Which Calendar – Which Moon?

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: Feb 8, 2019

News Letter 5854-046
The 2nd Year of the 4th Sabbatical Cycle
The 23rd year of the 120th Jubilee Cycle
The 3rd day of the 12th month 5854 years after the creation of Adam
The 12th Month in the Second year of the Fourth Sabbatical Cycle
The 4th Sabbatical Cycle after the 119th Jubilee Cycle
The Sabbatical Cycle of Sword, Famines, and Pestilence

February 9, 2019

Shabbat Shalom to the Royal Family of Yehovah,

The New Moon

The New moon this past month was not going to be visible from Jerusalem on the 29th day of the 11th month as shown to us by Torah Calendar.


Understanding the Sunset Diagram

The diagram above depicts a view of the western sky as seen from the proximity of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, observed at the moment of sunset, at or near the beginning of a Hebrew Month. Select one of three buttons for viewing the new moon in Jerusalem on either the Day Before, the New Moon Day or the Day After the new moon. Then press the View button.

The darker area at the bottom of the diagram represents a view of the horizon as seen from the observer’s location looking toward the west. The yellow circle shows the sun’s position just below the horizon at the moment of sunset. The moon is shown as a thin crescent if it is visible. Otherwise, if the moon’s center lies on or below the curved part of the white visibility line, it is represented as a white circle. A white circle indicates that the moon’s crescent is too faint to be seen with the naked eye due to the overwhelming effect of the evening twilight when the moon is too low in topocentric altitude.

When the crescent moon is located close to the curved white visibility line, it is shown inside a set of cross hairs. In cases like this, the new moon will be barely visible and sighting it will require a perfectly clear sky.

The numbers across the bottom represent the difference in topocentric azimuth (DAZ) between the moon and the sun in degrees. Topocentric azimuth is the angle measured clockwise from true north where due west is 270°. This diagram is not fixed to a particular azimuth. The point on the western horizon where the sun sets is northward in the summer months and more southward during the winter. However, in this diagram, the sunset is framed so that the sun’s position is always shown at the same place in the diagram. The actual topocentric azimuth for both the moon and the sun are shown in the tables below. The numbers along the left side of the diagram above show the topocentric altitude angle of the moon (or sun) measured in degrees from the horizon.

If the moon is visible from Jerusalem, it will always lie within the two straight white lines shown in the diagram. The moon never ventures outside of these boundaries because the inclination of the plane of the moon’s orbit never exceeds 5.145° with the plane of the earth’s mean orbit around the sun known as the ecliptic.

Hebrew Months are numbered consecutively from 1 to 12 in a regular year, or from 1 to 13 in a leap year. The sequence of numbering Hebrew Months in the Creation Calendar is consistent and never changes. Hebrew Month 1 is always at the beginning of a Spiritual Year and occurs at the same time as Hebrew Month 1 in the Civil Year. In this way there will never be confusion about how to keep the appointed times and festivals. Hebrew Months are consistently numbered in an unchanging sequence in the Scriptures.

So at the end of 29th day of the 11th Month, the moon was below the line and outside the potential visibility zone. That was Tuesday evening. That evening and the next day was the 30th day of the month and it was also the end of the 11th month by default. Wednesday Evening began the1st day of the 12th month whether or not the moon was sighted. Which it was not from Jerusalem.

Dear Friends,
As of this writing, we are not aware of any positive new moon sightings from Israel this evening. This is probably in part due to the heavy cloud coverage and possibly less people looked because it was the end of the 30th day of the previous month, making sunset this evening, Wednesday, January 6, 2019, the beginning of the new month by default, as a lunar month cannot be more than 30 days.

On behalf of all of us who rely on these observations, we wish to thank everyone in Israel who looked for the new moon this evening despite the weather.

But we did have two people report they saw the crescent moon Wednesday evening from Kenya and South Cambodia,

I have sighted the new moon crescent here in Kenya(Mt. Kenya area )chuka. Waiting for Official Report from Jerusalem. Otherwise Happy 12th New month of Adar 5854 AM. Henry Mate.


Ricci Marais
My 1st crescent moon sighting! 18h33 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia — at Phnom Penh.

I do thank these fairly new people to Yehvoah’s Kingdom and thank them for practicing to sight the moon and being part of those witnesses to this greatest of time clocks. Next month will be crucial as it could be the one to determine the timing of the Holy Days for Passover.

Katie Hopkins Message for America

Last week I upset some of you with our teaching on the 4 Horsemen as we explained who they are and how they are already riding across the world stage. The overwhelming evidence upset many of you as you come to terms with the reality of the scriptures being played out in front of us right now. No one wants to see our nations punished and yet we all know it is coming and in fact is already here. We keep wanting to return our hiding place and bury our head in the sand so we no longer have to look. But it does not change the truth. Yehovah is setting the stage. His army is being moved into position, they are being staged right now and soon will be set loose on all of Israel until there is just a remnant left of us.


The Sabbath is the Day only part! Really? Lets Prove it Once and for All

Recently a gentleman came along on fb and began to court some of our brethren. He later accused me of being a false teacher because I did not adhere to his understanding. If in fact, I am wrong then show me using the scriptures. I have always sought the truth. But when someone brings in heresy teachings and begins to teach it and I challenge them, I have found over the years that the first thing they do is accuse me of being a false teacher. Upon further examination, we do learn who is the false teacher and it seems to most often be them.

I have for many years heard from a group out of New Zealand and those who follow them, that the Sabbath is made up of only the 12 hour part of the Day that has light. So that what we call erev Sabbath is not the Sabbath. That is the dark part of what we currently call the Sabbath is not part of the Sabbath. They claim the Sabbath is only the day part. When I do examine those claiming the Sabbath is the day only I have always found that their source is this same group from New Zealand.

OK, I was going to begin to do a study on this. I have not in the past because I found it to be utter foolishness and I had better things to study out. This past Atonement in 2018 Brian Hoeck did a study on this very subject. So let me present this to you and for all of you to make the time to watch it and study it out. Then you will know for sure if the Sabbath is the day only or whether it is, in fact, a 24 hour period of time.


Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or The INF Treaty

Lev 26:23 “And if by this discipline you are not turned to me but walk contrary to me, then I also will walk contrary to you, and I myself will strike you seven-fold for your sins. And I will bring a sword upon you, that shall execute vengeance for the covenant.

We have three reports about the announcement of the USA to leave the INF Treaty 6 months from February 2, 2019. They had warned the world back in October 2018 they would leave if the Russians did not resolve the outstanding issues of them making these intermediary missiles. They did not and instead blamed the USA. The UK and the EU both agree with the USA that Russia is in breach of the agreement. President Obama also called on the Russians to stop making breaking this treaty and Obama did nothing to enforce it. Now President Trump has stepped up to the plate. China who is not part of the agreement is cheering both of the other major powers to remain in the agreement. Of course, China does this as it is to their advantage to have that agreement but not to be part of it.

It is almost midnight.



Many are asking me where should they go. They do not like the answer Yehovah has for them.

Jeremiah 15:1 Then the Lord said to me, “Though Moses and Samuel stood before me, yet my heart would not turn toward this people. Send them out of my sight, and let them go! And when they ask you, ‘Where shall we go?’ you shall say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord:
“‘Those who are for pestilence, to pestilence,
and those who are for the sword, to the sword;
those who are for famine, to famine,
and those who are for captivity, to captivity.’
I will appoint over them four kinds of destroyers, declares the Lord: the sword to kill, the dogs to tear, and the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth to devour and destroy. And I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth because of what Manasseh the son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, did in Jerusalem.
“Who will have pity on you, O Jerusalem,
or who will grieve for you?
Who will turn aside
to ask about your welfare?
You have rejected me, declares the Lord;
you keep going backward,
so I have stretched out my hand against you and destroyed you—
I am weary of relenting.
I have winnowed them with a winnowing fork
in the gates of the land;
I have bereaved them; I have destroyed my people;
they did not turn from their ways.
I have made their widows more in number
than the sand of the seas;
I have brought against the mothers of young men
a destroyer at noonday;
I have made anguish and terror
fall upon them suddenly.
She who bore seven has grown feeble;
she has fainted away;
her sun went down while it was yet day;
she has been shamed and disgraced.
And the rest of them I will give to the sword
before their enemies,
declares the Lord.”

Isaiah 30:8 A Rebellious People
And now, go, write it before them on a tablet
and inscribe it in a book,
that it may be for the time to come
as a witness forever.
For they are a rebellious people,
lying children,
children unwilling to hear
the instruction of the Lord;
who say to the seers, “Do not see,”
and to the prophets, “Do not prophesy to us what is right;
speak to us smooth things,
prophesy illusions,
leave the way, turn aside from the path,
let us hear no more about the Holy One of Israel.”
Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel,
“Because you despise this word
and trust in oppression and perverseness
and rely on them,
therefore this iniquity shall be to you
like a breach in a high wall, bulging out and about to collapse,
whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant;
and its breaking is like that of a potter’s vessel
that is smashed so ruthlessly
that among its fragments not a shard is found
with which to take fire from the hearth,
or to dip up water out of the cistern.”
For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel,
“In returning and rest you shall be saved;
in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.”
But you were unwilling, and you said,
“No! We will flee upon horses”;
therefore you shall flee away;
and, “We will ride upon swift steeds”;
therefore your pursuers shall be swift.
A thousand shall flee at the threat of one;
at the threat of five you shall flee,
till you are left
like a flagstaff on the top of a mountain,
like a signal on a hill.

