Last year around this time of year, as the fall Appointed Times approached, I began a study into those very approaching times. For some time prior to beginning this research, I had been feeling like I needed to get some questions answered about my thinking. I had watched videos of teachers talking about how amazing events even prior to the spring appointed times, leading up to them, happened to Yahusha that were incredibly specific. It struck a deep chord in me that this must also be true for the fall Appointed Times. I had also done an Eriktology study on the ancient Hebrew alefbet and the teacher here said something that also hit me hard regarding Yahusha and the Appointed Times. Many things were leading me to dig into this topic. Finally, one Shabbat, I was listening to the speakers and a brief mention of the possibility that Yahusha was born on Yom Teruah and that was it… like a whiff of smelling salts I was energized to dig in.
First a few givens…everyone seems to be in agreement now that he was NOT born during Christmas on December 25th and that the days leading up to and including his death, resurrection and giving of the Ruach HaQodesh all fulfilled the spring Appointed Times. There are two, that I know of, schools of thought for when HaMashiac was born. Sukkot or Yom Teruah. I’d heard of Sukkot but not Yom Teruah. I started thinking... started researching about what the Temple priests were doing and what the traditions were for the fall feasts during the time Yahusha lived. I started gathering and working on a timeline for his birth and happenings at this time. I understood the pattern He’d followed for the spring Appointed Times and wondered, if He were born on the Day of Trumpets (Yom Teruah), it has to mean something and I bet all of the fall Appointed Times would be included in this pattern. Here is a link to a teacher expounding on Yahusha and the spring biblical festivals, Pesach information particularly. https://youtu.be/cpBtUq2u6BQ This is the kind of pattern is what I was inspired to look for.
After all my digging, I do see a pattern and I’ll try and express it to you as best I am able. I have several scripture references from the Tanak or Old Testament, to share to open the study on the fall Appointed Times, using the ESV. I wanted to get a feel for how these fall times were recognized before Yahusha was born because I knew that the temple at the time of his life was dysfunctional. I looked for mentions of the 7th month as all of the fall Appointed Times are within a 22 day period during the 7th month, thinking that would give me a good look at it scripturally. These are some of what I found:
Leviticus 23:23-25 The Feast of Trumpets “And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Speak to the people of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall observe a day of solemn rest, a memorial proclaimed with blast of trumpets, a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall present a food offering to the Lord.”
Numbers 29:1 Offerings for the Feast of Trumpets “On the first day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. It is a day for you to blow the trumpets”
Psalm 81:1-3 “Sing aloud to God our strength; shout for joy to the God of Jacob! Raise a song; sound the tambourine, the sweet lyre with the harp. Blow the trumpet at the new moon, at the full moon, on our feast day.”
Ezra 3:1-6 “When the seventh month came, and the children of Israel were in the towns, the people gathered as one man to Jerusalem. Then arose Jeshua the son of Jozadak, with his fellow priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel with his kinsmen, and they built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the Law of Moses the man of God. They set the altar in its place, for fear was on them because of the peoples of the lands, and they offered burnt offerings on it to the Lord, burnt offerings morning and evening. And they kept the Feast of Booths, as it is written, and offered the daily burnt offerings by number according to the rule, as each day required, and after that the regular burnt offerings, the offerings at the new moon and at all the appointed feasts of the Lord, and the offerings of everyone who made a freewill offering to the Lord. From the first day of the seventh month they began to offer burnt offerings to the Lord. But the foundation of the temple of the Lord was not yet laid.
Nehemiah 8:1-12 And all the people gathered as one man into the square before the Water Gate. And they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses that the Lord had commanded Israel. So Ezra the priest brought the Law before the assembly, both men and women and all who could understand what they heard, on the first day of the seventh month. And he read from it facing the square before the Water Gate from early morning until midday, in the presence of the men and the women and those who could understand. And the ears of all the people were attentive to the Book of the Law. And Ezra the scribe stood on a wooden platform that they had made for the purpose. And beside him stood Mattithiah, Shema, Anaiah, Uriah, Hilkiah, and Maaseiah on his right hand, and Pedaiah, Mishael, Malchijah, Hashum, Hashbaddanah, Zechariah, and Meshullam on his left hand. And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people, for he was above all the people, and as he opened it all the people stood. And Ezra blessed the Lord, the great God, and all the people answered, “Amen, Amen,” lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground. Also Jeshua, Bani, Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodiah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, the Levites, helped the people to understand the Law, while the people remained in their places. They read from the book, from the Law of God, clearly, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. And Nehemiah, who was the governor, and Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people said to all the people, “This day is holy to the Lord your God; do not mourn or weep.” For all the people wept as they heard the words of the Law. Then he said to them, “Go your way. Eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions to anyone who has nothing ready, for this day is holy to our Lord. And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” So the Levites calmed all the people, saying, “Be quiet, for this day is holy; do not be grieved.” And all the people went their way to eat and drink and to send portions and to make great rejoicing, because they had understood the words that were declared to them.
