out your own food from your purse and eat it in front of them. Again I am not your judge. You must decide what to do.

Joshua crossed the Jordan in the 50th year.  He did not plant anything the year before or this year. And yet he ate everything they captured from the cities of the Caananites. They did not obey Yehovah. Joshua ate their food.

There is not commandment telling you you cannot eat. I have given you Joe Dumond rules above. They are not Yehovah’s rules. You must decide what you are going to do.

Philippines Update

Philippines Update

We made our first presentation on Shabbat at a Christian Church with many pastors from other churches listening in.

After the teaching many of the brethren came up on the stage to see up close all 120 Jubilee Cycles.

After speaking from about 10 AM until 2 PM we then headed over to a Messianic Group who were counting this Sabbath as day 42 in counting the Omer. So I changed my teaching and explained the meaning of the wave sheaf day and the 8th day. I did this because a man had recently lost family members and was wondering when they would be raised up.

In Whiterock Hotel Subic Bay

While we are here we are pointing out the role of the Filipino in the end days. Here is part of what we are presenting.

 

We also have three video promotions you can use and share. Please do share them and help us to spread the message. These videos should also give you some idea at all we have been up to since we arrived here.

 

This next video will show you all the places we have traveled to and if you look on a map you can see that the travel time between each place is quite long due to traffic and mountains and construction.

TORAH PORTIONS

Torah Portions

We read through the entire Torah along with the Prophets and the New Testament, once over the course of 3 1/2 years. Or according to the Sabbatical Cycle which means we read it all twice over a 7 year period. This allows us to cover more in-depth rather than being rushed to cover as much as is covered on an annual basis. We allow all to comment and take part in the discussions.

Septennial Torah Portion

If you go to Torah Portion at our archived section, you can then go to the 7th year which is the 7th year of the Sabbatical Cycle, the one we are in now, as we state at the top of every News Letter. There you can scroll down to the proper date, and see that this Shabbat we could very well be midrashing about:

Numbers 30

Micah 4-7

Eccl 11-12

1 Corinthians 11

If you missed last week’s exciting discoveries as we studied that section you can go and watch past Shabbats on our media section.

Rachel and Randy Report

Randy Cates Philippines Report

Shalom everyone Joe wanted me to give a report on this last trip we had, it’s always great to travel with¬†him, he‚Äôs a giver and such a believer in the Word, the Torah, and of course the prophetic message that¬†comes through this ministry which I am proud to be a part of! Even if I‚Äôm just going along to assist¬†because I know what it’s like to travel by yourself or you know do work by yourself so I love that¬†Yehovah has allowed me to travel with Joe and go out and help spread the Sightedmoon message trying¬†to make fishers and men like we’re commanded to do.

We stopped off first in Hong Kong to hug a brother and a sister that is in our Shabbat meetings, Gary and¬†his wife Cola. It was so great to meet them after which¬†they gave us¬†gifts, totally unexpected but it was just great to see them face to face finally having that cup of coffee¬†together! We also met with a ministry over there to ¬†present the Sightedmoon message and that was¬†not received at all because they believe that no man can know the day or the hour so anybody putting a¬†timeline or a date on something was just immediately shut down. But that’s OK, not everyone is gonna¬†receive this message. Why, I don’t know. Everything we’re saying is the truth but still that’s OK.

Oh, and lugging suitcases and a hockey bag full of the timeline chart, 85lbs, in Hong Kong was not an easy task FYI! The trains there were so much fun to ride!

So after a couple days there we flew out to Manila in the Philippines to meet up with brother Aike to¬†prepare for a couple weeks of ministry in country there. It’s always a joy to do the work with them. They¬†have a heart to teach Torah and they really want the Christians in that country to understand what is¬†taught here at Sightedmoon. So thank you Aike for believing in this ministry and doing the work that you¬†do! And his wife Florence, is wonderful, always feeding us making sure we have everything we need.

So our first venue was with the group of pastors roughly 83 and Joe presented the message there and¬†the questions that were asked after the presentation left you wondering how much they really¬†understood. They were asking do you believe in Jesus because you use a different name¬†or because you keep the Sabbath on the 7th day, you are automatically a Jehovah’s witness in the¬†Christian community. And me coming out of Christianity uh you know I guess I really felt the same way¬†or had the same questions in my head so I’m so glad that Yehovah open my eyes and pulled me out of¬†Sunday worship religion because that’s what it is that’s why they call it Sunday. But there was also those¬†in the crowd that asked good questions and just knowing how long it takes for this message to be¬†understood, we are in the process of just planting seeds knowing Yehovah will bring an increase later on¬†so that’s a great reason not to get discouraged because again I was on that other side uh seeing how¬†long it will take to receive the truth that’s not been a part of your life for so long because¬†you live a religion instead.

