Elul: The Christ was Born!

A Time to Remember: The Christ was Born!
Between August & September - Birth falls on the evening of the Full Moon
by Pr. Aaron B. Wheeler, Bp.
(Luke Chapter 2)


In the Month of Elul;  the sixth of the twelve months of the biblical calendar, it is called “the month of repentance,” “the month of mercy,” and “the month of forgiveness. Elul is the month of preparation for the high biblical holy days. During the fulness of the moon were the shepherds out with their flocks in the year 4 B.C. / 6 C.E. In a little town called Bethlehem, the Christ was Born! It was during this time, YHVH, the Creator God sent angels to announce his son’s birth into the world.
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.” ~ Luke 2:13-16
When God created his calendar for Israel, it wasn’t just for time-keeping, but also to tell the story of the Messiah and the plan of salvation, a blueprint, I like to say. Each festival and biblical event was and is a prophecy and/or foreshadow to be fulfilled. Elul has been looked over by mainstream Christianity and other religions in the understanding and meaning of the events in God’s overall plan. Understand, every project has a timeline, the festivals are God's timeline.
The month of Elul represents the forgiveness of Israel’s national sins, just as God forgave Israel for the golden calf. God sent down with Moses a new set of stone tablets with the laws, the foreshadow of God sending the gift of his son; the flesh table, with a new covenant for the whole of mankind’s opportunity for salvation through faith and repentance. Praise YHVH, for he sent his Son for our forgiveness! Praise his Mercy!!! Ahmein!
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