New Moon Perverse Doctrine
It is sad, that with all of the other important things requiring our time and attention in these glorious last days, that people are still promoting lunar Sabbath. We see the world on a collision course with judgment, and men arise, speaking such perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. It is another sad sign of the times.
Let it be said without qualification, at the beginning, that anyone promoting a lunar Sabbath needs deliverance from demonic religious spirit bondage. Promotion of the lunar Sabbath proves RELIGIOUS Spirit BONDAGE and DENIAL of the Word of God by anyone promoting the Lunar Sabbath perverse doctrines. This article will give the proof that the Word of God is NOT the basis of Lunar Sabbaths. In FACT the basis of the lunar Sabbath is demonic religious spirits. Promotion of lunar Sabbath is proof of RELIGIOUS SPIRIT BONDAGE. That is strong, but the times demand strong clear words of reproof, and exhortation, and warning.
The GJiGT has been through this with many over the years. Promoters of this particular perverse doctrine RELIGIOUSLY try to get others to partake of there LUNAR SABBATH RELIGIOUS SPIRIT BONDAGE. It is evident that the main promoters of that perverse doctrine of demonic religious spirits are unteachable, unreprovable, and unmoved by the Truth of the Word of God. It is sad when we witness precious brethren partake of that same demonic religious spirit.
TO ALL LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS JESUS SAID YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN. MUST. MOST IN LUNAR SABBATH RELIGIOUS SPIRIT BONDAGE, DO NOT EVEN RECOGNIZE JESUS IS STILL A WONDERFUL NAME, WHICH PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY TO SAY IT AGAIN - YESHUA SAID, YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN. LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS ALSO NEED BE TOLD THAT THEY CAN BE BORN AGAIN, AGAIN - AFTER THAT THEY GET THAT RELIGIOUS SPIRIT CAST OUT.
The Holy Bible, KJV, has all things that pertain to life and godliness. God gave us the moon for seasons and determining His feasts, His YEARLY Feasts. The weekly Sabbath has never changed since creation. The Sabbath is a weekly observance and the sign between God and His people. The Sabbath is not one of the seven annual or yearly feasts of the Lord. The seven Feasts of the Lord are: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, Shavuot, Trumpets or Yom Terruah, Yom Kippur, and Tabernacles or Sukkot. The sun is for DAYS and YEARS. The moon is for seasons.
Often the lunar Sabbath promoters ask questions like how could Noah know? They are quick to leave the MORE SURE Word which is written in the scriptures, and go off into human reasoning. This is one of the general signs of perverse doctrines. Noah would know by faith. Even though the window in the ark was closed, Noah could count to seven. He would put a mark on the ark for every day. ALSO, they had to milk the goats and cows every day. Milking every day, and not milking on Sabbath, those cows and goats would not let him forget after not being milked for One day. Those cows and goats would have raised one great ruckus if Noah dared try not milking them 2 days in a row. How else could Noah have known the Sabbath, JUST ASK GOD AND RECEIVE BY FAITH FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT AND NOT SOME LOONY RELIGIOUS SPIRIT.
The Sabbath is the 7th DAY of the WEEK, no matter what day of the month. If you switch the Sabbath every month you're NOT keeping God's commanded Sabbath day of rest every seventh day and you're violating His 4th commandment.
Job 24:1 Why, seeing times are not hidden from the Almighty, do they that know him not see his days?
1 Th 5:4 But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief.
Psa 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
RELIGIOUS SPIRIT BONDAGE IS WHAT CAUSES PEOPLE TO WASTE TIME PROMOTING THIS FALSE DOCTRINE OF DEMONS WHEN WE ARE IN THE ANTICHRIST WAR ON THE SAINTS.
YESHUA PAID A BIG ENOUGH PRICE THAT NO ONE SHOULD GO TO HELL. THERE MAY BE A SOUL THAT GOES TO HELL BECAUSE, INSTEAD OF REACHING OUT TO SOME LOST SOUL, PEOPLE ARGUE THE MERITS OF LUNAR SABBATHS? YES, SOMETHING IS SO RADICALLY WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE TO CAUSES ME TO BELIEVE YESHUA IS GRIEVED. BECAUSE OF THAT, IT ANGERS ME. IF THAT BE TRUE, THEN YOU ARE NOT READING THE ANGER OF MAN.
LET US ALL STOP THE WAYS OF REBELLION AND KEEP THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING. LET US DO WHAT WE CAN TO SEE THAT NO ONE SPENDS ETERNITY IN HELL FIGURING OUT WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IS THE 7TH DAY.
TIME IS BEING SPENT AGAIN - HOPEFULLY THIS TIME WILL BE THE LAST TIME - BECAUSE THAT THE WISDOM THAT IS FROM ABOVE REQUIRES THE PROOF THAT IT BE EASILY ENTREATED.