The second meeting, same day, was great. They are a congregation that keep the feast they are¬†counting the Omer and were on day 42 when we were there celebrating the Sabbath with them. They¬†had a beautiful facility there loud worship I always love loud music so, it was a joy to sing praises to¬†Yehovah with the group of people. They separated their congregation men on one side and women on¬†the other so I did not understand that but I just did what I was told and it was a great service Joe got to¬†teach on Shavuot which we understand here to be the second resurrection so always a great teaching. One of Joe’s favorites to do. And they received us very well, feeding us twice. They also have live streams¬†so as soon as we get the link and can get that put up on YouTube we will get that done for everybody to¬†share.

There was a couple zoom meetings Joe held with new and with some past contacts on Monday and Tuesday setting up future seminars in the Philippines discussing the upcoming drought famine and of course the role that the Philippines have in these last days understanding the urgency in getting water ready for the upcoming drought.

Unfortunately on this trip I had to cut it short due to my workload back home, this is my busiest time of the year. But before I left we ended up going to a memorial that they have in Quezon City for a president they had back during World War Two. Manuel Luis Quezon y Molina GCGH KGCR, also known by his initials MLQ, was a Filipino lawyer, statesman, soldier, and politician who served as president of¬†the Commonwealth of the Philippines from 1935 until his death in 1944. There’s a movie that’s made¬†called ‚ÄúQuezon Game‚ÄĚ that I highly recommend everyone to go watch. It talks about during this video¬†how the Germans under the Nazi regime at the time shipped out almost 1000 Jews to America as¬†refugees into Canada but they both refused to take them in so that boat had to turn around and go back¬†to Germany. Of course we understand and know the story how they were being exterminated because¬†they just didn’t want them in country anymore and no one would take them. The Philippine president¬†got wind of it and started to do something about it so they could help out their fellow man. After battles¬†with the government because it was US controlled at the time, eventually he was allowed to get Visas as¬†they would allow to bring in as many refugees as he could. And this trip to this memorial really¬†encouraged me because I understand that the Philippine people will have to do this again in the near¬†future. Knowing that Israel is fixing to be destroyed with only a remnant left those who are meant to die¬†by the sword will die by the sword those who are meant to go into captivity will go into captivity. But he¬†also tells us that there’s a safe place to go where we are to shut the door behind us as our Creators fury¬†comes upon the world because of disobedience. We know that judgment comes to his house first and¬†there’s only going to be a remnant left.

These are exciting times we’re in seeing all these pieces in place you can’t help but be excited but also in¬†sorrow knowing what’s fixing to come upon the world. I feel so blessed to have a front row seat as these¬†end times are being fulfilled right in front of us praise Yehovah for the understanding that this ministry¬†discusses that this group believes in no matter what’s been said about us.

I hated to leave Joe because I had to cut my trip short but I know he’s in good hands being taken care of¬†because he’s just desperate to get the word out to whoever opens the door anywhere around the¬†world. So thank you for the prayers and it truly feels like you’re there with us in spirit because we know
you’re praying for us. Shalom

Racquel Bandao Report on Our Philippines Tour

Shabbat shalom!

My name is Racquel Bandao from Baguio City, Philippines.
I was born and raised Catholic until I came to know and observe the torah from 2016.
After 2 years, I met Pastor Aike and have been in fellowship with MLTC since 2019.
This was when I started learning teachings from Sightedmoon and started observing Yehovah’s holy days according to the sighted crescent moon and wild barley.
I have learned and unlearned so much through Pastor Aike and Sightedmoon teachings since then.

During the Northern Luzon mission trips of Sir Joe (I will call him “Sir” for now, but most people here call him “Rabbi” or “Prophet”) and Pastor Aike, I had the privilege of joining them for 4 days. From my hometown Baguio City where he taught for 5 hours, we drove 4-5 hours winding road to Solano, Nueva Vizcaya where sir Joe taught the entire night of erev shabbat. Then we drove for 2 hours to Kiangan, Ifugao where he taught the entire Shabbat day (10AM to 6PM).
Through all these, I witnessed how passionate and unflagging he is in spreading the truth and encouraging us with the great task at hand and to be strong as Yehovah is holding our hands.

On some of Sightedmoon’s Youtube videos, he may come off as “rude” through his choice of words but in person, he is very humble and patient, he listen to advices and comments and accepts all invitations to teach/talk even on last minute.
He climbed stairs carrying his heavy luggages, sat parallel at the middle row of the van coz his legs won’t fit if he sat straight through long trips (4 hours, 5 hours, 12+ hours), ate anything we Filipinos ate, and have no qualms on anything. They never got a full day to rest. It seems like rest time for them is travel time.