After finding and reading scripture references, I turned my search to the internet and looked for significance of Yom Teruah. A lot of what’s there is future oriented and I wasn’t looking for prophesy. The scope of what I am looking for is aimed at the time of Yahusha's birth to his death wrapped up in His Fathers clock, the Fathers timing, His Appointed Times for His handiwork. I am going to share the web links and ask that you take the time to read what is there on your own. I will highlight some things that stood out to me but want you to see how it resonates with you as well! The first site is about The Significance of Yom Teruah: http://www.betemunah.org/teruah.html from a Messianic Rabbis perspective. I’ve made note of several things that stood out to me but there was a lot and I have other links to provide so as not to overwhelm I’ll just lay out a few things that struck me.
Yom Teruah is the only Appointed Time where all 4 types of sacrifices made to YHVH are offered and the birth of Yahusha on this day is telling as He would fulfill those sacrificial needs. Many of the traditional scriptures read are quite poignant but Psalm 118:24 stood out for me, “This is the day that YHVH has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.” and what a thing to rejoice about , the fulfillment of the Promise in the Mazzaroth. The 7th month is blessed by YHVH and the Jews consider this Appointed Time as the beginning of a New Year and call it Rosh Hashanah (a Babylonian synchronicity point). The new moon heralds the start of this festival. This Appointed Time is about renewal… judgement (without sorrow) and renewal simultaneously. The Babylonian name given to the 7th month, Tishri, has two possible meanings of “you shall begin” taken from Deuteronomy and to dissolve and pardon our iniquities, taken together speak volumes about Yahusha.. you shall begin to dissolve and pardon our iniquities.. wow. The three themes for Rosh Hashanah are telling as well, they are Kingship, remembrance and revelation. Please take the time to visit the websites for more information but understand that I do not subscribe to any of these sites in full, these were found for research purposes.
The next site I found was very important to me in my search as I understand that the heavens declare the glory of YHVH, Yahusha is proclaimed in the Mazzaroth, reading each book from Bethulah (Virgo) to Leo. This link, digs into the celestial signs when Yahusha was born. http://theopenscroll.com/when_jesus_was_born.htm Again, this site offers a specific year and I am not looking into the specific year but the Appointed Time that YHVH moved on. This sites information is why I only lean towards the new moon being the full moon and have not fully settled there. This page on this site is so full of information that you must read it yourself to feel its full impact and to be blessed by its revealing some amazing truth. It is quite amazing. This is a very important witness to Yahusha being born on Yom Teruah.
Oiy… Curiosity, they say, kills the cat, well then I’m glad I’m not one. I was very curious about what would have been going on in the dysfunctional temple in Jerusalem at this time. The traditions and practices that had developed by the early 1st century, what were they and how would they have pointed, towards Yahushua’s birth. This is the Temple Institutes website link for just this kind of information about Yom Teruah. http://www.templeinstitute.org/rosh_hashana/introduction.htm What’s the first Babylonian synchronistic 1st century tradition that I see? Just look at the name of the link.. Rosh Hashanah… many name changes certainly. I’ve searched out much from this site and found the things that these men, these priests would be doing and looking for were so very foretelling and I’m sure just as scripture says, when they heard that the One prophesied about was born at this time they were all troubled not only did they understand the significance, but it would mean curtains for their dysfunctional doings. Something really amazing to me was to find out that these priests and those who followed them believed that Yom Teruah or Rosh Hashanah, as they changed the name to, to be the day when the first man was created, makes sense if you realize it is the day of blowing and this is what YHVH did to bring man from just flesh to Spirit and flesh, the Soul. Coincidence or Appointed Timing that Yahusha would be born on this day as well?