Let's examine the true calendar given to us in the Bible free from man's rules and corruption. This is the calendar that Yeshua kept as our example, the calendar that the disciples taught to the converts. Let's look at its origin, how it works and it's purpose. God appointed certain times of the year as holy. He made an appointment for us to observe these holy convocations.
The Sabbath is the pre-eminent sign between God and His people. The Sabbath is a testimony every week. Every week people give testimony whether their God is the Creator of Heaven and Earth by REMEMBERING the Day which, from the BEGINNING, God BLESSED and SANCTIFIED, the 7th Day, NOT the First, Eighth, or Ninth. Most any child knows there are 7 days in a week. God Sanctified the 7th DAY from the Beginning, - Gen 2:2-3 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
The Creator made a covenant with man and said these set times were also a sign to the world that whoever belonged to Him would observe these feasts (Exo 13:3-9, 31:12-17). If we are going to observe the feasts of the Lord and if we are going to be obedient to His 4th Commandment, we need do it on the right day, or we're covenant breakers, not keepers.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
God does NOT change. Sabbath was given in Genesis chapter 2, and there were absolutely no instructions given about lunar observances at that time.
The Confirmation of the 7th Day Weekly Sabbath was in Exodus 16:22-31. Then it was written in STONE by the finger of Yeshua in Exodus 20:8-11and 38:18. IT HAS NEVER CHANGED. The Sabbath is the 7th DAY of the week, no matter what day of the month. If you switch the Sabbath every month you are NOT keeping God's commanded Sabbath day of rest every seventh day. This means you are violating His 4th commandment.
Brethren, the Law of the Lord is PERFECT converting the soul and making wise the simple. Psa 19:7 If you walk IN the law of the Lord blessings will overtake you. If you walk OUT of the law of the Lord you will at least miss the blessings. The simple duty of the creature is to obey His Creator. Yet God gives us SINNERS a choice. He gives us this perfect law, which is the only schoolmaster to bring us to Messiah. God gives us the power of the Holy Ghost to be able to keep His perfect royal law. However, we really just are not looking deep enough if we think we are good. We are very much in error if we think the way we keep the Torah saves or justifies us. MESSIAH KEPT THAT LAW PERFECTLY AND HE DIED FOR SINNERS. Either we are justified by grace through faith or we will go to hell. We keep God's commandments because we are saved, not to get saved. Because we have faith, we are privileged to make the right response to the love of God, by keeping His commandments.
People who keep frustrating His grace will soon enough go to hell. I grieve when I see people frustrating His grace. Gal 2:21 I do not frustrate the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.
WE ARE NOT GOOD. WE ARE VAIN, PROUD, AND HAVE A SPIRIT IN US THAT LUSTS TO ENVY. WHY DID YESHUA DIE IF WE COULD BE PERFECT AND ACCEPTABLE TO GOD BY HOW WELL WE KEEP HIS LAW AND COMMANDMENTS? THIS WHOLE THING OF LUNAR SABBATH PROVES RELIGIOUS SPIRIT BONDAGE. HOWEVER, THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT JESUS CHRIST DIED FOR SINNERS - YES EVEN PROUD, VAIN, SINNERS LIKE YOU AND ME.
Brethren here is some good advice:
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;
Titus 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
PURPOSE OF THE CALENDAR
The best source to know the purpose of the calendar that God gave us and how it works, is the Bible. Gen 1:14, "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." Did everyone catch that? God made the lights in the heavens (the sun and the moon) for signs, seasons, days and years. There is another verse we need to read. Psa 104:19, "He appointed the moon for seasons; the sun knows its going down."
God made the sun and the moon to determine day & night and for signs & seasons. Sun for DAYS, day & night, and moon for when the seasons are. He intended us to have a calendar that was governed by the sun and the moon so we could tell the day, the season, and the year. The reason we need to know this is so that we can determine when to celebrate God's commanded holy days. A quick look at Leviticus the 23rd chapter shows us that God commands us to worship Him on certain days of specific months. In order to do this He has given us a visible sign (the sun and the moon) so we know when these times occur.
Why do we have to know these things? Don't the rabbis take care of this because it's part of their duty? Let's look at one of the most effective smoke screens ever devised by Satan on this subject.
Upon being told we were supposed to determine the months by the sighting of a new moon, some questions were raised. The answer given was that the Jew's control this because they were given the "Oracles of God" according to Romans 3:2. To vain to admit not knowing what the "Oracles of God" meant, the discussion ended at that point, without the truth being known. Looking up Romans 3:2 and sure enough - enough there it was, "Oracles of God." "Oracles of God" sounds very important - the oracles - with God's name beside it. Unfortunately, most of the people who cite this verse don't know what ORACLES mean either. It's a deceptive tactic used by some men who want to manipulate us into doing what they say, and not necessarily what God said. They really do or should know better.