We do appreciate and we’re thankful and blessed for everything he is doing to prepare the Filipino people on the exciting and prophetic events ahead of us.
We also thank you, the Sightedmoon team for supporting him and us in many ways.
May our great God YeHoVah bless and keep all of you in Sightedmoon.

Shalom from the Philippines.

Rachel is the lady who made the video of me talking while travelling in the car. She had joined us while we were in the Baquio area. Her town is now without water due to the water shortage there.

 

Spokesman Club Manual

At our most recent leadership meeting we discussed how it was going in relationship to letting others speak at sightedmoon.com on Shabbat.

We had a wide range of discussions on it. On the whole, meetings are now too long, is the one complaint I am hearing. We still want to do the midrash and the Torah studies.

Some only want to come and have me teach. This puts a lot of pressure on me to prepare a sermon each and every week. My goal here at sightedmoon.com is to teach people the torah and how the Jubilee Cycles along with the Holy days teach you the plan of salvation. Another goal I have is to have people capable of teaching these things to others.

In order to do the second goal we must have a place for people to practice and fail at giving teachings. This is also why we allow and encourage midrashes. So people know how to argue in love about the many and various false teachings they are going to be presented. Iron sharpening Iron.

I have asked Shane Diltz to help me by looking after this aspect of sightedmoon.com. He organizes the speakers and makes sure their subject is kosher.

Many years ago while I was attending the WWCG, they had this program to teach you how to speak. After our meeting I went out and found it on line. I want to encourage you all to go through it and do each step in the speaking program. Practice on your spouse or on your dog or cat. But practice before you come to give your presentation to us. Practice.

Your goal is to teach us the subject on your heart and to do so in 15 Minutes 20 Minutes TOPS. Going forward we will shut you down after so many minutes. We may give you a one minute warning. But we will shut you down. We want you to learn how to pack your presentation in small but powerful punches. We want you to learn. And we are going to allow you to do so at sightedmoon.com.

Please do look over the manual. Prepare your subject according to one of the learning courses and practice. We look forward to your presentation and growth.

Many of the fonts do not transfer over well, so I will give you the link to the manual and you can read it on the original site. https://www.hwalibrary.com/cgi-bin/get/hwa.cgi?action=getacmanuals&InfoID=1397922400&page=&return=bklets

SABBATH MEETINGS

Sabbath Meetings

There are many people in need of fellowship and who are sitting at home on the Sabbath with no one to talk to or debate with. I want to encourage all of you to join us on Shabbat, and to invite others to come and join us as well. If the time is not convenient then you can listen to the teaching and the midrash after on our YouTube channel.

What are we doing and why do we teach this way?

We are going to discuss both sides of an issue and then let you choose. It is the work of the Ruach (Spirit) to direct and to teach you.

The medieval commentator Rashi wrote that the Hebrew word for wrestle (avek) implies that Jacob was ‚Äútied‚ÄĚ, for the same word is used to describe knotted fringes in a Jewish prayer shawl, the tzitzityot. Rashi says, ‚Äúthus is the manner of two people who struggle to overthrow each other, that one embraces the other and knots him with his arms‚ÄĚ.

Our intellectual wrestling has been replaced by a different kind of struggle. We are Wrestling with Yehovah as we grapple with His Word. It is an intimate act, symbolizing a relationship in which Yehovah and I and you are bound together. My wrestling is a struggle to discover what Yehovah expects of us, and we are ‚Äútied‚ÄĚ to the One who assists us in that struggle.

Today, many say Israel means ‚ÄúChampion of God‚ÄĚ, or better ‚ÄĒ the ‚ÄúWrestler of God‚ÄĚ.

Our Torah sessions each Shabbat teaches you and encourages you to constantly challenge, question, argue against, as well as view alternative views and explanations of the Word. In other words, we are to ‚Äúwrestle with the Word‚ÄĚ to get to the truth. Jews worldwide believe that you need to wrestle with the Word and constantly challenge Dogma, Theology, and views or else you will never get to the Truth.

We are not like most churches where ‚ÄúThe preacher talks and everyone listens.‚ÄĚ We encourage everyone to participate, to question and to contribute what they know on the subject being discussed. We want you to be a champion wrestler of the Word of Yehovah. We want you to wear the title of Israel, knowing that you not only know but are capable of explaining why you know the Torah to be true with logic and facts.

We have a few rules though. Let others talk and listen. There is no discussion about UFO’s Nephilim, Vaccines or conspiracy-type subjects. We have people from around the world with different world views. Not everyone cares who is the President of any particular country. Treat each other with respect as Fellow wrestlers of the word. Some of our subjects are hard to understand and require you to be mature and if you do not know, then listen to gain knowledge and understanding and hopefully wisdom. The very things you are commanded to ask Yehovah for and He gives to those who ask.