During this time most of Israel and certainly Jerusalem, were watching the heavens intently. The Holy day would not begin until 2 witnesses sighted the new moon and they were heavily questioned to prove they were speaking truth. As they waited for this questioning, these witnesses traveled to a special courtyard created specifically for them and given food and a place to rest, probably why they were interrogated. Once the witnesses were verified and the Holy day was to begin the leaders of the Sanhedrin would come to proclaim to the people waiting to begin the festivities, “The day is hallowed” and the people would respond in kind “the day is hallowed.” Imagine the simultaneous happenings there in the temple and what was happening with Myriam and Yosef. Next, men were dispatched via horseback to tell the villages that Yom Teruah had begun and torches were lit that were situated upon strategic mountain tops to proclaim that the day had begun. The first mountain top to be lit? It wouldn’t be the very mountain that Yahusha would be so connected with? Well, yah, it is… the Mount of Olives. They would be lit all the way to a Babylonian city that was a major center for Jewish life at the time. All of the offerings and shofar and trumpet blowing began and the first day of the “Days of Awe” commences. The temple readings for Yom Teruah include: Jeremiah 31:15 Thus says the Lord: “A voice is heard in Ramah, lamentation and bitter weeping. Rachel is weeping for her children; she refuses to be comforted for her children, because they are no more.” This is said to be fulfilled in Matthew 2:16-17 Then Herod, when he saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, became furious, and he sent and killed all the male children in Bethlehem and in all that region who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had ascertained from the wise men. Then was fulfilled what was spoken by the prophet Jeremiah: “A voice was heard in Ramah, weeping and loud lamentation, Rachel weeping for her children; she refused to be comforted, because they are no more.”
Many people only know the name Rosh Hashanah for the day rather than Yom Teruah and this web page offers great insight into how that happened. https://www.nehemiaswall.com/yom-teruah-day-shouting-became-rosh-hashanah And even though it’s a practice that comes from synchronicity of Babylonian practices, it is always amazing to see how YHVH will use even dysfunction to proclaim His Way. What do I mean by this, well calling the day that Yahusha was born the “new year” or the “head of the new year” is telling in its own way, isn’t it?!
Now I’m ready to dig into the gospel scriptures speaking about the happenings during Yahusha’s birth. The shepherds spoken about in Luke out in the field watching the flock during the evening would have been watching for the new moon as all of Israel was, waiting to hear the shofar blasts and to see the torches lit. These men were not just regular shepherds watching their flock but the shepherds of the temples flock of animals that would be used for temple sacrifices. https://int.icej.org/news/commentary/tower-flock WOW! On the Day of Trumpets, Yom Teruah, the Angels broke forth from the heavens and proclaimed the birth of the Deliverer that is foretold of in those very heavens. They broke forth and proclaimed it to those who kept the flock used for the sacrifices that Yahusha would eventually take the place of! The angel said, “Don’t be afraid, because I am here announcing to you Good News that will bring great joy to all the people. This very day in the town of David, there was born for you a Deliverer who is the Messiah, the Lord. Here is how you will know: you will find a baby wrapped in cloth and lying in a feeding trough.” Luke 2:10-12 Then a vast army from heaven suddenly is with the angel praising YHVH saying: “In the highest heaven, glory to YHVH! And on earth, peace among people of good will!” Luke 2:13-14 Is it possible that simultaneously as the new moon is verified by the temple and the shofar blasts begin and the torches are lit that the angels were doing this? I believe that it’s not only possible but certain. How about this idea… was the angel that spoke to the shepherds also the sign, the star, the light that the Magi followed to the specific location of Yahusha? Hmmm… So then the shepherds go to Beit-Lechem (the house of bread), Bethlehem, and find Myriam, Yosef and baby in the cave probably very shortly after the birth. They tell them about what they heard and saw and it says that Myriam didn’t say anything… well shoot, she’d just delivered a baby, give her a second! In my original blog about this, I went on to discuss further happenings with the Magi and Herod but I will leave that information there which came from my original hypothesis that Yahusha may have been circumcised on the final day of the Days of Awe. The dysfunctional temple at that time shows the wrong number of days between the first and last day and when I realized that it didn’t line up with scripture, I let that line of thinking go but still feel it is possible for the Magi to have found the baby as a baby and not 2 years old, based on the research I did. If you would like to see that bulleted study please refer to http://www.sperrysspot.com/blog-thinking-out-loud/what-if the information is there just prior to when I begin to dig into Yom Kippur.