So what does Romans 3:2 really mean? Rom 3:1-2, "What advantage then has the Jew, or what is the profit of circumcision? Much in every way! Chiefly because to them were committed the oracles of God."
What does the word oracles mean? It is Strong's number 3051 (log'-ee-on) an utterance (of God). Does everyone understand that? It is an utterance of God. What does this mean? First of all, they have been entrusted with the very words of God.
"What are the oracles of God? It's so simple! It is the preservation of the scriptures, God's words or utterances. This has absolutely NOTHING to do with the calendar! Now, you see why it is a smoke screen? The Jew's were to preserve God's words for the world and they did that. They did not have the authority to change or alter them, they could only preserve them. (NO adding to, or taking away)
ROME FORCES CALENDAR CHANGE
It was not really the rabbi's idea to change the calendar in 358 A.D. No man has the authority or right to change God's laws; not the Pope, nor a Jewish rabbi, NASI, named Hillel II. God gave us a visible calendar to observe and He told us how and when to observe it in the Bible. It's not confusing or complicated like some people want to believe. It's a little different, but so is everything else associated with God, from keeping the Sabbath and the holy days, to tithing. God tells us to "come out of Babylon" to be different.
Our Calendars and the feasts of Christmas and Easter are pagan to the core and directly from Babylon. Links for Calendars, and Christmas, and Easter are on the GJiGT if you want the proof.
The Romans forced a corrupt calendar on the Jews. After the temple was destroyed in 70 A.D., the high priest was without a sanctuary. He was like a minister without a Church. The position he held could no longer be carried out without the temple. Instead of a high priest as their spiritual leader, the Jew's had a NASI, pronounced (naw-see). He was the head rabbi or chief leader, like the Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church.
In 351-352 A.D. the Jew's revolted against the Roman emperor Gallus & his commander Ursicinus and lost. After this, the Romans limited the power of the NASI and forced him to give up the authority to proclaim the new moon and the fixing of the festivals. Hillel II agreed with this to save his neck and sold out God's law. A calculated calendar was instituted and published with its rules in 358 A.D. (Encyclopedia Judaica, Hillel II).
HOW THAT CALENDAR WORKS
When the Jews returned from Babylonian Exile, they brought with them the names of the Babylonian calendar. They still, at that time, counted the new year from the spring. Although later, the rabbis returned to an autumn Babylonian new year. Judaism retains these Babylonian names as their own: Nisan (March-April); Iyyar (April-May); Sivan (May-June); Tammuz (June-July); Av (July-August); Elul (August-September); Tishri (September-October); Marcheshvan (October-November); Chislev (November-December); Tebeth (December-January); Shebat (January-February); Adar (February-March). The intercalated year is called WeAdar, "and-Adar."
According to Rosh Hashanah 1:3-8, during the time when Yeshua was on earth, the high priest would hold court in the Temple to determine when the new moon was. It was based on the testimony of three credible witnesses who had seen the crescent of the new moon. Once a new moon had been declared fires would be lit on the Mount of Olives to notify those who were not in Jerusalem. According to the Mishna, six witnesses were dispatched with a hand-delivered message that the new moon was sighted over Jerusalem.
This was done because God designed a calendar for Israel to keep and it was their duty to follow and observe it properly. The high priest had no authority to hear testimony that the crescent of the new moon was sighted and then declare the month would begin one or two days later! That would have been a sin. That is in essence what happens today with the Hebrew calendar and that is why once we realize this, we see why it should not be followed.
One of Hillel's rules is that no two Sabbath's fall consecutively. Therefore the calendar is manipulated so that Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets) never falls on a Sunday, Wednesday, or a Friday. This keeps the Day of Atonement from falling on a Friday or a Sunday, which would make two Sabbath's in a row. There is no biblical authority for this. In fact, the Mishna contains rules for an altered service when this happens. This proves that the calendar Yeshua observed was not altered like it is today!
In order to keep two consecutive Sabbaths from occurring, Hillel inserted and deleted days which God has not commanded. The normal year which God commands us to follow has 354 days with a leap-year-month added seven times every nineteen years. The present Hebrew calendar has 353, 354, 355, 383, 384 and 385 days!
SIX DIFFERENT TYPES OF YEARS!
Hillel took out or added days to different months in the year to change which day of the week all of the feasts fall on.
Do you see the problem with Hillel's calendar? It doesn't always begin a month with a new moon. God intended the month to begin with the sighting of the new moon crescent over Jerusalem. Why Jerusalem you might ask? Because that's the place He chose TO PLACE HIS NAME. The temples were built there and when Yeshua returns His kingdom will be there. It is the city of our appointed feasts (Isa 33:20). That is why the calendar is determined from the new moon crescent over Jerusalem! We can't set it from Texas, Pennsylvania, or anywhere else.
