THE PROBLEM WITH MODERN CALENDARS
I have been studying religious and secular calendars now for 3 years. From the Israel sighting of the sliver of the moon from Hillel Rabbincal calculations, to the counting of a 13th month found in Ezekiel, I have read them all. All of them resulted in the same effect…more confusion and more questions unanswered.
I couldn’t figure where the muddiness was coming from. Man had been counting days for millennia with evidence in the shape of stone henges and step pyramids all over the world. How did modern man, with all his technical capabilities, have it so wrong? Why was the complication compounded when trying to figure out the Covenant Calendar based on modern reckoning and calculations?
Maybe we are applying our wisdom to YHVH’s creation and it isn’t fitting in the boxes of definitions or paradigms we have inherited.
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not Elohim made foolish the wisdom of this world?
From here we need to erase from our education, the definitions handed down, for the words month and calendar. Much like using the word ‘canonized’ when describing scriptures, when we use these words, we come under the authority of man’s parameters for these concepts. Inadvertently, we ignore what the Father outlined for these concepts in Torah.
The word calendar comes from the priestly sectors, and were used as a system of control. The priest are the ones declaring the beginning and end not YHVH.
The origin for the word month is a proto Germanic word. The inception of this word is way past the introduction to the word CHODESH in Scriptures. It was a word meaning 1/12, but was reckoned by the pagan influence of the lunation cycles of the moon.
The first thing we have to separate is the word month from moon. This is based on pagan systems of counting the days of the years. They were incorporating the solar and lunar cycles to keep in line with the solstices and equinoxes. This was not YHVH’s original way of counting days and years.
Psalms 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
When we look into the parts of speech for moon and month we see they are both nouns and both masculine and both responsible for counting a segment of time. When you look deeper into the picto graphs of the individual Hebrew letters of both words that is where all similarity ends.
Look at the word yereach. It’s first letter, yod, represents work from the hand. Who got in trouble for bringing the work of his hands to a Holy, Set Apart Feast to YHVH?
Genesis 4:3 And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto YHVH.”
What else is uncovered when looking into the moon? Notice that Yereach and Orach/Arach (H732 & H734) are much more related the moon’s lunation cycle, than it is to Chodesh. Here we see the moon’s wandering, traveling, path of living nature. We see that it has ordinances, but not to count to 30.Jerimiah 31:35 tells of tidal influences the moon has on water. All of these jobs attributed to the moon didn’t start until the fourth day of creation, when the lights in the heavens were created.
We see the first day of the first chodesh (30-day segment of counted time) created on the first day of the first week of Creation. This chodesh was set in motion with the words “Let there be light..” This cycle of count would repeat, renew, repair, make a-new, renew itself every 30 days. There is a very special link between the word chodesh and quodash, which means to set apart, to consecrate, sanctify, dedicate, be holy, be set apart……you get the idea. This is YHVH’s HOLY, SET APART COUNT TO HIS FEAST DAYS.
Within the first chapter of Genesis, He teaches us to count our days to seven and then repeat. Within the 7th and 8th chapters of Genesis, He outlines 5 chodesh/months to be exactly 30 days with no extra days counted or inter-calculated.
So what does the moon have to do with YHVH’s Quodesh Chodesh 30-day count? What is going on? If the moon isn’t counting down YHVH’s months then what is it doing? Isn’t it in charge of counting down the moedim?
First we have to realize that moed and YHVH’s feast are not mutually exclusive. Seasons are times appointed for specific processes to happen.
Ecclesiastes makes clear that there are different seasons and different times. Not all seasons are Holy days and all Holy days are seasons.
The moon’s seasons are for agricultural work. The moon tells us when to plant certain crops, when the birds need to get ready to migrate and when the tides ebb and flow. These employments are the antithesis to YHVH’s Holy Days of rest.
So how do we keep track of a chodesh without the moon? Before that question is answered, remember His yoke is easy that even a child can understand. Ready?
That’s it…..one, two, three…..