Dark New Moon Days and Paths of Light

First off, I apologize if the length of this article looks long and daunting. I think I managed to address every excuse I’ve heard for not observing the New Moon and the appointed times that hang on it, and for not accepting the dark New Moon. I’ve heard so many excuses, I may have still missed one. It’s worth the read. No more excuses, only scriptural evidence.

What provoked me to begin searching out the possibility of a conjunction New Moon was when someone came to me asking if it was possible we were in error in going with the first visible crescent (FVC) as the New moon. I assured her that we were not in error, and then my reply to her began to annoy me. I began to think that maybe I should consider this possibility of a dark New Moon that she was asking about, and not go at it with the attitude of trying to PROVE MYSELF TO BE RIGHT, but simply take it to YHUH in prayer and search the matter out, testing everything with scripture as a Berean, and certainly I should consider the possibility that I might be in error! How arrogant it would be of me not to?!

In the Beginning…

So I took it to YaHUaH in prayer, asking Him to teach me about which phase of the moon is His New Moon, when the beginning of a month is, and He answered me, “If you want to understand MY TIME, go back to the beginning.” Well that made sense, because the word, beginning, is the beginning of TIME. A few scriptures came to mind to support the answer I heard:

In the beginning was the Word…” John 1:1

Declaring the end from the beginning…” Isaiah 46:10

“…hath it not been told you from the beginning…” Isaiah 40:21

“…which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in Aluhym who created all things through Messiah Yahusha…” Ephesians 3:9

“…all things continue as they were from the beginning…” 2 Peter 3:4

“Remember the former things of old…” Isaiah 46:9

“Ask for the old paths…” Jeremiah 6:16

So I went back to the beginning, to Genesis, which means, “in the beginning…”, and I read:

In the beginning Aluhym created the heavens and the earth. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of Aluhym moved upon the face of the waters. Gen 1:1-2

Rosh Chodesh of the First Month of the First Year

So, in the beginning was darkness. Right away, I understood, this was Rosh Chodesh, the head, or beginning of the month, the first day of the first month of the first year in time. Time began in darkness.

When I first saw this dark New Moon, I was still observing Saturday as the seventh day Sabbath. At this point, I was still blind to the New Moon day being separate from the creation week, and weeks in general. About 6 months after I learned that the dark moon was the New Moon, I came to the truth about the luni-solar Sabbath, which helped me understand that the New Moon day is a day separate from working days and the Sabbath day (Ezekiel 46:1), and that the first day of creation week, was when YHUH created the light, and separated it from the darkness. I eventually began to see that the FVC (first visible crescent) is how we see the beginning of this separation of light from darkness on the moon, after the month begins, on the first day of the week.

And Aluhym saw the light, that [it was] good: and Aluhym divided the light from the darkness.

Remember, it was the first DAY of creation WEEK, not the first day of the month, that light was divided from darkness. Light and darkness were JOINED TOGETHER – IN CONJUNCTION – until the first day of the week began, when He DIVIDED them. On the second day of the moon/month, which was the first day of the creation week, light was divided from darkness. The previous verses tell us that before the first day of the week, there was darkness, New Moon Day, the first day of the first month of the first year.

The Hebrew word for darkness in Gen 1:4 is:

Strong’s H2822g’s H282



1)  darkness, obscurity

  1. a)  darkness
  2. b)  secret place

       Notice how close the word choshek, which means darkness or secret place, is to the word chodesh. They have all of the same letters, with the exception of one.

 Psalm 91:1 states: “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

Notice the word, shadow, in Psalm 91:1. A shadow implies darkness, and the context here is protection, hidden, in darkness. In Hebrew it reads:

יֹשֵׁב בְּסֵתֶר עֶלְיֹון בְּצֵל שַׁדַּי יִתְלֹונָֽן׃

 The Hebrew word for “secret place” in Psalm 91:1 is sether/cether סֵתֶר

1) covering, shelter, hiding place, secret

  1. a)  covering, cover
  2. b)  hiding place, shelter, secret place
  3. c)  secrecy

The first letter, samech, of this word, sether, means to protect. Tav, the second letter, means mark, sign, signal, and resh, the last letter, is a word picture of a head of a man and means first, top, beginning. Do not all these letters in the word picture here point to the New Moon in the beginning of the month, a sign for appointed times, which we are commanded to protect or keep, and we will find protection if we do it?

The words in Psalm 91, secret place, shadow, to me, are hinting that we can meet with Him or dwell with him or abide with him at his New Moon, Sabbaths, and feasts, according to His calendar, determined by the New Moon. All the information here seems to be pointing to a concealed, covered, hidden, secret, protected, canopied moon. Nothing appears to be pointing to or suggesting a crescent or full moon.

The Hebrew word for “divided” in the verse in Genesis 1:4 I mentioned previously is:

 Strong’s H914



 1) to divide, separate

  1. a) (Hiphil)

1) to divide, separate, sever

2) to separate, set apart

3) to make a distinction, difference

4) to divide into parts

  1. b) (Niphal)

1) to separate oneself from (reflexive of 1a2)

2) to withdraw from

3) to separate oneself unto

4) to be separated

5) to be excluded

6) to be set apart

Gesenius’s Lexicon explains this to mean to separate, disjoin, as two places with a veil, fence, wall, things previously mixed together…so, in the beginning there was darkness (Rosh Chodesh), when light and darkness was mixed together, but then on the first day of creation week (the second day of the month), THEN came division between the two, and there was light.

 Mixture and Separation

 Just as YaH will eventually completely separate us from those we were mixed together with, eventually we will be separated from darkness, we will be light separated from darkness, but we begin in darkness, in the world and in sin…not only will He separate us, but in the meantime, he hides us, like the conjunction moon, we are hidden amongst the nations. He will choose the time for the Sons of Aluhym to be revealed. Romans 8:19

 The “New” Moon and Patterns of Light and Darkness

 I did a study on the word chodesh, which means to rebuild, renew. When light grows on the moon, it is rebuilding, renewing the month. As light diminishes, the month is dying, being torn down, being brought to an end, and the process begins again moments later after conjunction. The word, month, comes from moon. When the light disappears, the month disappears, when there is new growing on the moon, a new month begins. This is one of many reasons I no longer use the FVC, nor the full moon, as the New Moon. To look at a moon that has increased in light since yesterday, and say, “Oh, look, there’s the new moon, it’s the beginning of a new month!” when it is in the same lunation it was in yesterday, it has the same light on it that it had yesterday, only more, makes no sense. That’s like looking at the sun at high noon, and saying, “Oh, look, there is the sun, it’s the beginning of a new day!” Likewise, it doesn’t make sense to call the FVC the “New” Moon, because we know that “new” light has already been building on the moon since conjunction for 1-2 days by the time we can see the FVC. Just because we can’t see the new light yet, because of limitations, doesn’t mean it isn’t there. There must be a period of darkness, a division, between days and months and years, in the form of night, New Moons, and Winter, this is the process of renewal in these segments of time. These are patterns of light and darkness that teach us when to rest and when to work, and when to “go up” to worship YHUH.

YHUH showed me that His paths have no darkness in them. You start on the path in darkness, where you are standing, at the New Moon. The path begins on the first day of the week when you begin to work, that’s the time of the First Visible Crescent (FVC), your sign to walk, to work, because now you have light. Six days you work, then on the first quarter moon is your first Sabbath. (Isn’t it interesting that we always call the FIRST quarter moon, the FIRST quarter? Hint, hint) Work six more days until the full moon, in the middle of the month. Work six more days until the last quarter moon, then six more days of light on the moon until the last Sabbath, then conjunction and the moon/month is renewed, when you press pause for worshipping YHUH again.

The cycle of the moon mirrors the day. You wake up in the morning with the morning light increasing and get to work, solar noon is the middle of the day, just as full moon is the middle of the month, you work until the light decreases and you rest/renew in darkness. This pattern is the same with the year. Seedtime and harvest is in the summer, when you work and do your labors in the field. In the winter, the land rests.

 Life cycles and Lunar Cycles

There is so much meaning in the Hebrew words, and each letter gives meaning to the word. The main meaning I found for Chet in Chodesh is life, like in Chai (Hebrew word for life). The word picture for the letter Chet was of a wall and can also mean fence, sin (darkness), divide, half.

I found it especially intriguing that Chet means life. When does life begin? Does it begin when one is born, when the baby comes forth, or does it begin at conception, while still hidden in the womb? Birth from the womb is just one phase of life, not the beginning. Death leads to life. The sperm dies in the seed of the woman before the baby begins to form. When the moon light fades with the last crescent, it’s almost dead, the end of the cycle. When the light is gone, it is dead, but it is also alive. Death is intermingling with life. We must die to ourselves, our flesh, to be truly “born again”. Life is intermingling with death just as light intermingles with darkness at the beginning of the day and the beginning of the Sabbath and millenial reign, and at the beginning of creation (life).

YaHUSHA DIED that we may have LIFE. Life begins in the womb, hidden. It grows as the phases continue, waxing light, and then waning as it grows old, and then that eventually dies, only so it can begin again, renewed. We believe in YaHUSHA’s death, burial, AND resurrection, not just the resurrection. The dark moon is symbolic of YaHUSHA in the tomb, in a dark place. (No, I’m not saying Yahusha was in the tomb on the New Moon, I’m talking about the symbolism of the New Moon.) As light increases on the the first day of the week, it is a sign of the resurrection. (Still speaking of symbolism, not saying there was a FVC when Yahusha rose. I once considered that possibility when I briefly observed the full moon as the New Moon, but YHUH pointed out to me that is not what Genesis 1 teaches about the beginning.) The resurrection does not come without death beginning the process of renewal.