Jas 1:5  But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and with no reproach, and it shall be given to him.

We hope you can invite those who want to keep Torah to come and join us by hitting the link below. It is almost like a Torah teaching fellowship talk show with people from around the world taking part and sharing their insights and understandings.

We start off with some music and then some prayers and it’s as though you were sitting around the kitchen back in Newfoundland having a cup of coffee and all of us enjoying each other’s company. I hope you will grace us with your company someday.

Sabbath services begin at 12:30 PM EDT where we will be doing prayers songs and teaching from this hour.

Shabbat Services will begin at about 1:15 pm Eastern.

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New Crescent Moon 5th Month

New Crescent Moon 5th Month

The New Crescent Moon to begin the 5th month of this Sabbatical year is Monday evening after sunset. It is a 30 day month so whether or not it is seen does not matter. There are only 29 or 30 days in each month. 

In order to understand the meaning of No Man Can Know The Day Or The Hour, please go out and try to sight the moon on both Sunday and Monday evenings after sunset. This would be the 29th and the 30th day of this 4th month. Predict who is going to see it first and where. Make it into a family contest. And as you DO this you will begin to understand why no man can know the day or the hour, which is speaking about the Feast of Trumpets which is the only Holy Day that comes on the first day of the month. Once you understand how to sight the moon, you will then be able to know exactly when the Messiah is going to come. He will come on the day and hour no one can know, the Feast of Trumpets. 

Please also order our book from Amazon.com and read all about this subject in It Was A Riddle Not A Command. We explain this subject in great detail.


El Nino

El Nino

We have been warning the brethren here in the Philippines to begin to practice fog netting and collecting the rain water from the condensation at night. Few are taking me seriously.

But with the following report, I am hoping they do.

We have the advantage of knowing that in just 3 years, the two witnesses will be here and they will cause the rain to stop everywhere around the world. NO RAIN for 3 1/2 years anywhere on earth. As you can read in Rev 16 it is definitely going to get hotter and hotter, which is exactly what this El Nino is causing to happen. Are we watching the right things?

Rev 16:8  And the fourth messenger did pour out his vial upon the sun, and there was given to him to scorch men with fire,

Rev 16:9¬†¬†and men were scorched with great heat, and they did speak evil of the name of God, who hath authority over these plagues, and they did not reform‚ÄĒto give to Him glory.

After three years of La Ni√Īa in the South Pacific supressing the effects of global warming, the ENSO system is now turning towards El Ni√Īo conditions, which do the exact opposite. According to the worlds meteorological agencies, this El Ni√Īo is shaping up to become a potential record breaker ‚Äď and not in a good way. So, what’s happening and what can we expect?

The first curse of the Egyptians was the water was turned to blood, which is what Algae blooms are. This first curse is to begin in 2024-2025.


Philippines Video Worth Sharing Over and Over

I did have time to put together a few videos for you to watch.

I will try to add more here before I sent them out. Please help us by sharing them often.

You can help us by sharing these videos and doing so often. Let others know how close we are to the time of judgment. They are not going to be raptured out first. Sorry it just does not work that way.

 

 

When Does The Sabbath Begin? Is the Day Part Only?

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When Does The Sabbath Begin?  Is the Day Part Only?

There are many people busying themselves trying to get believers to only keep the day part of the Sabbath, forsaking the evening before. Because of their misunderstanding or just plain ignorance of facts, they are leading others to now break the most basic of commands. To keep the Sabbath Holy.

The tares are working hard to get others to join their side. We need to work harder to combat their foolish teachings.

So, when does the day begin? Does it begin at sunset, or does it begin with the sunrise?

Since Adam and Eve, it has been sunset to sunset. Since Noah, it has been sunset to sunset. Even at Mount Sinai, it was from Sunset to Sunset.

Amongst those who say it is the day only even some of them differ and observe their weekly Sabbath from morning to morning (24 hours or Saturday morning to Sunday morning), while others from morning-to- evening (12 hours Saturday morning to Saturday evening). Both groups who do this are teaching a false doctrine.

It Is A Test!

You must examine these doctrines, I understand. But the moment you begin to teach others a false doctrine then you come under the description of Deuteronomy.

Deut 18:20 But the prophet who shall presume to speak a word in My name which I have not commanded him to speak or who shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

If that prophet is enticing you to follow other gods, or things not from Yehovah you are to remove that person from your midst. They are sent to test you.

Deut 13:1-5 If a prophet rises among you, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder, and the sign or the wonder which he foretold to you occurs, saying, Let us go after other gods which you have not known, and let us serve them, you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams. For Jehovah your God is testing you to know whether you love Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul. You shall walk after Jehovah your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. And that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken to turn you away from Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and redeemed you out of the house of slaves, to thrust you out of the way in which Jehovah your God commanded you to walk. So you shall put the evil away from the midst of you.