Proverbs 1:20 Wisdom cries aloud in the street,
in the markets she raises her voice;
at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;
at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:
“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?
How long will scoffers delight in their scoffing
and fools hate knowledge?
If you turn at my reproof,
behold, I will pour out my spirit to you;
I will make my words known to you.
Because I have called and you refused to listen,
have stretched out my hand and no one has heeded,
because you have ignored all my counsel
and would have none of my reproof,
I also will laugh at your calamity;
I will mock when terror strikes you,
when terror strikes you like a storm
and your calamity comes like a whirlwind,
when distress and anguish come upon you.
Then they will call upon me, but I will not answer;
they will seek me diligently but will not find me.
Because they hated knowledge
and did not choose the fear of the Lord,
would have none of my counsel
and despised all my reproof,
therefore they shall eat the fruit of their way,
and have their fill of their own devices.
For the simple are killed by their turning away,
and the complacency of fools destroys them;
but whoever listens to me will dwell secure
and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

But for those of you are obeying and striving to obey there is good news for you.

Rev 14:12 Here is a call for the endurance of the saints, those who keep the commandments of God and their faith in Jesus.
And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

Exodus 20:12 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

USA Warns they will leave The INF Treaty Oct 2018

Trump says US will withdraw from nuclear arms treaty with Russia
Experts warn of ‘most severe crisis in nuclear arms control since the 1980s’ as Trump confirms US will leave INF agreement
Julian Borger in Washington, Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies

Sun 21 Oct 2018 02.29 BST First published on Sat 20 Oct 2018 21.17 BST

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Donald Trump in Nevada on Saturday. He said: ‘We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out.’ Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Donald Trump has confirmed the US will leave an arms control treaty with Russia dating from the cold war that has kept nuclear missiles out of Europe for three decades.

“We’ll have to develop those weapons,” the president told reporters in Nevada after a rally. “We’re going to terminate the agreement and we’re going to pull out.”

Trump was referring to the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF), which banned ground-launch nuclear missiles with ranges from 500km to 5,500km. Signed by Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev, it led to nearly 2,700 short- and medium-range missiles being eliminated, and an end to a dangerous standoff between US Pershing and cruise missiles and Soviet SS-20 missiles in Europe.

The Guardian reported on Friday that Trump’s third national security adviser, John Bolton, a longstanding opponent of arms control treaties, was pushing for US withdrawal. The US says Russia has been violating the INF agreement with the development and deployment of a new cruise missile. Under the terms of the treaty, it would take six months for US withdrawal to take effect.

US hawks have also argued that the INF treaty ties the country’s hands in its strategic rivalry with China in the Pacific, with no response to Chinese medium-range missiles that could threaten US bases, allies and shipping.

Bolton and the top arms control adviser in the National Security Council (NSC), Tim Morrison, are also opposed to the extension of another major pillar of arms control, the 2010 New Start agreement with Russia, which limited the number of deployed strategic warheads on either side to 1,550. That agreement, signed by Barack Obama and Dmitri Medvedev, then president of Russia, is due to expire in 2021.

This is the most severe crisis in nuclear arms control since the 1980s

Malcolm Chalmers, Royal United Services Institute
“This is the most severe crisis in nuclear arms control since the 1980s,” said Malcolm Chalmers, the deputy director general of the Royal United Services Institute. “If the INF treaty collapses, and with the New Start treaty on strategic arms due to expire in 2021, the world could be left without any limits on the nuclear arsenals of nuclear states for the first time since 1972.”

Speaking to reporters in Nevada, Trump said: “Russia has violated the agreement. They’ve been violating it for many years and I don’t know why President Obama didn’t negotiate or pull out.

“We’re not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and do weapons and we’re not allowed to. We’re the ones that have stayed in the agreement and we’ve honoured the agreement but Russia has not unfortunately honoured the agreement so we’re going to terminate the agreement, we’re going to pull out.”

Asked to clarify, the president said: “Unless Russia comes to us and China comes to us and they all come to us and they say, ‘Let’s all of us get smart and let’s none of us develop those weapons,’ but if Russia’s doing it and if China’s doing it and we’re adhering to the agreement, that’s unacceptable. So we have a tremendous amount of money to play with with our military.”

Jeffrey Lewis, the director of the East Asia nonproliferation program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, said: “This is a colossal mistake. Russia gets to violate the treaty and Trump takes the blame.

“I doubt very much that the US will deploy much that would have been prohibited by the treaty. Russia, though, will go gangbusters.”

Russian state news agencies on Saturday cited a foreign ministry source as saying Washington’s move to pull out of the treaty is motivated by a dream of a single global superpower.

“The main motive is a dream of a unipolar world. Will it come true? No,” a foreign ministry source told Ria Novosti state news agency.

The official said that Russia has “many times publicly denounced the US policy course towards dismantling the nuclear deal”.

US Nato envoy’s threat to Russia: stop developing missile or we’ll ‘take it out’

The US ambassador to Nato has warned Russia that if it does not halt the development of a new cruise missile in violation of a treaty between the countries, the US will “take out” the missile.

Kay Bailey Hutchison was speaking to reporters about a longstanding issue of contention, a Russian ground-launched cruise missile which Washington says breaks the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF).

Moscow has denied the charge, and the Trump administration has announced plans to develop its own medium-range cruise missile in response, raising the spectre of a new nuclear arms race.

But Hutchison went further in her remarks and appeared to suggest the possibility of a pre-emptive strike when the Russian missiles became operational.

“The counter-measures would be to take out the missiles that are in development by Russia in violation of the treaty,” the envoy said, mistakenly referring to the missile in question as a ballistic missile, rather than a cruise missile. She also suggested the missile, known as 9M729, was still in development, even though the US accused Russia of deploying it last year.

Washington “has approached this step over the course of many years by deliberately and step-by-step destroying the basis for the agreement,” the official said, quoted by Russia’s three main news agencies.

“This decision is part of the US policy course to withdraw from those international legal agreements that place equal responsibilities on it and its partners and make vulnerable its concept of its own ‘exceptionalism’.”

Russian senator Alexei Pushkov wrote on Twitter that the move was “the second powerful blow against the whole system of strategic stability in the world, with the first being Washington’s 2001 withdrawal from the anti-ballistic missile treaty”.

“And again the initiator of the dissolution of the agreement is the US,” Pushkov wrote.

The Pentagon has been generally supportive of the INF treaty but defense secretary James Mattis warned other Nato ministers earlier this month it would no longer be tenable if Russia did not withdraw its Novator ground-based missile, which the US has argued for nearly four years violates the INF range restrictions.

Nato ministers issued a joint statement saying the INF agreement “has been crucial to Euro-Atlantic security and we remain fully committed to the preservation of this landmark arms control treaty”. But they urged Russia to come clean about the capabilities of its new missile.

The Chinese arsenal has also been a source of concern for the US Pacific Command. Its former commander, Adm Harry Harris, told the Senate in March: “We have no ground-based capability that can threaten China because of, among other things, our rigid adherence, and rightfully so, to the treaty that we sign on to, the INF treaty.”

Lewis disagreed that the INF leaves the US at a significant disadvantage in the Pacific.

“The China stuff is nonsense,” he said. “INF does not prohibit sea- and air-based systems, nor does it prohibit South Korea and Japan from developing long-range missiles. If China were a real problem, the US and its allies could have acted long ago.”

Alexandra Bell, a former senior state department official and now senior policy director at the Centre for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, said: “When problems arise in arms control, you work and fix them.

“What shocks me is that this president who is constantly telling us he is deal-maker has failed utterly to save Reagan’s nuclear legacy. He did nothing with his relationship with Putin. There were trades to be made to fix this treaty and he couldn’t pull it off.”

She added: “Why would the North Koreans have any reason to believe in any deal made with this president, with Bolton whispering in his ear.”

Agence France-Presse contributed to this report

USA Announces it is leaving the INF Treaty 6 Months from Feb 2, 2019

WASHINGTON — The world’s two greatest nuclear powers are set to pull out of a crucial nuclear weapons treaty beginning this weekend.

Amanda Macias
CNBC31 January 2019

The United States and Russia announced Thursday that discussions this week to save the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces, or INF, Treaty, failed and thus Washington will begin the six-month withdrawal process starting Feb. 2.

“Unfortunately, there is no progress,” Russian deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov said following the treaty discussions, according to a translation by Reuters. “As far as we understand, the next step is coming, the next phase begins, namely the phase of the United States stopping its obligations under the INF, which will evidently happen this coming weekend.”

Andrea Thompson, undersecretary of state for arms control and international security affairs, who is leading U.S. efforts, said that “diplomacy is never done” but that Washington is likely to withdraw from the INF pact.

“The Russians still aren’t in acknowledgment that they are in violation of the treaty,” Thompson told Reuters.

Read more: The U.S. and Russia are threatening to make more weapons. Here’s how many nukes each nation has

The INF treaty, signed in 1987 by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, prohibited the development and deployment of ground-launched nuclear missiles with ranges of 310 miles to 3,420 miles. The agreement forced each country to dismantle more than 2,500 missiles and kept nuclear-tipped cruise missiles off the European continent for three decades.

