ARE WE ON THE RIGHT YEAR AT THE RIGHT TIME?
What else has been hidden from us?
I realize that each article has been rather packed with information which seemed to come out of a firehose for some. Therefore, making the comprehension and consumption of all this material a little difficult to accomplish. This next subject is not any different. In fact, you may find your brain trying to reject so much new information and wanting to shut down and go watch a good comedy movie instead. I just want to encourage you though to hang in there. Yeshua said to knock and keep knocking, ask and keep asking and He will answer. I am 70 and I can tell you He does not lie. I wanted the truth and clung to Him, and He has been faithful. Don’t give up.
Each time I have questions from others for me to answer on this subject, I find more interesting information, and Father reveals more from His word to me as I search for the answers. This subject is not to be pursued lightly. There is so much in scripture and other sources that points to YHWH’s calendar and timepiece He set up. To ignore all the evidence is to deny the Creator’s hand in all aspects of our life, right down to how we are to walk out each day He has set before us. He has placed His appointed times in the heavens on His calendar for us to follow and keep watch for His conclusions of this earthly existence and enter His eternal Kingdom in due season. This can only be done following His signs which make up His calendar and timepiece. I hope you will join me in this revealing walk down a path that has been hidden for some time and set aside your preconceived ideas of how and when we follow Father’s feast times. Start fresh in learning what is the possible pattern and ordinances that He set in motion from the very beginning.
I would like to go a little deeper into the writings of Enoch on the intricate workings and preciseness of YHWH’s time piece. There is another aspect we need to consider when determining the beginning of the first month of the beginning of the year according to YHWH’s instructions.
Lev 23:10 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest. 11 He shall wave the sheaf before the Lord, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
Deu 16:9 “You shall count seven weeks for yourself; begin to count the seven weeks from the time you begin to put the sickle to the grain.
We have all read these verses enough to be quite familiar with their contents. What I would like you to do is notice the wording in these verses.
and reap its harvest, AND begin to put the sickle to the grain.
Both these statements of action require the fields to be ripe for total harvest commencement. The main emphasis for determining the right month for Abib has always been the barley ripening. If any of you followed the checking of the barley fields in Israel the year of 2021, you would have been privy to the debate of whether the grain was ripe enough for Abib or not. The decision to call them “ready” won out and we had the first month starting in March and Passover was on the 28th of that month. However, there is also the position of the sun in the constellations that seems to have been forgotten through the years.
There is an interesting sentence found in the book of Josephus that has been overlooked or ignored through the years.
Josephus book 3, chapter 10
- In the month of Xanthicus, which is by us called Nisan, and is the beginning of our year, on the fourteenth day of the lunar month, when the sun is in Aries
I have always been an advocate for putting all the puzzle pieces together that lay before me on any subject. On this particular puzzle piece, I have been behind in doing so. I guess we all have times when we miss a lead or stay so focused on a certain line of thought that we don’t see evidence that could be available for the researching. This is where I have been with the subject I am now engaging in.
According to Josephus, we should be celebrating Passover when the sun is in the constellation Aries by the 14th of the month of Abib (Nisan).
And according to Jubilees and Enoch, If the sun’s course through the constellations was not kept in consideration in determining the feasts of YHWH, things would begin to go askew.
JUBILEES 20: 31 Thus it is engraven and ordained on the heavenly tables. And there is no neglecting (this commandment) for a single -year or from year to year. 32. And command thou the children of Israel that they observe the years according to this reckoning-three hundred and sixty-four days, and (these) will constitute a complete year, and they will not disturb its time from its days and from its feasts; for everything will fall out in them according to their testimony, and they will not leave out any day nor disturb any feasts. 33. But if they do neglect and do not observe them according to His commandment, then they will disturb all their seasons, and the years will be dislodged from this (order), and they will neglect their ordinances. 34. And all the children of Israel will forget, and will not find the path of the years, and will forget the new moons, and seasons, and sabbaths, and they will go wrong as to all the order of the years.
In that sentence about forgetting the new moons, and the seasons, and sabbaths, it is not saying they will forget those times, but they will forget the proper times of them, for right before that statement it says – and will not find the path of the years.
ENOCH CHAPTER 72:1…….. and he showed me all their laws exactly as they are, and how it is with regard to all the years of the world and unto eternity, till the new creation is accomplished which dureth till eternity.
