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     Did you know that there was no such thing as Postponements of YHWH’s Holy days for over four thousand years? What brought them on? A man named Heliel set up rules for postponements around the time the week was divorced from the moon, and instead of the Sabbath coming at the end of a lunar week, a solar month and solar week was adopted which paid no attention to the moon. Guess what? The Sabbaths then collided with New Moons, Day of Atonement, etc. so man took it on himself to add Postponements to keep certain days from falling next to or on certain days, which will never happen on YHWH’s true calendar. This alone proves the Sabbaths were changed.

     Another pinpointed Sabbath is in John 5:9 (compare verses 1, 4, and 9). The Sabbath in verse nine is the same day as the Feast in verse one. The second day of the New moon is the first workday proving the New moon was not counted and the Sabbath was always on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the moon. The workdays begin after the New moon worship day.

     There are other places like Numbers 29:12-39 where Holy Convocations are on the 15th and 22nd and there is no mention of other intermissions through the eight-day count. The 15th and the 22nd would have to be the weekly Sabbaths every year in the seventh moon and can be found by the moon. You could say it just happened to land on these days, but the Word teaches that every seventh moon are the Holy Convocations days every year. He has commanded a seven-day week in the seventh moon. Do you think another Roman week will start in the middle of YHWH’s commanded week? Confusion.

     When you count from the Vernal Equinox for the seventh moon, you must start the count over each year, instead of a continuous count, one to seven, or you lose time each year; the same as with the monthly counts, if you do not start the count over at each New moon. If you drop the next five moons after the seventh moon and starting the count over each year at the starting point, (Vernal Equinox) you will get the right seventh moon at the set time each year. This is the same with the weekly Sabbath. From the time the moon starts to rebuild the first even and morning after is a no-work period and the next even begins the first workday.

     We also have Ester chapter nine to prove, they kept the 15th for a rest day, making the second day of the month the first workday, and proves the New moon was not counted, and the Sabbaths were on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th in the twelfth moon. Notice in the chapter that the 13th and 14th were the days they were victorious, but not the 15th. They kept the 14th alone, with the 15th yearly, every twelfth moon.

     What if they were commanded to remember the fifteenth day, to keep it Holy for with a mighty hand YHWH gave them to rest from their enemies? Do you think they would count one through fifteen over and over again to remember the 15th? Or would they continue to use the only calendar the Scriptures speaks of, the Heavenly lights? Did you know that YHWH commanded to remember the Sabbath day because He brought them out of Egypt’s bondage with a mighty hand, and it was on the 15th when He gave them an intermission (rest)? Compare Deut. 5:15 and Num. 33:3. Now if the Sabbath was on the 15th in the first moon when they were delivered from Egypt, and again on the 15th in the second moon (Ex.16th chapter), it would be impossible to use the Roman Calendar count and count the New moon as one of the six workdays, and have the weekly Sabbath on the 15th day two moons in a row. Ex. 19:1, 2 teaches that the Sabbath was also on the 15th in the third moon, making three moons in a row that the Sabbath was on the 15th, which is impossible with man’s calendar. Ex. 19:1 says in the third moon, when “the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai. For they were departed from Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai.” Notice the phrase, “For they were departed from Rephidim.” Did you know the word Rephidim means rest and is a few miles from the Mount? They had rested there on the 15th for Sabbath and when it was over on the 16th they came to the Mount. Verse 1 says it was on the same day that they went forth out of Egypt that they came to the mount, this makes three Sabbaths in a roe on the 15th. Now when day did they actually go forth? We know they were delivered from their burdens and given rest on the fifteenth day of the moon from the reading Psm. 81:3-6. “Blow up the trumpet in the Full moon on your solemn Feast day. I removed his shoulders from the burdens and his hands from the pots.” This was on the 15th day of the moon (Sabbath) that this happened; just as Deut. 5:15 says that YHWH thy mighty one commands you to keep the Sabbath day, because He gave them rest on that Sabbath day in the first moon. (and we know thatEx-16th chapter teaches the Sabbath was on the 15th in the second month also)

     Now, they were delivered on the 15th and spoiled the Egyptians, but they actually left Egypt on the 15th day at evening. The beginning of the 16th, which was the morrow after the Passover, they went forth for the Egyptians were burying there first-born. This was the self-same day Moses came to the Mount (16th), after they had departed from Rephidim, or rest, which was on the 15th. The Egyptian’s first born, who were killed at midnight on the 15th, were not being buried at daylight on the 15th, because that is too soon. Moreover, when they went forth, Egypt was burying their dead. (Num. 33:4) and they went out by night (16th) (Deut 16:1) “YHWH thy mighty one brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt by night.”