In October, President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Cold War-era pact. Russia, Trump says, has violated the arms agreement by building and fielding the banned weapons “for many years.” On behalf of the administration, national security advisor John Bolton flew to Moscow to personally deliver the decision to the Kremlin.

Two months later, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo cited material evidence that Russia has quietly added nuclear-tipped missiles that are currently banned by the INF treaty to its colossal arsenal. Russia, Pompeo said, has developed “multiple battalions of the SSC-8 missiles,” a move that falls outside the arms agreement.

“Its range makes it a direct menace to Europe,” he said after a meeting with his NATO counterparts.

Pompeo then offered Russia an ultimatum: come into compliance of the agreement within 60 days or the United States will exit the weapons pact.

NATO on Tuesday also called on Moscow to “return urgently to full and verifiable compliance.” “It is now up to Russia to preserve the INF Treaty,” wrote NATO foreign ministers in a joint statement.

Russian President Vladimir Putin upped the ante a day later by saying he is prepared to develop nuclear-tipped missiles if the U.S. withdraws from the INF Treaty.

“Now it seems our American partners believe that the situation has changed so much that the United States must also have such a weapon. What’s our response? It’s simple: in that case we will also do this,” Putin said.

As it stands, the INF withdrawal process will last six months and will begin on Saturday. The process, however, could be reversed if Russia came back into compliance.


China not part of the treaty wants it to continue without them

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – The United States should resolve its differences with Russia through dialogue instead of threatening to withdraw from an important nuclear arms control agreement between the two nations, China’s foreign ministry said on Saturday.

The United States’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Friday that Washington would withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia within six months unless Russia returned to “full and verifiable compliance” with the treaty.

Washington claims Russia’s new Novator 9M729 cruise missile violates the agreement, which bans ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with ranges of between 500 and 5,500 km (310 to 3,420 miles).

“As an important bilateral treaty in arms control and disarmament, the Intermediate-Range Treaty has great significance in improving relations between major powers, strengthening international and regional peace, and maintaining global strategic balance and stability,” China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement posted on its website.

“China is opposed to U.S. withdrawal action and urges the United States and Russia to handle their differences properly through constructive dialogue,” the statement said, warning that unilateral withdrawal could trigger “negative consequences”.

The agreement officially expires in early 2021 but can be extended by another five years if both Washington and Moscow agree. However, Russian officials have accused the United States of inventing a pretext to end the treaty, allowing them to develop new weapons.

China’s foreign ministry said it was not in favor of drawing up a multilateral arms control agreement to replace the Intermediate-Range Treaty, saying the issues were too complicated and that existing agreements should instead be maintained and implemented.

Reporting by David Stanway; Editing by Joseph Radford

The Omen of President Trumps Blood Moon

The Birthday Of Donald Trump

Donald John Trump was born June 14,, and is the 45th and current president of the United States of America. Judith Dennis tipped me off to this and we now share these things with you.

When we look to Yehovah’s calendar we can see that President Trump was born 7 days after Shavuot in 1946. This is taken from Torah Calendar 

Please note the large numbers in these calendar charts are for the month of Sivan, of the Hebrew Calendar. The small print in the bottom of each square is the Gregorian date beginning the evening before.

Shavuot in 1946 was on Sunday, June 9 beginning the night before. President Trump was born 6 days later on Friday, June 14, 1946 at 10:46 AM. You can see this from his birth certificate. That Friday night there was a full blood moon over Asia and all of that part of the world.

President Trump was born at 10:46 AM and just 38 minutes later the full Blood moon began over all of Asia and lasted for 6 hours and 9 minutes. You can double check all of this at this link. This was on the Sabbath that year.

So what does this mean?

In our book The Blood Moons we show you that the current Hebrew Calendar is wrong and the Rabbis even admit it. These same Rabbis also tell us that we will be going back to using the Barley to begin the year and the visible crescent moon to begin the month when the Messiah comes as this was the way they used to determine the Holy Days before they were kicked out of the land of Israel.

Now let me quote you one section from our book The Blood Moons which you can only order through our web site as an e-book.

What Does All Of This Mean?

All things considered, why have I gone out of my way to share all of this with you? Why should any of us care about this? What I have proposed thus far has all the earmarks of a wake-up call and I’m sure is very compelling, but so were all the false prophecies that were “true” today, false tomorrow. What makes this any different?

Whether it is four Blood Moons by themselves or four Blood Moons and two Dark ones, why should anyone give any heed to the matter or take what I’m saying to heart? The answer to this is what no one else is telling you.
At https://sightedmoon.com, I have been telling you since 2005 about the curses found in Leviticus 26 for not keeping the Sabbatical Years. There are five curses revealed in Leviticus of which it would behoove you to let me review with you.

The 1st Curse is what I have aptly called the Curse of Terror. It began in 1996 and is then compounded by the curses that follow hard on its heels—including each successive
curse overlapping with and compounding the one that has gone before versus being entirely distinct and separate from.

The 2nd Curse entails Severe Weather and Drought and these curses came into effect during the Sabbatical Cycle, which began in 2003. The 2nd Curse compounds the 1st Curse and is then both of these are compounded by the 3rd one.

The 3rd Curse is comprised of Epidemics and Sickness, which began in 2010.

The 4th Curse is described to us in the following Levitical passage:

23 And if you will not be reformed by Me by these things, but will still walk contrary to Me, 24 then I will walk contrary to you and will punish you seven times more for your sins. 25 And I will bring a sword on you that shall execute the vengeance of the covenant. And when you are gathered inside your cities, I will send the plague among you. And you shall be delivered into the hand of the enemy. (Leviticus 26:23)

The 4th Sabbatical Cycle is the cycle that includes the Curse of War. Notice that 2014, 2015 and 2016 are the three years that precede this 4th Curse Cycle.

But there is more, so listen carefully. This is what no one is teaching you about with regard to the Blood Moons. Again, understand that when I speak of Israel, I am talking about all 12 Tribes and not just the Tribe of Judah who are the Jews today.

It states the following in the Talmud:

Talmud Succah 29a It was taught: R. Meir said, “Whenever the luminaries are in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel since they are inured to blows. This may be compared to a school teacher who comes to school with a strap in his hand. Who becomes apprehensive? He who is accustomed to be daily punished.”

Our Rabbis taught, “When the sun is in eclipse it is a bad omen for idolaters; when Lavanah (Moon) is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel, since Israel reckons by Lavanah (Moon) and idolaters by the sun.”

If it is in eclipse in the east, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the east; if in the west, it is a bad omen for those who dwell in the west; if in the midst of heaven it is bad omen for the whole world.
If its face is red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world; if it is like sack-cloth, the arrows of famine are coming to the world; if it resembles both, the sword and the arrows of famine are coming to the world. If the eclipse is at sunset, calamity will tarry in its coming; if at dawn, it hastens on its way: but some say the order is to be reversed.

And there is no nation which is smitten that its gods are not smitten together with it, as it is said, “And against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments.” But when Israel fulfills the will of the Omnipresent, they need have no fear of all these [omens] as it is said, “Thus saith the L-RD(2), ‘Learn not the way of the nations, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven, for the nations are dismayed at them, the idolaters will be dismayed, but Israel will not be dismayed.’”

According to the Talmud quote featured above, the Blood Moons are a warning of a coming Sword and the Dark Moons are warning of a coming Famine.

And this is, at long last, the thing that no one has been teaching you.

The Blood Moons are warning to us of the coming War. The very warnings outlined in Leviticus 26:23 are now about to come upon us, not just in part, but in full. But we have not yet read of the other things Leviticus 26 warns us of. We also have the Dark Moons, as I stated earlier, and they are indicative of a Famine that is coming. Now read the rest of Leviticus 26 as it describes to us the severe Famine that we are about to endure.

23 “And if you are not instructed by Me by these, but walk contrary to Me, 24 then I also shall walk contrary to you, and I Myself shall smite you seven times for your sins. 25 And I shall bring against you a sword executing the vengeance of My covenant, and you shall gather together in your cities, and I shall send pestilence among you, and you shall be given into the hand of the enemy. 26 When I have cut off your supply of bread, ten women shall bake your bread in one oven, and they shall bring back to you your bread by weight, and you shall eat and not be satisfied. 27 And if in spite of this, you do not obey Me, but walk contrary to Me, 28 then I shall walk contrary to you in wrath. And I Myself shall punish you seven times for your sins. 29 And you shall eat the flesh of your sons, and eat the flesh of your daughters.” (Leviticus 26:23-29)

This coming Famine is going to be so severe that people will resort to eating their own children.

You have to ask yourself why would ten women need to bake for one man? The answer is understood by watching the events in the Middle East in 2014. All the males captured in battle are executed, both young and old. The women are then sold off as sex slaves.


Again what does all of this mean?

We have just read about what Jewish Mythology says about the Blood Moon. In our book, The Blood Moons, we have documented these blood moos that came before each of the Patriarch’s death and before the flood and before the destruction of Israel and of Judah and before the destruction of the Temple. Please do order the book and read this ASAP.

These Blood Moons came at Passover and again at Sukkot, two of the High Holy Days of Lev 23, in each year leading up to each event. Some were two and other three and for years in a row.