When a woman is pregnant, about to give birth, the nurse or midwife checks her cervix as she gets closer to delivery. She is checking to see if it is “waxing”, opening, getting larger, to make room for the baby to leave the womb. LIFE, does not begin AFTER her cervix “waxes” or BEGINS to “wax”, or AFTER the child comes forth, but BEFORE, when the seed of the man (sun) and the seed of the woman (moon) come together in conjunction. The term “waxing”, is also used for the moon, as light grows on it, it is said to be waxing. The connection between life and the moon is notable. The woman’s menstrual cycle is the length of a lunation, and is even named after the moon. The life cycle and the moon’s cycle both begin in darkness. Creation begins in darkness, the day begins in darkness. Spiritually, we begin in darkness as we are born into sin, why wouldn’t the month begin in darkness? The beginning of Genesis does say that in the beginning there was darkness. Why would YHUH break this pattern that He has set from the beginning in Genesis? In Genesis is the account of the beginning of LIFE, and the beginning of TIME.

Going back to the Hebrew letters in the word chodesh, we talked about the chet, meaning life. Next is Dalet, the second letter in chodesh, is a picture of a door, and can mean move, hang, entrance, and fish. The door here can represent the entrance or door, which is YaHUSHA, the living TORAH that we may go through to get to YHUH, to His feasts, His kingdom, His peace, His rest, His Sabbaths. If we knock at this door, He will open. The beginning of the first day of the first month is the door to the beginning of His calendar. It is the door we go through to meet with Him.

Knock, and the DOOR Will Be Opened…

Shin, the last letter in chodesh, is a picture of a tooth, and can mean teeth, sharp, press, eat, two, peace, corruption, and falsehood. I’m thinking PEACE and TWO (sun and moon in conjunction) are interesting meanings here. We go through the door-the concealed moon, we enter His calendar, His feasts, His kingdom, Yom Teruah (NEW MOON), His Sabbaths, His PEACE…when the TWO light witnesses in the heavens become echad. When the door, the moon, is opened, then light begins to grow on the moon, leading you onto the path to the appointed times that fall in the month.

Psalm 81:3 and a Full New Moon?

The Halleluyah Scriptures words it this way: Blow the ram’s horn at the time of the New Moon, at the covering, on our festival day. Psalm 81:3

The NKJV interprets it like this: Blow the trumpet at the time of the New Moon, at the full moon, on our solemn feast day. Psalm 81:3

So which is correct, or are they both wrong? Many are confused by this verse. The Strong’s Concordance didn’t help clear up the matter, at least, unless you look a bit deeper at what it has to say about the matter. The question is, is this verse saying we are supposed to blow the shofar on the New Moon, and is this verse saying the New Moon is the full moon? I once thought this might be what it’s saying, so for about 6 months, I observed the full moon as the New Moon. However, it made no sense to have conjunction in the middle of the month, in the middle of the paths of light, and YHUH reminded me of Genesis 1, which said that in the beginning, there was darkness.

“Full Moon” (or, in the KJV “in the time appointed”) is actually “b’kece” in the Hebrew; (‘b’ or ‘bet’ meaning ‘in’) and “kaf-samech-aleph”(k-s-a), according to Strong’s; and they label it word H3677. While Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance translates “kece” as “full moon”; Gesenius’ Hebrew – Chaldee Lexicon questions that translation, saying; “The etymology is not clear to me, for it is not satisfactory to say that it is so called from the whole moon being covered with light. Verbs of covering are often applied in the sense of hiding and covering over, but never, as far as I know, to that of giving light”. While Strong’s Concordance says this word is spelled “kaf-samech-aleph” and translates it twice in the Old Testament as “full moon”; The Hebrew Scriptures (namely, the Stone Edition TaNaK & Chumash, The Shottenstein Edition Interlinear Tehillim and the Greene’s Interlinear Hebrew-English Bible) all show the word in Hebrew as “kaf-samech-hey” which corresponds to Strong’s word H3680, which they translate 147 times to mean “covered”, “veiled”, “clothed”, “hidden” or “concealed”.

When Moses’ face was shining, it wasn’t hidden, he had to veil it, cover it, hide it. This meaning corresponds also to Brown-Driver-Briggs and Klein’s Etymological Dictionary of the Hebrew Language. Also, I’ve noticed most people ignore the Hebrew letter, lamed, before day, in the Hebrew. The Hebrew letter, lamed, is the letter l in English, and when used like a prefix, at the beginning of a word, is like a preposition, and means “toward”, or “to”, or “leading into”.

Now, with the proper understanding of the terms, we’re going to look again at Tehillim / Psalms 81:3. In the Hebrew, it reads; תִּקְעוּ בַחֹדֶשׁ שֹׁופָר בַּכֵּסֶה לְיֹום חַגֵּֽנוּ׃

Usually we read Hebrew right to left, but for some reason, MS Word flipped it around to read left to right when I posted it to this document. Now, we’re going to read it in English as it more accurately translates from the Hebrew.

Blow the ram’s horn in the renewing, in the concealment, toward the day of our feast. Psalm 81:3

So what does that mean, TOWARD the day of our feast, or chag? Some say the chag this verse is referring to, is the Festival of Unleavened Bread, because of the context of the rest of Psalm 81, being the time when Israel was delivered from Egypt. However, YHUH tells us the reason why we celebrate Sukkot in the seventh month, why we dwell in the sukkah, is to remind us that YHUH caused Israel to dwell in Sukkot when He delivered them from Egypt. Lev 23:42-43. All of the appointed times are connected in theme, back to the Israelites coming out of Egypt. Scripture even says that the reason we keep the Seventh day Sabbath is because He delivered us from Egypt on this day. Deut 5:12-15. The chag it’s referring to here, in Psalm 81:3, I believe, is Sukkot, the Feast of Tabernacles. So, the New Moon previous to that, when you would blow the ram’s horn, in the time of concealment, or covering, announcing the coming chag/festival, is Yom Teruah, the Day of Trumpets. This appointed time falls on the first day of the seventh month, when the moon is hidden, dark, concealed.

On the New Moon, the priests are commanded to blow 2 silver trumpets. Judaism, Messianic Judaism, and Christianity suggest that the shofar is what is to be blown on all the New Moons, but not so, Numbers 10 specifies the 2 silver trumpets to be blown for the New Moons. So why does Psalm 81 say it’s a command for Israel and a testimony of Joseph to blow the shofar, the ram’s horn, and why am I saying this is about the Day of Blowing, which is a New Moon day? I believe, because this is a special New Moon day, the Day of Blowing, that the ram’s horn is called for here, in this month, to announce a time of repentance, a time of judgement, war, atonement, and the celebration with YHUH later in that lunar cycle on Sukkot. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, comes 10 days after Yom Teruah, 5 days before Sukkot, and is a day we are commanded to blow the shofar to announce the year of Jubilee. It is a day of humbling and afflicting ourselves, a day of repentance. We want to be right with YHUH, instead of facing judgement, so that we can feast with YHUH 5 days later, on Sukkot, the day of our Chag, feast. Yom Teruah is not a Chag, but does L’yom Chag, LEAD (lamed) us TOWARD (lamed before a word means to or toward, not on) the day of Chag Sukkot. Let’s read it in English again.

Blow the ram’s horn in the renewing, in the concealment, toward the day of our feast. Psalm 81:3

The Hebrew Word for Moon

I found the Hebrew word for moon is yereah.


Yereah is the Hebrew word for moon. Strong’s H3394. Am I the only one that sees YAH in this word? Even the moon comes as a messenger in YHUH’s name. No wonder He singles it out as His faithful witness in the sky in Psalm 89:37. I encourage you to look up all the words in the Strong’s concordance that begin with yod, resh, and see if you see thematic connections. See if you can see how these words are related. Remember, the root words add meaning, and the letters in the word also add meaning to the Hebrew word picture. Yeria, Strong’s H3407 means tent curtain, tent, curtain, shelter, dwelling. Jericho, yeriho/yarihu, Strong’s H3405, means moon city, because the Canaanite inhabitants of Jericho worshipped moon gods. Jerusalem, Yarushalem, Strong’s H3390, means foundation of peace. There are several words beginning with yod resh that have to do with a foundation. Remember, Chodesh means to rebuild. Build on what? A foundation. The Tabernacle was set up on the New Moon, the first day of the first month. Exodus 40:2 Why did YHUH command the Tabernacle go up THAT day, on the New Moon of the FIRST month? To commemorate the day when He began to create upon the Earth, when He set up a tabernacle for us to dwell in – the Earth. Do you see the picture?

Scripture is Not Clear About the New Moon

Some say that the Bible isn’t clear about which phase of the moon is the New Moon. I disagree. It’s there, it’s clear, it’s just hidden, like the New Moon at conjunction. Once you see it, it’s all over the place. It’s the New Moon’s nature to hide, even in the scriptures, lol. It is the glory of Aluhym to conceal a matter…There are many scriptures in the Old and New Testaments referring to secret and hidden things in the scriptures, that we can only see once our eyes are opened, and the veil removed from our eyes.

