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     The Sabbath is a day; just as if the New moon is a day and all days are days, but not all days are ordinary days because some are special days. Father YHWH instructs us which days are special and uses the moon for signs (beacons) to let us know which are  the special days (seasons or Appointments) (Gen 1:14)

     Someone said the Sabbath day Appointment was not included in Gen 1:14 as one of the days for the Great lights. “Sun, moon, and stars shall be for beacons of the Appointments” Some might think it should say all appointments except Sabbath appointments. The fact is the weekly Sabbath was the only Appointment at that time; it was years later when they were delivered from Egypt’s bondage (on the 15th Sabbath.) And they were commanded to keep the Sabbath day (15th) in the 1st month because they were delivered from Egypt bondage on the 15th day of the 1st month. (Deut. 5:15and Num. 33:3) It was a feast for seven days. In Philo’s writings, he records that this feast alone with the Feast of Tabernacles, which begins on the 15th Sabbath were assigned to the weekly Sabbath day. (15th) Philo knew the 15th was a weekly Sabbath day, which began both of these Feasts of YHWH, which lasts seven days. See Philo page 532 xxx(161) Philo knew they were given rest on the 15th from Egypt’s bondage and the Feast in the 1st and 7th months have to do with their deliverance form Egypt’s bondage on the 15th, a Sabbath and these two feast were assigned to the weekly 7th day. (15th) These are memorial days, which began these two festival weeks. (see article on Philo and the Sabbath)

     I mention Philo here; although we know, that he is not scripture he, he was a very respectable Jew that lived among the Jewish people, and even led a delegate to Rome in behalf of the Jewish people, at the time of the Messiah. I hope to add a history chapter later with Encyclopedia reference, and ancient calendars, etc.

     Although, Philo never came right out and said the seventh day is by the moon and is counted from the New Moon; he had no need to, especially if it was common knowledge at this time, but he did say the fourth commandment has reference to the sacred seventh day, that it may be passed in a sacred and holy manner. Now, some states keep the holy festival only once in the month, counting from the New Moon, as a day sacred to YHWH: but the nation of the Jews keep every seventh day regularly, after each interval of six workdays.” (Counting from the New Moon). Philo page 526 xx (96).

      He seems to emphasize only once instead of more (four times) each month. At least counting from the New Moon for the Sabbath is nothing new. Again, Philo mentions the moon with the seventh day. On page 26 (iv) (8) “Again, the periodical changes of the moon, takes place according to the number seven, that star having the greatest sympathy with the things on Earth. And the changes which the moon works in the air, it perfects chiefly in accordance with its own configurations on each seventh day.” If Philo, which lived before during and twenty years after the time of the Messiah, is saying what I believe he is saying; it is not out of harmony with the Scriptures or other history which I am working on now and will add later.

     Philo states that the two festivals, (Unleavened bread and Tabernacles) which last seven days are assigned to the weekly seventh day (both began on the 15th) and Philo knew Deut. 5:15 teaches to remember the Sabbath day because they were delivered from Egypt’s bondage on the weekly Sabbath day (15th) Deut. 5:15 and Num. 33:3. See also Philo page 532 xxx (161) and page 15 xxxiv (101) for more about the phases of the moon.

     All days that He designates as worship days are Appointment days, and are special days, not ordinary days. The New moon day, every month, is a worship day (Appointment). (Ez. 46:2, Isa. 66:23, Num. 10:1-10, Num. 28:11-14, Num. 29:1, Amos 8:5) Every New moon (month) is positively a worship day appointment (special day) and it is by the Word of YHWH in this world and the world to come, and all flesh will worship Him on this day, and not off somewhere working. (Isa.66:23)

     You will know when the special days come, by watching the moon not man’s calendar. The New moon day was, and is a special worship day, therefore you must use the moon to find and keep it. The same is true for the four weekly Sabbaths of each moon. Nowhere does the Scriptures teach that any of the next six days after the New moons are Appointments, but they are ordinary workdays. Now, the Scriptures does say that after six workdays we are to rest, as He did, and it is an Appointment of worship, the same as with the New moon day. All appointment days, whether New moon, Sabbaths, Day of Atonement, and the twenty-first day in the first month, are equal Appointments for worship. Sabbath means intermission and He chose to place one on the tenth day of the seventh moon and calls it a Sabbath. Others, He calls Sabbatones, but they have the same meaning as Sabbath—from the word means intermission. (See concordance) Weekly Sabbaths are called Sabbatones also (Lev. 23:3, Ex. 31:15, Ex. 16:23 - look up the word rest in these verses.)