The sages say;

 if in the midst of heaven it is bad omen for the whole world. If its face is red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world; if it is like sack-cloth, the arrows of famine are coming to the world;

Let me show you what happened according to the book of Jasher at the time of Abraham’s birth.

After the Deluge, Terah, Abram’s father, was also the number one man for the world dictator – Nimrod.  At the birth of Terah’s son, Abram, all the wise men and conjurers of court went to celebrate at Terah’s house.  On leaving, Nimrod’s courtiers saw a large star (a comet more likely) moving in the heavens and devouring four other stars.  Their interpretation of this sign was that Abram would supplant all the kings of the earth, including Nimrod.  The king sent for Terah and demanded he bring in his son, so that Nimrod could kill him.  Terah asked for three days to consider the matter.  At the end of three days, Nimrod demanded Terah bring the newborn.  Terah did bring a newborn, but his handmaid’s rather than his son.  Nimrod murdered this infant.  Terah took his wife, her maid and Abram and concealed them in a cave for ten years bringing them provisions monthly.  After ten years in the cave, Abram was sent to live with the household of Noah and his son, Shem, where he remained for thirty-nine years.

We are not saying that President Trump is destined to take over the world. No, but we are saying that this Blood Moon at his birth is potentially a sign for us in these last days.

We have proven that we are indeed in the very last days, the time of Jacobs Trouble, in our books, Remembering the Sabbatical Year of 2016 and The 2300 Days of Hell.

Other Signs

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), an agency of the United Nations, coordinates the organization’s environmental activities and assists developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm Conference) from June 5-16 1972.

This event took place a week and 1/2 after Shavuot in 1972.

On January 1, 1973, the UK joined the European Common Market. But this was still part of the year previous because the year does not begin until the month of Aviv in March or April. So this is still part of the 1972 year.

This is important to understand because of the prophecy in Daniel 9.

Dan 9:27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,

One week is actually one Jubilee cycle of 49 years. From 1972 when we count 49 years, it comes to the year 2020. The covenant made with many is coming to an end in 2020 just as BREXIT is coming to end in 2019, 48 years after it was agreed to. Could we see a one-year extension of the BREXIT deal? Maybe.

President Trump upon entering the Office of the President January 2016, withdrew from the Paris Agreement June 2, 2017. The Paris Agreement is the modern day title given to the UNEP. But the USA is bound by the agreement for 4 years after notification that they are going to withdraw. Once again that brings you to November 2020.

President Donald Trump proclaimed Thursday June 2, 2017, he was withdrawing the US from the Paris climate accord, a sweeping step that fulfills a campaign promise while acutely dampening global efforts to curb global warming.

In triggering the official withdrawal procedures, Trump has sparked a lengthy process that won’t conclude until November 2020 — the same month he’s up for reelection, ensuring the issue becomes a major topic of debate in the next presidential contest.

This announcement was just three days before Shavuot 2017 that year.

Daniel 9:24 “Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place. Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

Which Calendar? Which Moon?

The subject of when the new month is to start has been argued over for many years. With both sides presenting logical and convincing papers to prove the matter to their own cause. It is the Bible that both sides use and it is confusing to those who are not so adept at searching out the scriptures. In the end, the average follower of Messiah is forced to admit they just do not know. Or they say that when the Messiah returns then He will sort it all out and we will then do as He says.

I was one of these confused followers. I had no idea. And I had no idea how to find out. I wanted to know the truth and not to be misled. It took me months to come to any conclusion, and it was based on slim evidence. But it is the one I have followed now for just over a year. (since 2005). Was I right in my thinking? I am not so inclined to just assume I am always right. So I constantly look for reinforcement to back my position or to change my position when I see that I am wrong. To admit that you are wrong is very difficult for me and is almost always met with resistance-sometimes very strong resistance.

As many of you did in the past or are at present, we all followed the Hebrew Calendar. I was challenged on this over a year ago, 2004-2005. I came to my conclusion that I should be keeping the sighted new moon as the beginning of my month. I based this on the evidence that you cannot know when the Messiah is to return although we all believe He is to come back on the Feast of Trumpets.

Matt. 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

See article on Return of Yeshua.

Yet we have in our possession calendars that tell us exactly when the Feast of Trumpets is years and years in advance. So we do know, but Matt 24:36 says we can’t know. So from this, I concluded that by using a new sighted moon, which can’t be known until it is actually seen in Jerusalem on the day it appears, that we must use the sighted moon method to determine the new month. It was simple and made sense to me. But I could not prove it correct by scriptures.

Then I discovered Nehemia Gordon and the Karaites, and Michael Rood and his calendar, and others who also agree now back me up. And then I find some of you to whom this paper is sent to, who also agree with this conclusion. I was vindicated, but when I am presented with the conjuncture moon argument I am left with a feeling of not being sure anymore. I am uneasy until I am once again convinced I am doing things according to the Law. But the conjuncture moon people are also doing so according to the law. Are both right?

And I am just as sure that those who follow the conjuncture moon are just as unsettled as I am when the subject is brought up and discussed. Who has the absolute proof positive? If we are honest with each other as we should be to brothers and sister, then we would always be uncomfortable talking about this, because we won’t have the “thus says the Lord”, scripture to go too.

It is in this light of not being 100% positive that I kept two Feast this year in 2005. I also kept two Passovers. And two Pentecost. I was not sure. Not 100% sure which one was correct. Then after talking to Chiam Goldman of the Rood Awakening Crew, he suggested I keep both this year. It was hard but I figured I was safe. But having done it I feel as if I was a hypocrite. Not being true to my beliefs. I knew the postponements were an abomination, and wrong. This is what the Hebrew Calendar does in the fall. Moving the Feast of Trumpets one or two days away from the actual day of the new moon whether it was conjuncture or sighted, made no difference. Just whether or not it was going to be two Holy days back to back. Like a Friday and Saturday. If it was two Holy Days back to back, then the Feast of Trumpets was moved one or two days later. This is not biblical at all, but a man-made idea. There are other rules but I am not here to discuss them.

The purpose of this paper is to offer you the proof positive that will conclude which is the correct way to determine the new moon, and thus the beginning of the new year and having once done that then we will be able to determine when each of the Holy Days is to fall. It is important to keep the Sabbath on the 7th day. Saturday. It is also just as important to keep the other Holy Days, the High Holy Days on the day we are commanded to keep them. Not when ever we want to. It is not our choice as to when they should be. It is our Fathers choice. Our choice is to whether or not we will obey.

So what is this proof?
As many of you are now aware of I have been reading many of Dr. Ernest L. Martin’s books this past winter. And am blown away by the things I am finding. In his book The Star that Astonished the World, Mr. Martin is showing us by Astronomy, exactly the day and even the hour that our Messiah was born. Something I felt was impossible until I read his book and how he came to the conclusions he has. You can get a copy at www.askelm.com. In the process of proving his points, he touches on the subject of the new moon, not to settle an argument as to when it was, whether conjuncture or sighted, but to show the truth behind a prophecy that we all know. In fact, we do all know the prophecies about the birth of the Messiah.

So I will not tell you which New Moon is correct. You yourself must decide which method is the correct one. I will now show you what Mr. Martin showed me. Once I saw this all confusion as to whether it should be calculated conjuncture or sighted are put to rest.

The birth of the Messiah is recorded in Matthew’s Gospel, and in Luke’s Gospel. Did you know it was also recorded in Revelation?

But first, let me quote you what it says in E. Raymond Capt’s book The Glory of the Stars. Another good book to have in your library.

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. 2 Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. 3 There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. 4 Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun

Genesis 1:14-19
Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; 15 and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so. 16 Then God made two great lights: the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night. He made the stars also. 17 God set them in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth, 18 and to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness. And God saw that it was good. 19 So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

Job 38:31-33
“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion? 32 Can you bring out Mazzaroth (Zodiac) in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? 33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?

Isaiah 40:25-26
“To whom then will you liken Me, Or to whom shall I be equal?” says the Holy One. 26 Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.

Psalms 147:4
He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.

[ The Stars were put there by Yehovah, and each one named by Him. They have the same names in every language around the world. Although pronounced differently, they mean the same thing in each language. The constellations were named by Adam, Seth, and Enoch and passed on down to us through Noah. They were given to them, by Yehovah as prophetic reminders each night of things to come. And can be read in any language around the world, today]

Chapter one- Constellation of Virgo [ the Virgin]

Virgo is pictured as a woman with a branch in her right hand and some ears of corn (Barley) in her left hand. The name of this sign in Hebrew is “Bethulah”, which means ” a virgin”: In Arabic, “Adarah”, “the pure virgin”: in Greek ” Parthenos”, “the maid of virgin pureness”. All the traditions, names and mythologies, connected with this sign, recognize and emphasize the virginity of the women.

In the Zodiac of Denderah, in Egypt, Virgo is also represented with a branch in her hand. To the Egyptians, the woman was represented as Isis, the wife of Osiris and was called “Aspolia”, which means “ears of corn” or “the seed”. The Greeks, like wise, ignorant of the Divine origin and teaching of this sign, represented Virgo as “Ceres” with ears of Corn in her hand.