“For nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light. Luke 8:17

“The secret things belong to YHUH our Aluhym, but the things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law. Deut. 29:29

‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ Jeremiah 33:3

“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:22

He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.” Daniel 12:9

“But of that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but the Father alone.” Mark 13:32

“No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you. John 15:15

…that is, the mystery which has been hidden from the past ages and generations, but has now been manifested to His saints…Colossians 1:26

There are scriptures that blatantly tell us which phase is the New Moon. The problem is, many don’t consider them to be scriptures, even though the scrolls themselves claim to be inspired by YHUH, written by messengers and patriarchs of old. They were found amongst scrolls many DO consider to be inspired. Their message has been hidden by the “powers that be”, but ultimately, by The Most High Power, YHUH, who has waited for the appointed time for them to be revealed. I speak of the scrolls found at Qumran, the Dead Sea Scrolls. Many have claimed these scrolls speak of a solar-only calendar. They claim the Book of Jubilees, Enoch, Jasher, all of these books reject the moon. They claim that ALL of the scrolls, and the Bible, speak of a solar-only calendar, and that anything that appears to refer to the moon must have been added or changed. Really? I suggest these people are either very mistaken, badly misinformed because they haven’t read these books themselves, or intentionally trying to deceive YHUH’s people because they KNOW MOST people will not verify what they say and read the scrolls themselves, but rather, will believe what these people say about the scrolls because these people hold certain important titles such as, “Dr.”, “Professor”, or “Rabbi”. Let’s examine the evidence. Just do a search for Sirach and the chapters I mention, and you can verify what I say online. Here’s some pretty convincing passages from the scroll, Ecclesiasticus, also known as, Sirach, found at Qumran:

I HAVE STILL MORE in my mind to express; I am full like the moon at mid – month. Sirach 39:12

So much for the scriptures not being clear! Obviously, the moon is full at mid-month, according to Sirach. When is mid-month? If a moon cycle is on average between 29-30 days, and if we begin a month the dawn after conjunction, we should have a full moon falling the night before the 15th, but not always. Why does it vary? There are variations in the lunar cycle. The lunation slows down its speed of waxing and waning at conjunction and at the full moon, but speeds up at the quarter moon phases. Sometimes, the first half of the lunation will be longer than the second half, sometimes the second half will be longer. This can place the full moon on either the night following the 14th or the night following the 15th – either way, mid – month. Because the lunation slows down at the full moon, the moon may APPEAR full for about 3 nights, over the 14th, 15th, and the 16th. It is only 100% full, however, on one of those nights, usually between the 14th and 15th. Using the FVC moon will give you a full moon on a later date, and does not match the testimony of Sirach. The method of using dawn after conjunction to begin the month lines up with what Sirach says. Let’s take another look at Sirach to see what else it has to say about the moon’s role in the month and appointed times:

There is also the moon, marking time, an eternal sign of the changing seasons. The moon determines the holy days. Its light grows full and then grows dim. The month is named after the moon, marvelous to watch as it grows fuller each night, a signal light for the heavenly armies, shining out in the dome of the sky. Sirach 43:6-8

There it is, the moon determines the “holy days”. Is the Sabbath a holy day? Yep! If we could read the Hebrew, that would most likely say “appointed times”. The beginning of Lev 23 says the moon is an appointed time. This verse tells us the moon marks time. Not only is this verse another witness that the moon is for appointed times and that it is used in a month, but it is also another witness that the New Moon is conjunction, and the full moon occurs at mid-month. It mentions that the word month, is named after the word, moon. We see that in a woman’s MONTHLY MENStruation as well, menes. They are linked. How on EARTH does this sound solar-only? Talk about giving a false testimony! Some people are out-right LYING about these books! What about the scroll of Enoch? Don’t some people say it’s a solar calendar?

And on the first day she is called the new moon, for on that day the light rises upon her… On the side whence the light of the moon comes forth, there again she wanes till all the light vanishes and all the days of the month are at an end, and her circumference is empty, void of light. Enoch 78:12, 14

So Enoch says that on the first day of the month, she is called the New Moon, or Rosh Chodesh, because on that day, which is the day after conjunction, the light rises upon her (whether we can see it or not). Enoch is also saying, when the moon has no light, the month has ended. I feel like the defense should be able to rest here, but there’s more I’d like to share. Are you getting angry yet about all the false witnesses about these scrolls? Do you understand yet why so many people are discouraging us from reading these books for ourselves? Hasatan does NOT want us to discover this information! It’s been there all the time, available to us for years, but YHUH is in control, and is opening our eyes and ears now…

…Yeah, But the Pharisees Were Not Rebuked by Yahusha for the New Moon and Sabbaths They Kept…

Some people get hung up on the fact that the Pharisees weren’t rebuked by Yahusha for what New Moon or Sabbath they kept, so this is all confusing to some people. The Pharisees were keeping the right Sabbath at the time of Yahusha, because every time Yahusha performed a miracle on the Sabbath day, the Pharisees were right there to accuse Him of breaking the Sabbath laws. We are told by Judaism, and those that follow the rabbis, that this means Yahusha was keeping the Sabbath on the day we now know as Saturday, and that the New Moon he observed was the FVC, because that’s what Judaism and man’s history says happened back then. See Lamentations 2:6 and Hosea 2:11. (The Book of Jubilees has a third witness the New Moons, Sabbaths, and ALL the appointed times would be forgotten.) The prophecies say that YHUH caused ALL the appointed times to be forgotten when the Temple was destroyed, that the New Moons, Sabbaths – ALL the appointed times were forgotten. This did, indeed come to pass. YHUH said the way you know if a prophecy or prophet is true, is if it comes to pass. Because Lamentations, Hosea, and Jubilees, predicted this would happen, and it came to pass, this proves these were true prophets, true prophecies, and authoritative books of YHUH. The Sabbath the Pharisees kept in Yahusha’s time was by the New Moon, and when the Temple was destroyed, the Jewish people who survived assimilated and accepted the Gregorian week, which is divorced from the moon. They were allowed to keep a seventh day Sabbath, but were pressured by religious and government powers to observe the seventh day when man said to. All those who would not assimilate were martyred. We are familiar with these verses in Lamentations 2, and Hosea 2 about the forgetting of the Sabbath, because these verses were quoted to us often to convince us we needed to keep the seventh day Sabbath, not Sunday, and that we needed to observe a lunar calendar of months for feasts, not the Gregorian months. However, we were given the old bait and switch. A counterfeit seventh day was fed to those who were waking up to the truth of the commandments and the Sabbath, and a counterfeit New Moon was also given. Because the Sabbath is a sign for those in covenant with YHUH (Exodus 31:13), Satan really doesn’t want us to start donning this commandment. He will do anything to get us to break the covenant. These verses in Hosea and Lamentations were witnesses against us testifying that we were in error and had forgotten the Sabbath and the New Moon. Only, we were presented with a counterfeit. Saturday is no more the seventh day than Sunday is. Just as the Gregorian months and years were divorced from the moon, so also the Gregorian week is divorced from the moon. Lamentations is saying Judah and ALL of Israel forgot the appointed times, not just the Northern Tribes. Judah forgot the Sabbath, too, AND the New Moons, AND ALL the appointed times, including the Sabbath years, the Jubilee years, and even day the sheaf and loaves were waved. When Yahusha warned to beware the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod, he was warning us in the last days, too. Judaism claims they never forgot the Sabbaths and New Moons. When they claim this, they are essentially calling YHUH, Hosea, Lamentations, and Jubilees liars. They claim the Sabbath was always Saturday. They claim they have always known when the New Moon is, that they never forgot it, again calling YHUH a liar. Let YHUH be found true and every man a liar. So, can we get over what the Rabbis claim already? Can we get over the fact that YHUH has blinded them temporarily until the fullness of the gentiles comes in, like Romans 11 says?

There is a REASON YHUH tells us from the beginning, in the opening of Genesis, that in the beginning there was darkness. Remember, we are supposed to go back to the beginning for our answers, to the ancient path, not the commentaries of the Jewish religious leaders who are both physical and spiritual descendants of those who Yahusha said were the seed of satan, who is the father of lies. Remember, He said to avoid their leaven. They contradict themselves in their own writings. Like Yahusha says, when they read Moses from Moses’ seat, do what they say, but don’t do what they do. In other words, do what Moses says. If they did what Moses said, you could do what they do, but they don’t do what Moses said. Go back to Genesis, the beginning. Remember, Isaiah tells us YHUH reveals the end from the beginning, and Jeremiah said to ask for the old, ancient paths.

 The Traditions and Leaven Concerning the New Moon

So, do the Orthodox Jewish rabbis have any scripture for forsaking observance of the signs in the lights in the heavens, commanded in Gen 1:14 and Psalm 104:19, and forecasting the New Moon based on calculations only, for the Hillel calendar? I haven’t heard any yet. I don’t see such verses when I read Moses. They also don’t observe the molad, or conjunction, as the New Moon, on the Jewish calendar, though they claim to. Let me explain. The Jewish calendar they go by now, was calculated using the molad for every month, but it was done hundreds of years ago and then set in stone so that all the Jews would be on the same page as to when to celebrate the Feasts hundreds of years in advance, with no adjustments since then. After hundreds of years, their calendar started becoming inaccurate, not lining up with the lights in heavens anymore, so that sometimes their New Moon will line up around conjunction, and other months it might line up at the time of the FVC. If the moon is a sign for the appointed times, and it is, then why are their signs in the moon not consistent with the beginning and end dates of the months? On top of that, if you ask a rabbi when the New Moon is, you may get several different answers. If you ask 3 rabbis, you’re likely to get 10 different answers. I’m not kidding, the joke is funny to some, because it’s true, it’s been my experience, too. Its sad, not a joke, they are lost and confused. They say that until they have unity, they go by the calendar calculations they did long ago, unless you’re a Karaite Jew, of course.

