oldest calendar recorded anywhere is in
Gen. 1:14, which speaks of the lights in the Heavens,
it says, “They shall be for days, years, signs,
and seasons.” Sure, we can make an artificial
calendar and say a day begins at midnight or anytime
for that matter, but there is nothing that corresponds
to it in Nature. Time is movement and conjunction
of the Heavenly bodies — without it, true
time cannot be measured. We can say a month has
30 or 31 days (by the way, that is where we get
the word month; it is from moon, from Nature.) It
is an artificial count to notch off 24 hours for
a day and just start counting anywhere you wish
without some phenomena or conjunction point in the
Heavens. The same thing is true with months, and
even years. Sure, you can say a year begins January
1st and ends 365 days later, but nothing in Nature
will support this beginning. For true time keeping,
you must have a starting point (conjunction) in
Nature’s lights (they shall be for days, years,
signs, and seasons.) The Vernal Equinox will do
this and you will always have green ears of barley
at this time and new life growing everywhere for
New Year, not like January 1st in the dead of winter
when the sap is down and things are dormant.
we mention days, months, and years being
found in Nature’s calendar and showed true
starting points in conjunction or revolution points.
What about the week? Surely, we can notch off seven
solar days for this even if we cannot do it for
the month, days, and years. There is nothing in
Nature to mark seven days like the year’s
Equinox, the month’s illumination every 29
½ days or the day’s revolution, dark
to dark — or is there?
Yes, we find
in Nature a phenomenon of the moon every
seven days. It seems to set or pause at the four
phases of the moon (New Moon, First quarter, Full
moon and Second quarter), then last sliver and from
there everything starts over again. The moon conjuncts
at each of these events in Nature and gives us a
starting point for counting our weeks and numbering
our days. The oldest history (the Scriptures) teaches
this is the way it was done, and many examples in
the Word prove it and not one to disprove it.
No wonder He said that He gave us the moon
for Appointments, or seasons. (Psalms 104:19
and Gen. 1:14) The weekly Sabbath is a feast (Lev.
23:3) and was the only feast or Appointment in Gen.
1:14. They had not left Egypt or anything at the
time of the Annual Appointments. He said; they were
meant for feasting. Doesn’t it make perfect
sense for the beginning and end of a week to be
found in Nature the same as the year, day, and month?
is other supporting evidence in the Jewish
encyclopedias. The Jews do not follow this method
as they hold from Friday evening to Saturday evening
as Sabbath. We want to get back to Nature on the
foods we eat, because we know Nature knows best.
Why not return to Nature’s calendar for observing
our weeks; just as we do for observing years, months,
and days? Trash the Roman calendar count and keep
YHWH’s calendar recorded in Genesis 1:14 for
true time keeping, and not partake in the changing
of times as spoken of by Daniel the Prophet. Whether
it is the time the day begins and ends, or the time
the week begins and ends, the time the month or
the year begins and ends, let us stay with Nature
and YHWH’s time clock. Read Genesis 1:14 and
Psalms 104:19 for the true appointments of YHWH.