Can you pass the test? Do you know how to determine if that person is a false teacher? To know all you have to do is open your Bible.

The Crescent Moon

Each month we must have two witnesses go out and sight the new crescent moon on the 29th day. If the new moon is not seen after the sun has set, (which is the start of the 29th day), then the month is declared a 30th day month and the evening after sunset begins the 30th day whether the moon is seen or not.

The new crescent moon is only seen after sunset. That is when the day begins, exactly as we are told six times in Genesis.

Gen 1:5 And God called the light, Day. And He called the darkness, Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.

Gen 1:8 And God called the expanse, Heavens. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Gen 1:13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

Gen 1:19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Gen 1:23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Gen 1:31 And God saw everything that He had made, and behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

Having now read that the Yom, the day was made up of both the evening before and then the morning, these false teachers forget all that they just read and jump on Gen 2 and claim see, see, the Sabbath is only the day part only.

Gen 2:1 And the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had made. And He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had made. 3 And God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He had rested from all His work which God created to make.

Using this logic then, everything you just read in Genesis 1 is to be thrown out the window. They presume you to be an idiot and will follow anything they tell you.

Paul Knows the Day

Let’s look at a scripture in Acts few consider. Now the Apostle Paul was a brilliant Torah teacher. He was taught by one of the best in Israel at that time, Gamaliel.

Acts 22:3 I am truly a man, a Jew born in Tarsus in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, taught according to the exactness of the Law of the fathers, being a zealous one of God, as you all are today.

Surely this highly educated, zealous teacher of the Torah would know when the day begins.

Paul writes in the book of Acts about the 14th day being at midnight in the evening and then follows it with the 14th day being in the day part after the sun had risen.

Act 27:27 But when the fourteenth night came, we being carried about in the Adriatic Sea, about midnight the sailors thought that they drew near some country.

Act 27:33 And until day was about to come, Paul begged all to take food, saying, This is the fourteenth day that you continued waiting without food, having taken nothing.

The 7 Days of Unleavened Bread

When you read your bible carefully, you will see that the seven days of Unleavened Bread begin and end in the evening. Let’s once again just read the scriptures. You are to eat Unleavened Bread for only seven days, not 8.

Exo 12:15 You shall eat unleavened bread seven days; even the first day you shall put away leaven out of your houses. For whoever eats leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Exo 12:18 In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at evening, (sunset at the end of the 14th day and the start of the 15th) you shall eat unleavened bread, until the twenty-first day of the month at evening. (sunset at the end of the 21st day)

You are being told the 15th day begins with the ending of the 14th at sunset and that the end of these seven days ends again with sunset on the 21st day.

You are also told in Exodus that the Children of Israel left Egypt on the 15th day.

Exo 12:51 And it happened the very same day, that Jehovah brought the sons of Israel out of the land of Egypt by their armies.

The Passover was slain on the 14th between the evenings (late in the day as the sun sets), and its blood placed on the doorways. After sunset, it was the 15th, the first day of Unleavened Bread. The lamb was roasted and eaten, and at midnight the firstborn were slain, and the children went out of the land at night all on the 15th while it was dark.

The deliverance of Israel occurred at night, and it is a night we are to observe but notice in verse 41 that this night is also referred to as a day.

Exo 12:41 And it happened at the end of the four hundred and thirty years, even it was on this very day, all the armies of Jehovah went out from the land of Egypt. 42 It is a night to be much kept to Jehovah for bringing them out from the land of Egypt. This is that night of Jehovah to be kept by all the sons of Israel in their generations.

Lev 23:27-32

Almost all day, only false teachings all say that the only exception to their rules is Leviticus 23:27-32. Yehovah made it very plain so that no one could refute it.

But they forget Yehovah is the same yesterday, today and forever. He changes not.

Read Lev 23 about the Day of Atonement and understand it is from the end of the 9th day of the 7th month and goes until the 10th day of the 7th month. During those 24 hours, you are not to eat or drink anything.

Lev 23:26 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying, 27 Also, on the tenth of this seventh month, this is a day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you. And you shall afflict your souls and offer a fire offering to Jehovah. 28 And you shall do no work in that same day, for it is a day of atonement, in order to make an atonement for you before Jehovah your God. 29 For any soul who is not humbled in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people. 30 And any soul who does any work in that same day, the same soul will I destroy from among his people. 31 You shall do no kind of work. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 32 It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall humble your souls. In the ninth of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall keep your sabbath.

This again confirms the proper understanding of Genesis 1. And the evening and the morning were the 1st day.