CHAPTER 74:12 And the sun and the stars bring in all the years exactly, so that they do not advance or delay their position by a single day unto eternity; but complete the years with perfect justice in 364 days.
So, we have an anchor for the proper course of the year found in Josephus – the sun is to be in Aries at Passover. There is also another connection to a certain constellation tying one of YHWH’s months to that particular sign.
Rev 12:1 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.
This is the sign of the sun in the constellation Virgo with the moon under her feet or in the Libra constellation area. One of the things it is describing is the time of Messiah’s birth and it coincides with the description found in Luke chapter 2. The last part of the description of the birth of Yeshua tells when this birth is taking place.
Luke 2:13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
The event that was going on in front of the shepherds in the sky was a great Teruah. Teruah in Hebrew means:
ter-oo-aw’ – clamor, that is, acclamation of joy or a battle cry; blow (-ing) (of, the) (trumpets), joy, jubile, loud noise, rejoicing, shout (-ing), (high, joyful) sound (-ing).
The day of the feast of trumpets is Yom Teruah. It is celebrated on the first day – that’s new moon day – of the 7th month or Tishri. This is also the very day that the sign of Virgo clothed in the sun with the moon at her feet appears in the sky every year on Tishri new moon day. Coincidence? I don’t think so! Just as Revelations connects the birth of a child to the constellation Virgo, so Luke records the birth which gives the clue as to when it took place. It is at the time of Yom Teruah.
Knowing these two signs in Abib and Tishri as anchors in two specific months, let’s look at 5 years of YHWH’s calendar starting in 2017.
Below, you will see 2 charts side by side with columns set up for the different constellations in which the moon and the sun are found in the months for Abib and Tishri. There is a chart for when we celebrated the feasts (chart A) and a chart when we should have celebrated according to the position of the sun (chart B). According to Josephus the sun should be in Aries for Passover. And, according to Revelations, Virgo is clothed in the sun with the moon under her feet for the beginning of the 7th month.
I also have a column for the number of days that were in each month. You will notice that there are 6 months of 29 days and 6 months of 30 days each year just as Enoch said. As we go through the 5 charts of the calendar years from 2017 to 2021, you will see the two anchor constellations of the sun for Passover and Yom Teruah. The Jewish calendar has been off for years with this information. You can compare the difference when these feasts were celebrated between the two charts A and B and in the constellations columns you can see where they really lined up properly with Josephus and Revelations.
Let’s go through and compare chart A to chart B. You will notice on chart A; Abib new moon was celebrated March 30th and Passover was April 12th. If you will look at what constellation the sun was in at new moon – column 8 – it was entering Pisces. It was in Pisces for Passover. Pisces is right before Aries. On chart B, new moon day would have been April 28th. The sun would be just entering Aries and on Passover which, would have been May 11th, it would be leaving Aries but still in it. Look now at the month of Tishri. It was celebrated on September 22nd on chart A. The sun was at the top of Virgo and the moon was at her waist. On chart B, Yom teruah would have been celebrated on October 22nd. The sun was in Virgo or Virgo was clothed in the sun and the moon was under her feet in Libra. Josephus also comments at this time of Tabernacles the weather is turning to winter.
If we follow the anchor constellations, we should have celebrated Passover as shown on chart 1 – B. Instead, we celebrated it one month too early as seen on chart 1 – A which also put Tishri too early.
As we continue through each of the years, you will notice when one month (Abib) lines up with the proper sun position, so does the other month (Tishri).
Let’s look at the next year 2018-2019. On Chart A we have Passover on April 1st. The sun is in Pisces not Aries. On Chart B we have Passover on May 1st. The sun is right where it should be – in Aries.
Chart 2 – A – Tishri. Yom Teruah was on Sept. 11th. The sun was in Leo which is before Virgo and the moon was in Virgo. On chart B we have Yom Teruah on October 11th. And – Virgo is clothed in the sun with the moon under her feet in Libra. Both anchor months are right where they should be on chart B.
Notice the Jewish calendar added a 13th month in this year. You can see it at the bottom of the “days” column on chart A. Remember, they are only looking at the barley – if even that. I believe the main thing that is done is by calculation.