The corn and the branch denote a two-fold nature of the Coming Seed. The first coming as the incarnate fulfillment of Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel” and as quoted in Matt 1:23 “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”

The bright star in the ear of corn in her left hand is called in Arabic, “Al Zimach”, meaning “the branch”. Zechariah writes of this branch in Zech 3:8 -For behold, I am bringing forth My Servant the BRANCH. It is significant that Christ referred to Himself as the corn, or seed of wheat, which needed to fall and die in order to attain its proper fruitfulness. John 12:23-24.

One of the stars in the branch is called “Al Mureddin” which means, ” who shall come down” or ” who shall have dominion”.

Psalms 72:8 states “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea.” The star is also known by the Chaldee word, ” Vindermiatrix ” which means “the son” or “branch who cometh”. An emblem of Christ, much employed by the prophets, was the branch, root, bough or sprout of a plant. Thus we find Christ described as the Rod from the stem of Jesse and a Branch out of his roots ( Isaiah 11:1). He is the branch of Righteousness, the Branch of the Lord, God’s servant the Branch (Jer. 23:5; Isaiah 4:2; Zech 3:8; 6:12 ).

It should be pointed out that Virgo, in a broader prophetic sense, represented “the Virgin , the daughter of Zion ( Isaiah 37:22) which is another name for the nation of Israel (the whole 12 tribes). Throughout the Old and New Testament, Israel is often spoken of as the figures of a woman, the “wife” of Yehovah; the “virgin” of Zion (Jeremiah 14:17; 18:13; Amos 5:2; 2 John 1:1)

Mr. Capt goes on to show how the whole Zodiac in its correct form is a letter from our Creator to us and can be read each night if we would take the time to do so. It opens the door to a deeper understanding of what He has been saying all these years.

I have in the past always assumed the Zodiac was a pagan thing. I now realize that it was a message from Yehovah, and was perverted into a pagan worship. Yah’s message has not changed. But the way in which we look at that message has. It became perverted. Similar to the snake on the pole that Moses made. Yehovah told him to make it but it was the people in Hezekiah’s day who were worshiping the snake and pole and not Yehovah. So it was destroyed.

Now we can read in the book of Revelation how the Apostle John read these stars.

Rev 12:1-6
Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. 2 Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth. 3 And another sign appeared in heaven: behold, a great, fiery red dragon having seven heads and ten horns, and seven diadems on his heads. 4 His tail drew a third of the stars of heaven and threw them to the earth. And the dragon stood before the woman who was ready to give birth, to devour her Child as soon as it was born. 5 She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne. 6 Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.

If we look in the Zodiac we will see that Virgo or the virgin is being spoken about. And another constellation of the serpent is also mentioned and it just so happens to have its head near the Virgin. Coincidence? No, prophetic! This is talking about the birth of the Messiah and how King Herod tried to have Him killed as soon as he was born.

So now we have a zodiac in Heaven with a moving Moon also mentioned. This is crucial to the whole understanding. So make a note of this. We are talking about the moon in the constellation Virgo, at a moment in time. That moment was the day the Messiah was born. That day was the Feast of Trumpets. That year was the purpose of the book Mr. Martin wrote. This moon in Virgo was how he determined the exact hour the Messiah was born. And by doing so settle the argument as to how to decide which moon we should use to determine the beginning of the month. But he was not trying to prove any thing about the moon, but his whole book was about when the Messiah was born. I am not sure he even realized what he said when he did say it. But the proof is over whelming evidence of how we are to determine the new moon.

The Feast of Trumpets as we all know is on the First day of the Seventh month. And the beginning of Trumpets or the first day of the Feast of Trumpets is determined by the New Moon. The argument is not whether or not to keep Trumpets but as to which new moon we use to determine the first day. A conjunctured New Moon or a Sighted New Moon Crescent.

I don’t want to mess this up so I am going to quote exactly what Mr. Martin says, starting on page 82 of his book and finishing on page 90. He says;

The essential factor in interpreting the symbol of Revelation 12:1-5 is the identification of the woman. What is John signifying by mentioning her? This much is certain: The woman in the first three verses is featured as being in Heaven and both the Sun and the Moon are in association with her. After the dragon casts down a third of the stars of heaven (Revelation 12:4), the woman is then found on earth ( versus 6 and 14). But the important factor is the birth of the man-child and the woman’s relationship with the heavenly signs while she is symbolically in heaven ( the first three versus of Revelation 12 shows the Sun clothing her, and the Moon under her feet and the twelve stars on her head.)

The “birth” of the Messiah is associated with this heavenly spectacle. Since some noted heavenly bodies are a part of the picture, it could well be that John intended the woman to represent a constellation that the two primary luminaries transverse, and that she was a part of the zodiacal system which gives headship to the signs (the Twelve Stars were a “crown” upon her head). Recall that interpreting astronomical signs dominated the thinking of most people in the first century, whether the people were Jews or Gentiles. Indeed the word “sign” used by the author of the book of Revelation to describe this celestial display was the same one used by the ancients to denote zodiacal constellations. [Liddell and Scott., Lexicon, 1448.]

This is made clearer when one looks closely at the text. Since the Sun and Moon are amidst or in line with the body of this woman, she could be, in a symbolic way , a constellation located with in the normal paths of the Sun and Moon. The only sign of a woman which exists along the ecliptic ( the track of the Sun in its journey through the stars) is that of Virgo the Virgin. She occupies, in body form, a space of about 50 degrees along the ecliptic. The head of the woman actually bridges some 10 degrees into the previous sign of Leo and her feet overlap about 10 degrees into the following sign of Libra, the Scales. In the period of Jesus’ birth, the Sun entered in it’s annual course through the heavens into the head position of the woman about August 13, and exited from her feet about October 2. But the Apostle John saw the scene when the sun was “clothing” or “adorning” the woman. This surely indicates that the position of the Sun in the vision was located somewhere mid-bodied to the woman, between the neck and the knees. The Sun could hardly be said to clothe her if it were situated in her face or near her feet.

The only time in the year that the Sun could be in a position to ” clothe” the celestial woman called Virgo ( that is, to be mid-bodied to her, in the region where a pregnant woman carries a child) is when the Sun is located between about 150 and 170 degrees along the ecliptic. This “clothing” of the woman by the Sun occurs for a 20-day period each year. This 20-degree spread could indicate the general time when Jesus was born. In 3 BC., the Sun would have entered this celestial region about August 27 and exited from it about September 15. If John in the Book of Revelation is associating the birth of Jesus with the period when the Sun was mid-bodied to the woman called Virgo (and this is no doubt what he means), then Jesus would have to be born within that 20-day period. From the point of view of the Magi who were astrologers, this would have been the only logical sign under which the Jewish Messiah might have been born, especially if he were to be born of a virgin. Even today, astrologers recognize that the sign of Virgo is the one which has reference to a messianic world ruler to be born from a virgin. [Devore, Encyclopedia of Astrology, 366.]

This heavenly woman called Virgo is normally depicted as a virgin holding in her right hand a green branch and in her left hand a sprig of grain. In the Hebrew Zodiac, she at first (in the time of David) denoted Ruth who was gleaning in the fields of Boaz. She then later became the Virgin when the prophecy of Isaiah 7:14 was given in the time of King Hezekiah and the prophet Isaiah. This virgin held in her left hand a sprig of grain. This was precisely where the bright star called Spica is found. Indeed, the chief star of the constellation Virgo is Spica. Bullinger, in his book “The Witness of the Star” (pp. 29-34), said that the word Spica has, through the Arabic, the meaning “the branch” and that it symbolically refers to Jesus who was prophetically called ” the Branch” in Zechariah 3:8 and 6:12. And Bullinger ( and Seiss in his book ” The Gospel of the Stars”) maintain that this sign of Virgo designates the heavenly witness for the birth of the Messiah (Jesus). They say that Virgo should actually begin the zodiacal signs that give the story of the Messiah. This may be. The Apostle John may have given the same indication as far as the first full sign of the zodiac is concerned. He depicted the woman of Revelation as having a crown of Twelve Stars on her head.

This could well show that the woman (Virgo) is the constellation of headship for all the twelve signs. The “head” position of Virgo is actually located with in the last ten degrees of Leo. It was in this very region where the story of the career of the Messiah would begin that Bullinger and Seis were referring to. Thus, the story of Jesus and His mission on earth, as related by these heavenly symbols, should logically begin with his birth from a virgin and conclude with him being crowned king in the final sign of Leo the Lion (with its chief star being Regulus-the King Star). This is no doubt what the apostle John was trying to show through the symbols found in Revelation Twelve.