Some people want to pretend that calculating the new moon calendar is a complex and difficult thing. This couldn't be further from the truth. God designed a system that a child could understand. If Israel ever lost track of time, all they had to do was look up in the sky and when they saw a small crescent of the moon that just appeared, they knew it was the first day of the month. If you wanted to know what month it was, look at the fields. Was the barley green, did it have grain heads, (Abib), was it or was it not near harvest time with grain being formed in the heads of the barley stalks? If the grain was on the barley stalks the month was Nissan. Were the fall crops ready for harvest? That would be Tishri, the seventh month. Everyone back then could count to twelve. The barley would tell them if the year needed an extra month. They left it in God's hands when His appointed feasts would be celebrated. He made the barley and all the plants and animals man and the fullness of the earth. By the barley that the Lord God created on the 3rd day of Creation week, in the BEGINNING, the Lord God would let the people know when the year needed the 13th month. Once the barley established the FIRST month, ALL of the Lord's appointed feasts were clearly defined for that year, such that any CHILD would know when they were to be celebrated. Good for children of God but not good for people in the religion business.
Exo 9:29 And Moses said unto him (Pharaoh), As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the LORD; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the Lord's.
Exo 9:30 But as for thee and thy servants, I know that ye will not yet fear the LORD God.
Exo 9:31 And the flax and the BARLEY was smitten: for the BARLEY was in the ear, and the flax was bolled.
Exo 9:32 But the wheat and the rie were not smitten: for they were not grown up.
We know the True God delivered the children of Israel out of the bondage of slavery in Egypt on Passover. Abib or Nissan 14, the 14th day of the FIRST month. The time of the Barley Harvest.
Holeman Bible Dictionary tells us: The barley harvest (Ruth 2:23) began in late April or early May and preceded the wheat harvest by about two weeks (Ex. 9:31-32). At the beginning of the barley harvest, the first fruits were offered as a consecration of the harvest (Lev. 23:10).
It is not impossible to have a calculated calendar that accurately predicts when the new moon will be over Jerusalem. The lunar cycle is 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes, and 2.8 seconds. New moon calendars exist today and are available to anyone who requests them. Computer programs also exist that can determine when the new moon crescent will be visible over Jerusalem. These programs are accurate to within two minutes over a period of 4,000 years forward or backwards in time.
So why don't the rabbis who realize this, correct this situation? They are no different than any other men. Just like the SUNday keepers make arguments for a SUNday worship, or Christmas and Easter observers make feeble arguments for a pagan celebration, the rabbis say it really doesn't matter and that it is too much of an inconvenience to have two Sabbaths in a row. SINCE WHEN IS THE SABBATH A BURDEN FOR ANYONE BUT THE MILK CATTLE? The truth is that this is now their tradition and the Jewish people follow this tradition even though it is not Scriptural.
What do you think God says about that? He tells us to use the sun and the moon to calculate dates and to let Him worry when they fall in the week. We can't tell Him we don't want the year to start on a Sunday, a Wednesday or a Friday for convenience sake because its easier to worship Him on days we choose rather than when He chooses!
MEN BLOWING MORE SMOKE
If you ask most organizations who sets the holy days they will give you a couple of false answers. Since God created the heavens and the earth, then God should get final say on His appointed Feasts. Should not God almighty, and Him alone, determine the calendar? Do men presume to have such authority? The rabbis will tell you that the head rabbi has this authority, (and of course since they run the organization this means them and not God). THIS IS A LIE! It is the same lie that the Catholics use to argue that the Pope's authority is equal to Messiah's when they substituted SUNday for God's Sabbath. The rabbis can only TEACH others about God's holy days, they have absolutely no authority to sanctify one day or the other.
The Jew's today celebrate the new moon every month at the Synagogue. However, it is obvious they do not always celebrate on the correct date because sometimes Hillel's calendar is off by more than two days from the crescent over Jerusalem.
The Babylonian lunar-solar calendar is based on observation of the heavenly bodies and not on when the barley is Abib. The Babylonian calendar is called "lunar-solar" because it allowed the sun's orbit to mark the years' beginning, but based the beginning of months on observation of the phases of the moon. The first appearance of the new moon would mark the new month. According to the Talmud, the priests would watch for this and proclaim it by sending messengers and blowing trumpets.
The problem is, first, that the moon's circuit is about 29.5 days, forcing a vacillation between a 30-day and a 29-day month; and second, that twelve of these moon/months equal 354 days, about eleven days short of the solar year. From the Babylonians the Hebrews learned to add an extra month every two or three years. In rabbinical times this "intercalary" month was inserted seven times in nineteen years. The rabbis thereby sought to appropriate more religious authority. However the Lord God had given Moses the very simple system of establishing when the SET TIMES and APPOINTED FEASTS would be. No way was the Sabbath, the sign of the everlasting covenant between God and His people changed from the beginning.