Do not be misled by those who do not know their own Bibles and they want you to join them so they are not alone in their sins.

Nehemiah 13

We read in Nehemiah how he locked up the gates at sunset and said this was the start of the Sabbath. If it was not the start of the Sabbath then he would not have locked up the gates until sunrise as the day only people would contend.

Neh 13:15 In those days I saw in Judah some treading winepresses on the Sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and loading asses and also wine, grapes, and figs, and all kinds of burdens which they brought into Jerusalem on the Sabbath day. And I testified against them in the day in which they sold food. 16 And men of Tyre lived in it, who brought fish and all kinds of goods, and sold on the Sabbath to the sons of Judah and in Jerusalem. 17 And I contended with the nobles of Judah and said to them, What evil thing is this that you do, and defile the Sabbath day? 18 Did not your fathers do this, and did not our God bring all this evil upon us and upon this city? Yet you bring more wrath upon Israel by defiling the Sabbath. 19 And it happened when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the Sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened until after the Sabbath. And I set some of my servants at the gates, so that there should be no burden brought in on the Sabbath day. 20 And the merchants and sellers of all kinds of goods stayed the night outside Jerusalem once or twice. 21 And I testified against them, and said to them, Why do you stay around the wall? If you do so again, I will lay hands on you. From that time on they did not come on the Sabbath.

The High Sabbath

On the day Yehshua was killed, the preparation day, they had to rush to bury Him a nearby grave because the Sabbath drew night. The Sabbath was about to begin at sunset that preparation day. This is New Testament proof that the Sabbath begins at sunset. Why are we even having this debate? It was not the morning that was about to begin otherwise they would not have been in a rush to bury the body. They could have prepared it during the night time with torch light.

Joh 19:31 Then the Jews, because it was Preparation, begged Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away, so that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the sabbath. For that sabbath was a high day.

Pro 14:15 The simple believes every word, but the wise man watches his step.

Stop being simple minded. Stop being an idiot following every new doctrine that comes along.

Show me how many Jewish communities throughout history are keeping the Day only Shabbat and are still doing so today.

Show me how many Jewish communities are keeping the Lunar Sabbath, or the Enoch or Zadok calendars. Please people, stop and think. Why are you so gullible and easily led astray?

Why is it so hard for many of you to keep the Sabbath Holy, and to keep the Holy Days as you are told to just by reading the Bible? Why?

Those teaching you lies are supressing the truth. Open your Bibles and read. Stop studying Facebook. Stop learning your Torah from Youtube or Tiktok. Some of you do not have Yehovah in your knowledge. Some who claim to be Torah teachers do not have Yehovah in their knowledge. No they whatever the people paying their wages tell them to teach. This is when Yehovah gives them over to have reprobate minds. This whispers spread their lashon harah in the secrets of the night.

Rom 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from Heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because the thing which may be known of God is clearly revealed within them, for God revealed it to them. 20 For the unseen things of Him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being realized by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, for them to be without excuse. 21 Because, knowing God, they did not glorify Him as God, neither were thankful. But they became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds, and four-footed animals, and creeping things. 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves. 25 For they changed the truth of God into a lie, and they worshiped and served the created thing more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this cause, God gave them up to dishonorable affections. For even their women changed the natural use into that which is against nature. 27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust toward one another; males with males working out shamefulness, and receiving in themselves the recompense which was fitting for their error. 28 And even as they did not think fit to have God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do the things not right, 29 being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; being full of envy, murder, quarrels, deceit, evil habits, becoming whisperers, 30 backbiters, haters of God, insolent, proud, braggarts, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 undiscerning, perfidious, without natural affection, unforgiving, unmerciful; 32 who, knowing the righteous order of God, that those practicing such things are worthy of death, not only do them, but have pleasure in those practicing them.

We are so close to the end of this age. The Abomination is about to be set up. The Ten Years of Judgment are to begin in 2024. The ten virgins are about to be woken up, and five will realize they are not ready to meet the groom.

The fifth and sixth seals are about martyrdom and a major earthquake are expected in the next 2 years.

And yet because many people still do not have a love for Yehovah, the Living Torah, they create these imaginations, to which Yehovah says OK, here is some even stronger delusional lies to believe in.

2 Thess 2:5 Do you not remember that I told you these things when I was still with you? 6 And now you know what holds back, for him to be revealed in his own time. 7 For the mystery of lawlessness is already working, only he is now holding back until it comes out of the midst. 8 And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the breath of His mouth and shall destroy with the brightness of His coming, 9 whose coming is according to the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders, 10 and with all deceit of unrighteousness in those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, so that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie, 12 so that all those who do not believe the truth, but delight in unrighteousness, might be condemned.