Due to one phrase in Exodus, “This month shall be the beginning of months for you”, the Karaite Jews teach that when YHUH instructed “This month”, that YHUH was pointing to a FVC in the sky – even though scripture does not state that, this is their own imagination of what they want you to think happened – they are adding to Torah here, and we are commanded not to add our own words to what He said in the Torah.

Calculations are great, and are helpful for occasions when we can’t see the moon due to atmospheric, weather, or environmental conditions, but observance should always be used FIRST, with calculations only being backup when necessary, or confirmation, a second witness. The Jewish Pharisees of today are aware of this problem with their calendar not being in agreement with the light signals, and admit to it, and continue in it. Are these the people you want to follow? They are obviously blind and confused. If the blind follow the blind…well, you know what happens. Yahusha called them the sons of Satan, who He called the Father of Lies. Like kind produces like kind, and Proverbs says that liars breathe lies. Yes, the Jewish religious leaders who reject Messiah and the New Testament, breathe lies and try to convert believers to Judaism, convincing them to reject Yahusha as Messiah in the process. Would Yahusha want us to listen to ANYTHING they have to say, when He said to avoid their leaven, when Paul said, “What fellowship hath light with darkness and believers with unbelievers?”

I Can’t Observe a Dark New Moon

I know, some claim you can’t observe the dark moon, because you can’t see it. Regardless, it IS a phase of the moon, and the moon is for appointed times, so we have to put the dark moon SOMEWHERE in the month, so why not as the New Moon, so you have your paths of light for walking, for working and resting – your weeks – in light? John 8:12 says that he that follows Yahusha shall not walk in darkness. His path is light, so that we don’t stumble. Where you are standing, before you begin walking on the path, you don’t need light, you only need light in front of you, to take that first step. So, on the New Moon, where you are at when you begin the month, you don’t need light, until the first step, the first day of the week. You have light until you get to the end of the month and start on the next path, or month.

You CAN predict the approach of conjunction, and not just with calculations, but also with observance of what IS visible, observing the waning crescent and the LAST VISIBLE crescent moon. This is the method David used to determine that the New Moon was the next day, in advance, in 1 Samuel. In the last week of the month, one can look in the east in the morning before sunrise, and observe the Last Visible Crescent (LVC) to determine if there will be one or two New Moon days. If conditions are right, one can see the LVC on the 29th in the morning, and know that the next day will be the 30th day of the month, and the following would be the first day of the next month. However, if one does not see the LVC on the morning of the 29th, and conditions are clear, then the next day is the first day of the next month, and there is no 30th day. Just to be sure, you can check for the LVC again the next morning, and verify with calculations you did earlier in the week or using online websites such as timeanddate.com or some other site, just be sure to use local time for your location.

Because conditions are not always favorable to observe the LVC and FVC, it can be useful to use online sources for the phases of the moon, and the percentage of illumination from one day to the next. To ensure an accurate beginning of the month, so that the phases of the moon line up with the appointed times more closely, begin the first day of the month on the dawn after conjunction, and make sure your source is using your local time. Never follow a website’s calendar without verifying it with observation of the lights in the heavens and your own calculations. Use at least 2 or 3 witnesses. Have other people observing the signs in your area and other areas for additional confirmation. There is strength/confidence in many counselors.

What about Josephus and Philo?

YHUH is showing us truth and YHUH doesn’t need Josephus or the Talmud or the Mishnah or the Pharisees or the Sadducees or the Karaites to reveal it to us. All we need is the Word of YHUH. We must stick with inspired scriptures that prophesy of the Messiah and exalt the Torah.

Judah Was Given the Scepter and the Law Goes Forth from Zion

Judah was given the ordinances of Yah, they were given the scepter, the rod, the staff, which is the Torah, and they were given authority to reign in accordance to Torah-NOT Rabbinical LAWS! HOWEVER, Judah was ONLY given this authority with the law/sceptor UNTIL SHILOH (YAHUSHA) came. Gen 49:10. When Judah rejected Yahusha, they rejected the law, because HE IS the law! Now the people are to obey Shiloh. Gen 4:10

Yahusha is called Shiloh because Shiloh was the city among the Northern Tribes where the Tabernacle of YHUH was first set up when the Israelites entered the land. When the Northern Tribes rebelled, YHUH removed His presence from there and chose Jerusalem in Judah instead. Yahusha was to be called, Emmanuel, Aluhym dwelling with us, because He would dwell in Israel (believers) as a little Tabernacle WHEREVER Israel goes. Matt 1:2, Rev 21:3, Ezek 11:16.

Judah chose to forsake the Torah and they cling to their traditions and judge according to THEM, instead of Torah justice. They have been feeding us the lies of their father Satan, not the Torah truth of our Heavenly Father YHUH. They are the synagogue of Satan, and when Messianic congregations decide to follow them, they graft themselves into the synagogue of Satan, which eventually causes them to reject Yahusha, their salvation. Please note that I am not anti-Jew, racist, or Anti-Semitic. On the contrary, my desire is for the Jewish people to repent, and receive His forgiveness and be grafted back in like Romans 11 says they will be one day. However, I have come to realize that, by following them, I will not lead them to Messiah. I, as a believer, am to LEAD THEM, to Messiah Yahusha. WE, believers, are the head, and not the tail. I am a physical descendant of Israel, and I am married to one as well. We do not put our trust in genealogy, however, because we were all cut off at one time or another because of sin and rebellion, and must be grafted back in through faith in Messiah Yahusha, the law giver.

Zion is not currently in Jerusalem. After they rejected Yahusha, the glory of YHUH left, and the Temple was destroyed. Now He dwells within us, wherever we go in exile. The law goes forth from US – Zion. YHUH will bring us back into the land when this happens, and reestablish His glory in Jerusalem, when we are dwelling there again.

The Sun and Moon Were Not Created Until the 4th Day

Another reason some assert that the dark moon can’t be the New Moon, is their insistence that the sun and moon were not created until the 4th day. Some versions of the Bible do state that the sun and moon were “made” on the 4th day, but if you look at that word in the Hebrew, it doesn’t suggest they were “made” or created that day. It’s actually the Hebrew word, asah, which is more commonly and better translated as, appointed, or prepared. The sun and moon were appointed their roles for being signs for appointed times that day, they were not created that day. The word for created, like in Genesis 1, “In the beginning Aluhym created the heavens and the earth”, is the Hebrew word, barah. Barah means to create from nothing, but if you look at all of the verses in the Bible where the word asah is used, it’s never speaking of something being created out of nothing. One instance where this word is used, is when the 3 messengers appear to Abraham outside of the tent in Genesis 18. Abraham orders that food be prepared for them, and it states that he took a tender calf and MADE it for food for them. The word, made, or prepared, is asah. So, are we to believe that Abraham created a calf? No, Abraham just took what already was and prepared it to be eaten, he made it into food.

So also with the sun and moon in Genesis on the 4th day. They were asah, not barah, on the 4th day, for their roles of ruling the day and night, and dividing light from darkness, to give light upon the earth, and appointed their role of telling time. Are not the sun, moon, and stars, part of the heavens? Yes. So when YHUH created, barah, the heavens, He created the sun, moon, and stars, at the same time He created the earth, in the beginning, in verse 1. That’s when He created the earth and the heavenly bodies. Creation week, when the first day of the week began, He began to create upon the heavens and the earth that He had already created. The first day of the week began when YHUH said, “Let there be light.” That was morning. Genesis goes on to say that the sun is for days, so for the first day of the week to exist, that suggests there was a sun. So I hope that helps those hung up on the 4th day thing, because a lot of people stumble over those verses.

Psalm 27:5

   Psalm (Tehillim) 27:5 “For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock.”

There are many layers of interpretation here. For one, He did indeed set us on a rock – the Earth. Of course, spiritually, the rock we are set on, is Yahusha, but I believe, also this has another hidden meaning, the moon. He shows us how to build our foundation, our faith, the appointed times, on the moon, which looks like a stone in the sky. I believe that the stone the builders rejected, does not JUST refer to Messiah Yahusha, how the builders rejected Him, but also, the moon, and how they reject the moon. When people try to divorce the moon from the days, appointed times, months, and years, as is the case with the Gregorian years, months, weeks, and holidays, they are essentially rejecting the chief cornerstone, the rock in the sky that we are to build years, months, days, and appointed times on.

The term keseh or keceh, in Psalm 27:5, mentioned previously, is derived from the Hebrew root kacah, which means to “conceal, cover, or hide.”

Yom Teruah, on the New Moon of the seventh month, is sometimes called Yom HaKeseh, or the Day of the Hiding, because it was hidden from us all. “Of that day and hour no one knows, only the Father.” Matt 24:36 However, at the same time, while it will come upon unbelievers suddenly, at the same time, YHUH does nothing without first REVEALING the SECRET to His servants the prophets. Amos 3:7

Colossians 2:16-17 says that the New Moons and Sabbaths are SHADOWS of the things to come. They will teach about the Messiah and His coming. Also, see Ezekiel 32:8 and Ezekiel 34:12, Joel 2:10, Micah 3:6, about the coming dark day of YHUH.