Ask a genuine, not self-proclaimed rabbi, why in the Hebrew calendar days are inserted or deleted so no two Sabbaths fall consecutively, Rosh Hashanah (Trumpets) might not fall on the day of a crescent. Does a man, even a well intentioned Jewish rabbi have the authority to change the day a Sabbath falls on? The honest genuine rabbi raised in synagogue and a product of long established Yeshivas, will most likely answer "I don't know; but, I think so. But that's why we celebrate them for two days in a row, just in case".
That's right. The Jewish people celebrate the annual holy days and the new moon for two days in a row. Look at any Jewish calendar that is sold in a Synagogue and you will see that the annual holy days, Trumpets, New Moons, etc., are observed for two days. In all fairness, this is not the real reason it is done. This is a practice that dates back to the dispersion. The bad part is that it allows people to rationalize the change in their minds.
The most important thing to remember is that Trumpets is the only feast that is celebrated on a new moon. That is why there was a Hebrew Idiom that Yeshua used to describe the Feast of Trumpets. The feast of Trumpets is the ONLY feast that "OF THAT DAY AND HOUR KNOWETH NO MAN, NOT EVEN THE ANGELS, BUT THE FATHER ONLY." In Yeshua's day that was the most common way of referring to the Feast of Trumpets. That should click in a few minds.
THREE EXCUSES NOT TO OBEY
There are basically three reasons Messianic leaders give for following the present day adulterated Jewish calendar:
(1) Matthew 23:2-3, The scribes and Pharisees sit in Moses' seat.
(2) Mat 18:18, The leadership can bind what it wants.
(3) The main thrust of the Messianic congregations outreach is to Jewish people. Therefore most Messianic congregations want to keep things as much like the synagogue as we possibly can within the limits of the New Testament.
What about Moses' seat in. Mat 23:1-3? "Then Yeshua spoke to the multitudes and to His disciples, saying: `The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat. Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do'".
Does this mean we should obey and follow whatever the rabbi's do today? In John 9:13-16, Yeshua was accused of violating the Sabbath for healing a blind man. He obviously rejected the Pharisees interpretation on how to observe the 4th commandment. In Matthew 15:1-3, the scribes and Pharisees said the disciples broke their tradition of washing their hands before they ate. Yeshua told them they broke the commandment of God for the sake of their traditions. In verse 6, Yeshua said the scribes and Pharisees violated the commandment of God with their traditions. They do this today with changing the calendar.
So what did Yeshua mean in Mat 23:3 when He said, "Therefore whatever they tell you to observe, that observe and do..." Is this a contradiction? Yeshua taught His disciples to disobey the traditions of the elders when it contradicted the Bible. He said some of their traditions conflicted with the law of God. The scribes and Pharisees do not have the authority to change God's laws. ALL LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS WHO ARE TRYING TO LEAD MEN TO VIOLATE THE 4TH COMMANDMENT AS YOU DO - TAKE HEED AND REPENT.
What is Moses' seat? Moses had a different function than Aaron in ancient Israel. The Levitical priesthood were descendants of Aaron. Moses was in charge of the civil government (Ex 18; Num 11:11-17; 12:8; Deu 1:9-18). Moses was not a priest, his brother Aaron was. (John 1:17; Ex 4:14-17; Heb 7:11). Moses' seat means the civil governmental authority, the scribes and Pharisees were in charge of the civil government. Yeshua referred to the authority of civil government in Mat 23:1-3, not the law of God. Most Pharisees were not priests, they were not the descendants of Aaron.
Yeshua compared everything they said with the Bible, and when it disagreed with the Bible, He rejected it. When they added extra rules to Sabbath keeping, He rejected them too. This is what we have to do with their rules and traditions on changing God's calendar. Some people think Yeshua taught that we should follow the Pharisees; well the Pharisees rejected Yeshua as the Messiah, does that mean we should too? I think everyone understands that argument is without merit. Shaul said that EVERYTHING he learned as a Pharisee he counted as dung (Phil 3:8). Lets look at the other reason, in Matthew 18:18 Yeshua said what the Church bound on earth would be bound in heaven. Does this mean that Yeshua gave the Church leaders the authority to rewrite God's law? NO! ALL LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS WHO ARE TRYING TO LEAD MEN TO VIOLATE THE 4TH COMMANDMENT AS YOU DO - TAKE HEED AND REPENT.
So what was Yeshua talking about then? He was giving the Church authority to make decisions settling grievances and problems with the membership. Read the verses before this. Matthew 18:15-17 talks about going to a brother with a grievance. Verse 18 is talking about disfellowshipping, NOT the binding of an adulterated calendar that changes God's holy convocations!
Yeshua gave the Church authority to settle grievances in accordance with 1 Corinthians 6. He gave the Church authority to decide things such as meeting in the morning or the afternoon, to rent a building or buy one, etc. Yeshua never intended for us to use His statements to violate the law by observing a corrupted calendar. The Church does not bind the calendar, nor do the rabbis. God determines when we will worship Him. He did this when He created the sun and the moon to govern the seasons.