     Also Josh. 5:10-12 compared with Lev. 23:11 puts the Sabbath on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of each moon and proves again the New moon day was not counted as one of the six workdays. The morrow after Sabbath (16th), the Priest waved the sheaf, and then was allowed to eat parched corn. Some try to say that the 14th was the Sabbath in Joshua, chapter 5, but if that were so, then counting backwards the seventh day of that moon would also be a Sabbath. But if you look at Joshua 1:11, Joshua commands the officers to pass through the host and commands the people to “prepare victuals, for in three days ye shall pass over this Jordan.” Now, this had to be the seventh day of the moon because they passed over the Jordan on the tenth day of that moon. (Josh. 4:19) They would not command the people to prepare food on the Sabbath, which proves the seventh day was not the Sabbath and therefore, the 14th was not either. The eighth day was the Sabbath then the 15th. You can mathematically prove the 14th was not a Sabbath by counting day cycles from the pinpointed Sabbath, in the 16th chapter of Exodus through the forty years that they were in the wilderness; you will find that the 14th was not the Sabbath at the end of forty years when they came into the land.

     Isa.66:23 says from one New moon to another and one Sabbath to another shall all flesh come to worship. And, Isa. 66:24 says, every one who transgresses this will be destroyed.

     In Ez. 46:1, it clearly states that the Gate that looketh toward the east was to be shut the six working days, but open on the Sabbaths and the New moons. Now, was the New moon or Sabbath ever to be called or counted as one of the six workdays? If so how can the gate be open and shut at the same time?

     Do you know the Priest had strict orders for the gate to be shut on a workday and strict orders to open it on the New moon day? YHWH is not the author of confusion. Who is? The answer is Man. Here is an example, you have the fourth Sabbath of the moon on the 29th, and the gate is open for worship. Then the next day is the New moon, and you leave the gate open also, but the next day (2nd), you are commanded to close it for the six workdays until the first Sabbath of that next moon, which will be on the eighth day of the moon. This is in perfect harmony with the examples given where they always rested on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

     The historian Josephus records Sabbaths that can be pinpointed and they are on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. The Roman’s saw that the Jews, on the Sabbath, did not fight unless attacked. They moved there engines and battering rams up to the walls on the Sabbath day, which otherwise they could not do, and on the next day, they battered the city. Josephus records that it was the 23rd that they battered them, or the day after the Sabbath when they had everything in place. This proves that the pinpointed Sabbaths in his time was on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the moon and the New moon was not counted as one of the six workdays. Coincidence? You be the Judge. (See page 369 Antiquities of the Jews Book 14, Chapter 4:3 and footnote on page 370). Philo a prom ant Jew who lived at the same time of the Savior kept the weeks and Sabbaths by the moon write or call for our history book.

     How can you ignore these facts backed with so great a cloud of witnesses and His Word? You will be judged in the end; and Moses, Paul and others will be a witness against you. Everywhere the Sabbath is pinpointed, it is by the moon. All scripture is written for our example to follow and all scripture is inspired by YHWH and is profitable for instruction in righteousness. (II Tim. 3:16)

     Aaron and his sons were sanctified for seven days, which began on a New moon, and on the eighth day, there was an assembly (Moed) of the congregation. The point being that during these seven days, they were not to go out the door of the Tabernacle for seven days and nights. Lev. 8:34, 35

     No calendar Sabbath could disrupt these seven days that they were being sanctified in the tabernacle. It was from the New moon until the seventh day. On the Sabbath, the 8th day, which was the seventh day after six workdays, they assembled the congregation and not before disrupting Aaron and his sons.