Kaf, samech, chet

1) to cover, conceal, hide

a) (Qal) conceal, covered (participle)

b) (Niphal) to be covered

c) (Piel)

1) to cover, clothe

2) to cover, conceal

3) to cover (for protection)

4) to cover over, spread over

5) to cover, overwhelm

d) (Pual)

1) to be covered

2) to be clothed

e) (Hithpael) to cover oneself, clothe oneself

How can keseh mean full moon if it comes from the root word kasah which means to cover, conceal, hide, clothe? Also interesting, in Psalm 81:3, keseh, interpreted, “in the time appointed” or sometimes, “full moon”, which we are seeing really is talking about the concealed moon, is also related to Strong’s H3678, Kisseh.

Strong’s #3678: kicce’ (pronounced kis-say’)

or kicceh {kis-say’}; from 3680; properly, covered, i.e. a throne (as canopied):–seat, stool, throne.

Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew Lexicon:

ּkissê’ / kissêh

1) seat (of honour), throne, seat, stool

1a) seat (of honour), throne

1b) royal dignity, authority, power (figuratively)

Part of Speech: noun masculine

Relation: from H3680

So what does this have to do with the new moon? Kisseh means throne, seat, authority, stool, royal dignity, power, covered, canopied. The new moon is covered, a canopy over the throne, seat of YaHUSHA, when He is given authority over His kingdom.

 Isaiah 66:1 says:

“Thus saith YHUH, The heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: where is the house that ye build unto me? and where is the place of my rest?” KJV

The Hebrew word for heaven here is Strong’s H8064, Shamayim.


1) heaven, heavens, sky

a) visible heavens, sky

1) as abode of the stars

2) as the visible universe, the sky, atmosphere, etc

b) Heaven (as the abode of God)

This is the same word used in Genesis, when YHUH created the heavens and the earth, and put the lights in the firmaments of the heavens. I’m thinking, it looks like the moon is YaHUSHA’s throne, if it is canopied, it will not give its light.

Which reminds me of another verse:

But immediately after the tribulation of those days THE SUN WILL BE DARKENED, AND THE MOON WILL NOT GIVE ITS LIGHT, AND THE STARS WILL FALL from the sky, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Matt 24:29

We have been told the moon represents Israel, but sometimes, the moon seems to represent Messiah more so than it represents Israel. Israel makes YaHUSHA king.

What I’m getting to is this, the hidden moon, Yom Teruah, the Kingdom, power, the thrown, a canopy, echad, it’s all linked. I Samuel ties it all together with what happened with King Saul (the King), Jonathon, and (soon to be king) David. David hides in a field. Representing Israel being hidden in the nations, Messiah’s identity being hidden, and the moon being hidden at the new moon. The events all happened during a New Moon feast according to the text, probably Yom Teruah, because there is mention of an annual sacrifice. The only annual sacrifice on the New Moon is Yom Teruah, the Day of Trumpets. David hides in the field until the evening of the third day, beginning the night before the new moon feasts with Saul started, and ending 2 evenings later. A hidden moon would ensure that David would not be seen out in a field. David is missing (hidden/invisible-like the moon) at his seat/thrown at the table. There is a lot of struggle between the king and soon to be king and the authority and power that goes along with that in this story. Do you see the thematic connections? (If you begin the day in the evening you will confuse the sequence of the events in the story with David, Saul, and Jonathon. Scripture teaches the day begins in the morning. See my article, The Beginning of a Day.)

Day by Day They Utter Speech, Night by Night They Display Knowledge

Another thing YHUH has shown me about His covered in darkness New Moon, is that the Heavens declare the glory of YHUH. Remember, it is the glory of YHUH to conceal a matter. After several years of observing the lights in the heavens and trying to understand His calendar and the New Moon, YHUH showed me a pattern in the heavens. All WEEKS OF 7 are in light, but the NEW MOON days are in darkness. It is not a co-incidence that there are approximately 28 days of light on the moon each month (7×4=28, with 4 lunar weeks in a month/moon cycle), and 1-2 dark moon days (the same number of New Moon days in a month) with the light appearing at the end of the daylight period of the third day. If you begin the month the morning after conjunction, the 29th always begins with a bit of light on the moon, even if you can’t see it anymore. Conjunction might occur later that day, but that morning there is still light on the moon. Also, at the BEGINNING of the month, the FIRST DAY OF THE WEEK comes with the appearance of the FVC. You always have the moon becoming visible to the eye either the evening before or the evening following the first day of the week. This is our light signal to begin buying, selling, and trading again, after the New Moon. Just as the sun is our light signal to wake up and begin the day working, so also the moon gives us our go ahead to begin the regular work week of “6 days you shall work…”

New Moons Absent from Leviticus 23

Most are not aware of this, and I was not aware until a couple years ago, but many still not aware that the 7th day Sabbath is listed in Lev 23 as an appointed time. Did you realize that Lev 23 ALSO mentions the 6 working days as appointed times? They are an appointed time to work. Remember, the lights in the heavens are signs for appointed times, that would include the 6 working days mentioned in Leviticus 23, in fact, they are the first appointed time mentioned, because after the New Moon, they are the first appointed time to occur in the year and in Genesis 1. Notice, the New Moon days are not listed in Leviticus 23 as appointed times. Why? They are hidden days, concealed, veiled. Yom Teruah, the Hidden Day, is the only exception, it is revealed in Lev 23.


I don’t know about you, but I can’t blame those who have been going by the crescent moon, or the full moon, for that matter. After all, I’ve tried both of those methods, and hey, we were just going on the information available to us from what we THOUGHT was reliable history and Jewish writings. But, there is only one authority that does not err, and that is YHUH and His word, and as times approach, and as we learn to dig and search for Him, and His spirit leads us into ALL truth, we will find Him. We only need to let Him lead us, walk humbly with our Aluhym, and have a teachable spirit, study to show ourselves approved unto YHUH, hear all things and hold onto what is good, and come to Him as little children. Isn’t that all He asks for us to do for us to be able to inherit His Kingdom?

I’m Too Busy to Study the Calendar, I’m Too Sick, It’s Too Difficult

We all have times when we have a lot on our plate. We all have times when we don’t feel well, and some of us will die before we ever discover the appointed times. It’s worth studying out while you’re still alive, no matter how bad off you are. That’s when His grace is sufficient, when we do everything we can, and we fail to hit the mark. It’s not too hard to understand, my children understand it.

For this commandment which I command you today is not too mysterious for you, nor is it too far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, “Who will ascend into heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear and do it?” Nor is it beyond the sea, that you should say, “Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear and do it?” But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it. Deut 30:11-14

Do you believe this? His yoke is easy and His burden is light. Truly, He does not give us more than we can bear. When we make excuses, we call Him a liar. We are not believing His word when we say such things. I don’t care if you can’t read Hebrew, if you are legally blind, if you are deaf, if you are mentally ill, if you have a low “IQ”, if you are lame, it doesn’t matter, where there’s a will, there’s a way. YHUH is the one who makes minds to understand, ears to hear, and eyes to see. He made us, He formed us in the womb. You never know, maybe your putting forth the effort to get to know Him and His ways will give him reason to heal you.

Grace is NOT an EXCUSE to Continue Sinning

Just because His grace is sufficient, does not mean He is okay with you sitting on your hands. Study to show thyself approved unto Aluhym suggests that to NOT study is to show oneself UNapproved unto Aluhym. Once you study and acquire the knowledge, and know what you ought to do, you ought to do it. It is a sin to know what you ought to do, and then not do it. He knows our hearts, and He says our hearts are wicked. We assume our hearts are good, but we don’t know our own hearts. May our will change from making excuses to wanting to do everything in our power to get understanding of those things that please Him.

The Call to Come Out

Come out of her! Revelation 18:4 Take that first step! The more we WALK in the truth that we have already been shown, the more the path in front of us will be revealed. YHUH directs our steps. Proverbs 20:24 Don’t be afraid to take the first step. Israel left Egypt before they knew the who, what, when, where, why, how of going into the promised land. They took a step of faith. The great thing about paths, and the great thing about repentance, is that if you find you are going the wrong way, you can t’shuvah, turn in the right direction, as soon as you realize you’re on the path to destruction.

Proverbs 4:18 KJV: But the path of the just [is] as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

I Observe “Other” Sabbaths and New Moons for the Fellowship

I don’t know how many times I’ve heard this. People tell me all the time that they agree with me on the timing of the New Moons and Sabbaths, but that they meet with others on “other” Sabbaths, New Moons, and appointed times, for the fellowship. I am 100% convinced that if each person who understands the moon is for the Sabbath were to stop meeting with others on Saturdays, and started keeping appointed times according to their own convictions, and meeting on those set-apart days only, we’d have so much fellowship we would not have time to even THINK about what was going on down the street in the Saturday synagogues! Their leaven contaminates the whole lump, just stay away. I’m hesitant to have fellowship who with those who meet on “other” appointed times. That puts me on guard. Remember Jeroboam who set up the golden calves to be worshipped by the Northern Tribes in Dan and Bethel a month after Sukkot? I don’t want such idolatry to contaminate me, my children, or the other sheep in the flock. It caused the division of the 2 houses of Israel. It causes division now. It’s double-mindedness. That stuff is set-apart for destruction. When you leave Egypt, when you leave Sodom, don’t look back at the people and things you leave behind! Warn them and then run for your own life! You can continue to warn them until the day of destruction, but be like Abraham, not Lot. Don’t wait until the last minute to come out. Come out of her my people, lest you partake in her plagues, lest you share in her sins! Choose this day whom you will serve!