For me, the evidence is clear about Yahusha being born on the first day of the Days of Awe, the Day of Trumpets, Yom Teruah, the Day of Blowing, the commemoration of the day that YHVH breathed life into Adam. And now because I’d let the thinking, about Him being circumcised on the last day of the Days of Awe, go because the timing didn’t line up between what I found in scripture and what the traditions of the Temple were at that time, I decided to find out more about Yom Kippurim and Yahusha. From what I found, I see evidence that Yahusha, just after His 30th year was marked by Yom Teruah, was immersed by Yochanan, the true High Priest of Israel, on Yom Kippurim, the Day of Atonement. Firstly let me show why I believe that this would have happened on his 30th year. I’m not going to rewrite the information from this page because it is put together very well so please click on this link and read it. http://www.betemunah.org/thirty.html I believe there is enough evidence to show that Yahusha, the man clothed in the flesh from heaven, promised in the Mazzaroth, the Constellations of the heavens, was born on the 1st day of the Days of Awe, Yom Teruah.
Ok, back to the Temple Institutes website to learn about 1st century, Yom Kippurim Temple traditions. https://www.templeinstitute.org/yom_kippur/rehearsal.htm Please go read this information about the Temple practices for Yom Kippurim during the early first century don’t just take my word on it. Keep in mind that the men in the Priestly positions by this time were elected to their stations, not from the family line of Aaron or Levi. They were not righteous men like Yochanan the Immerser and when you read things like this there: “The High Priest Bears Full Responsibility for the Service”, imagine how far from a true High Priest they were. As opposed to other ceremonies throughout the year, all of the sacred tasks performed on Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement - tasks which bring about atonement for Israel - must be done exclusively by the High Priest himself. As the Bible states a number of times in the book of Leviticus, chapter 16: "and he shall make atonement for himself and for his household;" "until he comes out, and have made atonement for himself, and for his household, and for all the congregation of Israel," etc. He alone is responsible for every aspect of the Divine service on this most holy and awesome day.” Then consider a few other things as well: that Yochanan, John, was the true High Priest of the sons of Aaron of the tribe of Levi at that time, choosing not to partake in any temple dysfunction and preaching from and in living in the desert; He then immerses Yahusha on the Day of Atonement's where that immersion atones for all of Israel because He is our High Priest forever; this happens in the Jordan fulfilling all righteousness by an actual Cohen haGadol, High Priest of the line of Levi bringing Yahusha into His MelkiTzadiq position as the Righteous King, the King and Priest a change in priesthood.
During the temple prayers, tradition says that the High Priest will actually speak the Tetragrammaton, the Creators personal name YHVH is pronounced or spoken 10 times on this day when normally it is never uttered and on this day after Yahusha was immersed, that very Creator, the Ancient of Days speaks that this is His Son with whom He is well pleased! I always wonder if these things are happening simultaneously and if the priests at the temple hear about it after. There is also the Temple tradition of a skape goat that is chosen and led by one man on a 12 mile hike to Mt Azazel in the Judean desert (and killed) taking all of Israel’s sins with it… coinciding with this?...directly after the Ruach descends upon Yahusha as a dove and YHVH proclaims who Yahusha is, he is taken by the Spirit into the desert, probably the very same one the goat of atonement goes to, and tempted but does not die…hmm. The Temple Institute says this about Yom Kippurim, “Every aspect of the Divine service on this awesome day reflected the special status and sanctity which is inseparable from the very nature of the day itself; a day of sublime communion with the Creator; a day of resolve and repentance; a day of both great inner peace and national unity.” Wow, I would have to agree! On this day the traditional readings include the whole book of Yonah, the very prophet that was to be their only sign given about the Son of YHVH spoken about by Yahusha in Matthew 12:38-41.