     All other days that He did not choose as worship days are ordinary days for work. And the Gates that looketh toward the East of YHWH’s house are to be closed for worship on these days. (Ez. 46:1) How did Ezekiel know when the New Moon was? How did he know when the six workdays were? If he found the sixth workday by the moon, then the seventh day would have to follow and is also by the moon. Stop and think on this a few minutes. The moon counted all days, including workdays. Example; Solomon began to build the House of YHWH on the 2nd day of the moon (1st workday of the week). (II Chronicles 3:2) If every place in the entire Scriptures the six workdays were found by the moon, wouldn’t the seventh or next day be by the moon also? Do you really think Ezekiel used two calendars, one of which cannot be found anywhere in scripture? Remember YHWH says these are “my Feasts” or Appointments (Lev 23) and He names His Feasts throughout the Scriptures. The Appointments that are named are after six workdays then worship, these are throughout the year. (Lev. 23:3) You have the twenty-first day in the first moon as a worship day and the tenth day in the seventh moon is a worship day (Appointment). These are exceptions, but this does not apply to the other moons because they are not specified. The New moon is a worship day, whether we like to or not and will be in New Earth.

     Now, to add to the list of worship days and changing His Appointments with a man made count or calendar is no less than blasphemy. (Daniel 7:25) There are multitudes of honest people who are doing this through ignorance and not out of rebellion. All we have to do is force ourselves to keep only the days He specified in His Word as special, because you cannot keep a day special that He did not specify as special. There is no Biblical proof that any other days are special other than the ones He chose or specified as special in His Word. Why can’t we accept that?

     Here are some important facts:

The New moon days are specified as worship days. (Ez. 46:2, Is a. 66:23, Num.10:1-10, Num. 28:11-14, Num. 29:1)
We have the Feast of Weeks (or Pentecost) which is fifty days after the seventh Sabbath complete; it is a Holy Convocation or worship day according to the instructions of the Father YHWH. Now Pentecost was after Moses had fasted forty days and nights, and Aaron proclaimed it and it was the same day the law was given to Moses, and it was at the end of the forty days and nights, which would be exactly fifty days from the seventh Sabbath.
Weeks are counted from time sickle is put to corn. (the morrow after first Sabbath Lev. 23:11 and Deut. 16:9)
Now 50 days are counted from the morrow after the seventh Sabbath is complete (Lev. 23:16) and (Ex. 32:5) (see the section on the true count to Pentecost, which proves Pentecost is in the fourth moon not the third.)

     These are His Appointment days out of the 365 ¼ days each year. Please do not use the Roman calendar and add to or take away from His choosing of the days and the way He chooses to show which days He has chosen. (Sun, moon, and stars). (Gen. 1:14)

     The bottom line is this. We are to keep the intermission days He has specified, by the moon, alone with the day after six ordinary workdays. Sabbaths break up the workdays and the next day after an intermission or Sabbath is the first day again, whether it be a New moon day or Sabbath day the count of ordinary days begins anew. All days are counted by the moon in the Scriptures so why not the seventh day? That way we would not have to put confidence in man’s calendar to find YHWH’s Appointments, and you will not have your no-workdays landing on scheduled workdays such as the 14th in first Moon when the work of preparing the Passover lamb, etc. There is no other way to find the special days He has chosen other than by the moon, because He appointed the moon for the job (Psm. 104:19) (He appointed the moon for the seasons) (Appointments). Is it too hard to keep the days He chose as special (New moon, etc.) then count six ordinary days and keep an intermission (Sabbath)? You need no man-made calendar to do this. Just look up.

      Meditate on this awhile – In the beginning, YHWH created Heaven an Earth. The Earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep, and the spirit of YHWH moved upon the face of the waters. This all happened before He said let there be light, and before He divided the light from the darkness and before the evening and morning were the first day. The waters, the Heavens, and the Earth were all here before day one. In the beginning it was dark just like in the beginning of your moons it is dark and the next day after the dark, ( moon or beginning) is the first workday and the seventh day from then is the eighth day from the dark or beginning. That is why the New moon (rebuilding of the moon) every month commemorates (memorial of) the creation of Heaven and Earth, and every seventh day after the beginning commemorates the rest of YHWH, after He worked on His creation for six days, and the seventh is always the eighth day from the beginning or New moon. Every New moon you have a memorial of blowing the trumpets.

      The trumpets (shouts) began sounding before light at creation (Dark moon)(See Job 38:7) The Father asks Job questions concerning creation, “Where were you when the sons (angelic beings) of YHWH shouted or trumpeted for joy?” The angels began shouting for joy at the creation before He worked on it for six days; we need to keep this memorial to commemorate the dark beginning (creation) each moon. Then the next day is the first workday, the same as first workday was after the beginning of creation or dark creation. Then, the seventh day would be the eighth day from the beginning or darkness. The new Heaven and new Earth will also have a beginning or New moon, Isa. 66:23, from one New moon to another, and one Sabbath to another, all flesh will worship. It will start with New moon then six workdays, then rest on the seventh, which is the eighth day from the New moon or beginning (worship day) then six more workdays then 15th is a Sabbath and so on.

      If we believe the New Earth has a beginning and the first day will be the first day of the moon (New moon), and it will be the first day of the year, and on this first day they will be shouting for joy (blowing of trumpets). It will be a Holy Convocation (worship day). Then, the next six days, it does not say, but we know the next day after the six ordinary days will be a Sabbath (eighth day intermission). If the New Heaven and Earth has a beginning on New moon and it is the first day of the New Creation, then how is it so hard to believe the old Heavens and the Earth did not start the same way? — Dark, then six workdays, then rest on the seventh, being the eighth from the dark day.