He Took Away the Sabbath and New Moons, So He Must Want Us to Remain in the Dark

I keep hearing people say, “We can’t know for sure when the New Moon is, we will just have to wait for Him to return to reveal that to us, the scriptures just are not clear on the matter.” Ok, I used to be one of those people. When we say things like this aren’t we just sowing seeds of doubt? Isn’t that what’s really going on there, just encouraging people to give up on seeking the truth, and settling for remaining in confusion? I no longer consider people who still cling to that attitude to be BELIEVERS. Why? Because they are not BELIEVING His word when He says, “If you SEEK, you SHALL FIND, if you ASK, you SHALL RECEIVE, if you KNOCK, the door SHALL be OPENED.” I praise YHUH, because HE increased my faith in these scriptures to BELIEVE. To be believers in His word, we need to believe His word. Do you BELIEVE the word when He says the spirit WILL lead us into ALL truth? Is the New Moon and the Sabbath an exception? Didn’t He reveal the Sabbath and New Moon to Israel before they entered the land? If you want to learn, come out of Egypt. Come out of the Babylonian assemblies. The Israelites were in slavery and ignorance until they left Egypt. If you want to remain in confusion, stay where you are at. If you want truth, join us in the wilderness. It is not the truth seekers, the lunar Sabbath keepers, the New Mooners, those who question the traditions of the rabbis, who are the ones causing the division. It is the forsaking of the commandments of YHUH for those traditions of men that causes the division, and those who follow men in an effort to bring a false sense of peace and unity in a confusing tower of Babel, that keep us divided and in exile.

Are we to believe He would give a death penalty for not keeping His Sabbath, and at the same time, make it impossible to discern with His Word when the New Moon and Sabbaths are? Would He set us up for failure like that? Do you think He would command us to avoid the leaven of the Pharisees and Herod, and then require us to disobey that command by requiring us to study and obey their writings and text books in order to find His Sabbaths and other appointed times in Lev 23? Do you REALLY BELIEVE? People say, “I don’t believe a loving Father would hide the truth of the appointed times from us like that, we shouldn’t have to seek.” Well, HE’s the creator, not YOU! WHO cares what YOU think? Who are you but a fading flower, a withering blade of grass, a breath of wind, here today and gone tomorrow? Faith requires ACTION. It is HIS prerogative if HE wants to require it of you to seek. It’s His glory to conceal it from you, to show you how foolish you are, how blind you are without Him and His wisdom. He gives understanding to the humble. You are so arrogant to claim that He is not a loving Father, when He gave you life, that you won’t humble yourself before Him and admit that HIS ways are higher than YOUR ways? Why would He gift wisdom to such a proud person, that you would try to exalt yourself and YOUR understanding over the ONE who CREATED you? WOW! It is the honor of Kings to SEARCH OUT a matter, so be a King…ASK, STUDY, SEEK, KNOCK…

Aluhym created light out of darkness. Gen 1:1-3
And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:5

For Aluhym commanded the light to shine out of darkness. 2 Corinthians 4:6

It is the glory of Aluhym to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. Proverbs 25:2

Pentecost and Ready Wheat on 3-16

So many lunar Sabbath people repeat the claim that NO wheat can be ready in the 3rd month on the luni-solar calendar. Many lunar Sabbath keepers use the testimony of Nehemiah Gordon to say this year in 2016, should’ve began in Gregorian April, because Nehemiah said that, although there were some first fruits, in his opinion, there were not enough to begin the year (even though he was checking the fields weeks before the appointed time of the waving of the sheaf, and even though the scriptures do not require barley to be ready for harvest to begin the year).

If you are reading this, if you are not aware of who Nehemiah Gordon is, you should be warned right now that he is a leader in the Karaite Jewish movement, it’s a sect of Jews that do not believe Yahusha is the Messiah. He has converted many believers into unbelievers with his Anti-Messiah teachings on Torah and Hebrew. He’s a spiritual descendant of the Jewish religious leaders Yahusha told us to beware the leaven of. Don’t be deceived.

The same lunar Sabbath keepers who go along with Nehemiah’s teaching and direction on using the barley and FVC to begin the year, not all, but many, will swear up and down that it’s not possible to have ANY wheat ready for harvest in the 3rd month, that you must count 7 Sabbaths plus another 50 days, because it takes 100 days AT LEAST for wheat to mature. One man, popular in the lunar Sabbath crowd, so much believes that, he emailed me saying Jubilees 15:1 was a lie, he said it was not possible for Abraham to celebrate the Feast of First Fruits in the 3rd month because the wheat would not have been ready yet. That’s pretty bold of him to call the witness of the Book of Jubilees a liar like that. I’ve found several videos testifying it is possible, and common.

My studies on it have found that, in general, it takes up to 100 days for the MAJORITY of the wheat to be ready, but that there are first fruits that come ready much earlier, which is why they are called first fruits, go figure. Also, wheat sown the previous winter is typically harvested much earlier in the Summer than wheat sown in what many call “Spring”, or after Winter, early Summer. Most Saturday Sabbath keepers observe Pentecost on the 5th or 6th of their 3rd month, while some lunar Sabbath keepers observe it on the 9th. However, there are those also, who say the wheat harvest doesn’t begin for another 50 days past this date.

What did I find? When is wheat ready for harvest? See the videos below:

Kansas harvest May 28, 2012. Notice they are harvesting the whole field at the end of May, not just the first fruits. The whole field looks ready for harvest. They are using combines, which means this is ripe wheat.


Wheat harvested May 1, 2009, in Pakistan.


Wheat harvested in June 1, 2012, in Oklahoma. Keep in mind, Kansas and Oklahoma are farther away from the equator than Israel and Egypt.


Egypt, May 5, 2016


Again, these videos are displaying ENTIRE fields of ready wheat being harvested, not just the first fruits. If we are seeing Kansas and Oklahoma, which are at higher latitudes than Israel, harvesting entire fields in late May/early June, when should we expect the FIRST fruits would be harvested in Israel, which is closer to the equator?

Some say the only way wheat can be ready that early is if it is genetically modified. I searched and searched, and have not been able to find evidence of GMO crops being ready much earlier than those that are non-GMO. There were some hybrid, not GMO, species that were ready earlier than other species, but hybrids have been used by farmers in various places for thousands of years. I found that GMO wheat was designed to increase resistance to pests, weeds, drought, chemicals, etc…but not to bring an earlier harvest, that’s determined more by variety and environmental conditions such as light, moisture, heat, etc…I did find, however, reports that there is a practice among NON-ORGANIC farmers to try to quicken and increase the yield at the end of the harvest season. Because farmers don’t own small farms anymore, they don’t harvest by hand with a sickle, as various parts of the field become ripe, harvesting throughout the harvest season, beginning with the first fruits, and because now they farm huge parcels all at once with their combines, the Non-Organic farmers have been using a practice of drowning the wheat in Round-Up 7-10 days before much of the field is ripe.

The Round-Up kills the plant early, and the plant releases more seed before it dies, so this allows them to get a bigger harvest, and earlier, so that there is more of a uniform harvest of ready wheat. So although this practice does cause the wheat to be ready earlier, NOT by several weeks or months. I read this practice is also used with Barley, and I’ve not found GMO barley to be ready much earlier than Non-GMO and wild barley. Again, depends more on variety and environmental factors. Note that this practice of drenching the crops in Round-Up is done after the first fruits of the wheat are already ripe, but before the majority of the rest of the field is ready, so that it can all be harvested at once. The first fruits are ripening at their normal time.

Some claim that “winter” wheat does not count as a first fruit to be offered for the Feast of Weeks, because it is sown in winter of the previous year. Not so, wheat is wheat, and first fruits are first fruits, and all must be offered to YHUH as wheat first fruits, whether sown the previous winter or not. What matters is when it bore fruit and was harvested. When did the “winter” wheat get harvested? In SUMMER! I know, some people claim May and early June are not called Summer, but Spring. Tell that to YHUH. If you look in a concordance, you will find there is not any season, in the Hebrew, called Spring or Fall, in the scriptures. There is no mention of “Spring” or “Fall” Feasts, as we’ve been taught. There are only 2 seasons named in scripture – Summer and Winter.

“As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” Genesis 8:22

Yours is the day, Yours also is the night; You have prepared the light and the sun. You have established all the boundaries of the earth; You have made summer and winter. Psalm 74:16-17

And it shall be in that day, that living waters shall go out from Jerusalem; half of them toward the former sea, and half of them toward the hinder sea: in summer and in winter shall it be. Zech 14:8

According to scripture, and the concordance, Summer is the time of year when fruits are gathered, which includes the barley, wheat, olives, grapes, dates, figs, nuts, etc…There is no such thing in scripture as “Spring” fruits. They are ALL Summer fruits. There is no “Spring” harvest, they are all Summer harvests. The Summer extends from the harvest after Passover and Unleavened Bread – the first fruits of the barley harvest, until the end of the wheat harvest, which is wrapped up so that the grains are threshed and everything is stored up for winter in time for Sukkot. Now, in northern places, such as Montana, outside the land, they are still harvesting wheat as late as September, October, and on rare occasions, even as late as November. So, if it’s not Winter, it’s Summer, and all of those Summer months make up the Summer harvest season. May is Summer, according to scripture. So why do some translations mention Spring and Fall? The translators are translating certain terms, such as, seedtime and harvest, the return of the year and the end of the year, or early rains and latter rains, as Spring and Fall.

It’s possible that YHUH has caused things to not to come about in the proper season in recent years (because of man’s sin against Torah), we know, even in Israel, the people have not been keeping His commandments.