It is time to repent right now and return, teshuva to Yehovah. It is time right now to put away these foolish false teachings and begin to obey Yehovah with our whole hearts. These 10 Days of Awe, these 10 Days/years of judgment that begin in 2024, with all the plagues and curses are there to cause us to repent. Stop your pride, that prevents you from asking for forgiveness. Turn back Him now while you still can.

11 Comments

  1. william seabrooke

    Joesph; it is good to have you back home again. I enjoyed this newsletter as I look forward to each newsletter. I would like to leave a comment.Maybe on future newsletters you could give us you itenary; travel plans for your upcoming speaking engagements in case we missed your reports on the weekly shabbat meetings!

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  2. Robert Marr

    Thanks for the report on Philippines. Its refreshing to hear people turning to the truth.

    I dont think the red algae bloom is the same as the plague of Egypt. Its says it was blood. Even blood in people’s baskets and bowls.

    I have only heard of one or two people who believe the Sabbath day is only during the day. It was so weird. I thought immediately of creation and especially Yom Kippur.
    How petty.

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  3. Stuart Wall

    Shalom Joseph,

    Can you explain why the month cannot be more than 30 days? Surely if there is heavy cloud cover / storms etc this could run over another day or two? Where in scripture does it say it must be 29 or 30 days?

    Also, if one can predict that its going to be the 29th or 30th day, how can the feast of trumpets be a day that no one can know?

    Thanks.

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    • Joseph F Dumond

      Shalom David, all these questions are addressed in our book It Was A Riddle Not A Command.
      The moon takes 29.5days to travel around the earth.
      Here is the actual time. The Moon takes about one month to orbit Earth (27.3 days to complete a revolution, but 29.5 days to change from New Moon to New Moon).

      As the Moon completes each 27.3-day orbit around Earth, both Earth and the Moon are moving around the Sun. Because of this change in position, sunlight appears to hit the Moon at a slightly different angle on day 27 than it does on day zero ‚Äē even though the Moon itself has already traveled all the way around Earth. It takes a little more than two additional days for sunlight to hit the Moon in the same way it did on day zero. This is why it takes 29.5 days to get from new moon to new moon, even though it doesn‚Äôt take quite that long for the Moon itself to travel once around Earth.

      So because it takes 29.5 days each month is either 29 or 30 days in length. Never 31..

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  4. Glenn L Caron

    Regarding the Sabbath starts at evening the night before …….
    To be clean for the sabbath “day” part starts at evening the night before. That is when you wash (mickvah) and then are clean at evening for the next 24 hours You must stay clean and not defiled by , unclean foods , or a dead body or even sexual relations or sins of any kind. If you are NOT clean in the evening before then the whole 24 hours until the next evening you will be UNCLEAN and not able to be close to Yehovah by HIS standards of approach . THis is why Atonement is even more specific about being clean the evening before to be pure for the special ATONEMENT day !
    Lev_10:10  Even for a distinction between the holy and unholy, and between the unclean and clean
    Lev 11:24  And you shall be unclean for these. Whoever touches their dead body shall be unclean until the evening. 
    Lev 11:25  And whoever carries the carcass of them shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening; 
    Lev 11:26  even every living thing which divides the hoof, and is not cloven-footed, nor chews the cud, they are unclean to you. Everyone that touches them shall be unclean. 
    Lev 11:27  And whatever goes on its paws, among all the living things that go on all four, those are unclean to you. Whoever touches their dead body shall be unclean until the evening. 
    Lev 11:28  And he that carries their dead bodies shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. They are unclean to you. 
    Lev 11:29  These also shall be unclean to you among the swarming things that swarm on the earth: the weasel, and the mouse, and the great lizard after its kind; 
    Lev 11:30  and the gecko, and the monitor, and the lizard, and the sand lizard, and chameleon. 
    Lev 11:31  These are unclean to you among all that swarm. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until the evening. 
    Lev_11:39  And if any animal among those you may eat dies, he that touches its dead body shall be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_11:40  And he that eats of its dead body shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening. He also that carries its body shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:2  Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, When any man has an issue from his flesh; he is unclean because of his issue.
    Lev_15:4  Every bed on which he who issues lies is unclean. And everything on which he sits shall be unclean.
    Lev_15:5  And whoever touches his bed shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:6  And he that sits on any thing on which he who issues sat shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:7  And he that touches the flesh of him who issues shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:8  And if he who issues spits on him that is clean, then he shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:9  And whatever saddle he who issues rides on shall be unclean.
    Lev_15:10  And whoever touches anything that was under him shall be unclean until the evening. And he that carries any of those things shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:11  And whomever he who issues touches, and has not rinsed his hands in water, he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:16¬† And if any man’s semen goes from him, then he shall wash all his flesh in water and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:17  And every garment and every skin on which the semen shall be, it shall be washed with water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:18  And the woman with whom a man shall lie with emission of semen shall both bathe in water and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:19  And if a woman has an issue, and her issue in her flesh is blood, she shall be in her impurity seven days. And whoever touches her shall be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:20  And everything that she lies on in her impurity shall be unclean. Everything also that she sits on shall be unclean.
    Lev_15:21  And whoever touches her bed shall wash his clothes, and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:22  And whoever touches anything that she sat on, shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_15:23  And if it is on the bed or on anything on which she sits, when he touches it, he shall be unclean until the evening.
    Lev_17:15  And any soul that eats a dead body, or a torn thing, whether a native or a stranger, he shall both wash his clothes and bathe in water, and be unclean until the evening. Then he shall be clean.
    Eze_44:23  And they shall teach My people to discern between the holy and common, and between the unclean and the clean.

