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True Sabbath

      The Scriptures teaches that ALL days are ordinary workdays, unless the Word of YHWH deems them otherwise. With no adding to or taking away from the Word, all days are ordinary days except the ones He designates as worship days. For example, the Scriptures teaches us that after six workdays we are to rest. (Gen. 2:2, Ex. 16:26, Ex. 20:8-11, and Lev. 23:6) We are not only to rest, but it is a worship day, a Holy day set apart, a sanctified intermission from the previous workdays. Intermission or rest from what? The six ordinary workdays. The sun rises and sets on every day alike, but by the Moon, we are told which ones are not ordinary days. They are intermissions and they all look alike. Without the Moon, we would not know which days He has chosen. The Moon will signal the days with its light, which increases and decreases.

    For example, the seventh month, fifteenth day of the Moon is an intermission, along with the 1st, 8th, 10th, 22nd, and 29th. We are to assemble for worship. Lev. 23:3 teaches that after six ordinary workdays there will be a worship day. Two months are outlined in the Scriptures and specifically telling which days are Holy Convocations or worship days.

     For example, on the seventh Moon, the New Moon is a worship day:
Ez.46:1-31 Thus saith the master YHWH; the gate of the inner court that looketh toward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the Sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new Moon, it shall be opened.
And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priests shall prepare his burnt offering and his peace offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening.
Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before YHWH in the Sabbaths and in the new Moons. ) (Isa. 66:23, And it shall come to pass, that from one new Moon to another, and from one Sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith YHWH.

     See also Num 28:11-14 which refers to all the New Moons throughout the year (Num. 10:2, 7, 8, 10; Num 29:1; Lev. 23:24). Without question the New Moon is not one of the six ordinary workdays. Now it says nothing about day two through seven anywhere. Therefore, we work those six days, but we are admonished to rest after six workdays, which would be the eighth day of the seventh Moon. We are not forbidden to work the ninth, but are commanded to rest and worship on the tenth with no food.

     Now we assume we can eat the other 364 days of the year. Why not assume, we can work on ordinary days that are not designated worship days? After the tenth, there is no commandment not to work on the eleventh through the fourteenth, except on man’s calendar. After the tenth has passed, we assume we can eat and work on the eleventh through the fourteenth, but we are commanded to rest on the fifteenth. It is a worship day. (Num. 29:12)

     Now we are not commanded to fast or worship the next six days (16th -21st), but we are ordered to dwell in booths seven days from the 15th to the 21st (Lev. 23: 40-43) Now we are ordered to keep the eighth (22nd), counting from the fifteenth day, which is the 22nd, another worship day. Counting on, with the instructions of the Heavenly Father there is no Holy worship day on the 23rd through the 28th, but the pattern of rest and worship after six workdays applies on the 29th, unless you use man’s calendar.

     There is a New Moon rebuilding and sometimes it starts after the day does, making the next evening and morning the first day of the rebuilding or New Moon. Sometimes the new month starts rebuilding before the 29th ends, so the first evening and morning after the rebuilding would be the first day of the New Moon giving us 29- and 30- day months.

     The scripture teaches that the New Moon is a worship day. It is a day of no buying and selling and not one of the ordinary workdays (Ez. 46:1, Isa. 66:23, Amos 8:5). After that, there is no commandment not to work on day two of the Moon through day seven, but we must take an intermission on day eight for worship because it is the seventh day or Sabbath from the first workday after the New Moon worship day. Then, six more workdays, then rest and worship on the 15th, etc. This goes on year after year from one New Moon to another and one Sabbath to another, even into the New Heaven and New Earth, which He will make. (Isa.66:23)

     Our Heavenly Father gives us specific instructions as to which days of the year to set apart for rest and worship. We are not to add to or to diminish from what He orders, by inventing a calendar of our own. So, changing the Laws and Times of worship as spoken of by Daniel the Prophet, concerning the Roman Empire (Daniel 7:25) and fulfilled by Julius Caesar the Roman Emperor, where he removed the Moon as a basis for the calendar. We must speak where the Scriptures speaks, and be silent when it is silent.