Joshua 3:15 says the Jordan is supposed to overflow its banks every year throughout the harvest season, and it’s been reported for years that this is not the case anymore. I did find out, though, that the time the flooding used to begin is in late February. That makes sense, because the water in the Jordan comes from the snow melting from Mount Hermon and the Anti-Lebanon mountain range, and February is when temperatures begin to warm as the sun approaches the equator, preparing to cross in March. I’ve noticed, wherever I have lived in the Northern Hemisphere, that there is a noticeable increase in temperature and precipitation in February. Here in Alaska, our snow and ice was melting off in that month. The Kenai river was full to the crest by late February from the snow melting and the run-off starting to come from the mountain-tops and glaciers. We still had a snow-fall or two in early March, but it didn’t stick around long, it was gone within a few days. By late March our snow turned to hail, sleet, and then rain. In April we didn’t get much precipitation, but what we did get was rain.

All this to say, I’m seeing an earlier starting point in the year than some claim, when considering the testimonies of all of the witnesses in scripture, and in His creation, and I’m seeing the first fruits of the wheat harvest ready in time for the Feast of Weeks in the middle of the 3rd Month, as the scriptures call for, as early as what Gregory called, mid-May.


The Beginning of a Day

A BIBLICAL “Hebrew” Perspective

My husband and I were taught by a Messianic Jewish rabbi that first introduced us to a lunar calendar, that the Jewish people understand the day to begin in the evening, that this is based in Genesis. He said that because Genesis 1 lists evening before morning, that means evening comes first. We accepted that at the time, as we were 100% certain since we were children that a day did not begin at midnight like we learned in kindergarten when they started teaching us the Roman clock on the wall.

When we were faced with the lunar Sabbath, we realized that the whole “Hebrew” “Lunar” calendar we had been taught was a lie. It was based on calculation only, and did not include observation. Not just the months and years had been divorced from the moon, but the days of the week also. There were some stumbling blocks we had to get over before we could accept the lunar Sabbath. We had to come to the realization that the Jewish people do not really have a Hebraic understanding of the Bible, we had been brainwashed by Messianic Judaism and the Hebraic “follow the rabbi movement” into believing that we needed the Jewish rabbis to understand the bible, that the ruach hakodesh and His word was not enough to lead us into ALL truth, and on the right path. (John 16:13, Psalm 119:105)

YHUH’s commandments are not so high in the heavens that someone has to go up to heaven and bring it back down and explain it all to us, not across the ocean that some rabbi has to come from the land of Israel to explain them to us, but in our hearts and in our minds and on our lips that we may do them. (Deut 30:11-14) We had to believe Yahusha’s words when He said that the Jews are in darkness, and there is NO light in them, because they do not yet have Messiah. (Isaiah 8:20, 2 Cor 6:14) We had to believe Yahusha when He said of the Jewish religious leaders and their leavened teachings, “If the blind lead the blind, then they both fall into the ditch”. We were discovering that Yahusha’s words had come to pass, that truly, just as he said, our following Judaism (which has married Catholicism, bowed down to the Pope, in MANY respects) by doing the Gregorian weekly Sabbath, led us into the ditch! It was time to stop listening to them! Scripture says that those of Judah that still choose to remain of the Jewish faith, those who still reject Yahusha and follow other rabbis – are blind, and we decided it behooves us not to follow ANYTHING they do. We understood we needed to take seriously Yahusha’s warning to beware the yeast of the Pharisees and Herod (Mark 8:15), that we needed to surrender EVERY thought captive that’s been put into our minds, and let scripture renew our minds.

So, the issue of when a day begins was put on the table for consideration. We remembered back to when we were children, before we were ever indoctrinated that the day began at midnight, and before we were introduced to the rabbis, when did we believe the day began, just from observing the creation around us? We decided that as little children, we understood the day to begin in the morning, that when we arise from our slumber, we wake up to a new day, a new day is dawning, new beginnings. Does this remind you of a scriptural song? It did me. “Great is Thy Faithfulness”, is a song that includes a verse from Lamentations, “morning by morning, new mercies I see”. (Lamentations 3:22-23) If the day began in the evening, why would we not see NEW mercies when evening comes? Why would NEW mercies wait to come until morning?

Patterns of Light and Darkness

We also were understanding that YHUH tends to work in patterns. We reasoned that if the year begins while coming out of darkness (winter is ending) and into increasing light (summer is coming), and if the month begins with coming out of darkness and into increasing light (we begin the month before we can actually see the light on the moon, but after conjunction, we know there is already light growing on the moon) that it would make sense that a day also would begin coming out of darkness, and into increasing light. We don’t begin the day at sunrise, when we see the sun, but at dawn, when we see the LIGHT of the sun. (Supporting scriptures will be mentioned later) We don’t see the sun yet, but we know it’s coming, a new day is dawning. Just like we don’t begin the month when we see the moon, but we understand that after the moments of conjunction, there is already light coming on the moon, even if we don’t see the light on the moon yet, we know it’s there, and so we begin to walk in the month with a lighted path, just like we walk during the day with a lighted path, just like we work in the summer with a lighted path.

We are often told there are Spring and Fall Feasts. However, we are only seeing 2 seasons in scripture – Summer and Winter. There is no mention in scripture of the Spring or Fall as seasons, no Hebrew word for such seasons in scripture. Many translations do use those words, but we haven’t found it in the Hebrew. For example, sometimes our translations might mention Springtime, but when you look at the Hebrew, it would be speaking of seedtime. There is seedtime and harvest, early and latter rains, return of the year and the end of the year, but no Spring and Fall in the Hebrew in scripture. The only seasons mentioned are Summer and Winter. (Psalm 74:17, Gen 8:22) Summer and Winter, and day and night, mirror each other. We work the land in Summer, we work in the daylight, while there is light to see. We let the land rest in Winter, we rest from our work at night, while it is dark. Just as these periods of light and darkness mirror each other, so also, the feasts and daily sacrifices mirror each other. We have Passover and Unleavened Bread and the first fruits of the barley harvest falling in the beginning of Summer, after the sun has returned to the Northern Hemisphere, just as we have a morning daily sacrifice. We have Sukkot and the end of the harvest season falling at the end of Summer, just as we have an evening sacrifice, occurring when the day, not date, is declining, but it is yet day. There are no sacrifices slaughtered at night, no Feasts in the Winter. We sleep at night in darkness and the cool of the night, the land rests during the winter in darkness when it is cool, and on the dark new moon days, days similar to a Sabbath, we do not buy, sell, or trade, but New Moon days are not Sabbaths either, with the exception of the Day of Trumpets. These are patterns YHUH is teaching us in His word. These are rest and work cycles which tell us when and how to work and worship Him.

Scriptural Evidence

We decided we needed to test our understanding from observing creation with His word though, as every matter must be established by at least 2 witnesses in the word as well. First, we started with Genesis 1:5, and asked ourselves if the fact that the Word lists the evening before morning is a sound foundation for beginning the day in the evening. We found that there were MANY MORE scriptures listing morning before evening, and day before night, and there were more of these verses than there were verses that switched them around the other way. For example, scripture lists the morning sacrifices before the evening sacrifices.

Clean in the Evening

What about the scriptures that instruct us that when one becomes unclean, he can wash and become clean in the evening? Some would say that means you start the new day clean in the evening, that this is stating the day begins in the evening. However, we are no longer seeing it that way. The scripture never states that being clean at evening has anything to do with when a day begins. I’ve recently discovered that this actually has to do with burying dead bodies that have been cursed by hanging before the end of a day/date, but after sundown, in the evening, and beginning the observation of an appointed time the evening before the date commanded. When to begin a date, and when to begin to observe it, are two different things. This is explained in the commandments for the Day of Atonement and Unleavened Bread. These are two witnesses to establish this matter.

Unleavened Bread and the Day of Atonement

Some would say, and we also once said, that the fact that we are commanded to begin eating unleavened bread and begin afflicting ourselves on the evening before means that the day/date begins in the evening. That’s a good point, BUT, what DATE does the scripture give for the evening before? Leviticus 23 states that the date for Yom Kippur is the 10th day of the 7th month. It says to begin afflicting ourselves the evening before, on the 9th! Therefore, YHUH says the evening following the 9th, belongs to the 9th! It is not the beginning of the 10th! Otherwise, He would just say, begin afflicting yourself on the 10th, if the 10th began that evening. It is the same with Unleavened Bread and when we are instructed to begin to eat unleavened breat – the evening before the first day of the feast, until the evening before the last day of the feast.


This brings up another important point concerning the Passover, which may help to illustrate the fact that it cannot be possible for the day/date to begin in the evening. If the day begins in the evening, then the Passover in Exodus in Egypt doesn’t work with the sequence of events when you pay close attention to the instructions, which were to be done on certain dates and times.

The lamb is supposed to be killed on the 14th DAY, between the evenings, after noon, but before night. Yahusha died during the daylight hours, on the 14th. Because His blood removes our sin, we remove the leaven that afternoon after the lamb is slain, before the blood is applied to the doorposts. Then the lamb is supposed to be eaten that night, still the 14th, with unleavened bread. If the 14th begins in the evening, before the 14th day of the month, then Israel eats a LIVE lamb, because they don’t slaughter it until the next day, on the 14th day of the month, between the evenings! Also, they eat unleavened bread with that live lamb, before they are required to be rid of the leaven. This is backwards! This is obviously not what happened, and not what YHUH commanded! This does serious violence to the scriptures! I can’t believe we didn’t notice this earlier. See what happens when we follow men and their silly, vain traditions?

