The Biblical New Year!


Evening of Thursday, March 2, 2017 - Sunset of Friday, March 3, 2017
5778 J.Y. / 2017-2018 C.E. / Year Two of 200 hls.


The Biblical New Year (as known as
Rosh Chodashim in Hebrew) it is the start of the first month; Abib (Aviv)/Nisan of the New Year, made sacred and Holy by our Creator and Father, YHWH. This time-keeping calendar was created for Holy festivals helping Israel and those of faithful believers of Yeshua to memorialize symbolic events of past and present, such as Passover, Resurrection Day, Weekly Sabbath and even the second coming of Christ Yeshua’s Feast of Trumpets.  


The Calendar was given to Moses before the Passover and the Exodus from Egypt:  “And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you.” (Exodus Chapter 12-13  KJV)


Many Christians and non-christians alike ask the question, “Why don’t Christian celebrate The Biblical New Year?”

It goes back to Roman Emperor Constantine and first Council of Nicaea 325 a.d., when they created the new man-made Universal Christian Religion, separating themselves from the original Biblical Holy Sacred traditions given to Israel by God YHWH to Moses. As time moves on, the break-offs of the Universal Christian Religion took the traditions and beliefs created by the Universal Christian Religion, also adopting other pagan “holy” days (holidays) into the Universal Christian Religion. Leaving YHWH's Biblical Holy Calendar with symbolic festivals of past and future events, established to teach and remind us of the promises God has kept in waiting, causing many to leave the calendar behind.


Why is it important? Time is not just something you waste, spend and past, but a deeper account of the understanding of Salvation, the New Covenant and the Second Coming of the King. Understand, the HOLY Calendar doesn't just cease, because most of mankind has stopped using it, never used it or even altered it. YHWH plans, has and will always be in motion, the Calendar is only a glimpses of “time travel” per say. It’s not a code, but a reminder, not a checklist, but a gauge of things to come. It’s better than Outlook and Google calendars, it’s a yearly reminder that the Almighty God has created for a reminder of HOPE!


By the way: If you start keeping record now, count 14 days, you will land on Nisan 14th. It will no longer just be called the “Last Supper”, but established as the Yeshua’s Passover aka the Lord’s Passover of the New Covenant!
Exodus 12 (KJV)
"And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying, This month shall be unto you the beginning of months: it shall be the first month of the year to you. Speak ye unto all the congregation of Israel, saying, In the tenth day of this month they shall take to them every man a lamb, according to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an house: And if the household be too little for the lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his house take it according to the number of the souls; every man according to his eating shall make your count for the lamb.Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year: ye shall take it out from the sheep, or from the goats: And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth day of the same month: and the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in the evening. And they shall take of the blood, and strike it on the two side posts and on the upper door post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with water, but roast with fire; his head with his legs, and with the purtenance thereof. And ye shall let nothing of it remain until the morning; and that which remaineth of it until the morning ye shall burn with fire. And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and ye shall eat it in haste: it is the Lord's passover."
Luke 22:14-20 (KJV)
"And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him. And he said unto them, With desire I have desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer: For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you.
Yes, there is much more to say, but lets enjoy this day with understanding that the First day of this Calendar has been established to remind us of Salvation unto Eternity. Selah! Amen!


Notes:

1. All new months start at the sliver of the New Moon, not the absent moon, nor full moon.

2. In the Biblical Calendar, the "Day" starts in the evening (dusk to dusk):
I.E. ~ Dusk, Evening, Dawn, Morning, Afternoon, Dusk

3. Concerning the Weekly Sabbath; Sabbath is NOT dusk Friday to dusk Saturday, as many are taught based on the solar calendar. Start at the Biblical New Year day, being the first day of the month, then count to the seventh day, then you would be following the Weekly Sabbath.