      The very fact that all the pinpointed Sabbaths in the Scriptures are on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th prove that this is the way they counted for the Sabbaths of YHWH and needed no man-made calendar to show which days He chose for Appointments. The author of Genesis understood this. It was from one New moon to another and one Sabbath to another as simple as that. No more special days should be added to His perfect calendar. He said these are my feasts and laid them out. He tells you which ones they are, after six workdays, except for the exception He made for the first and the seventh moons. There are not six workdays in the seventh moon from the eleventh through the fifteenth, because He made the tenth day a Sabbath, just like the weekly Sabbath except not to eat, and it is a worship day not a workday and you are not to count it as one of the six ordinary workdays in your count for intermissions. YHWH’s calendar (Sun, moon, and Stars) is a simple calendar. It just takes obedience to observe it. It is hidden from the wise by simplicity.

     People assume there is another way to find these Appointment without the use of the Great lights of YHWH, without any Scriptural authority. They have created a man-made uninterrupted weekly cycle based on a mathematical count paying no attention to the moon or nature. After six workdays, the next day (on the seventh) YHWH rested from all His work, and they assume we are to continue a mathematical count of one through seven to find the Appointment and ignore what He said about the Heavenly Bodies were for Appointments. They assume it now is a continuous count without the use of the Great Lights to regulate when to start the count each time for the Appointments. We truly do count to seven, but if He places an intermission (worship day) between the ordinary workdays, it automatically breaks up the workdays and the count starts over. Remember that in the creation week the only Appointment was the weekly Appointments of the rest after six workdays, for they had not left Egypt yet (on the 15th) and the moon is the only count for days in the Scriptures. New moon = new count.

     Therefore, it is not wise to assume the Great lights of YHWH are for yearly Appointments only, because the Scriptures does not say this nor does it teach this. There is no example of anyone keeping any day without reference to the Sun and moon. The fifty-year Jubilee Appointment would be by the Sun. The monthly Appointment by the moon, and there are four weekly Appointments in every moon.

      Deut.5:12-15 says that the Israelites were to remember the Sabbath day because they were delivered from Egypt’s bondage and it was on the 15th and Num. 33:3 teaches it was on a Sabbath or the 15th. Psm. 81:3 teaches it was 15th and the time appointed was Full moon, and a Solemn Feast day. Their hands were delivered from the pots and their shoulders from the burdens on the 15th, a Sabbath, in the first moon. If the 15th was a Sabbath in the 1st month; how could the 15th be a Sabbath in the 2nd moon as chapter 16 of Exodus proves? If you count the New moon day as an ordinary workday and just count seven over and over through the New moon, then your Sabbath would fall on the 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th in the 2nd moon. The Scriptures teaches the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th are the Sabbaths in the second moon, which proves the New moon day was not counted as a workday, and there is no way a Roman calendar count was used here.

     If you count backward from 15th in the first moon through three days of darkness, locust, hail, etc., you will find that YHWH appointed a set time to kill cattle. (Ex. 9:5) It was on the eighth day of the moon, and He calls it a Moed. (Strong’s 4150) The same word is used for a weekly appointment in Lev. 23:3, Gen. 1:14, and Psm. 104:19. Look up the word set used here. It proves that the eighth was the Sabbath in the first moon when they left Egypt. Very important proof the weekly Sabbath Appointments are determined by the moon is by again comparing these three scriptures Gen. 1:14, Psm. 104:19, and Lev. 23:3. The word Feast in Lev. 23:3 (speaking of the weekly Sabbath Appointment) is the same word as seasons in both Gen. 1:14 and Psm. 104:19, and is saying the moon is for weekly Sabbaths. (See concordance)

     People who believe the traditional Sabbath extends from Friday evening to Saturday evening have major problems. First, they have no scripture basis for it and second, they have no examples where anyone ever kept a weekly Sabbath that way or any other way, other than the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the moon. Remember the breaking of the Sabbath carried the death penalty so they were many examples on how and when the Sabbath was supposed to be kept by Moses, Joshua, Solomon, The Son of YHWH, and Paul. Therefore, we are without excuse if we refuse to follow these examples and teach the traditions of men and make the Word of YHWH of none effect. In other words, the Word of YHWH will not affect anyone to do right if they continue to hold to the traditions of men. We must prove all things or we might swallow another tradition.

     Remember in order to prove a case one of the strongest evidence one can present is witnesses, and second is documentation, they have nether for calendar, and we have both for the Great lights of YHWH.

     All the days are alike, for the same sun, rises and sets on every day alike. The only thing that can make a day special for worship is the Word of YHWH, and the Scriptures is specific as to which ones are special days for worship, and the only way you can find them is by the moon. All days not specified for worship are open for work, except the intermission (Sabbath) that occurs after six workdays thought out the year. Special worship days are not to be counted as one of the six workdays

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