Okay next year above – 2019 – 2020. Notice both charts are the same. That is because they added the 13th month to adjust the calendar back into position with the year in the spring of 2019. This was shown on the last chart we looked at on the previous slide. However, if you look at where the sun is for Passover here on this chart, it is starting to fall behind. The sun is just entering Aries and has just left Pisces. And the moon at Tishri is too far up in Virgo. So, at this year of 2019 – 2020 a 13th month should be added. And I did this on chart B. See at the bottom of the days column of chart B it shows Adar II and totaling 384 days.
On to 2020 – 2021. Chart A is already falling behind again. Passover was celebrated April 8th, and the sun was in Pisces. Yom Teruah was celebrated Sept. 19th, and the moon was too far up in Virgo. Way up by her waist. But look at Chart B. The sun is right where it should be for Passover which should have been May 18th with the sun in Aries. And Yom Teruah is the same thing – right where they should be with Virgo clothed in the sun and the moon under her feet. This is because the 13th month was added at the time of Spring 2020 – Adar II on chart 3 – B on the previous charts.
Now what is going on this year of 2021-2022? Chart A -Passover was celebrated on March 28th and sure enough, the sun was in Pisces. However, if we would be following chart B according to the anchor constellations, we should have celebrated Passover April 27th putting the sun right in Aries. Again, in Tishri the moon is too high on chart A, but right in position on chart B. I would say with what is showing on the chart A, they will be adding an Adar II in the spring of 2022.
My conclusion to plotting out these 5 years is – I am going to add the sun and constellations into the mix for keeping the year and months in proper position.
If you add these two “puzzle pieces” – putting the sickle to the grain and the position of the sun – to the instructions of harvesting the barley, the barley will always be ripe. It will be ready to harvest the whole crop, not just enough to wave like they do most of the time now. The first month of the year will truly be Abib. The barley will be brittle enough to be destroyed by hail as at the time of the exodus. Another fact I noticed is that we need to look to the first new moon in April. Each chart B shows this very thing. Chart 1 – 4-28, chart 2 – 4-18, chart 3 – 4-7, chart 4 – 4-25, and chart 5 – 4-14.
There is one more chart I would like to show you. This chart shows the very information given by Enoch on the course of the sun and moon through the portals or constellations through the year. He explains about 4 stationary days that are in place and how they lead each quarter of the year and head each new season.
Read from Enoch as you look at this chart. Follow the portals. The portal the sun rises and sets in. These are columns 2 and 4.
ENOCH Chapter 82:4 Blessed are all the righteous, blessed are all those who walk in the way of righteousness and sin not as the sinners, in the reckoning of all their days in which the sun traverses the heaven, entering into and departing from the portals for thirty days with the heads of thousands of the order of the stars, together with the four which are intercalated which divide the four portions of the year, which lead them and enter with them four days. 5. Owing to them men shall be at fault and not reckon them in the whole reckoning of the year: yea, men shall be at fault, and not recognize them accurately. 6. For they belong to the reckoning of the year and are truly recorded (thereon) for ever, one in the first portal and one in the third, and one in the fourth and one in the sixth, and the year is completed in three hundred and sixty-four days……….. 10. And these are the names of those who lead them, who watch that they enter at their times, in their orders, in their seasons, in their months, in their periods of dominion, and in their positions. 11. Their four leaders who divide the four parts of the year enter first; and after them the twelve leaders of the orders who divide the months; and for the three hundred and sixty (days) there are heads over thousands who divide the days; and for the four intercalary days there are the leaders which sunder the four parts of the year.
First, I want you to understand – the 12 months being talked about here pertains to the sun, not the moon. Can you see the four intercalary days? Just look for the first, third, fourth and sixth portals in the second column having an extra day in that month. That one extra day in each quarter is that intercalary day which does not move. These are the places in which we have the spring equinox, which is in the 3rd portal in the 4th quarter of the year, the summer solstice, which is in the 6th portal in the 1st quarter of the year, the fall equinox, which is in the 4th portal in the 2nd quarter of the year and the winter solstice, which is in the 1st portal in the 3rd quarter of the year.
Here is another element we have ignored that was set in place in the heavens as an intricate part of Father’s timepiece and calendar; the four immovable days dividing the year into four seasons – the spring and autumn equinoxes being the two times in the year the day and night are equal and the summer and winter solstices being the longest and shortest days. You can see them plainly on this chart above.