What about scriptures from the Tanak or Old Testament, regarding Yom Kippur? What does scripture say is to happen? Leviticus 16 encompasses all of what is to happen on this last day of the Days of Awe but in chapter 23 it expresses information about fasting or afflicting the soul. The only appointed time marked with such a requirement. Something I notice straight away that differs from the temple practice…. The scapegoat is set free in scripture, not killed. Isn’t it just like man to add more death? This goat is to be presented alive to YHVH not pushed off of a cliff and killed. Yet isn’t it telling that the dysfunctional Temple would kill the one that has taken on all of the sins of Israel away for atonement? The month of Elul, the month preceding the Days of Awe, and the first ten days of Tishri, the Days of Awe, correspond to Moses’ third 40-day stay on Mount Sinai http://www.chabad.org/parshah/article_cdo/aid/2508/jewish/The-120-Day-Version.htm and in that time I imagine that Moses was not taking time to nor needed to eat… which corresponds to Matthew 4:1-4 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” How about another clue that points to it being Yom Kippurim when Yahusha was baptized just after his 30th birthday? The day Aaron is inaugurated as the Levitical High Priest by Moses (by Moses immersing Aaron) happened on Yom Kippurim - the first High Priest in the Levitical order (Leviticus 7:35-8:6) and Yahusha is immersed by Yochanan, the true High Priest from Aarons lineage in the Levitical order ushering in the Melkitzadiq order where the now Righteous King Yahusha the Messiah begins His ministry. I can’t tell you how many times during this study that I’ve just laid my pencil down and said WOW.. I can’t believe they didn’t see this… One last thing I see as a clue is in Matthew 3:5-7 scripture tells us that Yochanan was immersing many people for confession of sins, even the high religious people because it is a Jewish custom to be immersed and to vidui (confession of sins) the day before Yom Kippurim.
For me, again, the evidence and pattern is so perfect that my conclusion for this part of my year long study on Yahusha's life being wrapped up within His Fathers Appointed Times is... well, maybe scroll back up and look at that beautiful little picture I made just for this blog. Enjoy these Days of Awe! Our promised salvation was born and ushered into the position of Melkitzatiq, Righteous King, Priestly King, during these times. On the day of remembrance for the creation of the first man, Yahusha was born with Angelic proclamation. Then just after his 30th birthday He is anointed as the Righteous King by the Creator Himself after making atonement for all mankind, taking all sins away. All this is happening while the dysfunctional 2nd Temple played out the very moments, almost one by one, and they missed it. I continue to shake my head as to how but, if they would not have then our Kinsman redeemer may never have finished out the promise and we would all be lost. Todah YHVH, thank you Yahoah, our Father for loving us so much that you would give your only son, the son of Adam, to allow our return to your grace and love.
OK, so I'm doing my own research on if the meal that Yohusha shared with the 12. that has opened up a can of worms for me... Here's where I started...
Was it the during the traditional Pesach or not and if its not, what was it. I was prompted because I celebrate haPesach haMashiac kept with the 12 and I just assumed that they had this meal at the time of the traditional Pesach. I was upholding this assumption in a conversation and realized that I'd never looked into it on my own so I decided to do that before I replied. It's been 4 days now, at least, I've lost track of that post and of the day I saw it...lol. But something one of the participants suggested was that it was something called the feast of the first born.. which I'd never heard of before so I looked that up and found that what they meant or they said and I'm remembering wrong, is that its called the fast of the first born. Which then, makes it not make any sense because he eats and drinks. Scripture is squarely showing that the meal they had was not the same as the traditional Pesach Seder...
Some thoughts that inspires are, was it the new covenant ratifying meal like on Mt Sinai? Was it purposeful that Yohusha had this meal one night prior to the traditional Pesach Seder? If it was purposeful, could it have something to do with calendar information? Because why would Yohusha call it "this Pesach"?
But, the bigger problem I seem to notice is that either way, if Yohusha died on Pesach, the feast of Unleavened Bread lasts for 7 days and First Fruits follows that. So... maybe I'm totally missing something but people are fussing over how the typical christian thinking of Good Friday to Easter Sunday isn't possible, how in the world is a 7 day feast compressed down into 3 days so that the resurrection occurs on Habikkurim? Any way you slice that if Yohusha died on the night of Pesach, he rose in the middle of Unleavened bread... right? Oiy vey... any thoughts from you guys?