     In Ex.40:1, YHWH spoke to Moses saying on the first day of the first moon thou shall set up the Tabernacle of the congregation.” In addition, in Ex. 40:12-15, Moses was commanded to anoint Aaron and his sons and to put them in Holy garments, and verse 17 says, “and it came to pass in the first moon in the second year on the first day of the moon that the Tabernacle was reared up.” The rest of the chapter tells what was put in the Tabernacle. Lev.1:1 says that YHWH called Moses out of the Tabernacle and instructs him further, this is still on the New moon. Remember, the Word is broken up by man into chapters, verses, and books when sometimes a thought goes on. Lev.8:3 says that Moses was told to gather the congregation (on the New moon) and in verses 6-13, Moses brought Aaron and sons and put the Holy garments on them and anointed the Tabernacle alone with Aaron and his sons as YHWH commanded. In verse 33 they were commanded not to go out of the Tabernacle for seven days, but on the eighth day (Sabbath) YHWH appeared unto them. (Lev. 9:15, 23) This puts the Sabbaths on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th proving the New moon day is not counted as a workdays to get to the first Sabbaths.

     When people were set apart for cleansing, such as a leper, or when the temple was dedicated, it always began on the “intermissions” or Sabbath just as did the sanctification of Aaron and his sons.

     For example, in II Chr7:8 it says also at the same time Solomon kept the feast seven days, the Feast of Tabernacles (15th - 21st). Verse 9 says that on the eighth day (22nd) Sabbath they made a solemn assembly for they kept the dedication of the altar seven days, (8th - 14th) and the Feast seven days (15th - 21st). Verse 10 goes on to say that on the 23rd, He sent the people away. Why didn’t He send them away on the 22nd?

     When you count from Sabbath to Sabbath, there are eight days. One New Moon to another, and one Sabbath to another. In Isa. 66:23 from New moon, Sabbaths are eight days apart. This proves wise old Solomon kept the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the moon as Sabbaths and never counted the New moon as one of the six workdays.

     If the eighth day were not a Sabbath counted from last Sabbaths, then a leper or someone under a Nasserite vow would have had to wash his clothes and shave his body on a weekly Sabbath. Cleansing took place from Sabbath to Sabbath. Remember, the Sabbath that ends a week also begins a new week on a eight-day count, you would have a Sabbath then work six days and rest on the seventh day which will always be on the eighth from the last intermission day or Sabbath for worship.

     Sabbaths are recorded from Sabbath to Sabbath in the Scriptures. The gates were to be shut the six working days and open on Sabbaths and Day of the New moon. (Ez. 46:1 and Isa. 66:23). The day of rebuilding can be a two-day feast, every other moon. (I Sam. 20:27) You have your New moon day and then gates are shut the six working days. Then you rest on the seventh day, which is the eighth day from the New moon. Then you work six more days (9th through the 14th) and rest on the seventh, which is the 8th day again, the 15th. Then eight days from the 15th which is the 22nd Sabbath, and so on.

     Lev. 14:2-10 is the law of the leper. In the day of his cleansing, he shall be brought unto the priest (on the Sabbath). It goes on to tell how he is to shave his head and beard and wash his clothes on the seventh day and on the eighth day (Sabbath) offer sacrifice. The point being that if the count began on any other day except intermission, the leper would sometimes have to do his laundry on a Sabbath.

     The reason this seventh day is not a Sabbath is because it is not the eighth day from showing himself to the Priest on the Sabbath, and is not the seventh day after six workdays, therefore this seventh day was actually the sixth workday that he washed clothes.

     The eighth day is many times synonymous with the Sabbath day. He said unto them that you circumcise a man on the Sabbath day so that the Law of Moses be fulfilled. Well the law says to circumcise on the eighth day. What better day to enter this covenant than on the Sabbath day? (Gen.17:13) The Sabbath and eighth day is sometimes synonymous.

     I believe Abraham was circumcised on the eighth day. Anyhow, the examples I just gave, puts the Sabbaths on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the moon which makes the 2nd day of the moon always the 1st workday, and proves the New moon is not, and was not, counted as one of the six work days as the Roman calendar does when it ignores the moon in its calculations.

     I have pinpointed weekly Sabbaths by the moon on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, and I have shown where they were keeping the Sabbaths this way before the law, (Exodus chapter 16) , the time of the law, (II Chron.7:9) before the crucifixion (John 9:14), during crucifixion (Luke 23:56) and after crucifixion (Acts 20:6,7) even up to the Historian Josephus. We are keeping them that way now, and I showed where we will be keeping them that way in the future. Isa. 66:23 Feel free to write and show me otherwise, remember, we are to prove all things. People have major problems if there is no Scriptual examples to support what they believe should be done, and multitudes doing the opposite.

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