There are Sabbath keepers that have noticed this error with the Passover event, and so instead of beginning the day in the morning to rectify the issue, they do additional violence to the scriptures even further by changing other various commandments concerning the Feast, adding and taking away, in an attempt to keep things in line with the tradition of the day beginning in the evening. Many criticize Judaism for eating their Passover Seder the evening before the 15th, because in the mind of many Messianics, that night is the beginning of the 15th, not the 14th. The rabbis do it on the night before the 15th DAY, because they have figured out it’s impossible to do it any other way, while still following all the other instructions. Not that Judaism follows all the other instructions concerning the Passover, because they don’t. The Messianics are still in the dark about the fact that they themselves are also in error on MAJOR issues the Torah addresses, like when to keep the Sabbath.

 ARISE and SHINE for your LIGHT has COME! Isaiah 60:1

When do we arise, and when does the light come? In the morning! Of course, we know Yahusha is the light of the world that has come in this verse, and we know this is speaking of the DAY of YHUH, when He comes. The Book of Amos says that the DAY of YHUH will be a DAY of deep darkness to those who are disobedient. If we are in His light, as Israel had His light in Goshen, that very dark day will be as light to us if we remain in Yahusha and His commandments.

Yahusha answered, “Are there not twelve hours in the day? If any man walk in the day, he stumbles not, because he sees the light of this world. But if a man walk in the night, he stumbles, because there is no light in him.” John 11:9

Judaism teaches believers to forsake Yahusha, and forsake the commandments of the Father for traditions of men. They reject the light. These teachers stumble, if you follow them into the darkness, you will also stumble. The blind lead the blind into the ditch. Many believers try to yoke themselves with the Jews, thinking they can be a light to them in darkness, and thinking that maybe they can learn something from them. Sadly, more often than not, the result is the little light the believer had is extinguished. Ultimately, many are rejecting Yahusha and the New Testament because of the anti-Messiah teachings that are popular among the Jews. There are a high number of atheists among the Jews today because they do not have the testimony of Yahusha, who is the living Torah. There is no Torah without Yahusha, so many Jews have rejected Torah altogether, or only do some things out of tradition and culture of their people, not as obedience to a commandment. We have been warned against being unequally yoked and fellowshipping with unbelievers in darkness. Just because some of them claim to keep Torah, doesn’t mean they do. Yahusha said about the Jewish leaders, “If you believed Moses, you would believe me, because Moses wrote about me.” Many say the Jews have the law, so they must have some light to give us. No, they don’t have the law any more than the churches do. Yahusha said so, He said they don’t believe Moses. They claim to see, but what did Yahusha say about those who only CLAIM to see? Yikes! Torah is impossible without Yahusha. It is in vain to even try.

So Yahusha said to them, “For a little while longer the Light is among you. Walk while you have the Light, so that darkness will not overtake you; he who walks in the darkness does not know where he goes. “While you have the Light, believe in the Light, so that you may become sons of Light.” These things Yahusha spoke, and He went away and hid Himself from them. Yahuchanan (John) 12:35-36

I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. John 9:4-5

These are all verses that point to walking and working in the day. The gates are closed to worship at night. They are open during the day only, on New Moons and Sabbaths, and closed in the evening. Israel left Egypt on the 15th, at night, after the Sabbath hours had passed. (Num 33 and Deut 16:1) Since the sun rules the day, we use the light of the sun to tell us when the day begins and ends. Day comes first on any given date, then night follows the daylight portion on that same date. I begin the date of the 15th and the Sabbath day in the morning, but we begin to observe the Sabbath the evening before, evening to evening, as Yom Kippur and Unleavened Bread are observed. I do not believe the night following the Sabbath is to be kept as a Sabbath, because if we were supposed to, we would find at least 2 witnesses in Scripture showing Israelites keeping the Sabbath the nights following the 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th of the month. When Yahusha died on the 14th, that evening following that day, the women rested according to the commandment, in the evening before the Sabbath day, not after it. It appears they were observing the Seventh Day Sabbath, which is also the first day of Unleavened Bread Sabbath, from evening to evening. The Book of Nehemiah is another good example of beginning observe the Sabbath day the evening before the Sabbath. He closed the gates to the city on the evening of the sixth day of the week, before the Sabbath, no mention of them being closed until the morning after the Sabbath.

The first of the week cometh Mary Magdalene early, when it was yet dark, unto the sepulchre, and seeth the stone taken away from the sepulchre. John 20:1

Here we read that it was early in the morning, the first day of the week, while it was yet dark. This would be dawn, or more specifically, twilight, when there was morning light in the eastern sky, but the light was not yet overpowering the darkness, the sun was not up yet. Once the sun is up over the horizon, it’s not dark anymore. Keep reading in the same chapter to verse 19:

Then the same day at evening, being the first of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Yahusha and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace unto you. John 20:19

See that, verse 19, says that it was the SAME DAY, the FIRST OF THE WEEK, and it was EVENING! We read earlier in the chapter that that morning was early on the first day of the week, and we read in 19 that when evening came, it was still the first day of the week, the SAME DAY! So, if evening were to begin the day, this should have been the beginning of the second day of the week, not still the first, and not the SAME DAY, but a DIFFERENT ONE! Here’s another verse with the same testimony that evening does not BEGIN a NEW day, but CONTINUES a day/date:

And the same day, when the evening was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side. Mark 4:35

It states that when evening came, it was still the SAME DAY!

More on Nehemiah’s Gate Closure the Evening Before the Sabbath

It’s been suggested that since Nehemiah had the gates closed in the evening before the Sabbath day in Chapter 8 of the Book of Nehemiah, that means a day begins in the evening. Let’s look at the verse:

And it came to pass, that when the gates of Jerusalem began to be dark before the sabbath, I commanded that the gates should be shut, and charged that they should not be opened till after the sabbath: and some of my servants set I at the gates, that there should no burden be brought in on the sabbath day. Nehemiah 13:19

This scenario with Nehemiah and the closing of the gates the evening before Sabbath simply is not PROOF that the day/date begins in the evening. He does appear to be beginning the observation of the Sabbath, but that does not mean the Sabbath DAY begins in the evening.

When Could and Could Not the Priests Eat the Meat of the Sacrifices and Offerings in Leviticus?

The scripture that we found that stood out the most to my husband as conclusive evidence, no doubt about it proof that the day begins in the morning, we found while reading in Leviticus:

And the flesh of the sacrifice of his peace offerings for thanksgiving shall be eaten the same day that it is offered; he shall not leave any of it until the morning. Leviticus 7:15

If evening began a new day, the sacrifice would need to be burned up by evening, and nobody would be able to leave it until evening, because that would begin the next day, and the verse we just read stated it had to be eaten the same day. But that’s not the case, it says to eat it the same day, it does not disallow anyone eating it in the evening, because evening is still the same day. However, it does specify that it must not be left until MORNING, because morning begins the next day. A similar verse:

On the same day it shall be eaten up; ye shall leave none of it until the morrow: I am YHUH. Lev 22:30

That word morrow in Lev 22:30, is actually boqer, morning, and here is what Strong’s has to say about when morrow (tomorrow-next day) is:

  1. morning, break of day
    1. morning
    2. of end of night
    3. of coming of daylight
    4. of coming of sunrise
    5. of beginning of day
    6. of bright joy after night of distress (fig.)
  2. morrow, next day, next morning

What Did Moses Teach “Tomorrow” Means?

Else, if thou refuse to let my people go, behold, tomorrow will I bring the locusts into thy coast…Exodus 10:4…And Moses stretched forth his rod over the land of Egypt, and YHUH brought an east wind upon the land all that day, and all night; when it was morning, the east wind brought the locusts. Exodus 10:13

So the threat made by Moses was if Pharaoh did not let the people go, ON THE MORROW, the locusts would come. True to the promise, ALL THAT DAY AND NIGHT the wind blew, and the locusts appeared in the morning, on the morrow, the beginning of the next day.

What About Genesis 1?

The way we now read those verses of the creation week, “and there was evening and there was morning”, is this: When Aluhym said, “Let there be light”, on the first DAY of creation week, it was now day, because there was light. He spoke the light out of the darkness. That was the beginning of the day-morning. These are the creation hours. He created upon the earth during the daylight hours. Then came evening, continuing the date through the night until morning. Morning brings the sunlight – our light SIGNAL – that day one has ended and we have now begun day two, and now YHUH continues creating again during the daylight hours which is when He says we can work, and He divides the firmaments and the waters on this DAY. Then comes evening, then night, which isn’t mentioned, because He only mentions the daylight portions, which brings us to morning which is the beginning of the third DAY, on which He creates again during that DAY, and so on…Remember, Gen 1:14 says that the lights in the heavens are for days. YHUH says in the same chapter that the sun rules the day and that light was called day. How would the sun and light disappearing be a sign to us of a new day? How does the coming of the moon and stars and darkness announce the beginning of a day, when YHUH said the moon and stars rule the night, and that darkness is called night, not day?

What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. Isaiah 5:20

“They make night into day, saying, ‘The light is near,’ in the presence of darkness.” Job 17:12

I’ve provided MUCH more than the required 2-3 witnesses to establish the foundation from which I stand on, from scripture, that the day begins in the morning. Truly we have inherited lies. (Jeremiah 16:19)

For those who like to pull the race card on those that disagree with Judaism, we have discovered our Jewish ancestry and are not anti-Semitic. We love Judah and pray for ALL of Israel to see the light. The best way we can love, and be a light to Judah, is to do what YHUH’s written word says, even though that means forsaking their teachings and traditions. To do Torah works is love and light to all mankind!

In Yahusha Messiah’s love