I haven't read the book of Revelations.. heard it read thru once about 6 years ago when I listened to it from cover to cover for the first time. I still haven't actually read it all the way thru yet. I say this because my observations are that it influences perspective on the Tanak. As I'm getting closer and closer to my MelkiTzadiq Yohusha, new books are being brought to my attention to look at as they are offered in rebuttal to this Melkitzadiq priesthood.
This time Zechariah. Zechariah 14 specifically as to pointing to a physical temple when Yohusha returns. Which I read and... I had to go "what made you believe that there will be a physical temple when Yohusha returns?" And she said the vessels.. and back to reading I went. I'm reading from the Septuagint. I don't think I saw that word but I think I saw what she saw in vs. 20b.
So if this happens for me in scripture offered that's not quite clear to me, I'll usually decide to just read the whole book. So I start and I get to Chapter 3 and it mentions 'Jesus' and I'm taken aback! Woah what did I just read, when was this written? What was going on.. so I thought I'll read a different translation. Ah! This one says Joshua! And I make the connection! It is speaking of Yohusha! The Hebrew spelling of His name is much closer in sound to the English Joshua.
I had to stop studying for some time and just kept thinking on this. But tonight I am up and Ryan had to sleep and I'm reading Zechariah further! I start over and get to chapter 1:18-19 and out comes the highlighter. Horns? Didn't I hear something about horns in Revelation? So I quick Google and just a surface study, yep verses about horns being nations..
Ok sorry.. so I read on in Zechariah.. I get to chapter 2:1-5 and it again makes me think of when Yohusa started his ministry. But out comes the highlighter at vs. 7, who is the daughter of Babylon?? I'd heard of Babylon being where many of Israel were taken but that some remained in the land as well. My mind jumps to the Maccabees. What year were these guys? (By the way if you didn't know Chaunakah is happening soon and I've read both books of Maccabees. Loved them! What history!) for that matter what year is Zechariah? Off to google again and Zechariah is 520-518bc, the Maccabeen Revolt is 167-160bc and I find this bit of history http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/History/Maccabees.html
and it's awesome! I saw this in that link "The Hasmoneans claimed not only the throne of Judah, but also the post of High Priest. This assertion of religious authority conflicted with the tradition of the priests coming from the descendants of Moses' brother Aaron and the tribe of Levi." And I'm once again, like WOAH. So I had to get this down and I want to go back to reading! I'll add more later but tell me what you think!! 🤓🤓
Something I've been working on. NOTE: NOT ALL SCRIPTURES ARE WRITTEN OUT PLEASE IF A PASSAGE OR VERSE IS NOTED, GO READ IT.
OK.. I have some questions... I have been doing some research... I've been feeling like I really needed to research about the Fall appointed times...then last Shabbat I was listening to VHC Torah portion and there was made mention of Ya'shoah possibly being born on Yom Teruah.. Which really struck me.
First a few givens... Everyone be seems to be in agreement of two things. December 25th isn't Ya'shoahs birthday and the days leading up to and his death, resurrection and giving of the Ruach HaKodesh all fulfilled the Spring Appointed times.
There are two, that I know of, schools of thought for when HaMashiac was born. Sukkot or Yom Teruah. I'd heard of Sukkot but not Yom Teruah...
I figured I didn't need any more prompts to act on my feelings about needing to learn about the Fall appointed times. I started thinking.. started researching about what the Temple priests were doing and what the traditions were for the fall feasts.. I started gathering and working on timeline for Ya'shoahs birth and happenings at this time. I understood the pattern He'd followed for the spring appointed times and wondered, if He were born on Trumpets (Yom Teruah), it has to mean something. Ya'shoah and the biblical festivals (Pesach information particularly) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpBtUq2u6BQ
UPDATE: ALTHOUGH THIS BEGAN MY SEARCH I HAVE BEEN LED FROM THIS TO ANOTHER TIMING(I remembered while doing Torah study on Leviticus, the laws for what happens for a mother and child after a baby is born. So I went and looked it up because I remember there was differences for a girl vs a boy baby. I remembered looking at my calendar and seeing 7 days between Yom Teruah and Yom Kippur. (TEMPLE PRACTICE NOT SCRIPTURAL) I was taken aback by what I read, in Leviticus, what the 7 days between the 2 appointed times are called (BY THE TEMPLE), by what happened to the baby on the 8th day, and all of the temple activities occurring during these fall appointed times.) UPDATE: MORE STUDY HAS PROVEN THAT ALTHOUGH THE TEMPLE SEES 7 DAYS THERE ARE 8 DAYS BETWEEN THE 1ST AND THE 10TH. ALTHOUGH IT SEEMS YA’SHOAH WAS NOT CIRCUMCISED ON YOM KIPPUR I STILL BELIEVE THE EVENTS RECORDED IN SCRIPTURE ABOUT YA'SHOAHS BIRTH INCLUDING HEROD, THE MAGI AND EGYPT COULD HAVE HAPPENED WITHIN THE 22 DAYS OF THE FALL APPOINTED TIMES
So this is the pattern I'm seeing:
I am starving for more feedback on this. If you think of anything please comment or contact me. If you want to share this with anyone, please do! If this is truth more need to know.