The birth of this child in revelation Twelve ( whom John identified with Jesus) should have occurred while the Sun was ” clothing” the woman, when the Sun was mid-bodied to Virgo. This period of time in 3 BC covered 20 days (August 27 to September 15). If Jesus were born within that 20-day period, it would fit most remarkably with the testimony of Luke (relative to the birth of John the Baptist and the eighth course of Abijah). Indeed, the chronological indications associated with this priestly course of Abijah place Jesus’ birth exactly within this period. But there is a way to arrive at a much closer time for Jesus’ birth than a simple 20-day period. The position of the moon in John’s vision actually pinpoints the nativity to with in a day—- to with in a period of an hour and a half ( within 90 minutes) on that day. This may appear an absurd assessment on the surface, but it is quite possible.
(Bold and underline Emphasis mine)

The key is the Moon. The Apostle said it was located “under her feet”. What does the word “under” signify in this case? Does it mean the woman of the vision was standing on the Moon when John observed it or does it mean her feet were positioned slightly above the Moon? John does not tell us. This, however, is not of major consequence in using the location of the Moon to answer our question because it would only involve the difference of a degree or two. The Moon travels about 12 degrees a day in its course through the heavens. This motion of one or two degree by the Moon represents on earth only a period of two to four hours. This difference is no problem in determining the time of Jesus’ birth. What is vital, however is that this shows the Moon as a New Moon. (Emphasis Mine, Bold and Underline)

Now note this point. Since the feet of Virgo the Virgin represent the last 7 degrees of the constellation ( in the time of Jesus this would have been between about 180 and 187 degrees along the ecliptic), the Moon has to be positioned somewhere under that 7 degree arc to satisfy the description of Revelation Twelve. But the Moon also has to be in exact location when the Sun is mid-bodied to Virgo. In the year 3 BC., these two factors came to precise agreement for about an hour and a half, as observed from Palestine or Patmos, in the twilight period of September 11th . The relationship began about 6:15 p.m. ( sunset), and lasted until 7:45 p.m. (moonset). This is the only day in the whole year that the astronomical phenomenon described in the twelfth chapter of Revelation could take place.

This also shows one other important point. The Moon was in crescent phase. It was a New Moon day, the start of a new lunar month. (Emphasis Mine, Bold and Underline)

While ordinary people in modern times who are not professional astronomers have little knowledge of the solar, lunar, planetary and stellar motions, the people from the first century up to the Industrial Revolution were well accustomed to them. Even people of little education were generally knowledgeable of the main motions of the astronomical bodies—even more than most college educated people today. When anyone of early times read revelation 12:1-3, an astronomical relationship was realized at once. There was no doubt that a New Moon display was being shown to them. And when the woman of the sign was interpreted as Virgo the Virgin, and with the Sun mid-bodied to the Virgin, they clearly saw a New Moon day occurring sometime in late summer.

The Apostle John said this heavenly relationship occurred at the time of Jesus’ birth. And in 3 BC this exact combination of celestial factors happened just after sunset only on one day of the year. It was on September 11th. It could not have occurred at any other time of the year. Indeed, even one day before on September 10 – the Moon would have been located above the virgins feet with the crescent not visible , while one day farther – September 12 – the Moon had moved too far beyond the feet of the virgin, at least 25 diameters of the Moon east of her feet. Thus only one day applies. That day was just after sunset on September 11th.

The Apostle John is actually presenting to his readers something of significance in a symbolic way. Revelation 12:1-3 certainly shows a New Moon day that could only be observed from earth just after sunset and the day was September 11th. This mater fits well with Luke’s description of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Recall that ” there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over the flocks by night. And the angel said “unto you is born this day [ which began at sundown ] in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord” ( Luke 2:8-11). Jesus was born in early evening, and Revelation 12 show it was a New Moon day.

What New Moon could this have been? The answer is most amazing. It is almost too amazing! September 11 3BC was Tishri One on the Jewish calendar. To Jewish people this would have been a very profound occasion indeed. Tishri One is none other than the Jewish New Year’s day ( Rosh ha-Shanah, or as the Bible calls it, The Day of Trumpets – Leviticus 23:23-26) . It was an important annual holy day of the Jews ( but not one of the three annual festivals that required all Palestinian Jews to be in Jerusalem).

What a significant day for the appearance of the Messiah to arrive on earth from the Jewish point of view. And remarkably, no other day of the year could astronomically fit Revelation 12:1-3. The Apostle John is certainly showing forth an astronomical sign which answers precisely with the Jewish New Year Day. John would have surely realized the significance of this astronomical scene that he was describing.

The preceding three and a half pages were taken from Pages 82-90 of the Star that Astonished the World by Ernest L. Martin.



The computer image is using the Julian calendar which counts the year zero in its calculations. So this is the 11th of September 3 B.C and the sun has just set and is midbody and the moon is now becoming visible to the naked eye. When I magnify this moon above we can see below that it is a crescent moon below her feet and again this is the 1st day of the 7th month and The Feast of Trumpets.

I contacted Mr. Wadsworth and he confirmed the findings of Mr. Martin. In fact, many planetariums around the world have changed their Planetary shows based on the findings of Mr. Martin. Other books on this subject, of interest to you, will be

; The Gospel in the Stars by Joseph A Seiss
; The Witness of the Stars by E.W. Bullinger
; The Glory of the Stars by E. Raymond Capt
; Mazzaroth by Frances Rolleston written in1865. A rare book.
; 365 Starry Nights by Chet Raymo
; http://www.atlbible.org/astronomy/astronomy1.htm Home site of Bob Wadsworth Biblical Astronomer and researcher. With more videos and newsletter to keep you informed.

And to confirmed this myself I also installed a computer program called Dance of the Stars, recommended and purchased from Mr. Wadsworth. And another software program called Starry Nights, which you can get at www.starrynight.com . I too was able to show this same event on the same day. The Moon conjunction was September 9. September 10 was a 1% Moon which would have been difficult to see with the sun setting only moments before and was not below the feet of Virgo. September 11 was a 4% Visible Crescent Moon and as you can see in the picture above the moon is below the feet of the constellation Virgo.

With these facts now presented of the birth of Messiah on the Feast of Trumpets in 3 BC. and the moon, a crescent moon as described by the Apostle John, we can now safely agree that we now have Biblical proof as which moon we must use to begin the month and the count to each of the Holy Days of Lev 23.

Matt. 24:36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.

The 13th Month

With Adar Bet (the 13th month) being added this year for those who keep the Hebrew Calendar and potentially for those who follow the barley, many are again saying they cannot find it in the bible, so they are not going to keep an Adar Bet. Adar Bet means 13th month.

Adar Bet is the name given to a 13th month on the ancient Hebrew calendar that occurs about every three years.

The month preceding it is simply called Adar and the word “bet” is the name of the second letter in the Hebrew alphabet. The word “bet” also represents the Hebrew number “2”.

Thus, Adar Bet literally means “the month of Adar, part 2.”

Where do we get this notion from? Well, we are about to explain to you where your bible shows you there is a 13th month. Before I do, I want to expose the Hypocrites who say they will not keep it because they cannot find it in the bible.

Some people, many people, speak before they ever turn their brains on. Just stop and think for just a second. If you do not add a 13th month every so often then you would be keeping Passover in various months each year. The same for Sukkot and all the Feasts. You may not believe me but then look at Ramadan. The Muslim calendar does not have an extra month added to it periodically and because of that Ramadan moves from year to year.

Every year, the world’s 1.7 billion Muslims—roughly a quarter of the global population—celebrate the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, a time for fasting and extra piety to cleanse the soul and come closer to God. Ramadan is a major global event, but just when, exactly, it begins is a matter of some debate.

The month-long holiday is observed principally in Muslim-majority countries in Africa and Asia but also by the believers around the world, including the roughly 3.3 million Muslims living in the U.S. During Ramadan, from sunrise to sunset, observant Muslims (with some exceptions, mostly health related) are forbidden to eat or drink (or smoke, or engage in sexual activity) to purify their thoughts and increase their devotion to God. One of the five pillars of Islam, Ramadan is the month during which Allah is said to have revealed the first verses of the Koran, the Islamic holy book, to the Prophet Muhammad. At sunset each day, the faithful are permitted to break their fast with a meal called iftar, thus ending what can be a grueling stretch of hours without food and water.

Ramadan comes at a different time every year because it is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a date-keeping system based on lunar cycles, unlike the Gregorian calendar (the one used by most of the world, including the U.S.), which is based on the solar year. A new month begins with the appearance of the new moon, or the crescent moon, and ends with the next appearance of a new moon.

The month of Ramadan thus moves backwards about 10 days every year relative to the Gregorian calendar.

Abraham was the Father of Ismael, Isaac was the Father of Esau as well as Jacob. They would have been taught about sighting the Crescent moon to begin the month. And down through the ages this way of beginning the month has continued on both sides of Abraham’s family.

It was Jacob’s Descendants who were told that when the Barley was Aviv that they were to begin the year.

Exo 12:2  This month shall be to you the beginning of months. It shall be the first month of the year to you. 3  Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth of this month they shall take to them each man a lamb for a father’s house, a lamb for a house.

This is the month of Passover when the Barley was ripening. Will the barley be ripe enough to make a wave offering during Passover or will we have to add a 13th month.

Both the Descendants of Ishmael and Esau as well as Jacob, have a  354 day year when you count the days in those 12 months. And as it says above, this set them back 10 days I think it is 11 actually, each year. That is why Ramadan is never at the same time each year.

With the solar year being 365 days and the Lunar year being 354 there are 11 days difference each year. After about 3 years an extra 29 day month is added. This then makes up for those 3 times when you missed 10 or 11 days.

Now fast forward to the time after the temple is destroyed. The remaining Jews are now being hounded and persecuted for searching for barley and sighting the moon and setting signal fires to let those in the diaspora know when the Holy Days would be. It was during this time that Hillel formed the calculated calendar. But it was not uniformly used until Rambam instituted it at the end of the 12th century.

Read this and get some history on this subject before we go on.

Hillel II (Hillel the Nasi), also known simply as Hillel held the office of Nasi of the ancient Jewish Sanhedrin between 320 and 385 CE. He was the son and successor of Judah III. He was a Jewish communal and religious authority, circa 330 – 365 CE. He is sometimes confused with Hillel the Elder, as the Talmud sometimes simply uses the name “Hillel”.