    We ARE to distingiush between the clean and unclean and to BE close to Yehovah on the Sabbath day we must be clean and that starts the evening before AFTER a BATH! SOme may say that this is only for the Priests during Temple service times but are WE not to become kings and Priests As well and this applies to all of us Called out ones too?
    This is why the sabbath MUST start the evening before to be PURE to keep the Sabbath HOLY !

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  5. Anon

    Racquel correctly wrote about his humbleness and patience:

    Isa 42:1 Behold My servant, whom I uphold. My Chosen One, in whom My soul delights. I have put My Ruach on Him, He will bring justice to the nations.
    Isa 42:2 He will not cry out or raise His voice, or make His voice heard in the street.
    Isa 42:3 A bruised reed He will not break. A smoldering wick He will not snuff out. He will faithfully bring forth justice.
    Isa 42:4 He will not be disheartened or crushed until He establishes justice on earth. The islands will wait for His Torah.

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  6. Gary Edwards

    Oh foolish virgins coming late to wedding feast repent of this falsehood before it’s too late…

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  7. Nick Caron

    Deuteronomy 23 reads this below in NKJ version

    9 “When the army goes out against your enemies, then keep yourself from every wicked thing. 10 If there is any man among you who becomes unclean by some occurrence in the night, then he shall go outside the camp; he shall not come inside the camp. 11 But it shall be, when evening comes, that he shall wash with water; and when the sun sets, he may come into the camp.

    NIV version below:

    9 When you are encamped against your enemies, keep away from everything impure. 10 If one of your men is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is to go outside the camp and stay there. 11 But as evening approaches he is to wash himself, and at sunset he may return to the camp.

    The New King James and the king James seems to give the impression that the evening has begun before sunset and that you are to wash in the evening, and then at sunset that same evening you would be clean and could come into the camp.

    The New international version goes with as evening approaches you are to wash and then at sunset you would be clean.

    I tend to lean on the NKJV and KJV that perhaps the evening does begin just before sunset allowing you to clean and then at sunset officially the new day has begun, and you are now clean.

    Now I wonder if we aim for Sabbath beginning at sunset, we may be missing a little bit of the mark in that the evening could perhaps begin just before sunset. I know in the Shabbat zoom meeting the Hebrew word Boker(excuse my spelling), has been brought up as pertaining to when the shadows stretch out long and the Ruach is moving in the wind which I think could mean the thermals as the sun begins to go down and air cools down. The air that’s cooling rushes down in elevation as cool air sinks.

    I know I strive to be completed my work and prepared for Sabbath just before sunset on Friday, but it makes me think perhaps the evening does begin shortly before sunset.

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    • Nick Caron

      Excuse my ignorance on the meaning of Boker, it actually is used in scripture when referring to the morning and morning light. The word I should have used in this comment was actually I think, erev. Anyway, I apologize if I caused any confusion.

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  8. Nathan

    In the field of military work, being on time is a matter of life and death. Even just a few minutes late could cost lives.

    I hope I’m following the right timing now and if not I pray for me and you that we have the wisdom to know, long before it’s a life or death situation

    stay safe brothers and sisters

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  9. Nick Caron

    Wanted to add this as well to add to my previous comment.
    The only point I’m trying to make is that the evening may begin before sunset.

    Joshua 8:29
    He hung the king of Ai on a tree until evening, and at sunset Joshua commanded that they take down the body from the tree and throw it down at the entrance of the city gate. And over it they raised a large pile of rocks, which remains to this day.
    Joshua 10:26
    26And afterward Joshua struck them and killed them and hanged them on five trees; and they were hanging on the trees until evening. 27 So it was at the time of the going down of the sun that Joshua commanded, and they took them down from the trees, cast them into the cave where they had been hidden, and laid large stones against the cave’s mouth, which remain until this very day.

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