As I continue to think on all of this and wonder if this is right, what does it mean? I can't stop the questions that come to my mind.. so I'll post them here.
I wonder if allll of the land of Israel that YHVH gave to the Hebrews that isn't part of the land of Israel today will be reclaimed by Ya'shoah when he returns?
I wonder if what most of the believing community believes about the "end times" is not about the whole of earth but more specific towards the land of Israel and those occupying YHVHs land that aren't His?
If Ya'shoah was able to bring into fullness the "Days of Awe" but not the "Time of our joy" could this mean that rather than an "End of the Days" in terror we should expect an end of the days of terror and the beginning of the "Time of our joy" when hamashiac returns?
looking into the laws for niddah for women as it is the practice after having a child. Leviticus 15:28,29 if she ceases her flow she must count seven days for herself and afterwards she can be purified on the eighth day she shall take for herself to turtledoves or two young doves she shall bring them to the Cohen to the entrance of the tent of meeting.
UPDATES ADDED 10/9/16 TO MAIN BODY OF STUDY
I have links to add to express my updates but it is quite late and I must sleep. Tomorrow my friends!
Made some major UPDATES today 10/10/16 I believe this would be Yom Kippur today.
This study led me to want to sit down with Leviticus 23 and look at a year of Appointed times. That led me to look for how many days are in a month, which I found with this link using scripture for its proving, bibletime.com/theory/month . But this led to a problem by what seemed to be one day visually but the year only had 51 weeks and 360 days. I found the answer to how many days are in a year in Jubilees and Enoch, 364. this is the final product of what I call the DNA of YHVHs year: dna_of_a_year.pdf
Well if you're anything like me.. which if you're following my blog, maybe you are.. you'll read something in scripture and think.. Ah ha! That's where all those myths and legends and practices come from. This story made me do that. Wands, staffs with stones in them that wield powers, stones themselves containing powers, the sword in the stone, the infinity stones from movies like Guardians of the Galaxy and others, the all spark I think its called from transformers movies..
Just wanted to share an Ah Ha moment with you all.
because of this!
John 3:16 “For Yah so greatly loved and dearly prized the world, that He even gave His One and only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him as Savior shall not perish, but have eternal life. AMP (italics replaced God with Yah)
Cannabis used to have a balanced array of cannabinoids providing an entourage effect... the best balanced way to service the Endocannabinoid System. Over the years as its gone in and out of acceptance. I'm sure it will end up back in its natural state again soon and I look forward to that certainly... but does that mean that in the mean time I'll take pills rather than pot for my medicinal needs.. NOPE.
this is a great short video that explains this concept a bit better =)
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I don't normally do this but I just wanted to say how grateful I am for the medicine YHUH gives me with His plant, Cannabis. I look forward to being able to grow and juice it some day as preventative medicine to aid my ECS and provide my body with cannabinoids to aid in the healing process. The circumstances in my life are burdensome in an emotional and physical way sometimes that I find are harder to bear and to stay looking at the Light in my life, that connection with HaShem, my ABBA. I smoke and consume Cannabis on a daily basis but I am not on any other medicines. On a rare occasion for me I'll reach for an Excedrine Tension headache bottle and have 2 and that's very rare. I don't drink, I used to when I was a much younger kid and didn't know about Cannabis. I don't smoke ciggarettes, and I used to but I quit in 08. The only other thing I reach for when I'm falling is the language I've been given and am learning because of Torah, Y'shoah, Jesus and I just cry out to YHUH in it.
