This video is about biblical time and it will challenge your perspective about calendars, years, holy festivals, how a day is formed, and perhaps even the origin of the creation universe.
I started working on this video because I became concerned that we may not be following the right calendar in terms of observing the feasts of Yah. For example Pesach (Passover) 2020 was on 8th Apr and in 2021 was on 27th Mar. Therefore, we have effectively observed a year with just had a year with 353 days! Consider the scriptures about “times” like our year, and they seem to revolve around a period of 360 days. If Pesach is on the 14th day of the first month of the year (Leviticus 23:5/6) then we should not be able to have two Pesach celebrations within 360 days. I’m learning too, please share your thoughts with me.
The Sun and The Moon were not created until day four of creation (Genesis 1:14-19). Therefore, biblically speaking, times (similar to our concept of a year), begin on weekday four, our “Wednesday”. Here begins the cycle of counting holy days.
Q: Which Wednesday is the first biblical day of the year?
A: The Wednesday closest to Spring Equinox day will be Aviv 1 signalling the beginning of counting for the New Biblical year, providing at least 364 days have been counted since the last Aviv 1 (note Jubilees 6:30).
And all of the days which will be commanded will be fifty-two weeks of days, and all of them are a complete year. (Jubilees 6:30).
Unlike secular days which start at midnight…
The Bible establishes that days start at sundown and continue until the following sundown, evening first, then morning. Genesis 1:3 states, “So there was evening, and there was morning, one day”. This phrase repeats in Genesis 1:8; 1:13; 1:19; 1:23 & 1:31.
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shall you labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath of Yahweh your Elohim: in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maid-servant, or your cattle, or the stranger that is within your gates: for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day: Therefore Yahweh blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it. (Exodus 20:8-11 TSS)
Q: What nation or empire has had the power to change the times?
He will speak words against the Most High and try to exhaust the holy ones of the Most High. He will attempt to alter the seasons and the law; and [the holy ones] will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time. (Daniel 7:25 CJB)
A: The Roman Empire, Emperor Constantine, and The Roman Catholic Church
“On the venerable Day of the Sun let the magistrates and people residing in cities rest, and let all workshops be closed. In the country, however, persons engaged in agriculture may freely and lawfully continue their pursuits; because it often happens that another day is not so suitable for grain-sowing or for vine-planting; lest by neglecting the proper moment for such operations the bounty of heaven should be lost.”
Roman Emperor Constantine [A.D. 321]” (Codex Justinianus, lib. 3, tit. 12, 3).
“You may read the Bible from Genesis to Revelation, and you will not find a single line authorizing the sanctification of Sunday. The Scriptures enforce the religious observance of Saturday, a day which we never sanctify.”
[Catholic] Cardinal James Gibbons, “The Faith of Our Fathers” (1917 edition).
The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, our “Saturday” NOT Sunday (the first day of the week). ISO 8601 attempts to make Sunday the seventh day of the week for the purposes of “standardisation”, not because of biblical fact.
BIBLICAL HOLY DAYS
(Anything else is counterfeit)
Passover, OT reference – Leviticus 23:5, NT references – Matthew 26:2, 17-19; Mark 14:12-16; Luke 2:41-42, 22:1, 7-20; John 2:13, 23, 6:4, 13:1-20; 1 Corinthians 11:23-39.
Feast of Unleavened Bread, OT reference – Leviticus 23:6-8, NT references – Matthew 26:17; Mark 14:12; Luke 2:41-42, 22:1, 7; Acts 20:6; 1 Corinthians 5:6-8.
The Quartodeciman Controversy arose because Christians in the churches of Jerusalem and Asia Minor observed Passover on the 14th day of the first month (Nisan)*, no matter the day of the week on which it occurred, following the example of The Apostle John (who wrote Revelation); while on the other hand, the churches in and around Rome changed to the practice of celebrating “Easter” always on the Sunday following the first Full Moon after the vernal equinox.
* January never became the first month of the year 46-153 BCE (New Year was April 1st until the Julian Calendar).
Feast of Pentecost, OT reference – Feast of Pentecost, NT references – Acts 2:1-21, 20:16; 1 Corinthians 16:8.
Feast of Trumpets*, OT reference – Leviticus 23:23-35, NT references – Matthew 24:30-31; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17; Revelation 11:15. * Not mentioned by name in the NT.
Day of Atonement, OT reference – Leviticus 23:26-32, NT reference – Leviticus 23:26-32.
Feast of Tabernacles, OT reference – Leviticus 23:33-43, NT references – John 7:1-2, 8, 10, 14; Acts 18:21.
Last Great Day, OT reference – Leviticus 23:36, NT reference – John chapters 7-9.
First, understand this: during the Last Days, scoffers will come, following their own desires and asking, “Where is this promised ‘coming’ of his? For our fathers have died, and everything goes on just as it has since the beginning of creation.” But, wanting so much to be right about this, they overlook the fact that it was by God’s Word that long ago there were heavens, and there was land which arose out of water and existed between the waters, and that by means of these things the world of that time was flooded with water and destroyed. It is by that same Word that the present heavens and earth, having been preserved, are being kept for fire until the Day of Judgment, when ungodly people will be destroyed.
Moreover, dear friends, do not ignore this: with the Lord, one day is like a thousand years and a thousand years like one day The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some people think of slowness; on the contrary, he is patient with you; for it is not his purpose that anyone should be destroyed, but that everyone should turn from his sins. However, the Day of the Lord will come “like a thief.” On that Day the heavens will disappear with a roar, the elements will melt and disintegrate, and the earth and everything in it will be burned up. (2 Peter 3:3-10 CJB).
Whose times do you follow?
For everything there is a season, a right time for every intention under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1 CJB)
Choose the right season.
Choose the right time.