     The Roman calendar is a recent invention, an evil instrument designed to confuse and destroy the true times and Appointments of YHWH, just as the false fires sent up by the enemy to get us off the true Sabbaths, and New Moons. To verify, check your calendar to see if the first day of the month lines up with the first day of the Moon (month) on YHWH’s calendar that He gave to man “and they (sun, Moon, and stars) shall be for signs and seasons, days and years.” (Gen 1:14) In other words, they shall beacon you for the appointment days of YHWH. Appointments mean seasons (from the King James Version). signs—means beacons. (See concordance)

     To further prove the Appointments or intermissions occur after the six working days (not counting the New Moon) save the tenth day in the seventh month, which breaks up the six workdays and the twenty-first day in the first Moon each year. The second day of the New Moon is always the first workday and the Sabbaths are always on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th, without exception.

     The first pinpointed Sabbath is in Exodus, chapter 16 and is on the 22nd day of the Moon (Ex. 16:22, 23) and, if you count backwards the second day of the Moon is the first workday, and the Sabbaths are on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

     The same thing can be seen again in the Crucifixion Week. The Sabbath is on the 15th. (John 19:31 and Luke 23:54,-56) A simple count backwards tells us that the first workday is the second day of the Moon, which places the weekly Sabbaths on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th and if our Savior had not been killed on the 14th, He would have kept the 15th Sabbath, as was His custom.

     Preachers try to create a Sabbath on the 17th during the Crucifixion Week, but if that were so, then the tenth day of that Moon would have to be a Sabbath also, but the Scriptures proves otherwise in John 12:1. It says that it was six days before Passover (referring to the 15th, see John (12:1), Luke 22:1) and this would be on the 9th of the Moon and verse twelve says on the next day, the 10th, He came to Jerusalem. Now, notice this is when the Passover lamb was to be put up (He the Lamb) on the 10th, a very busy day.

     This was definitely not a Sabbath because #1, He would have broken the Fathers law by riding the ass and causing it to work, if the 10th were a Sabbath. And #2, they were cutting tree limbs, etc., but most of all they were buying and selling on that day and He entered the house of YHWH and healed a man on the 10th and they said what a wonderful work, instead of accusing Him of breaking the Sabbath. This all proves the 10th was not a Sabbath and therefore the 17th could not have been a Sabbath either.

     You can prove this in Luke 19:35-45. Matthew 21:2-15 tells how He came riding on an ass and how He entered the Temple where they were buying and selling. It was a very busy day each year. For everybody, it was a scheduled workday by YHWH. It would be pure confusion to have commanded a non-work day Sabbath on this day, or any workday like the fourteenth day of the first Moon when everybody is to kill and prepare the Passover. It is a commanded workday, pure confusion.

     Another place the New Moon and Sabbaths are pinpointed is John 9:14. To prove this compare the following verses. John 7:2 tells us that the Feast of Tabernacles was at hand. Verse 10 tells that He went up to It. Verse 37 tells us that on the last day of the Feast of Tabernacles, which is the 21st. (Lev. 23:32 and Ez. 45:25) John 8:1 tells us that He went to the Mt. of Olives and verse 2 says that early in the morning He came again into the temple and taught (on the 22nd Sabbath) and verse 59 says that He went out of the temple and passed by. Chapter 9:1 tells of seeing the blind man as He passed by him. Verse 6 says He made clay, and verse 14 says it was the Sabbath (22nd) when He made the clay, which proves the 22nd was a 0Sabbath. The second day of the Moon was the first workday of the week again, and the weekly Sabbaths were on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. How could we fail to see these Sabbaths always being on these set days of the Moon? Moreover, Our Savior (the Son of YHWH) was keeping the Heavenly Sabbaths that were created in Heaven and not by man’s calendar. The Sabbath here was on the 22nd. He, also, kept the 29th as a Sabbath. Won’t you also follow his example?

     Paul was also using YHWH’s calendar after the Crucifixion in Acts 20:7. He mentions the first day of the week, which was on the second day of the Moon. (Acts 20:5, 6, 7) They sailed away from Philippi after the days of unleavened bread (22nd) and came unto them in Troas in five days (26th), where they stayed seven days. The seventh day was the second day of the Moon and Paul calls the second day of the Moon the first day of the week, and that puts the Sabbaths again on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th.