If you are opposed to this plants legality you must understand that this plant is safer than the animal proteins we all eat on a daily basis in regards to the bodies immune system and its ability to prevent disease. The compounds in this plant are found in mothers milk, the receptors for its compounds are in the liver, the reproductive system, the brain, can aid in bone growth, can easily pass thru the blood brain barrier to quickly aid in the restoration of the brain after traumatic brain injury, will literally tell the cancer cells in your body to commit suicide all the while supporting the bodies normal cells. And I could go on. And on... And on... Many of you truly have no concept of just how important this demonized plant is and what it is capable of doing for humanity and this place on which we were given charge of to care for by our Creator. Many of you may never have ever heard that Cannabis was used in the anointing oil in the Scriptures. Or that it can aid the body in healing most if not all auto immune diseases, possibly even genetic diseases like the one I have. The very one that could take me from this place and although I would not mind leaving here and moving to my fathers house that has many mansions that if it were not so I would not tell you, there are many I do not wish to leave behind in the dark... So because I want to stay.. I use Cannabis!
So I've thought.. hm.. felt? known? understood? ugh.. sometimes its just to hard to find the right word. This has been pressing on my heart in a positive way for quite a while. As I've come to the Way, Torah, Y'shoah, Jesus, from a strange avenue.
See I was raised in a home with a father who was first and foremost concerned with being Christ-like and truly from a Hebraic context. I went to a Christian school, but it was only different in that they required a bible class and the teachers were believers... We didn't go to church all the time as often my pop wasn't really liked by pastors so I never received indoctrination there... then on to college and it was a baptist university where they again required a bible class and to go to the school church sometimes but that never stopped me from being the typical college student neck deep in what makes me and only me happy. Then I married an incredible man who was not religious at all but the most loving, kind and patient person I'd ever met... he had more fruit of the spirit then most Christians I knew. Still never went to church but occasionally and usually for christian religious holidays.
Don't get me wrong, I never doubted for a moment that there was a God, that He sent his Son, that there was a Spirit that held me close.. but it was only that... just a knowing... never did a thing about it. As my pop would say, "I never let it bother me much" lol.. I love my parents so much they are such a gift. I was also raised to be a patriot of America. I loved my country.. I didn't really know much about why I felt that either.. but that love of country is what lit the fire that burnt away all the dogmas of men and dropped me right in the lap of my loving Shepherd, Yahshoah, Y'shoah, Jesus, the Way, the Truth, the Life, my Torah. Strange right...lol..So I'm not going to expound on that part of my journey right now.. if you wanna know more just pop a comment below and I'll divulge.
But for now, the topic at hand is the concept of an eternal hell of fire and torment being a man made idea. I started thinking this after learning so much about the Paleo Hebrew Alefbeit via Eriktology on YouTube from Eric Bissell. It released me from worrying about all of those loved ones whom I thought were going to go to hell because they didn't subscribe to the Christian theology I understood before. I knew that as I read the ancient scriptures from before Y'shoah and the scriptures He used to teach his apostles, that I didn't see this horrible place spoken of. I read that people died and were gathered to their fathers... that after death there was no more consciousness. Even before the Paleo Hebrew study, I felt that the concept I knew of hell had to be a state of a spirit with in a person who had no connection to their Maker. I watched people live out what I saw as hell on earth. I saw a loving and merciful Creator who allowed his children to leave him or to even never find him whilst they lived but allowed their death to be the end of that.
Then today a friend of mine, that I know through my parents, who is observant of the Way, asked me a question. He said "I'm curious - if you care to share - what you meant by you no longer fear for your husbands eternal well being." I read this and started to think about how to answer. I let it sit a while and decided to look on YouTube for a video I'd watched before about the Christian concept of hell but couldn't find it. So I did a search for "christian conceptualization of hell" and found this link.
I couldn't believe my eyes when I read this. It is exactly what I was thinking and I wanted to share it with you all. I have looked at a couple other pages on this site and I realize the author seems to not understand Paul nor understand that Y'shoah is the Torah that Paul spoke of. I am grateful though for the page I found initially as it put my thoughts into words!
shalom vahavah echad!
peace and one love