For those who won't accept this, do you refuse to drive your car on Sabbath like the orthodox Jew's in Jerusalem? Do you observe Pentecost on Sivan 6? Do you worship God in a Synagogue? Do you observe the holy days in the Synagogue? Do you SEND YOUR TITHES TO A SYNAGOGUE!!! (Lets see how long they continue this tune.) If not then you do not believe your own teachings. If the Pharisees are in charge of the calendar, they are in charge of everything else, too! You can't pick and choose selected teachings, if you are going to follow the Pharisees then follow them on everything. Join a Synagogue, that is where they are today!
The leaders who knowingly observe an erroneous system for determining God's holy days are guilty of the same sin that Jeroboam committed in 1 Kings 12:32. He ordained a counterfeit feast on the fifteenth day of the eighth month at Bethel. Because of this sin, Israel was destroyed and taken into captivity. ALL LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS WHO ARE TRYING TO LEAD MEN TO VIOLATE THE 4TH COMMANDMENT - AS YOU DO - TAKE HEED AND REPENT.
THE JEWS WILL OBSERVE GOD'S CALENDAR AGAIN
Gershom Salomon, of the Temple Mount Faithful in Jerusalem would tell us that the Jews will revert back to the new moon calendar that God gave Moses. They will do it as soon as the temple is rebuilt. The Sanhedrin will be reestablished and they will once again hold court each month and take testimony from witnesses who have seen the new moon and declare the beginning of the month.
These rabbis are not stupid men. They realize that when God says the high priest is to enter the holy of holies on the tenth day of the seventh month; he better enter on the real tenth day, and not in the sixth or eighth month. They might not want to change today because of tradition, but they have already decided to abandon Hillel's calendar when the temple is rebuilt.
What about you? Are you going to follow men and their tradition, or are you going to follow Yeshua, His disciples, the prophets and Moses, and obey God? You can't have it both ways; YOU MUST CHOOSE WHOM YOU WILL OBEY! ALL LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS WHO ARE TRYING TO LEAD MEN TO VIOLATE THE 4TH COMMANDMENT AS YOU DO - TAKE HEED AND REPENT.
The question is should we disobey God for convenience or just to keep harmony in the Church? Do the rabbis really have the authority to have the High Holy Days in the Sixth month according to reckoning method God instructed Moses to determine the month?
There are some people who get upset when this subject is brought up. They say we should keep quiet about the facts and not "rock the boat". Should we also keep quiet about the weekly Sabbath? If we did, we could all meet on Sunday in unity with our neighbors, and preach soothing doctrines that would assure the Church would be full. I DON'T THINK SO!!!
We need to teach the truth and reach out to our brothers with love, NOT compromise our beliefs in an attempt to make ourselves more appealing to refugees and dissidents from other groups. Since God is the one who created the calendar, follow it and let Him work out the problems.
All people on the planet seem to know when the Sabbath, 7th day of the week is, EXCEPT THE LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS, AND THE PEOPLE WHO FOLLOW THE PAGAN TRADITIONS OF THE POPE.
It has not changed since the beginning. Whenever there were major calendar corrections in history they were always careful not to change the weekly Sabbath, 7 day cycle. The only people on earth who do not know when the 7th day of the week is are the people in demonic religious spirit bondage who will RELIGIOUSLY try to get you to join them in their violation of the 4th Commandment. At this late time anyone who promotes a Lunar Sabbaths should be MARKED.
Rom 16:17 Now I beseech you, brethren, MARK them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and AVOID them.
We should be keeping the Passover and the other feasts according to the heavenly calendar like Yeshua did. We should try to the best of our ability to be as accurate and as faithful as we can. As long as we're human we will make mistakes, but that is not an excuse to disobey God now. It is the excuses, the rationalizations, and the self justifications that will destroy us. Like all of our other shortcomings when we did them in ignorance, as soon as we learned the truth we went to God in repentance and asked His forgiveness. This can also be done with observing God's annual holy days at the wrong time. However, if you know the truth and continue to disobey God, you will suffer the consequences. The same is true for the Lunar Sabbath promoters in their religious spirit bondage. ALL LUNAR SABBATH PROMOTERS WHO ARE TRYING TO LEAD MEN TO VIOLATE THE 4TH COMMANDMENT AS YOU DO - TAKE HEED AND REPENT.
Exo 16:26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none.
The word of God is very clear and precise. On the Sabbath there would be NO MANNA and NO gathering of manna. On the 6th day they were to gather 2 days supply for their needs for that day and the Sabbath AND it did not produce worms on the 2nd day, ONLY on the Sabbath. If they tried to store it up, for even 2 days, it produced worms, except on the Sabbath. Now on your 29.5 day lunar cycle they would have to collect 3 days supply and every other month 4 days supply. There is not the slightest hint of new moon Sabbath system perverse doctrine in the Word of God. This would be necessary with the 29.5 day lunar Sabbath which is NOT God's Sabbath.