Look at this statement made by William Becker in 1995 about our present calendar.
TWO PERPETUAL CALENDARS BY WILLIAM BECKER 1995
The inconsistencies of the present calendar came about by the forced amalgamation (by Constantine) of the Roman (Egyptian) solar calendar of 365 (or 366) days, with the 28-day lunar calendar divided into quarters of seven-day weeks. The calendar as we know it repeats the same date on the same day of the month and week only after several years, as I’m sure you are aware. Grasshopper Dates.
The problem is to make the solar year divisible into seven-day lunar weeks, which are now so ingrained into our way of life. Three hundred and sixty-four days divided by seven equals 52 weeks.
I thought it was quite interesting he called our present weeks “lunar weeks”. And he uses the year’s size as 364 days.
The reality of the matter is, that nothing has changed in the course of YHWH’s calendar and timepiece. It is steady just as Enoch said from eternity to eternity till the new creation is accomplished which dureth till eternity. And the equinoxes and solstices play a big part in the accuracy of the year cycle.
I have made a calendar page that has all the different aspects I have presented to you from the articles I have done. Now you can see how it all fits together – the moon to start the new month, the sun and constellation position for keeping the year coming in and going out correctly. I am using the correct month of Abib or Nisan for the year of 2021, which should have been in April. I am also using the sun position that is supposed to be according to Josephus.
First, we have the templet Father set up at the eastern gate of the temple. New moon day – open. 6 workdays in a row – shut. And the seventh day or Sabbath day – open.
The new sliver was sighted in Israel on April 13th and on Wednesday, April 14th which is where we should have celebrated New Moon Day for Abib, the sun was in Pisces and counting down to Passover day it was in Aries – right where Josephus said it should be. Notice the calendar starts on Wednesday because that was the first day of the new month. On the 16th of Abib, it was First fruits day this is in purple (look at the third row on Thursday) – the day for waving the first sheaf or omer of barley. This sheaf was taken to the priest to wave before YHWH. This day is a day when the gate is shut, for it is the first workday after the Sabbath. Because it is taken to the temple, the gate used for this offering would be the south gate or north gate as according to Ezk 46. We have this same scenario of south or north gate for any offerings on the 21st of Abib, for that day is to be a sabbath like day but is on the last of the 6 workdays in a row (third row down on Tuesday). The next day is the Sabbath day and the eastern gate is open. This Sabbath is also the first of the complete or undefiled Sabbaths in the count to Shavuot or Pentecost.
The purple numbers in the upper righthand corner of the boxes are the counting to Shavuot up to the 21st day.
You will notice that Abib had 30 days according to the movements of the moon (row 5). This day is a workday but is not connected to the 6 workdays in a row for the perfect week count, so it is not counted in the ‘7 weeks’ count to Shavuot. The next day was New Moon Day and is also not counted in the weeks count but the gate is open. The count is started up again on the first workday after new moon day of the new month Iyyar (fifth row down on Saturday). Remember, we are to count the undefiled Sabbath weeks, as instructed in Leviticus 23:15, not 50 days in a row. You are only counting 50 days total, but it is 7 weeks X 7 which equals 49 days plus the day after the 7th sabbath counted.
I have put the Gregorian dates at the bottom of each day on this calendar so you can see how it fits. Again – the calendar starts with Wednesday for that was the day that coincided with the first day of the month Abib.
All this may seem confusing, but it is like anything new you learn, the more you follow it soon it will just be as automatic and understandable as looking at a clock for the time. Take your time studying this calendar and all the information on it. Don’t rush through it if you really want to understand.
Next article – When does a day begin?
Diane Covher was born in 1951 in St. Paul, Minnesota into a family of six. She has always been fascinated with small things (miniatures) and the details of small things. Her attention to detail has earned her the reputation of not only being a superb housekeeper but also rarely forgetting the details of life no matter how far back you go.
Diane has pursued, researched, and followed the leading of her heavenly Father to uncover His truth in this matter since 2011. She loves YHWH with all her heart. The most important thing to her is following up on every puzzle piece to put this truth together for others to read. To follow YHWH’s instructions is life.