     Count the 26th as the first day, the 27th as the second, the 28th as the third, the 29th as the fourth, the 30th as the fifth, the first or New Moon as the sixth day, and the second day of the Moon as the seventh day of Paul’s stay at Troas. The Scriptures calls this second day of the Moon the first day of the week, when they broke bread, because they only stayed seven days. The first day of the week was the seventh day they stayed and the second day of the Moon was the first workday of the week, this proves Paul kept the weekly Sabbath on the 8th day of the Moon, then the 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Won’t you follow Him as He follows the master?

     The Sabbaths were on the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th in the second Moon, just like in Exodus, chapter 16. Remember, this was in the second Moon. Apostle Paul remembered the True Sabbath day to keep it Holy, and following the Savior’s example on the 8th, 15th, etc.. There is much proof. Think on this awhile, Paul kept the Sabbath on the 22nd day of the second month which was the exact day and month that Moses was commanded to keep many years earlier when the Sabbath was made known to by these words, it is the rest of the Holy Sabbath and it was the 22nd of the moon. (Ex.- 16:23).

     The 22nd day of every moon will always be a Sabbath, just as it was when the Savior made the clay on the 22nd. (John 9:14) Solomon kept the Sabbath on the 22nd in the 7th month. (2.Ch.-7:9) The same 22nd of each moon will always be a Sabbath just as He said to Moses “it is the rest of the Holy Sabbath” (Ex. 16:23.). This is no coincidence, no more than every time we walk in the rain we get wet.

     The command to keep the Sabbath is found in the Law of YHWH (Torah), and to know when it is, is also found in the Law of YHWH. You do not have to go outside of the Scriptures to find when the Sabbath begins and consult man’s calendar. Do we really believe a command that carried the death penalty if not obeyed would be left up to man’s calendar and not the Heavenly calendar for days, years, signs, and seasons? (Gen. 1:14)

     The only calendar that cannot be tampered with by man is YHWH’s calendar. If you have to go outside the to find when a year begins (January 1st) or when a day begins (12:00 a.m.) or how long a month is (30 or 31 days), then YHWH’s times are not honored. The same is true with the weekly Sabbath; it is also in the Scriptures. If the time of a day, year, month, or week is not found in the Scriptures, then it is not right. All of these are found in Nature and Nature has a way of signaling when the year begins (Equinox), or when a day begins (dark), when a month begins (New Moon Conjunction), when a week begins (phases of the Moon — New, First quarter, Full, and Second quarter). All of these are conjunctions found in Nature without man’s calendar or artificial time keeping devices. You can find the Feast days by the Moon without a man-made calendar, you can find the right month and the right day of the month, all by the Moon.

     For example, the seventh month, tenth day of the Moon is the Day of Atonement, easy to find without a calendar, then the fifteenth day of the Moon, which is the first day of Tabernacles. If all of these Holy days of YHWH can be found without going out of the Scriptures to man’s calendar, then why cannot the weekly Holy days or Sabbaths be found in the Scriptures also? They can. By finding the workdays, you can determine the non-workdays or Sabbaths (intermissions) and the only way you can find the workdays is by the Moon.

     You begin each month with the New Moon as a worship day (Isa. 66:23; Ez. 46:1; Amos 8:5), then count the six workdays, and rest on the seventh (the weekly Sabbath), which will always be on the eighth day of the Moon. This is how the Holy men of old understood it and did it. There are too many examples where they did it this way to refute it and no examples where they did it any other way.

     We are accused of breaking the weekly cycle, and this accusation is true. It needs breaking because; it is a man-made cycle, not found anywhere in Nature or Scripture, unlike the cycles for the year, day, and month. A man called Julius Caesar broke the cycle in 46 B.C. when he had a calendar made and disregarded the Moon cycles in the calculations. He used a 30-31 day count for the months no matter what the True Moon did. Thus, changing times as prophesied by Daniel the Prophet. The Roman week is an artificial measurement of time and is not found in Nature or the Scriptures, the same as the year beginning in January, and the day beginning at 12 a.m., and the month, beginning every 30-31 days. None of these is found in Nature or Scripture, they are traditions of men.

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