The moon is for seasons and the Feasts of the Lord but NOT for days and weeks. God's Sabbath is the 7th day. Work 6 and rest on Sabbath which means (7th). This perverse doctrine will just not fit unless the lunar cycle is 28 days. The moon is a faithful witness, its cycle is a 29.5 day lunar cycle, and the moon is a faithful witness against the perverse new moon Sabbath doctrine. IF and ONLY IF the lunar cycle were 28 days, and not as the moon faithfully witnesses to be 29.5 day cycle, could the new moon or lunar Sabbath conform to God's Sabbath of the Holy Bible. This perverse doctrine is judged by the word of God.
Work 6 & rest 1, does not work out well on a 29.5 day cycle. It would be a severe hardship on certain kinds of domesticated animals as well. It does not conform to the Holy Bible. The lunar cycle looks good on paper, but is a perverse doctrine because it does not conform to the word of God. New moon Sabbath is a perverse doctrine. It makes for some great religious gyrations and arguments, and cause for division, and finally separation. Not much greater heady religious stuff than to come up with a new Sabbath idea to help God out.
Exo 20:9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
Exo 20:10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
Exo 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
Exo 23:12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.
Exo 24:16 And the glory of the LORD abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud.
Exo 31:15 Six days may work be done; but in the seventh is the sabbath of rest, holy to the LORD: whosoever doeth any work in the sabbath day, he shall surely be put to death.
Exo 31:16 Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the sabbath, to observe the sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant.
Exo 31:17 It is a sign between me and the children of Israel for ever: for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, and on the seventh day he rested, and was refreshed.
Exo 35:2 Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day there shall be to you an holy day, a sabbath of rest to the LORD: whosoever doeth work therein shall be put to death.
Lev 23:3 Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
Deu 5:13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
Deu 5:14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,
Josh 5:11 And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day.
Luke 13:14 And the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because that Jesus had healed on the sabbath day, and said unto the people, There are six days in which men ought to work: in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day.
Work on the first 6 days and rest on the 7th day of the week. That is not nearly religious enough for some demonic religious spirit bound people. However, any child could figure work six and rest on the seventh day of the week. The super duper religious folk have a much better idea than work 6 and rest 1.
The KJV Holy Bible is the 7th purification of the Word of God, Ps 12:6-7. The KJV is the one sprinkled with the blood of the Martyrs. The KJV Holy Bible can help English speaking people correct the errors of the pseudo expert Greek & Hebrew scholars. The KJV is held up without compromise as the ONLY Holy Bible for English speaking people on the Great Joy in Great Tribulation GJiGT paltalk groups.
The time is short and the Great Joy in Great Tribulation GJiGT groups will not give occasion to perverse doctrines of lunar Sabbath or new moon Sabbath doctrines or give occasion to raise doubt or confusion regarding the KJV being THE Holy Bible. There may be souls ending up in hell for all the time wasted on perverse doctrines while the gospel could be given out to a world for which Yeshua poured out His blood to redeem. That is sad.
If you have questions regarding the KJV Holy Bible and the reasons for cutting off occasion for other version perversions listen to the FaithSeries2.ra or read <http://www.moresureword.com/versions.htm> and the links associated with that page.
CUT OFF OCCASION
For the following reasons occasion will be cut off from discussing such things as these on the Great Joy in Great Tribulation paltalk discussion groups which maintain focus on the Word of God.
1 Cor 1:10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
Col 2:9 For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
Col 2:10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Col 2:11 In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
Col 2:12 Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.
Col 2:13 And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
Col 2:14 Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross;
Col 2:15 And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
Col 2:16 Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days:
Col 2:17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Christ.
Col 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,
Col 2:19 And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God.
Titus 3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
Titus 3:10 A man that is an heretic after the first and second admonition reject;
Titus 3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.Paltalk is full of places to discuss foolish questions, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law.
We make no apology for staying sharply Word focused on the GJiGT paltalk groups. The GJiGT paltalk discussion groups are maintaining a standard of only using the KJV Holy Bible and the power of the Holy Ghost to quickly grow from faith to FAITH. The world is full of perverse doctrines and private interpretations. The GJiGT paltalk groups will cut off occasion for those seeking occasion with vain powerless religions based upon vain rationalizations why God did not mean what He said in the MORE SURE word written in the KJV Holy Bible.
We seek to establish God's Royal Law, Rom 3:31, including the 4th commandment, and will not give occasion to new moon and/or lunar Sabbath doctrines and other private interpretations which do gender strifes.
The GJiGT is not the place to promote new Sabbaths which would change the everlasting covenant which has remained unchanged from the beginning. The GJiGT paltalk groups are for FOCUSED fellowship IN the Word of God.