In two instances his name is quoted in connection with important decisions in Jewish law: in one, Jose ben Abin expounds to him a law; in the other, Hillel cites a mishnah to establish a law (Yer. Ber. ii. 5a; Yer. Ter. i. 41a).

He is traditionally regarded as the creator of the modern fixed Hebrew calendar. It first appears in a responsum of R. Hai Gaon (early eleventh century) cited by R. Abraham bar Hiyya in his Sefer Ha’ibbur, written in 1123 C.E. The topic of that responsum is the 19-year cycle for leap-year intercalations, so the most that can be inferred from that attribution is that Hillel was responsible for the adoption of that cycle for the regulation of the distribution of leap-years.

Actually there is in fact much more that can be inferred from this citation. The citation explicitly refers to the year that this event happened, 670 of the Seleucid era, which corresponds to 358/9 CE. The Molad of Tishrei for that year 4119 would be Sat 23 hours and 233 parts. Under the Gregorian calendar this would be Sat, Sept 20, 0358 17:12. Rosh Hashanah would have begun Friday evening but not before, according to lunar science, a very bright Old Moon will rise Friday morning at 4:11 AM, an hour and 34 minutes before sunrise. The significance of this can be found in the Talmud Rosh Hashanah 25a.

Scholars who have studied the history of the Hebrew calendar are in general agreement (and there is much evidence for this in the Talmud itself and in other rabbinic sources) that in practice, the evolution of the calendar into its present form was a gradual process spanning several centuries from the first to about the eighth or ninth century CE. The champion of the view that the calendar was developed in the eighth or ninth century CE is Sacha Stern. This quote is from page 184-5 of his book Calendar and Community.

“Of far greater importance, however, is a much later document from the Cairo Geniza: a letter of a Babylonian exilarch – one of the main leaders of the Rabbanite community – with detailed calendrical instructions for the year 835/6 CE. The letter reveals that Passover (15 Nisan) in that year was due to occur on a Tuesday; whilst according to the present-day rabbinic calendar, it should have occurred on Thursday. According to the exilarch, the setting of Passover on Tuesday was dictated by a concern to avoid visibility of the new moon before the first day of the month. This concern does not exist in the present-day rabbinic calendar. Once discovered and published in 1922, the exilarch’s letter proved beyond doubt that almost five hundred years after R.Yose and ‘Hillel the Patriarch’, then fixed calendar in its present-day form had still not been instituted.”

Rabbinic tradition ascribes to him an enactment which proved of incalculable benefit to his coreligionists of his own and of subsequent generations. The Jewish calendar is lunisolar. That is, its months are synchronized with the phases of the moon, but its average year length approximates the mean length of a solar year. The purpose of the latter is to ensure that the festivals, all of which occur on fixed dates of the lunar months, are also observed each year in the seasons designated for them in the Bible. To ensure the former, occasional intercalations of a day in a month were required; to ensure the latter, occasional intercalations of an extra month in a year were required.

These intercalations were determined at meetings of a special committee of the Sanhedrin. But Constantius II, following the precedents of Hadrian, prohibited the holding of such meetings as well as the vending of articles for distinctly Jewish purposes.

The entire Jewish community outside the land of Israel depended on the calendar sanctioned by the Judean Sanhedrin; this was necessary for the unified observance of the Jewish holidays. However, danger threatened the participants in that sanction and the messengers who communicated their decisions to distant congregations. Temporarily, to relieve the foreign congregations, Huna ben Abin once advised Rava not to wait for the official intercalation: When you are convinced that the winter quarter will extend beyond the sixteenth day of Nisan declare the year a leap year, and do not hesitate (R. H. 21a). But as the religious persecutions continued, Hillel decided to provide an authorized calendar for all time to come, though by doing so he severed the ties which united the Jews of the diaspora to their mother country and to the patriarchate.

The emperor Julian the Apostate was gracious to Hillel, whom he honored on a number of occasions. In an autograph letter to him, Julian assured him of his friendship and promised to ameliorate further the condition of the Jews. Before setting out for the war with Persia, Julian addressed to the Jewish congregations a circular letter in which he informed them that he had “committed the Jewish tax-rolls to the flames,” and that, “desiring to show them still greater favors, he has advised his brother, the venerable patriarch “Julos”, to abolish what was called the ‘send-tax’”.[1]

It was because of Constantine and Hadrian that Hillel formed the calculated calendar. Before this time as you have just read they were using the visible crescent moon to begin the month as they always had and still did right up until Rambam instituted it. Even the Tomb Stones of Zoar prove this statement true. They do this by the fact that when you go back using the Hebrew Calendar none of the dates make sense. They do not match the Hebrew Calendar. But when you use the crescent moon to begin the month and the barley to begin the year almost all of the Tombstone dates do make complete sense.

The problem Hillel had was to know when to add the 13th month in the Hebrew calendar because they would soon not have anyone in the land to observe the barley and whether or not it was ripe enough for the wave offering. So he turned to the mathematical works of Meton a Greek Astronomer.

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 when they will 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!).

They used to observe the state of the barley in the exact same way we now do. Continuing….

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. This current year of 2019 has an Adar Bet added.

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. (this article originally written in July 2015)

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.

Yes, in a recent News Letter I warned you that if you are keeping the wrong Holy Days, or using a calendar that Yehovah has not sanctioned then you will lose your salvation. Some have become very upset that I said such a thing. So they attack me. Is it my fault they are not aligned with Yehovah? NO! I have merely pointed out that they and those who do not obey Yehovah are sinning, and sinners are not found in the Kingdom.

Deu 32:15  But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked. You grew fat, thick, and satisfied. Then he forsook God who made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. And on top of this none of them were keeping the Sabbatical years.

These people esteem Yehovah lightly. In other words they do not fear Him enough to search for the truth and then OBEY HIM. It has nothing to do with me. We are laying out all the facts here. You get to choose to be a Hypocrite or a Moron should you choose to ignore these truths and return to the Hebrew Calendar or the Enoch Calendar or the Lunar Sabbath Calendar. You choose.

This word Salvation here is

H3444     yeshu??a?h       yesh-oo’-aw

Feminine passive participle of H3467; something saved, that is, (abstractly) deliverance; hence aid, victory, prosperity: – deliverance, health, help (-ing), salvation, save, saving (health), welfare.

H3467     ya?sha?    yaw-shah’

A primitive root; properly to be open, wide or free, that is, (by implication) to be safe; causatively to free or succor: – X at all, avenging, defend, deliver (-er), help, preserve, rescue, be safe, bring (having) salvation, save (-iour), get victory.

This Rock that makes you safe, the Rock of your Freedom, the Rock that preserves your life and keeps you safe from harm…..This is your salvation and why you should choose to obey and keep the Holy Days when you’re supposed to keep them. Or you can choose the next Holocaust for those who refuse to obey and that is soon to begin. Again your choice.

So Judaism was not keeping the 4th commandment and for not doing so they were punished in the Holocaust of WW II 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. Yes, they thought they were keeping them. Christians think they are being Holy by keeping Sunday as the Sabbath. But Yehovah never said to keep Sunday as the weekly Sabbath. Nor did He authorize us to use the Metonic cycle of arbitrarily adding a 13th month at predetermined years in a 19-year cycle invented by men.

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 woman 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, this year of 2019 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 because 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 trouble 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 sees 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.

Many people write and say there is no 13th month in the bible so they are not going to keep it. Yet in their hypocrisy, if they are keeping the Holy Days according to the Hebrew Calendar, then they are keeping the 13th month approximately every 3rd calendar year. Yet they state categorically that they are not going to keep it.

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.

How do we prove that the 13th month was in fact part of the normal understanding of those who kept the Torah before Yehshua was born? That is not as easy to prove as it is to state. But is very provable.

Many will go to the Courses that David set up to run the Temple as proof that there is no 13th month.

1Ch 27:1  Now the children of Israel after their number, to wit, the chief fathers and captains of thousands and hundreds, and their officers that served the king in any matter of the courses, which came in and went out month by month throughout all the months of the year, of every course were twenty and four thousand. 2  Over the first course for the first month was Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 3  Of the children of Perez was the chief of all the captains of the host for the first month. 4  And over the course of the second month was Dodai an Ahohite, and of his course wasMikloth also the ruler: in his course likewise were twenty and four thousand. 5  The third captain of the host for the third month was Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, a chief priest: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 6  This is that Benaiah, who was mighty among the thirty, and above the thirty: and in his course was Ammizabad his son. 7  The fourth captain for the fourth month was Asahel the brother of Joab, and Zebadiah his son after him: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 8  The fifth captain for the fifth month was Shamhuth the Izrahite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 9  The sixth captain for the sixth month was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 10  The seventh captain for the seventh month was Helez the Pelonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 11  The eighth captain for the eighth month wasSibbecai the Hushathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 12  The ninth captain for the ninth month was Abiezer the Anetothite, of the Benjamites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 13  The tenth captain for the tenth month was Maharai the Netophathite, of the Zarhites: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 14  The eleventh captain for the eleventh month was Benaiah the Pirathonite, of the children of Ephraim: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 15  The twelfth captain for the twelfth month was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel: and in his course were twenty and four thousand. 16  Furthermore over the tribes of Israel: the ruler of the Reubenites was Eliezer the son of Zichri: of the Simeonites, Shephatiah the son of Maachah: 17  Of the Levites, Hashabiah the son of Kemuel: of the Aaronites, Zadok: 18  Of Judah, Elihu, one of the brethren of David: of Issachar, Omri the son of Michael: 19  Of Zebulun, Ishmaiah the son of Obadiah: of Naphtali, Jerimoth the son of Azriel: 20  Of the children of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Azaziah: of the half tribe of Manasseh, Joel the son of Pedaiah: 21  Of the half tribe of Manasseh in Gilead, Iddo the son of Zechariah: of Benjamin, Jaasiel the son of Abner: 22  Of Dan, Azareel the son of Jeroham. These were the princes of the tribes of Israel.