The new moon or lunar Sabbath may look good on paper but it does not conform to the Word of God, and is Judged by the Word of God, and many elder brethren. If you have promoted the lunar Sabbath you are encouraged repent as per James 3:1. Time is short and we do need to see the body of Messiah being brought together. Often that will involve earnestly contending for THE Faith and that means cutting off occasion for perverse doctrines which are vain and do gender strifes. It is time now that brethren realize that the main thing from now on is to keep the main thing the main thing. That is the main thing from now on. In other words, God expects nothing less than complete faithfulness and obedience. Pick up your cross and follow Messiah letting the others bury the dead. Like the song goes "trust and obey, there's no other way".
Where does the Bible say we should hide truth? Where is one example of Yeshua or the disciples compromising God's laws to promote harmony? Yeshua lost 120 disciples because He told them something they found hard to accept. Shaul caused untold riots by preaching the truth that the leaders wanted to hide. It was because he refused to compromise that the people hated him so much that they beat him and tried to kill him. What is wrong with keeping the holy days with the same calendar Yeshua used? When Messiah returns will you have to tell Him you knew that you worshipped Him on the wrong day but it was more convenient? If the high priest entered the holy of holies on the wrong day God could strike him dead. This is the God who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Jos 24:15, "...choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, ...But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."
Mal 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.
Heb 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.
Mal 4:4 Remember ye the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
John 14:21 He that hath my commandments, and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me: and he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
Rev 12:17 And the dragon was wroth with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, which keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
Rev 14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
Rev 22:14 Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
God doesn't change. Sabbath was given in Genesis chapter 2, and there were absolutely no instructions given about and lunar observances at that time. For God to have tied the Sabbaths to the moon under Mosaic law would have meant that he was changing a commandment that had been given earlier.
Mat 5:18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
From the beginning the Sabbath is the 7th day of the week. It does not matter if it is the pope or some religious spirit bound person telling you otherwise, that is simply not the truth. Those who attempt to tie the Sabbath to lunar cycles promote a doctrine of devils as surely as any pope. It is either ignorance, willing ignorance or a deceiving religious spirit that has anyone confused on the 4th commandment. We are duty bound to tell those so bound and/or deceived that you are wrong on this issue. Such deny the Word of God for the sake of their vain powerless religion and/or traditions. One should know and seriously consider that deceiving religious spirits are given legal ground by willful disobedience to God's commandments. Giving such ground to demonic spirits can lead to a powerful stronghold on your soul. One so bound will not be able to deal with it clearly until you identify the ground and repent of the sin. We are not capable of resisting the devil and expect him to flee until one is first submitted to God.
TO THOSE IN LUNAR SABBATH BONDAG
Do this: Take authority over this deceiving religious spirit in the name of Yeshua and BIND it and do NOT attempt to cast it out. THEN pray to God and ask in the name of Yeshua that he give you wisdom to how this deceiving spirit was given ground to build this stronghold upon your soul. THEN when that wisdom is given and you have that conviction of the sin, confess the sin to God, if we confess our sins he is faithful and just to forgive us. Confess it and repent of it and turn away from it and resolve not to commit it again. THEN and only then, take authority in the name of Yeshua over the religious spirit and CAST IT OUT, and then glorify God for the deliverance. THEN go back and study God's word and ask him to reveal the truth to you about the 4th commandment. DO NOT get the steps out of order. Bind, pray, confess and repent, THEN and ONLY THEN cast out. Read and pray and ask the Father where the legal ground was given.
LISTEN AND HEAR THIS CAREFULLY - #1 SUBMIT TO GOD - #2 THEN RESIST THE DEVILAND HE WILL FLEE FROM YOU.
SUBMISSION TO GOD IS ALMOST A FOREIGN CONCEPT TO THIS CROOKED, PERVERSE, AND REBELLIOUS GENERATION.
HERE IS THE SIMPLE FORMULA:
1) IF WE CONFESS OUR SINS HE IS FAITHFUL AND JUST TO FORGIVE US OUR SINS AND TO CLEANSE US FROM ALL UNRIGHTEOUSNESS - IF WE RATIONALIZE, SELF JUSTIFY, EXCUSE, OR DENY OUR SINS - WE ARE NOT IN SUBMISSION TO GOD.
2) WE SUBMIT OURSELVES TO ONE ANOTHER IN THE FEAR OF GOD.
3) WE OBEY THOSE WHOM GOD HAS PLACED CALLED AND ORDAINED TO RULE OVER US FOR THEY MUST GIVE AN ACCOUNT.
4) WE FOLLOW THEM AS THEY FOLLOW MESSIAH.
TO FAIL TO RECOGNIZE AND RESPECT THE CALL OF GOD ON THE MAN WHOM GOD HAS CALLED - IS TO FAIL TO BE IN SUBMISSION TO THE ONE WHO CALLED HIM.
Mat 10:40 He that receiveth you receiveth me, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
Mat 10:41 He that receiveth a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet's reward; and he that receiveth a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man's reward.
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