We then have Solomon telling us about how the Kingdom was provided for each month. Each region was to take care of the needs of the Kingdom for one month. The same as David had the Priest serve for 2 weeks twice a year and he also had the army rotating each month with each tribe taking turns standing guard. Solomon also had each region serve for one month at a time.

We had recently talked about the Taskmaster and how people were paying over 20% in taxes. Back then this would work out to be 1/12 of the year each region served the King. About 10%, which is a far cry from the 30%-50% many now pay.

1Ki 4:7  And Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, which provided victuals for the king and his household: each man his month in a year made provision. 8  And these are their names: The son of Hur, in mount Ephraim: 9  The son of Dekar, in Makaz, and in Shaalbim, and Bethshemesh, and Elonbethhanan: 10  The son of Hesed, in Aruboth; to him pertained Sochoh, and all the land of Hepher: 11  The son of Abinadab, in all the region of Dor; which had Taphath the daughter of Solomon to wife: 12  Baana the son of Ahilud; to him pertained Taanach and Megiddo, and all Bethshean, which is by Zartanah beneath Jezreel, from Bethshean to Abelmeholah, even unto the place that is beyond Jokneam: 13  The son of Geber, in Ramothgilead; to him pertained the towns of Jair the son of Manasseh, which are in Gilead; to him also pertained the region of Argob, which is in Bashan, threescore great cities with walls and brasen bars: 14  Ahinadab the son of Iddo had Mahanaim: 15  Ahimaaz was in Naphtali; he also took Basmath the daughter of Solomon to wife: 16  Baanah the son of Hushai was in Asher and in Aloth: 17  Jehoshaphat the son of Paruah, in Issachar: 18  Shimei the son of Elah, in Benjamin: 19 

Geber the son of Uri was in the country of Gilead, in the country of Sihon king of the Amorites, and of Og king of Bashan; and he was the only officer which was in the land.

This verse 19 is speaking of the 13th month and it was at this time that this person served. Of this one verse in 1 Kings 4:19 we have the following commentaries.

First is from John Gill

and [he was] the only officer which [was] in the land; which is not true of Geber; for there was another officer in the land of Gilead besides him, the son of Geber before observed, unlilless it should be rendered “in that land,” in that part of the land he had; but then the same might have been observed of all the rest of the officers: the words may be rendered best, “and there was one officer in the land”; which some understand of one officer over all the rest, Azariah the son of Nathan, 1 Kings 4:5; but it seems best what other Jewish writers say {u}, that this was another officer appointed for the intercalated month; when there were thirteen months in the year, there was an officer in the land fixed for that month to make provision out of the land; perhaps any where, where he pleased, being not limited to any certain place.

The following quote is provided by my friend Nehemiah Gordon.

The second century text Sifrei Devarim 2:3 comments on the one governor who was over the land in 1 Kings 4:18. “What is this ‘one’? This is for the month of intercalation.”

Some of you will dismiss this verse because it does not come right out and tell you. You have to think. OK then we have one more article to share with you but again you will have to think. Ezekiel’s 30 Days.

There are some out there who claim the world used to be 30 days every month. It never was nor well be. But they still insist based on Daniel 12’s 1335, 1260 and 1290 and the verse in revelation.

What your about to read is going to show you that there was not 30 days months. It is going to prove to you that they were going by 29 and 30 day months. And it is going to prove to you that they had a 13th month year. In fact if you understand prophecy then you know that the 1335 days of Daniel and the 1290 days of Daniel include in both of them a 13th month. But I digress. Let us now get to the 30 Days of Ezekiel.

You can go to this link or this one.



  1. paul collier

    ps the end of the 11 month not the 12 month

    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Corrected thank you

  2. Barb

    Another small correction needed….Page 29 in print out the sentence starting ‘ So, psalm 81:3 ……. in the 9th year.

    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Thanks, fixed.

    • Joseph F. Dumond

      We have had to replace the article Which Calendar Which Moon.

  3. WB

    This is off topic, I apologize, if there is a better place to share ‘current event’ type information, please let me know. The link below, if it works, is to a story about the incoming German Chancellor calling for an “EU Army”. I found this very interesting considering what you’ve been teaching about the coming conflict between the EU and the offspring of Israel.

  4. paul collier

    May Yah open my heart to his way as Abraham said I do not turn to the left or right but follow wholly after Yah reminds me A Minister and his son driving down the road the Minister did see an ox yoked together feeding on the farm said to his son got to find out why this is not right you just don’t yoke animals together to feed the yoke is for service not for rest so turned around and went into the farm to speak to the farmer upon introducing themselves asked the farmer why this is what he said you see the old bull on the left he don’t jump fences you see the young one on the right he does you see i so often want to jump a fence either to the left or right if i am yoked to the father Yah pulls me back in line spiritual whiplash or if i try to run on ahead of Him or if i plant my feet firmly on the ground i get spiritual skids marks the yoke is covenant YAH wants to take us through life HIs way not mine if this is a help to any one do what ever YAH has you do shalom Paul

  5. WB

    Shalom brother Joe, I’m through more than half your book 2300 Days. As I’m going though I have questions to issues you bring up that I would like to discuss. I can assume that I am not alone in this. Is there a forum somewhere on your site that your books can be discussed futher? I see some things addressed in the weekly newsletter comments, but since the questions and comments and your responses are spread over years of newsletters, it makes very difficult to follow a topic. Thank you

    • Joseph F. Dumond

      Hmmm… We do not have a specific place for such a discussion. We do have threads on fb that start up every now and then. Not sure if that would be of help. But you can always write to me at admin@sightedmoon.com I sometimes repost them to the newsletter to share with everyone in our mailbag section.

  6. Steven Smith

    Greeting sightedmoon.com famly,
    So encouraging when our father Yehovah sends us truth in such a timely manner right when we need it most . I was recently challenged about when the Sabbath begins. I felt pretty good about the scripture I used to prove when the Sabbath begins at sunset(even) until a sister posted a video on the feed by Brian C. Hoec called The Biblical Day: What Are Its Boundaries.
    I strongly urge brethren to watch this video. I will not post scriptures except for one from the book of Nehemiah
     Nehemiah 13
    Neh 13:19  And it came to be, when the gates of Yerushalayim were shaded before the Sabbath, that I commanded the doors to be shut, and commanded that they should not be opened till after the Sabbath. And I stationed some of my servants at the gates, so that no burdens would be brought in on the Sabbath day. 
    Neh 13:20  And the merchants and sellers of all kinds of wares spent the night outside Yerushalayim once or twice, 
    Neh 13:21  and I warned them, and said to them, “Why do you spend the night around the wall? If you do so again, I lay hands on you!” From that time on they came no more on the Sabbath. 
    What a learned from watching the video was most of the scriptures brethren use to prove Sabbath begins in the morning are all taken out of context. Not only that but some of the scriptures brethren are using to prove the Sabbath begins at sun down are also being taken out of context. They mostly are just a summery of what is taking place during a said time frame and do not prove when Sabbath actually begins. It all about context, context context. I had to admit that I was doing this. Always be ready to accept the error in our own interpitation of scripture lol. I really hope some go watch when they have a chance. I never really got why so many went so off the trial thinking Sabbath began Saturday morning at sun up until until Brian focussed some time debunking this idea. A timely intervention by my Creator Elohim, who does send help when we need him most !!! !!!
    Thank you James and Mr. Dumond Outstanding article again this week.
    Love to all the brethren from NS, Canada
    Shabbat Shalom everyone

  7. Jan

    The video about the Boundaries of a Day was to address false teaching that many well known ministries are teaching about a day being sun rise to sun rise. Brian did a thorough teaching to demonstrate that even though boker, which translates to day break is used, this does not mean day break to day break as a day. He uses much Scripture to come to the conclusion that it is indeed sun set to sun set.

  8. FJ

    Shalom Joseph
    don’t often check this source but here are some you may want to look at if you haven’t already.
    On the pope and islam cosying up in europe especially……….The Imam is reported to be the ‘lets kill any Muslim who turns to Christ Imam’…kind of gets you doesn’t it, that the pope is embracing this one world. He will be engulfed and destroyed along with any who don’t bow the knee too.
    And are you sure this is the place to head for at this time?
    Shavua Tov and watching for the first or thirteenth month with you.

    • Joseph F. Dumond

      I was in a bus and passed right by the city of Mararri and went through those checkpoints. I have said over and over for each of you to do your own research and double check what I am showing you. Have you done this? Once you do then you will not be asking me whether or not this is or is not the place. You will know.


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